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He doesn't believe in 'game balance'. He belongs to a prestige class whose sole requirement for entry is being him. ♬ He is indeed, the most interesting GM in the world. ♬

RESOURCES

Pathfinder Society Role-playing Guild Guide

Online PFS Role-playing Prep Guide prepared by GM Tyranius

Subheader Set-Up Template
I don't force people to use a particular sort of set up for their character's sub-header, but there are a few things that I like to see just beneath a character's name, and in roughly this order:

Example 1 Male Human Cleric of Cayden Cailean 1 | AC 14 T 9 FF 14 | CMD 11 | hp 13 | F +4 R -1 W +5 | Spd 20' | Init -1 | KnRel +4, Perc +3, SensM +3 | channel 5/5 | daze touch 6/6 | Str surge 6/6 | [space for conditions]

Example 2 Female Elf Ranger (warden) 2/Transmuter 4 | AC 19 T 14 FF 16 | CMD 21 | hp 42 | F +6 R +8 W +6 (+8 v enchant) | Spd 30' (Run x5) | Init +7 | Kn(Arc, Geo, His, Loc, Nat) +7, Perc +9 (low-light), SensM +1, Scrft +9 (+11 ID) | clw wand 41/50 | [space for conditions]

If you want to use these just copy and paste all the text after the examples' genders and races into the Classes/Levels space on your character's profile page and edit it with your own character's info. Enter the character's gender and race in the appropriate spaces and you are done.

What I am really looking for is a character's: AC (all three), CMD, hp (current and max), saves, speed, initiative modifier, reactive skill modifiers (perception, sense motive, spellcraft, and knowledges (you can put all your character's skills in if you like and they'll fit. I just like to have quick access to the ones I might have to roll). Beyond that it is helpful to keep some space for conditions (inspired, blessed, poisoned, staggered, etc....) and space for daily use/charged items, and abilities you use most frequently (wand charges, arcane bond, class abilities like channeling, or spell slots, etc...). If there are any other notes you feel are important (bonus to a specific sort of save, darkvision, etc...) just include it where it seems most logical (as Example 2 above).

If your character's crib notes don't all fit in the Classes/Levels space you can always add some of the info to the Race, and Gender spaces. There is not a lot of space so the fewer colons, commas, periods, and (God's forbid!) text tags ([-b-], [-ooc-], etc...) you add, the more space you will have for what's important. I still include commas between skills because it looks right to my eye and doesn't take much space, but that's just me. Results may vary, but please do try to at least to include the minimums listed above, it saves me a lot of time hunting around for numbers and abilities.

Important Note About Organizing your Subheader Info: The text in the fields that do appear under your character's name in the gameplay thread do so in the following order: Gender, Race, Classes/Levels. This becomes important if you should ever get to a point where you fill up all the available text space on the Class/Level line and need to reallocate some of the text to the Race and Gender spaces. These are the only three fields that appear in your character's sub-header in the Gameplay threads.

Please try to keep this stuff (particularly hp) up-to-date (like in Example 3 below).

Example 3 Female Elf Bard 2 | AC 15 T 12 FF 13 | CMD 13 | hp 11/13 (4 nonleth) | F +0 R +5 W +6 (+8 v enchant) | Spd 30' | Init +2 | KnHis +6, KnLoc +6, KnRel +6, Kn Other +2, Perc +8, SensM +7 (+9 read social situation) | performance 5/8 | spells lvl1 2/3 | clw wand 44/50 | fatigued, inspired

