FG College Times: My experience with FG College as a new RPG player
So, here is what you need to know about me. I’m really new to playing RPGs and D&D in general. I actually got my start playing in a D&D game with my boss and several of our co-workers. I was unsure if I would like playing, but I decided to give it a try. I had never played in a face-to-face game, but I had played other RPGs online, and when I was told we were doing this online I was intrigued.
The program that my boss was showing us was called “Fantasy Grounds,” and we would be using the DEMO version, so none of us had to pay anything to play as our DM (our boss) had the Ultimate license and many years of DM experience under his belt.
After just one session, I was totally hooked, and I asked as we were finishing up our first session, “When can we play again?”
After a few sessions, I realized that I needed some help with role playing, as I was kind of shy about what I could say and how I would act. So, I thought I’d research some role-playing tips online and I came up with a website that offered to teach people how to use “Fantasy Grounds” software. That website was Fantasy Grounds College.
Investigating the website, I found a link to the FG College discord, and I was greeted immediately by a friendly staff person. I enrolled in a class which taught me how to properly create a character. After that I jumped in headfirst and decided to try a combat class to learn where things are in the program and how to do some basic combat. Again, I was hooked, and I have never looked back.
If you are someone that enjoys playing RPGs and D&D, and you have a hard time finding a group for face-to-face games, I’d highly recommend downloading the “Fantasy Grounds” software. It’s free, and you’ll be able to join the table of any DM with an ultimate license.
FG College is a teaching organization, so it’s mainly focused on teaching proper use of the software, but there is also a place where you can join in games that are very newbie friendly so you can get your feet wet, make new friends, and perhaps find a new group of people online that you may want to game with in a long term game.
I may be biased, but my experience is real, and there are over 3000 members on the FG College discord, so you know something is being done right.
If you want to ask me more about my experience with FG College, you can find me on the discord as Lady Shel [Social Media]. Feel free to send me a PM and I’ll do my best to help you with your questions about the Fantasy Grounds program or the FG College itself.