The WEGS Fray

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…

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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:…

Website & Store Update

May 12th, 2017

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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 our sidebar elements have vanished. So, yes… some pages look pretty funky for now. We will let you know when this phoenix arises from the flames!

–The Management–

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Feb 3 – Dice Hog Day 2017

February 3rd, 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 Hog likes his sleep), our groggy-but-fun-loving dice hog crept out of his hole, dice in hand and ready to roll!

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As tradition goes, the Dice Hog tosses a pair of dice into the frosted terrain (this year we’re a bit light on the frost and snow as you can see in the pic). This dice roll predicts just how long winter is going to last. However, there are some house rules:

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

2. When there is no snow on them whatsoever, none, the dice result is multiplied by two. However, two special rules apply to this result (it wouldn’t be very GameWicky if we didn’t have some “hot numbers”):

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.

The Dice Hog is heading back to his hoggy-hole now. Stay tuned for our official results in seven days!!!

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Gary Con IX: Old Skool Menu (2017)

December 21st, 2016

Woo Hoo! We’ve got our games submitted and approved for Gary Con IX (March 23 – 26, 2017). Below is a sneak peek at our WEGS Old Skool Fantasy and Shuffling Horror events. Gary Con is a yearly convention held in honor of Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons. This will be our fourth trek to wondrous Lake Geneva, WI (the place where Gygax lived, the first Gen Con was held, and TSR (the publisher of D&D) was based). Yeah… we’re always super excited about Gary Con!

NO ROLL HERO SHEETThe WEGS Old Skool Fantasy setting is designed for over-the-top dungeon crawl fun. Inspired by the earliest editions of Basic Dungeons & Dragons, character creation is a breeze and the heroic action is epic. All sessions are intros to WEGS, our Wickedly Errant Game System.

Here’s the menu:

The Caves of Utter Chaos (WEGS BOSS)
GM: Larry Wickman
When: Thurs @2pm; Fri @10am; Sat @10am and 2pm
Duration: 4 hours
You’ve heard of the Caves of Chaos, perhaps? Well, these are the caves below those caves that nobody dares to enter. Get ready for insane dungeoncrawling fun with the BOSS (Basic Old Skool System). Full-blown heroes will be created in minutes and then stuck in a dungeon brimming with terrible foes, nasty traps, and treasure galore. Fueled by 2d6 and 2d10, BOSS is a stripped down version of WEGS (the Wickedly Errant Game System). Fun rules! Wild dice rolls! Wicked adventure! All rules taught. No XP needed. Join us for one or more sessions if you like!

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GM: Tim W
When: Fri @8pm
Duration: 4 hours
Get ready to slip and slide your way through Gary Gygax’s classic module, Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (G2)! Here’s the twist: we are using the WEGS Old Skool Fantasy system. Fantastic heroes will be created in minutes and ready to go on a giant slaying expedition. Don’t worry about the system; just worry about the frost giants and staying alive. Rules taught – all you need is a sense of adventure to get started. Bring your lucky 2d6 and 2d10 (%), the only dice you’ll need for WEGS. Let’s dungeon party like it’s 1978!

The Shuffling Horror Events (1.5 hour)
Roswell 51 – Thurs @10am and @8pm.  Sunday @ Noon.
Pittsburgh 68 – Thurs @10pm
Get ready for the retro cinematic chills and thrills of our Shuffling Horror system! We are running three Shuffling Horror games on Thursday. For those who like 1950s space invasion horror, two session of Roswell 51 are planned (10am and 8pm). For those who like Night of the Living Dead style zombie survival fun, Pittsburgh 68 kicks off at 10pm.

We might try to add a couple more events, like our traditional Sat. Nite Special event and Sunday closer, “How Many Heroes Does It Take To Kill A Dragon“. Problem is the heroes killed our dragon last year… Stay tuned!blog-r51-footer-banner

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August 2nd, 2016

Come visit GameWick Games at Gen Con 2016 (Aug 4-7). Our booth is so easy to find (see map below) and totally worth the trip. We have some really cool games in stock – and not just our own. You will find games here that you just won’t find anywhere else at Gen Con – and we’ve even got a Dice Hog!

