martedì 6 marzo 2018

Space works in progress

Admirals, Pilots, Spaceport Ship's Boys on Earth:
After long spacetime travels, with a crew of humans as brave and smart as you , dedicated to the noble art of orbital navigation. After surviving several hard, very hard battles and risking many times that the KOLON project wrecked. After almost two terrestrial years full of fun evenings in company and unforgettable moments of great victories and endless joy.
We are still here.
And soon we will be back on Kickstarter!
This might seem obvious, but we can assure it's not.
This blog, for instance, could never have survived so far without the passion of, in particular, SigirW56 (Riccardo Scalone), Dam the monk (Damiano Tatulli), the Drugo (Daniele Ridolfo) and Karmelo (Carmelo Tidona).
The whole KOLON boardgame  could never have survived so far without the passion of this dozen of humans we call Crew, and of all those who more sporadically approach it.  Everyone had fun at our tables, everyone always left them enthusiast for the game.
"nothing to envy to more mature games"

It is true that KOLON is only a prototype of a boardgame, and it could not hope for a more joyous welcome from humans, but our energies aren't endless and we cannot take care of the campaign and this blog at the same time. It was our passion, as well as yours, dear reader, to bring you here (not mentioning all the technology needed to develop the internet, your clothes and so on..). Now that KOLON is about to celebrate its 10th year of existence, at conceptual level, on this planet, we have to suspend publications on this blog (which has been online for almost two years).
We need to retire for an indefinite time into our space shipyard near Uranus and work to the incoming Kickstarter campaign.

We strongly hope that our next post will be the countdown to the start of our second Kickstarter campaign. We are a real Kickstarter, we always finance ourselves (the way we self-financed our prototypes). We do everything on our own, so if you want to help us before the campaign, you may donate here, or share us with your friends when the campaign starts. We will need your help, Pilots!
P.S.: Interrupting a contact of the second kind we will not hide the fact that we risk losing communication for good. In casa that should happen: So long and thank for all the fish!
Sigir w56

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lunedì 5 marzo 2018

Drills &Turrets II

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martedì 20 febbraio 2018

We need You

As of today (24 Octember '42, kasvagorian date) Terrestrials have discovered and confirmed exactly 3.700 planets outside their system. (here the list). Most of them thanks to their Kepler telescope that, framing a little portion of the sky for a long time, found about 3.000 confirmed planets just in an area between Cygnus and the Lyra as large as the nail of your thumb at the end of your extended arm.
(or the aburd of your unrolled matrol)
There are things humans know and should know. There are also many more things they should know, but don’t know. Some of the things they know, they should not know at all.
Finally, there are things humans do not know and that they’d better keep not knowing.
If we did not get in touch more often lately, there are serious reason you do not actually need to know.
Recent diplomatic developments on the Norma-external front of the of the Scutum-Centaurus Arm will presumably not have good consequences for the primitive people of Orion’s Arm, like you. These are things you should know, but do not. In particular, the Kasvagorian, Human and Buntu species, unless they get a move “removing their pants from the fire”, as Waart Trappists used to say, risk seeing their systems literally "bulldozed", as they say on Earth.
On our side, as Galactic Council, we are doing our best to bring to your planet some instruments, first of all KOLON, that can help you go past the evolutionary “cul-de-sac” you might have got stuck into.
If you did not hear from us much lately, it is because we are preparing to come back with style to your systems and is not easy. The Galactic Council has cut several times the funds to the Friendship program, due to that awful mess in the Scutum-Centaurus and other things we are not going to mention..., It might be our last attempt :-/
 I will not speak about the hardship for this handful of Terrestrials in our crew, but you can imagine: (patched-up spaceships, shipwrecks, asteroids, cold pizza and warm beer. We went through a lot.)
Help us with a fb Like and start tw following, share our contents and invite vk friends. We are gathering energy to fund our return to your system (propeller fuels is expensive, if you want to give us some you can do it Here (, we will invite you to come straight to the command deck).
Soon, very soon, we will be back to your native system.
Help us prepare the ground, Kolonist!
“The time of crop circles is over .”
Sigir W56
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domenica 11 febbraio 2018

Galactic wisdom II


venerdì 22 dicembre 2017

Have a good solstice day humans!

