Category Archives: News & Announcements
We’ve been a little slow with new features and updates lately, so I thought I’d give a quick update on some of the things we’ve been doing. There are always bugs to work on, and I just fixed two that have plagued us for a while.
More Than Just D&D
Formerly known as DDXP, this year’s convention in Ft. Wayne Indiana will take on an exciting new shape known as Winter Fantasy. While the name and concept of Winter Fantasy isn’t exactly new, the show is going back to its roots and focusing on more things than just Dungeons & Dragons.
The expansions to the show this year include are exciting and we’ll be sure to let you know as all the details develop. So far they include:
Tonight we deployed a new feature for Ascendant campaigns, the ability to add custom CSS rules that are applied campaign-wide. In addition, we did an overhaul of much of the HTML on the site to make theming much easier. We’ve added divs, standardized some naming, and generally cleaned things up.
However! This means that if you’ve extensively styled and themed your campaign already, you may have some issues and pages may not look exactly right. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we wanted to make sure that anyone embarking on creating a theme for their campaign would start off on the right foot. Some of the old markup was not as clean as it should have been and we decided now was the best time to fix it.
Come Join Us!
Coming to gencon? Stop by our “How Technology Is Changing RPG’s” panel for some insight, discussion, Q&A, and announcing our first ever Excellence In Innovation Award winner! Here’s all the info:
ID: SEM1230409 Duration: 60 Minutes
Time: Saturday, August 18 at 2:00pm
Location: Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn C/D
Honored and Excited!
It’s almost gencon time again everyone! With gencon right around the corner that also means so are the ENnie awards, one of our industry’s most coveted crowning achievements. We’re ecstatic to announce that this year we’ve been nominated not only for “Best Website” but also for “Best Podcast”!
We’re calling out to you, our fans to vote for us! Without all of you, none of this would be possible! We always make it a point to tell people that it’s our users who make the site so awesome, so let’s show them exactly what we’re talking about!
Today we’re excited to launch our totally redesigned home page. Our goal with this redesign is to present people with a home page thats much faster, simpler, and easier to understand how Obsidian Portal can help with running a tabletop campaign!
As you know, we’ve previously been hard at work behind the scenes upgrading our backend software and servers. We completed the upgrade 3 weeks ago, and this redesign is our first big update on the new system. We want to give a special thanks to the team at Fifth Street Creative as the lead design agency that delivered an amazing homepage design that far exceed our expectations. Plus, they’re fun to work with!
Moving forward, we will be focused on making the the site better looking and easier to use, while also improving the mobile experience and building more great features. We’ve got some great stuff in the pipeline, so keep your eyes on our Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates.