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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 13, 2013

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By Kevin Siembieda

This Update is being posted on Saturday because the website was down most of Friday. We have been experiencing a lot of unexpected technical difficulties over the last few weeks via our web host.

This has caused a number of delays, slowness and problems. The worst have been the website going down for minutes to a few hours at a time. Friday was the longest and worst episode, lasting half the day. Of course, we are looking for solutions, but we may continue to experience difficulties for the next week or so until will can find the problems and make permanent solutions. Thank you for your understanding.

Meanwhile, we are working hard to belt out several major products, and we’re making progress. Wayne and I are both working at the office today and Alex should be here later as well.

UPDATE: The Rifter® #63 – Done

The Rifter® #63 is done! It is another outstanding issue filled with monsters, mayhem, secrets and adventure ideas for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, plus adventure generation tables for Beyond the Supernatural™ (these are wonderful, helpful and easy to use, I loved them), and secret information about the Coalition’s Psi-Battalion for Rifts®. (The Rifts® short story, which we all enjoyed, had to be put aside for next issue.) As well as news, coming attractions and a photo spread of the sculpts for Robotech® RPG Tactics™. Great issue.

UPDATE: Rifts® Ultimate Edition – back in print – Available now

Rifts® remains Palladium’s most popular game line ever, so we wanted to make sure the Rifts® Ultimate Edition hardcover didn’t run out. The newest press run arrived in the warehouse on Wednesday. Same core material. Same price. Same quality. 376 pages – $39.95 retail – Cat. No. 800HC – Available now.

UPDATE: Robotech® The Macross® Saga Sourcebook – 8½ x 11 size

We’ll soon be re-releasing the Robotech® The Macross® Saga Sourcebook as an 8½ x 11 sourcebook. 128 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 551. Available by August.

UPDATE: Robotech® UEEF Marines Sourcebook One

Coming this Fall. More about it in future Updates. Just didn’t want y’all to think it was forgotten.

UPDATE: Rifts® Northern Gun One

You know the story on this one. Epic. Delayed and delayed. FINALLY working on it nonstop. It is coming soon. Rifts® Northern Gun™ One is the book I’m working on! That’s why I’m at the office on a Saturday. I think you’ll be very pleased. And we have some surprises for our Megaverse Insider crowdfunding supporters who have been so patient and understanding.

UPDATE: Northern Gun Two

If I can swing it, I want Rifts® Northern Gun™ Two at the printer before we leave for Gen Con. August release. We are putting 90% of our energy into releasing the new titles you have been waiting for.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics – Kickstarter Survey has been sent

The Kickstarter Surveys were sent out on Wednesday. If you are a Kickstarter Backer and have not received your email Survey, contact Palladium Books immediately at kickstarter@palladiumbooks.com or call Jeff at 734-721-2903.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics – Pledge Manager

As SOON as we get the majority of the Survey responses back, Palladium will send you an invitation to the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Pledge Manager. In the Pledge Manager you will be able to select all the Add-Ons you wanted and even be able to purchase additional Add-Ons! That’s right, you can purchase as many additional Add-Ons as your heart desires in any quantity.

For your information:

  • When we ship to our Kickstarter supporters – ALL Kickstarter items and Add-Ons will be shipped at the same time.
  • Kickstarter Backerss will get these items BEFORE they are sold retail.
  • Only the initial releases (see below) will arrive in the retail packaging. MANY of the items made available to Kickstarter Backers – like the Monster, Ghost and others – will not be made available on the retail market for months down the road. Expansion Packs will be released in waves over time. Our Kickstarter supporters, however, get them right away! That means many of these “advance” Kickstarter items will not come in the retail packaging, but simple bags.

Robotech RPG Tactics

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics – Tactical Battle Game – Coming Fall 2013

This product is in final development. Most of the sculpts are finished and approved by the I.P. holder Harmony Gold. The rules and rule book have been written, edited, approved and are going into layout next week. Product packaging designs are next. Advertising and promotion has already begun.

The Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Box Set has everything you need to get started, with the many expansion packs containing 4-6 game pieces allowing you to build and improve your armies.

Highlights Include:

  • 1/285th scale, high quality, multi-pose plastic game pieces (40mm to 70mm tall). World-class sculpts from sculptors around the world.
  • Game rules use D6.
  • Turn-based system of play.
  • Scalable from small squad skirmishes to mass battles. Can accommodate two to several players.
  • Combat is fast and designed to emulate the anime action.
  • Measuring tape required to determine targets and distance.
  • Release Date: Barring any unexpected delays, the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ box game and initial expansion sets ship Autumn 2013 (November?).
  • $90 retail price (tentative). The price of the final box set is not yet determined, but we want to hold it around $90.
  • Cat. No. 55100 (Main Boxed Game).

