Adopt a Familiar (part 1)

I always was fascinated by fantastic creatures (I would not do this job otherwise!) especially the Little People, Fairies, Gnomes and … the Familiars.
Familiars are magical creatures, created or summoned by a wizard or sorcerer to be used as helpers in lots of tasks. A couple of examples of famous familiars: Archimedes, the Merlin’s owl in the Disney cartoon is perhaps the most famous, along with Harry Potter’s Edwige.

A few years ago I was hired for sculpting 3 of these creatures for the Kickstarter project “Pantheon of Chaos“, (you can see them here below)

my familiars sculpted for the Pantheon of Chaos project
My Familiars sculpted for the Pantheon of Chaos project

Da lì mi venne l’idea: avviare un progetto Kickstarer per creare tutta una linea di Famigli in miniatura di diversa natura e origine che ogni giocatore di ruolo o di wargames avrebbe potuto utilizzare nelle sue campagne nei modi più vari, sia come vero e proprio Famiglio, con proprie statistiche di gioco, o più semplicemente come segnalino per rappresentare la conoscenza di un incantesimo, il possesso di un oggetto magico o il passare dei turni (ad esempio a Blood Bowl).
Quindi, più o meno un anno e mezzo fa ho gettato le basi del progetto che ho chiamato Adopt a Familiar iniziando a scolpirne alcuni (a oggi sono arrivato a nov soggetti diversi) che vi presenterò in questo blog settimana dopo settimana.

From there I came up with the idea: to start a Kickstarer project to create a whole line of Familiars of different nature and origin that any roleplayer or wargamer could use in his campaigns in various ways: as real Familiar, with own game statistics, or simply as a marker to represent the knowledge of a spell, possession of a magic object or the passing of the turns (for example, to Blood Bowl) just to make a couple of examples.
So, more or less a year and a half ago I started to work on the project I called Adopt a Familiar starting to sculpt some of them (today I have done nine different critters yet) that I will show in this blog week after week.

The Adopt a Familiar project will start in mid-May 2018

 

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