Remembering your spell needs concentration require a bit too much… concentration? These helpful tools will remind you of conditions and won’t let you forget your inspiration.
There’s a lot going on at the D&D table and sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of who has which condition or which of the nameless hoard is where. Even with an army of minis and careful notes information is always going to get lost in the sauce. Not to mention some of us are visual learners and will immediately forget new information that we can’t see. For that, visual markers in D&D are so helpful and luckily there are a variety to chose from.
We use these exact condition rings at my D&D table, and as not-a-critter I didn’t know they were famous. But they deserve to be. They’re invaluable for keeping track of when your character has a condition or when you’ve thrown one at an enemy, and in large groups for knowing which enemy is effected. The bright colors make them easily distinguishable and the handy shape fits perfectly around most D&D mini bases. Or, they can wear them like a cute hoola hoop like in the picture above. Seriously, these are a lifesaver.
Simple, pretty, and easy to use, these markers are great for a dungeon master who doesn’t want to invest in a thousand different figures but still wants you to know what’s going on. Fighting a fey? Throw the fey chip down in their location. Encountered a friendly bard who won’t be around long enough to justify their own mini? There’s a chip for that, too. Conditions are included too with 90 diamond tokens as well as numbers for keeping track of initiative, death saves, or whatever else is important enough to count.
Similarly, these coins represent the eight schools of magic, but can be used for anything in your game. Need to represent a lich or a wizard but also don’t care if they’re super specific? These are your markers. They’re pretty and aesthetically pleasing to fit in in any D&D game but general enough to fit in in any situation.
A little different than the others, but I think these leather condition cards belong with the rest of the bunch. When the bard gives me inspiration I pretty much need to be handed another extra die or I’ll forget that it’s there for me. Instead I could be handed a handy piece of leather with the description and know that it’s mine until I use it or lose it.
How often have you asked if your spell would reach or sat there and counted out squares of collateral damage? And radius is good and fine, but then there are cone shaped spells making everything a little bit more interesting. These spell markers show you exactly how much your spell is going to take up and who is in the danger zone. No questions, arguments, or tricks.
How do you keep all of the information at your table lined up? Are you the write-it-down sort of person or a visual-aid sort of person? Or do you just remember everything? Let us know in the comments!