Author Archives: Jerry
As of February 28th, Obsidian Portal is 8 years old now, so happy birthday to us! Stay tuned next week for a contest where you can win some of our birthday loot! We also share the same birthday as gaming great Wolfgang Baur, make sure to wish him a happy one too!
Not So Long Ago, At A Con Very Nearby…
Game designers often get treated like punching bags, punching bags full of answers to all of our innermost questions about our favorite games. “Why don’t you fix grapple?” “Have you ever considered ClassX?” “I really wasn’t a big fan of this thing you did, why was it so different from your other stuff?” Are all things passerby’s and interviewers bombard them with all of the time, but what about just asking your favorite game industry folks what their favorite band is, or what they eat for breakfast? Well that’s what I’m aiming to do with this short interview series from Winter Fantasy.
This year I got a chance to sit down and talk to some of my favorite people, one of them being author/game designer Rob Schwalb. For those of you who may not know of him, he’s an enigma wrapped in metal, covered in mayonnaise, stowed away in a hobo’s front pocket. He’s probably most well known throughout the gaming community for all of his work with D&D 4e and also being one of the guys behind D&D Next.
So…let’s sit down and bore into Rob’s brain in part 1 of this interview, we’ll only ask him a few questions about gaming, and we won’t even pester him about D&D Next! Tune in next week for the follow up too!
We’re back from Winter Fantasy! Unfortunately we were unable to have the Baldman crew on the show due to technical difficulties. We recorded one heck of a podcast…and then lost it! They will be on the show in the future though so stay tuned and let’s jump into the episode!
Oh, also we’re working on the file upload stretch goal, it will take a little while, but it’s coming!
And the Winner Is…
This year’s Campaign of the Year voting received over 560 votes, there were a lot of campaigns that had a tight grip on fighting for the lead for a while! However, toward the end there was no denying that Shadows Over New York was the leader of the pack! So, congratulations to GM Keryth987 on his trophy winning campaign! [Results]
A big congrats and good luck to our friends at Roll20 who are taking the plunge and making Roll20 their full-time gig! Now, on with the show!