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Trenloe
September 6th, 2018, 06:19
This is just a very quick announcement to let people know of the official dates for FG Con 13!

It will be Friday the 12th October to Sunday 14th. Starting around 5pm New Zealand time on the Friday and ending around midnight Hawaii time on the Sunday - over 72 hours of gaming.

So, block out that weekend... Get your game(s) on! :)

We'll be spending the next week updating the FG Con website and testing the booking system etc..

GM Event entry is now open.

Player bookings are now open!

GM Event Guidelines here: http://www.fg-con.com/information/gm-guidelines/ (Including the link to add a new event - to be updated with Discord info)

A few things to keep in mind for FG Con:
1) Run the games using Fantasy Grounds, and the “live” setting. The GM should have a minimum of a GM/Standard license - SmiteWorks upgrade Standard/GM licenses to Ultimate for the period of the convention. With a standard license you can GM any players for the convention - with or without licenses.
2) Run each session in a designated time slot - the length and start time is up to you. Keep to this time slot to allow players the chance to take part in as many events as possible - try to start on time and don't overrun!
3) Use the FG Con website and event booking system. You can advertise events elsewhere (we encourage that), but all event listings and player booking have to be through the FG Con site. GMs are required to enter their own events so that they have full access to player bookings for review and communication. GMs are required to communicate with their players for pre-event confirmation and coordination.
4) Use the FG Con designated Discord server for in-session communications.
5) Only run games during the weekend of Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October.
6) Abide by the instructions and directions of the FG Con admin team.

More info to come in due course... The main organisers have been super busy recently, so we appologise for the late notice...

mac40k
September 6th, 2018, 17:46
May want to update the GM Guidelines to reflect the change from Teamspeak to Discord.

Trenloe
September 6th, 2018, 18:44
May want to update the GM Guidelines to reflect the change from Teamspeak to Discord.
We may indeed. Thanks for the reminder.

Szabtom
September 6th, 2018, 21:04
And the dates under point 5. :)

dstuffle
September 6th, 2018, 21:50
Is there a theme for this one?

Trenloe
September 6th, 2018, 22:00
Is there a theme for this one?
Not in particular.

damned
September 9th, 2018, 12:17
GM Bookings are now Open.


http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fgcon13-sig-1.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 13 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - October 12-14 2018
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fgcon13-sig-2.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 13 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - October 12-14 2018
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fgcon13-sig-3.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 13 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - October 12-14 2018
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fgcon13-sig-4.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 13 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - October 12-14 2018
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fgcon13-sig-5.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 13 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - October 12-14 2018
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fgcon13-sig-6.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 13 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - October 12-14 2018
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fgcon13-sig-7.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 13 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - October 12-14 2018
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fgcon13-sig-8.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 13 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - October 12-14 2018
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fgcon13-sig-9.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 13 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - October 12-14 2018
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

http://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fgcon13-sig-10.jpg (http://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 13 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - October 12-14 2018
Register at www.fg-con.com (http://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

Ellspeth
September 10th, 2018, 15:21
We are on it damned, Savage Mojo is working to increase the number offered above this 6 we pulled together last spring.

dstuffle
September 13th, 2018, 15:05
I'm planning to run a Deadlands: Reloaded adventure on Friday (Oct 12th) in the evening (Pacific Time). I think it will be fun.

Intruder
September 13th, 2018, 16:00
Can the Adventure be custom, non-AL or are there any requirements?

Trenloe
September 13th, 2018, 16:02
Can the Adventure be custom, non-AL or are there any requirements?
It can be anything you want, for any system you can run reasonably well on FG. General convention guidelines in post #1 of this thread. Adventure guidelines are basically assume PG-13 for content, unless you're very, very clear in your event post that it's for a more mature audience.

AegisPrime
September 13th, 2018, 16:18
Is there a blank PNG with the date/FGCon logo on it? I'd like to create a custom banner for the 2nd Edition Dark Sun game I'll be running :)

Trenloe
September 13th, 2018, 16:22
Is there a blank PNG with the date/FGCon logo on it? I'd like to create a custom banner for the 2nd Edition Dark Sun game I'll be running :)
This is what we have.

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?45477-FG-Con-13-Signatures

Please PM damned if you have any specific requirements.

AegisPrime
September 13th, 2018, 16:24
None of those look dangerous enough :D I'll shoot damned a PM - thanks Trenloe!

