Jovian Wars - Alpha Playtest Rules - Available Now!


The new Jovian Wars - Alpha Playtest Rules Package is now available for free download on DriveThruRPG. Click the image or this link to get your copy and try it out.

New Plastic Miniature Army Boxes


The New Edition Heavy Gear Blitz Quick Start Rulebook, New Plastic Miniature Army Boxes (North, South, CEF, and Caprice), and Two Player Starter Box are now available to order on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store.

Jovian Chronicles News!


Several years back Phil sculpted some small Fleet Scale Lancer and Wraith Fighters for Jovian Chronicles. They were made for a planned Fleet Scale version of Jovian Chronicles, that was never completed, back around the time we did our Heavy Gear Fleet Scale game. We finally located the models that had been stored away and added a small ball socket hole on the underside of each of them. These small fighter 2 squad packs are now available to purchase for the first time. If we get enough interest (orders) for the new fleet scale fighters there will be fleet scale exos in the future and maybe a few new spaceships as well. Here is a link to the Jovian Chronicles Miniatures section of the online store for all interested in supporting a rebirth of Jovian Chronicles.

Plus, we also have some of the Jovian Chronicles 2nd Edition Lightning Strike Rulebooks and Companions still available for purchase.

Crowd Funding Pledge Total


$173,646 CAD

(Pledges as of March 13th, 2015)

Our Extra Crowd Funding Drive ended on March 1st 2015. Thank You All for helping us to unlocked the Kodiak and Ammon miniatures and add one of each to the Core Starter Set.

The Pledge Manager is now locked.

War for Terra Nova - Kickstarter


The Heavy Gear Blitz - War for Terra Nova - Plastic Miniatures Core Starter Set Kickstarter was successfully funded. We raised just over $150K CAD to produce molds needed to make plastic miniatures for our Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame.

We will be doing some additional crowd funding to try and unlock a few more model molds for stretch goals not reached during the Kickstarter.

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New Valiant 3D and Resin Model Preview!

Work is progressing on Jovian Wars, with the release of the Alpha Playtest Rules in late December. We are finishing up 3D models for all the new Jovian Spaceships needed for the our upcoming Jovian Wars Kickstarter, tentatively scheduled to start on February 15th, 2017. The Kickstarter will be used to pay for all the 3D modeling, rapid prototyping, and production mold costs for the new resin spaceships.

Today's post features a remastering of the Valiant spaceship for the Jovian faction, which we have done as a proof of concept. After doing some rapid prototype test prints with Shapeways to see the best size for the new ships we have decided to increase the scale slightly by 25% from 1/5000 scale of the old ships to 1/4000 scale for the new releases. This allows for more robust connection pegs and holes between the various ship components and slightly larger weapon parts, with standard mount point pegs on the ships and holes on the underside of the new weapons for easy parts assembly. The attached images show the remastered Valiant which is now 83mm long compared to the old model that was 66mm. Both the new and old scale look great beside the new fleet scale (1/1000 scale) exo-armors. And the new larger scale allowed us to make the Valiant's habitat modules separate parts. Allowing for assembly in either the standard flight mode (straight up and down) or in the deployed mode when the ship is not accelerating and the modules rotate to generate micro gravity for the crew.

We are also doing a proof of concept for the remastered Poseidon spaceship for CEGA, which is at Shapeways right now and should be back later this month, we'll get images up once its back. All the other ships planned for the Kickstarter will be never released miniatures for the Jovian and CEGA factions, we'll be doing previews of the 3d models and giving Alpha Playtest stats in the coming weeks.

The new Jovian Wars - Alpha Playtest Rules Package is now available for free download on DriveThruRPG. We added two new counter sheets pdfs to the downloads with sizes fixed of the capital ships and exos & fighter so they are the good size when printed. Click the link below to get your copy and try it out.
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/…/Jovian-Wars--Alpha-Playtest-R…

Our rules designer, Dave, also made some quick Jovian Wars videos that he posted to YouTube with Alpha game play and rules examples which you can checkout at the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/results…

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Jovian Wars - Alpha Playtest Rules Package - Available Now!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays All, Dream Pod 9 has a special xmas gift for everyone, the new Jovian Wars - Alpha Playtest Rules Package is now available for free download on DriveThruRPG. Click the link at the bottom to get your copy and try it out.

