PC Beginnings

Today you woke to the sounds of the city.
The big city. Qi, THE biggest city of the Steadfast.

The sounds that woke you today were the same sounds to wake you every day of your entire existence.

Today, though, was different.
Today your life would change.
You would change it.
It was time to end the routine.
Time to end the monotony.
Time to end the just getting by.
Time for you to drive your life in a new and exciting direction!

Your contemplation broken by the shadow of a patrolling Zhev passing by your window, you took stock of your belongings.

A handful of Shins.
A pack of adventuring supplies.
A weapon or two.
A rudimentary suit of armor.
A couple minor bits of numenera.
All of it hard won during the months of planning and scrounging leading up to today.
It would have to be enough.

You quickly ate the last meal you’d have in the hovel you’ve called a home.
Equipped your gear.
Left your keys on the table for the landlord or the next tenant to find. Time to go.

Perhaps you set out alone, or perhaps with a friend or acquaintance.

First, you plan to explore the few areas of the city you haven’t yet seen.

Then, it would be off to wherever the road took you, in search of the unknown.

Exploration and adventure await!

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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