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Combat / encounter tracker for DCC

Post by mytruehero » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:40 pm

Whenever I run a combat encounter, I get tripped up scribbling down initiative, parsing NPC stats and abilities, and keeping track of HP. Just enough to make things feel a little clunky. So, I made myself a combat tracker for DCC and figured I'd share it with y'all.

It has a column for initiative; blocks for three different monsters with their stats, attacks, crit info, and HP boxes for up to six instances of each monster; and some spots for notes. It's a first draft, so let me know if you have ideas for changes that would make it more useful.

http://holonet.node489.imv12.s3.amazona ... racker.pdf

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Re: Combat / encounter tracker for DCC

Post by GnomeBoy » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:34 pm

Often I use index cards, one card for each PC, and maybe one or two for monster/NPC initiatives.

Roll initiative, write down the relevant result for each card, sort them, and then just roll through them card by card as the rounds go on... The cards are large enough to re-use each for several game sessions, just crossing out the old initiative and writing in the new one.

Sounds like you could use something like that, with a card for each monster/NPC, so you have the stats right in front of you...

I like your design, but for me it would require jotting down each monster ahead of time to avoid stopping the game to make use of that part of the sheet. And since I wouldn't really know what directions players might go, I'd have to generate a sheet for each possible encounter -- that's a lot of prep time!
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Re: Combat / encounter tracker for DCC

Post by Bacon the Zealot » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:54 am

I just wanted to say that I love your encounter tracking sheet. I use it for both DCC games and Pathfinder games. Especially when using a module, I can easily write up each encounter ahead of time so that when players reach that area I can just pull out the matching encounter sheet and get the combat moving.

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Re: Combat / encounter tracker for DCC

Post by Shawn720 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:28 am

We use the simple fast play method

Players roll for initiative each turn

Player who wins initiative quickly places pointer in front of them selecting direct of play that round. (clockwise or counter clockwise), then take their turn.

Initiative then rotates to the next player or Judge in selected direction with each player resolving all characters or monsters they control.

* Judge doesn't need to roll initiative, reduces bookkeeping, reduces combat delays by tabletop tacticians and speeds battles.

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Re: Combat / encounter tracker for DCC

Post by matrixenforcer » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:02 am

I love this sheet. I am planning on using it for my road crew games. I plan on writing the monster stats on the paper and put them in sheet protectors so I can write on them and then reuse them the next time I run the adventure. I know this is a super old post, but thanks for sharing this sheet.

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Re: Combat / encounter tracker for DCC

Post by Bobjester » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:44 pm

I thought I had a copy of this in my DCC folder, but apparently, I do not! But I do now, thanks to matrixenforcer's post, and my email topic notifications. :)
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Re: Combat / encounter tracker for DCC

Post by Archade » Fri May 22, 2020 8:04 pm

I use a laminated combat track on two 8 1/2 x 11 inch pages, and give each player a coloured counter ... everyone can see it, and I can get them to self manage ... here's a variant of it ... ... track.html

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