The WEGS Fray

WEGS Trove Rolling | 2019+2020

By the bright beard of Ogma, it’s the year-end rolling of the trove! We’re doing twelve rolls on the fabled TABLE I: TROVE PILE GENERATION…

GameWick News

PAX Unplugged 2019 | GameWick Returns!

Pax Unplugged / GameWick Booth 3602 Come find us at Pax Unplugged (Dec 6 – 8) and check out our Shuffling Horrors! Our booth is…

Shuffling Horrors!

Innsmouth 32 | Meet The Cast #4 | The Students

This Miskatonic University trio has the misfortune to be on the bus hijacked by the bootleggers. Do you think they have what it takes to…

PAX Unplugged 2019 | GameWick Returns!

December 5th, 2019
Conventions, Pax / Unplugged, Press Release

Pax Unplugged / GameWick Booth 3602

Come find us at Pax Unplugged (Dec 6 – 8) and check out our Shuffling Horrors! Our booth is in the front of the hall with quick-n-easy access. We’ll be running demos all day and maybe even a pick-up game at night. Stop by the booth for details. The Dice Hog awaits!


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Booth 1240 at GenCon 2019 | Map+Events Link

July 30th, 2019
Conventions, GameWick News, Gen Con

Finding us at GenCon 2019 should be pretty easy this year! We’re practically in the middle of the hall, with a direct line to a main entrance. Head right on down Aisle 1200 until you see the Dice Hog. Ok… he’s pretty small… nowhere near as big as he is in the pic below. Just look for our big Shuffling Horror banner, a wall of Roswell 51 and Pittsburgh 68 games, and the smiling faces of the GameWick Gang.

Looking for what game events we’re running?  Here’s the full list. Most are SOLD OUT, but we do accept generics if players don’t show up. All games are on the Lucas Oil Stadium field (a short walk from the exhibit hall). We are the first tables you will find when entering the field! Don’t miss your chance to play in a stadium event!!!


Can’t wait to see some old friends and meet some new ones!

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Shuffling to Origins 2019 : GameWick Events

April 4th, 2019
Conventions, GameWick News

FB-SQR-SHB-2018GameWick Games returns to Origins Game Fair (June 12-16) with a booth and a full event schedule, too. Booth details will be released later. In the meantime, check out our event listings below.

Join us for an one hour play-to-learn Shuffling Horror intro session or jump into one of our full length “horror movies”. Try to survive the zombie apocalypse in PITTSBURGH 68! Save the world from an alien invasion in ROSWELL 51! Spend an evening in creepy, old INNSMOUTH 32 (the third and most terrifying game in the Shuffling Horror series to be released this summer).

But wait, there’s more! We’re playtesting a new P68 expansion called Cannibal Creeps (think Texas Chainsaw meets Night of the Living Dead). And let’s not forget about the WEGS OLD SKOOL Saturday Night Special!

Yeah… we’ll be waiting for you in Columbus!

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY EVENTS  (unless otherwise noted).

Don’t just play a game, play a movie! Shuffling Horror brings cinematic thrills and chills to your tabletop. See if you can survive the first reel of the movie in this play-to-learn session.

11 AM : ROSWELL 51
The Time: 1951. The Place: Roswell. The Problem: Sci-fi invasion! B-movie action awaits in this 1950s space invasion flick. Stop the pods, blobs, and UFOs in this cinematic card-n-dice game.

May’s Eve, 1932. On-the-lam bootleggers hijack a tour bus with Miskatonic Univ students and scholars on board. A fateful wrong turn brings them all to the shunned seaside village of Innsmouth… A night of mind-bending horror awaits!

The Time: 1968. The Place: Pittsburgh. The Problem: Zombies! Thrills and chills await in this cinematic card-n-dice game that plays like a creepy zombie movie. Slow moving zombies rule! Ghastly fun!

8 PM : INNSMOUTH 32 / ROSWELL 51  -Thurs and Friday Nights Only-
Science Fiction Double Feature! We’ll be running two “movies” at the same time – maybe three if there’s room!

What is worse than a zombie apocalypse? A zombie apocalypse with cannibal creeps on the prowl! Will you make it to the end of this movie – or will you end up on the menu? A sequel to Pittsburgh 68.

And let’s not forget about WEGS…

8 PM : THE WEGS OLD SKOOL SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL (Experienced Players Only, 18+)
How Many Heroes Does It Take To Slay A Beholder? We’re not sure but we’re going to find out! A gathering of WEGS friends and fans who want to have a rip-roaring, dungeon crawl experience that only the wickedly errant Old Skool system delivers!HP-BAN-I32-961X277


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Shuffling to WittCon 2019

February 13th, 2019
Conventions, GameWick News

PIC-SQR-WOSF-BOSSIt’s been a few years since I last visited Wittenberg University RPG Guild for their annual WITTCON gaming convention, but, when I got the call to attend as this year’s panel guest, I did not hesitate to commit! Now in its sixteenth year, this one-day con starts in the early morning and dice don’t stop rolling until midnite. In addition to the panel, I’m sneaking in a few playtests on Innsmouth 32 and topping it all off with an epic WEGS Old Skool RPG session.

