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VenomousFiligree
April 14th, 2015, 09:01
I plan on running DDEX2-1 City of Danger in the next couple of weeks. The game will be run on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. To ensure the game is AL legal the session will be streamed to twitch.tv.

Please register interest below and on the calendar entry here (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/index.xcp?id=1386).

Edit:

This Expedition game is now being played on Wednesdays 1800 GMT+1, until all 5 mini adventures are complete.

Sevensor
April 14th, 2015, 11:46
I'm interested (but as in the other thread friday is impossible, so I would have to pass if that's the date the other persons prefer). Also I'm new maybe a bit help by character creation would help, tho I think FG makes it quite easy ;).

VenomousFiligree
April 14th, 2015, 11:53
We'll go with the day that suits the most people. If there's enough interest I can always run a second session.

What days and times are good for you?

Talen
April 14th, 2015, 11:59
I'm interested (but as in the other thread friday is impossible, so I would have to pass if that's the date the other persons prefer). Also I'm new maybe a bit help by character creation would help, tho I think FG makes it quite easy ;).

The wiki has a game tutorial section and two 5e entries on making a character with the licensed 5e player packs and another for creating characters manually. You can find both here (http://www.fantasygrounds.com/wiki/index.php? title=Videos). Feel free to give a shout if you still have questions.

VenomousFiligree
April 14th, 2015, 12:06
With regards to PC creation, depending when we play I can have the server up beforehand to go through the process.

Sevensor
April 14th, 2015, 12:09
Thank you Talen and I watched the videos for the Packs (as I had to buy them), and also played around a bit. If possible obviously I'd like to have someone who runs me through it, and I also like to discuss character creation with the GM in general.

Wednesday and Thurday from 17.00 PM would be best I guess.

VenomousFiligree
April 14th, 2015, 15:32
Svensor once I've parsed in the races for the Elemental Evil Player's Guide I'll be more than happy to have a PC creation session.

I'll not be able to start any games until 1800 UK / 1900 Central Europe time at the earliest. When can you play until?

Sword of Cyric
April 14th, 2015, 17:48
I would like to join. 19:00 CEST would be great for me. Could play until 01:00 CEST if necessary.

VenomousFiligree
April 14th, 2015, 17:56
Sword of Cyric, any preferred days / days to avoid?

Sword of Cyric
April 14th, 2015, 18:41
Sword of Cyric, any preferred days / days to avoid? Well, I'd prefer to reserve the weekends for RL activities (so I'd like Wednesday or Thursday best), but I am so starved for D&D that I would propably join any day as often as I can :)

VenomousFiligree
April 14th, 2015, 21:10
Next Wednesday (22nd) is looking good, does this suit everyone?

VenomousFiligree
April 14th, 2015, 21:24
On the calendar I've scheduled three different start times for next Wednesday (22). The session will be a four hour session. Please indicate which of the three you can attend.

Madnick
April 14th, 2015, 21:25
I am able for the 22nd for 1900 central. I will be a first time user FG if that is ok. I am catching up already i don't think there will be a problem.

VenomousFiligree
April 14th, 2015, 21:29
More than happy for first time users! :)

I'll likely have the server up beforehand so we can create some PCs and have a play.

If you have a character concept then feel free to post here and/or fill out your entry on the calendar, so others can get a feel on the party makeup.

tarsus
April 15th, 2015, 11:55
This will be my first time playing with Fantasy Grounds as well. I'll sign up as a level 1 Fighter/Tank.

Sizzly
April 15th, 2015, 20:33
Howdy. I'm certainly interested. I've indicated my interest on the calendar entry.

VenomousFiligree
April 15th, 2015, 20:33
Looking like 1800 (GMT+1) is looking good, although there are a couple still to vote.

Please either forward me your PCs (either pdfs or FG xml) or indicate if you'd like to have a PC creation session beforehand.

Sizzly
April 15th, 2015, 20:35
I'd kinda like to have the PC create session if you're cool with that, sir.

Sword of Cyric
April 15th, 2015, 20:39
I've created a level 1 paladin.

VenomousFiligree
April 15th, 2015, 21:30
I can have the server up for a couple of hours either Friday evening or Saturday evening.

