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You're looking for Obsidian Portal. Obsidian Portal is specifically designed to allow tabletop RPG groups to build their own internal wikis. The privacy options are apparently undergoing an upgrade right now, but if nothing else you can set the whole campaign as private, so that nothing is viewable to anyone except people you invite.


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Short answer: You're responsible for exactly as much information as you need to do your job, and no more. The guiding principle is always "does tracking this myself make my life easier"? Because if it doesn't make your life as DM easier to do it, it almost certainly doesn't make the game run smoother either. DM time is the biggest bottleneck to the ...


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You're asking from the perspective of the MC, but I think this is a player-facing procedure. When I MC Apocalypse World, I'll tell the players to take note of such things (forward, holds, whatever) sometimes, if it isn't going to be used (and used up) immediately. But once they aren't newbie players, it's totally their job. I, as MC, have enough stuff to ...


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It's not exactly a wiki, but we've used Google Docs to similar effect. I'm not 100% sure how we pulled it off, but I think we had a wiki earlier and actually migrated its data into Google docs. That particular group was all programmers, so someone could have done something fancy or someone could have had a copy/paste-fest while watching TV. From our POV ...


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Physical tokens. They're great. They're harder to forget than a mere note written on paper. In my group we use the unused polyhedral dice and colored glass stones (like the kind they sell for fishtanks) for Forward and Experience tokens, respectively. It's helpful as an MC to look up and see the actual XP and Forwards sitting right there on the table. ...


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As a DM, you are responsible for NPCs and the environment. You should be in charge of tracking the initiative order (although I've occasionally seen this farmed off to a player), drawing or providing maps, describing the action and options, and resolving interactions and combat. Players should be responsible for tracking their defenses and other stats, not ...


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Doku Wiki Open source wiki project that has built-in user access control. This option requires that you have server space. All content is stored in text files instead of a database. https://www.dokuwiki.org/dokuwiki Page creation is very intuitive, and the resulting layout is very simple/minimal.


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TiddlySpace TiddlySpace.com provides hosting for “TiddlyWikis” which are basically Wikis that are entirely in one page. I’m not super-familiar with the format, but I gather that it is pretty popular for organizing information – which is perfect for you. Google Sites: Project Wiki By going to Google Sites and clicking Create, you ...


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There are a few things I found really quick on the internet (also, Google is your friend): For up to 5 users, you can use Wikidot for a free private wiki (though hosting files on it, i.e. images, can be sort of iffy, you get a rather small allowance of space if I recall correctly). Everyone would need to have an account on the site, but to really ensure ...


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Epic Words is tailored to this function for your campaign, but has many features otherwise. It is a freemium service, i.e you get certain functionality for free (which seems like it would cover your needs), but you can pay for more features. From the about page: Free Accounts will have access to all of Epic Words original tools including: blogs, ...


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While I use a laptop for a majority of my notes and books, for encounters I use a pad of paper. I try to keep only the minimum info from the players I need, basically their Initiative order, defense DC(AC), and that's about it. For your game it depends more on your DMing style. I let my players track their own stats and HP, all I need to know is whether ...


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I personally never come to the table without a notebook and pencil (regardless of whether I'm DM'ing or playing). You can use the multiple pages to keep track of separate things rather than clustering it all onto one sheet. That being said, you should always be keeping track of the following: Initiative. It's always your job to keep track of this. Also ...


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Skydrive Skydrive works like Google Drive, but interfaces perfectly with Microsoft office suite and doesn't require a login to edit (you can simply share with view and edit rights by email address or by URL link). Also try WikiMatrix for Wiki comparisons: http://www.wikimatrix.org/


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Wordpress I don't really know why people use things other than wordpress.com for campaign sites. It's a blog, sure, but you can also do pages with WYSIWYG editing, making it better than most wikis. Check out the campaign site for our latest campaign on my Wordpress blog. We've done this for like nine long term campaigns and it works great (combined with ...



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