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damned
February 20th, 2016, 05:32
Woohoo!

FG Con 8 is coming! FG Con 8 will run April 8-10 2016!

FG Con 7 will run from Friday evening 8th April (Aus and NZ) thru until late on Sunday 10th (US and Canada). That's 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 is open now. 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.

Players - you cant sign up for games just yet - player registration will open in Mid March.

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Signature files are available here if you want to help promote the event!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/20gyzh14croyjwq/fg-con-8-signatures.txt?dl=0

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Dorthan
February 21st, 2016, 02:29
This sounds like a fun thing, looking forward to it!

damned
February 21st, 2016, 03:26
Hola Dorthan - ready to try your hand at running something? ;)


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xazil
February 21st, 2016, 05:28
Is there a PFS coordinator nominated for this FG-Con? Asking because previously we had suggested time slots to use when putting in games.

Trenloe
February 21st, 2016, 05:34
Is there a PFS coordinator nominated for this FG-Con? Asking because previously we had suggested time slots to use when putting in games.
No one has volunteered to take on the PFS coordinator tasks, based off the emails I sent out a few weeks ago.

I'll make a post over the next couple of days recommending for PFS the 5 hour slots we used previously, but it will be entirely up to each individual PFS GM if they want to adhere to that. There'll be no Paizo support for FG Con 8.

Trenloe
February 21st, 2016, 05:56
Info and recommendations for Pathfinder Society Organized Play GMs here: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?28461-Pathfinder-Society-at-FG-Con-8

damned
February 21st, 2016, 06:24
PFS games are perfect for playing at Conventions - they are high quality adventures and they are designed to play in a specific time window so even though Trenloe isnt coordinating (he will be away for FG Con completely) we hope you will still run PFS!


The event adding page does not read your profile timezone – all times on the event adding page are UTC 0. Use the UTC 0 times I list below for adding your game:

Slot #1. UTC 0: 07:00 to 12:00 (UK 8am –> 1pm. US Eastern 3am –> 8am. US Western 12am -> 5am. Australian EST 5pm –> 10pm.) Time and Date link
Break.
Slot #2. UTC 0: 13:00 to 18:00. (UK 2pm –> 7pm. US Eastern 9am –> 2pm. US Western 6am -> 11am. Australian AEST 11pm –> 4am.) Time and Date Link
Break.
Slot #3. UTC 0: 19:00 – 00:00 (next day). (UK 8pm –> 1am. US Eastern 3pm –> 8pm. US Western 12pm -> 5pm. Australian AEST 5am –> 10am.) Time and Date Link
Break.
Slot #4. UTC 0: 01:00 to 06:00. (UK 2am –> 7am. US Eastern 9pm –> 2am. US Western 6pm -> 11pm. Australian AEST 11am –> 4pm.) Time and Date Link

Don’t worry if there are already other PFS games in your preferred time slot, we usually run with 4 PFS events in the popular time slots.


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Ellspeth
February 21st, 2016, 13:50
Okay, whichever admin previews the submissions for FG-Con, with my well known technical expertise, though I knew the time both in GMT and my own zone without checking, whenever I checked preview it wasn't reflecting what I had entered. I tried again, but brain glitch, hit submit for review. Most of the information was already there except the max players, 6, the time should be 01:00-05:00 GMT on Saturday the tenth which would make it 20:00-0:00 Friday the 9th in my time zone EST. Oops sorry guys, just let me know what I need to do to fix it. Thanks.
Ha I see part of my problem isn't even technical simple misread of calendar dates, the submit for review before I discovered it is the only problem. Never ever work stuff out like this before the first pot of coffee is done.

damned
February 21st, 2016, 22:58
Hey Ellspeth it looks like you have it all setup just fine. You might want to recopy your signature though as it has gone a little awry :)


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Ellspeth
February 21st, 2016, 23:02
Just testing the fix. and thanks Damned, yes Mask helped me sort it, I did forget the lag on DST at that point but it is fine as is. I have another entry but need to check some scheduling details first.

damned
February 21st, 2016, 23:07
I use http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html to do my conversions for me :)

Gadreun
February 23rd, 2016, 07:26
Woohoo! I'm back baby! I will run my Saturday game, I might throw in a Sunday game closer to the time, see how my work stacks up :)

The Tears of the Dragon

Ruleset: D&D 5e

A war fought by dragons is being waged in the skies overhead. The forces for good and evil have aligned against one another, the fight has been long and hard. But the war has reached a turning point: the gold dragon Crysothiliax, has recently stolen a key Artifact from the enemy. Alas, the Hero was brought down in an epic battle with the huge red dragon Regaxtherios somewhere South of you, it is presumed both dragons plummeted to their doom. Your mission is urgent and vital. Retrieve the Artifact from the crash site and return it to safety. But you must avoid the agents of the enemy at all costs. The very fate of the realms could be at stake!



