Fantasy Grounds announces license to publish D&D 5e on Virtual Tabletop

Today SmiteWorks USA, LLC which owns and runs the Fantasy Grounds II virtual tabletop announced a contract to provide support for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. The details straight from their press release and website are available below:

Officially Licensed D&D Products

We are proud to announce that we are officially licensed to sell D&D source material and content inside of Fantasy Grounds! This is the beginning of a great new partnership between SmiteWorks and Wizards of the Coast that will benefit gamers worldwide.You can purchase the D&D Complete Core Class Pack with all the class, feats, spells and equipment or you can purchase individual classes only. You can also buy the monsters in packs or as the D&D Complete Core Monster Pack. These products have been converted to work really tightly with Fantasy Grounds to give you the best possible gaming experience – we know you’re going to love them. They contain all the great artwork and content from the official products and all the smarts and integration to work with Fantasy Grounds. Not only will you get the same content that can be found in print, but you also get an exciting new Fifth Edition theme, adventures and content customized specifically for ease of play inside of Fantasy Grounds.For Dungeon Masters and players on a budget, you might pick up a Player Customization Pack and one or two Class Packs of your choice. Dungeon Masters can often get by with just the Adventure of their choice and one or two Monster Packs.Don’t forget that players can gift purchases through Steam for Dungeon Masters who have linked their license on Steam.To read up a little more on Fantasy Grounds and the different license options available for the core software product, please follow this link to take a tour.See all the Wizards of the Coasts products available in the Store

D&D Complete Core Class Pack

In this module, you get all twelve core character classes converted for play in Fantasy Grounds. You get the class description, special features, spells and abilities used by your class and general character customization options such as equipment and feats. You also get:

  • 328 Character Portraits
  • Players Handbook custom theme
  • Random Tables
  • All feats from the PHB fully configured for Fantasy Grounds
  • Equipment tables fully configured for Fantasy Grounds
  • Weapons lists fully configured for Fantasy Grounds
  • All Spells from the PHB fully configured for Fantasy Grounds
  • Automatic addition of new class features when you drag class links to your character’s level summary

You get all of this and much more – [ read more ]

D&D Complete Core Monster Pack

The entire collection of core monsters from the D&D Monster Manual is now at your fingertips. Dungeon Masters can use this module to create encounters and combats within their campaigns. NPC records have been lovingly entered and organized for ease of use and reference during play. This pack includes:

  • 273 monster images to share with your players
  • 366 monster tokens for use on tactical combat maps
  • Full descriptions for all monsters in the D&D Monster Manual
  • Full stats for all monsters in the D&D Monster Manual
  • The complete reference material from the D&D Monster Manual
  • Searchable monster indexes by CR, type and in alphabetical order

You get all of this and much more – [ read more ]

D&D Lost Mine of Phandelver

Lost Mine of Phandelver is an adventure for four to five characters of 1st level. During the course of the adventure, the characters will advance to 5th level. The adventure is set a short distance from the city of Neverwinter in the Sword Coast region of the Forgotten Realms setting. The Sword Coast is part of the North–a vast realm of free settlements surrounded by wilderness and adventure. This product includes:

  • the entire contents of the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure
  • image handouts that can be shared with players
  • 5 pregen characters to get you going quickly
  • maps containing Dungeon Master (DM) information with all locations pre-linked to story entries, boxed text, encounters, images and treasure parcels
  • player and tactical combat maps

You get all of this and much more – [ read more ]

D&D Player Packs

As a player you may want to have access to all your Characters Class information when offline from your Dungeon Master. These packs allow you to get just the info you need! To get started, you’ll want the D&D Character Customization Pack + the class of your choice. The customization pack includes all the equipment, races, backgrounds, feats and reference material.

* Note that each of these packs is contained in the Complete Core Class Pack

D&D Monster Packs

As a Dungeon Master, you may want to collect your official Monster Packs as you need them. These packs allow you to get just the info you need!

* Note that each of these packs is contained in the Complete Core Monster Pack

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