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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Nov. 23, 2016

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By Kevin Siembieda

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope it is a long weekend filled with friends, family and fun. I know you’ll be out there getting some shopping in too, but please don’t forget about Palladium Books. We have a few Black Friday Weekend sales plus the best deal of the holidays – the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package offer going on. Read on and enjoy.

SALE! Black Friday Specials – Available NOW thru Midnight on Sunday, November 27

Robotech® RPG Tactics Convention Exclusives – now available to anyone

Now that our Kickstarter backers have had plenty of time to order these items, we are making them available to anyone who may want them. They are beautiful, fun and only have 4-6 parts, so they are easy to put together. They look awesome on your shelf or in your game. Get yours while supplies last.

UPDATE: Christmas Surprise Packages – the best deal of the holidays – only 4 weeks till Christmas!

The best deal of the holidays! You are likely to pay $40 for just a single core rule book, but for $45 plus shipping, you can get 4-6 books in a Surprise Package, depending on their retail value. Or you can get that core rule book and 2-4 sourcebooks. And we will sign the books if you request it. How do you beat that? It is the best deal in gaming! And it is a great way to try Palladium’s games or a new setting or fill in holes in your collection.

I have been packing Surprise Packages with $94-$100+ worth of goodies. And we have been pounding out Christmas Surprise Packages as fast as they come in. Our way of making the holidays special for you.

Please spread the word to gamers everywhere. People only learn about the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package offer by word of mouth, The Rifter® and our website, so please post and spread the word everywhere. Seriously, post everywhere. The Grab Bags are a great way to try Robotech® RPG Tactics, Rifts® and any of our games. Let Savage Worlds gamers and others know about this great deal, too. Pick up one for yourself and for every gamer you know!

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package?

A bargain and fun for you, and our way of saying thank you to our loyal fans. We love delivering a little Christmas cheer and putting smiles on the faces of some big kids around the world. For you, it is a great way to get presents for your gaming pals, fill holes in your collection, or try new games and settings. For us, it’s being Santa Claus to the greatest fans on the planet.

$90-$100 (or more!) worth of Palladium Books products for only $45 plus shipping and handling. You are guaranteed to get an absolute minimum of ninety dollars ($90) retail value in your Surprise Package. Most of the time you get $92-$96, often more! Santa Kevin likes to make gamers squeal with delight and often packs $96-$105 worth of goodies into many Surprise Packages.

It’s a surprise package because you never know exactly what you’re going to get or who will sign your books. We try to include many of the items on your “wish list,” but we will surprise you with stuff you are not expecting. Things like a special print(s), or issues of The Rifter®, or a Palladium RPG or sourcebook(s), special edition comic book, or other items that we think you might enjoy. Plus you can ask for unusual items, or special gold editions, art prints, and maybe even some original art. All items are hand-picked by Kevin Siembieda from YOUR “wish list.” ALL with autographs IF you request them. For many of you, this is the only way to get autographs from Palladium’s staff, artists and writers! And you can order right now!

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

Available now! You can order right now thru December 24, 2016. And Christmas Surprise Packages are not just for Christmas. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion that falls between now and February, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs, and you look like you spent a fortune. Offer ends December 24, 2016.

Click here for more details and to place your order.

Surprise Package mitigates overseas shipping costs – take advantage of this while you can

The low cost of the Surprise Package mitigates the cost of shipping. It is, in effect, the equivalent of getting the books you want at retail, plus autographs, and paying the equivalent of only $5-$20 for overseas shipping!

How can that be? Well, if you factor in that you are getting say, $100 in product, but only paying $45 for them, and shipping is, say $60 or $70, that’s $105 or $115 total – which is like $5-$15 in shipping for $100+ worth of product. And I always load up foreign Surprise Packages, so make sure you send a long Wish List! Of course, the purchaser is responsible for any Customs fees, taxes and other fees, but since we are selling you a $45 Surprise Package (not $100+ in books) you should only pay on a $45 purchase.

MANY overseas customers take advantage of the Surprise Packages for this reason! And it is likely the ONLY way for you to get autographs. Give it a try, we don’t think you will be disappointed. This is the time for our friends and fans overseas to load up on the Palladium products they have been wanting! Enjoy.

Please note that Palladium Books has NO control over the cost of shipping/postage, nor the brokerage fees, Customs charges or any other related fees charged by other countries. Within the USA, Media Mail is the least expensive method of shipping, but also the least reliable and slowest. To our Canadian customers, we have no idea why it costs so much to mail books and product to you. So much for NAFTA making things easier. Game on.

UPDATE: Hell Followed – 160 page sourcebook for Dead Reign® at the printer

Hell Followed™ is at the printer and the free sneak preview is available on DriveThruRPG.com. We will let you know as soon as we have a delivery date. We’re thinking around December 14.

Hell Followed™ really takes the Dead Reign® setting to the next level with a number of characters and source material that I don’t think have ever been done before. Everyone who has seen the book is surprised and excited by it. Much of the source material can be easily dropped into Heroes Unlimited™, After the Bomb®, Nightbane® (especially an alternate dimension or the Nightlands) or Rifts®, and most of the disasters and zombies would work in the Palladium Fantasy RPG®. It was a joy building upon Taylor White’s wonderful manuscript and ideas, and Nick Bradshaw’s whacked out concepts and characters. The Palladium team has never been hotter. Just wait till you see what else is in store for you in 2017. Hell Followed™ is not available for Christmas Surprise Package until we get it in our hands, probably around December 14, 2016, but you can request the Dead Reign® RPG and the other sourcebooks. All of it is fun stuff.

UPDATE: The Rifter® #76 – December release

Working on it now. Another great issue.

UPDATE: Rifts® CS Arsenal and The Disavowed

Working on them, more good stuff.

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans

Approved more art for it just yesterday. Looking good.

UPDATE: Rifts® Sovietski

Approved more art for it yesterday, too.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics – 2017 release

For us, 2017 is a must release deadline for Wave Two. We are still waiting on a few new quotes before we can offer anything concrete. Working on a few new Robotech® books, too. Brand new stuff that would create new factions and fun, as well as plotting organized play. More when details are hammered out.