Play is planned for 3 hours but booked for 4 to ensure time to complete.


This is a 1st level adventure. Characters will be provided.

Daelvil
February 23rd, 2016, 09:55
I am looking forward to it too. =)

Gadreun
February 23rd, 2016, 12:08
Hmmm, the time of my game is messed up. I set it for 9pm UTC, so it should have been my Saturday 10am - 2pm? I wonder why it changed it?

Mask_of_winter
February 23rd, 2016, 13:33
Hmmm, the time of my game is messed up. I set it for 9pm UTC, so it should have been my Saturday 10am - 2pm? I wonder why it changed it?
Did you use timeanddate.com?
I don't know about your part of the world but the clock changes in March here in North America.

damned
February 23rd, 2016, 13:46
Did you use timeanddate.com?
I don't know about your part of the world but the clock changes in March here in the North America.

hahaha... errr... t was me. I thought the kiwi messed up and i changed it on him... its all good!

darrenan
February 23rd, 2016, 18:07
Just posted a session for review on Sunday evening. How to set max players?

Trenloe
February 23rd, 2016, 18:39
Just posted a session for review on Sunday evening. How to set max players?
Do that in the "Bookings/Registration" section of the event. This is covered in the GM Guidelines document, please follow this closely. Guidelines available here: http://www.fg-con.com/information/gm-guidelines/

Ellspeth
February 23rd, 2016, 21:12
Thanks Damned, it is soooooo nice to know even you serious tech types screw up once in a while. Made my entire day. Cheers.

damned
February 24th, 2016, 00:38
Thanks Damned, it is soooooo nice to know even you serious tech types screw up once in a while. Made my entire day. Cheers.

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Gadreun
February 24th, 2016, 06:41
In fairness, Damned knows me very well, and it was a natural assumption I would have screwed up the times! He had emailed me, but I missed seeing it, all good :)

Zacchaeus
February 24th, 2016, 10:27
13138

This is priceless :)

Ellspeth
February 24th, 2016, 12:36
LOL Ross ya ain't bursting my bubble, I listened to the kiwi-aussie rivalry way too long for that. Too bad your game is scheduled at a time it crosses mine, you run a great DnD. Good luck with your game.

Gadreun
February 25th, 2016, 07:54
Thanks Elspeth! You too :) I hadn't checked other times yet, I was going to try and sneak in a game or two as a player, pity, I think your game will be terrific!

Ellspeth
February 25th, 2016, 14:01
You may just get another chance, I have a second game planned, not on the calendar yet, and for some bizarre reason my games tend to land brunch time your part of the world. GM note: If Gadreun joins game penalties for talking to weapons. jk, how is Grievous doing by the way?

Ahoggya
February 25th, 2016, 18:08
Running a progressive All Flesh Must Be Eaten game that starts on Day1 (named Learn to Fear Day1) on Friday, moving to Learn to Fear Day2 on Saturday, same time and Learn to Fear Day3 on Sunday same time.14 Pre-gen characters to pick from. Using Corerpg in FG. Best to have a pregame play dialogue before the game on Friday. Not necessary for Saturday or Sunday. Ultimate license.

Gadreun
February 25th, 2016, 19:18
You may just get another chance, I have a second game planned, not on the calendar yet, and for some bizarre reason my games tend to land brunch time your part of the world. GM note: If Gadreun joins game penalties for talking to weapons. jk, how is Grievous doing by the way?

I will keep an eye out :) Grievous is keener than ever and ready to go to work!

Bane Root
February 27th, 2016, 13:36
Please help. I'm having a hell of a time accessing the FG Con site. I've registered, but upon attempting to sign in it tells me my password is incorrect. Wehn I request a password reset, it sends me a link by email. When I open the link, it tells me,
"Your password reset link appears to be invalid. Please request a new link below."

Firstdarkfox13
February 28th, 2016, 00:18
Well i defiantly be running at least two session over this period on fantasy grounds through i don't think i be doing anything too left field for them i will look at my schdual to see if i'm able ot run any thing more through i be happy to play a few games as a character if anybody needs a lab rat test subject.

damned
February 28th, 2016, 01:42
Hola Firstdarkfox13! We'd love to have you on board. Dont over do it - two games is great - if you run too many it can be quite draining. Although there is one GM who ran 6 or 7 at FG Con 7!


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Hector Trelane
March 1st, 2016, 17:25
Damned, what's the deadline for GM registration?

Mask_of_winter
March 1st, 2016, 18:19
Damned, what's the deadline for GM registration?
April 4th

Trenloe
March 1st, 2016, 21:45
But we'd recommend adding your event before then. The later you leave it, the less chance you have to fill your game - especially if you're planning something that isn't "mainstream". Having said that, there always seem to be people who hear about FG Con at the last moment and come looking for a game. If you're the type of person who doesn't mind last minute "will I get enough players or not" antics then that's fine, but I think most of us like to know a few days ahead if our game will run. So - recommendation: enter your event on the FG Con website as soon as you're able.

