Category Archives: News & Announcements

Extra, extra, read all about it! This category is chock full of the latest news and announcements all about Obsidian Portal.


Custom CSS for Your Campaign

Tonight we deployed a new feature for Ascendant campaigns, the ability to add custom CSS rules that are applied campaign-wide. In addition, we did an overhaul of much of the HTML on the site to make theming much easier. We’ve added divs, standardized some naming, and generally cleaned things up.

However! This means that if you’ve extensively styled and themed your campaign already, you may have some issues and pages may not look exactly right. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we wanted to make sure that anyone embarking on creating a theme for their campaign would start off on the right foot. Some of the old markup was not as clean as it should have been and we decided now was the best time to fix it.


Gencon Panel: How Technology Is Changing RPG’s

Come Join Us!

Coming to gencon? Stop by our “How Technology Is Changing RPG’s” panel for some insight, discussion, Q&A, and announcing our first ever Excellence In Innovation Award winner! Here’s all the info:

ID: SEM1230409 Duration: 60 Minutes
Time: Saturday, August 18 at 2:00pm
Location: Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn C/D


Vote for Us in the 2012 ENnies!

Honored and Excited!

It’s almost gencon time again everyone! With gencon right around the corner that also means so are the ENnie awards, one of our industry’s most coveted crowning achievements. We’re ecstatic to announce that this year we’ve been nominated not only for “Best Website” but also for “Best Podcast”!

We’re calling out to you, our fans to vote for us! Without all of you, none of this would be possible! We always make it a point to tell people that it’s our users who make the site so awesome, so let’s show them exactly what we’re talking about!


Obsidian Portal Launches Homepage Redesign

Today we’re excited to launch our totally redesigned home page. Our goal with this redesign is to present people with a home page thats much faster, simpler, and easier to understand how Obsidian Portal can help with running a tabletop campaign!

As you know, we’ve previously been hard at work behind the scenes upgrading our backend software and servers. We completed the upgrade 3 weeks ago, and this redesign is our first big update on the new system. We want to give a special thanks to the team at Fifth Street Creative as the lead design agency that delivered an amazing homepage design that far exceed our expectations. Plus, they’re fun to work with!

Moving forward, we will be focused on making the the site better looking and easier to use, while also improving the mobile experience and building more great features. We’ve got some great stuff in the pipeline, so keep your eyes on our Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates.



Looking for A Few Good Beta Testers

The Time Approaches!

Update: We have enough testers now, so sit tight! And thanks for all the offers of help!

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes upgrading the backbone of Obsidian Portal and are nearing completion, but we need a little help first.  This beta test isn’t like others we’ve had in the past either, unlike new feature tests this one will be much less focused and we’ll be asking a bit more from our volunteers here. Fear not though, for you will be rewarded!


Emissary Program Updates!

A Refresher

It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything about our loyal Emissaries, and with con season about to kick into full swing I think it’s about time I remind everyone how awesome being an Emissary truly is. Started a couple years ago, the Emissary program was made to help spread the word about Obsidian Portal. We’re just a small team here so we don’t do things like booths at conventions for two reasons: money, and we’d rather be out and about getting to know people!

About Us
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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