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Trenloe
February 13th, 2019, 00:26
This is just a very quick announcement to let people know of the official dates for FG Con 14!

It will be Friday the 12th April 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 couple of weeks updating the FG Con website and testing the booking system etc.. So please bear with us if info on the site is initially out of date.

We aim to have the booking system open for GM event submissions at the beginning of March.

Please spread the word to make people aware and GMs - start planning your game/s... :)

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 April.
6) Abide by the instructions and directions of the FG Con admin team.
7) Keep it simple for players to sign-up and participate. Have pregens ready, try not to have too complex pre-game player preparation. A lot of convention players just want to turn up and play - help them do that.
8) Try to keep games fairly newbie friendly - we get a lot of people trying out Fantasy Grounds and new RPG systems. If you expect a certain level of knowledge of FG or the system you're running, be very clear in your event post and subsequent communications.

FG Con is a great way to meet other online players and GMs, try games you've never played before and get to know Fantasy Grounds - we can all learn more from seeing a different GM in action.

More info to come in due course... The main organisers have been super busy recently, so we appologise for our (my) tardiness in making this announcement...

Laerun
February 13th, 2019, 02:54
Duly Noted in FGC!

Ellspeth
February 13th, 2019, 13:54
Notices out on Savage Mojo social media and Discord. Let the planning begin! :)

leichtj
February 18th, 2019, 05:29
Any idea when the FG-Con website and calendar will be updated?

New to FG-Con.

Trenloe
February 18th, 2019, 06:13
Any idea when the FG-Con website and calendar will be updated?

New to FG-Con.
Welcome to the FG forums!

As mentioned in post #1:

We'll be spending the next couple of weeks updating the FG Con website and testing the booking system etc.. So please bear with us if info on the site is initially out of date.

We aim to have the booking system open for GM event submissions at the beginning of March.

Once GM event submissions open, events will start to appear as GMs submit them and they get approved. Closer to the con we'll open events for player bookings. So you’ve got a few weeks to wait yet! :-)

damned
February 18th, 2019, 13:41
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damned
February 18th, 2019, 13:43
FG Con 14 Signatures



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FG Con 14 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - April 12-14 2019
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FG Con 14 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - April 12-14 2019
Register at www.fg-con.com (https://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

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FG Con 14 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - April 12-14 2019
Register at www.fg-con.com (https://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

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FG Con 14 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - April 12-14 2019
Register at www.fg-con.com (https://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

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FG Con 14 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - April 12-14 2019
Register at www.fg-con.com (https://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

https://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/fgcon14-sig06.jpg (https://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 14 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - April 12-14 2019
Register at www.fg-con.com (https://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

https://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/fgcon14-sig07.jpg (https://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 14 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - April 12-14 2019
Register at www.fg-con.com (https://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

https://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/fgcon14-sig08.jpg (https://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 14 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - April 12-14 2019
Register at www.fg-con.com (https://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

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FG Con 14 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - April 12-14 2019
Register at www.fg-con.com (https://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

https://www.fg-con.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/fgcon14-sig010.jpg (https://www.fg-con.com/events/)
FG Con 14 – Fantasy Grounds Online RPG Convention - April 12-14 2019
Register at www.fg-con.com (https://www.fg-con.com/) for all the latest info.

Wazoodust
February 19th, 2019, 03:24
Wow, a Con when I'm actually off work for once !!!

Jaxilon
March 5th, 2019, 15:44
I am traveling when this is all going down. Guess I'll have to watch for another one.

dmkevin
March 5th, 2019, 16:28
Looking forward to this. I haven't played on FG in about 10 months or so. I'll have to look at running a 5e pirate adventure I think.

spoofer
March 9th, 2019, 00:12
Upon approval of an event, the GM recieves an email with a link to that event. Following the link generates an error: You must be logged in t access the admin area.
Here is what the link looks like:

www.fg-con.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post ...

It is no big deal. I can still view and edit my game. Fixing it would be great, but even no link and no error message is a better than a link and an error message, right?

Revillusion
March 16th, 2019, 17:13
Newbie here, few questions!

Looking at the events there are a small amount of slots and the game bookings open up at what is 7AM my time. Would I be right that these slots are going to disappear pretty quick? Any way to apply in advance?

