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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 27, 2015

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By Kevin Siembieda

This weekend we present our BIGGEST Flash Sale yet. A sale that cuts across the Megaverse® and several different RPG settings. Check it out and enjoy! We only advertise these Flash Sales in the Weekly Update, so please spread the word to your gaming friends.

Our time this week has been spent on myriad things, from the mundane like taxes, shipping and marketing, to writing and editing Chaos Earth® Resurrection™, jotting down notes and ideas on other upcoming books, assigning and approving artwork, and planning for Robotech® RPG Tactics™, Rifts®, Splicers® and other good stuff. There has been a lot of juggling this week with a number of things boiling behind the scenes that we are not yet prepared to reveal.

Rifts® Megaversal Adventures – our Biggest Flash Sale yet

– August 27-31, 2015 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday – Select Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited and other titles at up to HALF OFF!

Carry your Rifts® adventures beyond Rifts Earth or Phase World® and the Three Galaxies. Explore alien worlds and dimensions, or bring characters and elements from other worlds and dimensions to Rifts. Spice up your current campaign by whisking your player group to a strange new reality, or bring something nasty from one of these different worlds or dimensions! Most of the items in this sale are half price, but not all. Some of the select titles below have a steeper discount than others. Available for ONE weekend only, August 27-30, 2015. Celebrating 25 years of Rifts® across the Megaverse®.

  • Rifts® Heroes of the Megaverse® – Cat. No. 877 – $8.47 four days only. An easy way to bring characters with super abilities into the world of Rifts® or the Three Galaxies. Create cosmic heroes with powers and a thirst for justice who travel the Megaverse® fighting evil and protecting the innocent. An ancient magic book creates supermen wherever it appears. Or take your Rifts® characters with abilities and technology that, in effect, makes them superhuman. Half price!
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG – Core Rules – Cat. No. 500 – $18.06 four days only. All the info, background and rules to play in the world of Heroes Unlimited and find ideas for characters and adventure. 352 pages.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 4: Skraypers™ – Cat. No. 830 – $15.71 four days only. Intergalactic world conquerors are challenged by the heroes and superhumans of the Charizolon System. Join the battle and fight Dreadlor Hunter-Killers, Dreadmasters and other denizens of the Tarlok Empire. Or bring a Tarlok scouting party to Earth, or Rifts Earth, where the heroes must stop them before they can bring back an invasion force to target our world. 160 pages.
  • Powers Unlimited® One, a sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited™ RPG – Cat. No. 521 – $8.47 four days only. More than 165 super abilities, psionics and more. 96 pages. Half price!
  • Powers Unlimited® Two, a sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited™ RPG – Cat. No. 522 – $8.47 four days only. 11 new Power Categories, Immortals, Empowered, Gestalt heroes, symbiotic organisms that bestow powers, and more. 96 pages. Half price!
  • Powers Unlimited® Three, a sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited™ RPG – Cat. No. 523 – $8.47 four days only. More than 130 super abilities, 19 new Alter Physical Structure powers and more! 112 pages. Half price!
  • Gramercy Island™, a sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited™ RPG – Cat. No. 518 – $12.47 four days only. Need a bunch of bad guys? Look no further. The Gramercy Island Prison offers 98 villains you can plunk down in any game. 224 pages. Half price!
  • Mystic China™, a sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and Ninjas & Superspies™ – Cat. No. 526 – $12.47 four days only. A great source of ideas for special powers, menaces and adventure. Easily adaptable to Rifts® and other settings. Martial arts abilities, Chi Magic, and mystic abilities for Atemi, Katas, Zenjoriki and others, plus immortals, fox spirits, supernatural beings and adventure ideas. 208 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 8: Naruni Wave Two™ – Cat. No. 860 – $8.47 four days only. Weapons dealers to the Megarverse® – where there is war, you’ll find Naruni Enterprises. Stock up on Naruni weapons, armor and vehicles. 96 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Conversion Book One – Cat. No. 803 – $12.48 four days only. Conversions for characters and powers from Heroes Unlimited™ and monsters from The Palladium Fantasy RPG®; 100+ monsters and 40+ player races, plus conversion rules, culture shock and more. One of the Rifts® series’ all-time best sellers – more than 150,000 copies sold! A fan fave. 208 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Conversion Book 2: Pantheons of the Megaverse® – Cat. No. 811 – $12.48 four days only. 150+ deities, demi-gods and god-pretenders, many adventure ideas. Another fan fave. 208 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions – Cat. No. 852 – $12.48 four days only. An extravaganza of demons, vampires, and supernatural menaces, plus Elemental beings, the Shifter and Witch revisited, adventure ideas and more. 192 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® World Book 2: Atlantis – Cat. No. 804 – $10.47 four days only. A gateway to other worlds, including the Three Galaxies, not to mention Splugorth Symbiotes, Rune Weapons, vehicles, and adventure. 160 pages. Half price!
  • Splicers® RPG – Cat. No. 200 – $16.05 four days only. A world dominated by an insane A.I. (artificial intelligence) and her deadly machines. Caretaker of humanity? She and her multiple personalities think so, even if she has manufactured a metal virus that kills humans and keeps them in the Stone Age. Humanity’s salvation rests in the hands of the Splicers – freedom fighters who bio-engineer and grow living weapons and host armor to battle their robotic enemy. 224 pages. A game unlike anything on the market. 4-6 sourcebooks coming over the next 12 months.
  • The Mechanoid® Invasion Trilogy – Cat. No. 400 – $16.72 four days only. The RPG and adventure sourcebooks that helped launch Palladium Books, collected and gathered as they originally appeared, typos and all. A fan-cult favorite for 34 years. Easy to adapt to Rifts®, Robotech® and Phase World® and the Three Galaxies. 208 pages.
  • Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® RPG Hardcover – Cat. No. 550HC – $20.74 four days only. This is the complete RPG rule book with mecha and characters that can be easily dropped into your Rifts® game and vice versa. Some Rifts® characters in the Robotech® setting (an alternate Earth!?) could be a lot of fun, as well as the other way around. The Robotech® RPG contains the core rules needed to play, and also contains space combat rules not presented in the manga edition. The setting for Shadow Chronicles is the Expeditionary Force and their continuing space adventures led by Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Max Sterling, Miriya and others as they and a new generation of heroes face new challenges and enemies.
  • Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® RPG “Manga-Size” Edition – Cat. No. 550 – $11.36 for four days only. This is the core RPG rule book you need to role-play, only in a pocket-sized edition. Contains the core rules to play any of the other Robotech eras and settings. Does not include the optional space combat rules of the hardcover edition.
  • Robotech®: The Macross® Saga Sourcebook – Cat. No. 551 – $11.36 four days only. Standard 8½x11 book format. We felt like we had to include this sourcebook because the Valkyries, Destroids, Zentraedi mecha, weapons and gear work so well on Rifts Earth or in the Three Galaxies. Explore the possibilities.
  • Dead Reign® RPG – Cat. No. 230 – $15.38 four days only. How would your Rifts® heroes fare in a primitive world dominated by zombies – especially when their M.D. ammo runs out? Unleash your imagination.

