D&D Beyond

D&D Beyond for Pc

  • Category: Reference
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-19
  • Current version: 1.0.6
  • File size: 90.19 MB
  • Developer: Curse, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing D&D Beyond on your Windows PC

Download D&D Beyond for Windows: D&D Beyond is an Reference App, developed by Curse, Inc.. The Reference App was officially released 2018-03-05. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Curse, Inc., with the latest current version being 1.0.6 which was officially released on 2018-09-19. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 469 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3 out of a possible 5.

Using D&D Beyond on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install D&D Beyond on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use D&D Beyond for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type D&D Beyond in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on D&D Beyond application icon. A window of D&D Beyond will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the D&D Beyond icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About D&D Beyond

Developer Description

Access all of your Dungeons & Dragons content anywhere you go with the D&D Beyond reader. - D&D products. Browse, unlock, and read the entire Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition library. - Offline access. Never miss your books, even in areas without wifi coverage. - Bookmarks and Search. Find the rules you need when you need them! - Display options. Read as you like in book, clean, or night modes.

App Reviews

  • Mostly Functional(ish)

    By Reborm
    I started off with my hopes set too high for what was delivered with this app. I hoped that it would have integration for character sheets and it does not. The search function does not work at all. The app crashes regularly. After having the books downloaded for a few hours, some of them are corrupt somehow? It took 2 days to even login to the app after purchasing the legendary bundle; apparently you have to unlink your device on their website and login again after that to detect purchases. I’ve also come across several broken links. Yes, that is a lot of bad off the bat, but I read somewhere else this is a beta product, so I’m hoping these issues improve. The good news is that when everything works correctly, it is a beautifully displayed. Everything is very easy to navigate. I have not used the bookmarks yet, but anticipate that it will be very helpful. I hope that information is stored between the iPhone, iPad and their website. I’m looking forward to future improvements and additions to the app.
  • Wait for them to update things

    By aboxenofdonuts
    As many of the reviews state the app is lacking even some of the most basic of features such as showing you your own character sheets. All it has is unlocked hand guides that it allows you download and sort of use offline. (Though you cant actually use dnd beyond offline itself if you have the whole suite) while the books look good the UI needs quite a bit of work, it feels clunky considering that it should allow you to read the guides just like books. Using the search feature was something i was looking forward to, as one would expect the search should have been able to bring up anything you are looking for simply by typing in the key words or phrases. Instead what we get is something akin to trying to play darts while standing on your head, backwards, in the dark, while a mariachi band plays loudly whilst circling you on tiny motorcycles. SO all in all while the ideas are there, the execution is almost non existent. Hopefully i will be able to give it a better review once they finish the product but until then one star it is
  • A Pretty Product Without A Story

    By Berkeleyed
    Wether you’re new to Dungeons & Dragons or an experienced DM with years of experience, you’ve likely scanned the App Store to find that ultimate D&D supplemental program. You may have also noticed that there are a lot of options, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The trick to succeeding in this niche is to do something well, which D&D Beyond struggles to do in nearly any category. I’ve been following the Beyond project since its inception and have been really excited about it, but the more content that’s released, the more I realize there isn’t much direction within the product. It’s not the best rules resource, it isn’t a great supplement, and it’s difficult to use when running a game. Perhaps its best value is that you can learn some of the rules without having to buy the books, which for penny pinching players is a huge perk — but for players who don’t mind buying the books and love that paper feel, the app doesn’t offer enough for use. This app is still in its infancy, but right now it’s rolling with disadvantage.
  • App crashes every 3rd time I use it

    By Jasonhardin8
    I have only been using the app to try to read the monster manual. My experience has been very slow. After downloading a book the app takes 20 seconds or long to load the first page of the book. It then takes 10-15 seconds to load a page after I have read one. It feels like the app is downloading the pages off the internet every time and caching nothing. Then there are the crashes. The app probably crashes ever 3rd page I try to read. It crashes when I come back to it after the iPad screen has locked. It crashes when I got back to a the list of books. Maybe it is because I am using an iPad Air and it is 4 years old, but I find that I can download a pdf and read it in iBook much better than using dms beyond. It makes me glad I am reading the book because a player shared it with me via a campaign. If I had paid to read the book in DnD beyond I would ask for a refund or a pdf download.
  • Love the Service, App Still Needs Work

