Jonathan Green, famed author of various Fighting Fantasy game books and some other popular works of fiction such as Dr. Who, has taken to Kickstarter to promote his latest project:: The Wicked Wizard of Oz. The book is a dieselpunk retelling of the classic Wizard of Oz tale but with a nightmarish twist.
The game book sees players being able to take on the roles of Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, the Lion or even the Wicked Witch herself.
Kev Crossley will be handling the art and they’re currently looking for $13,263 to bring The Wicked Wizard of Oz to life. You can check out the pitch video below.
The book is considered as a solo-RPG for fans and enthusiasts of alternative fiction that turns some classic tales upside down. Some of the art for the game book actually looks pretty cool, especially the Tin Woodman.
The story sees Dorothy having return to the Land of Oz, only to find that she’s still being tormented by the Wicked Witch of the West’s flying monkeys. This prompts Dorothy to find out what’s going in the Land of Oz. Accompanied by the Tin Woodman, the Lion and the Scarecrow, the group venture through Oz while battling forces of evil.
According to the Kickstarter the game books feature a flexible rule system that allows players to take on the adventure a number of different ways. This includes playing through with dice to determine outcomes and battles, using playing cards to decide the fate of characters, or using both the dice and the card system together.
There are only three attributes to monitor for each character, agility, combat and endurance. There are also special abilities and powers for each character as well.
The Kickstarter has already garnered $6,354 and it still has 27 days to go, so it looks like they’re definitely going to surpass their goal. If you like what Jonathan Green is pitching with The Wicked Wizard of Oz, you can learn more about the backer rewards and the project by visiting the Kickstarter page.