Once you’re several adventures into a campaign, how do you organize the scenarios your group has already played through?
There are two components to this question: the literal, physical organization of material (using a GMing binder, for example) and the meta-level management of past events — keeping track of stuff that will impact future adventures, etc.
For the Mage chronicle I’m starting today, I’ll be using a GMing binder with numbered tabs to file my scenarios after they’ve been played. I’ve never been that organized in the past, so I’m looking forward to it this time around.
I’ll also be taking notes as we play, and then synthesizing those notes into my setting material, NPCs and future scenarios. I’ve used some variation on this fairly organic approach for most games I’ve GMed, and it sometimes gets messy. Thinking about it explicitly should help me this time around, though.
How about you?