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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – April 13, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

The Palladium Open House is next week. Half of the team and helpers are working on POH prep and half continue to work feverishly on the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Reward Exchanges. This Update will focus on the Palladium Open House, but we are moving forward on all fronts.

Palladium Open House — April 20-22 (VIP Thursday April 19)

Our apologies for not posting the gaming schedule yet. Life has been crazy. Wayne will work to get the POH Schedule posted on Saturday – subject to some change – namely some times may be changed and additional games and panel talks are likely to be added. Here is what I can tell you right now.

100+ RPG Gaming Events

  • 2 After the Bomb® games
  • 9 Beyond the Supernatural™ games
  • 16 Heroes Unlimited™ games
  • 1 The Mechanoids® game
  • 1 Multi-Genre Crossover game (Julius Rosenstein)
  • 11 Palladium Fantasy® games (3 run by me)
  • 21 Rifts® games
  • 2 Rifts® Chaos Earth® games
  • 6 Savage Rifts® games
  • 9 Robotech® RPG games
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ pick up games (Peter Pidrak)
  • 1 Robotech® RPG Tactics Tournament (Peter Pidrak)
  • 1 Splicers® game
  • 1 Systems Failure™ game
  • And more!

The list above does NOT include every game event, as Scott Gibbons is working on updating the schedule even as I write this. Plus I might run additional games and there are panel talks about G.M.ing, creating games, and more, plus a live auction (Saturday), 30+ Palladium Creators (writers, artists, freelancers, staff), original art, out of print titles, autographs, fun and more.

2018 Palladium Open House

April 19 (VIP night), 20, 21 & 22, 2018 – Westland, Michigan

  • 100+ Palladium gaming events.
  • Play in games run by Kevin Siembieda & other Palladium creators.
  • Enjoy Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournaments, games, 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 Carl Gleba and many other Palladium creators.
  • 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 autographs from all the Palladium creators.
  • Get new releases, back stock items and Palladium collectibles.
  • Get original artwork and limited edition prints.
  • Get rare collector items, first printings, and signed books.
  • Four new T-shirts debuting at the Open House.
  • Commission select artists to draw your favorite character.
  • “Live” Auction with rare collectibles and oddities.
  • Get the latest news and other insider info.
  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Family reunion and party atmosphere.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime.
  • Price of admission pays for all events!
  • Nearby Hotels. Detroit Metro Airport 20 minutes away.

It all happens at the Palladium Open House (POH) – April 20-22, 2018 – 39074 Webb Court, Westland, Michigan, 48185 (plus April 19 for those attending VIP Thursday).

Order Tickets online up to Sunday night – April 15 – or pay at the door

The price of admission covers ALL events and gives you access to all the guests, Kevin and crew, as well as the gaming events (first come, first served), panel talks, auction and other activities. Three days of Palladium gaming, laughs and fun.

The Palladium Open House is like a big family reunion or four day party. There have been good times and bad times, and through it all we had Palladium fans at our sides and helping out, so every POH is a celebration of YOU, our fans, as much as anything else. So if you can, please join us for what is going to be a Palladium gaming extravaganza.

Game with the Game-Makers

  • Amy L. Ashbaugh (Artist)
  • Brandon Aten (Writer, game designer; Triax 2, Madhaven, The Sovietski, The Rifter®)
  • Matthew Balent (Author of Weapons & Armor, Weapons & Castles, Monsters and Animals, and other titles; he was present at the start of Palladium Books!)
  • Carmen Bellaire* (Writer and Game Designer; Powers Unlimited 1-3, Splicers®, Naruni, RRT and more.) – “tentative” pending his new job.
  • Joseph Bergmans (Honorary Staff Member, Helper, Consultant)
  • James Brown (Game Master Supreme, Megaversal Ambassador)
  • Matthew Clements (Writer, Northern Gun™ 1 & 2)
  • Roger Cartier (Contributor to Palladium Fantasy® & G.M.)
  • Steven Dawes (Writer, Dark Places™, The Rifter®)
  • Greg Diaczyk (Writer, Rifts® Lemuria, The Rifter®)
  • Mark Dudley (Artist and Game Master)
  • Glen Evans (Writer, Bizantium, The Rifter®, etc.)
  • Scott Gibbons (Staff, Manager, Game Master, Game Designer)
  • Carl Gleba (Writer, Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Minion War™ series, Hades, Dyval, and many others, and an awesome G.M.)
  • Chris Guertin (Honorary Staff Member/Helper)
  • Patrick “Jake” Jakubowski (Megaversal Ambassador & Game Master)
  • Doug Lamberson (Honorary Staff Member/Helper)
  • “Madman” Mike Leonard (Artist and Writer)
  • Alex Marciniszyn (Staff Editor and Research)
  • Mike Mumah (Artist)
  • Mark Oberle (Writer, Nightbane® and The Rifter®)
  • Apollo Okamura* (Artist) – “tentative”
  • Victor Peterson (Megaversal Ambassador & G.M.)
  • Ramon K. Perez* (Artist, Comic Books) – “tentative”
  • Ben Rodriguez (Artist)
  • Julius Rosenstein (Staff, Writer, Editor & Game Master)
  • Jeff “NMI” Ruiz (Palladium’s Online Administrator & MA)
  • Kevin Siembieda (Staff, Founder, Writer, Artist & Game Master)
  • Kathy Simmons (Staff, Order Processing & Customer Services)
  • Josh Sinsapaugh (Writer, Rifter® Contributor) – “tentative”
  • Wayne Smith (Staff, Editor, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rifter®)
  • Charles Walton II (Artist, Writer, Splicers)
  • Taylor White (Writer and Musician)

