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How I track combat:
I roll initiative for everyone at the start of combat and will post the results in a list that looks like this:

Example 1 wrote:

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 1 - Bold may act - Map

Player A (-5)
Player B (inspiring courage)
Player C (-2, turned into a frog)
Player D ( )
Baddie (-4)
Player E (mage armor)
Player F (-1)

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Dark green squares are difficult terrain, dim light, -2 to all ranged attacks because of increased wind.

PENDING
Will saves from everyone except Player C.

Here Players A, B, C, and D can post there actions, Players E and F cannot. The players can post in any order (Player B does not have to wait for Player A post, for example) and once everyone has posted, I will resolve all the actions in post order. The numbers in brackets represent the amount of damage a character has taken in this combat and is not the actual hp for each character. Once Players A, B, C, and D have posted, I will resolve Baddie A's action and the initiative tracker will look like this:

Example 2 wrote:

COMBAT TRACKER - Round 1 - Bold may act - Map

...
Player E (mage armor)
Player F (-1)
--------------------------
Round 2 - Bold may act
--------------------------
Player A (-5)
Player B (inspiring courage)
Player C (-2, turned into a frog)
Player D (turned into a kitten)
Baddie (-7)

ONGOING EFFECTS / ENVIRONMENT
Dark green squares are difficult terrain, dim light, -2 to all ranged attacks because of increased wind.

PENDING
Will saves from everyone except Player C and Player D.

Now all the players can post and I will resolve all the actions in post order as before.

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Year of the Sky Key Campaign:
1st Level:
The Silverhex Chronicles
4-01 Rise of the Goblin Guild
4-07 Severing Ties

2nd Level:
4-11 The Disappeared
6-08 The Segang Expedition
6-15 The Overflow Archives

3rd Level:
6-22 Out of Anarchy
4-15 The Cyphermage Dilemma
4-18 The Veteran's Vault

4th Level:
6-12 Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1 - On Sharrowsmith's Trail
6-14 Scions of the Sky Key, part 2 - Kaava Quarry
6-16 Scions of the Sky Key, Part 3 - The Golden Guardian

5th Level:
4-19 The Night March of Kalkamedes
6-18 From Under Ice
6-06 Hall of the Flesh Eaters

6th Level:
6-19 Test of Tar Kuata
6-09 By Way of Bloodcove
6-11 The Slave Master's Mirror

7th Level:
4-03 The Golemworks Incident
4-09 The Blakros Matrimony
4-21 Way of the Kirin

8th Level:
6-03 The Technic Siege
4-16 The Fabric of Reality
6-07 Valley of the Veiled Flame

9th Level:
6-21 Tapestry's Toil
4-08 The Cultist's Kiss
6-17 Fire of Karamoss

10th Level:
6-04 Beacon Below
6-13 Of Kirin and Kraken
4-04 King of the Storval Stairs

11th Level:
4-12 The Refuge of Time
40 Hall of Drunken Heroes
6-20 Returned to Sky


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