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Back in 2014, Wizards redesigned their website. A whole lot of links broke, but we figured out various archive URLs to still access the same content: How can I continue to access Wizards of the Coast's D&D 3.5 Web articles?

This method no longer seems to be working for accessing D&D 4e articles though — they might've been deleted, or migrated yet again without any redirection. There's still a D&D 3.5e article archive where some of the links even work, but I can't find an equivalent for D&D 4e, for example.

How can I access old D&D 4e articles, such as this one, which was once upon a time a wonderful article about its planes?

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Article.aspx?x=dnd/4ex/20081117a

The Web Archive, which I'd usualy fall back on here, won't work for this page "due to robots.txt."

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Obviously, the articles are no longer available and save for a miracle that someone in Customer Support is able to unearth a copy and willing to put them somewhere, they might be lost forever.

However, there is still some FAQ telling about the fate of 4th Ed help: it is gone, they don't give any support for it anymore. However, the Updates, Errata and FAQ had been saved in a ZIP.

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http://dnd.wizards.com/articles is the only live WotC searchable archive of web articles. This archive includes no 4e at this time.

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    \$\begingroup\$ The earliest articles in there appear to be from 2011, while 4e started in 2007. I’m not 100% sure about this, though; I just did an old→new sort and looked at the top entries. There was one entry from 2006 in the big header space, but then everything thereafter was 2011 or later. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Jun 20 '16 at 20:40

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