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Media Contact: Susan Taylor
[email protected] 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 out 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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Yeah, I looked through the Ice Age mini's thread here earlier.  Feelings appeared to be... mixed.  All I can say is what I've witnessed about the Ice Age KS, which is that I've enjoyed it, and I have felt that the creator's have had pretty good communication with their backers so far, and the communications tend to be both productive and fun.  We'll see where it goes from there.

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I was very critical in the Ice Age Mammals thread that got locked, probably even went a bit overboard, so I think I will just join MissMelons in that pasture. I hope they know what they're doing.

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Eh, I'm not likely to hold them in the penalty box forever; just depends on their future actions.  A band of gnomes isn't really my sup of tea anyways, so it's easy for me to give this a pass.  I do wish them (and their backers) the very best.


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My only advice. Pledgers should do a background search on ks creators before pledging.

This is an easy skip after reading through the creators comments on their last kickstarter.


One big reason not being a easy skip for me is that Game Designer Andrea Sfiligoi is in the team, creating the rules.


I like SBH and I'm interested in more magic rules for this skirmish system.


I'm not sure if I can back another KS in the moment, but I will get the PDF Rules if they offer it on the KS.

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