I have a standard subscription and no other modules, my understanding is that by not having the PHB/SCAG/etc modules I just have to enter a lot of things manually and that's alright for the con?

Anything else you recommend a newbie to know?

NotRussellCrowe
March 16th, 2019, 19:57
Newbie here, few questions!

Looking at the events there are a small amount of slots and the game bookings open up at what is 7AM my time. Would I be right that these slots are going to disappear pretty quick? Any way to apply in advance?

I have a standard subscription and no other modules, my understanding is that by not having the PHB/SCAG/etc modules I just have to enter a lot of things manually and that's alright for the con?

Anything else you recommend a newbie to know?

Good day, Revillusion!

Most of the games will have pregenerated characters so you don't need to buy anything. Generally the GM will have any necessary modules shared with you, at least that's how I do it when I run games.

It's best to reserve your spot(s) as soon as possible. Just keep in mind if you're booking multiple when the end time is scheduled and how close it is to the next event's start time you want to join in case a game runs late or you need to arrive a bit early to pick/create a character. Just ensure you have FG installed and know how to connect and have Discord installed and a headset configured and you should be good to go!

Good luck!

wndrngdru
March 23rd, 2019, 00:56
Unless I'm missing something, I'm not able to sign up for anything yet. The info at the bottom of the event says it would be open for booking at noon GMT today. That was about 10 hours ago.

Trenloe
March 23rd, 2019, 01:06
Unless I'm missing something, I'm not able to sign up for anything yet. The info at the bottom of the event says it would be open for booking at noon GMT today. That was about 10 hours ago.
I see quite a few events with bookings. Are you still having issues? If so, please let us know which events so we can investigate further. Thanks.

Hector Trelane
March 29th, 2019, 18:07
I just submitted two new games: a Trail of Cthulhu scenario, and a sandbox adventure for The One Ring.

Other GMs, step up y’all! Let’s get some more games submitted so we can seat more players!

Baron28
April 4th, 2019, 19:24
Hey guys,

I added some additional detail to my event "Legend of the Tomb". Please review and repost to the events list when you have a chance

Thanks

Baron28

Trenloe
April 4th, 2019, 23:14
Please review and repost to the events list when you have a chance
Done.

Baron28
April 5th, 2019, 01:51
Done.

Thank you sir!

NotRussellCrowe
April 5th, 2019, 14:04
Hello!

I know in past FG Cons that I've run games in, an email went out a week or so ahead of game time to all GMs with a list of player names and their email addresses. Will that still be sent out for this con? It's been a few cons since I have run a game so not sure if this is still a thing that happens.

Thanks!

Trenloe
April 5th, 2019, 14:46
I know in past FG Cons that I've run games in, an email went out a week or so ahead of game time to all GMs with a list of player names and their email addresses. Will that still be sent out for this con? It's been a few cons since I have run a game so not sure if this is still a thing that happens.
I’m sure the email will be sent over the next few days. You can see the emails of players booked on your events through the FG Con website dashboard -> Events -> Bookings, then click on the event link to see details of the players booked on that event.

https://www.fg-con.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=event&page=events-manager-bookings

NotRussellCrowe
April 5th, 2019, 14:50
I’m sure the email will be sent over the next few days. You can see the emails of players booked on your events through the FG Con website dashboard -> Events -> Bookings, then click on the event link to see details of the players booked on that event.

https://www.fg-con.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=event&page=events-manager-bookings

I didn't know I could get their email addresses. That's fantastic, thank you very much!

Happy gaming!

Myrdin Potter
April 7th, 2019, 16:26
I added an event on Saturday 7 AM PDT - Rappan Athuk 5e The Mouth of Doom. Last time I ran it I had two "famous" players. Wonder what will happen this year, that was a little high pressure last time. I was not sure I would be around until today.

:-)

Trenloe
April 7th, 2019, 16:30
I added an event on Saturday 7 AM PDT - Rappan Athuk 5e The Mouth of Doom. Last time I ran it I had two "famous" players. Wonder what will happen this year, that was a little high pressure last time. I was not sure I would be around until today.
Thanks!