DM|Mag
September 13th, 2018, 16:30
I'm going to workup a 3 part siege of a city quest in my classless hack for that weekend. Preparing NPC's, Advert and schedule stuff now. Cheers!

Skillkoil
September 15th, 2018, 17:56
I have posted a 5E One-shot that I will be running on Saturday the 13th. It is going to be a satire of Dragon Heist with little to no spoilers for the WoTC Adventure Module. You can start signing up as a player on 9/21/18

Trenloe
September 17th, 2018, 08:32
Thanks to those GMs who have entered events so far.

Player registration will start at 12-noon (GMT) on Friday 21st - 4 days away! So, anyone planning on running a game, please try to enter your event this week. You can enter it later (but not much alter), but your best chance of filling your event will be having it posted (and approved - which can take up to 24 hours) before player registration opens.

Also, as the usual suspects are super busy at the moment (FG development with tight timescales, etc.) please help spread the word and let others know about FG Con 13. Thanks!

Skillkoil
September 17th, 2018, 18:49
I would like to encourage other GM's to join the CON! I think it is a great way to share your creativity with the Fantasy Grounds Community at large. Furthermore, you can always run a one shot that is completely a different genre, ruleset, tone, group alignment than you usually would. Go for it folks!! You have nothing but fun and experience to gain!

*Chants down the Hallway* "FG-Con... FG-Con....FG....Con"

Trenloe
September 21st, 2018, 13:19
Player Bookings Now Open!

We currently have 25 events. With more to be added over the coming days.

GMs - if you're considering running an event for FG Con please think about entering it on the FG Con website in the next week, the earlier the better - this will maximize your chance of getting players and also mean less messing around for players and other GMs.

Ellspeth
September 21st, 2018, 14:00
Mine are in, and a survey on the Savage Mojo Discord of GM's who intend to enter says we have 5 more. Organizing GM's is ah, slightly more difficult than organizing players. Do you or Damned even have hair left after doing this for so many years?

Trenloe
September 21st, 2018, 14:34
Do you or Damned even have hair left after doing this for so many years?
Hahaha... I don’t!

DM|Mag
September 21st, 2018, 22:59
25 events already huh? Nice!

LordEntrails
September 22nd, 2018, 19:42
Undermountain will be coming, just have to get them posted :)

Topdecker
September 23rd, 2018, 22:49
I'm in with a C&C one-shot... Hopefully I didn't flub it up too badly :)

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Trenloe
September 28th, 2018, 10:01
FG Con 13 starts in 2 weeks time!

You don't need a FG license to play in the community ran FG Con, and it's free!

There is still time for FG GMs to add events - but please be quick.

Players - there are plenty of events with spaces available.

Make sure you have your timezone set in your FG Con website profile so that the times appear correctly for you. Please book a slot only if you are sure of the time for you and that you can make it. We don't over-book, have spare spaces for events or assume that a certain percentage will drop out - if you're booked on an event then we expect you to show! If, as sometimes happens, real-life takes over and you can't make a session you've already booked - communicate with the GM (post a comment on the FG Con event or email them if they've already emailed you) and cancel your booking from the "My Bookings" page. No showing can have a big impact on the event, so please be courteous to everyone involved in this community and let them know if you won't be there for a session. It only takes a minute. Thanks.

Go here: https://www.fg-con.com/

Ahoggya
October 3rd, 2018, 03:05
Entered a Walking Dead game use All Flesh Must Be Eaten (https://www.fg-con.com/events/from-the-shelter-we-rise/) with More Core ruleset.

dereks
October 8th, 2018, 16:48
Hey all. I posted my game to the FG con about a week ago and I'm a little suprised to see no sign-ups even though most games are filled.

Ruins of Clan Deep Anvil
https://www.fg-con.com/events/the-ruins-of-clan-deep-anvil/

Any veterans have any tips or feedback on why it's empty? Is it the time? Sound too boring? Lack of pre-gens? As a player I always saw games that used pre-gens as something negative rather than a positive. Also, my main incentive for GMing in the Con is because I'm hoping to find others who I would DM for in a future campaign , and I'm hoping to find the kind of players who really enjoy and prefer making their own unique characters.

DM|Mag
October 8th, 2018, 16:50
It's possible there's a few reasons:
1: It's late sunday night, ruling out Australia, Europe, and the east coast for folks who work monday.
2: Previous commitments at that time slot.
3: Lack of premades: I am letting folks build their own, but also providing premades in case folks don't want to. So, maybe throw together a Fighter, Cleric, Mage, Thief pre-made set in case folks show up last minute.

