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damned
January 27th, 2015, 12:44
Woot!
FG Con 6 dates have been announced!
April 17th-19th 2015.

View the latest FG Con newsletter here: http://www.fg-con.com/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=25

FG Con 6 will run from Friday evening 17th April (Aus and NZ) thru until late on Sunday 19th (US and Canada). Thats nearly 70 hours of great games on offer for players to participate in, 70 hours for GMs to show case their latest creations and for everyone to meet new people and plan great and heroic adventures!

GM registration officially opens on February 2nd - we are just finalising some coding updates. Many of you will already know the drill and we hope to see a bunch of new GMs joining in the fun for this great event. Once again SmiteWorks have agreed to promote all Full Licenses to Ultimate for the duration of FG Con opening the games up to more GMs and Players!

Players - you cant sign up for games just yet - player registration will open on February 28.

Some of the highlights of FG Con 5 -


We ran 48 sessions - thats 23% more than FG Con 4.
We had over 280 bookings which is almost 50% more than FG Con 4.
We ran our first hangout sessions and recorded them live onto Youtube. The 4 Hangout Sessions were for new Players and GMs and can be found here: http://www.fg-con.com/latest-news/fg-con-hangout-recordings/
18 Pathfinder Society Events
Games in Swedish and German
Over 20,000 visits to the http://www.fg-con.com site

Gadreun
January 29th, 2015, 06:53
This is going to be Epic! I am up for running a few 5e games.

damned
January 29th, 2015, 07:50
Awesome Sir Gadreun.
Im excited already :)

AstaSyneri
January 29th, 2015, 09:24
Sounds like an ideal medium to show off the upcoming All for One - Régime Diabolique setting for Savage Worlds. The weekend is booked for now, I am planning to run at least one session.

damned
January 29th, 2015, 11:03
So - AstaSyneri - what is your preference?
To run a game in English or German?
We had 2 out of 3 German games go ahead at FG Con 5.

AstaSyneri
January 29th, 2015, 12:48
So - AstaSyneri - what is your preference?
To run a game in English or German?
We had 2 out of 3 German games go ahead at FG Con 5.

Since all my source material is in English, I usually prefer to run thing in the same language. Either would be possible.

damned
January 29th, 2015, 13:04
It was much easier (for me) to recruit for English language games but it was great to see German and Swedish games being played.
You should choose what you are most comfortable with and we will do our best to help fill it - of course we need you to promote your sessions too!

Nylanfs
January 30th, 2015, 17:15
Somebody just posted in the Steam forums about a Russian Language game, maybe see if they want to run a game a game in russian during FG-Con?

http://steamcommunity.com/app/252690/discussions/0/611696927917033704/

Valarian
January 30th, 2015, 18:34
Are there any more Hangout sessions planned? If I can work out how the broadcast thing works, I might try one of those. Maybe on the basics of CoreRPG ruleset building ... and trust me, it'll be basic :p

damned
January 30th, 2015, 21:41
Valarian - Im an amateur at this but would be happy to do a trial run with you.
Itd be great to get a couple of new Hangouts going.
Especially on some different topics.

damned
January 30th, 2015, 21:55
Somebody just posted in the Steam forums about a Russian Language game, maybe see if they want to run a game a game in russian during FG-Con?

http://steamcommunity.com/app/252690/discussions/0/611696927917033704/

Thanks - Ill check it out!

Ikael
February 1st, 2015, 17:09
Sadly it seems that dates overlap with West Coast Swing weekend. Cannot promise to participate because of it :/

ShotGun Jolly
February 1st, 2015, 18:10
My sessions are submitted, just waiting for approval.. but till they are, the teasers are on my blog page

Session 1 (http://thejollygm.blogspot.ca/2015/02/fg-con-6-savage-battlestar-rise-of.html) Savage Battlestar Galactica
Session 2 (http://thejollygm.blogspot.ca/2015/02/fg-con-weird-wars-ii-hold-at-all-cost.html) Weird Wars ii <-- with the new ruleset mind you! ;-)

damned
February 1st, 2015, 20:50
Nice one Jolly.

Ikael - sounds like fun!



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Nylanfs
February 2nd, 2015, 05:48
Italian GM perhaps?

http://steamcommunity.com/app/252690/discussions/0/611696927927554070/?tscn=1422638139

AstaSyneri
February 2nd, 2015, 12:28
My sessions are submitted, just waiting for approval.. but till they are, the teasers are on my blog page

Session 1 (http://thejollygm.blogspot.ca/2015/02/fg-con-6-savage-battlestar-rise-of.html) Savage Battlestar Galactica
Session 2 (http://thejollygm.blogspot.ca/2015/02/fg-con-weird-wars-ii-hold-at-all-cost.html) Weird Wars ii <-- with the new ruleset mind you! ;-)

Both sound like a lot of fun. Neither promises a high survivability rate :pirate:.

spoofer
February 4th, 2015, 00:15
Hi all,

Myself and another DM are organizing a "semi-competitive" 5e session. We run, and at the end compare the results to see which group accomplished more of the goals. Unfortunately, with are both in the Far East. It would be really great if we could get a DM who lived in North America to join us. At this point, we are not yet committed to any specific details for the adventure, and will welcome any ideas.

Kevin

ShotGun Jolly
February 4th, 2015, 08:25
Both sound like a lot of fun. Neither promises a high survivability rate :pirate:.

LoL

I dont know if I should take that as a compliment or an insult. :p
last time, I had the players storm the beachs on D Day... Thank Goodness for Bennies :)

AstaSyneri
February 4th, 2015, 09:47
LoL

I dont know if I should take that as a compliment or an insult. :p
last time, I had the players storm the beachs on D Day... Thank Goodness for Bennies :)

Well, if I manage to get into one of them I'll tell you afterwards ;-). From what I see they are both very attractive to me, that's already a compliment, isn't it? ;-)

Ardem
February 4th, 2015, 15:08
Ok added my first game, might have time for another need to work out if it rolemaster or another extinction event yet, see how quickly this one get booked out.

The Walking Dead - Extinction Event Ruleset

JerryRig
February 6th, 2015, 05:50
What is the starting time of FG CON 6 and what is the closing time (I only see dates on all the material) ?

Trenloe
February 6th, 2015, 06:38
What is the starting time of FG CON 6 and what is the closing time (I only see dates on all the material) ?
Starts Friday evening New Zealand time and ends Sunday evening Hawaii time.

As far as central US time is concerned, that means early Friday morning to very late Sunday night.

JerryRig
February 6th, 2015, 21:45
so like running a morning beginners pathfinder DM session at like 8am my time would fall in the window?

Gadreun
February 6th, 2015, 23:25
so like running a morning beginners pathfinder DM session at like 8am my time would fall in the window?

This handy tool is mentioned in the GM guidelines for the Event http://www.timeanddate.com/

If you then click on "Time Announcer" you can create your event in the timezone you think, and then check it against the various timezones around the world to see who can fit into that timeslot comfortably.

For instance, your 8am Friday 17/04/2015 is New Zealand's 1am Saturday morning, so yes that is within the timezone.

damned
February 7th, 2015, 03:11
JerryRig if your game starts on Friday, Saturday or Sunday where you live its good. If the game is a teeny bit outside the Fri-Sun no one will really mind.