UPDATE: The First Six Robotech® Expansion Packs

The initial expansion packs will also ship in the Fall. All prices listed are likely, but still tentative. We want most packs to fall in the $25-$35 price range.

  • UEDF Valkyrie Wing (2x each, Fighter, Guardian, Battloid) – Cat. No. 55201 – $30.00 retail (tentative).
  • UEDF Destroid Pack (2x Tomahawks, 2x Defenders) – Cat. No. 55202 – $30.00 (tentative).
  • UEDF Spartan Pack (2x Spartans, 2x Phalanxes), Cat. No. 55203 – $30.00 (tentative).
  • Zentraedi Regult Battlepod Squadron (6x Regults) – Cat. No. 55401 – $30.00 (tentative).
  • Zentraedi Support Battlepods (4x Artillery Battlepods) – Cat. No. 55402 – $30.00 (tentative).
  • Zentraedi Command Pack (1x Glaug, 1x Quel-Regult, 1x Quel-Gulnau) – Cat. No. 55403 – $35.00 (tentative).
  • Additional expansion packs at intervals throughout 2014. More will follow. Exactly how many, and how fast, will depend on manufacturing considerations, sales and customer demand.
  • Palladium plans to release the mecha and settings for ALL eras of Robotech®. Many other details are still in development.
  • Tournament play support is planned. Ninja Division will help Palladium to develop and launch the program sometime in 2014.

UPDATE: UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics – Limited Gen Con Exclusives at Booth #1025 – Palladium Books.

There will be two Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Gen Con Indy Convention ExclusivesMax Sterling’s Valkyrie in Battloid Mode and Myria’s Power Armor – available for purchase. We had hoped to offer more, but it looks like we will only be able to offer 125 of both, each morning, on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of the limited number, customers will be limited to ONE (OF EACH), per person, EVERY MORNING. These are different poses than what was available in the Kickstarter and are resin castings.

We “may” try to make these figures available later on in the Palladium online store, but no promises. The Gen Con exclusives are a way to give gamers who may have missed the Kickstarter an opportunity to get something special too.

We sure hope the Kickstarter Backers know we value and appreciate your support. That’s why you have a multitude of add-ons and Purchase Add-Ons available via the Kickstarter. Many of which will not be made available for retail for quite some time. You special guys and gals in the forefront of this new product line will be the very first to get a ton of the Robotech® game pieces we have planned. And you will love the many advance and special items you’ll be getting. Game on!

UPDATE: Palladium’s Marketing Push has begun

Our ads for Robotech® and Robotech® RPG Tactics™ are starting to appear everywhere. In the month of July we have ads appearing in and the San Diego Comic Con and Gen Con issues of Internal Correspondence 2 (a trade magazine), Greater Gaming Industry Catalog (another trade publication), Game Trade Monthly (a trade magazine for retailers), the back cover of Bleeding Cool Magazine (a fun comic book publication), and elsewhere.

That’s in addition to demos and displays at Gen Con Indy and Detroit Fanfare to promote Robotech® RPG Tactics, Heroes Unlimited™ and all of Palladium’s role-playing games.

UPDATE: Better Communication

As promised, I have been posting more Murmurs from the Megaverse® as well as on Facebook and answering my private messages and emails. I want you in the loop. Of course our problems with the forums have prevented me from posting the last few days. Grrrr.

UPDATE: Detroit Fanfare – October 26 & 27, 2013

  • Harmony Gold’s Robotech® tour. Meet Steve Yun, enjoy Robotech® panels, and get autographs. I’ll probably even participate in a few.
  • Palladium Books will be there with many of our artists and writers. Meet the following Palladium creators:
    - Me, Kevin Siembieda (publisher, writer and game designer)
    - Wayne Smith (editor and Rifter®)
    - Julius Rosenstein (contributing writer, proofreader and Game Master)
    - Alex Marciniszyn (editor)
    - Carmen Bellaire (writer and game designer)
    - Matthew Clements (writer)
    - Mark Dudley (artist)
    - Chuck Walton (artist)
    - Ben Rodriguez (artist)
    - Jeff Burke (artist and Robotech consultant)
    - And more to be added . . .
  • Games run by Palladium creators, including Kevin Siembieda (me), Julius Rosenstein, Carmen Bellaire, Chuck Walton and others. I’ll try to get Mark Dudley to run, too. Plus there will be many other Palladium gaming events, demos, and more.
  • Palladium Booth in the dealers’ hall plus some surprises if we can swing it.
  • If timing works out, Robotech® RPG Tactics™ may debut there.
  • Many comic book guests.
  • Dealers’ room.
  • Artists’ alley and more!
  • Detroit Fanfare is estimating 8,000-9,000 people in attendance this October! And growing. It’s held at the Adoba Hotel (formerly the Hyatt Regency and only 20 minutes from the Palladium offices), in Dearborn, Michigan, October 25, 26 & 27, 2013. Join the fun.

