Thursday, October 15, 2009

D&D for Free!

Dungeons and Dragons is free again, just like it was in the good old pen and paper days (except for the cost of printing and those ridiculously priced books!)

"Dungeons and Dragons Online went live back in 2006, and a number of my friends took part in the beta, enjoying the game immensely. Then the product went live, and they never played again. The reason was simple: the game was $50, the monthly fee was $15, and for many gamers that's a hard sell. Then suddenly, a week or so ago, everyone was playing again. A thread about the game popped up on our forum. Where did this buzz come from? Simple: the game was once again free to play.

You can still buy a subscription, and that comes with a number of benefits, but you can also download the client for free, and play a huge chunk of the game without paying a single cent. We caught up with Fernando Paiz, the Executive Producer of the game, to explore what might be the next big thing in online gaming: not charging."

I may actually start playing online now. Of course, I still prefer playing on paper. It's a lot harder to erase my doodling off of my computer screen.

Go HERE for quoted article
D&D Online Web site

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