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damned
June 13th, 2015, 00:10
Edit FGDaze! 4 Info found here: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?27423-FGDaze!-4-Saturday-January-9th-2016-Game-announcement-thread

I know you guys need more gaming and we love to deliver!

FGCon is the flagship Online Role Playing Convention for Fantasy Grounds and the second biggest online convention running. But we can only run FGCon twice a year and we miss you all in between! So today we are launching FGDaze!

FGDaze is a one day event that will run between FG Con. That means we are adding more events to your Gaming Calendars! We are also working with the team from The Society Of Extraordinary Gamers as they bring the Gamer Geekend (http://www.gamergeekend.org/) events online too!

FGDaze! has previously run on Saturday June 27th and Saturday August 15th! FGDaze! 3 will run on Saturday December 5th 2015

FGDaze will be organised and run entirely on the Forums and Calendar here. Game list for December 5th: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?26895-FGDaze!-3-Saturday-December-5th-2015-Game-announcement-thread!

How do I participate?

GMs please post your games in the Game Calendar using the below as an example and keep these points in mind:

All games start on Saturday (whereever you are is ok!)
Our primary Aim is to provide more opportunity to new players to get a game and meet other gamers
Advertise your Game in the FGDaze1 Games thread initially and then advertise it far and wide
Your Campaign name [B]must begin with [FGDaze]
Post your game in the Game Calendar and set and confirm the game time - dont leave it to a vote
Create a thread specific to your game in the FGDaze forum and link it in your announcement in the main FGDaze1 thread. This thread will be used for discussions, Q&A etc. specific to your game.
In your game thread and game calendar entry indicate how long you anticipate the session will last.
Games will use Text Chat or the Community TeamSpeak Server
For those GMs comfortable with teaching new players - please encourage new players in your Calendar Post

GMs please note that Full License GMs will get bumped to Ultimate License GMs on FGDaze Weekends - thanks Smiteworks!

Players

Check the Game Thread often, subscribe to the thread to get regular updates.
Make sure your TimeZone is set in your profile
Sign up to a game or two
Invite your friends
Spread the word
Respect the GMs and your fellow players - if you cant make an event you signed up for cancel as early as possible
Have fun!


There will be more posts on this topic very soon.

Here is a sample Game Calendar post to use as a guide.

Let the Games Begin!

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/fgdaze3-2.jpg

jhall6766
June 14th, 2015, 17:51
Unfortunately I am unable to participate. However I will definitely run a game in the next one .. I Might even have a game at FGCOn ..

Nylanfs
June 15th, 2015, 17:55
Looks like things are shaping up nicely. :)

damned
June 24th, 2015, 01:31
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] 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 - 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] 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!

damned
June 27th, 2015, 02:04
And the first session is kicking off now! Top Secret by Ted Wallerstedt. An old school favourite - Top Secret was written way back when the Cold War was real, the Berlin Wall still divided a city and a country and cloak and dagger stuff was still the way countries gathered their intel on each other.

[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

There are still plenty of sessions available at all times of the day and night over the next 36 hours!

Mask_of_winter
June 28th, 2015, 11:48
I would like to thank all GMs for running games for this event. The amount and quality of games ran certainly exceeded our expectations. A thank you to players for coming in such great numbers is also in order. Our goal was to provide more opportunities to newcomers to try out Fantasy Grounds. I hope you had a good time and got to try something new. Let us know how we can make this event even better.

Cheers!

ianmward
June 28th, 2015, 13:47
+1 without the GMs there is no FGDaze...

Goltron
June 28th, 2015, 20:01
Thanks for organising fg daze guys, thanks to the great community here I was able to play with some great GM's and players alike. Certainly a great way to get newcomers like myself familiar with FG and all it can do as well as meeting more members.

Bravo

damned
June 29th, 2015, 01:40
Thank you to bobq219; Fizban; FSHSchmo; HoloGnome; ted.wallerstedt; Baron28; etropic; Morgentaler; VenomousFiligree; ianmward; Trenloe; Mask_of_winter; brustmlj; Talen; Mgrancey for all running a session at FGDaze! Most of the games were really well supported/attended and everyone had a good time! You guys all offered up your time at short notice and gave lots of people the opportunity to try something new!