If you need to change/update your address in BackerKit, please send us a message through Kickstarter, or an email to kickstarter@palladiumbooks.com, and we’ll take care of it. And please, definitely send in those address changes.

NEW on DriveThruRPG.com – FREE Hell Followed Preview, Rifts® Black Market and ALL Robotech® RPG Tactics cards available now

FREE Hell Followed™ Preview joins Rifts® Black Market (one of my faves), Rifts® Mercenary Adventures™, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™, Merc Ops™, and so much more, all available now in PDF. You can also get ALL Robotech® RPG Tactics™ game cards, Robotech® and Rifts® Paper Miniatures along with Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Triax Two, The Rifter® #1-69, Rifts® World Books 1-30 and many other Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane® and other game line titles. New Robotech® RPG Tactics™ material will be made available in the weeks ahead. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be getting added every week or two through the end of the year, so watch for them.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave 2 Paper Game Pieces, and all RRT game cards, join Rifts® Ultimate Edition and 160+ other PDF Palladium titles, RRT stuff, G.M. helper kits and free material on DriveThruRPG.com right now! More Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium game titles, paper miniatures and fun are coming to PDF in the weeks and months ahead. Watch for them.

Recent PDF titles include Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Triax 2, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™ and Merc Ops™, Rifts® Black Market, Rifts® World Book 30: D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 29: Madhaven™, Rifts® World Book 28: Arzno™, Rifts® World Book 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp, Rifts® World Book 26: Dinosaur Swamp, World Book 25: Rifts® China Two, and World Book 24: Rifts® China One, among many, many others. There are also previews of Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity™, The Rifter® #73, Northern Gun 1 & 2, Lemuria, Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms, Bizantium and many other Palladium titles. Check back every week to see which new PDFs of Rifts® World Books and other titles have been added!

In addition to the titles listed above, The Minion War™ series of books, the Rifts® Coalition Wars®/Tolkeen series, Chaos Earth® Resurrection, all of the Dead Reign® (Zombie Apocalypse) titles, Splicers® RPG and most issues of The Rifter® are available NOW! So are first edition rules of the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and sourcebooks, Palladium Fantasy RPG® and sourcebooks, The Mechanoids®, and much more, available on DriveThruRPG.com.

Available right now:

Toy Garage Sale at Palladium Books – Now thru December 21, 2016

If you are in the area and looking for Star War toys (including dozens of vintage items), Marvel Superheroes, TMNT, Spawn, Batman, Superman, Aliens, and other toys, or Palladium products (regular price), swing by the office on weekdays between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM, Monday-Friday or Saturday after 3:00 PM. Available staff are happy to sign books, too.

UPDATE: Palladium Collectibles Available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles Store

Alex and I continue to put up new material like the Hell Followed proofreader copy (signed), original artwork, and my entire, personal Star Wars collection, including vintage Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi vehicles and action figures, and more recent Star Wars items too. Most are still in their original packaging. The store also offers more original Palladium Books artwork, out of print books, proofreader copies and other toys. Keep checking as we are adding new items every week, sometimes a few times a week. I have several new, iconic Kevin Long Rifts® illustrations to be offered. I just need to find the time to write the descriptions.

All sorts of Palladium collectibles, hardcovers (BTS, Lemuria, Rifts® Silver, RUE Gold, etc.), out-of-print titles, original artwork, and toys and items from my personal collection are on my ebay store. We add items on a regular basis and offer sales, so check it out from time to time. Includes one-of-a-kind original artwork, prints, Rifts® and Robotech® artwork by Kevin Long, me and others. There is also a range of limited editions, rare book titles and limited edition hardcovers, toys and more available with frequent new items added. 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), hundreds of toys and action figures, all from my personal archives and collection. Take a look every weekend or two for new items added.

I will continue to pull things out of my personal collection and Palladium archives and make them available. A bunch of toys have already been added to my online store with more to come.

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

Be Thankful and enjoy

Thanksgiving and Black Friday have become shopping day spectaculars. Enjoy them, I do. It’s a way to get sales and give the people I care about nicer or more gifts. But don’t forget the original idea behind Thanksgiving. To be thankful. Thankful for the people we love, our country and our lives, in general. After this divisive election season it may not feel like we have a lot to be thankful for. But get serious, we live in one of the greatest nations on earth. We are free to bitch and moan, and as difficult and uncertain as times may be, I would dare to say the vast majority of us have it pretty damn good compared to people in some other countries. Don’t forget that. Especially if you have good health, good friends, a roof over your head and people who care about you. I know people whose health is horrible, and while I am inspired by their courage, my heart goes out to their struggle. I hope I never have to face anything so difficult.

Palladium has gone through some very rough times this past decade and we still have our challenges, but I have a lot to be thankful for. I have escaped death twice in the last three years, so I’m hoping I still have seven lives left. ;) And I have some of the greatest friends and fans on Earth.

Kathy Simmons, who has the soul of an angel and without whom I would be lost. Wayne Smith is my trusted right-hand man and is more imaginative than he thinks he is. I’ve known Wayne since his early twenties, and I’m proud of the man he has become. Alex Marciniszyn is my childhood friend and the adventures we have shared are countless. Alex has battled depression and anxiety for most of his life and still manages to remain a gentle soul and a dear friend. Julius Rosenstein, outstanding Game Master, hard worker, Aikido master and a dear friend. Charles Walton II, talk about a beautiful mind. It is an honor and a joy to work with Chuck, and an even greater honor to count him among my friends. It is a joy to flesh out and develop the wonders that come from his unchained imagination. No one short of Erick Wujcik has ever inspired me more, though Carmen Bellaire, Nick Bradshaw, Matthew Clements, and Ryan McDaniel are up there too. The irrepressible Mark Dudley, a dear friend and more brilliant and creative than he lets the world see, I’m going to try to fix that. Ben Rodriguez, a true wild man with no volume control and few filters, but a talented artist and friend with a heart of gold. Carmen Bellaire, a dear friend, and fellow writer, game designer and mad genius when it comes to board games and miniature games.

