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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Oct. 13, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

One game system – every genre – countless worlds – endless adventure

I’m going to keep this Weekly Update short. A few unexpected business matters drew our time away from work on books, but we are back at it full force. Wayne and I are finally putting the wraps on The Rifter® #78, I’ve been lining up the sequence of books to finish next, as well as the artists, writers and editors to help get them done. As for myself, I am working away to get books into your hands right now as quickly as we can. We have also been supporting a number of conventions and charity events, and there are a couple of Kickstarter campaigns from a couple of cool dudes you might want to look into.

The main news of this week is the 2017 Christmas Surprise Package offer starts now! That’s right, you can order your Christmas Surprise Package this weekend and be gaming with new material by next weekend!

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package?

It’s a bargain and fun for you, and it’s our way of saying thank you to our loyal fans, by delivering a little Christmas cheer and putting smiles on the faces of some big kids around the world. It is also a great way for you to get presents for your gaming pals, fill holes in your collection or try new games and settings.

$90-$100 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. Often you get $92-$95 (for most). 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’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 a negative from an actual book, 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 lists.” ALL with autographs if you request them. For many of you, this is the only way to get autographs from Kevin and available Palladium staff members, 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) that you KNOW are in stock 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 thru December 24, 2017. 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! It happens all the time.

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, graduation, 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.

To those of you outside the USA, the X-Mas Surprise package is a way to get books and circumvent the extremely high cost of shipping from the US. Since you are getting $90-$100 worth of product and only paying $45 plus a small handling charge, shipping via Priority Mail International (required for packages weighing more than four pounds) to most locations in Europe, Canada and many other countries should be around $50-$60 US dollars. HOWEVER, because the cost of the product is so low, that’s the equivalent of paying retail for the products and $0-$30 for shipping. A very good deal. Plus you get autographs if you want them! X-Mas Surprise Packages are the way to go for those of you outside the USA. Please take advantage of it to get all those products you’ve wished you could get except the shipping was too prohibitive. We feel your pain. Game on!

Click here to see the entire Surprise Package description.

Please tell others

Please spread the word about the Christmas Surprise Package offer to gamers everywhere – especially to Rifts® Savage Worlds players and other people new to Palladium’s many game worlds.

Introducing gamers to Palladium settings with a Surprise Package is a great opportunity. For the price of what most core rule books cost, you can get one Surprise Package ($45 plus shipping and handling) with 3-6 different sourcebooks (depending on the value of each book). It’s hard to beat that kind of deal.

The 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.

The Rifter #78

UPDATE: The Rifter® #78 – going to the printer

The Rifter® #78 is a great issue. I’m tempted to say my favorite source material is the work Greg Diaczyk did to present the Modern Necromancer in the modern world, if for no other reason than it is suitable for a wide range of settings from Heroes Unlimited™, Nightbane® and Ninjas & Superspies™ to Chaos Earth®, Phase World®, Three Galaxies™, Dead Reign®, and other settings. But the Splicers® article and everything else in this issue is also quite excellent, fun and adaptable to other settings. For example, I love Ian Herbert’s Palladium Fantasy® source material that appears in The Rifter® #77 and #78, and it is probably tied with the Modern Necromancer as my favorite, but I’m a sucker for fantasy material. I’m so impressed with all the source material in this Rifter®, I’m tempted to print extra copies because I think it will be in high demand.

Robotech® RPG eBooks on Amazon, iBooks, Google and others – available now

Don’t forget, we have made current Robotech® core RPG titles available as ebooks. Palladium Books’ Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game, Robotech®: The Macross® Saga Sourcebook, and Robotech®: The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook are now available as eBooks, with more titles to follow. Robotech® RPG titles are available from the following eBook channels/sellers: iBooks (through iTunes), Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play Books, Overdrive.com, Copia (copiaclass.com), Gardners Books, Baker & Taylor, E-Sentral, Scribd, Ciando, Hoopla, Playster, and more.

Coming Titles in the Works

Listed in a tentative, loose order of probable release. Subject to change.

UPDATE: 2018 Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

Due to a typo in the larger store description of the POH, Megaversal Ambassador, Game Master and good guy, Victor Peterson had been marked as “tentative” when he should have been a confirmed Palladium personality. The POH is shaping up to be a great one. Please, keep those admissions purchases coming in (a great X-Mas gift). Can’t wait to see a lot of you next year. Note: A full description of the 2018 Palladium Open House is available in the online store.

