• by Admin on August 5, 2014 in General, Contests, Prizes &amp; Giveaways, Featured<br />578 comments
  • by Admin on August 13, 2014 in General, Campaign of the Month, Featured<br />3 comments
  • by Admin on December 18, 2011 in General, Campaign of the Month, Featured<br />13 comments
The official blog of Obsidian Portal and the home of the Haste podcast.
28
Feb

Game Designers Are People Too! Interview with Rob Schwalb (Part 1)

Not So Long Ago, At A Con Very Nearby…

Game designers often get treated like punching bags, punching bags full of answers to all of our innermost questions about our favorite games. “Why don’t you fix grapple?” “Have you ever considered ClassX?” “I really wasn’t a big fan of this thing you did, why was it so different from your other stuff?” Are all things passerby’s and interviewers bombard them with all of the time, but what about just asking your favorite game industry folks what their favorite band is, or what they eat for breakfast? Well that’s what I’m aiming to do with this short interview series from Winter Fantasy.

This year I got a chance to sit down and talk to some of my favorite people, one of them being author/game designer Rob Schwalb. For those of you who may not know of him, he’s an enigma wrapped in metal, covered in mayonnaise, stowed away in a hobo’s front pocket. He’s probably most well known throughout the gaming community for all of his work with D&D 4e and also being one of the guys behind D&D Next.

So…let’s sit down and bore into Rob’s brain in part 1 of this interview, we’ll only ask him a few questions about gaming, and we won’t even pester him about D&D Next! Tune in next week for the follow up too!

25
Feb

Haste! Tabletop Audio, Romance In Games, Ley Lines Midgard Fiction Contest & More!

Episode 104 |

Announcements

We’re back from Winter Fantasy! Unfortunately we were unable to have the Baldman crew on the show due to technical difficulties. We recorded one heck of a podcast…and then lost it! They will be on the show in the future though so stay tuned and let’s jump into the episode!

Oh, also we’re working on the file upload stretch goal, it will take a little while, but it’s coming!

11
Feb

Regnum, February’s Campaign of the Month

Today we’re joined by GM AZ_Rune to talk to him about his fantastic Palladium Fantasy/RIFTS campaign, Regnum. Take a seat and sit down as we learn about this truly awesome game!

6
Feb

2013′s Campaign of the Year: Shadows Over New York!

And the Winner Is…

This year’s Campaign of the Year voting received over 560 votes, there were a lot of campaigns that had a tight grip on fighting for the lead for a while! However, toward the end there was no denying that Shadows Over New York was the leader of the pack! So, congratulations to GM Keryth987 on his trophy winning campaign! [Results]

3
Feb

Haste! Tyranny of Dragons, Timewatch, and Playing To The Averages Pt. 2

Episode 103 |

Announcements

A big congrats and good luck to our friends at Roll20 who are taking the plunge and making Roll20 their full-time gig! Now, on with the show!

21
Jan

Haste! Learn Tabletop RPGs, MTG Movie, D&D’s Birthday, and More!

Episode 102 |

Announcements

Winter Fantasy is coming, Haste episode from the show this year, will be covering who is there and what is going on. LFR, PF Society, D&DNext, lots more.

Search:
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!

Gold ENnie for Best Website 09'-11'


Silver ENnie for Best Website, Best Podcast 2012-2013
Listen to Haste on Stitcher!

Listen to the Haste podcast on your Android, or iOS device for free and without having to download or sync anything!
Petrified Articles
© Copyright 2010-2014 Words In The Dark. All rights reserved. Created by Dream-Theme — premium wordpress themes. Proudly powered by WordPress.