domenica 11 novembre 2007

Song of Blades and Heroes distributed by Key20

Song of Blades and Heroes is now distributed by Key20 ( In the U.S, ask for the printed book (MSRP $14.95) in your local gaming shop or download the PDF ($4) from the Key20 website.

giovedì 25 ottobre 2007

Ganesha to attend Lucca Games 2007

Ganesha Games will be attending the Lucca Comics & Games convention in Lucca, Italy, on November 3rd (Saturday). We'll be at the Arima stand ( is the Italian e-tailer that sells our Song of Blades and Heroes rules)so if you attend this huge con (85000 visits last year) be sure to visit us for a game. Painted and unpainted 15mm minis for Song of Blades and Heroes will be available.

mercoledì 29 agosto 2007

Song of Gold and Darkness is available

Treasure and danger await in the depths of the Earth. Will you dare enter the Dungeon? Song of Gold and Darkness is the first expansion for the Song of Blades and Heroes fantasy skirmish rules. It includes complete rules for dungeon adventuring such as: Rules clarifications and expansions; 11 new Terrain types; 18 new Special rules for your models; four new warband advances; Necromancers, Sorcerers and Summoners; rules for treasure, climbing, bashing down doors, lock picking, traps, light and darkness, movement and combat; potions, magic clothes, magic weapons and jewelry; four dungeon scenarios; guidelines for solo dungeons; rosters for 156 new monsters and warriors, including Dark Dwarves, Dark Elves, Hobgoblins, Snakemen, Giants, Angels, Demons, Were Creatures, and classic dungeon dwellers such as Brain Devourers, Eye Monsters and Gargoyles.

domenica 12 agosto 2007

Song of Gold and Darkness available from Sept 5th

Ganesha Games announces the release date for “Song of Gold and Darkness”
Song of Gold and Darkness will be available as emailware on September 5th for $8.

sabato 28 luglio 2007

Cover for Song of Gold and Darkness

Hi, this is the cover for the dungeon supplement coming out in September. Comments welcome!

domenica 22 luglio 2007

first good review of sbh

ACARHJ just posted a nice review on The Miniatures Pag:

mercoledì 18 luglio 2007

SBH available at HISTORICON!

A limited number of copies of SONG OF BLADES AND HEROES fast-play fantasy skirmish rules will be available at the Splintered Light table in the dealer hall at Historicon. Splintered Light will announce the skirmish packs.

If you didn't buy the $4 pdf straight from the author at and prefer to have a printed copy in your hands, pre-order it now and drop by the Splintered Light table.

venerdì 13 luglio 2007

SBH available for sale!

Recruit your fantasy warriors and fight!

Song of Blades and Heroes is a fast play, skirmish level fantasy miniature system for two or more players. The rules are simple, fast, and above all FUN.

EASY: simple and easy to understand rules that you learn in just one game;
EASY MEASURING: no counting inches or centimeters. SBH uses three measuring sticks to measure all distances and ranges;
FAST: A game lasts 30-45 minutes. Play a mini campaign in a single evening;
INEXPENSIVE: 5-10 models per player are needed;
CONVENIENT: the game needs little space -- a 60x60cm play area is enough. Bring all your armies in a shoe box!
MULTI-SCALE: play with any single based fantasy miniature, in any scale;
HEX-FRIENDLY: play on hex grids if you prefer;
NO WEIRD DICE: SBH uses standard six-sided dice only;
READY TO PLAY: stats for 180+ monsters and heroes are included, and you can create your own!
NO BOOK-KEEPING: SBH is an action point system that requires NO book-keeping and always keeps players on their toes;
HIGH SOLO PLAYABILITY: the SBH mechanics work well in solo play;
CAMPAIGN: with campaign rules, your warband grows more powerful after every battle;
Six basic scenarios included.

SBH is the first of a line of games designed to be quick, inexpensive and requiring very little space.

Skirmish packs of 15mm fantasy miniatures are available from

Every skirmish pack (Kobolds, Bugbears, Skeletons, Lion-Men, etc) has enough models to build a large warband.

Written and ilustrated by Andrea Sfiligoi (Golem Games on TMP)

To purchase the e-book, please send $4 Paypal payment to (you'll be emailed the PDF and the cover files, make sure you have around 4 megabytes of free space in your mailbox).

To purchase the printed book, please visit:

sabato 7 luglio 2007

Almost there!

I'm doing the last minute changes to the layout and designing a cover- The PDF is ready and will be sent out for proofreading. We are almost there.

sabato 30 giugno 2007

SBH will be available in 3 languages

"Song of Blades and Heroes" will be initially available in three languages: English, Spanish and Italian. The PDF will retail for $4, the printed book will be made available on Lulu for around $10. The book itself will be A4, stapled, 34 pages, with a color cover and black and white interior. Game stats for more than 180 warriors, monsters, beasties and animals will be included.

I'll have the English and Italian versions ready for the end of July.

lunedì 2 aprile 2007

Join the SBH Yahoo Group

For suggestions, rule clarification and such, please sign up on the Song of Blades yahoo group:

domenica 25 marzo 2007

What is Song of Blades and Heroes?

SBH recreates the battles of bands of adventurers and warriors in a fantasy world. It's been
specifically written for 15mm miniatures mounted on round bases but it can be played in other scales. It is part of a line of games I am developing, called "1-cent gaming" because we use cents as bases, and also because the games are designed to be quick, inexpensive and requiring very little space.

SBH can be easily adapted to larger scales. As long as your minis are singly based, you can play SBH.

The rules are written for two players but it's possible to play with more.

The nominal ground scale with 15mm models is 10mm =1 yard. One figure represents one
creature. One turn represent a few seconds.

Measuring is very simple. All distances and ranges are measured with three measurement sticks labeled Short, Medium or Long. No halving, no multiplying, no weird fractions, no counting centimeters.

Premeasuring (checking a range before declaring an attack or a movement) is allowed. Players
may measure distances at any time.

SBH can be played on a 2'x2' wargame table (a DBA table is perfect) or on a hex grid.

Models are described by a profile. Stats are Quality, Combat and Special Rules.

SBH is an action point system that requires NO book-keeping at all. You decide to roll one, 2 or 3 dice vs the model's Quality, and get to make one action per success you get. If you roll 2 failures, though, play passes to the opponent. Players are always on their toes.

Combat is simple-- roll a die for both combatants and add their Combat scores. If you beat the opponent, he either recoils or falls down. If you double his score, you kill him. If you treble his score, you inflict a gruesome kill, requiring morale rolls.

Magic using models can use magic to make ranged attacks or to "pin down" enemy models. Ranged attacks are weak, but pinned down targets are extremely vulnerable.

Special Rules are "rule breakers", allowing a model to do something not normally allowed. For example, a model with the Shooter special rule is armed with a ranged weapon.

Using a point system, you can create your warband or your own miniatures. Stats for more than 180 soldiers, monsters, beasties and animals are included in the rulebook.

Simple campaign rules let your warband grow more powerful battle after battle.

There are 6 scenarios included with the game.

The full rules can be learned in just one game. A game lasts 30-45 minutes. You can play a mini campaign (3 scenarios) in a long evening.

Expansions and campaign books are already planned.

For a preview of the rules, send a mail to

Welcome to Song of Blades

Welcome to Song of Blades and Heroes! This is my blog for wargamers interested in my fantasy skirmish rules. To buy a PDF copy of the rules, send $4 via Paypal to Before buying, you can read a game preview -- just ask me for it and I'll email it to you.