Heavy Gear is a combination science-fiction role-playing game and tactical wargame set on a distant planet. It, like all of Dream Pod 9's games is based the Silhouette game engine, a simple, fast and fairly realistic system based on six-sided dice only. Heavy Gear's setting is a rich, well-developed one with an advancing storyline which is slowly revealed as its supplements are published. A unique method of identifying key players in this ongoing storyline helps those running the game to avoid stepping on events to come. Heavy Gear Silhouette Universal Genres Roleplaying Games.
Heavy Gear is a game universe published since 1994 by Canadian publisher Dream Pod 9. It includes a tabletop tactical wargame, a role-playing game and a lesser known combat card game ( Heavy Gear Fighter ). (wikipedia)