"Stay thirsty my friends." ~The World's Most Interesting GM

Most Interesting-isms:
001 He gave his father “the talk”
002 His passport requires no photograph
003 When he drives a car off the lot, its price increases in value
004 Once a rattlesnake bit him, after 5 days of excruciating pain, the snake finally died
005 His 5 de Mayo party starts on the 8th of March
006 His feet don’t get blisters, but his shoes do
007 He once went to the psychic, to warn her
008 If he were to punch you in the face you would have to fight off a strong urge to thank him
009 Whatever side of the tracks he’s currently on is the right side, even if he crosses the tracks he’ll still be on the right side
010 He can speak Russian… in French
011 He never says something tastes like chicken.. not even chicken
012 Superman has pajamas with his logo
013 His tears can cure cancer, too bad he never cries
014 The circus ran away to join him
015 Bear hugs are what he gives bears
016 He once brought a knife to a gunfight… just to even the odds
017 When he meets the Pope, the Pope kisses his ring
018 His friends call him by his name, his enemies don’t call him anything because they are all dead
019 He has never waited 15 minutes after finishing a meal before returning to the pool
020 If he were to visit the dark side of the moon, it wouldn’t be dark
021 He once won a staring contest with his own reflection
022 He can kill two stones with one bird
023 His signature won a Pulitzer
024 When a tree falls in a forest and no one is there, he hears it
025 He once got pulled over for speeding, and the cop got the ticket
026 The dark is afraid of him
027 Sharks have a week dedicated to him
028 His ten gallon hat holds twenty gallons
029 No less than 25 Mexican folk songs have been written about his beard
030 He once made a weeping willow laugh
031 He lives vicariously through himself
032 His business card simply says ‘I’ll Call You”
033 He once taught a german shepherd how to bark in spanish
034 He bowls overhand
035 In museums, he is allowed to touch the art
036 He is allowed to talk about the fight club
037 He once won a fist fight, only using his beard
038 He once won the Tour-de-France, but was disqualified for riding a unicycle
039 A bird in his hand is worth three in the bush
040 His lovemaking has been detected by a seismograph
041 The Holy Grail is looking for him
042 Roses stop to smell him
043 He once started a fire using only dental floss and water
044 His sweat is the cure for the common cold
045 Bigfoot tries to get pictures of him
046 Werewolves are jealous of his beard
047 He once turned a vampire into a vegetarian
048 He once won the world series of poker using UNO cards
049 He never wears a watch because time is always on his side
050 He has taught old dogs a variety of new tricks
051 He has won the lifetime achievement award… twice
052 If opportunity knocks, and he’s not at home, opportunity waits
053 Batman watches Saturday morning cartoons about him
054 When he was young he once sent his parents to his room
055 He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels
056 His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body
057 His blood smells like cologne
058 On every continent in the world, there is a sandwich named after him.
059 His hands feel like rich brown suede
060 Mosquitoes refuse to bite him purely out of respect
061 He is fluent in all languages, including three that he only speaks
062 Once while sailing around the world, he discovered a short cut
063 Panhandlers give him money
064 When he goes to Spain, he chases the bulls
065 His shadow has been on the ‘best dressed’ list twice
066 When he holds a lady’s purse, he looks manly
067 Two countries went to war to dispute HIS nationality
068 When in Rome, they do as HE does
069 His pillow is cool on BOTH sides
070 The Nobel Academy was awarded a prize from HIM
071 While swimming off the coast of Australia, he once scratched the underbelly of the Great White with his right hand
072 He taught Chuck Norris martial arts
073 Time waits on no one, but him
074 Once he ran a marathon because it was “on the way”
075 His mother has a tattoo that says “Son”
076 The star on his Christmas tree is tracked by NASA
077 Presidents take his birthday off
078 His shirts never wrinkle
079 He has never walked into a spider web
080 He is left-handed. And right-handed
081 The police often question him, just because they find him interesting
082 His organ donation card also lists his beard
083 He doesn’t believe in using oven mitts, nor potholders
084 His cereal never gets soggy. It sits there, staying crispy, just for him
085 Respected archaeologists fight over his discarded apple cores
086 Even his tree houses have fully finished basements
087 His garden maze is responsible for more missing persons than the bermuda triangle
088 If he were to say something costs an arm and a leg, it would
089 He’s never lost a game of chance
090 He is the life of parties that he has never attended
091 He was on a recent archaeological dig and came across prehistoric foot prints that lead out of Africa into all parts of the world. On close inspection, it turned out that the prints were his
092 He once caught the Loch Ness Monster…with a cane pole, but threw it back
093 His wallet is woven out of chupacabra leather
094 He played a game of Russian Roulette with a fully loaded magnum, and won
095 Freemasons strive to learn HIS secret handshake
096 If he was to pat you on the back, you would list it on your resume
097 He is considered a national treasure in countries he’s never visited
098 Cars look both ways for him, before driving down a street
099 He once tried to acquire a cold just to see what it felt like, but it didn’t take
100 He has inside jokes with people he’s never met
101 Bikers walk their motorcycles past his home

10. He can slam a revolving door.

9. His personality is so magnetic, he is unable to carry credit cards.

8. If he mispronounced your name, you'd feel compelled to change it.

7. Sasquatch has taken a photograph of him.

6. He can speak French. In Russian.

5. If he were to pat you on the back, you would list it on your resume.

4. He has inside jokes with complete strangers.

3. He wouldn't be afraid to show his feminine side if he had one.

2. His two cents is worth $37 in change.

1. The last time he flirted with danger, danger got clingy.

He doesn't believe in game balance.