  • 100+ Palladium gaming events.
  • Price of admission pays for all events.
  • Play in games run by Kevin Siembieda & other Palladium creators.
  • Enjoy Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournaments, games, products and demos.
  • Participate in panel talks and many question and answer chats.
  • Bring your favorite game books to get signed.
  • Meet Kevin Siembieda and the Palladium staff.
  • Meet 30+ Palladium creators – the largest gathering of Palladium creators in the world! Most available every day, the entire day.
  • Meet fellow gamers from around the world.
  • Get new releases, back stock items and Palladium collectibles.
  • Get original artwork, prints, T-shirts and specialty items.
  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime.

NEW on DriveThruRPG.com – Heroes Unlimited G.M.’s Guide and Rifts® DB 13: Fleets of the Three Galaxies

Two more this week! Time to get your super-hero cape and cowl on and kick some super villain keister! The Heroes Unlimited™ G.M.s’ Guide offers 10 full adventures, G.M. advice, info on how to build super-adventures, rampage combat rules, quick roll villain tables, new magic spells and much, much more! Getting Villains Unlimited™ too (80+ bad guys), which became available last week, will give you material for adventures for months and months of gaming. Also new this week, Dimension Book™ 13: Fleets of the Three Galaxies™. The name sorta says it all. Includes 17 fully statted spacecraft, spaceship creation guidelines, damage table, space combat strategies, weapons, fleet info, time line and more.

Recently made available: Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition is the current set of rules that enable you to create just about any type of superhuman hero or villain you can imagine, be it a character from your favorite comic book or film, or something completely new. Includes rules for creating robots, power armor, super-vehicles, mutants, aliens, immortals, sleuths, and more. And when the three Powers Unlimited® sourcebooks are available (soon), they together with the RPG will provide more than 350 super abilities plus psionics. Villains Unlimited™ presents 80+ fully fleshed out and statted super-villains ready for game play, a secret organization that supplies villains with weapons, another that hunts superhumans, magic tattoos and more. Dimension Book™ 8: Naruni™ Wave 2 is a treasure trove of high-tech weapons, force fields, power armor and equipment suitable for use on Rifts Earth or Phase World® and the Three Galaxies™. Rifts® Dimension Book™ 7: Megaverse® Builder™, written by Carl Gleba, offers new otherworldly locations, weapons, gear, spacecraft, O.C.C.s, alien races, monsters, adventures and even a living Demon Planet!

They join recent releases of the ever popular Rifts® Dimension Books: Wormwood™, Phase World®, Phase World® Sourcebook, Skraypers™, Anvil Galaxy™, Three Galaxies™, Megaverse® Builder™, and Naruni™ Wave 2, as well as Ninjas & Superspies™, Mystic China™ and more. These are just some of the many Rifts® and Palladium titles now available on DriveThruRPG.com as PDFs, plus many FREE previews of key book titles. We are trying to make 1-2 new PDF titles available every week.

Palladium Collectibles, art, toys and more in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Alex and I continue to add a lot of vintage Star Wars toys and a growing number of all kinds of collectibles – and we’ll be adding more Palladium Books original art and items to the store, so keep an eye out for them.

This 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 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. 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.

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

UPDATE: Happy Jacks live Dead Reign® game this Sunday

Happy Jacks is running a short Dead Reign® (Zombie Apocalypse) campaign, available on YouTube and as a podcast. We watched their first game on YouTube and thought it was very entertaining (especially once they really get going). It is fun, informative and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. Their next “live” game will be this Sunday, October 15. You can tune in live every other Sunday afternoon, or catch the recordings which they post as both a podcast and a video. We have enjoyed what these folks are doing on other fronts as well. A great crew of gamers. Check out their schedule of games here: http://www.happyjacks.org

The Necronomnomnom – A Lovecraft-Inspired Cookbook Kickstarter is Live!

