16 August 2017
App includes compendium, character creator and support for homebrew content
Dungeons & Dragons’ digital toolset D&D Beyond is now available on mobile and PC, after launching into open beta earlier this year.
The app includes utilities designed around fifth edition, including a rules compendium and character creator (plus a digital character sheet), as well as support for fan-made homebrew content, which can be shared online with others.
The app itself is free, but offers the ability to buy sourcebooks through the app, adding the content to the library. There’s also a subscription option, split into two tiers, that unlocks the ability to create unlimited amounts of characters (the free version is limited at six), use public homebrew content and share purchased books with players instead of needing to buy it separately. The lower hero tier is $26 (£20) a year, while the higher master tier is $55 (£43) annually.
Developer Curse has confirmed that it is working on further features for the app, including a dedicated mobile app, encounter builder and combat tracking. Upcoming adventure Tomb of Annihilation will join D&D Beyond when it’s released later this autumn.
Curse added that more than 200,000 players took part in the beta, making over 240,000 characters for D&D campaigns. That’s a lot!