Song of Shadows and Dust

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About the author:
Nic Wright got hooked on miniature wargaming as a misguided child in the early nineties. Although he designed a number of rule sets as a teenager, none made it beyond the front door. He took a gaming hiatus for several years while he grew up and went to university, before growing up further and returning to the hobby a more rounded individual (in more ways than one). Nic is a professional archaeologist with experience digging on three continents and numerous academic books and articles to his name. 'Song of Shadows and Dust' is his first set of rules for Ganesha Games although he has published one previous set of wargaming rules, 'Irregular Wars: Conflict at the Worlds End' (2011). Nic's wargaming blog can be found here -

Song of Shadows and Dust

Miniature Skirmish Rules for Urban Violence and Civil Disruption in the Ancient World

Authored by Nicholas Wright
Illustrated by Sayara
Edition: first edition

Song of Shadows and Dust is a standalone miniatures wargame based on the award winning Song of Blades and Heroes rules engine. The rules reflect the gritty reality of urban violence while preserving the keep-it-simple, play-as-you-want, no-book-keeping-required spirit of the Ganesha Games family.

Easy to learn: The elegant core rules are easy to learn in just one game.

Fast to play: Games are designed to be finished in under an hour allowing small campaigns to be completed in a single sitting.

Flexible: Inspired by the break down in civil order which plagued the great cities of the Mediterranean in the first century BC, these rules are suitable for any pre-modern setting from Babylon to Bruges.

Expansive: Includes 57 unique character profiles with whom to populate your faction or guild - from henchmen, assassins and punch-drunk boxers, to street urchins, elder statesmen and courtesans. Players are also free to create their own custom characters choosing from among 46 defining special rules.

Variable: Eleven different faction objectives allow for 121 different tabletop scenarios.

Expandable: Easily supplemented by special rules and scenarios drawn from the other rule books produced by Ganesha Games.

Publication Date:
1494432463 / 9781494432461
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Games / Role Playing & Fantasy / General

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