Starting in April, the Test Pilot Program will be opening up for individuals and groups interested in participating in testing the 4th edition of Heavy Gear, Heavy Gear Universe. Test Pilots will gain early access to drafts of the rules to aid in the development of the 20th Anniversary RPG. Test Pilots will have access to the Pilot’s Lounge, a private forum exclusively for their use. In addition, we will be hosting monthly Google Hangouts with our Test Pilots to showcase new artwork and discuss ongoing development. As a member of the Test Pilots, your name will be put in the book in a special section named the Roll Call, dedicated to those who helped develop the game with us. We will be introducing additional benefits for the program as we move into different stages, such as the very limited and exclusive Test Pilot Patch.
So how do you and your group join? We’re proposing the following:
Lone Pilot ($10)
This will be for the individual or an economic option for a group to participate in the program. You will get one patch (free shipping and handling), early access to the rules in development, one private forum callsign, and one entry on the Roll Call.
A four member test pilot group. You will get four patches (free shipping and handling to a single destination), four early access rules in development, four private forum callsigns, and four entries in the Roll Call.
A five member test pilot group. You will get five patches (free shipping and handling to a single destination), five early access rules in development, five private forum callsigns, and five entries in the Roll Call.
For any additional Test Pilots above Lone Pilot. Each reinforcement level includes the patch, early access to the rules in development, one private forum callsign, and one entry on the Roll Call.
Please let us know your comments below or on our facebook page. We want to hear from you! We will be making these packages available to purchase when the patches arrive back from the manufacturer.