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The Caves of Utter Chaos-GaryCon IX

Fun and adventure await the brave heroes who dare to enter the Caves of Utter Chaos at Gary Con IX! A twisted take on Gary Gygax’s classic dungeon module, The Keep…

GameWick News

Feb 3 – Dice Hog Day 2017

Here at GameWick HQ, February 3 is Dice Hog Day (the day after those other famous hogs makes their prediction). Early this morning (well not too early because the Dice…

Shuffling Horrors!

Beware the Ides of Horror!

Greetings Shufflers! More exciting Roswell 51 news for you: we have placed the order for the dice that will be included in the game. In other words, “Alea iacta est!”. The…

The Kreator Kit

April 29th, 2015

For any of WEGS Old Skool fans who have played with us at conventions, you’ve probably witnessed the wonders of the Kreator Kit. It’s like a super magical stockade of never-ending power for the guy running the game. Whenever its lid is cracked open, you know that minions can quickly pour forth from its rainbow-blasted innards.

Good thing the lid is transparent, so you can watch the mad genius at work…

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Sales Pitch Ahead!

We have a limited number of Kreator Kits on reserve for serious WEGS Old Skool fans. The Kreator Kit ain’t cheap ($59 + shipping). We only ship within the US and, due to the weight of the kit, shipping prices will vary. If interested, please contact us via our online form or directly to the email address that is listed on the top right corner of the page (scroll back up, baby!). We’ll send you back info on what exactly is in the kit (pretty much what you see above, but we will give you the actual chip/color count and other top secret details).

Serious Inquiries Only From Those

Who Understand Its Unstoppable Power!

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Reports From Roswell: Survivors!

April 26th, 2015

Two Confirmed Survivor Victories

After a never-ending string of alien victories in Roswell 51 (the next game in our Shuffling Horror line), we can now confirm two Survivor victories. The first report came in from Lake Geneva, WI, at a late-night pick-up game at the Gary Con game convention. This game was run by Director W versus 6 players. The second report came in just last night from the Dayton, OH area, where Director K ran a game versus 4 players. Both of these reports have been authenticated and verified by the home office. Both games went the full four reels.

***The Lake Geneva Report*** The action of the movie culminated with the survivors hunkered down on the ranch, led by the tough-as-nails Rancher who warned the aliens about what he does to trespassers on his land. At movie’s end four of the six players were still standing after the Mercurians’ final assault. Despite the aliens’ best efforts, the Rancher did not fall! An excellent performance by The Drifter who never liked the townies and was more than happy to destroy any suspected pod person.

***The Dayton Report*** The movie featured numerous scenes of alien craft blasting the surrounding countryside with their Obliteration Ray, as well as the appearance of a new robotic prototype designed specifically to counter the alien menace.  While the robot’s attacks certainly contributed to the human victory, it was the plucky attitude of the other survivors and a well-timed (and revised) Alien Autopsy card that enabled the humans to claim victory over the Mad Mercurian Overlord!

It should be noted that the location of the second game was in the vicinity of where the Roswell aliens are said to be currently stored. “Since 1947, the year of the famous Roswell crash, there have been rumors that the US government has stored debris and artifacts from crash flying saucers, and even bodies of the small, alien crew members of the downed space ships. Much of the evidence of these crash retrievals leads us to Dayton, Ohio, and Wright-Patterson’s Hangar-18.” (Anonymous Internet Source)

Maybe Things Are Looking Up For The Survivors…

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Two Lone Zombies

April 24th, 2015

P68-D-2LoneZ“Two lone zombies by the apple tree,
A Postman came upon them and then there were three…”

Thus begins the grim, little nursery rhyme on the back of the Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68 box. In game terms, the Two Lone Zombies are the weakest zombie card in the playing deck. The card’s face value is 2 and, to succeed their attack, they must roll a two or less on a pair of dice (which means they only ever succeed by rolling Snake Eyes). Not very likely.

A 1-in-36 chance for those of you who like to play the odds.

There’s many great scenes from zombie flicks where the lone zombie prevails – so this fits in perfect with the cinematic flair of the Shuffling Horror system. In  George A. Romero’s classic “Dawn of the Living Dead” (1978) the character Roger is trying to hotwire a truck when a lone zombie shuffles up and bites down on his leg. More recently, in the Walking Dead TV series, it was a lone zombie who snuck up on a distracted Tyreese and grabbed hold.

Less zombies does not mean less danger!

An additional kicker in Pittsburgh 68 is that whenever any zombie attack rolls snake-eyes, the victim is instantly zombified, immediately becoming an active zombie card under the control of the Zombie Master (the person running the game). This applies to all zombie attacks, but is most shocking when it occurs at the hands of the least effective zombie in the deck. Some players get a good chuckle at that.

From a game standpoint, it gives the Zombie Master that glimmer of hope that, even if they have only one attack to play on their turn, they still have a chance to “go viral”. This zombification rule also allows some unexpected plot twists to enter the movie.

Even the weakest zombie can do great things…

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WEGS Character Sheets

April 23rd, 2015

A new page has been added just for our

WEGS Old Skool Character Sheets!

(Click here to go to the Char Sheet page)

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 Dungeons! Dragons! Wizards! Whatever!

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