Hector Trelane
March 1st, 2016, 23:26
But we'd recommend adding your event before then. The later you leave it, the less chance you have to fill your game - especially if you're planning something that isn't "mainstream".

I take it that "mainstream" in this context means "Pathfinder or DND"? ;)

Yes, I plan to register my non-mainstream Fate Core adaptation of a Dresden Files RPG sample adventure in the next week or so. I'm building it out now, impressed with how well-oiled the Fate Core rules are.

ShotGun Jolly
March 4th, 2016, 06:55
Foiled Again! this event is just 2 days prior to me getting home from my work travels. Missed the last 2 events due to this thing called 'Work' :(

Next one perhaps?

damned
March 4th, 2016, 07:22
I take it that "mainstream" in this context means "Pathfinder or DND"? ;)

Yes, I plan to register my non-mainstream Fate Core adaptation of a Dresden Files RPG sample adventure in the next week or so. I'm building it out now, impressed with how well-oiled the Fate Core rules are.

Good man Hector! Just sell it good in the description. Spread the word amongst your friends and past gaming acquaintances!


Foiled Again! this event is just 2 days prior to me getting home from my work travels. Missed the last 2 events due to this thing called 'Work' :(

Next one perhaps?

Last time I do you a favour!

damned
March 4th, 2016, 13:07
Woot!

We have 37 games posted already! Big thanks to all the GMs for getting behind this every time!
We have some:

Call of Cthulhu
Dungeon World
Pathfnder
All Flesh Must Be Eaten
Extinction Event
5E
Savage Worlds Tropicana
Savage Worlds Top Secret
Savage Worlds Roman Britain
Savage Worlds Winter Eternal
Savage Worlds Dune
Savage Worlds Deadlands Noir
Savage Worlds Rippers
DCC RPG
Trail of Cthulhu
GURPS

Thats not a bad selection of Systems and Genres!
Please spread the word to your fellow GMs and as we get closer to March 17th start reminding fellow players and recruiting some new ones!

Art Wendorf
March 5th, 2016, 17:14
Wonder if anyone is planning on running a FFG Star Wars game... Anyone? :::crickets::: Bueller? :p

I'm still learning the ins and outs of FG because I'm a slow learner, my daughter is graduating soon, work won't let me just have fun time 24/7 and I'm a slow learner (yes, that needs to be in there twice). I hope to be proficient enough for the NEXT FG-Con that I can run a game of some sort that isn't D&D for people.

ShotGun Jolly
March 5th, 2016, 18:51
Last time I do you a favour!

Ha! Naturally, what needs to be done to avoid such disappointment, would confer with your neighborhood Jolly GM prior to setting a date. lol

Nah, its the nature if my schedule, i will get a whole bunch in a row, and then miss a whole bunch if you stick to the same rough schedule every year. Good news is, its looking that my schedule is starting to flip back to my favor.

elefernex
March 5th, 2016, 21:38
Great Ill take your suggestion for FG Con. Starting friday night Ill be running a M&M 3rd edition game set in the world of Marvel. Right after the mutant civil war. Its starting lvl 10. What else do I need to do damed in order to get my game subscribed?

damned
March 5th, 2016, 21:44
Well met elefernex!

You need to register an account first - http://www.fg-con.com/ and then Login->Register. Once you have confirmed your account (check spam as it sometimes ends up there) you will be able to set your Timezone and add a new Event. Use the Guides there for adding the event. For one shots - especially for one with complex characters like MM you should have pre-gens and a shortish story that could be finished in 3-4 hours or 5 hours max or one that you can run in 2 sessions. Typically (and I havent played MM) you should only plan for 2 or 3 combat encounters or it wont be able to be completed in time.
You can email [email protected] if you need any specific help.


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elefernex
March 5th, 2016, 21:59
well only got one problem Im EST what is that GMT?

Hector Trelane
March 5th, 2016, 22:13
well only got one problem Im EST what is that GMT?

EST (my time zone) is GMT-4 or GMT-5 depending on Daylight Savings Time

To avoid confusion, follow the registration process damned just explained and the FGCon website will convert it automatically.

elefernex
March 5th, 2016, 22:19
Alright I registered my game hope I did everything right lol

damned
March 6th, 2016, 00:00
well only got one problem Im EST what is that GMT?


Your in EST, Im in AEST, and we have people in all parts of the globe so we input in GMT which is +0 as a base point.


EST (my time zone) is GMT-4 or GMT-5 depending on Daylight Savings Time

To avoid confusion, follow the registration process damned just explained and the FGCon website will convert it automatically.

Yep - follow the guide as best you can...


Alright I registered my game hope I did everything right lol

... and it will be checked by one of the FG Con team before being published :)

Thanks for your interest! M&M for FGCon!