Many I met as fans first, but became tight friends. There is Big Nick Bradshaw, the gentle soul in the body of a bruiser, a creative genius just starting to spread his wings. Brandon Aten, another wonderful human being and budding writer, and sweet, talented, Sarah Aten, two awesome people. Joe Bergmans, an obsessed Robotech® fan in his teens, Lego maniac as an adult, engineer through and through, a dear friend and confidant. Mark Oberle, salt of the earth, soul of a poet, and a talented writer who I wish would write more. Madman Mike Leonard, funny, a little bit crazy, and another creative soul that’s just coming into his own. James, Diane and Connor Brown, three of my favorite people on the planet. Todd Spencley, a giant who cares more about people than he often dares to show, great idea guy, and someone who has become a good friend. Doug Lamberson, another sweet, crazy person and friend who started out as pscyho-fan and remains a crazed Robotech® and Transformers fan to this very day. Matthew Clements, a dear friend and creative genius. I have no doubt you’ll be hearing his name in the future all over the place, novelist, videogame designer, filmmaker, I love that guy. I love all those guys. And so many others like Thom Bartold, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Ramon Perez, John Zeleznik, Amy L. Ashbaugh, Greg Diaczyk and his lovely family, Kent Burles, Drew Cook, Rex Barkdoll, Victor Peterson, Pat Jakubowski, Ed Kwiatkowski, Jeff Hansen, Renee Lane, Marc Moore, Joe Manganiello, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Freddie Williams II, Mark Evans, Mark Freedman, Scott Johnson, Dennis Hughes, Will Erwin, Apollo Okamura, Mike Wilson, Wayne Breaux Jr., Roger Cartier, Mike Mumah, my God, the list goes on and on and on.

I hope people I did not list specifically are not disappointed or offended. And the above does not even include family, like my dear brother, Brian, one of the strongest, most caring people I know, his bombastic wife Anastasia, my beautiful and brilliant daughter Monica, her equally brilliant husband Steven, my two grandchildren, Chloe and Jaden (the newest member of the family!), my son Adam and ... like I said, the list goes on and on.

I am so blessed with wonderful friends, family, and fellow creators. And I am thankful for each and every one of them, and YOU, our fans, and to be healthy and alive when so many people I have loved are gone, many, much too soon. I’m tearing up so I need to stop. You have no idea how much all of you mean to me.

Please don’t forget Palladium when you are holiday shopping. Place your orders for Hell Followed™ (or maybe it’s a good time to get Dead Reign® RPG and Hell Followed™ in order to give the setting a try?), snag some Robotech® RPG Tactics™ items, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. And to our friends in Canada and overseas, enjoy your weekend as well and take advantage of the Christmas Surprise Package offer to negate the high shipping costs. I’ll load you up with great stuff. FOUR weeks till Christmas! All of you get those Grab Bag orders in! Let us help make your Christmas awesome. Ho, ho, ho.

– Santa Kevin, Publisher, Writer, Game Designer

Christmas Grab Bags

Surprise Package comments from fans like you

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

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

R.E. in Hialeah, Florida, writes: Melt my brain!

[You asked for it, R.E. Be prepared to have your brain melted. Ho, ho, ho. – KS]

R.S. in Lake Mary, Florida, writes: I ordered a Grab Bag earlier this season and loved it so much I had to order another one before Christmas! Thank you again.

[You are very welcome, R.S. We aim to please. Happy Holidays. – KS]

C.W. in West Jordan, Utah, writes: I love your books, they are amazing. They inspire me to greatness.

[Wow, C.W., I think that’s one of the nicest compliments I have ever gotten. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. – KS]

C.O. in Billings, Montana, writes: I’ve been tabletop gaming for more than 20 years now (most of that time with Palladium) and the more I see games evolve and change, the more I appreciate Palladium with its tried and true game system, in depth and creative worlds, and its well constructed product line. Here’s to another 20 years!

[Amen to that, C.O. And we have amazing products planned for next year to launch another 20 years of imagination unleashed. Not just from Palladium Books (and we are gonna blow people’s minds in 2017), but the Rifts® boardgame from Carmen Bellaire’s Rogue Heroes LLC, and Pinnacle’s Savage Rifts RPG game line. – KS]

B.B. in Fargo, North Dakota, writes: Trying to finish off the Rifts® World Book collection, we are down to the last few. I added a few other items as well. Thanks again for all that you have sent this year, it has been super fun to take a deep dive into the diverse Rifts® world. I know next month I want to dig into the Nightbane® companion books and Heroes Unlimited™.

[Awesome, B.B., I think you’ll enjoy them all. Keep that imagination burning bright. – KS]

R.P. in Waynesboro, Virginia, writes: I know this Grab Bag is your way of thanking us, but I must say thank you!! Now that I’m 37 this past April, I was hit with the realization that I have been a gamer for 25 years! I started my first sci-fi gaming adventures with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® by the legendary Erick Wujcik, whom I truly miss. Thanks again for all your hard work.

[I appreciate your generous words, R.P. A great many people miss the beautiful mind and larger than life presence of Erick Wujcik, and he is, indeed, a legend. It was a privilege to have been able to call him a friend ... a brother. I am thankful to have had him in my life for too short of a time. I am thankful to have had (and still do have) an incredible number of extraordinary people in my life. Keep that imagination burning, R.P., and game on. – KS]

E.H. in Brandon, Mississippi, writes (in part): ... I am back now, and looking to fill in some blanks [in my collection] this Christmas season...

[Well, E.H., the Christmas Surprise Package is a great way to do that. I know you will enjoy the one we sent out. Happy holidays. – KS]

A.V. in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, writes (in part): The Mechanoids®! Ever since you introduced them back in Rifts® Sourcebook 2, I have used them in my Robotech® campaign as a great adversary. I’ve been waiting years for your Mechanoid® Space to come out. Will that book ever see the light of day?

