#RPGaDay2017 What are your essential tools for good gaming?

My non-kinky answer is a small dry erase board. I have both The Noteboard and a roughly 11″ × 14″ board I grabbed from the local office commodity store. They have proven useful for just about every RPG with which I’ve used them, both for jotting down ephemeral info like initiative order, but also as a teaching aid. A big part of my gaming involves teaching people to play during a one-shot. Different people learn in different ways, so I find it helpful to write some concepts down as I explain them, or spell out weird names, so they become more digestible.

Honestly, any tool that allows you to write things down where everyone can see them is key, IMO.