My question is: are we going to see the warlock invocations added into the character builder soon? And if so, when?
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Jan 18, 2018LtDarien posted a message on D&D Beyond - Live Dev Update / Q&A Stream - Fri 19th JanPosted in: D&D Beyond FeedbackWhat Warlock Invocations are you referring to?
Dec 8, 2017Posted in: D&D Beyond Feedback
Are you using the global search or specific spell/monster listings?
For looking up spells and monsters the specific search is better than global.
For compendium stuff I agree global search is less than ideal. Weight for owned books is a must.
Nov 10, 2017LtDarien posted a message on XGtE issues/feedback - Tagging, Typos, and (T)errors! Oh Sylgar!Posted in: Bugs & Support
The pre-order bonus racial feats will respect the normal campaign content sharing rules, as long as they are in someone's homebrew collection.They aren't in my collection - they show up (navigating through the menus) - Characters > Feats > Homebrew and give me the option to add them to my collection.You have to add them to your collection in order to share them.
Aug 31, 2017LtDarien posted a message on [Mega Thread] Focused Feedback - Campaign ManagementPosted in: D&D Beyond Feedback
When looking at a character that is part of a campaign, it would be really nice if there were a link back to the campaign page.
Aug 18, 2017Posted in: D&D Beyond Feedback
When searching for a specific spell, the top result is usually the Spells compendium page, rather than the individual spell description page. This makes no sense, since clicking the top result forces you to scroll down the page containing every spell.
Aug 17, 2017LtDarien posted a message on [Beta] Everything you need to know about Homebrew (Tutorials & FAQ)Posted in: D&D Beyond Feedback
Is there a list of markup tags that can be used in homebrew content somewhere?
Aug 16, 2017Posted in: D&D Beyond Feedback
The monster layout used in the Compendium is very much superior to that in the Monster listing, especially on desktop The two-column layout is much easier to consume than the single-column layout from the monster listing, which has an extremely annoying amount of white space.
Aug 15, 2017LtDarien posted a message on Release Date August 15th - Pricing Details AnnouncedPosted in: News & Announcements
I was preparing to buy a sub and some books...but I'm taken aback because certain base features (ie: Feats) are still not functioning properly. Is this due to still being a free user or are these still not functioning?
Feats are not in the SRD (except for one), so weren't part of the beta. You'll need to buy the PHB to access them.
Aug 8, 2017LtDarien posted a message on Official Pronunciation Guide for Monsters and RacesPosted in: News & AnnouncementsThat gives a 403.I was looking on the Elf, Drow page, there's no speaker there.At least you didn't say it rhymes with Bow.
Aug 8, 2017LtDarien posted a message on Official Pronunciation Guide for Monsters and RacesPosted in: News & Announcements
*looks up Drow*
... No pronunciation listed
Aug 8, 2017Posted in: News & AnnouncementsCurse is an entirely separate company to WotC and has a licensing deal with WotC. There are also many pages of discussion about the commercials behind such an arrangement and why it's not viable to offer discount for already purchased physical books (or purchase on Roll20/FantasyGrounds).The Curse team have gone to extraordinary lengths to bring the cost down as low as they can, to make is accessible for people.I haven't seen anything on the licensing deal, but I assume it's expensive. Curse has already sunk a ton of money on development and the fee thus far, and needs to make the money back while also paying for the fee each month (or however it's done). I'm sure most people understand that. However, the pricing has come as a surprise for a lot of people, many of whom assumed it would be subscription only. $300 for books we already own? 3/month to remove ads and remove an arbitrary (to us) limit on created characters? I'd be willing to pay between $10 and $15 a month for all-inclusive access to this service/tool, but as it is now I won't be spending any money on D&DB.Here's why I don't want a subscription:
I get some people are willing to pay more for a subscription than a high up-front cost, but many other people feel the opposite.
- I don't want or need all the content available, especially all at once at launch.
- Sooner or later a subscription will be more expensive than single purchases (this is true even if the first point doesn't apply).
- As soon as you stop paying a subscription you lose access to your content.
