OneDnD How much would you spend on monthly subscriptions for dnd?

How much would you spend on monthly subscriptions for dnd?

  • $0

    Votes: 92 61.3%
  • $10 or less

    Votes: 44 29.3%
  • $25 or less

    Votes: 13 8.7%
  • $50 or less

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • More than $50

    Votes: 0 0.0%

Knorrrssk

Explorer
I can't answer the question without knowing what the subscription would include.
If it unlocked all digital content on D&D beyond for me to use and run games with then up to £10 a month. If it was more than that I might still do so but only if I was actively running a campaign right at that moment.
If it basically worked the same as it does now, where I have to buy digital versions of content alongside the physical versions I already have and at the same price (but maybe with more tools), then £0; not interested thanks.
 

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Clint_L

Hero
Context needed. What am I getting for my money? I consider the $7/month I currently spend on DnDBeyond an insanely good deal.

I am surprised at those who say they don't do subscriptions. How do you get your phone, streaming, etc. etc.?
 

I don’t currently pay on a monthly basis for the privilege of playing D&D, nor have I ever in 32 years of gaming. Why on earth would I start now? I’ve said it before in another thread, but no VTT can match the power of my group’s imagination.
 



Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
For 4e, I paid a $10 a month subscription. This included:
  • All content published, at the rate of one hardcover book per month with lots of player facing content. Call it worth 3-4 "Everything" books per year worth for the player, plus more for the DM.
  • 4e was heavily errata'd not just for clarity but for balance and for improvements in the game. For example the entire Flight subsystem got replaced at one point, or was it Mounted Combat. Anyway, lots of lots of changes that made printed books a pain.
So, say that $10 is $15 in today's money. Looks like if they included all content as part of the subscription, it would be about 1/4 of the 5e publishing schedule, so a quarter of $15 is $3.25 per month.

However, afterwards I found a horrible downside - at some point they stopped publishing, and then discontinued the service, taking away all of my characters and such. This retroactively made it worth less than I had been paying.

So any subscription would need to include perpetual access to all content and characters, including releasing them to me in stand-alone format if they want to discontinue the service say because they are pushing a new editions, and that if/when they stop publishing new content for this edition they drop the price accordingly so it's still a proper value and I'm not paying full price but missing out on that new content.

Eh, maybe I'd up that from $3.25 to $5 a month psychologically. Again, that needs to include all content.
 







For 4e, I paid a $10 a month subscription. This included:
  • All content published, at the rate of one hardcover book per month with lots of player facing content. Call it worth 3-4 "Everything" books per year worth for the player, plus more for the DM.
  • 4e was heavily errata'd not just for clarity but for balance and for improvements in the game. For example the entire Flight subsystem got replaced at one point, or was it Mounted Combat. Anyway, lots of lots of changes that made printed books a pain.
So, say that $10 is $15 in today's money. Looks like if they included all content as part of the subscription, it would be about 1/4 of the 5e publishing schedule, so a quarter of $15 is $3.25 per month.

However, afterwards I found a horrible downside - at some point they stopped publishing, and then discontinued the service, taking away all of my characters and such. This retroactively made it worth less than I had been paying.

So any subscription would need to include perpetual access to all content and characters, including releasing them to me in stand-alone format if they want to discontinue the service say because they are pushing a new editions, and that if/when they stop publishing new content for this edition they drop the price accordingly so it's still a proper value and I'm not paying full price but missing out on that new content.

Eh, maybe I'd up that from $3.25 to $5 a month psychologically. Again, that needs to include all content.
I think it was 15 for the 4e sub.
 

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