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4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons
The tabletop role playing game of Dungeons & Dragons has been through many different rule changes and updates over the years. It is currently in its 4th Edition, which is also called 4E D&D. With each new updated ruleset, RPG enthusiasts are expected to buy new books and maps to go along with their collections of dice and miniature figurines. One of the best ways to learn the basics of any new rule system when it comes to all the changes is to create a character. In order to do this, you will need a character sheet for documenting your player's stats, weapons, armor, spells, and so on. In this article, we'll look into where you can find 4E D&D character sheets for your next RPG session.
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4E D&D Character Sheets
The best place to get proper 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons character sheets is directly from the publisher, Wizards of the Coast. On their website (www.wizards.com) you can find basic character sheets as well as some sample completed sheets for reference. The character sheets are in Adobe Acrobat format and you can print as many as you need for your next gaming session. To get the character sheets, go to the link below:
In addition to the free D&D character sheets, Wizards.com also offers a neat character name generator that lets you pick a race and class, plus a few other options, and then generate an appropriate name for them. I love this feature because its so much more fun to have an authentic character name than to play an Elf named George.
If making a character sounds too time consuming, you can also download a demo version of their D&D Character Builder software that lets you create a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd level character using the 4th Edition rules. You will have to pay to join the D&D Insider subscription service to advance your character beyond 3rd level, but the demo will help you save a lot of time getting one started.
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More 4th Edition Character Sheets
One thing I have always loved about Dungeons & Dragons is that you are encouraged to create your own content for the game. Because of this, there are tons of free add-ons like adventures, new monsters, magic items, and more that you can add to your game. There are also a lot of free custom-made character sheets and generators available. Here are two of the best ones:
- Open 4E Excel Spreadsheet - This is a character generator from DND4.com that is done entirely in Microsoft Excel. It is open source and constantly updated, so check back with the site often to see if any changes have been made. They also have blank character sheets as well as ones that can be filled out within Acrobat Reader.
- ADnDDownloads.com - This site features a bunch of different 4E characters sheets as well as sheets for previous versions of D&D. This site is a great resource for free adventure modules, equipment guides, and more.
I suggest you take the time to make a couple of characters and learn the various options available to them. Knowing how to properly equip and maintain a player character could mean life or death in the game. Have fun and happy gaming!