Jovian Chronicles superficially resembles a standard mecha game. But its vision of a Solar System teeming with life — of O’Neill cylinder colonies, arcologies on terraformed Venus and Mars, and “Trojan State” asteroid settlements in the orbit of Jupiter — is compelling for its scientific authenticity. Sure, pilots wear giant battlesuits out of Gundam and drive giant capital ships a la Macross, but the Solar Nations of the year 2210 appeal to every fan of in-System hard sf.
- Silhouette CORE Deluxe Edition (retail price $12): The Dream Pod 9 universal rules set that also underpins Heavy Gear (previously presented in our April 2017 Heavy Gear Bundle).
- Jovian Chronicles Player’s Handbook 2E (retail $12): This complete 258-page rulebook (1997) details the Solar Nations, organizations like SolaPol and ZONet, the pilots and agents of the Jovian Confederation, and daily life in the planetary settlements and Orbitals.
- Four vital equipment and vehicle guides: Mechanical Catalog 1 and Catalog 2 (total retail $13.50), Spacer’s Guide (retail $5), and the Space Equipment Handbook (retail $5).
- Two Planet Sourcebooks: Earth (retail $5) and CISLunar Space (retail $6).
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