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elefernex
March 6th, 2016, 00:09
Hoora muthas, M&M at FGCON!

Trenloe
March 6th, 2016, 00:34
To avoid confusion, follow the registration process damned just explained and the FGCon website will convert it automatically.
Just to be clear, the FG Con website will convert times for players if they set their time zone in their profile.

When GMs enter events, they must use GMT (UTC 0) time zone to enter their events. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) is 4 hours behind GMT at the time of the convention, so enter your times 4 hours later than you'll actually be running in your time zone.

elefernex
March 6th, 2016, 01:14
Yes thank you, My time the games will be from 2:30pm to 6:30pm so it works out fine since I dont work that day.

elefernex
March 6th, 2016, 02:07
This should be fun, though its kinda sad Im the only one so far running an M&M game was hoping to play in one as well :(

FSHSchmo
March 6th, 2016, 03:46
ADVENTURERS LEAGUE ONLINE AT FG CON 8 CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS LEAGUE DMS!
It gives me great pleasure to announce that FG Con running April 8-10 will be offering official Adventurers League games.
Your help is needed to make the games happen. When you signup to DM one of the AL games in one of the timeslots available you will be able to choose from one of the preset adventures. As a way of saying thanks for DM'ing one of the AL games during FG Con, all DMs who run an AL game will be provided with all of the adventures being offered at FG Con as a special thank you from the Adventurers League Online.
GMs please direct any queries to FSHSchmo [email protected]

PLAYER CALL
Players grab those AL characters and sign-up for an official AL game! Player registrations open on March 17th!
Don't know what the Adventurers League is? You can head to the Wizards of the Coast AL Resource Page located at https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/events/adventurers-league-resources and download the various resources there ranging from the basic rules to character sheets.
If you have any questions about creating an AL legal character you can download the latest Adventurers League Players Guild by using the following link http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/ALPGv3_print.pdf
All players must register and book at the FG Con website. After registering you must set your TimeZone and enter your DCI number on your profile page. Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive the registration confirmation. http://www.fg-con.com/fg-login/?action=register
All Adventurers League players must enter their DCI number to play during this event.
Instructions can be found here: http://www.fg-con.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/03/FGCon_UserRegistration.pdf

hawkwind
March 9th, 2016, 12:41
my 13th age game has dissappeared

damned
March 9th, 2016, 12:45
Any time you edit your event it will go unpublished until it is re-reviewed.

which has been done so its back up now!

Ellspeth
March 9th, 2016, 21:48
I may be technically challenged but I can still count, 48 games registered for FG-Con 8, with almost 4 weeks left for GM registration. That weekend will be a blast.

Skellan
March 11th, 2016, 15:11
I usually post mine closer to the time but I plan to run two so we should hit 50. What's the max number an FG con has had?

Trenloe
March 11th, 2016, 15:12
What's the max number an FG con has had?
56. FG Con 6: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?23894-FG-Con-VI-(6)-Review

Ellspeth
March 11th, 2016, 15:56
I counted this morning, I see 52 now.

Trenloe
March 11th, 2016, 15:59
I counted this morning, I see 52 now.
Yeah, it's looking good. We usually get 20% or so of the advertised sessions don't go ahead for various reasons.

Skellan
March 11th, 2016, 16:22
We will smash it this time :)

damned
March 11th, 2016, 19:44
Once again there is a great variety of games to choose from. 54 games up at this stage but we will probably peak over 70 games somewhere but as Trenloe says not all will run. Illness, accidents and changing work demands knock out a few GMs and there will be a few games that dont make the required numbers.

Varsuuk
March 12th, 2016, 05:31
Did I miss the announcement for Player sign ups? Its nearly "midmonth" ;)

Going back to sleep... or I'd reread the other thread too :) Tomorrow...

damned
March 12th, 2016, 10:08
17th March... UTC.

leozelig
March 16th, 2016, 22:21
I submitted a last-minute time change. I thought I accounted for daylight savings, but it appears not. US Eastern is now UTC-4... at least, I think so.

On the plus side, my maps are ready. I posted a sneak peek below (nothing too exciting). Now I need to go out and get some players!

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damned
March 17th, 2016, 05:05
oooooeeerrr lots of arachnids!

Ellspeth
March 17th, 2016, 12:42
I have no phobia of spiders, unlike that freaking snake in your game Damned that seems to have more lives than the average cat, I know I have killed it twice myself.

Black Hammer
March 17th, 2016, 23:37
Signups still open for the GM side of things? My schedule's been flippy, so I've been hesitant to line up anything.