Sizzly
April 15th, 2015, 21:43
Friday would work best for me. I'm assuming you're in GMT time, correct?

VenomousFiligree
April 15th, 2015, 21:44
Currently GMT+1 due to daylight saving time.

Sizzly
April 15th, 2015, 21:48
Even better! Let me know when you're available and we can craft my character into your game. I'm thrilled. First time playing with FG.

jhondidfool
April 16th, 2015, 11:40
I can play Wednesdays. IF there's a slot and you end up playing that day count me in :D

Talen
April 16th, 2015, 11:41
Not sure what happened, but thread reopened.

VenomousFiligree
April 16th, 2015, 11:46
Even better! Let me know when you're available and we can craft my character into your game. I'm thrilled. First time playing with FG.

I take my kids to their swimming club 1830 to 2000 and usually just sit in the cafe, is that time good?


I can play Wednesdays. IF there's a slot and you end up playing that day count me in :D

The game's full at the moment, however there's a couple of people not responding. I'll put you as first reserve.


Not sure what happened, but thread reopened.

Thanks.

Sevensor
April 16th, 2015, 13:35
How should we send our character FG xml files? Or where should we upload them?

VenomousFiligree
April 16th, 2015, 15:11
You can send them to me at VenomousFiligree at gmail dot com.

VenomousFiligree
April 16th, 2015, 17:00
I notice in the calendar that all PCs are PHB standard races. Whilst this is fine, hopefully your aware that you can play Deep Gnomes, Genasi and Goliaths if you wish.

Sizzly
April 16th, 2015, 21:51
Groovy. Good to know. I'm gonna stick with my high elf though, me thinks.

IronFist
April 17th, 2015, 01:49
It would have to be on friday for me but I would love to play. I have signed in on both games.

VenomousFiligree
April 17th, 2015, 07:29
My game is running on a Wednesday. Both the games you have signed up to are Talen's games not mine.

hawkwind
April 17th, 2015, 08:09
Sorry to interrupt this thread but I'm curious to know how you are going to streeam the game? What software you intend to use, where you will announcing /linking to the live feed and are you going to streaming one of the Players or the DM?

hawkwind
April 17th, 2015, 08:11
Also do you have store sponsoring the game for the certificates?

VenomousFiligree
April 17th, 2015, 08:15
Sorry to interrupt this thread but I'm curious to know how you are going to streeam the game? What software you intend to use, where you will announcing /linking to the live feed and are you going to streaming one of the Players or the DM?

I'll be streaming to twitch.tv (http://www.twitch.tv/venomousfiligree) and I'll be using Open Broadcaster Software (https://obsproject.com/). Hoping to have a test run this weekend.

Hmm, hadn't thought whether I'll stream GM or player, GM would definitely be easier...

I'll link to the stream here and likely post to the G+ and FB Online AL groups.

No store sponsoring.

hawkwind
April 17th, 2015, 08:27
the reason i asked about whether you were streaming the gm or the player's stream is that if you do the GM's view anyone watching gets to view behind the DM's screen. You could have a player logging on to your stream to gain a bit of intelligence, unlikley I know. Also its one less memory hog on the GM's PC! That might not be an issue for you but my PC is drawing a state pension!

VenomousFiligree
April 17th, 2015, 08:31
the reason i asked about whether you were streaming the gm or the player's stream is that if you do the GM's view anyone watching gets to view behind the DM's screen. You could have a player logging on to your stream to gain a bit of intelligence, unlikley I know. Also its one less memory hog on the GM's PC! That might not be an issue for you but my PC is drawing a state pension!

Yeah, i realised that once you posed the question :)

My computers are OK (laptop and desktop) however i'm in shared accommodation when I'm going to stream, so not sure about bandwith availability.

hawkwind
April 17th, 2015, 08:55
Might be better to get a player to stream, one less thing to worry about

VenomousFiligree
April 17th, 2015, 09:14
Might be better to get a player to stream, one less thing to worry about

I'm responsible for the game being streamed for it to be AL legal, not sure I'd want to rely on someone else, especially if I've never gamed with them before.

VenomousFiligree
April 17th, 2015, 18:24
Server is up for character generation.