UPDATE: AdeptiCon, March 31 - April 3, 2016

Palladium Books will, of course, be attending AdeptiCon and we are looking for volunteers interested in running Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournament events. If you are someone interested in running RRT events at AdeptiCon (and elsewhere), please contact the Megaversal Ambassadors (ambassadors {at} palladiumbooks.com) or Palladium Books directly (734-721-2903). Thanks!

UPDATE: Chaos Earth® Resurrection

I was pleased when Alex handed me the section he had just edited and commented that it was not what he was expecting – in a good way. Cool. I hope you guys have the same reaction. There is a lot of atmosphere, horror and ideas in Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ that I think will surprise and please gamers. I’m also pleased that it is a sourcebook that has long-lasting role-playing applications for Chaos Earth®, Rifts® and other settings. It would be done already if I wasn’t being constantly pulled away from writing by other things demanding my attention.

UPDATE: Chaos Earth® First Responders

It will be nice to finally get this book into peoples’ hands. Chuck Walton and I were discussing cover ideas just this morning.

UPDATE! The Rifter® #71

The Rifter® #71 keeps taking a backseat to other matters. Toying with the idea of combining issue #71 and 72 into a 192 page DOUBLE-ISSUE. Haven’t decided yet. Probably not.

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity

I am dying to finish and release this book. Whether you play CS characters as good guys or villains, everyone loves the Coalition States and I plan on giving you so much more to consider and play. This sourcebook will show why Coalition soldiers are heroes to so many people and fearsome enemies to others.

UPDATE: Rifts® The Disavowed

When I shared some of my ideas and plans for this title with Chuck, the first words out of his mouth were, “Oh wow.” I like that. The Disavowed not only gives players and Game Masters opportunities for adventures they have never had before, but more insight about the Coalition States and some of the power brokers maneuvering to be in control. It will definitely add some twists to many game campaigns, and provide potentially new enemies and allies. In some ways, The Disavowed is a companion to Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity, but in ways I don’t think anyone will see coming. The Coalition States is more dangerous than enemy forces could ever imagine.

