Don’t stress about making your Obsidian Portal campaign look perfect. Instead, just make it work for you and your group. If everyone is having fun, then you’re using Obsidian Portal exactly as it was designed, even if your adventure log isn’t always up to date or your characters don’t all have portrait pictures.

1. Edit your home page

Make a few changes to the home page and give people an idea of what your campaign is about. That will let people know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.

2. Add some NPCs and PCs

Characters form the core of every campaign, so take a few minutes to list out the major NPCs in your campaign. Players can add their PCs.

A quick tip: The “+” icon in the top right of every section is how to add a new item, whether it’s a new character or adventure log post, or anything else.

3. Add Adventure Log posts

The adventure log is where you list the sessions and adventures your party has been on, but for now, we suggest doing a very light “story so far” post. Just give a brief overview of what the party has done up to this point. After each future session, create a new post detailing that night’s adventures.

4. Add to the Wiki

Expand the wiki. DMs can add their adventure info and plot hooks there, while players can use it for note taking, unclaimed gear, undivided treasure, etc. This would be a good place to have a page devoted to “experience earned” with links back to the adventure summaries.

5. Post in the Forum

Use the forum for announcements and planning between games. This would be a great place to take care of buying, selling, making items so as not to use hours of valuable game time.


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