Echelon Standard Citizen Application, Pre-Enhancement


The city of Echelon towers above the ruins of Old San Francisco and the surrounding wasteland. Its feet are planted in the mudflats of what used to be a bay. The city above promises technology, protection, and hope for a better life. Alcatraz Station is shrouded in a misty fog. The underside of Echelon covers what might have been seen of the sky. The cold, coastal weather slips underneath, undeterred.

Hundreds of other hopefuls huddle around terminals lit by flickering halos. They come from every side of the flats. Old rivalries and ancient tensions seem to have been set aside under the watchful eyes of patrolling mechs. Every twenty minutes, in a deafening rumble that seems to shake skin from bones, a vator launches and another lands in a marvel of precision.

The hooded applicant in line before you steps aside. The line jostles you from behind.

The terminal screen refreshes. “Welcome,” it reads. An image of a hand with fingers splayed pulses. Inside the hand appear the words, “Palm here,” in a dozen languages.

Press your palm to the screen or do something else.

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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