New Year, "This will be a good one".

As I write this we are two weeks into 2016 and already we are starting to see how the year is going to unwind for Dream Pod 9 and it's going to be good.

If you are a kickstarter backer or on our facebook page then you already have seen some of the sprues for the Caprice factions and know how close we are to being able to give the actual date for the start of kickstarter rewards fulfillment.

As part of this fulfillment there is going to be a new rule book and thanks to the assistance of many players around the world it has been road tested the way only dice hitting the table can. 

In the words of the Creator in NASA's video titled 'Ambition'; "This will be a good one."

 

Holiday gaming

It's that time of the year again when suddenly there are a million things to do and gaming, especially miniature gaming, often gets kicked to the curb in exchange for lots and lots of family time, travel, holiday preparation etc.

 

There's one tradition that all gamers should try this season that my wife and I have discovered leads to a much happier holiday season for everyone. We call it game therapy. Game therapy is pretty easy. You invite your friends over for a game of some type. But most of all you make sure that there is at least one day when your gaming buddies get the call. You stock the fridge, everyone brings something to share, there are libations available and you play. But you don't actually play a standard game, you play socially, and you make up some fun rules for a scenario for some memorable gaming. How do you do this? Read on...

 

Type 42 Peregrine Gunship Available Now!

The new Type 42 Peregrine Gunship (VTOL Aircraft) for the C.E.F. faction of Heavy Gear Blitz is now available to order on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store. We received the first resin copies of the Type 42 from Fusion Models on Monday. Attached is a preview photo of the assembled unpainted resin Type 42 Peregrine Gunship with standard weapons loadout (top) and shown beside the Scorpion and Titan Attack Helicopters previously released. Preview also show all the Type 42 parts (bottom) including the anti-tank missiles upgrade variant parts.

Happy Holidays from Dream Pod 9!

Now that the Black Friday weekend is behind us, we updated the Dream Pod 9 website and online store graphics for the holidays. During the 2015 Holiday Season (now thru the morning of January 4th, 2016). All DP9 Online Store orders over $100 will receive our new Chibi Kodiak Xmas Gift 2015 mini (a $24.99 value) free with their order, limit one per customer.

When rules get re-evaluated

With the introduction of the living rule book as an online document that can be updated at any time there are new problems and new solutions that can be created in the game design process.

The first problem is simply speed. In the older paradigm where a paper rule book would be planned for every 3-5 years the rules might as well be written on stone. With the advent of online publishing the ability of game manufacturers to publish a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and an Errata to the rules. It became a possibility to update the rules between re-releases ensuring that the best possible game experience happened.

Heavy Gear Wallpaper for PCs & Cel Phones

We made some different size wallpaper images, using the New Edition Heavy Gear Blitz Artwork unveiled last week, for fans to use on their PCs and Cel Phones.

The Brute

In the NuCoal section of the living rules on page 147 there is a fun list called KADA, or Kayr-Ad-Din Army with a special rule called The Brute. "One non-commander Duelist may select a Strider type model from the North, South, Peace River, or NuCoal force lists."

 

These kinds of rules just begs to be used to build unique and characterful model for your force. Now not every player will build a KADA force, but every player should because it allows for a unique and fun force to build.

For my Brute I know I wanted to start with a Cataphract for 26TV. There's just something about the implied violence of a Cataphract model that deserves to be turned up to 11. You add the required Vet trait for 2TV for the skill point and then start looking at other upgrades.

 

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