The Forge now features integration with D&D Beyond. With it, you gain convenient access to all 5th edition content that you own, and the ability to convert it into a Foundry-compatible format. However, this service is still in early beta .
Because it is in a beta testing phase, most features will only be available to Patrons of KaKaRoTo. During the beta testing phase, major changes will be made to the service, bugs will be ironed out, and the implementation will be a work-in-progress. By restricting it to Patreon-only users, we ensure that only dedicated users willing to endure these changes will use the beta service.
Non-Patreon users are currently able to import the D&D 5e Basic Rules as well as the Frozen Sick and Lost mine of Phandelver adventures (all free content on D&D Beyond), without subscribing on Patreon.
As mentioned above, the feature is still in early beta, so your expectations need to be adjusted with regards to what content can be imported and how. Apart from the bugs we could expect and lack of polish, there are also missing features.
For instance :
Imports are always under the same module/world name, so it will overwrite your previous import without asking for confirmation
Items/Equipement and Magic Items do not have any of their stats set, only the description of the item
Monster, or spell data may be inaccurate
Vehicles are not supported (and likely won’t ever be due to the lack of data from D&D Beyond)
Adventure scenes may not all be created automatically, or may have inaccurate walling, lighting, token information.
You can see the status of the metadata of the scenes (walling, lighting, etc…) in this spreadsheet
Using the feature at this early stage will help in finding how to improve it and will be valuable to providing feedback early on.
If you wish to give the feature a try, you will need to be a patron of KaKaRoTo. During the beta, rule book conversion will be accessible at the
Experienced Player (USD $5) tier, while adventure book conversion will be accessible at the
Dungeon Master (USD $10) tier.
After subscribing to the appropriate tier on Patreon, and connecting your Patreon account to your Forge account, the ability to import from D&D Beyond should be made available to you.
You can import content you own from D&D Beyond by visiting the Bazaar and clicking on the D&D Beyond category.
The first step will be to import the content listing from D&D Beyond. This will use a small portion of your Data and Assets Library so it can save the listing and the cover images. After that you will need to install a Chrome extension which will allow the integration between The Forge and D&D Beyond.
Once done, you can then import book contents by clicking the Import button on the package, and waiting for the process to finish.
While we have received approval from D&D Beyond to help users import their content, there are certain limitations to handling the content.
We cannot store D&D Beyond purchases like other Bazaar content, as this would entail redistributing personal Beyond data to users- as a result, content you’ve imported from D&D Beyond will consume your asset and game storage.
Other limitations may apply as the integration evolves, as all integration must be developed with the assumption that the user is importing the data from D&D Beyond, rather than the software containing the data itself, and importing it to the user once its confirmed that they own the data on D&D Beyond.