Design evolution

Casting hundred of pieces this week for the Jovian Wars Kickstarter resin models I was reflecting on how some models started off as a clear design archetypes and yet became even better as the player suggestions really ramped up.

 

For anyone not in the know, DP9 had a kickstarter for our new game, Jovian Wars, and it was awesome. 143 great backers raised over $25000 to unlock a whole new generation of ship models and remaster all the older Jovian Chronicles ship models in resin. Add in new bases for better stability and to make measuring, firing arcs, and turning easier and we have an exciting new game. The rules as well have received a lot of attention. Today I'm going to look at one of the remastered models for the CEGA faction, the Uller.

 

Jovian Wars Kickstarter Update: Final Remastered Spaceship Parts Preview Photos

We received the first batch of some of the resin spaceship parts this week. This update has parts photos for a few of the remastered spaceships resin and pewter parts with acrylic pates and posts. The photo includes the remastered Jovian Valiant, Javelin, and Thunderbolt and the CEGA Bricriu, Tengu, and Uller.

Jovian Wars Update: Spaceship Small Pewter Parts Photos

This week we finished making the vulcanized rubber production molds, needed for casting all the small pewter weapons and spaceship parts. Check out the photos below taken in casting area at Dream Pod 9's office, with our 2 spin casting machines and trays full of pewter parts. The parts all turned out very good, you can see a closeup of the Triple Kinetic Cannons (bottom left) and the Engine Fins for the Jovian Engine (bottom right). Larger spaceship parts (main hull, habitat section, engine section, etc.) will be cast in resin.

Jovian Wars Update: CEGA Wraith & Jovian Lancer Squads!

This week we made the vulcanized rubber production molds to run the small pewter miniatures for the new CEGA Wraith and Jovian Lancer Fighter, Recon, and Bomber Squads. We took photos of the pewter parts and then gave the minis a quick coating of light grey primer and mounted them on the 3 post (painted black) squad base and took a photo of them altogether. Checkout the image below to see how the details turned out on the small pewter parts, the Wraith is just 14 mm long by 13 mm wide and the Lancer is 21 mm long by 11 mm wide.

 

Jovian Wars Beta Rules Playtest Ver. 1.2 May 2017 Now Available!

Dave has been working hard on an update to the Jovian Wars Beta Rules Playtest. The updated Version 1.2 is now available to download on the DriveThruRPG site at the following link.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/…/Jovian-Wars--Alpha-Playtest-R…

Updated Mk3 Jovian Wars data cards

Because there is a slight delay in getting out the most recent Jovian Wars update with the newest data cards I have decided that we should release the new data card images so that the Kick Starter backers can see what they are ordering ASAP.

So without much ado: The Ships of Jovian Wars (Mk3 April Beta update)

Progress update on Beta rules

The Kickstarter is over and now the final stages of the work is coming. 

 

The next couple of weeks will include a rules update, with some changes. The biggest change visually will be to the beta data cards.

 

You can see the new beta mk3 capital ship data card for the Tengu here:

 

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