Comic conventions are the reign of gadgets more than the reign of comics. Here some statuettes and gadgets that I saw around. And with a large participation of Funkyo puppets, the most popular gadget of these years. There is so many stuff that your head spin.











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I like this kind of statuettes. You can find around a lot of models at very high prices. It is another world as miniature world, with its sculptors and people involved. I don’t know it deeply but I like this stuff. Even because I like female figures, obviously. However I am more inclined to buy 1/6 military figures than these ones. Is war more interesting than females?














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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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Lucca C&G 2016: Go Nagai [part04]

Go Nagai work is still popular not only here in Italy. A lot of new models of the same giant robots are produced. And some are reshuffled versions. I can’t count how many Mazinga variations are around.
At the end even an Italian proposal of a giant robot inspired by Japanese anime and manga.





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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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Lucca C&G 2016: Ganesha Games [part01]

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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