As promised, Peter Newland of Mind the Gap Studios launched his Kickstarter for his fantasy sport simulation game Wizard Dodgeball today. I’ve mentioned and discussed Wizard Dodgeball a few times on the site, and I can say from personal experience that it is great fun, with enough chance and strategy built into it that you’ll get plenty of replay value out of the two-player board game. Mechanics are clear and simple, even if there are a lot of them, and there is a great sense of humor to the entire setting.
Wizard Dodgeball is a 2 player, turn-based sports game. Each player drafts a team of wizards and then chooses spells based on their team’s stats. There are no tables to look up or spell lists to consult as all the information is in front of you on the cards. This leaves you all the time to focus on your strategy of when to rush for the balls, cast spells, and throw at your opponent’s team.
Wizard Dodgeball also uses a simplified stat system for throwing and dodging balls and spells. On each wizard’s card are colored squares representing the 2 dice you will roll (typically) for the various actions. These correspond to the custom dice with the following ranges
There is also a video gameplay walkthrough on the Kickstarter page, which i have always thought is one of the best ways to show off a game!
If you’d like to learn more, or contribute to the campaign (which already has 22 backers and has raised $1000), head on over to the Kickstarter page.