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D&D 5E – Condition Cards

Condition Cards

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I re-did my condition cards. I added backs and put them all in one PDF file.

I had a good time designing the smiley faces. I hope you get a kick out of them.

The fronts are form-fillable so you can make changes to them if you want. That allows non-English players to change them to read correctly in their language. Also you can make changes to allow for house rules, or other gaming systems.

When I print them on my ink-jet printer I can’t get the backs to line up exactly with the fronts, so if it doesn’t work for you the only thing I can suggest is to print the backs on separate sheets and put the fronts and backs together some how (paste or clear sleeves?). They are only off about 1/16″ when I print them, so I will just live with the fronts being a little off centered.

I added a “Hidden” and a “Temporary Condition” card. If you play 5E you know that there is no “Hidden” condition. This card can still be used as a reminder that someone is trying to hide. The “Temporary Condition” card is for things like spells that add to armor class or hit points, or some such. It is a catch all for any conditions that you may want to keep track of during combat.

The colors I used match the colors of a set of “ponytailers” that I picked up at Walmart for about $2.00. They are fabric covered rubber bands about 1″ in diameter that can be put around the figures on the battle mat. I used light gray for white and dark grey for black.



8 responses to “D&D 5E – Condition Cards

  1. Dale August 20, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Cool. One thing jangled my brain and it took a while to work out what it was. Why is the blinded mook using his own hands but the deafened one is using someone else’s? You can tell by the position of the thumbs.


    • Ronny August 20, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Hi,Dale. There is a simple explanation, I made a mistake.:) I intended for them to all be his own hands. I didn’t notice the mistake until after I posted them. But to correct it, you wouldn’t see his thumbs. I think I will leave it.
      Maybe he crossed his arms? I just tried it. Not easy, but possible?

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  2. Jon November 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Love the cards maybe you could make one for exhaustion. you could use a paper clip to mark your level of exhaustion.


    • Ronny November 6, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Instead of paper clips (which is also a good idea) how about one for each level of exhaustion, also one for each death failure and for each death save? This would include one for the condition “Dead”. Are there any other’s you can think of that would be fun or useful?
      I’ll work on these when I get a chance. It may be a while.


  3. DM September 22, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Love it! Great work and very intuitive pictures =)
    I would personally add a cursed and diseased one. They might not appear that often, but i think often enough and they both usually hold a time. Exhaustion and inability to regain Hit Dice might also be a nice add.


  4. Leon September 11, 2020 at 7:30 am

    Are these intended to be printed with the explanations on back? If so, it doesn’t seem that the descriptions align with the images. Could you update them or am I missing something?


    • Ronny September 11, 2020 at 8:11 am

      I an sorry to hear that you are having that problem. I took extra care to insure the images were in exactly the same position on both the fronts and backs. Every pdf reader and printer combination are slightly different. For the best control over printing I recommend the following:

      1) Rather than printing it from the PRF viewer on your web browser you should download the file onto our computers hard drive.
      2) Open that file in your preferred PDF reader.
      3) Set the printing options to scale the print 100%. This may result in a warning that some of the image may be trimmed, that is okay because there is plenty of white space around the cards.
      4) Some printers may offset the sheet a little when printing double sided, so I recommend printing each side of each page separately.

      Good luck and let me know if this helps. If you still can’t get them to line up let me know what computer, operating system, and software your are using. Also what printer you are using. If I can’t figure it out, perhaps one of my followers can.


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