Every species of the galaxy has its own customs, beliefs, and myths.
The most primitive species has always celebrated the passage to the periapsis of their home planet in different ways. Following traditions sometimes really absurd. Just think of the gastropods of Vergon 6 that engage the largest (as useless) mass migration of a sentient species known in this galaxy during this recurrence: They travel an exact turn around their planet only to return to the point of departure.
Or rather unfortunate destinies dictated by evolution as happened to the Jornionians of Sutrano-f that, poor things, can wake up from hibernation one night (the only one on their home planet) every fourteen terrestrial years and do EVERYTHING on their periapsis night (for you would be the solstice day) .. Awake Jornionians are certainly stressed and difficult to date people.
You are not as much unlucky, dear humans, your traditions are not so strange (you are very unlucky from other points of view, for example you can not taste sounds like the Jornionians do, or the fact that you are going quickly towards self-extinction, but this is also your fault).

So: Have a good solstice day humans!, a good passage to perihelion, a merry Christmas and happy new year, ..or whatever you want to call it.
"just another orbit"

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venerdì 27 ottobre 2017

silicon based cell-like life form


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mercoledì 25 ottobre 2017

After K-Rome

We played on Earth, a place populated by strange creatures on the periphery of Orion's arm and they say about us:

" this way the game can be offered to a wide range of players, from the hard and the pure to the newest..."

"...the mechanics have nothing to envy in more mature games and everything is well balanced..."

"...assembling and modifying your ship is something that a passionate of the theme can not fail to appreciate. Reassembling the ship with jigsaws pieces is fun.
The mechanics are well-groomed and is engaging from the start."

here is the link to the original article.
thank you humans.
Sigir W56

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giovedì 5 ottobre 2017

K-Rome 2017

It is known that if the bodies of all of the human beings on planet Earth (a little more than 7 billions) were piled in a single place, the pile would be no taller than a kilometer and no larger than 600 meters. Not so much, all things considered, if we think about the ecological damages you have been able to cause to your planet. A similar case in the Galaxy for sure wasn’t the one of the Malutrasemmites of Joomila 6. This ancient – as much as unlucky – race of the Perseus arm had the misfortune to discover the secret of immortality before discovering space travel or any contraception method. Soon they were devouring one another on their hyper-populated planet.

Fortunately you already are moving your first (albeit uncertain and limping) steps outside your already too polluted atmosphere. To help you do that in the most correct way (that is without going prematurely extinct) the Great Galactic Council sent you this sophisticated device for psycho-recreational development, that is KOLON. 
Yes, sure, a boardgame is not much, but it is the best we could do, balancing our hyper-developed technology and your as hyper-developed primitiveness. Unfortunately, the principles of the Friendship program of the Galactic Council forbid us to interfere with primitive races, so we need you to show your interest toward us, otherwise we will be forced to leave this planet to its less-than-rosy future.
You have a wonderful chance to do play live on SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER (terrestrial calendar) in Via di Torrenova, 39a in the city you call ROME, Italy, (a nation in the boreal hemisphere of the planet you call "Earth", the third orbiting the star known as “Sol”, a really insignificant little yellow star in the middle of the Orion arm).
If you want to see KOLON  (the new generation game of the millennium as well as the most widespread game this side of Laniakea)  up close, you are officially invited to ROME, Via di Torrenova 39a, on SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER! We recommend you to sit up straight and always bring your towel along.
If you have any doubt about how to reach us once on the planet,
 you can find more information HERE.

With the best respect and honorable thanks
 from all of the sentient species in the Galactic Council; 
midshipman SIGIR
Vokiok 71

sabato 26 agosto 2017

K-Isola 2017 Epic Battles

Some time in Orbit battles happens that are worth committing to memory, such as the great battle which took place in Earth orbit (third planet of the star known as “Sun”) the night of the 24th August 2017 (local time). It will be remembered in the Academies of Antares and Betelgeuse as the “earthquake battle” and the name of the winner – the fearsome Admiral “Lady Killer” Greta S. still is one of the most feared in all systems of the Galactic Council (in spite of her being a human). In all civilized systems, rarely there has been a more gruesome battle. Oft times the admirals earned and lost Koins. The last stages were so struggled that every little gain had to be protected with teeth and nails (for those species who have them). I remember it, I was there, I saw everything. 
On our cover there is a depiction of the photo-finish of the game, the epic moment when Admiral “Lady Killer” Greta S., after losing many Koins, earns her last one, finally dominating the Orbit and putting an end to the fight after almost six Devronian months (about two Earth hours) of fire and weapons. The great Admiral Dam “de Monk” Tatuill, who wasn’t involved in the fight but was watching it from the land, said:

“So much obstinacy and stubbornness in a single human I never witnessed, vainly sacrificed was not the life of all those pilots”.

