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Mutants and Death Ray Guns

Posted on April 7th, 2014 under . Posted by

Some days ago Ganesha Games released a new edition of the post-apocalypse rules Mutants and Death Ray Guns. Some tweaks to the rules, some new rules, new format and new art. Digital version available for free to owners of the first edition, at a small price for the rest of the world. In a few […]

Of Gods And Mortals – the website

Posted on April 1st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

This is not an April fool! Instead a new resource is available at this address: http://www.massimomoscarelli.it/ogam It is the Of God And Mortals website! I made it, it is approved by Osprey Publishing and it is cured by Andrea Sfiligoi, the author of these mythological wargame rules. You can find on it: news about the […]

Castel Decima

Posted on March 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

A different way to pass the 8th of March. Castel Decima is a nature area near a rural castle at the South-West of Rome, just outside the GRA (the motorway that encircle Rome). Here there was a large, and practically unused, WWII defence system for Rome, with bunkers and trenches. A visit was organised only […]

Billboard

Posted on March 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

To add more terrain to your playground an original choice could be a billboard. It is easy to build: a flat vertical surface with a couple of poles to carry it. But I found a more sophisticated billboard by Pardulon, with a metal structure as poles, bolted to a concrete base. Another view, from behind […]

Lucca C&G 2013: miniature island on video

Posted on March 14th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m thinking to the next Lucca Comics & Games. Yes, it is for the 1st of November but I have to prepare something to show to the audience. I haven’t got Zen Garden boxes anymore because I stopped their production. Maybe a new release in cardboard? Well, I wish newer things to old ones so […]

Of Gods And Mortals Terni tournament

Posted on March 9th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

We found that Of Gods and Mortals rules can be suitable as tournament rules too. They are more sophisticated, sly and depth than you could feel during the first reading. Tournaments are the final test for rules and OGAM is strong enough to allow a fast and interesting tournament play. This time we were in […]

Lego Doctor Who

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 under , . Posted by

You can find every kind of Doctor Who toys. However until now we haven’t got a Lego version of our dear doctor. Sure, there is one made by Character Building. It is cool, but it is not the same thing. Why buy an imitated adaptation of Lego minifigs when you aspire to the real one? […]

More miniatures for A Fistful of Kung Fu

Posted on February 25th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I want to add more 28mm Chinese miniatures after the past proposal for adequate pieces to play with A Fistful of Kung Fu, published by Osprey this February. Around there are some beautiful minis that maybe you don’t know. Let’s start with NorthStar again. For their In His Majesty Name, always by Osprey, a tong […]

A Fistful of Kung Fu is out!

Posted on February 18th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

A Fistful of Kung Fu brings the hyper-kinetic, bullet-spraying, demon-slaying, kung-fu-fighting action of Hong Kong movies and Asian cinema to the wargames tabletop. In a modern world walking a precarious line between the advances of next-generation technology and the tradition and mysticism of ancient cultures, Kung Fu schools face off in no-holds-barred tournaments, corporations hire […]

-1 to A Fistful of Kung Fu

Posted on February 17th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tomorrow is the release day for A Fistful of Kung Fu. More photos from a playtest session. At that time I was trying to create thematic squads to kill my enemies, but in vain because misfortune struck my dice rolling. We tweaked the rules but I lost 4 games that day! We were in the […]

-2 to A Fistful of Kung Fu

Posted on February 16th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Only two days to the official release of A Fistful of Kung Fu. So let’s go on with the countdown. And with some photos of our playtests. Here we are in Diego’s house on the kitchen table. And on blue ground! Here a scenario with phantasms, wizards and corporate thugs. While some bodyguards defend the […]

-3 to A Fistful of Kung Fu

Posted on February 15th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Although it’s been more than a week ago that Northstar began to send by mail the copies of A Fistful of Kung Fu to his customers, the distribution official date will be the 18th of this month. Now I want to start a short countdown showing some photos about the playtest sessions happened more than […]

