Jovian Chronicles Product Line

The following products were officially released by Dreampod 9 and can still be found as print or pdf version online.

Rules & Background for Jovian Chronicles: Enter the Saga of Mankind

1st Edition Rulebook
Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-301 , Year 1997
ISBN-10: 1-896776-13-2
ISBN-13: 978-1896776132
232 pages

The Jovian Chronicles is a complete science-fiction universe for the Silhouette roleplaying game system. Inspired by classic science fiction stories and giant robot animations, this book will take the players beyond the confines of planet Earth to discover a solar system on the brink of war. Along the way, they will interact with a rich cast of characters, visit exotic locales and possibly alter the destiny of the Jovian Confederation, if not the human race!Other than players, six-sided dice, paper and pencils, all that you need to play can be found in this book. In addition to the Chronicles’ historical, political and scientific background, it contains the Silhouette game rules for character generation, character action and vehicle combat that support the campaign. The book also contains pre-generated characters and vehicles, all ready to use in a roleplaying campaign.Get ready to enter the twenty-third century and step into the world of the Jovian Chronicles. Are you up to the challenge?

Comments:
This book contained a handful of vehicles with very limited record sheets. The vehicle construction rules did not fit into this book and were released with the following books.

Companion to Jovian Chronicles – Advanced Rules & Background

Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-302 , Year 1997
ISBN-10: 1-896776-17-5
ISBN-13: 978-1896776170
152 pages

The Jovian Chronicles Companion is a supplement for the science-fiction game universe of the same name. As its name implies, the book is a companion volume to the main rulebook, offering additional insights and ideas on subjects that could not always be fully covered due to a lack of space. The solar system of the twenty-third century is vast and complex after all, and it is hard to provide much more than glimpses of it through these few pages.

The Companion contains advanced rules and specific cases for those who want to take their Jovian Chronicles characters and campaigns a step further. It also features additional background information, much of it visual in nature, and the long-awaited, complete Silhouette vehicle and weapon design systems. Design, not construction, because statistics are chosen and not decided by a set of formulas that may or may not match the concept you have in mind. There is no such restriction in these rules, allowing both Gamemasters and Players to field the vehicles they need for the story and not just close approximations. The design rules also handle only the “nuts and bolts” game part, leaving you free to describe your new creation in as much detail as you like.

  • HA-101 Brimstone exo-armor
  • G-1 Ryu exo-armor
  • CEA-05 Wyvern exo-armor
  • MEAL-02 Explorer exo-armor
  • MEAM-01 Defender exo-armor
  • EAL-04A Pathfinder Alpha exo-armor
  • CF-03 Wraith space-fighter
  • IM-09 Lancer space-fighter
  • Bricriu-Class Corvette
  • Tengu-Class Corvette
  • Javelin-Class Corvette
  • Valiant-Class Strike Carrier
  • Inari-Class Passenger Liner
  • Mule-Class Bulk Freighter

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Mechanical Catalog – Jovian Chronicles – Exo-Armors & Spacecraft

Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada #DP9-303 , Year 1997 ISBN-10: 1-896776-18-3 ISBN-13: 978-1896776187 136 pages The Mechanical Catalog contains new vehicles for the Jovian Chronicles science-fiction universe. From the small exo-suit to the great combat battleships, they are all covered in depth with background information and detailed schematics. Comments: This book contained the first release of the vehicle construction rules (Mechanical Engineering). In it you also find the original Perks & Flaws for vehicles that were expanded and changed in later releseases.

