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Palladium Books® – Happy Thanksgiving, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Since Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the USA, and Friday is Black Friday sales mania, we decided to send out the Weekly Update early this week – before the holiday madness.

Please don’t forget about Palladium Books and our Christmas Surprise Package offer this weekend as it really is the best deal in gaming. Actually, there are three Palladium Sales that may interest you:

1. The ongoing Christmas Surprise Packages (each book signed if you want autographs). Our holiday season gift to you. I do not believe I have sent out a Surprise Package with less than $95 worth of product – most have been closer to $100 or more. And with only four weeks till Christmas, time is starting to run out! Please tell everyone you know.

2. Palladium’s Cyber-Monday (and Tuesday) Sale in which you can get select hardcovers, Rifts® miniatures, Nightbane® and After the Bomb® books and other product at half price. November 27 and 28, 2017.

3. Palladium’s PDF Cyber-Monday (and Tuesday) Sale on DriveThruRPG.com. November 27 and 28, 2017. Read on for details.

Christmas Grab Bags

Six tables of Surprise Package orders getting ready to ship out

Christmas Surprise Package – super savings and fun

Christmas is a little over FOUR weeks away! Get yourself and your friends a Christmas Surprise Package that will keep you smiling and playing games for weeks after the holidays is over. And don’t forget you need to add a week for processing and delivery during peak holiday season, so do yourself a favor and order one (or more) today.

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package? It’s a fun bargain for you, and it’s our way of saying thank you to Palladium fans around the world. Fill holes in your collection, try new games, get gifts for your gaming pals, and if you want, we’ll sign every book. And you don’t have to wait till Black Friday. Order now.

$90-$100+ worth of Palladium Books products for only $45 plus shipping and handling. You are guaranteed to get an absolute minimum of ninety dollars ($90) retail value in your Surprise Package. Most get $95 and many get $100 worth of goodies or more, because our Publisher, Kevin, is crazy during the Christmas Season. And for him, the holiday season is on!

It’s a surprise package and a Grab Bag because you never know exactly what you’re going to get or who will sign your books. We try to include many of the items on your “wish list,” but we will surprise you with stuff you are not expecting. Things like a special print(s), maps, or a negative from an actual book, or issues of The Rifter®, or a Palladium RPG or sourcebook(s), special edition comic book, or other items that we think you might enjoy. Plus you can ask for unusual items. All items are “hand-picked” by Kevin Siembieda from your “wish lists.” ALL with autographs if you request them. For many of you, this is the only way to get autographs from Kevin and available Palladium staff members, artists and writers! Please spread the word and tell everybody about this offer! Ends December 23, 2017, but order today, because after you get your first Surprise Package, you’ll want another.

To those of you outside the USA, the X-Mas Surprise Package is a way to get books and circumvent the extremely high cost of shipping from the US. Since you are getting $90-$100 worth of product and only paying $45 plus a small handling charge, shipping via Priority Mail International (required for packages weighing more than four pounds) to most locations in Europe, Canada and many other countries should be around $50-$60 US dollars. HOWEVER, because the cost of the product is so low, that’s the equivalent of paying retail for the products and $0-$30 for shipping. A very good deal. Plus you get autographs if you want them! Please take advantage of it to get all those products you’ve wished you could get except the shipping was too prohibitive. We feel your pain. Game on!

Click here to get all the details or to place a Surprise Package order.

Palladium’s Cyber-Monday and Tuesday Sale – November 27 & 28, 2017

We know how busy you’ll be over the Thanksgiving weekend and on Cyber-Monday, which is why we will run our Cyber-Monday sale for two days, Monday and Tuesday. Here’s what’s available for TWO DAYS only.

Palladium’s Cyber-Monday (and Tuesday) PDF Sale – All Robotech® and Rifts® PDFs on Sale at a 40% discount – DriveThruRPG.com

On Monday and Tuesday, November 27 & 28, ALL Rifts® and Robotech® PDF titles on DriveThruRPG.com will be on sale at a 40% discount for two days only. Enjoy.

UPDATE: 2018 Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018 – you may order your admissions tickets now

Might make a nice Christmas present. Just saying.

  • 100+ Palladium gaming events.
  • Price of admission pays for ALL events.
  • Meet me (Kevin Siembieda) and 30-40 Palladium creators – the largest gathering of Palladium creators in the world! Most available every day, the entire day.
  • Play in games run by me (Kevin Siembieda) and other Palladium game creators.
  • Enjoy Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournaments, games, products and demos.
  • Participate in panel talks and many question and answer chats.
  • Bring your favorite game books to get signed.
  • Meet fellow gamers from around the world.
  • Get new releases, back stock items and Palladium collectibles.
  • Get original artwork, prints, T-shirts and specialty items.
  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • VIP Night (extra cost).
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime.

2 NEW titles on DriveThruRPG.com – Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition and Powers Unlimited® One (for Heroes Unlimited).

Coming this week, two new PDF titles: On Tuesday, Powers Unlimited® One, a sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited™, containing more than 100 new super abilities, plus psionics and more; and on Thursday, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition core rules, a complete, 336 page game. Watch for them.

