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5E D&D Beyond Player Tools app is now live!

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Still a bit bare bones at the moment (which they admit). For instance, you can't add or subtract coinage yet and some sections of the sheet (like your description and notes and such) aren't even accessible. Hopefully it won't be too long because right now it's really more of a reference than a playable sheet.

Also worth noting it looks way better on phones than tablets right now - way too much blank space there.
 



doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Should've been available Day One. Instead, this took nearly 3 years. I've already bought my material on a site that actually has a VTT. There are better options.
Yea, this isn’t a reasonable attitude, sorry.

The builder has basically always been available on mobile. It being a separate app is a perk.

You also site the VTT as if it’s a prerequisite for a digital service to be worthwhile, which...no.

DDB didn’t even start out with any intention of ever having anything like a VTT.
 

Oofta

Title? I don't need no stinkin' title.
Yea, this isn’t a reasonable attitude, sorry.

The builder has basically always been available on mobile. It being a separate app is a perk.

You also site the VTT as if it’s a prerequisite for a digital service to be worthwhile, which...no.

DDB didn’t even start out with any intention of ever having anything like a VTT.
But I can't even order pizza using the app! Pizza is obviously a requirement for gaming. It's horrible that they released an app lacking such features. :mad:
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
In my ideal world, there would be a way to integrate Beyond into Roll20. Beyond is so much easier to manage characters as opposed to the roll20 character sheet (even with Charamancer). Roll20 is the VTT, but Beyond blows it away for PC management. I want my chocolate and peanut butter together darn it.
 

In my ideal world, there would be a way to integrate Beyond into Roll20. Beyond is so much easier to manage characters as opposed to the roll20 character sheet (even with Charamancer). Roll20 is the VTT, but Beyond blows it away for PC management. I want my chocolate and peanut butter together darn it.
If I'm not mistaken, there are chrome browser plugins that allow for just that. I believe it's called Beyond 20? I could be mistaken re: its ability to work with R20 but I know it works with the Foundry VTT.
 

SuperTD

Explorer
In my ideal world, there would be a way to integrate Beyond into Roll20. Beyond is so much easier to manage characters as opposed to the roll20 character sheet (even with Charamancer). Roll20 is the VTT, but Beyond blows it away for PC management. I want my chocolate and peanut butter together darn it.
Yeah, this exists - it's an extension called Beyond 20 and it gives you clickable buttons on all your abilities and attacks than roll through to your Roll20 campaign. The HP also links through so you only need to track your D&D Beyond sheet, but your HP updates in Roll20 so others can see at a glance. It's surprisingly good. You can see below what it looks like - a small Beyond 20 button appears in the tab on the right when you click on any rollable ability.

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cbwjm

I can add a custom title.
Not free. You have to purchase every rules option you want to use that's not in the Basic Rules.
True, you have to purchase anything outside the SRD or enter it yourself as a homebrew option, but otherwise they provide the basic service free of charge which I'm not sure how common that is for other companies that offer 5e products but for me it was great as I was able to easily try out DnDBeyond using the builder in a few games before purchasing other options.
 

Retreater

Legend
True, you have to purchase anything outside the SRD or enter it yourself as a homebrew option, but otherwise they provide the basic service free of charge which I'm not sure how common that is for other companies that offer 5e products but for me it was great as I was able to easily try out DnDBeyond using the builder in a few games before purchasing other options.
Roll20 is free (with the SRD). And has a VTT.
DnDBeyond adds no value to that, and its UI is terrible.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Yeah, this exists - it's an extension called Beyond 20 and it gives you clickable buttons on all your abilities and attacks than roll through to your Roll20 campaign. The HP also links through so you only need to track your D&D Beyond sheet, but your HP updates in Roll20 so others can see at a glance. It's surprisingly good. You can see below what it looks like - a small Beyond 20 button appears in the tab on the right when you click on any rollable ability.

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Thank you! I wish I knew this before I bought the same books for Beyond AND Roll20...
 

cbwjm

I can add a custom title.
Roll20 is free (with the SRD). And has a VTT.
DnDBeyond adds no value to that, and its UI is terrible.
Disagree about the UI, I find it quite functional and easy to use.

Edit: Actually, I just recalled I've tried using Roll20 a few years back, I don't know if they have improved over the years but I recall that site being incredibly unfriendly and difficult to use anything on it. Might not be the case now, but it definitely wasn't intuitive for me to use it. I guess different people want different things though, personally, I'm not really all that interested in virtual tabletops.
 

Oofta

Title? I don't need no stinkin' title.
Disagree about the UI, I find it quite functional and easy to use.

Edit: Actually, I just recalled I've tried using Roll20 a few years back, I don't know if they have improved over the years but I recall that site being incredibly unfriendly and difficult to use anything on it. Might not be the case now, but it definitely wasn't intuitive for me to use it. I guess different people want different things though, personally, I'm not really all that interested in virtual tabletops.

Roll20 is still not great IMHO. I've kind of beaten it into submission, but mostly I get by with beyond20 and ignoring much of the functionality.
 


Disagree about the UI, I find it quite functional and easy to use.
Back when it first launched, D&D Beyond's UI was hot garbage (IMO) but when they did the massive character sheet revamp they did a year or two back, it got WAY better and more friendly. I know there was a big schism in the community when it happened but man, those old collapsing boxes that made it look like a badly designed webpage were just... ugh.

Maybe they haven't tried it since the early days? That's all I can hope because it's definitely way better now and (again, IMO) easier to deal with than R20's current sheet.
 


cbwjm

I can add a custom title.
Back when it first launched, D&D Beyond's UI was hot garbage (IMO) but when they did the massive character sheet revamp they did a year or two back, it got WAY better and more friendly. I know there was a big schism in the community when it happened but man, those old collapsing boxes that made it look like a badly designed webpage were just... ugh.

Maybe they haven't tried it since the early days? That's all I can hope because it's definitely way better now and (again, IMO) easier to deal with than R20's current sheet.
I do recall the character sheet needed improvement back in the day, definitely improved a lot now. If I'm recalling correctly, I tried out DnDBeyond when it first released and then left it until they improved the sheet. Once that happened I was back on it.
 

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