Thomas Roache and his company Red Duke Games are off to a strong start with the Necronomnomnom, A Lovecraft-Inspired Cookbook Kickstarter. Not only is it as cool as it sounds, but Food & Wine Magazine did an online article about it! Check that out here: http://www.foodandwine.com/news/necronomnomnom-kickstarter

Both Wayne and I have already backed this clever, fun Kickstarter and highly recommend it. The book’s design is like that of an ancient tome with beautiful (and legible) script handwriting, dynamic artwork and diagrams, sepia pages, page after page of humor and spoof, and real, edible and delicious food recipes. This is a very cool coffee table book that gamers and fans of horror and fantasy should adore. Definitely a very cool item to own and a great gift for the wonderful home cooks (and horror/Cthulhu fans) you know. I can think of at least three people who I might get this for as a gift.

The other Kickstarter you may find of interest is by Jason Richards. He is looking to Kickstart the production of a few high quality resin miniatures for his Breachworld RPG, but they would also work great for Rifts®, Phase World®, and many other sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, space opera, and fantasy games. Jason has contributed to various Palladium Books publications as well as The Rifter®, and is a long-time fan-fave writer. Jason's Kickstarter isn't live yet, but you can see a preview and let him know what you think here. Check ‘em both out and enjoy.

An epic Rifts® Tournament competition is about to begin

The start of an ongoing Rifts® competition will begin this Saturday, October 14th, at Yu-Gi-Holics in Compton, California. This will be a series of tournaments that take place over a stretch of several months, at several locations, in which Game Masters will be competing against each other and players will be competing for MVP.

The Rifts® RPG Tournament will transpire across multiple months and take place at a number of different store locations. The first event kicks off at Yu-Gi-Holics. Future participating store locations and dates will be revealed soon.

The tournaments will utilize both Rifts® Ultimate Edition and Rifts® for Savage Worlds rule systems with pre-generated characters only. Prizes will be awarded to all RPGLeague Category Winners: Players and Game Masters alike. For more details and registration, see: https://crassus6680.wixsite.com/rifts-tourny-sign-up

Rifts® Game Master Creative Competition Tournament

Date: October 14th, 2017.
Time: 10:00 am to midnight.
Event url: https://crassus6680.wixsite.com/rifts-tourny-sign-up
Location: Yu-Gi-Holics – 1842 N Bullis Road – Compton, CA 90221
Phone: (310) 333-8727
Website: https://g.co/kgs/cqMjN5

Event Description: This is the inaugural, filmed Rifts® RPG Tournament orchestrated by the Role Playing Game League (https://www.facebook.com/RPGLeague/) and the Game Masters will be coordinated by Strategicon celebrated Megaversal Ambassador Game Master, Cameron Cleveland and the Convention Rifts® RPG Group. The Convention Rifts RPG Group was originally for Southern California players to find Rifts® RPG gaming at Strategicon Conventions, but is expanding its reach with tournaments and game events at retail locations!

This is the Convention Rifts® RPG Group's first of many role-playing tournaments, and, yes ladies and gentlemen, the G.M.s will be judged by the RPGLeague. This is why this is an open call for all players and friends of a friend of a friend to come down and play in these 3-4 hour adventures. Player judges will fill out a scorecard per Game Master per game. This is open to all people – even non-group members – who wish to try their hand at running a Rifts® game. If you are already experienced in running Rifts®, this is a great opportunity to show off your stuff!

Each tournament will consist of 2-3 game sessions with a one hour break in between so that the G.M.s and players can get a lunch and dinner break. Each of the group’s Game Masters will be writing their own 3-4 hour adventures for the tournament and the content is strongly encouraged to demonstrate and showcase what your personal monthly campaign is going to be about. G.M. participation is free. For G.M. registration and more details go to: https://crassus6680.wixsite.com/rifts-tourny-sign-up

Player tournament entrance fee is only $3.00. For registration go to: https://crassus6680.wixsite.com/rifts-tourny-sign-up

Closing Thoughts

I think that’s it for this Weekly Update as I need to dive back into writing books. Our creative energies remain high and we’re working away. Enjoy a nice weekend, get your first Surprise Package this weekend and your POH ticket while you’re at it, and game on.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer and Game Designer

Palladium Christmas Surprise Packages start NOW!

Can you believe it? It’s that time again for the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package! Palladium Books® has been doing Christmas Surprise Packages, or “Grab Bags,” for 19 or 20 years. It enables you to get several RPG titles ($90-$100 worth for ONLY $45 plus shipping and handling) as gifts for others or for yourself. It is our way to say thank you to our many fans for being so kind and patient, and for your years of support. You are appreciated more than you may realize.

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, graduation, 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 (if you want ‘em), and you look like you spent a fortune.

