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Dream Pod 9 will be attending DEXCON 22 from Wednesday, July 3rd thru Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at the Morristown Hyatt Regency & Conference Center in Morristown, New Jersey. President, Robert Dubois and Pod Squad Manager, Joseph Johnson will be in attendance running Heavy Gear Blitz Demo Games and Challenge the Staff Games at our booth. Here is a link to the DEXCON 22 website for those interested in more information about the gaming convention and possibly attending.

https://dexposure.com/dexcon22.html

We’ll also be attending HISTORICON 2019 from Wednesday, July 10th thru Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Running HGB Demo Games and Challenge the Staff Games at our booth. Here is a link to the HISTORICON 2019 website for those interested in more information about the convention and possibly attending.

https://www.hmgs.org/page/HconHome

Dream Pod 9 will not be officially attending Gen Con this summer in Indianapolis, Indiana. But we are trying to have a small presence in a friends company booth and have them sell our core present products to attendees. We figured that we would not have the new Kickstarter plastic minis back and all Backer reward packages shipped before Gen Con, and we didn’t want to annoy any of our amazing Backers.

For Gen Con, one of our local reps will be attending for us at our friends, Dodeca System Games booth (Gen Con 2019 Booth 264). We thank them for helping us out, its greatly appreciated. You can checkout all the great Dodeca System Games on their website at the following link. https://www.dodecasystem.com

Another small Utopia Kickstarter update today with photos of the assembled front and back plates for their plastic injection mold. Checkout the image below to see how they fit together all 6 robot plates into the front and back sides of the mold. The mold manufacturer has told us they plan to start doing testing of this mold along with the Peace River and NuCoal plastic robot molds later next week. Once the test pops of plastic sprues are done they will ship them here for us to checkout and give any comments back. Then they will do the final tweaking of the molds, enlarging gates/runners or doing more EDM as needed to ensure that all the part details to come out crisp.

Our 3d modeler, Tony, decided to show the North some more love and made a 3d model for the Nemesis Jaguar. The original artwork showed it with LAC and LRP, we decided to upgrade them to a MAC and MRP. Checkout the Nemesis Jaguar stock model below with MAC, MRP, LVB, & LSG. And the Southern Special variant with MVB Reach +1 replacing the LVB & LSG. Plus rear and exploded parts views as well. We plan to make the Nemesis Jaguar available as a single pack pewter miniature later this summer. We’ll get the Rules Rooster to post stats…

We had Phil paint up some more Heavy Gear Blitz minis, this time the Southern Titan Attack Helicopter and Naga Strider in Roller ground movement mode using a grey paint scheme and decals. You can checkout photos of the painted minis below, taken from different angles, enjoy!

Just another small Utopia Kickstarter update today with photos of all 6 robot mold plates. The image below shows all the robot “Side A” mold plates for the Support Armiger, Commando Armiger, Support Drones, Recce Armiger, Commando Drones, and Recce Drones. They are not shown to scale, as we had to reduce the size of some photos to get them all to fit on the page. The mold manufacturer should start assembling our 3rd Plastic Injection Mold with all the Utopia robots in the next week and then do test pops of plastic to send us to checkout and give…

The 3d model for the new Peace River Harrier Gear with its hover secondary movement mode and jetpack upgrade option has been finished. The Harrier Two Pack (pewter minis) will be released this summer and include parts to make 1 standing & 1 running pose and 1 set of standard arms & 1 set arms to hold the gun across the torso. It will also include new LPA, LLC, and LMG Pistol weapon parts. Checkout the image below of the Harrier and its variants shown from different angles and an exploded parts view.  

Our 3d modeler, Tony, finished up the new Water Viper model for the Southern faction this week. We plan to release it as a pewter miniature two pack this summer. The Water Viper Two Pack will include parts to make 1 standing & 1 running pose and 1 set of standard arms & 1 set arms to hold the gun across the torso. Checkout the image below of the Water Viper and its Silent Running Viper variant shown from different angles and an exploded parts view.  

Phil finished painting up a few more Heavy Gear Blitz minis last weekend. This time we had him work his magic on the Scorpion Attack Helicopter, Verder, and Stinger using a tan Northern paint scheme. You can checkout photos of the painted minis below, taken from different angles, enjoy!

Back in 2014 Dream Pod 9 licensed Arkrite Press LLC, a new company starter by Jason Dickerson and Greg Perkins (both former DP9 team members) to develop a new edition of the Heavy Gear RPG. Both have full time jobs, which have become more demanding as the years went by, and they have not been able to put the time required into the Arkrite Press project. So after talking it over they have decided to return the Heavy Gear RPG license to Dream Pod 9 and let us work on developing a new edition in the future. You can read…

We just uploaded an updated Jovian Wars Miniatures Assembly Guide with the new Venus faction forces added to it. So our Venus Kickstarter Backers who have started receiving their reward packages have reference photos for all the assembled Jovian Wars spaceships. Its available now for free download on the Drive Thru RPG website at the following link. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/…/Jovian-Wars-Miniatures-Assem… Plus at the end of the updated Jovian Wars Miniatures Assembly Guide we announced that our next Jovian Wars Kickstarter will be Mercury and Mars forces, tentatively planned for late 2019.    

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We had Phil paint up some more Heavy Gear Blitz minis, this time the Northern Mammoth Strider with is ground mode feet and using the North’s tan paint scheme. Plus the CEF Type 42 Peregrine Gunship VTOL with the Earth’s white paint scheme. You can checkout photos of the painted minis below, taken from different angles, enjoy!

We are back in the office after a short staff vacation last week. Since returning last Friday its been busy getting back to everyone that emailed, messaged, and called the office while we were away. All DP9 Online Store orders received have been processed and are in production, with the goal of getting them all shipped out later this week. Then its back to work on layout of the new edition HGB Rulebook.

The Origins 2019 Game Fair is taking place later this week (Thursday June 13th thru Sunday June 16th, 2019) in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Dream Pod 9 is not exhibiting at the show, but one of our Pod Squad demo team members will be there running HGB demos on the first 3 days.

A big thank you to Tony Booker (Pod Squad Ohio) for helping out running HGB Demos at Origin 2019. He’ll have everything needed for you to try a demo, if your attending just stop by and ask for one (Days, Location, and Times are below).
Thursday 6/13/2019: Hall A at 12:00 PM, A113, L8
Friday 6/14/2019: Hall A at 12:00 PM, A112, L3
Saturday 6/15/2019: Hall A at 12:00 PM, A112, L4
Saturday 6/15/2019: Hall A at 2:00 PM, A112, L4
If you want a bigger game, bring your army and challenge Tony to a full battle in the open gaming hall after the demos.