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D&D Beyond (DDB) is the official digital toolset and game companion for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition.[3] It hosts online versions of the official Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition books, including rulebooks, adventure modules, and other supplements, as well as digital tools including a character builder, digital character sheets, sortable and filterable monster and spell listings, an encounter builders,[2] and an overlay Twitch extension.[8] In addition, the site also allows users to create and add custom homebrew content and publishes original video, stream, and article content, including staff interviews, content previews and tie-ins, and development updates.[2]

D&D Beyond was originally operated by Curse LLC. Originally a subsidiary to Twitch, Curse and all of its media assets, including D&D Beyond, were acquired by Fandom, Inc. in late 2018.[4] In April 2022, it was announced that Hasbro, Inc. had agreed to acquire D&D Beyond for $146.3 million in cash, and was expected to be absorbed into Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast division, which controls Dungeons & Dragons. The deal was expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2022.[5]

Since January 2018, D&D Beyond has maintained an ongoing partnership with Critical Role Productions LLC.[9] As part of the partnership, D&D Beyond is a frequent sponsor of Critical Role,[10] and on the website, homebrew content created by Matthew Mercer, such as the Gunslinger and Blood Hunter, have been added under a "Critical Role" content category.[9]

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D&D Beyond Official Theme[]

Sam Riegel composed a jingle for D&D Beyond, in the style of a 80's commercial ad, that he sang a cappella during the announcements in "Hush" (2x07).[18] With the company's endorsement, he came back in "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) with a fully animated and orchestrated version of the jingle.[19][20]

  • Sam revealed that the actual orchestrated jingle contains 12 tracks of him at the end doing harmonies as well as vocal drum tracks.[21]
  • Sam covered his own song in "Uthodurn" (2x73), but he had re-written the lyrics in reference to Fjord.[22]
  • Ashley Johnson also sang the jingle a cappella during the announcements in "Dark Waters" (2x98).[23]

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  1. dndbeyond.com on Alexa.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 D&DBeyond Adam Bradford (August 15, 2017): "The Adventure Begins — D&D Beyond's Launch Is Here" on D&D Beyond
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 D&D icon Wizards of the Coast (March 12, 2017): "Announcing D&D Beyond" on the official Dungeons & Dragons website
  4. 4.0 4.1 D&DBeyond Adam Bradford (December 18, 2018): "Curse Media and Fandom Are Joining Forces!" on D&D Beyond
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Hasbro Buys D&D Beyond for $146.3M in Gaming Expansion", published 13 April 2022 in "The Hollywood Reporter".
  6. Reddit icon Adam Bradford on Reddit.
  7. Twitter logo D&D Beyond (@DnDBeyond) on Twitter: "Nah Huntsville is our home and we aren't moving any time soon" (2017-06-02).
  8. D&D Beyond Twitch Extension
  9. 9.0 9.1 D&DBeyond Adam Bradford (January 25, 2018): "New Unearthed Arcana and Critical Role Content" on D&D Beyond
  10. See, for instance:
  11. DDB Explorer's Guide to Wildemount on D&D Beyond.
  12. DDB Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep on D&D Beyond.
  13. DDB Blood Hunter on D&D Beyond.
  14. DDB Gunslinger on D&D Beyond.
  15. DDB Echo Knight on D&D Beyond.
  16. DDB Way of the Cobalt Soul on D&D Beyond.
  17. DDB Oath of the Open Sea on D&D Beyond.
  18. See "Hush" (2x07) at 1:14.
  19. See "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) at 1:08.
  20. See "D&D Beyond Official Theme" on YouTube.com.
  21. See "Critical Role's Sam Riegel on Nott and the D&D Beyond Jingle" on YouTube.com.
  22. See "Uthodurn" (2x73) at 10:06.
  23. See "Dark Waters" (2x98) at 0:41.

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