D&D Beyond is a series of digital tools for players and GMs alike. It will include a compendium featuring data about the game, a character sheet builder, and campaign management tools (with support for Homebrew content). The service was originally announced in mid-March of 2017.
Phase 1 of the Beta consists of the Compendium portion of the toolset. It includes data on game rules, items, spells, & monsters. Players can look over the data to see how useful it is as a reference tool for their campaign and make any suggestions for changes on the forums. Phase 2 of the beta will mark the release of the character builder and character sheet portion of the program, and Phase 3 will focus on Homebrew Integration and Campaign Management.
As it stands, there is not yet any official app available for D&D Beyond; access to the beta gets you into the website that contains all of the Dungeons & Dragons data currently in the service's compendium. Although the first phase only features reference material, the developers have stated that they nonetheless have no plans to wipe any player data that is created during the course of the beta. Additionally, they've stated that they'd like players to report bugs, request features, or ask questions on the forums that are integrated into the service.
If you'd like to check out what D&D Beyond has to offer, you can head on over to their website and instantly gain access to the beta. There's no firm timeline for when Phase 2 or Phase 3 will launch as of yet.
What do you think of the features showcased in Phase 1 of the D&D Beyond Beta? Do you think that it will be able to stand up against comparable tools for Dungeons & Dragons currently out on the market? Let us know in the comments below!