Note: My apologies to anyone I may have accidentally left off the list.

How often does any of us get to hang out with 30-40 Palladium creators? Where else can you ask the game creators for player tips, G.M. advice, or the back story behind your favorite games and characters? Only at the Palladium Open House held at the Palladium warehouse. And it happens only once every few years.

Guests who had to cancel: Cover artist John Zeleznik and chief writer and mastermind behind Rifts® for Savage Worlds, Sean Patrick Fannon, had both planned on coming, but Johnny Z cannot make it and neither can Sean. But Ramon K. Perez, a Marvel Comics Spider-Man artist and long-time Palladium fan favorite artist, told me he would try to come down for Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday. Here’s hoping Ramon can clear his schedule to come on down. Likewise, game designer and writer, Carmen Bellaire, has started training for his new job and may not be able to attend, but he’ll be here if he can.

All in stock Palladium products are available for purchase, from prints and T-shirts to RPG books and coffee mugs. We always have a selection of new T-shirts and speciality items available for the first time ever at the Palladium Open House, too. There is also a wide range of original art, prints, and rare, signed and out of print book titles and unique collectibles available. Some of the rarest and most unique items are offered in the live auction Saturday evening. IN ADDITION, many of the artists and writers bring original art, art prints and specialty items for sale from them individually, and some will do character sketches. It all adds up to an incredible experience.

Palladium Open House – Hotel Information

Red Roof Inn – (economy lodgings) – 734-459-3300, 39700 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Hampton Inn & Suites – (upscale lodgings) – 734-844-1111, 1950 N. Haggerty Road, Canton, MI 48187.

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.

Other bits of news ...

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics Reward Exchanges

We are continuing to process RRT Reward Exchanges right up through Thursday of the Open House and back to it on Monday.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, The Rifter® and more

We will soon be diving into getting new books finished and into your hands all year long.

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Ultimate Edition – available now

The Rifts® Ultimate Edition – core rule book – is back in stock and available for ordering. This epic setting offers any type of RPG adventure you might want: science fiction, fantasy, science-fantasy, horror, mystery, action adventure, monsters, aliens, demons, dimensional travel, and on and on. Fun stuff.

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book One: Wormwood – Available now

Wormwood is a bizarre world of horror, heroes and mystery that lead to epic adventure. This is one of the most exotic and dangerous worlds your characters may ever encounter. Wormwood is a mysterious living planet of unknown origin and purpose. It is presumed to be some sort of colony world and supports human life, but under the strangest conditions. It might be an idyllic environment if not for the corrupting “infections” that are the Unholy and his minions – demonic and monstrous creatures who battle for domination of the planet and its inhabitants. Created by comic book legends Timothy Truman and Flint Henry. Back in print after a long hiatus. See the full description elsewhere in this update or in the online store.

BACK in Stock: Weapons and Assassins – Available now

The weapons and secrets of real world, ancient assassins. Includes guilds and societies of assassins like the Order of the Assassins, Ninja and Thugs of India, as well as details about their weapons, tools, poisons, clothing, armor, methods and more. A fan favorite written by Erick Wujcik. Back in print after a long hiatus. See the full description elsewhere in this Update or in the online store.

REMINDER: Palladium Books on HippoTV on Twitch.tv

The good folks at HippoTV (https://www.twitch.tv/HippoTV/) host a wide variety of games most days of the week. For fans of Palladium Books® they feature a Heroes Unlimited™ game every other Saturday, and every other Thursday features an After the Bomb® space game. The gamers playing these games come from all over the world, are very enthusiastic, and represent a wide variety of experience with Palladium's games.