UPDATE: Splicers®

There are a number of things boiling with Splicers, including our plans to get 4-6 sourcebooks for Splicers® into your hands in the months ahead. And books for a few other game lines too. One of which I hope will be a pleasant surprise. I’m sorry to say it is not BTS sourcebooks, but those are screaming to be released from my head, along with several other books, as well. In fact, my imagination has been ablaze with ideas and inspiration. Trying to get it all down on paper.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics

A new update has been posted on the Kickstarter page. We continue to speak and work with our China manufacturing broker to find favorable solutions to the piece count issues and are feeling optimistic about it. On other fronts, we have been talking with distributors and others about future aspects of the game, promotion and organized play. We’ve also been working on RRT advanced rules and scenario books.

We will be posting the following in the weeks ahead:

  • Wave Two Gallery – available now. It contains images of many of the sculpts sent to China for engineering and tooling. We post the gallery as a reminder of the good things yet to come in Wave Two.
  • Actual cards for Wave Two game pieces.
  • Force Organization Charts.
  • Stats for Conventional Combat Vehicles (pre-Robotech).
  • Expanded rules, errata, and clarifications.
  • A free set of basic rules and paper miniatures will be made available online.
  • More photos of painted minis.
  • And we’ll try to do more Kickstarter updates.

RRT Convention Exclusives: Much of last week was spent shipping hundreds of these figures out to those of you who had placed pre-orders. The last handful of pre-orders will go out in the next day.

Palladium will keep the new Breetai, Grell in Male Power Armor and Miriya Super Valkyrie in Guardian Mode convention exclusives as well as the previous fan-fave, Max in Battloid Valkyrie and Miriya in Female Power Armor, available to our Kickstarter backers online, so you may continue to place orders for yourself and friends while supplies last. All of the exclusives are of excellent quality, paint up nicely and will ship to you quickly as all items are in stock.

For instructions on how to order the exclusives (sorry, RRT Kickstarter backers only), click here.

UPDATE: Rifts® World Books and more now available, with many more PDF titles and other products coming to DriveThruRPG.com

There is no new Rifts® PDF title this week, but there will be a many more coming, and soon. We’ve been working with the people at DriveThru to make a growing list of products available. We expect to be adding many free and pay items over the weeks ahead.

  • NEW! World Book 6: Rifts® South America and World Book 7: Underseas are now available, with many more Rifts® titles coming. Along with more than 100 PDF titles available on DriveThru. Spread the word.
  • Recent! World Books 4 and 5: Rifts® Africa and Rifts® Triax & the NGR were recently made available.
  • Recent! World Books 2 and 3: Rifts® Atlantis and Rifts® England were also made available.
  • World Book One: Vampire Kingdoms™, Revised (as well as the original 1991 edition) and Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook are available with more Rifts® books to follow.
  • Palladium plans to make more books available as PDFs every week or so. We’ll be starting with Rifts® World Books and Chaos Earth® titles, with lots more to follow.
  • FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Force Organization Charts, stat cards, rules and special items – coming soon!
  • FREE 12 highly-detailed, comprehensive Robotech® RPG Tactics™ assembly instructions for all the Wave One mecha – available now.
  • FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ color guides are available now.
  • FREE Bizantium Sneak Preview – available now.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • The Rifter® issues #1-62 – available now – more coming.
  • 100+ Palladium titles available now as PDF downloads with more coming.
  • Game Master Kits, maps and more – Available now.
  • Much more to come in the months ahead.

DriveThruRPG.com already offers 100+ Palladium Books products available as PDFs with more coming soon. Plus FREE support for Robotech® RPG Tactics™ and other Palladium game lines with supplemental material, FREE previews, Game Master packages, paper miniatures and book titles like the Coalition Wars®/Siege on Tolkeen™ series, Splicers® RPG, The Rifter® issues #1-62 (with more to come), and first edition rules of the Rifts® RPG, Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, and related 1st edition sourcebooks for each. And more! Like what? Like Fantasy Paper Miniatures and Game Master Kits for digital download. They are available only as PDF files and were designed special to help you run your games and build campaigns. There are also sneak previews of books and other good stuff. Check it out! And let other gamers know they are available too. We’ll be making more available on DriveThruRPG in the weeks and months to come, so take a look on a regular basis.

Palladium Collectibles available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles Store

Alex is adding a large number of new items to my Ebay Store, including original 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 just in time for the approaching holidays. 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. Many make perfect gifts for the upcoming holidays, birthdays and anniversaries.

