This is something that apparently is somewhat controversial for some unfathomable reason.
Do you keep a campaign calendar?
I have and I haven’t. In one campaign I’m running, things are very much dependent on time, and it’s somewhat important that I know what date it is.
In another campaign, time plays less of a factor, so I’m not as focused on it and have no calendar at all.
In the one campaign, it definitely has lent an air of urgency, even though the players aren’t quite aware of it or why. They just know “oh it’s this day” and time marches onward toward some indefinite looming thing. I have a few players who have started to pick up on it and are keeping track of the day in their own notes.
It might be something interesting to try out at your own table, if you don’t already.
And if you have tried it, I’d be curious to know your experiences. Did it work? Or not? Was it clunky to keep track of or did you find a system that worked for you?
And ultimately: do you still do it?
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