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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 11, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

One game system – every genre – countless worlds – endless adventure

Man, oh man, have we been busy. Besides recovering from the Palladium Open House (it seems like the older we get, the longer it takes to fully recover), dealing with a number of business matters, convention prep, and reaching out to Palladium creators, we have been putting the final wraps on RRT/Robotech® and figuring out where we go from here.

The obvious answer is diving back into what we know best: creating RPGs and sourcebooks that will knock your socks off. We have high hopes and many exciting ideas that I will share with you in upcoming Updates. At the moment, I’m making a list of all titles and plans already in the pipeline and assessing the best order of releases. We want to start a nice flow of releases.

I can tell you that getting the two Rifts® Bestiary titles done and getting caught up on The Rifter® are among our top priorities. You can also look forward to some Raw Preview Editions as well as a couple of PDF only titles on DriveThruRPG coming soon. Folks seem to enjoy the Raw Previews and we have gotten a number of requests for them at the Palladium Open House (POH) as well as before the POH and after. There is a lot of good stuff in the pipeline, so if you want ‘em as Raw Previews, we’ll make them available.

As for the 2018 Palladium Open House (POH), I’ve heard from a number of attendees and freelancers, and all report having a great time. Awesome. Us too. The POH is always a lot of fun and laughter. There were a few snags, and the prep for it was the most last-minute of any POH ever. Heck, we were shipping RRT Reward Exchanges right up to the morning of VIP Thursday! But it all came together thanks to the Herculean efforts of Kathy Simmons and helpers like Matthew Treml, the Brown Family, Tina, Joe, Doug and others. I tried to thank everyone in the last update.

2021 Open House – Palladium’s 40th Anniversary Bash

Assuming we are all around to host it, the next POH will be three years from now – April 2021 – to celebrate Palladium’s 40th Anniversary. Don’t tell us we didn’t give you enough advance notice on this one. And we plan to make it the biggest, most organized and fun Palladium Open House ever. So start making your plans. That includes our wonderful Game Masters, writers, artists, helpers and friends. Together, let’s make this the most fun and memorable blowout ever! You can thank Joe Bergmans for this POH and pointing out that a 40th anniversary event would be perfect. We agree.

More books coming for Rifts® for Savage Worlds®

I don’t know the intended release date (I suspect late 2018 or more likely early 2019), but Pinnacle Entertainment has sent me the next book in the series and some artwork to review for approval. And I get the impression there will be more to come. I’ve given it a quick glance over and it looks pretty good. I expect to give it a thorough read over this weekend.

Rifts®, Dead Reign® and plans for other books ...

We are as hungry to see new book releases as you are. And we plan to dive right into them. Wayne and I will be working on The Rifter® #80 and other issues to come out in rapid succession. I will also be working on the Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One & Two, as well as figuring out the exact order of new releases and getting artists working on new books.

New Raw Preview Editions of books coming soon

A number of people at the Palladium Open House asked that we release more Raw Preview Editions. These are the unedited, “raw” manuscripts before rewrites and additional material is added to the book. There is no artwork, just the untouched manuscript text. Raw Editions are usually limited to 120 or 150 advance copies and fans love them. Since so many people have been inquiring, I will see about releasing 2-4 soon.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 11, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – April 26, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

One game system – every genre – countless worlds – endless adventure

The Palladium Open House was last weekend and it was nothing short of great. More on it below, but before I dive into the Open House, let me mention a number of other things.

Robotech® RPG Tactics – draws to an end

The Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) Reward Exchange Program is coming to an end this month and cannot be extended.

If we are waiting for a response from you or payment for shipping your rewards, PLEASE do so NOW before it is too late and we can no longer offer you this Exchange. Please. Time is almost out. Palladium will have no remaining inventory after the end of April and it finalizes the Reward Exchange offer. Afterward, any remaining product must be sold to a professional liquidator for pennies on the dollar or destroyed. An end of an era.

An IMPORTANT NOTE for RRT Backers who wish to participate in the Reward Exchange: April 28, 2018 is the final deadline. Also note, a handful of people have recently contacted us reporting they have not gotten a response from us. When we investigate, we find we have sent them numerous messages via Kickstarter Message. In some cases, we have sent the individual 10 or more messages/inquiries via KS messenger. This is your best way to communicate with us. If you have not heard from Palladium and have not checked your Kickstarter Messages in the last week or longer, PLEASE do so pronto! If you are having issues with Kickstarter Messages, you need to let us know and provide an alternative method of communication (email address). And please do so soon. Thank you.

Rifts®, Dead Reign® and plans for other books ...

We are as hungry to see new book releases as you are. And we plan to dive right into them. Wayne and I will be working on The Rifter® #80 and other issues to come out in rapid succession. I will also be working on the Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One & Two, as well as figuring out the exact order of new releases and getting artists working on new books.

New Raw Preview Editions of books coming soon

A number of people at the Palladium Open House asked that we release more Raw Preview Editions. These are the unedited, “raw” manuscripts before rewrites and additional material is added to the book. There is with no artwork, just the untouched manuscript text. Raw Editions are usually limited to 120 or 150 advance copies and fans love them. Since so many people have been inquiring, I will see about releasing 2-4 soon.

Four New T-shirts – Available now

Every time we do an Open House we like to have some new products. This year we debuted 4 new T-shirts.

  • New Game Master T-shirt features the dynamic artwork of Kevin Long’s original Villains Unlimited cover. Why this art? A) Because G.M.s unleash the villains and challenges that await their players. B) Heroes Unlimited™ needs some loving. And C), because it is a dynamic piece of art that screams get ready for adventure.
  • 2018 Palladium Books® Open House T-shirt is fun and one of my favorites, featuring art by Ramon K. Perez. You did not have to be at the Open House in person to get this fun T-shirt. If you were there in spirit or just like the design, snap it up. Limited to 120 shirts. Available only while supplies last.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ T-shirt! You have been asking to see more for Heroes Unlimited™, we heard you and offer this striking T-shirt as just the beginning of more support for Heroes Unlimited™. It was certainly a hit at the Palladium Open House.
  • New Rifts® T-shirt! We kept this new Rifts® T-shirt simple and dynamic featuring a CS soldier firing his gun. Is he friend or foe? You decide. It fits the current Rifts® story arc with the Minion War and most any theme involving Rifts and the Coalition States. Art by comic book artist Freddie Williams III. Enjoy.
  • All T-shirts are high quality, pre-shrunk, 100% cotton Gildan T-shirts and look great. I love all four. Wore the POH, G.M. and Heroes Unlimited T-shirts during the event and I’m wearing the Rifts® shirt for inspiration as I write this.
  • Available in most sizes, Medium to 5XL, as usual.
  • $18.95 each for Medium to XL, $20.95 for XXL, and up for larger sizes.

After Open House DriveThru Sale – 20% Off ALL Palladium Books Products for 10 Days Only (April 27 - May 7, 2018) on DriveThruRPG

Want to keep the fun of the 2018 Palladium Open House rolling? We do too! That's why we are offering a great deal on all our PDFs. For 10 days only (April 27 - May 7), you can get ANY of our PDF products on DriveThruRPG for 20% off. That's all game lines, all books, all paper minis – 20% off. Enjoy and keep the spirit of the Open House going!

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – April 26, 2018

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