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

FINAL WEEK of the Larry Elmore SnarfQuest digital game Kickstarter

The final days of this Kickstarter are here. So this is just a quick reminder to you that the Larry Elmore, SnarfQuest Tales Kickstarter is coming to an end. If you want to get in on this Kickstarter, you’ll want to do so very soon.

SnarfQuest Tales is the first digital game to feature Snarf, Larry Elmore's lovable adventurer, who has previously appeared in a comic strip, role-playing game, and table-top game. The new game will be a point and click adventure, featuring Snarf and his faithful companion, Telerie Windyarm. Other SnarfQuest characters, including the robot Aveeare and Willie the Dragon, will also appear in the game.

For more information about SnarfQuest Tales or to play a free demo of the first level, please visit snarfquesttales.com.

Check out the SnarfQuest Tales Kickstarter page for more details — https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2054625525/snarfquest-tales

A lot of requests coming in

For some reason, Palladium has gotten several requests for interviews on a wide range of subjects: Dead Reign®, Robotech®, Rifts®, and others. It was just strange to get something like four or five interview requests all in the last week, but we’re happy to see such interest in our product lines. We had a number of convention events and swag requests come in too, and we are always happy to see events being run at conventions. Thanks Megaversal Ambassadors, your swag requests are on the way.

As usual, the week has just flown by for us. I’ve been trying to go home at a decent hour (around 7:30 PM which is usually an 11 or 12 hour day) which is keeping my creativity and energy at a good, consistent level. I’m looking forward to dedicating most of next week to writing and editing. On other fronts, we are working with a number of third parties to make some exciting things happen. I hope to have news on several fronts in upcoming Updates this Fall. While we are creating several new titles for Fall release, we hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of Summer. Game on.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, Publisher

NEW! Rifts® Special Order Products – PRINT on Demand

The following items are something new, proposed by and created by Tags, a fan of Rifts® and Palladium Books. He did the design work and had the sample products that are shown here created by Victor Narvaez at NY Embroidery. We liked what these two gents created, so we are making them available to you as Special Orders.

Here’s how Rifts® Special Order Products will work. In most cases, we have to order a limited quantity to make manufacturing and shipping cost effective (we can’t make just one at a time, but can make a dozen at a time). That means when we have a sufficient number of “Special Orders” we can have them made in a week and shipped in another week or two. And with Autumn and Winter and the holidays coming up fast, this might be a good time to order things like Reporter Bags, Embroidered Hoodies, caps and Three-Season Jackets. Enjoy and think Christmas gifts. Please Note: Your credit card will not be charged until the Special Order is in actual manufacturing.

Rifts Glitter Boy Jacket Rifts Glitter Boy Jacket

Rifts® Glitter Boy in Flames Jacket

A 3-Season Jacket – Winter, Fall and Spring – any Rifts® fan would be proud to wear.

  • Warm and comfy for Fall and Winter wearing. Personally, I think this jacket is too warm for Spring wear. The fleece lining is NOT removable.
  • On the front of this stylish jacket (I own one, myself) is the full Rifts® Logo in a gold color over the left breast.
  • On the back is a massive and detailed, 11x15 inch embroidered image of the fan favorite depiction of a Glitter Boy standing brave and bold amongst flames and destruction bearing the American Flag. We are told that this embroidery image has 400,000 stitches and takes 9 hours to embroider, and it is detailed and beautiful.
  • Art by Scott Johnson.
  • Water resistant.
  • Two zipper pockets.
  • EZEM System and easy care.
  • We’ve been told we are crazy to sell this jacket for anything less than $450, but . . . well, we are crazy, so you can order your embroidered Rifts® Jacket for only $275 plus shipping.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15801 – $275 retail for sizes Small to 2XL – $300 retail for 3XL to 5XL sizes. Please make sure you indicate the jacket’s size.

Rifts Glitter Boy Zipper Hoodie Rifts Glitter Boy Zipper Hoodie

Rifts® Glitter Boy in Flames “Zipper Hoodie”

A Gildan or Fruit of the Loom hoodie (depending on availability) suitable for Fall and Spring wear (or if you are Kathy Simmons, Winter too). This is the same design as the Rifts® jacket with the Rifts® logo on the front and the big, Glitter Boy in Flames image on the back for almost half the price as the jacket. Both Chuck Walton and Kathy Simmons have their Rifts® hoodie for the Fall. Shouldn’t you?

