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The official blog of Obsidian Portal and the home of the Haste podcast.

Haste! w/ guest host Shane Tyree. The Writhing Dark, Dungeon White Space, D&D Rules Elegance, and more!

Episode 97 |


Tonight we’re joined by Shane Tyree to talk to him about his Kickstarter, The Writhing Dark. Jump in and join us as we discuss Cthulhu, Dungeon White Space, and “that thing Mike Mearls said this week”. We have no formal announcements this week, so on with the show!


Haste! No Evil Options in D&DNext PHB, Playsets, Plot, and more!

Episode 96 |


We’re back, sorry for podfading! We’ve got a regular recording schedule now so rest assured you’ll be hearing from us on the weekly again. There’s still some time to caption the d20Monkey comic too, so get to it before it’s too late! Now, on with the show!


We’re Hiring – Cutomer Service Representative

Update: We’ve gotten quite a few responses, so I’m closing this down for now. After we’ve interviewed some candidates, if we are still looking for someone, I’ll re-open this.

We’ve grown to a size now where every day we get a lot of questions about some of the basics of the site, plus people having trouble logging in or figuring out how to reset their password. We want to provide the best possible customer service experience that we can, but we all have day jobs and other responsibilities that keep us busy, and we’re slowly getting buried.

We need someone to help us answer support tickets, review user feedback, and just generally help Obsidian Portal users who have questions and issues. Can you help us out?


  • Answer help requests using our support system

  • Keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook, and Kickstarter for people who are in need of help

  • Keep an eye on our community forum and give help there when necessary


  • Good writing skills

  • Helpful and courteous

  • Able to navigate a virtual helpdesk system (we use tenderapp.com)

  • Familiarity with social media

  • Previous customer service experience a plus

  • In-depth coding knowledge or Obsidian Portal experience is NOT required.


  • $10/hr, with an expected commitment of 5-10 hours per week.


  • Work from home, a coffee shop, or anywhere else you bring your laptop

  • Extremely flexible schedule! Fit this job in around your other work, whenever you have a spare moment or two

  • Hang out in a chat room all day with Jerry and Micah passing around links about RPGs and video games and other geeky stuff

How to Apply

Send a resume detailing your customer service background and experience to micah@obsidianportal.com

This is a remote contractor position. You are responsible for providing your own computer, software, equipment, and internet connection.


Announcing: Obsidian Portal Vanguards

Call To Arms: Vanguards

We know that the changes coming to Obsidian Portal are going to throw some people’s campaigns through loops. We’ve done our best to not bust up too many things, but unfortunately it’s a reality of the situation. Those who heavily utilize custom CSS are going to have the canvas of their beautiful paintings shifted around a bit.

Because of this we have set a program into place to help assist our community, an elite task force of OP community pros who will stop at nothing to help everyone get their campaigns back into tip-top shape. We’re calling these folks Vanguards, and we’re looking to start recruiting them now! Are you up for the task of being considered one of the “the big guns” when it comes to squashing post-reforging CSS issues?


Haste! w/ Special guest Smiles. Gamer Wisdom, DDI Goes Dark, Tabletop SFX, and More!

Episode 95 |


The Vanguard program is coming, full blog post explaining the details soon. There’s a Halloween caption contest that you should all be rushing to get funny on, and finally – the Reforging launch will be this Monday, October 28th!


Fall Caption Contest!

Just In Time For Halloween

We know Halloween is right around the corner so this comic should scare up quite a few great captions, and since we’re oh-so thankful for d20Monkey we’re going to let it run through mid-November. So feel free to go wild with the captions on this one, get them in by November 15th at midnight for your chance to win some awesome schwag and free Ascendant time!

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.
Award Winning!

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Silver ENnie for Best Website, Best Podcast 2012-2013
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