VenomousFiligree
April 17th, 2015, 19:31
Server down. I've now got three characters, two (or those that have said they're playing) outstanding.

tarsus
April 18th, 2015, 07:11
Ah crap, missed the chance to get my character up, oh well.

VenomousFiligree
April 18th, 2015, 07:32
tarsus, feel free to export your PC from FG and email me at venomousfiligree at gmail dot com.

Trenloe
April 18th, 2015, 13:28
the reason i asked about whether you were streaming the gm or the player's stream is that if you do the GM's view anyone watching gets to view behind the DM's screen. You could have a player logging on to your stream to gain a bit of intelligence, unlikley I know.
I've thought about this being an issue. I've watched a few stream recently and I've noticed that some GMs, who obviously are running on large screens and/or dual monitors, just streaming a portion of their screen. They usually put the combat tracker, the currently active map and the chat window on the portion of the screen that is being streamed - leaving a portion of their screen that is "secret" for NPCs, story entries, etc. that the GM doesn't want people to see.

tarsus
April 20th, 2015, 03:29
Sent

VenomousFiligree
April 20th, 2015, 07:43
Sent

Thanks :)

VenomousFiligree
April 20th, 2015, 08:06
A reminder about gear. For AL PCs you take the starting equipment as determined by class and background. I'll adjust PCs where necessary.

VenomousFiligree
April 20th, 2015, 09:25
If you have some spare time the Adventurers League Players Guide (http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/DDALPG_EEv1.pdf) will detail all the AL specific rules.

VenomousFiligree
April 20th, 2015, 12:11
I can play Wednesdays. IF there's a slot and you end up playing that day count me in :D

A place has opened up if you're still interested?

Sword of Cyric
April 20th, 2015, 18:54
About gear: Don't rely only on FG when selecting packages, there are still some misstakes. E.g. the explorer's pack was not adding the 50 feet of rope, 10 days of rations and the mess kit last time I was trying, although Smiteworks already promised to fix that. So you might end up missing gear if you don't cross-check with the PHB

Nylanfs
April 21st, 2015, 16:55
Just like at the table. :)

tarsus
April 21st, 2015, 18:13
Are we going to be using voice chat? If so, what program would you like to use?

Sevensor
April 21st, 2015, 18:43
I think TS 3 FG server was mentioned somewhere, but I'm not too sure

EDIT: No, didn't find it, I guess that was another thread ;)

VenomousFiligree
April 21st, 2015, 19:43
I've had trouble setting up a twitch stream, so I'm now going to be steaming with a hangout on air.

Please connect to me at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+VenomousFiligree/

Sorry if this causes issues, however it's the only way I'm going to be able to stream this week.

jhondidfool
April 21st, 2015, 21:16
If you need help with Twitch, ask. I've never had problems :)

VenomousFiligree
April 21st, 2015, 21:23
For some reason when I scale the resolution on my Macbook Pro it doesn't like it. Also with all the programs running the Macbook runs hot. A hangout runs a lot cooler.

jhondidfool
April 21st, 2015, 21:33
What ptogram? I've used XSplit and OBS...
And macbooks are laptops. Any laptop runs hot when doing an intensive job such as ecnoding.

VenomousFiligree
April 21st, 2015, 21:34
I was using OBS.

jhondidfool
April 21st, 2015, 21:35
What settings and what's your Intenet upstream badwith? Also, what year macbook? Specifications matter here. OBS is not he most optimized piece of SW...

VenomousFiligree
April 21st, 2015, 21:57
2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15". However Hangouts is a lot better (read cooler), so no need to fault find on twitch.

jhondidfool
April 21st, 2015, 22:02
With a 650M as a graphics card it's no doubt it gets hot. real-time high-def encoding is hard work for a PC without a decent (i.e.: powerful) card.

Hangouts, then! :)

VenomousFiligree
April 21st, 2015, 22:20
Most times I'll be on a desktop midweek, but not tomorrow.

VenomousFiligree
April 22nd, 2015, 07:31
If you connect with me on G+, can you please ensure i can cross reference G+ name and FG name.

