GenCon starts Thursday August 14th, and we will be there. Come see our booth (number 501, right next to Chaosium) and enjoy a session of Cthulhu Wars. We will also often have a representative at booth 337, visiting our friends at Moon Design Publications.
For those with access to Europe, next week in Germany is the Kraken – a gaming vacation in Brandenburg. Sandy will be there, with Cthulhu Wars and our new game, and among other events people will be painting up a complete set of the figures. There are still day tickets left for this event. Check it out here.
Our new website launches Thursday morning (yes the same day as GenCon). It is petersengames.com (as I write this, it is only a countdown timer, but wait a couple days!) and will be where we announce the new game. The greeneyegames.com website is still up, and we continue to accept pre-orders on it.
All our social media is linked on the new petersengames website, so if you are interested in seeing us on Facebook or Twitter or Googleplus or Youtube, etc., it's there.
Now, on to more interesting topics. We have pictures from China!
You will note, above, that the box art is split right down the middle. We feared that on some copies, there could be small errors, and we worked out a system whereby the front box art can no longer be compromised. (I know it's mostly just black, but still.) Anyway you can see the kind of page system they were using for the box cover. We are using an experienced firm, but Cthulhu Wars is the biggest game they've done, and it tests their limits. They tell us this is a good thing for them.
Above you can see the side of the bottom half of the box. Two items of special note - the names, which are of course all of YOU guys, printed on the side as promised. I like the way it looks like ancient crabbed text - a sort of diabolic Rosetta stone. Also you can see the famous "notch" in the side. It's purpose? Well, whenever I open a new game, I have to jam my thumb in the side between the map and the box and either hurt my thumb, or bend the box abnormally, or twist the map or something. Either that or turn the box upside down and have everything come cascading out, never to return. With the notch, I can easily stick my finger under the cardboard maps & die-cut sheets and pull them out, without aggravating my hangnail or pulling the box out of shape. Yay.