D&D General Tips for Using Paper Character Sheets


Not sure if it’s a « tip » or to what extent this is anecdotal, but rather than going for a «clean», printed type-fillable pdf form, I prefer to print a blank form and fill it by hand.

There is something in the act of writing something down that is different from typing on a computer; it imprints in my memory much better. If someone hands me a pre-generated character sheet, I’ll be looking all over for stuff (even when I should really know better). If I write it down, I often don’t even have to look; I’ve got it memorized by now.

As the DM, I always prepare nice character sheets for my players. Now this got me thinking that perhaps I should stop. Let my players fill them for themselves, I may actually help them the most that way…

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