I play D&D with some friends at my college. In our first campaign I played a goliath barbarian which was the tank of our party. I had taken so much damage and changed my hit points so many times that the paper had permanent smudges was beginning to tear from excessive erasing. Consequently I started looking into digital character sheets. I had heard of some digital character sheets such as D&D Beyond but they were paid and I didn't think I would ever use all of their features; so I created my own digital character sheet.
This character sheet is heavily inspired by the D&D 5E character sheet by the Wizards of the Coast. This character sheet automatically updates ability, saving throw and skill modifiers. It also automatically provides buttons that display information about your feats, spells, items, class, subclasses, background and race depending on what you type into the sheet. The information is scraped from http://dnd5e.wikidot.com.
Advantages Over Paper
- Don't have to look up what spells, feats, items, etc. do
- Don't have to manually update saving throw and skill check modifiers when your proficiency bonus or ability stats change
- Double checkboxes so you can mark down expertise in saving throws and skill checks in a neat way
- Can add as many spells and weapons as you want (more boxes get added automatically)
- Can enter and change as much detail as you want (text box scrolls)
- Can roll digitally (don't need to remember to bring your dice)
- Much harder to lose (it is autosaved on your device and you can also download an editable PDF)
Character Sheet is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.