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The game

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:

ranges of the various dice (prototype components shown)
ranges of the various dice (prototype components shown)
Wizard Cards (prototype components shown)
Wizard Cards (prototype components shown)

The world

Ladies, gentlemen, and ungendered species! The Interplanar Wizard Dodgeball League and Mind the Gap Studios would like to welcome you to the annual all-star game of WIZARD DODGEBALL! 

The IWDL is made up of teams from all physical and ethereal planes, twenty-four in all. The all-star game is the yearly gathering of the best wizard dodgeballers from each of the teams in the league.

The IWDL rules trace their roots to the human version of dodgeball; the players that don’t dodge the ball are eliminated, a caught ball eliminates the thrower, the winner is the last team left on the court. 

But, that’s just the beginning! Wizard Dodgeball allows teams to also cast performance enhancing (or inhibiting) spells. Boost the strength of your wizards! Freeze your opponent's wizards! Shield your wizards from spells and balls! Teleport wizards and balls! And watch out for fireballs! 

Game in progress (prototype components shown)
Game in progress (prototype components shown)

Components

  • 1 rule book
  • 1 10" x 20" game board
  • 24 Wizard tokens (1" silkscreened wood discs)
  • 24 Wizard Cards
  • 8 d6 (2 standard and 6 custom)
  • 5 dodgeballs (custom d12s)
  • 2 sets of 10 league-sanctioned spell cards
  • 2 sets of 24 spell tokens
  • a box to keep it all in
Spells! (prototype components shown)
Spells! (prototype components shown)

Print and play!

Wizard Dodgeball has been available as a print-and-play since 2012 and you can build your own copy using the links below:

Wizard Dodgeball rules (.pdf)

All PnP files to make your own copy of Wizard Dodgeball (zip)

Gameplay

Rewards

Digital Download of "Wizard Dodgeball Theme" by Ninjanun
In addition to getting our thanks, backers at the $3 level and above will get a digital download of the "Wizard Dodgeball Theme".

Copies of the game
Backers who pledge at the $35 and $55 levels will get a copy of the game shipped to them. Want more copies? Add $35 to your pledge at either level for each additional copy you want. (For example: 3 copies within the U.S. would be $35 + $35 + $35, 3 copies shipped outside the U.S. would be $55 + $35 + $35.)

About sponsoring wizards

Backers who pledge at the "Wizard Sponsors" level will get a copy of the game and will help determine the name of a wizard. Obviously there are some very famous wizards out there (aka copyrights) so we'll work together to get a name you like that's also legally viable. Sponsors of wizards will also get their names listed on the Wizard Dodgeball website.

Risks and challenges

This will be Mind the Gap Studio's first real attempt at creating a product. I'm working to mitigate the risks involved with making and fulfilling orders on an actual product by talking to those that have done this successfully. The art is finished, the game has been tested, and the components are decided on. That said, there is always the chance of unexpected delays such as shipping delays and printer malfunctions, but I will do my best to get Wizard Dodgeball to you in a timely manner at a level of quality that I would expect from any game that I would buy.

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