JerryRig
February 8th, 2015, 23:27
Awesome thank you Damned. I had the timezone tool from last year and all the hyperlinks needed just couldn't find the time's for the dates so needed clarification.

Draca
February 11th, 2015, 03:31
Awaiting approval for 3 5 edition one shots
One scheduled for each day of FG Con
8pm eastern start time, 11pm eastern stop time
6 players per session
Pre generated characters provided.

Look forward to seeing you all there. Virtually of course.

damned
February 11th, 2015, 12:03
Ho Draca (and others!)
Apologies for being slow to approve the events. Both Trenloe and I have been swamped with RL stuff and are not approving events as quickly as we usually do.
That will change shortly.

Thanks for running the 3 sessions - they look good!

Edit: There might be a TimeZone issue there too though - youve listed for 8pm UTC - we'll fix that before posting :)



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Draca
February 11th, 2015, 14:09
Yeah , there fixed.. thanks a million to Trenloe for his patience in my complete misunderstanding of how to do this ..LOL

grapper
February 16th, 2015, 01:20
The link on the FG Con website for FG Con 6 links to information about FG Con 5 with dates in 2014. Specifically, I was trying to find out when GM and Player registrations open, respectively.

damned
February 16th, 2015, 01:26
thanks grapper!
so many pages and links :)
Ive just updated http://www.fg-con.com/fgcon/ - what was the other link you found that was outdated?

The Player registration will likely open on 28 February.
GM Registration will continue right up until the 15th April.


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khersheyjr
February 17th, 2015, 19:32
Is the FG-con site getting hit hard today? Trying to visit it is taking a very long time to load

Trenloe
February 17th, 2015, 19:33
Is the FG-con site getting hit hard today? Trying to visit it is taking a very long time to load
Working OK for me just now.

damned
February 17th, 2015, 20:30
Likewise - ok for me.
Like all web servers it does come under occasional botnet / ddos attack which can massively impact its performance.
Please do let me know if you are continuing to have any issues.

khersheyjr
February 19th, 2015, 21:23
The website is once again very sluggish in opening up the webpage. 20 seconds and counting still to open up the page. Other sites including new ones not in my cache are loading up in a flash.

Trenloe
February 19th, 2015, 21:38
The website is once again very sluggish in opening up the webpage. 20 seconds and counting still to open up the page. Other sites including new ones not in my cache are loading up in a flash.
1-2 seconds for it to update for me - going to the main page then the event list, right this instant. Is it still slow for you?

damned
February 19th, 2015, 21:42
No - I saw it slow too.
Its getting hammered by chinese sourced traffic... eg hackbots continually hitting server.


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khersheyjr
February 19th, 2015, 21:43
Yes, its still taking 30+ seconds to load in

damned
February 19th, 2015, 21:46
Hmmm... you may have hit it while i was restarting some http services?
Im getting 1-2seconds on all pages except some admin pages (very big pages) now.
I definitely saw it real slow on your first post.


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khersheyjr
February 19th, 2015, 21:53
I have checked on 4 different computers...all off them are taking an exceedingly long amount of time to load in.

damned
February 19th, 2015, 21:55
then there may be a transient issue between your network and the FG server at this time....

khersheyjr
February 19th, 2015, 22:07
then there may be a transient issue between your network and the FG server at this time....
I guess the issue is from my ISP then. Several of my friends from other states are not having the issue.

damned
February 19th, 2015, 23:10
Thanks khersheyjr for checking. And updating.
It could be your ISP it could be someone in between.
Hopefully its something that is affecting more sites/routes and they are working on it.
:)

Vishera
February 20th, 2015, 05:39
Will we be allowed to run published/licensed games or do they all have to be original? and Do they need to be on-shot games or can it be something players would have to attend over time?

damned
February 20th, 2015, 08:03
Hello Tassadar!
The only restriction we put on the games is that they be safe for younger players (If you really wanted to run something adult only we could talk about it).
All the PFS stuff will be Paizo material.
We have had people run 2 and 3 part sessions at previous FG Con's.
We really enourage you as a GM to run what you want and let the players decide if they want to participate :) Sometimes good games clash with others, time doesnt work for the players etc and a game doesnt run but most games do go ahead.
What do you have in mind?


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Valarian
February 20th, 2015, 08:32
I guess the issue is from my ISP then. Several of my friends from other states are not having the issue.
Run a broadband speed test, there are several around. These will generally download a file, and then upload that same file, to test your download and upload speeds.
e.g. http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/guides/speed-test-your-internet-connection/

Trenloe
February 20th, 2015, 12:16
Will we be allowed to run published/licensed games or do they all have to be original? and Do they need to be on-shot games or can it be something players would have to attend over time?
Just to expand on what damned said - absolutely, run published material if you like. Fantasy Grounds shares maps/artwork and other copyright material via encryption so players can only use that material while connected to you, they can't use it after. So it's OK using published (copyright) material at FG Con.

Regarding multi-session adventures. These have been ran at previous conventions - you'll probably end up not having exactly the same players for each session, although you may be lucky. Just be clear in your event posting which is part 1, 2, etc. and that it is an ongoing adventure that will pick up where the last left off.

Please make sure that you keep the game paced well and that you complete each session within the allotted time - many players will be booking into other sessions outside of your game and might be running from your game to the next.

Use pregens Whatever game you plan to run, use pregens for the PCs. This is a pretty standard convention approach and players will expect it (with the exception of organised play such as PFS and D&D Adventurers League, which have their own setup/rules for people using their own characters) and allows you to jump right into the game with just a small amount of time explaining to the players the PCs available and the players making a selection. This aids you in getting going with the minimum of hassle, not having to communicate with players before the game and review the PCs they come up with. It also allows you to make sure the party has a good balance and perhaps work in some role-playing links between the PCs. If a player contacts you saying they'd really like to bring their own character I'd recommend you just tell thing "this is a short convention scenario, we'll be using pregens" - it's just easier all round if you do that.

leozelig
February 21st, 2015, 01:25
I will be running "The Tower Out of Time" using the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG system.

No experience is necessary - if you have played D&D before, then you can definitely handle DCC RPG. The rules are very streamlined and emphasize fast, simplified gameplay. The mood harkens back to classic swords and sorcery, with mysterious monsters (more Fiend Folio than Monster Manual) and unpredictable magic. Exploration and combat play out in theatre of the mind. I will display a map, but this is not a miniatures game. PC death is not uncommon, which injects a healthy dose of tension into the action.

damned
February 21st, 2015, 01:58
lets try and get you a good DCC CoreRPG Char Sheet between now and then :)


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leozelig
February 21st, 2015, 13:12
I studied the one you sent me and watched Doug's video tutorial, so I don't think that will be a major problem this time. It would be nice if the character sheet entries did not sort alphabetically, and displaying attack/damage rolls for NPCs in the combat tracker would be really great. But, those are nit-picky things, not a big deal.

