Tuesday, April 13, 2010

DM Gaming Aid: The Campaign Journal Booklet

In the process of streamlining what I need at the table to DM a game I've come up with this little booklet to help keep track of notes during a gaming session and useful for planning future sessions. I've used it for a couple of little while now in our game and I think it's working out pretty well.

You can keep track of the session number, session date as well as campaign dates. You can also add adventure notes, NPCs that the characters run into and any tiny plot hooks that come up. There is also a place to keep track of Treasure found, monsters encountered as well as their experience and hit points. And keeping track of time in the adventure can be challenging when there is so much else going on so I've added check boxes for rounds and turns.

I've made this into a 28 page booklet with a cover for your campaign name. As you fill this booklet up with your notes, add a volume number and begin filling up the next book, you'll have records of all your sessions as well as any tiny event that happened which can be referred back to in your organized volumes for new plot hooks and session ideas.

I have created 2 PDF files that you can download for free and print out, a standard US 5.5 8.5 and a European A4 folded size. It's been working for me to help keep my game organized and I hope this helps for all you Gamemasters out there.

Good gaming to you!

Campaign Booklet US

Campaign Booklet Europe

If there is any trouble downloading these files, let me know and I'll try to fix it.


  1. You know, that's a great idea. I've developed a sort of standard format for my own session records, but it never occurred to me to make a booklet for them.

  2. This is amazing! I've been looking for something like this, but never had the time to sit down and craft one for myself.

    If you don't mind my asking: is there any way I could get a copy of the original source of the first page so that it can easily be customized for each of my campaigns?