He can speak Osiriani... in Skald.

He has won the lifetime RP achievement award… twice.

His signature is what the spell arcane mark is based upon.

He once taught a Nessian warhound how to bark in Celestial.

His TPKs end game lines.

The city guard often question him, just because they find him interesting.

His blood cures moderate wounds.

As a feat, he has Exotic Weapon Proficiency (beard).

Gandalf always lets him pass.

He once punched a flumph. Yes, you heard me.

He remembers TORG.

His dice only roll 20s... even the d6s.

His dice bag is woven out of tarrasque leather.

He belongs to a prestige class whose sole requirement for entry is being him.

He is indeed, the most interesting man in the world.

race: He has won the lifetime achievement award… twice. He is so old skool he had to carve his own d8, and he did that out of bone. The dark is affraid of him. His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body.

gender: His TPKs end game lines. He once punched a flumph. Yes, you heard me. He lives vicariously through himself. He is indeed, the most interesting GM in the world.

race2: His dice only roll 20's... even the d6s. He belongs to a prestige class whose sole requirement for entry is being him. ♬ He is indeed, the most interesting GM in the world. ♬

gender 2: He doesn't believe in 'game balance'. Gandalf always lets him pass. The city guard often question him, just because they find him interesting. As a feat, he has Exotic Weapon Proficiency (beard).

END COMBAT!

The World's Most Interesting Sign Up Sheet (Interestingly enough, not currently active.)

Map Problems?:
Sometimes folks have trouble with the maps.

One common solution to this is to download the Google Slides app to the device you are having the problem on. Most smart phones let you see the image of the map (making you think you have Google Slides already installed) but do not actually allow you to zoom in, or edit it without the app. Installing the app fixes this problem (100% of the time so far).

Failing that it would be better to tell the table that you are having issues with the map, ask for help moving your icon when needed and describe where you want your character to end up. Then just thank whomever moved your PC's icon.

For any other problems or questions just contact your friendly neighborhood GM.

Stay thirst my friend.

Round 1! (Theme ♬)
The Bold May Act!
_________________
__ Volar
__ Durvak
__ Smiler
__ Banon
__ Theodic
__ Monterey

__ Statues

Map updated.

blaring racket!!

dice:
[dice=El Garrapata]1d20+2[/dice]
[dice=Borox]1d20+8[/dice]
[dice=Prof. Alkarion]1d20+2[/dice]
[dice=Kaillum]1d20+5[/dice]
[dice=Raynor]1d20[/dice]

[dice]1d20[/dice]

VitV:
Banon (Half-orc Brb2/Rng1) Huge falling ogre statue.
Durvak (Dwarf Cleric 3) Diorama of the Magnimar Sewers and Janira Gavix's Triumph!
Monterey (Gnome Barbarian 2/Sorcerer 2) [dice=https://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Tahonikepsu]Diamond Sage[/dice]
Theodic (Human sorcerer 3) Discworld camel (Destiny of the Sands) and Diorama of the Magnimar Sewers
Volkar (Human Druid 3) Statue of Razmir (Glass River Rescue)

Working the Block:
He doesn't believe in 'game balance'. He belongs to a prestige class whose sole requirement for entry is being him. ♬ He is indeed, the most interesting GM in the world. ♬

RESOURCES

Pathfinder Society Role-playing Guild Guide

Online PFS Role-playing Prep Guide prepared by GM Tyranius

Subheader Set-Up Template
I don't force people to use a particular sort of set up for their character's sub-header, but there are a few things that I like to see just beneath a character's name, and in roughly this order:

Example 1 Male Human Cleric of Cayden Cailean 1 | AC 14 T 9 FF 14 | CMD 11 | hp 13 | F +4 R -1 W +5 | Spd 20' | Init -1 | KnRel +4, Perc +3, SensM +3 | channel 5/5 | daze touch 6/6 | Str surge 6/6 | [space for conditions]

Example 2 Female Elf Ranger (warden) 2/Transmuter 4 | AC 19 T 14 FF 16 | CMD 21 | hp 42 | F +6 R +8 W +6 (+8 v enchant) | Spd 30' (Run x5) | Init +7 | Kn(Arc, Geo, His, Loc, Nat) +7, Perc +9 (low-light), SensM +1, Scrft +9 (+11 ID) | clw wand 41/50 | [space for conditions]

If you want to use these just copy and paste all the text after the examples' genders and races into the Classes/Levels space on your character's profile page and edit it with your own character's info. Enter the character's gender and race in the appropriate spaces and you are done.

