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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

Website Woes!

Please excuse our appearances here… We are in the process of updating our website! The server we were on was being retired, and our service…

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…

Website Woes!

May 11th, 2020
GameWick News

Please excuse our appearances here… We are in the process of updating our website! The server we were on was being retired, and our service provider had to switch us over to a new one. In the upgrade, some things fell apart and the internet gremlins ate some of our code.

It was time for us to update the website anyhow…

New and exciting website coming soon!

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Transgalactic Dice Hog Day 2020

January 25th, 2020
Dice Hog Day

The Dice Hog is shooting for the stars with this year’s Dice Hog Day 2020 celebration, which traditionally takes place February 3, the day after Groundhog Day. As his fans know, his method for determining the end of winter beats the humdrum rousing of that lesser hog, and it involves dice (which makes it instantly more fun). His method was passed down to him from his Hogfather’s Hogfather, and is not one that can be thwarted by bad weather, cloud coverage, or skittish rodentia. The full Dice Hog Day ritual is outlined below.

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RULES OF PLAY FOR DICE HOG DAY

On Feb 3, the day after those other hogs get it wrong, the Dice Hog rolls a pair of dice into the wild. A week later, he returns to find the dice and tabulate the results as per these instructions:

1. Dice must stay where they land for seven days, untouched.

2. On the seventh day (Feb. 10), if the dice can be located and there is no snow or ice touching them, the dice result is multiplied by two. That’s how many days of winter remain. This countdown only begins when the dice have no snow/ice on them (nobody likes cold dice). More snow may fall, but that doesn’t stop the countdown once it starts.

3. Two special rules apply to the dice roll 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.

4.  If the dice cannot be found, they have probably been stolen by those jealous old groundhogs…

Stay tuned for this year’s results!

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Gary Con XII | Old Skool Fantasy Awaits!

January 25th, 2020
Conventions, GameWick News, Gary Con

Here’s a list of the events I am running at Gary Con XII (2020). It’s a mix of WEGS Old Skool Fantasy rpg adventures and a couple of special Shuffling Horror events. Blurbs for all events found below.

For dungeoncrawl fans, BOSS, the Basic Old Skool System, is akin to Basic D&D and designed for over-the-top fantasy adventure. All BOSS events are intro sessions and start with a quick character creation (link below to our character creation pdf guide). For horror gaming fans, there’s an Innsmouth 32 session (summer 2020 release) and a playtest of Cannibal Creeps (future expansion for Pittsburgh 68).

Wick’s Gary Con XII Events (2020)

Thursday
1 pm – 4 pm      The Caves of Utter Chaos (BOSS)  ID#794
8 pm – 10 pm    Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32 (Sneak Peek) ID#793
10 pm – Mid      Shuffling Horror: Cannibal Creeps (Sneak Peek)  ID#792

Friday
10 am – 12 pm     Elf. Dwarf. Magic-User. Thief (BOSS)  ID#790
1 pm –  4 pm       The Caves of Utter Chaos (BOSS)  ID#795
8 pm – 11 pm      Cast Blast: Beyond Thunderdoom (WOSF)  ID#789

Saturday
10 am – 12 pm     Elf. Dwarf. Magic-User. Thief (BOSS)  ID#791
1 pm – 4 pm        The Caves of Utter Chaos (BOSS)  ID#796

The BOSS Character Creation Guide pdf is found here.

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WEGS Old Skool Event Blurbs

Elf. Dwarf. Magic-User. Thief. (BOSS)

Full-throttle dungeon fun with the BOSS (Basic Old Skool System). The BOSS pays homage to Holmes Edition style adventure. We start by rolling up characters and then heroically set forth to the dungeon! Honed for simple, fast-paced play, the BOSS rules are a bare bones version of WEGS Old Skool Fantasy RPG. Great system intro. No XP required. Pig-Faced Orcs Await! Pssst… give your character an edge, claim one of these trove items!

The Caves of Utter Chaos (BOSS)

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! Pssst… give your character an edge, claim one of these trove items!

Cast & Blast: Beyond Thunderdoom (WOSF)

We don’t need another hee-ro, we just need another wee-zard… Eight wizards enter Thunderdoom, one wizard leaves. This is a moderated player-vs-player, anything-goes spellbrawl where one wizard will walk away and the rest won’t. In WEGS, spellcasting is as simple as cast and blast. Use whatever spell you like, as long as you like, as many times as you like, as long as you have the spoints to pay for it. All rules taught. Zany dungeon fun awaits! Want an edge? Email the Lair Bear for a spellbook.

Shuffling Horror Blurbs

Shuffling Horror: Pittsburgh 68-Cannibal Creeps!

The Time: 1968. The Place: Pittsburgh. The Problem: Zombies AND Cannibals!  What’s worse than a zombie apocalypse? A zombie apocalypse with cannibal creeps on the prowl. A new twist on Pittsburgh 68 play! This cinematic card-n-dice story-telling experience plunges you into the horror of a creepy old zombie flick. Trapped in a farmhouse, survivors face an ever-growing zombie problem (which they might end up being a part of). Like a GM, one player directs the movie and controls the zombies; all other players just try to survive a night of the living dead! Who will be standing when the film fades to black?

Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32 (Summer 2020 Release)

Lovecraftian horror awaits in this latest Shuffling Horror release. Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s “Shadow Over Innsmouth”, the game’s action is set a few years after that story ends. On the lam gangsters hijack a tour bus of Miskatonic University scholars and students. One wrong turn lands the group in the decrepit seaside town of Innsmouth. A night of terror ensues in this cinematic card-n-dice game.

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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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FLGS Alert: Ogre’s Grove, Milton DE

October 24th, 2019
FLGS Spotlight

The full Shuffling Horror line is now avail in the Ogre’s Grove in Milton, Delaware – and just in time for Halloween! If you are in their area, say hi to Mr. Ogre and tell him the Dice Hog sent ya!

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Support.Your.Local.Game.Shop.

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FLGS Alert: Harrison’s Comic, Salem, Mass.

October 2nd, 2019
FLGS Spotlight

The full Shuffling Horror line is now avail at Harrison’s Comics & Pop Culture in Salem, Mass. This large comic and game shop is on Essex Street in the heart of Salem, and right on the famous Red Line (which leads visitors past all of Salem’s spookiest sites). A perfect town for Shuffling Horror, eh?

Anybody up for some Salem 92?!?

Support.Your.Local.Game.Shop.

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