Recently made available: Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition enables you to create any type of hero and super being; Mutant Underground with 20 NPCs, adventure ideas and more; Aliens Unlimited™ Galaxy Guide™ has super abilities for outer space, 20 aliens and new worlds; Gramercy Island™, a prison for super beings, 98 statted out prisoners, and 101 adventure ideas; Century Station™ sourcebook contains 51 villains, 40 NPC heroes, and 101 adventure ideas; Villains Unlimited™ presents 80+ fully fleshed out and statted super-villains; Heroes Unlimited™ G.M.'s Guide has 10 full adventures, G.M. advice, rampage rules, and much more. For Rifts®, Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook One: Chi-Town ‘Burbs; Rifts® Conversion Book 2: Pantheons of the Megaverse® presents 150+ deities, demigods and god-pretenders, plus many adventure ideas; Rifts® Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions has more than 120 monsters, demons, undead, and supernatural menaces, plus Elemental beings, the Shifter and Witch revisited, adventure ideas and more; Rifts® Conversion Book One, Revised, 100+ monsters, 40 races, and more; Dimension Book™ 14: Thundercloud Galaxy™ with 17 alien races, monsters, minions, the Dominators, space colony creation rules, monster creation rules, 101 adventure ideas and more; Dimension Book™ 13: Fleets of the Three Galaxies™, the name says it all; Dimension Book™ 8: Naruni™ Wave 2 is a treasure trove of high-tech weapons, force fields, and more.

Most Rifts® books, the original Robotech® RPG books, Dead Reign® and more than 200 other titles are available as PDFs from DriveThruRPG.com!

And during our PDF Cyber-Monday (and Tuesday) Sale all Rifts® and Robotech® titles will be on sale! Check it out.

Palladium Collectibles, artwork, books, toys and more in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Alex and I continue to add a lot of vintage Star Wars toys and a growing number of all kinds of collectibles – and we’ll be adding more Palladium Books original art and items to the store, so keep an eye out for them.

This includes one-of-a-kind original artwork, prints, Rifts® and Robotech® artwork by Kevin Long, me and others. There is also a range of limited editions, rare book titles and limited edition hardcovers, toys and more that are all being added to my online store over the next several weeks, so keep an eye out. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Items include original art, out of print titles, redlined proofreader photocopies signed by me and the staff, signed manuscripts with editors’ corrections, some original art, hardcover books (including Rifts® Lemuria, Northern Gun™ One, Northern Gun™ Two, Megaverse® in Flames™, Beyond the Supernatural™ Gold, Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ Gold and Rifts® Ultimate Gold) and other items available. There are also hundreds of toys and action figures, all from my personal archives and collection. Take a look every weekend for new items added.

http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

Happy Thanksgiving

I don’t know about you, but I have plenty to be thankful for. Despite some crushing losses and trials and tribulations, Palladium Books has managed to survive for 36 years. I work with some of the most brilliant, kind and caring people on the planet. I have wonderful friends (far too many to list by name) and the greatest fans in the world, bar none. I’m alive, reasonably healthy and brimming with ideas for the next 36 years of gaming.

I had a reminder of all this on Friday when a fan from Maryland popped by the office on his way to Chicago. I told him I didn’t have time to talk for long. He said he understood and was very gracious about it. John was a cool guy and fun to talk with, so my few minutes turned into more than an hour of exhilarating conversation, an exchange of ideas, laughs and a refreshing break for me and Chuck Walton. John will be back for the Palladium Open House and I look forward to seeing him and a few hundred other Palladium fans and friends this April. Our nice visit has inspired me and I have been writing and editing like a fiend ever since. Thanks, John, I hope you enjoyed a nice time at the game and with your friends.

To those of you who celebrate it, we hope you enjoy a bountiful and joyful Thanksgiving. To our friends around the globe, enjoy a nice weekend and please know that you, our fans, are one of the precious joys for which we are very thankful. Enjoy good eats, family and friends, and sales shopping for the coming Christmas holiday season. Don’t forget about Palladium’s Cyber-Monday and Tuesday sales, snag yourself a Christmas Surprise Package (they are pretty awesome), and keep those imaginations burning bright. With thanks and appreciation,

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer, Artist and Stuff

Surprise Package comments from fans like you

Every year there is a section where the customer can offer comments and suggestions with his or her Surprise Package order. Every year, in acknowledgment of our fans, and because they are fun to read, we offer a sampling in the Weekly Updates. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have stuck with Palladium through thick and thin. Keep those imaginations burning bright, have a joyous holiday season and game on.

You have no idea how much your comments and support mean to all of us. Everyone at Palladium enjoys reading your brief comments. They always brighten our day. Thank you. I have tried to write a short response [in brackets] when applicable.

Click here to get all the details or to place a Surprise Package order.

C.A. in Applegate, California, writes: This is such an awesome idea [the Surprise Package offer]. I’ve been buying these for many years now. Never disappointed.

[Glad to hear it, C.A. Our goal it to make gamers happy. Enjoy and happy holidays. – Kevin]

D.T. in San Antonio, Texas, writes: I hope everyone at Palladium has a wonderful holiday season! You guys and gals truly do bring imagination to life.

