Jovian Wars Beta Update

 Here is a quick update on what I have been working on. It’s been four weeks or about thirty days since we dropped the Jovian Alpha rules on X-mas day and now a month later over five hundred people have downloaded the rules. This is exceptional for an alpha rules set.

Responses to the rules are also coming in and I’m busy working on the beta to get it ready for the kickstarter. After all, who doesn’t like to have up to date rules to go along with their kickstarter pledges?

There are a couple of key places where I am working to update the rules: Dogfighting, weapons, boarding actions, special actions, and ship stats.

 

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.

Jovian Wars Away!

It's been a pretty exciting week. Never mind giving gifts and watching little faces glow with happiness (and minecraft!) but we dropped the Jovian Wars Alpha Rules package on the 25th and the response has been better than we hoped. Hundreds of people have downloaded the rules for free and thousands(!) have viewed the announcement on facebook.  

The response on the forums has been excellent too. We're in the process of setting up a section exclusively for Jovian Wars but until then the threads are located in the Jovian Chronicles section listed with Jovian Wars or JW prefixes to separate them from the RPG and older skirmish game Lightning Strike. Lightning strike is where you can also find a lot of the background material for Jovian Wars as Jovian Wars is set slightly later than the events in the RPG. You can also find the excellent source books as PDFs on DrivethroughRPG with the Ships of the Fleet series being exceptionally excellent.

This weeks blog post is a mix of a lot of different things for the player community to be aware of. Resources, ideas, and game design. All things to digest as we launch into the Jovian Wars open alpha play test period.

As part of official support for Jovian Wars, the new forum section etc, there's an Errata/FAQ that will be maintained on the forums with regular updates. We won't be updating the PDF until it is released though all errata will be marked with a date so that players can easily scan for changes. If you're not sure about something, check the errata or the frequently asked questions (FAQ) first before posting. If you're not sure, reach out!

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.

Jovian Wars!

Merry Chirstmas and happy holidays where ever you are on this little ball of water and rock!.

I've just approved and sent off final adjustments for the Jovian Wars alpha rules set to Robert Dubois. He is filling in the PDF with some ship recognition and silhouettes for the paper counters then releasing the rules as a x-mas treat for all of our great fans to enjoy over the holidays. These rules will be released in the new couple of hours from this blog being posted.

This is the culmination of half a year of hard work developing a rules set from the ground up to make a really fast and fun game.

What should you know about the game in a nutshell? Here goes:

 

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