Roger D
April 22nd, 2015, 09:00
Hey just wanted to double check what the game time is for tomorrow. I have it listed as 1000 PST, which would be 1900 GMT+1.

VenomousFiligree
April 22nd, 2015, 09:21
It's being run at 1800 GMT+1 (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=City+of+Danger&iso=20150422T18&p1=136&ah=4). If you've set up your timezone correctly in your FG profile, then the time in the calendar should be correct for your timezone.

VenomousFiligree
April 22nd, 2015, 17:02
I've only got 5 that have connected to me on G+, two outstanding....

Sizzly
April 22nd, 2015, 17:07
I've only got 5 that have connected to me on G+, two outstanding....

Do I need G+?

VenomousFiligree
April 22nd, 2015, 17:11
Yes, as posted above, I had issues with twitch and I'm now streaming via Hangouts on Air

VenomousFiligree
April 22nd, 2015, 17:11
Please not new alias in the Calendar.

Sizzly
April 22nd, 2015, 17:14
kk. I'll try and get it sorted. Move forward without me if'n you have to.

VenomousFiligree
April 22nd, 2015, 17:19
Server is up if you want to edit PCs, however I'll not be around until nearer start time.

VenomousFiligree
April 22nd, 2015, 21:59
A near TPK in my first AL game....

Talen
April 22nd, 2015, 23:02
lol. Congratz? How did the Google Hangout work for you on streaming?

VenomousFiligree
April 23rd, 2015, 07:49
I found the hangout so simple to run and my Macbook never got near to overheating. I had two instances of FG and the hangout running. It doesn't have bells and whistles however very easy to setup. Automatically saves to youtube as well.

VenomousFiligree
April 23rd, 2015, 08:43
The next session is up in the calendar (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/index.xcp?id=1386). Can everyone please vote by noon Saturday. I'll remove any noes and non voters so that I can open up to more players. There is one slot free at the moment.

The next session will be adventure 2 (and 3 to 5 as time allows).

tarsus
April 23rd, 2015, 09:54
Dang, did you mean it to be 12 hours different from last game?

VenomousFiligree
April 23rd, 2015, 09:59
No! Calendar should now read the correct time!!

tarsus
April 23rd, 2015, 10:04
Oh sweet! I can play then, heh. I'm either playing or DMing for a store during that other time, heh.

fisherguy25
April 23rd, 2015, 13:36
We'll go with the day that suits the most people. If there's enough interest I can always run a second session.

What days and times are good for you?

-Pretty much any day of the week after 1800 CST would be the best for me if the date and time are still up for discussion.

VenomousFiligree
April 23rd, 2015, 14:52
fisherguy25, this is for UK/Euro evenings, so 1800 CST is definitely not on the cards...

X-baby longshot
April 23rd, 2015, 22:09
venomous I sent you a PDF of my character, please build the character as i dont have access to the D&D stuff quite yet. please let me know what needs adjusted. This will be my first exp with 5th, looking forward to it. I do have FG exp and played all other versions of D&D.

VenomousFiligree
April 25th, 2015, 13:10
Thanks Xbl, creating the PC now

VenomousFiligree
April 25th, 2015, 13:11
Two slots have opened up for the next session, which will start with min adventure 2 completing as many as we can in the time.

bloodmoon2004
April 28th, 2015, 02:12
Sent you to the link for my xml file for Varis my ranger.

LordSerpentus
April 28th, 2015, 22:28
Two slots have opened up for the next session, which will start with min adventure 2 completing as many as we can in the time.

hey i would love to join and play but i have never played with fantasy grounds how do i proceed?

Talen
April 29th, 2015, 00:16
hey i would love to join and play but i have never played with fantasy grounds how do i proceed?

Venomous will have his own requirements for his games, but I've posted some general information for new players in our FAQ at https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?23767-FAQ-and-Common-Questions&p=206473#post206473

VenomousFiligree
April 29th, 2015, 06:28
Thanks Talen.

LordSerpentus, what Talen said! :)

VenomousFiligree
April 29th, 2015, 17:41
Really sorry guys, but my broadband seems down. Doesn't look like ill be able to run tonight :(

Sword of Cyric
April 29th, 2015, 17:45
Too bad :(

shadedarklight
April 29th, 2015, 19:01
Dang, i only just found this link. and yeah sad times, was looking forward to it. gmail me when you have back up plan.

