Official D&D Character Sheets Coming In June
  • Official D&D Character Sheets Coming In June


    One of the four mysterious unnamed D&D products has been revealed! Coming on June 20th, for $9.95, is a folder of official Dungeons & Dragons character sheets. "Inside the pockets of this lavishly illustrated protective folder, you’ll find a full set of fifth edition Dungeons & Dragonscharacter sheets for use in any D&D campaign. This product includes three additional styles of double-sided character sheets giving veteran players options based on their individual play preference and spell sheets for keeping track of their magical repertoire. Also included is an introductory character sheet designed specifically to help ease new players into the game. Fans can use these character sheets to welcome new players to the world’s greatest roleplaying game or choose a variant that fits their preferences."


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    1. painted_klown -
      This looks really cool, and the artwork is worth the price of admission alone!
    1. pukunui's Avatar
      pukunui -
      I'm particularly interested in the intro character sheet. I'm curious to see just what it does that makes it more newb-friendly. I'm hoping maybe it'll make it easier for me to introduce my daughters to D&D as well.
    1. Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
      Gardens & Goblins -
      Eh. We'll stick with A4 paper and biro
    1. Olaf the Stout -
      With the advent of PDFs I kinda feel like we've moved past this sort of product. There are already a heap of different character sheets out there for free right now.
    1. werecorpse's Avatar
      werecorpse -
      Check.
      That's one out of four I'm not interested in, but nice for those who want 'em.
    1. pukunui's Avatar
      pukunui -
      Quote Originally Posted by Olaf the Stout View Post
      With the advent of PDFs I kinda feel like we've moved past this sort of product. There are already a heap of different character sheets out there for free right now.
      I can see it having an appeal to new people. Buy the book(s) and the folio of character sheets and you're good to go! Not everyone will be familiar with the D&D website and/or EN World.
    1. bmfrosty's Avatar
      bmfrosty -
      I get it. I'm just a bit confused by the idea in the age of the internet and cheap printers. Although, may be cheaper than Inkjet cartridges.
    1. Olaf the Stout -
      Quote Originally Posted by pukunui View Post
      I can see it having an appeal to new people. Buy the book(s) and the folio of character sheets and you're good to go! Not everyone will be familiar with the D&D website and/or EN World.
      Except that a simple "5E D&D character sheet" Google search will point you to a heap of options. I think even people new to D&D would know enough to be able to Google that, or a similar relevant term. Or maybe I'm just overestimating the ability of the general population to search for stuff on the Internet.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Olaf the Stout View Post
      Except that a simple "5E D&D character sheet" Google search will point you to a heap of options. I think even people new to D&D would know enough to be able to Google that, or a similar relevant term. Or maybe I'm just overestimating the ability of the general population to search for stuff on the Internet.
      People like to collect official things. I know I do!
    1. pukunui's Avatar
      pukunui -
      Quote Originally Posted by Olaf the Stout View Post
      Or maybe I'm just overestimating the ability of the general population to search for stuff on the Internet.
      Yes, I think you are. Spend a bit of time on social media and you'll quickly realize that.
    1. TerraDave's Avatar
      TerraDave -
      People still go into to stores and buy D&D stuff. They see these, they buy them too. Or they buy it on Amazon, see it on "people also purchased" and buy it.

      Its low hanging fruit. So, we could also be seeing "official" dice, new DM screen...maybe even a DMs log, D&D branded battle mat or the return of official graphing paper. Or maybe not, but I wouldn't be surprised by things in this vein.
    1. Olaf the Stout -
      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      People like to collect official things. I know I do!
      Yeah, I can understand that. I'm unlikely to buy these character sheets, but I've definitely bought RPG stuff and miniature game stuff in the past mostly, or in some cases, purely for collection's sake.
    1. Olaf the Stout -
      Quote Originally Posted by pukunui View Post
      Yes, I think you are. Spend a bit of time on social media and you'll quickly realize that.
      You mean all those Abraham Lincoln quotes where he talks about not trusting what you read on the Internet are possibly faked?

      My faith in humanity has been destroyed!

      Yeah, you make a fair point. There are a lot of value that believe everything they read and hear, which is a dangerous way to live.
    1. pukunui's Avatar
      pukunui -
      It's not just that, though. There's also cases where little Timmy says he wants the new D&D for his birthday, and Mom (or Grandma) has gone out to get it for him, and the shop attendant says, "Look, here's the game book, and here are some character sheets ... oh, and some dice, of course. Everything little Timmy needs to start playing!"
    1. ccs's Avatar
      ccs -
      Quote Originally Posted by pukunui View Post
      I can see it having an appeal to new people. Buy the book(s) and the folio of character sheets and you're good to go! Not everyone will be familiar with the D&D website and/or EN World.
      But most people ARE familiar with scanners/copy machines.
      You open your PHB & copy the sheet in the back of it....
    1. pukunui's Avatar
      pukunui -
      Meh. People are lazy. It's far more convenient to buy a packet of ready-to-use sheets than to have to photocopy (or download and print) one off yourself. Besides, if the sheets in this product come loose, it'll be much easier to photocopy them than the one in the back of the book as well.

      I remember buying (and getting great use out of) the AD&D 2e version of this product, even though I could have merely photocopied the sheet that was in the back of the PHB. It's a convenience thing.
    1. darjr's Avatar
      darjr -
      If the folder is sturdy and cool I might buy one just for that.
    1. Jester David's Avatar
      Jester David -
      I expected this. It was one of the obvious products...
      Could be cool. But, really, with printers and downloadable, form fillable sheets, this is a pretty niche product.

      I'm rather happy with my own sheets: http://www.enworld.org/forum/rpgdown...ownloadid=1323
      Might still buy for completist's sake...
    1. Sebastrd -
      If these are more of the same standard configuration sheets just layed out slightly differently, I'm not interested. I'd like to see a character sheet where everything is arranged with an eye toward quickly locating pertinent information; not simply grouping skills, traits, and ability scores in a slightly more aesthetically pleasing manner.
    1. ddaley's Avatar
      ddaley -
      Me too. I'll probably order at least one set. I hope they are printed on a heavy weight paper. I usually print character sheets on card stock.

      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      People like to collect official things. I know I do!
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