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Campaign Organization – Obsidian Portal Part 2

Tweet As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve been using Obsidian Portal to organize my current Fantasy Hero campaign. I finally ran the first session of this game last weekend, and I’ve done all of the prep for this game on Obsidian Portal. Since the campaign is now in motion and I’ve had almost two months working with the service, I have more to say about it. I also upgraded my account to an “Ascendant” account, which provides more functionality. The Learning Curve Obsidian Portal uses its own markup language. It’s a little easier to pick up than HTML and the markup codes soon became intuitive and no longer slowed me down while writing. I found a handy drop down menu that lists your existing articles, which makes it much easier to link to … Read entire article »

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Campaign Organization – Obsidian Portal

Tweet Organization from my games has lately been a collection of Google Docs in a folder. I generally start will a PC Information document — this is something I distribute to the players, and it contains stuff their characters would probably know about the game world. Most don’t read it, but it’s there for reference nonetheless. For my own reference I usually have an NPC/Bad Guy document, where I put descriptions of significant characters the players are likely to meet or have met. Sometimes I’ll have a document describing the overall story arc. For each session, I set up a document with the clues, plot hooks, and events that will occur and what will happen if the party decides to follow those leads. Since the storyline focus changes with the PC’s actions, I … Read entire article »

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