The Gift that Keeps on Giving

I’m running an online game at the moment, but am thinking ahead the three or four months until I start a new in-person campaign. Because that’s the DM way: don’t be satisfied with what you’re currently running and always be thinking of the next campaign, or the campaign after that.

And passing out notebooks is something I’m considering. A not-so-subtle nod that people should track names and details in the campaign rather than relying on me to fill in the blanks. That my job as the DM doesn’t include telling the players details they’ve already heard one or two times. But I’m not sure how well this would go over, or how much they would be used. Or if the gift will be received with death stares.