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19
Mar

Haste! Kickstarter Dungeon Tile Faceoff, and Is Hobby Gaming on the Rise?

Episode 107 |

Announcements

We’re 8 years old, be sure to check out our Birthday contest over on the blog! Other than that, let’s get on with the show, it’s a little long this week!

10
Mar

Happy Birthday to Us! 8 Years of Obsidian Portal (Contest)

We’re Gettin’ Old!

That’s right, we’ve been around for 8 solid years creating tools to make people’s campaigns better, more fun, and more efficient! In the spirit of our birthday this year we’d like to give away some presents to you guys in the form of a small contest.

All you have to do is create/celebrate any kind of holiday in your game, and then tell us about it!

10
Mar

Haste! D&D Next Gets A Price Tag, Drops The “Next”. OP Birthday Contest, and Can Gaming Extend Your Life?!

Episode 106 |

Announcements

Tabletop Audio has a few new tracks, be sure to go check them out if you haven’t already, also be sure to participate in our birthday contest where you can win prizes just for creating a holiday event in your game and posting it on your campaign wiki. Speaking of holidays in game…our first topic should get you going!

6
Mar

Gotham Reborn, March’s Campaign of the Month

This month, we’ve got a great interview with GM RobJustice to talk to him about his kick ass Batman campaign – Gotham Reborn! Strap into the Batmobile and let’s take a ride through Gotham City!

4
Mar

Haste! D&DNext Debate, Racial Slurs, Epic D&D Origin Story Winner & More!

Episode 105 |

Announcements

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!

28
Feb

Game Designers Are People Too! Interview with Rob Schwalb (Part 1)

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!

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Obsidian Portal is the award winning Online Campaign Management System for tabletop role-playing games. It’s free to use, it can be accessed from any web browser and it's built from the ground up for gamers by gamers.

We host a huge community of tabletop RPG players who are all looking to get the most out of their tabletop gaming experience. You play your campaign and we help you manage it. It’s that simple.
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