New Hetairoi, Ballista, Hittite and Recon Hun Pre-Orders

This week we have the new Hetairoi Hovertank and 3 new Hun Light Tank variants: Ballista, Recon Hun, and Hittite available for Pre-Order on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store. Orders will start shipping June 14th, 2013. Head over and order yours today and take advantage of our Summer Blitz Sale, to get some extra Bonus Gifts!

Shipping Cost Increase on June 14th, 2013

Due to the increased costs of shipping via US Post and Canada Post over the last year we have found necessary to increase our shipping rates. This increase will go into effect on Friday, June 14th, 2013. Get your orders in now to take advantage or the old shipping rates.
 
Here are the changes that will go into effect on June 14th:
 

Gear Up with our Summer Blitz Sale!

Dream Pod 9 is launching it’s annual Summer Blitz Sale on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store. This years Blitz will run until the morning of Friday August 2nd and has even better bonuses for larger orders.
 
$50.00 to $99.99 order gets you $7 in Bonus Gifts. 
$100.00 to $199.99 order gets you $20 in Bonus Gifts. 
$200.00 to $299.99 order gets you $50 in Bonus Gifts. 
$300.00 or more order gets you $90 in Bonus Gifts. 
Every $100 over the $300 order gets you an extra $30 in Bonus Gifts.
 
All order totals for Bonus Gifts are calculated on the total before any shipping or taxes. To get the Bonus Gifts, include the list of items in the Comments Section of the order at checkout. Do not include them in the actual order, as the online store will automatically charge the Gifts.
 
Just starting out with Heavy Gear Blitz or want to pick up a new faction army, the Summer Blitz Sale is a great way to start with some Bonus Gifts to add to your force. Our Heavy Gear Blitz or Arena Two Player Starter Kits, Army Boxes, Task Force Deals, Armor Deals and Super Bundles are a great place to start. And if you need a little bit to get your order to the next Bonus Gift level, remember that we have individual weapon parts for sale as well.
 
Wonder what you can get at the lowest Bonus Gifts level, a $7 gift could be used to select one of our Faction Decal packs ($6.75 value), terrain bases, or a couple of weapon parts. Higher levels could be used to get Single Pack Blisters, Two Pack Blisters, Box Sets, or some of our Badlands Terrain Buildings to make your own gaming table.
 

May 17th Update: Arena Specials and Peace River Strike Squads

Today we're announcing some great deals on Heavy Gear Arena books, starters, and miniatures. This includes some great deals on the starter sets and full-color rulebook as well as discounts on miniatures. Check out the Heavy Gear Arena section of our online store for sale prices.

Here's the detail on the sale:

GenCon 2013 is Coming!

We'll be at GenCon this August! Check out our full GenCon event page with information on the events we'll be running and more as this huge convention draws near.

Maps are Back!

They're still being tested a bit, but maps shoudl be back on various pages, mainly those for the Retailer List and Events. If I missed any let me know!

 

The new maps are prettier, the code required is a lot less than for the old maps (so better for mobile users) and I think the new map style is a bit nicer looking and functional, with some useful markings for subway stations and such, at least in areas. We can also do some fun special looks if it's useful.

GenCon 2013

Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 to Sunday, August 18, 2013
Location: 
100 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
United States

Dream Pod 9 will be running free demo games of Heavy Gear Blitz at our booth all convention long, all players trying out the game will receive a raffle ticket for our Sunday afternoon prize drawings at just after 1 pm. On top of that we will have lots of events running in the Miniature Gaming Hall F from our annual North American Championship Tournament to Challenge the Staff games, checkout the complete listing of scheduled events below with raffle tickets and/or prize given, registration starts May 19th on the Gen Con website.

Again this year we will have a new limited edition Gen Con 2013 miniature, one from the Peace River faction planned in advance of the new Peace River Field Guide to be released later this year. Plus we’ll have some of the Gen Con 2012 miniature available as well.

Sunday Afternoon Raffle Prizes (drawings start just after 1pm) include the following:

1 x Heavy Gear Blitz Task Force Deal of your choice
1 x Heavy Gear Blitz Starter Army of your choice
1 x Heavy Gear Blitz Two Player Starter Kit
1 x Heavy Gear Badlands Rally Gen Con Preview Edition
8 x Heavy Gear Blitz Limited Edition Gen Con 2013 miniature
2 x Heavy Gear Blitz Limited Edition Gen Con 2012 miniature

The activities at right have links to GenCon's event system to help find events. Click on the Link icon next to each game session to find more info and schedule. You will need to log in to GenCon's web site to see GenCon's event descriptions and information.

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Heavy Gear Blitz North American Championship Tournament

Even Duration: 5 hours (3 rounds of 75 minutes each)
Players: 4 to 16 (GenCon ticket cost $6)
GMs: Hugh Browne / Dave McLeod

Build a 900TV, any PL army. Max 3 combat groups. RoN’s are allowed and must be built according to their rules, Armies must be built using Gear Garage, All factions with the exception of NuCoal and Southern armies must use the GU 5 TV values and GU 6 swaps, Bring two copies of your army in AB style format.

Prizes:

Players receive 10 raffle tickets.
Winner receives $100 gift certificate
Second Place receives $50 gift certificate
Best Sportsman receives $50 gift certificate

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Sat, 08/17/2013 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm
Heavy Gear Blitz Beginners Lighting Tournament (4 times available)

Event Duration: 3 Hours (3 rounds of 45 minutes each)
Players: 4 to 12 (GenCon ticket cost $4)
GM: Hugh Browne

This tournament is for beginners who may have just tried a demo game, all materials are provided. Each player will have a squad of 5 miniatures (Hunters or Jagers). Staff will be there to teach and answer rules questions. This event is straight kill event, each Gear destroyed each round equals 1VP.

