This is not my first time posting by any means. Little over a decade ago I purchased a 10" Meade Sonotube Starfinder, Tirion's Star Map Charts both desk version and black and white field version, Burnhams three volume Celestial Handbook, Nightwatch and some other books. I never sought advise mainly because I did not know any amateur astronomers and the community of CloudyNights.
Recently I purchased a Meade Lightbridge Plus 12" and very satisfied with the purchase though I have not used it due to cloudy nights, no pun intended!
My observing will be with the dob and have no intention of ever doing astrophotography or using a motor on the dob to keep up with the earth's rotation. I find it cost prohibitive. I did manage to attend one star party in Robbins, NC and plan on doing more soon. Many there were using computers and running software. Presume this was to find and track objects.
So my question is person's using manual dob's only need paper star charts and not invest in laptops and Stellarium or Sky Safari right?