The essential tabletop adventure companion, with a reusable character sheet, 5th edition rules, references & tools, all in a deluxe notebook.


Give your imaginary hero a corporeal home.

HeroBook is a beautifully bound A5 notebook made specifically for tabletop RPGs like 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. By simply using it to help you play the game and recording your account of the stories you weave with your friends, you create an artifact of your character's saga that will last a lifetime.

The essential 5E companion

HeroBook is packed with rules and references for 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons, containing everything you need to play the game in a quick, easy reference format. Using the included tools, create a character from scratch using nothing but your HeroBook and your dice. Keep those heavy hardcover books and loose, disorganized note paper in your bag of holding - and keep that smartphone in your pocket!

Stay ready for adventure

HeroBook has a reusable character sheet on the inside cover and front page, so you are always equipped with your character's most important details. The coated, erasable surface allows you to write and erase your hit points, track your spell slots, and update your ability modifiers over and over as your hero's story grows. A full character section inside the book records your more permanent details.

Chronicle your hero's story

At the back of your HeroBook are plenty of blank note pages to keep track of spells, equipment, or anything else your quest might throw at you. The unique note paper combines lines for writing, grids and isometric dots for maps, and blank pages for sketching. With time, use, and customization, your HeroBook grows into an artifact of your character's adventures - and should they ever face defeat, it becomes a cherished relic of memorable moments.

+1 material components

We've chosen high quality materials to ensure your HeroBook looks incredible and lasts a lifetime. The heavy 100lb cover stock keeps your character sheet in pristine shape, and inside, the 70lb acid-free satin paper provides an excellent writing surface and preserve your notes and drawings for eons. Even after you say goodbye to your character or your campaign, HeroBook makes an eye-catching conversation piece and the exposed smyth-sewn spine looks awesome on your shelf.

High constitution score

Your HeroBook is constructed using extremely durable Smyth sewing, the highest quality book binding available. The pages are physically sewn into the book with thread, in the same fashion as archival-quality textbooks, ensuring every page remains strong and sturdy from 1st to 20th level and beyond. This type of binding allows the book to lay completely flat no matter what page you are on, so not only is it comfortable to write in, but you'll never have to fumble through stiff pages when you need your attack modifiers or the name of the NPC you're hunting down.

Druid-approved & environmentally friendly

We're thrilled to be working with Hemlock Printing, a 50-year institution in our hometown of Vancouver, to produce our initial print run. All paper materials used in the HeroBook are recognized by the Forest Stewardship Council, an international organization supporting sustainable forestry. Hemlock recycles 99% of all waste generated in their facilities, and has recieved the Gold Canadian Printing Award for Most Environmentally Progressive Pritning Company three years in a row. Even your hippie druid in her tree bark armor approves!

HeroBook Gallery

Product design and page layouts subject to change based on community feedback.

Six gorgeous cover options

What's in the HeroBook?

Take a look at all the resources, rules, and tools you'll find inside your HeroBook.
All material sourced from the official 5th Edition System Reference Document.

Reusable Character Sheet

  • Compact design inside front cover
  • 1.5mil polypropylene coated
  • Takes wet or dry erase markers
  • Includes ability scores, saving throws, skills, inspiration, proficiency, attacks, AC, initiative, speed, death saves, currency, HP tracker, spell slot tracker

Reusable Note Pages

  • Second reusable surface inside back cover
  • 1.5mil polypropylene coated
  • Takes wet or dry erase markers
  • Use for session notes, spells, or anything else you need to track at the table


  • Dwarf, Elf, Halfling, Human, Dragonborn, Gnome, Half-Elf, Half-Orc, Tiefling


  • Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard

Options & Gear

  • Backgrounds, languages, alignment, weapon and armor tables, adventuring gear, equipment packs, mounts, vehicles, trade goods

Game Rules

  • Creating a character
  • Levelling up & experience points
  • Ability scores, modifiers & proficiency
  • Multiclassing
  • Environmental effects
  • Casting spells
  • Resting & activities between adventures
  • Actions, bonus actions & reactions
  • Movement & position
  • Skill & ability checks
  • Making an attack
  • Damage & healing
  • Mounted & underwater combat

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About Material Components

Greetings, adventurers! I'm Sean Hallaren, a tabletop gaming fanatic, game master, and graphic designer in Vancouver, Canada. I founded Material Components in 2018 to provide critical tabletop goods to discerning roleplayers like you. Our first product, HeroBook, has raised over CA$250,000 on Kickstarter and BackerKit. Our next product the much-requested HeroBook GM Edition, is coming to Kickstarter later this year.