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Hey guys,

I know the character sheets are a dime a dozen nowadays but I was having a bit of trouble finding a character sheet that satisfied my own group's personal requirements.

I wanted something comprehensive that would fit onto 2 sides of A4 as most of my group are bang into writing back stories and creating interesting characters but not so fond of managing multiple sheets of paper.

Anyway, I've been producing a sheet for my own needs and thought I would put it out here on the off chance that anyone else liked it!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yShh2iATU486YbWY5qKUcJJy6deYa8Ss

 

If anyone spots anything glaringly obviously missing, please do let me know. I also apologise right now to any actual designers whose eyes will surely bleed.

Thanks

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45 minutes ago, Varlie said:

It looks good. My only critique is  I would want to have a small area for Talent Short-Description. Most of them I know but there are so many that do similar things, a description would be nice to have on hand

Ah yes, this is where my other creation comes in - I created playing cards with the Talents on (and gear) since these guys have quite a CCG background I thought it'd be a nice way to present that information to them.

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Very nice. I like the style of it, and you seem to have most, if not all, the info one needs. Well done. 

In the armor section, you have weapon condition. You probably meant armor condition. 

On the ship sheet, the ship's graphic is nice but overwhelming. Maybe make it a bit smaller.

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Thanks guys,

I've implemented changes and update the sheet on the drive.

 

Recurved the uncurved Rarity label

Renamed Armour Condition.

I also added provisions to the ship sheet.

 

I'm still experimenting with the Ship silhouette but I'm not quite sure what direction I want to go with.

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4 hours ago, SanguineAngel said:

Hey guys,

I know the character sheets are a dime a dozen nowadays but I was having a bit of trouble finding a character sheet that satisfied my own group's personal requirements.

I wanted something comprehensive that would fit onto 2 sides of A4 as most of my group are bang into writing back stories and creating interesting characters but not so fond of managing multiple sheets of paper.

Anyway, I've been producing a sheet for my own needs and thought I would put it out here on the off chance that anyone else liked it!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yShh2iATU486YbWY5qKUcJJy6deYa8Ss

 

If anyone spots anything glaringly obviously missing, please do let me know. I also apologise right now to any actual designers whose eyes will surely bleed.

Thanks

 

4 hours ago, Varlie said:

It looks good. My only critique is  I would want to have a small area for Talent Short-Description. Most of them I know but there are so many that do similar things, a description would be nice to have on hand

I agree with @Varlie in regards to the lack of spaces for talents. Also, you have spaces for Duty and Obligation, but none for Morality. If this is supposed to be usable for all three systems, you're missing one of the main mechanics. 

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Thanks all. @Varlie @Tramp Graphics I've updated with a version of the sheet that has expanded rows for Talents. It halves the number but gives room from a brief description. Don't think I prefer it myself - there might be a way of rejigging for extra space...

I also changed the presentation of Morality. I previously had morality on the front sheet as that's where my players keep seraching for it. And without a value on the back sheet, I just rolled Strengths/Weaknesses into general character background. Now it has a dedicated section which I appreciate is probably what most people would expect to see.

@MrTInce cheers. I think the price and rarity is useful to have but I suppose you could get rid and have more descriptive space. I'll probably keep it though.

@Bishop69 thanks! I'm actually in the UK so Specialisation is with an "s" not a "z" for me. Also why armour is spelled with a "u" and probably some other small differences. If it IS something that people want to actually use, I could probably do an american english version but I'd need a pair of NA eyes to check it over.

Probably I could make this form fillable! I'll probably wait an make sure I'm happy with the exact layout before I do though

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Again great sheet. What software do you use for it?

Also, might be worth considering for skills an extra column for when boost are added or setback are removed as some talents provide this. I appreciate space is quite tight but just a thought.

