The Darkening Wild

Session 1: The Game Begins
Where Noisome Waters Pour

The game begins. Our four adventurers, an elf, a hobitt and two humans are in search of Balin and Oin the dwares. They were bringing gifts to the King of the Eagles far in the west and an invitation to celebrate the death of Smaug. After several weeks with no response and a disturbing dream of his cousin drowning, Gloin hired us to track them down. We drifted by boat down the river stopping at a nice town by the Stairs of Girion. Then as we began wandering down the old forest road, we came upon a troll and signs of our quarry. The battle was fierce and most of us were worn down to the bone while the troll limped away disappearing into a small murky body of water.

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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