One thing I do that I realized most DMs may not is make a “character cheat sheet” for quick reference.
It’s a simple table, but it has each character’s:
- Skill Proficiencies
- Saving Throw Proficiencies
- Passive Perception
- Personality Traits
At a glance, I can tell just about everything I need to know about the characters at my table. It’s a handy resource, and I figured you might find it useful.
Here’s a link to make a copy: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RPo9oi-vvR_wPIsvls9wcvL7aGc9CMkqLSWBrTP0wtM/copy
Perception vs. Investigation – Handbooker Helper – Sage Advice
Barking at Your Players: Advanced Combat Narration – The Angry GM
Things You Didn’t Know About D&D 5E: Conditional Bonus Actions – Dungeon Master’s Workshop
Flaws and Feats – DMsGuild – $1.99
Trinkets of Ravnica – DMsGuild – $0.99
100 Demon Lords – DMsGuild – $1.00
Now get out there and tell a story!