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  1. Dream Pod 9's latest Jovian Wars Tabletop Wargame Kickstarter is live. This time we are making new spaceship, exo-armor, and fighter/bomber squad miniatures for the game's Venus faction. The Kickstarter runs to Sunday evening, December 2nd, 2018 at 8 pm EST. Our initial funding goal is $4,000 CAD, needed to cover the mold costs for the high quality multi-part resin spaceships and give our Backers some great reward packages has already been reached. Now we are working on Stretch Goals to add more weapons and other parts to the various ships. If you love spaceship miniatures please checkout the 8 new spaceships (1/4000 scale) and 9 exo/fighter/bomber squads (1/1000 scale) in the image below. Plus here is an image of the Strap Carrier with different views of the 3d model, exploded parts view, and photos of the actual resin miniature on 3" x 3" acrylic base. The Venus faction don't flaunt their power in the solar system and camouflage their warships as civilian freighters. Hence we have included extra cover plates for weapons and closed hanger sections to make the civilian versions or if you want you can pin the parts and hot swap as desired. You can check it all out at the Kickstarter link below and help us by pledging for one of our great reward levels. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heavygearblitz/jovian-wars-venus-forces-kickstarter
  2. Another Successful Kickstarter, Thank You All! Thank you to all our amazing backers for your support of the Heavy Gear Blitz Peace River & NuCoal Core Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter. Your pledges raised $40,912 CAD, which gives us our initial funding goal of $25K for the first plastic injection mold and unlocked the first 6 Stretch Goals. Kickstarter will process all the pledges over the next 2 weeks and we'll work on the Pledge Manager website to have it ready to send out invites to Backers soon after that. About a week after we email out invites to the Pledge Manager we plan to open it to outside Backers and start our extra funding campaign to get Stretch Goal 09 unlocked at $50K CAD and fund the second plastic injection mold. We'll make updates when the invites go out and when the Pledge Manager is opened to outside Backers.
  3. Heavy Gear Blitz Peace River & NuCoal Core Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter Final Week Update!Dream Pod 9's Heavy Gear Blitz Peace River & NuCoal Core Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter is now into its final week, ending Saturday Evening May 26th, 2018. After reaching our initial funding goal of $25,000 CAD, early in the campaign, to make a first plastic injection mold and give Backers some nice plastic miniatures for the game. We've unlocked the first 4 stretch goals with over $36,000 CAD pledged. We have looked at whats reasonable to expect in the final week of the Kickstarter and updated our stretch goals and plans accordingly. The campaign page text, reward levels graphics, stretch goal graphic, some add-ons graphics, and pledge calculator excel sheet link have all been updated.The next major goal is Stretch Goal 09 at $50K CAD pledged for a second plastic injection mold that will include core Fire Support and Recon models for Peace River and NuCoal. Dream Pod 9 is committed to reaching this goal and unlocking the second mold and making the Backer Reward Packages some really amazing deals. If needed we will run an extra funding campaign after the Kickstarter ends using our pledge manager website to reach the $50K CAD goal.We have updated Stretch Goal 09 to give Backers an amazing reward. At $50K CAD pledged we`ll be adding 3 Crusader IV (FS support unit) and 3 Skirmisher (RC support unit) plastic miniatures to the Peace River Army Commander, Badlands Commander and their Hero of version Reward Level packages. Plus we`ll be adding 3 Chevalier (FS support unit) and 3 Jerboa (RC support unit) plastic miniatures to the NuCoal Army Commander, Badlands Commander and their Hero of version Reward Level packages. With this a Peace River or NuCoal Army Commander reward level will each include 18 plastic miniatures for $70 CAD pledged ($3.89 per mini). And the Badlands Commander reward level will include 36 plastic miniatures for $100 CAD pledged ($2.78 per mini). Plus we have made available all 4 of plastic miniatures as Add-Ons for an Extra Pledge right now for Backers that want to pickup extras, and make full Fire Support or Recon squads (combat groups) instead of support units for the GP and Strike squads.We had planned for a 3rd plastic injection mold at $75K CAD pledged that would have included the Peace River Argos, NuCoal Arbalestier, and Stoneheads badlands terrain as plastic miniatures. But for the Final Week we have pulled back on that plan and are now offering the Argos and Arbalestier as pewter miniatures in the Add-Ons for an Extra Pledge of $22 CAD each. Plus added our previously available resin terrain packs of Four Stoneheads in Sand ($22 CAD) and Four Stoneheads ($28 CAD) to the Add-Ons for an Extra Pledge for Backers that want to add some gaming terrain.Thank You to all our Backers for your amazing support so far, we`ll be working hard to get the word out to more potential Backers this final week. We think the updated reward packages at $50K CAD pledged are amazing deals and should help convince a few more to show their support and click the Kickstarter Link below.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...oal-plastic-mi