And Ganesha playtests carry on

Posted on February 11th, 2014 under , . Posted by

The past Saturday we met for a full day of playtesting. We are working on new projects for 2016 by Ganesha Games. At the moment we are still on the verification of the basic mechanics. So we talked a lot of what we think is the best for them and played a couple of games. […]

70° Sbarco di Nettunia

Posted on February 6th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I was waiting this event for a couple of years. I thought that, for an important anniversary as the landing on Anzio and Nettuno beaches, great things could be done. Instead, at the noon of the day before, I was informed about the dismiss of the participation of our representative group of the national army […]

DSLB Big Battle

Posted on February 1st, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

The 18th of the last month we met at Sergio’s house to play a “big battle” with Drums & Shakos Large Battle. Four people versus four people, French versus Russian on a large 300×180 table. Armies were divided in three sub-armies with three players and another player was the commander in chief. People from Arezzo […]

My new computer

Posted on January 29th, 2014 under . Posted by

After more than 10 years I decommissioned my old computer. Now I want to introduce you to my new computer: CPU I5-4570, Motherboard ASUS Z87, 16GB Kingston DDR III, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB + WD Green 2TB. It is a real killing machine! After a couple of weeks for configurations, backup and program installing, […]

Lucca C&G 2013: Ganesha Games

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The last post on Lucca Comics & Games 2013. Always in the Miniature Island but regarding only our space as Ganesha Games. We had some new realisations: BattleSworn, Samurai Robots Battle Royale, Of Gods And Mortals, Non Andare Nel Bosco D’Inverno. Song of Shadows and Dust was still only in digital format. Andrea presented his […]

Lucca C&G 2013: miniature island

Posted on January 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I reported only something of what happened in the days of Lucca C&G. Too much things to do and to see. And now more than two months are distant from this event. However I hope I showed you what this huge fair means. So you could be here for the 2014 edition. Now it is […]

Lucca C&G 2013: cosplay

Posted on January 17th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Paradisiac opportunities for photographs and lovers of beautiful girls: cosplay. I like the costumes but I have to admit that I love beautiful girls too. It is a matter of nature, it is harder than my will. However, every costume is photographed a lot of times, cosplayers take photos of other cosplayers, it is a […]

Lucca C&G 2013: statuettes

Posted on January 15th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

If you want to find something to put on your desk or bookshelf, Lucca C&G is the best place. You only need money and space. To start something from USA, some Marvel characters form the Planet Hulk storyline I think. The main current is obviously the Japan one. Gashapons are the more common gadgets around. […]

Lucca C&G 2013: mecha modelling

Posted on January 13th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Inside the Japan Palace there is the NKGC modelling competition. You have saw the little Gundam models exposition but there is even this section with lots of interesting models. This is the Yamato from space. Ma.K. are always a must for modellers. The best in the futuristic race contest. Kallamity is the label under Luca […]

Lucca C&G 2013: Japan palace

Posted on January 11th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Since the explosion of the fair in the streets of Lucca (before it was inside an indoor sports arena, then with some pavilions added out of it) we have a palace dedicated to Japan stuff. It is called Japan Palace and this is the queue to enter in it! Thanks to organisation I had a […]

Lucca C&G 2013: walk around

Posted on January 9th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start again with Lucca Comics and Games report! Yeah, I know: all this was two months and half ago. But it is still interesting according to me. To restart we can begin with a photo of the evening before the fair, the stands set up. Then a view on the public crowding that was […]

What I did the last month

Posted on January 6th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

I have a lot of things in my backlog, so I concentrate my efforts to show you the main wargame conventions of November. But even in December there were interesting things, like this couple of fairs: Più Libri Più Liberi (small book editors fair) and Arti & Mestieri (handcrafted foods and objects). I spent a […]

Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31st, 2013 under . Posted by

Another year! Toward the future, looking back to the past. I saw the last year statements and I found that no target were achieved. So sad. However you can read 2013 posts on this blog to discover that in the past year I did something. Well, a lot of convention mainly. So, I try even […]