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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 rdubois@dp9.com 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 rdubois@dp9.com 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 rdubois@dp9.com 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 Roleplaying & Tactical System Rulebook we made a special patch. The HG25th Patch is 5.85″ x 3.15″ with an Iron-on backing, with 3 versions (Gold Thread, Gold Metalic Thread, and Glow In The Dark Thread on Black twill with merrowed edging). See photos of the 3 versions, plus the Glow In The Dark version glowing in the dark, and a group photo including all the 3″ diameter faction patches made as part of our Kickstarters.

As part of our 25th Anniversary Promotion all DP9 Online Store Orders from the end of July that have not shipped yet and all August and September 2020 orders with an Order Sub-Total of $50 USD or more will received a free HG25th Gold Thread Patch automatically added to the order when it is packed. Orders with a Sub-Total of $110 USD or more will received a free HG25th Gold Metalic Thread Patch automatically added to the order when it is packed. And Orders with a Sub-Total of $200 USD or more will received a free HG25th Glow In The Dark Thread Patch automatically added to the order when it is packed. Limit of 1 of each HG25th Thread Version Patch per customer.

Customers can also purchase the HG25th Patches in the New Releases section of the DP9 Online Store at the following link.
https://store.dp9.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=125

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…

The Dream Pod 9 Social Distancing Sale is on Now thru Midnight EST May 31st, 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! Plus 20% OFF All Heavy Gear Fleet Scale Minis!…

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.
https://dp9forum.com/index.php?/topic/19470-golden-gear-2020-entry-photos/

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.
https://dp9forum.com/index.php?/topic/19470-golden-gear-2020-entry-photos/

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.
https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Jovian2020