  4. Heavy Gear Blitz Peace River & NuCoal Core Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter Update! Dream Pod 9’s latest Kickstarter for the Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame now has 16 days left to go and has already reached its initial funding goal of $25K CAD. The focus this time is Core Plastic Miniatures for our Peace River and NuCoal factions and raising the money needed to make their expensive plastic injection molds. Backer pledges are now over $32.5K CAD with the first 3 stretch goals unlocked, adding more plastic minis to various Backer reward level packages. The plastic miniatures are 1/144 scale and range in height from 30 to 43 mm tall, they are multi-part for greater poseability and include extra weapons to make all the variant models. Our main package is the Badlands Commander reward level at a pledge of $100 CAD (about $77 USD) which includes Peace River & NuCoal Faction Patches and both the Peace River and NuCoal Armies starting out with 16 plastic minis with extra weapons and parts. Stretch goals once unlocked will add an additional 22 minis, bring the total to 38 plastic minis. We also individual Peace River and NuCoal Army Commander reward levels at a pledge of $70 CAD (about $54 USD) with a Faction Patch and Army of 8 plastic minis. Stretch goals once unlocked will add an additional 11 minis, bring the total to 19 plastic minis for each Faction Army. Plus we have lots of Add-Ons available, including plastic army boxes for other factions made possible by our past Kickstarters. Game rules are free with our Heavy Gear Blitz Living Rulebook ebook, hosted on DriveThruRPG for free download at the following link to check out. We still need more Backers to reach all our stretch goals and pay for the plastic injection molds. The Kickstarter runs until Saturday evening May 26th, 2018. Please show your support for Dream Pod 9 and Heavy Gear Blitz by clicking on the link below to check out our Kickstarter and make a pledge today! As with our previous Kickstarters we plan to continue the funding campaign as needed to get all the stretch goals unlocked after the main campaign ends and our pledge manager website is open. https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-peace-river-…
  5. Heavy Gear Blitz Peace River & NuCoal Core Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter! Dream Pod 9's latest Kickstarter for the Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame is now live and has already reached its initial funding goal of $25K CAD. The focus this time is Core Plastic Miniatures for our Peace River and NuCoal factions and raising the money needed to to make their expensive plastic injection molds. We have some great reward packages for our Backers to thank them for their support. The Badlands Commander reward level at a pledge of $100 CAD (about $77 USD) includes Peace River & NuCoal Faction Patches and both the Peace River and NuCoal Armies starting out with 16 plastic minis with extra weapons and parts. Stretch goals once unlocked will add an additional 22 minis, bring the total to 38 plastic minis. We also individual Peace River and NuCoal Army Commander reward levels at a pledge of $70 CAD (about $54 USD) with a Faction Patch and Army of 8 plastic minis. Stretch goals once unlocked will add an additional 11 minis, bring the total to 19 plastic minis for each Faction Army. Plus we have lots of Add-Ons available, including plastic army boxes for other factions made possible by our past Kickstarters. We need more Backers to get all our stretch goals unlocked and pay for the plastic injection molds. The Kickstarter runs until Saturday evening May 26th, 2018. Please show your support for Dream Pod 9 and Heavy Gear Blitz by clicking on the link below to check out our Kickstarter and make a pledge today! https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-peace-river-… We unlocked our first Stretch Goal today with $27.5K CAD Pledged, thank you to all our Backers. We'll be adding 1 more Warrior plastic mini to the Peace River Army & Badlands Commander Reward Level Packages and their Hero of Versions.
