Above is only an image file as a preview, the PDFs you can find below are much better quality and all the different versions of the sheet, including editable files are there too →
Open Source Character Record sheet Ver. 1.0. or the “OSCR sheet" for short
An Open Source, Character Record sheet suitable for many systems, genres and RPG games, OSR or otherwise.
Max (his name on this forum) and I made this sheet.
The goals of this sheet:
- DIY & make it your own. Don’t like it? Not perfect for you? No problem! Use the included editable files (.AFDESIGN, .AI, .EPS, .PSD, .SVG) and alter to your heart’s content. This is by the scene, for the scene. Spread it wide, put it in your system, have fun.
- Versatility. Can be used with almost any game, genre or theme, hence the neutral design and font. Various boxes were left purposefully untitled so, they could accommodate equipment, (class specific) skills, spells, saving throws, ammo, a drawing or anything else you want to note down.
- Functionality. The design gives hints to the function as well as importance and nature of things. The items that change often and are dependent on one another are grouped together in the middle of the sheet at the top. Things that tend to stay stable are to the left and right of that. The sizes and shape of the boxes were carefully considered for maximum utility, convenience and clarity. The little line in center is for use with a hole punch, the dice logo at the top can be used for hit dice, numbering characters, color-coding dice sets etc.
For years I dreamed of the perfect sheet and had it in my head only. Then I met Max (same name on this forum) online. I badly drew my ideal sheet by hand, Max then did the digital design and I paid him (he was very easy and fun to work with, patient and generous) and we went through at least 5 iterations with a boat load of small changes and improvements.
Max is open to other interesting design commissions, also if this project proves valuable to you, feel free to buy either of us a coffee:
If you can not donate, no problem! We would be happy to see your own altered versions and/or atmospheric pen and ink drawings in the margins. Include things you like better, use an old school font etc, and share your open source creation with the community!
May all your rolls be 20s,
Grognard and Max
Classic → original PDFs as commissioned
Editable → editable file formats: .afdesign (recommended), .ai, .svg, .eps, .psd
Other → other pdfs that might be useful:
_m with margins
_saves with saving throws
_s using serif font
And this is what a filled in sheet might look like: