Monday, January 7, 2013

Make-it Monday: NPC Cards


This is the first post of my 2013 goal to make a thing a week. This week, I would like to share my template for NPC cards with you. The card template is a Word doc with fields for inputting abbreviated stats for D&D 3.5 edition monsters or NPCs. Once filled out, the card is designed to be printed on a 4 x 6 index card for use at the table.

The blank form

A completed example
(This was taken from the version I was using before I made the form)

The quickest way to fill out the card is to make sure "restrict editing" is active and set to fill in forms. Then simply tab through the card filling in the necessary stats as you go. If you want to further customize the form, simply turn of the document protection and adjust as necessary.

This card is really intended for NPCs who will likely face combat, thus necessitating a stat block. It seemed silly to make a card template for a non-combat NPC, as that would likely just be a blank notecard. If you want to add fluff to this card, you can use the note section, or jot down personality traits or draw a character portrait on the back.

If you think these cards might be helpful for your game, you can download the blank template here.

NPC Cards and a set of Gamemastery Face cards make a GM's job much easier


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