[Thank you D.T., we sure try to bring imagination to life. Happy holidays to you too. – Kevin]

E.C. in Wausau, Wisconsin, writes: *sigh* I couldn’t wait. You guys rock. Thank you so much for welcoming me back to the hobby in Palladium style. :-) If you haven’t already, I do hope you watch my YouTube Unboxing videos to see the joy you’ve brought. https://youtube.com/user/evancass/videos

[Thank you, Evan. The Grab Bags are all about bringing joy and smiles to our fans, old and new, and I love doing them. I hope you don’t mind my sharing your YouTube videos here so others can see them too. And we’re glad to have you back. Game on! – Kevin]

E.A. in Burien, Washington, writes: I have played Rifts® since 1991. This is the best game system around! The myriad stories from my players never ends. Thank you Palladium staff for all that you give us fans.

[The pleasure is all ours, E.A. We love what we do and we’re thrilled to have fans, like you, who have been enjoying Rifts® for going on three decades. Awesome. Game on and happy holidays. – Kevin]

M.M. in Henderson, Nevada, writes: Palladium Books has the most creative and rich world settings out of any RPG system I have seen. Keep up the great work and don’t forget the good old Palladium Fantasy RPG® setting.

[Thank you for your kind words, M.M. Fear not, the Palladium Fantasy RPG setting is far from forgotten. Sitting on three manuscripts right now, all pretty sweet material. As soon as I get some other titles people have been waiting for, you should see several Fantasy titles coming your way in 2018. – Kevin]

L.S. in Wasilla, Arkansas, writes: Still the best RPG Megaverse® I’ve had the pleasure of running and playing. Everything is interchangeable or adaptable, and it keeps getting better. Rifts® Lemuria and Triax 2 are awesome. Over 20 years of gaming and still going strong. Thank you for the imagination and work that have been put into the books.

[Wow, thank you, L.S. We appreciate the high praise. I agree with you, I think recent books are as good or better than ever, and we have some huge things planned for the future. Game on! – Kevin]

J.M. in Scottsdale, Arizona, writes: Please bring back TMNT and the Mechanoids®!

[Hey J.M., the After the Bomb® RPG, one of Erick Wujcik’s last works, is the next best thing to TMNT & Other Strangeness. Zillions of cool mutants, plus Chimera mutant animals and it can all be easily dropped into your Heroes Unlimited campaign to recreate TMNT fun and adventure. Oh, and The Rifter® #77 has the return of Doctor Feral (for HU2) and two new super-mutants. Check it out. I actually have ideas for The Mechanoids®, but no time soon. – Kevin]

Z.D.R. in Easley, South Carolina, writes: I have been playing Palladium’s games since I was 10 years old, and I just want to thank the team for all you’ve done to enrich my life over the past three decades.

[Thank you for the high praise, Z.D.R. It is our honor and privilege to create RPGs you have enjoyed for most of your life! Very humbling. Keep that imagination burning and happy holidays. – Kevin]

R.S. in Moody, Alabama, writes (in part): Hey guys, I will be running a Heroes Unlimited game with my 9 year old girl and 10 year old boy come the holidays ... I am looking forward to sharing my love of Palladium with them. They love superheroes so I am going to start there. I’ll get them hooked on an S.D.C. setting before I introduce them to the big mamma of RPGs, Rifts®.

[Hey, R.S. your request is not bizarre at all. I left it out from the above just in case the kids caught wind of it, and because I’m planning to release exactly what you talked about as a very special product; though I don’t know if I can get it done in time for X-Mas. Next year for sure. I might even release it after Christmas as the game can take place any time. FYI: I ran an epic scenario years ago for my own gaming group (all adults) and as a tournament at the Detroit Gaming Center and everyone loved it. Have fun. I’ll see if I can send you stats before X-Mas, but no promises. Great minds think alike, R.S. Good luck and game on. – Kevin]

B.B. in Fargo, North Dakota, writes: Read last week’s Update and I love the idea of a Rifts® Bestiary with the maps and ecology of where to find them. Will definitely put them on pre-order when they are closer to being final. Keep up the good work and hope that Michigan isn’t getting the cold winds that Fargo is right now. Not quite ready for winter yet.

[Hey, B.B., I’m happy to report that a lot of people are loving the idea for the Rifts® Bestiary and think they’ll be excellent resources with old and new information. As for the cold, yeah, after a summer-like October, we are not ready for winter yet, either. Temps have been up and down with some days in the 40s and 50s, and others in the 30s with low morning temps in the 20s. Hey, it is what it is. – Kevin]

R.R. in Las Vegas, Nevada, writes (in part): We have been playing Rifts® since 1992 and have introduced dozens of players in four states since to the awesomeness of your game... Thank you, happy holidays, and our appreciation for a quarter century of gaming with your products.

[I’m glad you have enjoyed our games all these years and are still loving them. Wait till you see what’s coming over the next 3 years. Bwaaah ha ha. Um, I mean, thanks for spreading the word about our games and game on. Sorry, my maniacal fan boy side slips out from time to time. – Kevin]

C.O. in Billings, Montana, writes: Thank you for all the hard work. I look forward to the upcoming titles you have in the works.

