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 end 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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Kickstarter Update: DP9 Online Store Special Orders can be added to Backer Reward Packages

We have received numerous requests from Backers to be able to add items purchased from the Dream Pod 9 Online Store, that were not available in the pledge manager, to their Backer Reward Packages when they ship out this June and July. Now that the pledge manager is locked and we can look at fulfilling these requests. You can now special order any of our Heavy Gear or other products including books, minis, paint set, terrain, parts, etc. Even the new Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale minis if you want!

Backers can place their special order on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store from now until Monday morning May 16th, 2016 at the following link:

https://store.dp9.com/

Once your have all the items to want in the cart, click the text to the right of the cart in the top right of the screen to Checkout. Once you click that you'll be asked to login to your online store account or to create one if its your first time placing an order with us.

For your order to be treated as a Special Order and added to your Backer Reward Package we need you to type the following text in the comments box at the bottom of the Checkout Page Step 5: Payment Method: "Add to Backer Reward Package for <your Backer Name and email address used for pledge manager login>."

Note on how the Online Store works, it has a basic shipping cost for US and Canadian orders under $100 and all International orders, which it automatically charges. US and Canadian orders over $100 get free shipping. For these special order Dream Pod 9 will remove the shipping charge before your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) is charged. If you selected the PayPal payment option we will go and manually refund the shipping charge to your PayPal account. For all US, Canadian and Heavy Gear Universe Level Backers we'll add all the special order items to your Backer Reward Packages when they ship by wave and their is no extra shipping cost. For International Backers we'll add the extra weight of the special order items to your existing Backer Reward Package weight and you will be asked to pay the exact shipping cost for the total weight.

Please get your special orders in as soon as possible, so we can get them cast-up and put aside for quick packing of the Backer Reward Packages. You have until Monday morning May 16th, 2016!

 

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Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Wave 3 Venus Fighter and Exo-Armors in Pewter!

We received the rapid prototypes last week for the Venus Brunnhilde Fighter, Rye Exo-Armor, and Bonebreaker Exo-Armor. The production molds were made earlier this week and I took photos of the first pewter sets to be cast-up. Then assembled a squad of each, primed them in grey, and took a group photo of the three new Venus releases, checkout the attached image to see how they turned out.

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.

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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

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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.

 

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