What I am really looking for is a character's: AC (all three), CMD, hp (current and max), saves, speed, initiative modifier, reactive skill modifiers (perception, sense motive, spellcraft, and knowledges (you can put all your character's skills in if you like and they'll fit. I just like to have quick access to the ones I might have to roll). Beyond that it is helpful to keep some space for conditions (inspired, blessed, poisoned, staggered, etc....) and space for daily use/charged items, and abilities you use most frequently (wand charges, arcane bond, class abilities like channeling, or spell slots, etc...). If there are any other notes you feel are important (bonus to a specific sort of save, darkvision, etc...) just include it where it seems most logical (as Example 2 above).

If your character's crib notes don't all fit in the Classes/Levels space you can always add some of the info to the Race, and Gender spaces. There is not a lot of space so the fewer colons, commas, periods, and (God's forbid!) text tags ([-b-], [-ooc-], etc...) you add, the more space you will have for what's important.

Note: The text in the fields that do appear under your character's name in the gameplay thread do so in the following order: Gender, Race, Classes/Levels. This becomes important if you should ever get to a point where you fill up all the available text space on the Class/Level line and need to reallocate some of the text to the Race and Gender spaces. These are the only three fields that appear in your character's sub-header in the Gameplay threads.

Please try to keep this stuff (particularly hp) up-to-date (like in Example 3 below).

Example 3 Female Elf Bard 2 | AC 15 T 12 FF 13 | CMD 13 | hp 11/13 (4 nonleth) | F +0 R +5 W +6 (+8 v enchant) | Spd 30' | Init +2 | KnHis +6, KnLoc +6, KnRel +6, Kn Other +2, Perc +8, SensM +7 (+9 read social situation) | performance 5/8 | spells lvl1 2/3 | clw wand 44/50 | fatigued, inspired

