WotC WotC'S May Community Update Talks School Support, Accessibilty, & Creator Marketplaces

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The Community Update page on D&D Beyond has a new entry which briefly covers topics such as ongoing support for schools and clubs, accessibilty of D&D Beyond for players with disabilities, early plans for the third-party creator marketplace, plans for convention attendance, and the upcoming Virtual Tabletop.

It's mainly a (very brief) recap of things which came out of the recent D&D Creator Summit (see D&D Creator Summit--VTT & One D&D, D&D Creator Summit--'D&D Beyond And Beyond', D&D Creator Summit -- Morning Sessions) but the key points include:
  • One D&D reiterated again as being 5th edition, not a new edition. This is something WotC is repeating frequently, and is a message they are clearly very keen to get across.
  • School and club support includes teaching kits, afterschool club kits, and free access to D&D Beyond resources for educators.
  • Plans to connect with accessibility experts to ensure D&D Beyond is a tool that everybody can use.
  • Migration to D&D Beyond as the 'front door' of D&D.
  • Intention to eventually create a third party marketplace, but this is a long way in the future.
  • A new creator summit at Gen Con in August.
  • Pre-alpha tests of the VTT with small groups.
 
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J-H

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Are they planning to fix the stuff in D&D Beyond that hasn't worked for years, like making basic spells or class features like Mage Armor or Barbarian Rage actually show up on character sheets when they are in effect?

Edit: Just realized this is a "WOTC update" not a "DND Beyond" update. My mistake.
Still would like them to fix basic things in the tools though.
 


Quickleaf

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WotC sure has been a roller coaster ride recently...

Early January: We're canceling the OGL and crashing the RPG industry...

Late Jan. / Early Feb.: Actually! The SRD is in the Creative Commons and we're not canceling the OGL! Please don't unsubscribe from D&DBeyond!

March: We made a good D&D movie! Go see it!

Early April: We want to listen to you, D&D Content Creators, so to win you back will you listen to all the great things we're doing, pretty please?

Late April: We are shocked we didn't get the response we were hoping for at the Creator Summit. Oh, by the way, we're sending Pinkerton goons (a company that killed a protestor as recently as 2020) to get some Magic cards back.

Early May: We've redoubled our free content for educators, and we recommit to attending GenCon and hosting Creator Summits. Oh! And D&DBeyond is doing an Extra Life fundraiser.

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Are they planning to fix the stuff in D&D Beyond that hasn't worked for years, like making basic spells or class features like Mage Armor or Barbarian Rage actually show up on character sheets when they are in effect?

Edit: Just realized this is a "WOTC update" not a "DND Beyond" update. My mistake.
Still would like them to fix basic things in the tools though.

I would just like to be able to search one book at a time instead of always searching all 60+ books that have been released. I just want to do a plain text search the one or two books I actually care about.
 


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