WEGS Old Skool-Basic Spellcasting

March 3rd, 2019
The WEGS Fray

For those of you joining us at Gary Con for WEGS Old Skool Fantasy game and who love playing spellcasters, below is a quick run-down of how spellcasting works in WEGS (Wickedly Errant Game System). Even at intro level, spellcasters wield a lot of power. There’s no starting number of spells or limits on how many spells they can cast a day, but there is, of course, a catch. Read on, dear wizards and acolytes!

(Oh yeah, here’s the full GameWick at Gary Con events list.)

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Spellcasting classes are either a Mage (magic user) or Sage (cleric). Each archetype has ten basic spells to use, however, we will have our draft BOSS spellbook with us (which has over 30 spells per class now). If you want a sneak peek at these spells, shoot us an email (wick@gamewick.com) and we’ll send you a link. If you are in our BEYOND THUNDERDOOM event, you will want to check this out before the game!

Spell Power (Spoints)
All characters have a pool of spell points (spoints). These are used to cast spells. Unlike other systems, you can cast as many spells as you want, as many times as you want – AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE SPOINTS TO PAY FOR IT. Once you are out of spoints, you can no longer summon magic or call upon the spirits to help you out.

Cast & Blast
Like aim + fire for ballistic attacks, spellcasting takes two turns. The first turn you must summon the spell energy (CAST) and the next you unleash the spell (BLAST). Each phase you must succeed a success roll. Casting has a 77% of success (roll d%). Blasting is based on the spellcaster’s stat score (also a d% roll). Both phases cost spoints, too: 1 spoint to cast and 4 spoints to blast. So, every spell inevitably costs 5 spoints.

Spell Duration
Spells typically do not have a set duration; a spellcaster owes 1 spoint per turn to keep it going. If you want to keep that wall of fire burning, just pay that spoint. If you don’t have any spoints left, down comes that wall of fire.

Currently in the works… the WEGS BOSS Rules.


BOSS –  Our Basic Old Skool System

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