WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

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WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

Postby Goblinoid Games » Sun May 06, 2012 10:35 pm

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Re: WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

Postby Goblinoid Games » Mon May 07, 2012 1:21 pm

Someone over at DF wanted some details about how this game is different from games like Labyrinth Lord, so I will paste my response here:

Here are some of the differences between WIZARDS' WORLD and your "typical" fantasy game:

Spells work on a spell point system.

There are three new PC races, Metamorphic Dwarves, Demon Halflings, and Vampires.

Armour reduces damage.

Combat progression for most classes isn't just level based, but also works in increments between levels (combat is based on percentile dice).

There are new classes-- The Attacker (kind of like a berserker), The Defender (a fighter-type who specializes in shield use), The Scout, The Spy, and The Jester.

Overall there are some interesting design elements to this game, which is even more intriguing when you consider that it was published in 1983 so it had fewer examples of other work to build on.
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Re: WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

Postby sniderman » Tue May 08, 2012 4:33 pm

Very wild stuff. I'd like to think I'm at least peripherally aware of some of the obscure games and systems, but I've never encountered this one. Will check it out.

Any plans for a POD?
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Re: WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

Postby redwullf » Tue May 08, 2012 5:41 pm

Immediately purchased the PDF and perused it with a bemused smile. Ah, the "old days."
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Re: WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

Postby Goblinoid Games » Tue May 08, 2012 7:05 pm

Yep, will do a POD version soon.
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Re: WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

Postby Aplus » Wed May 09, 2012 3:37 am

Just wanted to thank you for buying up this game and making it available. You do us fans of the early days a great service! Keep up the great work!
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Re: WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

Postby Goblinoid Games » Wed May 09, 2012 3:47 am

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Re: WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

Postby oldgamergeek » Fri May 11, 2012 12:45 am

I got the pdf last night. Next month I am getting the book.
I want to run a good guy vampire character real bad.
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Re: WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

Postby Goblinoid Games » Fri May 11, 2012 3:02 am

oldgamergeek wrote:I got the pdf last night. Next month I am getting the book.
I want to run a good guy vampire character real bad.



Be sure to post a game report! :D
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Re: WIZARDS' WORLD: California Gamin' Redux

Postby redwullf » Fri May 11, 2012 4:27 am

oldgamergeek wrote:I got the pdf last night. Next month I am getting the book.
I want to run a good guy vampire character real bad.


Sign me up for a Demon Halfling Black Knight! :D
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