The Chaos Principle Campaign

Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada #DP9-304, Year 1998 ISBN-10: 1-896776-24-8 ISBN-13: 978-1896776248 128 pages The Chaos Principle is the first Jovian Chronicles Campaign Sourcebook. Containing all the vehicle designs, source material and information necessary to play an extended campaign in the Jovian Confederation, it marks the beginning of a new stage in the Jovian Chronicles universe.
  • CEA-05 Wyvern exo-armor
  • CEA-01 Syreen exo-armor
  • CEA-09 Cerberus exo-armor
  • CF-03 Wraith space-fighter
  • Bricriu-Class Corvette
  • Uller-Class Missile Cruiser
  • Hachiman-Class Destroyer
  • Tengu-Class Escort Carrier
  • Poseidon-Class Battleship
  • Valhalla Space Station
  • CS-04 Minotaur exo-suit
  • EAL-04 Pathfinder Alpha exo-armor
  • EAM-03A Retaliator Alpha exo-armor
  • EAH-01A Vindicator Alpha exo-armor
  • IM-09 Lancer space-fighter
  • Thunderbolt-Class Cruiser
  • Javelin-Class Missile Cruiser
  • Athena-Class Destroyer
  • Valiant-Class Strike Carrier
  • Godsfire-Class Supercarrier
  • Falconer exo-suit
  • HA-101 Brimstone exo-armor
  • Scout Ship
  • Ebiiru Cargo Hauler
  • Anopheles Mining Ship
  • M-Bot robot
  • SRU M-Bot robot
  • Shuttle
  • Atlas OTV
  • G-1 Ryu exo-armor
  • MEAM-01 Defender exo-armor
  • MEAL-02 Explorer exo-armor
  • MP-21 Sabretooth exo-suit
  • HG-43 Sand Stalker exo-suit
  • EAH-02 Deliverer exo-armor
  • EAX-04 Prometheus Tetra exo-armor
  • JASW-XDR1A Éclair Drone
  • EAL-04NA Hector exo-armor
  • VE-777 Thrush / VE-778JH Griffin vectored-thrust aerodyne
  • ES-09 Decker exo-suit
  • CXE-03D Typhon exo-armor
  • CEA-12 Fury exo-armor
  • SR-15 Shrike Anti-Ship Torpedo
  • RP-44 Sparrow Recon Drone
  • RTH-115 Hellwind hovertank
  • PZKLF-17 Abdiel hovertank
  • Partisan Sand Stalker exo-suit
  • Sabertooth Zwei exo-suit

Game Aid for Jovian Chronicles – Gamemastering Made Easy

Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-305, Year 1998
ISBN-10: 1-896776-35-3
ISBN-13: 978-1896776354
48 pages

Running a game may seem like a daunting task. Gamemastering Made Easy contains vital information that will provide everything both novice and experienced Gamemasters need to run a dynamic, action-packed, highly entertaining Jovian Chronicles campaign. How do you find Players? What kind of stories should you run? How to provide tough enemies without resorting to insane Skill levels and equipment? How to quickly generate NPCs? How to get a plots moving? How to run faster vehicle combats? It’s all in here and also includes a GM screen.

Ships of the Fleet Vol. 1: Jovian Confederation

Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-306, Year 1998
ISBN-10: 1-896776-36-1
ISBN-13: 978-1896776361
144 pages

Ships of the Fleet Volume One: Jovian Confederation is a Silhouette sourcebook for Dream Pod 9’s exciting Jovian Chronicles science-fiction game. This manual covers three common warships of the Jovian Armed Forces (a destroyer, a patrol carrier and a supply tender) with precise and detailed texts, backed by extensive illustrations and schematics.

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Spacer’s Guide

Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-307, Year 2001
ISBN-10: 1-894578-53-8
ISBN-13: 978-1894578530
80 pages

The Spacer’s Guide provides Gamemasters and Players alike with the background details of ordinary life in space in the Jovian Chronicles game setting. It explores the ways in which Mankind may change in 200 years’ time in that environment, and it shows how it will likely remain the same. This manual fills in the gaps between the broad descriptions of the spacer’s way of life that have already appeared in the Jovian Chronicles game line.

SolaPol Sourcebook

Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-308, Year 1999
ISBN-10: 1-896776-52-3
ISBN-13: 978-1896776521
127 pages

The SolaPol Sourcebook is a Silhouette sourcebook for Dream Pod 9’s exciting Jovian Chronicles science fiction game. This manual describes the structure and duties of the Solar Police, the interplanetary police arm of the United Space Nations. SolaPol agents roam the solar system on the lookout for criminals and mad scientists, bringing law and order to the cold frontier of deep space. Viewed with suspicion by the governments of the solar system, the courageous men and women that serve in the ranks of SolaPol may nonetheless be all that stands between Mankind and an inexorable descent into anarchy and war.

