I have one big travel bag in which I store all my RPG materials (except for books and physical handouts like keys, rings, and pendants, since I have different handouts for different groups). It contains, among other things:
- Index cards
- Blank paper
- Folded paper minis
Why would you want to do this?
- You may run for more than one group, now or later.
- A friend may be curious about tabletop RPGs, and want to play a solo session to see how the game is run.
- You may have to run a game at somebody else’s house.
- You need all this stuff for RPGs anyway, so why not keep it in one place?
With a bag that contains all the essentials, you can run any time, anywhere.
Stay tuned for a post that details everything in my GM bag, but you don’t need that to make your own. Go for it!