DungeonScape no more

The folk at Trapdoor Technologies are no longer working with Wizards to create DungeonScape, as per this post.

I am not terribly surprised by this. I received my beta invite about a month ago, only to discover a program that was rather terrible in its implementation. Apparently, the program was better for iOS, but the web version I viewed was awful. It had not improved when I had another look at it a week ago.

There are times when I am greatly saddened by the demise of a project. This is not one of those times.

I am saddened that there isn’t yet a good set of electronic tools for enhancing 5E. Wizards of the Coast has had a poor record with its digital tools; I am sympathetic to the difficulty in providing them, but disappointed that they haven’t yet been able to make something work.

What I do hope is that the demise of DungeonScape opens up the way for pdfs to be provided for the new D&D books. I hope we soon get some clarification from Wizards on what their plans are now that DungeonScape is gone.

One comment

  1. Dr. Dave 'Wheels' Royal

    Finally, somebody that said what needed to be said. I’ve been reading tweets and blog posts about how sad it was to see this go.

    I was a beta tester for the Android and Web versions, and while I’m sure the developers put in a lot of time and energy, it just didn’t live up to expectations. If something comes out as Beta, I expect it to be usable, with a few bugs that still need to be ironed out.

    In my testing, I found it severely lacking.

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