A little more about DCC RPG for the unfamiliar from a recent blog post (http://quasarknight.blogspot.com):


Whereas many fantasy RPGs and retro-clones are tightly-defined with genre-appropriate ideas and canon, this is not the case for Dungeon Crawl Classics. While there's plenty of room for iconic traditional fantasy, there is no shortage of strangeness which would not have a place in more tightly-defined games. One game session the PC might be infiltrating the dark tower of school's bone-clad necromancers to stop a dangerous ritual. The next session a meteor from space might crash near the village, from which emerges Rotol the Conqueror, Extra-Dimensional Alien Overlord who must feed on the brain matter of sapient humans to grow to full power.

damned
February 21st, 2015, 13:19
Sneak peek....
http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sneakpeek.jpg
No linking of CT fields to Character Sheets or NPCs but provides 3 extra columns on the CT for you to keep track of stuff....


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damned
February 21st, 2015, 13:20
Oh yeah - and add basic clickable attack strings too!


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Vishera
February 21st, 2015, 19:45
A question with pregen characters. When all is said and done and I am running the adventure again in the future but with different players, how do I "reset" the character sheet back to the way it was when we first started? Is there no way to set a default or should I just keep a copy of it all setup in another folder, and just overwrite the used up character with the "fresh new one" when I plan to start the adventure over?

leozelig
February 21st, 2015, 20:15
Well, that combat tracker is simply awesome! Just having hit points and attacks in there is excellent! I don't care too much about linking to PCs and NPCs. Combats do not get over-populated in my games.

damned
February 21st, 2015, 21:07
A question with pregen characters. When all is said and done and I am running the adventure again in the future but with different players, how do I "reset" the character sheet back to the way it was when we first started? Is there no way to set a default or should I just keep a copy of it all setup in another folder, and just overwrite the used up character with the "fresh new one" when I plan to start the adventure over?

Tassadar build your module up in a clean/fresh campaign and when its ready (for play test or ready ready) export it.
Use the exported module in your live games and you will be able to use and reuse the module (all reset) as often as you need.
When you need to update or make changes (say based on playing it) or you want to expand it go back to the original campaign make your updates and re-export.

You will likely find this feature very handy.


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damned
February 21st, 2015, 21:09
Well, that combat tracker is simply awesome! Just having hit points and attacks in there is excellent! I don't care too much about linking to PCs and NPCs. Combats do not get over-populated in my games.

Thats the hope leozelig. You should (when finished) be able to use the 3 columns for whatever you want - not at this stage for dice rolling, but for tracking info for combat.
Another day or two hopefully.


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damned
February 22nd, 2015, 20:57
leozelig - IanMWard and I put together this extension for CoreRPG over the weekend. Hope it is useful to you.
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?23281-More-Core-extension-for-CoreRPG


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ianmward
February 22nd, 2015, 23:56
For those who, like me, find graphical schedules easier to consume, I've put this together with the current state of registered games...
FG Con 6 Calendar Graphic (http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/FG-Con-6-Schedule.png)

Cheers,

Ian

damned
February 23rd, 2015, 01:23
Thank you Ian. Will get this added on the F-Con website too.

Mask_of_winter
February 23rd, 2015, 02:25
Ian, the times are off though. Remember there will be a daylight savings change here next month as well. My games are EST and appear 2 hours earlier on the schedule than they should.

Trenloe
February 23rd, 2015, 02:53
Yeah Ian, you're going to have to change your time zone in your profile a few times to get what the times will actually be in the various time zones when the con actually runs.

ianmward
February 23rd, 2015, 02:57
Good catch Eric!
Are the times ok in the Event List? Is it just because of the DST or are my calculations just bad?

Cheers

Ian

Trenloe
February 23rd, 2015, 03:15
Are the times ok in the Event List? Is it just because of the DST or are my calculations just bad?
The times are correct in the event list - but there are DST changes between now and then. The website automatically calculates the correct time on the day of the event for the time zone you've selected in your profile.

damned
February 23rd, 2015, 03:45
So all your AEST are correct but the Northern Hemisphere will almost all move by 2hrs.

ianmward
February 23rd, 2015, 04:36
Thanks all, I've edited my post and replaced the bad image with a link to the up-to-date version on FG-Con.com

ianmward
February 23rd, 2015, 05:36
And now we've gone one further and made it interactive, with links to the events!

Thanks for the help Damian!

FG-Con 6 Calendar (http://www.fg-con.com/fgcon6cal.html)

Mask_of_winter
February 23rd, 2015, 07:13
You two are like 50 shades of awesome!

leozelig
February 28th, 2015, 03:31
Player registration is open!

I am trying to edit my event so it has a maximum of 6 spaces available and a minimum of 3. Can you check it for me and make sure that the listing is correct?

Thanks!

ianmward
February 28th, 2015, 03:38
Ok.

Tick Enable Registration
Edit Standard ticket.
Show Advanced Option.
Set Spaces to 4/5/6/8/10 whatever
Set at least 1 space per booking
Set yesterday as Available From
Set last booking date in Available until

Scroll down

Total Spaces same as above
Set Booking CutOff Date same as above

damned
February 28th, 2015, 03:57
Done.


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damned
March 1st, 2015, 00:13
In case you are not subscribed to the FG Con Newsletter here is a link to what went out less than 24 hours ago - and we have almost 100 bookings already.

http://www.fg-con.com/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=26

Please share with friends who might be interested in joining your hobby!



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leozelig
March 1st, 2015, 02:23
Thank you, damned and ianmward!

Love the visual calendar...

jh79
March 13th, 2015, 18:16
Hey Guys,
I'm playing in games Friday and Sunday, and it looks like you have plenty of DM's and games for all the days, but if the need arises for a substitute DM to fill in or take over in an emergency on Saturday, let me know and I'd be happy to fill in with a 5e D&D game, got plenty of material.

damned
March 13th, 2015, 22:13
sent you a PM jh79

damned
March 29th, 2015, 14:48
FG Con 6 runs in just under 3 weeks!
We have 57 games covering lots of rulesets and lots of genres!
We have about 35 GMs running these awesome game sessions and we have taken almost 250 bookings!
We have room for almost 100 more players.

Please invite your friends.
Invite people youve played with in the past who may have been missing for a while.
Invite your enemies.
Share the link and dates on your favourite forums outside this one!

There are games here for just about everyone from 5e to DCC, from 50 Fathoms to Star Trek, FireFly to Thunderbirds, Extinction Event to Shadowrun, Star Wars to Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu to Trail of Cthulhu and so much more!

Its Free - totally Free - you ca play with a Demo license!
What do you need? Teamspeak 3 installed and configured. A headset and mic. Fantasy Grounds installed and updated. Register on the http://www.fg-con.com/events website!



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spoofer
April 4th, 2015, 03:00
I am DMing a game with complete strangers for the first time. Does anyone have a list of questions / reminders / things they should do ahead of time that they send out to players? It would save me reinventing the wheel.

Thanks, Kevin

Trenloe
April 4th, 2015, 03:21
I am DMing a game with complete strangers for the first time. Does anyone have a list of questions / reminders / things they should do ahead of time that they send out to players? It would save me reinventing the wheel.

Thanks, Kevin

This is something I put together for the PFS GMs (edited to remove PFS stuff):

Dear player, Thanks for taking part in FG Con VI!

This email is in relation to the event AAAAAAAAAAAAA that you have registered a booking for.

I am <your GM><the con admin> for this game and we would like to make sure of a few things in advance of the event.

