The resources below are some of the best D&D resources on the web. Let us know if you think there are any we missed!
This is a super lightweight virtual table top that has been a game changer for running online. Easy to learn, nothing to install, no registration for anybody.
You can download the official Wizards of the Coast D&D Character sheets here. The archive has form fillable and print optimized versions plus an alternate layout if that's your thing.
Each of these character sheets has been modified for a specific class. These are not free but worth the cost if you like to play specific classes a lot, or if you're starting a game with any players new to the game.
This sheet is a variation based on the official WOTC design. The tweaks on this are really great and is definitely an improvement on the original.
This sheet has a somewhat cartoony style that may appeal to folks who want a bit more theme on their sheets.
WOTC has pre-generated characters for a variety of race/class combos from level 1 to 10.
This site has an obscene amount of pregens for all classes. You can even pick your subclass. Levels from 1 all the way to 20.
Fast Character lets generate PCs very quickly with only a handful of options.
This site generates NPCs with a single click. It includes stats, a description, traits, a plot hook and more. You can pick from a handful of options if you want specific race/sex etc.
This generator requires you to select a few options, but it also produces very detailed NPCs.
The random generator at Donjon will create lists of simple NPCs with a few starting options
Although a little NSFW, this barebones generator provides a great starting point for character or NPC creation.
A handy crib sheet available in portrait or landscape layout.
This is a great flowchart style guide that clarifies how combat works, great for new players!
This is a great alternative to any of the official screens out there.
This is a very handy two sided cheat sheet, mainly for players. It is colour coded and everything!
Oodles of super-awesome hand drawn maps.
This is an online map-making tool. There is a free and a paid version, both are great for making outdoor maps of anything from continents to villages.
Another online map maker, this one is great for maps at a smaller scale, like dungeons etc.
Awesome random city map generator, you can take them as they are or export them and edit them into something more.
A huge repository of professional and amateur made maps of all sorts, from real cities and towns, to fantasy countries and worlds.
If you want to generate a random map with complicated interlacing ethnicities and national borders, this is the tool for you. You can customize it completely, or just tweak a couple of variables and let it do it's thing.
The best tool for creating and managing characters, looking up rules and finding monsters and their stats. The Basic Rules are available for free, and the rest of the official material is on there to buy often with good discount codes easily found online.
The subreddit made for DMs to post questions, answers, and all sorts of tips and tricks for people to use.
The best place online to buy old and new adventures, some you can even find for free. Also has resources to help you publish your own material on the site.
This is a free app for both Windows and Mac. Hands-down one of the best ways to organize campaign notes. It can function as an incredible DM Screen, an encounter tracker, or world building notebook.
This site will help you with the math of building encounters for your players. Just punch in the number of players at various levels and pick out monsters, or just hit Random.
When you don't want to slow your game down looking for 10 d8's to disintegrate a character.
D&D 5e doesn't give out a ton of magic items, and it can leave you feeling boring, when every encounter just hands out pouches of 15 gold to your players. This sight gives you magic items you can give out that are fun but won't break your game, like an axe that can turn into 50 feet of rope.
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