D&D 1E Wizards of the Coast releases pay-for-download PDFs of the AD&D Permanent Character Folder (1E) and C6 The Official RPGA Tournament Handbook (1E)


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Wizards of the Coast has just released pay-for-download PDFs of the AD&D Permanent Character Folder ($4.95) and C6 The Official RPGA Tournament Handbook ($4.95), both for AD&D 1st Edition.

Originally released in 1979, the Permanent Character Folder is one of the more expansive character sheets you'll find. Technically referred to as the "Permanent Character Folder and Adventure Records," it actually splits the information for your character into two sections. The first is for character information that's not supposed to change (or only changes infrequently), such as your ability scores, race, "weapons of proficiency," as well as less mechanical information such as parentage, family history, relations and followers, etc. There are then "adventure record" sheets, which (other than some brief space for writing in the basics of your character, so you'll remember which PC went on that adventure), you write down more transient information, such as what spells you prepared, who your fellow adventurers were (you can tell this was back in the day of "open tables"), what you were carrying, what treasure you acquired, debts incurred, payments to hirelings, etc. It's quite the interesting division, and the product was popular enough to get a second printing in 1981.

Likewise, C6 The Official RPGA Tournament Handbook, is exactly what it says on the tin. Published in 1987, it provides information on designing, running, and scoring tournaments, as well as two sample adventures ("Honor Guard" and "The Long Way Home"). Strangely, the sales page contains a blurb noting that this product is not current, and that anyone interested in the RPGA should go to www.wizards.com/rpga instead...which is a dead link. It almost looks as though this is an outdated version of the page, even though it just went up today.

These follow the recent PDF releases of the D&D Monster & Treasure Assortment Sets One to Three for Original Dungeons & Dragons, and the D&D Character & Monster Assortment for BECMI.

Other recent PDF releases from WotC have been the Non-Player Character Records for AD&D 1st Edition, AC5 D&D Player Character Record Sheets for BECMI, and the D&D Character Sheets - called the Character Record Sheets on the product's front cover - also for BECMI, Minsc and Boo's Journal of Villainy and Domains of Delight, both for D&D 5E, the Priest's Screen, Wizard's Screen, Wizard's Player Pack, Priest's Player Pack, Thief's Player Pack, and Thief's Screen, all for AD&D 2nd Edition, as well as Luck of the Draw (a supplement for Three-Dragon Ante/D&D 3.5), Gamma World 2e, The Complete Starter Set: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Game 2E, Blood Spawn (Birthright), the Savage Coast Campaign Setting (Mystara 2E), and Savage Coast: Orc's Head (Mystara 2E). Other PDF releases have included the Shattered Keeps map pack, the Worlds of Adventure fast-play game for AD&D 2E, the Hexagonal Mapping Booklet, Quadrille Graph Paper, Outdoor Geomorphs Set 1 - Walled City, Player's Secrets of Muden (Birthright), The Planescape Conspectus, Midnight on Dagger Alley (AD&D 1E), the AD&D 2E starter set Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Game, and the 3.5 Deluxe Character Sheets.

Free releases have included Wrath of the Immortals (BECMI), The Book of Regency (Birthright), Three Dragon Ante, Rob Kuntz's To the City of Brass, and the World of Krynn Trail Map and The Eastern Countries Trail Map (Mystara).

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We need more character folders

Mod Note:
Dude. Going through each of this threads noting that you don't like it is maybe not the way to show that your objection is a reasonable one. And, in fact, by posting in every one of them, you are bumping them to the top of the forum, giving these even more visibility and worsening the problem you claim to take issue with.

Time to let it go. Move on. Thanks.

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