Wizkid: Cantrip Comprehensive

I had the idea for a different magical-school pisstake game some time ago. Originally – as conceived – Wizkid wasn’t so much like this but as Ian began to develop it it became obvious that there was a rich vein of humour and satire to tap into there. Of course, we went with the private school theme and the existence of Wizkid now means there’s no real ‘room’ in our line up to do Cantrip Comprehensive but I may recycle some of the ideas from it into Wizkid-related blog posts or a Wizkid supplement – which will be the first time I’ve gone back to the Shadow World personally since Bloodsucker: The Angst.

Xpress is a very flexible system and Wizkid has a relatively freeform magic system which could be turned to good use in ’45 and some other – less serious – implementations of the system. If you wanted to take it more seriously you could easily use Wizkid to run more kosher and canonical ‘fan games’ of a certain series of popular books by a litigious author.

I think Ian’s writing and design skills have come on leaps and bounds, the whole Xpress reboot is a big improvement over the d20 version, it’s been interesting to see someone else’s approach to the game world as I’ve given over the line to Ian. He’s tended to step things up to a bigger scale than they started but Wizkid represents a return to form, back to the Bloodsucker level of wannabes.

I’m pretty much decided I’ll write up Cantrip Comprehensive as blog posts, so you’ll see some support for the game up here over time. Now of course I’m going to be in the weird position of hoping one of my freelancers likes what I do!

Wizkid: The Cheapening now on sale!

Wizkid is the next (Xpress version) game in the Shadow World series and this time the satirical sights are set upon wizards, witches, magical boarding schools, fan fiction, slash fiction, ‘otherkin’, teen-witches, young adult fiction, MMORPGs and supernatural romance.

Wizkid is also a fully featured game that could be taken more seriously and used to emulate many of these things – if you were so inclined. Otherwise it expands our gameworld and is fully compatible with Bloodsucker: The Angst and Chav: The Knifing.

Contains no egregious references to chuffin’ Atlantis either.

Since we’re making fun of fanfic and slashfic this book, despite being about magical schoolkids, contains adult references and fiction.

You can buy it HERE

It will be available at the other outlets soon and is already up on Lulu if you want hardcopy.