Skellan
March 18th, 2016, 00:14
I think april 4th is the deadline for GM submissions

damned
March 18th, 2016, 01:19
Hi Black Hammer and Skellan, April 4 is the recommended latest date. The later you leave it the less likely you are to attract enough players but in saying that you can post it up anytime you like.
The later you leave it I would check out the other sessions running and look for a period where all the other games are full or nearly so, or where there are not many games running.
Additionally a 5e or PFS game will likely fill up more easily than some other systems.

The more a GM advertises his/her game the more likely it is to fill up too.


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Black Hammer
March 18th, 2016, 03:15
Hi Black Hammer and Skellan, April 4 is the recommended latest date. The later you leave it the less likely you are to attract enough players but in saying that you can post it up anytime you like.
The later you leave it I would check out the other sessions running and look for a period where all the other games are full or nearly so, or where there are not many games running.
Additionally a 5e or PFS game will likely fill up more easily than some other systems.

The more a GM advertises his/her game the more likely it is to fill up too.

Eh, I have no particular interest in 5E or Pathfinder, and certainly none in PFS organized stuff. Just got an email yesterday that I might be getting some new Delta Green stuff from Arc Dream, and could slap something together for that. I noticed you already have a ToC game up there, though, and seems like there's barely enough interest in Cthulhu games on FG to get even one of those going.

damned
March 18th, 2016, 05:45
Eh, I have no particular interest in 5E or Pathfinder, and certainly none in PFS organized stuff. Just got an email yesterday that I might be getting some new Delta Green stuff from Arc Dream, and could slap something together for that. I noticed you already have a ToC game up there, though, and seems like there's barely enough interest in Cthulhu games on FG to get even one of those going.

Im not suggesting you run anything in particular. We encourage GMs to run what they want to run. I run things I want to run and I also make sure that I advertise them wherever I can - not just here - to make sure I get enough numbers. I run Dungeon World, Trail of Cthulhu, Call of Cthulhu, Maelstrom RPG, Castles & Crusades. We had 7 Cthulhu games at FG Con 7 and all went ahead IIRC. I advertise everyones games on various forums - enworld, rpgnet, pinnacle, trolllords, penandpapergamers, G+ etc.


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bigboom
March 18th, 2016, 06:10
And to add to damned's point, player sign-ups have been open now for only about a day and a half with three weeks to go before FG Con actually starts.

So it's premature to already assume that some of the games are short on players. Between now and the start of the con, more people will join and some will drop.

I say don't be discouraged so early on. If you want to GM something, then sign up for whatever you like! (personally, I'm always hoping for more sci-fi games) And as damned said, advertise it... I believe that'll make a huge difference.

damned
March 18th, 2016, 07:56
There were 116 signups in the first 24 hours and I hadnt actually announced that they were open - that is largely from people who were awaiting the 17th and/or word of mouth. Im sending a new newsletter over the weekend to just over 900 registered users on FG Con. ne place I dont advertise is Facebook - thats just beacuse Im not at all active on FB. The more people spreading the word and bumping up other peoples posts the more effective it is. If active players and GMs here can do some FB posts that would be helpful :)

If anyone has any questions or wants to discuss anything in private send me a PM and we can chat.


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Mortar
March 19th, 2016, 01:50
As an addendum to that, the one game I am signed up for right now, I got a G+ notification from the GM about it. So the advertising definitely helps. Browsing others now.

damned
March 19th, 2016, 02:56
spread the word my friend! send it to some old gaming buddies or post it on some G+ groups you follow :)


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Varsuuk
March 19th, 2016, 03:48
Bah, I missed the reply about 17th. Gonna search start of thread for addy. I was hoping to make a 5e on FGCon my deflowering event ;p

Varsuuk
March 19th, 2016, 04:24
Yup, I couldn't get in any "regular" AL game of level 1. Only one I can make was on Fri night 9PM EST since I don't get home on commute before 7:30pm.

I did sign up for Zac ;) breakfast (although rumor has it I will be going hungry :( ).
And I put in a pending for Suits in the Mist the Ravenloft AL. But not sure what I need to do ahead. Will hop over to AL site tomorrow to check if "having valid AL char" means just creating inside FG a character according to that season's rules pDF or if I have to register it somewhere (I have only a dci, have never used it)

damned
March 19th, 2016, 04:41
read the instructions for ALO games here: http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ALO_FGCon8_Guide.pdf
Starts with a GM Call to Arms but there is player info further down.

Varsuuk
March 19th, 2016, 06:05
K thanks, so it is just creating it in my FG ready to go. I wondered if "valid" meant "built according to the rules in PDF and pre-uploaded to some Adventurers League registry under my DCI before I can use that character" (all in one breath, I might add!)

damned
March 23rd, 2016, 15:24
I just want to say... THANK YOU to everyone that is involved in any way with FG Con 8. Whether you are a GM, a player or helping with the organisation and admin or you just told a friend or stranger about it.
We have just over 250 bookings in the 7 days since registration opened!
There is still plenty of time to add some more games and to register to play in something different.

