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The Caves of Utter Chaos-GaryCon IX

March 21st, 2017
Caves of Utter Chaos, Conventions, Gary Con, News, The WEGS Fray

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

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GMs March 4th!

March 4th, 2017
Gary Con, News, The WEGS Fray

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.

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Gary Con IX: Old Skool Menu (2017)

December 21st, 2016
Conventions, GameWick News, Gary Con, News, The WEGS Fray

Woo Hoo! We’ve got our games submitted and approved for Gary Con IX (March 23 – 26, 2017). Below is a sneak peek at our WEGS Old Skool Fantasy and Shuffling Horror events. Gary Con is a yearly convention held in honor of Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons. This will be our fourth trek to wondrous Lake Geneva, WI (the place where Gygax lived, the first Gen Con was held, and TSR (the publisher of D&D) was based). Yeah… we’re always super excited about Gary Con!

NO ROLL HERO SHEETThe WEGS Old Skool Fantasy setting is designed for over-the-top dungeon crawl fun. Inspired by the earliest editions of Basic Dungeons & Dragons, character creation is a breeze and the heroic action is epic. All sessions are intros to WEGS, our Wickedly Errant Game System.

Here’s the menu:

The Caves of Utter Chaos (WEGS BOSS)
GM: Larry Wickman
When: Thurs @2pm; Fri @10am; Sat @10am and 2pm
Duration: 4 hours
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. No XP needed. Join us for one or more sessions if you like!

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GM: Tim W
When: Fri @8pm
Duration: 4 hours
Get ready to slip and slide your way through Gary Gygax’s classic module, Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (G2)! Here’s the twist: we are using the WEGS Old Skool Fantasy system. Fantastic heroes will be created in minutes and ready to go on a giant slaying expedition. Don’t worry about the system; just worry about the frost giants and staying alive. Rules taught – all you need is a sense of adventure to get started. Bring your lucky 2d6 and 2d10 (%), the only dice you’ll need for WEGS. Let’s dungeon party like it’s 1978!

The Shuffling Horror Events (1.5 hour)
Roswell 51 – Thurs @10am and @8pm.  Sunday @ Noon.
Pittsburgh 68 – Thurs @10pm
Get ready for the retro cinematic chills and thrills of our Shuffling Horror system! We are running three Shuffling Horror games on Thursday. For those who like 1950s space invasion horror, two session of Roswell 51 are planned (10am and 8pm). For those who like Night of the Living Dead style zombie survival fun, Pittsburgh 68 kicks off at 10pm.

We might try to add a couple more events, like our traditional Sat. Nite Special event and Sunday closer, “How Many Heroes Does It Take To Kill A Dragon“. Problem is the heroes killed our dragon last year… Stay tuned!blog-r51-footer-banner

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Hirelings & Henchmen: Gary Con VIII (2016)

February 23rd, 2016
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CON-Gary Con 2014-Lake Geneva, WIGary Con VIII is just around the corner! If you are attending and looking for some dungeon fun to fit into your schedule, have I got a deal for you… Most of my WEGS Old Skool games are full, but I can still fit a couple of Hirelings and Henchmen into each session. H&H are entry level heroes there to assist the party (i.e. you run into the room first and suffer the consequences). All you need to do is hack and slash in style. Does this sounds like your kind of fun?

“But… I don’t know this WEGS system at all!”

No worries! Here’s how easy it is to be a sell-sword and hired bowstring in WEGS:

You start with a heroic-looking mini and five poker chips. This makes you a Level 5 Hero. Everything about you is “5” or “55”. You have 55 Hit Points. You have 55% Armour Class. You have a 55% chance to hit something with your sword or arrow. When you hit, you do 5 x d6 damage. You move 5 Squares per action.

NO-ROLL-ARK-KARDAnd you won’t even need a character sheet (but if you survive the adventure, I’ll give you one as a graduation present).

“That’s pretty darn easy, so far.”

You will also get three skill cards and you can use only 1 every attack:

+20% to hit (used to increase your chance to hit to 75%)

+ 4 Strength (used to increase your damage to 9 x d6)

-20% AC (used to decrease foe’s AC roll)

You strategically choose the best attack form for each strike.

