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The Skewered Mountain (Caves of Utter Chaos, Part 3)

As revealed in the prior post (found here), the Caves of Uttter Chaos were taking shape. Once word got out, all sorts of monsters began lining up to grab their…

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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:…

Roswell 51: We Have Liftoff!

April 4th, 2017

Backer Update #32: We Have Liftoff!

Big news for our Roswell 51 kickstarter backers! Our manufacturer has confirmed we are slated to go to production the week of April 16th!!! Some time during that week, a master prototype will be expedited to me for review and approval (prior to final packaging). If all is in order, there is a good possibility that I will receive the games prior to the end… (Read full backer update here.)

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For more details on our Roswell 51 game production, check out our Roswell 51 project page. I will continue to post our interim updates there and also on the GameWick Games Facebook page.

No stopping now ’til we got game!

The Caves of Utter Chaos-GaryCon IX

March 21st, 2017

Fun and adventure await the brave heroes who dare to enter the Caves of Utter Chaos at Gary Con IX! A twisted take on Gary Gygax’s classic dungeon module, The Keep on the Borderlands, this event is also an introduction to the WEGS Old Skool Fantasy system. Inspired by the 1970s Basic Dungeons & Dragons rule set, WEGS keeps character creation a breeze and the heroic action epic. No experience is needed to join this dungeon party! Event info links below.

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The Caves of Utter Chaos (WEGS BOSS)
When: Thurs @2pm; Fri @10am; Sat @10am and 2pm
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. Join us for one or more sessions if you like!

See all WEGS Old Skool Fantasy events

==> Gary Con IX Tabletop Events <==

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Beware the Ides of Horror!

March 15th, 2017

Greetings Shufflers! More exciting Roswell 51 news for you: we have placed the order for the dice that will be included in the game. In other words, “Alea iacta est!”. The die is cast. Or in our case, “the dice have been ordered”.

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For more details on the dice and also the status of Roswell 51 game production, check out our Roswell 51 project page. I will continue to post our interim updates there and also on our GameWick Games Facebook page.

No stopping now ’til we got game!

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GMs March 4th!

March 4th, 2017

What are you doing for March 4th and GameMaster Day!?! We’re spending the day working on a new WEGS Old Skool mini-module called “The Tomb of Utter Horrors“, a deathtrap dungeon that pays homage to the grand-daddy of all deathtrap dungeons, Gary Gygax’s “Tomb of Horrors” (published by TSR in 1979).

Our deadly dungeon will be unveiled for the first time at the end of this month at the Gary Con Gaming Convention (March 23-26), a convention celebrating the work and influence of Gary Gygax. Gary Con is a truly awesome convention run by the Gygax family and located in Lake Geneva, WI (the birthplace of Dungeons & Dragons, TSR and Gen Con)! The weekend honors “a life well played”.

Our Gary Con event is titled “How Many Heroes Does It Take To Slay A Demi-Lich?” The answer to that question lies in the hands of the brave adventurers who dare to trespass into the Lich’s domain.

Roswell 51: The Proofs!

February 28th, 2017

Exciting news! The Roswell 51 proofs arrived this weekend. Once we’ve reviewed these, we sign each page and ship them back to the printhouse. Then… we head to the launch pad and get ready to blast off into production!

The game proofs have invaded our game table!

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The revised box lid – now with a terrified running couple!

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For more details on our Roswell 51 game production, check out our Roswell 51 project page. I will continue to post our interim updates there and also on the GameWick Games Facebook page.

No stopping now ’til we got game!

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Roswell 51: Mid February Update

February 17th, 2017

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 online file for my review/approval; this single file stands between us and our printed proofs. Here’s our remaining steps to production:

1. Review/approve the online proofs (electronic proofs).
2. Review/approve the printed proofs (physical proofs).
3. Greenlight the game into production.

The first two steps rely on the printer’s timeline, the third step is the manufacturer’s timeline. At this point in the project, we are subject to their schedules. For more info on our production status, I have been posting all backer updates on our Roswell 51 project page. I will continue to post our interim updates there.

Larry

No stopping now ’til we got game!

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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!!!

2017 Rolls In!

January 1st, 2017

New Year! New Games!

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