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DM Screen Inserts

V1.1, updated 30/06/2017.

This is intended to provide replacement content for the inside surfaces of your official Wizards of the Coast DM Screen. The printed sheets can be trimmed to fit over the existing panels, making better use of the space and minimising distractions.


  1. Select the PDF that matches your local paper size (Letter or A4) and chosen style (Modern or Traditional).
  2. Print off the PDF at 100% size, single-sided, borderless (so the print extends to the edge of the page).
  3. Cut along the dotted outline to achieve the correct size. The top edge will not need trimming.
  4. Attach the sheets to the inside of your official DM Screen. You can use photo corner mounts to make the sheets removable / interchangeable.


Page 1: Exploration

  • Exploration, special movement rules, carrying, jumping
  • Light, vision, light sources
  • Exhaustion, resting

Page 2: Combat

  • Combat overview, surprise, cover
  • Combat actions
  • Combat actions ctd., readying, grappling / shoving

Page 3: Conditions

  • Conditions and states
  • Conditions and states ctd.
  • Death and unconsciousness, death saving throws, resurrection spells

Page 4: Tables and References

  • Abilities, skill checks, contests, concentration
  • Weapons, healing spells
  • Improvised traps and damage, object AC and hit points, page references


v1.0 - 22/06/2017

  • Initial release

v1.1 - 30/06/2017

  • Removed homebrew rules.
  • Fixed formattin of 'Ranged Attacks in Close Combat'.
  • Added 'Attacks Against Prone Creatures' for clarity.
  • Amended 'Critical Hit' rules to PHB default.
  • Added 'Attacking Underwater' section.
  • Added 'Resurrection Spells' section.
  • Added properties to 'Weapons' table.
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Nicholas D July 17, 2018 1:37 am UTC
Would be nice if you could add a note in the description that they are landscape since we aren't all using the official WotC screen.

This is only really an issue because the full-size Preview still doesn't work and in the Quick Preview they look portrait instead of landscape. Nice screen, just can't use it.

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Alexander K June 28, 2017 9:16 am UTC
The Full-Size preview seems to not be working.
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William C June 28, 2017 10:53 am UTC
Yeah, sorry about this. I've tried re-uploading my PDFs and it still isn't working. I'll check the PDF format requirements, but I'm sure it's right. In the mean time, you can view the preview here:
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Alexander K June 28, 2017 7:07 pm UTC
Yeah, i don't know what the problem is, must be something with the website. One of my previews isn't working either. If you find a solution, contact me, thanks
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Alex W June 27, 2017 10:34 pm UTC
Pretty good reference sheet, I like it more that most others I've seen. Very clean layout.

Critical damage is not RAW (you roll twice the dice, not roll the dice then double), and for some reason the ranged attacks within 5 feet rule is mixed in with it.

Has some homebrew rules on it I could do without, I'd rather have RAW stuff like underwater rules (since they are scattered all over the core books), etc.
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William C June 28, 2017 10:56 am UTC
Thanks for your comments. I'm fixing the critical damage and ranged attacks sections now.

Underwater rules would be a good idea to add. I'll try to fit it in too.

Regarding the homebrew rules, I understand it's not foe everyone's games. I'll probably remove them to keep this as widely applicable as possible.
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William C June 30, 2017 12:16 pm UTC
Just to let you know I've updated the files today to remove the homebrew rules and add in a small section on attacking underwater.
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