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Fantasy Ground Unity (FGU) replaces Fantasy Grounds (Classic or FGC). It enhances numerous aspects of the interface, but maintains backwards compatibility with data modules for FGC. FGC and FGU use a different license and software and therefore they are not able to connect with each other. You can move your content from FGC to FGU, though, with minimal changes required and begin using the newer features of FGU. In addition, previous modules purchased for FGC may have upgrades built into them for FGU that add new functionality. Look for the LOS icon on popular adventures in our storefront for an indication of which of these have been updated.
What is improved in Fantasy Grounds Unity?
FGU is in Early Access mode. It has gone through an Alpha and Closed Beta process already and while it still has some bugs and missing features, we believe that it is ready for people to play and start using. We believe that the experience will be better on FGU over time than it will be on FGC.
If you have an existing group playing on FGC, then you should look at getting a license or subscription for FGC instead of FGU. The two software versions won't connect to each other. You will need to re-purchase a license for FGU if you decide to upgrade at a later date; however, we will have discounts available for users who upgrade from FGC to FGU.
We plan to keep FGC updated and running for as long as the demand remains high. It won't receive any major functionality enhancements outside of ruleset updates, which are shared among FGU and FGC. Any major functionality updates will only happen on FGU.
Any bug reports for FGU should be posted to our Fantasy Grounds Unity Playtest Forum.
A subscription allows the software to be used as long as your monthly subscription is active with PayPal. It helps reduce the upfront cost to you and provides regular revenue for SmiteWorks that makes it easy for us to budget expenses.
A license is a 1-time purchase that costs more up front but will be the cheapest for you if you plan on using the software for many years. Buyers of FGC licenses have been able to get upgrades to FGC for years and years without having to pay for an upgrade, until now. FGC has been around since 2004. FGU is the first upgrade that SmiteWorks has ever charged for and there won't be another upgrade charge for many, many years in the future.
Monthly subscriptions do not accrue towards a 1-time license and they don't qualify you for upgrade discounts. As a final note, FGC subscriptions are not compatible with FGU subscriptions.
If you already own a 1-time license of FGC, you will get a discount added to your Shopping Cart when you Add it to your Cart. This is in addition to any other ongoing sales.
Note: If you own a license on Steam, you will need to wait for us to launch Early Access on Steam before you can take advantage of these bundle discounts. The same bundles will be available there.
Our new wiki has information on installation, basic usage, ruleset specific help and developer guides. There is also a group of fans who run Fantasy Grounds College on Discord and they offer free interactive training courses to get new GMs and players up to speed quickly.
For Demo users, simply leave the license key blank during installation.
No Monthly Fee
No Monthly Fee