Trenloe
October 8th, 2018, 18:33
I would guess time and lack of pregens. We always recommend that the GM provides pregens. A lot of people at conventions want to turn up and play - they'll commit to the session 100%, but a lot of people might not want to do much prep beforehand for a one-off game.

damned
October 8th, 2018, 23:32
Its rarely that the session looks boring.
There are always a small number of sessions that dont get traction while similar looking sessions fill up quickly.

It is recommended that pre-gens are supplied - even if just as an option - for a One Shot.
Depending on your availability - you might try another timeslot?

I have been posting your game on various locations trying to drum up some signups.

damned
October 8th, 2018, 23:35
Last newsletter is still going out right now: https://www.fg-con.com/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=71


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Tick, Tock! Last Chance Games!
Will you save the world or maybe you will destroy it? FG Con 13 is on in 4 days! There is a fantastic array of games posted and there are many games with room for another player or two. Clear some space in your hectic social life, turn your back on your chores, grab a friend and lets play! Head over to http://www.fg-con.com/events and check out the games on offer.

FG Con 13 runs from Friday October 12 Australia/New Zealand time right thru to late night Sunday October 14 in the US/Canada. FG Con is free to play and is open to new and experienced players alike. If you have yet to experience role playing via Fantasy Grounds then this is your golden opportunity.

Take the time to look at games and systems you would not normally play - you might find a system or genre that really grabs you and you will meet other gamers and GMs which can lead to other longer term gaming opportunities.

There are currently 45 games posted but only a score or so spots still available!


Try something different
Savage World - Beasts & Barbarians
Savage Worlds - Thundarr the Barbarian
All Flesh Must Be Eaten - From the Shelter We Rise

There are also a bunch of games with a single spot available - get in quick!


5E and Pathfinder
Pathfinder Hack - the Siege of Mok Turkan
Pathfinder Society - Reaping What We Sow
Pathfinder Society - Gallows of Madness Pt 3
5E - Saving Private Flanders
Pathfinder Hack - the Siege of Mok Turkan
5E - Defiance in Phlan
5E - The Ruins of Clan Deep Anvil

Plus a bunch of games with 1 sot left in them - dont miss out!


Important Notes
All sessions will be run on the Fantasy Grounds Discord server: https://discord.gg/VKbhkSt

You must have installed Fantasy Grounds and run the updater.
You must use a Headset and Mic - and in most cases use Push to Talk.
If you need to cancel a booking please do so as soon as possible so that someone else can grab your spot. Mange your bookings here: https://www.fg-con.com/events/my-bookings/
Be courteous to everyone - GM and Players alike. This should be a safe place for all comers.

If you find yourself available late in the picture - lurk on the FG Discord boards and post in the #looking-for-fgcon-game channel.

If you need help with anything please email [email protected]

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LordEntrails
October 8th, 2018, 23:37
As for pregens, I've got some 2nd level ones available for free on the DMsGuild. Other people have some pregens available on the Guild as well, and there are some om the forums here.

As mentioned, that'a tough time slot. I've got 3 games running at the con, Friday, Sat, and Sun. And Sunday was the one that filled up much later (just today) that the others.

Also, have you advertised your game on your social feeds? Though there are a lot of people who come and find a game just through the general FG awareness, it's always helps to direct people straight to your game as well.

I'll post some links to your game, hopefully that will help too.

dereks
October 10th, 2018, 04:32
Thanks for the feedback all. I decided to take it down when I still had 0 monday night. Wasn't worth blocking off that spot of my weekend with potentially no players. And I would have had to do some prep still.
I think the time slot was a challenge, but it was the only time I had free this weekend. Oh well. Maybe next con. Hope everyone enjoys the games.

damned
October 10th, 2018, 09:47
Thanks for the feedback all. I decided to take it down when I still had 0 monday night. Wasn't worth blocking off that spot of my weekend with potentially no players. And I would have had to do some prep still.
I think the time slot was a challenge, but it was the only time I had free this weekend. Oh well. Maybe next con. Hope everyone enjoys the games.

Hey dereks - thanks for posting the game - Im sorry it didnt work out.

Trenloe
October 11th, 2018, 18:09
JPG from SmiteWorks has activated the Standard to Ultimate license upgrade ready for FG Con 13! If you have a standard license, run an update to get the temporary upgrade...

Thanks SmiteWorks! :)