Redesigning My Bard’s Character Sheet

I play in a weekly Dungeons and Dragons campaign. It’s pretty awesome. However, over the past 2 years my character sheet has gotten a little…chaotic. Having a level 17 character is thrilling, until you realize they can do so muchand you just don’t have enough room on your character sheet to see it all.

At first I just tried to modify the standard character sheet to fit my spell slots, class abilities, and stats. It kind of worked. Ish.

 
This is the neat version

This is the neat version

 

While my spell slots were a lot easier to keep track of, I still had to flip pages to see my weapons and actually read the details of my class skills. This caused some issues. When I realized, at the end of a 3 hour battle, that I had forgotten to apply my +15 racial ability to every single damage roll I knew it was time for a different method. (Sorry team!)

So I decided to make my own character sheet.

So much content in such little space ❤

So much content in such little space ❤

 

I rearranged the stat blocks so my most often used stats were on the top. Then I made spaces for my spell slots and inspiration slots. The 2 largest areas were for my class features and weapons. These were pretty wordy, so I broke it down to the fewest words to get the information across. I can look at the players handbook if I forget a specific detail, but now I could at least strategize with all the information in front of me. I also added check boxes for the weapons or abilities that had once per day uses.

I removed a lot of the meta details like ‘player name’ ‘experience points’ and the math for how I got to my AC. I also shrunk the items and languages boxes. These weren’t necessary and I needed the space.

I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. It made it a LOT easier to keep track of what I could actually do, now that it is all laid out clearly on paper instead of half remembered in my brain.

 I got a little carried away with customizing Nejema, so I just went ahead and painted her her own mini.

She’ll sing you a song…OF DESTRUCTION

She’ll sing you a song…OF DESTRUCTION