Hi everyone! I'll keep this brief.
I like playing me some Moldvay D&D and I've come to the conclusion - like many - that the game works at its best when procedure is adhered to pretty rigidly; sticking to turns and tacking the time actions take is the main drive behind the challenging gameplay that makes Moldvay appealing.
Now I come to you, great dungeons masters of time, to help me getting better at keeping my procedural play together.
Right now I've got a scrap of paper behind my DM screen with little countdown clocks and turn-markers which, frankly, I just can't keep track of. I've more than once messed up an entire game by stumbling over procedure.
How can I keep a better track of turns and time?
Can I utilise my players without breaking suspense? Am I missing the point entirely?
Let me know!