This is also a great way to try that game setting you’ve wondered about (Splicers®, Dead Reign®, Chaos Earth®, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane®, Mechanoid Invasion®, etc.), or to get something for your favorite Game Master, or perhaps to get your player group to consider a new game or setting.

Your “Wish List” is vital – 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 maps, or T-shirt, or issue of The Rifter®, or something else he thinks you’ll enjoy.

Autographed books. For those of you who want them (which are most people), available members of the Palladium staff, and any freelancers we can lasso at the time, are happy to autograph each and every book in your Surprise Package. This is the only way many fans, especially those in other countries, can EVER get signed books.

Send us your brief comments. There is a special form and format to fill out for Christmas Surprise Packages, including a place where you can offer your brief comments, suggestions, greetings and salutations.

It only costs $45 plus shipping to get $90-$100+ worth of Palladium products! First-timers are always nervous until they see the great value in their first Surprise Package. A typical Grab Bag has $90-$95 worth of product, sometimes more! Yes, sometimes more. Many people order 2-3. Some order 4-6, and some maniacs order even more! It makes sense, because it is a great way to fill holes in your own collection, treat yourself, get autographs, try new games and settings, and get your gaming pals gifts. SPREAD THE WORD about this great offer.

To those of you outside the USA, the X-Mas Surprise package is a way to get books and circumvent the extremely high cost of shipping from the US. Since you are getting $90-$100 worth of product and only paying $45 plus a small handling charge, shipping via Priority Mail International (required for packages weighing more than four pounds) to most locations in Europe, Canada and many other countries should be around $50-$60 US dollars. HOWEVER, because the cost of the product is so low, that’s the equivalent of paying retail for the products and $0-$30 for shipping. A very good deal. Plus you get autographs if you want them! X-Mas Surprise Packages are the way to go for those of you outside the USA. Please take advantage of it to get all those products you’ve wished you could get except the shipping was too prohibitive. We feel your pain. Game on!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The X-Mas Surprise Package is a Grab Bag. As such, while we always try to send you items from your Wish List you may NOT get everything you ask for and you are likely to get one or more items not on your list, like The Rifter, or other item(s) we think you should enjoy. PLEASE give us a long Wish List and fill out other questions (Favorite Palladium games, would like to try X, and so on). If you want specific items guaranteed, do not use the Surprise Package, please place a regular order at full retail to guarantee you get the products you want.

Please tell everyone about the Christmas Surprise Packages. We want to put smiles on the faces of gamers around the world this holiday season.

Click here to get the entire Surprise Package description.

The Rifter #78

New! The Rifter® #78

Another issue of source material for four or more Palladium game settings, most of which can be adapted to any game world. This issue has a nice hunk of material about magic and the supernatural, such as the Modern Necromancer by Greg Diaczyk, a Beyond the Supernatural™ monster by Kevin Siembieda, City of Khemennu: Part Two (Palladium Fantasy) which is a city of gods and churches by Ian Herbert, plus G.M. Advice and the Splicers® Legion Aftermath. Shaping up to be another great issue.

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. The focus of this issue is Rifts®, Splicers® and RPG advice. Don’t forget, unofficial material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #78 Highlights:

  • The Modern Necromancer, for Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, Ninjas & Superspies™, Chaos Earth® and other settings by Greg Diaczyk and Kevin Siembieda.
  • A Tomes Grotesque™ Monster for Beyond the Supernatural™, “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®: City of Khemennu – Part Two of a city adventure setting and source material by Ian Herbert. More wonderful information and adventure hooks for this new, exotic location to send your player group.
  • Splicers® – The Aftermath of I am Legion, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. Ideas and source material on where to go from here, possible adventure hooks and more.
  • Rifts® – The Nexus Zone by Carl Gleba.
  • G.M. advice by Julius Rosenstein.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 178. In final production.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans Gold Hardcover

NEW! Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold” Edition Hardcover – Now Shipping!

The source material in Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is so awesome and the Atlanteans and Sunaj are so iconic, Palladium is making a limited edition, signed and numbered collector’s hardcover. Contains the same source material as the softcover edition. Signed by the Palladium staff.

