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: 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.

JC Fleet Scale Exo-Armors in Pewter!

Dave made the production molds for the small Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Pathfinder, Hector, Wyvern, and Syreen Exo-Armors today. I grabbed a set of the first pewter castings and took parts photos for each of the new two squad packs. After that I primed the exos-armors in grey and painted the 3 pronged poseable flight posts in black and assembled the squads. The image below shows the primed Pathfinder, Hector, Wyvern, and Syreen Exo-Armor squad bases in front of Athena and Hachiman Spaceships with the pewter parts photos below.

Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Exo Armors Wave 2 Preview!

Tony finished up a few more exo armor 3d models for Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale and we just sent them off to rapid prototyping at Shapeways. The image below shows the new 15mm tall Retaliator, Vindicator, Cerberus, and Fury 3d models added the photo of our existing Fleet Scale fighter squads, flight stands, spaceships, and a ruler for scale.

Kickstarter Update: Steel Mold Plates Photos.

This week we have a progress update on the steel mold plates for the plastic injections molds. The company making the molds sent us some early progress photos of some of the steel mold plates. The image below shows the first step in making the molds plates, where they use a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine is used to rough out the mold cavities. There is an photo of the CNC Machine cutting one of the mold plates at the bottom of the image. This removes most of the excess steel, but does not do the fine details in the parts cavities.

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