5E DnD Beyond with VTT

MNblockhead

A Title Much Cooler Than Anything on the Old Site
For anyone out there using DND Beyond and a VTT, how are you using them? Even if I rebuy all the 5e rulebooks for whatever VTT I end up selecting, I still see myself using DND Beyond for superior search and look up. I'd mainly be buying the content for a VTT for having the macros done, getting the tokens, and context-based look up.

I've seen proofs of concept for importing DnD Beyond character sheets to d20pro but it doesn't look like they moved forward with this. I have, however, seen sites that will make files from DND Beyond Character sheet that you can import into Fantasy Grounds. If anyone is using any tool for importing DDB character sheets into a VTT I'd love to hear about your experiences and recommendations.
 

robus

Lowcountry Low Roller
Planning to use it this Sunday with my low level group. A bit surprised DNDBeyond don’t have a dice roller connected to the weapons and spells!
 

Maestrino

Explorer
I think because DNDBeyond isn't a VTT yet. But so far, in my extremely hasty transition online, I'd say just use your character sheets and adventure modules and such on DDB, and use Beyond20 to transfer your rolls over to Roll20s rolling engine (unless you want to just trust everyone to roll physical dice and call out results... I'm friends with all my players IRL, so I don't worry about keeping them "honest").

If you run published modules, it's easy to dump the maps into Roll20 and make tokens for the monsters. It's a bit more work if you're building all the maps from scratch.
 

lkj

Adventurer
Planning to use it this Sunday with my low level group. A bit surprised DNDBeyond don’t have a dice roller connected to the weapons and spells!
That will be changing relatively soon. As @Maestrino said, they didn't start out to be anything other than a tabletop gaming aid. But they are rapidly evolving. Dice rolling will be in alpha 'soon' (next few weeks maybe?). And the combat tracking and their planned 'interactive maps' will have them well on their way.

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