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Even more wiki linking

LinkifiedIf you’ve looked recently, you may have seen that the wiki quick-linking sidebars are now present when editing a character or a campaign forum post. Huzzah! After months (years?) of promising this feature, I finally had a chance to work on it.

It should be pretty self-explanatory. You can wiki link from characters back to wiki pages, as well as to other characters in the same campaign. This is just one of the reasons that we started requiring characters to be in a campaign. It allows us to do cool stuff like this.

Likewise, you can link from a campaign forum post to both wiki pages and characters.

Minor Annoyances

There may be some minor annoyances related to links not auto-updating when you create/delete a character or wiki page. If you see links on your pages that are not updating, simply edit and re-save the page and everything should be fixed.


The Core Mechanic Interviews Us

Dan and I got interviewed by The Core Mechanic. If you’re curious about how Obsidian Portal got started or who runs it behind the scenes, it’s definitely a good read. We’ll try to monitor the comments, but if you have followup questions the best way to reach us is via Twitter or Facebook.

Read the Interview!

UPDATE: Part two of the interview is now live and available here.



Gamers Helping Haiti: The Givening

In the monthly newsletter we sent out yesterday we mentioned the Gamers Helping Haiti Product Bundle that’s now available for sale on DriveThruRPG. For those of you who don’t get the newsletter, here’s what we said on the subject:

“One Book Shelf (the company behind DriveThruRPG.com and RPGNow) and a huge number of RPG publishers, will have put to together an epic product bundle with a retail value of over $900.00. The bundle is yours for a $20 dollar donation through this link to Doctors without Borders. On top of that, One Book Shelf will match all of the donations!”

Click Here To Donate

There have been a few changes since we sent the newsletter:

  • At the time of sending the newsletter, the retail value of the bundle was roughly $900 US. Today it’s over $1400 US!
  • Because of the huge demand, One Book Shelf is unable to match everyone’s $20 dollar donation, but will continue to match $5 and $10 dollar donations.
  • The bundle will be available through January 31st, 2010! That gives you 10 full days to put together the $20 donation.
  • It very well might be the RPG deal of the decade.

Help Haiti and Win a Prize!

We at Obsidian Portal want to spread the word about this worthwhile offer. So in addition to everyone in the office buying a bundle or two, we’re running a twitter contest to help get the word out! We’re giving away a $100 US gift certificate for DriveThruRPG to one random someone re-tweets the following message on twitter:

The $20 Gamers Helping Haiti Product Bundle! See http://bit.ly/5wSNEp for info & you could win a $100 gift certificate from @obsidianportal!

So spread the word about the Gamers Helping Haiti Product Bundle and you could win!

Click Here to Tweet It Out

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