Maybe you'll get some infamous players this time. ;)

Ellspeth
April 8th, 2019, 13:42
Just thought I would throw a bit of a teaser for Sunday night's game out there. I have two seats open, but hey people plenty of spots in various games still left for FG-Con. Get signed up while you still can. Oh this was done with Wintermute's desktop customizer thingie, and Mask of Winter taught me decals forever ago. Thanks guys, you have added so much to my games.
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Zacchaeus
April 10th, 2019, 22:03
An audio group has been set up now for FGCon in the official Discord (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?36377-New-Official-Discord-Server). DMs can set up their channels at any time from now.

Hector Trelane
April 10th, 2019, 22:16
An audio group has been set up now for FGCon in the official Discord (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?36377-New-Official-Discord-Server). DMs can set up their channels at any time from now.

Thanks! Made one

Myrdin Potter
April 11th, 2019, 18:00
Can you reapprove the Rappan Athuk game? I bumped sign-up cut-off up a day.

Trenloe
April 11th, 2019, 18:09
Can you reapprove the Rappan Athuk game?
Done.

Hector Trelane
April 12th, 2019, 18:24
If my chonometer calculations are correct, FG-Con 14 has begun! Woohoo!

spoofer
April 14th, 2019, 13:55
I only had two of my five players show up. Two players did not respond to the confirmation email, but by then it was too late. Nevertheless, it was awesome. Both players knew the rules and FG very well so the session was very smooth, so much so that we finished 40 minutes ahead of schedule!

damned
April 14th, 2019, 15:21
only had two of my five players show up. Two players did not respond to the confirmation email, but by then it was too late. Nevertheless, it was awesome. Both players knew the rules and FG very well so the session was very smooth, so much so that we finished 40 minutes ahead of schedule!

Im glad you and your terrific two pulled off a successful game!

Wintermute
April 14th, 2019, 16:38
This FG-Con I ran two games. Out of 12 seats available with 9 bookings, I ended up with 5 players between the two games. I found a last-minute player on discord, so each one had three players. Over the past 6 years, I've done enough online player requirement to know that the result was pretty typical.

With that being said, FG-CON 14 was my best ones yet. Great players, smooth running games, and everyone had a great time. One more player for The Haunt might have prevented a TPK, but it was a great game nonetheless. :)

I know it takes a lot of work to organize the FG-Con and I just want to say thanks to everyone involved for making it happen. I enjoy the opportunity to make new friends and to experience player styles outside of my normal groups.

Thanks again, we appreciate your efforts! See you next FG-Con

Hector Trelane
April 14th, 2019, 23:23
Yes thanks to the organizers and other GMs. Success was had in meeting new players, trying new systems, and, oh yes, having fun!

Trenloe
April 15th, 2019, 16:10
damned is the main one to thank for FG Con 14 as real-life has been completely crazy for me the first few months of this year.

So a HUGE thanks to damned for holding the fort on this one.

Thanks mate! Hopefully I won't be as much of a ghost at FG Con 15...

ddavison
April 15th, 2019, 16:53
Thanks Damned for your continue efforts in promoting this and supporting the community!

damned
April 16th, 2019, 01:01
Many thanks to all the awesome GMs

Im going to call out a couple of them - shortymac ran 5 or 6 games over the weekend!
and the PFS/SFS team did a great job too - running a bunch of games and supporting each others games.

Thanks to ALL of the GMs who put in a great effort to see the event go ahead!

And of course - thank you to all the many players who participated too!

GM List!

andreasforster
azermiath
baron28
cai
damned
doseyclwn
draketakes
dstuffle
frankison
goodmanje
hector-trelane
holognome
jeanneliza
kevensimmons
lordkavos
minz
myrdin-potter
notrussellcrowe
nova2
pcuser
randwulf
savage_doswelk
shortymac
spoofer
stephan_
trennik
tyrannosaurus-vex
venomous-filigree
wintermute

Myrdin Potter
April 16th, 2019, 01:06
I was glad I was able to run Rappan Athuk again. Bill Webb, the head Frog at Frog God Games even dropped in to say hello.

I had 6/6 players show up, so that part went well. They were great players, I hope I can DM again next time.

stephan_
April 16th, 2019, 13:01
Thanks to damned for organising the con as a whole and Malkavian_Andi for organizing/reporting the PFS/SFS games.