  • Black zipper hoodie – Gildan or Fruit of the Loom depending on availability.
  • On the front of this hoodie is the Rifts® Logo in a gold color over the left breast.
  • On the back is a massive and detailed, 11x15 inch embroidered image of the fan favorite depiction of a Glitter Boy standing brave and bold amongst flames and destruction bearing the American Flag. We are told that this embroidery image has 400,000 stitches and takes 9 hours to embroider, and it is detailed and beautiful.
  • Art by Scott Johnson.
  • Two pockets and a hood.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15802 – $160 retail for sizes Small to 2XL – $180 retail for 3XL to 5XL sizes. Please make sure you indicate the hoodie’s size.

Rifts Embroidered Cap Gold Rifts Logo

Rifts® Baseball Cap – Black Cap, “Gold” Rifts® Logo

I (Kevin Siembieda) am not a baseball cap guy, but I love this cap and have been wearing mine on my morning walks. I like the comfortable fit and I do not seem to sweat as much wearing this cap compared to others I have tried. (The trail I take has me walking into the morning sun, so I need a cap.) I prefer the gold logo, but red was the hot seller at Gen Con.

  • The Rifts® Logo embroidered in gold.
  • 100% cotton. One size fits all. North End brand.
  • Logo design by Kevin Long.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15803 – $19.95 retail.

Rifts Embroidered Cap Red Rifts Logo

Rifts® Baseball Cap – Black Cap, “Red” Rifts® Logo

The same style of cap with the words Rifts® with the swish through it. The embroidered “red” baseball cap was the favorite among consumers at Gen Con.

  • The Rifts® Logo embroidered in red.
  • 100% cotton. One size fits all. North End brand.
  • Logo design by Kevin Long.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15804 – $19.95 retail.

Rifts Classic Logo Reporter's Bag

Rifts® Logo Reporter’s Bag (Clean Look)

This useful carrying bag has three large pockets for books being taken to your Rifts® gaming session, plus two smaller pouches for pens or dice sealed via hook and loop fasteners. The front flap is a dynamic, full Rifts® logo on a field of crackling blue energy from a ley line. Also suitable as a school/college book bag.

  • The full Rifts® Logo on a field of crackling blue energy.
  • Colorful and dynamic sublimation printing.
  • Sturdy design; 100% polyester.
  • Two large pockets for books, and a smaller third pocket that zippers shut.
  • Two small pouches.
  • Shoulder strap included.
  • Overall size – 15x11x3 inches.
  • Logo design by Kevin Long and Cathy Schutt.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15805 – $49.95 retail.

Rifts Extreme Logo Reporter's Bag

Rifts® Logo Extreme Reporter’s Bag

This useful carrying bag has two large pockets for books being taken to your Rifts® gaming session, plus two smaller pouches for pens or dice sealed via hook and loop fasteners. The front flap is a dynamic, full, modified Rifts® logo on a field of crackling blue energy from a ley line. Also suitable as a school/college book bag.

  • The full Rifts® Logo on a field of crackling blue energy.
  • Colorful and dynamic sublimation printing.
  • Sturdy design; 100% polyester.
  • Two large pockets for books, and a smaller third pocket that zippers shut.
  • Two small pouches.
  • Shoulder strap included.
  • Overall size – 15x11x3 inches.
  • Logo design by Kevin Long and Cathy Schutt.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15806 – $49.95 retail.

Robotech UEEF Marines Sourcebook One

NEW! Robotech®: Expeditionary Force Marines Sourcebook – Available Now

Expeditionary Force Marines™ is ready to ship right now! It is a riveting Robotech® sourcebook that carries you to alien worlds. Your characters can pilot the early Cyclones and next generation of Destroids, liberate alien worlds and engage the merciless Invid Regent, his Inorganic shock troopers and Invid swarms. Epic, planet-hopping adventure awaits.

The Robotech®: Expeditionary Force Marines Sourcebook is set in space with the UEEF (United Earth Expeditionary Force) led by Admiral Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Breetai and Exedore. This valiant force of mecha-clad heroes travel across the galaxy liberating planets from the bondage of the Invid Regent, the Robotech Masters and other tyrants and monsters. New alien people are introduced and become part of the Expeditionary Force Marines. In between their ongoing war with the Regent and his Invid and Inorganics, they explore planets, battle space pirates and face treachery on many fronts.