Lots of great board, card, and rpg games are on the schedule, check it out: the full WittCon XVI info page. Below are the events I’m hosting.

Larry “El Willy” Wickman

May’s Eve, 1932. On-the-lam bootleggers hijack a tour bus with Miskatonic Univ students and scholars on board. A fateful wrong turn brings them all to the shunned seaside village of Innsmouth… A night of mind-bending horror awaits!

Why do some games capture our attention, while others fall flat? How do some games manage to get a task like rolling dice or moving a pawn feel like so much more? Game designer and publisher Larry Wickman (WEGS Old Skool, Shuffling Horror) takes on just those questions in our panel, discussing how he manages to turn the roll of a die into an experience no player will ever forget.

You’ve heard of the Caves of Chaos, perhaps? Well, these are the caves below those caves that nobody dares enter. We start by rolling up characters and then enter a dungeon brimming with terrible foes, nasty traps, and treasure galore. Full-throttle dungeon fun awaits with the BOSS (Basic Old Skool System). Rules taught. No XP required. Don’t forget those iron spikes and stirge repellant!


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Gary Con XI Event: The Caves of Utter Chaos (WEGS)

January 22nd, 2019
Conventions, Gary Con, The WEGS Fray

Where: Gary Con Gaming Convention
When: Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th
Time: 2 – 5 pm
System: WEGS Basic Old Skool System (WEGS BOSS)

A grizzled old Dwarf, his beard wet with ale, turns to your party. Long-ago adventure gleams in his eye as he lets you in on a little secret… “You’ve heard of the Caves of Chaos, perhaps? Well, there are  caves below those caves… the Caves of Utter Chaos. Everyone knows the upper caves have long since be picked over by every first-level adventurer and his five hit-point brother. The caves beyond… ah… that’s where the fun is now! But those who enter better be prepared for anything, my friends. It is a mess of chaotic tunnels and forgotten chambers, impossible to map, and rife with terrible foes, nasty traps, and, if Lady Luck allows, treasure galore… If you’re looking for adventure, that’s the place to be…”

As many can guess, the Caves of Utter Chaos is inspired by the famous dungeon that accompanied Gary Gygax’s adventure module, The Keep On The Borderlands (B2). For many D&D players, this was the first dungeon they ever explored; it was packaged in the Basic Dungeons and Dragons introductory box set back in the early 80s. I remember the thrill of cracking open that module and seeing the gorgeous, baby blue and white grid, double spread dungeon map. Just one look and I knew epic fun was ahead.

These sessions seek to give folks those same retro thrills, when we played D&D for the first time. Players will be introduced to our Basic Old Skool System (WEGS BOSS) and get to create their first character (a pretty quick process). Here’s a preview of how easy character creation is.

All rules are taught. No XP required. Once characters are ready, it’s off to the dungeon for fun and adventure. Just don’t forget those iron spikes and stirge repellant!

Here’s a link to our full menu of Gary Con events!


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Gary Con XI Event: A Plump Half-Dead Merchant (WEGS)

January 12th, 2019
Conventions, Gary Con, The WEGS Fray

Where: Gary Con!
When: Thursday, March 7th
Time: 7 – 10pm
System: WEGS Basic Old Skool System (WEGS BOSS)

I kick off my Gary Con 2019 events with something near and dear to my old school heart, an adventure inspired by a block of descriptive text from Gary Gygax’s epic adventure module, The Keep on the Borderlands. Back in the 80s, this was THE module that introduced many to basic Dungeons & Dragons. Within the module was the Caves of Chaos, a maze of dark tunnels to lure inexperienced heroes to their doom. In my very first game, my Elf quickly fell under a swarm of rats just shortly after character creation (Cave A, Room 2). I was hooked.

In another nearby cave complex dwelt the fierce Hobgoblins – it is there we find the “plump half-dead merchant”, his wife, and four other prisoners chained to the wall. The merchant and his wife’s time is running out as both are slated to be eaten that night! It is here that our adventure begins. Each player selects one of the six prisoners to play: the half-dead merchant (who begins with half HP!), the merchant’s wife; one of the two men-at-arms who serve as guards for the merchant; an orc (who will fight goblins and hobgoblins gladly) or, perhaps, a crazy gnoll.

Players also begin by picking a class for their character (Fighter, Magic User, Cleric, Thief, Ranger) – and then the game is afoot! In a prior session of this adventure, the merchant’s wife was a magic-user and became the group’s leader. In same game, the crazy gnoll thief just ran off, deserting the others to fight on their own. Twists and turns await!

Can the group band together and find a way out – or are they just doomed to hang around for dinner?

Find out with WEGS, the Wickedly Errant Game System. Rules taught!

Here’s a link to our full menu of Gary Con events!


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