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Arcana Notebook

Chronicle your adventures in this beautiful campaign journal.  The 200+ pages within are packed full of information to help you streamline your sessions and provide a place to record every location, NPC and faction you come across.

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The Arcana Notebook is well armored with thick 14 pt cardstock covers. The interior pages are printed on 85 lb paper that is heavier than your typical printer paper and will hold up to heavy erasing.

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Customer Reviews

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Sierra
Love it

This is my first campaign and this notebook has helped so so much I especially like the dot grid pages in the back. And it’s so pretty!

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Alexandra Overy
Loved it!

So pretty and so detailed, will definitely buy from here again!

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Andrew Kramer
Incredible!

I purchased both the player and the GM notebooks and they are incredible. The art and arrangement of the pages are beautiful and all the useful information you need is at the ready!

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Alex Finneran
The best way to organize as a DM

iv been looking for something like this for a very long time and it being 24$ is more then worth it to me, I love having what i need right where i need it its a huge help im using it all the time! even with a VTT i like having physical notes. Really good quality easy to read and find what you need when you need it. highest recommendation i can give!

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Rachel Smith
Beautiful and Useful

The notebook is very aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. The numerous pages to write notes are helpful and the reference section is so useful. I can see myself using the notebook for our entire campaign and maybe the next one.

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Alan Thompson
Perfect for adventuring!

The notebook looks awesome and I love how nicely organized it is, I can’t wait to put it to use in my next session

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Erica Procopio
A Superb Tool at a Great Price

I'm in love with this notebook. I wouldn't want to create another 5e character without one. Player notebooks of comparable use tend to run at a higher price-point for what I would say is not all that much added utility. Definitely will be shopping here again.

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Alyson DeAnda

The journal has really helped me plan out sessions better

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That One Paper Bag
Amazing quality!

Notebook was super good quality and I'm surprised at variety of notes that I could take! Each with more than enough pages for a few campaigns!

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David Wallace
Great Product

I ordered two of these, one for me and one for my partner. As fantastic as all the digital toolsets are, there was the temptation for me to disengage from the game by using them. It became a lot less of the D&D I remember from the early 80's when I started and a lot more like Monopoly. Sure, all the counters and cards and board are printed and ready to go. And you only need to think about whether or not to buy something you land on. But this carried over to D&D for me and I began to feel I had lost something by abstracting myself from all the facets of the game.

That's where the book came in. It's a fantastic product and elicited jealous looks from everyone at the game table. The quality is good - not perfect. Some pages are a little roughly cut. It would be amazing if the character pages were able to be written on. In feedback to the creator, they acknowledged this is a common request and is not their preferred vision for the book either - but sometimes things happen in production and that seems to be the case.

I LOVE the division of the book into sections for NPCs, Locations, Factions, pre-printed Reference Material, and so on. The session note pages are a great touch. I will say that you MUST do yourself a favor and get the pdf the seller has. Knowing I can print extra pages, even if I can't bind them into the book itself, is a huge relief for me. If this was ever released as a 6 ring A5 binder option, I would never look at another notebook again. Hint Hint.

While I'm hinting, it seems to me that an opportunity has been missed by not including a fauna/flora section so all of us crafter/explorer types can record the plants and beasts magical and mundane we come across.

But these are minor wishlist items for me. This is unquestionably the closest to a perfect D&D journal I have ever come across. Thoughtfully laid out, reference section included, the ability to index on the section header pages, all of it just works. And it works at the table where it really matters. I tabbed the sections so I could quickly flip and I realized that catching all the notes in the session log and then following up after if a person or place needed further development worked better than trying to flip to the right section and take notes on something or someone not fully fleshed out yet. Session notes are the unsung hero of the journal. I would even push for a two-page spread option - but as it is, they are great for easily breaking out important parts of the session on the fly.

I found the erasable insert less useful than the session cards that are sold separately. Wizards sold class kits a while back and I picked up the one for fighter. It has an erasable board for the usual HP, weapon bonuses etc, and also has small tokens for status effects, noting inspiration and so on. The inset in the book seemed more appropriate for DM play as it carried a lot of information that covered multiple players, and the player focused stuff seemed unnecessary. In all, I didn't find much value in that.

But should these things deter you from getting this? In a word, NO. I'm planning to get more and hoard them just in case they sell out. If you want to reengage with D&D as a hobby and not just as a game, I can't recommend these books highly enough. Get one. Get two. You'll be glad you did.