And I am a chump.
Why do I need this big, stupid bag?
Most of D&D seems to be about storage and document management, which I'm not great at. When I debated in highschool, I always dropped each palm card on the ground when I moved on to my next point. I'm the same with D&D — paving my house with old monster stats and battlemaps during the session.
What's in it?
- Player's Handbook x 5
- Blank A4 1 inch grid x 10
- Blank A3 1 inch grid x 10
- L1 pregens for every class (male/female portraits)
- Character tokens for every pregen
- Character tokens for NPCs and monsters
- Initiative trackers for every pregen
- Initiative trackers for NPCs and monsters
- Preselected dungeon tiles for specific battlemaps
- Assorted one-shot modules
- A fuck-ton of dice
- A giant foam PAX dice for death saves
- A bluetooth speaker
- A whiteboard for tracking enemy HP
Has it been useful?
The last time I took this to a game, I was wiped after the session and just threw everything haphazardly into the kit. It's a mess again, completely defeating the purpose. At the end of the day, there's no substitute for discipline, and being the kind of person who makes a DM kit doesn't necessarily mean you're a disciplined human.
I don't really have a point, but that's OK.