D&D 5E’s digital tools, DungeonScape, cancelled without explanation

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DungeonScape, the digital tools for Dungeons & Dragons 5E (previously known as Codename Morningstar, see our report here) were unceremoniously scrapped late last week for reasons that have not been publicly revealed.

The only thing we know is what is in the message posted on the official website, which we’ve reprinted below:

Today, we have news that is both sobering and hopeful. Wizards of the Coast and Trapdoor Technologies will no longer be working together to develop DungeonScape for Fifth Edition D&D, and we will not be releasing the product in its current form. The beta program on all platforms will be shutting down at noon (MST) on Friday, October 31.

Although we can’t reveal all of the details regarding the future of DungeonScape, we are happy to say that there is indeed a future—so fear not!

This project, 100% internally funded, conceptualized, and built by our talented team at Trapdoor, has been a labor of love from the very beginning. We set out to change the way RPGs are played at the table—making our game night more about enjoying the adventure than searching for rules. We still hold true to that quest. We believe that our Story Machine™ is a powerful tool for converting information into something more useful and rich.

We’re working hard to solidify the details of what’s next for DungeonScape, and we’ll share that information with you when it’s appropriate.

Over on the official DungeonScape Facebook page, the authors have been answering questions such as “Make it for Pathfinder instead!” with a “Wouldn’t that be nice ;)” response, so there’s a pretty good clue there as to where Trapdoor intend to take their baby.

Stay tuned.

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