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The Winterworn Keep (Caves of Utter Chaos, Part 4)

The Caves of Utter Chaos dungeon crawl adventure started out as a fun riff on Gary Gygax’s Keep on the Borderlands; something that would fit neatly into a three-hour event slot at Gary Con…

GameWick News

Website & Store Update

May 12, 2017 We are currently updating our store and sprucing up bits of our website. Our store is completely offline for this reason. You will also note some of…

Shuffling Horrors!

Roswell 51: Out Of This World!

Backer Update #35: It’s Out Of This World! Big news, Roswellians! The production prototype arrived and it is OUT OF THIS WORLD! I was blown away by how all the components look:…

Cast & Blast-Transmogrify

July 19th, 2016

Blog-Pic-CastBlast-600We’ve been playtesting the Nekromagiker for a few years now, just haven’t officially unleashed him. Until we do, any old mage can have fun with this one. The alternate use allows the mage to threaten that he’ll “turn you into a zombie if you don’t watch out!”. Sure, it’s only temporarily, but can cause all sorts of mischief.

Transmogrify (Magic/Nekromagic)

The mage takes on a grotesque and rotting pallor, resembling a zombie, ghoul, dungeon skum, or other shambling undead abomination. While so enchanted, the mage benefits from an aura of FEAR (4 ESQR range, Spell Level x 11% effectiveness). The appearance allows the mage unfettered passage among undead creatures whose minion level is less than or equal to spell level; minions of higher levels have an (11% per higher level) chance to detect the deceit. The rotting effect can be extended across multiple targets in the mage’s company (within a 4 ESQR range); each additional target increases the upkeep by one spoint. Alternate use allows the mage to transmogrify a single, humanoid-sized distant target up to 12 SQR away (includes FEAR effect); an unwilling target can halt the change via a Resist Magic test (each successful resistance temporarily stops the progression of the transmogrification; it does not dispel the spell).

Target: Self (+Group) or Other
Type: Special Effect
Range: Group-4 ESQR. Single Target-12 squares.
Use: Normal.
Upkeep: Normal. Group: +1 spoint per extended target.

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All’s Well That Roswells: We Did It!

July 16th, 2016

Our biggest thanks to our 200+ friends and fans who backed our Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51 kickstarter – we could not have done this without your enthusiasm and support. Thanks, also, to all those who liked, shared, and spread the news about GameWick Games’ independent game publishing endeavors.

We’re a quirky little game company creating unique games that just don’t play like other games. It’s how we roll. Thank you for rolling along with us – your support means the world to us!

Thank you, Roswellians!!!

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Release Date: Fall 2016

Stay tuned here for all your Roswell 51 updates!

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Roswell 51-We’re Making A UFO (Donation)

July 13th, 2016

Greetings Roswellians!

Less than 3 days to go on our amazing Roswell 51 Kickstarter campaign – please keep spreading the word!

Now, some really cool news… Not only are we making a super fun game, but we will also be contributing to the making of an actual UFO – in Roswell! What?!? Yes… It’s all true!

When the game is released this fall, we will be donating twelve Roswell 51 games to the Roswell UFO Museum to help them raise funds for the replacement of their iconic UFO. Earlier this year, the UFO had blown off the building in a winter storm and was then stolen and destroyed. Not unlike the 1947 incident, the wreckage was found along the desert highway outside of Roswell.

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I spoke to the Director of the museum and he was excited by this offer. The donated games will be available in the museum’s gift shop and the proceeds will go towards the new UFO sculpture for the building. The International UFO Museum and Research Center is a non-profit organization (501c3). More information on the museum can be found here. The full story of the UFO theft from the Albuquerque Journal is found here.

The museum sure looks like such a fun and nostalgic place to visit (and previously the town’s movie theatre, too). Each year they run the Roswell UFO Festival in July, to coordinate with the “Incident At Roswell” anniversary. Wish I lived closer!

Really glad we’re able to help out in this small way – thanks to our amazing backers!

Now, tell your friends to…

>> Join The Roswellians and Save the World! <<

before it’s too late!

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Roswell 51-Four Days To Go!

July 11th, 2016

Go! Go! Roswellians!

Four days remain to our amazing Roswell 51 kickstarter campaign.

We will obliterate the third stretch goal shortly!

But tell your friends that time is running out if they want to

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Roswell 51-The Final Stretch!

July 8th, 2016

Attention Roswellians!

We totally obliterated stretch goals #1 and #2 – thank you!

But we have less than a week to obliterate the next two…

Spread the word to your friends, your groups, your circles, your forums if you can!

Let them know that there’s still time to

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Roswell 51-Stretch Goal #2 Unlocked

July 8th, 2016

Great news, Roswellians!

Our Roswell 51 Kickstarter hit its 10k mark and unlocked its second stretch goal! All thanks to those of you who backed our funky sci-fi outer space invasion game. To celebrate, we’re going to add a little popcorn to go along with our movie!

Well… not real popcorn…

Popcorn is a really cool bonus card. During the game, when this card “pops up”, it will give an immediate bonus to either the Survivors or the Aliens (depending on who causes it to appear). There’s nothing like this in the deck – and now there will be because of the support of our backers.

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What is shown above is the card prototype; the creepy cool zombie hands reaching for the popcorn is drawn by Steve Blickenstaff. We will be including two types of popcorn in the game box: one in the Roswell 51 style and one in Pittsburgh 68 style. Each card has the appropriate back for use in that deck. We wanted to make sure that if you like the flavor it adds to one game, that you could add it to the other.

For those who haven’t backed yet, there’s still time to become a Roswellian!

>> Visit the Roswell 51 Kickstarter today! <<

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Happy Birthday, Roswellians!

July 5th, 2016

Greetings Roswellians!

On our about this date in 1947, the aliens crash-landed in Roswell, NM – the rest is history. Our Roswell 51 kickstarter is steadily moving forward and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has become a backer and those who have helped to spread the word about our indy game efforts. Roswell 51 has eleven days to go, and I’m sure we are going to obliterate our next stretch goal really soon. Congrats!

“Are your neighbors acting strange? Maybe their minds were taken over by outer space aliens!?!”

Find out with ROSWELL 51, the retro, sci-fi, outer space invasion, B-movie board game!

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Roswell 47-Prologue To Invasion

July 3rd, 2016

Greetings Roswellians!

The anniversary of the Roswell UFO Incident is upon us…

“In early July, 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell. The Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) issued a statement claiming to have recovered a crashed “flying disk.” An article ran on the front page of the Roswell Daily Record and the next day, RAAF changed its statement to say that the object was a weather balloon, not a flying disk as they previously reported.”

And so the stage is set…

Roswell 51 picks up four years after this reported incident and things are getting weird. The government is sticking to its weather balloon story, but won’t reveal what’s going on in the mysterious Hanger 51 on base. Orbs of light whiz across the night sky. Weird vegetation is sprouting up in the desert. Townsfolk are starting to disappear, and your neighbors are starting to act very, very, strange.

Are you ready for what’s coming next?

>> Visit the Roswell 51 Kickstarter for more details! <<

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