|Sandy Peterson (in suspenders, quite proper for an elder statesman of gaming) demoing the game at an H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival|
This is a board game, heavily influenced by Sandy Peterson. His company Green Eye Games is producing the game, and out of the box (with no add-ons) it includes 60 (sixty!) 28mm miniatures. The sculpts look good, from the promotional videos and pictures on the Kickstarter site, and at Board Game Geek. See a nice picture of some of the figures here.
|Sculpt prototype, from Boardgamegeek.com|
The board game is about a number of different factions, each composed of the cultists and creatures aligned to a specific Old One. It seems that the end of the world is nigh, and the Old Ones have returned to consume what is left of the shattered world. So the four factions (possibly more, after add-ons or expansions of the game are added in) fight with each other to control the planet. Sort of an Eldritch Risk kind of game.
|One side of a two sided board, also shown on Boardgamegeek.com|
John Kovalic. The game, of course, is a lot of fun, and is also based on the idea of a number of different factions (each serving their own great old one) fighting with each other for the privilege of summoning their own big baddy and destroying the world (devouring human kind in the process). Loads of fun, but for some reason, I had a lot more fun playing the original, than the EOS version. Not sure why, maybe there is a rules difference? Or maybe we have come to expect a different (faster?) experience from our card and board gaming experience, than we did back in 1993.