"Stay thirsty my friends." ~The world's Most Interesting GM

[spoiler=Most Interesting-isms]001 He gave his father “the talk”
002 His passport requires no photograph
003 When he drives a car off the lot, its price increases in value
004 Once a rattlesnake bit him, after 5 days of excruciating pain, the snake finally died
005 His 5 de Mayo party starts on the 8th of March
006 His feet don’t get blisters, but his shoes do
007 He once went to the psychic, to warn her
008 If he were to punch you in the face you would have to fight off a strong urge to thank him
009 Whatever side of the tracks he’s currently on is the right side, even if he crosses the tracks he’ll still be on the right side
010 He can speak Russian… in French
011 He never says something tastes like chicken.. not even chicken
012 Superman has pajamas with his logo
013 His tears can cure cancer, too bad he never cries
014 The circus ran away to join him
015 Bear hugs are what he gives bears
016 He once brought a knife to a gunfight… just to even the odds
017 When he meets the Pope, the Pope kisses his ring
018 His friends call him by his name, his enemies don’t call him anything because they are all dead
019 He has never waited 15 minutes after finishing a meal before returning to the pool
020 If he were to visit the dark side of the moon, it wouldn’t be dark
021 He once won a staring contest with his own reflection
022 He can kill two stones with one bird
023 His signature won a Pulitzer
024 When a tree falls in a forest and no one is there, he hears it
025 He once got pulled over for speeding, and the cop got the ticket
026 The dark is afraid of him
027 Sharks have a week dedicated to him
028 His ten gallon hat holds twenty gallons
029 No less than 25 Mexican folk songs have been written about his beard
030 He once made a weeping willow laugh
031 He lives vicariously through himself
032 His business card simply says ‘I’ll Call You”
033 He once taught a german shepherd how to bark in spanish
034 He bowls overhand
035 In museums, he is allowed to touch the art
036 He is allowed to talk about the fight club
037 He once won a fist fight, only using his beard
038 He once won the Tour-de-France, but was disqualified for riding a unicycle
039 A bird in his hand is worth three in the bush
040 His lovemaking has been detected by a seismograph
041 The Holy Grail is looking for him
042 Roses stop to smell him
043 He once started a fire using only dental floss and water
044 His sweat is the cure for the common cold
045 Bigfoot tries to get pictures of him
046 Werewolves are jealous of his beard
047 He once turned a vampire into a vegetarian
048 He once won the world series of poker using UNO cards
049 He never wears a watch because time is always on his side
050 He has taught old dogs a variety of new tricks
051 He has won the lifetime achievement award… twice
052 If opportunity knocks, and he’s not at home, opportunity waits
053 Batman watches Saturday morning cartoons about him
054 When he was young he once sent his parents to his room
055 He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels
056 His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body
057 His blood smells like cologne
058 On every continent in the world, there is a sandwich named after him.
059 His hands feel like rich brown suede
060 Mosquitoes refuse to bite him purely out of respect
061 He is fluent in all languages, including three that he only speaks
062 Once while sailing around the world, he discovered a short cut
063 Panhandlers give him money
064 When he goes to Spain, he chases the bulls
065 His shadow has been on the ‘best dressed’ list twice
066 When he holds a lady’s purse, he looks manly
067 Two countries went to war to dispute HIS nationality
068 When in Rome, they do as HE does
069 His pillow is cool on BOTH sides
070 The Nobel Academy was awarded a prize from HIM
071 While swimming off the coast of Australia, he once scratched the underbelly of the Great White with his right hand
072 He taught Chuck Norris martial arts
073 Time waits on no one, but him
074 Once he ran a marathon because it was “on the way”
075 His mother has a tattoo that says “Son”
076 The star on his Christmas tree is tracked by NASA
077 Presidents take his birthday off
078 His shirts never wrinkle
079 He has never walked into a spider web
080 He is left-handed. And right-handed
081 The police often question him, just because they find him interesting
082 His organ donation card also lists his beard
083 He doesn’t believe in using oven mitts, nor potholders
084 His cereal never gets soggy. It sits there, staying crispy, just for him
085 Respected archaeologists fight over his discarded apple cores
086 Even his tree houses have fully finished basements
087 His garden maze is responsible for more missing persons than the bermuda triangle
088 If he were to say something costs an arm and a leg, it would
089 He’s never lost a game of chance
090 He is the life of parties that he has never attended
091 He was on a recent archaeological dig and came across prehistoric foot prints that lead out of Africa into all parts of the world. On close inspection, it turned out that the prints were his
092 He once caught the Loch Ness Monster…with a cane pole, but threw it back
093 His wallet is woven out of chupacabra leather
094 He played a game of Russian Roulette with a fully loaded magnum, and won
095 Freemasons strive to learn HIS secret handshake
096 If he was to pat you on the back, you would list it on your resume
097 He is considered a national treasure in countries he’s never visited
098 Cars look both ways for him, before driving down a street
099 He once tried to acquire a cold just to see what it felt like, but it didn’t take
100 He has inside jokes with people he’s never met
101 Bikers walk their motorcycles past his home

10. He can slam a revolving door.

9. His personality is so magnetic, he is unable to carry credit cards.

8. If he mispronounced your name, you'd feel compelled to change it.

7. Sasquatch has taken a photograph of him.

6. He can speak French. In Russian.

5. If he were to pat you on the back, you would list it on your resume.

4. He has inside jokes with complete strangers.

3. He wouldn't be afraid to show his feminine side if he had one.

2. His two cents is worth $37 in change.

1. The last time he flirted with danger, danger got clingy.

He doesn't believe in game balance.

He can speak Osiriani... in Skald.

He has won the lifetime RP achievement award… twice.

His signature is what the spell arcane mark is based upon.

He once taught a Nessian warhound how to bark in Celestial.

His TPKs end game lines.

The city guard often question him, just because they find him interesting.

His blood cures moderate wounds.

As a feat, he has Exotic Weapon Proficiency (beard).

Gandalf always lets him pass.

He once punched a flumph. Yes, you heard me.

He remembers TORG.

His dice only roll 20s... even the d6s.

His dice bag is woven out of tarrasque leather.

He belongs to a prestige class whose sole requirement for entry is being him.

