FANTASY GROUNDS Virtual Tabletop's D&D License!

Officially licensed D&D electronic tools! For real! Fantasy Grounds, one of the leading virtual tabletops, has just released a set of D&D 5th edition licensed data packages. These include the D&D Basic Rules, packs for each of the core classes, and a pile of monster packs. Each states specifically that "This product is licensed from Wizards of the Coast." This appears to be the first officially licensed and branded electronic product. (thanks to Matchstick for the scoop)

Check out their D&D wares here. They mention that "The DMG is still in the works, along with the Hoard of the Dragon Queen, The Rise of Tiamat and Princes of the Apocalypse." and that "The basic 5E ruleset will continue to be provided directly within Fantasy Grounds to all licenses. These purchasable options add a new graphics theme that is officially branded, along with the library module support, and whatever other enhancements we could squeeze in, like tokens or portraits or decals."

Here's the announcement:
We are proud to announce that we are officially licensed to sell D&D source material and content inside of Fantasy Grounds! This is the beginning of a great new partnership between SmiteWorks and Wizards of the Coast that will benefit gamers worldwide.

You can purchase the D&D Complete Core Class Pack with all the class, feats, spells and equipment or you can purchase individual classes only. You can also buy the monsters in packs or as the D&D Complete Core Monster Pack. These products have been converted to work really tightly with Fantasy Grounds to give you the best possible gaming experience - we know you're going to love them. They contain all the great artwork and content from the official products and all the smarts and integration to work with Fantasy Grounds. Not only will you get the same content that can be found in print, but you also get an exciting new Fifth Edition theme, adventures and content customized specifically for ease of play inside of Fantasy Grounds.

For Dungeon Masters and players on a budget, you might pick up a Player Customization Pack and one or two Class Packs of your choice. Dungeon Masters can often get by with just the Adventure of their choice and one or two Monster Packs.

Don't forget that players can gift purchases through Steam for Dungeon Masters who have linked their license on Steam.


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Here's one of the key features of Fantasy Grounds that you can't see in the program itself: the incredibly helpful community and developers.

I was having some difficulties getting a free person to connect to my Ultimate license, posted a quick question to the Forums there, and within minutes (seconds?) one of the developers and a couple of users popped by, connected to my Fantasy Grounds campaign, diagnosed the problem and gave me the solution ((which was that the Free dude needed to do a simple click on Update from v. to the current version v.3.1.1 which took, oh, roughly 30 seconds.)

Couldn't have done it without everybody's help.

I may be turning into something I've never been before: a die-hard fan. :lol:
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Here's one of the key features of Fantasy Grounds that you can't see in the program itself: the incredibly helpful community and developers.

That's good to hear. Each of the developers (2 owners + 1 official dev) all started out as community members and had a similar experience. We became die-hard fans ourselves before becoming owners of the company in 2009.

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