Year Zero

Daring Tales # 1
In which any landing you can walk away from probably won't result in the War of the Worlds


On the run from the Khyreen Hierarchy, the renegade engineer Zeiss manages to not die despite crashing her stolen starship into the desert outside the city of Roswell, New Mexico. Upon her safe, if rather rapid, landing, she meets Martin “Marty” Miller, a very confused young man who invites her in for a bite to eat.

Meanwhile, a turret from her ship crashlands nearby, falling into the hands of a local man – Earnest “Deadeye” Daughton – quite literally as it grafts itself onto his arm as part of its self-repair routine.

After recovering from the initial shock of meeting an honest-to-god extraterrestrial, Marty offers her his help – but their plans are interrupted when government helicopters arrive to investigate the crash.

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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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