Top Hat Games has reached an agreement with Sir Chester Cobblepot and OrcoNero Miniatures to publish Arena Colossei: Ludi Gladiatorii™, the game by Aldo, Fabio and Giada Ghetti. It gives us great pleasure to announce this event: Aldo Ghetti is already one of our authors and has led us, together with Gianluca Raccagni, to our "debut" with their historical wargame The Fall of the King™, which we successfully published in July 2020.
"From great power comes great responsibility" is a very fitting sentence for this new editorial adventure. Arena Colossei: Ludi Gladiatorii™ is a considerably larger production than those we have faced until now: feels somewhat like going from elementary school desks straight to university classrooms! Arena Colossei will be a difficult and extremely demanding test, but the game is wonderful and a lot of fun, which helps a lot.
The Kickstarter campaign will be very expensive and what awaits us at the finish line will be even more so: we will have to print our game abroad (not our usual M.O. as “game artisans'') with the most important suppliers with a consequent expansion of time and resources. We certainly won't be able to improve on our record of delivering The Fall of the King™ in just four months. Arena Colossei: Ludi Gladiatorii™ will include many more components and we hope that the limitations imposed by the pandemic will ease soon.
Sir Chester Cobblepot placed their trust in us and the synergy with OrcoNero Miniatures, which began while working on the three-dimensional pawns for the Special Limited Edition of Dante Alighieri: Comedia - Inferno™, undoubtedly helped reaching an agreement. We are already working to determine the launch date of the Kickstarter campaign, possibly in the early stages of spring 2021. We will inform everyone of the details as soon as possible.