Dungeons & Dragons Makes Its Way Onto PC Via Fantasy Grounds
The innovative RPG that has come to have been known by its time-consuming, fantasy gameplay, Dungeons & Dragons, has been officially released on Steam. If you need a virtual game table, Fantasy Grounds has you covered.
Wizards of the Coast have finally given the green light (pun intended) for Fantasy Grounds to release officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons content on Steam. If you're wondering what exactly this means, it means that now, through Steam, players can completely recreate the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragon's tabletop game. There's even dice rolling. This is something that D&D fans have been waiting patiently for since the idea of Wizards' Virtual Table came about and was then officially cancelled in 2012. Since then, there have been quite a few advances in techniques to simulate tabletop games on a computer platform, but one of the most successful has been Fantasy Grounds, which not only offers up a tabletop experience, but has the flexibility that D&D fans were hoping for.
Now that Fantasy Grounds has the 'D&D Complete Core Class Pack', 'D&D Complete Core Monster Pack' and 'The Lost Mine of Phandelver' on sale, you can completely recreate the entire experience of the 5th edition of D&D. Plus, there's more content to be released on the horizon, according to Doug Davidson, the president and owner of Fantasy Grounds who notes:
We have a queue that we're working through right now. We just finished up the preliminary work on the Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure module, and so that's currently in review right now. We've already conducted our internal reviews, and now it's out in the hands of a few folks at Wizards of the Coast. So depending on how much needs to be changed during that process, I think you're looking at a matter of maybe weeks before that's available.
If you're surprised that Wizards of the Coast would endorse a tool that basically lets players rip things off the internet for free to create their own games, you shouldn't be. Greg Tito, Wizards' communications manager, basically stated that since players have already been doing that anyway, the company may as well give them an easy way about it. "It's just another tool to allow people to play D&D the way they want to play it," Tito stated. Sounds good enough for us.