:ninja:

Batchie70
April 30th, 2015, 22:01
If your still looking for people im interested but have very little experience playing but I am willing to learn.

VenomousFiligree
May 1st, 2015, 07:51
Really sorry guys for not making the last session.

I'm available to run same time next Wednesday, calendar has been updated.

Batchie70, I'll put you down as first reserve. A couple of players have dropped out from the calendar, I'll give them until tomorrow to see if they want to sign up.

LordSerpentus
May 1st, 2015, 15:21
id like to play venomous, if you can add me that would be great.

VenomousFiligree
May 2nd, 2015, 07:26
Batchie70 and LordSerpentus, I've invited you on the calendar. Can you please send me PCs ASAP. Also can you please connect with me on G+, letting me know your forum name when you do.

Thanks.

LordSerpentus
May 6th, 2015, 06:18
i've contacted you on google+, and i do have a character sheet but having trouble getting it to you.

Batchie70 and LordSerpentus, I've invited you on the calendar. Can you please send me PCs ASAP. Also can you please connect with me on G+, letting me know your forum name when you do.

Thanks.

X-baby longshot
May 6th, 2015, 07:15
just load the charater sheet to your google+ drive, mark as public and send him the link

Sword of Cyric
May 6th, 2015, 17:39
Is the server up? I can't connect.

VenomousFiligree
May 6th, 2015, 17:42
Server will be up shortly

Stream can be found here: https://plus.google.com/events/c9dl8r4gvdauovu5s09ln8ll064

I'll be absent while eating!

VenomousFiligree
May 6th, 2015, 17:50
Server Up

Sword of Cyric
May 6th, 2015, 17:54
[Edit: Nevermind

VenomousFiligree
May 13th, 2015, 19:07
Next session will be mini adventure 3 on 20 May, see the calendar (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/index.xcp?id=1386) for details.

VenomousFiligree
May 15th, 2015, 17:47
If I haven't got your PC please forward to me by midnight Sunday please. Also be sure to connect with me on G+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+VenomousFiligree), letting me know your FG forum name.

MatangaBoots
May 19th, 2015, 13:19
Super late most likely but can I join you guys on Wednesday? Wish to play a rouge.

kirnon
May 19th, 2015, 19:31
Hi, I registered a character but have only got a Demo/Free licence so will need the details of the game before I can put anything together.

Never used FG before, but RL games are unfortunately not possible for me.

VenomousFiligree
May 19th, 2015, 23:24
kirnon, your too late for this session as I will be starting at 1830 tomorrow. If I can get your PC and G+ details before next Wednesday, everything should be good.

VenomousFiligree
May 19th, 2015, 23:25
MatangaBoots need you to export an FG PC to me within 6 hours.

MatangaBoots
May 20th, 2015, 00:10
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-x7-0gjsMWWUHgyQXNlcW9FSzA&authuser=0


This is the link in google docs for the character sheet. But not sure how it works. If you open it it is all in code. I assume you can still import that file into FG and it works.

VenomousFiligree
May 20th, 2015, 06:34
yep, that's good. :)

VenomousFiligree
May 20th, 2015, 18:00
It's 1800 and I'm still at work, sorry but going to have to postpone tonight :(

MatangaBoots
May 21st, 2015, 07:38
When do you think the next time will be?

VenomousFiligree
May 22nd, 2015, 08:13
I've rescheduled for next week.

jhondidfool
May 22nd, 2015, 13:41
I was starting to think you had cancelled :P
I was on exams, but ready to be back, if you'll have me and we still go on Wednesdays :)

VenomousFiligree
May 25th, 2015, 18:47
I was starting to think you had cancelled :P
I was on exams, but ready to be back, if you'll have me and we still go on Wednesdays :)

Added you to the calendar.

Sword of Cyric
May 27th, 2015, 18:25
We'll be playing today?