He is indeed, the most interesting man in the world.

race: He has won the lifetime achievement award… twice. He is so old skool he had to carve his own d8, and he did that out of bone. The dark is affraid of him. His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body.

gender: His TPKs end game lines. He once punched a flumph. Yes, you heard me. He lives vicariously through himself. He is indeed, the most interesting GM in the world.

race2: His dice only roll 20's... even the d6s. He belongs to a prestige class whose sole requirement for entry is being him. ♬ He is indeed, the most interesting GM in the world. ♬

gender 2: He doesn't believe in 'game balance'. Gandalf always lets him pass. The city guard often question him, just because they find him interesting. As a feat, he has Exotic Weapon Proficiency (beard).

END COMBAT!

The World's Most Interesting Sign Up Sheet (Interestingly enough, not currently active.)

Map Problems?:
Sometimes folks have trouble with the maps.

One common solution to this is to download the Google Slides app to the device you are having the problem on. Most smart phones let you see the image of the map (making you think you have Google Slides already installed) but do not actually allow you to zoom in, or edit it without the app. Installing the app fixes this problem (100% of the time so far).

Failing that it would be better to tell the table that you are having issues with the map, ask for help moving your icon when needed and describe where you want your character to end up. Then just thank whomever moved your PC's icon.

For any other problems or questions just contact your friendly neighborhood GM.

Stay thirst my friend.

Round 1! (Theme ♬)
The Bold May Act!
_________________
__ Volar
__ Durvak
__ Smiler
__ Banon
__ Theodic
__ Monterey

__ Statues

Map updated.

blaring racket!!

dice:
[dice=El Garrapata]1d20+2[/dice]
[dice=Borox]1d20+8[/dice]
[dice=Prof. Alkarion]1d20+2[/dice]
[dice=Kaillum]1d20+5[/dice]
[dice=Raynor]1d20[/dice]

[dice]1d20[/dice]

VitV:
Banon (Half-orc Brb2/Rng1) Huge falling ogre statue.
Durvak (Dwarf Cleric 3) Diorama of the Magnimar Sewers and Janira Gavix's Triumph!
Monterey (Gnome Barbarian 2/Sorcerer 2) [dice=https://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Tahonikepsu]Diamond Sage[/dice]
Theodic (Human sorcerer 3) Discworld camel (Destiny of the Sands) and Diorama of the Magnimar Sewers
Volkar (Human Druid 3) Statue of Razmir (Glass River Rescue)

Working the Block:
GM Tealk from Gameplay wrote:
So i have a problem, because everyone waits for Telos to take his action before everyone else can make theirs because of Burning Hands. So, i will change people's positions, accordingly...how do you think we can avoid this in the future?

Well, there's a more formalized block initiative, where only the bold may act!

Example 1 of the way I use it wrote:

Round 1! (Theme ♬)

The Bold May Act!
_________________
__ PC1
__ PC2
__ PC3
__ PC4

__ Generic NPC antagonists
__ PC5
__ PC6

If someone acts I unbold them. Then after all the PCs in bold, and the NPCs, take their turns, I'll bold the next PC block in the initiative order and they can take their turns (example 2).

Example 2 wrote:

Round 1! (Theme ♬)

The Bold May Act!
_________________
__ PC1
__ PC2
__ PC3
__ PC4
__ Generic NPC antagonists
__ PC5
__ PC6

When the following round (round 2 in this case) begins I either keep the same pattern as above (quicker PCs, NPCs, slower PCs) or start lumping groups together where viable (Example 3) so that the rounds can proceed quicker. In this case PC 5's and 6's actions are counted as already taken (because they just did), and everyone else in the round gets to go. When round 3 begins all the PCs start bold in one block and play proceeds from there.

Example 3 wrote:

Round 2! (Theme ♬)

The Bold May Act!
_________________
__ PC5
__ PC6
__ PC1
__ PC2
__ PC3
__ PC4

__ Generic NPC Antagonists

Inspire Courage +1 morale bonus on saving throws against charm and fear effects and a +1 competence bonus on attack and weapon damage rolls. PC5 began rd 1.

You can do this because technically initiative is a rotating chain of turns. The only thing you have to keep track of are distinctly timed events like spell and effect durations (like inspire courage). Usually, I will include a note about those effects and when they began in with my initiative block posts along with other group effects like bless just to remind people that the buff exists (see example 3).

The video game battle music is of course optional. ;)

EDIT Who am I kidding? No, it's not.
(The links are different. The Persona series has some of the best battle music).