Tag Archives: features

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!

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?

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.

29
Jan

Update Post – January 29, 2020

Hello Portal Community,

While this post is technically a bit overdue (I had originally intended to post an update in late December), the delay has enabled the list of fixes and updates to grow, and for me to add another couple of items to the list myself. This past month (give or take), I achieved a personal goal and have been granted access (and permission of course) to start doing some dev work in addition to the various community and content tasks I normally do.

14
Jan

Group Beta #52 — Barrel Pirates

2
Jan

Nerd News — 2020 Convention List

Happy New Year, from Obsidian Portal! Resolve yourself to attend an RPG or Board Game convention in 2020 with this Map and Master List, courtesy of the hard work of Casual Game Revolution!

For our UK and Ireland friends, here’s a spreadsheet focused on your region, and a Map to go with it!

We hope you have a wonderful 2020 and lots of gaming fun! Please let us know in the comments if your favorite convention isn’t on the list so we can share the news.

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