Ok... here goes: Should I see an improvement in game response time and less lag? No, archived sheets are still loaded when the game loads, it's mainly for keeping the clutter down in your journal view. Is it a simple matter to snatch a sheet back from archive? Very much so, once you have archived a sheet you will get an 'archived characters' section at the bottom which you can click to bring up a list of archived journals for restoring. What happens if I have a token referencing a sheet and I archive that sheet? Nothing, it will function as normal :) Will the token lose the "Represents" field and it will be empty and the token will remain there with no sheet attached to it? No, the sheet continues as normal including default tokens, existing tokens made from that sheet will remain also. I read somewhere someone archived handouts but still had an active handout that linked to archived handouts when clicking the text links and it worked. So does archived sheets just not load up until they are called upon? Do they even still retain the ability to be referenced and represent a token? A common trick is to have dozens of handouts archived but accessible using links in a single visible handout as you've read. With regards to character sheets, since they are still loaded with the game you can still reference them using chat commands or token interactions yes. To increase game performance by reducing the number of journals you need to have another game which you store unused sheets in so you can delete them from the main game (as a pro you can use the transmogrifier to bring them back to your main game with ease). Doing this will remove the various options open to you with archiving however, attribute calls will not work, linked tokens won't function etc etc.