Dungeon Masters Adventure Log

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Dungeon Masters Adventure Log
TSR9036 Dungeon Masters Adventure Log.jpg
Author Lawrence Schick (editor)
Genre Role-playing game
Publisher TSR
Publication date
1980
Pages 52

Dungeon Masters Adventure Log is an accessory for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

Contents[edit]

Dungeon Masters Adventure Log was a DM's aid containing important tables which were not included on the original Dungeon Masters Screen, plus pages of blank forms to help keep track of characters and events during game sessions.[1]

The Dungeon Masters Adventure Log contains two formats for record sheets. These allow the Dungeon Master to keep track of characters and their special abilities, and for recording the monsters they encounter, treasure they find, their marching order, or anything the DM might need to know at a moment's glance. Several abbreviations are given in the front of the book for consistency. There are also sections on combat modifiers, surprise, reactions, avoiding encounters, experience point values, and other helpful information.[2]

Publication history[edit]

Dungeon Masters Adventure Log was edited by Lawrence Schick, with a cover by Erol Otus, and was published by TSR in 1980 as a 52-page book.[1]

Reception[edit]

Elisabeth Barrington reviewed the supplement in The Space Gamer No. 33.[2] She commented that "All of these tables take up only a few pages at the beginning and end. The rest of the book consists of record sheets. Each page has both types facing each other. There is no flipping back and forth from page to page to find something. The printing is in bold, simply type; no fancy scripts clutter up the page, so the sheets are very easy to read. Plenty of space is provided for almost anything you want to record somewhere. In the centre of the book are illustrations of various types of armour and some of the more unusual weapons (thus allowing the DM to show a picture of a weapon to a player who is not familiar with it)."[2] She added: "If there is something left out of the book, we haven't found what it is yet. The only problem is the holes punched in the book (for ring binders). They take out some of the space for writing, just where you needed to squeeze in one more word."[2] Barrington concluded her review by saying, "The DM Adventure Log is an excellent aid for many FRP systems. The simplicity is so complete that DMs will find themselves discarding the sheaf of papers they presently use to record all this information."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 95. ISBN 0-87975-653-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Barrington, Elisabeth (November 1980). "Capsule Reviews". The Space Gamer. Steve Jackson Games (33): 33.