The Elusive One-Page Character Sheet

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!

EDIT: I can’t seem to get the template to upload, so if you want my modified version, hit me up at theactionpoint (at) gmail (dot) com!!

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4 Responses to The Elusive One-Page Character Sheet

  1. Wally says:

    Thanks for sending this to me. Very easy to use. Now we need someone to figure out how to export our CB character into it 🙂

  2. Adrian says:

    I too would like to thank you for sending me the template. I generated my own one page character sheet, but it is not very attractive and loses the 4e presentation style for powers. When I finish transferring my character (a level 18 warforged slayer) to this format, perhaps I will try and post a link here in the comments.

  3. Swordgleam says:

    Nice! I really like the idea of putting relevant skills under the stat – why have I never thought of that?

  4. elstiko says:

    Fold it in half and it makes a great “pre-gen” size sheet! Now I just need to figure out how to insert checkboxes in word 2007…

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