Three, there's little really good software out there for online roleplaying. Thankfully, D&D Insider seems likely to tackle this.
There needs to be an offline printed publication even if it's an annual or bi-annual recap of the digital content. By Recap I mean all of the content. Make a few books. Setting based stuff, Core stuff, Adventure stuff. Above all else there needs to be a printed hardcopy and bound form.
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Welcome to the future home of Dungeon Magazine! Starting in October, this is your destination for the best in D&D adventures. Here’s a taste of what’s coming in issue #151:
Iggwilv’s Legacy: The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth
By Edward Albert, Ari Marmell, and C.A. Suleiman
One of the most ambitious projects to ever hit Dungeon, the classic 1st Edition module is freshly updated to D&D 3.5. Plus, the adventure features a new prelude and a follow-up adventure that takes the PCs to Tsojcanth’s lair.
By Nicolas Logue
The three-part Eberron adventure series that began with “Chimes at Midnight” in issue #133 and continued with “Quoth the Raven” in issue #150 concludes in this chilling visit to Sharn’s sanitarium. A final showdown is brewing in the dark, depraved depths of the asylum, and if the PCs aren’t up to the task, the chaos inside the walls of Hell’s Heart could erupt to engulf the city.
Plus, Dungeoncraft, Save My Game, and even more! http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dungeon
Lost Caverns? Fantastic!
Any idea on how much this will cost me to print since I dont have a computer at my gaming table? Or is that more my problem?
D&D Insider is $9.95 per month and free until 2008, per the D&D Insider Fact Sheet
If that is $10 for each person who wants to play my game, but not use the Insider content, they can forget about it.
D&D Insider is $9.95 per month
There are some MMOs that are cheaper than that...
I understand the need to cover the expenses of running it, but $10 does seem a little excessive. That said, I will try it out while it is free and might change my mind...
$9.95 per month plus paper and ink.
This is one of the things that I resent about all this. I have to burn money on printer paper and ink, or buy a laptop to take full advantage of this [sarcasm]exciting new content[/sarcasm] at my gaming table.
If I'm going to use it, I want it in hard copy, in my hands.
Fifth - Will the content be worth it or am I throwing my money away on the latest bit of creative masturbation like a detailed stat-block of the 30th level pseudonatural half-wolverine half-succubus paladin and her half-umber hulk, half-unicorn holy mount?
Logue's finale to the Saint-Demain trilogy will be available only a month after the second adventure's print in Dungeon 150?SWEET.
So this is it? This is why you killed Dragon and Dungeon magazine? For map and character generating software I won't use and the ability to print out magazine articles, rather than have the mailed.
I don't even know how to express my disapointment and loathing.:surrender
They killed it because WoTC wasn't getting enough money out of it. So they stole it, and probably going to start charging people for it.
Does anyone know if we can veiw the Oct. Dragon for free?
It will help me decide if the D&D Insider package is worth it.