Shadow of the Weird Wizard: Q&A with Rob Schwalb

Why should you check out Weird Wizard? Is it different from Shadow of the Demon Lord? What does the future hold for the game beyond the Kickstarter? Who does Rob hold in most high esteem?

Get the answers to these questions and more!

Shadow of the Weird Wizard $230k Pledged

The Shadow of the Weird Wizard Kickstarter is live! Enter a magical realm darkened by the Shadow of the Weird Wizard using an evolution of the rules from Shadow of the Demon Lord!

Shadow of the Weird Wizard enemies

From the start, I wanted to make it easy to use enemies in combat, while providing interesting options to make battle scenes more memorable. Some enemies might be fought in numbers, such as the green gorger, or fought alone, such as the dragon that appears after.

Shadow of the Weird Wizard magic

As I tinkered with the magic system in Weird Wizard, I found that I wanted to make spells and other magical effects expressions of specific paths, rather than having chunky traditions.

Shadow of the Weird Wizard Combat

I discovered that having access to several different token pools, with no way for those pools to interact, created a fair amount of mental load. In the final iteration, I have distilled nearly all tokens into combat tokens and magic tokens. This way, the options for player expression and cool bonuses stay varied without becoming overwhelming.