Wizards Of The Coast revealed today that they are going to distribute 2,000 digital kits to schools and libraries in the U.S. and Canada. The effort is designed to provide educators and librarians with additional resources to help engage their communities with Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering virtual play options. This is to help those who are practicing social distancing to engage with others while at home. The move comes as part of their "Stay At Home, Play At Home" initiative, where Wizards Of The Coast has been providing free gaming content for players every week to help them do more online gaming during the coronavirus outbreak.
Kits will be available upon request through their customer service request portal to organizers over the age of 18. You need to be employed by or official volunteers at enrichment organizations. These include schools, libraries, community centers, and scout troops, and represent the organization's gaming programming. We have more info below from today's announcement, including a quote from the company.
"Right now, play, imagination and connection with the people you care about are more important than ever," said Nathan Stewart, VP of the Dungeons & Dungeons Franchise. "With these resources, we want give back to communities and make it as easy as possible for as many people to roll with advantage during this difficult time."
D&D Beyond is a web tool and online repository for all officially published fifth edition D&D rules and adventures that provides players access to their characters and rules right at their fingertips. Magic: The Gathering Arena is the free-to-play digital version of Magic, and an exciting, feature-rich experience for anyone with a PC including tutorials to onboard players into the game and free starter decks.
Dungeons & Dragons offers additional resources on the Stay at Home, Play at Home portal, including new, free content released on a daily basis at 5pm PT, as well as tips and tricks for families and children to master remote play. Even more content is available on the DM's Guild, a PDF web store containing thousands of D&D adventures and supplements for all editions of D&D, and the home to all official organized play content for the D&D Adventurers League.