When I run fifth-edition Dungeons & Dragons games, I find myself constantly turning to the Player’s Handbook to see if some spell requires an attack roll or a save. Then I close the book and realize that I forgot to check the damage. At the end of the session, I tally experience and every player wants to know how much they need to level. Back to the book.
Ace dungeon master and D&D Championship teammate Tom Christy comes to the rescue with a set of compact reference sheets. One pair of sheets covers spells and special abilities. Another sheet somehow includes every rule in the game, with space remaining for a list of Forgotten Realms holidays. (I’m not kidding about the holidays; I may be exaggerating about all the rules, but I cannot be certain.)
You can download the sheets here.
D&D 5E spell and special ability reference (PDF)
D&D 5E quick reference (PDF)
The sheets include the following abbreviations:
B = bonus
C = concentration
S = self
T = touch
cr = creature
obj = object
D = duration
AD = advantage
DA = disadvantage
lv = level
/ = or
+ = and
Neg = negates
Thp = temp hp
SS/DS/… = Strength Save, Dex Save, etc.
SC/DC/… = Strength Check, Dex Check, etc.
Update: Sheets updated January 2, 2015
“and every player wants to know how much they need to level.”
Most excellent sheets. With the DMG being released a couple of days ago, will version 2 have revised page refs? Happy to help Tom if needs be?
Sean (DM DoomWheel from Australia)
Hi Sean, I plan to make updates about 1/month as I collect more. If you see any errors or omissions, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll share updates with David too.
Tom, this is impressive work. Thank you!
David, thanks for the share. I am a newer visitor to your site – I have to say I am quite pleased with the content you have here. Keep it coming!
Absolutely great! Thanks so much for your efforts on this. I’ve started a spread sheet of all the spells which is nice for filtering and such, but this is much handier for actual game play!
The spell list would be amazing IF it was complete (quite a few spells from PHB missing) and if the abbreviations were included in the document. If you were to update it i would use it all the time in my sessions!
I wanted to show you these 5e action cards that I made. They are very much for newbies, but everybody has to start somewhere. Feel free to link as a resource.
Cards with crop marks: http://diceofrolling.com/assets/images/5e-action-cards.pdf
Cards without crop marks: http://diceofrolling.com/assets/images/5e-action-cards-no-cropmarks.pdf
Hey, these are cool. Thank you VERY much.