Trenloe
June 29th, 2015, 02:16
Thank you to bobq219; Fizban; FSHSchmo; HoloGnome; ted.wallerstedt; Baron28; etropic; Morgentaler; VenomousFiligree; ianmward; Trenlo; Mask_of_winter; brustmlj; Talen; Mgrancey for all running a session at FGDaze!
I also hear there was this damned guy who ran a successful game too! Well done him as well. :)

Mask_of_winter
June 29th, 2015, 02:38
Huzzah!! *raises mug*

Zacchaeus
August 16th, 2015, 12:47
Big thanks to all the chaps who organised yesterday's FGDaze event. It was all jolly good fun :)

damned
August 16th, 2015, 13:55
Big thanks to all the GMs who put time and effort into running these sessions. Feel free to send your feedback via this thread - the good, the bad and the ugly.

I ran a Dungeon World experiment and had a great time.

Goltron
August 16th, 2015, 14:01
FGDaze was a success again. I had a great time in Morgentales game, i'm going to try and run a few one shots myself here and there as they are a great way for folks to see how all the fun works and try out new things.
Thanks to all the GMs for giving up your time to run the games.

Mask_of_winter
August 16th, 2015, 14:08
Hey Goltron, did you know about this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6lcnl6msjw0c3xq/Ravenloft%20Player's%20Guide%20for%205th%20Edition %20(redraft).pdf?dl=0

Isacoh
August 16th, 2015, 19:16
Hey! My feedback is I love playing in FG, but hate the calendar. I mostly do Adventure League games and prefer another website just to post my games there. It was fun teaching new people FG though!

LordEntrails
August 17th, 2015, 01:17
Would someone take a look at my thread and calendar entry and tell me what time they think the game was scheduled for (5E Undermountain: Through the Yawning Portal)? I had 5 no shows. One has contacted me to say they thought the game was at 9pm EDT and were sorry they missed it. Never heard from the others though. Fortunately I had a waitlist and they both showed and I got my son to join us, but with that many no shows. I have to imagine I did a poor job of communicating the time, location or something.

(note, I've removed the server alias and password from the calendar entry, it was there.)

Trenloe
August 17th, 2015, 02:30
[QUOTE=LordEntrails;226638]Would someone take a look at my thread and calendar entry and tell me what time they think the game was scheduled for (5E Undermountain: Through the Yawning Portal)? I had 5 no shows.QUOTE]
The time has past so it doesn't show anymore.

Even if you got it 100% correct it seems that so many people: don't set their timezone in their profile, misread the time or even ignore the shown time and do their own timezone "conversion" (completely botching it). And so many people think that when in daylight savings they're still in in their usual GMT offset (people in the UK think they're still in GMT, when they're in GMT+1; people in US Eastern think they're still in GMT-5 when they're in GMT-4 etc.). My question to you would be - are you in daylight savings at present or are you in Arizona and don't have daylight savings? Even if you're in Mountain Standard (not in daylight savings) some people will see "Mountain" and think that's the usual Mountain timezone (currently in daylight savings) and make bad calculations from that.

With one-shots like this I don't accept anyone on the game calendar until they've communicated (either in the thread or via PM) and if it looks like a weird time for them (e.g. very late/early) I'll confirm straight away before accepting them. You can also see people's timezone (TMZ) in the game calendar and I'll usually PM people close to the date re-confirming the time with people.

Even if you do all you can to confirm everything with players you can still get no-shows (I saw one person on one of the thread apologize for not showing because they just plain forgot), but hopefully not that many...

LordEntrails
August 17th, 2015, 04:04
Thanks Trenloe, Everyone had their timezone set. I guess the two things to learn:
1) Don't accept the player until they post in the thread or a PM.
2) Send reminder PM with time and make sure they know when it is for them.

damned
August 17th, 2015, 06:19
We can consider using the FGCon booking system - it is also not perfect though.
We went with the FG Calendar to keep management overhead down and to keep it as simple/easy for new users as possible.
We have some time now before the next FGDaze! to look at our options.

Thank you also to Doug and John for the License Bump! over the weekend allowing Full Licenses to accept Demo players.

The next event coming up is Gamer Geekend: http://www.gamergeekend.org/events/role-playing-games/
Followed by FG Con 7 in October.

