So I was recently inspired by this post over at one of my favorite gaming sites, Critical Hits. Mr. Dixon Trimline and I have some similar thoughts when it comes to character sheets, and when he posted a super-simple character sheet that managed to accommodate everything required for a 4th Edition Character–at Paragon Tier, no less– I immediately snatched up the file and began playing with it. And, like any good GM, I tinkered with it until it fit exactly what I wanted it to do, and I gotta say, it REALLY like it. I think it’s going to work out really well, and this weekend I’m going to hand out One-Page character sheets to some of my PCs.
One modification I made that I really think is going to help I took from the Legacy Monster Builder program from DDI– that I still have on my laptop and proudly use. I separated the actions (and labeled the sections) by their action Type– Standard I put in their own category, and Move/Minor/Reactions I put together. Hopefully this will help the PCs organize their turn and result in faster gameplay at the table. I also used a specific font for each PC’s page, adding a tiny bit of character-specific flavor. I think it worked out really well.
This weekend will be the test run– we’ll see how it goes. Below are two .pdf final versions of the character sheet. Enjoy!