Tag Archives: Obsidian Portal

16
Nov

Weekly Site Update – November 16, 2018

Greetings OPers,

It’s going to be somewhat of a brief update this time around, but here we go nonetheless. Please feel free to give us your thoughts, opinions and feedback in the comments below, and as always – take care.

31
Oct

Weekly Site Update – October 31, 2018

That’s right friends, we’ve moved the weekly updates to the blog! After looking at all the options, we believe that the tag and category functions available here will make following the updates and reviewing them later easier and more efficient! So have a read, and feel free to discuss in the comments below! We look forward to hearing from you!

So let’s get on with it!

23
Oct

Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month October 2018 – A Matter of France

Few are the legends that approach the greatness of Charlemagne and his Paladins. Bold warriors in fierce battles; Mythic deeds told in song. Such events are more than just a matter of fable or folklore. They are a matter of foundation; of history. They are A Matter of France – October’s Campaign of the Month! So steel your courage, for destiny awaits – destiny and GM sirlarkins!

6
Sep

Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month September 2018 – Shadows of the Rift

It’s hard to think of what Zaldara must have been like, before. Before The Rivening cut the land in two. I’ve heard stories that the source of that cataclysmic event lies on the eastern half, in the wastelands that few dare to tread, and none do so lightly. There’s a darkness there, something that dwells in the deepest of shadows; the Shadows of the Rift – September’s Campaign of the Month! A journey to the wastes is not for the feint of heart, so we’ll have to make preparations. I’ll take you to pencilneckgeek, the GameMaster of this sundered place.

3
Aug

Obsidian Portal Campaign of the Month August 2018 – The Praise of Old Men

Welcome to Sel-kai my young friend. It’s okay, you can look; I won’t judge. The Warbirds certainly are an impressive sight. Especially the first time. So, come to make your fortune have you? No better place to do it. Spend enough time here, work hard enough, and you might earn more than just that, you might come to earn The Praise of Old Men – August’s Campaign of the Month! Now, wipe that tourist’s look off your face, and follow me. I’ve got just the person you need to see, they call him Ancellus, the GameMaster.

20
Jul

I Fail to Follow: Making Followers Easier for the GM

A guest article by: Jynx001

I’m terrible at GMing followers when I’m running a game. One of the players in my last game acquired one around game nine, rolled up stats, described her, and figured out what role she would play in the party. The player did all the work for me. I ignored it. Completely forgot she existed and didn’t even write down her name. I had plenty of opportunities to incorporate the NPC into the story in some semi-meaningful way and I simply didn’t. My bad on that one, whatever-your-name-was.

This isn’t the first time I’ve failed at giving followers a fair shot – I’m guilty of many counts of allowing backpack familiars and henchmen that seem to phase in and out of existence as they are remembered. The sin is especially egregious, considering that in many game systems the player is spending some of their hard-earned XP or other resources to simply be allowed to have a friend! (Just like real life!) It bugs me that I’m so bad at NPC allies. So, I started examining why it was happening to search for solutions.

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