[Thanks, C.O., us too. We have a lot of exciting game ideas. – Kevin]

Christmas Surprise Package

Available now! Palladium Christmas Surprise Packages

Can you believe it? It’s that time again for the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package! Palladium Books® has been doing Christmas Surprise Packages, or “Grab Bags,” for 19 or 20 years. It enables you to get several RPG titles ($90-$100 worth for ONLY $45 plus shipping and handling) as gifts for others or for yourself. It is our way to say thank you to our many fans for being so kind and patient, and for your years of support. You are appreciated more than you may realize.

Christmas Surprise Packages are not just for Christmas. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or any special occasion that falls between now and February, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs (if you want ‘em), and you look like you spent a fortune.

This is also a great way to try that game setting you’ve wondered about (Splicers®, Dead Reign®, Chaos Earth®, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane®, Mechanoid Invasion®, etc.), or to get something for your favorite Game Master, or perhaps to get your player group to consider a new game or setting.

Your “Wish List” is vital – The Palladium Surprise Packages are designed to simulate the fun, joy and surprise of the Christmas Season of Giving. To do this, you submit a list of 10-15 Palladium products (or more) FOR EACH Surprise Package you order. This list of 10-15 items for EACH Grab Bag is critical, because you will not know which items you’ll be getting. That makes it just like a Christmas gift because it’s a surprise! Plus, Santa Kevin, who personally hand-picks every item for every Grab Bag, may toss in something extra like a limited edition print, or maps, or T-shirt, or issue of The Rifter®, or something else he thinks you’ll enjoy.

Autographed books. For those of you who want them (which are most people), available members of the Palladium staff, and any freelancers we can lasso at the time, are happy to autograph each and every book in your Surprise Package. This is the only way many fans, especially those in other countries, can EVER get signed books.

Send us your brief comments. There is a special form and format to fill out for Christmas Surprise Packages, including a place where you can offer your brief comments, suggestions, greetings and salutations.

It only costs $45 plus shipping to get $90-$100+ worth of Palladium products! First-timers are always nervous until they see the great value in their first Surprise Package. A typical Grab Bag has $90-$95 worth of product, sometimes more! Yes, sometimes more. Many people order 2-3. Some order 4-6, and some maniacs order even more! It makes sense, because it is a great way to fill holes in your own collection, treat yourself, get autographs, try new games and settings, and get your gaming pals gifts. SPREAD THE WORD about this great offer.

To those of you outside the USA, the X-Mas Surprise package is a way to get books and circumvent the extremely high cost of shipping from the US. Since you are getting $90-$100 worth of product and only paying $45 plus a small handling charge, shipping via Priority Mail International (required for packages weighing more than four pounds) to most locations in Europe, Canada and many other countries should be around $50-$60 US dollars. HOWEVER, because the cost of the product is so low, that’s the equivalent of paying retail for the products and $0-$30 for shipping. A very good deal. Plus you get autographs if you want them! X-Mas Surprise Packages are the way to go for those of you outside the USA. Please take advantage of it to get all those products you’ve wished you could get except the shipping was too prohibitive. We feel your pain. Game on!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The X-Mas Surprise Package is a Grab Bag. As such, while we always try to send you items from your Wish List you may NOT get everything you ask for and you are likely to get one or more items not on your list, like The Rifter, or other item(s) we think you should enjoy. PLEASE give us a long Wish List and fill out other questions (Favorite Palladium games, would like to try X, and so on). If you want specific items guaranteed, do not use the Surprise Package, please place a regular order at full retail to guarantee you get the products you want.

Please tell everyone about the Christmas Surprise Packages. We want to put smiles on the faces of gamers around the world this holiday season.

Click here to get the entire Surprise Package description.

After the Bomb RPG

After the Bomb® Role-Playing Game

Create any type of intelligent, mutant animal

Create an entire new breed of crime-fighting, intelligent, humanoid mutant animal heroes in the tradition of the Ninja Turtles, Rocket Raccoon, or any comic book style superheroes. Or add humanoid mutant animals to your Heroes Unlimited™ or Ninjas & Superspies™ games, or use them in any game setting from Nightbane® to Rifts®/Phase World® where such mutants fit right in.

Playing anthropomorphic animal characters is a blast. And the After the Bomb® RPG gives you everything you need: creation rules, stats for 100+ mutant animals, animal psionics, animal powers, and a post-apocalyptic Earth setting that makes Planet of the Apes seem tame.

  • Create intelligent, humanoid, mutant animal heroes of every variety, from pigeons and turtles to tigers and elephants!
  • 100+ mutant animal stats included.
  • Mutant animal creation rules to mutate ANY animal.
  • 52 Mutant Animal Powers.
  • 33 Mutant Animal Psionic Powers.
  • New Animal Chimeras.
  • New back story to the After the Bomb® world of mutants.
  • The post apocalyptic Earth setting of “After the Bomb” is just one use for your mutant animal heroes.
  • Create mutant animals as heroes, villains, aliens, and monsters.
  • A complete role-playing with skills, weapons and more. Compatible with Heroes Unlimited™, Aliens Unlimited™, Nightbane®, Rifts® and any game setting where mutants or aliens are appropriate.
  • The After the Bomb® Role-Playing Game is a complete RPG written by Erick Wujcik in 2001. And it is awesome! His last great, overlooked RPG masterpiece. These are the Mutant Animal Creation Rules you know and love taken to new heights.
  • 224 pages – $24.94 retail – Cat. No. 503-2 – Available now.

