Not DnD - Shadow of the Weird Wizard with Rob Schwalb

Shadow of the Weird Wizard was voted as one of the most anticipated TTRPGs of 2023 by EN World readers. Join us as we discuss Rob Schwalb's family-friendly incarnation of his Shadow of the Demon Lord ruleset. Announced in 2020, this game went through numerous names, and has been long in the making, and redesigns the Demon Lord system for a new audience. The Weird Wizard is an eccentric character who lives in Clockwork City, and whose magic has transformed the lands.

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Doing the best imitation of myself
It looks like we are going to burn through most of the stretch goals on day one. Also, I asked a question about VTT support and Rob said he's going to do his best to make that happen, so that gets me excited. If I'm going to play this (and I want to!) I'm going to need it on VTT.

it measures things in yards. You can play ToTM, but you can play on a grid too.
wait what

I had a whole thing written here, based on my playtest documents from a year back, and Schwalb having said he wishes he'd used the zones approach from Forbidden Rules from the start... but now I actually looked into the quickstart and he changed it all back to yards, like we're back to dealing with DnD's 'you can play without a grid but we measure everything in 5ft squares so screw you'.
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