A notable Kickstarter by Brandon Aten: Wild Skies: Liberating Strife

Long time Palladium freelance writer Brandon Aten (Rifts® Sovietski, Triax 2, Madhaven) is hosting a Kickstarter for his first sourcebook for Wild Skies: Liberating Strife!

Liberating Strife is the first sourcebook for the Wild Skies tabletop role-playing game, successfully Kickstarted in 2016 and released in 2017. It expands the setting to include the technology, politics and cultures of North America. The focus is on the United States and the Great Trust, a massive corporate enterprise which controls almost every aspect of life there. The scientific genius of Edison and Tesla has been combined by the Trust into modern marvels like electric planes, wireless communication and directed energy weapons.

Wild Skies: Liberating Strife gives players more of everything they love about the Wild Skies setting. The book is packed full of new material for players and Game Masters alike. There will be new character options, gear, the newest directed energy weapons, sleek new voltaic airplanes, and new airships specific to North America to fill the skies with more dogfights than ever before.

  • 20 new Animal Types, including Armadillo, Bison, Opossum, Raven and Zebra.
  • New Perks and Quirks dealing with American customs and society.
  • 10 new Careers, including Bureaucrat, Company Man, Hypnotist and Journalist, all compatible with previous Careers.
  • New axes for the Moral Compass so you can tell stories about Americans.
  • This is a sourcebook for the Wild Skies setting. A copy of the rules, contained in Wild Skies: Europa Tempest, is required to make full use of this book.

Get all the details on Kickstarter at ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2103068465/wild-skies-liberating-strife-a-table-top-rpg-expan/description

On DriveThruRPG.com – FREE Rifts® Sovietski Sneak Preview, Nightbane®, Fantasy, Heroes Unlimited, Rifts®, Splicers® and more

Between the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Rewards Exchange and the Palladium Open House, book titles added to DriveThruRPG will not resume until sometime in May, but there are more than 200 titles available right now. Note: Robotech® material has been removed from DriveThruRPG due to the fact that Palladium’s license has expired. We hope you enjoyed it while it was available.

Recently made available: Nightbane® RPG, the core rules for this modern horror setting with elements of the monstrous, demonic and tormented superheroes (the Nightbane). Nightbane® Between the Shadows™ Sourcebook, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane, the sinister Spook Squad, world info, and more. Adventures on the High Seas™ (Fantasy, 2nd Edition) with 13 O.C.C.s, 20+ character sheets, 30 ships, 12 ports, cities and towns, the Island of the Cyclops, Floenry Islands, ship combat rules, and adventures. Old Ones™ (Fantasy 2nd Edition), 50 different cities, towns and forts (all mapped!), Illusionist and Monk O.C.C.s, 7 adventures (and ideas for many more), plus the Old Ones! Hell Followed™ for Dead Reign® featuring masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, stats for 23 disasters, and more. The Rifter® #75 including a Rifts® Primer, how to create adventures, Splicers® Legion adventure Part 4, a Rifts® town in Canada, a Rifts® Savage Worlds preview, and more. The Rifter® #74, with the Rifts® town of Moorcroft, Rifts® town of Karimyo, the Ancient Master, Splicers® Legion Part 3, and more. The Rifter® #73, with the Nexus Born, Splicers®: I am Legion part 2, and more. The Rifter® #71 & 72 (Double Issue) where the Splicers® Legion adventure begins. Dragons & Gods™, 40 deities, 20 Demon Lords, 14 dragons, Elementals, priests, Rune Weapons and more; for Palladium Fantasy RPG® but suitable for Rifts® and most settings. The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition, a complete role-playing game with 27 character classes, 15 player races, and much more. The Compendium of Weapons, Armour and Castles, 700 weapons, 40 types of body armor, 40 castles with floor plans, 224 pages. Rifts® Adventure Sourcebooks: Chi-Town ‘Burbs and Firetown & the Tolkeen Crisis (both with info about the ‘Burb of Firetown and Chi-Town ‘Burbs), The Black Vault™, a treasure trove of magic and Coalition secrets, and The Vanguard™, the secret organization of exiled mages who support the Coalition. Rifts® Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions™, 120+ monsters, demons, undead, and supernatural menaces, plus Elementals, the Shifter and Witch revisited, adventure ideas and more; Rifts® Conversion Book 2: Pantheons of the Megaverse® presents 150+ deities, demigods and god-pretenders, plus many adventure ideas; Rifts® Conversion Book One, Revised, 100+ monsters, 40 races, and more; Rifts® Path of the Storm™, a proposed screenplay; Dimension Book™ 14: Thundercloud Galaxy™ with 17 alien races, monsters, minions, the Dominators, space colony creation rules, monster creation rules, 101 adventure ideas and more; Dimension Book™ 13: Fleets of the Three Galaxies™, the name says it all; Dimension Book™ 8: Naruni™ Wave 2 is a treasure trove of high-tech weapons, force fields, and more. Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition enables you to create any type of hero and super being; Powers Unlimited® One, Powers Unlimited® Two, and Powers Unlimited® Three, offering more than 250 super abilities and 11 new power categories between the three; Mutant Underground™ mutant animals and more; Aliens Unlimited™ Galaxy Guide™ has super abilities for outer space, 20 aliens and new worlds; Gramercy Island™, a prison for super beings, 98 statted out prisoners, and 101 adventure ideas; Century Station™ contains 51 villains, 40 NPC heroes, and 101 adventure ideas; Villains Unlimited™ presents 80+ fully fleshed out and statted super-villains; Heroes Unlimited™ G.M.'s Guide has 10 full adventures, G.M. advice, rampage rules, and much more.

