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#66032
Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 5 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I backed Ice Age Minis and so I got the press release for their next KS coming soon, which is their "Band of Gnomes" wargame.

Most relevant to folks here is that it'll have its own minis featuring a rather diverse cast of gnomes -- who usually get not much love among minis-creators.

During Ice Age Animals, they shared some concepts and early sculpts of gnomes stuff too, including gnomes riding rabbits, dragonflies, and a diverse cast that could make sweet gnomish adventurers.

I'll update here when the KS opens, but this is the press release (which isn't on their site yet):

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADW GAMES

NYC

Media Contact: Susan Taylor

info@adwgames.com July 7, 2014

ADW Games and Game Designer Andrea Sfiligoi announce that they are bringing "Band of Gnomes", a non-lethal miniature skirmish game full of fast-paced trickery, illusion, summoning, entrapment, odd magic, queer terrain, golems and elementals, to Kickstarter on July 21, 2014.

Rules for "Band of Gnomes" are being written by Andrea Sfiligoi, the Award-winning game designer behind Songs of Blades and Heroes, Of Gods And Mortals and Fistful of Kung Fu.

"We have chosen this as our next project because it is unique in format and does not compete with anything on the market," says S.E. Lantry, the primary writer for ADW Games. "Plus, we have a lot of cool, surprising expansions already mapped out."

Band of Gnomes will be set in ADW's fantasy version of Doggerland, based on the lost landmass in the North Sea that joined Great Britain and Europe, during and after the last Ice Age.

Band of Gnomes will include rules for Ice Age Mammals miniatures in the Band of Gnomes Core Rule Book. The Core Set will include two Gnome factions, The Lighted Forest and The UnderMountain, and will include rules for terrain and Band of Gnomes battlemap-based games (Terrain and Battlemaps sold separately).

For more information, visit www.adwgames.com



About Andrea Sfiligoi

Andrea Sfiligoi is an independent Italian game designer. He writes and publishes games under the name "Ganesha Games", using the website www.ganeshagames.net as a hub of his many activities. His tabletop games have been published in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German, thanks to the help of a veritable army of volunteer translators, editors, and proofreaders. His best-known titles are tabletop wargames to be played with miniatures (painted, metal or plastic figurines in a variety of scales).

He is the author of the Origins-Award nominated "Song of Blades and Heroes" fantasy skirmish rules. He also wrote games such as Fear and Faith, Mutants and Death Ray Guns, Mighty Monsters, and many others. The gaming system outlined in "Song of Blades and Heroes" has also been adapted to other genres or historical periods by other authors , including Sergio Laliscia who won an Origins award with Song of Drums and Shakos.

Andrea lives in Italy with two cats, hundreds of books, and several thousands miniatures. In addition to gaming, he paints, shoots a longbow and works as an illustrator.
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Re: Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 5 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Lork wrote:
Most relevant to folks here is that it'll have its own minis featuring a rather diverse cast of gnomes -- who usually get not much love among minis-creators.

Isn't that what 15mm fantasy miniatures are for?
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#66052
Re: Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
We're both very economical when it comes to dungeon tiles, jackattack. I'm slightly less economical when it comes to actual character representation.

OTOH, using 15mm figs beside 28mm ones for this effect is a cool idea I hadn't considered. If I did a custom setting where that was closer to the actual character proportions, then maybe!
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Re:Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
As an update, in backer thread discussions for Ice Age Mammals, ADW mentioned that terrain and walls are a big part of their Band of Gnomes game, so we might see some stuff besides minis when the campaign launches. They mentioned spell effect walls at one point.

Shameless rumor-mongering.
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#66164
Re:Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
I'll have to follow this one but after the huge number of gnomes I received from the Stonehaven KS I'll be waiting to see what they come up with and what kind of stretch goals there will be.

For reference:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/2087444096/gnomish-adventurers-box-set?ref=discovery
stonehavenminiatures.webstorepowered.com/Gnomes-Click-Here-for-Our-Store/b/7890427011?ie=UTF8&title=Gnomes
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#66258
Re:Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 5 Months ago  
They shared a very early sculpt for their "Ice Wall" spell effect piece for Band of Gnomes on the Ice Age Kickstarter today. Rough sculpt only, but I'm started to get an idea from this of how I might use these pieces outside of their game... say, with Dungeon Tiles.

Image Here
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Re:Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 5 Months ago  
More info on the spell effect markers for Band of Gnomes:

Link

Wall of Water, Fire, Bones, Fear, Bedazzlement, and Worms, plus some interesting woodland pieces are currently being explored.

I sent them some questions about what kind of construction they expect. From the GryphonTamer's KS, I can see a lot of what they're looking at here working better in resin than in metal.
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Re:Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 5 Months ago  
Got confirmation from ADW that they'll be doing a bunch of the spell effect walls and other pieces in clear resin, not just metal. Still eager to see early attempts at the Wall of Bedazzlement, because I'm still completely unsure of the best way to execute that one!
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Re:Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Band of Gnomes (which is live now, only about 2 weeks left) is now offering mushroom-themed terrain pieces in addition to the spell terrain pieces, and offering terrain-only backer levels for those who want that but not gnomes.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/dinaandrewswalker/band-of-gnomes-28mm-miniature-skirmish-game-and-te

A concern that I do have is that this is a second KS for ADW before fulfilling on their first, and we're again mostly getting sketches and very early sculpts. However, the more finished sculpts they've shown are pretty sweet, and more variety of mushrooms for my caverns sounds pretty great!
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Re:Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Your other concern is that this might be a scam. Get in touch with pinmini on the Reaper forum boards for more info. He *was* a sculptor on the Ice Age project, but wasn't paid. I haven't looked closely into ACW because my wallet was recovering from three other KickStarter projects...

forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/user/13404-pinmini/


EDIT: Not much info, but your CC is charged to Evergreen Entertainment LLC, based in Santa Monica, CA. EE is a 4-person Film Production company, with an annual revenue of 420K. Dina Walker is the Executive Producer, and the company was established in 2009.

http://www.businessconsumeralliance.org/report/evergreen-entertainment-group-llc-100095256
http://www.manta.com/c/mt12cpy/evergreen-entertainment-group-llc


MORE: This thread says: "BTW-they are possibly operating as Evergreen Entertainment Group,LLC 8605 Santa Monica Blvd, STE 25015 in West Hollywood, CA. The address is an empty storfront and none of the businesses nearby have heard of this company." Note the thread is dated 2009, and EE was established in 2009.

http://www.b-roll.net/forum/showthread.php?t=24207


AND: This link associates EE and Dina Walker with "aquaplus.tv".

http://www.enom.com/whois/aquaplus-tv.html
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Re:Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
i am personally staying away from their second KS until they show some movement on their first. I have contemplated that it is a scam. Not too too worried, as I would only lose a total of $60 but i was willing to risk it when I joined. The first few sculpts that they showed looked awesome, but they haven't produced anything yet that they have said they would. i am still waiting on their promised images of the BASE 8 final sculpts...

waiting and waiting and waiting...

But jumping the gun and jumping into a second KS without even beginning the fulfillment stages of their first one, is HUGELY sketchy. I know companies that do it and do it well, but they also have a track record of completing and fulfilling what they promised. They have earned the right/ability to run multiple complex systems at the same time. BoG has not in my opinion satisfied any of the basic KS goals of their first KS before jumping into their second. it seems more and more SCAM every day.

I hope not. but I don't have faith currently.
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Re:Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
uh...looks VERY sketchy to me folks....and the sculpting is hideous...complete amateur...gosh...I would save your pennies folks...
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