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

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

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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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Gary Con XI: GameWick’s Events and More!

January 12th, 2019
Conventions, GameWick News, Gary Con

A quick look at the events I am running at Gary Con XI (2019). It’s a good mix of WEGS Old Skool Fantasy rpg adventures and special Shuffling Horror events. For fantasy rpg fans, WEGS, the Wickedly Errant Game System, is a fun system for dungeon-y misadventure. There are two types of WEGS events: WOSF (our original recipe system) and BOSS (the new Basic Old Skool System we’re working on)-both are easy to play and intro rules are taught at all games. For horror fans, Gary Con attendees get the chance to play in sneak peek Shuffling Horror events (titles to be released later this year). More info on each event is coming in future blog posts (links below updated as these occur).

GameWick’s Gary Con Events (2019)

Thursday
10 am – 12 pm   Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51
12 pm – 2 pm     Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32 (Sneak Peek)
7 pm – 10 pm     A Plump Half-Dead Merchant And His Wife (BOSS)
10 pm – Mid       Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68-The Cannibal Creeps (Sneak Peek)

Friday
11 am – 1 pm     Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32 (Sneak Peek)
2 pm –   5 pm    The Caves of Utter Chaos (BOSS)
8 pm – Mid         Tomb of Utter Horror (WOSF)

Saturday
11 am – 1 pm     Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32 (Sneak Peek)
2 pm – 5 pm      The Caves of Utter Chaos (BOSS)
8 pm – 10 pm     Cast & Blast: Beyond Thunderdoom (BOSS)

Sunday
11am – 1 pm       How Many Heroes Does It Take To Slay A… Beholder?!? (BOSS)

A Beholder?!? Yup… I plan on ending the con with a total party kill!

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Gary Con XI: Wick’s Old Skool Menu

January 5th, 2019
Conventions, Gary Con, The WEGS Fray

Now in its eleventh year, Gary Con XI is held in honor of Gary Gygax and celebrates his “life well-played”. The convention is set in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the town where the Gygax family lived, the first Gen Con was held, and TSR (the original publisher of Dungeons & Dragons) was based. It is run by the Gygax family and attended by many who played alongside Gary in the early days of the tabletop roleplaying game hobby.

NO-ROLL-ARK-KARDFor D&D fans, Gary Con is a destination gaming experience that cannot be beat! Below is the full menu of the events I am running there this year. Description blurbs for all of these events will follow in another post.

Overall, this is a good mix of old and new WEGS Old Skool Fantasy events. Designed for full-throttle sword-n-sorcery adventure, WOSF is heavy on the dungeon fun sauce. At some sessions, I’m playtesting a new intro system call the BOSS (Basic Old Skool System) which evokes an early D&D vibe. New players are welcome at all events. All rules taught!

There’s a few Shuffling Horror games creeping about the schedule, too, including the next Shuffling Horror release, Innsmouth 32, and a Pittsburgh 68 expansion called Cannibal Creeps (a special Gary Con sneak peek).

Something old, something new, and always something completely offbeat for our Gary Con friends and fans!

Wick’s Old Skool Menu : Gary Con 2019

Thursday
10 am – 12 pm   Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51
12 pm – 2 pm     Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32
7 pm – 10 pm     A Plump Half Dead Merchant And His Wife
10 pm – Mid       Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68-Cannibal Creeps

Friday
11 am – 1 pm     Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32
2 pm –   5 pm    The Caves of Utter Chaos (BOSS)
8 pm – Mid         Tomb of Utter Horror (WOSF)

Saturday
11 am – 1 pm     Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32
2 pm – 5 pm      The Caves of Utter Chaos (BOSS)
8 pm – 10 pm     Cast & Blast: Beyond Thunderdoom

Sunday
11am – 1 pm       How Many Heroes Does It Take To Slay A… Beholder?!?

A Beholder?!? Yup… I plan on ending the con with a total party kill!

BAN-WOSF-2019

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Shuffling Horrors at PAX Unplugged 2018

November 29th, 2018
Conventions, Pax / Unplugged, Press Release

Here are the Shuffling Horror events and demos that we will be running at Pax Unplugged (Nov 30 – Dec 2)! There’s one sched for Friday and one for Saturday.  All events are run at our demo table at the FRONT of the FREEPLAY HALL. Seats for the special events are first come/first served, but you can sign up for these sessions at the GameWick Game booth (2042). You can also do short demos at our booth at any time!

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GameWick at PAX Unplugged 2018 : Booth 2042

November 28th, 2018
Conventions, Pax / Unplugged, Press Release

GameWick Games is at Pax Unplugged this weekend (Nov 30 – Dec 2)! It’s a huge hall of tabletop games, but we’re easy to find because we’re in two different places! You can visit our official booth (#2042) in the EXPO HALL or our demo table at the FRONT of the FREEPLAY HALL.

The expo hall closes at 6pm, but we’ll be running games in the freeplay hall ’til midnite! Our after-hours event sched will be posted shortly (but we’re looking at 8pm and 10pm start times on Fri and Sat). We’ll also have the event sched posted in our booth and at our demo table. Stay tuned here, folks!

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GenCon 2018-GameWick-Booth 2918

August 4th, 2018
Conventions, GameWick News, Gen Con

Here’s where to find the GameWick gang at Gen Con – Booth 2918! Come check out our Shuffling Horror line, ROSWELL 51 and PITTSBURGH 68. We’ve even got something new to offer… SANTA CLAUS VS THE SPACE INVADERS (a little expansion pack for Roswell 51 play). Oh, yeah… and a sneak peek at the new card art for our next Shuffling Horror game, INNSMOUTH 32… Yup!

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

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