Going Old Skool: Gary Con 2015

February 10th, 2015

It’s time to polish the old battle axe, tighten that chainmail skirt, and pack those potions: we’re getting ready for our trek to the kingdom of the Gygax! That’s right, GameWick Games is heading to GaryCon VII in Lake Geneva, WI (March 26-29)! Lake Geneva is THE place where Dungeons & Dragons got its start and the home of the game’s creator, Gary Gygax. Both TSR Games (the original publishers of D&D) and Gen Con (now the largest tabletop gaming convention in the US) were started here by Gary as well. This convention is held in Gary’s memory and is a celebration of his life and works.

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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.

This is our second Gary Con. For our WEGS Old Skool Fantasy events this year, we will be once again rifting on Gary’s classic adventure module, Keep on the Borderlands (1979). This is a module that you can never run too many times! We even have a special event called A Plump Half Dead Merchant and His Wife which is based on a few trapped characters Gygax placed in this dungeon module.

Con attendees will also find a few of our own wickedly fun adventures on the menu: Elf Walks Into A Bar, Dingbitt’s Dunge O Doom, and Just How Many Heroes Does It Take To Slay A Dragon? (Part 2). We ran Part I at Gary Con last year – the dragon was not slain and will be back with a vengeance!

For players who don’t know what WEGS Old Skool Fantasy is all about, that is no problem! Rules will be taught at each session. 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. WEGS, the Wickedly Errant Game System, revels in unfettered heroic action and dramatic dice rolls.

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

Come celebrate “a life well played” at Gary Con.

Come celebrate the life of Gary Gygax.

(For our full WEGS Old Skool Fantasy event listing at Gary Con, click here.)

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