A downloadable game

What is D&D Story Mode? 

  • Simpler Rules. Story Mode streamlines D&D 5th Edition so you can spend less time "rule-playing" and more time role-playing.
  • Cinematic. It add elements of cinematic storytelling to help you create sessions that feel more like movies and novels.
  • Beginner-Friendly. Using Story Mode, I have successfully introduced dozens of new players to D&D. In a single 4-hour session, you can create new characters, learn the basic rules, and complete a short adventure.

What’s Included:

  • Re-designed character sheet. Revised for clarity and ease of use.
  • Character creation guide. Easy, step-by-step character creation.
  • Spell Point system. A more straight-forward approach to spellcasting.
  • Gameplay variants.  Inspiration, Resting, Initiative, and more.
  • Reference sheets. Class features, cheat sheets, etc.
  • First session guide. How to run the first game, with intro adventure.

Why use Story Mode?

Compared to past editions, D&D 5th Edition does a good job of bringing back a simpler level of gameplay.

However, it is still a complicated game, and is especially intimidating to those who are new to D&D.

You should try Story Mode if:

  • You want to teach new players the basics of D&D and roleplaying, without overwhelming them.
  • You have a limited amount of time to play, and want to focus on the most entertaining parts of D&D.
  • You prefer to run D&D with more cinematic flavor.

How to Use It

Story Mode can be used with the free Basic D&D Rules, the D&D Starter Set, or the Player’s Handbook.

Of course, you’re free to use as much or as little of these ideas as you want for your own game.

Happy Adventuring!

Updated 11 days ago
Published 12 days ago
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Role Playing
Tagsdnd, Fantasy, Homebrew, Tabletop


D&D Story Mode - Rulebook 36 MB
D&D Story Mode - Character Creation Guide 4 MB
D&D Story Mode - Character Sheet 3 MB
D&D Story Mode - Character Sheet - Spells Add-On 1 MB