D&D 5E Electronic tools for 5e post-SRD

Ricochet

Explorer
I am going to participate in a game as a player for once (gasp!) and I was looking for a nifty app or character builder to help me make a character sheet quickly.

I found this one online to be pretty cool, but the spell list leaves a lot to be desired: http://www.orcpub.com/dungeons-and-dragons/5th-edition/character/generator?

On my phone, I have an app called "Fifth Edition Character Sheet" which is pretty decent.

I was wondering, however, if there are other tools out there now, especially since the SRD was put online? I looked through the thread Morrus made about aids a while back and could only find a couple for iOS devices.

So - anything new out there worth checking out? :)
 

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BoldItalic

First Post
SRD-based software can't include the full range of archetypes, backgrounds, feats and spells that are in the PHB because they can only include the minimal subset that's in the SRD. They can be open, so that you can type in the extra stuff yourself and use it privately, but that's a lot of work and if you are prepared to do that much typing, you might as well just type up your character sheet anyway or use one of the form-fill PDFs.
 


Ricochet

Explorer
Lions Den Fight Club is great. More than SRD, community supported.

Would love it, but I haven't got an iOS device. Any way to make it work on a PC?

As for limiting things to the SRD: I don't mind that at all. I just need the basics anyway. :)
 
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Joddy37

First Post
There is also "5e squire". It is a great app that is being constantly updated. You even can monitor your equipment and encumbrance. You can prepare cast spells, use hit dice to heal, make attacks, even simulate short and long rests.
Oh, I see paragon already mentioned it.
 

CapnZapp

Legend
SRD-based software can't include the full range of archetypes, backgrounds, feats and spells that are in the PHB because they can only include the minimal subset that's in the SRD.
Well, no; they can be open and be delivered complete with "additional data" that just so happens to be a thinly veiled version of the stuff not in the SRD.

Just do Cutthroat Rogues instead of Assassin ones, Forest Elves instead of Wood Elves, and Flameball instead of Fire Ball.

Post this data file on a separate blog or "as a fan" for accountability, and you're done.

I fully expect any tool that isn't complete in this way to fail.
 

Baumi

Adventurer
Can't you release a tool under DM's Guild to include all PHP Features?

What I really miss most at the moment is an Encounter-Generator that not only calculates the Difficulty (there are multible Programs that do this), but also shows you all Monster-Stats (maybee even the Spells) for it too.
 



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