1. The FG Con event will be run using Teamspeak3 for voice communications. More information can be found here: http://www.fg-con.com/information/teamspeak/ Make sure this is setup and tested before your event so there are no delays in getting the game started. You must have a headset with integral microphone – using external speakers/microphones give too much feedback (even if using push-to-talk) and spoil the game for the GM and other players, so please make sure you have a headset with integral microphone. Also, please make sure you are playing the game in a relatively quiet environment – extra background noise will make you hard to hear.


2. Make sure Fantasy Grounds is installed and tested. More information here: http://www.fg-con.com/information/fantasy-grounds/

The GM/con admin will work with you in advance of the event to make sure that you are fully set up for the event and answer any questions you may have. If you haven’t used Fantasy Grounds before, please spend a bit of time familiarising yourself with the application – these set of videos are a good place to start: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?annotation_id=annotation_2682206575&feature=iv&list=PLXaP4OoFR0gHBt6pNB0TLg2mSNf5deVQN&src_vid=O5XLiKjA7Cw

If you wish to comment on a specific event and have all those involved (GM and players) see your question/comment then please use the “Leave a Reply” section on the individual event detail page.

Thanks!

<GM/Admin name>

spoofer
April 4th, 2015, 03:29
Thanks so much. This is exactly the sort of thing that I need. Do you have any advice for first timer FG Con DMs? I have been playing with veteran players for some time, so I have forgotten what things new players struggle with. What should I do to make this go as smoothly as possible?

Thanks.

K.

Trenloe
April 4th, 2015, 04:23
Do you have any advice for first timer FG Con DMs? I have been playing with veteran players for some time, so I have forgotten what things new players struggle with. What should I do to make this go as smoothly as possible?
The players may be both new to FG *and* 5E, so don't try to to do everything by the rules or use lots of automation within FG (especially effects). Let players roll and manually work out the result if they're struggling with using the FG interface. Try to show off the great things about FG without making new players think it's overly complex (which effects can be).

Also try to engage all of the players if you can.

spoofer
April 4th, 2015, 13:48
That is good advice. Thanks.

Ardem
April 5th, 2015, 08:43
Any suggestions to grab a couple extra players for your game prior to the end for this of us that not getting the full loadout in our group.

I can call on people I know however the reason for a con is to display to players that perhaps not tried it before.

damned
April 5th, 2015, 09:49
Hello Ardem - yes the Con format is intended to open Fantasy Grounds and alternate game systems up to new players but we also need our regulars too! Sometimes a game or a time doesnt have as much mass appeal and will not fill up. I have plugged your game on G+ as has Doug and he has also posted it to FB I think. I have also put it on Enworld. Please do help round up some players too if you can. I have made over 90 posts on gaming groups and media but after a while more posting by me just becomes background noise.... Invite your friends, or invite gamers that havent played with you in a while. We have a couple of Savage Worlds and 5E games too that need a few more players. We even have a Pathfinder game being run by a very experienced GM that has 0 bookings - fortunately it is the only game that has no bookings - but we o have 7 games that need at least one more player to meet the GMs minimum numbers.

Ardem
April 5th, 2015, 10:55
I hope damned that you did not think I was belittling any effort you guys have put in, which have already been huge.

I was just wondering on any thoughts or ideas to find a player or two, as I will aim to get a regular member to fill the slots.

Thanks again for all your and the crew efforts in the CON as usual you guys doing a top notch job. Really look forward to this think starting now.

Mask_of_winter
April 5th, 2015, 11:12
Promoting FG Con on social media and rpg forums seem to be the most effective way. As Damian pointed out, since he's about the only one trying to fill in spots he'd appreciate if everybody helped out. But he's too nice to ask so bluntly. He isn't getting paid for that, this is community driven, which means we need everybody to help make the internet aware of FG Con.

Good luck with your game Ardem, it looks like fun. My plate is a bit full for the Con but otherwise I'd have enrolled.

damned
April 5th, 2015, 11:28
Hola Ardem!
No offense taken :) As Mask said - any and all help with promoting FG Con is welcome - and needed!
Mask is very helpful out there on G+, sometimes it feels like he and I are in an echo chamber though.

Invite anyone with a pulse and a computer!

regards
Damian

Valarian
April 5th, 2015, 12:57
Invite anyone with a pulse and a computer!
Or even anyone without a pulse and a computer. As long as they can type. We're not discriminatory against the undead.

damned
April 5th, 2015, 13:14
Or even anyone without a pulse and a computer. As long as they can type. We're not discriminatory against the undead.

This is a definite advantage to online play. Being stuck in a small room with little to no fresh air flow with a bunch of undead is not my idea of a good time.

Mask_of_winter
April 5th, 2015, 13:33
This is a definite advantage to online play. Being stuck in a small room with little to no fresh air flow with a bunch of undead is not my idea of a good time.
I hear some of the living at conventions don't smell any better hehe
*insert gamer+hygiene joke*

leozelig
April 6th, 2015, 18:07
I have posted for my DCC RPG game on the Goodman Games forums, DCCRPG Google group, and in the Guild House forum here. I appreciate the promotional effort on your part. Any ideas, let me know. I was going to post one more time early next week, try to get one or two more as insurance, since I currently have the minimum needed.

damned
April 7th, 2015, 02:42
You never know... the Countdown may lead to some new and awesome thing being unveiled and it may bring in some more last minute players.
DCC is not currently big on FG but I would like to see more people running DCC here.
I dont really have any specific suggestions for you... Ive seen your posts on G+. Hang in there!

tlavalle
April 7th, 2015, 18:38
i know it is close but do you guys have a poster i can put up?

Nylanfs
April 7th, 2015, 22:30
There's some images in the downloads section of fg-con.com

JohnD
April 7th, 2015, 23:15
Is there any chance of last minute 5e game additions to try and take advantage of what could be an influx of new users?

damned
April 7th, 2015, 23:30
i know it is close but do you guys have a poster i can put up?

Which of these images would you prefer it be based on?

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/fg-con-6-150-1to12.jpg
http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/fg-con-6-150-13.jpg
http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/fg-con-6-150-14.jpg
http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/fg-con-6-150-15.jpg

damned
April 7th, 2015, 23:31
Is there any chance of last minute 5e game additions to try and take advantage of what could be an influx of new users?

We couldnt talk to the GMs until the word was official :)
We'll have a look at the end of the day and most likely we will see if any 5E GMs would like to run a session or run another session. There is still plety of spots available in some of the 10 5e games that are currently posted.

tlavalle
April 8th, 2015, 03:37
pirates look good i want to post in my game store

damned
April 8th, 2015, 04:48
Ill do you something today (my today) tlavalle.

tlavalle
April 8th, 2015, 05:09
yep ty

daganev
April 9th, 2015, 06:50
Hi, I'd like to try out Fantasy grounds in a one shot 5e game. Will I be able to do that between April 17th - 19th?

Trenloe
April 9th, 2015, 06:52
Hi, I'd like to try out Fantasy grounds in a one shot 5e game. Will I be able to do that between April 17th - 19th?
Go to the FG Con website and have a look at the event list. Link in my signature.

daganev
April 9th, 2015, 07:08
Thanks. Seems like the available times for me are already booked :(

spoofer
April 9th, 2015, 08:46
I am willing to run my D&D 5E event a second (and even a third) time, but it must be in the same time slot on a different week. Maybe there should be a special one day "Try 5E in the 5th month (May)" event.

