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Welcome to your campaign!
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Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips:

1. Invite your players

Invite them with either their email address or their Obsidian Portal username.

2. 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.

3. Choose a theme

If you want to set a specific mood for your campaign, we have several backgrounds to choose from. Accentuate it by creating a top banner image.

4. Create some NPCs

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

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.

5. Write your first Adventure Log post

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.

One final tip: 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.

That’s it! The rest is up to your and your players.

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Session 1 / July 2 2015
Caravan Guard

The elf crept, quietly, into the clearing. The buckles on her armor had been padded with cloth, the shine of the leather muted with a matte finish. The stealth was a precaution, but unnecessary in this instance; the only creatures around to observe were the buzzing flies. Behind the elf padded a large wolf, somewhat less concerned with the noise of its footsteps.

“Killed already,” the elf said to her companion after a brief look around. “All three of them. Someone… some people… beat me to it.”

The elf-ranger surveyed the ruined campsite. “From the looks of the grass here, they’d just completed a raid, probably on that little rest stop down by the river,” she thought aloud. “That probably got the ire of,” and here a pause to check the grass, “humans, I’d guess. And a little-one, a halfling or gnome. Looks like quite a fight, then they carried off the goods that flattened the grass here.”

The ranger knelt by each body in turn. Her wolf gave each corpse a casual sniff, largely uninterested. There’s no good eating on an orc.

“This one… knee broken, shot with a crossbow, skull bashed in. Probably in that order, I guess.” “Swordfight, from the looks of it. Pretty brave to go toe-to-toe with an angry orc.”

“Oh. Oh dear. Ha ha. Look at this, look at this here.” The wolf is more interested in the roasted meat on a stick remaining over the glowing campfire embers. “It looks like someone kicked this one in the stones hard enough to shatter its pelvis. My goodness. And judging from the bloat on his belly, the shattered bone cut him up inside something awful. Whew.”

“I don’t know who would — who could — do something like this to an orc, but I hope to find out someday. I owe whoever it was a beer.”

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