domenica 21 dicembre 2008

Song of Arthur and Merlin available on Dec.23rd

On Dec. 23rd, Song of Arthur and Merlin, the Arthurian sourcebook for Song of Blades and Heroes, will be available from our blog as a $8 pdf.

It will also be available soon as a download from many online pdf retailers -- watch this space-- and as a printed book (37 black and white pages with color covers).

For those who do not have the basic books in the Song of Blades series, please take note that we'll offer all the books including SAM in a discount bundle on

Here's what the back of the book says:


Song of Arthur and Merlin is the third expansion for the Song of Blades and Heroes miniatures rules, bringing the world’s most famous legendary king to your tabletop battles. Written by Arthurian expert Daniel Mersey, this book includes:

* Three versions of the Arthurian story: Hollywood’s knights in shining armor, the gritty hero of Welsh legend, and a historical world stripped of all magic and monsters.

* 6 special scenarios and campaigns for Arthurian games and 11 new scenarios for all Song of Blades and Heroes games.

* 100 new rosters including famous knights of legend, magicians and creatures from British folklore, and the historical Britons and their Saxon, Pictish, and Irish enemies.

* 38 new special items from Arthurian legend.

* 19 Arthurian warband advances.

* New special rules and optional rules for playing games with larger warbands.


venerdì 7 novembre 2008

OneMonk offers FREE song of Blades miniatures

OneMonk just made available a free set of ten fantasy 30mm paper figures. These are samples from several of their currently available sets.They come complete with the three measuring sticks and bases with game stats for Song of Blades and Heroes. The miniatures can be downloaded here

domenica 19 ottobre 2008

OneMonk and Ganesha Games team up

OneMonk, provider of fine paper miniatures, is teaming up with Ganesha Games. OneMonk will initially do a set of paper minis for Song of Arthur and Merlin, the Arthurian supplement for Song of Blades and Heroes. The minis will be available at the same time as the rulebook (December).

OneMonk will also do a small promo set that will be included with pdf downloads of SBH. The paper minis will have stats printed on their bases, and the measuring sticks will be included in the PDF. We are working out details so there's no date for this yet.

mercoledì 17 settembre 2008

Song of Wind and Water is available NOW

Song of Wind and Water, the second supplement for the Song of Blades and Heroes fantasy miniature rules, brings the forces of Nature to your tabletop. With simple weather rules, new terrain types and special abilities, your battles will nevel look the same again.

New Terrain: bogs, swamps, quicksand, desert, lakes, rivers, ruins, witch woods, thick vegetation, snow, bladegrass, sleepflowers, stickyweeds, suspended bridges and teleport fields.

6 Precursor Artifacts, 19 new abilities, 2 scenarios, shieldwall and rally rules, FAQ, 98 new profiles including Nymphs, Frogfolk, Apemen, Plant-Men, Desert Nomads, Dinosaurs, Orcs and Goblins,Manticores, Pegasi, Hydras, Sasquatch, Yeti, Griffins, Catoblepas, Cyclopses and Hippogryphs.

32 pages, pdf available as emailware sending a $8 paypal payment to

Printed book available on
read the first review on

mercoledì 10 settembre 2008

FREE HACK Issue One is available

The first issue of FREE HACK, a webzine focusing on Ganesha Games products, is available as a free download from

Soon it will be available also from

giovedì 4 settembre 2008

Ganesha Games to publish Free Hack ezine

Ganesha Games is putting together FREE HACK, a free pdf webzine about its games. The first issue will be available for download from on September 10th, 2008. The second issue should be available by December 10th.
First issue will focus almost entirely on Song of Blades and Heroes, with more than 20 pages of FAQs, variant rules and a scenario. Sneak peeks from upcoming products are included.

Miniature manufacturers, websites and shops can get a FREE advert on issue one by sending their A4 or half-page ad artwork to Advertising on future issues will be $5 per half page. Please send the artwork no later than September 8th.

domenica 24 agosto 2008

Ganesha to publish Song of Arthur and Merlin

The Once and Future King comes to Song of Blades*

Arthurian author/wargamer Daniel Mersey (who, among other things, collaborated on the Warhammer Age of Arthur book and wrote the Glutter of Ravens rules) and Ganesha Games have agreed on publishing a Song of Arthur and Merlin supplement for Song of Blades and Heroes. Daniel has already written an outline of the book which has been greenlighted. For more about Daniel, visit