Heroes unlimited RPG

Heroes Unlimited RPG

The Heroes Unlimited™ RPG has been a hit RPG for 30+ years because it enables you to create any type of comic book hero you can imagine. Make characters pulled right from any comic book you like or design your own league of extraordinary heroes.

Some heroes may be superhumans gifted with incredible super abilities, or immortal or practically living gods. Others may rely upon their mastery of the martial arts or weapons training and intelligence. Some may be alien super beings from another world or mutant humans, or mutant animals, or a living plant creature. Still others may rely upon their wits and their super-vehicle, power armor, bionics or robot body! Others are gadgeteers or tricksters, while some wield psychic mind powers or command the forces of magic. It’s called Heroes Unlimited™ for a reason.

If you seek comic book heroic adventure, Heroes Unlimited™ does the job on an epic scale. Plus a dozen sourcebooks provides you with more super abilities, hero categories, bad guys and adventures.

  • Create any type of hero you can imagine.
  • 101 super abilities plus a multitude of sub-powers within them, bonuses and special combat capabilities.
  • 100+ magic spells plus enchanted weapons and objects.
  • 72 psychic powers.
  • Enchanted weapons that instill super abilities.
  • Mega-Heroes and immortals.
  • Alien super beings.
  • Bionics and cyborgs.
  • Robots and power armor.
  • Masters of magic, wizards and spell casters.
  • Mutants and Super Soldiers possessing super abilities.
  • Psionics and Psychics.
  • Inventors, super-geniuses and super-vehicles.
  • Special Training: Martial arts, weapons, more.
  • Cover by comic book legend, Jim Steranko.
  • Art by Ramon K. Perez, Paulo Parente, Gustovich, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 352 pages for a complete RPG – $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 503.

Glitter Boy in Flames Poster

Available Again – Glitter Boy in Flames Poster

Hey, I’m pleased to see how many of you have ordered the out-of-print Glitter Boy in Flames poster (i.e. the Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG cover). It is a beauty and one of my Top 10 favorite Palladium covers of all time. I was surprised and pleased when I uncovered a dozen signed and numbered Glitter Boy posters (#628-640; $20 each) AND a dozen or so Glitter Boy poster “printer proofs” (if my memory serves me right, there were only 100 of these; $27 each). I’m glad I was able to unearth these two dozen fan-fave limited edition posters to offer them while supplies last. Please note that there may be some slight yellowing along the very edge of some posters, but it would be covered if matted or framed. Looks great on the wall whether framed, matted or put up as is.

  • 20 inches wide by 28 inches tall, big powerful image. Printed on a 24x34 inch, quality paper stock.
  • Glitter Boy™ poster – signed and numbered – $20 (only 700 signed posters were made), Cat. No. PO800.
  • Glitter Boy™ poster – printer proof (marked P/P and signed) $27 – Cat. No. PPO800.
  • Each is signed by artist Scott Johnson and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Mailed rolled in a heavy-duty mailing tube.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • Note: This Glitter Boy image is also available on a mouse pad ($9.95 – Cat. No. 2566).

The Rifter #78

NEW! The Rifter® #78

This issue offers mystery, festering secrets and darkness, villains and adventure. Not to mention dangerous magicks and immortality. The stuff of adventure and unchained imagination.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready-to-go source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the many new characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, villains, monsters, adventures and ideas for one setting can be easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Every issue has material for Rifts® and usually 2-3 other Palladium game lines. The focus of this issue is Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts® and Splicers®. Don’t forget, unofficial material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #78 Highlights:

  • The Modern Necromancer suitable for use with Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, Ninjas & Superspies™, Chaos Earth®, The Three Galaxies™ and other settings, by Greg Diaczyk and Kevin Siembieda. Includes notable Necromancer tactics, dark magic, mummies, zombies and immortality (if you are willing to pay the price).
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®: City of Khemennu – Part Two of a city adventure setting and source material by Ian Herbert. More wonderful information and adventure hooks for this new, exotic location to send your player group. Includes the 18 cosmic gods, notable sects, people, and adventure ideas.
  • Splicers® – The Aftermath of I am Legion, by Chris Kluge and Charles Walton II – “official” source material. Is Legion dead? Could she have survived? And if she did, what comes next? This final chapter provides answers to those question, along with new Random Amalgam Creation Tables and secrets about Legion revealed.
  • Rifts®: The Nexus Zone, by Carl Gleba. Learn about the Nexus Zone, an area of devastation, danger, and off the charts magic energy. Nexus points that are so powerful and unstable they cannot be easily contained.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 178. Now available. Unleash your imagination!

