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Ave Lanista! and welcome to Ludus, a miniatures game in which you recreate the fights of the
gladiators in the sandy arenas across the Roman world.

In Chapter I: Core Rules we describe the basic rules that you need to play a game of gladiatorial combat.
Chapter II: Gladiators shows the different types of gladiators that existed during Roman times.
Once you have read Chapters I and II you are ready to play your first matches!
In Chapter III: Gladiatorial Games you can find all sorts of alternate setups for matches.
We also describe rules to set up a Ludi, a Festival, in which a multitude of gladiatorial matches are fought. You can have your gladiators facing wild beasts, fight within a ring of fire or in jungle terrain against multiple enemies!
Chapter IV describes the rules for the full experience of our game; running a Campaign!
In a Campaign each player will act as a Lanista, a trainer and manager of a group of gladiators and play out running a Ludus, a Gladiatorial school.
Your gladiators will fight in the different Ludi, gaining experience, which in turn grants them new abilities. The gladiators will gain Glory for themselves and for you, so you can become the greatest Lanista Rome has ever known!

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Victor J March 20, 2022 8:49 pm UTC
These rules look interesting. Would there be any more information on how combat and armor work? Is each body location treated differently, or is is just one armor rating for the single figure? Also, is there differentiation with how weapons work, eg a sica and a gladius.
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Michael B March 23, 2022 4:05 pm UTC
Thank you Victor, there is a single armour rating for the entire figure. Each type of gladiator has its own unique set of available actions and these certainly take into account the weapons they use. The hoplomachus for example has a spear that can reach enemies at a greater distance. The sica is good at bypassing shields and armour.
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Michael R March 11, 2022 12:04 am UTC
I'm confused. Is this the game, Ludus, and action cards, or is this just the action cards? If so, where is the game available?
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Michael B March 11, 2022 8:38 am UTC
Hi Michael, thank you for checking out the game. I will make the description text more clear. The PDF holds all the rules to the game, and in the back pages of the PDF are all the action cards that you can photocopy. Alternatively you can buy the Action Cards which you will receive on high quality paper, full colour and in its own tuckbox.
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Michael R March 11, 2022 6:18 pm UTC
Oh ok. Thank you. Part of the confusion is that in the Product Information tab it says "Cards" not "Pages" implying the main product is the cards.
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March 01, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on March 10, 2022.
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