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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 10, 2015

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By Kevin Siembieda

Like most of you in the USA, we are back from the Labor Day Weekend, and we have TWO Flash Sales this week to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer.

Palladium Gold Rush – Flash Sale – September 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2015 – Limited Edition Hardcovers at sale prices

For the first time we are offering a selection of hardcover Gold Editions – some at ridiculous prices – for one weekend only. These attractive, hardcover foil editions make wonderful Christmas and birthday gifts. It’s possible we could sell out of some of these items, so ALL are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Our apologies if we run out of a particular book you may want.

  • Rifts® Megaverse® in Flames™ GOLD Hardcover Edition – Cat. No. 876HC – $25.00 (normally $50.00 retail! HALF price!) four days only. The Minion War™ comes to Rifts Earth and all Hell breaks loose, literally! Humanity and D-Bees are caught in the middle of this takeover bid by the denizens of two Hell dimensions. Epic adventure with 7 Hell Plagues, 7 Lords of Hades, 7 Lords of Dyval, 50 Soulmancy spells, 40 new demonic weapons and war machines, and adventure hooks galore on battlefield Earth. 192 pages. HALF price! (Ties in with all the Minion War books and Coalition States™: Heroes of Humanity and The Disavowed coming this Fall.)
  • Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® RPG Gold Edition – Cat. No. 5500HC – $40.00 (normally $70.00 retail!) four days only. This is a steal! The first time ever it has been offered at such a discount! And only because it’s to celebrate 30 years of Robotech®. 12 signatures on a color tipped-in print, includes the writers, artists, Tommy Yune and Palladium staff. Only 500 copies printed. Celebrating 30 Years of Robotech!
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG 30th Anniversary Gold Edition – Cat. No. 5000HC – $40.00 (normally $50.00 retail) four days only. The HU2 core rule book in a deluxe hardcover; numbered and signed by the Palladium staff. Only 400 copies printed.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® 30th Anniversary "Elemental Green" Edition – Cat. No. 4500HC – $40.00 (normally $50.00 retail) four days only. The Palladium Fantasy RPG® core rule book in a deluxe hardcover; numbered and signed by the Palladium staff. Only 450 copies printed.
  • Rifts® and the Megaverse®: The Art of John Zeleznik Hardcover – Cat. No. 2510HC – $25.00 (normally $50.00 retail. HALF price! The softcover sells for $22.95 retail.). This is not a “gold” edition, but it is a special hardcover edition limited to 500 copies and comes with a tip-in sheet signed by artist John Zeleznik and Megaverse creator, Kevin Siembieda. This art book, designed by Zeleznik himself, is gorgeous and includes images of concept art and alternative designs as well as the final, painted, color covers. It features art from Rifts®, Dimension Books, Heroes Unlimited™ and others. Worthy of any collection, especially at this price. Available while supplies last.

Night Terrors to Game By – Flash Sale – September 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2015 – Friday thru Monday – All Nightbane® titles HALF PRICE

For one weekend only, you can purchase any and all Nightbane® titles and the Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG for half off!

Nightbane® are unique in that all of them possess two forms: a human facade (the face and body they were born with) and a monstrous Nightbane Morphus – their powerful supernatural alter-ego. To use their Nightbane powers, they must transform into the monster buried deep inside of them. This Morphus and super abilities appeared after Dark Day and rumors that inhuman Doppelgangers and monstrous demons from the Nightlands™ have secretly invaded the Earth. Anyone could be a monster, even your parents, sister or best friend. And they are all out to capture and kill the Nightbane. Why? You’ll have to get the book. Nightbane® is packed with weird (but cool) stuff, modern horror, conspiracy and adventure.

If you like Stephen King, Clive Barker, American Horror Story, and horror in general, you’ll want to give some of these books a try. The sourcebooks expand the world, as well as offer adventure ideas. The two core books we recommend most are the Nightbane® RPG and Nightbane® Survival Guide™.

