My friend @zlatan (
@zgrimshell on Discord) has volunteered to help me with improving the website content, and we want to connect more with our wonderful community. As part of an ongoing effort to make The Forge the best possible tool for your Foundry experience, we are working on improving the web presence to make it a breeze for people who want to enter the realms of stories, unforgettable experiences and joy of playing with your friends.
Part of that improvement is having an image or even a GIF on our landing page that would show wonderfully crafted maps and gameplay, hopefully giving newcomers the A-Ha! moment! As the proverb says “a picture is worth a thousand words” - we are inviting you to share your in-game screenshots or crafted maps you would proudly present to the world and friends. Send your submissions on the Discord server, post them here, or if you prefer email, send it to email@example.com and goblins will deliver them to us.
We will pick those with the highest initiative so cast your best work!
And to make things more interesting, I am making this a contest open to everyone . I will pick three winners from all submissions who will receive a full year of Game Master Tier subscription to The Forge.
There are three categories (one winner per category), one for your game screenshots, one for helping us find a new background image for the website, and one for a new default game banner.
- Game screenshots . I want to show a few screenshots of people playing Foundry and having fun, maybe make that into a GIF, or a mosaic of screenshots, I’m not sure yet. All images are welcome, of all systems with any module/customization, with or without Audio/Video, playing your own homebrew games or official adventures, in combat or in theatre mode, or showing your note taking skills with a journal open. We’re looking to show the diversity of gameplay and of Foundry’s interface, so the more unique it is, the better. The chosen images will be made available on the website, so if you or your player’s faces are visible (with Video conferencing enabled), make sure you get permission from everyone before sending the image. Multiple screenshots can be accepted and incorporated into the result, but only the best of the best will be chosen as contest winner.
- Background image . The Forge’s background image is really not that great. It was chosen from the community wiki as a placeholder image back in August when I started designing the website, but then it stayed. I really want a new background image that is beautiful, fits well with the rest of the website design (in dark and light themes) and is attractive to RPG gamers. Send your own original work only. You will need to give us a non-exclusive perpetual license to use the image.
- Game banner . The game banner that is set by default is the only image I had on hand which I actually owned the copyright to, and it was a picture I took myself of my own table two years ago… while it’s a beautiful setup, it’s really quite an ugly default banner for people’s games. Click here to see what it currently looks like. We want to see something that says “we play tabletop RPG games” without being specific to a single system or adventure, and would serve well as a default game banner for people’s games. We may select more than one for use on the website, but only one will be chosen as contest winner. Send your own original work only. You will need to give us a non-exclusive perpetual license to use the image.
Contest ends on May 21st at noon (12:00 PM EST), just in time to choose the winners, finalize the website and be ready for the release!
I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!