The following are the rules and guidelines which are to be followed if you wish to make use of the commenting and posting systems on D&D Beyond. Users who do not follow these rules will incur the wrath of the Dragon Queen herself (or the moderators). These rules are applied globally to the website, in addition to any forum specific rules that some forums may have. Please refer to those forums and their relevant stickies to ensure you are in compliance with the rules. In addition to the rules below, we also abide by the Twitch Community Guidelines
Things You Want to Avoid
Advertising on D&D Beyond
Advertisements for non-beneficial and/or non-related websites, businesses and/or organizations are not allowed on DDB. If you wish to advertise the website of yourself or someone else that has a relevant theme, we would appreciate it if you ask permission first.
Send a private message to any of our moderators or website admins before making a thread. Also, we do not allow more than one thread per advertisement. We reserve the right to refuse advertisements for any reason whatsoever.
Your Gaming Group or Organization
We allow advertising of these types of websites in our Looking For Players/ Groups forum without having to speak with us first.
Circumventing a Ban or Suspension
Posting on another account or having someone else post on your behalf when your account has been suspended or banned is not allowed. As a result, a new suspension or ban will be issued.
Discussing Moderator Based Actions
Actions taken against a member of the community are not to be discussed in public on the forums. Opinions about specific moderators or moderator actions (locking, deleting threads, etc) are also not to be discussed in posts or threads.
If you have questions, remarks, suggestions or complaints about moderating in general or specific moderators, please contact a site administrator through a private message.
Bans can now be appealed. More information on how to do that is provided in the private message you'll receive when banned.
Naming and Shaming
We don't want to see one sided accusations or any other form of naming and shaming.
Real life personal information about yourself or anyone else should also not be posted on D&D Beyond.
We strongly suggest to never post your email address on the forums, even if you deform it well enough to be picked up by bots. If you want people to contact you, we suggest you use the private message system.
Spamming and Trolling
Neither spamming nor trolling is acceptable on the forums. This includes, but is not limited to, the following examples:
Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
Making non-constructive posts
Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
Thread-necro: Reviving an old thread for no reason other than bumping it to the first page
Posting meme or troll images, text, or videos; "cool story bro", "u mad", "10/10", captioned images, etc...
We are more relaxed regarding these images in news post comments.
Replying to a thread simply to call the author a troll (regardless of whether the post is actually trolling -- if you feel it is, please use the report button)
Under no circumstance shall you:
Create multiple accounts to control voting of objects on the site.
Ask other members of the site to vote on objects, positively or negatively.
You are allowed to ask people to "upvote", "like", or simply "vote" on your homebrew content though if they found it enjoyable.
Examples of objects include but are not limited to: Spells, Items, Monsters, and Forum Posts.
Under no circumstance shall you:
Vote negatively multiple times against a user because of an entity they have created.
Don't agree with one comment? Sure, you can add a negative vote, but don't go through their entire posting history and leave them a negative vote on everything.
Ask other members of the site to vote negatively against an entity.
Examples of entities include but are not limited to: Spells, Items, Monsters, and Forum Posts.
Posting Any of the Following Subjects on D&D Beyond
The following topics are not to be discussed on DDB on penalty of ban.
Illegal PDF/ download of official content or the websites that create/ use them
Keyloggers, hoaxes/phishing websites
Activities considered illegal by Wizards of the Coast
Hateful language about race, religion, country (Example: US vs. EU threads), political beliefs, etc.
Content that is considered illegal by law
Referral links for contests, promotions, or anything else
Posting copyrighted material
You may not post the following:
Quoted text from a Wizards of the Coast paid publication.
Images from Wizards of the Coast publications. This includes photographs, scans, PDFs etc.
If you feel strongly that quoted text, or an image, from a page of a Wizards of the Coast published book is needed to help with a discussion, please contact a mod via PM with the thread, and the image you think is needed BEFORE posting any such image.
Don't bump threads. If you have nothing to add to the discussion, move on.
Thread authors may reply to their thread if they have made a significant update to the original post.
The following guidelines are to be met when editing your signature. Users in violation of these guidelines will have their signatures deleted and will be contacted by a moderator.
Image Width: No larger than 500px.
Image Height: No larger than 100px.
Filesize: No larger than 50kB.
Total signature size, including text: no more than approx 100px in height (5 lines of condensed text).
No monetized links or links for SEO are allowed. Links to your personal site or social media accounts are acceptable, however, advertisement banners are not allowed.
Infractions and You - The Penalty System of D&D Beyond
DDB runs on an infraction based ban system. If you break the rules, infraction points will be added to your account and when you reach certain thresholds, your account will be banned for a predetermined amount of time. Points are typically valid for 3 months, after which they will no longer apply to your account. Moderators are still able to see your expired infractions and may decide to apply harsher penalties to your account at their discretion.