WarCry: What books will D&D Insider support?
Iija Rotelli Basically any book you buy, there will be a code inside that book, you type that code into your account and you then have access to it on D&D insider.
WarCry: That is really great! It will make my game run so much smoother than it is now.
Iija Rotelli The whole idea with this, is to help DMs run a smoother game, keep things moving along, and to help gamers that are out of touch with their friends get back to gaming. It doesn't matter where in the world you move to, you can now keep in touch and continue to game with your friends.
WarCry: Are you going to support any other games with the map program? Such as Star Wars D20?
Iija Rotelli Well that is one of the nice things about the map, it's not game specific. It doesn't have rules built in, so you can use it for any game that you want. If you are playing a game that isn't fantasy, or the minis don't work for your setting, there are generic tokens that you can use for placement. We might make more tokens for games like Star Wars D20 as we go, but if not you always have the default tokens you can use. So you can play any game with it.
WarCry: When will D&D Insider launch with this cool new tabletop?
Iija Rotelli The tabletop, with all of the other things you get with D&D Insider such as Dungeons, and Dragons magazine, and all the premium content that goes with that, should be available by May of next year.
WarCry: This is something that I believe will help bring a lot of players back to role-playing games.
Iija Rotelli That's what we think as well. No one ever stops playing D&D because they don't like it, they stop because they move away, and they can't find a game. Their schedule doesn't let them get to the game at certain hours. We hear so many stories like yours, and we really hope we can give people like you a way to game again!
For those that are interested in seeing what the virtual table top looks like, here is a video preview!