Hey guys, I'm a new DM, and I have a druid in my group that is about to hit 2nd level. My group is largely 11 years old, (I'm the dad of one of the players), and I'm doing the majority of the bookkeeping for the game. Is there an easy way to make reference cards or something for wildshapes? Just to make it easier to keep track of things. We're using DDB to keep track of characters, so is there something in the character section that will say "the druid is now a wolf" and give me a profile of their stats?
I personally used a phone app to track my old Druid, but you're dealing with 11 year old. That's going to be distracting/complex.
Positives: WildShape uses the Beast Stats pure and simple, no matter what lvl the Druid is. So a lvl 2 Druid turned into a cat and a lvl 20 Druid turned into a cat have the same stat line. This actually reduces bookkeeping.
I'd recommend get one of your kid's older school folders. Talk to the player about what kind of animals they want to turn into and print those up ahead of time. When the player decides to "learn" an animal form, after the game print it and add it to the folder. The player can pull the sheet out at any time and say "I'm going to turn into X!" If they forget what they can turn into, they can flip through their notebook.
I'd search for all Beast in D&D Beyond picking 2 Environments with the player and have the player choose and assortment of beast that they would have chosen to turn into, based on the Environments the druid spent most of their time.