10.0 Adventure Journal

The adventure journal is a blogging feature to record your adventures, discoveries, personal notes, and whatever else you need! The journal can be used for many different kinds of notes or records, especially by organizing entries into folders.

The main page lists the most recent journal entries on the left, with the right consisting of various panels. Read more in-depth about each of these items in the sub-guides below.

Track discoveries, notes, session recaps and more with the adventure journal Chronica Adventure Journal main screen

10.1 Creating & Editing a Journal Post

Creating a Journal Post

Once in your campaign, go to Adventure Journal in the left navigation. Click the green "New Journal Entry" button in the top right. You have the option of adding the journal post into a folder to organize them. If there are some folders created already, you will see them in the dropdown. Find more about folders in the next section.

Editing a Journal Post

Edit journal posts by clicking the small green "Edit Journal Post" in the bottom right of each post box.

Form Details

If you are editing a journal, you will see an extra banner along the top which lists the journal author, created date and time, and the latest updated date and time.

The first form field is the title of your journal post. Next, you can select a folder from the dropdown to help organize your posts (if you have any folders available).

If the "Public?" toggle is set to "No", your journal post will only be visible to yourself and your game master. If it is set to "Yes", your whole party will be able to view the post.

If the "Public Editable?" toggle is set to "No", you (and the GM) will be the only ones able to edit those posts. You can set the toggle to "Yes" to make the post editable by party members in order to collaborate or keep notes together. Make sure only one person is editing at a time to avoid overwriting upon save.

If the "Published?" toggle is set to "No", your post will not be published to the main journal and will be located in the Your Drafts box on the main journal page. Your drafts are only visible to you!

The publish date will default to the day you create the journal. You can set a custom publish date to reorder your posts. Posts are ordered by publish date in descending order.

The rich text editor allows you to format your journal content. Add links, color your text, and more!

The next editor is only visible to GMs, and is used to add Game Master Secrets to journals, when needed.

Finally, you have the option to upload an image for your journal. This will appear as a small thumbnail in the corner of the post that you can click for a zoomed-in view.

Click the blue Create or Update Journal Post button at the bottom when finished.

Create or edit your adventure journal posts Create / edit journal form

10.1.2 Adventure Journal Drafts

The second panel on the right on the main journal page contains your drafts, which are journals that you have not published yet. These are only visible to you. The GM cannot see your journal drafts.

Click a title to see a preview of the journal, or use the small green "Edit" button to make changes. When you are ready to publish a draft, edit the journal and change the "Published?" toggle to "Yes" and save your changes. This will move the post from your drafts panel to the main journal list.

Create journal drafts to publish later Chronica adventure journal drafts panel

10.2 Search Adventure Journal

The top panel on the right is used to search your journals. Leave the "*" in the input box for better search results, as it acts as a wildcard to search all of the entry content. As you type characters, the results will filter automatically. Use the small orange "Reset" button to remove all search filters. The search box is only available on the main journal page.

Search your adventure journal for a keyword or specific topic Adventure journal search panel

10.3 Journal Folders

There are two types of folders for journals: "Public Folders" and "My Folders".

Public Folders can only be created by Game Masters and are available for anyone in the campaign to use for organization. Please note, folders do not affect individual settings on Journal Posts: private journals are still private, and public journals are still public.

My Folders are only usable by yourself for organizing. If you are not a GM, folders you create are automatically put under My Folders. Other players can click into your folders, but will only see posts that are public.

If you need to edit your folders, click the blue "Manage Folders" button in the Folders panel on the right of the main journal page. This page gives you access to sort, edit, or delete your folders. If you delete a folder, any posts inside will remain safe, they will just be removed from the folder.

Manage your adventure journal folders on Chronica Manage adventure journal folders screen