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FG Con 5 – GM Newsletter

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FG Con 5 will run from Friday evening 17th October AEST until Midnight Sunday 19th October PDT. Thanks to you – the GMs that run sessions at FG Con – this event has grown every time. This newsletter is going out to you as a GM from a previous FG Con or you have expressed an interest in doing so. Its possible some of you are getting this email who arent interested in running a game and if thats you – I apologise. You can unsubscribe from the GM emails at the bottom of this email.

After each FG Con we run 2 surveys – one for the players and one for the GMs to learn what went well and what needs improving. We act on as many suggestions as possible to make this event more fun and run as smoothly as possible for all involved.

What were the main points highlighted from the last GM Survey?

• GMs would like automated reminders/emails to Players and GMs

• GMs would like more help advertising sessions

• GMs want an easier way to communicate with Players prior to the session

So these are the main items that Team FG Con will be working on to make this easier for all. We dont have all the answers yet and we wont get it all right – but we are listening and we are working towards these goals.

One last option we are looking at is a Wait List for popular events as no-shows and last minute cancellations will always happen. If you want to run a wait list for your event let us know by email (team@fg-con.com) and we will try to implement for you.

GM Muster!

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To all you great and aspiring Games Masters, Dungeon Masters (I reckon there will be a few more of you this year), Castle Keepers, Story Tellers and megalomaniac manipulators start thinking about what you want to run at FG Con 5. The sooner you get your events listed on the FG Con website the sooner we can start working at filling them up.

FG Con 4 was a great success with more rulesets and genres being played, more sessions being run, more GMs involved and more players joining in. We will be aiming to add even more rulesets at FG Con 5 – with D&D 5E being the most obvious one. I personally hope to see some Trail of Cthulhu and Call of Cthulhu too. Blackfoot’s Champions rulesets and Ardem’s Extinction Event rulesets were shown almost for the first time and we hope to see them make a repeat.

View the GM Guidelines here and you can register your events here.

If you have any questions, want to discuss a session or have any suggestions – please start by sending us an email to: team@fg-con.com

What else can I do? 

We need GMs to run session. Once we get a few events registered we will also need to start promoting FG Con on various forums outside the existing Fantasy Grounds community. This is really important – it will help us fill up games and also help to grow the Fantasy Grounds community. Growing the community helps fund ongoing development and makes finding and filling games easier for everyone.

We need some people to spend 5-10 minutes browsing the website and following links. We still have some references to FG Con 4 (other than the FG Con game list) and we may have some other outdated or broken links and content that could do with some rewriting or updating.

Im also looking for contributors to upcoming FG Con newsletters. You might like to write a review of a Ruleset or an Extension or a short How To. You might like to write about something gaming related outside of Fantasy Grounds.

If you think you also have the time and capacity to help out with organisation and communication of FG Con or have some other ideas get in contact with us: team@fg-con.com

About FG Con

FG Con is a community effort to bring together a wide range of gamers twice a year for a totally free Fantasy Grounds Virtual Convention. GMs and organisers are all volunteers.

About Fantasy Grounds

Fantasy Grounds is a virtual online gaming table primarily intended for pen and paper style narrative role playing games. Fantasy Grounds is designed to perform many of the things you can do while playing at a conventional gaming table and move it online. Fantasy Grounds streamlines character management, encounter preparation and execution making game play fast and fun.

Fantasy Grounds is a trademark of SmiteWorks. The official Fantasy Grounds website can be found here: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/