Heavy Gear Blitz Kickstarters Shipping Update!

We want to update everyone on the status of Backer reward packages shipping for the HGB Kickstarters. As of the end of July 2020 we have shipped all the reward packages that don’t require a copy of the new 3rd Edition Heavy Gear Blitz Rulebook or that are going out to our UK/EU backers. We have packed up all the UK/EU packages (that don’t need a copy of the rulebook) with Backer address labels on the boxes and they are just waiting on the rulebook for the other UK/EU packages that need the rulebook to be packed. Then we’ll do an airfreight shipment to Shiny Games (our distributor in the UK) who will take care of adding Royal Mail postage and forwarding them to the UK/EU backers, so that no one has to pay VAT on the packages received.

Due to COVID-19 Dream Pod 9 can no longer ship weekly. As once a shipping is made with US Post, upon returning to Canada we have to self quarantine for 14 days, so now we are shipping about once every 3 weeks or so. And for the first several months I’ve been doing the shipping solo at the office, as to not put anyone else at risk, encase I catch the virus during our shipping to the USA. So I got way behind schedule on the layout of the new 3rd Edition Rulebook, which has caused the delay in shipping out the final backer reward packages and I want to apologize for that. I hope to get the layout finished in August and then release the free to download ebook version to everyone once its done to get feedback. Then 2 weeks later send the updated layout files to the printer to get the rulebooks printed, which will take about a month to print. So we should have them back in early October and start shipping out all the final backer reward packages then. Once again sorry for the delay.

Now if your a USA or Canadian Backer that has a Hero of reward package which includes a rulebook or have selected one as an add-on and you don’t want to wait for the rulebook and want your new plastic miniature armies right away we have 2 options. Email Robert at rdubois@dp9.com with your backer name and email address used to login to Kickstarter and request that your reward package minus the rulebook be shipped with DP9’s next shipping. And OPTION 1: you would like the rulebook shipped when its ready and that you’ll pay another fixed shipping cost of $19 CAD for USA or $17 CAD for Canada at that time, via PayPal money request or Visa or Mastercard. Or OPTION 2: when the rulebook is ready to let you know via email and then you’ll place an order on the DP9 Online Store and you would just like the rulebook added in with that order when it ships.

If your an International or UK/EU Backer that has a Hero of reward package which includes a rulebook or have selected one as an add-on and you don’t want to wait for the rulebook and want your new plastic miniature armies right away we have 2 options. Email Robert at rdubois@dp9.com with your backer name and email address used to login to Kickstarter and request that your reward package minus the rulebook be shipped with DP9’s next shipping. We’ll value the shipment at just the cost of goods, not the amount pledged to keep any VAT charges you maybe charged as low as possible. And OPTION 1: you would like the rulebook shipped when its ready and that you’ll pay the exact shipping cost (to be determined once we have the exact weight of the printed book), via PayPal money request or Visa or Mastercard. Or OPTION 2: when the rulebook is ready to let you know via email and then you’ll place an order on the DP9 Online Store and you would just like the rulebook added in with that order when it ships.

UK/EU Backers that don’t have a rulebook as part of their reward package and don’t want to wait for the airfreight shipment and forwarding via Shiny Games in the UK. Email Robert at rdubois@dp9.com with your backer name and email address used to login to Kickstarter and request that your reward package be shipped with DP9’s next shipping via US Post. We’ll value the shipment at just the cost of goods, not the amount pledged to keep any VAT charges you maybe charged as low as possible.

We also have a few Backers that have still not logged into the DP9 Pledge Manager website and completed their registration, selected rewards/add-ons, and paid the fixed shipping cost. We’ll be messaging these backers again today via the Kickstarter website with a reminder and login information. If you get an email from Kickstarter please login and check your messages.