We are featuring great products from Facade Games, Bent Castle Workshops, Grandpa Becks Games, and Black Blade Publishing (product info below the map – keep scrolling!). Stock is extremely limited for these companies, so get to our booth early to secure your copies!

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The Shuffling Horror Line

From aliens to zombies, our Shuffling Horror line has got you covered. Come demo Pittsburgh 68, our fast-paced zombie horror game with a cinematic twist (for 3-13 players). You can also get a sneak peek at our upcoming Shuffling Horror release, Roswell 51 – a retro, sci-fi, B-movie blast!

WEGS Old Skool Fantasy RPG + Black Blade Publishing

If you like sword-n-sorcery adventure, check out our rpg hit, WEGS Old Skool Fantasy – a system that delivers full-throttle dungeon adventure. WEGS revels in the early days of fantasy gaming, when characters were created in minutes and, moments later, raring to explore dark dungeons and meet terrible foes! We will also have the full line of Black Blade Publishing modules available – these are tremendous fun and full of that old school dungeon spirit!

Even More Great Games!

Facade Games‘ wickedly strategic card game hit, Salem. A card game of deduction where you accuse/defend your fellow townsfolk as you frantically try to discover just who the witches are.

The full line of Bent Castle Workshops cards and games. Gorgeous fantasy/adventure themed card decks!

Grandpa Beck’s Games – card game fun for the whole family!

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 exciting pics of our Gen Con exploits!

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GameWick’s Summer 2016 Newsletter

July 2nd, 2016

The latest and greatest GameWick Games newsletter ever released is out!

Here’s the old short link: >>    <<

Read it and roll, folks!

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Roswell 51-Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked!

July 2nd, 2016

Greetings Roswellians!

It is not quite a week since we started our journey together and, thanks to each and every backer contribution, we have reached our first stretch goal: a dice upgrade! This was an important one for us to hit early on, as this is a game component that must be assembled and shipped to our production facility in Indiana. The dice will be ordered from Koplow Games (the Nice Dice People), based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Roswell 51 was originally slated to include four standard white dice. Thanks to you, we will now be including a pair of 16mm white dice and a pair of 16mm black dice. That 16mm size is perfect for our retro black-and-white movie theme. The dice will be packed in a  3 x 5 inch zip bag, handy for holding the game’s tokens.

Your pledges have made a difference right down to the dice!

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>> Here’s the link to the Roswell 51 Kickstarter <<BAN-HP-ROSWELL51+KS

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Roswell 51-Live on Kickstarter!

June 21st, 2016

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Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51 is live on Kickstarter through July 15, 2016.

Don’t miss your chance to back the next movie in the Shuffling Horror line!

>> Link to the Roswell 51 Kickstarter page <<

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GameWick’s Origins Events (2016)

June 13th, 2016

Come out and play with GameWick Games at Origins Game Fair this week (June 16-19). We’ve got a whole bunch of fun planned for our friends and fans. Two flavors of Shuffling Horror await: join us for some creepy cult classic Pittsburgh 68 zombie horror or preview our next release,  Roswell 51, a 1950s sci-fi alien invasion chiller. And, of course, we’ve got a couple of WEGS Old Skool Fantasy RPG events for all those who love full-throttle, over-the-top, sword-n-sorcery adventure!

All Shuffling Horror events are two hours (or less).

THURSDAY – June 16Blog-R51-Sneak-Peek-2
10am  Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51
12pm  Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51
7pm  Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68
9pm  Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51

FRIDAY -  June 17
10am  Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51
12pm  Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51
2pm  Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68
8pm  WEGS Rifting The Jarl (3.5 hours)

Saturday - June 18
11am  Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51
1pm  Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68
3pm  Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51

The Sat Nite Special: Dunge O Doom!
8pm  WEGS Dingbitt’s Dunge O Doom (3.5 hours)

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