DND GAMING JOURNALS
Unless you’re very lucky, chances are that your Dungeons and Dragons group doesn’t meet every day. Most groups manage once a week, or even a mere once or twice a month, with gaps for holidays, plans, and life in general. Keeping track of everything that goes on can be a challenge - which is exactly why DnD journals are almost as important as DND Dice for any player or dungeon master.
Ioun is the Disseminator of Information, and as such her temples are filled to the brim with scrolls, bestiaries, spellbooks, and encyclopedias. Adventurers often research there among these titles, but her acolytes spend a great deal of time searching for journals and diaries to add to their collections. These volumes are always unique, one-of-a-kind, and filled with more secrets and hidden knowledge than most of even her highest servants could hope to bring to light on their own. The temples often compete with wealthy collectors for the purchase of journals that belonged to great adventurers and heroes, but many a village elder has donated their lifetime’s worth of tomes as well, hoping to preserve their village’s legacy through the Goddess of Knowledge.
We’ve amassed a collection of fun and functional journals and notebooks that you can use alongside our wide variety of dice to keep on top of your weekly (or monthly) sessions.
City plans, maps, NPC notes, religions - all of these things have both a functional and flavorful use in your games. They’re also useful to have handy and collected at your fingertips, so that you can double check your world, or hand out information about it at a moment’s notice.
Players have it easy - they only have to keep track of one character during combat. As DM, you need to keep track of the entire party, plus everyone and everything that they’re fighting. It helps to have a page available to write out stats, hp, and initiative orders.
Sometimes your character sheet just doesn’t give you enough space - space for sketches, space for writing your features and inventory, space for fleshing things out. Using a journal as a character planner not only allows you to write out shortcuts and charts, but also ideas, backstory, and other character notes.
Session Notebook and Reference
Just like DMs need to keep their plots and worldbuilding in order, it helps if players do the same! Thorough, readily-available notes on NPCs, party members, places, and events will make it easier for you and your characters to navigate the adventure. Plus, it never hurts to please your DM by keeping track of those little nuggets of lore that they hand out!
Plus, it helps to have scratch paper on hand to work out the spacing of your spells, the solutions to riddles and puzzles, and any number of mysteries and plot threads that you may encounter!
Game and Character Prop
Plenty of characters, from wizards to fighters to rogues, would find a lot of use in a journal of their own. Leather journals and cool notebooks make fantastic character props for decking yourself out in gaming accessories and really channeling your character.
Even once your game has finished, your campaign journal makes for a scrapbook of memories, epic moments, and in-jokes that you won’t want to forget. A campaign notebook, like an adventurer journal or character diary, can chronicle an adventure with your friends for decades to come.
Maybe you just want to keep the good times alive. Maybe you plan on uploading scans or images of the journal online, so that you can share the fun and inspire others in their games. Maybe you can even turn the story you wrote with your friends into an amazing novel or comic of your own! It’s far from unheard of - many an epic fantasy adventure has been spun from what was once a tabletop campaign. They certainly write some of the best stories, don’t they?
Essential D&D Accessories
Whether you’re using your journal as a notebook, sketchbook, reference book, game planner, or even a character prop, these are an essential (not to mention stylish!) accessory for your game of Dungeons and Dragons.
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