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Online campaign tracking 
22nd-Jun-2008 02:19 pm
What do people recommend as an online resource for organizing and tracking a campaign? Somewhere to put up setting information, adventure/session synopses, NPC information, etc.

I'm currently in a game that just uses a wiki on pbwiki, which works pretty well except that the formatting can get awkward. I considered just using a set of Google Docs, but my group agreed those didn't quite have the interactivity we'd want. I've looked at Obsidian Portal, but I dislike it's layout and don't want to pay for it to make it work better. I could also just make a webpage on my own (which would allow for scripting or anything if I want it later), but I'm exploring other options.

Does anyone else have any suggestions?
23rd-Jun-2008 12:23 am (UTC)
I'm using pmwiki for my campaign world and it has worked far better than anything else so far.
On the downside, it does require your own website. Which is fine since I had one lying around anyway.
23rd-Jun-2008 04:40 am (UTC)
I use jottit: http://jottit.com/ for simple things like game world information. I think you can share editing permissions with others, also. I wouldn't recommend it for anything requiring more complex navigation, but as a glossary of sorts, it's sleek enough.
23rd-Jun-2008 04:46 am (UTC)
I once created an lj community for this purpose. It allowed the players to work out game times as well as ask questions, make addendums, or edit posts. It was something in which everyone could participate, too, so the onus wasn't completely on the GM.
23rd-Jun-2008 05:10 am (UTC)
I did this as well, using tags as appropriate to make sure players could find crucial information like NPCs and world stuff.
23rd-Jun-2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but my group makes yahoo!groups for our campaigns. It allows us to post links, databases, logs, announcements, pictures, etc. Of course, our campaigns are tabletop, so our needs are a little different, I would suspect.
23rd-Jun-2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
I actually meant for a table-top game. I just want to be able to distribute information without requiring people to print stuff.
23rd-Jun-2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
then I'd definitely look into yahoo!groups. It's free and has a lot of options to use.
25th-Jun-2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'd suggest against the Yahoo!groups for one reason - that's what the group used to use before I switched the current campaign over to the pbwiki. All the group ever really used it for was the message board and sharing the occasional file. They really didn't do much with it.

Lemme know if you dig up anything good. I'm content with the wiki for now, but I'd prefer to have more options and elegance, myself.
25th-Jun-2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
I wasn't going to use Yahoo because it's Yahoo. They have lousy, ugly interfaces and are extremely unpleasant to work with. IMO.
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