COMING! The Rifter® #79 – Ships December 2017

The Rifter® #79 is already in production. Articles are being selected and artwork is being assigned.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready to go source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the many new characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, villains, monsters, adventures and ideas for one setting can be easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Every issue has material for Rifts® and usually 2-3 other Palladium game lines. The focus of this issue is Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™ and RPG advice. Don’t forget, unofficial material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #79 Highlights:

  • Rifts® – The Kingdom of New Oslo by David Collins.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ – Stage Magician by Matt Reed.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ – Flashing Blades of Horror by Hendrik Härterich.
  • Rifts® short story by Mark Oberle (author of Nightbane® Dark Designs).
  • Game Master tips and optional rules by Julius Rosenstein.
  • Additional gaming source material.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 179. In production. December release.

Rifts Sovietski

New! Rifts® Sovietski

The Rifts® Sovietski™ World Book presents background information on the fledgling Sovietski nation, notable cities and people, politics, and its growing army, plus Deadzones, Spetsnaz Special Forces, new bionics, Russian D-Bees, and more.

  • New Cyborgs and other O.C.C.s.
  • The Sovietski nation and its army.
  • Weapons, new bionics, combat vehicles, and gear.
  • Bunker Creation tables and Deadzone tables.
  • Russian D-Bees, adventure ideas and more.
  • By Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr.
  • $24.95 – 192 pages – Cat. No. 891 – In production.

Rifts® Bestiary (North America) Volume One

You requested it, so we are doing it: collecting the hundreds of monsters and beasts of Rifts Earth into easy to use reference books, similar to what we did with D-Bees of North America. Only there are so many wondrous and fierce creatures we cannot squeeze them into one book. The first two Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks are being created simultaneously. Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new monsters by Siembieda and Walton. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

Note: If these two volumes do well, future volumes will include spirits, ghosts and entities, another on dragons, other volumes on creatures in other parts of Rifts Earth, and so on.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 896. In production. Winter release. Shooting to have the first Rifts® Bestiary out in time for Christmas.

Rifts® Bestiary (North America) Volume Two

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two Rifts® Bestiaries, Volume One and Volume Two, are being created simultaneously. Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new monsters by Siembieda and Walton. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

Note: If these two volumes do well, future volumes will include spirits, ghosts and entities, another on dragons, other volumes on creatures in other parts of Rifts Earth, and so on.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production. Winter release. Shooting to have Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two out in January, 2018.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans Gold Hardcover

NEW! Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold” Edition Hardcover – Now Shipping!

The source material in Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is so awesome and the Atlanteans and Sunaj are so iconic, Palladium is making a limited edition, signed and numbered collector’s hardcover. Contains the same source material as the softcover edition. Signed by the Palladium staff.

  • Black faux leather hardcover with metallic gold imprint.
  • Signed by the Palladium staff.
  • Numbered 1-300 and sold on a first come, first served basis. The number you receive is based on the order in which orders are received.
  • Pre-orders for the Gold Edition MUST be placed separately, not with other books. Your credit card will be charged when you place the order, including shipping, but this item will not ship until sometime in August. (It takes longer to get a hardcover printed and bound than the softcover.)
  • All the same great material that is in the softcover. 60+ new Magic Tattoos. 60+ Shadow Magic spells. 30+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C., the Stone Master, revisited, Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s, and more.
  • $50.00 retail – 224 pages – written by Carl Gleba – Cat. No. 890HC – Now available!

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans - Available now!

True Atlanteans are among the most mysterious and storied heroes across the Megaverse®. Forced to flee Earth more than 15,000 ago when Atlantis was lost, they have traveled the cosmos in search of new wonders and knowledge, and to wage war against supernatural evil. Masters of dimensional travel and the fabled Tattoo Magic, True Atlanteans have become renowned as vampire slayers and heroic Champions of Light. But there is also a festering darkness from within the Atlantean clans. A darkness that could destroy them all.

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide, and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, the treachery of the Sunaj Illuminati, and much more.

  • 60+ Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • Tremble at the terrible secrets of the Aerihman and their plans for inter-dimensional domination.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Valuable source material and adventure ideas galore.
  • $24.95 retail – 224 pages – Cat. No. 890 – written by Carl Gleba. Now shipping!

Nightbane Dark Designs

New! Nightbane® Dark Designs – Available now!

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is a guide to creating the Nightbane and a sourcebook for players and Game Masters alike. It presents all sorts of new Nightbane creation tables, new Morphus tables, new Talents, and new information. Info and powers that enable players to make memorable Nightbane characters and G.M.s to take their games up a notch.

  • 18 new and comprehensive Morphus Tables.
  • 60 new Common Talents.
  • 38 new Elite Talents.
  • Transformation Transition Table.
  • Talent creation and conversion rules.
  • Ancient Nightbane R.C.C. fully statted out and creation tables.
  • Insight to the Becoming.
  • Answers to some common questions & more.
  • Appendix of 23 Morphus Tables gathered from the Nightbane® RPG and Sourcebooks.
  • Appendix of 53 Talents gathered from the Nightbane® RPG and Sourcebooks.
  • Written by Mark Oberle. Cover by Charles Walton II and Eduardo Dominguez.
  • $20.95 – 160 pages – Cat. No. 736 – Available now!

