IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the
Operation UV petition effort has ceased. If you wish to send any petitions
or letters, you may continue to do so using the same mailing address and
resources. Thanks for your support as our efforts to finish the novel and
maintain contact with Square-Enix continue.
As a part of the CTNP's "Operation Ultimate Victory," we
have made available a petition as another way for fans to show their support.
We here at the CTNP used to make a bigger deal of the petition effort, but we
eventually realized that the intense resources involved with making an Internet
petition a primary focus was vastly unproductive to our overall goal.
After 4150 online and over 400 handwritten signatures were diligently obtained,
we decided to step back and focus our attention on tasks more critical to the
eventual success of this project.
Of course, even though our focus has shifted more towards
other things, we still feel that the petition is a potentially important
supplement to the final presentation of this project. If you consider
yourself a Chrono Trigger Novel supporter, please do sign the petition
and scan or mail it to the information below. To start, all you need to do
is sign up in our OpUV system,
which allows you to print out user-specific petition forms and us to keep
accurate statistics about those who are supporting us with their participation.
You can also track the signatures you've gathered using this nifty system.
Finally, as a thank you to all those who signed up in the first couple of months, I have put up an
honorary page listing out the first 160 members of OpUV. Thanks to all of you!
IMPORTANT: While you most certainly can sign the
petition without signing up (just download one of the forms below, sign it, and
send it in), signing up with an account is preferred so that we can track
involvement in this effort. Thank you for your support!
P.O. Box 400
Henryville, IN. 47126 USA
Scan electronically and email to:
Tips on Gathering Signatures (from Committee
member Spencer, CTCronoboy from the forum):
Here are some location ideas:
1. Any video game store: This is the best one, since many fans
of the game will be in full support of a novel. Try and set up a day where you
can stay at the store and personally try and get signatures. If not, ask if you
can leave a Signature PLUS form at the store and check on it regularly.
2. Library: Here is the best chance to find potential readers who may be
interested in either the game or the game's story in novel form. The same format
as above, a meet and greet and/or PLUS form drop off.
3. Book stores: Here is also good, but I think it will be harder to set up a
meet and greet because it is a store versus a library. But never the less,
definitely go to at least the big chains like Barnes and Noble.
4. Coffee Shops: Now you may disagree, but let me explain. Many people come to
Coffee shops to read, browse online, and generally lounge around. This is a huge
plus because if you can set up a meet and greet, you could (given the right
tools) have the web page setup and show people that are new to the game some of
the Demo Chapters and anything else that might peak their interest. Plus there
would be a better chance of the manager allowing for a meet and greet, since
they already have people sitting around anyways.
Now if you want to try a meet and greet I recommend trying this method, or
~ Try and print out at least one copy of the Demo Chapters for people to glance
at or read. Remember that we are not just looking for the gaming audience here.
We want readers to also get interested in this novel, the more signatures the
~ Don't give up if one manager disallows a meet and greet. Go on a different
day, when there is another manager working. You might talk to someone who
dislikes video games one day, and get an avid fan of gaming the next. Keep at
it, we depend on you guys!
~ Make it look professional. If you give off the impression that we are not
serious about this, then it will turn people off. Try and dress nice, you don't
have to wear a suit but try not to wear sweats and a dirty t-shirt. Don't be a
jerk if they are giving you attitude, just counter their arguments without
getting mad about it. You might even change their minds.
~ Feel free to bring along flyers, signs, etc. to get attention if you can put
something together. There are a limited number of materials at the website, but
the plan is for more to become available in the near future. For now, do what
you can and let us know how it turns out!