Since WOTC has yet to release a screen, I decided to make my own. I bought a customizable GM Screen from Amazon recently, and printed out some charts and stuff I found online. One thing I did add to my screen now that 5e’s Bounded Accuracy makes monsters more threatening to PCs on a wider range of levels, is monster stats. I thought of a few generic enemies, like cultists, bandits, orcs, trolls, hobgoblins, etc, and added their stat blocks to one of the panels. In a pinch, it can come in handy. Random encounter during a night’s rest? I have a few stats handy in front of me.
Here’s where I got the charts I used. Keep in mind I screen grabbed, manipulated, resized, etc. to come up with my layout. I am not going to make it available because the works weren’t originally mine. I will link to where I got the charts from instead.
For the player’s side, I went old school and found some of my favorite older D&D art.
The charts I used, in case the pics aren’t clear, are the following:
- Generic rules (adv/dis, Inspiration, starting wealth, carrying capacity… that sort of thing)
- Monster stats (Bandit, Guard, Troll, Cultist, Hobgoblin, Orc)
- DC numbers
- Movement types
- Light ranges
I also made a mini version of a DM Screen using CD Cases, based on a post I saw on G+. But I don’t think that I’ll use it as much. I love the idea of a smaller screen, but my 42 year old eyes don’t. 🙂
So there you go. 5e is getting me motivated to create for D&D again. I think that’s a good sign. 🙂