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  • US-09 Byfrost exo-suit
  • Solapol Cutter
  • Solapol Quickship
  • Solapol Patrol Cruiser

Ships of the Fleet Vol. 3: CEGA Navy

Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-309, Year 1999
ISBN-10: 1-896776-60-4
ISBN-13: 978-1896776606
144 pages

Ships of CEGA is a Silhouette sourcebook for Dream Pod 9’s exciting Jovian Chronicles science fiction game. This manual covers three common warships of the CEGA Navy (an area defense boat, a marine assault vessel and a carrier) with precise and detailed texts, backed by extensive illustrations and schematics.

Each ship is thoroughly detailed with full deck plans and layout diagrams. All main locations, such as the bridge, habitation modules, hangars, cargo bays and engineering room are described from both a roleplaying and technical standpoint. In-character texts and comprehensive listing show the crew and its daily tasks, taking the reader onboard the vessels as they defend the territory of the Central Earth Government and Administration.

Earth Planet Sourcebook

Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-310, Year 2000
ISBN-10: 1-896776-75-2
ISBN-13: 978-1896776750
80 pages

The Earth/CEGA Planet Sourcebook is a Silhouette sourcebook for Dream Pod 9’s exciting Jovian Chronicles science fiction game! This manual introduces the Players to the complex politics practiced by the member-nations of the Central Earth Government & Administration.

In addition to an historical overview, the book examines the culture and way of life of one of the most powerful political entities in the Solar System. The entire sourcebook is presented as a SolaPol field report, giving additional insight to the hidden strengths and weaknesses of CEGA.

  • Hydra-Class Area Defense Boat
  • Constantinople-Class Marine Assault Vehicle
  • Birmingham-Class Carrier
  • CFB-10D Gnome Orbital Fighter
  • CWV-93P Roland ATV

Mechanical Catalog Two – Civilian Equipment & Spacecraft
Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-311, Year 2000
ISBN-10: 1-896776-76-0
ISBN-13: 978-1896776767
95 pages

The second volume of the Mechanical Catalog series contains new vehicles for the Jovian Chronicles science-fiction universe, all of them civilian and utilitarian in nature. From the humble local cargo hauler to the great interplanetary transport magnetic sail, they are all covered in depth with background information and detailed schematics.

Within these covers you will find:

  • Thirty ready-to-play vehicles, ranging from the lowly mining drone to an interplanetary cargo ship
  • Four large installations, including a research station and a skyhook
  • Complete game statistics for all vehicles and installations
  • Detailed background, schematics and adventutre seeds
  • Hints and tips on using the vehicles and information contained in this book in any science fiction campaigns

Ships of the Fleet Vol. 2: Jovian Confederation
Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-312, Year 1999
ISBN-10: 1-896776-45-0
ISBN-13: 978-1896776453
128 pages

Ships of the Jovian Confederation, Vol. 2 is a Silhouette sourcebook for Dream Pod 9’s exciting Jovian Chronicles science fiction game. This manual covers five ships of the Jovian Armed Forces – a frigate, a transport, a battleship, a super-carrier and a supply ship – with precise and detailed texts, backed by extensive illustrations and schematics.

Each ship is thoroughly detailed with full deck plans and layout diagrams. All main locations, such as the bridge, habitation modules, hangars, cargo bays and engineering room are described from both a roleplaying and technical standpoint. In-character texts and comprehensive listing show the crew and its daily tasks, taking the reader onboard the vessels as they defend the territory of the Confederation.

