HGB - Tabletop Wargaming - Beta Rules


The Beta Rules are the beta version of the new edition of Heavy Gear Blitz that is currently in development.
 
Includes: New rules system, with streamlined combat resolution for faster game-play! New army construction system with new support unit options available to combat groups. New Veteran and Duelist options for your armies. All the faction armies in one book: North, South, Peace River, NuCoal, Leagueless, Black Talon, CEF, Caprice, Utopia, and Eden. Plus Faction Sub-Lists for the WPF, UMF, NLC, SR, MD, HA, ESE, PAK, and many more. Listing of all Faction Models with all the stats you need to play.
 
DP9-9333, 134 B&W Pages, Small A5 Format (5.83" x 8.27") Softcover, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-927334-94-2
 
It's available now for Order on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store.
A free ebook version is available on DriveThruRPG.

Rumble in the Jungle is Live


Arkrite Press has just announced the release of their first book entitled Rumble in the Jungle, which is now available in ebook format on DriveThruRPG, click here for its ordering page.
 
Follow the adventures of Jan Augusta and his unit as they track the elusive, deadly, vat-grown super soldier Colonel Proust through the jungles of the Terranovan badlands in this first Heavy Gear novella. Then join Soldier Roskiman on his trek into the desert to discover his fate, in the bonus short story, Roskiman’s Tale.
 
Available as a digital purchase for $4.99 (includes PDF, MOBI, and EPUB formats, plus topography and satellite maps as separate PDFs) or paperback and digital bundle for $7.99.

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


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.

Hetairoi Hovertank


Fast and well armed, the Hetairoi brings firepower where it's needed. Developed by the Humanist Alliance, the hovertank is used by both the South's Humanist Alliance Protector Force and NuCoal Factions. Forged in Fire: Southern Field Guide introduced a redesigned Hetairoi and the new sculpt is based off the new art. The miniature is cast in high grade resin and pewter and includes the standard weapons loadout, Command and Force variant upgrade parts.

Hun Light Tank, Ballista, Hittite and Recon Hun


The Forged in Fire Southern Field Guide introduced a new redesigned Hun Light Tank and variants with new artwork. These new sculpts of the Hun Light Tank, Ballista, Hittite and Recon Hun are based off the new artwork. Each new miniature is cast in high grade resin and pewter and includes its standard weapons loadout.

New Caprice Task Force Deal!


This bundle can act as an excellent starter for a Caprice force with enough Mounts to build a Patrol Squad, a Support Squad, and a Heavy Mount squad with a full infantry platoon as support. 

DP9 Online Store Exclusive Price: $194.95 CAD (a savings of $86.05 off the SRP + 1 Free ebook)

Heavy Gear Assault Stomps onto the Scene!


StompyBot and Mektek have announced their plans for the upcloming Heavy Gear Assault game including a pledge drive to fund development and reward the fans. Check out the new heavygear.com web site for more information and make your contribution!  

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Heavy Gear Blitz War for Terra Nova – Core Starter Set – Kickstarter

 

After reading the comments on the Forums, Facebook and by E-mail we have revised our plan and are now getting ready for the launch.

This plan is more condensed than the previous version. We will be limiting our scope to the North, South, and CEF factions for good reasons: 
1) We already have a bunch of the required 3D models made which will speed up the process to molds.
2) North, South, and CEF models can be used in any faction as allies and are the iconic factions of the game.
3) This allows us to place a reliable delivery date of November 2015.

We have also amended our plan to give stretch goal rewards to all Core Starter Set Backers.

We believe that being an early supporter should be encouraged so we are setting our reward levels so that the early Core Starter Set Backers will get their rewards shipped out in the first wave. Sign up for the Core Starter Set early to lock in your shipping order and watch as stretch goals bolster your forces!
 

The first goal of this Kickstarter is to fund the molds required to make a new two player starter set including 16 high quality plastic miniatures, with four different models from 2 factions. Our old two player starter kit only included 6 pewter miniatures and had a high price point due to the material costs. Plastic has a very high mold cost, but a low material cost, as Backers help us cover the mold costs we'll be able to put more into the start set. Further stretch goals would allow us to upgrade it and transform it into our desired plastic starter set of 46 miniatures, including a variety of eighteen different models from 4 factions and up to four players.

 

Reaching all our stretch goals will allow us to give our Backers even more, with 52 miniatures, twenty-four different models, for the cost of the Core Starter Set.


All unlocked models will also be available at a special price for this Kickstarter to all backers as add-ons for purchase.

 

The Kickstarter will be going live the week of October 20th and we look forward to your support.
 

