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The Twelve Rolls of WEGS-mas

To coincide with the 12 Days of Christmas, it’s time for the annual rolling of the trove! Over the course of the next twelve days, we randomly determine trove via our…

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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!

Roswell 51: Mid February Update

A quick update on the status of the next exciting release in our Shuffling Horror line – Roswell 51! I am currently waiting for the printhouse to upload the final…

Cast & Blast: Ill Will and Trotting Torches

February 27th, 2016

Blog-Pic-CastBlast-600Time for a couple new spells for the Wegswyrld; did you learn the ones that were in our first Cast & Blast post?!? Below you will find one for the Mage and one for the Sage (we gotta keep the party balanced, right). We go heavy on the flavor text here, so the “spell descriptions” contain lots of little breadcrumbs to allow your mind to meander deeper into the Old Skool setting.

Detect Ill Will (Mystic)

The spell allows the sage to discover if a target possesses evil intentions and/or the nature of its baleful demeanor. The target may be a person/creature from any of the known realms (Magic or Mystic) or an item charged with a malevolent purpose. The intentions of a mundane creature, with no interest in the affairs of mortals, will send off a mostly neutral vibe. For example, a venomous spider is just doing what it does naturally and (probably) has no truly evil intent. Even a spider enchanted to an unusually large size via spellcraft is not evil-minded per se (despite its magically oversized physical proportions). This is not true if that same spider is under a warlock’s Dark Bidding spell. Such, too, is the case with Ethereal Guardian Spiders, malicious creatures from the magic realm, who take delight in preserving and torturing their victims. Lastly, if a Mage casts an Oblivion Portal on her study door with the evil intent to whisk away the first person who dares to knock and disturb her, neither the door nor the spell are the evil-doers here. The mage within, however, will wildly radiate some ill will.
Target: Self
Type: Special Effect
Range: 2 x SPS squares
Use: Normal.
Upkeep: SPS innings is max duration.

Trotting Torches (Magic)

The spell conjures a quartet of magic torches, which hover in the air around a specified target (within 12 SQR). These are wisps of ethereal light that have been pulled forth from the Etherlands. These can be clustered to appear as a single bonfire or as a group of adventurers marching along (trotting at a rate of up to 8 SQR per inning). Oft times, they are simply conjured for chamber illumination (each light illuminates two squares in all directions, a cumulative effect if clustered). At the spante, and if within a 12 SQR range, the mage can control where each moves and how high/low they float. Optionally, the mage can send the lights off in any direction up to 48 SQR away. A torch beyond a 12 SQR range cannot be recalled or controlled. A torch beyond a 48 SQR range fades completely in four innings (as they all will if the spell is not maintained); their light is not instantly extinguished.
Target: Other
Type: Special Effect
Range: 12 square control. 48 square upkeep.
Use: Normal
Upkeep: 1 spoint per spante (regardless of number of torches remaining). Light lingers for 4 innings beyond upkeep.

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Shuffling Dead: TWD Tabletop Chatter, Episode 2

February 26th, 2016

Here’s what our trio of Pittsburgh 68 shufflers chatted about
after this week’s episode of The Walking Dead (the one with the creepy magician guy).

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 Remember, Dead Don’t Walk…

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Hirelings & Henchmen: Gary Con VIII (2016)

February 23rd, 2016

CON-Gary Con 2014-Lake Geneva, WIGary Con VIII is just around the corner! If you are attending and looking for some dungeon fun to fit into your schedule, have I got a deal for you… Most of my WEGS Old Skool games are full, but I can still fit a couple of Hirelings and Henchmen into each session. H&H are entry level heroes there to assist the party (i.e. you run into the room first and suffer the consequences). All you need to do is hack and slash in style. Does this sounds like your kind of fun?

“But… I don’t know this WEGS system at all!”

No worries! Here’s how easy it is to be a sell-sword and hired bowstring in WEGS:

You start with a heroic-looking mini and five poker chips. This makes you a Level 5 Hero. Everything about you is “5″ or “55″. You have 55 Hit Points. You have 55% Armour Class. You have a 55% chance to hit something with your sword or arrow. When you hit, you do 5 x d6 damage. You move 5 Squares per action.

NO-ROLL-ARK-KARDAnd you won’t even need a character sheet (but if you survive the adventure, I’ll give you one as a graduation present).

“That’s pretty darn easy, so far.”

You will also get three skill cards and you can use only 1 every attack:

+20% to hit (used to increase your chance to hit to 75%)

+ 4 Strength (used to increase your damage to 9 x d6)

-20% AC (used to decrease foe’s AC roll)

You strategically choose the best attack form for each strike.

As noted, I can fit a couple of folks into each game in this capacity. There is also *some* wiggle room to fit you in as a spellslinger, too (if you arrive early). If this sounds like your kind of fun, come find the WEGS games (just look for the table with a shiny holy grail filled with poker chips). Our full list of events and room locations can be found on the Gary Con site (here) or on our blog link below.

>> Our Old Skool Menu at Gary Con <<

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Shuffling Dead: TWD Tabletop Chatter, Episode 1

February 21st, 2016

The Walking Dead 2016 season begins!
That means it’s time for some tabletop chatter
with everybody’s favorite trio of Pittsburgh 68 playing zombies!

