If you've ever found yourself deep-diving into the labyrinth of Google Play or the App Store in search of the ultimate D&D apps, you're not alone! We get it – there's a treasure trove of apps out there designed to level up your spellcasting experience. But guess what? We've rummaged through the virtual shelves and unearthed a handful of our absolute faves that are a must-try for every gamer out there!
Imagine having your D&D campaign goodies right in your pocket, ready to roll whenever you are. These apps are like magic spells for making your journey smoother, whether you're just stepping into the fantastical realm or you've got your Dungeon Master cape on. Wink, wink, DMs – this one's for you too!
So, grab your dice and get ready, because here are our fab five picks for the coolest D&D apps you need in your digital treasure chest!
1. D&D Beyond: The Ultimate Sidekick
D&D Beyond is like the ultimate bard of D&D apps – it's got everything you need to rock your 5e game. From character sheets to spells, and even maps for players and DMs alike, it's a one-stop-shop for all your adventure essentials. Even if you're knee-deep in a dungeon with no Wi-Fi signal, D&D Beyond has your back. It's like the trusty sword in your virtual sheath, and it's been our rock for a while. This app is the real deal.
You can download D&D Beyond from both Google Play and the App Store today!
2. Fifth Edition Character Sheet: Craft your Character
Like most of the apps on this list, the Fifth Edition Character Sheet is all about convenience. It helps users speed up the character creation process, while also allowing you to easily keep track of their stats. Once again, this is another great, useful tool for newer players who might not have all the races and classes dialed into their memory just yet. Although, if you use this app enough, you probably will in no time.
This app lets you manage your inventory/weapons, track hit points, and customize your personality and character description. It even includes a spell book that provides attack bonuses and more. And thanks to the handy transfer feature, you won’t have to worry about losing what you’ve created if/when you switch phones. For us, character creation doesn’t get any easier or more enjoyable than this!
The Fifth Edition Character Sheet app is available for both Apple and Android users.
3. 5e Bestiary: Meet your Match
Fumbling through pages of manuals for monster info? Ain't nobody got time for that! That's where 5e Bestiary swoops in to save the day. It's like your personal library of creatures and critters, complete with lore. Just type in what you're after, and voila! No more monster mishaps mid-game. DMs, this one's your new campaign-planning BFF.
All you have to do is use the smart search bar, and you will be able to find the creature(s) that you’re looking for quickly and easily. Once you have found what you’re searching for, you can mark it with the built-in bookmark feature. DMs may also find 5e Bestiary helpful for planning and leading new campaigns.
5e Bestiary can only be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
4. Game Master 5th Edition: Dungeon Master Delight
DMs, listen up! The Game Master app is like your enchanted toolkit for running the show. With a combat tracker, encounter builder, and even a dice roller, it's like having your own magical DM screen. Plus, you can toss in custom images and landscapes for that extra dose of immersion. Hosting a smooth-sailing campaign has never been this easy – trust us, we've been DMs too!
Most users praise the app for its encounter and initiative tracker as well. All in all, everything you need to host a fun, hassle-free campaign can be found in the Game Master app. You should check it out!
Game Master 5th Edition can be found in the Google Play and App Store.
5. D&D Spellbook 5e: Cast It Like You Mean It!
Considered one of the best spellbook apps in the game, D&D Spellbook 5e is a simple and very helpful tool for anyone looking to search, manage, and organize spells for multiple characters. Between the user-friendly interface and the many filters that can be used to narrow down your spell search, it’s no wonder why this app has become a favorite in the community.
Once you’ve created your character, you can immediately begin searching through the library of spells listed throughout the app, which come from the following sourcebooks: Player's Handbook, Xanathar's Guide to Everything, Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. You can tap each spell to read through all the details and info about it.
Spells can be easily sorted and filtered as well, using the many options that are available, such as Level Components, Sourcebook, School Casting, Time Duration Range, and Concentration Ritual. With all of that said, this is a really solid app that many of your fellow spellcasters find very useful. Just try it once, if you haven’t already, and see how it compares to the other Spellbook apps that you’ve used.
D&D Spellbook 5e can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store
Well, it looks like we’ve reached the end. Again, there are so many amazing D&D apps available, and while we can give you a list of a few of our favorites, it’s up to you to find the ones that fit your game and needs best. Like we said in the 8 Great MTG apps blog, we are not being paid to persuade. In other words, we don’t gain anything from promoting the apps that we’ve listed above.
Instead, all we’re doing is presenting you with some of the best options for getting the most out of your favorite RPG. Beyond that, we leave it up to you to decide whether they're worth downloading.
But hey, the adventure doesn't stop here. If you've got other awesome apps up your sleeve or thoughts on these picks, drop a comment below! Don’t forget to swing by our D&D collection and check out all the gear we have available. Who knows, you may find a perfect piece to pair up with these apps.
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