Jovian Wars Away!

It's been a pretty exciting week. Never mind giving gifts and watching little faces glow with happiness (and minecraft!) but we dropped the Jovian Wars Alpha Rules package on the 25th and the response has been better than we hoped. Hundreds of people have downloaded the rules for free and thousands(!) have viewed the announcement on facebook.  

The response on the forums has been excellent too. We're in the process of setting up a section exclusively for Jovian Wars but until then the threads are located in the Jovian Chronicles section listed with Jovian Wars or JW prefixes to separate them from the RPG and older skirmish game Lightning Strike. Lightning strike is where you can also find a lot of the background material for Jovian Wars as Jovian Wars is set slightly later than the events in the RPG. You can also find the excellent source books as PDFs on DrivethroughRPG with the Ships of the Fleet series being exceptionally excellent.

This weeks blog post is a mix of a lot of different things for the player community to be aware of. Resources, ideas, and game design. All things to digest as we launch into the Jovian Wars open alpha play test period.

As part of official support for Jovian Wars, the new forum section etc, there's an Errata/FAQ that will be maintained on the forums with regular updates. We won't be updating the PDF until it is released though all errata will be marked with a date so that players can easily scan for changes. If you're not sure about something, check the errata or the frequently asked questions (FAQ) first before posting. If you're not sure, reach out!

Jovian Wars - Alpha Playtest Rules Package - Available Now!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays All, Dream Pod 9 has a special xmas gift for everyone, the new Jovian Wars - Alpha Playtest Rules Package is now available for free download on DriveThruRPG. Click the link at the bottom to get your copy and try it out.

Get ready to enter the twenty-third century and step into the world of the Jovian Chronicles. A universe where humanity has made its home in the solar system, with colonies from Mercury to Jupitier. Only to revisit its warring nature in the new frontier of space.

Jovian Wars!

Merry Chirstmas and happy holidays where ever you are on this little ball of water and rock!.

I've just approved and sent off final adjustments for the Jovian Wars alpha rules set to Robert Dubois. He is filling in the PDF with some ship recognition and silhouettes for the paper counters then releasing the rules as a x-mas treat for all of our great fans to enjoy over the holidays. These rules will be released in the new couple of hours from this blog being posted.

This is the culmination of half a year of hard work developing a rules set from the ground up to make a really fast and fun game.

What should you know about the game in a nutshell? Here goes:

 

T minus 24...

We are now T minus 24 hours from when FedEx Freight is supposed to be delivering the seven pallets of plastic sprues that we need to complete the kickstarter rewards. What will follow will be a whirlwind of packing. 

It's been a lot of work by many people to make this happen. In particular don't forget to go on the forum to thank Robert Dubois, the owner of Dream Pod 9. He put in months and months of work researching how to make the kickstarter function the best and then has been putting in seven day weeks ever since from guiding the 3D model development to the exact sizes of boxes required. He's done all this while also keeping the company operating smoothly. (Thanks Rob! I enjoy this job!)

Amazingly enough he also found time between kickstarter deadlines to help bring out the new fleet scale line of Jovian Chronicles figures. This led directly to discussions about the advantages and flaws of the current Jovian Chronicles rules set in terms of adaptability for the fleet scale models. After much discussion I convinced Rob to let me do some development work with the aim of making and releasing a game specifically designed for the miniatures and the setting we have.

Assembling your Jovian Fleet scale figures

One of the best things about tabletop wargaming is assembling your fleet/army. Cracking open that clam shell pack of new miniatures is always fun. But sometimes you open something new and there are some tricks, or hacks, that can really help you get the great results you want. I'm going to share ones that I've found help with the new Jovian Chronicals fleet scale figures and base stems.

Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Dragonstriker Ace & Wyvern Specialists plus Sakura Ace & Ryu Specialists and Stormrider Ace & Pathfinder Specialists Pewter Minis!

Dave had time this week to make the production molds made for the JC Fleet Scale CEGA Dragonstriker (Ace model), Wyvern Marine & Wyvern Bomber (Specialist models) Exo Armor 2 Packs. Plus the Venus Sakura (Ace model), Ryu Anti-Ship & Ryu Interceptor (Specialist models) Exo Armor 2 Packs. We took some photos of the pewter parts and then primed a set in light grey for a fast blister sheet photo, all are shown in the image below.

Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Wave 4 Preview!

Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale CEGA Dragonstriker & Wyvern Exo Armor 2 Squads Pack, Jovian Stormrider & Pathfinder Exo Armor 2 Squads Pack, and Venus Sakura & Ryu Exo Armor 2 Squads Pack are now available to Pre-Order on the DP9 Online Store.

Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Sakura Preview & Congratulations to TerraForms Terrain for successful Kickstarter Funding in first 22 hours!

The latest Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale 3d model preview is the Sakura Exo-Armor for the Venus Faction, with its sleek design and powerful cannons. The Sakura miniature will be 20mm tall, where as the other JC Fleet Scale minis are about 15mm tall on average. Checkout the image below to see how it turned out.

Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Stormrider Preview & Other News!

We mentioned in an earlier post that Tony had finished up some more 3d models for Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale. The latest model is the Stormrider Exo-Armor for the Jovian Faction, with its massive fire power. The Stormrider miniature will be 19mm tall, where as the other JC Fleet Scale minis are about 15mm tall on average. Checkout the image below to see how it turned out.

JC Fleet Scale Dragonstriker Preview!

Tony finished up a few more 3d models for Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale, which we'll preview over the coming weeks. The latest model is the Dragonstriker Exo-Armor for the CEGA Faction, which is their big bad boy. The Dragonstriker miniature will be 22mm tall, where as the other JC Fleet Scale minis are about 15mm tall on average. Checkout the image below to see how it turned out.

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