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FG Con 5 is Alive!


FG Con 5 is Alive!

We are off to a great start. Over 40 game sessions and over 100 player bookings so far. Player registrations opened just over a week ago and we are getting great interest in FG Con 5. This will be our 5th FG Con event and it keeps getting better and better thanks to all the great participants – GMs, Players and Organisers.

If you havent signed up for a game – what are you waiting for? If we are not offering something you are looking for why dont you let us know at team@fg-con.com and we’ll see what we can do. If you have been checking out the games already dont forget to check back as we add new games. 10 sessions have been added since player registration opened already and theres at least a dozen more we should see posted.

Friday 17th October – Sunday 19th October 2014

GMs there is still plenty of time to get your games up – but the longer you leave it the harder it is for us to fill the games for you.

We’ve got Dungeons & DragonsSavage WorldsCastles & CrusadesBRPThe One Ring, Drakar & Demoner and Yggdrasill and  so far. More games on the way!


Unconventional Fun

It was so loud in there. Tables upon tables filled with enthused gamers from all over the country, from all over the world. I could hide behind my screen no longer. I stood up and started gesturing while describing the scene to the players sitting at my table. Moving as if possessed by a tai-chi grand-master’s spirit I would lean over the table to reach out to attentive eyes and ears. Each of them, like me, had made the pilgrimage to Gen Con, the mecca of the tabletop gaming industry. Adrenaline ran through my veins, my senses were heightened, my focus unfaltering amidst the increasingly loud roar assailing me from all around. I was prepared. I had been looking forward to this for a long time. Fun was had by all. I was hooked. It was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life.

For some gamers, playing RPGs is a private, if not intimate, social event shared between friends. We all had this group, this campaign that made a lasting impression. But life happens, groups break apart and we spend the rest of our career Chasing Amy. Gaming takes us back to that special place but the older you get; the harder it becomes to get your gaming fix.

From October 17th to 19th, I will get to experience the thrill of participating in gaming convention again. I won’t have to leave my house. I will not spend anything on travelling expenses and I will meet fellow gamers from all over the world. New friendships will be born.

This is OUR wild party and everybody is invited. You won’t see me gesturing and I won’t have to yell to be heard. Rest assured though, I will be ready. I will be ready to meet you and for a few hours your character will have to survive being chased by mutants and find out what happened to Mark’s roommate. For a few hours we’ll forget about our bills. All this thanks to Fantasy Grounds and FG Con V. Dare try something new. Isn’t it the reason how you got to experience this wonderful hobby to begin with?

Written by: Eric Lamoureux aka mask_of_winter. Eric is a long time user of Fantasy Grounds and whilst he now lives in the US he gets to game with players all over the world. Eric usually GMs and plays Savage Worlds.

Savage Worlds on Fantasy Grounds

Fantasy Grounds has long been known as the VTT (virtual table top) with best support for Pathfinder. With its direct import of characters from HeroLab and its great built in support for the whole Pathfinder system. Over the years Fantasy Grounds has given just as good support for many other systems, one of which is Savage Worlds.

The Savage Worlds ruleset makes playing online a great experience but Savage Worlds is a generic system that supports any genre and there are a huge number of settings available for play.

Can we play one of the many, great settings?

The answer is of course you can! There are some great add on extensions that make personalising the Savage Worlds ruleset for your favourite setting really easy. At FG Con V you will see a whole raft of different settings being played, each with its own style. These include: East Texas University (NEW!), Achtung! Cthulhu, War of the Dead, Savage Firefly, and many more… In most cases these have been fully customised with their own look. Come and join us for some Fast, Furious Fun!!

Written by: Ian M Ward. Ian has been gaming for many years and has recently started gaming with Fantasy Grounds. Ian has a programming background and has turned his skills to several Fantasy Grounds projects.


Just for fun!

This is an oldie now but still good. Whenever Im not sure I get the players to “roll a d6″…

Kickstarter Watch

Check out some of these cool RPG Kickstarters happening right now!

Designers & Dragons comprehensive, 4-volume history of the roleplaying game industry

Broken World Post Apocalyptic roleplaying with a hint of Dungeon World

Amazing Adventures Pulp roleplaying built on the Castles&Crusades SIEGE engine

Tiny Dungeon minimalist tabletop roleplaying system

Psionics DicePunk RPG about troubled youth with tremendous psychic powers!


New Subscription Option

You can now get the Fantasy Grounds Ultimate License on a subscription. Cant afford to buy it outright? Want to give it a really good test run? Your regular GM is away for a few weeks. Try out the Ultimate Subscription License – unlimited players for $9.95/month. Of course the regular outright purchase options are still there. Subscription Option.

Oh yeah – all games at FG Con are free! And you can play with a demo license so it wont cost you a single quadrantes!

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. The next FG Con event runs from Friday 17th – Sunday 19th October.

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/

Useful Links

FG Con Website: http://www.fg-con.com/events
Fantasy Grounds Website: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/
Fantasy Grounds Forum: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/community
Fantasy Grounds Wiki: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/wiki
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