VenomousFiligree
May 27th, 2015, 18:26
yep, server's up

jhondidfool
May 27th, 2015, 18:29
Have you changed the alias? It won't let me in :(

MatangaBoots
May 27th, 2015, 18:29
It is saying could not connect to the host. check the address and try again
is it

"dashing camp cowardly zone"

X-baby longshot
May 27th, 2015, 18:30
I'm not able to connect?

VenomousFiligree
May 27th, 2015, 18:31
Yep that's the alias, strange. I'll restart FG.

jhondidfool
May 27th, 2015, 18:31
Yep. Won't connect :/
My 1802 port is open, so it's not me :P

VenomousFiligree
May 27th, 2015, 18:33
Server's up, green light.

jhondidfool
May 27th, 2015, 18:34
Still no luck.

X-baby longshot
May 27th, 2015, 18:35
no luck here either

VenomousFiligree
May 27th, 2015, 18:36
Hmmm, going to reboot.

X-baby longshot
May 27th, 2015, 18:36
did you update?

MatangaBoots
May 27th, 2015, 18:39
Did everyone else connect? I still cannot?
What are we using for voice chat? Is everyone just talking or IM somewhere besides this forum?

jhondidfool
May 27th, 2015, 18:41
I can't either.
Venomous... did you check if your 1802 port is open?

X-baby longshot
May 27th, 2015, 18:41
we use Google+ to chat but its not up yet, still not connected

VenomousFiligree
May 27th, 2015, 18:41
server's up. 1802 is open - green light from FG. alias remains the same.

VenomousFiligree
May 27th, 2015, 18:43
not done anything with hangout yet as trying to sort out the server

MatangaBoots
May 27th, 2015, 18:43
No good for me. sorry

jhondidfool
May 27th, 2015, 18:44
nope. still no-go from me :(

VenomousFiligree
May 27th, 2015, 18:48
:( don't know what else to try...

jhondidfool
May 27th, 2015, 18:49
Venomous, I'm going to launch my server. cold dungeon cold bard. Let's see if it's you or not.

Sword of Cyric
May 27th, 2015, 18:50
Venomous, I'm going to launch my server. cold dungeon cold bard. Let's see if it's you or not.To this one I can connect

X-baby longshot
May 27th, 2015, 18:51
im downloading form jhondidfool

Sevensor
May 27th, 2015, 18:51
can connect to jhondidfool :/

MatangaBoots
May 27th, 2015, 18:52
i connected to jhondidfool

VenomousFiligree
May 27th, 2015, 18:54
me too, but not sure it proves anything apart from I can't host at the moment :(

Sevensor
May 27th, 2015, 18:56
restarting ur modem? or something maybe i have no idea what could help

MatangaBoots
May 27th, 2015, 18:59
Well I still can't. I am getting off. Better luck next time. :)

jhondidfool
May 27th, 2015, 19:00
:( sad face

Sword of Cyric
May 27th, 2015, 19:01
I'll stick around for a while longer, maybe we can get this to work after all

VenomousFiligree
May 27th, 2015, 19:01
tried everything, sorry guys :(

jhondidfool
May 27th, 2015, 19:04
If there's not going to be a game, I could put up a small ToTM run. You know, classic, cliché but fun. We all had DnD time slotted, let's use it.
Venomous, you should contact support :/

Sword of Cyric
May 27th, 2015, 19:10
I'll guess that's it then? Let's hope for better luck next week

VenomousFiligree
June 1st, 2015, 12:38
I'm not going to be able to run for a few weeks yet.

X-baby longshot
June 23rd, 2015, 17:42
Is this dead or whats the deal?

VenomousFiligree
June 26th, 2015, 12:18
Unfortunately, I've lost my enthusiasm for AL. :( So I'll not be running for the foreseeable future.

X-baby longshot
June 27th, 2015, 06:52
Unfortunately, I've lost my enthusiasm for AL. :( So I'll not be running for the foreseeable future.

Was it so hard to say that? why did it take a month to figure out your not going to GM, why do you have to keep multiple players awaiting to play a game? pretty inconsiderate!

VenomousFiligree
June 27th, 2015, 08:52
Apologies for being inconsiderate and wasting everyone's time. Real life issues intervened initially and I've only just got back to a normal routine. I agree I should have posted sooner, however I only realised recently that I wouldn't be able give a satisfactory GM experience.