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First Impressions: D&D Beyond

As a dungeon master it has been a personal goal of mine to forego pen and paper wherever possible. That said, there’s still a folder full of print-outs of my players’ character sheets, maps, helpful parts of the Dungeon Master’s Guide, and cheat sheets which would indicate that, in this pursuit, I have failed. Still though, whenever the opportunity arises to consolidate or digitise the information that’s out there I take it. Queue a sizeable degree of excitement when Wizards of the Coast announced early in March that they would be releasing “an official digital toolset” for use with the current edition of D&D. Today, they announced that the public beta for D&D Beyond was open.

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The Dice is Right (?); Adventures of a First Time DM

Please, please forgive that title. I was thinking of going with ‘Of Dice and Men’, but that was taken. ‘Nice to be dice’ just doesn’t make much sense. ‘Dice, dice, baby’? Actually, that last one might be better. Feel free to chime in with feedback re: the title.

This is going to be an account of my own personal experience delving into Dungeons and Dragons and not necessarily a guide for aspiring DM’s, but here are a couple of links with the most essential resources I’ve found while learning to play.

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