Enemy Unknown

Refresher Briefing
Rise and shine

Earth is at risk. An unknown menace from another world has made its presence violently known. After the total destruction of Nellis AFB and the Groom Lake Testing Facility in Nevada and the partial evacuation of Las Vegas, the old X-Com project has been dusted off and pushed into service.

Thanks to the recovery of an advanced array that can detect alien craft, X-Com’s fighters have recently managed to shoot down a UFO. The ground response team was dispatched close on their heels and moved to secure the crash site. After a short but deadly firefight the ‘Greys’ managed to get their craft repaired enough to fly. Facing swift death, the ground team was saved at the last moment by a timely air strike that destroyed the UFO in a blinding white flash.

Some dreamed. Some did not. Some were not so lucky.

The survivors have been let out of quarantine and expedited to active duty. Their skills will be needed in the time to come.

Little is known about Earth’s new enemy…only that they will strike again.

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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