How do you keep track of long-running Apocalypse Worlds?

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Ry

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How do you keep track of long-running Apocalypse Worlds?
« on: February 08, 2011, 04:22:40 PM »
Just wondering - are there tricks?

Re: How do you keep track of long-running Apocalypse Worlds?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 03:05:37 PM »
Lots of quick notes during play! Lots of maps! And it really helps to have play write-ups between sessions, *especially* if they are not done by the GM, so there's a sharing out of the responsibility to hold it all.

I also really am finding this technique for mapping relationships very helpful in tracking the game, as well: http://apocalypse-world.com/forums/index.php?topic=567.0
I have it open on my lap during play, and move PCs and NPCs around as the scenes shift, so I always know who is where, and I can always be watching for interesting angles.

Re: How do you keep track of long-running Apocalypse Worlds?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 04:15:43 PM »
Same here. Quick notes during play, lots of maps.

At the end of each session I wrote myself a note about the vector of each PC.
Mack: going to confront Quinn about the bomb.
Buddy: figuring a way out of quarantine.
Brace: just uploaded to the back-up shell on the ship.

Made starting the next session easier, especially if we had a couple weeks off.

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Shane

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Re: How do you keep track of long-running Apocalypse Worlds?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 03:26:45 AM »
Aside from a ton of (admittedly often cryptic after the fact) notes, I use a relationship mapper (iThoughts HD in my case) to keep track of the characters, locations and threats.

Regards,

Shane