Within these covers you will find:

  • Extensive information and game statistics for the Jovian Corsair frigate, Intrepid transport, Ypres battleship, Majestic super-carrier and Lennox supply ship
  • Complete ship schematics, including deck plans and internal layout
  • Cronus-Class Cargo Hauler
  • DML-15 Vulcan exo-armor
  • Seraph-Class Solar Sail Barge
  • Ophan-Class Magsail Barge
  • Hoplite Civilian exo-armor
  • Delphin-Class Quickship
  • Empress-Class Passenger Liner
  • Panama Raw Materials Barge
  • Tibernian-Class Mining Ship
  • Geneva-Class Hospital Ship
  • Umi-Ou Deep Water exo-suit
  • OM-27X Tenshi SAR exo-suit
  • OM-20D Kani SAR Drone
  • Leviathan-Class Space Tug
  • L200 Hermes Spaceplane
  • Cargo-Handler
  • Digging-Bot robot
  • NeoStar II Communications Satellite
  • Thoth Space Probe
  • Lionfish Solar Sail Yacht
  • Shuss Series-D Lifeboat
  • Corsair Frigate
  • Intrepid Transport
  • Ypres Battleship
  • Majestic Fleet Carrier
  • Lennox Cargo

Jupiter Planet Sourcebook
Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-317, Year 2000
ISBN-10: 1-896776-64-7
ISBN-13: 978-1896776644
80 pages

The Jupiter Planet Book is a Silhouette sourcebook for Dream Pod 9’s exciting Jovian Chronicles science fiction game. This manual describes the human colonies that surround the planet Jupiter and its Trojan orbital points; in addition to an historical overview, the book examines the culture and way of life of what may well be the most powerful nation that Humanity has ever seen. The entire sourcebook is presented as a SolaPol field report, giving additional insight to the hidden strengths and weaknesses of the Jovian Confederation.

  • A complete history of the Jovian Confederation
  • Overview of the Jovian society and way of life
  • Descriptions of all the main Jovian settlements
  • Maps of three of the largest colony cylinders
  • Overview of the Agora, Jovian Armed Forces and Jovian Intelligence Service
  • New JAF vehicles, including three space fighters

Ships of the Fleet Vol. 4: Venus
Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-319, Year 2000
ISBN-10: 1-896776-70-1
ISBN-13: 978-1896776705
144 pages

Ships of the Jovian Confederation, Vol. 2 is a Silhouette sourcebook for Dream Pod 9’s exciting Jovian Chronicles science fiction game. This manual covers five ships of the Jovian

Ships of Venusis a Silhouette sourcebook for Dream Pod 9’s exciting Jovian Chronicles science fiction game. This manual covers six ships of the Cooperative Venusian Naval Administration (CVNA) – a patrol ship, an observer, an escort cruiser, a heavy cruiser, a transport/carrier and a battle cruiser – with precise and detailed texts, backed by extensive illustrations and schematics.

Each ship is thoroughly detailed with full deck plans and layout diagrams. All main locations, such as the bridge, habitation modules, hangars, cargo bays and engineering room are described from both a roleplaying and technical standpoint. In-character texts and comprehensive listing show the crew and its daily tasks, taking the reader onboard the vessels as they defend the interests of the Venusian corporations.

