D&D 5e Alternate Character Sheets

As our gift to you, use, reuse & abuse these alternate character sheets – designed as ergonomic alternatives to the originals.  Note that the Inventory page can be used with any Dungeons & Dragons edition, or other paper-pencil RPG.  As always, comment with your feedback below!

Alternate Inventory Page

Alt pg - inventory

Download pdf here

Alternate Front Page

Alt pg - front

Download single page pdf here

Download combined page pdf here

Alternate Back Page

Alt pg - back

Download pdf here

Download combined page pdf here


As a young lad, Jim stumbled upon a box in his uncle's garage. The box contained a mixture of comics, porn and second edition AD&D books. He was never the same again. Jim is an engineer, vintner, moustache enthusiast, karaoke champion and published author, working mostly on short stories and post-modern poetry. He currently works in the game design industry in southern California. Jim's talent with nitpicking details, drafting and design makes him an ideal world builder, and he never stops building on the group's home-brew. “My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.” ― Jack Kerouac

'D&D 5e Alternate Character Sheets' have 20 comments

  1. June 4, 2015 @ 9:36 pm Damian

    Do you have a sheet for players to place spell and or spell books? Because that would be really cool. Sure you could do some sort of lined paper. But a more organized sheet would be cool.


    • June 22, 2015 @ 11:25 pm Max

      We love the idea! I’ll forward your request to @Jim Ryan and follow up with you!


    • July 7, 2015 @ 5:36 pm Jim


      Personally I found that the spellsheet WotC provides works pretty well. I’m working on class specific sheets, so keep an eye on my future posts!


      • October 19, 2015 @ 5:23 am Emmanuel

        Class Specific character sheets would be sick! Have you worked ’em up yet?


      • January 8, 2016 @ 11:21 pm Ivan

        I just wanted to say thank you for making this sheet and also, Do you have any news on those class specific sheets?


        • May 19, 2016 @ 10:56 pm James Ryan

          I haven’t worked on them much, but now that I’m free from other projects, I’ll get on it!


      • September 10, 2016 @ 7:45 pm Jonathon

        Can you upload fillable PDFs of these sheets I love there layout?


        • February 2, 2017 @ 10:44 pm Daniel

          I would love this as well, I have several players who would use that to print out their sheets


          • February 4, 2017 @ 8:17 pm katherine

            please please please upload this in fillable form

  2. July 1, 2015 @ 3:55 am Mike

    I’m loving the layout but I have a question regarding giving currency an entire section to itself. Personally, I can use that to keep track of my the gems, deeds, and other resources in my character’s possession that can easily be converted into money, but I don’t think it merits a whole section to itself, especially since not all players keep track of things like those (some will just outright trade the gems for gold the first chance they get).

    If you can enlighten me on your intention for devoting that section to currency, I would appreciate it. In my opinion though, it would have best served as a placing for consumable items that you would have needed numbered as opposed to the other Accessible Items where you could have placed things such as Healer’s Kits, Thieves’ Tools, Grappling hooks, Spyglasses, and the like.

    Overall though, I really am loving the layout and intend to use it for my characters. Many thanks.


    • July 7, 2015 @ 5:35 pm Jim

      Thanks for the questions.

      Not all wealth can be measured in gold, especially in 5th edition. Occasionally in my games, treasure can be given in the form of gems, trade goods, art, things players know they intend to sell but have yet to properly appraise. It’s also a great place to do some quick math if you’re using straight gp exchange.

      The accessible items section was intended for the potions on your belt, the dagger in your boot, your healers kit, magic wands, anything you could reach with an action.

      The front page is intended to be everything you need to run a scenario, with the back page being a more in depth description of the character as well as a greater inventory page.


  3. November 22, 2015 @ 12:02 am Free Games Download

    I used adobe illustrator for all of these sheets. I couldn t find any better alternatives so when my 1 month free trial went up, I deleted it and photoshop off of my computer and made another account to start a new trial.


    • May 19, 2016 @ 10:58 pm James Ryan

      I just got my hands on a PDF editor. I’ll get that out asap! Personally, I’ve always preferred paper sheets. It’s the feel man. The feel.


  4. November 22, 2015 @ 1:32 pm Walter Savio

    Great attention to usability. Working on a Italian version based on this one, for personal use.


  5. May 16, 2016 @ 5:10 pm Steph Lovik

    Is there anyone able to make this form fillable. I found a free PDF editor to do it with but can’t figure out how you make the character and company pictures insertable.


    • May 19, 2016 @ 11:00 pm James Ryan

      I just got my hands on a PDF editor. I’ll get that out asap! Personally, I’ve always preferred paper sheets. It’s the feel man. The feel.


  6. May 23, 2016 @ 12:57 pm Erevan

    Is there a non-cantrip spell sheet. For rangers and others


  7. July 30, 2016 @ 4:42 am Flamereptile

    What did you use to make these?


  8. December 20, 2016 @ 2:27 am Gizoopy

    this is just an idea maby you could make a sheet to put your racial bonusses. (same for classes) this whould be really helpfull


  9. August 31, 2017 @ 8:11 am Nathan Campbell

    have you been able to get the PDF fill-able forms out and working yet??? these would be the BEST character sheet layouts to use 🙂


Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

"Not all those who wander, are lost"  ~J.R.R. Tolkien