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D&D 5E – Spellbook Cards
Do you use Spell Cards to reference your spells?
I have always found it useful to write down the information for each spell that my character could use on a 3×5 index card. Then I could pull just those cards with the spells I had prepared for easy reference.
Gale Force Nine has announced that they
will soon have available now have available an official set of spell cards for 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. I will probably get a set when they are available. You can read about them here: Adventurers Kit
In the mean time, Someone on reddit created an online spell card creator, where you can upload your own CSV file to make your own cards. It’s located here: D&D Next spellbook card generator
If you are like me, and like the larger 3×5 cards, you can download a Form-fillable PDF file that I created that prints 4 3″x5″ cards on one 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper. You will have to enter all of the information about each spell, but then you can print them on your own printer. The first card has the information on the GREASE spell for you to use as a guide. You can download this file here: Spell_Cards
UPDATE – now more cards on a sheet!
Thanks to the suggestion by James RW. You can download them here: 5e_Blank_Spell_Cards
These cards are the more traditional 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, like the power cards that the 4e Character Creator would print out.
Thanks to godeckyourself.com for appropriate printing instructions:
Take some time to find the right paper for your printer.
Traditional paper makes your prints look dull and faded, and feel very flimsy. Find the thickest paper your printer can handle; photo paper tends to have a nice thickness.
For best resuLts use the Latest version of Adobe Reader. After clicking print disable print scaling to prevent the cards from stretching.
Buy some card sleeves at your Local gaming store to protect your deck from gaming onslaught. These cards are the same size as poker cards, 2.5 by 3.5 inches, and fit modern sized card sleeves.
As requested by Gabriel Schive, you can now have spell cards in various colors. Download them here.