What exactly is dndbeyond?

Chances are that if you’ve been watching some of the popular campaigns that are being streamed online on various platforms, you have probably heard about dndbeyond, or perhaps it was that new and overly excited player at your table who can’t seem to stop talking about some “Critical Role” or other…but what exactly is dndbeyond?

Alright, so you’re new to the game or haven’t been keeping up with online elements of our favorite hobby.

Chances are that if you’ve been watching some of the popular campaigns that are being streamed online on various platforms, you have probably heard about dndbeyond, or perhaps it was that new and overly excited player at your table who can’t seem to stop talking about some “Critical Role” or other…but what exactly is dndbeyond?

At first glance you might think that he website is simply another news site for anything related to Dungeons and Dragons and, while this is true, it is likely that you’ve heard of it for different reasons:

A source for all currently available books and official rules…

Although dndbeyond is not directly a part of Wizards of the Coast, they boast the most complete, legal collection of all the books and other sources that have been published for fifth edition so far. It is an online platform that hosts a massive compendium on all things officially published.

That’s a beautiful picture of a Lich if we’ve ever seen one.

Here you can find and purchase all of the core rule books and adventures, as well as any WotC supplements that have been made available.

What’s more, it’s all very neatly organized so that you can easily peruse through the various classes, spells, and races that the game has to offer, this alone making it an indispensable tool for easy character creation.

An incredibly useful tool for Dungeon Masters everywhere…

It’s never been this easy to balance encounters before.

The website also provides an ever-growing list of official monsters and items that are easily accessible for those wishing to run a campaign. Added to this is the most recent incorporation of an Encounter Builder tool that allows the DM to quickly assess whether or not a Tarrasque might be a little too much to chew for their 4th level party.

The perfect place to keep track of your character sheets…

We’re using the purple “Sorcerer” theme for our character but you ca choose from many others.

Whether you are new to the hobby or a seasoned veteran, if you’re anything like us, chances are that you have found yourself with an armful of character ideas that you just don’t know where to put down. This is where dndbeyond’s super sleek character creation tools come in. Not only will you be able to pick from any of the sources that you have purchased through them, but you’ll also be able to create your own custom races and classes to boot.

The best part is that once you are done choosing from the many options and customizing at will, you’ll end up with a very neat character sheet that you can choose to maintain online or to print out for your home game.

Now that we’ve covered the basics, do head over to dndbeyond to discover what else you can do with their tools and don’t forget to leave a comment down bellow telling us what your thoughts are!

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