They join other recent releases of the ever popular Wormwood™, Phase World®, Phase World® Sourcebook, Skraypers™, Anvil Galaxy™, Three Galaxies™, Megaverse® Builder™, and Naruni™ Wave 2, as well as Ninjas & Superspies™, Mystic China™, Monsters and Animals 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, Artwork, Books, Toys and More in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Sale on all Star Wars toys, as Alex and I continue to add 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

Closing Thoughts

That’s it for now. Looking forward to seeing a couple hundred of you at the 2018 Palladium Open House next week. Everyone else, keep the faith and those beautiful imaginations burning bright. More to come in the weeks ahead.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer, & Game Designer

Rifts Wormwood

Back in Stock: Rifts® Dimension Book One: Wormwood

Wormwood is a mysterious living planet of unknown origin and purpose. It is presumed to be some sort of colony world and supports human life, but under the strangest conditions. It might be an idyllic environment if not for the corrupting “infections” that are the Unholy and his minions – demonic and monstrous creatures who battle for domination of the planet and its inhabitants. So it is that humans and monsters, the good and the wicked are at constant war with one another. Epic adventure, horror and the supernatural. There is nothing quite like Wormwood in the Megaverse®.

  • The Good and the human are represented by the Cathedral. Its Champions of Light include warrior priests, monks, Wormspeakers (seers), Symbiotic Warriors, Knights of the Temple, Holy Terrors and the most powerful and heroic of them all, the legendary Apok.
  • The Wicked and the demonic are represented by the Unholy, Dark Priests and the demonic Dark Minions.
  • Home of Crawling Towers, Holy Terrors, Wormspeakers, Apoks the Avengers, and hordes of demonic monsters.
  • 37 unique Wormwood spells.
  • 50 symbiotic organisms; worms, claws, crawlers, stars and more.
  • Magical Blood Stones and crystals.
  • 16 Dark Minions, including Entrancers, Skelter Bats and Worm Zombies.
  • 8 Player O.C.C.s, 20 monsters, a world of adventure unlike any other.
  • 20 page comic strip by Timothy Truman and Flint Henry.
  • Created by comic book legends Timothy Truman and Flint Henry.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages – $17.99 – Cat. No. 809. Available now.

Weapons and Assassins

Back in Stock: Weapons and Assassins

The weapons and secrets of real world, ancient assassins. Includes guilds and societies of assassins like the Order of the Assassins, Ninja and Thugs of India, as well as details about their weapons, tools, poisons, clothing, armor, methods and more. A fan favorite written by Erick Wujcik. Back in stock.

  • The Order of the Assassins.
  • Thugs, the Assassins of India.
  • The Ninja and their weapons, equipment and methods.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik.
  • 48 pages – $9.99 – Cat. No. 403. Available now.

Rifts Sovietski

New! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – Now Shipping!

Now shipping! And jam-packed with a wide array of source material. New cyborgs, new O.C.C.s, new skills, new D-Bees, new cyborgs and bionics, new weapons, new vehicles, underground bunker tables, tons of adventure ideas and a whole lot of fun.

The Sovietski faces danger from the high-tech but savage and ruthless Warlords of Russia, the expanding Brodkil invasion sponsored by Mindwerks and the Angel of Death, Werewolves in the north, Gargoyles spilling in from the west, and the coming of the Minion War.

