I'm currently playing in a 5e campaign hosted on D& Beyond by a DM who owns nearly all of the material published so far for the game. This is great! The material is accessible, well-organized, searchable(ish), and hyperlinked in mostly reasonable ways. Also, for my purposes, it's free (you can view, though not keep, any content owned by the DM of a campaign you join on that platform).
However, I keep running into a problem trying to use the material:
- I look for something (a piece of content I heard about, a rule that covers something, whatever).
- I find something online that gives me a book and page number reference.
- I look in the section for that book on https://www.dndbeyond.com/
- There aren't any page numbers.
- I can't find the thing.
- I'm sad.
For instance, I just pulled up this suggested edit from the review queue. This is a reasonable edit which I would approve, as long as it's actually correct about the rule being optional. However, I don't want to just blindly approve it without checking the reference and make sure it's correct.
No problem, I have access to Xanathar's Guide to Everything online, right? Well, turns out that doesn't help, because I can't find the rule in question anyway, since the online version doesn't have page numbers.
Given a book and page number reference for published 5e content, is there a good way to find the same content on the D&D Beyond version?
- If there's a really good way to do this (like, "yes, lookup by page number is a built-in function, just click on [whatever]"), then of course I would like to know about that.
- If not, I'd be interested in any kludgy solutions people have worked out - for instance, has someone put together a Google Doc of each book's table-of-contents cross-referenced against D&D Beyond links or something like that?