What is the best D&D 4E Character sheet?

Update: This list has been updated and modified here.

For 3rd edition D&D, I am rather fond of a non-standard character sheet – Ema’s Charsheets. It has some quite nice stuff, and I really like the first page of the 3.5 one. So, naturally, when we migrated to 4E, I went looking for a 4E sheet that could satisfy me.

Now, there’s two schools of thought on 4E character sheets: those who want to have their power details written down, and those who don’t. I fall into the latter: I prefer to try to remember the powers, and have less pieces of paper to lose. Unfortunately for me, all the people who made character sheets fall into the former category.

However, that’s not to say they aren’t great. The 4E ones on Ema’s page (the above link) are good. This page has some good ones, and power cards, which are neat. My favourite sheets are Shado’s 4E sheets: gorgeous colour landscape ones, which I consider the best I’ve found. For latest version: Download here. If you want to have all your powers written down, and want a really nice looking character sheet that’s easy to read and understand, I reckon Shado’s are the way to go. Originals and details in this forum post.

But, as I said, these aren’t my cup of tea, beautiful as they are. So what have I chosen? Well, the default D&D sheet (pictured), believe it or not. Of all the sheets I looked at, it’s the only one which, in two pages, shows everything you need including a space to right down your powers. If you can memorize your powers, or are using cards for your powers, the basic sheet really is a good way to go.

So, in summary:
* Shado’s Sheet Best overall sheet, Landscape
* Ema’s Charsheets Best Portrait sheet
* Standard D&D sheet Best 2 page sheet (1 double sided)

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Ellisthion is currently loving 5E D&D, whilst still running the original 1st Ed AD&D Temple of Elemental Evil. He's also spending way too much time playing Dota 2.
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  • http://www.diceofdoom.com RupertG

    Personally, I am a big big fan of PCGen. I know it has glitches here and there, but I still think its the best character sheet generator out. Except its not ready for 4e yet, I know…

  • http://www.diceofdoom.com RupertG

    Personally, I am a big big fan of PCGen. I know it has glitches here and there, but I still think its the best character sheet generator out. Except its not ready for 4e yet, I know…

  • Ellisthion

    My main issue with PCGen is how difficult it is to customise. I tried several times to make an output sheet that put the spell summary at the bottom of one of the other pages (where there was plenty of room), and just couldn’t get it to work.

    My solution with Basil was to turn the page upside down and print the spells upside down at the bottom of the page.

  • Ellisthion

    My main issue with PCGen is how difficult it is to customise. I tried several times to make an output sheet that put the spell summary at the bottom of one of the other pages (where there was plenty of room), and just couldn’t get it to work.

    My solution with Basil was to turn the page upside down and print the spells upside down at the bottom of the page.

  • http://www.diceofdoom.com RupertG

    There are a lot of templates available for download for PCGen though – there would probably be one that would have done something similar…

  • http://www.diceofdoom.com RupertG

    There are a lot of templates available for download for PCGen though – there would probably be one that would have done something similar…

  • Two_fishes