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I really like this, great work... and also being in the UK I appreciate the correct spelling of specialisation & armour 😉

The only comment I'd have is that there seems to be a lot of space for gear, I'd maybe like more space dedicated to skills & talents but that's just me. All in all it's a very usable piece of work which I shall be printing out & handing to my players seeing as their current character sheets are a blur of  eraser smudges, crossing out & incoherent scrawlings!!

Cheers SanguineAngel much appreciated!!

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10 hours ago, SanguineAngel said:

Thanks all. @Varlie @Tramp Graphics I've updated with a version of the sheet that has expanded rows for Talents. It halves the number but gives room from a brief description. Don't think I prefer it myself - there might be a way of rejigging for extra space...

I also changed the presentation of Morality. I previously had morality on the front sheet as that's where my players keep seraching for it. And without a value on the back sheet, I just rolled Strengths/Weaknesses into general character background. Now it has a dedicated section which I appreciate is probably what most people would expect to see.

@MrTInce cheers. I think the price and rarity is useful to have but I suppose you could get rid and have more descriptive space. I'll probably keep it though.

@Bishop69 thanks! I'm actually in the UK so Specialisation is with an "s" not a "z" for me. Also why armour is spelled with a "u" and probably some other small differences. If it IS something that people want to actually use, I could probably do an american english version but I'd need a pair of NA eyes to check it over.

Probably I could make this form fillable! I'll probably wait an make sure I'm happy with the exact layout before I do though

Looks good. One other thing I recommend. Your starship sheet is only good for ships up to Sil 4, having only Shield slots for fore and aft. Some of us have ships of Sil 5+. Those have Port and Starboard shields as well. 

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This looks like a very well thought out series of character sheets.  Very nice.

I could nit pick these sheets, but they would be minor nit picking (such as: Dang it all this is Sci Fi!  Where are the Hexagons?  Need more Hexegons!)  But that's just silly.

 

I really like the starship sheet and the big ship outline graphic with the Defense Blocks are nice.  I've noticed how much those stats can be affected by combat and having that open space is convenient for jotting down all of the "temporary condition" notes.

Very nice.

I hope the shrink to fit function works well enough as I convert it to 8.5" x 11" dimensions.

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Hey all,

Thank you very much for the positive feedback. Since there has been so much good constructive stuff and at least one person seems interested in using it - I went ahead and made a few more changes based on the above.

  • I Re-resized the Talents (to suit my own personal prefereces I am afraid)
  • I also added in a lot more Talent entries on the 2nd page so there should hopefully be plenty even if you do want to write fuller descriptions.
    • I have private version where I put an XP tracker in that space for my players but I suspect that's less relevant for others.
  • I also added in a Large Ship sheet which is 2 sides. My players haven't gotten there yet but I can certainly see that it'd round out the set. I've put it what I think will be useful based on my limited capital ship experience but I am fully open to suggestions from others regarding better use of that space. The 2nd page in particular is a bit plain since I anticipate further changes may be coming.

 

 

@AceSolo5 I am flattered to hear you'll be using my sheet! I am very familiar with the scrawlings issue and this is partly what prompted me to begin designing my own sheet in the first place.

@MrTInce I tried out a number of Vector software solutions: Inkscape, Illustrator and Gravit. In the end, I settled with Gravit as I found it to be the best fit for me, but I could have achieved the same on any one of those solutions. As a warning, I found tranferring files between them to be impractical as they don't convert terribly well into each other. In the future I'll stick to Illustrator as my wife has a copy for work, even though it's a bit more temperamental. Gravit's pro version is free for 2 weeks but without it I won't be able to export to the fidelity I am after. 

@Mark Caliber Thanks! I am sorry about the lack of hexagons! I found with the amount I wanted to cram into an itty bitty space - a lot og embalishments were just too busy. Let me know how you get on with resizing though - if necessary, I can share the .svg files with you.

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Great work on these!

My only personal suggestion is this... I've really enjoyed how the Genesys sheets have the Social skills broken out. It would be cool to have a similar break-out on your sheet as well.

Again, nice job!

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