We got some GURPS, Call of Cthulhu, 5e, Savage Worlds, Fate, DCC RPG, Drakar och Demoner and Pathfinder games that want some more players.
Go try something different and meet some new people!


http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/fgcon8-banner-04.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 8 – Invite A Friend April 8-10th 2016
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

Hector Trelane
March 23rd, 2016, 15:43
We got some GURPS, Call of Cthulhu, 5e, Savage Worlds, Fate, DCC RPG, Drakar och Demoner and Pathfinder games that want some more players.
Go try something different and meet some new people!

Here are the Fate Core sessions:

Tutorial for players brand new to Fate (http://www.fg-con.com/events/fate-core-tutorial-prequel-to-night-fears/), no prior experience required (doubling as a prequel to the next session); and
The introductory one-shot scenario, Night Fears (http://www.fg-con.com/events/fate-core-night-fears/), designed for beginning players--and those who enjoy a strong-RP game.


I'm excited to play both these sessions and have found, in preparing for them, that Fate Core's strengths really shine in character-driven narrative and narrative-driven plots. It's deepening my understanding of RP in RPGs, and promise to be interesting runs.

Mask_of_winter
March 23rd, 2016, 15:55
We're pretty happy about the amazing response so far indeed! Thanks everybody!

Skellan
March 26th, 2016, 02:57
are all licenses being upgraded to ultimate for FG con weekend again?

Mask_of_winter
March 26th, 2016, 02:59
are all licenses being upgraded to ultimate for FG con weekend again?
Not anymore. People without a license wanting to join a game with the host having a Full license should take advantage of the free 30 day trial.

Skellan
March 26th, 2016, 03:11
Fair enough, most games seem to be hosted by gms with ultimate licenses anyway

moustachio74
March 26th, 2016, 04:29
Hi all how do I register for this ? looking forward to getting back into role playing after nearly 20 years off :), thanx in advance for all replies.

damned
March 26th, 2016, 04:32
head on over to http://www.fg-con.com/events
that will show you the list of events
click on the Login link and choose register - it will send you an email with login instructions (hotmail is bouncing at the moment so use something else or we will manually send you details)
set your timezone - very, very, very important
and apply for a game or three!

Mortar
March 26th, 2016, 09:40
Even better, find yourself 4 games to play!


edit...just found a game for sunday....so find yourself 5 games to play :ninja:

Blyssful
March 27th, 2016, 10:03
Just don't over apply yourself lol

Mortar
March 27th, 2016, 14:27
All at different time slots...made sure of that :) Was hoping for maybe some C&C action too, but it's okay...1 new system I haven't played (DungeonWorld), trying out the newest D&D version, and a couple settings for SW I haven't played plus some good old Top Secret.

Going to be a fantastic weekend

Skellan
March 27th, 2016, 18:07
Is there a way to get a list of the 5e games that are running? The search function seems to give an incomplete result.

FSHSchmo
March 27th, 2016, 18:08
Is there a way to get a list of the 5e games that are running? The search function seems to give an incomplete result.

Season 3
Death on the Wall - Tier 1 - 2 hours
Szith Morcane Unbound - Tier 2 - 4 hours
Writhing in the Dark - Tier 2 - 2 hours
Hillsfar Reclaimed - Tier 1 - 2 hours
Herald of the Moon - Tier 1 - 4 hours
The Quest for Sporedome - Tier 2 - 2 hours

Season 4
Suits of the Mists - Tier 1 - (5) 1 hour adventures

Skellan
March 27th, 2016, 22:01
Thanks. The search function for 5e misses most of those which is weird.

Bane Root
March 31st, 2016, 03:01
Sorry guys.

Sadly, a change in my work schedule makes it such that I have to withdraw from my two scheduled games I planned to run.

"GURPS -WW2 Normandy Invasion" and "GURPS- Gantz" are off the table for me.

Hector Trelane
March 31st, 2016, 03:51
Sorry guys.

Sadly, a change in my work schedule makes it such that I have to withdraw from my two scheduled games I planned to run.

"GURPS -WW2 Normandy Invasion" and "GURPS- Gantz" are off the table for me.

Sorry to see it. Hope to catch you another time for a GURPs game--I was signed up for Normandy.

damned
March 31st, 2016, 07:44
Sorry to hear that Bane Root. Maybe you might still find time to play in a session at some point over the weekend.


http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/fgcon8-banner-04a.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 8 – Invite A Friend April 8-10th 2016
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

yako2020
March 31st, 2016, 18:11
The game would be done to GURPS was canceled, I'm sorry for that :(
But at the same time I'm curious to know if there is a possibility it will be available for download when I say I mean the available version made in CoreRPG.

