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Damon in Rome

Damon went to visit his Ganesha Games colleagues here in Rome for two times from Malaysia, at the end of 2016 and at the start of 2017. Here in the photo a cocky Roman seagull saw during his tourist visit.

Here we are in ARSM club headquarters for some playing. Together with us Damon’s wife and Luca with his two hooligans. Rogue Stars and Run from the Dead on the menu.




Some time after, and some degrees up, at my home for more playing. And to test Star Eagles with 3D printed ships.




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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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After a walk around of Miniature Island in Games pavilion is the time to show some miniatures among all those around.

In the first stance how not to show this marvellous scenario by Torriani.



An harbour and a goth WH40k dungeon by those crazy people that demo games with an high alcohol rate in their blood.



Mounting of one of Genovese’s miniature dioramas.

Masters of Universe painted by Sfiligoi.

WWII.

Medieval heady times by Sartori.


Kallamity stuff at his stand.

X-Wings miniatures pimped by Nano Nefasto.

Some miniatures painted and built for contests.



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We are inside a large area called Miniature Island, a place for playing with miniatures and learn how to paint them. It is a large area but only a little portion of what Games pavilion is and nothing compared to the entire Lucca Comics & Games.

Here a picture with the best of Italian wargame rules writers: (left to right) Torriani, Sartori, Cavatore, Sfiligoi.










Not to forgot other pillars of Miniature Island as our painter crew, Clan Conan chaps, and all other people involved in the area. We are all beautiful and dedicated people.

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Time travel again. Here we are at Lucca Comics & Games 2016. I have got a pile of photos took in those days and it is good to show them to you because there are a lot of interesting things to watch.

As I said before, this is the biggest convention for Comics, Games, Cosplay and related items here in Italy, and the third in the World. I’m part of this great mess every year, together with Andrea. We show Ganesha Games publications and run some demos for people. I brought Faustus Furius with me.

Andrea problem is what to bring because every year he has always new games. This time was the turn for Rogue Stars, Run From the Dead, and Advanced Song And Blades mastered with Masters miniatures.










He was not happy with only 3 games, so in an “after Lucca” night moment he mastered a session of his High Stakes for the best of Italian role player writers. We never sleep.


Here the last supper of Lucca together with Nano Nefasto. But this is only the begin. In the following 11 posts I will show you ordered by theme other aspects of Lucca. Enjoy.

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Let’s try Faustus Furius – 2016

In the 2016 I worked on Faustus Furius, the race game by Nic Wright. I suggested some rules for the book, later I translated it in Italian.
You can see here the first stage of my involvement with chariots made with simple paper and a track consisted of my mother table with a ruler.


Then I built together with my father 8 Roman chariots of the 4 colours. My mother sewed a track made of felted fabric: white for marble and yellow for sand. Here a playtest session with Diego & Diego.


And as addendum a playtest session in the same day for another game by Nic Wright: Blood, Sweat and Cheers.

I brought my fabric terrain and my chariots at conventions in Italy, as Lucca.

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Colosseum at night

I started this blog to promote my gladiatorial rules. And my interest in gladiators is because I’m born in Roma. Everyday, on the way to work, I pass with the underground train only a few metres under the arch.

Winter suddenly followed an humid Summer. In a cold night of mid October we went to a free visit of the arena. Some light effects but nothing particularly thrilling. And a really quick visit. A different story when my father take me here at the age of 7.
I wished to visit more. Now you can access to subterraneans and terraces. There is a little exhibit too. But during the day there are too many tourists. Pity.



My friend seems the Charon god with these lights…

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Gioco & Storia 2016

Piana delle Orme is a huge museum in the reclamation of swamps under Rome towards Naples. We are almost at the South confines of wargaming Italy. But when people organise themselves and put their efforts all together, they can create a convention as this one.

The convention was for two days but we went only the first one. A Twilight Struggle tournament around. I like this game and I’m thinking to buy it. The only real obstacle is that I have to find a mate to play with it.

WWII skirmish wargame for beginners, sold as boardgame.

We met again with Wings of War creator.

A mate from Perugia and optical issues.

Small cardboard pieces as an army. I begin to play wargames with this kind of games. 30 years ago… OH MY GOD !!! 30 YEARS AGO !!!!!

And some years before I was playing with paper soldiers…

And with these we are more than 30 years ago, maybe 40-43 years ago.

The main plate of this convention was a long conference with Lost Battle author. Organisers want to give this convention a more scientific approach with speeches of international experts on how to simulate fights and wars. Very intersting.

And some people were interested in our table too.

Another occasion to show Faustus Furius with its temporary terrain.

Turns are very dangerous. I’m preparing destroyed chariots, I think I need them very often…

And now a video with Philip Sabin, an interview about his method and work.

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