Here’s a final post: it’s the current state of the map from our 2.5 year campaign of FotF with my add-on “Advanced…
Here’s a final post: it’s the current state of the map from our 2.5 year campaign of FotF with my add-on “Advanced d12 World”. You’ve seen this develop from nodal notes on a scrap of paper into this monstrosity. Even this shows nothing of the twisting city streets, dungeon depths, and even portals to the moon!
On April 2, 2019, 827 souls will cry out in the darkness that was once the L&B community here on Google+.
On April 2, 2019, 827 souls will cry out in the darkness that was once the L&B community here on Google+. Stay well my friends! Let’s hope that another rich media platform emerges for us to reunite someday.
How do you, as GMs, keep notes? I run my Freebooters games very very low prep, sometimes no prep depending on where things are at. I feel like I have the tools to come up with stuff on the fly well enough or roll for it. But I don’t always do a great job of taking note of what that stuff is. I have a moleskin I bring with me and jot things down–usually keywords–and it’s often enough to jog my memory when I’m writing up a session recap later (usually a few days later). Last session, though, I was pretty sleep deprived (isn’t parenthood a miracle), enough that I thought about calling things off, and I remember … next to nothing. My notes help a little, but not much, and I ended up just having to send out a message to the players asking them to refresh me on the events of the last session. I can’t help but think this could have been avoided by taking better notes on the front end?
So, what’s your note-taking process? How do you juggle taking notes with staying present in the fiction and being responsive/reactive to the players’ actions?
I wonder if this might be a future home? I recall Jason and the Gauntlet crew being fans of The Perilous Wilds, not sure their take on Freebooters but I can’t imagine they’d be against us settling in there? The Gauntlet has kind of proven itself to be the most reliable voice and community in indie TTRPGs and their policies on inclusive gaming are really important. Thoughts?
Update Jason Lutes wiki page…? How would one go about doing that? There’s no mention of Lampblack and Brimstone products. Jason – was that on purpose? Or just no one has thought to do it yet? (btw, for me personally, if I had a wikipedia page, I’d hate to look at it myself… apologies)
If the latter (no one has gotten around to it yet), anyone know how to edit Wikipedia?
Now that my book tour is mostly wrapped up and my next book is still in the early stages of development, I’m hoping…
Now that my book tour is mostly wrapped up and my next book is still in the early stages of development, I’m hoping to put more time into the L&B stuff. And as the G+ ship sinks faster, I’m thinking harder about where to swim ashore.
Right now I’m considering revamping the L&B shopfront website to hold an “official” L&B forum (and possibly a blog), with the commercial stuff shunted off to one side.
How many of you would realistically make use of something like that?