The Savage Lands

Time passes

11 days pass and adventurers return.

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Passage of Time

5 Days have passed since the adventure has begun. (The last adventure took 5 days)

The purpose of this post and other posts like this is to keep track of how many days have passed, as well as filling out my own “GM Only” section. I want to keep track of how many days pass during the campaign so people can do “Downtime Activities”. I will post a wiki link for house rules and guidelines for how downtime will work. A quick overview is that every adventure occurs one after another. The day a party returns from the field is when another leaves. This guarantees continuity, and allows players to craft, politic, or otherwise seek after their own goals.

We have a few options for resolving Downtime, we can resolve it in a play-by-post fashion where we can do some role play to play out scenes, or sometime before your characters next session, describe what you want to do, and I will message a result. I personally like the play-by-post. I can make a forum page to assist with that.

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Welcome to your campaign!
A blog for your campaign

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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