Greetings all and welcome back. This month we are joined by GM UselessTriviaMan for an in depth look at Ptolus, City by the Spire – March’s Campaign of the Month! Whispers say this city is ripe with danger, intrigue, magic and adventure – so stay close and be ready for anything!
While quest-based (or, “kill it and take its treasure”) games are the norm, mystery-based games are subtly different:
|A McGuffin** is required||No McGuffin is required|
|Action oriented||Information oriented|
|Traditionally epic||Traditionally not epic|
|Mostly combat||Mostly skill challenges|
|Linear plot||Clues/Key scenes|
** mcguffin (n): an object or device in a movie or a book that serves merely as a trigger for the plot.
Hello everyone, and welcome to another Words in the Dark Thursday Feature. For this week, I had the opportunity to sit down with the creator of probably my favorite program related to tabletop gaming: TableSmith’s own Bruce Gulke.
Aside from being things that normals put in the “kids’ stuff” category, tabletop RPGs and anime don’t appear to have a lot in common, so right about now you may be asking yourself, “Self, why is there a blog post about anime on Obsidian Portal?”
Today we are joined by GM Abersade to discuss Rise of the Durnskald – the first epic chapter of his Wrath of the Fallen Goddess story arc – and February’s Campaign of the Month! So come along as we interview the “Resident DM” and explore the world of Ahn-Azzex.
Hey everyone, stopping here to check in with you all. We have had some updates and new issues that I need to address with everyone, so buckle in quick while I give you the once over on what has been going on. We have some moderately good items, some bad items, and some weird items to address today.