The Wicked Wizard of Oz

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The Wicked Wizard of Oz Kickstarter

By Jonathan Green

THE WICKED WIZARD OF OZ is a brand new nightmarish gamebook - a multi-path book, very much in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, in which you choose the course of the story - inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, and the Dieselpunk aesthetic movement. Anybody who has read and played Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland will have a very clear idea of what to expect!

The book’s author is Jonathan Green, a veteran gamebook designer having written Fighting Fantasy adventure gamebooks, as well as YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, and gamebooks for such popular franchises as Doctor Who, Star Wars, Warhammer 40,000, and Sonic the Hedgehog. He is also well-known for his Pax Britannia Steampunk novels.

THE WICKED WIZARD OF OZ is set after the events of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy finds herself transported back to the marvellous Land of Oz and hunted by the Wicked Witch of the West's flying monkeys. But how can the Witch be back? And why has Dorothy been brought back to Oz? There's only one way to find out. Joined by her friends - the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion - Dorothy sets off for the Emerald City.

In THE WICKED WIZARD OF OZ you step into Dorothy’s silver shoes and become the hero of the story, taking on the role of either Dorothy Gale herself, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, or the Lion. You decide which path to take, which risks to brave, and even which of the strange inhabitants of Oz, you will meet along the way, to engage in battle. 

Success is by no means certain and you may well fail to complete the adventure at your first attempt. However, with experience, skill, and maybe even a little luck, each new attempt should bring you closer to your ultimate goal. Surrounded by enemies on all sides, will you uncover the secrets of THE WICKED WIZARD OF OZ?

THE WICKED WIZARD OF OZ will be illustrated by Kev Crossley, a very talented artist already known to fans of Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland and also to fans of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, having provided the gruesome illustrations for Ian Livingstone's Blood of the Zombies.

THE WICKED WIZARD OF OZ is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter and is available to backers in three different formats - eBook, paperback, and a special limited edition collector’s hardback, which will include artists' sketches, designer's notes, and a brief history of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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