  • Nightbane® RPG (everything you need to play, if you dare) – Cat. No. 730 – $12.48 (normally $24.95 retail) four days only. 240 page core rule book. Nothing has been the same since Dark Day, the day the sun never rose. Reports of monsters and demons abound, especially in the cities. Crime has skyrocketed and the number of abductions and gruesome, ritualistic murders have gone up 2,680%, and climbing. The police do nothing and the government doesn’t seem to care. And who are the mysterious men in black? Conspiracy theories abound. If you believe the rumors and alleged eyewitness accounts on the Internet, Earth has been secretly invaded by demons from a hell that is eternal night. Doppelgangers replace many of the people you once knew and now run the world’s governments. The creatures some call the Nightbane are human beings linked to something ancient and supernatural, and who conceal a monster within themselves. An inhuman alter-ego that wields supernatural power and magical abilities. And some say, powers that can fight the monsters from the Nightlands™. You, in fact, could be one of them and not even know it — yet.
  • Nightbane®: Between the Shadows™ – Cat. No. 731 – $10.48 (normally $20.95 retail) four days only. Monsters, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane and more. 144 pages.
  • Nightbane®: Nightlands™ – Cat. No. 732 – $10.48 (normally $20.95 retail) four days only. Mirrors are the portal to the Nightlands. That’s how “they” got to Earth during Dark Day™ when the sun didn’t rise. Travel to the other side of the looking glass. 144 pages.
  • Nightbane®: Through the Glass Darkly™ – Cat. No. 733 – $10.48 (normally $20.95 retail) for four days only. Flesh Sculpting, the terrifying Fleshsculptor O.C.C., Cybermage, Mirrormage and Nemesis R.C.C., plus three new adventures, dozens of adventure hooks, 50 magic spells, talismans, artifacts, Living Pathways and other source material to make you cringe. 152 pages.
  • Nightbane® Survival Guide™ – Cat. No. 735 – $10.48 (normally $20.95 retail) four days only. Everything you want to know about Nightbane but were afraid to ask. How to unleash your potential as a Nightbane®, many new Morphus tables, many new powers, new magic and new dangers. A complete adventure plus adventure ideas, Nightbane creation guidelines, Nightbane history, psychology and more. 160 pages.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG – Cat. No. 700 – $12.48 four days only. A plausible modern horror setting that makes sense and will have you wondering if this stuff could be for real. 14 Psychic character classes, 42 occupations for “ordinary” people, more than 100 physic abilities, creatures of darkness and more. Three new sourcebooks planned. 256 pages.

(An insider’s tip: Wayne doesn’t always take the sale down till sometime the next day, so a lot of times you can sneak in a last minute purchase within 8-24 hours after the sales have officially ended.)

UPDATE! The Rifter® #71 & 72 Double-Issue – 224 pages – Fall 2015

I’m glad to say most people seem to like the idea of a DOUBLE-sized issue of The Rifter® that contains The Rifter® #71 and #72 as one, big, combined, 224 page book. Yes, you read that correctly, we’ll be providing you a 224 page DOUBLE Issue. The extra pages are our thank you to subscribers and to make up for the long period between issues.

This issue will include playing and G.M. tips from me (Kevin Siembieda), and source material for Splicers®, Palladium Fantasy®, Dead Reign®, a Rifts® short story as a prelude to the sourcebooks coming, and more. Probably an October release.

UPDATE: Chaos Earth® Resurrection

Chaos Earth® Resurrection is the next book coming your way. I’m working on it (and five other things . . . whaaa).

UPDATE: Chaos Earth® First Responders

It’s in the pipeline.

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity

I have big plans for this sourcebook. It will show why Coalition soldiers are heroes to so many people and fearsome enemies to others.

UPDATE: Rifts® The Disavowed

The Disavowed will please and surprise a lot of people, and reveal a power player behind the scenes of the Coalition States. It’s someone you already know . . . or at least thought you did. All of these books should come out this Fall and maybe Secrets of the Atlanteans as well.