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 Remember, Dead Don’t Walk…

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Goin’ Old Skool: Gary Con VIII (2016)

February 20th, 2016

NO ROLL HERO SHEETGary Con VIII is just a dice throw away (March 3-6, 2016)! We’re more than ready to unfurl the old battlemat, set out the minis, and roll those wacky-shaped dice!

Here’s our at-a-glance WEGS Old Skool Fantasy event menu. All sessions are introductions to WEGS, our Wickedly Errant Game System. It is a system inspired by the earliest days of Dungeons & Dragons. Rules will be taught, so don’t be afraid to jump into the fray with us.

Table numbers listed below for quick reference (but go by what is listed on the official Gary Con website). Site will also show if tix are available.

THURSDAY – March 3 – Classic Caves of Chaos
2pm  B2: Keep on the Borderlands (WOSF); 3.5 hours. Table: EG3-207
8pm  B2: Keep on the Borderlands (WOSF); 3.5 hours. Table: EG1-207

Blog-GaryCon16-G123FRIDAY – March 4 – Against the Giants!
10am  G1: Storming The Steading (WOSF); 3.5 hours. Table: EG3-211
2pm  G2: Rifting The Jarl; 3.5 hours. Table: EG3-211
8pm  G3: Playing With Hellfire; 3.5 hours. Table: EG1-204

Saturday – March 5 – Dungeons
10am  Dingbitt’s Dunge O Doom; 3.5 hours. Table: EG1-205
2pm  Dingbitt’s Dunge O Doom; 3.5 hours. Table: EG1-203

The Sat Nite Special: Sci Fi Double Feature
8pm Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68; 2 hours. Table: LIN-105
10pm Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51; 2 hours. Table: LIN-105

Sunday – March 6 – Dragons
12pm  How Many Heroes Does It Take To Slay A Dragon? (III)
2 hours. Table: EG3-213

>> More Old Skool Event Details <<

>> More Against the Giants Details <<

>> The Story Behind Our Gary Con Dragon <<

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Dice Hog Day 2016-The Results

February 11th, 2016

2016-Dice-Hog-Day-ResultsThis morning the Dice Hog hastily threw on his winter cap and ran out to find his dices (it’s been a week since he threw them out into the snow on Dice Hog Day). No snow was found on the dice, or anywhere near them (they must harness some type of weird solar energy).

As per the rules (found here), no snow on the dice means that they are ready to be read. This year’s results were 3 and 6. Multiplied together gives us 18 more days of winter ahead here at our top secret NJ gaming facility.

Winter ends on Feb 28.

You heard it right from the Dice Hog’s mouth!

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Trove Roll: Ogma’s Majestic Hammer

February 3rd, 2016

FB-Trove-Roll-77The exciting conclusion to our Turdragon Special trove roll post from Thanksgiving Day 2015! Thanks to some wild dice rolls, the delvers uncovered one of the holy-rolling relics of the Wegswyrld. We left the details of this item as a bloggo cliffhanger (and then promptly forgot about delivering you the details). Whelp… here they are in all their magnificent glory!

Ogma’s Majestic Hammer
Realm-Mystic
Charges: SPS charges per day.
Requisite Stat: Requires 88 Grace.
This hammer may be used in melee or thrown short range (RS x 2 squares). The Ark receives a +4 WS bonus for engaged strikes and a +8 RS bonus if thrown.

Charged Effects

Call Hammer (1 charge): If unobstructed, the hammer can be recalled to the hand of the thrower at the Spante.

Majestic Pain: (2 charges) a struck foe suffers (2d6 x SS) enchanted wounds (Mystic). SS=Spoint Strength. The number of spoints the user expends to fuel the charge (limited by the user’s SPS score).

Divine Radiance: (1 charge) The hammer can radiate mystic damage to all foes within 2 SQR of its impact point. All foes are struck for (d6 x d6) enchanted wounds. Those who the wielder considers allies are not affected by this damage.

Quirk
The Hammer may inflict Divine Radiance on any unworthy soul who dares to touch it. It may do so four times a day.

Odds-n-Gods, Vol I
(It will definitely be published before Odds-n-Gods, Vol II.)

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Feb 3 – Dice Hog Day 2016

February 3rd, 2016

Now that the groundhog has finished his silly business, let’s show him how you really roll out winter. Here at GameWick HQ, we celebrate Dice Hog Day on February 3rd, and we have our own peculiar method for predicting the end of winter.

Blog-DHD-2016On Dice Hog Day, we toss a pair of dice into the frosted terrain outside our door. When the snow finally melts, we go out and find them. The result of the dice roll predicts just how long winter is going to last. Of course, we have some house rules for how to play along…

1. Dice must stay where they land for seven days, untouched.

2. When there is no snow on them whatsoever, none, the dice results are multiplied by two. However, two special rules apply:

Snake Eyes (1,1) – Winter is officially over and you can put the snow shovels away immediately.

Boxcars (6, 6) – Uh Oh! There’s probably more snow coming. Bring dice back inside and wait for next storm. Then repeat process as if it is Feb 3 all over again.

If you cannot find your dice at all, chances are you have a groundhog nearby who will have none of this nonsense going on in his domain. Good luck getting them back!

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