[The Mechanoids® are a personal favorite of mine A.V., and I agree they make awesome villains in any setting from Robotech® to Rifts® and Phase World® to Heroes Unlimited™, so, yes, I definitely want Mechanoid® Space to see the light of day. Just not sure when. Though the Mechanoids® have a dedicated cult following, they are not the biggest selling item and Mechanoid® Space will take a lot of time to do it right and make them epic. So it has been on the back burner. – KS]

A.S. in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, writes: The Rifts® Ultimate Edition was the first RPG book I ever bought when Kevin Siembieda himself sold it to me for $10 bucks. Which was a great boon to a jobless teenager. I didn’t realize till I got home and started reading the book that I had gotten one of the coolest, most ridiculous role-playing games there ever was. Of all the role-playing game books I own today, that (signed!) Rifts® Ultimate Edition holds a special place on my shelf and in my heart. Thanks Kevin!

[Hey A.S., you are welcome. I like to help out when I can. I’m glad that gesture has meant so much to you. Your comment meant a lot to me. Thank you, it was very kind. I’m delighted you enjoy the Rifts® series so much and hope you like your Surprise Package. – KS]

J.R. in Cummings, Georgia, writes: Love Rifts®! Been playing/reading since college, most of my books are first printings. The black and while illustrations are what I love most. I teach Visual Arts and I show my students the illustrations as what is possible. I also run my school’s gaming group, and I introduced them to D&D and Rifts®. They love that you can play anything in Rifts®! Thank you for creating this world that we have been exploring for 25+ years.

[Thanks for the kind words, J.R. I agree, Palladium has had some amazing artists working for us over the years. Keep helping those kids unleash their imaginations. Awesome. If Palladium can help in any way, let us know. – KS]

M.M. in Cross Plains, Tennessee, writes: I’ve been playing Palladium’s games for about 20 years now (wow!) And really enjoy it, plus the set of world books makes for a very satisfying full shelf.

[Thrilled that you enjoy our games so much, M.M. We appreciate the kind words and years of support. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. – KS]

Hell Followed

Hell Followed

A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – Do more than survive

“This book begins to redefine the zombie genre. It broadens the field of possibilities and expands upon the modern zombie mythos. It is full of twists and surprises I had never imagined. – Alex Marciniszyn, Editor

In the wake of the Zombie Apocalypse, survivors find themselves trapped in a living hell. As everyone struggles to survive against the ravenous dead, some rise up to be heroes fighting for those in need and against all manner of evil – living and dead.

Be more than a survivor. Accept the new world and do something about it.

  • 11 New types of zombies, including the Armored Brute, Dead Mound Giant, Seeker and more.
  • 7 New Apocalyptic Character Classes.
  • Masked Lunatics – heroes or madmen?
  • Cults, good and bad, plus other weirdness and dangers.
  • 21 Disasters to complicate survival. Each described with damage stats, penalties and consequences. The most comprehensive information of this type ever presented! Blizzard, Earthquake, Hurricane, Tornado, Toxic Spill, Wildfire, and more.
  • Government enclaves. Could the government or its military still exist? If so, where are they? What are they doing?
  • 8 Government conspiracy theories. Each fuel for creating adventures and building different organizations.
  • Tables for creating government enclaves and their purpose.
  • Abandoned Emergency Relief Centers and the resources they may still have to offer survivors, if they can get to them. Random tables and ideas for adventure.
  • Take your zombie campaign to the next level!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda. The biggest Dead Reign® sourcebook yet. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 236. Pre-order yours now.

The Rifter #75

NEW! The Rifter® #75 – Available now!

The Rifter® #75 is shipping now!

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters alike – but his issue is especially packed with material for building and running adventures, and discovering – or rediscovering – the joy of role-playing games. Everyone should get this issue.

Rifter® #75 Highlights:

  • Rifts® Primer – G.M. and Player Tips, and a Rifts® Adventure, by Carl Gleba and Kevin Siembieda – “official” source material. The Rifts® Primer is jam-packed with G.M. advice, player tips, personal experiences, and examples of game play, explanation of rules, a step by step outline for creating your own adventures, and two adventures to get you started. The sample adventure is written in such a way that new players who have never played Rifts®, or are completely unfamiliar with the Palladium game system, can run it with just the information presented in this article! New Game Masters and experienced G.M.s alike will enjoy the discussion about the art of role-playing and being a Game Master.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Four, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. The adventure continues as Legion reveals part of her sinister plans to your heroes which brings this adventure to a fever pitch. Your heroes must make difficult decisions and must find a way to stop her and her array of deadly machines. Plenty of psychological and horrific terrors to face. Includes a horrifying new machine and more. Do not miss this new chapter as heroes fight against Legion and her army of deadly machines.
  • Rifts® for Savage Worlds® Preview®. Get a look at the cool Rifts® RPG that uses Savage Worlds® rules. The game was a smash Kickstarter hit, and will be arriving on store shelves in the beginning of 2017.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Rifts® cover by Garrie Gastonny and Chris Bivins (Rifts® Savage Worlds).
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 175. Now available!

Christmas Grab Bags

The 2016 Palladium Christmas Surprise Package Offer begins now!

Every holiday season, starting in October, for the last 18 or 19 years now, Palladium has been offering the Christmas Surprise Package. Our humble efforts to show our appreciation of you and help make your Christmas filled with a little more fun and games.

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package?

It is our way of saying thank you to our loyal fans, deliver a little Christmas cheer, and put smiles on the faces of some big kids around the world. For you, it is a bargain, a great way to get presents for yourself and your gaming pals, fill holes in your collection, try new games and world settings, and to get autographs from Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff and freelancers.

$89-$95+ worth of Palladium Books products for only $45 plus shipping and handling. You are guaranteed to get an absolute minimum of eighty-nine dollars ($89) retail value in your Surprise Package. Often you get $89-$95. Sometimes more! Santa Kevin likes to make gamers squeal with delight and often packs in $95-$100 worth of goodies into many Surprise Packages.

