I noticed in Stronghold that on the stats page, along with your stats and relationships, there are notes about particular ways you’ve progressed, such as particular secrets you’ve discovered or plots you’ve investigated. It made me consider making a points-of-interest list on the stats screen with major plot points you’ve covered, so if you’ve had a break from playing, you can keep track of what you’ve done and what you might be currently pursuing - pretty much like a Journal in a CRPG.
I don’t think it would be massive in detail, but I was thinking it could keep plot steps in the players’ mind if it’s a particularly complicated or long game, and also gently flag that certain things are important or Good To Remember.
Have you played CSGs that do something like this? What did you like or dislike about it? Any particularly effective ones you’ve seen? How can I avoid having a whole essay on my stats screen? Enquiring minds would love to know!