  • 5 new Marine O.C.C.s, 22 M.O.S. skill packages, and some new skills.
  • 8 new Destroids, two of them Zentraedi, plus a Battloid or two.
  • 6 new Cyclones, including Space Cyclones, the Spider Hover Cyclone, the Walker and more.
  • CVR-1 and CVR-2 body armor and notable Expeditionary Force (and alien) weapons, gear and vehicles.
  • The Regent’s war machine: Invid Scientist R.C.C., Invid Assault Trooper (new), Invid Fury (new), Invid Ogre (new), Invid Ranger (new), Garn Inorganic (new), the Regent statted out, and more.
  • 6 alien races and brief overviews of their planets.
  • 34 Perytonian Energy Wizard magic spells.
  • Quick Roll Creation Tables for UEEF Marines as player characters.
  • Time-line for the Expeditionary Force and related events on Earth.
  • The Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® RPG “rule book” is needed to play (Cat. No. 550 or 550HC).
  • Art by Charles Walton, Mike Wilson, Apollo Okaumura, Allen & Brian Manning, Ben Rodriguez and Dan Dussault.
  • Written by Irvin Jackson and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 553. Available now!

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

– Available now in the USA, Canada, European Union, Australia and New Zealand

If you love Robotech®, you’ll want to take a look at this game. Beautifully detailed game pieces of your favorite Robotech® mecha, and fast playing rules that capture the Robotech® experience in a new, exciting way. And this is just the beginning. We have so much more planned. Available NOW – in game stores across the USA, Canada, UK, European Union, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ "Starter Box" – Cat. No. 55100 – $99.95 retail price. This is the game Robotech® fans have wanted for decades. 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.

The First Six Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Expansion Packs are available to retail along with the main box game. Here are the SKUs and retail prices.

Rifts and the Megaverse Art Book, Collector's Masterwork Limited Edition

BACK IN PRINT: Rifts® and the Megaverse® – John Zeleznik Collector's Masterwork Limited Edition

Kevin pulled this amazing offer out of mothballs for the Open House and immediately sold a few copies. This is the most unbelievable deal we have ever heard of. In fact, we don't think anybody has EVER done anything like this before, and it's all John Zeleznik's idea.

Each copy of the Collector's Masterwork Limited Edition includes an original piece of artwork by John Zeleznik! Most are concept sketches tipped (glued) into the book itself, by hand, done personally by Kevin Siembieda. That's right, YOU will have an original sketch/drawing/concept artwork from one of John Zeleznik's paintings or illustrations that appears in this very book!

"I've never heard of anything like this,” said Publisher, Kevin Siembieda. "It's remarkable. A true collectible with a piece of original art and Palladium history all rolled into one. This is a deal of a lifetime, NOW more than ever before, because the $125 dollar price is the same low price when this item was first offered back in 2007! Today, this book would sell for $175-$200. Each piece of art has to be worth $50-$100, and is a piece of Palladium history. John Zeleznik is such a great guy, he wants us to keep the price low so Palladium fans can afford one. How cool is that?”

  • Fewer than 60 remain available.
  • Limited to 199 copies. Each is signed and numbered.
  • Signed by renowned artist John Zeleznik and writer/Publisher Kevin Siembieda.
  • EACH contains a piece of original art by John Zeleznik. Usually a concept sketch from John's private archives.
  • The book is identical to the regular hardcover edition. It is the original artwork and being signed and numbered that makes it special.
  • $125.00 each, plus shipping and handling. Must be shipped UPS or insured so it can be shipped quickly and via a method that is safe and traceable. If lost in the mail, this item can not be replaced.
  • 128 pages – color – hardcover – Cat. No. 2510-CML.
  • The ultimate collectible!

Bizantium and the Northern Islands

NEW! Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook: Bizantium and the Northern Islands – Available now

To the civilized world, Bizantium and the waters and lands around it are frightening. A realm of sea serpents, monsters, and barbarians. To the heroes and people who live there, it is a realm of adventure, beauty and opportunity. One might consider Bizantium as the center of adventure and mystery in the North.

North of Bizantium are the Icy Ocean and Great Ice Shelf, places where only a handful of the bravest Bizantian sailors have ever set sail, and the rest of the world knows nothing about. For kingdoms in the south, only a few scholars have ever heard of the Great Ice Shelf or the cannibalistic Necromancers known as the Iceborn who make the frozen wasteland their home. Those who have heard tales of the land of ice and death are convinced they are nothing but the stuff of myth. Very soon, they will find out otherwise. And these are but a few of the revelations presented in Bizantium and the Northern Islands™. Discover for yourself the wonders and horrors that await.