  6. Heavy Gear Blitz Peace River & NuCoal Core Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter is now Live!Dream Pod 9 launched its Heavy Gear Blitz Peace River & NuCoal Core Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter at 7:05 pm EST yesterday (April 26th, 2018). The Kickstarter campaigns initial goal is to raise $25,000 CAD (about 19.3K USD) needed to make the first plastic injection mold for the new plastic miniatures and backer rewards. The campaign will run for 30 days ending on Saturday evening at 7:05 pm EST (May 26th, 2018). We need everyone's support to make these new plastic miniatures for the Peace River and NuCoal factions a reality and if you can share news of the Kickstarter with friends and the online community it would be a great help.We have a great Peace River and NuCoal Army Commander Reward Levels at $70 CAD (about $53.85 USD) each. Which include a faction patch and 2 squads (General Purpose and Strike) with a total of 8 plastic miniatures each. Stretch Goals, once unlocked, will add Fire Support and Recon models to the armies and increase the total to 19 plastic miniatures for each army.We also have a great deal with our Badlands Commander Reward Level at $100 CAD (about $77 USD) that includes the Peace River and NuCoal Patchs and Armies of 2 squads (General Purpose and Strike) each for a total of 16 plastic miniatures starting out. Stretch Goals, once unlocked, will add Fire Support and Recon models to the armies and increase the total to 38 plastic miniatures.Plus we have Hero of Peace River, NuCoal, and Badlands Reward Levels that include the Commander Reward Packages plus add a copy of the full color printed HGB Quick Start Rulebook 2018 Edition. The planned new edition will updated the rules and add the Peace River, NuCoal, and Utopia Kickstarter model lists sections to the Quick Start Rulebook. Also included in the Hero Reward Levels are faction Decal Sheets, Commander Token Packs, and Vehicles and Weapons players reference sheets. Plus new pewter and resin miniatures releases for the Peace River faction.Show your support for Heavy Gear Blitz by clicking on the link below and making a pledge today!https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-peace-river-…
  7. Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Kickstarter Successfully Funded!Dream Pod 9 wants to Thank All our Backers of the Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter for helping make it a success. The campaign raised $30,516 CAD, just over its Goal of $30K.We had artist, John Bell, do some cute Utopia Chibi artwork for the Kickstarter, this time with soccer theme. Checkout our Chibi Thank You Artwork below, now that the Funding GOOOOAL! has been reached, Thank You All!
  8. HGB Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter has just cleared its Initial Funding Goal, with 4 hours left to Go!We still need more Backers, treat yourself one of our great reward levels, click the link below to show your support!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-plastic-minia
  9. Final 24 Hours of the Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter!The Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter to fund the plastic injection mold needed to make new plastic minis is now in its final 24 Hours of the campaign, ending Saturday evening February 3rd 2018 at 7:02 pm EST.The total pledged so far is $22,739 CAD (75%) of its $30K CAD (23K USD) initial funding goal. We need $7,261 CAD more in pledges or 104 Backers at our $70 CAD ($53.85 USD) Captain Reward Level pledge to make it a success. The Captain Reward Level includes an amazing 36 plastic Utopia miniatures plus Utopia Patch & Heavy Gear Blitz Rulebook PDFs (see image below). Or just 27 Backers at our Hero of Utopia Reward Level for a $270 CAD pledge.Treat yourself one of our great reward levels and maybe a few Add-Ons (see images below) like a Cute Chibi N-KIDU Drone resin model for an extra pledge of $22 CAD, click the link below to show your support and get into a New Game for the New Year!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heavygearblitz/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed-forces-plastic-minia
  10. Final 72 Hours of the Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter!The Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter to fund the plastic injection mold needed to make new plastic minis is now in its final 72 Hours (3 Days) of the campaign, ending Saturday evening February 3rd 2018 at 7:02 pm EST. The total pledged so far is $19,674 CAD (65%) of its $30K CAD (23K USD) initial funding goal.Dream Pod 9 really wants the Kickstarter to succeed and has just added all the planned plastic miniature stretch goals to the basic Captain and Above Reward Levels. This brings the Captain Reward Level to an amazing 36 plastic minis plus Utopia Patch & Heavy Gear Blitz Rulebook PDFs (see image below) for a pledge of $70 CAD ($53.85 USD) or just $1.95 CAD ($1.50 USD) per mini. Treat yourself to a Captain Reward Level and maybe a few Add-Ons, click the link below to show your support and get into a New Game for the New Year!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-plastic-miniaPlus we have higher backer reward levels of Veteran Captain at $90 CAD ($69.23 USD) which includes all the Captain rewards plus 1x MAR-DK resin drone model (48 mm tall) and Elite Captain at $155 CAD ($119.23 USD) which includes all the Captain rewards plus 1x Gilgamesh Command Tank resin model (191 mm long x 128 mm wide x 62 mm tall), or Commander at $175 CAD ($134.62 USD), which includes all the Captain rewards plus 1x MAR-DK and 1x Gilgamesh Command Tank resin models. Or our amazing Hero of Utopia Reward Level at $270 CAD ($207.70 USD) with lots of Utopia goodies, (see image below).We also have non-miniature reward levels that include the Pilot Reward Level ($6 CAD, provides a Utopia Patch plus access to any Add-On you select for an extra pledge) and the Cadet Reward Level ($10 CAD, provides a Utopia patch and worldwide mailing included, but no add-ons).To all our backers so far, a Big Thank You for all your support, please share this post with friends and the online community and lets all make the last 72 hours an amazing success!
