I started running a Mage chronicle this past weekend, and one of the things I did to keep organized was create a GMing binder.

It’s not revolutionary. It’s not as sexy as using a GMing wiki (PDF). It’s not a new idea in any way.

But you know what? It’s fun. I’d forgotten how nice it was to have a one-stop, hardcopy campaign reference, and to watch it grow as new material is added. (Maybe I’m just getting old.)

If, like me, you haven’t used a GMing binder in a long time — or if you’ve never used one before — I recommend giving it a whirl. It’s a simple pleasure, but a good one.