It’s a surprise package because you never know exactly what you are going to get or exactly who will sign your books. We try to include many of the items on your “wish list,” but we will surprise you with stuff you are not expecting. Things like a special print(s), or issues of The Rifter®, or a Palladium RPG or sourcebook(s), a special edition publication, or other items that we think you might enjoy. Plus you can ask for unusual items, or special gold editions, art prints, miniatures and maybe even some original art. All items are “hand-picked” by Kevin Siembieda from YOUR “wish list.” ALL with autographs IF you request them. For many of you, this is the only way to get autographs from Palladium’s staff, artists and writers!

The best deal in gaming. For the price of what you would pay for ONE core rule book, you can get an X-Mas Surprise Package with 3-5 different titles (depending on the value of each book) worth $89-$95, maybe more! And if you want them signed, Kevin and the available staff and freelancers will sign each one. It is impossible to beat that kind of deal. Please spread the word because Palladium’s Christmas Surprise Package is only publicized by word of mouth, to readers of The Rifter® and on Palladium's website – www.palladiumbooks.com – so please tell everyone you know. Buy one for every gamer you know and have a joyful holiday season.

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

You can order right now. Ordering now gives you ample time to try out a Surprise Package if you are new to them, and you avoid the holiday rush. We always try to make each one truly special, as the thousands of you who have ordered in the past know well. If you have never ordered a Surprise Package before, give it a try early, because you’ll be blown away and probably want to order a few more!

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

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Back in stock for the Holidays

  • Rifts® World Book One: Vampire Kingdoms™ – 224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 802-E – Updated descriptions on the Vampire Kingdoms and the vampires, 40+ vampire abilities, vampire combat, Hero Vampires, Deluded Vampires, vampire-slaying weapons, Vampire Hunter O.C.C., Reid’s Rangers (famed vampire hunters), the cities of Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, town creation rules, monsters, dinosaurs and many adventure ideas. Also see the Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook, with even more stuff about vampires, werebeasts, and the Soul Forge!
  • Rifts® Shemarrian Nation sourcebook – 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 878 – 7 Shemarrian warriors, Shemarrian society and secrets, new Archie Three androids and robots, more about Archie Three, his secret war against the Minions of Splugorth in North America, adventure ideas and more.
  • Monsters & Animals™, a Palladium Fantasy® sourcebook – 240 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 454 – 120+ monsters, 200+ animals, all described, statted and accompanied by maps showing exactly where they can be found in the world. Plus Game Master tips and conversion notes for Mega-Damage settings. Suitable for Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts® and Phase World® (as alien creatures), Heroes Unlimited™ and other settings.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 6: Three Galaxies™ – 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 851 – 16 alien O.C.C.s and R.C.C.s, dozens of solar systems and adventure hooks, notable worlds, people and monsters, the Necrol and Demon Magic, spaceships and more.
  • Rifts® World Book 29: Rifts® Madhaven™ – 128 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 869 – There may be no place in North America more dangerous than the haunted ruins of New York City. The ruins of Manhattan, ghosts and monsters, mutants and other dangers, the Knights of the White Rose and the incredible healing power of the mystical White Rose found only in Madhaven. Plus Techno-Wizard devices, weapons and adventure hooks.
  • Rifts® Black Market™ sourcebook – 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 886 – Notable Black Market factions, 10 Black Market O.C.C.s and their special abilities, 29 weapons, plus vehicles, power armor, TW weapons, robots, Traveling Show creation tables, and more, including the TW Ironmage Glitter Boy! An awesome resource for players and G.M.s alike.

The Rifter #76

NEW! The Rifter® #76 – Ships November, 2016

The Rifter® #76 is already in production. Articles are being selected, artwork is being assigned and editing begun.

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

Rifter® #76 Highlights:

  • Rifts® for Savage Worlds® Preview®. Get another look at what’s coming this winter.
  • Rifts® Pecos Badlands Town – by Brett Caron. Thinking about doing some adventuring in the Rifts American Southwest? Mosey on over to Gohjjunk.
  • Rifts®, Three Galaxies and Palladium Fantasy RPG® – Primordians, by Greg Diaczyk with additional text and ideas by Kevin Siembieda – “official” source material. New type of Elemental beings that can be used as player characters or NPCs. These strange beings are believed to be some kind of human-Elemental hybrid. They possess curious minds and seem to be exploring the Megaverse® for reasons unknown. Are they emissaries of Greater Elementals or Elemental Intelligences, or something else completely? Do they come in peace, or are they a new potential menace? Get your first glimpse of them in The Rifter® #76. Plus there are some new alien beasts used by Promordians.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Five, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. The adventure continues and more secrets and dangers are revealed.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ source material.
  • Source material for other RPG settings.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Rifts® cover by Nicholas Bradshaw.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 176. In production. Ships around November 21, 2016.

Rifts Poker Deck 1

NEW! Rifts® Poker Deck One (Color) – available now

For the first time ever, Rifts® is captured in a deck of playing cards. Each card a powerful image. Perfect for playing cards, collecting, gifts and use as an Action Deck for Pinnacle’s Rifts® Savage Worlds game line.

Gen Con gamers went wild over the two Rifts® Poker Decks and you will too. Both contain iconic Rifts® artwork and characters, and look gorgeous. The color and design of both poker decks makes the artwork pop and a joy to use. Available now.

  • Premium card stock.
  • Standard US Poker size deck of playing cards.
  • Rifts® specific symbols for each suit.
  • 52 full color playing cards, plus 2 Jokers.
  • Diamonds are magic. Clubs are D-Bees. Hearts are heroes. Spades are the Coalition States.
  • Each card is a unique, color image. Artists include John Zeleznik, Scott Johnson, Kevin Long, David Dorman, Charles Walton II, Mark Evans, and others.
  • The back of the cards is the artwork from the cover of Rifts® Ultimate Edition depicting a Ley Line Walker with an Alien Intelligence emerging from the Rift opening behind him, energy swirling. Art by Scott Johnson.
  • Customized, full color, Rifts® tuck box.
  • $11.99 retail – Cat. No. 2575 – available now.

