Chaos Orcs Fest II

Bologna'S Caldera

2024 Italian Nationals

Bologna, Italy Sat 06-Sun 07 July, 2024

Chaos Orcs Fest II logo

About the Festival

A Caldera full of Chaotic Orcs, in Bologna

Bologna's Caldera is the second edition of the Chaos Orcs Festival: a two-days event featuring Italian Nationals tournaments for Premodern and Old School. The festival will host many side events, to be played alongside the main Nationals, or after the SWISS rounds.

Chaos Orcs Fest is a non-profit community event run by volunteers from the Premodern Italia, and The Order of the Orb communities solely for fun, and for the love of old school M:TG formats.

Chaos Orcs ? WTF?: It is now three years that Orcs reign over the Italian MTG nationals tournaments of old school Magic. Last year, in 2023, we had Chaos Orcs Fest: The Two Towers. It was our first, and very chaotic tournament featuring around 150 people across the two days 🤌 🍝 🍕 ... The 2024 edition is set to follow on those footsteps, with many more surprises, new guests, and more chaos

Stay tuned!. More info will be announced throughout the following weeks, hottest weekend of Magic in July! 🔥

Bologna's Caldera for the Italian Nationals ? For the first time in three years, the Italian Nationals for Premodern will be featured in a "summer-y" fashion! After the usual cold breeze and wheather of the Ice Age in November, the tournament will finally have its summer bloom. The first week of July, in Bologna, is expected to be the hottest weekend of Magic of the season! Be ready, and bring on your best combo to beat the scorcing temperatures of Italy in July. Either a pack of Brain Freeze or Beers 🍻 would do!

Chaos Orcs Fest II Banner

Beers (since last year)

Scryfall Search


Dragon Whelps to look after

Slices of Pizza

Piled Cards

Spells Casted

Pygmy Hippos


Orcish Conscripts

Italian Nationals for Premodern and Old School... and more!

For the second year in a row, Chaos Orcs Fest brings together the Premodern and the Old School MTG National championships! Italian Premodern Nationals on July 6th; Italian Old School Nationals on July 7th. Moreover, many side events will be also featured and played after SWISS rounds, to never get bored.

Check out the Tournaments section to see all the events that will be played.

For any other questions, please check out the FAQ section, or reach out to the Team.

From the Community. For the Community

Chaos Orcs Fest is a community non-profit event, organized solely to support old school Magic. Similarly, the whole event is set to honour the spirit and the values promoted by these formats.

Every event will be played at Regular REL, with three unconditional rules to be enforced:

  1. Fairplay;
  2. Having fun;
  3. Don't be a d&^k ridiculous.

    Competitive behaviours will be mildly tolerated as soon as Rule No. 3 will always be respected.

Live Streaming during the festival

The Nationals championships will be streamed live on internet on Chaos Orcs Fest Official Twitch Channel. During the stream, guest commentators will join us to comment live decks, and featured matches.

Join the Lair of Orcs

We have created a Lair of Chaotic Orcs for easier communication with all participants. So please join the server (if you haven't already), regardless you're planning to play at any tournament. We would love to have you as a fellow Resident Chaos Orc.

Gold Bordered Cards, other proxies and other tournament info

Please find all the information related to formats, rules, B/R lists, and allowed cards (i.e. Gold Bordered / Proxy) on the page of each featured tournament or side events.

Check out the Tournaments section for more info.

Old Artists, New MTG Artists

We are extremely happy to say that Florinda Zanetti and Cox will join us again this year for the Chaos Orcs Fest II. As last year, they will remain with us for the whole weekend, and will create special artcrafts offered as tournament prizes. But there's more! An official MTG artist will also join us this year. Stay tuned for more news in the next days...


Circolo ARCI "Benassi"

Viale Sergio Cavina, 4, 40139 - Bologna, Italy

Invited Guests

Florinda Zanetti Profile pic

Florinda Zanetti



COX Profile pic




Daniele Orizio Profile pic

Daniele Orizio

Dany Orizio


Supporter Orcs

Big thanks to our Supporter Orcs

Chaos Orcs is (and always will be) a no-profit event organized by the community, and for the community.
All the revenues from event registrations are solely used to cover organizing costs, and prizes!.
Please click #donate   if you wish to support Chaos Orcs Fest II, and join the Supporter Orcs!

