Game Master & Player Tools
Game Master Tools
World Anvil: A worldbuilding program that helps you create, organize and store your setting with detailed wiki-like organization and interactive maps to store your notes.
DnD Beyond: An excellent place for digital character creation and creating a campaign group for easy roll shares and sheet management.
Google Dice Roller: Super simple. Go to Google, type “dice roller,” and you have a dice roller.
Roll Dice With Friends: You can give your temporary room a custom name, share the link with your friends, and all roll together!
DnD Beyond’s Encounter Builder: I’ve heard it’s helpful. You can build an encounter and determine its difficulty level based on math.
5e.tools DM Screen: This site is typically a no-go except that their DM Screen is a game-saver.
Role Generator: You can randomly generate everything from cities, to magic items, to herbs, to NPCs. https://www.rolegenerator.com/
- Roll 20
- Foundry VTT
- Norse Foundry
- Tabletop Simulator
- Fantasy Grounds
- Inkarnate: For fantasy world and city maps. Yearly subscription.
- Wonderdraft: For fantasy world and city maps. One time purchase.
- Dungeon Scrawl: For creating flat and isometric dungeon maps. Completely free.
- Dungeondraft: Building and Dungeon crawl maps, full color.
Spotify: There are so many D&D playlists to choose from, or, pick your favorite video game tracks to play.
Syrinscape: With Syrinscape, you can control the master playlist and players can decide their preferred volume from their end.
YouTube Premium: Put on a 3-hour ambiance video without commercial interruptions.
DMs Guild: A place to find supplemental guides and campaigns to enhance your official D&D content.
Drive Thru RPG: The all-TTRPG sister of DMs Guild.
The Monsters Know: A blog and book series about monster tactics and strategies to help enhance gameplay.
Point Buy Calculator: Doing a character sheet from scratch? This will help so much with the number crunching. https://chicken-dinner.com/5e/5e-point-buy.html
DnD Beyond: The best place to build a digital character sheet. Fully connected to all the official D&D content. Makes leveling up take about 30 seconds.
Wild Shape Tracker: Super helpful for druids. https://arcaneeye.com/apps/wildshape-tracker/
Character Backstory Template: https://arcaneeye.com/dm-tools-5e/dnd-character-backstory-template/
Xanathar’s Guide to Everything: I use this particular book ALL the time to help build my character backstories. There are roll tables in the “This is Your Life” chapter.