September ends and so as the blog carnival which I have dedicated the entire month's worth of blog post for. 5 posts is a bit too little than I had expected but writing each and every one of them really took alot more effort than I thought I needed.
So after watching World Building with Obsidian Portal at DungeonMastering, I gave myself a chance to take a whirl with the future of the web; wikis.
I was quite impressed with what I saw in the video as it really made me consider checking out the website and see how it could be a real boon in campaign management. To say the least, the simplicity of the wiki is really on the friendly side, which is a good thing as I'm still finding directions to wade through Web 2.0.
I like it very much as an organizational tool and I'm really regretting that I wouldn't be able to post most of my old stuff there before they got stolen last year.
But before I considered making this the site of choice for its endless potential in saving me endless pages of notes and designs, I was dissapointed to realise its limitations as well.
The features for the free account are too restricted; only allowing one map to be uploaded for one campaign and only allowing one account to maintain 2 campaigns at any given time.
It must be really expensive to maintain such a site and an ever increasing database, so I really don't blame them for giving unlimited campaign slots to members who pay for it but the map feature is still most utterly lacking even for paid members. We could certainly use more spaces for more maps.
While I was really excited to learn about this great tool and would have loved to use it for it's ease of use, I don't think I would be able to get the best out of it with the limited functions that I'm allowed to use.
But Obsidian Portal has made me looking forward to using wikis as a great means of organizing all the fluff for campaign use and I'll definately be on the lookout for other personal wiki sites.