STEP RIGHT UP FOLKS. Lay your eyes on my brand new amazing handy dandy Nev-R-Fail™ 4e Initiative and Effects Tracker, designed mostly to help you keep track of ongoing damage, when a save is coming up, what a character's condition is, etc.. Print one out, let me know what you think.
Could an HP section be added for use of NPCs or when a DM notices a player with a shifty pencil? Perhaps each column underneath the defenses is cut a quarter of an inch short, with a vertical HP bar. At the top of it, a section for "Max HP/Bloodied."
I can definitely see this on my gaming table next session.
The back of the DMG has 'combat tracker' cards, one for PC and one for monsters. Didn't have access to a photocopier so ended up taking a photo and printing that out 6 times to get enough cards. Not a great solution. This would have worked nicely. (Must subscribe to search...)
The DMG version has pros and cons vs. this version: this is great for having all the PCs numbers to hand (no more 'what's your will save again?') and having it on one page. The DMG one has space to track healing surges / second wind / action point usage, which is dead handy.
Maybe put fewer boxes on your and more info? that way people could print out multiple copies?
As much as I love it, I keep track now with index cards... I know, so very Luddite of me. After playing about 4 "real" 4E game nights now, I find the best way is to have cards, mark init, then order them. Sloppy side is fishing out for damage etc. Sorry Dr. M. I wanted so much more... .