Here, Have a Dungeons and Dragons Character Sheet!

I’m anal picky when it comes to character sheets. I like things to look and feel a certain way, and I’m almost never happy with the stock character sheet for any given roleplaying game. I’m seeking help, but so far I haven’t been able to find a support group for this particular malady. So in lieu of following a 12 step program, I typically just design my own character sheets.

Don’t get me wrong; there are a few character sheets I really like. I like the simplicity of the standard Fate Core character sheet, and I really liked the old green AD&D 2nd edition character sheets. The point is that some character sheets are better than others and – as far as I am concerned – the default Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition character sheet is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. I don’t even want to go into the details about why I feel that way. The bottom line is that I hate it, and so I’ve created my own 5th edition character sheet. I don’t have any fancy program that I use for this sort of thing (I’m not that anal about it), so if your expecting something more complex than a table-heavy word document then prepare to be dissappointed. But if you’re fine with that sort of thing then keep reading.

Stylistically, the sheet is a bit of a nod to older Dungeons and Dragons character sheets, but (I think) it still gives you everything you need for your 5th edition character in a simple, two page format. If you like it, please feel free to use it and share it as you see fit. If you don’t like it, that’s ok too; I didn’t make it for you. Here it is:

Character Record Sheet

Please let me know in the comments what you like (or dislike) about this character sheet, and feel free to offer any suggestions for improvements if you have any.

 

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