Trenloe
April 10th, 2015, 08:50
There are a few spaces left in the Pathfinder (not society) one-shot For rent, lease or Conquest: http://www.fg-con.com/events/adventureaweek-b20-for-rent-lease-or-conquest/

A Pathfinder/3.5 Compatible Adventure for 4-5 level 7 PCs by Colin Stricklin.

There comes a point in every adventuring career when a guildhall becomes a necessity. After all, where is the fighter going to hang his trophies? Where is the wizard going to perform his arcane experiments? Fortunately for the PCs, Edgewaith Manor is free for the taking. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a fixer-upper. There's some really bad mold in the bathroom, the furnace is temperamental to say the least, and the whole place is infested with interplanar ants. Such are the joys of home ownership.

Even worse, a group of treacherous real estate agents want the house for themselves, and they'll stop at nothing to get it. Once the PCs gain access to the manor's magical deed, they will have to work quickly to rearrange the rooms, populate them with traps and troops, and prepare to defend the house. In this adventure, the party has the rare opportunity to build a dungeon for the GM!

This adventure has received rave reviews and was selected as one of the top 10 RPG products of 2014 by top Paizo reviewer ENDZEITGEIST, who said "A superb, genuinely funny, but still challenging module - Mind Blowing!"

A Pathfinder adventure of house hunting, or being hunted by a house... Familiarity with playing Pathfinder preferred.

Pregen PCs will be provided.

http://adventureaweek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/B20-COVER-web-750x970.jpg

Moon Wizard
April 14th, 2015, 18:47
All GM licenses (including Steam licenses) are being upgraded to ultimate licenses for the next week as part of our support for FG Con.

Happy gaming,
JPG

Trenloe
April 14th, 2015, 18:55
All GM licenses (including Steam licenses) are being upgraded to ultimate licenses for the next week as part of our support for FG Con.
Awesome! Thanks. :)

damned
April 14th, 2015, 23:31
All GM licenses (including Steam licenses) are being upgraded to ultimate licenses for the next week as part of our support for FG Con.

Happy gaming,
JPG

Thanks SmiteWorks!


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vikingbrad
April 15th, 2015, 00:08
All GM licenses (including Steam licenses) are being upgraded to ultimate licenses for the next week as part of our support for FG Con.

Happy gaming,
JPG

Great news. Any chance on an incentive to get players to buy the GM license in the week after FG Con?

Don't want them to rely on me ;)

jh79
April 15th, 2015, 10:52
In preparation for the game I am running Saturday, I uninstalled Fantasy Grounds 3.0.12 and re-installed fresh from the website. The download came through once again as 3.0.12, this is the live version of 3.0.12 not test. I tried to take out my licence key and get the free version, still coming through as 3.0.12.

How do I get it back to 3.0.11 as the Guidelines say? I don't see any option to go back to 3.0.11, I've tried several times now.

damned
April 15th, 2015, 11:44
Ha JH79!
About 24 hours after our discussion the 3.0.12 version went live!
And then we had about 3 ore updates since then.
The guidelines are - run the current LIVE version.
You are compliant my friend :)

Oh and I really appreciate the effort!



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jh79
April 15th, 2015, 11:49
hehehe :) Ok, cya all this weekend!

JohnD
April 15th, 2015, 19:43
Great news. Any chance on an incentive to get players to buy the GM license in the week after FG Con?

Don't want them to rely on me ;)

You mean a great and fun gaming experience isn't going to do it?

Mask_of_winter
April 16th, 2015, 13:58
A spot just opened up for my Trail of Cthulhu game at FG Con. http://www.fg-con.com/events/sxg-the-murderer-of-thomas-fell/

damned
April 16th, 2015, 14:27
And ive got a spot opened up for Maelstrom RPG!
http://www.fg-con.com/events/the-fencing-masters/

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/fgcon-maelstrom.jpg

Trenloe
April 17th, 2015, 03:42
We have a cancellation in the Saturday session of Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - Fringers III

http://www.fg-con.com/events/star-wars-edge-of-the-empire-fringers-iii/

Mask_of_winter
April 17th, 2015, 04:25
I'd like to wish everybody lots of fun for FG Con!

Gadreun
April 17th, 2015, 09:59
Sorry if my post is errant. I am a GM for this weekends FG Con (x3). How can I organise my own TS Channel on the FG Con TS3 server? I was just going to steal Damned's :P


EDIT** SORTED :)

Ross.

Gadreun
April 17th, 2015, 10:12
hope everyone's games are filled - good luck!

Nylanfs
April 17th, 2015, 14:07
Is there a way to just get an audio feed so I can listen in to some of the rooms at work?

damned
April 17th, 2015, 14:33
Just check with the GM first - if theyre ok just mute yourself and enjoy the action.

Baron28
April 17th, 2015, 15:06
I know this is last minute, but I registered another 5e game for Saturday, 4/18. I can run the Caves of Chaos portion of Keep on the Borderlands that I have converted from 1e to 5e. I already have a channel setup on the FG teamspeak. I already have an ultimate license. I can have this campaign setup quickly with 6 pregen characters to choose from.

Trenloe
April 17th, 2015, 17:41
I know this is last minute, but I registered another 5e game for Saturday, 4/18. I can run the Caves of Chaos portion of Keep on the Borderlands that I have converted from 1e to 5e. I already have a channel setup on the FG teamspeak. I already have an ultimate license. I can have this campaign setup quickly with 6 pregen characters to choose from.
We wouldn't normally approve a new event this close to the convention. But there's a lot of interest in 5E, so I'm going to allow it - I just hope people don't drop out of other games to join this... Baron28 - I've sent you an email to confirm the start times for this game - it's listed as 10am Central Daylight, is this correct?

Baron28
April 17th, 2015, 18:04
We wouldn't normally approve a new event this close to the convention. But there's a lot of interest in 5E, so I'm going to allow it - I just hope people don't drop out of other games to join this... Baron28 - I've sent you an email to confirm the start times for this game - it's listed as 10am Central Daylight, is this correct?

Replied back to your email. 10 AM CDT is the start time.

Trenloe
April 17th, 2015, 18:15
Replied back to your email. 10 AM CDT is the start time.
Event approved.

5E Caves of Chaos goodness here: http://www.fg-con.com/events/baron28s-dd-5e-keep-on-the-borderlands-one-shot-2/

Baron28
April 17th, 2015, 19:35
Get shut out of the other 5e D&D games at FG-Con? Last minute FG-Con 5e D&D one shot! Need 3 players! Maximum of 6! Pregen Characters available! Teamspeak channel! PHB and MM mod files, various extensions loaded into this campaign! Fast Internet speed!

http://www.fg-con.com/events/baron28s-dd-5e-keep-on-the-borderlands-one-shot-2/

Larac
April 17th, 2015, 21:17
Wish I could Baron a bit early for me.
Good Luck with the game.

Wbweather
April 17th, 2015, 22:10
Had a last minute cancellation for our One Ring game on Sat. the 18th at 14:00 UTC (9:00AM CDT). Any takers for the empty slot?

Treasures Long Lost (http://www.fg-con.com/events/the-one-ring-treasures-long-lost/)

sirchet
April 18th, 2015, 00:27
Is there a list of the games running during the convention and their starting times?

I looked at the game calendar and it shows all games, but I can't tell which are convention only.

Thanks.

EDIT: sorted.

