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Wizard's Academy

A project in Worcester, UK by 3DTotalGames

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A cooperative game of magical experimentation with different powers every game. Featuring 40 minis and 30 illustrations by top artists.
Backers: 679
Average Pledge Per Backer: £62

Funded: £42,295 of £30,000
Dates: Mar 18th -> Apr 17th (31 days)
Project By: 3DTotalGames
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Latest News

Stretch Goal Unlocked

April 17th - via:
Wow, we've really been piling on the speed these last few days and stormed past funding and into the £40k stretch goal in just a few days! We've just a couple of hours until the campaign ends so if you know anyone who might miss out make sure that... (Read More)

Upgrades and Spellcasting

April 16th - via:
UpgradesThe campaign is moving so fast that I can barely keep up, we've stormed past the first glass stones upgrade and are encroaching on the second. If we keep accelerating at the same rate then we'll storm all of the elemental counter upgrades and... (Read More)

Kickstarting Wizard's Academy

April 15th - via:
Welcome!You've just joined us in the closing hours of Kickstarting Wizard's Academy. Traditionally a lot of people find projects in the closing 48 hours, either through Kickstarter's "Remind me later" feature or through backers eager to share a... (Read More)

Funded! (and other news)

April 15th - via:
FundedThe last few days have been phenomenal, after a rocky middle period we've had a meteoric comeback and are really gaining momentum as we head into the last two days. This is a huge success for everyone who kept believing while times were tough... (Read More)

You folks are fantastic! Bonus scenario unlocked.

April 14th - via:
Firstly I just wanted to let you know how fantastic you all are, I posted that we needed to gear up to the final push and the results have been spectacular! In one day we've made more progress than in the entire week before that, if we can keep... (Read More)

The Final Push, New Spells Unlocked & Preston Games Day

April 13th - via:
The Final PushThis is the final week of the campaign and we’re very nearly funded! I’m seeing a lot of eager backers looking to contribute to crossing the finish line, doing things like doing shout outs on BGG or twitter. At 3DTotal we’re doing... (Read More)

Backer Scenario Playtest

April 10th - via:
Earlier this week four backers who I'd never met (or met a friend of or a friend of a friend of) before the campaign came over to try out the backer scenario that we all wrote together last week. While the primary goal to this exercise was to try out... (Read More)

Scrying, for great victory!

April 7th - via:
Hagor steps forwards and invokes "Twit twit twit twit twit twit twit twitter twittranium!" drawing on the power of the backers response to invoke Scry and uncover two of the three unknown spells. The first spell uncovered is Mystery! Finally you are... (Read More)

Backer Built Scenario

April 7th - via:
Here's the prototype rules text for the scenario that we've built together: Final ExamsToday is the day of your final exams, but the archmage has been possessed by a trickster spirit. The mark scheme rewards mayhem and Imps have been deputised to... (Read More)

Material Sample and Commentable Rules

April 2nd - via:
The "don't cast until we reveal Mystery" strategy is still going strong, so there's been no spell today - but I do have something really exciting to show you in it's place: Quorum: Apex Mountain Forge Tales These components are all from different... (Read More)

Let's design a scenario together (Part 4)

April 2nd - via:
The scenario so far...Alright, so we've got a trickster spirit (demon?) replacing the headmaster and setting exams designed to cause mayhem. Trophies can be awarded by gaining a token and the rulebook will list how each one is obtained: Water: Drown... (Read More)

Botch cast!

April 1st - via:
Maik hears Craig's objections to exploring the spell grid, with so many dangerous botches and so few uncovered bonuses, but casts them aside - boldly stepping forward to invoke "Facebookus Boardgamegeekium!" A botch, but it could have been worse, the... (Read More)

Let's Design a Scenario Together (Part 3) and Thank You

April 1st - via:
Alright, overwhelmingly the thematic suggestion was to have a final exam, but there was also a suggestion that I really liked from Joshua Tolado of a trickster demon making the wizard's do dangerous things for its amusement. Let's combine the two:... (Read More)

Spellcasting, Bonus Scenarios and Trends

March 31st - via:
SpellcastingSupported by power from Jacob's podcast choices Craig Ryan steps forwards and invokes Twitterus-twittratunarium! Invoking once again the might of the Scry spell in the hopes of finding where Mystery is hiding to facilitate further forays... (Read More)

Let's design a scenario together (Part 2)

March 31st - via:
With 15 suggestions total you guys really didn't disappoint! I've tallied the votes (and assumed that anyone who didn't make an explicit vote post voted for the ideas that they suggested) and it was really close at the top! Eliminating the ideas with... (Read More)

Experimenting With Wizard's Academy

March 31st - via:
Everything has been lost aside from the Wizard's Academy brought to us by 3D Total Games, now funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Live on Reddit

March 30th - via:
We're live here  If you have any questions about the game that you'd like a regular player's perspective on or if you just want to know what my favourite chocolate is or why pressure is higher near the top of a container come and join us :)  (Read More)

How the spell grid works & what's happened so far

March 30th - via:
The Spell GridThe spell grid is a means by which our backers can add extra content to the game. It’s powered by glyphs which are acquired by supporting the project on social media, mostly Kickstarter, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Board Game Geek.... (Read More)

Let's design a scenario together (and other news)

March 30th - via:
Scenario DesignThe middle portion of a Kickstater traditionally takes on a relaxed pace, so I thought that I would take advantage of this by improving the game. I'd like to add another expert scenario for the game and I thought it might be nice for... (Read More)

Ask Me Anything while In The Warren

March 27th - via:
I will be joined by five playtesters on Monday 30th 6-7pm GMT (1-2pm CST) to answer any questions that you have about the game and perhaps other subjects too (though my favourite princess hasn't changed since last time). If there's anything you'd... (Read More)

Ask a playtester

March 26th - via:
I've had some questions from people who are curious about how various aspects of the game work in play. I do my best to answer them, but with it being my design I might be a little bit biased, so I'm gathering a group of people who've played the game... (Read More)


March 24th - via:
Thanks to the power of ritual we’ve another three spells going off today, this time it’s two botches and a spell. As always updates about the project itself come first. We've passed £20k, two thirds of the way to funding and are broadening our... (Read More)


March 23rd - via:
Wow, both of the top tier botches are involved this week, what a mess! Anyway, updates about the project itself first: We’ve got some more reviews in the form of a Dice Tower Preview and a Blue Peg Pink Peg podcast. If you’re already familiar... (Read More)

Infinite Power!

March 20th - via:
And so on the second day it came to pass that the great wizard Nicole Schwartz raised her hands to the sky and invoked “Kickstartrus-Boardgamegeekerus” calling forth a spell of the third tier – one of the four most powerful incantations. All... (Read More)

24 Hours - 36% funded - Well Done!

March 19th - via:
Well done everyone! We’re 24 hours in and 36% funded! At this point the statistics on other Kickstarter projects overwhelmingly suggest that we’re going to pass our funding goal by the end of the campaign. There’s still work to be done and... (Read More)

Spellcasting Update II

March 19th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Backer Badges

March 18th - via:
This is just a quick update to share all of the backer images that we have for Wizard’s Academy. If you’re proud to have joined the project feel free to grab one of these images and use it as an avatar! In our last campaign some of our backers... (Read More)

Spellcasting Update

March 18th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

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