Making the Most of What You've Got

UPDATED: 12/07/2018

There are literally thousands of sites that will give you free stuff to help you play. Below are a few of my favorites.

Fast Character – Need a character really fast? It doesn’t get much faster than this.

DnD Lounge – From backstory generators to spell guides, makes filling out your character faster and easier. Matt Zane delves into the arcane and demystifies some of the more complicated aspects of Dungeons & Dragons.

Dungeon Masters Vault (formerly OrcPup) – This is a very easy to use site that allows you to create, download, print and share characters and other D&D 5e content.

Dyson’s Dodecahedron – Dyson’s blog has some of the best maps. He has a lot of free content you can download and he takes commissions if you need something specific. Consider supporting Dyson on Patreon. – Need a quick magic items shop for your adventure? You are just seconds away with this site.

Donjon – Need a quick random dungeon generator? It doesn’t get faster or easier than this. This generator creates old-school dungeons, which are great for dungeon crawls. – D&D Beyond is a web app that lets players create and store characters, peruse items and monsters and consult digital D&D tomes, among other things. It’s a “digital tool set” for the game. Accessing premium content does cost extra. In some cases, it is cheaper to buy the books online. – The DM’s Guild is an online resource for free and low cost gaming materials, modules, adventures, digital books, maps, and much more. – Need a quick random encounter? It doesn’t get much easier or faster than this.

Nerdarchy – For Nerds By Nerds. Tabletop RPG Enthusiast with a particular soft spot for Dungeons and Dragons.

The best simple map maker for D&D: Donjon

The best city map maker for D&D: Medieval Fantasy City Generator

The best D&D map maker for creating continents: Wonderdraft

The best D&D map maker for generating whole worlds: Inkarnate

The best battle map maker for D&D: Wonderdraft

The best 3D AI map maker for D&D: Dungeon Alchemist

The best old-school map maker for D&D: Dungeon Scrawl

The best free virtual tabletop map maker for D&D: Roll20

The best customisable map maker for D&D (that’s also open-source): MapTool

The best premium virtual tabletop map maker for D&D: Foundry Virtual Tabletop

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