Mask_of_winter
April 18th, 2015, 01:16
What do you mean? All the games there are convention games. http://www.fg-con.com/events/

spoofer
April 18th, 2015, 04:37
Ooohh the energy!!! I forgot what time my event starts!!! :)
(Heads on over to the website...)

Edit: 7 p.m. GMT+9

Oh, I just had a cancellation. Message me if you are interested. 5e D&D. Pre-gen characters.

Gadreun
April 18th, 2015, 13:11
Had a blast with my two groups today! One group managed to reverse a curse on a small fishing village after being shipwrecked themselves, and another group managed to fight off over 40 Kobolds (with a little help) in one fight and defeat a 200 foot Ancient Red Dragon in another, where the Dragon got the drop on them! And they were only level 1!

I know it sounds naff! But it was all legit and the guys loved it and we all had a great time - thanks to all who attended.

Trenloe
April 18th, 2015, 13:12
I know it sounds naff! But the guys loved it and we all had a great time - thanks to all who attended.
Nah, it doesn't sound naff - it sounds great! Thanks for running the games and supporting FG Con. :)

sirchet
April 18th, 2015, 14:20
We had an uprising in our party and a halfling died in the process.

Unscripted, surprising, exciting and most importantly, FUN!

spoofer
April 18th, 2015, 14:33
We had a near disaster!! I lost connection to the TS server, and I could not connect again. Fortunately, I have my own server. We used that. But if I did not have that, I think it would have failed.

All in all, it was awesome.

Trenloe
April 18th, 2015, 14:38
We had a near disaster!! I lost connection to the TS server, and I could not connect again. Fortunately, I have my own server. We used that. But if I did not have that, I think it would have failed.
Glad you got going OK.

As an FYI to anyone reading this - we have a backup server just in case there are any issues with the primary - see the "Backup Server" section at the bottom of the FG Con Teamspeak server instructions: http://www.fg-con.com/information/teamspeak/

Only use this backup if you can't get into the main server and if you have sent a message to all of the players that you are switching.

spoofer
April 18th, 2015, 15:10
Ooohhhh, good to know. OK, got it. Either way, all's well that ends well, and it ended very well indeed. It was my first time to run a Convention game, but they loved it. And we finished on time!!

Trenloe
April 18th, 2015, 15:15
It was my first time to run a Convention game, but they loved it. And we finished on time!!
Great! We hope you come back and run some games next time.

viresanimi
April 18th, 2015, 15:28
Thanks to Ian Ward for letting us run through the "lovely" sewers of DNA/DOA.

It was definately worth getting up 4.30 in the morning to try a real Shadowrun ruleset in action. Bugs are inevitable when you make something, but it really showed great promise and the consensus was that we had a great time. FG is amazing for letting people from as diverse places such as Minnesota, Australia, and Denmark have a great time together.

I shall cherish the despair over my ruined suit, the "helicoptered" racist and other great remarks, such as "Whos' got the stinger missile", for a long time. Long live the future version of the Anarch's cookbook and its explanations for using plastique!

Thanks all

Vires Animi

damned
April 18th, 2015, 16:31
We had a near disaster!! I lost connection to the TS server, and I could not connect again. Fortunately, I have my own server. We used that. But if I did not have that, I think it would have failed.

All in all, it was awesome.

There was some networking fault for approx 4mins on the Teamspeak server at 10pm AUS time. The server was up the whole period but everyone got kicked for approx 4mins. All the other groups were able to reconnect. Im glad you were able to keep on gaming!
Thanks for your and Ross's collaborative games!

Baron28
April 18th, 2015, 23:25
Baron's 5e D&D Keep on the Borderlands game went well. Had 5 players and many goblins, a few kobolds and an ogre killed. A few party members sustained lingering injuries due to being knocked out, but no deaths. All characters advanced to 2nd level and there is interest in continuing the one shot and making it a full campaign. Thanks again to allowing me to run this at the last minute and the players who signed up on such short notice!

Nylanfs
April 19th, 2015, 01:29
Awesome news!

damned
April 19th, 2015, 01:37
Well done everyone - you are doing a great job!

spoofer
April 19th, 2015, 02:25
Damned, Do you sleep at all while this thing is going on? It is not us who are doing an awesome job (Ok, maybe we are a little bit. :o) --- It is you. Thanks for all of your hard work!

sirchet
April 19th, 2015, 02:42
Just wanted to pop in and say Baron28 made transitioning from 3.5 to 5 almost painless.

Well, for me at least .... my poor dwarf got knocked around quite a bit. ;)

Exceptional DMing was experienced by all that played in the Keep on the Borderlands.

damned
April 19th, 2015, 04:56
Just wanted to pop in and say Baron28 made transitioning from 3.5 to 5 almost painless.

Well, for me at least .... my poor dwarf got knocked around quite a bit. ;)

Exceptional DMing was experienced by all that played in the Keep on the Borderlands.

I listened in on Baron28s game for about 45min too :)

Mask_of_winter
April 19th, 2015, 06:46
That's a wrap for me! I had a great time once again.

JohnD
April 19th, 2015, 07:32
It's so nice to see so many people having a great time.

Chris_Seal
April 19th, 2015, 07:44
Just thought to pop on by and to thank my players. I had a blast last night.

Thanks Guys

Cheers
Chris

Zacchaeus
April 19th, 2015, 11:25
Baron's 5e D&D Keep on the Borderlands game went well. Had 5 players and many goblins, a few kobolds and an ogre killed. A few party members sustained lingering injuries due to being knocked out, but no deaths. All characters advanced to 2nd level and there is interest in continuing the one shot and making it a full campaign. Thanks again to allowing me to run this at the last minute and the players who signed up on such short notice!

A jolly good time was had by all - except maybe the Dwarf :)

damned
April 19th, 2015, 15:47
A jolly good time was had by all - except maybe the Dwarf :)

Everyone gives the damn dwarves a hard time.

sirchet
April 19th, 2015, 16:44
Bah! Darn gobos be take'n vantage of a good dwarf when he be's surround'd. If'n I'd a had me a real axe ... I woulda, I woulda ... Hunh? Ale! BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

jh79
April 19th, 2015, 16:47
Everyone gives the damn dwarves a hard time.

LOL, but it's fun when we give it back ;)

Ardem
April 19th, 2015, 23:32
Woke up this morning and one of the players had sent me this in my inbox.

"Just wanted to thank you for running this. It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the overall uniqueness of the system. Do you use it for longer games? It was perfect for a one shot, but might be a bit lethal for a regular game. Lots of fun, great tension, just a great experience! "

Just put a smile on my dial and makes FG Con worth all the effort put in as a GM. Share the love guys.

Also thanks to my players, was a great game and playing with stars of a show gives a unique feeling when playing even as a GM, it was fun. When Daryl got taken out, it was funny hearing that there would be an uproar from the fan base bringing him back if he dies.

The game I had with Ian Ward in Shadowrun, was top fun and I didn't want to stop, even though 4 hours flew by. So thanks for the game Ian

ShotGun Jolly
April 20th, 2015, 02:41
Guys,

Just completed my last and final GM session. I had a blast this time again, and I am already looking forward to the next one. I want to thank the guys at Smite Works and all the volunteers who made this happen.

Good job guys, and thanks for letting me be a part of it!!

