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Ganesha Games now has their Tales of Beasts and Perils vol. 1 available in pdf form.



From them to you:

TALES OF BEASTS AND PERILS VOLUME ONE
Become a creator of worlds!
Ganesha Games now has a Kindle version of their Tales of Beasts and Perils, Volume 1 available over on Amazon.

Ganesha Games just released the Kindle version of Tales of Beasts and Perils Volume One, GM's book for their fantasy RPG Tales of Blades and Heroes, for $8.

Become a creator of worlds!
Tales of Beasts and Perils is a gamemaster's guide to writing and running adventures for the Tales of Blades and Heroes fantasy roleplaying game. It includes rules and guidelines for:
Secret Knowledge rolls;
Timing and pacing an adventure;
Rewarding players with experience, Hero points and loot;
Magic Items;
Dangers of the world, including traps, poison, disease, falling damage, curses, slimes, jellies, molds, fear, and encounters with dangerous beasts and humanoids;
New special rules to create monsters;
Monsters and Foes, including detailed profiles for unicorns, dark unicorns, dragons, iron devourers, giant spiders, chimeras, Coroimba savages, Undead, and humanoids;
Guidelines for balancing encounters;
Sample special rules for typical fantasy races; and
a point cost summary of all the abilities featured in Tales of Blades and Heroes and Tales of Beasts and Perils.


Ganesha Games releases the Tales of Blades and Heroes RPG.



From the announcement:

Tales of Blades and Heroes is a fast-playing, uncomplicated set of fantasy rpg rules based on the origins-nominated song of blades and heroes miniature rules. Its key features are:
Minimal bookkeeping;
A character sheet that fits on a 3x5” index card;
D6 based skill and action system;
Simple enough for newcomers, yet sophisticated enough to satisfy expert players;
No classes or levels: create any character with a point system;
Combat is based on a single d6 roll and damage tables: play faster, meaningful battles where your tactical decisions matter;
Play with miniatures, counters or paper figures;
Online support via the song of blades yahoo group and an active community of players and creators;
Story and character-based rewards: gain experience for being imaginative and playing in character;
No spells to memorize: the freeform magic system encourages ingenuity and lets you create any magical effects through the combination of power words.

Note: this book has all you need to begin playing, but we are working on a GM’s book, Tales of Beasts and Perils.


Ganesha Games Drums and Shakos Large Battles is available at Saber's Edge:



From their post:

Each player controls a division of two or three brigades.

Designed to be played in less than three hours, its mechanics force participants to make tactical choices. Drums & Shakos Large Battles rewards good management of reserves, right deployment of artillery, and historical use of cavalry.

Maneuver your battalions and regiments, react to your opponent's actions, and launch the final attack at the right moment! Victory lies only a few steps away...

- Innovative mechanics detail the approach and contact phases of combat
- Easy measuring system, very limited use of counters and markers, no bookkeeping
- Clear victory conditions, based on losses and penetration into enemy territory
- The rules allow for reactions in the opponent's turn: no player is ever truly inactive
- Four Scenarios included
- Appendix: playing at Corps or Army level
- Playable in any scale, 6 to 28mm
- Divisional army lists for major powers (Austria, France, Britain, Prussia, Russia, and Spain)
- Simple guidelines to refight historical battles

$8.00 USD - PDF
Ganesha Games announces Drums and Shakos Large Battles English PDF available NOW. Includes full color version , quick reference sheet, hi-rez covers, and inksaving version:



From their website:

44 pages plus covers for $8.

As usual, please let us know if you spot typos or weird formatting before we print the book. It has been professionally edited but mistakes always seem to crop up in the last minute edits....

"THE TROOPS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED.
YOUR ORDERS, SIR?"

Drums & Shakos Large Battles is a set of miniatures rules for large napoleonic battles. Each player controls a Division of two or three Brigades.

Designed to be played in less than three hours, its mechanics force participants to make tactical choices. Drums & Shakos Large Battles rewards good management of reserves, right deployment of artillery, and historical use of cavalry. Maneuver your Battalions and Regiments, react to your opponent's actions, and launch the final attack at the right moment! Victory lies only a few steps away...

Innovative mechanics detail the approach and contact phases of combat. Easy measuring system, very limited use of counters and markers, no bookkeeping. Clear victory conditions, based on losses and penetration into enemy territory.
The rules allow for reactions in the opponent's turn: no player is ever truly inactive. Four Scenarios included.
Appendix: playing at Corps or Army level. Playable in any scale, 6 to 28 mm. Divisional army lists for major powers (Austria, France, Britain, Prussia, Russia, and Spain). Simple guidelines to refight historical battles.
Ganesha Games posts Sergio Laliscia's Drums and Shakos Large Battles is available IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE ONLY on their site:



From their website:

The English version will be with the editor soon and as soon as we get it back from him, we'll make it available. Many thanks to all the valiant playtesters who have played the rules during the (very long– over three years in the making!) design process.

42 full color pages, it includes 4 scenarios. Any scale, any basing system, divisional level (with an appendix to play it at corps level).