  11. Utopia Kickstarter Update & Utopia Force Special Rules Video!Now just 6 days left in the Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter with $19,286 CAD Pledged (64%) of our $30K CAD Initial Funding Goal. We'll keep working hard at getting news out about the Kickstarter to have a strong last week and a successful campaign with everyone's help. The Utopia Kickstarter ends on Saturday evening February 3rd at 7:02 pm EST. Here is a link to the Kickstarter page to go check it out and show your support. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heavygearblitz/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed-forces-plastic-minia For this update we made a short video (click the link below) focusing on the Utopia Special Rules when making a Generic Utopia Force (Army). Sorry if the video is a bit shaky at spots it was made with a handheld iPhone in one take and no editing. Also a quick errata the HGB Living Rulebook page mentioned at the end of the video is wrong, it should be page 204. I'm going to have to learn how to do some video editing in the future, as it took about 10 tries to get that best take that was uploaded to the YouTube channel. Attached are the 3 pages that we created for the video explaining the Utopia Force Special Rules and the page 204 from the HGB Living Rulebook. The page includes other Utopia Force Sub-Lists like the UCFT - Utopian Combined Forces Troupe with its Well Supported special rule: Each Primary Unit in this Force may have two Support units. And Allies special rule: Choose one CEF, Black Talons, Caprice, or Eden Support units from the chosen Faction Force list to attach to Utopian Primary units. And 3 more Sub-Lists each specialized for Commando, Recce, or Support Armigers. You can download the HGB Living Rulebook ebook at the link below. http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/...iliate_id=4310Next update will include more Heavy Gear Blitz rules and game play videos, until then keep sharing news of the Utopia Kickstarter with friends and the online community to help us get the word out to everyone.
  12. Its now a week since we launched the Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter to fund the expensive plastic injection mold needed. So far $14,488 CAD has been pledged or 48% of our initial $30K CAD (23K USD) funding goal. There is now just under 10 days left in the campaign, which ends on Saturday February 3rd 2018 at 7:02 PM EST. Dream Pod 9 really needs this Kickstarter to fund successfully so that the subsequent Peace River and NuCoal Plastic Miniature Kickstarters can go ahead at the end of February and March as planned. To hopefully entice more Backers and to thank and reward those already supporting the Utopia Kickstarter we have decided to add 9 more plastic miniatures to the Captain and Above Reward Level packages. This brings the Captain and Above Reward Level packages to 27 plastic Utopia miniatures when the Kickstarter hits its initial funding goal. We are also keeping Stretch Goals 1 to 6 that can add an additional 9 plastic miniatures when they are all unlocked, bringing the total up to 36 minis. Previously announced Stretch Goals 7 to 12 have been removed and their potential 9 additional minis are what we used to add to the Captain and Above Reward Level packages announced in this update. The Captain Reward Level at $70 CAD ($53.85 USD) is an even better Backer thank you reward package now with 27 plastic miniatures (about $2.60 CAD or $2 USD per mini). Attached (below) are the updated Captain Reward Level and Hero of Utopia Reward Level graphics, that are now on the main campaign page. The original 18 plastic miniatures made 3 Combat Groups with primary units of strike, recce (recon), and support (fire support). The 9 additional plastic miniatures will make will make 3 support units of strike, recce (recon), and support (fire support) that can be placed with their matching primary units or with another to give your Combat Group different attack options. Thank you all for your amazing support, please continue to share these updates with friends and the online community. We'll keep working hard to make the Kickstarter a success and any help you can give us getting the word out to potential backers is very appreciated. We are working on some more Heavy Gear Blitz Rules and Game Play videos that will be posted in upcoming updates. Visit the Utopia Kickstarter page at the link below and show your support of Heavy Gear Blitz with a pledge.https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed…
