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Dungeons & Dragons 5e Point-Buy Calculator Updated

Finally! I’m working on updating my Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition point-buy calculator! Yay! But “Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition point-buy calculator” is quite the mouthful. Maybe I should come up with a shorter, snazzier name for it in the future….

Anyway, I digress. Here is a screenshot of the updated point-buy calculator in action and below that is a list of the changes. (So exciting, I know.)

D&D 5e Point-Buy Calculator Updated


Here is a basic list of the changes:

  • Information for Dragonborn has now been added. (I am so sorry for not realising I left them unfinished before!)
  • Has its own page outside of the main Shianra site.
  • Design looks more in line with official D&D 5e products.
  • JavaScript no longer looks like it was written by a 5 year old.

What’s next for this point-buy calculator

  • Adding information for more races and their variants — Aasimar, Eladrin, Changeling, Shifter, Warforged, Aarakocra, Genasi, Goliath, Minotaur, and Revenant.
  • The option to give a name and gender to characters.
  • A print-friendly version which includes the aforementioned name and gender of a character.
  • The saving and loading of characters. Ideally, I would like to accomplish this without requiring one to login to view and edit their characters.

So, if you are interested in using this point-buy calculator, you can try it out yourself. Additionally, all of the code behind this thing is on github .