I added that to the FAQ last night, just here.Wait a minute. I think I just heard a record scratch. Are you saying that if we buy the online Players Hand Book for 29.99 (after the 19.99 sale) that only puts the PHB in the compendium to read, but we still must pay more money to use any of the digital assets in the PHB? So if I buy the online book I also have to buy the races and spells separately to use them in the character builder? Buying the online book doesn't unlock the online content to use in the character builder? Good luck with that.Paying for the book online should unlock the online assets for use in the character builder.
No, you're mistaken. If you buy the full PHB (or any book) It is unlocked everywhere in the tool set. There is an option to buy a compendium-only version of the book that's slightly less expensive ($20, compared to the regular price $30 for the PHB), but paying full price for the book unlocks it everywhere.
Aug 7, 2017Posted in: News & Announcements
If I buy a full class for $3.99, do I get all the subclasses that are released for that class, or does it depend on the source? For example, if I bought the Cleric class on the 15th, would I get the subclasses from the PHB plus the Death Domain from the DMG plus whatever is released for the Cleric as part of Xanathar's?The classes without the subclasses are free. They are part of the SRD. So, in a sense, you only buy subclasses with the bundles.So then, what do you actually get when you buy a full class for $3.99? Is that supposed to mean that each subclass is $3.99? Or does that price only apply to new, non PHB classes like the artificer?You get the remaining subclasses that aren't a part of the SRD.
Aug 7, 2017Posted in: News & Announcements
Could you clarify the difference between the full sourcebooks and the compendium packages?
My impression is that the compendium package gives a bare-bones version of the content, with most of the crunch included but excluding fluff. So with Volo's Guide for example, the compendium package would include all the race options and monster stat blocks, but none of the monster lore (like the detailed chapters on beholders, giants, etc.). Is that correct?I believe it's mostly the exact opposite. It basically unlocks the full text of the books in the compendium, but doesn't unlock the content in the tools (character builder, spell listing, monster listing, etc.). You can see the equipment table as it appears in the compendium, for example, but you couldn't access the stats for the content in the Items tab.We don't have any compendium content for the monster manual, so I can't say what it will look like, but I'll guess that you could see the lore for a monster and the stat block in the compendium, but you wouldn't be able to see the stats for the monster in the monster listing.
Aug 4, 2017LtDarien posted a message on Release Date August 15th - Pricing Details AnnouncedPosted in: News & Announcements
Maybe I'm confused but I can't see the value in this product. Yet. I already own the core books. I don't think I need them digitally , especially for $60 (all 3, on sale at launch).
And even then, what does the subscription give me really? I don't think there's really a product attached. You can make characters digitally? What else? Spells?
Ive heard that eventually there will be full initiative order tracking, ability to roll attacks and spells within the character sheet and even attack specific enemies. However, currently we ALL do this for free. And really, it's easy. Roll the die. Compare results.
Is this a complicated solution to a simple problem? We will see at launch. As a lifelong casual D&D player, I'm paying attention. But the price to content value ratio isn't even close yet.This is where the value in DDB lies, for me:http://imgur.com/4W4T2eV Here we see an advanced filter of spells listing . This particular search shows all Cleric spells that do radiant damage. It also shows the full text of the spells in the results. You can do advanced filtered searches for spells, equipment, and monsters. Searching in general is quite useful, and makes looking up rules at the table easier and faster.http://imgur.com/cMZoflU This is a monster listing. Note all the hyperlinks in the text. When you mouse over these links you see the rules text of the feature, like the spell description for Dimension Door shown. The important thing here is that I don't have to leave the page with the monster listing.These are two of the biggest things I want out of a digital toolset.As for the subscriptions, I don't see a ton of value in the Hero tier. I don't really care about ads if they're not overly intrusive, I doubt I'll have a need for more than 6 characters, and am not particularly interested in homebrew content, and in the rare circumstance in which I do, adding it myself isn't really a problem. The master tier however, has a lot more value, IMO. The ability to share purchased content with players in your campaign is a fantastic thing.
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