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BOSS RPG | Basic Old Skool System

Are you ready for the BOSS? We are in full-throttle play test mode with our new Basic Old Skool System. For our WEGS Old Skool…

GameWick News

Big News! The New GameWick Games Shop is Live!

And here to celebrate with us is the talented Mr. H.P. Lovecraft who stars as The Night Clerk in Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32! (The Innsmouth…

Shuffling Horrors!

Big News! The New GameWick Games Shop is Live!

And here to celebrate with us is the talented Mr. H.P. Lovecraft who stars as The Night Clerk in Shuffling Horror: Innsmouth 32! (The Innsmouth…

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.



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!

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)

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

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

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.


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.


WEGS Trove Rolling | 2019+2020

December 31st, 2019
The WEGS Fray, Trove Roll

By the brigBLOG-Trove-Roll-2020-600ht 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 table. Six rolls to end the year with a bang, then six more to get your new year o’ adventure started.

Every item and almost every bonus you read below is generated by this amazing and yet-to-be-published table. Remember, your hero can claim any of these sweet, sweet treasures for any WEGS game you join us for in 2020 (like at Gary Con, Origins Game Fair, Gen Con, etc).

Nuff said, let’s roll!

Your 2019 Haul – Six Random Trove Rolls

Roll #1. Table V: Weapon Trove | Roll Twice Bonus!
2 Broadhead Arrows. +4 RS
Arrows are retrievable unless a Bad Shot or Wicked Fail is rolled. If so, Frozen Roll chance that the arrow is broken beyond repair.

1 Rapier (Stealth Blade). +3 WS
Use Stealth% to attack. Damage via Warrior Strength + weapon bonus.

Roll #2. CURSED ITEM (Roll Again). Table VIII: Major Trove
Ethersilk Boots (CURSED!)
Realm: Magic. Charges: 8 per day.
Automatic +6% Stealth Rank bonus. Each charge allows free Move+Attack (as per Act Fast! rules) with a +4 MS bonus to movement. The slight stink these boots have is a delightful scent to creatures of the Ether. In addition, the item has an Accursed Bond with the hero’s Wounds score. The higher of the hero’s Wounds rank stats (Prowess or Ruggedness rank) is instantly transferred to the item as if it was its own. Removing these boots eradicates the hero’s own rank. And then there is the matter of the Curse Itself. We’ll circle back on this in a later post…

Roll #3. Table VI: Loot
Magic Skrowl: Scry
Success Roll: 88%. Strength: 8 SPS. Duration: 8 innings (after which upkeep begins).
The caster gains the ability to see an item’s past history to discover its purpose or use.

Roll #4. Table VI: Loot
Ring of Invuln | +8% INV
Realm: Magic. Charges: 8 per day.
When worn, this ring provides a powerful +8% invulnerability. In addition, a charge increases Invulnerability by +20% for one inning. Charges can be stacked.

Roll #5. Table VI: Loot
Ring of Mystic Strength +2 Spell Point Strength
Realm: Mystic. Charges: 8 per day.
A charge increases the user’s Spell Point Strength for one full inning and Spante (or vice versa).

Roll #6. Table IV: Armour
Leather Armour: Light, +5 Armour
Leather armour is not factored for any Move penalty rules.

Your 2020 Haul – Six More Random Trove Rolls

Roll #7. Table IV: Armour Trove
Breast Plate, Leather, +4 Arm%
Leather armour is not factored for any Move penalty rules.

Roll #8. Table V: Weapon Trove | Great Weapons sub-table
Great Bastard Sword (PRW)
Two square striking range (diagonal allowed). If Prowess roll is within your INI range, +1 Damage Die bonus.

Roll #9. Table IV: Armour Trove
Greaves, Half Leg, +4 Arm%

Roll #10. Table V: Weapon | Whacker sub-table.
War Hammer, +3
If Prowess roll is within your INI range, re-roll 1s on the Damage Die allowed.

Roll #11. Table VI: Loot
Ring of Strength, +2 Move Strength (CURSED!)
Realm: Neutral. Charges: 8 per day.
A charge increases the wearer’s move for one full inning and Spante (or vice versa). This is the second cursed item on this year’s roster. As noted above, we’ll circle back and explain how curses work in WEGS in a future blog post.

Roll #12. Table VI: Loot | Copper sub-table
Coffer of Copper
The coffer contains all of the following (all randomly rolled):
Purse with 1885 copper pieces.
Sack with 20 copper pieces.
Ogre’s Sack with 10, 656 copper pieces.
(2) Throwing Daggers, +2 RS
(1) Magic Skrowl: Sniffer
Success Roll: 88%. Strength: 8 SPS. Duration: 8 innings (after which upkeep begins).
The mage conjures a phantasmal terrier with a nose for detecting traps, and concealed or hidden passages. It also can find hidden trails or put on the scent to track down quarry. The phantasm must stay within sight of the caster for the spell duration.

Wow, that might be the biggest coffer of trove ever found in the Wegswyrld.

That bodes well for the new year ahead!


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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Innsmouth 32 | Meet The Cast #4 | The Students

November 22nd, 2019
Innsmouth 32, Innsmouth 32 Updates, Meet The Cast

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 make it to the end of the movie?!? All three are shown in various rooms in the Gilman House hotel (the wallpaper in this joint has a geometric pattern, inspired a bit from another famous horror hotel). There’s some other fun nested in each pic; like the Athlete is entering is Room 428 (the same room mentioned in the Lovecraft’s tale).

Check out our Innsmouth 32 Kickstarter here!I32-Trio-Students-(c)2019GameWickGamesLLC-600.

Innsmouth 32 | Mad Meme Monday #1

November 18th, 2019
Innsmouth 32, Innsmouth 32 Updates, Kickstarter

Deep Ones Rising! Spread the word, our pulp horror card game is on kickstarter thru Black Friday (Nov. 29).

Like, share, retweet, and let’s get the word out, so folks don’t miss this fantastic game on Kickstarter!

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