  13. We just posted our latest HGB Utopia Armed Forces Kickstarter Update that we wanted to share with everyone. We made some new videos today and uploaded them to YouTube. These are just simple videos made by Robert using his iPhone handheld without any editing. The first is a quick Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame introduction video with whats needed to play, the tabletop battlefield, and basic dice rolling mechanics. Second is a Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame Initiative and Commanders video. And third is a Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame Action Phase (Movement and Firing) video. Click the links to the YouTube videos below the video description texts, sorry if the videos are bit shaky at points. Heavy Gear Blitz Introduction, Whats Needed to Play, Tabletop Battlefield, and Basic Dice Rolling Video. https://youtu.be/amRFAce-c_Q Heavy Gear Blitz Initiative and Commanders Video. https://youtu.be/SK8Xc0jQQGk Heavy Gear Blitz Action Phase (Movement and Firing) Video. https://youtu.be/7zYXVMfUuk8 Also, here is the Heavy Gear Blitz Army (Force) Contruction video from an earlier Kickstarter Update. https://youtu.be/fl1I5OsNQvc The Kickstarter has 12 Days to go and we need more Backers to make it a success, please share this post with friends and visit the Kickstarter page at the link below and show your support with a pledge. https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed… Image below is of the Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame Setup prepared for the videos. We're working on more basic game play videos for future Kickstarter updates, if you have requests put them in the comments below. Plus larger images of the Utopia 3d models and some photos of the original pewter minis nicely painted up with some cool FX added to them in Photoshop (erasing flight bases, adding sensor lighting, thrust exhaust, and weapons fire), Enjoy!
  14. We just launched our Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter at 7:02 pm EST today (January 17th, 2018). The Kickstarter campaigns initial goal is to raise $30,000 CAD (about 23K USD) needed to make the plastic injection mold for the new plastic miniatures and backer rewards. The campaign will run for 17 days ending on Saturday evening at 7:02 pm EST (February 3rd, 2018). We need everyone's support to make these new plastic miniatures for the Utopia faction a reality and if you can share news of the Kickstarter with friends and the online community it would be a great help. We have a great Captain Reward Level at $70 CAD (about $53.85 USD) that includes a Utopia Patch and 3 squads (Strike, Recce, and Support) with a total of 18 plastic miniatures. Stretch Goals, once unlocked, will increase the total to 36 plastic miniatures. 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. Treat yourself to a New Army for the New Year, by clicking on the image above or the link below! https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed…
  15. Dream Pod 9 just launched our second Kickstarter for Heavy Gear Blitz to make plastic miniatures for the core Peace River, NuCoal & Utopia faction models for our Heavy Gear Blitz! - Tabletop Wargame. Our initial goal is to raise $50,000 needed to make two plastic injection molds for the 8 core models of the Peace River and NuCoal faction Armies. Mini Stretch Goals after that will add extra parts to the sprues like running legs, extra arms, and extra weapons. Larger Main Stretch Goals will make more plastic injections molds possible and Unlock the core Utopia Army models and additional models for all three factions.We believe that being an early supporter should be encouraged so we are setting our reward levels so that the early Heavy Gear Commander Level Backers, which is a great package for two players starting out in the game, will get their rewards shipped out in the first wave. Sign up early to lock in your shipping order and watch as stretch goals bolster your forces! We also have some Faction Army Set Pledge Levels for Backers just wanting miniatures from one of the factions. All models from the Heavy Gear Commander Set and unlocked models will also be available at a special price for this Kickstarter to all backers as add-ons rewards for an extra pledge.Here is a link to go check it out and show your support.
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