VIDEO of Create YOUR Warangel
took at the BoardGameGeek Essen 2010 Booth
all BGG TEAM!
Lincoln Damherst, Shelley
Ganschow, Doug Garret... Keep on the good work!
To "read" and to
understand at best the spirtit of this year Area
Autoproduzione Booth in Essen, I suggest to click on this
excellent article of BoardGameNews:
an international collaboration of Self Publishers
It is written by
Andrea Ligabue, Italian journalist
for BoardGameNews, member of International Game Award and historical member of
luding club Tre Emme Modena.
He won the
Warangel National Tournament back in 2005 and was so kind
to interview me as
1st Italian Author on BGN.
His words in the New above show how
Area Autoproduzione works, connecting and putting together the
knoweledge, art, sensibility and will to create games of many
friends, designers, illustrators, producers, mostly from Italy
but not only: many are reaching us in many Italian Fairs.
Professionist and beginners joined
together, as the subtitle says "The Authors, Illustrators,
Producers of BoardGames, play together with you!"
Ciao Tom! Here is
Vicious Fishes, the result of "an internatonal
collaboration" among Tom Vasel Designer from USA,
Nestor Romeral Producer from Spain , Angelo Porazzi
Illustrator from Italy.
Tom was here at my booth last year,
see him on 2009
PhotoReport, but here we are grouped to say ciao to
him and to his nice family: from the left Nestor,
Angelo, Andrea Ligabue, Carsten Pinnow.
Our team, just arrived at the Press
Conference on october 20th. A big huge to Davide Averara,
first on the right, author of Irondie that only one year
ago was host with his excellent game in
Area Autoproduzioen of Ludica Milano
and now is here in Essen Spiel together with Matteo Urbani
near him. Matteo is watching Monsieur Phal from
Tric Trac TV
France, hearing explanation of another self produced
game The Club, realized by Jussi Autio from
Here a close up of this nice game
with the board illustrating a dance floor and scoring pads with
the shape of beer bottles, really cool:)
Timo Multamaki met me
severeal year sago in Italy and here he is with his selfproduced
game Phantom League, near the table of LEGO Games.
Selfproduced games together with LEGO... just made it last week
in Weekend Donna,
fom US, Harald Enoksson from Sweden, Ta-Te Wu from
Tai Wan showing their three selfproduced games: After Pablo,
Swidish Parliament, Soccer Sonic. The first two
Gamers' Games, the third one quick and good for all family.
I was in the press conference when
this man met me calling by phone his friends in US and telling
them: "I am with the creator of Warangel!" Nate and his
friends took a huge box of
Create YOUR Warangel, choosing their favourite
races and maps. Here I am at his booth where he was illustrating
his creation, the boardgame After Pablo together with the
other self producers you see in the picture above.
Antics, the new game of
Gordon and Fraser Lamont, dear friends from Scotland,
like every year in front of us in Hall 9. But this year the
novelty is that at their booth you can eat and taste REAL ants,
NOT JOKING: Gordon is offering them to you:)
StarTaxi of Giorgio Vezzini, one of the most
active italian author in
Autoproduzione. Last year
he realized WOOSH! a funny, interactive card game on
parachuters and StarTaxi, this easyest card game where you have
to bring aliens families to their own planets: both games
designed by Giorgio Vezzini, illustrated by Angelo Porazzi. A
big salute to mate Ricky Brett who wasn't ready with his
Ritual For Kids and to Fabio De Mori with his
Goblin Fever, both games I illustrated, planned for this
Essen Fair but not printed yet: see you in next Cons.
Many thanks to all the people,
friends, authors, gamers who meet us at our booth just to
shaking hands or for a talk, not shooted in the PhotoReport.
remembering: Jost Schwider,
Dagmar Weiss, Andreas Buhlman, Paolo
Mori, Paolo Vallerga, Gunther Schmidl, Walter Obert, Pierluca
Zizzi, Luca Borsa, Francesco Berardi, Silvano Sorrentino, Daniele
Correale Pompetti, Friedeman Friese, Nick Medinger, Daniela
Bigini, Camillo Quatrini, Mario Sacchi, Jon Power, Ingrid Gross,
Pascal Bernard, Guillame Boilleux, Massimiliano Cretara,
Francesco Messina, Manfred
Simply impossible to list all friends you
meet in Essen Fair:
they are too many!:)
ESSEN SPIEL 2010
20-24 october 2010
Angelo Porazzi Games Area
Hall 9, Booth 30
Thank you BoardGameGeek!
