I think my roll of butcher paper is maybe my most valued gaming tool that isn’t on the obvious dice/pencils/paper list.
I can’t think of the last time I didn’t roll some out for a game I ran. Maybe The One Ring, which doesn’t really lend itself well to relationship maps.
It’s super handy during design when I need to see a lot of interrelated ideas at once. This afternoon I hashed out a first draft of my glorious combat (yes it’s ironically named) system for The Secret Project.
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Though I sometimes use tabloid sheets and use them to make maps where you can pick up and move sections around.
But between butcher paper and tabloid paper, yep. Massive tool.
I have wondered about using shared Google products like draw or paint etc making stuff more portable?
Ha! I can see your sekrit notes!
I can’t read them, mind you.
Robert Chilton I super hate digital stuff like this. Either I can’t see enough of it at once (for my note taking) or everyone’s noses are in their phone and screens, which is maybe my Very Most Hated Thing And What Is With Kids These Days Anyway?
Zoom in! Enhance! Steal all Beakley’s ideas!
When I was a kid, we had a roll of newsprint. That roll still exists (much reduced) in our garage. For kids, it was the best creativity tool ever.
Now I have a roll of butcher paper for gaming. And it’s fantastic to have.
TL;DR: Feel you, bro.
As a kid I had a friend whose father was an Engineer. An Engineer who stole office supplies from work. Office supplies which included an infinite variety of plotter paper.
My grandfather was a controller…back in the pre-computer days when accounts were kept in a literal ledger. Some of those ledgers required many many columns and many many rows. There’s a reason why they were called SPREAD sheets.
Between plotter paper and giant ledger sheets…yeah. I miss big ass sheets of paper.