Monster Dials and Tents

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Details

  • Two sets to choose from.

  • Monster Tents are palm-sized quick references that stand on the table or hang over a DM screen.

  • Monster Dials twist to keep track of a monster's current hit points. Dials turn easily when gripped on two sides, but are unlikely to turn when brushed accidentally.

  • Attach a tent to a dial to make it stand.

  • Druid approved: no metal or plastic parts.

  • Flat design can travel in a pocket, bag, or even closed in a book. Tents fit into a standard deck box. Set includes a custom box for Monster Dials.

  • Use the included art and stats for dozens of monsters in each set. Or, edit the source files to make your own.

Dice are pictured to show scale and are not included.

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Barbarian: I'm going to pound that ogre with my math and make him do math!

DM: OK, it takes some math, but it still has some spreadsheet left. It books its book at you, so math.

Bard: I'll sing my math to give the wizard some math.

Wizard: Book. Math-math... supp-le-ment ERRATA!

DM: Whoa, that almost mathed it, but it can still website.


The 5e system is amazing and we love it. But just like the some of the people in our lives, it can get really tedious after a few hours. Sometimes you need to get your head out of the game to put your heart into the game.


Monster Dials are palm-sized accessories to keep track of a monster's hit points. When it takes damage, the DM twists the dial to a lower number. Players see a representation of the remaining health. A condensed stat block on the back helps the DM play the monster's turn.


Monster Tents have the same quick reference, but no dial. They stand up on the table or hang over the DM screen. They are easy to make, so you can make a lot of them. Even better: combine a dial and tent to make a standing dial.


Out there on the internet, there are many apps and websites that track hit point and publish stat blocks. But, Monster Dials and Tents help you live in the moment of your game by bringing your hands and mind right back to the table in front of you.

Materials

How to Make

Paper crafting difficulty: Easy to Advanced.

  1. For print-at-home, pay what you want for the templates at DMsGuild.com. You will also gain access to Google Drawings documents that you can copy and edit.

  2. Choose the monsters that you want. Print the needed templates on cardstock paper.

  3. Cut on the dotted lines and crease on the solid lines. Fold, glue, and assemble according to the included instructions.

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Game Night Advantages

  • Always be ready to improvise an encounter because Monster Tents travel more compactly than minis, and the stats are right there.

  • Speed up combat by easily tracking approximate hit points.

  • Keep player's hands and minds on the game with a tangible prop.

  • Quickly remind yourself of monster abilities and actions with condensed stat blocks.

  • Gift them to your DM or players as unique keepsakes to remember that time you were supposed to get some key lore from a Hill Giant, but instead of listening to it stutter through a paragraph, everyone just completely whaled on it.

Use this one weird trick

To kill monsters with a twist

Less math, more playing