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The way I've always seen this done is to simply let everyone look over all the characters, and then let them decide among themselves who plays what. I guess this could lead to problems if there were two players who absolutely insisted on having the same character, but I've never witnessed that being an issue. More likely, one of them will just say "I ...


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After years of being plagued from the same problem, we started to keep all the characters in a single folder, which is either kept by the DM or where we usually play. My backup option is: "wing it". it's not really a problem if your skills are a bit off for a single session :) On top of that, I always keep a "character cheat sheet" for all characters with ...


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I allow them to reconstruct it during play. To a degree, this depends on the game, but even in the more complex games it's the end results that matter more than the formulas. For example, if I know that my energy blaster in Champions has a big energy blast with a bunch of different options, I can probably get away with saying I do 12d6 with a single-target ...


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My groups have the DM hold on to the character sheets, plus any notes the players have made (loot, etc.)


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One way which I've enjoyed from the Warhammer Fantasy Role Playing Game is to use cards. Jot down each spell or item on a separate card or slip of paper. Each day, the wizard takes his/her allotment of resources from the card deck into his/her "hand". As s/he uses a spell or expendable, drop from the hand of cards for the day.


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All character sheets for my games are posted online. No chance of losing them.


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Depends on the game like GURPS, D&D 4.0, Fantasy Hero I prefer character sheets. For older editions of D&D and games like Traveller a piece of paper does just fine.


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I've seen a lot of people just drop them in protective sheets and dry-erase in their HP etc. Also, using scratch paper for the more dynamic aspects like HP can help.


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there are three basic approaches... Dedicated Character Sheet programs PDF with markup Editable file in an office suite. Character Sheet Apps Dedicated Android Apps I can't vouch for any of the dedicated apps, but you can find a bunch on the play store. I can say that the various app stores have different apps in this field. Web Apps Ernir points ...


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First, for Reference, a zoomed-in segment of the 4e character sheet available for download on WoTC's site. Your Stats from your Standard array Go in the Score box The Score is the number coming from the Array (or total via pointbuy) such as 16, 12, 8 etc. By RAW rules you cannot have more than 1 stat lower than 10 and that one stat can only go as low as ...


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I re-edited and translated from Italian to English, the marvellous DnD 3.5 sheet made by Dragon's Lair (Udine), whose original sheet (in Italian) is linked here. How it was made: with Openoffice. (after failing with LaTex for a while) What is good about it: it has everything. The first page has all the combat-related stuff one needs, with enough columns ...


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I think maybe you are overthinking it a little. In the past, when I did this, I have assigned each player the character that I thinks he's going to play better, or I think will be more interesting to him. That's because I have very mutual trust with my players. But that way you can assign the simplest characters to the more novice players (e.g: leaving ...


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NBOS Character Sheet Designer Need character sheets? Then check out the new NBOS Character Sheet Designer. The Character Sheet Designer is a system you can use to create and fill out interactive electronic character sheets. Design character sheets for your favorite system, home brew systems, or even create special purpose character sheets for NPCs and ...


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D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder This character sheet doesn’t come in “blank” versions so I have to show an example character. Say hi to Vance from a Pathfinder game I was in. Link to example character sheet How it was made The sheet is a webpage written in PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. To create a new character, I just copy the code and edit it as ...


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I've used several solutions. For one-shots, I just use standard 20# bond. For typical campaigns, 80# to 110# card If there is a box with potential for LOTS of write and erase (like Hit Points), I'll put scotch tape over it, or a small spot of con*tac clear non-glare laminate. This can be penciled upon, and vinyl erasers (standard on Bic pencils these ...


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It really depends strongly on the system, and on the character sheet design. For D&D 3.5, I can't live without a character sheet. I can quickly fill it in with the book in hand, and be done creating a character in minutes. I know where all my combat stats are, and can find them easily. I have a PDF of a customized sheet that has quick descriptions, ...


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Character sheets because they should be things of beauty to admire and age with the time the game played. A 52 session character sheet should look like it.


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There are a few things that you could do to help prevent this sort of thing from happening in the first place, and to mitigate the damage when it does occur. Have the GM keep the sheet. This is probably the simplest solution. If the GM keeps the sheet with the rest of the campaign notes, then whenever the game is run, everyone can be assured that they ...


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It sounds like you're asking which rolls gain the ubiquitous +1/2 level bonus. The easy answer is: Most every d20 roll that gains an ability stat modifier as a bonus also gains 1/2 your level as a bonus to the roll. Attack rolls, initiative, skill checks, ability checks Rolls that don't use a d20 don't get the level bonus. Damage rolls d20 rolls ...


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This is an answer that tries to do a summary of all other answers, and to add something new Solution 1: Reconstruct it When you did nothing to prevent it (or something went wrong with your prevention), you'll have to rewrite the sheet. 1.1 The player has lost his sheet The advise is to rebuild it before the session. All players should help the guy who ...


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I have scanned in one of my Everway character sheets and prepared three PDFs, at 300dpi (6.2MB), 150dpi (1.6MB) and 75dpi (412KB). I was going to upload them all to the Everway yahoo group that Brian mentioned, but they have a file size limit of 5120KB, so I have had to host the highest resolution sheet myself. The scan of the original WOTC character ...


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As answered here, I recommend power2ool.com. While it has DDI integration, you can create your own well-formatted power cards on it with custom text. For character sheet, I find that making my own really helps me understand my character. Of course, my character sheets (answered in detail here) are themed after weem's sheet. They are functionally checklists ...


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Since I couldn't actually find a character sheet like this for The Dresden Files, I created my own. Since I used assets from the Evil Hat character sheet, I'm submitting it to them first to make sure it's OK for me to distribute it, and I'll post it when I do (or make whatever changes they require). But I did want to post images of the character sheet as ...


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Other than writing/erasing more than you are comfortable with, I don't see a purely paper-based solution. Similar to Matt's answer, I tend to put either clear contact paper or (lately) just drop the whole character sheet into a clear document holder. Any sort of notation I need to make gets jotted down on the plastic cover. Hitpoints: I'll just mark the ...


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I recommend a combination of the wizard's community and the character builder from DDI. The Class Guides have both pregenerated characters and everything you need to make decent choices quickly. When combined with the Character Builder, you can make a high quality character that fits your requirements (to a degree, due to haste) quite quite quickly. ...


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Spells per day Spells per day is based on your character class, character level and primary stat. Let us take a wizard for example (primary stat is intelligence), at level 1 he has 3 level 0 spells and 1 level 1 spell, our wizard has an intelligence of 16 which would give him a bonus level 1, level 2 and level 3 spell. He doesn't get the last 2 yet since he ...


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You would change the base stats. Homeworld adjustments are not advances purchased with XP.


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It's for special properties, primarily the special properties on magic armor. Wild is an example of one. You can also use that space for any other details that don't fit elsewhere, but it's mostly used for special properties on magic armor.


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Ars Magica 5 This is a character sheet I made for Ars Magica 5 in the stock Mythic Europe setting. It was modified from a similar set of sheets that I made for Ars Magica 4-based campaigns with alternate settings and abilities. PDF Here. How it was made: I used a number of different versions of CorelDRAW!. This sheet is basically a bunch of heavily ...


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If the DM has a photocopy of the sheet, and the player forgets theirs; then they can borrow the DM's copy.



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