A mini-Palladium Open House. We have a BIG gaming and marketing opportunity with Detroit Fanfare (in Dearborn, Michigan, October 26-27, 2013). It looks like we can get enough volunteer Game Masters (thanks G.M.s – and more are welcomed to join the fun), so now we just need gamers to attend. WE are even looking at making it a permanent site for an ANNUAL “mini-Palladium Open House.” If we make a good showing running games and bringing in more gamers, we might be able to make Detroit Fanfare an annual mini-Palladium Open House. And why not? The convention site is only 20 minutes from the Palladium office.

Game Masters, if YOU are interested in running Palladium gaming events at the Detroit Fanfare (October 25-27, 2013), PLEASE contact the Megaversal Ambassadors (ambassadors@palladiumbooks.com) or contact Palladium Books directly via telephone (734-721-2903), Private Message, email, etc., but please contact us. This could be the start of something big and fun for us all. The rest of you, spread the word and start making plans to attend! Help us make this happen.

Palladium Open House in 2015

We are seriously thinking about hosting a POH in 2015. The Detroit Fanfare is only a two-day event (Saturday and Sunday). That’s cool, but it’s only two days. And as fun and nice at it may be, it’s not the same intimate setting as the true Palladium Open House held at the Palladium warehouse all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And for 100 people, VIP Thursday as well. We’re thinking Detroit Fanfare will be nice for the years we don’t host the event at Palladium, but every two or three years, the Palladium Open House should come home. Right now, we’re thinking April or May 2015. This is tentative, but we are leaning strongly in that direction. More on this in future Updates as we firm up our plans, but I think it’s safe to start making tentative plans.

Gen Con® Indy – Palladium Booth #1025 – August 14-18, 2013

Gen Con is coming up fast. If you are attending, make sure you swing by Booth #1025 to get the latest releases and books you’ve missed, purchase art prints and original art, demo Robotech® RPG Tactics™, chat and get autographs. Oh, and you’ll be able to see many of the final sculpts for Robotech® RPG Tactics™ on display for the first time anywhere.

Gen Con will be a star-studded event for Palladium fans with the following Palladium creators present at Booth #1025:

  • Kevin Siembieda – Publisher, writer and lead game designer at Palladium Books.
  • Carmen Bellaire – Writer (Splicers®, Powers Unlimited™ series, etc.) and co-game designer of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ to run demos, talk about the game and sign autographs.
  • David Freeman – Lead game designer of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ to run demos, talk about the game and sign autographs.
  • Various other Ninja Division personalities and creators.
  • Wayne Smith – Palladium editor and Editor-in-Chief of The Rifter®.
  • Matthew Clements – Writer (Rifts® Black Market, Northern Gun 1 & 2, The Rifter®, etc.).
  • Charles Walton – Artist (Rifts® Lemuria, NG 1 & 2, and many others).
  • Brandon Aten – Writer (Rifts® Triax 2, Madhaven, Sovietski, and The Rifter®).
  • Mark Oberle – Writer (Nightbane® Survival Guide, The Rifter®, etc.).
  • Mike Leonard – Writer and artist.
  • Jeff Burke – Robotech® consultant, artist and writer.
  • Thomas Roache – Play-tester, Robotech demonstrator and writer.

Palladium is about to explode back on the scene with game products that will thrill and beguile your imaginations. Join the fun and game on.

A fun, surprise visit

The Lucy family dropped by the Palladium office. They are Americans, but live abroad. They are also big Palladium fans and since they were in town for the week, they thought they’d swing by and see if they could visit. They did, and I think I had as much fun as they did. Dad and his three teenagers were a true delight (all Palladium gamers), and full of excitement and ideas that reminded me of the energy at the Palladium Open House events. We talked about gaming, game design, future publications, movies and comic books as I gave them a tour of the Palladium office and warehouse. It was a very nice break from the grind we’ve all been under. They oohed and ahhed at the Northern Gun artwork and can’t wait for it and all of our upcoming releases. I would like to thank you folks for the fun visit. Have a safe trip home.

