GaryCon: The Old Skool Menu

February 5th, 2014

GameWick Games is heading to GaryCon VI in Lake Geneva, WI (March 27-30). This is THE place where Dungeons & Dragons got its start and THE convention that honors its founding father, Gary Gygax. Both TSR Games (the original publishers of D&D) and GenCon (now the largest tabletop gaming convention in the US) were started here by Gary as well. Like Gandalf the Grey, Gygax took us on an unexpected journey to a fantasy world where we could create heroic characters, swing swords, cast spells, and meet dragons head on. If you cannot tell already, we are super excited to be attending our first GaryCon!

FB-Gary-Con1We will be running two classic dungeon modules written by Dungeonmaster Gygax: Keep on the Borderlands and Descent into the Depths of the Earth. Our WEGS Old Skool system will be used for these games. Players will also find two of our convention favorites on the menu: Dwarf Walks Into A Bar and Just How Many Heroes Does It Take To Slay A Dragon?

For players who don’t know what WEGS Old Skool is all about, that is no problem! Rules will be taught at each session. WEGS, the Wickedly Errant Game System, revels in unfettered heroic action and dramatic dice rolls. This sword-n-sorcery system was inspired from the basic Dungeons and Dragons rule set (1979), and focuses on easy character creation and all-out dungeon adventure. Unlike the D&D system, four dice alone fuel the WEGS battle frenzy: two six-sided dice and two ten-sided dice (or 2d6 and 2d10 in geek speak).

Join us for some wicked adventure in the place where it all began!

The Old Skool Menu at GaryCon

Dungeon Fun 101-WEGS Style!
Thu:11am-1pm; Fri:11am-1pm
Dungeon Heroes Wanted! Never rolled up a character before? No worries. Character creation is a breeze and you’ll be face-to-face with some monsters in minutes. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to survive in this wicked dungeon crawl. In fact, you get to choose how difficult the first encounter will be: Mild, Medium, or Spicy! With its easy rules and wild dice rolls, WEGS Old Skool is designed for over-the-top heroic encounters. All you need is a sense of adventure to get started!

Keep on the Borderlands-B2-WEGS Style!
Thu: 2pm-5pm; Fri: 2pm-5pm; Sat: 10am-1pm; Sat: 2pm-5pm
Get ready for some old skool adventure with a whole new system! We’re cracking open the classic intro dungeon module Keep on the Borderlands and heading straight into the dread Caves of Chaos! WEGS, the Wickedly Errant Game System, will be used as the system. Fantastic heroes will be created in minutes and, moments later, face-to-face with terrible foes. The cultists and minotaur and owlbear and oozes are waiting! Set your dice to 1980 and let’s have some fun! All.Rules.Taught.

Descent into the Depths of the Earth-D1-WEGS Style!
Thu:8pm-11pm; Fri:8pm-11pmPlay WEGS!
Get ready for some old skool adventure with a whole new system! We’re cracking open the classic dungeon module Descent into the Depths of the Earth and heading straight into the caverns of the Drow! WEGS, the Wickedly Errant Game System, will be used as the system. Fantastic heroes will be created in minutes and, moments later, on their way to battle trolls and bugbears and troglodytes! Maybe even a lich if they wander into the wrong cave… Set your dice to 1978 and let’s roll! All.Rules.Taught.

Dwarf Walks Into A Bar
Sat:8pm-12am
Swords. Sorcery. Wizards. Whatever! Anything goes in this barbarian bar room brawl!  A rag-tag assortment of adventurers are having a real slow night at the Tongue of Dung, a seedy tavern in the bad part of a town called Ikkspatt. In one dark corner, a drunken Dwarf slumbers. In the other, the Goblin chieftain Borkfu and his gang are getting rowdy. The Ogre barkeep looks like he is itching for a reason to hit something with his club. Keep one hand on your tankard and the other on your hilt, it is gonna be one of those nights. A great intro to WEGS, the Wickedly Errant Game System. A GenCon fan favorite since 2006!

Just How Many Heroes Does It Take To Slay A Dragon?
Sun:11am-1:30pm
Come join the dragon-slaying party and let’s find out! If you haven’t slain a dragon the whole con, what have you been waiting for?!?  New players are welcome to join us in this free-for-all dragon brawl. WEGS Old Skool rules will be taught.  We will wrap up character creation in minutes, declare marching order, and then bring out the fire-breathing beasty. Don’t get too attached to your characters, though… Heroes will be roasted!

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