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Romics – april 2017

Time travel. There were two more Romics editions after this one. Always the same story about backlog of posts. However we had fun at time. It is the excuse to buy comics, gadgets. And to taste strange foods and drinks from Asia. And to watch beautiful female cosplayers. We visit Romics during an entire day from the open to the closure, always in the less overcrowded day.




Due to Romics links with Japan we had the visit of Yoshiyuki Tomino, the man behind Gundam.





At the end an image of my friend Paolo together with his nephew, a eclectic cosplayer.

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Roma Gioca 2016

Every year we can have our Roman wargame convention in spite of logistic problems. In the 2016 we were guest in locals under a large technical school. We had a lot of tables with Gothic Wars, zombies, WWII, Star Wars, Gundam and other delicacies. As Ganesha Games we propose Rogue Stars and Faustus Furius.


















As addendum some reenactors showed us Viking and Medieval times.




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Lucca C&G 2016: Walk around [part11]

I showed close-ups at the most on particular subjects. Now is the turn to watch some views of Lucca and his habitants in the 50th year of the convention. Always a partial view, but it is something at least. The eye of the camera is so small that cannot reproduce hundred of thousand people that walk around Lucca and that are involved in this world.



























At the end the new fashion of 2016: barriers against death by car terrorism.

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How to rebuild ancient Rome with Lego bricks: here the Forum Traiani. Last year we saw a fraction of it, new bricks and Roman minifigs are now added. To build the entire Forum could be required a lot of more bricks. But for now enjoy it.











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Lucca C&G 2016: Lego [part08]

Another constant of Lucca C&G are Lego bricks. They are very popular nowadays. Here some builders bring their enormous creations.




Look at Scooby Doo and dinosaurs that follow chicken minifigs. They are small in the photo but you can see them.

This year was the turn for something WWII themed. Lego don’t produce them but there are some WWII models and minifigs in Lego world built by people who want to add a bit of history and war in this world. Think about to play with minifigs instead of miniatures: you can destroy and rebuilding things…



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Lucca C&G 2016: Gundam [part05]

Gundam is not a Japanese giant robot, it is an universe. Gunpla is a big business too. I still read new Gundam manga and new Gundam anime. But I don’t build more Gundam models because I don’t know where to put them in my house. However they are so beautiful. Some examples here took around the convention.









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Brick Dictator

Lego is a toy manufacturer. All started as wood bricks, than plastic bricks. The fatal move was to put in this some mini figures, creating a world. After a crisis due to other new hobbies for children as videogames, now Lego is more famous than ever.

Minifigs are the people of Lego’s world. Nowadays they are sold in series and you can find a lot of kinds. But you can’t find strictly military kinds because of a pacifist politic of Lego. However independent (and almost illegal) producers fill the gap with pieces to build historical warriors. And there is someone as this Brick Dictator that use stop motion to create minifilms with minifigs about military battles. Here some examples, on his YouTube canal you can find more.

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Modena Play 2016: wargaming

After the overall part in the previous post, here the focus is on wargame relate part of Modena Play.

We stayed two days, the first as visitors and to speak with people. This is true even because we are preparing a new game for Lucca Comics & Games together with another editor here present. The second day we were guests in the space of roleplay editors, so Andrea could run some demos of Advanced Song of Blade and Heroes.

Wargame part is not so historical hardcore oriented as other convention where we go usually. Here there was a WH40K tournament: masses of mega tanks that shoot each other at 10cm distance…

Following, another tournament, with Flames of War: masses of historical tanks that shoot each other at 10cm distance…

Inside the tensile structure there was the two-dimensional wargame section. A place where cardboard pieces are positioned with tweezers.

Wings of War games. The author flew around the tables.

Lego imitators do what Lego have to do: historic Lego sets as Romans or WWII.

At this point Gundam kits is a modelling genre in and of itself.

There were some dioramas with German WWII theme full of details and with mixed settings. Really beautiful things!

More wargames were around. As more boargames and interesting things. This is only a partial report of what you can find in Modena Play. I hope to return here before another 5 years.

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