We’ll be working at least part of the weekend to move more books closer to release dates. Keep those imaginations burning bright.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer and Game Designer

The Rifter #63

The Rifter® #63 – Ships July

I thought it was just me, but Julius and Alex agree, this issue feels especially fun and exciting. It is filled with all kinds of useful background and source material for Beyond the Supernatural, Palladium Fantasy® and Rifts®. Nice artwork, too.

Each and every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory that helps players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and keep their games fresh. It provides useful, ready to go, source material gamers can just drop into their ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds.

The Rifter® Number 63 includes:

  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – OFFICIAL source material for the Timiro Kingdom by Glen Evans. An in-depth history of the Kingdom with adventure ideas scattered throughout, plus character stats and a Rune Sword.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® source material – Mythic Beasts by Timothy Dorman. Nine monsters of legend and the warrior-mage who draws upon their powers.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ – Random Adventure Generator by Chai Gallahun. A welcomed addition for any Game Master running a BTS campaign for whipping up off the cuff adventures or as the groundwork for creating your own, elaborate adventures.
  • Rifts® – Psi-Battalion source material – Secrets and insight behind the Coalition Army’s Psi-Battalion. Part One of Three by Matt Olfson.
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ – a Visual Guide of the sculptures.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $11.95 retail – Cat. No. 163 – July release.

Rifts Ultimate Edition

BACK IN PRINT: Rifts® Ultimate Edition

Imagine a world setting that is Earth 300 years after an apocalypse that results in the return of magic. Now imagine a world where magic and super-science collide. Where cyborgs and men clad in power armor and giant robots clash with demons, dragons and sorcerers.

Now imagine lines of blue, magic energy rippling across the land. Where two or more of those lines cross, there is a tear in the fabric of space and time. A Rift to infinite worlds and realities that have unleashed an endless cavalcade of aliens, mutants and monsters into our world. Some are adventurers like you, other are invaders, some are slaves or prisoners, and still others are demonic nightmares and gods from ancient myths. All now make Earth their home or hunting ground. Welcome to Rifts®.

Rifts® combines the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and post-apocalypse (among others) in a plausible setting where adventure is limited only by your imagination and the possibilities are truly infinite.

  • 33 O.C.C.s – Bursters, Crazies, Cyber-Knights, Dog Boys, Glitter Boys, Juicers, Ley Line Walkers, Mind Melters, Psi-Stalkers, dragons, mutants & more.
  • The Coalition States – heroes or villains?
  • Coalition O.C.C.s, gear and States described.
  • Psionic powers and characters.
  • Magic spells and Techno-Wizardry.
  • Techno-Wizard device construction rules.
  • World information and background to set the stage for adventure.
  • All the info you need to play is contained in this core rule book.
  • Color end sheets painted by John Zeleznik. Cover by Scott Johnson.
  • 24 pages of color, 75+ color images; great art throughout.
  • Created and written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 90+ sourcebooks to expand your Rifts® adventures.
  • 376 pages – Cat. No. 800HC – $39.95 – Hardcover.

Robotech Macross Saga Sourcebook

BACK IN PRINT: Robotech® Macross Saga Sourcebook – New size – 8½ x 11 – same great book

Robotech® The Macross™ Saga Sourcebook will soon be available as an 8½ x 11 inch sourcebook.

All the famous mecha and action of Robotech® starts here with the Macross Saga when an alien armada enters Earth orbit. They have come to reclaim a lost spacecraft that crash-landed on Earth 10 years earlier. A space fortress that Earth’s protectors have rebuilt into their own flagship against alien invasion. The resulting conflict gives birth to heroes and becomes the stuff of legend, but the Earth will never be the same.

Now, you can be part of the Robotech® Macross Saga by creating your own characters and embarking on new missions of your own making.

Note: This is the setting for Robotech® RPG Tactics™, so if you’re looking for more information about the mecha, Earth’s defenders, the Zentraedi invaders, and Macross Saga setting, this is the book for you. Epic adventure awaits.

