Utopia Armed Forces Kickstarter Successfully Funded!


Our Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter launched on January 17th, 2018, concluded successfully at 7:02 pm EST Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.

We had a great Captain Reward Level at a pledge of $70 CAD (about $53.85 USD) that included a Utopia Patch and 6 squads (2x Strike, 2x Recce, and 2x Support) with a total of 36 plastic miniatures (Updated 1/31/18). Plus higher reward levels add the new MAR-DK drone (resin model) and the large Gilgamesh Command Tank (resin model); see below for artwork and details. You can checkout the Kickstarter page at the following link!

Two additional Kickstarters to make plastic miniatures for the Peace River and NuCoal core models will follow. Backers that support two or more of the individual Kickstarters will be able to have them shipped together for the basic fixed shipping cost.  

Happy New Year 2018!


The Staff at Dream Pod 9 wishes everyone a Happy New Year! We hope you all have a great 2018 and will join us for our upcoming Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia, Peace River, NuCoal, and Jovian Wars Venus Kickstarters.

Merry Christmas From The Staff at Dream Pod 9


Its the Holiday Season again and time for our Annual Xmas Gift. This year our Sculptor, Phil is showing some love for our Utopia fans with a Chibi N-Kidu Drone as this years Xmas gift. The Xmas 2017 Chibi N-Kidu will be automatically added into all DP9 Online Store Orders from now to the morning of January 3rd, 2018 that are over $100 USD before any shipping and taxes. Limit 1 free Chibi N-Kidu per customer. 

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Feedback Friday on Saturday: HGB Week 3 & JW Week 2!

Didn't have time to get the new polls and post made on Friday, so here is Feedback Friday on Saturday, sorry for the delay.

For last weeks Heavy Gear Blitz Feedback Friday polls we had 19 players vote. Which is pretty low, we really need more players voting to have the best sampling result possible. Of those who voted we had 100% vote that some of the Heavy Gear Blitz rules are not clear and need rewriting and/or examples. And 58% said we should include a quick explanation on the page, the first time a new rule is referenced in the book, instead of the refer to Section X.XX, as it is now. For our biggest poll question last week on if Dream Pod 9 should look at breaking the rules into three levels (basic, intermediate, and advanced) in the future. 26% responded that they would like the three rules levels, 53% responded that they would like just two level (basic and advanced), and 21% voting that they like the rules as they are.

So the majority, of our small sampling, would like to see clearer rules and basic rules that everyone uses to play and that don't overload new players. And have the more advanced rules (Electronic Warfare, Stealth, and others to be determined) in their own section of the rulebook that players can choose to use, if they all agree.

This feedback leads us to several new polls this week to know what rules that players think should become part of a future advanced rules section of the book. Or if we should try to make a simpler version of some advanced rules and have them in the basic rules and have the full rule in the advanced rules section. Click the link below to our HGB Feedback Friday Week 3 Polls, login, vote, and leave your feedback.
http://dp9forum.com/index.php…

We also have Feedback Friday Week 2 for Jovian Wars with sample Venus Forces to playtest against sample Jovian or CEGA Forces. Click the link below to join us in the Venus Alpha playtesting and leave your feedback.
http://dp9forum.com/index.php…

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HGB Living Rulebook January 2018 Update Roll Back

We are rolling back our Heavy Gear Blitz Living Rulebook January 2018 Update to the previous Ver. 2.0 of the rules, after listening to player feedback. The printed HGB Quick Start Rulebook is also Ver. 2.0 of the rules, so it remains unchanged.

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Changes Log and Utopia Section from HGB Living Rulebook February 2018 Update

We are rolling back our January 2018 Update to the previous Ver 2.0 of the rules after listening to player feedback. This pdf download includes the Changes Log and Utopia Section Ver. 2.1 for the HGB Living Rulebook as our February 2018 Update.

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Jovian Wars Joins Feedback Friday, HGB Week 2 Post & News!

For Dream Pod 9's second week of Feedback Friday and we are happy to announce that we are adding Jovian Wars to the weekly post. We added a new Jovian Wars Rules Committee section in the DP9 Forum today to give players more say in the Alpha and Beta testing for the Jovian Wars Tabletop Wargame Rules and various model stats for the game.

Valentines Day Gift: Jovian Wars Venus Faction Alpha Playtest V1.0 PDF Now Available!

As promised its Valentines Day and Dream Pod 9 has a gift for all our Jovian Wars fans. The Jovian Wars: Venus Faction Alpha Playtest V1.0 PDF with datacards for the all the Venus exo-armor/fighter squads and spaceships is now available to download on DriveThruRPG as part of the free Jovian Wars: Beta Rules. If you had previously download the Jovian Wars Beta Rules, you should have just received an email from DriveThruRPG announcing the new Venus Faction Alpha Playtest file available for download, if not here is direct link to the page to download it and the Beta Rules now.

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Jovian Wars: Venus Faction Alpha Playtest V1 PDF

You are welcome to download the new Jovian Wars: Venus Faction Playtest V1.0 PDF and join in the playtesting of the new Venus Faction for our Jovian Wars Space Battles Tabletop Wargame. A copy of the Jovian Wars Beta Rules is also required to play, and is available as a free download on the DriveThruRPG website, see the link at the top right of this webpage.

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Dream Pod 9 wishes Everyone a Happy Valentines Day!

Quick reminder that Wednesday (February 14th) is Valentines Day, make sure to tell that special someone in your life that you love them. Artist John Bell, made a cute Valentines themed Chibi N-Kidu Drones artwork for the occasion, enjoy.

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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 Computer Game News!

Dream Pod 9 has renewed the Heavy Gear eSports computer game license with Stompy Bot, for an additional five year term. Further, Stompy Bot will announce a series of eSports tournaments and events with a number of eSports partners as a major part of a marketing ramp up strategy. You can checkout the the full press release at the following link.
http://www.stompybot.com/blog

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

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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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