Spell Slot Trackers

Today we have an interesting addition to our Dragon’s Hoard. Why keep track of pesky numbers when you can just have a spell slot tracker? Let’s see how we can make one on a budget!

Welcome back everyone! Today I bring you an interesting item to add to your Dungeons and Dragons paraphernalia ; how many of you are currently playing full casters? With all the maths and numbers we already have to deal with, why not relegate some of that to my new best friend:

Pull out this nifty thing at the start of session and I’m sure you’ll have everyone’s curiosity. I recently brought mine to one of my weekly games and got quite a few comments on it.

I don’t know about you folks but I hate having to erase and rewrite how many spells slots I have left. And yes, you could instead choose to write them on a different piece of paper, but there’s just something cool about D&D inspired gadgets. If you do end up deciding on using a different paper, why not make it a little fancy like this one?

I personally prefer to take a more arts and crafts approach to things, which is why I did a some experimentation with two different methods.

Self hardening clay

…sort of.

That was the plan at least, but unfortunately my being in Vietnam does sort of limit my access to art supplies. I think I must have gone to about four different shops looking for any sort of clay and the only thing I could find (other than kid’s play-dough, which has its own merits) was this glue based hardening material from Thailand.

Suffice to say, I don’t think I’ll be using this material again, but here was the result:

Wood

After struggling with this pseudo clay for longer than I’m willing to admit, I started thinking of other easier ways in which I could make a tracker. I decided to use what’s probably the most arts and craft-y item there is: Popsicle sticks. Here’s the result:

Granted still not as nice as 3D printed but where’s the fun in that? I’ll probably end up trying a couple other materials before making matching ones for the other casters in my party.


Thank you for reading! I would love to see some pictures if you end up trying out this project yourself. Don’t forget to check out our social media to make sure you’re following us so we can let you know the next time we have cool projects like this.

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