A Robotech® Role-Playing Game Sourcebook:

  • Transformable Veritech Fighters known as Valkyries take to the sky to defend the Earth.
  • Destroids, giant walking tanks, are among Earth’s front-line defenders.
  • The SDF-1 and Earth air, ground and space combat vehicles.
  • Zentraedi mecha, powered armor suits, and select spacecraft.
  • The Zentraedi warriors, their war machines and culture.
  • Notable characters from the TV series statted out.
  • Quick Character Creation Tables enable you to make Macross characters in 15 minutes or less.
  • New skills and M.O.S. skill bundles.
  • The Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® RPG “rule book” is needed to play (Cat. No. 550 or 550HC).
  • 128 pages – $16.95 – Cat. No. 551.

Robotech The Shadow Chronicles RPG

Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® – Role-Playing Game

All the data and details you need to role-play Robotech® are found in the Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® RPG – core rule book. Available in two affordable formats, an 8½ x 11 inch hardcover edition ($30.95) and a pocket-sized “manga” edition (16.95).

  • Play Veritech Pilots & Cyclone Riders.
  • Play Battloid Aces and other heroes.
  • Battle the Haydonites & Invid.
  • Play your favorite mecha.
  • Fast playing & quick combat.
  • Quick Roll creation lets you create characters in under 15 minutes.
  • A complete role-playing game.
  • $16.95 retail – 336 page Manga Edition – Cat. No. 550 – Manga size, fits in a pocket.
  • Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® RPG “Deluxe” Hardcover – space combat rules & select spacecraft, a few additional weapons, vehicles & artwork – $30.95 retail – 8½ x 11 Hardcover – 224 pages – Cat. No. 550HC.
  • A signed and numbered, Gold Collector’s limited edition with a signed tip-in color print (nine autographs) is also available for $70.00 retail – 8½ x 11 – 224 pages – Cat. No. 5500HC.

Rifts Northern Gun One

Rifts® World Book 33: Northern Gun One – ships July

Northern Gun™ is the largest independent manufacturer of high-tech weapons, robots and vehicles in North America. Outside of the Coalition States, one could argue, no other kingdom is as powerful or influential, at least when it comes to technology and weapons. The manufacture and sale of Northern Gun weapons and vehicles has given virtually every kingdom, town, colony of settlers and adventurer group a chance to survive and prosper. Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, NG has been the premier outfitter of mercenaries, adventurers and upstart kingdoms for generations. Now, for the first time ever, learn Northern Gun’s history, goals and plans for the future. Of course, that means new weapons, robots, power armor, vehicles and gear.

  • In-depth look at Northern Gun and its business operations.
  • Ishpeming, the face and people of Northern Gun.
  • Northern Gun weapons and combat gear; new and old.
  • Northern Gun robot drones; new and old.
  • Northern Gun giant combat robots; new and old.
  • Northern Gun freighters and hover trains.
  • Northern Gun O.C.C.s and enforcers.
  • The NG Mercenary army and police.
  • The NG Bounty Board, the largest collection of bounties and mercenary contracts anywhere on Rifts® Earth.
  • Key locations, people and sales outlets in and around Northern Gun.
  • Northern Gun’s relationship with the Coalition States, Triax Industries, the Black Market and others.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Interior Artwork by Chuck Walton, Nick Bradshaw, and others.
  • Wraparound cover by Chuck Walton.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 887 – July release.
  • Check out the free Advance Preview on DriveThruRPG.com!

Rifts Northern Gun Two

Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun Two

More information about the weapons, vehicles and practices of Northern Gun, including the new rage of robot gladiatorial combat.

  • Northern Gun body armor; new and old.
  • Bionic and cybernetic services.
  • Northern Gun power armors; new and old.
  • Northern Gun hovercycles & land vehicles; new and old.
  • Northern Gun aircraft; new and old.
  • Northern Gun boats, ships and submarines; new and old.
  • Northern Gun Robot Gladiatorial Arena; new!
  • Robot Gladiator O.C.C. and robot gladiators.
  • Pirates and more.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Interior Artwork by Chuck Walton, Nick Bradshaw, and others.
  • Wraparound cover by John Zeleznik.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 888 – August release.

Rifts Megaverse in Flames

Rifts® World Book 35: Megaverse® in Flames

The Minion War spills across Rifts Earth, where demons and infernals hope to recruit allies and use the Rifts as gateways of destruction. Their influence shakes things up across the planet, especially at locations where demons and Deevils already have a strong presence. Demons, Deevils and supernatural beings run rampant and wreak havoc across the world.

