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Beginner's Resource Guide to D&D 5e - A consolidated list

In case you did not read the original article, find it here to learn more about why each of these items are in the respective categories.

*Added after original article release

The Essentials

D&D 5e Basic Rules -

D&D 5e Character Sheets -


DnDice for Android -

Dice Ex Machina for iOS -


Really Nice to have

D&D 5e Starter Set -

Players Handbook (PHB) -

Roll20 -

D&D Beyond -


Nice but not necessary

Dungeon Master's Screen -

Monster Manual (MM) -

Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG) -

Volo's Guide to Monsters -

Xanathar's Guide to Everything -

Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide (SCAG) -

Dungeon Master's Guild -


REally cool tools

Donjon -

Fantasy Name Generator -

Medieval Fantasy City Generator -

Random Dungeon Generator -


For content creators

D&D 5e OGL and SRD -

Homebrewery -



Dungeon Master's Block -

GM Word of the Week -

Digressions and Dragons -

Dragon Talk -

The RPG Academy -

The Homebrew Cauldron -



Unearthed Arcana -

Sage Advice -

The Angry GM -

Tribality -



Matt Colville -

Geek & Sundry -

Nerd Immersion -

Encounter Roleplay Stream -

Encoutner Roleplay YouTube -

Exploding Dice Stream -

Fuzzy Dice Playlist -


Honorable Mentions

DelveCast -

Neon Rival -

The Mad Cleric -

Cannibal Halfling Gaming -

The Mad Adventurers Society -