Once again I tortured myself over the upcoming session.
Every time I try to write my magnum opus "How to feel ready for a session" I fail.
I know what I need. A piece of paper per major thing the players are interested in, or what I sold the game on.
On the right side of that page, ways to pressure the players (you have offended the duke, you are barred from the Temple, you have been challenged to show your magic is worthy of the court). On the left, desiderata (Elven sword), choices (you could trade your skygem for membership in the Coven of avatars ) and texture (like what the sound of the flute-carved trees is like in the courtyard).
On the back, names, words and pictures.
This is really, really close to AW Fronts, but they're more like lists of moves than lists of Threats.
At the last minute the nervous energy gives me enough of these for the session. But I never seem to be able to make it easier on myself for next time.