  • Black faux leather hardcover with metallic gold imprint.
  • Signed by the Palladium staff.
  • Numbered 1-300 and sold on a first come, first served basis. The number you receive is based on the order in which orders are received.
  • Pre-orders for the Gold Edition MUST be placed separately, not with other books. Your credit card will be charged when you place the order, including shipping, but this item will not ship until sometime in August. (It takes longer to get a hardcover printed and bound than the softcover.)
  • All the same great material that is in the softcover. 60+ new Magic Tattoos. 60+ Shadow Magic spells. 30+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C., the Stone Master, revisited, Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s, and more.
  • $50.00 retail – 224 pages – written by Carl Gleba – Cat. No. 890HC – Now available!

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans - Available now!

True Atlanteans are among the most mysterious and storied heroes across the Megaverse®. Forced to flee Earth more than 15,000 ago when Atlantis was lost, they have traveled the cosmos in search of new wonders and knowledge, and to wage war against supernatural evil. Masters of dimensional travel and the fabled Tattoo Magic, True Atlanteans have become renowned as vampire slayers and heroic Champions of Light. But there is also a festering darkness from within the Atlantean clans. A darkness that could destroy them all.

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide, and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, the treachery of the Sunaj Illuminati, and much more.

  • 60+ Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • Tremble at the terrible secrets of the Aerihman and their plans for inter-dimensional domination.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Valuable source material and adventure ideas galore.
  • $24.95 retail – 224 pages – Cat. No. 890 – written by Carl Gleba. Now shipping!

Nightbane Dark Designs

New! Nightbane® Dark Designs – Available now!

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is a guide to creating the Nightbane and a sourcebook for players and Game Masters alike. It presents all sorts of new Nightbane creation tables, new Morphus tables, new Talents, and new information. Info and powers that enable players to make memorable Nightbane characters and G.M.s to take their games up a notch.

  • 18 new and comprehensive Morphus Tables.
  • 60 new Common Talents.
  • 38 new Elite Talents.
  • Transformation Transition Table.
  • Talent creation and conversion rules.
  • Ancient Nightbane R.C.C. fully statted out and creation tables.
  • Insight to the Becoming.
  • Answers to some common questions & more.
  • Appendix of 23 Morphus Tables gathered from the Nightbane® RPG and Sourcebooks.
  • Appendix of 53 Talents gathered from the Nightbane® RPG and Sourcebooks.
  • Written by Mark Oberle. Cover by Charles Walton II and Eduardo Dominguez.
  • $20.95 – 160 pages – Cat. No. 736 – Available now!

Nightbane Dark Designs Raw Preview

NEW! Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Raw Preview Limited Edition – Only 150 copies available

Back from the printer. Available now.

The Raw Preview Edition of Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscript for this exciting new sourcebook. A rare look at the raw manuscript before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies, sold on a first come, first served basis.

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is a guide to creating the Nightbane®, and a sourcebook for players and Game Masters alike. It presents all sorts of new Nightbane creation tables, new Morphus tables, new Talents, and new information. Info and powers that enable players to make memorable Nightbane characters and for G.M.s to take their games up a notch.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 total copies made!
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • 18 New and comprehensive Morphus Tables.
  • 60 New Talents.
  • 40 New Elite Talents.
  • Transformation Transition Table.
  • Talent creation and conversion steps.
  • The Ancient Nightbane R.C.C. fully statted out.
  • Insight to the Becoming.
  • Answers to some common questions and more.
  • Written by Mark Oberle.
  • $20.00 – 96 page Raw Edition – Cat. No. 736-RAW – Available now, while supplies last!

The Rifter #77

The Rifter® #77 – available now

Adventure, madness, strange creatures and strange lands fill this issue of The Rifter®. This issue is a playground for heroes and a source of adventure, but beware the danger that lurks in the shadows.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the source material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #77 Highlights:

  • Rifts® – City of Nowhere – an adventure setting – by Brett Caron. Capitalism, magic and dark secrets build an enchanted city with a dark underbelly that may not hold.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda. The mad genius of Doctor Feral breeds new mutant menaces, heroes and adventure. Four new super abilities.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – the city of Khemennu adventure setting by Ian Herbert. A holy city dedicated the Church of Light and Dark, and resting place of the legendary Sun Disc. A place of intrigue, magic and adventure.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Six – by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. This is it! The final battle against Legion! The Legion personality and her Black Shroud armor statted and described. Secrets and dangers revealed about the Factory Walker and more. Even in victory, the world may never be the same.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Cover by Michael Leonard. Art by Walton, Rodriguez, and others.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 177. Available NOW.