JeffKnight
April 20th, 2015, 03:45
Baron's 5e D&D Keep on the Borderlands game went well. Had 5 players and many goblins, a few kobolds and an ogre killed. A few party members sustained lingering injuries due to being knocked out, but no deaths. All characters advanced to 2nd level and there is interest in continuing the one shot and making it a full campaign. Thanks again to allowing me to run this at the last minute and the players who signed up on such short notice!

Here is the livestream from my perspective for Baron's Keep on the Borderlands: http://www.twitch.tv/jeffknight/b/651250448

ShotGun Jolly
April 20th, 2015, 03:56
You now what would be cool, is if this forum supported badges, and we could get badges of what Cons we were at or if we were players or GMs or something. Using BGG as the example.

damned
April 20th, 2015, 04:14
Thank you to all!
Most especially to the GMs who put in so much time and effort - prepping games, running games, managing players etc.
And also to the players for bringing their imagination, their wit and their devious cunning!

Mask_of_winter
April 20th, 2015, 15:18
This is feedback I got from players that participated in my games. One for each.

"Just wanted to thank you for the game last night. I went for something different with my character choice and I had a lot of fun, although I was a bit out of my element with the second part, the 2015 woods fun run, I got to contribute with my mad pc skills in the first part and I had a really good time. First time playing Savage Worlds as well, although it was sometimes a challenge with throwing bennies to get same rolls, I really enjoyed the system and hope to play SW again."

"This was so much fun! I literally dreamt about the game all night."

This makes all the prep and invested time worth it

Trenloe
April 20th, 2015, 15:37
Summary info and stats here: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?23894-FG-Con-VI-(6)-Review

jh79
April 20th, 2015, 21:15
I found FG Con fun both as a player and GM. As a GM, my players did give me some nice compliments afterwards and we had a long 5e conversation following the game . Two of them said they were picking up full ultimate licences.

As a player, it's a great way to test out different games that you haven't played. For me, my goal is to try out two different games other than 5e, which is my main game. I found that I'm really interested in pursuing one of them, and the other just isn't for me, and that's what's great, find out what peeks your interest. Really cool how many different games are available. Next time I will try out two different games and hopefully keep diversifying my favorite hobby.

damned
April 21st, 2015, 01:54
Agreed - I get to spend one day a year at a Real Life Con and I try to grab 2 games at each FG Con - as much as possible I like to try something I havent tried before or dont play regularly.
It doesnt matter to me too much if it turns out I dont like the ruleset or the game goes awry - its all good experience - and I definitely learn lots as a player to help me GM.

damned
June 26th, 2015, 09:31
Were running *FGDaze!* this Saturday 27th June. *15 free one shot games* for all comers but you gotta book! We have a fantastic range of rule systems and genres being run from the Savage Worlds - Eye of Kilquato to Star Wars, Shadowrun, Top Secret, Pathfinder, Fate, and lots of D&D 5e. All games are newbie friendly - new to the system and new to +Fantasy Grounds.

You need a demo license (or better) of Fantasy Grounds , TeamSpeak and a Headset and Mic. Games are filling fast - dont miss out.

A couple of new games posted - 18 spots all up available right now -

[FGDAZE] - Eye of Kilquato - Savage Worlds - Pulp (3 spots)
Buck savage and the crew have been contracted to retrieve the legendary Eye of Kilquato! The race is on as the Third Reich has deemed the eye a national treasure fit only for motherland. Brave river pirates, fight ancient cults and explore the darkest corners of the Amazon!
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1474

[FGDAZE] -- Shattered Galaxy One Shot -- Savage Worlds -- Scirf (6 spots)
he freelance crew of the Gay Deciever is looking for work on the merchanter outpost on the edge of reclaimed space. What awaits them in the lost shards of the galaxy that is putting itself back together after FTL travel was broken for nearly a century. Will be using Teamspeak and if no expereience with either/or Savage Worlds/Fantasy Grounds, please tell me ahead of time so I am aware.
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1486

[FGDaze] D&D 5e - Bandit's Nest (6 spots available)
Newcomers welcome! Bandit's Nest is an adventure for 1st level characters. I will run as much as we can get through in two hours. Please have TeamSpeak installed and a mic. Pregens will be available but you can bring your own character built with the standard array. Also, please be aware that I don't own the official module and am not a regular D&D 5e GM although I'm confident in my ability to provide a fun experience for all.
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1480

[FGDAZE] DDEX2-5 Flames of Kythorn - New Players Welcome (1 spots)
During a summer drought, Mulmaster is threatened by a series of arson attacks. As the populace riots, accusations fly blaming Thayans, residents of the ghettos, rowdy sailors, the refugees from Phlan and dozens of others. Can you solve the mystery before the city burns? An adventure for 1st-4th level characters.
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1477

[FGDAZE] Savage Top Secret [SXG] (1 spot available)
Synopsis: Missile plans your organization wants are rumored to be in a relatively unguarded warehouse safe. Your team is tasked to get them ASAP. This is a one shot for FGDaze. It is a Savage Worlds conversion of an old school Top Secret adventure. Pregens will be provided.
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1472

[FGDaze] D&D 5E - Adventurers League- DDEX02-01 City of Danger -Noobs Welcome (full)
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1476

[FGDaze] D&D 5e - White Plume Mountain (3 spots available)
When Riikan Dack, a wealthy collector of rare art objects, hired you to recover a weapon stolen from his vault, he offered your group 10,000 gp—a reward sizable enough to dissuade you from asking too many questions. He showed you the boastful note left by the thief—supposedly an ancient wizard named Keraptis—and told you that his sources had pinpointed your destination (the “feathered mound” named in the note) as a volcanic peak called White Plume Mountain.
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1481

[FGDaze] Lost Mines of Phandelver NPW (New Player Welcome) (4 spots available)
FGDaze one shot - Meant to introduce new players interested in D&D 5th Edition as well as Fantasy Grounds. Will be running thrue the first part of LMoP
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1483

[FGDaze] Savage Worlds - The Last Parsec: Omariss Death Worm (full)
The heroes are asked to accompany Dr. Albert Mars to the distant desert world of Omariss 7. There he hopes to capture the mysterious and legendary "death worm." A local war complicates the matter, so the JumpCorp team will need all its wits to survive this dangerous expedition. This is a one shot session for FGDaze and will run for 4 hours. No Fantasy Grounds nor Savage Worlds experience is required. PreGens supplied. Headset and mic required.
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1458

[FGDaze] Shadowrun Missions - SRM02-01 Parliament of Thieves (full)
Shadowrun Missions - SRM02-01 Parliament of Thieves
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1470

[FGDaze] Star Wars - Force & Destiny Beginner Game - Noobs Welcome (full)
A 4 hour one-off game of the new Beginner Game for Star Wars: Force and Destiny. PreGens provided and beginners welcome.
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1466

[FGDaze] War of the Dead (full)
This is a one-shot, three hours in length for FGDaze. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Where were you, the day the Earth died? An unexplained cataclysm is infecting the world. Millions are dying and rising as flesh-consuming ghouls. Entire cities are roaming graveyards, and even the countryside is overrun with creatures in search of living flesh. Those remaining are banding together for survival, some seeking safety in numbers and others seeking to use their numbers to overpower and dominate the weak. It's a war for survival. A . . . . . . War of the Dead!
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1459