UPDATE: Splicers®

Oh, there is so much I wish I could tell you about.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics

We released more Wave Two game cards on DriveThruRPG.com with more to come.

On Monday we posted a revised version of the UEDF VF-1R Valkyrie Stat Card to clarify that the upgraded mecha retains the Leadership ability if the original mecha possessed it. We also posted the Valkyrie Squadron Core Force Card, Valkyrie Squad Support Card, and VF-1S Valkyrie Support Card, to reflect a change in the Valkyrie Long-Range Missiles upgrade from Ammo 8 to Ammo 6, and a corresponding reduction in cost for the upgrade. We made the missile change to more accurately reflect what was seen in the animation, and because the game pieces only come with 6 Long-Range Missiles on the sprue.

More things coming your way for RRT are . . .

  • More 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: 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-faves, 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: AdeptiCon, March 31 – April 3, 2016

Remember, Palladium Books is 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: Dead Reign® RPG and sourcebooks available on DriveThruRPG.com

Halloween is just around the corner, with seasonal stores opening and Halloween goodies starting to pop up in stores everywhere. And you know how much we love Halloween. As a result, I told Wayne to put the Dead Reign® RPG and sourcebooks up on DriveThruRPG.com. The core rule book and first sourcebook are available now. Two more sourcebooks will appear every two days. And we’re trying to have a new Dead Reign sourcebook out this Fall. Enjoy.

UPDATE: More Rifts® titles are coming to DriveThruRPG.com

New Rifts® PDF titles are coming, maybe even one or two next weekend, so keep your eyes peeled. We’ve been working with the people at DriveThruRPG to make a growing list of products available. We expect to be adding many free and pay items over the weeks ahead.

  • NEW! Dead Reign® RPG and all sourcebooks are being made available over the next week. The core rule book and first sourcebook, Civilization Gone, are available now.
  • 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 continues to add a large number of new items to my Ebay Store, and will continue to do so. This includes one-of-a-kind, 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

Summer draws to a close

I hope everyone in the USA and Canada was able to enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend. It was very hot last week and throughout the holiday here in Michigan. Today was the first day temperatures were back down to around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which was a welcomed relief. Unfortunately, it sounds like they’ll continue to drop into the sixties for the weekend. A bit too cool, too soon, for my tastes. I’m not ready for summer to end. The guys had 2-3 days off over the holiday, though Wayne put in a long day on Saturday, and I worked all but one day. Still, it was a nice break. Like most of you, we were all back to work on Tuesday addressing things on all fronts.

We’ve been working away on an array of projects. Somehow this week seemed to zoom by faster than usual, but I managed to wrap up a number of correspondences and business matters, so I should be able to devote most of my time to writing for the next few weeks and finish up some books! That will be interrupted by the Alliance Trade Show that starts this weekend. Wayne and I get back Monday night.

An increasing avalanche of people have pointed out how much they miss my posting of Murmurs from the Megaverse® and my presence on the Palladium Facebook page. My last Murmur was in June, for Pete’s sake. I will try to post more, even if they are just short bits. My schedule has just been so unrelenting. Sooooo busy. I know a lot of people miss them, so I will get back into the zone. I’ve also been horribly remiss in reading my private messages. Sorry, I don’t know if I’ll be able to go over them and respond at all, but I’ll try to take a glance at them too. So crazy busy all the time.

I do want to thank the number of people who have sent me kind emails and snail mail letters as of late. They were all pretty awesome, heartfelt and appreciated (and helped drive home I need to post Murmurs). It’s a beautiful thing to see how much our games, stories and characters mean to people. Somehow, even after 34 years of doing this, I’m always amazed and humbled to hear how our works have inspired others or helped them through hard times, or created friendships that have lasted decades. It doesn’t get better than that. Thank you for your generous words. You know who you are. ;)

– 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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