FG Con 16

Global RPG Con - Friday April 16th to Sunday April 18th, 2021

Event List

FG Con 5! Dates Announced


FG Con 5 – Dates Announced

FG Con 5 will run from Friday evening 17th October AEST until Midnight Sunday 19th October PDT.

The first FG Con was held almost exactly 2 years ago running from 20th-22nd July 2012. FG Con has come a long way since then. The first FG Con was organised completely on the Fantasy Grounds Forums and Game Calendar along with spreadsheets managed by Blackfoot and wbcreighton to coordinate games across timezones.

While lots has changed many things remain the same!

• FG Con is a 100% online Convention using Fantasy Grounds

• FG Con is community organised and run

• Totally Free for Players

• Full and Steam licenses get upgraded to Ultimate for FG Con

• Community TeamSpeak server for all games (thanks Mellock)

• Game choice and timing is completely up to GMs (PG/13)

• Players and GMs from all over the world

• Organised gaming from the Pathfinder Society (with Paizo support) and Savage Worlds from the League of Extraordinary Gamers

• Wide spectrum of games available

FG Con 5 delivers a fun and dynamic convention-like gaming experience for Players and GMs to play your favourite RPGs and meet other like minded gamers. Participants can enjoy a wide variety of games and genres.

FG Con 5 will be managed and run from the FG Con Website. We are planning to break 50 sessions at FG Con 5 and showcase a wider variety of games. We are talking to several publishers about providing some small prizes and incentives.

Important Dates

• 26/07/2014 GM Game registration opens

• 23/08/2014 Player registration opens

• 16/10/2014 Player registration closes for most sessions

• 17/10/2014 FG Con 5 begins!

• 19/10/2014 FG Con 5 finishes

All interested GMs and Players can register for FG Con 5 now by visiting the website and choosingLogin -> Register. That way you will also receive our FG Con newsletter and any FG Con updates by email.

For any one thinking about running a session as a GM at FG Con 5 feel free to drop us an email with any questions you might have: team@fg-con.com 

Keep reading here – FG Con 5 Dates Announced

Ruleset Review by Valarian

The One Ring

What is The One Ring?

The One Ring Role Playing Game is the latest role playing game based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, designed by Francesco Nepitello of Sophisticated Games and published by Cubicle 7. It has rich and detailed background information, rules that focus on Tolkien’s themes, character types unique to the world and a setting that changes as the Tale of Years progresses, when you play The One Ring Role Playing Game you really feel like you are playing in Middle-earth.

The Game

Characters have three Attributes: Body, Heart and Wits. This is based on Gandalf’s observations on the essential qualities of a hero. There are 18 skills are divided into three sets of six, with each group falling under one of the Attributes. The skills are also grouped into six sets of three related skills (for example, Awe, Inspire and Persuade make up the Personality skill group).

All tasks are rolled using a Feat die (d12) that is numbered 1 to 0, and has a couple of additional symbols. The A rune symbol counts as a 10 to the roll, and also counts as an automatic success. Gandalf’s rune becomes your friend in the wild. But the C symbol counts as zero, and Sauron’s Eye can also trigger complications along the way. In addition, you roll a number of Success dice (d6) equal to your skill rating. The roll is usually against a difficulty Target Number of 14. Rolling equal or over the target number gets you a success. Quality of success depends on how many B are rolled. One is a great level of success, two or more and the success is extraordinary.

Keep reading here – Ruleset Review: The One Ring

Developer’s Corner

Tools I Find Useful When Developing Rulesets, Etc by Dulux-Oz

Being a Developer of software for Fantasy Grounds or any other application requires the use of the right tools for the job. Just like a carpenter cannot build a house with the right tools, so a Developer cannot develop Rulesets, Extensions or other software without the proper tools. Likewise, just because a carpenter has the right tools doesn’t necessarily mean that he is skilled or even knowledgeable in their use – learning to use the right tools in the right way is more – much more – than half the battle.

All of the software tools I talk about in this article are free – yes, that’s right, FREE – for download over the Internet. Some require a little bit of reading (the famous RTFM = Read The Farking Manual) to learn to use correctly, but all of them can be used pretty much straight away – to varying degrees of success. As always, learn to use your tools correctly (RTFM) if you want to get the most of them.

Keep reading here – Developers Corner

Just for fun!

Check out these crazy traceurs as they re-enact some Assassin’s Creed through the streets of Paris.Video.

Kickstarter Watch

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

Rhune: Dawn of Twilight Bringing Stormpunk to the Pathfinder RPG!

The Lost Territories Flintlocks and fireballs, together at last.

Snow White An adventurous fairy tale for 3.5E and Pathfinder

Fragged Empire “post, post-apocalyptic” gaming

Barbarians of Lemuria BoL as you know it but better!

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/