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A PDF spellbook creation utility for d20 games in python

Project Description

A PDF spellbook creation utility in python

What is it?

Do you play in a d20 game and play a spellcaster? Chances are, that you do not know all your spells and effects by heart. This software lets you choose a selection of spells and generate a pdf version of the spellbook.

In addition you can browse and filter your spell library by class, rulebook, school/subschool, descriptor and fulltextsearch.

How to install?


Download the current release from [Releases] (


Download the current release from [Releases] (

Linux (Ubuntu/Debian)

See for instructions on how to add the PPA to your system. Debian users can pick any release, they contain the same files anyway.

Linux (Archlinux)

You can install pySpellbook from the [AUR] (

Linux (Other)

If you are on linux and have python 3 and pip installed, then install it via

pip install pySpellbook

this will fetch all python dependencies and install the binary pySpellbook.


pySpellbook uses Prince to render the pdf output. Unfortunately Prince is not open source software, but free for personal use.

The first run wizard should install Prince on your system, but you can decide to install it manually from

If you do not want to use Prince, you can use an internal renderer or print the intermediate html with your favourite browser (Firefox recommended), but those have serious drawbacks in terms of support for printed media css.

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pySpellbook-0.9.tar.gz (1.2 MB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Sep 29, 2015

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