Founders & Legends needs your events!
The Founders & Legends Convention (F&LC) celebrates 50 years of tabletop roleplaying. We’re looking back past the beginnings of RPGs, however, and also celebrating all the games that brought the first role-players together. We also seek to celebrate what the gaming community has built from those beginnings. So, the sky’s the limit, really. We’re happy to have anything that honors the hobby’s past, present, or future. Though we’re hoping to attract games that folks were playing in those heady days back in the 70s.
So you want to run some games…
…and we want that too. So, what events do we want? Well, what games or scenarios do you love and want to share far and wide? If you’re ready to bring your favorite games and scenarios to share, then we want your events!
Please take a moment to fully review our policy page, so you understand our policies thoroughly. This is an especially important step for our GMs. We want you to be able to be thought-provoking, scary, or ribald, however, we won’t tolerate anything that will entirely ruin someone’s weekend. Please be considerate of others and respectful at all times. When running your games, please be sure to make all your decisions for valid game reasons. If you have ANY doubt, please ask our staff, who can be reached in-person at HQ, via e-mail at [email protected], or on the Discord helpdesk channel at https://discord.garycon.com.
Read more about GM rewards here GM Rewards LINK.
We use TableTop.Events (TTE) to coordinate most of our convention events, including event submissions. To get started, you must have an account at TTE and obtain a F&L badge. Please review our polices before purchasing a badge.
Once you have your badge, you’re ready to begin submitting your events. Go to the TTE submission page, then click the “New Submission” button. That will take you to a new form, where you will have to work through the provided fields prior to submitting your event. Here’s an overview of the submission fields:
Event Type: Choose the entry from the menu that best fits your event.
Name: Enter a title for your event. You’re free to choose any name you like, but please keep it family friendly. You’re limited to 60 characters, including spaces and punctuation.
Short Description: Enter a brief description for your event. Anything that’s relevant to your event and family friendly is acceptable. There is a limit of 400 characters, including spaces and punctuation. We’ll use what you’ve entered here for any printed materials that mention your event.
Important: This area is text only.
Long Description: This is an optional field where you can enter whatever you feel you need to adequately describe your event. There’s no character limit, but try not to go too wild. TableTop.Events offers you a palette of tools for formatting your text here. You can add some fancy text formatting and art and web links, too.
Important: Please be aware that the short and long descriptions are separate entities; please make sure that all the information from your short entry also appears in your long entry.
Important: If your event will contain any material not suitable for minors or more sensitive folks, make sure you mention this in your description (both the short description and the long description if you decide to include that). Also be sure to choose the appropriate age range for your event (see the note under Age Range).
Preferred Start Time: Choose a day and starting time for your event from the menu. When we schedule your event, we’ll do our utmost to give you your preferred starting time.
Important: We use the 24-Hour Clock for start times with events.
Hours for the convention are:
- SA 0900-2400
- SU 0800-2400
- MO 0800-1600
We request that you select a starting time that will allow you to complete your event within those hours. If you need to run past midnight on Saturday or Sunday or past 4:00 PM on Monday, please use the comments field to let us know. Event start times are set so no event can begin until 9:00 AM Saturday or 8:00 AM Sunday/Monday, and the last games must end by 4:00 PM (1600) on Monday. All times will be in USA Central Time.
Alternate Start Time: Please choose an alternate starting time in case we are unable to schedule your event at your preferred time.
Duration: Choose the duration for your event from the menu. If you don’t see a value that exactly matches what you want, please choose the shortest duration that will fit your event.
Important: Games begin on the hour. When you’re done, we expect you to pick up and clear out in time for the next scheduled group to use that table/space. It’s essential that you stop 15 minutes early to prepare the area for the next group. Please plan accordingly.
Max Tickets: Choose the number of tickets you’d like us to make available for your event. If your event won’t have tickets, enter a “1” here and use the comments field to explain what’s going on. As the GM, you don’t need a ticket; don’t include yourself in the ticket count.
Due to a desire to make more space at each table this year, the form will limit you to seven players or less. We have a very limited number of larger tables available, however. If you want more than seven players, set the number of tickets to seven and use the comments field to tell us how many players you actually want.
Spaces Needed: This field shows the number of different groups you will run at once, either by yourself or with one or more co GMs. If your event is only you and one group of players, set this value to one (1). If you plan to run a single group and you feel you need big space, you still only choose a value to one (1) here; use the note field or the special requests area to request a big space for a single group.
If you will run your event for separate groups of players, or if one or more co GMs will run separate groups, set the value here to the number of groups. Example: You and two groups playing independently would need two spaces. You and two co-GMs, each running a different group would need three spaces.
Age Range: Choose the entry that best fits your event from the menu. Keep in mind that this is only a guideline for people to use when registering for events. If you’re planning anything with adult themes or material that may be objectionable, choose “Legal Drinking Age.” Please refer to our policies to ensure your event adheres to them and the accepted standards of public decency.
Special Requests: Use the check boxes in this section to indicate special needs you have. Please make a special request only if you truly need it. Checking a box here will make it less likely we’ll be able to give you your preferred event time—it might even prevent us from scheduling your event at all.
If you have a request that does not appear in this section, use the “Comments” field to relate any other needs you have.
Game System: Find your game system on the menu. If you cannot find an entry that fits, please choose “other” and enter your game system in the comments field at the bottom of the form. We will update our list of game systems as the convention approaches.
Player Experience: Choose the entry that best fits your event from the menu. Keep in mind that this is only a guideline for people to use when registering for events.
Back to Back: Use this field to let us know if your event will run immediately before or immediately after another event you’re running. If you answer YES, please use the comments field to tell us what the other event is.
Comments: Use this field to tell us anything else you think we should know about your event. If you chose the “other” entry in any field, please use this field to list your pertinent information. Also, please mention any specific need you might have for your table here, along with an explanation for those needs. For example, if you plan to build a 3D temple that’s three feet wide and six feet long, we’ll need to know that. Include a note here if you want more six tickets for your event than the system allows you to select.
Also, you can explain your needs here if you have checked any of the special request boxes.
Important: Attendees will NOT see anything in the Comments field, so please do not share any information about your event intended for them. This field is ONLY for you to share pertinent info with the Convention’s Event Staff.
Once you filled in all the fields on your form, please take a moment to look over everything, then you’re ready to click submit.
After you have submitted at least one event, you can go view it in your TTE account on the events page to check the status. You can also use this page to submit additional events or edit previously submitted events. This page also allows you to “clone” events—very handy if you’re submitting several sessions of a single event.
After You Submit
Once you submit your event, the system will alert the staff, who will review your event and either approve it, reject it, or ask for changes, usually within one week or less. Once the staff makes a decision about your event, we will contact you via e-mail, using the e-mail address associated with your TTE account. Please make sure your e-mail address is up-to-date in TTE and watch your inbox (and spam folder) for replies from our staff.
If you have any questions about your events after they have been submitted, please contact us by replying to the confirmation e-mail we sent.