Gladiatoris lives (and comes again to Ludo Ergo Sum)


After half a year shut in, working on the Gladiatoris relaunch (Impavidus!), we finally have our new prototype ready, and are eager to show it!

To do so we will return once again to Ludo Ergo Sum, a great Madrid convention, from 9th to 10th September.

We will set up our new arena this Friday 9th, from 18:00 to 21:30, in the prototypes section; and, if there are a lot of lanistae like last year, we will set it up wherever necessary on Saturday and Sunday (remember: the first amphitheaters were wooden and were assembled and dismantled when necessary).

The Games will be, as usual, fitting for newbies… but if any veteran shows up, I am willing to pick up the sica again (I’ve had enough laser beams this summer).

During the Games, we will take pictures of the new prototype, which includes much of the final art of Jaime González García’s (alias ‘Sector 6’) work. Until then, here you have some remarkable Gladiatoris pics from last year’s LES2016.

And… what’s different in the prototype? Well, during last year’s Kickstarter campaign you sent us a lot of ideas, so we have taken some time to study them all, and implement the best (incidentally, we have improved slightly the Murmillo so the Secutor doesn’t get all the cheers for the Scutarii). One of the more striking improvements will be the change of coloured miniatures (“Parchesi-type”) for a range of copper, silver and two different greys, in addition to the much-asked for coloured bases. We hope you’ll like them.

See you at Aluche! 🙂


Hi again, and happy new year!

GLADIATORIS is recovering 1 Wound per week… and we can already share some news:

1. Jaime González García, graphic designer for GLADIATORIS and author of the successful Sector 6 (the Kickstarter campaign ends this next Sunday, go grab your copy!) joins the EscenaRYS team as consultant.

2. We keep on working on the GLADIATORIS relaunch, making the most of all the experience levels gained during the 2016 campaign. ALL ideas and suggestions received (thanks again to all of you!) are being evaluated one by one, so we can select the best ones.

3. We’re working on a certain surprise for this 2017. We think you’ll like it, but we can’t reveal it yet. There’ll be GLADIATORIS for quite a while!

Thanks a lot for still being there! We’re delighted to find so many wonderful people interested in our game.

EscenaRYS cancels Gladiatoris KS

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novembris XXX-MMXVI 


The Gladiatoris Kickstarter campaign (November 2016) is cancelled, but we will relaunch!


Sadly, we have to cancel the campaign. It’s not going to reach the funding goal, so now we must take a step back and improve, so the next Gladiatoris campaign will be successful. We WILL relaunch- don’t think this is the end of Gladiatoris!

You have given us a lot of valuable advice and feedback- please keep it coming! Most of what we have learned is thanks to you, and that’s why we love to hear your ideas!

Also, we will send all backers the Print&Play as soon as possible. We will leave the Kickstarter campaign open for another 24 hours, so if you want to support us as a symbolic gesture, you still have time.

Don’t stop following us on social media- don’t miss any update. We won’t stop working.

Here’s the link to the full update. Thanks to all of you, and see you on the Arena!

Logo RYS preliminar
David Temprano “Thraex” and Luis Valleaguado “Lusitor”.

Brief tutorial to join Kickstarter

Some of you have asked us how to register on Kickstater, so we have improvised this little tutorial.

  1. Go to the Kickstarter website. On the upper right corner you’ll see the small “Register” link. Click on it and Kickstarter will ask you to provide a username and an e-mail address, and to write a password for your new account.
  2. Congratulations – you already have a Kickstarter account! Now go again to the upper right corner and click on the little globe. A drop-down menu will appear. Select the “Account” option.
  3. From here you can change different account options, as is usual with e-mail or forum accounts. But in order to support projects you will need to stablish a payment method. Please click on the Payment methods link.
  4. Once there, you will need to click on “Add a new card”. A new window will ask for your credit card data.
    Kickstarter will only use this information to collect the money that you decide to use to support projects, and only if they reach 100% of their financial goal. Payment via Kickstarter is secure.

And that’s all it takes! You can now explore Kickstarter and discover interesting projects. But don’t forget about Gladiatoris!

Only 5 days to go! Live on November 3rd

We’re having an interesting discussion on some forums about the size of our Lion. Some fans think that the miniature is unrealistically big.


We want the mini to be intimidating (hence its size, see the design notes), but we’ve always listened to our players’ opinion and we have never regretted it.

Gladiatoris - Comparativa Fieras

So… what do you think? The mini is already designed and we can change its size easily before sending it into production. Please let us know your opinion on this!


Only 7 days to go! Live on November 3rd

Today marks the start of the final countdown for the Kickstarter Gladiatoris campaign.

Only 7 days to go!

The campaign will be live on Thursday November 3rd, at 11:00 PDT (20:00 GMT)


We’ll soon activate our Kickstarter page, but you can already see our new component image. We love its final look!

It’s been almost 8 years since our old prototype…


Like our new BGG images!