Thursday, February 18, 2016

Releasing my first D&D 5e product for free!

A couple of weeks ago Wizard of the Coast has graciously released a system reference document for DnD 5th edition. I been busy with mapping projects but I did have something that was more or less finished. So I took the time and polished it up for release.

When I go to conventions, I like the players to roll up their characters. Because time is precious, I evolved a way to do this quickly. One thing I did was to create crib sheets that distilled the character creation rules into a minimal format. A quirk of my convention games that I have the players roll for starting level, a trick I swiped from +Jeff Rients Under Xyaltaren's Tower module. This results in mixed parties of characters ranging from 1st to 6th level. One implication of this is that if you are lucky enough to have rolled a 5th or 6th level character you can start with a magic item!

So without further ado, I present Basic Character Classes Level 1st to 6th. This should help out +Erik Tenkar get up to speed on learning DnD 5e as well.

The product is designed so that you can print it as a booklet and everything you need to create a character in there. The character class description is design as a bullet list. Once you know your level you just start at the top and work your way down recording everything up to and including your level.

By spring, I hope to release a full version covering all the SRD classes along with a version based off of my Majestic Wilderlands rules and Swords and Wizardry.


taichara said...

This is very useful, thank you! :3

AJ Fritz said...

Just a quick note, I've only read a bit of it so far, but the first bullet point on page 3 has a typo. It says "with" instead of "without"