Dream Pod 9 has started updating the old scanned Tribe 8 ebooks on DriveThruRPG with new clearer to read and searchable electronic versions, see sample page image attached below from the Tribe 8 Rulebook.

The first four are now available:
– Tribe 8 Rulebook 1st Edition
– Weaver Screen and Assistant
– Vimary Sourcebook
– Children of Lilith
If you previously purchased these ebooks, the updated files have automatically been added to your accounts on DriveThruRPG and are now available for you to login and download.

We’ll also be adding Print on Demand options for them once we get proof copies printed and approved in the near future.

A big thank you to long time Dream Pod 9 supporter Scott Ferguson for his help in converting the old Tribe 8 PageMaker layout files over to InDesign. Which requires a lot of time, as most of the pages needed to be completely re-laid out and even some chapter texts completely re-typed in as well. Once a layout is redone with InDesign, we can save it as the electronic version ebook pdf and with a bit more work as even higher rez cover and interior Print on Demand (POD) pdf files.

We hope to get all of the Tribe 8 ebooks updated to electronic versions in the coming year. The next few that we’re finishing up right now include the Tribe 8 Companion, Horrors of the Z’bri, and Into the Outlands. We also plan to make available for the first time the Tribe 8 Map Pack (DP9-811) and The Art of Tribe 8 – Volume 1 sometime in 2021. We are saving all the artwork files as the Tribe 8 books are being re-laid out to compile into the first Art book next year.

The Jovian Wars Golden Exo 2020 Miniature Painting Competition is now on, with 6 categories and prizes for each below. Get painting your Jovian Wars Spaceships and Squads, take your entry photos and email them in to by the end of November 2020 (see all the competition details below).
With 6 Categories:
  • Best Exo Squad (3 Exos on squad base)
  • Best Fighter/Bomber Squad (3 Fighters or Bombers on squad base)
  • Best Spaceship (1 Spaceship on base plate)
  • Best Jovian Force (Minimum 2 Spaceships & 2 Squads)
  • Best CEGA Force (Minimum 2 Spaceships & 2 Squads)
  • Best Venus Force (Minimum 2 Spaceships & 2 Squads)
Prize for each Category Winner:
1 Golden Exo 2020 Trophy + $50 DP9 Online Store Credit.
Golden Exo Trophy ”Chibi Wyvern” sculpted by Philippe F. LeClerc.
  • Entries must be Jovian Wars scale Spaceships, Exos, Fighters, or Bombers.
  • Entry Deadline is Midnight EST on November 30th 2020.
  • Email up to five photos per entry to please include your full name. By submitting your photos you grant Dream Pod 9 the right to publish the submitted photos. Entrants may submit entries to multiple categories, with a maximum of 3 entries per category. Current Dream Pod 9 Staff are excluded from the competition.
  • Judging will be done by the Dream Pod 9 Staff (Robert Dubois, Philippe F. LeClerc, and Alain Gadbois) in early December and Winners Announced.
We’ll post all the entries as they are received in a DP9 Forum thread for everyone to checkout. So get your entry photos in now.
The Jovian Chronicles Bundle of Holding 2020 offer is ending on Monday night Sept. 21st at 11 pm EST. Close to 500 bundles have been sold so far and around $1400 USD raised for the Direct Relief charity. You can help out a great cause and get an amazing Jovian Chronicles ebook deal at the following link.
Plus a reminder that the entry deadline for our Golden Gear 2020 Painting Competition is coming up this Sunday night at midnight EST (Sept, 20th 2020). Get your entry photos emailed to as soon as possible. We’ve attached a few of the latest entry photos with this post for you all to checkout. All the entry photo received so far and the competition details can be found on the DP9 Forum Thread at the following link.

Its been 25 years since we released the Heavy Gear Roleplaying & Tactical System Rulebook back at Gen Con in August 1995. Back then Dream Pod 9 was still just the design team at Ianus Publications, checkout the old rulebook cover image attached with this post and its product code of ISG-01 in the top right corner. Dream Pod 9 only split off from Ianus Publications in December 1995 and became an official incorporated company, and later printings of the rulebook changed the product code to DP9-001. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the release of the Heavy Gear…

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…

The staff at Dream Pod 9 wishes all our Canadian friends a Happy Canada Day, July 1st. And our American cousins to the south a Happy Independence Day, July 4th. Please stay safe, wear a mask, and keep your social distancing during these difficult times.

The Dream Pod 9 Open for Business but still Socially Distancing Sale is on Now thru Midnight EST August 2nd, 2020. The Sale includes 20% OFF all Heavy Gear Blitz Army Boxes & Miniature Packs (Gears, Striders, Tanks, Hovertanks, Mounts, APCs, VTOLS, & Infantry) and Heavy Gear Arena Miniature Packs! Plus 20% OFF all Jovian Wars Spaceships, Exo/Fighter/Bomber Squads, and Starter Forces! And to top it all off our friends over at Fusion Models are giving 20% OFF on all their products, including the 1/35 scale Kodiak Master Grade Kit and both Jovian Chronicles Garage Kits! Reminder, the GOLDEN GEAR…


Our judges looked over all the Golden Gear 2020 Entries this last weekend and tabulated the results for the 4 categories. We want to thank everyone that took the time paint-up some their Heavy Gear Blitz and Arena miniatures, take photos, and send them in for our annual painting competition. Each category winner will be receiving a Golden Gear 2020 Trophy and a $100 USD Dream Pod 9 Online Store credit plus free shipping for their next order that will include their Trophy when shipped.

Now, its time to announce the winners below and we have attached images below with this post of the winning entries and honorable mentions for each category. You can click on the images below to open larger versions.
– Best Heavy Gear Blitz Miniature Winner: Frank Washburn (Hydra Strider)
– Best Heavy Gear Blitz Combat Group Winner: Baconradar (Southern Strike)
– Best Duelist Miniature Winner: Taro Kawagoe (Arbalestier Duelist)
– Pimp My Gear Winner: Tomihiko Katano (Peace Officers)

You can checkout all the entries on the DP9 Forum Golden Gear 2020 Entry Photos thread at the following link.

We received the final entries for our Golden Gear 2020 Painting Competition last night, a Big Thank You to everyone that took the time to enter. Later this week the Dream Pod 9 Montreal Staff of Robert, Phil, and Alain will take the time to judge and rank the entries. Next weekend we’ll announce all the winners and honorable mentions for the 4 categories of Best HGB Mini, Best Combat Group, Best Duelist, and Pimp My Gear. Each winner will receive a Golden Gear 2020 Trophy (see photo of the 4 trophies attached) and a $100 DP9 Online Store credit. We’ve attached the final entry photos with this post for you all to checkout and all the entry photos can be found on the DP9 Forum Thread at the following link.

Plus a reminder that the Jovian Chronicles Bundle of Holding 2020 ebooks offer ends tonight (Monday night Sept. 21st) at 11 pm EST. Over to 500 bundles have been sold so far with over $1500 USD raised for the Direct Relief charity. You can help out a great cause and get an amazing Jovian Chronicles ebook deal at the following link.