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D&D Beyond is up!
« Topic Start: March 20, 2017, 12:45:39 PM »
Perhaps this is more 5e related as it has all the OGL stuff in a fancy display too... but the D&D Beyond forums are here.

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Re: D&D Beyond is up!
« Reply #1: March 20, 2017, 06:38:35 PM »
So they got rid of all of their forums, and then made a new forum.....
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Re: D&D Beyond is up!
« Reply #2: March 21, 2017, 12:46:18 PM »
So they got rid of all of their forums, and then made a new forum.....

I was kind of wondering about that myself.

Has social media evolved again that having an in-house forum is a Good Thing (TM) again?
Or were they just tired of maintaining all the stuff on the old forum so they made up a stupid story so they could trash it then call a mulligan and hope nobody notices? (Or at least isn't gauche enough to comment.)

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Re: D&D Beyond is up!
« Reply #3: March 21, 2017, 01:20:39 PM »
Has social media evolved again that having an in-house forum is a Good Thing (TM) again?
You should read the website.

The first phase of beta testing for D&D Beyond—an official digital toolset for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition—is now live.

We are also excited to share the news that the DDB beta is open to everyone! In light of the overwhelming community response for beta signups, we want to get D&D Beyond into players’ hands as quickly as possible.

The beta will have three major phases to focus testing on specific features prior to launch this summer:
    Phase 1 - Compendium, Listings, and Forums
    Phase 2 - Character Builder and Character Sheet
    Phase 3 - Homebrew Integration and Campaign Management
At this point, players can use all basic rules content in the Compendium and Spells, Magic Items, and Monsters Listings, as well as share feedback and discuss all things D&D in the Forums.

Visit www.dndbeyond.com to learn more and start your beta adventure now!
The forum is just naturally part of wanting to consolidate homebrew discussions on a website they can control, plus they really do seem to want feedback this time around. Likewise with the ten thousand character creation apps posted on the android store there is an obvious desire to have some kind of easy creation tool, and where there is want, there is profit. And instead of paying a buck for someone else's app, you can contribute to their web traffic numbers (and D&D advertisements).
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Re: D&D Beyond is up!
« Reply #4: March 22, 2017, 04:29:07 PM »
I guess I'll register on the first of the month.
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« Reply #5: March 22, 2017, 10:33:01 PM »
The forum is just naturally part of wanting to consolidate homebrew discussions on a website they can control, plus they really do seem to want feedback this time around. Likewise with the ten thousand character creation apps posted on the android store there is an obvious desire to have some kind of easy creation tool, and where there is want, there is profit. And instead of paying a buck for someone else's app, you can contribute to their web traffic numbers (and D&D advertisements).

So . . .
"What idiot killed the forums? Don't they know the marketing potential! Don't they know the control it gives us!"
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"Yes sir."
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"We have another announcement on that ready to go sir."
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Re: D&D Beyond is up!
« Reply #6: March 23, 2017, 03:56:59 PM »
I imagine half of that is exactly how the meeting went.
What would happen if you were to climb to what you think my ego is and jump to what your post says your IQ is?
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