  • Extensive information and game statistics for the Venusian Imperator-class patrol ship, Huang-Ti-class stealth observer, Chieftain-class escort cruiser, Tsar-class heavy cruiser, Satrap-class transport/carrier and Shan-Yu-class battle cruiser
  • Complete ship schematics, including deck plans and internal layout
  • Cooperative Venusian Naval Administration’s procedures and deployment
  • EAH-07 Stormrider exo-armor
  • EAH-02 Deliverer exo-armor
  • ES-09 Decker exo-suit
  • EAT-02 Mentor exo-armor
  • EAT-02LRS Sensei exo-armor
  • EAL-04NA Hector exo-armor
  • IM-04 Archer space-fighter
  • IM-05 Intruder space-fighter
  • IM-07 Peacekeeper space-fighter
  • Imperator-Class Patrol Ship
  • Huang-Ti-Class Stealth Observer
  • Chieftain-Class Escort Cruiser
  • Tsar-Class Heavy Cruiser
  • Satrap-Class Transport/Carrier
  • Shan-Yu-Class Battle Cruiser
In the Shadow of CEGA Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada #DP9-320, Year 2001 ISBN-10: 1-894578-48-1 ISBN-13: 112 pages In the Shadow of CEGAis a Silhouette sourcebook for Dream Pod 9’s exciting Jovian Chronicles science fiction game! Many in the Solar System see the half of Earth that is not controlled by CEGA as poor and primitive, completely unworthy of their attention. They could not be more wrong: these are proud people, with their own strengths and traditions, forging futures for themselves irrespective of the arrogance of CEGA and the Solar Nations. In addition to an historical overview, the book examines the culture and way of life of the non-aligned nations of Earth.
  • A complete history of Earth, as seen from the non-CEGA point of view
  • Overview of the society and way of life of the major non-aligned nations
  • Maps of Asia, Africa and South America
  • Overview of important groups across the planet
  • Stats and biographies of the important personalities of non-CEGA Earth
Space Equipment Handbook Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada #DP9-321, Year 2000 ISBN-10: 1-896776-96-5 ISBN-13: 978-1896776965 79 pages In the Jovian Chronicles universe, technology has advanced well beyond what is know in the 20th century, and so has the equipment. While there are still wrenches and screwdrivers, computers and video displays, there are also plasma welders, space suits, and numerous other items that are needed for living and working in the 23rd century. The Space Equipment Handbook describes the everyday technology of the 23rd century. While not a complete list that describes every piece of equipment in existence, it is a comprehensive guide to common and important pieces of equipment used by adventurers in the Jovian Chronicles universe.
  • A modular spacesuit customization system
  • Full stats and descriptions for dozens of weapons and tools
  • Advanced rules for computers and hacking
  • Numerous adventure seeds and starting points

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Nomads Planet Sourcebook Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada #DP9-323, Year 2001 ISBN-10: 1-894578-58-9 ISBN-13: 110 pages The Nomads Sourcebook is a Silhouette sourcebook of the hardiest, most resourceful and independent people in the Jovian Chronicles science fiction game. This manual describes Nomad society and how they not only survive in the Asteroid Belt, but also thrive and prosper.
  • A complete overview of the Nomads society
  • Information on how to make a living in the Asteroid Belt
  • Descriptions and plans of five Nomad settlements
  • Details on eight Nomad Clans
  • New Nomad Careers and Archetypes
  • Belt vessels and equipment
Mercury Planet Sourcebook Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada #DP9-325, Year 2002 ISBN-10: 1-894578-68-6 ISBN-13: 96 pages The Mercury Sourcebook is a Jovian Chronicles supplement for not only the enigmatic Merchant Guild, but also the people who live and work in the harshest environment of the Solar System in order to keep the Guild functioning and profitable.
  • An overview of Mercurian Society and Culture
  • Secrets of the Mercurian Merchant Guild
  • Tips on Adventuring in Mercurian Space
  • Descriptions of five Mercurian settings
  • Affordable and Economic Merchant Vessels and Convoy Escorts
  • Belt Liner
  • Rigel-Class Prospector
  • Survey Drone
  • Teamster-Class exo-suit
  • Apollo-Class exo-armor
  • Caravan-Class Medium Freighter
  • Erel-Class Corvette
  • Agares-Class Freighter
  • Hellhound exo-suit
  • Bael exo-armor
Venus Planet Sourcebook Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada #DP9-326, Year 2002 ISBN-10: 1-894578-58-9 ISBN-13: 96 pages The Nomads Sourcebook is a Silhouette sourcebook of the hardiest, most resourceful and independent people in the Jovian Chronicles science fiction game. This manual The Venus Planetbook is a Silhouette game manual covering the wealthy and secretive nation of Venus. The Venusian colonists have begun terraforming their fiery world into a livable home; since then, they have risen from poverty and starvation to become the most respected economic power in the Solar System of the 23rd century.
  • A complete history of the colonization of Venus
  • An overview of Venusian culture and politics
  • Descriptions of the major Venusian corporations
  • Venusian archetypes and equipment
  • Military and civilian vehicles used by the Venusian corporations
Mars Planet Sourcebook Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada #DP9-327, Year 2002 ISBN-10: 1-894814-60-6 ISBN-13: 95 pages The Mars Planetbook is a Jovian Chronicles resource for the Martian Federation and Free Republic, two nations locked so deeply in an ideological struggle of freedom versus security that their war will never end until one of them perishes.
  • An overview of both Federate and Republican culture and society
  • Descriptions of five Martian settings
  • Tips on creating adventures in Martian space, plus four introductory scenarios
  • Details on the Martian environment, including the hellish dust storms
  • New equipment, vehicles and weapons of war
  • Terrier Hunter-Killer Drone
  • VEA-05 Oni exo-armor
  • VEA-09 Er-Lang exo-armor
  • G-1 Ryu Bonebreaker exo-armor
  • G-6 Guan-Gung exo-armor
  • G-4 Kaminari exo-armor
  • GG-2 Sakura exo-armor
  • G-8 Korikaze exo-armor
  • GF-13 Siegfried space-fighter
  • GF-09 Brunnhilde space-fighter
  • GF-204 Alberich space-fighter
  • GF-115 Rienzi space-fighter
  • Schmetterling Corporate Transport
  • Sharav Exo-Racer
  • Ogura Mobile Mining Platform
  • Senator-Class Corvette
  • Bongo ATV
  • Seagull Air Transport
  • Heavy Lift Vehicle
  • AusF-23 Kavallerie Transport
  • PZKLF-17 Abdiel Hover-Tank
  • Fe-109 Falke Superiority Fighter
  • Adler-Class Frigate
  • RF-21 Charger Transorbital Fighter
  • Marine-Class Corvette

