Sunday, March 21, 2010

In the "Wish I'd Thought Of It" Category...

It's just such a good idea. DMs are a persnickety lot, picking and choosing from the entire history of fantasy, sci-fi, and, uh, history. No DM just runs a campaign the way it's "supposed" to be run, and all the exceptions, additions, house-rules, hand-waves and addendum could never be anticipated or tracked by anyone.

But I never knew a DM who couldn't use a little help staying organized.

Which is where the very clever folks over at Obsidian Portal have staked their turf. Over at the "OP" (as those of us in the know like to call it (actually, I just made that up)), you can sign up, create your own campaign site, and BOOM -- you've got a site complete with adventure log, forums, a place to keep maps and all that good stuff. It's seriously really cool.

Looks like a great place to run a PbP campaign, but even for face-to-face games this is gonna be really useful. I mean, basically it's just a wiki with a few bells and whistles, but the bells are well-thought-out and the whistles carefully placed.

And, by the way, they also support DINO-PIRATES OF NINJA ISLAND as a game system.


  1. I've had my campaign listed on there for maybe a year, but I have to admit it hasn't been real useful for me. I don't really want to do a detailed games summary, and the bits I do talk about I just put on my blog. Most of my current group contacted me from meetup or Pen and Paper games. i can se how it could be useful, though.

  2. Anonymous6:13 AM


    This is Micah (the co-Founder of OP). We actually place ourselves mainly as a support for face-to-face games. I wrote the site to be what I needed for my tabletop group, and then pretty much just opened it up to other people.

    It's still useful for PbP games, but the core functionality is aimed square at old school tabletop.

    Thanks for the write-up!