I am notoriously bad at keeping track of NPC’s, familiars, and just about anything that isn’t directly related to the people on the other side of the table from me. So Out of the Abyss poses a challenge since it introduces ten NPC’s that the party may spend the entire campaign with.
To help me keep track of everyone, and to communicate to the party what each NPC’s strengths, weaknesses, and personalities are like, I’ve made reference cards for the whole lot, and I’m posting them here! Keep in mind that these cards try to stick to the noticeable aspects about a character instead of deep personal information. These cards are meant to be given to the players, so some secrets have been omitted. If you want to change the descriptions, you can download the spreadsheet and have at it.
These cards are meant to be printed. I printed mine on 65lb cardstock (which works with my printer, but check with yours first!) and they come out sturdy enough that I can easily store them and pass them around to players without worrying about them getting destroyed.
Credit to John Bard who put together the NPC tokens I used for these cards.