Repository: DM Kit Essentials



Hej all!

I have seen some posts on this forum showing off their to-go DM Essentials Kit; the stuff you use, if you play games at a friend’s house at a convention or somewhere where you can’t or don’t want to bring all your terrain. The absolute essentials you would bring if someone called you and wanted to play a game.
I want to collect all these posts here to have them all in one place and to better find them in the future.
If you haven’t yet showed off your DM Essentials KIt you can do it here. I’ll also collect the posts that already have been made somewhere else in the forum and that I was able to find quickly. Please add anything I have missed!

GM Grizzly’s Kit
Meadbeard’s Dungeon in a Suitcase
Kreeba’s Minimal RPG Travel Kit

I’ll update this list as we go along. But for now: Show me what you got! :slight_smile:

Repository: Character Sheets

Mine is not even worth a photo. I use this for 90+% of my home games now, only getting minis out in the rarest of occassions. I’ve got hundreds of minis and plenty of terrain in the basement but I find that it hinders rather than helps my creativity and adaptability at the table. I’m running SWN so, in any given session, the group can go from ship to space station to multiple locations on a planet etc - PC’s are folded bits of paper with names on. Monsters are coloured tokens. Most of the time, we’re scribbling in lead pencil on my inked maps in my notebook.

  • Grid (ruler marked distressed paper, glued to a wooden board and coated in clear acetate).
  • Dry wipe markers (blue, green, red, black).
  • Notebook + pen.
  • Index cards + sharpie.
  • Pencils + erasor (for the players).
  • A small box of tokens (lifted from the game Mage Knight).
  • Spare charachter sheets.
  • Dice.
  • SWN revised edition (or the game book of choice if running something else).


Brings me back. Thanks for the repost