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Fantasy Grounds

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The share that SmiteWorks retains for this helps pay our content and programming developers and helps us add support for more and more games. In many cases, the content you can buy as DLC can be built directly by you within Fantasy Grounds if you already own the material in another form. The DLC provides a convenient option for time-strapped gamers who also wish to directly support the gaming industry.


* This is not a stand-alone game. This game features no computer controlled AI and relies upon another user acting as a Gamemaster to control the story, action and enemies you face.OverviewFantasy Grounds is a hybrid application which allows you to play and create your own RPG games. It facilitates this play and provides some optional add-on Adventure modules which can be loaded and played with very little preparation. Each game will require a GameMaster (GM) and one or more players. Games may be played in a session as short as a few hours or continued with multiple sessions over a series of days, weeks, months or years. A GM will typically install the application and choose their game-system of choice, which we refer to as a Ruleset. Fantasy Grounds comes pre-loaded with Rulesets supporting compatible play for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5, Dungeons & Dragons 4E, Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (R). Additional Rulesets are available for free and for purchase from our Workshop. The 3.5E, 5E and PFRPG rulesets are good places to start for new GMs and for people new to Fantasy Grounds. These Rulesets come pre-loaded with some basic Library modules full of abilities, spells, monsters and items that have been marked as Open Gaming Content (OGC) by their respective copyright holders. The 5E ruleset contains all the content from the D&D Basic Rules for D&D fifth edition. Additional rulesets, such as that for Call of Cthulhu or Savage Worlds are fully licensed versions and contain otherwise closed and proprietary content that we've licensed from those publishers. As of April 2015, Fantasy Grounds acquired an official license from Wizards of the Coast for D&D fifth edition. This means that the 5E ruleset supports basic understanding and gameplay for D&D fifth edition but you can also buy fully preloaded data packs and adventures that are licensed from Wizards of the Coast as DLC here on Steam.PlayersFor players, Fantasy Grounds will allow you to connect to a game being hosted by a GM and control one or more characters within the game. You will be able to update and maintain your character sheet, much like you would in a face-to-face RPG game, but with some degree of automation and support for dragging and dropping abilities and items from the Library modules (for rulesets which support them.) Whenever a GM shares a map image, you will be able to move a token representing your character and initiate attack rolls against enemies visible on those maps when it is your turn. You will be interacting within the GM's game session with other players and every action you take will be communicated to the GM and connected players along with any chat messages you enter into the chat window. At the conclusion of the GM's game session, you will log out and your character sheet and progress will be saved to the GM's session. When you meet back up and a pre-scheduled time with the GM for the next session, you will be able to continue where you left off. Scheduling of future game sessions is handled outside of Fantasy Grounds via email communication, the Fantasy Grounds forums and Game Calendar, Steam discussions or through whatever source the GM defines. SmiteWorks hopes to improve the match-making features at a later date.GameMastersFor GameMasters, Fantasy Grounds will allow you to outline and prepare your future game sessions. You will be able to create story entries and link them together or to specific maps. You could, for instance, create a story entry which links to an image of a dungeon and then each room could in turn be linked to individual story entries -- each containing room descriptions, secret GM notes, a list of NPCs and monster encounters or links to more images and player hand-outs. Depending on your game master style and the availability of pre-entered monsters and enemies, you can also run without preparation. You can create and maintain multiple Campaigns, each with their own content and players. When you are ready to run your campaign, you will need to spend some time recruiting players and establishing your preferred frequency and length of play, methods of communication when you are not connected with Fantasy Grounds and whether or not you want to use a voice application such as Skype or Google Hangouts alongside Fantasy Grounds. Most GMs tend to use a combination of in-game text-based chat within Fantasy Grounds *and* a voice application to help facilitate quicker and more natural play.With this version of the product, you can:
  • Run games as the Gamemaster (GM)
  • Host games as a GM for other players and GMs who are connected as players
  • Host a demo game for 1 player who is using only the FG Demo. The campaign won't allow saving, but will give you the ability to demonstrate the functionality to prospective players.
  • Join games as a player
  • Create characters locally to take with you into a game session
  • Create additional rulesets and modifications with custom XML and LUA Scripting
  • Use hundreds of built-in top-down tokens for monsters, characters and animals
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SmiteWorks USA, LLC
Publisher
SmiteWorks USA, LLC
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.fantasygrounds.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: n/a
  • Additional Notes: Requirements vary by the add-ons installed and the number of players connecting to your game.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Processor: 2.00 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card recommended
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Requirements vary by the add-ons installed and the number of players connecting to your game.

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: 10.6.8 or newer
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card recommended
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: n/a
  • Additional Notes: this product uses a wine wrapper to simplify installation
Recommended:
  • OS: 10.6.8 or newer
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible video adapter
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: n/a
  • Additional Notes: this product uses a wine wrapper to simplify installation
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Fantasy Grounds reviews and comments

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Everything is on the verge of a bigger Campaign-and I'm looking forward to it. Sitting At home and still playing PnP-and doing so without Pants:D (No one sees) have already dealt with some Test fights and others and am really happy with everything. If you have to say-a bit of time you have to put in to make friends with the Handling. But for me-clearly a Buy recommendation!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
This is by Far the worst game I've ever played! On the one hand, the Game is completely overpriced with over €20 on offer for a few Pages of Text and on the other hand, this Game is hardly running at all. Each Game session is associated with thousands of Problems. More than Half the Time you are busy solving the Problems of the Game and the Best thing: Without Services like Hamachi it is impossible to play anyway
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Unfortunately, I can't recommend Fantasy Grounds. I bought it in the Sale and had been happy to play a bit of Role-playing again. Unfortunately, Character Creation was already impossible. There is no Indication of how many Points you can distribute to each Attribute, how to select Skills at all, or how generally that System works. Just to try it out, I tried to join a Game without a finished Character. Here, however, you have to enter a Code from a Gamemaster. Where to take this Code from? If this Game is really to help find a Round, it does very little for that. You are left completely alone with both the Creation of Characters and finding a Group. And for such an unfinished Product, without any Help or Instructions then to demand such a Sum is already cheeky. I thought Fantasy Grounds would be a simple Way to finally play Role playing with other People, unfortunately that Whole turned out to be a Pure Fall and I certainly don't have the Time to research on the Internet for several Weeks how to do it at all Makes a Character or what Platforms there are to find a Game round at all. Therefore, no Recommendation.
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