I had a wonderful time and some very dedicated, gracious hosts. Big thanks for Flavio, Renato, and Guilia, who treated Autumn and I with a generosity and kindness I hope we can someday repay. I feel like I made some friends.
The Janus team really impressed me and I am now certain that working with them for Italian translations of our games (and hopefully other projects) is the right move, for sure. They have a collegial relationship with Narrativa, but as a quasi not-for-profit I think Janus’ attitude and interests align with ours very well. Here’s Flavio with some of the games in his garage (both Janus and Narrativa). Here’s the Italian version of the Jeepform game Doubt, the awesome packaging and opened up.
They set up a game day in Chivasso, a cute little town near Turin with its own Facebook page and a kick-ass gaming club, the Revelsh Blind Beholders. Here’s One Cool Thing I Saw In Chivasso. At Chivasso somebody had an ebook reader with a certain PDF on board.
And finally, so you don’t think we didn’t soak up some culture, here are some lascivious marionettes from Munich’s Stadtmuseum.