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5e Encounter Sheet

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Shwaffle's 5e Encounter Sheet

Adobe Acrobat XI or above is supported.

This sheet is intended to make a DM's prep time significantly shorter by compiling all the necessary info needed for an encounter in seconds. DM's are able to modify all data after it has populated onto the sheet allowing for any customizing you would like!

I will always have this available for free, because I ultimately want to help all DM's with their campaign planning. I do this in my free time as a coding hobby. While I have been able to get the XML data for all of these and convert to a usable format, there is still a lot of manual work that has to be done to get it fully compatible. If you feel this tool is worth it, please give it a review and share with your friends! If you love it, feel free to throw me some beer money, but you are not obligated to.


  • Oh trust me, there's still some bugs I'm sure
  • Tome of Beasts & Specific story monsters
  • Add option for the sheet to roll initiative for selected monsters (Will not be adding options for Player characters)
  • Optimize Attacks and Actions to remove repetative text and make lines overall less wordy
  • Better fonts
  • Add spells in a better way
  • Allow people to manually input stats. (This would create double the work as everything is calculated in the back end, not based on the info in the form fields) I have decided to do this as a separate sheet, and will release accordingly. I will keep people updated!
  • Add Challenge Rating based on the monsters selected


v1.32 (10/20/17)

  • Split some variants into their own monsters
  • Organized spells so they display nicer
  • Trying new Clear Form buttons
  • Traits and Actions will begin to display nicer when they have multiple paragraphs.
  • Skills added
  • Rest of Monster Manual added
  • Began work on allowing DMs to have initiative rolled for the monsters. Will have both singular initiative and group initiative. (The extra radio button that pops up when you choose the monster won't do anything for now)
  • I was doing a lot of little changes and may have forgotten to patch some holes. If you find anything that breaks the sheet let me know!

v1.31 (7/3/17)

  • Checking the radio boxes near the HP boxes will now add monster XP to the total encounter experience
  • Passive Perception and Proficiency Bonus now have their own boxes
  • Immunities and Resistances have been moved to "Creature Info"
  • Armor Type has been added, will display a shield when the creature has one wielded
  • Top of the encounter sheet has been redone. Unavailable manuals are greyed out
  • Made the 'Clear' buttons a little better. I don't like the 'Clear Form' one, I'm thinking of what I want to change that to
  • Fixed some traits not populating correctly from Volo's
  • Began work on encounter difficulty!

v1.3 (5/29/2017)

  • Volo's Guide is now an option! You can choose at will which manual you want to pull your monster data from Some traits may not show correctly, but it is mostly finished. 
  • Fixed INT and CON being switched in the stats columns. 
  • Added an overflow page to allow for longer descriptions to be readable.

v1.23 (5/23/2017)

  • Creature source book and stat block page added. 
  • Languages will no longer show a blank line when a creature does not have language.

Special Thanks

  • MorePurpleMoreBetter - I contacted MPMB asking if I could use a few snippets of his code for his Character Sheets and create a fully automated encounter sheet. He not only pointed me in a great direction to get this completed, he wrote up small section of code to showcase what his sheet does in a simple manner. Without the amazing collaboration with him, I would have struggled for much longer. I highly suggest checking out his character sheets of you haven't already.
  • Neskatomon & designbot on Reddit - The encounter sheet they initially created was my inspiration and base for this.
  • Ceryliae & Team - I am able to continue adding more content faster because I can utilize the XML they provide and convert it to a more user friendly JSON format. Check out their work at

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Discussions (8)
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Thomas H December 26, 2017 3:26 pm UTC
I noticed you don't have Beholders or Zombie Beholders listed as options. Am I just missing them? Love the sheet, thanks. :)
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Richard O June 07, 2017 5:48 pm UTC
Can I add monster variations?
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Matt B June 07, 2017 8:09 pm UTC
Hey Richard,

Are you meaning variants like Deva, Planetar, & Solar (all angels)? If yes, then I am working on getting ALL monsters added to the sheet, it just takes some time.

If you mean creating custom monsters, that is towards the end of my todo list currently because I want to get all of the published monsters included first. After that, I will have to do some decent modification to the sheet to enable people to fully customize their monster.
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Richard O June 09, 2017 5:56 pm UTC
I'm referring to leader types, humanoids with classes, etc. I've actually been able to make the current version work because I can modify everything on the main sheet except the name. The only other thing I can think of would be to have the MOD and SAVE change automatically when you give your monster different stats.
Great sheet!
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Matt B July 03, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
So I've been thinking about this, and I think I'm going to make a separate sheet where people can manually input stats, and it will change the info accordingly. Possibly have a list of attacks etc. It's on my todo list, I'll keep people updated!
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John E June 07, 2017 9:30 am UTC
Hi, this is a great tool, just one issue I have noticed already. The Intellect Devourer from Monster Manual appears to be missing.
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Matt B June 07, 2017 4:00 pm UTC
Hey John!

Thanks for the compliment, I really appreciate it. Below is what is currently in the sheet. Originally I only had info from the SRD, but have since gotten all the data for the full Monster Manual, and separated out what was missing.

This encounter sheet currently has ~325 monsters from the SRD and 135 from Volo's. I am currently working on adding another ~125 creatures from the Monster Manual as well as monsters specifically designed for the different stories.
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Collin B May 30, 2017 6:56 am UTC
maybe I'm missing something but when I open the file it is pre filled I was under the impression that it was something that I could edit myself can somebody help me?
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Matt B May 30, 2017 1:18 pm UTC
Hey Collin!

What version of Acrobat are you using? When you open the file, you should be able to see a drop down menu button where the monsters name is. Here is the button I'm describing:
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Sarat F May 27, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Just a quick heads up, although this file is awesome I've noticed the Zombie auto-fill is creating Super Smart, but weak zombies by switching the CON and INT values found in the MM.
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Matt B May 28, 2017 5:34 am UTC
Well that's embarrassing. Seems I swapped the form fields around last time I moved some stuff around. I'll have a fix uploading in a couple days.
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Jon G May 20, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Great work! Thanks.
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Matt B June 07, 2017 8:14 pm UTC
Thank you Jon!
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Malcolm T May 12, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
This has been a splendid addition to my library of resources! One question though, is will you be adding further monsters later on? I have noticed certain monsters are missing here and there (Fire Snakes, Troglodytes).
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Matt B May 13, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
I'm glad you like it Malcolm! I am looking into adding additional monsters beyond what is in here already, but I am treading in DMCA territory, so I that is something I am researching. Keep an eye out!

If you love the sheet, please give it a review! Thank you!
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Matt B May 16, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
Volo's coming in a few weeks ;)
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Damion M May 08, 2017 2:50 pm UTC

This is great! Thanks so much for sharing it!
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Matt B May 08, 2017 7:48 pm UTC
Thanks Damion! Please let me know if you have any suggestions for it!
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Damion M May 25, 2017 3:38 pm UTC
I have a request, but not for this product (it's pretty great as is)
Do you think you could do a form fillable PDF sheet for locations? I am desperately in need of a crib sheet for listing multiple NPCs encountered in one area. I'm thinking portrait orientation with 8 form fillable spaces for NPC info along the top then three larger notes areas for the encounter area details, plot quest details, and side quest details.
This would be perfect for helping me summarize social interactions and remember key points in a location.
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Matt B May 28, 2017 5:31 am UTC
You mind making an extremely high quality example of what you mean in paint? If I have a visual, I might be able to whip something up.
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Damion M May 29, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
I actually have one for can I get it to you?
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Matt B May 29, 2017 9:04 pm UTC
PM me an imgur link
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