Into the Fae

Your Past Before Carlington

Your story has not been set in stone, but already the wheel of fate is turning. What life did you live, what past did you lead? Was it worth it, knowing that it would come to this?

You were something of a drifter. An author by trade, although you didn’t have very many successes to your name to prove such. A paragraph here, an introduction there, you produced pieces your contemporaries often critiqued as “confused” and “inarticulate”, noting your tendency to jump from topic to topic with dizzying speed. A novel about urban life earned you enough acclaim to gain a spot at a local newspaper writing about authors unknown whose works are as obscure as yours, but whose careers you would happily uplift rather than your own.

It’s a troubling tendency in you, according to those people who’ve taken the time to get to know what little of you they can. “He’s kinda spacy,” they would say. “Kinda shows up sometimes, but he’s not the sort of guy you can rely on, you know?” Your old girlfriends would agree, adding that part of the reason why you’ve been single for the better part of your life is that you don’t push yourself to do or be greater. You just are.

Once, perhaps, you had ambition. Once you had far-reaching dreams of possibilities extending far beyond the scope of your computer and an honours in Literature. Now, however, you look around you and are pleased to find that the only thing really wrong in your life is a little boredom. Perhaps you’re no president or CEO, or even a best-selling author. But your little life is happy, and with that you were content.

At least, that is, until fate intervened and drew you into a brand new story.

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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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