Zacchaeus
April 5th, 2016, 16:02
Due to a call off a space has opened up in both "The Incomplete Breakfast" and the "The Incomplete Lunch" on Saturday. Now is the time to get over there and book it before it goes. Beginners especially welcome.

damned
April 5th, 2016, 16:23
http://www.fg-con.com/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=49
about 2 dozen (out of more than 320) slots available! get some gaming going this weekend!

whiteTiki
April 6th, 2016, 18:55
Whyyyyy am I always so late!

I just found about all this FG CON thing and it sounds really interesting. Can someone help me with this?

1.- I went to the page (FG CON) and register over there.
2.- They gave me a weird password and I log in
3.- I revised the events on the ruleset, time and day I can/want to play
4.- Now, how do I sign in as a player? Just comment?

Thanks all!

Zacchaeus
April 6th, 2016, 19:13
Whyyyyy am I always so late!

I just found about all this FG CON thing and it sounds really interesting. Can someone help me with this?

1.- I went to the page (FG CON) and register over there.
2.- They gave me a weird password and I log in
3.- I revised the events on the ruleset, time and day I can/want to play
4.- Now, how do I sign in as a player? Just comment?

Thanks all!

Go to the event list, find an event you'd like to book and then click on 'book'. At the next screen select the number of places you want to book (which should be one by default) and then click on 'confirm booking'

whiteTiki
April 6th, 2016, 19:23
Dude... that was so easy... how did I miss that

thanks for the quick response, as always.

Daedalus
April 6th, 2016, 19:39
Looking for two more players for my Savage Worlds: Tropicana Game:

http://www.fg-con.com/events/tropicana-hot-wheels/
(http://www.fg-con.com/events/tropicana-hot-wheels/)

rob2e
April 7th, 2016, 01:45
It seems GURPS : WWII - Sword Beach, Normandy Invasion slotted for Friday at noon PDT has been removed. Super disappointing. Anyone know why?

Hector Trelane
April 7th, 2016, 02:13
It seems GURPS : WWII - Sword Beach, Normandy Invasion slotted for Friday at noon PDT has been removed. Super disappointing. Anyone know why?

rob2e: see post #92 of this thread: the GM had a schedule change requiring him to cancel:


Sorry guys.

Sadly, a change in my work schedule makes it such that I have to withdraw from my two scheduled games I planned to run.

"GURPS -WW2 Normandy Invasion" and "GURPS- Gantz" are off the table for me.


I was signed up to play that session too--Bane Root, hopefully you reschedule in the near future?

Varsuuk
April 7th, 2016, 05:11
I signed up for Breakfast-Interruptus and a Suits in the Mist (I keep thinking of Gorillas...)
I updated my install of TS3 and tested against the FG server.

I tested an internal Skype internally, but while I thought I recall Skype being mentioned, I didn't see any info there.

Will there be video for these games (I care neither way, just trying to prep) - if so, which apps should I have GTG and do I need to pre-contact up to make the connection on Game Day(s)?

damned
April 7th, 2016, 05:15
The GM will typically make contact with you however this close to the Con you may have missed their email.
Join the ts.fg-con.com teamspeak server 15mins before Game time and look for the Game or GM name in the FG Con channel.

Zacchaeus
April 7th, 2016, 09:03
I signed up for Breakfast-Interruptus and a Suits in the Mist (I keep thinking of Gorillas...)
I updated my install of TS3 and tested against the FG server.

I tested an internal Skype internally, but while I thought I recall Skype being mentioned, I didn't see any info there.

Will there be video for these games (I care neither way, just trying to prep) - if so, which apps should I have GTG and do I need to pre-contact up to make the connection on Game Day(s)?

You should have a PM from me a few days ago with all of the details; but certainly you won't need skype for me and I won't be doing any video. My voice is scary enough :)

LordEntrails
April 7th, 2016, 23:45
Last minute player cancellations, 2 openings in Balance Disturbed, a 5E D&D adventure in the Burning Destiny Campaign. See: http://www.fg-con.com/events/balance-disturbed/

Hector Trelane
April 8th, 2016, 14:09
...and FG Con 8 is officially underway! Gentlemen, start your engines!

[Actually, they've already started: at least 14 players for FG Con are on Teamspeak right now...]

Zacchaeus
April 8th, 2016, 15:19
Gentlemen, start your engines!

And ladies surely!

Hector Trelane
April 8th, 2016, 18:40
And ladies surely!

... and kobolds, lizardpersons, Jedi, tentacled-faced Old Ones...

spite
April 8th, 2016, 21:33
I apologise to my group for ALO DDEX3-12 today for us not having enough members to start a game, for the two players who did show up I hope you can find another game time this weekend! Roll on!

damned
April 9th, 2016, 00:25
That is one of the unfortunate things about ALO/PFS that you have to have a minimum number of players. There are some other ALO games that have space if you are available at those times.

Zacchaeus
April 9th, 2016, 22:59
Thanks to all of the players who made it to my sessions today. Both were a great deal of fun.

