Download these free D&D character sheets designed to help players with dyslexia

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Redditor Inuyasharuls is a Dungeon Master who runs campaigns for several players with dyslexia. With help from another Redditor and gamer, Axelle123, they created this colorful character sheet alternative, using Comic Sans instead of the standard font found on D&D materials, to make life easier for everyone. Or, well, maybe not everyone, but still for some people. As they explained on Reddit:

They’re not for everyone, we definitely customized them to our games. We changed the “experience points” to “other”, removed the “personality traits, bonds, flaws, and ideals” entirely, and removed EP from the money tracker, but I think the sheets could help a lot of players, especially with u/luckpack‘s icons from their sheets, their original sheets found here, which we added in to help differentiate different numbers. Everything has been converted to comic sans font and fully capitalized, and in Page 1 alt 1 the skills have been colour coded to match with the relevant ability modifiers, and added an area for attunement slots. Any comments are welcome, we just really hope it can help other players.

disclaimer – Neither u/Axelle123 nor I are professionals, nor are we experts in dyslexia, this is just what seemed to help our fellow players.

As much as we all like to make fun of Comic Sans, it was actually designed to be readable. While it doesn’t work for everyone, Comic Sans has been known to help some people with dyslexia with recognizing and distinguishing between letters and words; color is also known to help, and fortunately, this character sheet offers both options. Read the rest