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Minimal Playbooks Plus - Dungeon World


UPDATE - 2.0

2 versions of the playbooks! One goes back to the classic roots of DW, the other embraces openness and the creative freedom of players:

  • Vanilla Playbooks: While keeping all of the quality of life tweaks (stats, XP tracker, etc.) these playbooks bring back the name, look, race, alignment, and bond suggestions that make DW so "noob-friendly". Perfect for playing with new players.
  • Open Playbooks:  These go in the completely opposite direction - There are no suggestions whatsoever! Just plenty of blank line space for experienced / creative players to write out their name, look, drives, background, flags, and bonds (there is an especially large amount of flag and bond space). But of course, suggestions are still extremely helpful. That is why I've created and included, completely free...

Character Creation Player Handouts! These are meant to be printed, double sided, then cut in half and passed around. I scoured the DW & RPG community for Name, Look, Drive, Flag, Bond, and Background suggestions, then consolidated them into these handouts! This is somewhat of an experiment, so if you use these in conjunction with the open playbooks, please please report back to me on the pros, cons, and any other observations!


Based on the stellar original "Minimalist Dungeon Playbooks", by Brennan Reece.

An ongoing and continually updated project, my goal is to make my ideal format for DW playbooks. Turns out, a lot of other people liked it as well!

This is what ideal looks like for me, included in these playbooks:

  • Minimal Folded Booklets: These are printed on two-sides, then folded in half. Saves table space, saves paper, and saves time by keeping all important info close together!
  • Class Headers and Icons
  • Compact XP Tracker
  • Compact Stat Tracker
  • Tons of small Quality of Life Tweaks
  • Wizard Spellbook has boxes for both “Learned” and “Prepared”

Please tell me if I've made any mistakes, misspellings, or worse! I am open to suggestions, and am looking to continually improve these playbooks. I would like to make more of these for the multitude of community / alternate classes.

Check out my Minimal Compendium Class Inserts, designed to fit snugly into any Minimal Playbooks.

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Troy H March 19, 2018 3:40 pm UTC
I am a huge fan of these. Unless they have been changed recently, though, there is an error in the wizard's cantrips. The text under Light is from the Parley move.
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Asbjørn Hammervik F March 11, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
Love these! The text on the Druid move Shapeshifter is mixed up however. Where the trigger should be, it reads "You ignore the clumsy tag on armor you wear." (version 2.2)
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Brian M June 17, 2017 10:50 pm UTC
Love the design and layout of these playbooks, having em fold over into booklets is genius.
My only complaint is some misprints in the spellbooks. Revelation is titled Animate Dead in the Cleric spellbook, and the descriptions for Light, Visions Through Time, Mimic, Mirror Image and Cloudkill are all incorrect in the Wizard spellbook.
Those things aside, I love the playbooks and the minimal character creation guide and intend to use them for all games going forward
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Greg S June 22, 2017 1:19 am UTC
Glad you're enjoying it! Thanks for bringing those errors to my attention. They should get fixed in the next update :)
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Eamon M June 10, 2017 3:57 am UTC
These are seriously nearing a perfect state. Thank you so much for all the work you've put in man, and for the constant support!
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Greg S June 12, 2017 7:32 pm UTC
Of course! Dungeon World deserves the best, haha.
What else could I do to make it perfect for ya?
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Greg S May 27, 2017 5:46 am UTC
Hey everyone! I have an update to the file coming soonish. I've found some various misspellings, errors, etc. (some more serious than others) and that is in large part thanks to some dedicated reporting! Thanks for the feedback and help! I'll send that out in the next few days.
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Greg S May 24, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Hey everyone! I'm aware of a small issue where some of the pdf pages look HUGE compared to others, and I'm looking into why that is happening. It shouldn't make a difference when you actually print the PDFs as long as you have the scaling set to 100% (which should be default). I'll upload a new file ASAP. (I also fixed a bit of wonky formatting on the Bard playbook)
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Greg S May 24, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
I uploaded a new version! (1.2) Things should display perfectly fine now :)
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Troy H September 06, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
THANK YOU for fixing the wizard cantrip. That was driving me nutso. :)
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