Ellspeth
August 17th, 2015, 19:25
As a player I would like to add my thanks and well done to all the GM's who put out their time to create and even that allows us to try so many things. Through these events I have met players I now play with in regular games, some superb GM's and some rulesets it might have been years before I ever encountered them. I found the Dungeon World damned ran this FGDaze to be very interesting and different from other rulesets, it was far more similar to theater improv games than any I had encountered in the past, I just wish I had understood the difference early enough to make the most of them.

LordEntrails
November 5th, 2015, 17:38
Any plans for the next FGDaze?

hawkwind
November 5th, 2015, 23:22
Plus one

Mask_of_winter
November 6th, 2015, 01:54
Yes, there will be more FGDaze events. Right now we're still working on the aftermath of FGCon7 and coordinating the other events like GamerGeekend and FGDaze to minimize the overload.
How can we make FGDaze better for you?

damned
November 18th, 2015, 05:25
FGDaze! 3 has arrived! please see: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?26895-FGDaze!-3-Saturday-December-5th-2015-Game-announcement-thread
Ive edited the first post in this thread with the new dates!

damned
November 18th, 2015, 05:26
New signatures available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/prielu07ltf801u/fg-daze-3-signatures.txt?dl=0

FGDaze! 3 Signatures




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FGDaze! 3 – Saturday December 5th 2015 - Games List (http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?26895-FGDaze!-3-Saturday-December-5th-2015-

Game-announcement-thread)



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FGDaze! 3 – Saturday December 5th 2015 - Games List (http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?26895-FGDaze!-3-Saturday-December-5th-2015-

Game-announcement-thread)



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FGDaze! 3 – Saturday December 5th 2015 - Games List (http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?26895-FGDaze!-3-Saturday-December-5th-2015-

Game-announcement-thread)



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FGDaze! 3 – Saturday December 5th 2015 - Games List (http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?26895-FGDaze!-3-Saturday-December-5th-2015-

Game-announcement-thread)



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FGDaze! 3 – Saturday December 5th 2015 - Games List (http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?26895-FGDaze!-3-Saturday-December-5th-2015-

Game-announcement-thread)

JerryRig
December 16th, 2015, 18:51
Radar on FGDaze #4?

damned
December 17th, 2015, 13:11
Hola JerryRig
There have been some initial discussions on Con timings for next year starting with Gamer Geekend and then FG Con 8.
I think we could squeeze a FGDaze! in during January.... otherwise GG2 will be in mid/late Feb and FG Con 8 in mid April...

JerryRig
December 19th, 2015, 17:35
Not interested in anything related to the Geekend and those Soggy members ...they've a bad history with supporting their games. Really just care about FG Daze and if there is going to be one in January.
Please tell me your not planning the FG Daze with/around anything the Geekend does ...their history of inconsistency, member favoritism in their games and overzealous management of games will likely cause this endeavor to falter over time as people experience the Society's gaming experience. Don't get FG Daze thrown in with that lot PLEASE!

Give us a FG Daze!!!

damned
December 19th, 2015, 23:57
We dont want any of the events to run into each other as there is only so many GMs and players who want to participate in these events,
Does Saturday 9th Jan sound alright? FGDaze! over this festive period will prolly be small - small but just as much fun!

Zacchaeus
December 20th, 2015, 12:37
We dont want any of the events to run into each other as there is only so many GMs and players who want to participate in these events,
Does Saturday 9th Jan sound alright? FGDaze! over this festive period will prolly be small - small but just as much fun!

Not sure, I think I may be washing my hair that day .. no wait.... :)

Skellan
December 20th, 2015, 15:21
I could run something on 9th Jan

JerryRig
December 22nd, 2015, 06:30
Sounds good to me. I got it on my calendar.

GunbunnyFuFu
December 22nd, 2015, 15:57
Sounds good to me as well....hoping to get into a game as well! Thanks for planning this and the logistics behind it!

Mask_of_winter
December 22nd, 2015, 16:18
Thanks for your participation! We're doing this for you guys.

damned
December 24th, 2015, 14:22
FGDaze! 4 is upon us!
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?27423-FGDaze!-4-Saturday-January-9th-2016-Game-announcement-thread