Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Hasbro/WotC Acquires D&D Beyond from Fandom for $146.3 Million in Cash

Last year, after the D&D survey was making the rounds, I surmised that WotC would be staking its claim very firmly in the digital world and VTTs. Well, it looks like the first step has happened.

Hasbro/WotC just spent nearly $150 Million to buy D&D Beyond from Fandom. If this isn't the first step toward a WotC branded VTT, I don't know what is.

If I were Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, and the rest that have a customer base that is mostly composed of D&D 5e players, I'd be very nervous right now.

Here's the WotC announcement.

Here's the BusinessWire article discussing the purchase.

Huge tip of the hat to Rob Conley over at Bat in the Attic for the heads up :)

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