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Alessio Cavatore

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Nationality  Italian
Occupation  Game designer

Name  Alessio Cavatore
Role  Game designer
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Born  February 14, 1972 (age 43) (1972-02-14) Turin, Italy
Books  Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules, Warmaster
Nominations  Origins Award for Miniature Figure Game Rules of the Year

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Alessio Cavatore is a game designer.


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Early life and education

Alessio Cavatore was born in Turin, Italy, on Valentine's Day, 1972.


In 1995 Cavatore moved to Nottingham (U.K.) to work for Games Workshop. He wrote several supplements for Warhammer Fantasy Battle before heading up the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. In 2004 Cavatore was made responsible for all rules material published for the company's three main tabletop systems — Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, and The Lord of the Rings — and, in 2006, he wrote the rules for a new edition of Warhammer.

Working closely with Rick Priestley, Cavatore has been a designer for Games Workshop's tabletop hobby wargames.

Mordheim (1999) was designed by Alessio Cavatore, Tuomas Pirinen and Rick Priestley. Kings of War (2009) was designed by Cavatore.

Alessio Cavatore had a cameo appearance in The Return of the King film as Rohirrim at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, alongside Games Workshop designers Alan Perry, Michael Perry and Brian Nelson. They can be seen near the Mumakil Peregrin Took goes searching for Meriadoc Brandybuck among the debris from the battle, and are also on the base of Games Workshop's Mûmak miniature.

In 2010, he founded River Horse to publish his own games and to collaborate as a consultant with many other well-known publishers in the gaming industry.

With River Horse Origins awards winner Alessio Cavatore has designed or co-designed many miniatures wargames and board games – titles like Deus Vult, Shuuro, Loka, Waterloo - Quelle Affaire!, Terminator Genisys, etc.; not to mention a plethora of expansions and other type of supplements and support material for these systems.

River Horse has designed and published the board game of Jim Henson‘s Labyrinth, and is designing Tails of Equestria - a role-playing game based on Hasbro's My Little Pony. Boardgames on the Hunt for Red October and the Hunger Games will also follow soon.

Games Workshop

  • Warmaster (with Rick Priestley and Stephan Hess)
  • The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game (with Rick Priestley)
  • Warlord Games

  • Bolt Action (With Rick Priestley)
  • River Horse

  • Shuuro
  • Loka
  • The Tarot of Loka
  • Waterloo - Quelle Affaire
  • Terminator Genisys: The Miniatures Game
  • Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game
  • References

    Alessio Cavatore Wikipedia

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