About this project
Please Note all prices in this Kickstarter are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD) as we are based in Canada, at launch $1 CAD was worth about $0.76 USD with a 1.31 exchange rate. So the Captain Reward Pledge Level of $88 CAD is about $67 USD, a $24 CAD ship is about $18 USD, and $20 CAD ship is about $15 USD.
We will updating the image above as stretch goals are unlocked and adding new ships and parts stretch goals.
Here is a link to our Pledge Calculator excel file Updated with the New Admiral Reward Level (and + All Exo & Fighter Squads Add-Ons), CEGA Fleet Admiral Reward Level (and + All CEGA Exo & Fighter Squad Add-Ons), and Jovian Fleet Admiral Reward Level (and + All Jovian Exo & Fighter Squad Add-Ons) that you can download and use to easily calculate your pledge to enter in the Kickstarter.
The Jovian Wars Kickstarter is to make a series of new high quality resin spaceship miniatures for the Jovian and CEGA factions of the Jovian Wars - Tabletop Wargame. These new spaceship miniature will be 1/4000 scale (about 3" to 5" in length) with the larger parts cast in high quality grey resin, smaller parts like the weapons and engine fins cast in pewter. They will each include a stand that will be laser etched and cut clear acrylic base with clear acrylic post. Checkout our proof of concept photo below with the remastered Poseidon for CEGA and Valiant for Jovian, to see how the final spaceships will look on their acrylic bases and acrylic rods, shown with a few of the pewter fleet scale exo and fighter squads primed in grey on their bases in front.
We are making all the new ships modular with standard connection points between the parts. Easy assembly is our goal with Engines, Cargo, and Habitat sections that have a large peg in the front to match holes in the back of the Cargo, Habitat and Forward Hull sections. We have also added small centered pilot holes on all the large pegs and in the holes for easy drilling and pinning of the parts if the players want. See the exploded parts view image below of the Birmingham and Majestic Fleet Carriers. Plus we have standard pegs on the sides of the forward hull sections to mount weapons, which all have matching holes in their underside. We even have these same standard pegs on the sides of the habitat ring or pod sections so players can customize their ships with small cargo containers and other parts, that are planned as stretch goals during the Kickstarter.
All Backers that pledge at our Pilot, Captain or higher reward levels will receive 1 of the Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Jovian Wars Acrylic Turning Templates with their rewards. Our friends over at Impudent Mortal will be making all our laser etched and cut acrylic bases and templates. Checkout the photo below of how the Kickstarter Backer Acrylic Turning Template turned out.
The Jovian Wars Rules are still in Beta Playtesting right now and are available as a free download pdf on DriveThruRPG, click the link below to get your copy and try them out.
We also have some Jovian Wars Rules and Game Play Videos post up on YouTube that you can checkout at the following link.
We also have all the new spaceships and all Exo-Armor and Fighter Squads for the Jovian and CEGA factions that are available for as Add-Ons (see below) for an extra pledge.
SHIPPING: A fixed shipping cost of $16 CAD for Canadian Backers, $18 CAD (13.74 USD) for United States Backers, and $45 CAD ($34.35 USD) for International Backers will be charged after the Kickstarter is finished using PayPal. Please Do Not Add Shipping to your pledge as the Kickstarter Pledge Total. As we used the total to unlock stretch goals and all pledges received can not be applied to the shipping cost after the Kickstarter has ended.
Check out the short History Timeline graphic below, that we made to help everyone up to date with the year 2220, and the events that lead up to the Jovian Wars.
Meet the Dream Pod 9 staff behind this project in the photo below.
Dream Pod 9 also wants to thank, long time collaborator, Wunji Lau over at Fusion Core Studios for helping us produce the short Jovian Wars video. And new to the team, Miquel Tankard for helping with Rapid Prototyping of the new ships.
Risks and challenges
Non-Completion of project: As a company with twenty years experience in completing game development projects the biggest risks to this project fall under the category of act of God. Such as our facilities themselves are damaged by a natural disaster.
These kind of unplanned delays do happen and any of them could delay the fulfillment of our backer rewards. We will be communicating regularly and openly about any delays so that you, our backers, are fully aware of any reasons for delays. Our commitment is to get you a great product and if delays happen in order to deliver on that promise then the expected delivery date will be re-evaluated. Since we will be producing the miniatures here in Canada we will not be affected by international shipping except for where it affects our rewards shipments.
We are keeping this kickstarter limited in scope to the Jovian and CEGA factions considering the vast selection of factions and spaceships available in Jovian Wars. We want to ensure a speedy fulfillment of rewards and when this project is completed we will be looking to future crowdfunding to fund additional projects for the other factions..
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