With their email addresses. The email address of Russel Compton’s player seems to have converted to his Obsidian Portal username by some behind-the-scenes wiki-magic.
Made a few changes to the home page and gave them an idea of what my campaign is about. That should have let them know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.
I used the porthole background, because it had a good Dieselpunk flavor. I made minor modifications to the color scheme, but not too many because these can go very bad in a hurry if you want to set a specific mood for your campaign and are not careful. I accentuated it by creating a top banner image using the Mutant Chronicles logo (slightly squashed).
For some reason it did not pick up a Mutant Chronicles theme from the rule-set choice and is still displaying a stylized dragon from my Fourth Edition campaign. But this does not look totally inappropriate.
Characters form the core of every campaign, so I took a few minutes to describe Lt Pierre Vordach.
A important 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. It is kinda hard to find on the character page sometimes.
The adventure log is where I list the sessions and adventures my party has been on, but I waited until the second session because a “story so far” post was just not what I wanted to do.
Another important tip: I didn’t stress about getting it perfect the first time around. My experience has been that it will grow with the campaign.