NEW! Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire

This title presents three interrelated towns off the beaten path in the Pecos Empire. Each with its own unique character and problems. All fun locations to visit and find adventure and trouble. Something dark and deadly is brewing in the middle of Nowhere, where experimental Techno-Wizard devices and weapons offer prosperity, but could be the doom of everyone living there. Big ideas. Building upon material that appeared in The Rifter®, expanded.

  • Three towns described.
  • New Techno-Wizard weapons and devices.
  • Experimental Techno-Wizard items that call upon entropy and death.
  • Dark magic, madness and deadly secrets spawn dangerous adventures.
  • Many adventure ideas, Non-Player Characters, and fun.
  • Written by Brett Caron. Additional text and ideas Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 895. In final production.

NEW! Garden of the Gods – A Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook

This has been a secret project of Kevin Siembieda’s that he has been plotting and writing in what little spare time he has. The Garden of the Gods is said to be a holy place watched over and even frequented by the avatars of the gods. According to legend, the god may visit heroes and followers in dreams or in person by an avatar of the god, to be given guidance, inspiration, heroic quests, and gifts of knowledge and magic. More details about this title will follow.

  • The Garden of the Gods described in detail.
  • Godly insight and visitations.
  • Gifts of magic and knowledge.
  • Sanctuary and more.
  • The Black Pit, a place of evil and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden, or a trick of the Old Ones?
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 475. In production.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

NEW! Rifts® CS Arsenal – A Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

This title is hotly anticipated and ties directly into Rifts® Heroes of Humanity and Rifts® WB 35: Megaverse® in Flames. All of which are setting up something big.

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ CS Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 893. In production. Hot!

Rifts The Disavowed

Rifts® The Disavowed

Secrets of the Coalition States

The Disavowed are so Top Secret that their existence is known only to a handful of the Coalition States’ most elite, top echelon, with Joseph Prosek II the mastermind behind the Disavowed operation, and Colonel Lyboc its shadowy face. Find out who these men and women are. How the Disavowed get away with using magic, traveling to other parts of Rifts Earth and even to other dimensions in pursuit of enemies and strategic information that cannot be had through conventional means. Learn about the secret parameters in which these hard-boiled warriors, secretly hand-picked by Joseph Prosek II, operate, why almost every mission is considered a suicide mission, and why they must forever be the Disavowed.

  • CS operatives so secret that even the top military and political leaders right up to Emperor Prosek know nothing about them. And if they did know, would they condone their activity or condemn it?
  • Are the Disavowed heroes or renegades? Assassins or soldiers? Madmen or super-patriots? Or a little of them all?
  • Unsung heroes who keep the CS safe, or thugs and pawns of a shadow agency within the Coalition government?
  • What role does the Vanguard play in this group?
  • How do they reward their D-Bee “teammates” when the mission is over?
  • What happens to the Disavowed when they have seen or learned too much? Adventure ideas galore and so much more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892. Winter release. Shooting for December or January.

COMING! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook

This sourcebook is all about inner city survival. Survivor colonies finding a way to live and prosper in the big city. The conventional wisdom is that living in the big population centers is impossible. These survivors prove otherwise.

  • Inner city survival. Old and new O.C.C.s.
  • Skyscraper communities and life on the rooftops.
  • Cults – the new power in the city.
  • Gangs, street runners, the new underground, and more.
  • Take your zombie campaign to new heights!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • 96-128 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 237. Winter release.

2018 Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

  • 100+ Palladium gaming events.
  • Price of admission pays for all events.
  • Play in games run by Kevin Siembieda & other Palladium creators.
  • Enjoy Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournaments, games, products and demos.
  • Participate in panel talks and many question and answer chats.
  • Bring your favorite game books to get signed.
  • Meet Kevin Siembieda and the Palladium staff.
  • Meet 30+ Palladium creators – the largest gathering of Palladium creators in the world! Most available every day, the entire day.
  • Meet fellow gamers from around the world.
  • Get new releases, back stock items and Palladium collectibles.
  • Get original artwork and limited edition prints, T-shirts and specialty items.
  • Commission select artists to draw your favorite character.
  • “Live” auction with rare collectibles and oddities.
  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime. A full description of the 2018 Palladium Open House is now available in the online store.

2018 Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

39074 Webb Court
Westland, MI 48185
734-721-2903 (order line)

Admissions:

  • VIP Thursday – April 19, 2018 (special): 3:00 PM doors open and you get first crack at limited editions, original art, new products, specialty items, and meet the Palladium staff and all available creators – 6:00 PM dinner – 7:00 PM Opening Ceremonies – 8:00 PM the evening’s games begin. Cost of VIP night is $95 (dinner included). Limited to about 100-120 people plus Palladium creators. Note: VIP Thursday always sells out fast, so we offer around 60% of the tickets now, and the remainder at the end of January, 2018. Cost: $95 (Thursday only).
  • Weekend Pass (April 20-22): $55 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • Friday (only): $30
  • Saturday (only): $30
  • Sunday (only): $12

Two Hotels to choose from: See more complete details in the online store description.

