You are the Hero!
yourself as a fighter, wielding a broadsword to win your way free
of enemy warriors. Or play a magic user with mystical abilities
in a glorious battle. Perhaps you have pictured yourself as an
infamous rogue, slinking into a dragon's treasure cavern. This
is the world of IFGS gaming, where you can roleplay anyone you
want to be for a day. We invite you to join us!
The International Fantasy Gaming Society (IFGS) is a not-for-profit
organization created to design and run safe, live-scale, outdoor
fantasy games. If you like fantasy, science fiction, or heroic
games, you will enjoy gaming with us. The IFGS has designed a
live-scale fantasy gaming system with mechanisms for fighting
and for roleplaying. The adventurers who travel with us encounter
hungry Dragons, Wizards, Trolls and other opponents. They also
encounter Kings, Queens, Knights, fair Damsels in distress, warrior
Amazons, and Elven folk.
We have produced hundreds of games all over the country. Our
intrepid adventurers have ranged in age from 5 to 65, and even
some entire families have enjoyed adventuring together. Everyone
What Games Are Like
IFGS games are usually played on weekends. The average game usually
runs about six to eight hours. Several teams play in each game.
Each team averages six to eight players. The teams begin the game
at timed intervals so they do not encounter each other on course.
Each team is led by a Loremaster who organizes the players on
the team and makes sure the novice players are prepared.
the game begins, the team follows a set course and will encounter
many Non-Player Characters (NPCs - the actors in the game). The
NPCs that the players meet will give out clues or information
for the game, or may engage the players in combat, according to
a script that the designers of the game have written.
Games have a set purpose for the players. For example, games have tasked players with:
- Lifting a curse from a king
- Restoring order to the lands
- Defeating a powerful lich
- Solving the mystery of a poisoned duke
- Finding an important artifact for a mage
These are just a few examples. There are all sorts stories to
be told in IFGS.
During the game, the players maintain the persona of the character
they have invented, adding to the game's atmosphere. This is a
form of acting that is called roleplaying. As you continue to
play a character in different games, the character will go up
in levels, giving you more game abilities. However, you are free
to start a new character whenever you want.
you are interested in joining the IFGS or want to know more about
what an IFGS game is like, contact us at the address and/or email
listed below. A full list of our Chapters
is also available. If you live near one and are interested, please
contact them. If you don't live near a Chapter and want to start
one in your own area, please contact the Society to learn how.
International Fantasy Gaming Society
PO BOX #36555
Cincinnati OH 45236
Email: info at ifgs