  • Waterchanter O.C.C. and 20+ magic spells new to the Fantasy setting.
  • Necromancy revisited. Many spells new to the Fantasy setting.
  • 90+ spells in all, including Ocean Magic for the Waterchanter, Necromancy and more.
  • Serpent Chaser, Bizantium Marine and other new character classes.
  • The Iceborn, their man-eating Raiders, Skinbinders and Sea Witches. A forgotten race of monsters who worship death, wield death magic, hunt humanoids, eat their flesh, and wear their skin. A villain you will love to hate.
  • The Iceborn’s Necroilus – massive vessels made from the remains of dead sea serpents and animated by Necromancy to prowl the seas.
  • Vengeful gods, monsters, sea serpents and sea monster creation tables.
  • The Seven Treasures touched by the Northern Gods, lost for centuries, waiting to be found.
  • New and old Bizantium ships including the Bireme, Ice Breaker and Battleship.
  • Bizantium as never before seen.
  • The Northern Islands described in new detail.
  • The Great Ice Shelf – a new continent to explore.
  • Bizantium’s origin, history, and mysteries revealed.
  • Bizantian society, culture, religion, magic and notable places.
  • People and places of note. Adventure hooks galore, and more.
  • Written by Glen Evans, Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 474 – Available now.

Chaos Earth Resurrection

COMING – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Resurrection

In the shattered depths of Wisconsin, survivors are besieged by the dead come back to life. Zombies. But not just any type of zombie, zombies done Rifts-style. And unless the source of the zombie plague can be found and neutralized by NEMA defenders, North America may be overrun by the dead.

This was actually something Taylor White and I have been kicking around for years, even before we released the Dead Reign® RPG line. We think you’ll love it.

  • Something has animated the dead in Wisconsin. It is up to NEMA heroes to find the cause and stop it before it spreads beyond control.
  • Scrap Zombies of all types.
  • Snatcher Ghouls, Carrion Cleaners, Screaming Puppet Ghosts, Sour Maggot Parasites, and other monsters.
  • The Zombie Pox and other dangers.
  • Setting background, adventure and adventure idea table.
  • Written by Taylor White.
  • 128 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 666. Summer.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity

COMING – Rifts® Sourcebook – The Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity

The events unfolding in World Book 35: Megaverse® in Flames threaten to change the entire landscape of Rifts® Earth as the demonic minions of Hades and Dyval seek to bring Hell on Earth, and turn the planet into a dimensional gateway to Armageddon!

The Coalition States, along with Northern Gun and Lazlo, take the lead in the defense of North America. Heroes of Humanity explores the good and bad in the Coalition’s efforts to save humanity and send this new threat back to the pits of Hell.

  • New Coalition weapons, armor and war machines.
  • The Coalition States: Are they heroes or villains? Or does it depend on whether you are human or not?
  • Can the CS fight alongside mages and D-Bees if it means saving the world?
  • How is the CS dealing with the Minion War on Earth?
  • One plan to battle the Xiticix and who really pays the price.
  • Adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Matthew Clements and other contributors.
  • Final page count and cost yet to be determined but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 889.

COMING – Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States: The Disavowed

“Desperate times require desperate measures. War has nothing to do with morality or justice. It’s all about winning or dying. We cannot bind our hands with high ideals, even our own, or worry about the laws of renegade nations or the rights of alien people. We must fight fire with fire. And you are the match.” – Colonel Lyboc addressing a Disavowed team

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.
  • Final page count and cost yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892.

COMING – Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans

True Atlanteans are descendants from Earth’s past. The survivors of the sinking of Atlantis (really a dimensional mishap) and travelers of the Megaverse, wielders of Tattoo Magic and other lost mystic arts. Most people regard them as heroes, but are they? The Sunaj Assassins are mythic villains feared by all, yet they too are True Atlanteans who serve dark forces.

For the first time, much of the story behind True Atlanteans and their secrets are revealed.

  • True Atlanteans revisited.
  • Optional Atlantean character creation tables including clan heritage and other factors.
  • Secrets of the stone pyramids, different types/purposes and powers.
  • Many new magic tattoos, magic spells, weapons and armor.
  • Atlantean hideouts and secret communities across the Megaverse.
  • The Sunaj Assassins, their secrets, history and plans for the future.
  • Atlantean Monster Hunter O.C.C., Atlantean Defender O.C.C. and much more. And this is just the tip of what this book contains.
  • Written by Carl Gleba. Additional text and ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and cost yet to be determined, but probably 160-192 pages – $20.95-24.95 retail – Cat. No. 890.

COMING – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook: First Responders

The Great Cataclysm has devastated civilization, but humanity fights for survival. The struggles of civilian law enforcement, fire and rescue, and everyday men and women are some of the most epic tales to be told in a world gone to hell. They fight monsters, aliens, the paranormal, the elements, and each other, all with the hope of reclaiming their lives from the Chaos.

