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Project to make new spaceships and exo-armor squad miniatures for the Venus faction of Dream Pod 9's Jovian Wars - Tabletop Wargame.
57 backers pledged CA$ 8,708 to help bring this project to life.

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Our initial funding goal is $4,000 CAD (about $3,100 USD), needed to cover the mold costs for the 8 new Venus ships and give our Backers some great reward packages. After we've reached that goal we'll be announcing stretch goals to added extra weapons and parts to the ships. Checkout the graphics below for our great reward levels, with Captain reward level including a Jovian Wars Patch and the first 4 ships and the Commodore reward level including Patch and all 8 ships. Along with additional reward levels that add all 9 of the Venus Exo-Armor and Fighter/Bomber squads to the Captain and Commodore packages. Plus our Pilot reward level with Patch and you select which ships and other Add-Ons for an extra pledge that you want for a reward package.

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 $0.77 USD with a 1.3 exchange rate. So the Captain reward level pledge of $76 CAD is about $59 USD, Commodore reward level pledge of $138 CAD is about $106 USD.  

Here is a link to our Pledge Calculator excel file that you can download and use to easily calculate your pledge to enter in the Kickstarter.

http://dreampod9.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/JovianWars_VenusForcesKickstarter_PledgeCalculator2.xlsx

Pilot Reward Level.
Pilot Reward Level.
Captain Reward Level.
Captain Reward Level.
Captain + All Venus Exo & Fighter/Bomber Squads Reward Level.
Captain + All Venus Exo & Fighter/Bomber Squads Reward Level.
Commodore Reward Level.
Commodore Reward Level.
Commodore + All Venus Exo & Fighter/Bomber Squads Reward Level.
Commodore + All Venus Exo & Fighter/Bomber Squads Reward Level.
Venus Kickstarter Stretch Goals 01 to 07 Unlocked.
Venus Kickstarter Stretch Goals 01 to 07 Unlocked.

All Backers that pledge at our Pilot, Captain or higher reward levels will receive 1 of the Jovian Wars Patches (4.5" wide with iron-on backing) with their rewards, see preview image below, extra Patches are available as Add-Ons for an extra pledge.

Jovian Wars Patch.
Jovian Wars Patch.
Venus Forces Add-Ons.
Venus Forces Add-Ons.
Satrap Carrier with Exploded Parts View.
Satrap Carrier with Exploded Parts View.
Tsar, Chieftain, and Imperator Exploded Parts Views.
Tsar, Chieftain, and Imperator Exploded Parts Views.
Shan Yu, Gao Tzu, Huang-Ti, and Senator Exploded Parts Views.
Shan Yu, Gao Tzu, Huang-Ti, and Senator Exploded Parts Views.

Miniatures Scale: The spaceship miniatures for our Jovian Wars - Tabletop Wargame are 1/4000 scale checkout the image below with side views and top views on colored base plates, all to scale with a Ruler.  Our Exo-Armor, Fighter/Bomber squads are 1/1000 scale to look nice beside the ships and make them easy to paint.

Venus Spaceships Side Views and Top Views on base plates with Ruler.
Venus Spaceships Side Views and Top Views on base plates with Ruler.
1st Kickstarter Ship Add-Ons for an Extra Pledge.
1st Kickstarter Ship Add-Ons for an Extra Pledge.
1st Kickstarter CEGA Exo & Fighter Squads, Decals, and Dice Add-Ons.
1st Kickstarter CEGA Exo & Fighter Squads, Decals, and Dice Add-Ons.
1st Kickstarter Jovian Exo & Fighter Squads, Decals, and Dice Add-Ons.
1st Kickstarter Jovian Exo & Fighter Squads, Decals, and Dice Add-Ons.

SHIPPING: A fixed shipping cost of $17 CAD for Canadian Backers, $19 CAD (14.62 USD) for United States Backers, $47 CAD ($36.15 USD) for International Backers, and $4 CAD for Pilot Reward Level Patch Only No Add-Ons 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.

Free Jovian Wars Rules and Venus Faction Playtest eBook (pdf) downloads.
Free Jovian Wars Rules and Venus Faction Playtest eBook (pdf) downloads.

The Jovian Wars Rules are still in Beta Playtesting right now and are available as a free download eBook (pdf) on DriveThruRPG, click the link below to get your copy and try them out.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/201440/Jovian-Wars--Alpha-Playtest-Rules-Package-v1?cPath=73_124&affiliate_id=4310  

We also have a free download of our Venus Faction Alpha Playtest eBook (pdf) available at the following link for everyone to checkout. http://dreampod9.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/JovianWars-VenusFaction-AlphaPlaytestV1.pdf

Check out the short History Timeline graphic below, that we made to help everyone get up to date with the year 2220, and the events that lead up to the Jovian Wars.

Jovian Wars History Timeline.
Jovian Wars History Timeline.

Short Venus Fiction Story: Checkout our Free Download PDF of a short story entitled The Journey of the Corpse, written by Wunji Lau. The original short story along with its color artwork come from the Jovian Chronicles Venus Ships of the Fleet book published by Dream Pod 9 back in 2000.

Dream Pod 9 Staff and Collaborators for the Venus Forces Kickstarter include Robert Dubois President of Dream Pod 9, Alain Gadbois molds and resin casting at Fusion Models, Tony Baltera 3d modeling & design, Wunji Lau Kickstarter video production, and Stephen Rider 3d printing of new ships and exo/bomber parts. Our acrylic bases and turning template are produced by Walt Langhans at Impudent Mortal and Decal sheets by Brian Plunkitt over at Fighting Pirannha Graphics. Special Thanks to Greg Perkins for helping with a mock-up of the new Jovian Wars Patch. 

Risks and challenges

Non-Completion of project: As a company with over 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 Venus faction 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..

We have an excellent team lined up that is committed to completing this project.

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    Captain

    Reward level includes 1x Jovian Wars Patch, 1x Satrap, 1x Tsar, 1x Chieftain, 1x Imperator, and any unlocked stretch goals for the ships. Plus any other Add-Ons Selected for an extra pledge. Fixed shipping cost based on Backer location will charged after the Kickstarter has ended.

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    Captain + All Exo&Fighter/Bomber Squads

    Reward level includes 1x Jovian Wars Patch, 1x Satrap, 1x Tsar, 1x Chieftain, 1x Imperator, plus any unlocked stretch goals for the ships, and 1x All Nine Venus Exo & Fighter/Bomber Squads. Plus any other Add-Ons Selected for an extra pledge. Fixed shipping cost based on Backer location will charged after the Kickstarter has ended.

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    Commodore

    Reward level includes 1x Jovian Wars Patch, 1x Satrap, 1x Tsar, 1x Chieftain, 1x Imperator, plus 1x Shan-Yu, 1x Gao-Tzu, 1x Huang-Ti, 1x Senator, and any unlocked stretch goals for the ships. Plus any other Add-Ons Selected for an extra pledge. Fixed shipping cost based on Backer location will charged after the Kickstarter has ended.

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    Commodore + All Exo&Fighter/Bomber Sqds

    Reward level includes 1x Jovian Wars Patch, 1x Satrap, 1x Tsar, 1x Chieftain, 1x Imperator, plus 1x Shan-Yu, 1x Gao-Tzu, 1x Huang-Ti, 1x Senator, and any unlocked stretch goals for the ships, plus any unlocked stretch goals for the ships, and 1x All Nine Venus Exo & Fighter/Bomber Squads. Plus any other Add-Ons Selected for an extra pledge. Fixed shipping cost based on Backer location will charged after the Kickstarter has ended.

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