1. Red Roof Inn – 734-459-3300 – Request the “Palladium Books Group Rate.”

  • $49.95 plus tax per night for a double (2 double beds).
  • $49.95 plus tax per night for a King (one large bed).

2. Hampton Inn and Suites – 734-844-1111 – Request the “POH” Group Rate.

  • $119.00 per night plus tax for “double Queen beds” (that’s two queen-sized beds!).
  • $129 per night for one “King Suite” – SUITE is the important part of this request – and it comes with one king bed and a pull out sofa, but PLEASE confirm that with the hotel. See more complete details in the online store description.

Airport Note: The hotels and Palladium’s warehouse are 15-20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Romulus, Michigan, near I-275. Detroit Metro is the airport you want to use.

New Web Content to Check Out

Palladium has partnered with several content makers to bring you fun web content you can watch, read and listen to.

Happy Jacks Dead Reign® (Zombie Apocalypse) campaign. Happy Jacks has been producing web content since 2009. This fun-loving group of diehard gamers produce podcasts, live actual game play, and YouTube content. They recently began a Dead Reign® campaign that you can tune into live every other Sunday afternoon, or catch the recordings (they post recordings of their live play both as podcasts and videos). Check out their schedule of games here: http://www.happyjacks.org

PSY LP (Please Select Your... Let’s Play!) is a group of awesome gamers who combine their love of role-playing with top notch art and a wicked sense of humor. They have two different, ongoing adventures based in Palladium Books® games, and add new episodes to their YouTube channel regularly. Check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRE27Y9AZeJFqR_e9_JLzTA/feed

Urban Decay is a podcast that follows the role-playing adventures of a group of survivors set in the zombie infested reality of Dead Reign®. They have 16 podcasts up already, with many more to come. You can find them here: https://soundcloud.com/urbandecaypodcast

HippoTV is a group of crazy-fun Palladium fans who have been playing (and streaming) a regular Palladium Fantasy® game for years through the Twitch streaming website. Do you want to see how to run an online game for players scattered across the world? These guys make it look easy! Check them out here: https://www.twitch.tv/HippoTV/

Questwise does reviews by an everyday gamer for everyday games. It is a nice place to spend some time to get a look at books that you are considering buying as well as a source of tips and tricks for making your game playing better. You can see his videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3MGRJW9QooUXF29F5tF-A/feed

Through Gamer Goggles has been putting out high-quality videos about all things gaming for the past four years. Though he is not a Palladium partner per se, he has done interviews with Kevin Siembieda and freelancer Greg Diaczyk, as well as reviews of some of our books, and plans to come to the POH. A great guy and expert gamer, you can check out his content here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GamerGoggles/featured

And here is a direct link to his 2017 Gen Con interview with me (Kevin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu7S7dyDfvo

We want Palladium Books’ social media to continue to expand. If you are a podcaster, YouTube content creator, Twitch streamer, or other social media creator who would like to show your support for Palladium Books’ games, please contact us at socialmedia{at}palladiumbooks.com — we would love to hear from you and explore ways we can work together to expand our outreach to all our wonderful fans!

Are You Going to be Running a Game at a Convention?

Are you going to be running one or more Palladium games (or Savage Rifts®) at a convention, store or other public event? Please let us know about it. We’ll be happy to spread the word through our social media to let people know how they can get in on the fun. Send an email to socialmedia{at}palladiumbooks.com and let us know your name, the name of the convention or store event, the date(s) you’ll be running your game(s), the name of the game line, a brief description, and any other info people might need to find and sign up for the game event.

Robotech® RPG eBooks on Amazon, iBooks, Google and others – available now

Don’t forget, we have made current Robotech® core RPG titles available as ebooks. Palladium Books’ Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game, Robotech®: The Macross® Saga Sourcebook, and Robotech®: The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook are now available as eBooks, with more titles to follow. Robotech® RPG titles are available from the following eBook channels/sellers: iBooks (through iTunes), Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play Books, Overdrive.com, Copia (copiaclass.com), Gardners Books, Baker & Taylor, E-Sentral, Scribd, Ciando, Hoopla, Playster, and more.

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

Robotech® is getting hotter and hotter. It is the Number One Anime on Crackle, the Robotech® movie from Sony Pictures sounds like it is going to be become a reality, more Robotech® licensed products are appearing, and Palladium is gearing up toward the release of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two and more Robotech® products. Ah, but the core game and expansion packs to get you started are available right now.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast-paced, tabletop combat game that captures the action and adventure of the Robotech® anime. Two or more players can engage in small squad skirmishes or scale up to massive battles. Relive the clashes of the First Robotech War, engage in stand-alone tactical games, or use the dynamic game pieces to enhance your Robotech® RPG experience. Or simply collect your favorite mecha from an expanding range of top-notch game pieces. Get yours now.

Robotech® RPG Tactics Convention Exclusives – now available to anyone

These dynamic pieces are available as a regular item in the Palladium store. They are powerful fun and only have 4-6 parts, so they are easy to put together. They look awesome on your shelf or in your game. Get yours while supplies last.

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