April 23, 2013 by dracs
Fenris Games are joining with Green Eye Games to create a new Cthulhu board game, written by none other than the writer of the RPG Call of Cthulhu himself Sandy Petersen. Prepare for the Cthulhu Wars.
This game will be heading to kickstarter next month and has many Cthulhu fans excited. But what is it that makes this one different to all the other Lovecraftian games out there? Well apparently it is the fact that while in other Cthulhu games you are usually an investigator trying desperately to prevent oncoming catastrophe in Cthulhu Wars it is the other way around. Now you are the catastrophe!
Fenris published this statement earlier today:
“Dallas,TX / News Outlet / 4/17/2013 — Legendary game designer Sandy Petersen, has teamed up with accomplished game professionals Robert M. Atkins and Richard Luong to form the board game company, Green Eye Games. They are extremely excited to launch their first game Cthulhu Wars, debuting later this year.
More than a half-century ago, H.P. Lovecraft changed the face of the horror genre forever, influencing science fiction, horror, film, games and mystery writers for generations. His most famous creation is the Cthulhu Mythos, a cosmos filled with alien and inner dimensional horrors. Inspired by this work, Sandy got his start in gaming by developing the tabletop roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu. This seminal game has proved a cult success over the years. News of Sandy’s first board game in 20 years has fans across the globe excited, including the Founders at the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society, who noted “The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society is thrilled that our friend Sandy Petersen is developing a new Lovecraft-inspired game.”
On what makes this game unique, Sandy remarks, “The marketplace today has many board games featuring the Cthulhu Mythos. In most such games you strive to avert the impending catastrophe. But in Cthulhu Wars you ARE the catastrophe!” Cthulhu Wars is a competitive strategy game in which the players control one of four unique factions, which produce cultists and monsters to build mystic gates, and awaken Great Old Ones.
Being a fan of the Mythos-based figures sold by Fenris Games, Sandy reached out to get them involved with sculpting the figures for this ambitious title. Ian Brumby explains his excitement upon getting the call, “As a small manufacturer one can only dream about the big projects, the hall-of-fame products that the giants of the games industry seem to produce on a regular basis. So when you open your email of a morning and find Sandy Petersen asking if you’d like to work with him on his latest project, it’s like all of your birthdays have come at once.”
At Fenris, Ian has spent the past 5 years building a range of miniatures and gaming aids that inspire a wide audience online and in games rooms around the world. “The opportunity to work with one of the biggest names in gaming history to produce truly iconic models is something I had, indeed, only ever dreamed about before, and that same inspiration has driven all of the sculptors I’ve been lucky enough to work with on Cthulhu Wars. Sandy’s enthusiasm for his subject has been infused into every page and every Cthulhu-related gaming experience there is, and we hope this shows through in the work we’ve contributed so far.”
Each copy of Cthulhu Wars comes with 80 high-quality figures, ranging from 28mm to 200mm – the same size as used in D&D or Call of Cthulhu – and are suitable for use in any game of the same scale – such as Descent or Zombicide. We think the figures created by Fenris Games are worth the price alone.
ABOUT THE GREEN EYE GAMES TEAM
Behind every great project, there is a talented team driven by a shared dream. Our team has a proven track record, and our members’ games have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, and has received dozens of awards from the game industry.
WHAT WE’VE DONE
Board Games, Roleplaying Games, & Film:
The Whisperer in Darkness film \ Petersen’s Guide to Creatures of the Dreamlands \ Petersen’s Guide to Monsters \ Arkham Horror \ Ghostbusters roleplaying game \ RuneQuest 3rd edition \ Elfquest roleplaying game \ Call of Cthulhu \ Over 30 paper game supplements and products from 1981-1988
Video Games Credits:
Age of Empires (II & III) \ Halo Wars \ Quake \ Age of Mythology \ Rise of Rome \ SiN \ DOOM \ Star Trek Elite Force II \ Duke Nukem 3D \ CounterStrike CZ \ Darklands \ Civilization \ Osiris Legends iOS \ Hexen \ Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2 \ Elder Scrolls Oblivion \ Fallen Shadows \ Darklands \ Hyperspeed \ Sword of the Samurai \ Midnight Mysteries \ Lightspeed \ Dr. Floyd’s Desktop Toys \ and many, many more.
ABOUT THE FENRIS GAMES TEAM
Fenris’ background is in the world of industrial modelmaking and prototyping, with almost 50 years’ combined experience. We’ve built everything from life-sized dinosaurs and attack helicopters to display models for some of the world’s biggest museums. Now our work focuses on the miniature worlds of horror, fantasy and science fiction.
WHAT WE’VE DONE
3D board pieces for (Grindhouse Games’) Incursion, publisher/writer of PBMs Wyrdworld, MMCII and Children of The Morning Star, producers of minis, scenery and gaming aids.”
Anyone else just a tiny bit excited about this?