It’s time for a look at the next digital product we’re working on for D&D – The Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Table! The D&D VT is an online tool that Dungeon Masters and adventurers can use to run and participate virtually in D&D tabletop adventures. The tool has a whole bunch of features such as dungeon tiles for making maps, monster and character tokens, avatars that can be statted out and initiative and attack rollers. Users will need access to the rules and information found in the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop Roleplaying Game Core Rules in order to use the D&D VT.
Later today, Thursday November 18th, invites will be going out for the friends and family portion of the Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Table beta. The focus of this stage of the beta will be usability and gathering basic feedback about the D&D VT. It’s important to note that those invited to the beta are able to talk about their impressions of the D&D VT, so don’t be surprised if you see posts, blogs, and screen shots about their experiences. Here’s an example of what you might see:
As we move further into the beta, D&D Insiders will be invited to test out the Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Table and provide their direct feedback as well. Until then, we’ve answered some basic questions about the D&D VT beta in this FAQ. You can also join in on the conversations in the DDI General Forums to see what people are saying about the D&D VT.