There’s a new update to the Beta rules, with specialization changes, sigils, and new and improved class charts (the number-cruncher’s delight). We can’t playtest them yet, but theorycrafting is a go!
With in-person events on hold, Dallas Chapter has turned to virtual IFGS. Henry Wood, Dallas member and former member of the FRC, has come up with a simple adaptation for playing games with the IFGS Fantasy rules at a tabletop or over Discord. Dallas members have been trying it out in their channel, and now you can, too, with Henry’s draft rules.
With state-level restrictions loosening in some areas, we know that many of you are eager to get back to swinging foam. However, the advisory is still in effect, meaning that membership status is frozen and no sanctioned events can run. New infection rates are still high, so let’s stay safe.
David Gibson, LVN, has offered an advisory to the Society Board regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak the CDC’s Official recommendations are as follows:
- Limit Group events to 10 or less.
- Keep social distance (of 6 feet or greater).
- Practice good hand hygiene.
- Sanitize surfaces with high traffic, for example door knobs, countertops, and tables .
Given the nature of an IFGS event with large groups of people, some in the High Risk category, it does not seem feasible to follow the CDC’s recommendations at an IFGS event. The health and safety of our members is our highest priority as an organization, and for that reason, it is the recommendation of the IFGS Society Board to postpone all in-person IFGS events.
The Society Board will review these recommendations in May, then on a monthly basis going forward, as necessary.
The new Fantasy Rules 8.0 Beta update is up and ready for playtest! We’ve got two new playable classes, Alchemist and Bard, and new specializations for existing classes, plus a lot of other updates. Download the new ruleset now and get ready to try it out. Remember to send your feedback to the FRC!
The Blue Book has gotten an update as well. Blue Book 2.15 brings a new type of toy to the game: Focus Enhancements. Like weapon and armor enhancements, these boosts add a numerical bonus, this time to the effects of healing and damaging skills, abilities, and spells. Version 2.15 also features an overhaul of the Magic Item Activation section, aimed at clearing up some confusion about just how some items work, especially Autocast and Autoactivate toys.
The FRC wanted to make all the class changes available to as many people as possible. Here is all the current class spec, minus the monk which is being worked on. Additionally the fighter is due for major changes but here is the current version until those changes are done.
As usual, these are still in play testing so no magic items may be built off of them. Please provide any play test feedback to the FRC when you can and please post these so your individual groups can have them.
The Fantasy Rules version 7 has been made available in PDF form on the IFGS web site.
WARNING: This is a LARGE PDF file (86MB) and will take some time to download!
IFGS BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The 9/15/16 Society Board Meeting was called to order at 8:06 p.m. Eastern Time. Board Members John Jones, Hugh Greene, Olan Knight, Pat McGehearty, and Sarah Gibson were present. Brad Evenson was absent, proxy to Greene. Dane Lyon was absent. David Spence, President of Dallas Chapter and FRC member, Melanie Greene, Treasurer from Northern Alabama Chapter, Michelle Cahill from Northern Alabama Chapter, and Ray Michel, Society Treasurer and Denver Boulder President, also attended. Janice Gott Society Clerk also attended.
The Tech Committee has completed the project to move the Society web site to WordPress. You’re looking at it right now! We think this is a big step forward for the organization and will allow us to stay more up-to-date everywhere.
If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or if you spot a bug somewhere, please leave a comment below or let the Tech Committee know what you think!
IFGS BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The 8/25/16 Society Board Meeting was called to order at 8:09 p.m. Eastern Time. Board Members John Jones, Hugh Greene, Olan Knight, Pat McGehearty, Brad Evenson, Dane Lyon and Sarah Gibson were present. David Spence, President of Dallas Chapter and FRC member, Brett Paul, Tech Chair, and Melanie Greene, Treasurer from Northern Alabama Chapter also attended. Janice Gott Society Clerk also attended.