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Through Monday, April 2 we present the Jovian Chronicles Bundle, featuring the 1997 Second Edition of the Jovian Chronicles SFRPG from Dream Pod 9. In the 23rd Century the Solar System trembles on the brink of war. Earth’s militaristic CEGA forces are ready to recapture the Motherworld’s restive colonies — from the Mercurian Merchant Guild and the zaibatsu corporate states of Venus to the powerful Confederation on the moons of Jupiter. With an exciting, original setting that combines hard science fiction and anime-style action, Jovian Chronicles puts you at the center of the struggle for the Solar Nations.

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.

Originally published in 1992 by IANVS Games as a pair of supplements for R. Talsorian’s Mekton, Jovian Chronicles reappeared in 1997 as a full-fledged game line from Dream Pod 9, publisher of Heavy Gear and Tribe 8. This “White Edition” (for the cover design) uses the Silhouette Core system seen in Heavy Gear. Last year DP9 released Jovian Wars, a fleet-scale tactical miniatures game in the same setting.

This comprehensive bargain-priced collection, featuring the 1997 White Edition of Jovian Chronicles, gives you everything you need to climb into your exo-armor suit, board an Alexander-class Destroyer, and set out for interplanetary adventure. Pay just US$14.95 get all eight titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $56.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
And if you pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with ten more supplements worth an additional $61.50, including the Jovian Chronicles Companion (retail $7.50); four more Planet Sourcebooks (Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, total retail $23); all three Ships of the Fleet volumes (1: Jovian Confederation, 2: Jovian Confederation, and 3: CEGA, total retail $19) cataloguing spacecraft from the Jovian Confederation and Earth’s government, CEGA; the campaign sourcebook The Chaos Principle (retail $6); and the Jovian Chronicles Gamemaster Handbook & Screen (retail $6).

Ten percent of your payment (after gateway fees) goes to the charity selected by Robert Dubois of Dream Pod 9, Make-A-Wish International.

The Jovian Confederation needs you! Get this Jovian Chronicles Bundle before it vanishes into the outer system Monday, April 2.


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