New Edition Heavy Gear Blitz! War for Terra Nova - Core Starter Set ($115 CAD) includes the following:
16 plastic miniatures (1 Northern GP Squad of 4x Hunter Gear, 1 Northern Strike Squad of 4x Jaguar Gear, 1 Southern GP Squad of 4x Jager Gear, 1 Southern Strike Squad of 4x Black Mamba Gear), plus Stretch Goals.
Up to 52 miniatures in the Core Starter Set when all Stretch Goals are reached.
1x Heavy Gear Kickstarter Backer 2014 Patch (4”x 2” with Iron-on backing).
Free Quick Start Rulebook ebook (stretch goals include upgrades to printed b&w or color book).
Free New Edition Heavy Gear Blitz Core Rules ebook (Living Rulebook, with print on demand option).
Free Downloads: Player Reference, Game Tokens, Stoneheads Terrain, and Badlands Terrain sheets.

 

Successfully Funded and Stretch Goals:
$27,000 CAD Kickstarter Successfully Funded: (Needs 235 Backers to purchase the Core Starter Set for success) 
$33,000 CAD Stretch Goal 1: Unlocks Northern Grizzly Gear and adds 2 to the Core Starter Set.
$39,000 CAD Stretch Goal 2: Unlocks Southern Spitting Cobra Gear and adds 2 to the Core Starter Set.
$45,000 CAD Stretch Goal 3: Unlocks CEF MHT-95 Hovertank and adds 2 to the Core Starter Set.
$51,000 CAD Stretch Goal 4: Unlocks CEF FLAIL Infantry Squad (3 FLAIL minis each) and adds 2 Squads to the Core Starter Set.
$57,000 CAD Stretch Goal 5: Unlocks Northern Cheetah Gear and adds 2 to the Core Starter Set.
$63,000 CAD Stretch Goal 6: Unlocks Southern Iguana Gear and adds 2 to the Core Starter Set.
$69,000 CAD Stretch Goal 7: Unlocks CEF F6-16 Frame and adds 2 to the Core Starter Set.
$75,000 CAD Stretch Goal 8: Unlocks CEF BF2-21 Frame and adds 2 to the Core Starter Set.
$81,000 CAD Stretch Goal 9: Unlocks Quick Start Rulebook ebook Upgrade to a printed b&w softcover book and adds 1 copy to the Core Starter Set.
$87,000 CAD Stretch Goal 10: Unlocks b&w Quick Start Rulebook Upgrade to a Color softcover book and switches the b&w copy previously add to the Core Starter Set for a color copy. 
$93,000 CAD Stretch Goal 11: Unlocks Caprice Bashan Mount with Aphek, Kadesh, and Meggido conversion parts and adds 4 to the Core Starter Set. 
$99,000 CAD Stretch Goal 12: Unlocks Caprice Acco Mount and adds 4 to the Core Starter Set.
$105,000 CAD Stretch Goal 13: Unlocks CEF BF2-19 Frame and adds 2 to the Core Starter Set.
$111,000 CAD Stretch Goal 14: Unlocks Northern Ferret Gear and adds 1 to the Core Starter Set.
$120,000 CAD Stretch Goal 15: Unlocks CEF BF2-25 Frame and adds 1 to the Core Starter Set.
$130,000 CAD Stretch Goal 16: Unlocks Southern Sidewinder Gear and adds 1 to the Core Starter Set.
$140,000 CAD Stretch Goal 17: Unlocks Northern Tiger Gear and adds 1 to the Core Starter Set.
$150,000 CAD Stretch Goal 18: Unlocks Southern King Cobra Gear and adds 1 to the Core Starter Set.
$160,000 CAD Stretch Goal 19: Unlocks Northern Kodiak Gear and adds 1 to the Core Starter Set.
$170,000 CAD Stretch Goal 20: Unlocks Extra Weapons Sprue and adds 1 to the Core Starter Set.

 

If you want to see more about the Kickstarter, click the following link to our DP9 Forum Post with all the details.

Please help us get the word out, by sharing with friends and on social media.

Thank You for all your support.
The Staff at Dream Pod 9

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Game Summit 2014 in Ottawa Images

We had a great time at Game Summit 2014 in Ottawa (Hull Convention Center) on Saturday. Dave and I ran some demos of the New Edition Beta Rules, and I took a few photos.

 

Updated Beta Rules ebook Available Now!

We have updated the Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargaming - Beta Rules ebook today (September 24th, 2014 Update). Here is a direct link to its free download page on DriveThruRPG for all interested. Also included in the downloads is a September 24th 2014 Update Changes Log pdf with a listing of all the errata and changes made. 

Argos Miniature for Peace River now available

The new Argos miniature for Heavy Gear Blitz's Peace River faction is now available for Order on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store. Orders will start shipping next Friday (September 26th, 2014). Here is a direct link to it's ordering page for all interested.

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Heavy Gear Blitz New Edition News and Downloads

Click here for news on the new edition of Heavy Gear Blitz which is currently under development. With Alpha/Beta playtest downloads of the new rules and armylists. Get involved in the playtesting and help us make the new edition the best miniature game out there!

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Last week we discovered that www.dp9.com and store.dp9.com were vulnerable to this extremely widespread vulnerability. This is a serious vulnerability in a very commonly deployed library called OpenSSL that provides security for online services. This is a widespread issue and other services that have announced uses include Amazon Web Services, Mojang, Wikimedia, Yahoo, and others.

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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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