HeroBook GM

The ultimate toolkit for 5E game masters, with a reusable party tracker and a monstrous hoard of rules, resources, tables, and tools, all in a deluxe notebook.

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Lead the adventure

Keep your head in the game with a reusable game tracker that speeds up combat and holds your party's most important details at the front of the book.

Made for 5E

From combat to conditions, encounters to expenses, you'll find every 5E rule conveniently indexed for quick lookup in the heat of the adventure.

Rich with resources

Create compelling NPCs, captivating quests, and much more with over 50 tables that keep you permanently prepared for your party's antics.

High CR

100% recycled and sustainably sourced paper and a tough sewn lay-flat binding combine to forge a powerful ally you'll feel good about wielding at the table.


Unique black-on-black cover design

HeroBook GM delivers a subtle yet striking appearance with a glossy black design on a matte black cover. Just like the fantasy world that hosts your campaign, it can appear opaque and mysterious, but a little bit of light and closer inspection reveals a wealth of inviting details.

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Reusable party tracker

The party tracker in the inside front cover is coated with a 1.5mil polypropylene laminate that works with wet- or dry-erase markers. Monitor your party's most critical stats like AC, spell DC, and passive perception. Write and erase initiative orders, monster hit points, and status conditions over and over with each combat encounter. Lose the disorganized stack of index cards and run your game smoother than ever before.

5E rules & quick references

Everything a game master needs at the table is inside: fully indexed gameplay rules, combat, spellcasting, conditions, objects, traps, monsters, and more, all sourced from the 5th Edition System Reference Document. Powerful quick references at the front and back of the book provide easy access to your most commonly needed rules. Simplify your game by combining your DMG, session notes, and party tracking into one beautiful package.

All-in-one game master resource

The unique 4-in-1 note paper combines lines for notes, grids and isometric dots for maps, and blank pages for sketching. Dedicated session logs help you remember what happened last time. A fillable table of contents helps you find your critical notes at a moment's notice. Blank stat blocks let you track custom monsters, NPCs, pets, and familiars. And, of course, over 50 tables and generators help you create anything your game demands with just a few dice rolls.

Tough construction & sustainable materials

A heavy 130lb cover stock keeps your party tracker in pristine shape, and 70lb acid-free satin paper inside provides an excellent bleed-free writing surface that preserves your notes and drawings for eons. The exposed Smyth sewn binding is strong but flexible, so the book opens fully and lays flat on every page. Best of all, it's made of 100% FSC® certified (FSC® C014956) post-consumer recycled and sustainably sourced paper, and printed in a carbon-neutral facility right here in our hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

For game masters, by game masters

2,434 GMs pledged over CA $134,000 on Kickstarter to help bring HeroBook GM to life in 2019.

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Table of Contents & Specs

Front Cover
  • Reusable 5E party tracker
  • Quick references
Back Cover
  • Reusable blank note page
  • Quick references
Party Tracker
  • Player character trackers
  • Initiative tracker
  • Creature combat tracker
Quick References
  • Conditions
  • Environment
  • Movement
  • Actions in Combat
  • Damage Calculation
  • Trap Danger
  • Spellcasting
  • Travel Pace
  • Object AC & HP
  • Common DCs
  • Creature Size
  • Healing Potions
  • Currency Conversion
  • Armor Don & Doff
  • Short & Long Rests
  • Lifestyle Costs
  • PC References
  • Ability Scores
  • Adventuring
  • Combat
  • Spellcasting
  • Conditions
  • Objects
  • Traps
  • Diseases & Poisons
  • Madness
  • Monsters
  • Encounters
  • Armor & Weapons
  • Adventuring Gear
  • Expenses & Services
  • Magic Items
Tables & Generators
  • NPC Names
  • NPC Attributes
  • Place Names
  • Locations
  • Dungeons
  • Quests
  • Weather
  • Book Titles
  • Treasure
  • Food & Drink
  • Settlements
  • Shop, Tavern & Inn Names
Other Features
  • Lay-flat Smyth sewn binding

  • 4-in-1 note paper (lines, grid, isometric dot, blank)

  • Fillable table of contents

  • Fillable stat blocks

  • Session logs

  • A5, 256 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 66 mm
  • 5.8 x 8.3 x 2.6 in
  • 410g / 14.5oz / 0.9lbs

  • Cover: 130lb FSC® Mixed Paper w/ 1.5mil Polypropylene Laminate

  • Inside: 70lb Satin 100% FSC® Post-Consumer Recycled Paper

HeroBook for Players

A table full of HeroBook-wielding players is a game master's dream: when everyone at the table has full rules, quick references, and combat actions at their fingertips, you spend less time explaining rules and more time running awesome adventures.

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Frequently Asked Questions

HeroBook GM is bound using a technique called Smyth sewing, where the folded paper signatures are sewn together with thread. This is most commonly used for heavy-duty, library-quality applications like textbooks and bibles. Other than a thin layer of glue, the spine is left exposed for maximum flexibility, allowing the book to open all the way and lay completely flat on every page - very useful when referencing rules or notes at the table. Despite the raw look, it's very strong and will hold up to heavy use over a long period of time.

Nope! All content in HeroBook GM has been sourced from the 5th Edition System Reference Document, a comprehensive version of the 5E ruleset published under the Open Game License.. For anything we can't include for copyright reasons, such as additional races and classes, the book includes page references to the official source material wherever possible.

We tested a variety of different surfaces to find the optimal surface for both wet- and dry-erase pens. The 1.5mil polypropylene laminate takes non-permanent ink well and wipes clean months after being written. For continued performance of the reusable surfaces, we recommend pressing lightly when writing and using only non-permanent wet- or dry-erase pens. To clean, wipe gently with a soft cloth and a very small amount of moisture only if necessary.

Because the two sides of the folded cover do not shift much with respect to each other, you will not experience much lateral smudging of dry erase ink when the book is closed. If the closed book has weight on top of it for an extended period, you will occasionally get a little bit of transfer of dry erase ink over to the other side of the sheet. Wet erase ink will not smudge whatsoever unless moisture is introduced.

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