CCP and the EVE CCG at Gencon

It's been a couple months since my last Dev Blog, and I don't really have anything cool like Redundancy's high-res ship renders or TomB's system scanning preview, but I do have some nifty news about the EVE CCG and Gencon.

For those that have missed it, CCP is in the final stages of releasing a Collectible Card Game (CCG) based on this wonderful universe of ours. Currently, you can pre-order Megapacks, preview some cards and even download the rulebook. Pre-orders should be shipping within the next two weeks, just in time for you to receive them, play around with them and bring them to Gencon.

That's right, CCP is going to have the official CCG launch at Gencon Indianapolis next month. From 10 to 13 August, Gencon attendees will have the opportunity to check out the game, chat with Devs from the CCG and online game, participate in demonstrations of both games, go head to head with other EVE CCG players in the first official CCG tournament and lots more. We're even going to have an EVE Store where you will be able to purchase decks and other selected EVE swag.

As we did with E3, CCP will have a booth located in the exhibition hall (2001 in the south east corner) and a large number of tables in the tournament hall.

I will try to talk the Devs into another Diary-style Dev Blog during the event, as we had during E3. More information will be posted to the discussion thread and added to this blog as it comes available.

A new forum chat channel for the EVE CCG has been created. It is located on the official EVE forums under the EVE Technology and Research Center. These CCG forums are temporary and will be migrated over to the official EVE CCG has been redesigned. An active EVE trial or subscription account is required to post to these channels.