What portions of D&D Insider will remain free after the preview ends?
Certain elements of the D&D Insider tools will remain free in limited use for non-subscribers. For example, non-subscribers can use the Dungeon Builder to create encounter maps and use their .jpgs in offline games. Subscribers will be able to load these maps directly onto the D&D Game Table. As another example, non-subscribers can use the Character Builder to manually input character information or print out 4th Edition character sheets.
yup... looking to tap into your continual income, just like the phone company, energy company, taxman and internet provider..
Created by MyFitnessPal - Free Calorie Counter
EDIT: Woot I found it! I was a little wrong. Its the Character Creator and the Dungeon Creator that is free. So its not too badhttp://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dndifaq
I hope everyone doesn't need to be a subscriber to access the online Game Table.
As the group's regular DM I plan to subscribe, but I doubt the rest of my group will. This specially concerns me, since its becoming increasingly difficult for us to travel and meet up at each others house when we have different work schedules live far away.
I have been waiting to vent about this for awihle now......
Wizards you have made how much money just off of me buying almost every book there was for 3e and now we go to 4e, you make these mini's that are about as bad as buying magic cards .You seem never to get the cards/figures that you need. And now if we want to access the technology we have to pay 14 dollars. I do not mean to sound cheap, but after buying three books, the adventures, and the dm screen.
$40 x 3= 120 is b4 taxes
25 x3 = 75 ish
20 for the dm screen
Oh and then there are all the other books that are soon to follow that we will have to pay anywhere from 40 to 50 dollars.
A book a month at a mean price of 45 dollars x 12
plus the 14 dollars per month times 12.......by this time I have lost count but I do have my trusty calculator we are looking at around 915 dollars by this point b4 taxes, and the gas it takes to pick up the book from the book store.
915 dollars in one year IF my math is right, just from me!
now lets take what around 200,000 dms who will be buying all the stuff there is.
183,000,000 dollars. hmmmmmmm and to think that this is without the mini's!
I just wanted to vent, maybe you guys could give us a free book? a good movie about ummmmmm DRIZZT! I mean come on.
Still undecided whether I'll sign up for DNDI, but I'm curious if anyone knows whether you can download the pdf's of the books (or however they'll format it) if you've already purchased the actual books. The idea of having them on my computer as reference will make planning campaigns and referencing at a table with a laptop a lot easier, but I'd rather I can access offline rather then just online.
Yeah, Wizards is making money. That's sorta what businesses do. Faulting a business for making money is. . . well, shortsighted.
... and a few packs of minis) you will get access to EVERYTHING WotC publishes for 4e,...
You know...this is not much different than subscribing to Dragon and Dungeon from the days of old.... (I do miss those). We had to pay then for the content and so too we must pay now for the content. It is a smart business move on their parts because they no longer have to deal with the cost of publishing a magazine. For us...well I do have a printer.
Im not gona harp on this guy but i would like to point out that considering the rizing gass prices thees days the $14.00 per month supscription will be vastly less expencive than dryving however manny mils to meat up with friends. if you play once amonth and half to dryve more than 10 miles to meat with your buddies the cost of the subscription is about 50% cheaper than meating at a friends house. also Like the other fellow said. This is a monie making company and that is kindof the point. But the pay off for us is fuel savings. I dont know about you but i would rather spend my monie on something that is suposed to be fun than give it to thows damn oil tycoons anny day.