Rifts Poker Deck 2

New! Rifts® Poker Deck Two (black & white illustrations) – available now

52 iconic images and characters by your favorite artists. This second deck of playing cards captures Rifts® in a different light. Each card features a different iconic, black and white illustration set in a color border of rippling magic energy from the Rifts. Illustrations are by a wide range of fan favorite artists. A fun and attractive item for playing cards, collecting, and other uses.

  • Premium card stock.
  • Standard US Poker size deck of playing cards.
  • Rifts® specific symbols for each suit.
  • Color border and suits.
  • 52 playing cards featuring iconic illustrations, plus 2 Jokers.
  • Diamonds are monsters. Clubs are heroes. Hearts are robots and power armor. Spades are the Coalition Army.
  • Each card has a unique illustration of a famous Rifts® hero, monster, mech or agent of the Coalition. Artists include Kevin Long, Ramon K. Perez, Freddie Williams II, Michael Wilson, Jeffery Russell, Apollo Okamura, and others.
  • Customized, full color, Rifts® tuck box.
  • The back of the cards is the artwork from the cover of Rifts® Psyscape depicting a beautiful female psychic warrior, triumphant over a robotic enemy. Art by John Zeleznik.
  • $11.99 retail – Cat. No. 2576 – available now.

Rifts Sovietski Raw Preview

New! Rifts® Sovietski – Raw Preview Limited Edition – available now

The Raw Preview Edition of Rifts® Sovietski™ is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscript for this exciting new sourcebook. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies.

Contains background information on the fledgling Sovietski and notable cities and people, bunker creation tables, Deadzone Tables, Spetznaz Special Forces, the Soviet Army and its weapons, cyborgs, new bionics, 21 new combat vehicles, Russian D-Bees and more. Note: The finished Rifts® Sovietski™ is anticipated to ship by the end of this year. However, with all the art that is needed, it might slip into an early 2017 release. But you can start playing right now with this special edition!

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 total copies made – half of those already sold!
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • By Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr.
  • $24.99 – Cat. No. 891-RAW – available now, while supplies last. Do not miss out.

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

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

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

Robotech The Masters Saga Sourcebook

Robotech®: The Masters Saga Sourcebook – New, large format 8½ x 11 sourcebook – Now available!

Robotech®: The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook has been enlarged to the standard 8½ x 11 inch format and 160 pages. Artwork was given the deluxe treatment – large, clear, and detailed to go along with the wealth of information about the Second Robotech War, the Army of the Southern Cross, its combat forces, mecha, weapons, and vehicles. The same comprehensive treatment was given to the invading Robotech Masters.

Forget the corny drama, the emphasis of this sourcebook is on the Second Robotech War and the equipment on both sides. Making the Masters Saga a big mecha and equipment book that you will want in your collection. Did you know the Army of the Southern Cross used power armor and Battloids in addition to their famous mecha? You’ll find out all about it in this comprehensive 160 page sourcebook. Much of it described and statted out in an “official” capacity for the very first time in this sourcebook. Note: Only the size, size of artwork and layout has changed. The text and data are the same as the manga-sized edition, apart from eratta and minor additions.

  • 40+ weapons; pistols, rifles, grenade launchers.
  • 15 O.C.C.s and MOS skill packages for the 8 main branches of the ASC and the 7 Special Forces Divisions operating under the Tactical Corps.
  • 14 ASC vehicles of the Army of the Southern Cross (ASC).
  • ASC Tactical battle shields, jet packs and other gear.
  • ASC Veritech Mecha including the Ajax, Logan, Spartas Hover Tank, Myrmidon Light Hover Tank.
  • 6 ASC power armor suits.
  • 4 ASC Battloids.
  • The Golem Autonomous Patrol Robot.
  • The Robotech Masters and their legions.
  • 6 different Bioroids, as well as the Bioroid Terminator, the Bioroid Invid Fighter, hover sled & more.
  • Tirolians, spacecraft and other gear and info.
  • Cover by Apollo Okamura. Interior art by the Mannings and others.
  • Written by Jason Marker.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 552. Available now.

The Rifter #74

NEW! The Rifter® #74 – Now available!

Rifts®, Splicers® and more awaits you in The Rifter® #74. And some material is official.

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

Rifter® #74 Highlights:

  • Rifts® – The Town of Moorcroft™, by Julius Rosenstein – “official” source material. The Town of Moorcroft is not on most maps for a reason: most people don’t even know it exists, or that it rests on a Hidden Rift. Read about the town’s unique history, its Nexus Born, and key places and people. Makes a great location for player groups to rest, trade goods and find adventure.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Three, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – adventure plus “official” source material. The adventure continues as your heroes must deal with the new Machine personality known as Legion. In this adventure, the player group discovers a secret weapon facility of the Resistence. They will be introduced to a wide array of new Bio-Tech Weapons and Enhancements to prepare them for the ultimate showdown with Legion!
  • Rifts® – A Town in the Pecos Empire™, by Brett Caron.
  • Heroes Unlimited – The Ancient Weapon Master: Specialist, by Robert Daley Jr.
  • Rifts® short story – Acceptance, by S.E. Gibbons.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • A Rifts® cover by Apollo Okamura.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 174. Available now.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity

NEW! Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States – Heroes of Humanity – Available now!

Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity™ changes the landscape of Rifts North America and beyond, presents ways to upgrade and improve existing Men-At-Arms characters with Advanced Training, and includes new character classes, weapons, equipment, alliances and conflict to inspire epic new adventures.

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ outlines the battle for the soul of humanity. The Minion War™ has spilled onto Rifts Earth. At the epicenter of the invasion is North America. If either of the two rival demonic forces succeeds in conquering the continent, the rest of the world shall follow and Earth will be annexed to Hell. The demon hordes believe no one can stop them. The Coalition States has something to say about that.

