As 2020 draws closer to a close, there is so much we had expected, did not get to release and things we did, that brought eyes on the CPOP brand, as well as things that have forced us to rethink things, moving forward. As the end of 2019 had arrived, there was planning on many new and exciting things, however as soon as March of 2020 had come, we immediately were hit with a lot of troubles and obstacles that sent us backward.
CVLTCRAFT was the hardest hit by the recent pandemic and with a new physical location in which production had begun, many trained staff were about to begin working on CVLTCRAFT, making it an entity all its own, however shutdowns forced the project to halt, orders to take much longer to ship and ultimately stop. Neuicon started work on it again, and with new restrictions now in place, he alone continues work on the project, not only forcing him to tackle it, but the many other projects as well. Currently sold out, CVLTCRAFT will return soon, ready to restocked within the coming week, however our new Alkemy washes will continue to be held for release next month.
Death in the Dungeon and FUTURESHOCK! were recently released and are "zine" projects, written and created by Neuicon, both of which were unreleased projects in his notebooks from many years ago. When released, both became wildly popular, forcing a new focus on these, pushing projects like Goremageddon and GROMM, back. Currently, Death in the Dungeon is now scheduled to release its third issue in December/January, while the next issue of FUTURESHOCK! is planned for December of 2021. With so much going on, Neuicon is forced to tackle much of the projects alone, and this includes rules writing, graphic design and production.
New projects are also on the horizon, and we are honored to share with you, the news of these upcoming released, soon to be added to the CPOP library:
Battle Age: Royal Duels is a new and exciting venture that pits opposing duelists against one another, who call on the help of their summons, mighty and powerful creatures, leading them into battle in arena duels. BA:RD takes place in a universe that expands the original GROMM setting and is CPOP's first collectible card game. BA:RD focuses on small decks using only a handful of cards, yet providing depth in gameplay and will be released in conjunction with a art studio from Shinjuku, Japan, available in booster packs, booster boxes and pre-constructed starter decks. BA:RD is a project that had been worked on in secret for a few years and is currently slated for a December/January release, with new sets to release once every quarter, making four sets a year.
NOTHINGNESS is unlike anything Neuicon has worked on, written or ever released. NOTHINGNESS is a solitaire role playing game in a hex-crawl format, with an intense focus on isolation, depravity, carnage, depression and insanity. The project will allow players to wander through a dimension in which you are hunted constantly, forcing you to make quick decisions and really think about what you're doing. You'll also meet strangers along the way, engage obstacles and journey through an endless array of self-generated towns and villages. NOTHINGNESS is currently schedule for an April 2021 release and will made available in both digital and physical formats.
GROMM: Legacy is set to be the final release very by CPOP, in the GROMM universe. This final edition of GROMM is a tabletop miniatures game of skirmish battles and was CPOP's first-ever project in 2010. GROMM: Legacy will focus on its timeline and place focus on its end, which is where the Battle Age universe then begins. GROMM: Legacy is currently planned for a 2021 release.
GOREMAGEDDON is the third edition of the Toxic Holocaust tabletop miniatures game, where the world of GROMM once flourished with our earth in an alternate dimension, on a planet known as GRAXX. GOREMAGEDDON features a wild yet rich background, and will be made available in both digital and paperback formats, currently planned for a 2021 release, to which we believe may take place around the Summer of 2021.
Other projects are planned and have been in the planning stages, like the return of CPOP's original SCG (Skirmish Card Game), Power Thrashing Death, which takes place in the Goremageddon universe. We cannot make comments on the other titles though, as they are currently in development.
We thank you for joining us for this inaugural gathering and we thank you, as always for all your incredible support. We have so much coming and so much to offer you, our loyal CVLT. We do hope you are all keeping safe and well during these terrible times and can only hope it all ends very, very soon. We would like to return to normal, not just for ourselves, but most importantly, for you. With that said, we would also like to thank you so very much for your patience as we continue to work hard on making everything we do, possible. CVLT, we love you so dearly.
Until the next gathering, we chant.