Jovian Wars Kickstarter is Live - Beta Playtest Rules - Available Now!


The Jovian Wars Kickstarter is Live, here is a link to go check it out. Also the new Jovian Wars - Beta 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.

News

Jovian Wars Update: New Commodore Reward Level with Four New Ships Available!

We have decided to shake things up a bit today, as the Kickstarter stalled over the weekend. So the staff got together over Skype on Sunday to discuss Backer messages and feedback. We came to the conclusion that Backers want the new ships first and not smaller stretch goals with extra cargo, fuel pods, and parts, so we brainstormed and reworked the Kickstarter plan.

To get things moving again we have pushed forward the next four new ships (Narwal, Hammerhead, Forge, and Ypres) and hopefully with more ship variety the Kickstarter will attract more Backers and Pledges . All four ships are now available as Add-Ons for your Pilot, Captain, and Captain+All Exo & Fighter Squad Add-Ons Reward Levels with the extra pledge. Plus we have add two new reward levels (Commodore and Commodore+All Exo & Fighter Squad Add-Ons), all the details follow. Normally we should have reached the $14000 pledge mark to have all 4 of these ships unlocked so this will also be a test to see if enough Backers change their Captain level rewards to the Commodore level ones to get all the new ships. If its successful we'll do the same thing for the next group of five new ships (Hydra, Ch'in, Detroit, Corsair, and Intrepid) and announce new reward levels with them and the earlier ships.

Commodore ($160): This reward level includes All the Captain Level rewards and any of their unlocked stretch goals. Plus 1 of each of the four new resin spaceship miniatures included in the Commodore Rewards plus any unlocked stretch goals for the ships. It also allows you to select and pledge for any Add-Ons you want (spaceships will also included any unlocked stretch goals for them as well). Fixed shipping cost based on Backer location will charged after the Kickstarter has ended.

Commodore +All Exo & Fighter Squad Add-Ons ($260): This reward level includes All the Captain Level rewards and any of their unlocked stretch goals. Plus 1 of each of the four new resin spaceship miniatures included in the Commodore Rewards plus any unlocked stretch goals for the ships. Plus all 8 CEGA Exo & Fighter Squads and all 8 Jovian Exo & Fighter Squads from the Add-Ons. It also allows you to select and pledge for any other Add-Ons you want (spaceships will also included any unlocked stretch goals for them as well). Fixed shipping cost based on Backer location will charged after the Kickstarter has ended.

We also updated the Pledge Calculator Excel File to include the new ships in the Add-Ons list and added the two new Commodore Reward Levels at the top, here is a link to download the updated excel file.
http://dreampod9.s3.amazonaws.com/…/JovianWarsKickstarterPl…

Plus we updated the image on the campaign page with side views of the all ships and ruler at the top to include the 4 new ships, check it out below.

Some other news, Dave is currently work on some force examples for CEGA and Jovian Fleets of ships and exo/fighter squads. Once they are ready with post links to them. We also also working a graphic with all the fleet scale exo-armors and fighters painted up, so Backers can see how nice they look painted.

Thank you for all your support, keep the comments and feedback coming, so we can continue to improve the Jovian Wars Kickstarter. And please continue sharing our posts and news with friends and other players online to help get the word out to everyone!
https://www.kickstarter.com/…/jovian-wars-resin-spaceship-m…

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Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Wave 3 Venus!

Tony decided to give a little loving to the Venus faction this time around. He made 3d Models of the Brunnhilde Fighter, the Ryu (stock and command) Exo-Armor, and the Bonebreaker (stock and command) Exo-Armor for Venus. Checkout the image below to see how they turned out.

These new Wave 3 Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Fighter and Exo Models are now available to Pre-Order, for shipping in early May. Here is a link to the Jovian Chronicles miniatures section of the DP9 Online Store to place your Wave 3 Pre-Orders now.

Kickstarter Update: New North & South Test Pop Plastic Models!

This weeks update shows the new Northern and Southern test pop plastic models. We took the time to put together one of each of the Northern models (Hunter, Jaguar, Cheetah, Grizzly, Kodiak, and Ferret shown in both walker and ground mode), see the photo below. Plus the Southern models (Jager, Black Mamba, Iguana, Spitting Cobra, King Cobra, and the 3 Drones), see the photo below. These were all assembled from the test plastic pop sprues we received from the mold manufacturer last week to test where problems are in the molds, they still have some holes and shrinkage on the parts.

Kickstarter Update: First Plastic Test Pops of the C.E.F. Sprues!

We received the test plastic pops for all the molds this week at our office in Montreal. The test pops are used by the mold manufacturer find where problems like not enough molten plastic making it in to the mold parts cavities are located. The test plastic sprue pops show them where additional spruing, ejector pins, and/or increased gate sizes to the parts are needed. We took the time this week to look over all the parts and get our comments back to them so they can tweak the molds to get all the plastic parts looking good.

Kickstarter Update: First Plastic Test Pops of the Caprice Sprues!

Dream Pod 9 attended the GAMA Retailer Tradeshow this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. To promote the upcoming official release of the new edition Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargaming - Quick Start Rulebook and new Plastic Miniatures that will take place at Gen Con 2016 in Indianapolis the first week of August. After we have shipped out the Kickstarter Backer Reward Packages in late May and June to all our Backers.

DP9 Attending the GAMA Retailer Tradeshow!

We will be out of the office all next week attending the GAMA Retailer Tradeshow in Las Vegas from March 14th to 17th, 2016. Promoting the new edition Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargaming - Quick Start Rulebook and the New Plastic Miniatures, made reality by all our Backers of the Heavy Gear Blitz - War for Terra Nova - Kickstarter.

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