For the first time in history, the Coalition States, Northern Gun, the Manistique Imperium, Lazlo, New Lazlo, Free Quebec, the Cyber-Knights, Lemurians, True Atlanteans, D-Bees, mages, mercs and many, many others stand together against a common enemy. Meanwhile, the Splugorth of Atlantis, Archie Three, the Republicans and the Vanguard engage in their own shadow war against the invading demon hordes, and each other.

  • Heroes of Humanity™ lets unprecedented types of characters gather in mixed groups that would otherwise be ideologically opposed. Together they fight side-by-side for the greater good.
  • New ways to upgrade your existing Men-at-Arms characters.
  • Coalition Demon Hunter school and advanced training programs.
  • New Coalition O.C.C.s like the Death Knight and Skelebot Specialist.
  • Coalition military O.C.C.s expanded such as the CS Juicers, CS Combat Cyborgs, Psycho-Stalkers, Coalition psychics and more.
  • New CS gear such as the Hellbuster and Falcon Death Wing.
  • CS battle plans, world information and many adventure ideas.
  • The strategies and tactics of the demons against humanity.
  • The strategies and tactics of the Coalition States and its allies.
  • Summary of Demon and Deevil vulnerabilities.
  • One Xiticix battle plan and who really pays the price.
  • Plenty of guidelines, tables and rules to help you run it all.
  • Art by Charles “Chuck” Walton II, Amy L. Ashbaugh, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Dudley, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Mike Mumah, Apollo Okamura, Tanya Ramsey, Benjamin Rodriguez, and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Carl Gleba, Matthew Clements and others.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 889. Available now!

Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

NEW! Secrets of the Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity Arsenal Sourcebook – Fall

The name, CS Heroes of Humanity™ Arsenal says it all. New Coalition armor, power armor, robots, combat vehicles, and related material.

  • New CS gear and weapons
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More ways to upgrade and improve your characters.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Art by Charles “Chuck” Walton II, Amy L. Ashbaugh, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Dudley, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Apollo Okamura, Benjamin Rodriguez, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Carl Gleba, Matthew Clements and others.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 893. Fall release. In final production.

The Rifter #73

NEW! Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – Fall

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 price yet to be determined, but probably 160-192 pages – $20.95-$24.95 retail – Cat. No. 890. Fall release.

Rifts The Disavowed

Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States: The Disavowed™ – Fall

“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 price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892. Fall release.

NEW! Rifts® Haunted Tech – Fall

The Republicans decide to make their move while Archie Three is waging his own shadow war against the demonic invaders. The result unleashes a menace Archie has kept contained and locked away for 300 years. And he is not happy about it.

  • Haunted Technology.
  • New weapons and gear.
  • More secrets and information about the Republicans.
  • More insane adventure opportunities, strangeness and fun.
  • The new rules, powers and abilities for Haunted Tech will blow your mind.
  • Haunted Tech gives new meaning to “ghost in the machine.” But are they a godsend or a Pandora’s Box of new dangers?
  • The Republicans reveal themselves and take action! Yes, that means Chaos Earth® NEMA O.C.C.s, robots and technology in Rifts® Earth.
  • Archie Three takes action behind the scenes, in a big way.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Art by Charles “Chuck” Walton II, Mark Dudley, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Benjamin Rodriguez, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda with help from Charles Walton II.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 894. Fall release.

Garden of the Gods – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook – Fall

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

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

Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook: First Responders – Winter

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. Winter release (tentative).

Wolfen Empire

BACK in STOCK: Wolfen Empire for Palladium Fantasy

The Wolfen Empire is growing. And that means trouble for humans, Dwarves, and other people as the Wolfen flex their military might and begin to study magic in earnest.

The Wolfen Empire™ sourcebook provides insight and history about the Wolfen, their past, present and goals for the future. The Wolfen are poised to become the next great civilization, but at what cost? Six fleshed out adventures plus a 101 adventure ideas table give players and Game Masters plenty of material for exploring the Great Northern Wilderness and encounters with the Wolfen.

  • The 12 Wolfen Tribes, their history and legends.
  • The Wolfen Empire, its economy and civilization.
  • Wolfen Military, rank, position and plans.
  • Geography of the Wolfen Empire.
  • 13 notable creatures of the North.
  • 101 Adventures Table and numerous other Random Encounter Tables.
  • 6 fleshed out adventures across the Great Northern Wilderness.
  • A few infamous towns, villains and notable people.
  • Cover by Ramon K. Perez. Art by Perez, Johnson, Talbot, Williams and others.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik, Kevin Siembieda & Bill Coffin.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 471. Back in stock.

Villains Unlimited

BACK in STOCK: Villains Unlimited for the Heroes Unlimited RPG series

It’s the reference book that never gets old – 80+ superhuman villains, a secret organization that supplies villains and criminals, another that hunts superhumans, plus rules and tables for creating your own super-organizations, Game Master playing tips, and more.

All of it provides Game Masters with bad guys and ideas for adventure, because each description presents the villain’s origin, motivation and goals. Just drop ‘em into your campaign and watch the super abilities fly. That’s why Villains Unlimited™ has been a fan favorite for years.

  • 80+ villains completely stated out.
  • A few villain teams and organizations and their evil agendas.
  • S.C.R.E.T. stands for Superbeing Control Retrieval and Elimination Teams who are part of a multi-national organization to handle the “superhuman problem.” Are they hunting your heroes?
  • Fabricators Inc. is an international arms dealer whose exclusive clientele is superhuman bad guys and the criminal underworld.
  • Magic Tattoos, weapons, cyborgs, a crazed world conqueror, madmen and adventure ideas galore await.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Kevin Long. Art by Kevin Long.
  • 224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 501. Back in stock.

Century Station

BACK in STOCK: Century Station

City, Villain & Heroes Sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited RPG

Century Station™ is a compelling cityscape described and mapped. It is a great location to base a Heroes Unlimited™ campaign or a place to visit. The 51 superhuman villains, some of whom are members of villain teams, provide instant antagonists that can be dropped into any game at any time. Likewise, the 40 dynamic heroes can be used as NPCs (Non-Player Characters) or as pre-generated player characters, plus there are weapons, equipment and adventure ideas galore. All ready for you to incorporate into your campaign in an instant.

