This week I wanted to share a particularly impressive tool that I have been using with my D&D5e campaigns, both as a Player and a DM when creating Spell Casters. This tool will save you countless amounts of time when preparing a new player character or having an NPC that has a particular set of spells they can use. The webpage is simply named D&D-Spells.
From the creator’s page: “I thought that a tool where you could select the spells for your class, the spells you like or even have prepared in combination with a single magic button to print them all out wouldn’t be so hard to do, and then it began.”
Of course, DND Beyond and many other 3rd Party free apps have come out as great tools for easy reference of spells, but I am kinda old fashioned and like to have all the spells my character can use in front of me on a printed out piece of paper that I can staple to the back of my character sheet.
Also you might be wondering; “Why not simply go out and spend the extra money or so and get all of the official Wizards of the Coast spell cards to have on hand.”
1.) I don’t feel like I should have to spend a ridiculous amount of money for more “convenience”
2.) I then have to worry about maintaining the cards, carrying around more stuff if I am DM-ing, and keeping them in a separate place than my character sheet.
Both of these things don’t seem very “convenient” to me. And this website is a lot faster than what I used to do which was finding each spell on a website or from the SRD and copying and pasting it all into a Word Document.
So how do I use this tool?
So as you can see from the screenshots I provided from the website below, the page has options to sort the spells available by Class, Level, School, Casting Time, Ritual, Concentration, and Source (PHB, SCAG, and Elemental Evil). So simply sort what spells you are looking for, check the boxes, and press create spell-cards. You can also customize how you would like them to display (Portrait or Landscape).
So hopefully this tool helps many of you save the time that I have been saving lately. And of course, there are many options out there for the same reference. So if this is not the approach you want to use, that is OK too. You do you! 😀
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