The download includes an inksaving version. $8 pdf. More details when the English version is available.

Ganesha Games has launched their new website.

From their announcement:

We are launching our new site with an integrated shopping cart. Some areas of the site are still work in progress (the online warband builders will return soon! and yes, we know the welcome message is blank...). We'd appreciate comments from our customers and friends.
Please download some free product, sign up (if you bought products in the past, or plan to buy any in the future), use the contact form... your comments will be much appreciated.

As you can see, we do not sell only our products but also a selection of fine magazines (in PDF form) and other PDF games.
Song of Arthur and Merlin coverGanesha Games have released a new edition of the Song of Arthur and Merlin fantasy rules. From their announcement:
Song of Arthur and Merlin is a stand alone miniatures ruleset based on the Song of Blades engine. 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.
  • scenarios and campaigns for Arthurian games
  • knights, magicians and creatures from British folklore, historical Britons and their Saxon, Pictish, and Irish enemies.
  • 38 magic items.
  • 19 warband advances.
  • New special rules, optional rules for large warbands.
Print version available from lulu for $15: PDF version available straight from GG. PDF version will soon be available here on 6sided and also on all the fine vendors that carry our products. If you purchased a previous version and kept the paypal transaction, you are entitled to a free PDF of the new book, so please drop me a note or use the contact form on our site.
Ganesha Games have uploaded a new issue of their Free Hack e-zine. From their announcement:
Issue four of Free Hack, a free PDF webzine dedicated to Ganesha Games' products (including Mutants and Death Ray Guns, Flying Lead, Fear and Faith and Song of Blades and Heroes), is now available on our site. Just right click the link and "save as". Please send any comments through our Contact page.
To celebrate Italy saying no to nuclear power, Ganesha Games is offering their Mutants and Death Ray Guns game for 50% off until Sunday. From their announcement:
To celebrate Italy's decision not to build any more nuclear power plants today, the PDF edition of Mutants and Death Ray Guns will be available at half price until Sunday. Yes, $4 a pop. Get yours now and celebrate! I'll refund $4 via Paypal on every order which includes Mutants and Death Ray Guns.
Ganesha Games have posted an online force builder for their Mutants and Death Ray Guns post-apocalyptic rules. From their announcement:
On our download page, you can find a fan-created, web-based party creator for our Mutants and Death Ray Guns post-apocalyptic, science-fantasy game.
Ganesha Games have posted the Free Guide to Song of Blades and Heroes profiles written by Song of Blades gamer ChromeKnight. From their announcement:
This guide was originally written for the Song of Blades Yahoo group but we are now making it available on our downloads page.
Ganesha Games have posted an updated online force builder for their Fear and Faith horror rules. From their announcement:
Following this link and scrolling down the page you may download an updated party builder for Fear and Faith, which now includes all the new special abilities from the Kooky Teenage Monster Hunters vampire-hunting supplement.
Ganesha Games' products are now available for sale from the 6sided blog hosting service. From their announcement:
The Ganesha Games stable of PDF products are now available on 6sided. 6sided is a free blog host exclusively for blogs about gaming with miniatures, using the Wordpress blog software. Affiliate membership is available.
There will be a Song Of Blades And Heroes tournament held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Legion Hobbies and Games. From their announcement:
Here is info for a Song of Blades and Heroes event we are running. Song of Blades & Heroes Tournament Where: Legions Hobbies & Games Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania(Western) USA When: Sunday May 22 11am registration; - Noon start time $5 entry 300pts warbands, in 25-28mm scale 6 Rounds/30 minutes per round No custom units. You may only use stock units and special rules from the following books: Song of Blades and Heroes, Gold and Darkness, Wind and Water, Deeds and Glory This will be a modified Swiss-style tournament. You may register up to 3 warbands, and switch freely between rounds. All warbands must be registered prior to the tournament start. You will get 1 raffle ticket for each game you play in, and 2 additional tickets for each game you win. The tournament prize will be raffled off at the end. The more tickets you get the better your chances of winning. See www.legionsgames.com for store info.
Participants at the PrairieCon XXXII Song of Blades and Heroes game will receive a free download of the rules. From their announcement:
A game of Song of Blades And Heroes is scheduled in slot five at PrairieCon XXXII. All the players who sign up will receive a free download of the song of blades and heroes rule book; just leave your e-mail address to the GM and he will take care of that. You will receive the PDF as an e-mail attachment within 24 hours. if you already own the PDF, you may request any other Ganesha games title. PrairieCon XXXII will be held on June 3-5, 2011, at the Brandon University Gymnasium Brandon, MB
Ganesha Games will be attending Dadi.com this weekend in San Marino Italy. From their announcement:
Ganesha Games will be at the Palace Hotel in San Marino for Dadi.com this coming weekend. We'll be running a playtest participation game of Song of Spear and Shield (upcoming ancient skirmish rules)and a large Napoleonic skirmish using our '61-'65 and Song of Drums and Shakos skirmish rules. Our rulebooks will be available direct from us. During this weekend, we will likely be offline and PDFs orders will not be fulfilled until Monday. Thanks