Note: The Rifter® #76 and #75 are also available and packed with official source material for Rifts® and other game settings.

NEW! Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire

This title presents three interrelated towns off the beaten path in the Pecos Empire. Each with its own unique character and problems. All fun locations to visit and find adventure and trouble. Something dark and deadly is brewing in the middle of Nowhere, where experimental Techno-Wizard devices and weapons offer prosperity, but could be the doom of everyone living there. Big ideas. Building upon material that appeared in The Rifter®, expanded.

  • Three towns described.
  • New Techno-Wizard weapons and devices.
  • Experimental Techno-Wizard items that call upon entropy and death.
  • Dark magic, madness and deadly secrets spawn dangerous adventures.
  • Many adventure ideas, Non-Player Characters, and fun.
  • Written by Brett Caron. Additional text and ideas Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 895. In final production.

NEW! Garden of the Gods – A Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook

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. In production.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

NEW! Rifts® CS Arsenal – A Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

This title is hotly anticipated and ties directly into Rifts® Heroes of Humanity and Rifts® WB 35: Megaverse® in Flames. All of which are setting up something big.

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ CS Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 893. In production. Hot!

Rifts The Disavowed

Rifts® The Disavowed – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

“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.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892. In production.

Rifts Sovietski

New! Rifts® Sovietski

The Rifts® Sovietski™ World Book presents background information on the fledgling Sovietski nation, notable cities and people, politics, and its growing army, plus Deadzones, Spetsnaz Special Forces, new bionics, Russian D-Bees, and more.

  • New Cyborgs and other O.C.C.s.
  • The Sovietski nation and its army.
  • Weapons, new bionics, combat vehicles, and gear.
  • Bunker Creation tables and Deadzone tables.
  • Russian D-Bees, adventure ideas and more.
  • By Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr.
  • $24.95 – 192 pages – Cat. No. 891 – In production.

New! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook

This sourcebook is all about inner city survival. Survivor colonies finding ways to live and prosper in the big city. Conventional wisdom says that living in the big population centers is impossible. These survivors prove otherwise.

  • Inner city survival. Old and new O.C.C.s.
  • Skyscraper communities and life on the rooftops.
  • Cults – the new power in the city.
  • Gangs, street runners, the new underground, and more.
  • Take your zombie campaign to new heights!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • Size and price not yet determined, probably 96 pages – $16.95 (tentative) – Cat. No. 237. In production.

2018 Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

  • 100+ Palladium gaming events.
  • Price of admission pays for all events.
  • Play in games run by Kevin Siembieda & other Palladium creators.
  • Enjoy Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournaments, games, products and demos.
  • Participate in panel talks and many question and answer chats.
  • Bring your favorite game books to get signed.
  • Meet Kevin Siembieda and the Palladium staff.
  • Meet 30+ Palladium creators – the largest gathering of Palladium creators in the world! Most available every day, the entire day.
  • Meet fellow gamers from around the world.
  • Get new releases, back stock items and Palladium collectibles.
  • Get original artwork and limited edition prints, T-shirts and specialty items.
  • Commission select artists to draw your favorite character.
  • “Live” auction with rare collectibles and oddities.
  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime. A full description of the 2018 Palladium Open House is now available in the online store.

2018 Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

39074 Webb Court
Westland, MI 48185
734-721-2903 (order line)

Admissions:

  • VIP Thursday – April 19, 2018 (special): 3:00 PM doors open and you get first crack at limited editions, original art, new products, specialty items, and meet the Palladium staff and all available creators – 6:00 PM dinner – 7:00 PM Opening Ceremonies – 8:00 PM the evening’s games begin. Cost of VIP night is $95 (dinner included). Limited to about 100-120 people plus Palladium creators. Note: VIP Thursday always sells out fast, so we offer around 60% of the tickets now, and the remainder at the end of January, 2018. Cost: $95 (Thursday only).
  • Weekend Pass (April 20-22): $55 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • Friday (only): $30
  • Saturday (only): $30
  • Sunday (only): $12

Two Hotels to choose from: See more complete details in the online store description.

1. Red Roof Inn – 734-459-3300 – Request the “Palladium Books Group Rate.”

  • $49.95 plus tax per night for a double (2 double beds).
  • $49.95 plus tax per night for a King (one large bed).

