I was wondering the very same thing. Why are they not complete?
As per above replies,
for the duration of the beta test, content is restricted to that which is the freely available in the D&D 5th edition SRD and D&D 5th edition Basic Rules and will not include additional content from a Commercially Released Book or Supplement. The additional subclasses are from the PHB but are not part of the SRD or Basic Rules. Same with feats, backgrounds, etc.
Rest assured that all of the remaining published content from the PHG, DMG, MM and other D&D 5th edition books will be added to D&D Beyond - the cost for accessing this material has not yest been announced.
How many times a day do you think all mods and admins answer this question?
It's part of the role! People are busy exploring the site and haven't had formal training in testing, so when they see that the site doesn't have a spell, monster, or subclass that they know is in the Player's Handbook, the first response is to let us know about it. Overall, we'd much rather have many posts that we reply "SRD" than a situation where nobody posts!
I just have to say that I am loving the way they are handling this beta. The survey is asking for input on the exact features that people here on the forums have been clamoring for since this was announced. It is clear they are paying attention and taking people's feedback very seriously. I am so excited for this I can hardly contain myself!
I am very much hoping for the following:
Offline availability. This is HUGE. I play somewhere with literally NO internet, and we play for sometimes 10 hours at a time, so using up my phone data is not something I am keen on. If there isn't offline availability it's a complete deal breaker for me sadly, because I won't be able to use it. :'(
Encounter Management: I really would love to be able to track more than just initiative. Being able to track my monster and my players HP, AC, Initiative, conditions, temporary spell effects, etc would be awesome. I'd love some kind of round tracker too, so like if a temporary spell is in effect there is a button I press that tracks whose turn it is "next turn" or something, and when it gets back around to the start of the initiative or the caster's next turn it automatically keeps track of how many turns left of a spell effect or condition. That would be SWEET. And being able to track if one of my monsters or players is charmed, feared, etc, also awesome. Death saves too would be cool.
Player Syncing: Continuing the above, it would be awesome if we could sync. For example if all my players use this to make their characters, they can sync with me so I can see their character stats. It would be AMAZING if it could sync in real time too. So like they take damage, they record that on theirs, and I also see it on mine. How awesome would that be! (not sure that is something that can be done without wifi, but I'd be okay if like...some features aren't available unless you're on wifi, but do exist for those that are connected). On a bit of a negative note, I've got a player who cheats, so I'd especially be interested in this so I can see when he uses spell slots, what his HP is, etc. It'd also be cool if I as DM can award them XP points on mine and it shows up on theirs. And if they level there is a satisfying pop up "congratulations you leveled!"
Character Management: I know this is already a thing, but I had a few thoughts on it. But step-by-step creation and level up process would be neat. Like you click the level up button and you get prompted to increase your HP, pick your new spells, and chose new features ETC. OH if this app could track Spell Components, and automatically remove those consumed when a spell is cast...and even tell the player "you don't have components for that" when they try to cast a spell...I would LOVE that. It's little details like that which are often ignored in games. Also tracking things like lay on hands, or resetting stuff after long/short/full rest, etc. Status effects, etc.
Note Taking: A good note taking system. It is one of the things I dislike about my current go-to app because there just isn't a really good way to take lots and lots of notes. I am a player (and a DM) who loves taking notes during every session. The names of NPCs I run into, the names of towns or cities, things like that. And as a DM I like to make note of choices characters have made, things they've said, and ideas for things. Right now I keep my notes in a word document on my iPad.
Map Creation: I don't know if this is getting too much or too advanced, but being able to make dungeons/towns would be awesome. I'd love not just a visual map, but also like a legend where I can put a number on a building or room and have that open up a tool-tip or sidebar that lists the things in there, the description, the NPCs, traps, treasure, etc. Even if it's just a basic textbox where I write all that down it'd be cool. It would also be neat if it were possible to send it to a projector or screen on the table (just the map). I imagine that is how either Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds works, I've never used either.
I am connected to my iPad, it is an extension of my being. If I had all the above features, I could literally just bring my iPad and a bag of dice to D&D whether I am playing or DMing and be set. I am so very excited for this thing. My current go-to app for character management is okay, but limited. And despite the fact that I purchase all the physical books, I still feel a bit of guilt using a third party (and unsupported) app.
I've only been looking at the site occasionally and haven't gotten to delve too deeply. I'm loving everything I see, though.
My primary concern is as an already loyal customer to WotC who has spent hundreds on all of the released content in book form. Will there be some form of code or at least discount for the content I've already purchased? I know prices have yet to be determined, I was just unsure if this was being considered. I would also hope that future issues of PHB, MM, DMG, etc could come with some sort of code for Beyond access. It makes everything more consumer-friendly. I mainly bring this up because this is an excellent tool that I've enjoyed, but it's certainly JUST convenience for me. There isn't anything I can't already do with the tools I've purchased.
I think this is great and it will be very useful for the new players in my party. I would have no qualms about having to pay for full access to content. Even though I still like using the book, mostly because I'm old, updates and changes are easier to manage because there is no need to publish, print and distribute to the world. Great job to the team that has put this together!!!
I wish lore text and mechanical information was separated better to allow faster lookup, especially on the new classes/races. The mechanics is usually the information you need to have quickly on hand when you're looking something up.
The new additions helped a lot. I started up a small playgroup (just me as DM and a couple players) and we got their characters done and did the first part of Phandelver from the starter set. Gotta say the addition of character creation helped a lot for the guy that never played. Hope the character creation section is ready soon, he is using an app on his iphone for now but would be great if it all could be done here for him.
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I think for those new to D&D when they are looking into classes and their sub-classes you might want to identify what kind of combat they are experts in such as the differences between a War Cleric, the Knowledge Cleric and Life Cleric all specialize what their best uses are.