Well July is just around the corner and once again there are a couple of campaigns that I would like to nominate to be featured for the coming month.
h3. Part I: "Shadowrun: Into the Breach":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/intothebreach
_Into the Breach_ is currently the most popular Shadowrun campaign on the Portal, and it is no mystery as to why. The campaign's creator, Jimtriche has managed to fuse some of the best elements of the shadowrun cyberpunk genera (espionage, corporate intrigue, magical cabals, big guns that go "bang"), with some of the best elements from a myriad of other rpg generas (lost civilizations, steampunk era technology and good old fashion dungeon crawl) within his "sandbox" style campaign. Moreover all of this comes neatly packaged in one of the most innovative and artistic site layouts that I have seen!
h4. *Campaign Highlights*
Among the many features of _Into the Breach_ worthy of note are the following:
* _Innovative HTML and Graphics work_:
As previously mentioned, Jim has invested allot of effort into the layout of his site, both in terms of HTML/Textile formatting, and in terms of the graphic images that he has either created or found to adorn the site. _Into the Breach_ exudes the dark cybernetic aesthetic that is the hallmark of cyberpunk. I am not exaggerating when I say that this "site layout":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/intothebreach/wikis/main-page is one of a very small handful of the coolest and most innovative on the Portal.
* _Character Dossiers_:
Jim has created a really clever set of dossiers for each of the characters in his campaign that is well worth checking out.
* _Karma, Achievements & Special Abilities_:
Jim has adapted a system that rewards players with cool character abilities both for in-game and meta-game contributions to the campaign.
* _Classifieds & News_:
Another really clever innovation to this campaign site is the introduction of a set of News stations and classified adds which offer a variety of story hooks. This allows for a great deal of story options for the players.
* _The Subterranean Village of Throal_:
I just love this idea! Seriously, you gotta read about "this":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/intothebreach/wikis/throal location for yourself.
* _Weapons, Vehicles & Equipment_:
_Into the breach_ contains a host of detailed, visually impressive entries on futuristic technology that ought to make any Shadowrun DM drool!
In Sum, _Shadowrun: Into the Breach_ is not only an excellent campaign in its own right, but an impressive exemplar of what can be done with a campaign site here on the Portal.