    By StevieP.Uknome
    I love DND Beyond as a service, I've found that every penny I've spent has been worth it. With that said, I still use the website more often than I use the app. As a DM, I mostly use DDB to have quick access to monsters and quick references for their abilities. The site works great, because I can just have tabs open with each monster in a battle and click on each when that monster's turn comes up. But on the app, unless you've purchased the whole book, you can't access any of that. For example, I've only bought the monsters for the Monster Manual and Volo's guide, and I can't really access them on the app. It's a minor inconvenience because I can just go to chrome on my tablet, but I think they should make it a point to streamline access to that stuff on their app. Definitely look forward to seeing the directions they take this app!
  • About time

    By Azermiath
    I love the functionality of the web site but having an app will make it an amazing tool at conventions and such so you don’t have to carry around a ton of books. I enjoy having all the books at my fingertips and being able to search them with out having to page through them, and not having an internet connection for them is even better. I will still be following the progress of the app to see what fully come of it. Looking forward to the new updates. I’m just waiting here patiently for the full release of the app DDB crew.... Then again take your time and make it the best your able too. I want a good app not just a functioning app. Thanks for all the hard work.
  • Frustrating!! Concept awesome, stability & offline access miss

    By rbmcnutt
    I had formerly written a one star review, but Curse has fixed so many of the bugs, such as the constant crashing and offline access. In fact, they fixed almost everything in my previous review. THANK YOU! There are a some areas that need focus. We need CR tables and TOC entries that jump to the headings. There are many things that can be improved through hyper linking like on the website. Search still seams off, but it is all so much better I cannot believe it. The Curse team will fix it. We finally have a stable product and that is the basis for incremental improvement. I am definitely eyeing the legendary purchase now that this app works for offline. Great job Adam and team! Keep going!
  • Honestly a disappointment

    By Hurricane1376
    I have played DND since before the PC Era. The fact that very few, if any at all, have managed to created a comprehensive digital tool for RPG systems, let alone DND, is baffling. Between the shoddy web app experience to the fact that an app is at a basic level is based on the same foundation as a website(xml) there is no excuse for there not to be a app that at minimum imitates the functions of the website. WOTC have not taken digital paperless tabletop rpg seriously and the developers of DND Beyond have little to no conception what it must be like to play a paper RPG let alone DND. It’s sad at this point, hiring some serious UI designers and having a huge play test audience is the minimum you would need to get something like this in the right direction. No progress, no real investigation of prior systems, no serious thought went into this entire project. And it shows.
  • Needs Work, Badly

    By H4113r
    While the app is still development, as of now I consider the app completely unusable. The search function is terrible, you have to search spells by the first letter and cannot search the individual spell. I can’t figure out how to access a back button, and the app regularly crashes with even downloaded content taking far longer than a quick google search. Much of the features from the DnD beyond website have not been added, namely character sheets, homebrew content, and campaigns which many other free apps already allow like Fightclub. If you’d like an easier way to access DnD beyond content, just use the mobile site. It’s already optimized for phones and is superior in speed and functionality compare to this garbage app.
  • The app needs a lot of work

    By saint13harrop
    I just want to say that I love the website and was so excited about the app. However, the app doesn't work. I have bought and downloaded several books from there; but they won't work. I also think that they should offer character sheets and everything else offered on the website. I think that the app should be more than something to read; I would like to use it for d&d sessions. I am more than willing to change the review and delete the comment if the needed changes happen to the app. However, where it stands right now, it's little better than something to read while on the toilet... and even then some of the books/ content doesn't work. Please dnd beyond, I know you can fix this.