Here's a DM Screen I created for the playtest. There's not a lot of information in the playtest material so there's some extra space, some of which I filled with pictures. I usually create a screen for every edition I play. It's nothing special. I just use OpenOffice which is free. I usually print my screens on card stock then slide them into some plastic sheet protectors. The shell types are the best because they're rigid. But I've used the soft plastic protectors, and if you slide an extra blank card stock sheet in behind the screen, it helps make it more rigid. Also, I usually print out some artwork for the back on photo paper and slide it in behind the screen facing the player side, so the players have some nice fantasy art to look at.
I generally bind the panels together with some good, ole fashioned, black duct tape. I cut a strip for the outside and inside of the pannel, leaving enough space between the sheets to fold the screen easily. Because the duct tape is threaded, it makes for a fairly durable binder.
Anyway, here's the link. Like I said, it's nothing special, but you might find it useful.
it was nice to see a hot elf chick before they take them out of the game due to political correctness, and make them fat and ugly so feelings arent hurt
I had actually started working on this last night for myself. Thanks!
Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it. I sat down last night and threw it together for the game this weekend. Looking forward to playtesting this system. The rules are pretty simple, you probably don't need the screen, but I figured it'd give me something to roll behind when I needed to and it never hurts to have a quick reference should you need it, rather than having to scroll through a PDF for what you're looking for. Now you can leave the PDF page on something like spells or anything you'll need to reference often.
Anyway, happy to help.
You have excellent taste in art.
Thanks for the screen!
Yoink! This will be a nice aid. I haven't gone through it completely, but one type-o jumped out at me on page 2 "CREATUR SIZE", but no biggie.
I was just thinking "how am I going to run this tonight without having to look stuff up all the time!
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I think it could be fair to say that this is considered feedback to WotC. Like, "Hey WotC, make a DM Screen like this".
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Its not so much wether i download it or not but more to let you know it violate the term of your license.
Other than that I think its a nice useful tool.
That is exactly the kind of information that I would like the official DM Screen to have on it once they produce one.
Usually the first panel of the screen I find completely useless during the game. I need to have the equipment list with prices and weapon hit dice, also Break DC's for items and their modifiers. Not XP awards or Damage adjustments those things are not needed on the fly. On the fly information is what is needed.
What do other people think are important items to have on the Official DM Screen?
It is a nice screen, and I agree that the rules so far are simple enough that I probably don't need one but I do like having something to hide behind when my players chuck dice at me.
In an "official" screen I'd want a little more artwork facing the players. Not total artwork, because I'd like to have some information that they can see.
Actually, it would be cool for an "official" screen to simply be a bunch of panels printed out for us, and have it come with one of those customizable screens. That way each GM could arrange panels to taste.
Just me thinking out loud....
I don't like the elf grils. It's a great DM screen. can you make one without the elf girls for me? mabey insted add more info. you can fit alot where that second elf girl is.
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