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Character Sheet Creation
Getting Started



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Main Page: Building Character Sheets

Character Sheet Enhancement (or CSE for short) is an update to character sheets and how they are made, enabling many new features, and removing some existing restrictions sheet creators have had to deal with.

It was available on the Dev Server for testing During February, and fully released on March 9th 2021, then partially(?) rolled back little later due to some problems.




A summary of what updates the sheet system will have.

  • HTML updates:
    • Accessibility enhancements: ARIA and semantic HTML support
    • No pre-pending of “sheet-” to classes
    • Enable use of #id in HTML elements
    • Allowing the usage of HTML datalists
    • Allowing the usage of HTML <details> and <summary>-elements – (part of semantic HTML support)
  • The CSS sanitizer has been removed, which now allows for:
  • Integrated macro bar for character quick attacks, including pop out windows
  • Character Sheet/Stat Block is the default for opening a PC/NPC This is being reverted until we have more research regarding implementation.

How to update sheet to new

CSE Examples

Collection of examples, usercases or links to info of some of the new features. Please expand with code or links to examples/documentation.


Examples of using the HTML global element #id.

id CSS selector

Use an id to select one unique element. An id name cannot start with a number.

<input type="text" id="character-name" name="attr_character_name" value="" placeholder="Character Name" />

#character-name {
  text-align: center;
  color: red;

id Clickable Label text

Create "clickable" label text by using a linked label and input. Linked labels could replace various methods that use hidden checkboxes to simulate clickable text/buttons on a sheet.

<input id="attackMod1" name="attr_attackMod1" type="checkbox" value="1" class="hidden">
<label for="attackMod1" class="link">Apply Modifier</label>
.sheet-hidden {
} {
  cursor: help;
  text-decoration: underline;
  color: red;
input[type="checkbox"]:checked + {
  color: red;

id Sheet Anchors

Create links to jump to anchored elements of a sheet. Could be used as a "Navigational Menu/Table of Contents", or simply as clickable text that can quickly move to another section of a sheet.

<h2>Sheet Anchor example</h2>
<h3 id="menu">Menu</h3>
    <li><a href="#Attacks">Attacks</a></li>
    <li><a href="#Skills">Skills</a></li>
    <li><a href="#Spells">Spells</a></li>
<h3 id="Attacks">Attacks</h3>
<p>"Lorem ipsum"</p>
<h3 id="Skills">Skills</h3>
<p>"Lorem ipsum"</p>
<h3 id="Spells">Spells</h3>
<p>"Lorem ipsum"</p>
<p><a href="#menu">Menu</a></p>


"Datalists are a helpful tool for sheet authors to guide players toward filling out input-fields. Datalists combines the precision of a dropdown-field with the flexibility of an input-field." -Peter B.

<input type="text" list="abilityScores" name="attr_abilityScore">
<datalist id="abilityScores">
    <option value="@{strength}">Strength</option>
    <option value="@{dexterity}">Dexterity</option>
    <option value="@{constitution}">Constitution</option>
    <option value="@{intelligence}">Intelligence</option>
    <option value="@{wisdom}">Wisdom</option>
    <option value="@{charisma}">Charisma</option>


A more simple way to create a collapsible section on a sheet than the old CSS tricks we have.

You have a <details> where everything is inside, and then the <summary>-element inside it determine what is shown when it's collapsed.

  <summary>Epcot Center</summary>
  <p>Epcot is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort featuring exciting attractions, international pavilions, award-winning fireworks and seasonal special events.</p>


Accessibility enhancements: ARIA and semantic HTML support

Responsive Design

Aimed at making adjustment for mobile


Responsive design leads way to more easily adapting/optimizing Char Sheet for eventual use with the new Mobile-app, which is in Open Beta(as of 18th March 2021).


code snippet by Roll20 Dev exemplifying how popups can be implemented on sheets.


Guide - How to Create Printer-friendly Pages with CSS

See Also