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Jun

Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month June 2020 – Mass Effect Accelerated

In the year 2148, explorers on Mars discovered the remains of an ancient spacefaring civilization. In the decades that followed, these mysterious artifacts revealed startling new technologies, enabling travel to the furthest stars. The basis for this incredible technology was a force that controlled the very fabric of space and time. They called it the greatest discovery in human history. The civilizations of the galaxy call it Mass Effect Accerlated – June’s Campaign of the Month! Are you ready for what’s out there? Good, then GM HumAnnoyd is ready for you.

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?

16
May

Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month May 2020 – The Fourth Generation

As you’ve probably started to figure out, we’ve had our eye on you for a while now kid. Your abilities make you one of a kind, but you need training, focus. That’s where A.E.G.I.S. can help. That’s what we do, you see. We take “talented” young people like yourself, and mold them into the next generation of superheroes. You’ll be part of what we call our The Fourth Generation – May’s Campaign of the Month! So what do you say? You in? Good. Then it’s time to meet cczernia GM of this high flying campaign!

15
Apr

Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month April 2020 – Core

Attention all Adventurers, Mercenaries, and Swords-for-Hire! By Imperial Decree, you are required to register with the Imperial Barristers a full inventory of all weapons, magical artifacts and spellcasting capability! Qualifying individuals – as determined by the Barristers – must also register with ARC, the Artifact Reclamation Covenant! Such is your introduction to Core: The Ashes of Alcarna – Campaign of the month for April 2020! Now move! Barrister Abersade will be handling your registration!

30
Mar

Update Post – March 30, 2020

Greetings and Salutations Portal People!

So it has been a little bit longer than originally anticipated since my last update post (two months as opposed to the ‘closer to monthly’ setup I said I was shooting for), but I’m back, and I come bearing updates. I’ve broken things down into digestible sections as before, so this should hopefully be pretty easy to follow. I have added “[Feature]” labels at the beginning of items that are new(er) features, and “[Beta]” in cases where something has come into being a beta state.

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