Sunday, 15 February 2015
Making the Character Sheet your Campaign Really Needs
So if you're like me when it comes to OSR you'll be very hands-on with the rules used for your campaign. (My campaign mixes rules from Castles & Crusades and Lamentations of the Flame Princess along with some house rules!)
As soon as you start using house rules, odds are your players will start having to scratch some stuff on their character sheets and/or write by hand additional things that the sheet has no room for except on the side. That's perfectly fine, some people don't even use proper character sheets and just write stuff down on a normal sheet of paper.
But let's say you're like me; You'd like to have everything fit with your rules in an actual character sheet, because reasons. And if you're like me, you have no clue when it comes to graphic design with computers.
Here's what you can do: Grab copies of already existing character sheets that have the stuff you want from all the editions, retro-clones and variants you need, cut said stuff off its original sheet, place it all over an empty sheet, then glue it and copy that unholy patchwork abomination. Ta-daaa!
Let's face it, it won't be exactly pretty if you do it by hand instead of editing with a computer ( Even I could have used the computer's snipping tool if I'd had more time and patience I'm sure!) but it's one way to get it done!