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Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month June 2016 – Star Wars: Rise of the Infinite Empire

Yeeeeahoooo! You’re all clear kid! So grab your lightsaber and dive back into that galaxy far far away with Star Wars: Rise of the Infinite Empire, June’s Campaign of the Month! Search your feelings as we interview GM HumAnnoyed, the Jedi Mast.. er GameMaster at the helm of this action packed campaign using the Fate Accelerated system.


Thursday Feature – What’s So Great About HârnMaster

Author: ketherian

Disclaimer: I was a published author and contributor for Columbia Games Ltd for a limited time, and my name appears in the list of contributors in the HârnMaster Religion book.

Game Concept Synopsis

https://db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/campaigns/132062/assets/575812/HarnMaster-3rd-ed-Cover.jpg?1459784778HârnMaster is a fantasy game designed and published for the gaming world of HârnWorld. Published by Columbia Games and initially written by N. Robyn Crossby; it is in its third iteration. The game focuses on skill-based improvement with a combat system that is generously referred to as “lethal”.

It is difficult to talk about HârnMaster without talking about the background (HârnWorld). HârnWorld is the campaign background for a HârnMaster game. The published regions of Harn to 13th century Europe; and is often described as both realistic and detailed. The world map (and world index) strongly suggest that there are other cultures and a much larger map to explore. HârnWorld is a traditional low magic fantasy setting, but the low-magic limitation is a socially imposed one rather than a limiter within the game system.


Thursday Feature – My People Have a Saying

Author: Kallak

message received…

Stay with any group of people long enough, and you will learn their ways, their customs, and their language. If you already share a language, then you will pick up the “linguistic individualisms” that exist within the group. These tend to come in the form of words and terms, but they can also be gestures, phrases or sayings that trigger to shared knowledge or experience. They help to create a bond and can allow for volumes of information to be passed from one person to another (or a group) in an instant.


Thursday Feature – The Modern First-Timer GameMaster

Author: Kallak


Hmm, for the main villain…

“The End.” – with these words, the six-book Pathfinder Adventure Path that my gaming group has spent the last few months hammering through reached its conclusion, and our collective thoughts turned toward the next campaign (if you’re curious, we played Second Darkness, and our ending was uh… let’s just go with “less than a total win”).

And so, this week our group will attend the character making ‘session 0’ for the campaign of our good friend Fealoce, who despite having more than five years under his belt with the group, is still the new guy. I can’t help but assume that this campaign will be long remembered by our troupe, because it has something that no other campaign we have played together in the last decade or so has… a First-Timer GameMaster.


Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month May 2016 – Mysteria

Shhh Shh Sh! Can you hear it? It’s very feint when you’re first listening for it – but it is ever present, lingering in the air – or perhaps the heart. Yes… that; now you hear it. Indeed, the music is stirring – as well it should be – for that is the sound of knowledge and adventure. They call it the Song of Midgard, but I like to think of it as the song of Mysteria – May’s Campaign of the Month! So settle in as we spend a little quality time with twiggyleaf, the GameMaster of this gem.


Thursday Feature – Let Your Players Surprise You

Author: Kallak

As the GameMaster, your approach to the campaign is obviously significantly different than that of the players. You fight to hold the middle ground between keeping the campaign “on track” while making sure you aren’t “railroading” the players through a linear and ultimately predictable plot. You strive to walk the tightrope of making truly awe-inspiringly bad ass memorable villains, while trying to not fall in love with them yourself so that you aren’t crushed when the players deliver the death blow – which more than likely comes in the most demeaning way imaginable after only a couple of rounds. There’s not much in the way of discovery or exploration for you like there is for the rest of the gaming group. You have the burden of advance knowledge.

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