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While incredibly fun, the Feng Shui combat system can get unwieldy when you have a large number of mooks and named characters fighting the players. Its hard to keep track of what shot each character gets to act on next.

What methods and/or software do people utilize to keep track of it all?

Bonus points for also helping to keep track of details of the fight beyond shot-tracking: who's fighting who, who's dead, and so forth.

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This isn't enough for a full answer, but my advice is to try and keep all your mooks on the same initiative value. Sure, it means they don't get to dodge as often, but you won't need to track them all separately. –  GMJoe Oct 24 '13 at 5:26
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I draw out a 18 shot track that is 3x6 squares. That means for the standard actions (attacking or actively defending) I just have to move the token representing the character either down one row for an attack or across one column for a active defence. No maths required.

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Good idea, makes the standard action the simplest operation. –  mxyzplk Oct 23 '13 at 17:04
    
Okay, this one now becomes my choice answer, due to simplicity. Its one of those obvious in retrospect ideas. –  Caleb Oct 24 '13 at 16:37
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I never needed more than a slightly expanded version of the shot counter they print in the book (just so you could stack up plenty of tokens next to each number). basically that down the middle of an 8 1/2x11 sheet of paper so that I can get a line of 6 or so tokens lined up out to the side of each number. I used shell casings (for flair) or dice with a number of mooks showing for mooks and minis for the characters' tokens, and just counted down, and went from the "inside out" (closest to the number goes first, and when you take your action you go to the outside spot on the next shot you act on).

There is an online initiative tracker and people sell general initiative mats that serve the same purpose. Here's a print one that does more than just initiative, but it doesn't have enough space on each side of the countdowns for my taste.

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