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Offline cadric

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Alternative style Character Sheet
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:12:13 PM »
I have tried my hands at creating a somewhat alternative character sheet.
Different in the way that it is more of a traditional style of character sheet, like what you may see in other pen and paper games.
It is inspired by a classic world of darkness CS.

Do not stress out to much over the skills and what they are listed under. Itís just a general overview and I know some of them maybe could be placed better.
Itís a work in progress. If you have alternative ideas how to place them, then please post it :)

Other than that, tell me what you think and if you see some errors do feel free to point them out.
If you have some idea's, then do share :)

Current:
Version 0.4.2 PDF: http://sdrv.ms/16Mm9lS
  • Form fillable version.

Old:
Version 0.4 PDF: http://sdrv.ms/10N6pyq
  • Improved file size. From 5325 KB to now 682 KB
  • Minor updates to background pictures.
Version 0.3 PDF: http://sdrv.ms/11KP62d
  • Added weapons to skills and swapped Alertness and Resources. Thanks Sanctaphrax.
  • Moved the layout around a little - More space for aspects.
Version 0.2: http://sdrv.ms/Xove3u
Version 0.1: http://sdrv.ms/10NGT9E

Illustrator file:
v 0.3 (cs6): removed atm, will return - If you want to edit it yourself.

Fonts used:
http://www.kingthingsfonts.co.uk/fonts/zips/printingkit.zip
http://www.freefontsdb.com/detail/2602/GoudyBold
« Last Edit: April 09, 2013, 01:41:35 PM by cadric »

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 07:21:14 PM »
This is just... Wow. You can really feel the arcaneness of the game.
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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 08:16:43 PM »
"Amazing", said the gruffalo!

I love the font - it feels very Dresden.

An ounce of criticism:
The circles after the skills look a bit like World of Darkness and take up a lot of space compared to the aspects (who are at least as important)


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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 08:22:01 PM »
"Amazing", said the gruffalo!

I love the font - it feels very Dresden.

An ounce of criticism:
The circles after the skills look a bit like World of Darkness and take up a lot of space compared to the aspects (who are at least as important)
Yes I know. And as I wrote, the inspiration was taken from WoD. But you are right. And I might see if I can rework it to feel more dresden like and give Aspects more room. They are indeed at least, if not much more importain.

My reason for the vast amount of space the skills takes, is because that was what my players had the most problems with in their first game. ( and comming directly from cwod, I hope this sheet will help them )

This is just... Wow. You can really feel the arcaneness of the game.
Thanks :D

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 08:23:33 PM »
I do like the overall feel - the fact that it is modelled on World of Darkness doesn't bother me as much. I do agree that the Aspects section should probably be a quarter or more of that side of the page. They are most important in-game after all.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 08:42:23 PM »
Looks pretty good.

But you're missing Weapons. And I'd swap Alertness and Resources, if I were you.

Also, the 8 in that font looks like a 3.

I don't think you need all that much space for Aspects. A little more might not hurt, but despite their importance Aspects really don't take up much room.

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 08:46:01 PM »
It looks good. It looks really good. I'll echo the critisism about Aspects needing more room, it's too cramped to fit 5 aspects into the header like that.

I realized when I saw this that I kinda miss having the skills listed in "fixed" positions. I think I might actually make a cheat sheet for my upcoming game with the PC's skills listed that way aswell as the "regular" DFRPG way of highest-to-lowest...

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 09:25:47 PM »
Updated the character sheet with some of the requests made :)

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 05:19:39 AM »
Looks like an improvement to me.

You know, we've got a fair number of character sheets and builders and similar virtual doodads floating around the forum. Some are on the Resource board, others aren't. Might be good to start up a compilation thread.

I dunno, what do y'all think of the idea? Would you find something like that useful?

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 01:43:18 PM »
Updated the character sheet so that you now can fill it in your PDF software.
See the top post for blank version.

Here is an example with Harry: http://sdrv.ms/16MmSn5

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 04:44:36 PM »
I like it, but I wish the stuff of the edges was a little less. I print out a bunch of character sheets

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 04:52:36 PM »
Looks like an improvement to me.

You know, we've got a fair number of character sheets and builders and similar virtual doodads floating around the forum. Some are on the Resource board, others aren't. Might be good to start up a compilation thread.

I dunno, what do y'all think of the idea? Would you find something like that useful?

I think that's exactly what the resourse board is for.  I definitely think it'd be useful.

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 05:16:36 AM »
So, one person is for it.

Anyone else?

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 09:47:30 PM »
So, one person is for it.

Anyone else?
I'll give it a vote, I'll actually give it a try for my game tomorrow

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Re: Alternative style Character Sheet
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2013, 01:43:11 AM »
Okay then.

First of all, I did a search for things that would be included on the hypothetical thread. Found a bunch.

Lots of broken links, so I'll have to hunt down some people to try and get them fixed.

Also, I should probably include my own templates in there somewhere.

So this is just a first step.

Custom Fate Cards
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,29643.0.html

DF Framework for Maptools Virtual Tabletop
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,31653.0.html

I need a Circle...quickly!!!
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,22066.0.html

DFRPG Character Creator/Manager
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,21419.0.html

DFRPG Character Calculator & Sheet (LibreOffice/OpenOffice Spreadsheet)
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,25037.0.html

Item Of Power Reference Cards
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,31170.0.html

In case anybody's planning on playing online...
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,17655.0.html

Hi All! And I brought gifts!
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,15884.0.html

Tools for running DFRPG Online
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,18220.0.html

Locations - Could city building use an intermediary sheet?
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,30737.0.html

wraith808: My RPG Resources
http://www.wraith808.com/index.php?n=Main.MyRPGResources

Dresden Files RPG Downloads
http://www.evilhat.com/home/dresden-files-rpg-downloads/

Writeable/Safeable Char. Sheet?
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,16789.0.html

Alternative style Character Sheet
http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,37663.0.html

NPC Formatilizer
http://ashbentiel.mine.nu/cgi-bin/npcs.pl