Prizes:

Players receive 4 raffle tickets.
Winner receives $50 gift certificate

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Thu, 08/15/2013 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
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Fri, 08/16/2013 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
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Sat, 08/17/2013 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Sun, 08/18/2013 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Heavy Gear Iron Gear Lighting Tournament (2 times available)

Event Duration: 3 Hours (3 rounds of 50 minutes each)
Players: 4 to 12 (GenCon ticket cost $4)
GM: Hugh Browne

Build a 600 TV, any PL army. Max 2 combat groups, no RoN’s are allowed. Special damage rules in effect. All damage carries over to the next round. Start of round 2 all Gears that have been destroyed, have Critical or Heavy Damage start the round with light damage. Start of Round 3 all destroyed Gears and ones with Critical damage start the round with Heavy Damage. All armies must be built using Gear Garage. All factions with the exception of NuCoal and Southern Armies must use the GU 5 Threat values and GU 6 swaps. Bring two copies of your armies in AB style format. This event is straight kill event, each Gear destroyed each round equals 1VP.

Prizes:

Players receive 6 raffle tickets.
Winner receives $50 gift certificate

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Fri, 08/16/2013 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
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Sat, 08/17/2013 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Classic Heavy Gear

Players: 2 to 10 (GenCon ticket cost $2)
GM: Hugh Browne.

Come play classic Heavy Gear using the 1st edition tactical rules and RAFM minis. All materials are provided with each player having 1 or 2 gears they control. Staff will refresh you on the rules and rolling on the old damage tables. Note that the Dream Pod 9 does not sell nor is it selling RAFM minis. All minis belong to the GM and are from his personal collection.

Prize: Players receive 4 raffle tickets.

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Fri, 08/16/2013 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Heavy Gear Blitz Butt-Wheel 500 (2 times available)

Event Duration: 2 Hours (3 laps of the track)
Players: 2 to 6 (GenCon ticket cost $2)
GM: Hugh Browne

NASCAR meet’s Heavy Gear in this fast paced race game. Can you pilot your Ferret around the track 3 times while dodging fire from your opponents? All materials provided and special racing rules explained. Complete three laps and claim victory.

Prize: Players receive 4 raffle tickets.

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Thu, 08/15/2013 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Fri, 08/16/2013 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Heavy Gear Blitz Learn to Play the Game (13 times available)

Event Duration: 1 Hour
Players: 1 to 2 (GenCon ticket cost $2)
GM: Staff

Want to learn how to play Heavy Gear Blitz? This is the game for you. Miniatures, dice & terrain table provided for this beginner's game where we teach you the rules and strategies.

Prize: Players receive 2 raffle tickets.

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Thu, 08/15/2013 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Thu, 08/15/2013 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Fri, 08/16/2013 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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Fri, 08/16/2013 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Fri, 08/16/2013 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Fri, 08/16/2013 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Fri, 08/16/2013 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Sat, 08/17/2013 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Sat, 08/17/2013 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Sat, 08/17/2013 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Sun, 08/18/2013 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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Sun, 08/18/2013 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Sun, 08/18/2013 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Heavy Gear Arena Learn to Play (4 times available)

Event Duration: 1 Hour
Players: 1 to 4 (GenCon ticket cost $2)
GM: Jason Dickerson

Become a Heavy Gear Duelist and fight for the adoration of your fans. Dueling gears, dice & arena table provided for this beginner game where we teach you the rules.

Prize: Players receive 2 raffle tickets.

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 5:00pm
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Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:30pm
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Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:30pm
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Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:30pm
Heavy Gear Blitz Challenge the Staff (7 times available)

Even Duration: 1 Hour or 5 turns whichever comes first.
Players: 1 (GenCon ticket cost $2)
GM: Staff

Come play against the Dream Pod 9 Staff! Build a 600 TV any PL army. Max 2 combat groups, no RoN’s are allowed. All armies must be built using Gear Garage. All factions with the exception of NuCoal and Southern Armies must use the GU 5 Threat values and GU 6 swaps. This event is straight kill event, each Gear destroyed equals 1VP.

Prize: Players receive 2 raffle tickets plus a number of raffle tickets equal to their Victory Points.

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Thu, 08/15/2013 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Thu, 08/15/2013 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Thu, 08/15/2013 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Fri, 08/16/2013 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Sat, 08/17/2013 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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Sat, 08/17/2013 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Sat, 08/17/2013 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

May 10th Single Packs and Weekly Featured Product

This week we have three new single pack releases. NuCoal's Chasseur Paratrooper and Jerboa Paratrooper provide some airdroppable firepower to NuCoal forces. The South's Fer de Lance is one of the most advanced, and elite, Gears in the Southern armory, and has been issued to Southern Republic Honor Guard Cadres as a hard-hitting symbol of the skill and technical prowess of the Republic. 

May Releases

Want to be the first to get your hands on the new Visigoth Main Battletank or the new MP Cadre and MP decals? Order them now on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store!

New Southern Visigoth main Battle Tank (DP9-9292, $29.95)

Heavy Gear Blitz Rules Questions

Got any questions about the Heavy Gear Blitz Rules? Our line developer, Jason Dickerson, will be answering questions every Friday on the Dream Pod 9 Forums. Also for your convenience, all of the rules related PDF links posted last week can be found on this thread!
 

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