FG Con 16

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

Event List

FG Con and SXG!


That was Awesome!

A big thank you to everyone involved in FG Con! Players, GMs and Organisers! Every time we run FG Con it gets bigger and better – more events, more genres, more rulesets and more fun.

The event is growing at a healthy rate and we are seeing more and more participants and more sessions and more variety. Some of the highlights –

• We ran 48 sessions – thats 23% more than FG Con.

• We had over 280 bookings which is almost 50% more than FG Con 4.

• We ran our first hangout sessions and recorded them live onto Youtube. The 4 Hangout Sessions were for new Players and GMs and can be found here: http://www.fg-con.com/latest-news/fg-con-hangout-recordings/

• 18 Pathfinder Society Events

• Games in Swedish and German

• Over 20,000 visits to the http://www.fg-con.com site

We did have some technical glitches over the FG Con weekend. It was unfortunate and it did impact some games quite a bit. Thank you to those affected for sticking through it – we try and learn from everything and we aim to bring it back better than ever for FG Con 6. Now I know that some of you are already asking about timing for FG Con 6… well – you will just have to wait a little while yet!

An Invitation From SXG!

Who is SXG? SXG is the Society of Extraordinary Gamers. This group of GMs and Players run more than a dozen Fantasy Grounds sessions every week and many are one shot sessions and sessions that welcome new players or even just lurkers.

The guys at SXG have been a big part of running games at FG Con and we want to continue gaming together. You can join SXG at their website here: http://extraordinarygamers.com/ – please be aware that you have to Register and enter your TimeZone details into the site or it will not display properly for you.

FG Con and SXG are planning some great initiatives to take place on an ongoing basis to supplement your gaming needs in between FG Cons! Please go and register at SXG and introduce yourself. You will be hard pressed to find a more welcoming group of gamers anywhere.


Dungeons & Dragons… & Pathfinder

Article by: Trenloe

Within the excitement of a new D&D system release over the last few months there has been a pretty constant question of what kind of “license” Wizards of the Coast would release D&D 5E under. Will it be the Open Gaming License (OGL), something like the very restrictive license for 4E (hopefully not), or something completely different. Despite having released the D&D Basic Rules for free in PDF, these products and their contents are still protected by copyright and so this material can’t be shared for use in Fantasy Grounds at this time. Hopefully the license will allow this in future, or Smiteworks will be able to negotiate permission to use material, time will tell…

In the meantime there are 2 community developed applications that can help you get your D&D material into Fantasy Grounds for your own personal use:    [read more here]

I’ve liked what I’ve seen of 5E so far, I’ve played a bit (really enjoyed it), read a bit and I’m very interested to see where Wizards, and third-party-publishers take it…

Having said that, for the foreseeable future Pathfinder will continue to be my main system of choice for my fantasy Role-Playing fix. Released under the OGL, the majority of the base gaming information for Pathfinder is available in the Pathfinder Reference Document (PRD) for free online: http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/ The great thing about the OGL is that people can share material built from OGL data. Hence the reason why there are 3.5E and PFRPG data modules included with Fantasy Grounds.

Paranoid much?

A couple of posts on G+ got me thinking about Paranoia… Firstly it is one of the original RPG games. It was probably in the first dozen or so commercial RPGs ever and it was probably the second futuristic RPG after Traveller. And of course there is a Kickstarter on right now to fund the newest incarnation of this crazy fun RPG.

Ive never played Paranoia myself – but I always wanted to… And as most of my gaming is on Fantasy Grounds these days Ive working on a Paranoia Ruleset. Its not going to have all the bells and whistles of D&D or Pathfinder but it should be a very functional framework.

This will be a community ruleset so it wont have any sourcebooks – but it shoudl support most of the in game mechanics right from the character sheet. Heres a sneak peek of the game so far…

Fantasy Grounds Subscription Option

You can now get Fantasy Grounds on a monthly $4 or $10 subscription!

• No minimum commitment.

• Can cancel and resume as required.

• $4 is a Full player/GM license. You can play in anyones game and you can host games for other licensed players.

• $10 is an Ultimate license. You can play in anyones game and you can host games for anyone else –licensed or not.

Of course if you like it – the outright purchase will be much cheaper over time but the subscription options mean you can get in and try Fantasy Grounds at very little cost.

Whats Included?

• Fantastic Fantasy Tokens – 138 monsters, 72 characters, 32 animals

• Fantasy Battlemaps – 14 great battlemaps

• Pathfinder and D&D 3.5E rulesets with core OGL material

• Ruleset mechanics (without source material) for Numenera, D&D 4E and 5E.

• Pay What You Want ruleset (free to try!) for Fate Core.

• CoreRPG ruleset letting you create great Character sheets for popular rulesets like DCC, DungeonWorld etc

• Access to great free community rulesets including Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Trail Of Cthulhu, Warhammer FRP and much more

• Access to great commercial rulesets including Call of Cthulhu, Castles&Crusades, RMC and many more.

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 will run in the 2nd quarter of 2015.

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
Please join us on Google Plus to keep up with the latest FG Con news:https://plus.google.com/communities/105494013208708141863
Society of Extraordinary Gamers: http://extraordinarygamers.com/

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