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LFP: Grande Temple of Jing (Pathfinder)

In his own words, as posted on the Portal forums:

Looking for players for my Grande Temple of Jing dungeon crawl. I currently have up to three slots available and would greatly appreciate at least one more player (two or even all three would of course be wonderful). I have a Cleric of Cayden Caileen currently being NPCed if anyone would like to take them over, but I expect most people would prefer to apply with their own characters, which is also more than acceptable.

I am going to request that anyone who puts in an application be able to get on the portal, read posts, and respond at least once per week. If you do not feel you can meet this requirement on a regular basis (obviously some weeks may be missed due to circumstances) then I ask that you not apply.

If you have interest in taking over the cleric please talk to me either here or in a message and I will get you the information you need and we can slip you in. If you wish to apply with your own character simply follow the rules in the world description. If you have any questions about these rules, feel free to ask me here or in a message.

Site News

With Sept 21st quickly approaching, I am realizing there is no way I will make my deadline for an auth system to be running by “summer.” That realization probably could have hit me a few weeks ago, but I kept hoping that the workload at my paid job would ease up enough for me to get back into it. It didn’t. In fact, last week, a project I had thought was closed came up AGAIN. I have no idea right now when I will find the energy to get back to working on the Portal, but it IS on my mind, and I still think I am on the right track this time.

Question of Sevens

Ever notice how a wizard never seems to lose his hat? Explain that one, if you can …


Site News

Not much to report, largely because I took some weeks off from doing anything IT related. The TLS certificate for has been renewed today, and moved to a new CA. We are now signed by Let’s Encrypt.

Question of Sevens

“No harm ever came from reading a book …”

Or.. did it? Outside of that shining example, what harm could come of reading a book?

Kickstarters of Note

Hello, fellow Portalites!
Before I get into the meat of this Kickstarters of Note post, I want to apologise for falling off the internet for the better part of two weeks; it’s been a bit hectic here at Portal Headquarters, and not just because we hied off to ReaperCon.
Either way, we’re back, and have I got some stuff for you guys… brace yourselves, hide your wallets and get the drool buckets ready, because this go ’round, I’mma point you guys at all the best shiny.

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Site News

Not much new. A few more lines of code, still plugging away as I can. If anyone here has a better suggestion for a C++ –> WebAssembly + JS compiler than Cheerp, I am all ears. I’ll play with emScripten + binaryen, in the hopes that will work better for me, but maybe someone has an idea?

Wudinar’s Adventuring Tips

To quote a fellow traveller, “The day you choose to wear full plate and strap a shield to your off hand is the day you announce to the world you are expendable.” This may sound harsh, but the bottom line is, when you are a group’s walking (shield) wall, that means by definition your role is to absorb hits and prevent the more vulnerable from getting injured. And yes, depending on the situation, that might include staying behind or blocking a door or hallway in a last stand to allow the rest of the group to escape. It does not mean being deliberately suicidal, however.

Site News

Paid work has been eating most of my energy, but I got a little bit of work done. Still making progress, still don’t have things anywhere I can actually run them, but all my test cases compile and pass. I’ll take it.

LFP: Doomsday Dawn (PF2Playtest, Pathfinder)

In 4651 ar, a Chelish scholar named Imivus became fascinated by the history of Ancient Osirion, a fascination that swiftly grew to an obsession after Osirion’s government denied him permission to mount an expedition into the desert sands. Frustrated and with wounded pride, Imivus organized several secret, illegal expeditions, but he vanished in 4657 ar during his 11th such journey—an expedition that sought the Veinstone Pyramid of the Four Pharaohs of Ascension. Imivus hoped that discovering the rumored pyramid would establish a firm connection between Ancient Osirion and influence from an alien presence from the Dark Tapestry beyond the stars. In particular, Imivus was chasing the legend of a long-lost book called The Last Theorem—a book that he believed would answer all of his questions.

Welcome, fellow Portalites, to the End of the World…
This game is intended to run through the playtest scenario for Pathfinder 2; and as such, follows some pretty firm creation rules. Those of you who have not done so should probably go over to and download the rulebook for the playtest.
There probably will be discussion of this thing in the Portal Discord; I can but encourage people to drop in and check that out.


Interested parties should definitely look at the full writeup for all the necessary information; and talk to Sylverthorne if there are questions.

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