Wizards of the Coast discontinues digital magazine Dragon+
Wizards of the Coast has discontinued its Dragon+ digital magazine after 41 issues. Many features and items that were released before will be migrated to D&D Beyond, which Wizards purchased earlier this year. A long article focused on the authors of Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel appeared on D&D Beyond last month and was written by Dragon+ editor Matt Chapman. D&D Beyond has also hosted near-daily previews of Spelljammer: Adventures in Space, providing detailed insights into the playable races and monsters found in that book.
“We are incredibly proud of Dragon+’s success in reaching audiences through its app space as well as dragonmag.com,” Bart Carroll, Wizards of the Coast’s digital marketing director, wrote in the magazine update. “However, as we evolve D&D’s online presence, we have decided that Dragon+ 41 will be the last issue we publish in the current format.”
Wizards of the Coast launched Dragon+ in 2015, which was the successor to Dragon magazine. The magazine focused on interviews with designers, the history of Forgotten Realms, and previews of upcoming books. In fact, I liked both versions of the magazine. The print version ran for 300 issues and was a good way to get a feel for new material, without searching the internet or YouTube. The digital version was a bit better as it was free on the website and had embedded media content such as podcasts and YouTube. You can also download the Dragon+ app for Android and iOS. Although the magazine is discontinued, all back issues will continue to be available for the predictable feature.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and The New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.