... many people believe that in order to dominate the Orbit you just need the largest fleet or the greatest firepower, but like the best Admiral learned on their own skins, timing and the ability to combine and plan war actions lead Admirals to victory. The disappointment of Admiral Denis the Red” during the “earthquake battle” was great when he saw victory stolen from his slimy tentacles, after building a huge orbital station endowed with exceptional firepower.

This picture shows one of the tensest moment of the game. Admiral Denis “the Red”, in a futile attempt to slow down mining, just detached the largest part of “Lady Killer” Greta’s mining ship from the asteroid with a targeted bombing to its nodes. Richard “the Wonder” seized the moment to mine in turn. Nothing, though, could have stopped “Lady Killer”, who, in the next turn, with a flawless military action, gathered her fleet in the lower orbit and obtained an ultimate and overwhelming victory. 
With astounded, joyous and honorable wishes for a long staying in the cosmos as sentient and unilocated energetic beings,

Ensign Sigir 56

lunedì 14 agosto 2017

K-Isola 2017 Results

 The human thinking is so primitive that it is considered a contagious disease in some of the best Galaxies. This created several problems, especially while translating Kolon from Kalvokian to your languages.
The lack of tenses keeping into consideration time travel (such as anular progressive future or imperfect retroactive subjunctive) caused your planet to receive a simplified version of the most played game in this side of Laniakea. We trust that the evolution of your species will one day allow you access to the complete rules, stored near the center of your galaxy. There will come a day when there will be a day, but it is not today. In the meantime, we are honored to publish the first terrestrial scoreboard, valid for qualification to the great interstellar tournament held by Aldebaran Pilot Academy, bound to begin in a few terrestrial eons right next to your system. We hope you have not gone extinct by then.

Meanwhile, we greatly thank all human Ship’s Boys, Pilots, and Admirals who participated to the fights during the last local month in Earth orbit. The first six who qualified were rewarded with a visit to our underground base in the Adriatic Sea. Unfortunately, after the guided tour, which was very funny, we had to neuralize those humans (your level of primitive aggressiveness does not allow us to run any risk). So we hope you liked the tour, even though you can keep no memory of it. To you, the greatest and most honorable regards, from us and all sentient species of the Galactic Council. We spur you to keep following us, sharing and spreading our contents. We are trying in every way to make you evolve (not an easy task at all) but we cannot help you if you do not help us help you.

With great joy and immense compassion:
Sigir The Wise,
Betelgeuse 9

lunedì 3 luglio 2017


Giunti alla terza edizione della nostra campagna terrestre di raffinamento, adattamento alla specie e sviluppo sui regolamenti avanzati. Diamo inizio al terzo Kolonisola terrestre.
I Mozzi, i signori Ammiragli e Piloti terrestri sono invitati a partecipare al Kolonisola 2017.
Gli scontri avranno inizio giovedì 27 luglio e procederanno in Agosto
Il primo appuntamento importante è venerdì/sabato 28/29 Luglio 2017 Le partite (fine al quadruplo set) saranno valide per il Ranking planetario ufficiale Piloti dell'Accedemia di Betelgeuse. Gli scontri avranno luogo di pomeriggio a S.Pietro frazione di Isola del Gran Sasso, provincia di Teramo, vicino l'ingresso ovest della base adriatica e parteciperanno Amici stranieri. Sarà offerto un apericena ai giocatori con rari arrosticini di gocquak bianco.
Si raccomanda di presentarsi muniti del proprio asciugamano.
se sei uno dei pochi fortunati umani ad aver ricevuto un invito come questo ti invitiamo personalmente e la tua partecipazione ci farebbe davvero piacere, segui le istruzioni nella mail.
Per tutti gli altri che avessero intenzione di partecipare e avessero bisogno di dettagli, alloggio, etc. siete pregati di mettervi in contatto subito all'indirizzo:
grazie terrestri.