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, dndlounge.com 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.

5emagic.shop – 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.

dndbeyond.com – 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.

dmsguild.com – The DM’s Guild is an online resource for free and low cost gaming materials, modules, adventures, digital books, maps, and much more.

tools.goblinist.com – 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

YouTube Videos For Beginner Players​

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