State of the Game

Greg Announcement, Heavy Gear Universe, Project Tracking, RPG, Test Pilot Program 10 Comments

Hello, and welcome to our first State of the Heavy Gear Universe Address. We would like to first thank all of our playtesters for their enormous patience while we addressed matters behind-the-scenes and work on revisions based on feedback. To those who might wonder about the state of the game, the answer is yes, Heavy Gear is returning to the …

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The Patch

Greg Announcement, Heavy Gear Universe, RPG, Test Pilot Program 9 Comments

Hi everyone, First off, I want to thank everyone for expressing their interest in the Heavy Gear Universe Test Pilot Program. It’s really encouraging to read about your enthusiasm for a new edition of the Heavy Gear RPG. This week we finally received the proof of the Skunkwerks Heavy Gear Test Pilot patch that everyone who joins the program will receive. …

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The Test Pilot Program

Greg Announcement, Heavy Gear Universe, RPG, Test Pilot Program 47 Comments

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 …

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Nova Developments

Greg Announcement, Heavy Gear Universe 4 Comments

Hi everyone, We’re still here and working on Arkrite’s latest novella, Red Giants: Last Stand of the Nova Riders, written by Brandon Fero. Which longtime fans will decipher, is the story of how the 74th Norguard regiment, the Nova Riders became the Nova Redriders. We’ve been trying to get the Test Pilot Program started but are still trying to get our …

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Arkana Returns

Greg Heavy Gear Universe, Project Tracking, RPG 4 Comments

Welcome back to Arkana, the Arkrite blog. We’ve been on hiatus over the summer, but rest assured work continues on Heavy Gear Universe. If you were at GenCon, and had a discriminate eye, you might have noticed a tiny poster—tiny, but great. It featured Arkrite Press’ first new artwork of a Heavy Gear, and fittingly, it’s a true classic, the …

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The Breath of Life: The Importance of a Well Developed Character Background

Jason Heavy Gear Universe, RPG 7 Comments

In every game I have ran in the past, the players were required to flesh out their character backgrounds. For both the gamemaster and the player, character backgrounds are crucial components that turn a sheet of stats and skills into a vibrant and memorable participant in the setting. Gamemasters can utilize richly written backgrounds to bring in past lovers, friends, …

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Jungle Drums

Greg Heavy Gear Universe, Project Tracking, RPG, Timeline 6 Comments

Hi everyone, To update you on Rumble in the Jungle, it’s still in post production. There are a few back-end items that we’re still setting up but Rumble in the Jungle should be ready sometime after I get back from a conference I’m attending in Montreal this week. And here’s a little teaser to thank you for bearing with us as we …

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The Future is in Your Hands!

Jason Heavy Gear Universe 24 Comments

A quick update about Rumble in the Jungle, the text is in copy editing and will be going to layout soon. The novella has a nice appendix with character bios, maps, and glossary to go along with the fantastically fun story by Nigel Wong. Our second novella has started and the first draft is nearly done. Red Giants covers the …

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