Mud Guts and Glory

The Road to Adventure


Journal Entry 1-

We have graduated today. I am very proud to have been part of the elite squad that was put through the rigorous advanced course. We are going to set the standard for the students that come after us. For now, I am writing this journal both for my benefit, and that of others, especially students that may learn from our pilgrimage into this job.

I have gotten to know my fellow graduates, and they are an impressive group. They are eccentric, but great at what they do. I write this as we approach a town, ready to investigate a missing pig and a bandit incursion.

We just finished fighting a group of bugbears en route to the village in question. I worry about the presence of these monsters so close to us, so I will take it upon myself to spearhead an effort to remove them from the forest.

For now, I am curious to see what this mission holds. My group may need me to reign them in from time to time, but we shall see what my efforts yield.

End Entry 1.

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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