It’s true! Want to go old school, or even sorta old school with 3.0, but do it in a digital way? Now you can! As of 8 am this morning, 80 titles are available at D&Dclassics.com with more bundles being launched in February. It’s a partnership between Wizards of the Coast and OneBookShelf, which means your DTRPG or RPGNow account grants you access. As the year moves forward, I’ll expect you’ll see a growing collection of awesomeness here.
For those who’ve already asked, if you’ve purchased a D&D PDF through DriveThruRPG or affiliates, when the updated PDF becomes available, you’ll already have access to it. Pretty sweet!
Most of these titles will fall between $4.99 and $19.99 in price.
The official press release:
At our Gen Con 2012 keynote address, Wizards of the Coast was pleased
to announce that in early 2013 we would be releasing the first wave of
D&D backlist products in electronic format.
Today, Wizards of the Coast together with DriveThruRPG, is thrilled to
announce the official launch of Dungeons & Dragons Classics, a new
online PDF store containing classic content from every edition of D&D,
including fan-favorite supplement materials and iconic adventures. A
one-stop-shop for classic D&D content, DnDClassics.com offers an easy
way to access and download favorite titles electronically by computer,
mobile phone, or tablet (including iPads).
How does it work? It’s easy! Simply create an account* and instantly
gain access to a wealth of D&D titles. There are 80 titles available
at launch, with smaller batches of additional titles being released on
a rolling basis starting in early February. Favorite titles can be
downloaded to an online Library or saved to a “Wish List” for purchase
later. Most titles can also be printed. Settings can also be
customized and users can opt to get email alerts whenever favorite
publishers or topics get new items (*Users can also sign-in using
their DriveThruRPG.com or RPGNow.com login).
We encourage you to share this exciting news with your readers. For
more information, check-out DnDClassics.com or visit Wizards.com.
Pretty cool news for a Tuesday morning!
Two answer the two big questions, every published edition of D&D will be available, and WotC are not sure if D&D Next will be available as PDFs through this site yet. Also, all PDFs will be watermarked, but there’s no limit to how many copies you can download for your various devices.