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Soap Up with GeekyClean *UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER!*

Update: We have a winner! Congrats to @Milambus! We’ll run another contest very soon!

If you saw this tweet:  I want a +2 CHA bonus from @GeekyClean and @ObsidianPortal! and clicked the link, it means that who ever posted that tweet probably read our monthly newsletter. Did you know that our newsletter is full of great info, sneak peeks at up coming features, contests, and coupons for Ascendant Members at If you have a copy in your inbox, check it out! If not, you can sign up to receive it on your Account Management page of your Obsidian Portal profile. 


So enough about that. What’s all this +2 CHA about then?! Well of course you know all about the fine geek soaps from the fantastic people behind GeekyClean, right? Well now they’ve used some kind of magic to make actual dice into actual soap! And it comes in 7 color/scent combinations! And we have one to give away! Here, take a gander at this:


The big ones are actually soap! I know, I was amazed too! So if you want a shot at winning this contest, all you have to do is follow these two simple steps:

  1. Follow ObsidianPortal on Twitter.
  2. Tweet the following message: I want a +2 CHA bonus from @GeekyClean and @ObsidianPortal!

There you go. It’s that simple. Good luck, and remember to read your monthly newsletter!


Mini Contest: Stat a Pecan Pie, Win a Pecan Pie!

UPDATE: A winner has been chosen! Congrats to Paradox Hazard, you’ve won a Pecan Pie with the following submission:

For Deadlands: Reloaded

Professor Paddington’s Perfectly Preserved Pecan Pie! (Patent Pending).

Prof. Paddington’s pies appear and taste like any other pie save for a small smokey after taste. The secret of the preservation process that keeps the pies fresh no mater were they are transported is the Ghostrock used during the baking process.

Anyone who eats even a portion of the pie must make a Spirit roll to avoid addiction to the confection. Each time the check is failed the victim feels compelled to seek out another pie. The difficulty increases with each check by a factor of two. (-2 for the second pie, -4 for the third, etc).

The pies themselves can be found throughout the weird west in general stores and at trading posts and retail for around five dollars.

You have 24 hours to stat a Pecan Pie in the game system of your choice. The winner will get 1 Old-Fashion Pecan Pie from Priester’s Pecans:

We’ll pick a winner at random on Tuesday April 6th at 5pm EST. Email your submissions to, and we’ll put the winner (along with our favorite submissions) up here on the blog first thing Wednesday morning!


Contest Results for the Stats & Art Contest: HamSTAR 2099

We had some very interesting results for this last Stats & Art contest. Let’s get right to the winners!

First Place: Owen K.C. Stephens (download the pdf)

Second Place: David Kammerzelt (download the doc)

Third Place: Arlene Medder (download the doc)

We only had one entry for art, but what an entry it is! Thanks so much, Nicole Jekich!

All of our winners for the Stats will get $25 Amazon Gift Certificates, and Ms. Jekich will get $75, since she was the only entrant! Lucky her!


Stats & Art Contest Mar. 2010: HamSTAR 2099! 3/02/2010 – 3/31/2010

UPDATE: Results can be found here

This contest runs through the 31st of March. The Facebook fanpage has done it again, Adventurers! This time they’ve invented a game system. Well, ok technically they invented two (See here for details).


If you can come up with stats for Feral Space Hamsters (or their Feral Space Chinchilla PCs) as PCs for Ironclaw, Rogue Trader, or the strangely defined laws of HamSTAR 2099 & ChinKILLA 3010, then you’ll have a chance to win a $25 US gift certificate to! We’ll pick the best three entries, and they’ll be our winners. There’s no limit to the number of entries, and you can win for more than one setting!


If you can dream up art for the fictional cover of either the HamSTAR 2099, or ChinKILLA 3010 core rulebooks, then you’ll have a chance to win a $25 US gift certificate to! We’ll pick the best three entries, and they’ll be our winners. There’s no limit to the number of entries, and you can win for more than one art piece!

Good Luck, and Good Gaming!

Email submissions to dan(at)obsidianportal(dot)com.


Contest Results for the Stats & Art Contest: The Giraffelich!

So we announced our 6 winners on our Newsletter. By the way, do you get the Obsidian Portal Monthly Newsletter? To get it, edit your Obsidian Portal Profile, check Receive e-mail updates, and click Update! Anyway, we announced the winners, now we’ll show you the winning entries!

First Place: Matthew Rinehart’s giraffelich.

Second Place: Geoff Nunn’s giraffelich.

Third Place: Owen K.C. Stephens’ giraffelich.

First Place: Justin Swadlo

Second Place: Bryan Cohen

Third Place: Nicole Jekich

Congrats to all the winners! If you won, e-mail our Content Director (dan (at) obsidianportal (dot) com) to get your $25 Amazon Gift Certificate.


Stats & Art Contest Jan. 2010: The Giraffelich! 1/29/2010 – 2/12/2010

UPDATE: Results are here!

This contest will run till the 12th of February. As some of you know, the Facebook fanpage struck RPG gold by coming up with the concept of the Giraffelich. We’re so in love with this undead even-toed ungulate mammal, that we’re running a Giraffelich Stats & Art contest!

If you can come up with stats for a Giraffelich (including appropriate background fluff, and encounter group info as appropriate) for Rifts, 4.0e, Savage Worlds, Exalted, or Pathfinder; then you’ll have a chance to win a $25 US gift certificate to! We’ll pick the best three entries, and they’ll be our winners. There’s no limit to the number of entries, and you can win for more than one setting!

If you are artistically inclined, and you can come up with some bangin’ art of the Giraffelich, then you too can win a $25 dollar gift certificate to Remember, the giraffelich is a cunning lich as well as a giraffe. Just making an undead giraffe isn’t going to cut it. Liches have rings and phylacteries and evil robes and what not. Capes. Again, we’ll pick the best three entries, and they’ll each win. There’s no limit to the number of entries, and you can win for more than one drawing!

Email submissions to dan(at)obsidianportal(dot)com.

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