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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Kickstarter Update: Shipping Update & New Resin Arm Sets Available!

We finished shipping all the Wave 1 and Heavy Gear Universe (except for UK/EU that will ship in Wave 4) Backer reward packages last week and started on Wave 2. To date we have shipped 434 backer reward packages, its taking a bit longer than expected, as US Customs is requiring us to include detailed invoices for all the packages that we bring in to the USA for shipping with US Post. The pledge manager makes packing slips, but not detailed invoices, so its adding hours of paperwork on to each shipping we make.

All our Prayers are with Ghislain & His Family

We extend our condolences and the condolences of our community to Ghislain Barbe and his family. We learned on Friday, September 9th, 2016 that, Marie-Claude Girard, wife of Ghislain and mother to their 3 daughters, passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Ghislains amazing artwork has brought our science fiction worlds to life for all our fans and that was made possible by his loving wife, Marie-Claude. Now during this difficult time, all our prayers are with him and his family.

Notes of condolence can be left on his Facebook page at the following link.

Tribe 8 Bundle of Holding a Great Success!

The Tribe 8 Bundle of Holding campaign ended on Monday evening with 454 copies sold, we want to thank everyone that made a purchase. Your love of Tribe helped raise $1,066.39 USD for the charity Make-A-Wish International, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Here is a link to the Make A Wish International website, if your looking for a great cause to support.

Kickstarter Update: HGB - Plastic Miniatures Assembly Guide!

We just posted our latest Kickstarter Update to announce the release of a free to download Heavy Gear Blitz - Plastic Miniatures Assembly Guide ebook for all our fans putting together the new plastic miniatures.

Dream Pod 9 Teams Up with Bundle of Holding for Tribe 8 Fans!

Dream Pod 9 and the Bundle of Holding website are pleased to announce the launching of a new Tribe 8 Bundle offer. Featuring the 1998 First Edition of Dream Pod 9's Tribe 8 RPG, a chronicle of dream magic, supernatural horrors, and godlike figures on a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Kickstarter Plastic Model Sprues Arrived at DP9 Office Today!

FedEx Freight arrived at 9:45 am at our office here in Montreal and dropped off 7 skids of boxes with all the plastic model sprues for our Kickstarter backer reward packages and online pre-orders.

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