The WEGS Fray

WEGS Old Skool-Shield Use

We’re dropping some down-n-dirty basic shield rules into our WEGS Old Skool Fantasy games at Gary Con this year – and it’s about time! Of course, there…

GameWick News

Booth 1240 at GenCon 2019 | Map+Events Link

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….

Shuffling Horrors!

Innsmouth 32 | Returns Fall 2019

Missed backing Innsmouth 32 this summer?!? That’s ok, because we did not fund. You’ll get one more chance to help bring this game to life…

P68: A Fun and Not-So-Traditional Review

July 9th, 2014
News, Reviews

I discovered a fun review of Pittsburgh 68, A Game of Shuffling Horror written by S.W Sondheimer, a Pittsburgh-based author and blogger who stumbled upon our game at House of the Dead, a zombie themed store in the zombie capital of the world (uh… Pittsburgh, of course)!

As a self-described game lover who is not-so-good at strategy games, Sondheimer tells the tale of how Pittsburgh 68 stumbled onto their table for a game night, pulling no punches as to the games pros and cons. Not just a review of the game, the article veers off into the musings that fill the mind of a non-gamer while the gamers are busy reading the rules!

Pittsburgh 68-Game Contents

Here are some tasty entrails from the review that made me sport a wicked zombie grin. If you enjoy these excerpts, I highly suggest you read the full review (link below).

[On Strategy Games] “I don’t mind never winning, so the giant group screw-a-single-player in collaborative games, and the cut throat I’m-a-cut-your-throat mentality of PVP games, are lost on me.”

[On P68 Game Play] “And much to my surprise, I got it.  Quickly.  Like, within the first two rounds.  I won’t claim to be a master or anything, but I definitely held my own.”

[On Rule Mongers] “Interestingly, the gamers seemed to have a bit more trouble with actual play than I did.  Maybe because they were trying to process the rules.  Or because they’d actually listened to them.  Maybe they expected the game to be more complex based on the sheer number of rules or because they’re used to complex games. Maybe they were just thinking about it too damn hard.”

And the drippings we like most of all…

“Made a hopeless case into a gamer.”

“Great intro game, great advanced game, creative concept, traditional elements, not so traditional ones.”

“Four and a half out of five severed heads for Pittsburgh 68.”

Read the full review here (contains some adult language).

 

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Fan Feedback: WEGS Old Skool

December 14th, 2013
News, Reviews, The WEGS Fray

We love to hear feedback from folks who play our games. Here’s some recent feedback we received from a new WEGS Old Skool fan in Virginia:

“Some pals and I just tried a game of WEGS today.  It took a bit for me to ‘digest’ the rules, but once I tried rolling up an Ark it started to fall into place.  I was able to explain most of the concepts and get 4 Arks up and started in about an hour.”

“Once the action started, it didn’t stop!  Dungeon exploration was quick and freestyle and the ‘innings’ concept – in fact, just about all of the concepts – fell into place quickly.  Everyone enjoyed themselves tremendously.”

“It was unanimously decided that we will use WEGS for all of our dungeoncrawls in the future, it is just what we were looking for!”

Thanks for the feedback, Jeff!

We’re glad you enjoyed the WEGS system!

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P68: An Intriguing Game. Ideal for Film Lovers.

November 20th, 2013
News, Reviews

Jeff Provine at BlogCritics.org reviews our creepy little zombie game, Pittsburgh 68, A Game of Shuffling Horror. Here’s some snippits:

“An intriguing game for three to 13 players…”

“Despite the surge of zombie-themed games out there, none takes an approach to the genre quite like Pittsburgh 68… Rather than a typical two-sided strategy match of survival in the apocalypse, Pittsburgh 68 takes a more thematic approach.”

“The art is shadowy, conjuring fond memories of Night of the Living Dead and the onslaught of low-budget 1970s zombie films.”

“Ideal for film-lovers and those who want a great deal of story to play out in their games.”

You can read the full review here.

Enjoy!

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P68: A Rare Gem! Fast and Fun!

October 14th, 2013
News, Reviews

Ron McClung at The Gamer’s Codex has this to say about our creepy little zombie game, Pittsburgh 68, A Game of Shuffling Horror:

“The myriad of zombie games is almost exhausting and it is hard to find one that stands out these days.  Pittsburgh 68 turned out to be a rare gem, with subtle complexity and creative depth that made it quite a fun game.”

“Game play is fast and fun.  If you like to tell a story or form a zombie movie storyline, this game is great. It has enough complexities to keep your attention, without being overly complex.”

You can read the full review here.

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P68: Great! Tense! Ridiculous!

March 26th, 2013
News, Reviews

The Married Gamers mention Pittsburgh 68 in their blog recap of PAX EAST 2013. We ran a quick game for them and it didn’t end well (the Zombies ruled the day). Still, as Zach notes, “It was great, tense, and ridiculous as my bat-toting athlete sprinted away from the last of the horde (only to be cut down in the final moments of the game).”

More details and a nice Pax East recap can be found over at The Married Gamers blog.

Enjoy!

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