Jeremy Crawford offers a couple new documents for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons and summarizes some of the resources already available.
Sage Advice is a monthly column that gives official clarifications of D&D rules. It also sometimes provides reference documents to help your D&D game run smoothly. What’s the first rule of Sage Advice? The Dungeon Master—not this column or the rulebooks—is the game’s adjudicator.
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Monsters by Type
Sometimes you want to see a list of all monsters of a certain type. Perhaps you’re the DM building an undead-themed adventure, or you’re the player curious to know which elementals or fey your character can summon. The following PDF is for such times. It lists every monster from the Monster Manual by type and includes a creature’s challenge rating and any tags, such as shapechanger, that the creature might have.
D&D Monsters by Type (version 1.0)
Conversions to Fifth Edition
We’re sometimes asked for advice on converting things from previous editions of D&D to fifth edition. The following PDF, penned by Chris Sims, gives advice on converting characters and adventures, along with the elements that go into them, such as spells, monsters, and treasure.
Conversions to 5th Edition D&D (version 1.0)
Here are other D&D reference documents we have posted on this website.
Sage Advice Compendium (version 1.03)
D&D Spell List (version 1.01)
Player’s Handbook Errata (version 1.1)
Monsters by Challenge Rating (version 1.0)
Magic Items by Rarity (version 1.0)
And visit the Character Sheet webpage for blank characters sheets, as well as pregenerated characters.
About the Author
Jeremy Crawford is the co-lead designer of fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. He was the lead designer of the fifth edition Player’s Handbook and one of the leads on the Dungeon Master’s Guide. He has worked on many other D&D books since coming to Wizards of the Coast in 2007. You can reach him on Twitter (@JeremyECrawford).