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LBB Traveller Personal Data Sheet

It’s been a while since I last posted; real life has been very busy with the kids and holiday.

Over at Bundle of Holding right now (and for the next four days or so) they are selling a bundle of the original three Little Black Books and a ton of supplements for Classic Traveller. This link will take you to their page: LBB Traveller Bundle of Holding. The Bundle sale has ended.

Luckily I had some time to whip up this little recreation. I hope if you are interested in Classic Traveller, this two-page sheet finds use for you. Unfortunately, I don’t foresee making it a form-fillable pdf, but that may change if it seems there is enough interest. Anyway, download and enjoy.

For some reason the typeface looks like garbage in my browser viewer, but it shows that the font Univers is embedded. If you download it and it doesn’t look like the picture, let me know and I will see what’s going on.

Classic Traveller Personal Data Sheet

Classic Traveller Personal Data Sheet

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Basic D&D Baskerville Character Sheet and It’s Form-Fillable and Savable Now

The Scarlet Avenger FrontOk you primitive screwheads, I learned something new today–well yesterday as its now about 12.30 in the morning. After emailing back and forth with a commenter that wished to make one of my sheets form-fillable, I figured I would try a go at it with one of the other sheets. I was interested because he was able to make one of the other sheets save the info so he could go and edit it and print out a new sheet with a minimum of fuss. So here is my new and improved Basic D&D Baskerville Character Sheet. (You can also Save Link As… on the pictures to get the PDF.)

Man screw Adobe. It must have taken hours to figure out the correct order for all of the steps to make this sheet form-fillable, savable, and have a cool handwriting typeface embedded. That’s not counting making all of the fields fit properly. Since I doubt most of you have the handwriting font embedded, let me know if the form output looks like the pictures in this post. I should be able to test it on my work computer tomorrow, but that’s not definite.
The Scarlet Avenger Back
For sh!ts and giggles, I chose the solo character that I have used to explore some of the maps on this blog.

Anyway, drop me a line and let me know how this new sheet works and any other comments you might like to share.

UPDATE: I have been making some changes based on feedback I’ve received so stay tuned and check back over the course of the next few days. To prevent a whole mess of different versions out there, I’m going to try to make all changes in one or two updates.

Basic Dungeons & Dragons Character Sheet Baskerville

Basic Dungeons & Dragons Character Sheet

While I was looking for the original files for my OD&D 1977 Character Sheet, I stumbled upon the original file for my Basic D&D sheet. I noticed that I had used the Constantia typeface and not Baskerville. I guess I hadn’t noticed it at that point because they are fairly similar typefaces. But I couldn’t leave it that way, so I edited it a bit and made a new PDF. Truth is though, at that time I had a fetish for Constantia.

I will eventually update have updated my Download section of the website when I get since I had some time. I’ve still got a lot of work to do in there to pretty it up.

Anyway, if anyone should find their way here, use it and enjoy it.

UPDATE: For a Savable and Form-Fillable version of this sheet, goto this post Basic D&D Baskerville Character Sheet and It’s Form-Fillable and Savable Now

Update to 1977 Character Sheet

White Box Original D&D Character Record

Original D&D Character Record 1977 Front

Woops.

I didn’t realize until today that my previous version of Quentin Caps was not embedding properly. I procured a new version that properly embeds and have since rebuilt the sheet. I’m sorry that I hadn’t caught it sooner. You can download the new version from either this post or the original.

Original Dungeons & Dragons Character Record 1977 UPDATED

White Box Original D&D Character Record

Original D&D Character Record 1977 Front

So when I was looking for character sheets to use with my new OD&D Reprint Box Set, I had found several. I didn’t bother to mention that I had also found the official sheet from 1977, but it was blurry. So, I spent the better part of the weekend building a new one that mimicked it. This one was much more difficult because none of the measurements were working out very well. Plus I never fully identified the font. I ended up using a font called Highway Gothic Wide/Expanded that once manipulated in Publisher, worked fairly well.

White Box Original D&D Character Record

Original D&D Character Record 1977 Back

Like my previous OD&D sheet I made only very slight variations with this one. The only one to note is that I changed the ‘Gold’ box to read ‘Treasure’.

Anyway, I like how this one turned out so I hope you enjoy it as well. Click on either picture to download the PDF. The borders are between 1/4 and 3/8 so if your printer can handle it, I would recommend you print it at actual size, not sized to fit.

MASSIVE UPDATE: Unbeknownst to me, my previous version of Quentin Caps was not embedding. Using Microsoft’s Typography Font Extension I found that the version I had been using restricted embedding. I have since procured a version that will embed and have since uploaded a new version of the character sheet. Sorry for not catching this sooner.

Original Dungeons & Dragons Character Record 1975/76

Several weeks ago I bought WOTC’s Original D&D reprint from Barnes & Noble for less than $100 with shipping. While I am not sure when I will be able to break it open to play, I scoured the web looking for character sheets to use with it. I know, heresy, who the hell needs a character sheet for OD&D? Well I wanted one anyway.

My first stop was Mad Irishman Productions as he has one of the largest collections of homemade characters sheets I have found. Not only that but he obviously has taken great pains to recreate the look of the originals. But alas, there was none for OD&D to be found.

Scan of an Edited Original D&D Character Record

Scan of an Edited Original D&D Character Record

Eventually I found my way to Dragonsfoot.org. Now there are some fantastic sheets there, but none for OD&D. I did find buried in the forum, a character sheet that someone had created, but they had filled it in, so it wasn’t particularly useful. What I liked about it though was that he added Race, Armor Class, and Hit Points to the upper middle box. Info that I can’t believe wasn’t on the original sheet.

Basic Dungeons & Dragons Character Sheet

Basic D&D Character Sheet

Except it had not been lost on me that one of my most popular posts has been my Mentzer Basic D&D Character Sheet so I figured what the hell. Lets see if I could recreate the original sheet from 1976.

Man was it a bitch! I determined very easily that the font was Clarendon or some variation thereof, but it appeared to have been manipulated. Using Microsoft Publisher, I had to increase the spacing between the letters and widen the characters. But once I was finished, when held up to the light, everything lined up and was nearly identical to this gentleman’s scan.

White Box Original D&D Character Record

White Box Original D&D Character Record 1975/76

So this pdf on the left was the result. I made a few adjustments of my own such as renaming the ‘Gold’ box to ‘Treasure’ and changing the ‘Spells’ box to ‘Spells/Abilities. You be the judge if I got it right. Let me know what you think.

Unfortunately I have no idea what is on the reverse side of the original sheet, so if anyone has a scan they can provide, I’d love to make this sheet complete. Assuming of course that there was anything on the other side to begin with.

As with all of my stuff, feel free to use for your personal game.

Basic Dungeons & Dragons Character Sheet

Basic Dungeons & Dragons Character Sheet

Basic D&D Character Sheet

As a continuation of the previous post, the second addition to the Download section of the website is a character sheet I created in conjunction with the work I did on the random dungeon generation tables and the three uncompleted maps from those tables.

While the character sheet resembles the sheets put out by TSR years ago, it is a computer generated sheet that mimics one I made back in the 80’s by hand. Page two shows the larger differences from the TSR sheet. Somehow, someway, I was able to use Excel and Adobe.

Anyway, if anyone should find their way here, use it and enjoy it.

UPDATE (20. January 2015): I added an additional sheet to use the Baskerville typeface instead of the Constantia typeface found in this sheet. You can find that sheet here.