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The official blog of the Obsidian Portal.
30
Apr

Making Mounts More Momentous

The Overlooked Advantages of the Riding Animal

Most game systems relegate mounts into a kind of travel buff – treating them essentially like vehicles that boost overland speed. Other mechanics grant combat stats and carrying capacities, but mounts can be more than that. A clever GM can make it worthwhile to drop some hard-earned cash at the stable and add some interest into any scene that includes such pragmatic pets.

26
Apr

Group Beta #22 — RulesPunk

24
Apr

Weekly Update – April 24, 2019

Hey there OP, just checking in with a quick update on the goings on around the Portal. Things might seem a bit quiet, but that just means everyone is hard at work – which is certainly a good thing.

So let’s jump into it, shall we?

23
Apr

Randomizer Retrofit

Every GM has the occasional need of a random table for something – the contents of a treasure chest, the files on a Megacorporate server, or the embarrassing medical condition that you give to a character whose player keeps skipping game.  But what happens when you find a great set of tables, but they don’t fit your genre? For a good tool kit, we retrofit!

19
Apr

Group Beta #21 – The Bar

16
Apr

Enter Sandland

Sand is an underutilized terrain feature in games. Sand is dynamic and versatile, for both GM’s and players, and it can transform a generic encounter into a shifting, swirling event full of complications and advanced tactics. Plus, it’s a beautiful backdrop for epic adventures, and has been since the dawn of storytelling. So, grit your teeth, dust off your sandals, and let’s comb the beaches for some game-changing ideas about sand.

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