[FGDAZE] C-Sec Adventures: Murder at the 4th Star Hotel - New players welcome. (full)
FGDaze One Shot - A known Turian xenophobe has been murdered in his hotel room. A Spectre is in the area who is notorious for collateral damage and loss of life. It's up to C-Sec to solve the crime and bring the murder to justice before this Spectre decides to step in. This is a One Shot session for FGDaze and will run between 4-6 hours. Characters will be provided.
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1462

[FGDAZE] D&D 5e - DDEX2-8 Foulness Beneath Mulmaster - New Players Welcome (full)
The sewers beneath Mulmaster have always been dangerous, with countless stories of brigands, murderers, and worse that lurk beneath the streets of the City of Danger. But those stories pale in comparison to a new threat under Mulmaster, one brought to light by a strange and disturbing corpse recently found. It is up to you to learn the terrifying truth of what lurks below. An adventure for 1st-4th level characters.
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1460

[FGDAZE] Maelstrom - Fencing Masters - Noobs Welcome (full)
FGDaze One Shot - Fencing Masters. This is a one shot session for FG Daze and will run for 4 hours. No Fantasy Grounds or Ruleset experience is required. Pregens supplied. Headset and Mic required. Please have Fantasy Grounds and Teamspeak installed and updated prior to joining the session.
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1457

[FGDAZE] PFS-Thornkeep #1: The Accursed Halls (full)
Beneath Brokenhelm Hill and the weathered walls of Thornkeep lies an ancient maze of magic and madness. Once the workrooms and summoning chamber of a rebel Azlanti lord, these subterranean chambers were forgotten thousands of years ago after the eradication of the evil lord and his followers. Over the centuries, adventurers have found their way into these twisting passages and magnificent chambers, only to discover that the fading magic of the ancient Azlanti still lingers here.
http://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/?id=1453

Games for everyone!

jshauber
July 17th, 2015, 21:33
Any idea of dates for FG-CON VII yet?

damned
July 18th, 2015, 00:37
There is another pending announcement that will happen real soon now...
FGCon7 will run 3rd weekend of October.

jshauber
July 18th, 2015, 13:59
There is another pending announcement that will happen real soon now...
FGCon7 will run 3rd weekend of October.

Excellent!!! I have a bye week that Saturday so I can run a couple of games this time. Now to figure out what I want to do...

damned
July 20th, 2015, 16:39
The next FGDaze! event will be run on August 15th 2015.
Wanna play some one shot action? Wanna run something different?
Help spread some gaming goodness to all the new and lapsed players out there with awesome one shots Saturday August 15th!

FG Con 7 will be running from October 16th - October 18th 2015.
FG Con is our premier Fantasy Grounds Gaming convention and thanks to all you awesome people the event gets better every time.
GM Registration will open on Monday August 17th and player registration will follow 4 weeks later.

And... there is another awesome event about to be announced! Look for it in the next day or two!

damned
October 8th, 2016, 00:39
Check out some of the *other games* running at *FG Con 9* next weekend.

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/fgcon9-sig1.jpg

Symbaroum - The Promised Land
http://www.fg-con.com/events/symbaroum-the-promised-land/

Dungeon World
http://www.fg-con.com/events/dungeon-world-3/

Rite of Spring- Gods of the Fall
http://www.fg-con.com/events/rite-of-spring-gods-of-the-fall/

Star Frontiers: Salvage
http://www.fg-con.com/events/star-frontierssalvage/

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - Fringers IV
http://www.fg-con.com/events/star-wars-edge-of-the-empire-fringers-4/

La Saga de la Ravenar [G+ FG Spain][Spanish]
http://www.fg-con.com/events/la-saga-de-la-ravenar-g-fg-spainspanish/

[SXG] Star Trek: Shattered Alliance
http://www.fg-con.com/events/sxg-star-trek-shattered-alliance/

The Derelict - Call of Cthulhu
http://www.fg-con.com/events/the-derelict-call-of-cthulhu/

The Devil is in the Details
http://www.fg-con.com/events/the-devil-is-in-the-details/

DnD 4e, New Players, New DM. Keep on the Shadowfell. Lvl 1-4
http://www.fg-con.com/events/dnd-4e-new-players-new-dm-keep-on-the-shadowfell-lvl-1-4/

And there are:

37 D&D 5th Edition Games including Adventurers League
24 Pathfinder Society Games
22 Savage Worlds Sessions

All players play for free. Play from your own home and experience the awesomeness of RPGs on Fantasy Grounds Can play with a free/demo license all weekend.

damned
October 11th, 2016, 03:48
Sessions with 2 or more spots available
99 Sessions currently and 470 confirmed bookngs
There are plenty of other sessions that have a single spot available or you can add your name to a wait list by leaving a comment on that sessions event page

Adventurers League
http://www.fg-con.com/events/premiere-ddal05-05-a-dish-best-served-cold-5-10-2/
http://www.fg-con.com/events/premiere-ddal05-05-a-dish-best-served-cold-5-10-3/
http://www.fg-con.com/events/ddex3-14-death-on-the-wall/
http://www.fg-con.com/events/ddal05-01-treasure-of-the-broken-hoard-missions-4-5/

Savage Worlds
http://www.fg-con.com/events/the-commoners/
http://www.fg-con.com/events/sxg-presents-the-savage-world-of-solomon-kane-the-oncoming-frost/
http://www.fg-con.com/events/sxg-savage-secrets-lady-in-distress-code-name-jackpot/
http://www.fg-con.com/events/tmnt-in-gotham-city/

Pathfinder
http://www.fg-con.com/events/pfs-4-19-the-night-march-of-kalkamedes-tier-1-5-normal/
http://www.fg-con.com/events/pfs-0-06-black-waters-tier-1-5-core/
http://www.fg-con.com/events/pfs-8-02-ward-asunder-tier-3-7-normal/
Multitable 1-2/ (http://www.fg-con.com/events/season-3-special-blood-under-absalom-1-2/) | 3-4/ (http://www.fg-con.com/events/season-3-special-blood-under-absalom-3-4/) | 5-6/ (http://www.fg-con.com/events/season-3-special-blood-under-absalom-5-6/) | 8-9/ (http://www.fg-con.com/events/season-3-special-blood-under-absalom-7-8/) | 10-11 (http://www.fg-con.com/events/season-3-special-blood-under-absalom-10-11/)
http://www.fg-con.com/events/pfs-5-15-destiny-of-the-sands-part-2-race-to-seekers-folly-tier-1-5-normal/
http://www.fg-con.com/events/pfs-7-98-serpents-ire-tier-7-9-core-level-8-evil-aspis-consortium-pregens-special/
http://www.fg-con.com/events/pfs-8-03-captives-of-toil-tier-5-9-normal/

Other Systems
Symbaroum http://www.fg-con.com/events/symbaroum-the-promised-land/
Dungeon World http://www.fg-con.com/events/dungeon-world-3/
Trail of Cthulhu http://www.fg-con.com/events/sxg-the-murderer-of-thomas-fell/
BRP Star Frontiers http://www.fg-con.com/events/star-frontierssalvage/
Cypher System http://www.fg-con.com/events/rite-of-spring-gods-of-the-fall/
Star Trek http://www.fg-con.com/events/sxg-star-trek-shattered-alliance/