Sunday, May 2, 2021

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 84: Chatting with Ana Polanšćak about Gardens of Hecate and her new Kickstarter

Ana Polanšćak joined us on this episode to talk about Gardens of Hecate, her long term hobby project which has expanded into a painting studio. We discuss what the hobby community is like in Croatia and how she started in the hobby. We talk at length about how she found her distinctive macabre style of miniature creation and how she is unafraid to constantly try new things to achieve her visions. We also talk about her focus on creating immersive narratives with her games like Legen and Sunhold, and how she is using these games to create her own ruleset, Fabula. We move on to discuss her involvement in various community events like Tor Megiddo and Mordheim 2019, and their importance in expanding the community and pushing ourselves further creatively. Finally we talk about how she turned her blog Gardens of Hecate into a business and her Kickstarter with Dave Taylor.

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- Eric Wier


  1. Thanks for having me on the podcast! I had a good time talking to you guys again.

    1. It was a real pleasure having you on the show with us!

  2. Great episode (as usual) - it wa good to hear the thought's behind Ana's work - which I have always loved, even though it is extremely different to my own style. I certainly agree that the use of (properly proportioned) historical figures gives her setting a believability that Warhamme (and to an even greater degree AoS lacks) and Ana has done a great job of still making these figures seem part of the broad AoS/Warhammer universe which is quite difficult to do.

    1. Thank you for listening! Yeah, Ana's historical figure use is wonderful, and well integrated.