For those of you who read this blog, visit my website, or play my games at conventions; you have probably noticed my fondness for the Savage Worlds system. Over the past six years or so this has become my favorite role playing system; whether it is pulp, fantasy, or horror.
Here are two playing aids that I have used at my game table for the past several years. A set of character information cards for Game Masters to use. These keep important data handy and easy to see so that I don't have to keep asking my players for it. They are modeled after the ones used for HackMaster. I liked the look and modified them for Savage Worlds. I have them for general Savage Worlds usage, Deadlands, Rippers, and Realms of Cthuthlu, and NPC's/Monsters.
The second aid is a character advancement record. In the past my players have often forgotten when and what advancements they have taken as their characters increase in experience - particularly attribute advancements. So now I have them record their changes on these forms and return them to me. They've been a big help.
I am currently a retired, by choice, stay-at-home dad. My daughter has graduated from college and is married so my job is done. My education includes degrees in astronomy, physics and education. In the past I have been a high school science teacher, woodworker, game store owner/operator, worked at a real hardware store, summer camp counselor/director and even a US2 volunteer.
Right now I keep the home fires burning (literally), design games, and free-lance writing.