The RPG group I play with has recently started a 13th Age campaign, the game hasn’t been fully released yet, but the playtest rules are available online. As a player i’ve been thoroughly enjoying it, it encourages players to create actual personalities and history for their characters. Unfortunately though, the default character sheet however doesn’t really provide enough room to write a lot of this detail down, when I filled in my character sheet for the first time, I had to leave a lot of stuff out to make it fit, one area that was particularly lacking was the box for writing down your equipment… the default sheet only provided a single small box to write down everything my character was carrying, and my character was carrying a lot of small sundry items like a dozen small smooth pebbles and a spool of leather cord, and there just wasn’t enough room for it all. So, I started to create my own character sheet, and this one would provide more room to detail such things.
Most RPG sheets I’ve seen don’t really let you sort your equipment by container, they tend to just have one large box for all your equipment regardless of where they’re being kept, my solution, is to have multiple boxes for different containers, pretty much the entire rear side of the sheet is for equipment, with seperate sections for what’s in your backpack, what’s in pouches on your belt, etc. I also managed to fit in boxes for other neglected details, such as an Animal Companion, Familiar and even a trusty Mount.
There are areas I’m starting to think I need to adjust slightly after playing with the sheet for a few games, I can see the Feats/Talents box getting filled up pretty quickly as you go up in level, perhaps if you just write the names and not a brief description of the bonuses it’d all fit. I’m not sure if there’s enough room for Spells either for that matter. I’m keen to get some feedback from Spellcasters on how well it works for them, as currently i’ve been playing a Paladin.
I’ve released this sheet under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike License, so you are free to copy and distribute these, as well as to make your own versions of the file should you wish to.
UPDATE: I’ve now created a new version with an added Portrait box, tick boxes next to each optional container, added more detail to the boxes for Animal/Mount/Pet information, and tidied up the Magic Items boxes to fit in some additional slots I’d missed.
UPDATE: The latest V4 version has had some larger changes made to it, mostly to entirely redesign parts of the front page, changing how the hitpoints/recoveries/defences/incremental advances sections are laid out, aswell as redoing the ability scores section. Some of the folks in my group were expressing a need for additional space for backgrounds (for lots of 1pt backgrounds etc), so this version has double the amount of rows for Backgrounds.
UPDATE: I’ve now got access to Adobe Acrobat Pro, and so can now create Form Fillable PDF’s! I’ve only done so for the V4 sheet so far.