A lot of DMs are still searching for the holy grail of initiative/condition/hits tracking for 4e. I thought I’d tried it all until I saw this pic over at Newbie DM’s site. It’s actually from Mike Shea the guy behind the excellent Sly Flourish blog. Check it out.
Now, the hanging cards are NOT what made me haave a facepalm moment (cool though they are), it was the Post-It notes actually stuck into the adventure book! Sheer genius, utterly simple, mindblowingly obvious in hindsight. I probably won’t use the initiative cards idea, but the hit point tracking is getting in on the game as of this week.