Star Wars Notes from Heart of Darkness

I often get people asking me about making notes or prep for role-playing sessions and it’s been something I’ve been thinking about for a while, I’m always torn between making notes in session and making them afterwards. I record my sessions partly because I can watch them back and update notes, this can obviously take a fair amount of time though, however if I write too many notes during a session I feel like I am not giving full attention to running the game.

I don’t have a perfect solution yet and am continually experimenting, if you have any suggestions feel free to post them in the comments.

You can click on this link to see a sample of the sort of notes I make, these are taken from my current Star Wars: Heart of Darkness campaign

3 thoughts on “Star Wars Notes from Heart of Darkness

  1. Greetings John,

    Well one of my latest additions is to get myself a dictaphone, if it works I do not know as of yet, but now I am now carrying it wherever I go, and that way I can use it to tape any good ideas that may pop up. And I may also record up to 67h 5m 10sec of anything that may pop up including our sessions.

    My Olympus isn’t expensive either and you may use it to record meetings, conferences (sessions) and it got USB so I can put all my recordings into folders and then move them over to my PC as I please. The sound recording future is amazing, and I may even use headphones when I listen in to them.

    https://www.olympus.se/site/sv/a/audio_systems/audio_recording/notetakers/vn_741pc/index.html

    1. I have Dictaphone capabilities myself, they are pretty cool although you still have to listen back and write up notes afterwards for sessions.

      1. Yeah, I’m afraid cybernetic brain implant (Lobo) would be the next step I’m afraid. I do notes as well during game, we tried the video option as well and as you pointed out it is a lot of work. To be a GM is not only fun and play, to quote Colonel Saito from The Bridge On The River Kwai 1957. Let me remind you of General Yamashita’s motto: be happy in your work.

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