January 30, 2021

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Companion Cards

Companion Cards

Here at Loot & Liar, Etsy is our favorite place for finding fun and creative D&D stuff. We would like to share some of our finds with you.

We love the Player Companion Cards from BlueCottageRPG. These cards cover the main classes from the Player’s Handbook, and provide a quick reference you can use while you play.

I like that it helps keep track of damage dice. Things change quickly for the monk class, and this helps me remember.

  • Katie (monk)

These cards are PDF downloads. You can buy each class individually ($2), or buy the entire collection ($16). The PDFs are in color, though you can print grayscale if you want. Designed to be printed double-sided, the front has the main information (armor class, hit points, etc.), while the back side lists spells and additional features. For those of us who play classes that can prepare spells, it’s nice to be able to quickly denote which spells we’ve got ready.

back side of the cards
You can print these as double-sided or print two pages.

We printed ours on parchment card stock that we picked up at the craft store. The thicker card stock is more durable, and we love the parchment look. When printing, we also played around with some different sizes. To conserve space on the tabletop, we ended up shrinking it down to about half of a US Letter sheet (approx. 4.25" by 5.5").

We laminated ours with peel-and-stick lamination sheets (like these from Avery). And we use wet-erase markers to keep track of things like spell slots, hit points, Ki points and so on. In the photograph above, you can see how we let the lamination overrun the paper a bit.

These cards are designed as a reference from level 1 to level 20. So you will need to spend a little time setting up the card ahead of time. For example, you’ll need to note how many spell slots you have (and of what level) for your character. Also, because of intellectual property rights and licensing, the creators of the cards could not put some information on the cards. But they did leave space on many cards to write in the missing spell names.