Before the opening of this Essen 2010, Derk Solko one of
the two founders of BGG together with Scott Alden, was so
kind to bring at my booth the American Fotball BGG Jersey with
the # 14. Same number I wear when playing Quarterback for Milano
Pythons maaany years ago, and with the name WARANGELO on the
back. To understand the story of this gift, you have to check
the PhotoReport of Essen
2009:) Have you ever seen WarAngelo so happy?:)
Really proud to be a part of this TEAM:)
Derk at the booth of BoardGameGeek
where many video was realized, showing each author explaining
his own game, extremely simple and useful idea.
Cliccking HERE you see the
Create YOUR Warangel
posted on BGG by Scott,
with the box created by Derk who choosed the Thundrians,
MooseMen living in the cold map between US and Canada, and
Desertics, CactusMen placed in hot Mexico Map. Many thanks
to all the BGG team: Derk, Aldie, Lincoln Damherst,
Shelley Ganschow, Doug Garret... keep on the good
The fair begins and the halls are
totally invaded by the crowd of gamers from allover the world.
Area Autoproduzione Booth was always working with the couple
Davide and Matteo for Irondie endlessly explaining their
appreciated game. Vicious Fishes and all the other games
of NestorGames were explained by Nestor itself .
Davide of Irondie does not
only designs the wonderfull shapes of his game dice but also
Tanks, Robots and 3D models you can request for your boardgames.
Here a little close up to let you show the art of this man and
Here a close up of the tiles I
Illustrated for Vicious Fishes: Sharks, Fishes of
different sizes, Crabs that with the two chelae hist on two
directions and the Octopus that with eight tentacles hits in all
8 adjacent sqaures. A simple placement game good for all family:
thumb up for Tom design and for Nestor ralization
of all his games.
PiFroG Will be one of the
next realization of Nestorgames: really appreciated by Ken
Play:Game Database Japan. Here at the table, the sister of
Nestor, Silvia, and Pepe, her fiancee: glad to see
you again in Area Autoproduzione Ludica Milano 11-13
Italians in Essen fair are now
soooo many: here the staff of Cranio Creations from Milano.
New games Monkey see Monkey do in the yellow box,
Escape from the aliens in outer space in the black box, and
in the front Munera about gladiators fights, realized by
Here the stand in front of us with
Warlord a Card Game that have nany excellent
illustrations. Arne Reuter from germany is showing one of
the many packs holding different races and creatures.
is the boardgame dedicated to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee I
realized in 2008 and still requested worldwide. I played in
National Italian Ulti Team in World Championship 1988 and it is
amazing how many gamers play this sport. Here Dirk Shultz
from Germany, of course Ulti Player, taking many copies for all
his real Ulti Team:)
Alberto from Italy, Nestor, Silvia
and Pepe from Spain, Nicole and Harald Mucke
from Spielmaterial.de Germany. I am communicator and
distributor in Italy of their wooden pawns, cubes, any material
for Games since 2008, but soon you will see new collaborations;) See you next
year, dear friends, thanks for the nice dinner all together:)
But why Angelo had to come back to
Italy on saturday 23? Because on sunday 24 I have the
Confermation of my Catechism Classroom, and being also dad
of two of these girls (yes twins;)) I had to come back, leaving the booth to Giorgio, Nestor and Davide.
Leaving in Essen real good friends but meeting here all the nice
faces you see here;)
Here on TV too!:) On the background
of these two pictures you see the script "Andate e Fate" that
means "Go and Do". Yes, this is the spirit. If you stay
at your home behind your computer, it may be just the beginning.
If you start to GO and DO, moving, partecipating, knowing in
person, you'll start real live, in the luding world and in any
world you wish to GO and DO. Do your best of course, because end
in the end, Jesus, The Beatles, everybody say " the Love you
Take is equal to the Love you Make"... Karma? the same:)
See you in next
here all the
Area Autoproduzione meetings of
Area Autoproduzione at LuccaGames!
To the next! Angelo Porazzi