Can I also make a plea to those that didn't turn up that in the future you at least make some attempt at communicating your unavailability before hand.

damned
April 10th, 2016, 00:58
Can I also make a plea to those that didn't turn up that in the future you at least make some attempt at communicating your unavailability before hand.

The easiest thing in the world to send an email or to use the Cancel button on the booking....
Cmon people!

Varsuuk
April 10th, 2016, 01:50
I had a great time at Breakfast (and very glad I didn't get any "eggs" in the end)

Thanks Zacchaeus :) It was my first FG session ever and I had fun (yes, I was saving myself (and my 1's) for you!)


Now just hoping my 9PM DDEX03-14 is still on ;)

damned
April 10th, 2016, 01:55
Varsuuk - there are a number of players in LFG most of the time. If you are short players at all encourage your GM to speak with the players in that channel. I know there are some requirements for ALO (like a DCI) but its always worth a shot if you are short by a player!

Varsuuk
April 10th, 2016, 02:04
Ya, doesn't look good - it's the DM that's not here (don't know if any others here due to not knowing their TS names) but I see that the event is now no longer on the FG list (I checked prior to 9PM so it isn't that) :(

Bah all my games except Zacc's were cancelled it seems tonight.

I guess I'll look around for an older season AL next weekend.

Varsuuk
April 10th, 2016, 02:31
OKies, since it seems it was aborted without notice (my 3PM was aborted after I informed the DM that it was scheduled for 3PM not 9PM as he thought... he sent an email at my suggestion so the 11 others scheduled might get some advance warning.)

So EXTRA thanks Z for your prepared game and letting me have one good(great) takeaway from FG8.

Going to put son to bed since I can now.

damned
April 10th, 2016, 02:37
The calendar auto updates based on the time - the event wasnt cancelled. Could you - or anyone else - let me know what events the GM didnt show for so I can follow up and check what happened.

Varsuuk
April 10th, 2016, 02:47
DDEX-03-14 9PM EST (I checked prior to 9PM, it went away before that so maybe the cron job is a little before the event?)
HE was very helpful in answering questions and bringing in alternates and communicating - up until last night. Not sure what happened, but his not responding to emails was totally unlike his behaviour (for you Z ;P) over the last week. So probably something happened.

The other DM mischeduled. It seems he has issues with the TimeZone choices and never checked the time of his own event after making it. He told me when I saw his name and asked for server info that you are 7 hours early... I wasn't. Was a surprise to him. This was Suits in the Mists at 15:00 EST.

Good night folks :)

Trenloe
April 10th, 2016, 03:05
@Varssuk - was it dreadpiratejosh who was running the game? That session has been deleted.

Mortar
April 10th, 2016, 03:31
Rippers Resurrected with Mask of Winter.

Jorshiac
April 10th, 2016, 06:30
All,

For my first time to FG Con I attended the "Life of the Conscripted Goblin" and it was side-splitting hilarious. Thank you Chance for a really well done game. Thanks to everyone that worked to put all of this together.

damned
April 10th, 2016, 06:39
Welcome Jorshiac! Them Goblins are a lot of fun! Well done chanceboon!

Varsuuk
April 10th, 2016, 06:40
It was DPJosh.

But, as I mentioned to Damned, he was really keeping a great eye on the booking comments and sending/responding to email up until Fri night. So I have no clue what happened, hope all is well with him.

sctorchwoodfan
April 11th, 2016, 01:42
Thanks guys for putting on a great con. I tried out some new systems with 3 great GM's this weekend.

Senoj
April 11th, 2016, 02:00
Thanks for the con all! While I would love to say all of my slots ran; however, we were able to save a table on Friday by utilizing the LFG channel and the one game that was cancelled, I was able to find a table for. I enjoyed ever single table I was at.

Even the table that did not run due to only 2 players, I still enjoyed talking to the GM (hi Spite) and the other player while we waited.

Thanks again for all the work that went into setting it up.

What are we doing next weekend?

damned
April 11th, 2016, 03:07
What are we doing next weekend?

Spending my time with actual people - eg my kids!

lesliev
April 11th, 2016, 04:52
Mortar: What kind of incredible monitor do you have for such a wide view? Is it two monitors?

Daedalus
April 11th, 2016, 15:29
Glad to see everyone's sessions went well.

My game didn't happen due to lack of interest. No matter, going forward I am done running games for the cons. Too much work for too little interest. Don't know what it is, but it's not worth the work.

If I participate it will only be as a player

chanceboon
April 11th, 2016, 20:12
I'm glad you enjoyed it Jorshiac, because it was a riot to run! The goblins that I had were absolutely awesome! The furthering adventures of the Crooked-Spine fab-five may have to become a regular monthly thing...

Trenloe
July 29th, 2016, 19:11
Initial announcement for FG COn 9 here: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?33410-FG-Con-9-October-14th-16th-2016 More info to come soon...