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> App for NPCs and places?
post Dec 14 2005, 04:40 PM
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Do any of you have any applications you use to keep track of NPCs (incl contacts) your players meet, and places they go?

I'd prefer something standalone, rather than a form for Access or something similar.

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post Dec 14 2005, 04:43 PM
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I actually use the extremely low tech method of a box of 3x5 cards and a pencil for contacts and NPC's. Just prefer it to using the computer, that and you can easily scribble a note on a 3x5 card without your player noticing.
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post Dec 16 2005, 10:48 AM
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I'd have to agree, using cue cards is a method that Ive come to embrace, it allows you to have several npc's out, make stock npcs, have condition mods and everything on it, and all you need is a pencil.
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post Dec 16 2005, 11:10 AM
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I have a rule that no computers are allowed anywhere near the gaming table due to bad experiences with them in the past. A nice set of cue cards or a notepad is not only good because it's classic, but it's much less distracting, as well.

I've seen gaming groups who say they don't get distracted by a laptop at the table and even say it helps. I haven't seen an example of someone saying this while looking me in the eyes, though. They're too busy clicking away at a massive database of NPC's in one window, a dice roller in another, and solitaire in a third.

However, I guess that's a waste of your time. Anyone have the app he's looking for?
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