Shadow of the Weird Wizard

Created by Robert J Schwalb

The world of the Weird Wizards is yours to explore with the newest game from Schwalb Entertainment!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Production 1 December 2023
9 days ago – Fri, Dec 01, 2023 at 05:40:53 AM

In brief, work continues. I'm tightening up the spells chapter, while I have a small cadre of readers going through the other chapters. I think I have about 26 hours of work left to do on Shadow and I'll be handing the files to layout. 

On the art front, I'm missing about 20 pieces. A few of the artists have had some delays, but we should have the remaining illustrations in a couple weeks. 

Inventor by Kim Van Deun

On the secrets front, Jennifer is hard a work on the chapters and should be ready to turnover by later next week. I have some adjustments to make to the monsters, but it should go quickly.

For quests, I have a bunch in the hopper. Once I push the core books through the birth canal and into the waiting arms of Doctor Kara, I'll be back on these to get the rest of the first batch knocked out.

That's all for now. 


Sharing Crude PDF files
about 1 month ago – Tue, Nov 07, 2023 at 06:36:21 PM

I can't believe that I have to send this update, but here we are. It has come to my attention that crude PDFs have been shared online. As the watermark has appeared on the files, I know who is responsible and have contacted the individual. 

Given this development, I can no longer share crude PDF preview files and I will not be updating the existing crude PDF preview files. Rather, you will receive the products as they are completed. Before we finalize files for printing, you will have the opportunity to submit feedback, point out typos, and the like. 

This does not mean that I will stop providing updates and previews. I will continue to share updates, low-res art, and portions of the work. And, you will receive what I promised you--the final products. Thank you for your support, encouragement, and aid in bringing this project to life. I'm sorry that this change has to happen.

On a final note, I am locking down orders this upcoming weekend. So, if you have not yet filled out your survey, please do. Cards will not be charged for shipping until we get closer to the ship date.



Production Update 2 November 2023
about 1 month ago – Thu, Nov 02, 2023 at 12:31:29 PM

TL/DR: Big update to SWW manuscript sent out via DriveThruRPG (check your Spam if you don't see it), locking down orders by 12 November, and I'm toiling.

Updated MS

Big blast of revisions from playtesters. Lots of typos squashed, spells cleaned up and reformated for easier use, magical talents in Traditions are now starting spells to keep the game tidier, and so on. The change log is in the email.

Locking Down

90% of you have filled out your surveys. You have until 12 November to get your stuff in. I won't be charging cards until we get close to shipping, but as we near completion, I need more accurate counts.


Still wandering around in quest land. Wrapped the last of the exclusive quests. Tomorrow, I'm back at Weird Ancestries and more quests. 

That's all for now. Have a great weekend!

Production Update 27 October 2023
about 1 month ago – Fri, Oct 27, 2023 at 05:23:50 AM

Shadow of the Weird Wizard

As feedback comes in, I'm making tweaks and adjustments to the text. Art assets are due 12/1 and we have about half for the first book. I intend to move this into the layout phase soon.

"Shadowmancer" by Katerina Ladon

Secrets of the Weird Wizard

We're still in editing. Art continues to trickle in. Still hopeful that this will be ready to go by the end of November. 

Novice Quest 1

A revised and reworked adaption of "A Season of Hunger," I wrapped this earlier in week. Awaiting art.

Quests 1-10

First six are in good shape. Waiting for the rulebooks to finalize before I move them into editing. We have art assets for the first five.

Exclusive Quests

The three exclusive quests for the Weird backers are almost done and I'm pretty happy with the results. I hope to have the third quest wrapped by early next week.

Weird Ancestries

Here's a tentative list of ancestries: Archon, Cambion, Centaur, Changeling, Clockwork, Daeva, Demigod, Dhampir, Dragonet, Dwarf, Elf, Faun, Gnome, Goblin, Halfling, Haren, Harpy, Hobgoblin, Jann, Living Statue, Naga, Revenant, Sphinx, Spriggan, Sprite, Tatterdemalion, Triton, Vermyn, Warg, and Woodwose.

That's all for this week. Thank you!

Production Update 20 October 2023
about 2 months ago – Fri, Oct 20, 2023 at 05:24:24 AM

Happy Friday, for those of you who celebrate Fridays. Some updates follow.

Shadow of the Weird Wizard

By way of DriveThruRPG, I sent you access to the "crude" PDFs for Shadow of the Weird Wizard. Crude means no art, no graphic design. If you find anything weird, please drop a message to [email protected]. All the art is due by 12/1. At that point, Kara will begin the layout process. 

Secrets of the Weird Wizard

Jennifer started on this book this week. We're looking at about 4 weeks for editing, though it might run a bit longer. Art for this book is due 12/1.

"Old Gods" by Andrew Clark


Six of the first batch of ten quests are done. We have maps, as needed, and art. The "Novice1" quest is a total reworking of "A Season of Hunger," with new art and map, and fun. The quick play is disappearing soon and with it the prototype adventure. Finally, two of the three exclusive quests are wrapped.

Other Stretch Goals

Lots still to do. 

Have a great weekend!