Dungeons & Dragons Comes to Virtual Tabletop
Wizards of the Coast and SmiteWorks today announced the launch of Dungeons & Dragons content in Fantasy Grounds, the online virtual tabletop. Fantasy Grounds is an application developed by SmiteWorks to help gamers play tabletop role playing games over the internet. D&D fans can now play D&D adventures online inside Fantasy Grounds by purchasing and downloading the virtual tabletop via the Fantasy Grounds website or on Steam. All of the rules, classes and monsters available in the core rulebooks has been converted to be usable within Fantasy Grounds.
The DM runs the game like any other D&D session, with mapping, combat and skill checks all automated through Fantasy Grounds. One of the greatest experiences in Fantasy Grounds is rolling 3D animated dice and having the results shown to the whole table. The drama of rolling that natural 20 against the big ogre about to pummel the party feels just like the group was physically sitting together. Players can download the Fantasy Grounds client, available from FantasyGrounds.com or from Steam, and log in to your Dungeon Master’s specific table.
Now players can purchase the D&D Complete Core Class Pack with all the class, feats, spells and equipment or can purchase individual classes based on what the group is using. It’s possible to buy the monsters in packs separated by monster type like aberrations or dragons or as the D&D Complete Core Monster Pack. All of these packs have been converted to work tightly with Fantasy Grounds to give players the best possible gaming experience. Each pack contains all the great artwork and content from the official products published by Wizards. Not only will players get the same content that can be found in print, but they’ll also get a new UI theme for the client, as well as adventures and content customized specifically for ease of play inside of Fantasy Grounds.
The adventure found in the D&D Starter Set – the Lost Mine of Phandelver – is available for purchase now, and SmiteWorks will be bringing the Tyranny of Dragons and Elemental Evil storylines
Dungeon Masters and players on a budget might pick up a Player Customization Pack and one or two Class Packs. Dungeon Masters can often get by with just the Adventure of their choice and one or two Monster Packs. Players can gift purchases through Steam for Dungeon Masters who have linked their license on Steam.
Fight cunning beholders and ancient red dragons with long-distance friends! Roll that virtual d20 with advantage!
D&D content available for play inside Fantasy Grounds includes:
- D&D Complete Core Class Pack offers twelve core character classes, class descriptions, special features, spells and abilities, as well as customization options such as equipment and feats. The Complete Core Class Pack also includes D&D Player Packs, which allows players to access information about all the characters classes, and D&D Monster Packs for Dungeon Masters to collect as needed. ($49.99)
- D&D Complete Core Monster Pack features the entire collection of core monsters from the D&D Monster Manual and is perfect for Dungeon Masters to use to create encounters and combats within their campaigns. ($49.99)
- D&D Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure is set a short distance from the city of Neverwinter in the Sword Coast region of the Forgotten Realms and can be played with four to five 1st level characters. During the course of the adventure the characters will advance to 5th level. ($19.99)