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GM task manager [duplicate]

Is there a system or application that will help a GM keep stuff more organized? I am look for something that I can download to my computer or phone that can web my stuff together and add new things ...
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Your friend wants to learn the ways of the Dungeon Master, what do you do?

I believe that all tabletop role playing gamers should at one point or another try their hand at Dungeon Mastering. However, it's a goal that at times can feel overwhelming. What advice would you ...
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Techniques for making high level D&D play more manageable?

Many people complain about high level D&D 3.x play. It can become less enjoyable for both players and GMs because of the huge nest of rules and complexity required for every character, the prep ...
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Show off your Character Sheet Designs [closed]

Notice: This thread has a associated meta-thread, If you want to discuss if it is on topic please do so there. This is a chance to show off the great character sheets you have created. Rules: 1 ...
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What technologies are useful to modern-day gamers and DMs?

With the rise of lots of PDF resources I'd guess that a good color printer and ample cardstock are now almost mandatory elements of a DM's toolkit. What else do people find is very helpful either at ...
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Encouraging use of online roleplaying aids

I'm creating an Obsidian Portal for my players as I wind up to actually running my game, naturally I'd like to get the players involved in this too so they can write up game diarys, update their ...
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Software for diagramming branching campaign plotlines

I'm looking for something that simply allows me to connect nodes for different progression paths throughout the campaign, and that will let me connect them in arbitrary ways so that I can connect two ...
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Are there any tools for creating a campaign from scratch? [closed]

I am toying with the idea of writing up a custom campaign from top to bottom. Are there any tools out there for this sort of thing? I'm thinking of an editor that allows you to insert the stuff you'...
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How do I integrate Obsidian Portal into my campaign? [closed]

I've heard a bit lately about "Obsidian Portal", a free-to-use site for campaign management, that apparently features wiki's, calendars etc. What is it good for, and how do I get started using it? ...
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Looking for a simple online RPG diary [closed]

when you play a campaign for years, you tend to forget a lot of things, like which NPC you met where and under which circumstances. My goal is to replace the handwritten diary of tabletop RPG sessions ...