By Kevin Siembieda
Happy New Year!
What a crazy year this last one has been.
Robotech® expanding universe. Thanks to input from fans in 2012, we decided to make 1/285th scale Robotech® game pieces. After joining forces with Ninja Division (the talent behind Soda Pop Miniatures and Cipher Studios), our plans expanded to make a new game called Robotech® RPG Tactics™. Palladium’s Carmen Bellaire was a huge asset in designing game rules that capture the feel and action of Robotech®, as was Ninja Division’s David Freeman. Working together, we had an incredibly successful Kickstarter that will allow us to give fans something truly special. Despite unexpected and unwanted delays, this product line is shaping up to be awesome. As fans of Robotech® ourselves, we at Palladium Books want this game to be a blast to play and the game pieces to blow people’s minds. In fact, we are talking with Harmony Gold to expand the range of Robotech® gaming products we can offer. Time will tell.
The groundwork for more books. 2013 was not a great year for book releases, with all too few in number. Ah, but the titles that saw release were outstanding, and even issues of The Rifter® seemed to be better than ever, with lots of fun, usable source material. 2014 will see that same quality and a much greater number of role-playing game and sourcebook releases. In a lot of ways, 2013 set the stage for Palladium’s explosive return with a lot of new products in 2014.
Palladium getting strong and rockin’ hard. Palladium Books continues to gain strength and we have all kinds of ideas, products and positive changes coming in 2014. I’ll talk more about this in our next Weekly Update.