Public shout out to our beloved Supporter Orcs from the community

Orcish Mechanics - gabriele squaratti-@kaldradulv

Gabriele Squaratti


Donated € 20.00

Orcish Mechanics
Orcish Conscript (Colander) - Samuele Beltrani-@samuelebe

Samuele Beltrani


Donated Memorabilia

Not all the T(h)rones are for a king! Hugs to the Chaos Orcs Fest team! XXX Samuele Beltrani

Orcish Conscript (Colander)
Orcish Librarian - Federico-@Federico Rocchi


@Federico Rocchi

Donated Memorabilia

Tappate quanto possibile, proteggetevi da oppo

Orcish Librarian

Team a.k.a. Orgs Orcs

If you're ever wondering who's behind this mess

Giamma a.k.a. Trando

Chaos Orc King Deck: Bumblebee

I am the Mastermind behind the Chaos Orcs Fest, and the left rump, with the Kraken!

Valerio a.k.a. lotus_vale

Chaos Orc Duke Deck: Dance-A-Tog

I am the Mastermind behind the Chaos Orcs Fest, and the right rump, with Dreadnought

Mattia a.k.a. Tia

Eccentric Chaos Orc Deck: Angry Hermit

I am the Mad Artist behind the Chaos Orcs logo (and more.. just wait and see!).. and now folks talk to me again.

Federico a.k.a. Mr. Rocci

Nitpicking Chaos Orc Wizard Deck: Enchantress (W/ Diagonal Combos)

Oracle of truth, neat Architect by day, nitpicking Enchanter by night! I know ways of deck-pics!

Daniele a.k.a. Dany

Orc of the Orb Deck: **The** Deck

To me it is only Ironclaw Orcs (and flipping Orbs)

Alessandro a.k.a. Ale

Chaos Orc Shaman, and great performer Deck: Monou Stiflenought

Coming up with the name for this event was the best idea I've ever had in my life

Giulio a.k.a. Anji

Resident Chaos Orc Deck: The Form Of The Anji

I still do not have any idea why I am here!

Fabrizio a.k.a. Fabri

Casual Chaos Orc Deck: Trikster

I am the most orcish of everyone. Orcish Settlers style.

Sponsors & Supporting Vendors

Retromagic - Supporting Vendor

Retromagic Supporting Vendor

Arcana - Orcish Captain

Arcana Orcish Captain

Mtg Card Universe - Orcish Captain

Mtg Card Universe Orcish Captain

Boose Mtg - Orcish Captain

Boose Mtg Orcish Captain

Sky Guild - Orcish Conscript

Sky Guild Orcish Conscript

Magic Dreams - Orcish Librarian

Magic Dreams Orcish Librarian

Card Market - Orcish Veteran

Card Market Orcish Veteran


Frequently Asked Questions

Generally we admit Gold-bordered cards to be used during tournament play, but we discourage using any non-WOTC card products (i.e., fake cads!). However, please double check the requirements in the Rules section of each tournament page for further information.

No. Registrations to tournaments and side events have to be done separately for the time being. So please register to every single tournament you wish to participate to. This is also beacuse registration to multiple events may be different: there are free and non-free events during the festival.

Discord is our preferred way to reach out to participants. There is a forum where you can post quesions, or reply to others maybe having your same issues. You can also reach out to organizers via e-mail, using the email addresses specified in the Team section, or writing to

On the page of each tournament, you can register to the tournament (or join the waiting list if all available slots are taken).

After registration, the payment should be sent to organizers, and proof of the payment uploaded on the website. Please make sure to clearly indicate the tournament(s) you are paying for!

After proof has been uploaded, and verified, your registration will be finally confirmed!

All communications will happen automatically over email, therefore we strongly encourage using a valid email adress at the time of registration.

Side events are generally for free (unless differently specified on the tournament page), but with limited available spots.

Registration to these events will work similarly to main events, with the difference that free events will be automatically confirmed. Due to limited avilability, please withdraw your registrations if you can't participate anymore to the side event.

Also: You do not have to register to main events to register to side events! Anyone can come, and play!

Yes - participating to Italian Nationals require players to upload their deck list - and deck photo (of the actual cards!)- on the website. Detailed Information will be sent to participants in due course.

However please bear in mind that this is mandatory! Failing to provide any of those will result in immediate disqualification.