Is this the 3D VTT that you announced?
No, our 3D VTT based in the Unreal Engine is still under development. By providing both Maps and our 3D VTT, we are building an ecosystem that provides hybrid and digital play experiences that allow fans to choose how and where they want to play. This means fans will be able to play D&D characters wherever they want to, whether that is on D&D Beyond, in the 3D VTT, or with pen and paper.
How do you define Alpha for Maps, and why release an Alpha instead of a completed feature?
We define Alpha as our earliest version of the tool to enable a new way to play on D&D Beyond. This alpha version will contain bugs, feature gaps and may even crash at times.
We are excited to share this new play tool with our users and are committed to providing further support for Dungeon Masters. The best way to improve the tool is by putting it into your hands early to experience and provide us feedback throughout development.
How do I stay informed about new features launched for Maps?
We’re committed to improving Maps and our public roadmap is displayed on the Maps Discovery page. It showcases what we have planned as part of our fast follows and continued development. We will update this page, as well as our changelog, as we release new features and functionality improvements. Check back often to see updates. We also recommend you subscribe to the D&D Beyond newsletter for the latest.
Where can I provide feedback for this new feature?
We absolutely want your feedback either by following this link or using the portal on the Maps Discovery page.
Will all new book releases be supported in the Maps tool?
Yes. All new book releases and digital drops that have maps will be supported in Maps. We will also start backfilling our existing catalog with official Map support. We'll update our changelog with this information as we do it. That also means that if you are a Master-tier subscriber and you've previously purchased a book on DDB, you’ll receive access to its content in Maps as soon as it has been backfilled. We also recommend that you opt into our New Feature Updates email list to be notified when books are added!
Will I have to repurchase books if Maps support is added to something older that I already own?
Nope! Maps support will automatically be added to your purchased content as we add feature support to our library.
How much does Maps cost?
The ability to host Games using Maps is included in the Master-tier Subscription. Dungeon Masters who are Master-tier subscribers can run adventures on Maps for any registered players who have a free D&D Beyond account. Official D&D content must be owned to access the associated maps in the feature.
Our goal is to evolve our subscriptions to be even better, with the Hero-tier focusing on D&D players and fans and Master-tier on the needs of Dungeon Masters.
How is D&D Beyond approaching accessibility for Maps?
Maps was designed and developed with accessibility in mind. At launch, users can access base components using tabindex and keyboard navigation throughout. We also included proper headings to support screen reader shortcut keys and descriptive alt text and links. You will continue to see more accessibility improvements in the future, including audio queues, high contrast mode, themes, and more.
Can I use my homebrew monsters, and will the art I upload be visible as its token image?
Yes. Dungeon Masters hosting a game session on Maps will have access to their personal homebrew and anything in their homebrew collection in the Token Browser and tokens will visually display art from the Small Avatar image field, respecting uploaded images or adopting the creature type standard. Dungeons Masters can access their owned Monsters (including their homebrew) in the Token Browser.
What additional system requirements will I need to have to use this feature effectively?
None. This should work on both PC and Mac computers similar to the Character Builder. To access, you will need: active and stable internet connection, a DDB account, and an active Master-tier subscription to host game sessions on Maps for other players.
If you experience issues due to your hardware, please let us know. This tool will be available for the following web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Brave, and Edge. Maps will be accessible via desktop and mobile web. At this stage, Maps is not available on the D&D Beyond app.
Who can join a game session with Maps?
Any DDB registered user can join a DM-hosted game session using Maps as long as the DM has a Master-tier subscription. Up to 13 players can join a single session, including the DM.
Do I need to purchase additional game content to use this?
Maps offers a set of nine basic maps that a Master-tier Dungeon Master can use to prep and host a game with players. Supported digital book content the DM has in their DDB content library can also be used in the game. DMs can also create and use Homebrew Monster tokens in their Maps games.
How can I report a problem with content I find offensive or harmful to my game experience?
Users can report an image to our Customer Care team through the Submit request link.
What file formats work for uploading images?
We currently support the following formats: jpg, png, and webp.
How does the storage offered as a part of the Maps feature work?
Storage only refers to images uploaded to the Maps tool and does not impact other parts of your account, such as character count, campaigns, game content, or personal homebrew.
Will the player character tokens display my custom character art?
Yes. PC tokens respect Character Sheet Profile Avatar images.