Archive for July, 2014

2.5 kg

I’m losing weight. After some years of constant little fat accumulation (too many pizzas…) I was out of my target weight. Moreover I have other problems as colitis and kidney stones. So I decided to stop this situation with a real diet. After two months I lost more than 4kg. It is not so much but it is a result. Now I weight a little less than 78kg and I want to reach 73kg. The goal is to obtain this result just before Lucca Comics and Games convention, together with a printed copy of Ferrum and Gloria in my hands. And after my example even Andrea is following a diet! A healthier way of life is necessary to gamers…

On the same topic is what concern my lead mountain. I weigh all my unpainted miniatures and I found that they are almost 2.3kg. I have a few more in the post, so I could say that the total amount is 2.5kg. Comparing my fat to my miniatures I understand what those 4kg I lost really are! I reorganised what I still have to paint, bonding the figures within a same theme, taking notes about the pieces, packing all in labelled boxes. I wish to start a diet for my miniatures too. It is a non-sense to own a lot of miniatures that you can’t utilise because they are unpainted. So I want to hold purchases back, keeping my lead mountain under control. I want for it a weight loss. I can obtain it as I can lose fat.


New upcoming anime

Some news about anime world: old ideas but good things that never fades away.

Appleseed alpha

The days before eswat role in Olympus.


The fans made trailer of a hypothetical live action film.

Space Battleship Yamato

After the new tv series:

After the live action film:

Now the new anime film:


Vehicles for HTS

Among all the new rules that Andrea is writing there is Harder Than Steel, the science fiction version of Song of Blade and Heroes. So Andrea came to visit me for giving a try to the rules, especially for those about vehicles. I haven’t sci-fi terrain because I am focused on other periods, but I realised something the same. On the ground pieces from Necromunda, WH40K, Ma.k and whichever is from future.

We threw away vehicle rules that Andrea thought. I suggested a better easy way to handle vehicles. So even this part of the book proceed. The only uncertainty is the realisation schedule due to so many rules that are in their final stage.


2 birthdays and 1 Ragnarok

And now the birthday report! And an Of Gods And Mortals mega-game. Here my birthday cake with a 44 sign and a candle added: my mother couldn’t find the 5 to compose 45…

In the morning a party at work, in the evening with family. And Sunday with friends from university years. I organised the party at the local IKEA store. A novel meet with shopping. Next year another eccentric location is in my mind.

Saturday instead a trip to Canino to play with Diego, Narciso and Andrea. The 2nd of July is Diego’s birthday, mine is the 3rd, so I like to organise a special day with friends and miniatures. This time we played with OGAM for a Ragnarok scenario. I built armylists and some rules for this event. The duty was even find and assemble our available miniatures and terrains for it. Two Aesir (Thorr and Odhinn) versus two giants progeny (Loki and Surtr) for more than 2600 points each side instead of 900. Huge.

Surtr the black arrives with Muspell people. The 9 worlds are in flame!

Utgard Loki at Yggdrasil roots!

More giants and trolls are on rampage!

Frost Giants versus heroes from Valhalla!

Bersekers smashed!

Loki is free on a cliff, ready for his tricks!

Pause. Launch at restaurant and than after-launch with ice-creams.

Thorr arrives to kill giants!

Odhinn the All-Father strike!

Aesir won! They are unbeatable by giant hordes. Something in the scenario didn’t run as we thought. However Ragnarok is not ended: Fernir still doesn’t eat the Sun. So we will propose a better Ragnarok scenario at RomaGioca, the 20th of September. Hopefully we will play against our friends from Macerata for another epic struggle.

And here what remains after the Ragnarok! An empty terrain…


45 and more on arrival

And today they are 45…
In a future post I will show some photos of birthday parties with family, fiancée, friends, colleagues, and hardcore miniature addicts like me. I publicised a wish list with archaeology and military books. Moreover I suggested some rare euro coins. And to celebrate this event I ordered a ton of lead, and some items from British Museum shop, related to my next game after Ferrum et Gloria series. In the meantime I have two goals: publication of Ferrum et Gloria part I, ready for Lucca C&G convention in November; a weight loss of 8 kg. If you see photos of mine with a slimmer look while I have in the hand a printed copy of the rules, then these goals will be achieved.


Talespinner #2 available

Talespinner ($4.99, 92-page PDF) is a collection of materials for wargames and roleplaying games by Ganesha Games, and for other games written by Andrea Sfiligoi. In this issue:

For Tales of Blades and Heroes RPG:
Adventure: The Lady in the Emerald. Can our heroes rescue the lady and break the curse of the emerald?
Adventure: The Black Gem. Naked and weaponless, can our heroes survive a haunted graveyard?
Two Troll NPCs
Two Unique Magic Items
Questions and Answers
Spellcasting Lessons

For Song of Arthur and Merlin:
Song of Kings and Knights campaign system

For Osprey Publishing’s Of Gods and Mortals:
Errata, Tournament Rules, FAQ, Clarifications
Tournament Formula
Three scenarios used in the Italian tournaments

For Osprey publishing’s A Fistful of Kung Fu:
location trait rules for Large Glass and Marbles
Weapon rules for Smoke Bombs and Caltrops.

A paperback edition will be available in mid July 2014. Please let us know if you spot any typos or mistakes!