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Obsidian Portal.

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:40 pm
by Arazmus
Anyone else using this? It's pretty good and I have begun to consolidate my 5 notebooks worth of stuff into something vaguely organized.
http://www.obsidianportal.com
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Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:53 pm
by serleran
Oh, I saw that before on the NG forums I think. No, I don't use it. I prefer to keep my campaign stuff to myself, mostly because I don't actually write any of it down.
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Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:55 pm
by Arazmus
I have TOO much written down in too many disparate sources. I need to get it organized and I dunna care who sees it.
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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:34 am
by Lord Dynel
I know DD was using it for his campaign. I don't know if he still is or not. I checked it out and I think it's pretty dang sweet.
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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:13 am
by Breakdaddy
Ive been using ms onenote for organizing my rpg notebooks, but this looks coo. You cant run a game from onenote but I dont need it for that anyhow. Ill prolly give this a spin next chance I get.

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:43 pm
by Frost
I prefer EpicWords.com myself.
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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:51 pm
by Deogolf
I don't even know what the hell it is. Guess I'll read about at some point!
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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:22 pm
by Go0gleplex
[quote="Deogolf"]I don't even know what the hell it is. Guess I'll read about at some point! [/quote]

Ditto
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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:25 pm
by Arazmus
something evil.
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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:51 pm
by Deogolf
Arazmus wrote:
something evil.
Run away, run awaaaay!!
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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:00 pm
by DangerDwarf
I used Obsidian Portal for awhile. It's a pretty nifty deal but I'm horrible at keeping it updated so I let it slide to the wayside.

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:14 pm
by Arazmus
DangerDwarf wrote:
I used Obsidian Portal for awhile. It's a pretty nifty deal but I'm horrible at keeping it updated so I let it slide to the wayside.

Someone said you had used it. Are you a CK for your game? If so do you use a laptop when CKing? etc.
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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:39 pm
by DangerDwarf
Yeah, I'm the Forever CK. Never get to be the player.

I dont bring my laptop to the table. I've dabbled with it in the past but have decided to keep our table top gaming, electronic device free.

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:52 pm
by Go0gleplex
[quote="Arazmus"]something evil.[/quote]

Well...that explains the twitching thumbs...
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Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:09 am
by DeadReborn
I have a campaign on there. My main purpose of having it was for potential players to get an idea of what my home brew world was about, to learn my house rules and to get my ideas organized. I could never find any players, so it just sits and collects dust. I like the site though, it's a breeze to use.

Here's a link: http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/avalore
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Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:43 am
by Frost
Not to beat a dead horse, but I find Epic Words a bit more user-friendly for computer idiots like me. It has pre-made pages for XP, loot, etc.

Here is my Rappan Athuk campaign: link
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Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:18 am
by Lord Dynel
I'll have to check that one out, Frost.
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Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:58 pm
by Ace of Swords
<---------- you called?

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:23 pm
by Joe
Yeah, i know lots of folks use laptops but i just don't enjoy it.

It seems to increase the time spent with the GM staring at a computer screen rather than running a game. The GM doesn't seem to notice because they are busy staring into a puter screen.

I mean what exactly are they looking at?

Maps can be printed...

Monsters are statted out in books...

And the fact that I am asked 30 times every game session about my AC tells me you don't have our pcs statted out so just what the hell is the GM doing with a puter?

I think hitting the print button provides all the supplemental material one needs and keeps the game focused on the table rather than into some electronic gadget.

I'll hang out with my teenage daughter if I want to watch someone stare into an electronic device.

But maybe I am just being biased toward stupid little electronic gadgets and gizmos that simply work to drive a wedge between real human interaction.

If only i had a sledge/war hammer as big as the whole world, only then could I fix the "gadget' problem in society.

Take your video games, take your cell phones your lap tobs, blackberries, droids, ipods, netbooks etc, and throw them in the ocean!

Then try looking someone in the eye and actually using speech to communicate. Sorry for the rant. Just a pet peeve of late...did i say I had a teen daughter?
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:13 pm
by Arazmus
Just another version of the GM screen in my case...plus I won't have to always be looking for where I jotted down the note I need to move the campaign forward.

I have to have a lot of contingency plans for my players because I keep a very open format. I hate railroading.
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:20 pm
by bloodymage
I do have a campaign on Obsidian Portal. In fact it's a C&C campaign, but it's on hold right now, 'cause I can't get my damned scanner to work. And Joe, I hear ya on the gadgets. Sometimes I want to throw this brick in the trash.

However, I bookmarked EpicWords and it ain't as flashy, but it looks more my speed.
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