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Post #15 in the discussion thread for the Legends and Lore article that announced 5e: WotC_Trevor: We plan to continue offering people access to tools such as the D&D Character Builder and D&D Monster Builder to support 4th Edition. We are exploring ideas for conversion tools so some of your 4th Edition characters and content will be ...


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First, only D&D Insider subscribers can download issues. However, assuming you are already a member, each issue is compiled into a single PDF after all of the articles for that issue are released, so you typically can't download a PDF of the current issue until the end of the month. Once all of the articles are released, a "Download Complete Issue" link ...


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The tools for 4th edition will stay online as long a people continue to pay for them. D&D insider will continue to be a subscription service for 4th edition content (compendium, character builder, Dungeon and Dragon mags) only. The digital tools for 5th edition are being developed seperately by a company called Trap Door Technologies (TDT). The website ...


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Yes It is absolutely worth subscribing to. I use it instead of getting dead-tree books, due to the frequency of updates and content drops. Pros: easily searchable, pretty convenient compendium. If you have silverlight the character builder offers a far more effective method to build characters than pencil and paper, especially considering the options. ...


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@Wizards_DnD: On the topic of #ddi: We plan to continue to offer the tools to support 4E. And we're exploring ideas for conversion tools for #dndnext


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Baelnom has given a good set of basic info for what happens when you end your subscription. I'm going to more directly answer the questions in your last paragraph. The Dungeon and Dragon magazines release articles throughout the month in PDF format. At the end of the month, they are compiled into 1 PDF for each magazine. Although they leave the ...


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The short answer to this is No, there's no official way to do that. The Official Boards have a thread talking about this: http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/21799005/Damp;D_Insider_As_A_Gift They've been talking about it for a few years it seems, but there's not a way to "send one as a gift". I mean, you could have your wife buy you a gift ...


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No, they are not all available online. Although the DDI Compendium (and by extension, the Builder) tends to have some or all of the flavor for player mechanics, the DDI services are otherwise solely concerned with providing access to the mechanics of the game. Leaves a reason for you to still buy the books. However! Some of the Compendium's material is ...


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The subscription is definitely worth it. Let me elaborate a bit on what you get when you subscribe. DDI character builder. This is along with the DDI compendium are the two most valuable pieces of the package. This allows you to build characters from scratch or from the essentials templates. It has many (not all) of the items in the game and gives you a ...


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Dragon and Dungeon Magazine were not cancelled but put on hiatus In years past, when we found ourselves at the lonely crossroads between game editions, the magazines simply went from one edition to the next with nary a breath in between. This time is different. As we turn our attention to the next D&D rules set, we’re putting Dragon and Dungeon on ...


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What Mike Mearls said over a year ago on Reddit was: "I can't say any specific about digital tools, but we're 100% committed to making them happen. I think the easiest way to make D&D fade would be to mistake the core thing about D&D with the way it's delivered. D&D has survived and thrived over the years because it engages the ...


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The latest information we have is that D&D Insider will remain for 4e as long as there are enough people to support it. For 5e, for now, digital tools will exist in the form of www.dungeonscape.com


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Theoretically they can continue to offer support for 4E and 4E-related DDI offerings indefinitely. Practically, it costs them every month they do continue. Despite all plans they say they have, I think we will have to assume that they will only be able to support 4E up to the release of 5E. After that point, continuing support for 4E would, while generating ...


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I found DDI underwhelming. I subscribed for only a month when the character builder was offline. Buying a copy of the CB was worth $10, since it stuck around after the subscription ended. I'm not sure what to make of the online builder they have up these days. It's caused quite a few headaches for my group, but we're not Windows users. I think the Mac ...


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The "Learn More" links on the subscribe page are informative. Note that some of the features, such as the Character Builder, are Windows-only, so Mac and Linux users are out of luck.



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