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How to best take notes as a player in an ongoing campaign?

Note taking on campaigns I've been the note taker for several of our campaigns, both as a DM to publish an official "campaign history" and as a player. I don't think I have any super secret ...
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How to best take notes as a player in an ongoing campaign?

Mostly The Same As Other Note Taking Situations Mostly. For the most part I take notes on a session I'm playing in with the same techniques and strategies I do for taking notes during a lecture or a ...
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How to help my players keep better track of their objectives?

Have someone recap previous session at the beginning of the current one. This is something that I picked up from a DM that I played with and now use it in my games too. At the start of the session, ...
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How to best take notes as a player in an ongoing campaign?

My note-taking is based on Apocalypse World and could be summarized as: Notes are aids in improvisation. They're suggestions (not prescriptions) about what to say so that you create interesting ...
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How to best take notes as a player in an ongoing campaign?

I'm largely in agreement with the sentiment that TTRPG notes ideally work the same way as any other notes, but I will go into some detail on how my notetaking process works-- notetaking is a skill ...
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How to help my players keep better track of their objectives?

Let the players know what their characters know I've used this method not mentioned in the other, very good answers Let the players ask you. They as players may have forgotten because they have real ...
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How to best take notes as a player in an ongoing campaign?

Split the information out I agree with Groody the Hobgoblin's answer but have some additional points to make. Organising the information into separate records/sheets for each of the following is what ...
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How to help my players keep better track of their objectives?

There are a couple options my group has used in the past to help keep everyone on track for what we're doing and why. I do encourage the players to keep notecards to track their quest logs, but since ...
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How to help my players keep better track of their objectives?

In the past, sometimes I've maintained an active quest log (in a discord channel, or a Google Doc, or occasionally with notecards). Whenever someone offers the group a quest, I go add an entry to the ...
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How to best take notes as a player in an ongoing campaign?

There are various different types of notes for RPGs, depending on what type of game you play. Inventory. As a player, I usually keep a spreadsheet with an entry for each item the party has bought, ...
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Where can I find transcripts of actual game sessions?

https://www.jointhepartypod.com/listen/beginners-start-here-wedding-party-i Join the Party transcribes all of their podcasts. Since this is from 2012, I'm sure your party is not comprised of ...
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How to help my players keep better track of their objectives?

If the player forgets, that doesn't mean the character does. Players can't see the world directly, or hear it, or live in it continuously. The characters can. As the DM, it is your job to iterate ...
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