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7
Oct

Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month October 2020 – Freedomverse

The night’s sky is illuminated with a signal from a specialized searchlight; a lair telephone rings with an urgent call from local authorities; a cry for help shatters the relative quiet of the once peaceful city. Evil stirs, and villains threaten the citizens of Freedomverse – October’s Campaign of the Month! Don your tights, hold onto your cape, and step forth to save the day (one game session at a time of course) with Ahpook, the mastermind behind this organized play campaign!

24
Sep

First Impressions Video: “ATMA: The Roleplaying Card Game”

Check out an overview for this card game ttrpg combo from Meromorph Games. It’s a no-prep collaborative story-building game that takes one GM and up to four Players through a futuristic Earth in two hours. You can also try it out online!

17
Sep

Obsidian Portal has a Discord!

Special thanks to Keryth987 and the many users who promoted the idea and gave their support – we now have a Discord server for OP! Use this invite link to get in, talk about games, promote your projects, and chat with the OP team. See you there!

25
Jun

Update Post – June 25, 2020

Hey Obsidian Portal Community.

It’s time for another update post! Last time around, we had a span of two months between updates. This time, it has been about three. I’m still looking to find that “sweet spot”, and three is kind of feeling right at the moment. There’s something about the idea of an OP “quarterly report” (of sorts) that I like, so I may stick with that going forward.

That said, if you have any comments regarding the update schedule, please feel free to let me know. These update posts are for you guys, so if you want them more or less frequently, I’m all ears. Anyway, let’s get into it!

26
May

For Gamers, By Gamers, an Obsidian Portal Announcement

If you have been following some of Kallak’s more recent update posts, then you might have noticed that something has shifted here at Obsidian Portal. There have been bug fixes, updates to existing functionality, new features, and increased communication in the forums – even beta testing for new features.

19
May

How to Write and Reveal Story Secrets

Stories of discovery revolve around uncovering secrets. If you’re having trouble building secrets for your tales of adventure, follow this checklist:

  1. What is the secret?
  2. Why is this information a secret?
  3. Hook: How do the Players get pulled into the investigation?
  4. Who knows the secret and what are they willing to do to keep it?
  5. How are you teasing the secret?
  6. What do the Players think is going on?
  7. Reveal: How will they find out the truth and how is this dangerous?
  8. Reaction: How might the Players and others react to the revelation?
  9. How does the revelation change people and the rest of the story?
  10. Re-Write: What do you need to edit to make the reveal even better?

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