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Scrivener Template for D&D 5e

Scrivener Template for D&D 5e

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This project includes a Scrivener template file for MacOS and Windows, as well as a free fitting font - Tex Gyre Bonum. It is designed to help organize and design game worlds as well as offering a good experience while playing D&D; 5th Edition. Most of the currently available SRD rules are included or on their way to be released in the template.

Template Preview 1 Template Preview 2

The template is designed to be used as an electronic tool while preparing or playing a game session but more options in regards to creating custom content, exporting and compiling are going to be added in the future. If you have any critique or wishes for alteration or features, please contact me using the Dungeon Masters Guild Website or via E-Mail.

Note: The template file should work for every Scrivener 3 release on MacOS and the current Scrivener 3 Beta on Windows. For any older version of Scrivener - including any Windows version - download the legacy file instead!


Check out my other D&D; content as well:


Update 1.5
  • Changed the template style for cleaner layout
  • Created more links between documents
Update 1.4
  • Added bestiary / statblocks from SRD!
    • Attributes, conditions, skills and spells are all linked into the ruleset!
    • Monster pictures can't be added as Scrivener does not allow filesizes >50 MB for templates
  • Fixed some typos, spelling mistakes and design problems
Update 1.3
  • Added magic items & equipment from SRD!
  • Added missing 'Branding Smite' spell
  • Added missing SRD rules
  • Added alot of missing tables in all sections
  • Created more links between documents
  • Fixed more typos and design problems
Update 1.2
  • Added missing SRD backgrounds
  • Added class & race flavour from SRD
  • Added spell lists by class, level and school
  • Added some missing rules and tables
  • Fixed alot of typos and design problems

Update 1.1

  • Added SRD spells to the template
  • Added legal information and DMs Guild logo

A similar template for OneNote can be found here!

 
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James C November 06, 2018 11:57 pm UTC
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I'm getting an error when opening either of the templates: "Scrivener cannot open files in the 'Scrivener Template' format." This is on Scrivener 3 on macOS High Sierra(10.13.6).
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James C November 07, 2018 12:15 am UTC
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Never mind, I just wasn't importing the template correctly. Looks awesome, cheers!
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seamus B November 03, 2018 12:14 am UTC
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this isnt working for me, cant even find the file when i try to open it. windows 8.1 running scrivener version 1.9.9 (latest at the time)
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seamus B November 03, 2018 12:20 am UTC
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so far i have tried both legacy and current and attempted changing it to a .crv .criv file name
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Ingo K November 04, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
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I worked on the files today and found the new version 1.5 released today to be working with my test version of Scrivener 1.9.9. Please try the new version again and report any further problems again :)
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Christopher N October 07, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
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Having issues with my pc even recognizing the template until I added the .scriv file type. Using version 1.9.9, but either version won't load up. I get several windows saying it wants to update the file, then can't then it can't find the To and From folders and then it says there's no data perhaps because of a lack of disk space or other reasons.
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Christopher N October 07, 2018 1:30 pm UTC
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Sorry, Window version.
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Ingo K October 10, 2018 7:48 am UTC
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I'll try to find and fix the issue but I do not own this version for windows so I need to look for a trial one to reproduce the problem. If you find a way to prevent the issue in the meantime, please let me know.
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Ingo K November 04, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
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I worked on the files today and found the new version 1.5 released today to be working with my test version of Scrivener 1.9.9. Please try the new version again and report any further problems again :)
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Merinda B August 15, 2018 10:17 pm UTC
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This is fantastic, thank you.
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Jef C June 15, 2018 9:29 am UTC
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The file doesn't seem to be working. When I try to create a new Scrivener project from the template, it says that the template is invalid, with the following error message: No project data could be found in the specified template file.
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Ingo K June 15, 2018 9:43 am UTC
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Are you using Scrivener 3? Are you on MacOS or Windows?
The template was created for Scrivener version 3 on MacOS. I am unsure whether or not the template works in any older versions but I may be able to research the issue on Windows systems when I get off work.
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Víctor Hugo A June 15, 2018 11:28 am UTC
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Same issue here. Last version of Scrivener on Windows. The only difference, in my case, is that it doesn't show me an error message, it just won't create the project when clicking on its button.

Edit.: Forget it. Did my second research. Windows users still don't have Scrivener 3 available, just Scrivener 1 (which is more or less based on Scrivener 2 from MacOS).
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Ingo K June 15, 2018 11:33 am UTC
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Thank you for pointing out the issue. Since I released it primarily for the MacOS release of Scrivener, I'll need some time to check on the problem and try to work out a solution. I hope to achieve a satisfying result in a few hours and will update the files / add apropriate files afterwards.
Stay tuned!
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Ingo K June 15, 2018 1:43 pm UTC
CREATOR
I uploaded a new legacy version of the template that should work for any Scrivener version on MacOS and Windows that is not Scrivener 3 or the Scrivener 3 Beta on Windows. If you use an older version of Scrivener, try the legacy version instead and report back any problems you might have.

You are able to download the Scrivener 3 Beta for Windows on the official Scrivener forums by the way, however there are still some bugs and I would not recommend it for serious work.
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Jef C June 16, 2018 10:00 am UTC
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Thanks for the legacy version, that seemed to do the trick. I was using Scrivener 2.8 on the MacOS.

Nice job on this! I'm looking forward to playing around with it.
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