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Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:19 pm 
 

I have been recently attempting to save online web content from 4th Edition D&D products. However, I have found that the WOTC/DND website no longer hosts 4E related content. Links from outside websites are redirected to the DND homepage with an "error 404" message.

Note that all v3 and 3.5 material is still available though the "archive.wizards.com" trick. However 4E material is not. There appears to be no way to access the content from around 2007 and up.  The archive.wizards.com trick does not work. When I try to retrieve the documents via the internet archive, WOTC is blocked from archiving due to an illegal robots.txt message.

Did anyone save all of this stuff for 4E products that would be willing to share? Thanks!


For example, from Enworld this page "4th Edition D&D Collector's Guide", half-way down in "web articles and downloads"

enworld.org/forum/showwiki.php?title=4th-Edition-D-and-D-Collectors-Guide

All of the links are gone, particularly the Vicious Venues, Success Along the Adventure Path, and Steal this Hook are gone.  

Another example...."Forgotten Realms Collector's Guide (part 3)" from Enworld, 3/4 down on the webpage in "Misc. Web Content:

enworld.org/forum/showwiki.php?title=Forgotten-Realms-Collectors-Guide-part-3

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:17 pm 
 

that's too bad waybackmachine is of no use. You'd think someone has saved stuff. In fact, I thought I remembered seeing on some other forums people saying they were trying to mass download everything before Wotc cut it off, or maybe it was fb. I'll try to look around and see. Let me know if you find something first

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:40 pm 
 

Thank you misterspock! Someone has bound to have this stuff. Better to retrieve it now than in the future when it will become virtually impossible to find.

Anyway, what does this "robots.txt" in the wayback machine mean? Why on earth would anyone not want their website archived?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:55 pm 
 

bamajon1974 wrote in D&D 4E Online Web Content:Anyway, what does this "robots.txt" in the wayback machine mean? Why on earth would anyone not want their website archived?


They were that embarrassed of 4E?


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:49 pm 
 

bamajon1974 wrote in D&D 4E Online Web Content:Thank you misterspock! Someone has bound to have this stuff. Better to retrieve it now than in the future when it will become virtually impossible to find.

Anyway, what does this "robots.txt" in the wayback machine mean? Why on earth would anyone not want their website archived?


took me a little while to find some other links past that "robots.txt"

will this lead you to what you're looking for?

http://web.archive.org/web/200912120426 ... s.com/DnD/

you can try to get to other dates at the top in the "captures"

edit: I keep getting additional error messages too

here's another link

and a few more:
D&D Archives
Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:56 am 
 

You can get a lot of the later releases here:
Living Forgotten Realms

You can request via email copies of Ashes of Athas here:
Ashes of Athas | Alphastream

I have copies of everything else except for the below (missing 23 out of ~400 pdf only adventures):

CORE 5-3
CORE 5-4
CORE 5-5
CORE 5-6
AGLA 2-4
AKAN 2-2
BALD 2-1
BALD 2-2
BALD 2-3
BALD 3-1
MOON 2-2
MOON 2-3
INTR 4-1
INTR 4-2
Return to the Moathouse (Origins 2008)
Ringing in the Deep (GenCon Classics; August 2010)
Death in the Arena (D&D Experience Dark Sun adventure; January 2010)
The Fires of Mount Hotenow (GenCon Championship; August 2011)
Shatter the Iron Circle (GenCon Convention Delve; August 2011)
Trial by Shadow (GenCon Championship; August 2012)
The Lost City (GenCon Championship; August 2013)
Dreams of the Red Wizards: Scourge of the Sword Coast (D&D Next)
Dreams of the Red Wizards: Dead in Thay (D&D Next)

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:20 pm 
 

cool. Thanks!

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:44 pm 
 

I may have made some progress. Looks like a lot of the articles, dungeon, dragon, excerpts, and others are here on this internet archive file index

Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Looks like many of the articles go back to 2012 and earlier but I have not explored yet. Here are some indexes of content. Don't think all of the links work but the index link above should help.

Article Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20141012040 ... tegory=all

Forging the Realms https://web.archive.org/web/20150301154 ... gtherealms

Legends & Lore https://web.archive.org/web/20141005151 ... egendslore

Worlds Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20141005151 ... egendslore

https://web.archive.org/web/20150301125 ... chive.aspx

Still cannot get the subscriber content though.

  
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