Each villain and hero provides Game Masters with ideas for adventure, because each description presents the villain’s or hero’s origin, motivation and goals. Century Station™ and Villains Unlimited™ are both excellent resources for gadgets, weapons and inspiration for creating your own heroes, villains and conflicts.

  • 51 villains completely statted out.
  • 40 heroes and lawmen to use as NPCs or pre-generated player characters.
  • The District of Century Station, its history, purpose, problems, and notable locations mapped and described.
  • Dozens of gadgets and weapons.
  • Endless adventure.
  • Cover by John Zeleznik. Interior art by Wilson and others.
  • Written by Bill Coffin. Additional text by Siembieda.
  • 224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 517. Back in stock.

After the Bomb RPG

BACK in STOCK: After the Bomb® RPG

– Stand alone game and suitable for Heroes Unlimited RPG

Ever wonder what it would be like to play an intelligent, humanoid eagle? What about a sword wielding turtle or ninja rodent, or heroic wolfman, or a flying pig? In After the Bomb® you can turn a mouse into the size of a gorilla, or keep him small and sneaky, but with special animal powers, psychic abilities and human speech and intelligence. Or create that winged humanoid eagle who preys upon criminals. Or maybe that giant hamster, let alone mutant lion or tiger, is an animalistic brute who hunts other mutants (humans and animals!) and feasts upon them like a monstrous predator. The choices are yours.

After the Bomb® lets you mutate any animal you can think of, into a heroic crime-fighter set in our modern world or a mutant animal survivor of post-apocalyptic Earth — think Planet of the Apes on steroids. An environment where humans struggle to survive in a devastated (nuked?) world, and intelligent mutant animals appear to be the inheritors of the planet. Fun. Wild. Imaginative stories await.

The After the Bomb® RPG and its future world setting is one of the late, great, Erick Wujcik’s most fun and lasting creations. Play it as a stand-alone game or use AtB as a resource to create mutant animals that can be dropped into your Heroes Unlimited™ game, Aliens Unlimited™, Rifts®, Phase World®, Robotech® or just about any game setting. Play them as mutant animals or aliens from another world, heroes or villains, victims and fugitives, but get After the Bomb® because its mutant creations can fit many roles and are a blast to play in any setting.

  • 100+ intelligent mutant animals already described, statted and ready for you to play.
  • Mutant animal creation rules that lets you turn ANY animal into a mutant with human intelligence, a humanoid body (or not), and super animal powers and/or animal psionics.
  • Mutant humans who sacrifice their humanity for super abilities.
  • The blasted, post-apocalyptic setting and villains.
  • Six post-apocalyptic After the Bomb® adventures.
  • A complete role-playing game with core rules, skills, weapons and equipment, apocalyptic world setting and playing tips.
  • Suitable for use with the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and other RPG settings.
  • Art by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson, Ramon K. Perez, Freddie Williams II, Tyler Walpole and others.
  • Cover by Scott Johnson.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik.
  • 224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 503. Back in print.

Heroes Unlimited RPG

Heroes Unlimited RPG – Reminder

Want to play superhumans and caped heroes, mutants and aliens, power armor clad champions and super soldiers? The Heroes Unlimited™ RPG lets you create them all and more.

The game is called Heroes Unlimited™ because it enables you to create every type of superhuman and comic book hero you can imagine. Bring your favorite comic book heroes to life or create an entirely hero of you own design. Then weave adventure adventures set in our modern world but one where superhumans, heroes and villains make our world even more exciting and dangerous. If you know and love comic books, you know what happens next.

A complete game, all you need to get started is this 352 page rule book, a few friends, dice and an imagination. With several sourcebooks back in stock, and comic book heroes the rage in film and TV, we thought we would remind people about just how awesome the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG really is. Order yours today.

  • 101 super abilities. And many have a variety of sub-powers within them, plus bonuses and special combat capabilities.
  • 100+ magic spells plus enchanted weapons and objects.
  • Wizards and those enchanted and empowered by magic.
  • 72 psychic powers.
  • Mutants with super abilities and mutant animals.
  • Mega-Heroes and immortals.
  • Bionic and power armor creation rules.
  • Robots and super-vehicle creation rules.
  • Super-Soldiers and martial arts masters.
  • Cover by comic book legend, Jim Steranko.
  • Art by Ramon K. Perez, Paulo Parente, Mike Gustovich, Kevin Long and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 352 pages for a complete RPG – $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 500.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity

Rifts® World Book 28: Arzno

Looking for vampire slayers and anti-vampire TW devices? You need to visit Arzno. Arno is a mercenary city built on the edge of the Grand Canyon. It is a force for good, but threatened by the encroaching vampire menace from Mexico who have marked the mercs for destruction. Arzno™ has plenty of fun source material, Techno-Wizard power armor and weapons, a vampire invasion adventure scenario and other adventure ideas. Available from Palladium in book form and as a PDF from DriveThruRPG.com.

  • The City and Territory of Arzno™ described and mapped. A good place for adventurers to trade goods and resupply.
  • The Arzno Mercenary Corps, notable heroes and people of Arzno.
  • 36 Techno-Wizard creations including TW weapons, power armor, vehicles and devices, most designed for combating vampires!
  • The vampire legions of General Zavier Stuart, and the sinister Blood Cult.
  • The ghost-filled forest known as the Waste and some of the monsters found there.
  • The Great Trade Road and many other notable locations.
  • Looking for adventure? Arzno brings it.
  • Cover by John Zeleznik. Art by Walton, Dubish, Breaux and others.
  • Written by Jason Richards. Additional text by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 868. Now available in PDF form as well as the printed book!

DriveThruRPG

Palladium PDF Books – download from DriveThruRPG.com

This is a great resource for getting out of print Palladium titles and other select books. We’ve made hundreds of PDF products available for digital download 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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