Get ready to enter the twenty-third century and step into the world of the Jovian Chronicles. A universe where humanity has made its home in the solar system, with colonies from Mercury to Jupitier. Only to revisit its warring nature in the new frontier of space.

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Happy Thanksgiving Day to our American Cousins to the South!

We hope you all have a great day with family and friends. and rest up a bit before the madness that is Black Friday begins.

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Heavy Gear: Dreadnoughts Kickstarter is LIVE!

Fusion Core Studios' first Kickstarter is live and will run for 30 days, until December 17 at 8:40 PM, EST. Click the link below and show your support, pledge early for first-wave shipping, and this season, give the gift of a Kickstarter project that any wargamer will love.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438910159/heavy-gear-dreadnoughts-plastic-miniatures-wargame

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Recent Press Releases

Heavy Gear: Dreadnoughts Brings Landship Battles to the Tabletop!

Dream Pod 9 and Fusion Core Studios LLC are pleased to announce a licensed collaboration to develop a new fleet scale miniatures wargame: Heavy Gear: Dreadnoughts.

Heavy Gear Assault second Alpha Wave Announced

 

Stompy Bot Productions has just announced a second Alpha Wave, here is their news release.

 

Heavy Gear Roleplaying Game Press Release

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Returning to the Heavy Gear Universe: Twenty Years of Heavy Gear Roleplaying

Montreal, QC 03/05/2014

Dream Pod 9 is pleased to announce a multi-year exclusive license with Arkrite Press LLC for the Heavy Gear Roleplaying Game as well as a line of RPG miniatures and models to support game play. Additionally, Arkrite Press LLC is licensed to publish Heavy Gear fiction and merchandise in a variety of mediums.

“Dream Pod 9 has been focused on the development of Heavy Gear Blitz, a dedicated tabletop miniatures wargame, and currently has a new edition in development. Heavy Gear has always had a strong roleplaying component that we and the fans have always wanted to bring it back with the attention to detail that it deserves. Arkrite Press LLC has the vision and experience to bring back the roleplaying game in a way that it deserves. Greg Perkins and Jason Dickerson of Arkrite Press LLC have been key members of Dream Pod 9’s creative team and development, and both of them have a passion for the setting and the drive to give the roleplaying game the time and effort it deserves.”

Robert Dubois, President of Dream Pod 9

“Arkrite Press LLC is thrilled to be able return the fans to the world of Heavy Gear roleplaying. Greg Perkins and I are huge fans of the original source material, and we have wanted to see the roleplaying game back in active development for as long as we have been collaborating. We hope the fans enjoy what we have planned for the game and look forward to hearing from them. Be sure to check out our website for weekly updates!”

Jason Dickerson, Co-owner of Arkrite Press

About Dream Pod 9

Dream Pod 9 is a Canadian game publisher based out of Montreal, Canada and has created multiple titles including Heavy Gear, Gear Krieg, Jovian Chronicles, Tribe 8, and Core Command. Dream Pod 9 is owned by Robert Dubois.

www.dp9.com

About Arkrite Press LLC

Arkrite Press LLC is an American publishing company based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and is co-owned by Greg Perkins, Dream Pod 9 art director, and Jason Dickerson, Dream Pod 9 line developer.

www.arkritepress.com

About Heavy Gear

Heavy Gear is a rich science fiction setting featuring giant robots with dynamic combat mechanics and fast paced gaming. The setting has spawned dozens of sourcebooks, a comprehensive miniature line, two video games with a third in development, and an animated television show.

 

Stompy Bot Productions And Mektek Studios Announce Heavy Gear® Partnership

SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK — Feb. 15, 2013 – In a new direction for the mecha genre, Heavy Gear Assault will combine over-the-top combat with the pageantry and spectacle of gladiatorial games, delivering a  AAA world-class sporting and gaming event for fans.  Stompy Bot Productions, Inc. is publishing and MekTek Studios, Inc. is developing this online, multiplayer title for the PC.

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