  • Demon plagues and mystic blights.
  • Soulmancy and Blood Magic revealed.
  • Magical and demonic weapons and war machines.
  • Demonic armies, strongholds and places of evil.
  • Hell Pits and Rune Forges.
  • Many Demon Lords, their minions and plans.
  • Calgary, the Kingdom of Monsters; in detail.
  • Ciudad de Diablo, Harpies’ Island and other notable Hell holes on Earth.
  • Lord Doom, Pain and other demonic leaders.
  • Horune treachery, Dimension Stormers and other villains.
  • Notable demonic generals, mercenaries, people and places.
  • Battleground: Earth – as demons and infernals amass their legions.
  • Global chaos and the places most dramatically affected by the Demon Plagues.
  • Epic battles and adventure ideas galore.
  • Written by Carl Gleba. Part of the Minion War “Crossover” series.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 876. Summer 2013 release.

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics – Coming Fall 2013

Robotech® fans, this is the game you’ve wanted for decades, with beautifully sculpted, in scale, game pieces and the fast action of Robotech®.

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.

Mecha vs Mecha. Take command of the fighting forces of the United Earth Defense Force (UEDF) valiantly defending Earth from alien annihilation. Or lead the massive clone armies of the Zentraedi Armada to recover an alien artifact of immense power and enslave humankind.

Robotech® RPG Tactics Box Set

  • Brought to you by Palladium Books®, created with Ninja Division (the creative minds behind Soda Pop Miniatures and Cipher Studios).
  • Rules by Alessio Cavatore, David Freeman and Carmen Bellaire.
  • Full color, 128 page, softcover rule book; wraparound cover and lots of new, color artwork.
  • 24 Battle Dice, 12 UEDF and 12 Zentraedi.
  • 40 color game cards (unit cards, etc.).
  • 4x VF-1A Valkyries (in Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid modes).
  • 1x VF-1J "Officer" in all three modes.
  • 4x Destroids: 2 Tomahawks and 2 Defenders.
  • 12x Regult Zentraedi Battlepods.
  • 1x Glaug Officer's Battlepod.
  • 1x Quel-Regult Recon Battlepod.
  • 1x Quel-Gulnau Recovery Pod.
  • 1/285th scale, high quality, multi-pose plastic game pieces (40mm to 70mm tall). World-class sculpts from sculptors around the world.
  • Game rules use D6.
  • Turn-based system of play.
  • Scalable from small squad skirmishes to mass battles. Can accommodate two to several players.
  • Combat is fast and designed to emulate the anime action.
  • Measuring tape required to determine targets and distance.
  • Small parts and some assembly required. Game pieces come unpainted.
  • Release Date: Barring any unexpected delays, the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ box game and initial expansion sets ship Autumn 2013 (November?).
  • $90 retail price (tentative). The price of the final box set is not yet determined, but we want to hold it around $90.
  • Cat. No. 55100 (Main Boxed Game).

The First Six Robotech® Expansion Packs

The initial expansion packs will also ship in the Fall. All prices listed are likely, but still tentative. We want most packs to fall in the $25-$35 price range.

  • UEDF Valkyrie Wing (2x each, Fighter, Guardian, Battloid) – Cat. No. 55201 – $30.00 retail (tentative).
  • UEDF Destroid Pack (2x Tomahawks, 2x Defenders) – Cat. No. 55202 – $30.00 (tentative).
  • UEDF Spartan Pack (2x Spartans, 2x Phalanxes), Cat. No. 55203 – $30.00 (tentative).
  • Zentraedi Regult Battlepod Squadron (6x Regults) – Cat. No. 55401 – $30.00 (tentative).
  • Zentraedi Support Battlepods (4x Artillery Battlepods) – Cat. No. 55402 – $30.00 (tentative).
  • Zentraedi Command Pack (1x Glaug, 1x Quel-Regult, 1x Quel-Gulnau) – Cat. No. 55403 – $35.00 (tentative).
  • Additional expansion packs at intervals throughout 2014. More will follow. Exactly how many, and how fast, will depend on manufacturing considerations, sales and customer demand.
  • Palladium plans to release the mecha and settings for ALL eras of Robotech®. Many other details are still in development.
  • Tournament play support is planned. Ninja Division will help Palladium to develop and launch the program sometime in 2014.

DriveThruRPG

PDF downloads from DriveThruRPG.com

This is a great resource for getting out of print Palladium titles and other select books. We’ve made 90 titles available as PDF digital downloads from DriveThruRPG.com. This is a great way to try Palladium products and get access to out of print RPG source material. Some notable titles include:

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