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Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 2 Weeks, 1 Day 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 2 Weeks, 1 Day 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 2 Weeks 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 1 Week, 3 Days 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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Re:Upcoming "Band of Gnomes" Kickstarter from ADW 1 Week, 3 Days 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 1 Week 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 6 Days, 9 Hours 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 1 Day, 17 Hours 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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