Heavy Gear 20th Anniversary


The 1st Edition Heavy Gear Roleplaying & Tactical System Rulebook was released 20 years ago this summer at Gen Con 1995.

 

Over the years we have released over 75 books and hundreds of miniatures for the game. The universe we created has been turned into a 40 episode TV series by Sony and 2 computer games by Activision.  A new computer game entitled, Heavy Gear Assault, is in development by Stompybot Productions.  And a new edition of the RPG is in the works by Arkrite Press. We launched a successful Kickstarter in late 2014 to make plastic miniatures for Heavy Gear, which weíll be shipping out Backer Rewards later this year. Plus the Heavy Gear Blitz - Living Rulebook Beta with the all the new edition rules is now available as a free Ebook download for everyone to checkout. 

 

We are running a special 20th Anniversary promotion on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store from now until the morning of August 24th, 2015. All orders of $100 USD or more will automatically receive a free Chibi Jager resin miniature (limit 1 free per customer). Extra Chibi Jagers and the Xmas 2014 Chibi Hunter are available for $19.99 USD each. 

Crowd Funding Pledge Total


$173,646 CAD

(Pledges as of March 13th, 2015)

Our Extra Crowd Funding Drive end on March 1st, but we`ll still update the total from time to time. 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 will remain unlocked until the end of April 2015 for Backers to make changes and additions to their Backer reward packages. And for new Outside Backers who missed the Kickstarter to still get on board and pickup our amazing War for Terra Nova Core Starter Set. Click here to setup an account on our Pledge Manager, select your reward level plus any add-ons you want and pay your pledge. US and Canadian Backer also pay $15 shipping right away, International Backers have deferred shipping to be paid later in 2015. New Backer reward packages will ship out in our 4th wave of shipping by November 2015.

For the Extra Weapons and Parts Sprue that was not unlocked during the extra funding campaign, we'll make sure the pewter parts are made available on the Online Store.

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. We have opened the Pledge Manager up to accept new backers for our Core Starter Set (51 plastic miniatures, backer patch and color quick start rulebook) at $115 CAD plus $15 shipping for US and Canadian backers and exact shipping for International backers, which is differed until later in 2015 we know the exact shipping weight. If you missed out on the Kickstarter, here is your chance to help out and get an amazing Core Starter Set and additional add-on rewards.

Here is a direct link to the War for Terra Nova Pledge Manager where to can create an account, pledge and pay with credit card to support the project.

News

Northern Lion Gear Preview

 

Our 3d modeler, Jason, finished up the new Lion Gear for the Northern Faction this weekend. Here is a preview of the model that will be a future pewter miniature release. The Lion is a Heavy Strike Gear for Strike Squad Unit Availability, with Heavy Autocannon and Heavy Rocket Pack and Climbing Equipment variant upgrade. It is designed to work in mountainous terrain using its torso mounted harpoon type climbing equipment. Its over all size, armor, and design falls between that of a Jaguar and Grizzly.The Lion also includes Heavy Rotary Cannon (shown), Medium Bazooka (not shown), and Medium Particle Accelerator (not shown) weapon parts to make the other variants.

 

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DriveThruRPG 2015 Christmas in July Sale

DriveThruRPG's Christmas in July Sale is on right now until Thursday (July 30th) at 10 am EST get 25% off all Dream Pod 9 ebooks. 

Heavy Gear 20th Anniversary!

The 1st Edition Heavy Gear Roleplaying & Tactical System Rulebook was released 20 years ago this summer at Gen Con 1995.

Dream Pod 9 Attending Vermont Comic Con.

Dream Pod 9 will be attending the Vermont Comic Con this September (Saturday the 19th) in Burlington, VT. We'll have a large table in the hall with 2 demo game setups to teach players the new edition rules. Plus players can also Challenge the Staff in a small pickup game (100 TV max army of 1 Combat Group), players just need to bring their own army using the latest Living Rulebook Beta edition.

Chibi Jager Spotted on Phil's Desk!

Our sculptor, Phil took time last month to give our Southern fans some love. Check out the new thumbs-up Chibi Jager, unpainted resin model. The model is the same scale as the larger size Chibi Hunter released last Christmas.

More Commander Tokens Packs Available!

Great News for players of our Peace River, NuCoal, Leagueless, Black Talon, Utopia, and Eden factions. The new laser etched and cut color acrylic tokens for the factions are back from Impudent Mortal and ready to order. 
 

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Heavy Gear Blitz New Edition News and Downloads

Click here for news on the new edition of Heavy Gear Blitz which is currently under development. With Alpha/Beta playtest downloads of the new rules and armylists. Get involved in the playtesting and help us make the new edition the best miniature game out there!

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Recent Press Releases

Heavy Gear Assault second Alpha Wave Announced

 

Stompy Bot Productions has just announced a second Alpha Wave, here is their news release.

 

Heavy Gear Roleplaying Game Press Release

Press Release

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

About Heavy Gear

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.

 

Stompy Bot Productions And Mektek Studios Announce Heavy Gear® Partnership

SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK — Feb. 15, 2013 – In a new direction for the mecha genre, Heavy Gear Assault will combine over-the-top combat with the pageantry and spectacle of gladiatorial games, delivering a  AAA world-class sporting and gaming event for fans.  Stompy Bot Productions, Inc. is publishing and MekTek Studios, Inc. is developing this online, multiplayer title for the PC.

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