The book will feature three playable versions of the Arthurian myth: a Dark Age historical Arthur, the Arthur of Welsh myth, and the Arthur of Hollywood. The major characters, magic items and creatures will all be featured. The book will be about 40 pages, illustrated by Andrea Sfiligoi (who will also act as rules supervisor) and will likely be on sale as a pdf for $9 and as a print-on-demand book through
Note that this will be an official Song of Blades supplement, not a stand alone book... Ideally this should be in the e-shops for Christmas.

martedì 5 agosto 2008

Andrea gets interviewed at Origins

just a relaxed chat I had with Clyde L.Roher of Theory from the Closet
podcast. Being an RPG podcast, there is a lot of talk about Familiars, but
SBH and other stuff is discussed as well. Warning: I speak with a
recognizable Italian accent, I hope it's not tiring to listen to that for
such a long interview...

martedì 17 giugno 2008

See you at Origins 2008!

A quick note to confirm that Ganesha Games will be at Origins 2008 in Columbus, Ohio, USA at the Origins Games Fair at the end of June. You'll find me running demos of Song of Blades and Heroes and Mutants and Death Ray Guns in the miniature hall. If you bring a USB pen or removable hard disk, you'll be able to buy PDF versions of the games straight from me.

Make sure you attend, play a demo and please vote for SBH in the Best Miniature Rules category!

mercoledì 30 aprile 2008

SBH nominated at Origins!

Ganesha Games is pleased to announce that the "Song of Blades and Heroes" fast play fantasy skirmish rules have been nominated as Best Miniature Game at the Origins Game fair.

We take the opportunity to thank all the loyal fans, editors, translators, webmasters, reviewers, distributors, manufacturers, retailers, websites, playtesters and last but not least members of the songofblades yahoo group who contributed to build a positive buzz about the game.


sabato 5 aprile 2008

Mutants and Death Ray Guns is available!

Ganesha Games has just published Mutants and Death Ray Guns, a fast-paced, skirmish level, post-holocaust, science fantasy miniature system for two or more players, based on the popular Song of Blades and Heroes mechanics.

After 200 years of war with nuclear and biochemical weapons, new races compete for supremacy over a scorched Earth. Pit your band of after-the-bomb desperadoes, mutant humanoids, sentient plants, robots, androids, hyper-evolved animals and zombie-like Wretched against the dangers of a wasted world. Face irradiated terrain, contagious diseases, aggressive life forms and malfunctioning equipment. Collect artifacts, find food, fight over scarce pools of uncontaminated water, and save your resources, because in the harsh post-apocalypse world every energy cell, every ration and every drop of water means the difference between life and death.

Have you got what it takes to survive?

Designed for fast-play, you can finish a battle in 30-45 minutes; play a mini-campaign in one evening!
Play with any single-based miniature, in any scale.
Inexpensive and Convenient: play with as little as four miniatures per player. The game requires little space -- a 2'x2' table is enough!
Uses three sticks for easy measurement of movement and ranges.
Includes five factions: Humans, Androids, Mutants, Robots, Mutated Plants, Mutated Animals, and the disease-ridden Wretched!
40 pre-generated characters and six scenarios included.
Complete rules for physical and mental mutations, power armor, high-tech weapons and psionic powers!
Campaign Rules: your characters become better fighters, gain new mutations and equipment after every battle.
Also includes a list of manufacturers of suitable miniatures.
Note: this is a complete, stand alone product. Purchase of Song of Blades and Heroes is not necessary.
The game can be purchased as a pdf (send $8 Paypal payment to or as a printed book on
The pdf is also available on, on

mercoledì 20 febbraio 2008

Beginning today (Feb. 20th), PDFs of Song of Blades and Heroes and Song of Gold and Darkness are on sale on Wargaming Online site, Mongoose's e-store.

This should bring further exposure to the rules (already on sale on,, and, and as emailware by the author).

On another note, "Mutants and Death Ray Guns" post holocaust science fantasy rules are in advanced playtest and should see the light of the day at the end of March.
Soon after the core rules, Ganesha will produce "Assault on Neo Tokyo" , a sourcebook for MDRGs based on Kremlin Miniatures' 15mm sci-fantasy miniature line.

mercoledì 30 gennaio 2008

Song of Blades available in French!

Ganesha Games has just published the French version of SBH.
To receive the French PDF, just send $4 paypal payment to