Shadows of the Empire

Episode One
Trouble on Vulpter



It has been almost a year since the tragedy at Alderaan and civil unrest brews in the galaxy. From planet to planet the ranks of the rebellion begin to swell. Such is the case on the droid manufacturing plant of Vulpter. The seeds of rebellion have started to grow on the surface and for unexplained reasons the empire has blockaded the manufacturing planet crushing the populace with famine.

The surface of the planet is a myriad of factories and run down cities. The environment has been ruined by decades of overproduction. The planet has become incapable of food production relying solely on it’s Droid production and mineral output to bring in food via commerce. An Imperial blockade has put a stranglehold on the trade and the citizens strave on the streets. Underneath the surface of the planet exists A tangled web of depleted minds as the planet’s very core is pillaged for valuable minerals. Mining crews are forced to tunnel deeper and deeper into the core with each new tunnel being more dangerous and more expensive.

The population has suffered before, first under the rule of the trade Federation, and now under the might of the Empire. As such the bulk of the population widely views the empire as just another task master in a long line of taskmasters. You’ll be hard-pressed to find much sympathy for the rebellion unless you look in the right places.

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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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