I have tried to make this a post but I think it needs to be multiple or I will never publish it. So here is the problem, and my next posts will be my current solution.
I have a problem, and one I have never had before. Too many games going and a real life. When I last played RPG’s regularly I was in college with just one game at a time and lots of disposable time. Now however I have infrequent groups that meet up for games, and for most of them I am the dungeon/game master. That is a lot of content to arrange and keep straight.
So I have been looking for a way to organize the papers, and it needed the following requirements.
- Flexible use of papers (Graph, lined, dot grid, printed game aides etc)
- re-orderable and removable pages for handouts
- not bulky for use at the table
Three ring binders or modern variants of trapper keepers, if you can find them, work with the first two requirements quite well.
I ran into them being used by a co-worker several years ago, but didn’t see much of the point. Now however I see a decent use for them.
There are several brands; Tul, circo, arc etc.The Arc system was fairly inexpensive, but the hole punch was the biggest barrier to entry. I opted to purchase are more heavy-duty hole punch so I could punch out thick plastic covers, dividers etc. This way I could grab some three-ring binder tabs from the dollar store and punch holes in them for a quick divider system. I have a tab for each current campaign, and have purchased more rings for the archives. I will have two books, one for active and one for slightly older stuff that can be referenced but not permanently on the table.
Next time – how I have things organized.
After that – how well it worked this saturday’s 9 to 4 game day.