  • New D-Bees and monsters from the Rifts.
  • First Responder O.C.C.s, skills and special equipment.
  • New “average citizen” Occupational Character Classes (O.C.C.s).
  • New equipment for NEMA “Roscoes” and other emergency personnel.
  • Notable rescue vehicles, robot drones, and technology.
  • Source information and stats for common Golden Age technology (weapons, vehicles, medical tech, etc.).
  • Apocalypse Plagues brought from other worlds to Chaos Earth.
  • Adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Jason Richards. Additional text by Clements & Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 665. Summer, 2015.

Chaos Earth Rise of Magic

Rise of Magic – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook – Now shipping

We’ve all played “post” apocalyptic games. Now imagine playing as the apocalypse is happening. As the world you know is crumbling. As magic and monsters from myth become real and your world is reshaped by forces beyond your comprehension. That is the premise behind the Rifts® Chaos Earth® series. That YOU play through the Great Cataclysm as the apocalypse happens.

Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Rise of Magic™ is a key book in that continuing story (new books are coming this Spring and Summer). In Rise of Magic™, humans, particularly children, are discovering they can draw upon mystic energy and cast magic. The thing is, they don’t really know what they are doing. Magic is just part of the chaos and the impossible that is happening all around them. Meanwhile, others have found they can summon and control monsters and demons, while still others make pacts with supernatural beings to become witches and worse. And some have learned they can harness the magic to animate and command the dead. Madness and more chaos ensues. All of this only complicates things for NEMA, Earth’s defenders, as the line of distinction between “good guys” and “bad guys” begins to blur, and things go from bad to worse.

  • Chaos Magic, new magic specific to the Chaos Earth® setting.
  • 100+ unique Chaos Magic spells.
  • New magic O.C.C.s like the Blue Zone Wizard and Chaos Wizard.
  • New evil magic users like the Chaos Witch and Demon Caller.
  • More on NEMA and the Demon Plagues.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. At the printer.
  • Two new Chaos Earth® sourcebooks are coming soon.
  • 64 pages – $12.95 – Cat. No. 662. Available now.

Chaos Earth RPG

Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG – Available now

The origins of Rifts® start here! It is a new beginning. But first everything that human civilization had become during the Golden Age of Science, more than eighty years in our future, must come to a crashing end. The Earth is in the process of being transformed into a place more alien than a thousand alien worlds. Ley lines erupt with even more power and ambient energy than what is known on Rifts Earth 300 years later. Rifts – tears in space and time – appear along ley lines to unleash legions of aliens, monsters, dragons, supernatural horrors, and ancient gods of myth and legend in a mad symphony of chaos and transformation.

You play survivors or the heroes of NEMA. The men and women of the Northern Eagle Military Alliance equipped with their Chromium Guardsmen (Glitter Boys), Silver Eagles (SAMAS) and host of other robots and power armor to stand against a rising tide of enemies and alien invaders. They are humanity’s last and only hope to survive the apocalypse that will become known as the Great Cataclysm. These are the heroes you play in a world that can only be described as Chaos Earth.

  • Overview of the Great Cataclysm as it unfolds.
  • Introduction to NEMA and its weapons and resources.
  • 11 different character classes, including robot pilots, the Para-Arcane, Demon and Witch Hunters, Chromium Guardsmen, Silver Eagles, and more.
  • Weapons, robots, power armor, vehicles and equipment.
  • Monsters, chaos and adventure. Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages for the complete RPG – $20.95 – Cat. No. 660 – Available now!
  • Chaos Earth® Sourcebook 2: Creatures of Chaos™ – 30+ Chaos Demons, NEMA and more. $12.95 – 64 pages – Cat. No. 661 – Available now.

Splynn Dimensional Market

Back in print – Rifts® World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market

This awesome sourcebook is, in effect, Rifts® Atlantis Part Two. It is said that anything you may desire – especially if it is dark, magical or alien – can be purchased, for a price, at the Splynn Dimensional Market. Anything. ‘Nuff said.

  • 14 more monstrous Splugorth slave races.
  • New Magic Tattoos and Bio-Wizard organisms.
  • Dozens of Bio-Wizard weapons and magic items.
  • The deadly Bio-Borg and Kittani weapons and equipment.
  • The Splynn Dimensional Market described and key locations noted.
  • Art by Ramon Perez, Mike Dubisch, Burles, Breaux and others.
  • $24.95 – 192 pages – Cat. No. 836 – Available now!

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 100 titles available as PDF digital downloads from DriveThruRPG.com, as well as Fantasy Paper Miniatures, Game Master resources and other good things with more to come. 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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