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D&D 5E Medieval D&D Character Sheets

I saw these mentioned over on Geek Native. On Etsy, BadgersBunker is selling these character sheets for £2.95 -- D&D 5E character sheets with a heavily stylized medieval look.


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A custom unique character sheet for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.
The sheet consists of three pages - the main page with all the key information, a second page with a lot of extra space for abilities, features and inventory and a third page acting a spellbook, fully dedicated to known and memorised spells, spell slots and spellcasting stats.

The charsheet comes in two versions - one is form-fillable, which you can fill in on PC in any pdf reader (acrobat, foxit, etc) and then save and print. The other file is without fields for those who prefer to fill in their character sheets by hand.

The character sheet is designed in high medieval style, with hand-drawn icons for visualisation and is sure to spark awe and discussion around the table as well as add a touch of atmosphere and roleplay.
Besides beautiful design the sheet adds a lot of extra functionality in a neat and easy to reference way:

All your key stats that you need most commonly are collected on page 1 and are easy to find and reference thanks to visual cues and icons.
Skills are grouped by related attribute, which makes it very easy to calculate the skill bonus.
All the information needed for skill checks and saves is located in one place.
There are three slots for armor class - with shield, without shield and natural AC. No need to recalculate your AC whenever you're caught without a shield or armor.
A large space to track HP allows a lot of pencil scratching and erasing during a session.
Page two features a prominent section for equipped items - no longer search your huge inventory for the ability of that magical weapon you're wielding - list it separately!
A separate space to keep all your one-use items. Never again forget you had that potion or scroll!
A large space for assorted inventory with slots for ammunition and money.
A HUGE space for feats, abilities, effects etc.
The spellcasting sheet features all the info you need to cast in one place - your spellcasting ability, save DC, attack bonus and all spells as well as total and expended spell slots.
Remembered spells are easy to mark and track.

2 files: 1) form-fillable and 2) plain
Each file is 3 pages: 1) main sheet 2) inventory and feats 3) spellcasting
The pdf are formatted for standard A4 (US legal) paper.
 

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey



Ramaster

Explorer
On the "Class features" part of the most visible sheet there's an editing error (it skips a line after the word "your"). And this is the pic they used in the promotional material.

Wouldn't pay 2.95 for these based solely on that.

Is this a "promoted" post or a "real" post?
 


tmanbeaubien

Explorer
On the "Class features" part of the most visible sheet there's an editing error (it skips a line after the word "your"). And this is the pic they used in the promotional material.

Wouldn't pay 2.95 for these based solely on that.

Is this a "promoted" post or a "real" post?
That appears to be info "pasted" into the editable form, not a hard coded part of the character sheet itself. Just sayin'.
 

Dire Bare

Legend
On the "Class features" part of the most visible sheet there's an editing error (it skips a line after the word "your"). And this is the pic they used in the promotional material.

Wouldn't pay 2.95 for these based solely on that.

Is this a "promoted" post or a "real" post?
Oh good lord. Morrus is just sharing something cool that he found.

These won't be for everyone, especially considering that there are plenty of cool character sheets all over the internet that are free. However, they are cool, typo or not, and $2.95 is hardly a lot of money. And typos are easily fixed, especially in a digital product like this.
 




dalisprime

Explorer
Pretty? Sure. Functional? Nah - I like my features section to have clear detail of what a feature does so I don't have to look it up and this sheet doesn't have the space for that. Useful for a low level character perhaps
 

Whistles That is quite the beauty. AND it does the smart thing by having all the Skills grouped with their appropriate Ability Scores. Any Character Sheet that does that gets a major thumbs up from me.

This is probably my fave Character Sheet style followed by the Alternate Official WoTC Character Sheet (that groups the Skills/Ability Scores together as well) second, followed by the Laser and Liches Retroverse Character Sheet as my third favorite. Which coincidently is my go-to Character Sheet for D&Destiny.
 

They aren't even written in Latin.....

Latin would, of course be preferable, but there's nothing wrong with less educated players describing their character in the vernacular.

To me the real issue is that a medieval character sheet would almost certainly describe everything in an obtuse text block. None of this "Shortsword +4 to hit, 1d6+2 piercing" nonsense. It must simply include a sentence reading "And, verily, when he menaces his foes with an arming sword he shall add four to the number rolled upon his dice of attacking, and then, indeed, when his hit strikes true he shall smite them for not less than 3, but no more than eight damages of the piercing variety."

Which is roughly the way some Gary Gygax rules read to me.
 

Yeah, but if you are taking a picture for promotional purposes, what says, "I can't be bothered with quality," more than failure to proofread and clear a stinkin' line break?
Having worked in publishing, I can assure you that every single product has an error in it that no one caught, including the professionals. A single error in a product produced by a hobbyist is not unusual.
 

Augreth

Explorer
Whistles That is quite the beauty. AND it does the smart thing by having all the Skills grouped with their appropriate Ability Scores. Any Character Sheet that does that gets a major thumbs up from me.

This is probably my fave Character Sheet style followed by the Alternate Official WoTC Character Sheet (that groups the Skills/Ability Scores together as well) second, followed by the Laser and Liches Retroverse Character Sheet as my third favorite. Which coincidently is my go-to Character Sheet for D&Destiny.
I wholeheartedly agree about the skill grouping! Since there are no skill checks in D&D anymore, just ability checks, it simply doesn’t make sense not to group skills with the corresponding ability.
That’s what I’m missing on dndbeyond, that in the skills section of your character sheet you don’t see the ability modifiers.

Anyway, this one‘s a beauty :)
 

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
These look cool.

I wonder, as an aside, if there's a character sheet where the skills are adjacent to the related attribute. And then HP is adjacent to CON.
 


Laurefindel

Legend
Regardless of form and function, what makes this character sheet 'medieval?'
It has an aesthetic that relates more to medieval than sci fi, western, steampunk and antiquity, at least more so than a plain or neutral-looking (but often more functional) sheet.

but, yes, no Latin, no hand-writing and ink blotches, no floral drop-cases, no illuminations, no overly complex Celtic knots, no illustrations of knights fighting snails... it doesn’t look like a medieval document. It only refers to (fantasy) medieval as a genre more than any other.
 
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embee

Lawyer by day. Rules lawyer by night.
They aren't even written in Latin.....
Oh please... with literacy among men at only around 10-15% and among women below 3%, it could be written in upside Aramaic and it would do your average serf just as much good.
 

R_Chance

Adventurer
Latin would, of course be preferable, but there's nothing wrong with less educated players describing their character in the vernacular.

To me the real issue is that a medieval character sheet would almost certainly describe everything in an obtuse text block. None of this "Shortsword +4 to hit, 1d6+2 piercing" nonsense. It must simply include a sentence reading "And, verily, when he menaces his foes with an arming sword he shall add four to the number rolled upon his dice of attacking, and then, indeed, when his hit strikes true he shall smite them for not less than 3, but no more than eight damages of the piercing variety."

Which is roughly the way some Gary Gygax rules read to me.
Ah, but the real question is Classic Latin or Church Latin :D There are differences in pronunciation, spelling, and usage. Given "medieval" I would think Church Latin. Of course we could go with Romansh. Think 6th Century legionary Latin with German inclusions, still spoken in Switzerland. or even another medieval romance language... but no Romansh is at least identifiable as Latin :)
 

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