As noted, I can fit a couple of folks into each game in this capacity. There is also *some* wiggle room to fit you in as a spellslinger, too (if you arrive early). If this sounds like your kind of fun, come find the WEGS games (just look for the table with a shiny holy grail filled with poker chips). Our full list of events and room locations can be found on the Gary Con site (here) or on our blog link below.

>> Our Old Skool Menu at Gary Con <<

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Goin’ Old Skool: Gary Con VIII (2016)

February 20th, 2016
Conventions, Gary Con, News, The WEGS Fray

NO ROLL HERO SHEETGary Con VIII is just a dice throw away (March 3-6, 2016)! We’re more than ready to unfurl the old battlemat, set out the minis, and roll those wacky-shaped dice!

Here’s our at-a-glance WEGS Old Skool Fantasy event menu. All sessions are introductions to WEGS, our Wickedly Errant Game System. It is a system inspired by the earliest days of Dungeons & Dragons. Rules will be taught, so don’t be afraid to jump into the fray with us.

Table numbers listed below for quick reference (but go by what is listed on the official Gary Con website). Site will also show if tix are available.

THURSDAY – March 3 – Classic Caves of Chaos
2pm  B2: Keep on the Borderlands (WOSF); 3.5 hours. Table: EG3-207
8pm  B2: Keep on the Borderlands (WOSF); 3.5 hours. Table: EG1-207

Blog-GaryCon16-G123FRIDAY – March 4 – Against the Giants!
10am  G1: Storming The Steading (WOSF); 3.5 hours. Table: EG3-211
2pm  G2: Rifting The Jarl; 3.5 hours. Table: EG3-211
8pm  G3: Playing With Hellfire; 3.5 hours. Table: EG1-204

Saturday – March 5 – Dungeons
10am  Dingbitt’s Dunge O Doom; 3.5 hours. Table: EG1-205
2pm  Dingbitt’s Dunge O Doom; 3.5 hours. Table: EG1-203

The Sat Nite Special: Sci Fi Double Feature
8pm Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68; 2 hours. Table: LIN-105
10pm Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51; 2 hours. Table: LIN-105

Sunday – March 6 – Dragons
12pm  How Many Heroes Does It Take To Slay A Dragon? (III)
2 hours. Table: EG3-213

>> More Old Skool Event Details <<

>> More Against the Giants Details <<

>> The Story Behind Our Gary Con Dragon <<

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Against The Giants: Gary Con 2016

January 29th, 2016
Conventions, Gary Con, News, The WEGS Fray

On Friday at Gary Con this year, I am running a series of events in honor of Gary Gygax, the father of role-playing games. The series is composed of three consecutive events, each dedicated to exploring one of the classic adventure modules in Gygax’s “Giant Series” (aka the G series). Get ready to go head-to-head against the hill, frost, and fire giants. Actually, in this case, it would be head-to-kneecap…

Blog-GaryCon16-G123For convention play, games will focus on each module’s key scenes and encounters, allowing players to face some of the best challenges and most fearsome opponents found in these classic modules. WEGS Old Skool Fantasy rules will be used to run the encounters.

The Wickedly Errant Game System allows quick character generation and encourages over-the-top heroic encounters. In each session, players will get to experience the full gamut of adventure gaming: from rolling up characters to taking a heroic last stand. All rules will be taught.

Here’s what’s on our giant menu:

G1-Storming the Steading (WOSF)
When: Friday @ 10am – 2pm
Get ready to take on some Hill Giants and their friends as we throw down the classic Gary Gygax module, Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (G1). What will your band of heroes discover within the timber fortress of the Nosnra The Despicable!?!

G2-Rifting the Jarl (WOSF)
When: Friday @ 2pm – 6pm
Get ready to slip and slide your way through Gary Gygax’s classic module, The Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (G2). What adventure awaits you in the icy stronghold of Grugnur, the Lord of Frost Giants?!?

G3-Playing with Hellfire (WOSF)
When: Friday @ 8pm – Midnite
Get ready to fan some giant flames, as you venture into the fiery realm of Gary Gygax’s classic module, Hall of the Fire Giant King (G3). Do you have what it takes to extinguish the plans of Dread King Snurre Iron Belly and his cohorts?!?

If you cannot join us for these sessions,
we are running several other WEGS Old Skool events at Gary Con.

>> Our Full Gary Con Menu Is Here <<

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