This thread is a copy of the thread from here. The goal is to give anyone looking for general advice a single location from which they can find almost anything they could need. Of course some of these items may be redundant with the compendium here on D&D Beyond. If you find useful resources beyond what is listed here, I'll see about including them in the post.
Ultimate D&D Resource Collection primarily a collection of adventures and other material from the 5E playtest, apparently put together by one James Firth This spell sorter/index is a massive compendium of 5e spells, sortable by every statistic. Great for spell casters. 5E Premade Characters Site run by twitch, a massive listing of premade character sheets for all classes and levels. Perfect for that late addition to the table who needs a quick start Sage Advice - A massive compendium of tweets made from developers to players who ask them questions A Monster Analysis Blog Created by Surfarcher Encounter BuilderMostly a tool for DMs, this website helps one build challenging encounters for a group of a particular level and size. D&D 5th Edition Random Encounter Builder Another encounter tool, this one is made for the sake of generating random encounters quickly RK's D&D 5E treasure generator Adjust some setting, and automatically generate a treasure for your players to obsess over. D&D 5E resource list lists of spells, items, monsters, treasure and encounter generators, and more AlignmentAn explanation of D&D's oft contested alignment system. Fantasy Name Generators Name generators for a very wide variety of categories. Chaotic Shiny a long listing of random generators, from characters to holidays to simple maps. Not D&D specific Roll20 Token Maker makes cute little tokens perfect for things like Roll20 Roll20 Macro Reference with macros for both players and DMs. And some adventure specific macros for Tomb of Annihilation. Rangen another listing of random generators, also not D&D specific Improved Initiative - Initiative tracking tool, with much more. Stats for Monsters and Players, import and export your encounters, conditions and Spells. Great tool. Donjon - Great set of tools for everything Random. Names, NPCs, Quests, Loot, you name it. Dungen - DunGen will generate high resolution dungeons ready to use in your favorite virtual tabletops. Tabletopaudio - Audio for your session! Ambiance, sound effects, etc. I really do not use it that much, but works really well. Homebrewery- Create your own house rules with 5th Edition Style! Realy easy to use online tool that let you design pages like the official books using markup. Really good to hand over to your players or to create personalized character sheets for your NPCs and their backgrounds
A big thanks to Daishain from GiantTip for putting this list together.
Thanks go to several individuals who have helped in this thread and its progenitor by suggesting threads to add to the list. They include (but may not be limited to), GWJ_DanyBoy, T.G. Oskar, Zoltar, Thomar_of_Uointer, neovenator250, Xetheral, Greylind, Odigity, Rfkannen, Hymer, Rezby, Ghost Nappa, Krymoar, Dericof Diname, Santra, Kryx, Vegbru, dread05, demonslayer666
A user on the enworld.org forums by the name of Mistwell is apparently responsible for saving many of the threads thought lost in the WOTC forum shutdown. Thank you Mistwell
A similar thread by HeirRaktus on the community.wizards.com website was used to locate additional content. This thread no longer exists
WOTC resources section shamelessly stolen from an archived post belonging to Jkat718
This threadis the unofficial successor to "The META THREAD of useful things!", created by Corinath here Corinath then essentially disappeared. Rather than letting it die, this version was posted to keep the index growing
I've added the following from this thread to the Amazingly Useful Websites section:
Improved Initiative - Initiative tracking tool, with much more. Stats for Monsters and Players, import and export your encounters, conditions and Spells. Great tool. Donjon - Great set of tools for everything Random. Names, NPCs, Quests, Loot, you name it. Tabletopaudio - Audio for your session! Ambiance, sound effects, etc. I really do not use it that much, but works really well. Homebrewery - Create your own house rules with 5th Edition Style! Realy easy to use online tool that let you design pages like the official books using markup. Really good to hand over to your players or to create personalized character sheets for your NPCs and their backgrounds
I've also removed a WotC link for a list of monsters by CR as that can now be found here on D&D Beyond.
Sillva, I grant you my Inspiration for your heroic actions. Impressive and awesome!
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"...Debts must always be paid, sometimes in more than blood and gold. But this is Ordo Ursa," Ren places his hand on Erakas's chest, right where the Dragonborn's heart is. "Right here. And it always has been and always will be. Don't ever forget that. Because I won't."
Rentaro Caeli- Air Genasi Mystic: Order of the Nomad (Storm King's Thunder) #TeamMod
I just want to let you know Sillvva that you are a scholar and a saint, and I appreciate your efforts.
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"Where words fail, swords prevail. Where blood is spilled, my cup is filled" -Cartaphilus
"I have found the answer to the meaning of life. You ask me what the answer is? You already know what the answer to life is. You fear it more than the strike of a viper, the ravages of disease, the ire of a lover. The answer is always death. But death is a gentle mistress with a sweet embrace, and you owe her a debt of restitution. Life is not a gift, it is a loan."