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In Lanista: Rise of the Gladiatiors you are a Lanista, a manager of your own gladiator school, during the rise of the popularity of the games. Each era (round) you must decide how much you want to invest in three different areas: recruiting heroes at the Forum that offer powerful one time effects, expanding your School for permanent drafting and bidding bonuses or in creating the most spectacle in the Arena. This last one generates the most fame, determining the winner of the game after 4 era’s.
The player making the biggest investment in each area gains the most, but winning the game takes more cunning.