2. Hampton Inn and Suites – 734-844-1111 – Request the “POH” Group Rate.

  • $119.00 per night plus tax for “double Queen beds” (that’s two queen-sized beds!).
  • $129 per night for one “King Suite” – SUITE is the important part of this request – and it comes with one king bed and a pull out sofa, but PLEASE confirm that with the hotel. See more complete details in the online store description.

Airport Note: The hotels and Palladium’s warehouse are 15-20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Romulus, Michigan, near I-275. Detroit Metro is the airport you want to use.

New Web Content to Check Out

Palladium has partnered with several content makers to bring you fun web content you can watch, read and listen to.

Happy Jacks Dead Reign® (Zombie Apocalypse) campaign. Happy Jacks has been producing web content since 2009. This fun-loving group of diehard gamers produce podcasts, live actual game play, and YouTube content. They recently began a Dead Reign® campaign that you can tune into live every other Sunday afternoon, or catch the recordings (they post recordings of their live play both as podcasts and videos). Check out their schedule of games here: http://www.happyjacks.org

PSY LP (Please Select Your... Let’s Play!) is a group of awesome gamers who combine their love of role-playing with top notch art and a wicked sense of humor. They have two different, ongoing adventures based in Palladium Books® games, and add new episodes to their YouTube channel regularly. Check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRE27Y9AZeJFqR_e9_JLzTA/feed

Urban Decay is a podcast that follows the role-playing adventures of a group of survivors set in the zombie infested reality of Dead Reign®. They have 16 podcasts up already, with many more to come. You can find them here: https://soundcloud.com/urbandecaypodcast

The Lucky Hippo is a group of crazy-fun Palladium fans who have been playing (and streaming) a regular Palladium Fantasy® game for years through the Twitch streaming website. Do you want to see how to run an online game for players scattered across the world? These guys make it look easy! Check them out here: https://www.twitch.tv/theluckyhippo/

Questwise does reviews by an everyday gamer for everyday games. It is a nice place to spend some time to get a look at books that you are considering buying as well as a source of tips and tricks for making your game playing better. You can see his videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3MGRJW9QooUXF29F5tF-A/feed

Through Gamer Goggles has been putting out high-quality videos about all things gaming for the past four years. Though he is not a Palladium partner per se, he has done interviews with Kevin Siembieda and freelancer Greg Diaczyk, as well as reviews of some of our books, and plans to come to the POH. A great guy and expert gamer, you can check out his content here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GamerGoggles/featured

And here is a direct link to his 2017 Gen Con interview with me (Kevin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu7S7dyDfvo

We want Palladium Books’ social media to continue to expand. If you are a podcaster, YouTube content creator, Twitch streamer, or other social media creator who would like to show your support for Palladium Books’ games, please contact us at socialmedia{at}palladiumbooks.com — we would love to hear from you and explore ways we can work together to expand our outreach to all our wonderful fans!

Are You Going to be Running a Game at a Convention?

Are you going to be running one or more Palladium games (or Savage Rifts®) at a convention, store or other public event? Please let us know about it. We’ll be happy to spread the word through our social media to let people know how they can get in on the fun. Send an email to socialmedia{at}palladiumbooks.com and let us know your name, the name of the convention or store event, the date(s) you’ll be running your game(s), the name of the game line, a brief description, and any other info people might need to find and sign up for the game event.

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® RPG Tactics Convention Exclusives – now available to anyone

These dynamic pieces are available as a regular item in the Palladium store. They are powerful 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.

© Copyright 2017 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved.

Rifts®, The Rifter®, RECON®, Splicers®, Powers Unlimited®, Palladium Books®, The Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game®, Phase World®, Nightbane®, Megaverse®, The Mechanoids®, The Mechanoid Invasion®, Coalition Wars®, Chaos Earth®, Dead Reign®, and After the Bomb® are Registered Trademarks of Palladium Books Inc. RPG Tactics™, Beyond the Supernatural, Coalition States, Heroes Unlimited, Ninjas & Superspies, Minion War, Mysteries of Magic, SAMAS, Thundercloud Galaxy, Three Galaxies, Vampire Kingdoms, and other published book titles, names, slogans and likenesses are trademarks of Palladium Books Inc., and Kevin Siembieda.

Robotech® and Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® are Registered Trademarks of Harmony Gold USA, Inc.

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