Cislunar Space Planet Sourcebook
Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-328, Year 2003
ISBN-10: 1-894814-77-0
ISBN-13: 978-1894814775
96 pages

CEGA depends heavily on the Moon and near-Earth orbital settlements: they provide raw materials and finished goods to the hungry masses of Earth. In return, these space-based societies get access to the resources of the planet below and enjoy a privileged status in the eyes of the Motherworld.

The Cislunar Space sourcebook is a Jovian Chronicles resource covering the complicated relationship between Earth’s oldest space colonies and the world spinning below. Starting from the history of cislunar exploration and settlement to the uneasy reality of modern-day CEGA domination, this book examines how the lunar and orbital colonies have developed and grown.

  • A complete history of the colonization of near-Earth orbit
  • An overview of Orbital and Lunar cultures and politics
  • Orbital and Lunar archetypes and personal equipment
  • Military and civilian vehicles used by the near-Earth colonies
  • Lunar Prospector
  • Lunar Jump Shuttle
  • Orbital Tug
  • Rover III
  • Rover Tank
  • Regolith Harvester
  • Rock Trike
  • Dragonstriker exo-armor
  • Lucifer Terror-Drone

Deluxe Silhouette CORE rulebook
Dream Pod 9, Inc., Canada
#DP9-909s, Year 2003
ISBN-10: 1-894814-93-2
ISBN-13:
224 pages

This 256-page hardcover manual contains the latest edition of the critically acclaimed Silhouette game rules. Use them to propel your adventures in the CORE Command universe — or any setting in a wide variety of genres ranging from science-fiction, fantasy, anime, horror, modern age and more. It’s an action-packed game in which you control bigger-than-life characters!

The Silhouette CORE rules drive all Dream Pod 9 roleplaying games:

CORE Command
Gear Krieg
Heavy Gear
Jovian Chronicles
Tribe 8
and many more!
The book also contains Silhouette/d20 conversion rules, allowing you to benefit from the extensive d20-based library, and numerous additional examples and game tools.

A core game rulebook for players and Gamemasters alike;
Requires the use of six-sided dice (not included) and one of the Dream Pod 9 Player’s Handbooks.
For two to six players, age 8 and older.