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