Rifts® Sovietski™ is a treasure trove of new ideas for cyborgs, player characters, D-Bees, and the fledgling, Sovietski nation. This book brings the Russian landscape to life and ready for adventure. See how the Sovietski came into being and where it is going, learn about its soldiers, army, people and their dreams, beliefs, and politics, plus Dead Zones, Spetsnaz Intelligence force, new cyborgs, bionics, and more. When combined with the Rifts® Mindwerks™ Sourcebook, Warlords of Russia™, Mystic Russia™ and the Triax™ books, you have a setting as large as North America.

  • 9 Sovietski O.C.C.s.
  • 40+ M.O.S. Skill Packages and 4 unique D-Bees.
  • 11 unique new Cyborgs, plus new bionics and body armor.
  • Light, Heavy and Superheavy Machines (cyborgs), revisited.
  • Cyborg animals for scouting and combat – new concept.
  • Sovietski war machine – 18 new vehicles, tanks, aircraft, and more.
  • 16 unique weapons plus grenades, tank shells and special ammunition.
  • Spetsnaz Sovietski Special Forces – the new KGB.
  • Bunker creation tables and Dead Zone tables.
  • Soldier Motivation/Origins, new skills and other tables.
  • Russian D-Bees like Wolverine People and the elemental Yaganar.
  • Overview of the Sovietski, notable cities and places of interest.
  • Notable groups, enclaves, people, many adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Brandon Aten, Matthew Orr and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 224 pages – $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 891. Available now!

Rifts® Titles to expand your Rifts® Sovietski gaming experience:

Here are some other Rifts® titles you may find useful when running a campaign in Eastern Europe.

  • Rifts® Warlords of Russia – Overview of Russia, the Warlords and their legions of cyborg warriors, the Sovietski, 20 O.C.C.s, 20 cyborgs, Russian weapons, vehicles, and more. 224 pages.
  • Rifts® Mystic Russia – 18 Archaic Russian Demons, 10 monsters, Night Witch, Hidden Witch, Mystic Kuznya, Fire Sorcerer, 9 Gypsy O.C.C.s, Russian magic, 6 vehicles, and more. 176 pages.
  • Rifts® Sourcebook 3: Mindwerks – The techno-horrors of the Angels of Death and Vengeance, 27 monsters and D-Bees of Eastern Europe, Mindwerks™ weapons, robots, MOM Implants, Brodkil, Gene-Splicers, the Kingdom of Tarnow, the Black Forest, maps and more. 112 pages.
  • Rifts® Triax & NGR – The New German Republic vs the Gargoyle Empire, 16 O.C.C.s, 20 vehicles, 15 robots, 9 cyborgs, plus power armor, body armor, weapons, overview of Europe, maps and more. 224 pages.
  • Rifts® Triax™ 2 – More about the NGR, the Gargoyle and Brodkil Empires, and the rest of the NGR war machine: Triax robots, power armor, vehicles, aircraft, and weapons galore. 192 pages.
  • Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook – A compendium of bionics and cybernetics, and info about partial cyborgs, Cyber-Humanoids, combat cyborgs, the Black Market and more. 160+ cybernetic systems and 120+ bionic items – weapons, sensors, optics, implants, plus 6 City Rat O.C.C.s, Cyber-Snatcher, Cyber-Doc, Techno-Wizard Bionics, repair rules, and more.
  • Rifts® Game Master Guide – If you are looking for more weapons and gear, this sourcebook contains every Rifts® robot, power armor, vehicle, weapon, experience table, map, and more that appeared in World Books 1-23 and Sourcebooks 1-4, plus O.C.C. and R.C.C. index, rules clarifications, and more. 352 pages.
  • Rifts® Book of Magic – 900+ magic spells, plus Techno-Wizard devices, Magic Tattoos, Nazca Lines, Whale Songs, Herbs, Symbiotes, Bio-Wizard Weapons, Rune Weapons, magic items and more! 352 pages.
  • Rifts® Adventure Guide – 150+ adventure ideas, Random Rifts, making towns, cities, merc companies, and traveling shows, gaming tips and much more. 192 pages.

New! Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One

A series of books that collects all the notable monsters, dinosaurs and creepy crawlers and creatures of Rifts® North America (US, Canada and Mexico) into two juicy volumes with a number of new creatures. Each volume includes maps and new creatures, large and small, to help or plague player characters. Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks. In addition, Kevin Siembieda, Chuck Walton and Greg Diaczyk are adding some new monsters to make life in the wilderness interesting. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

Winter releases, both volumes are being worked on simultaneously, right now, so that Volume Two will quickly follow Volume One within 4-6 weeks. Other volumes, like a Bestiary of Spirits and the Supernatural, are likely to follow.

Future volumes will include spirits, ghosts and entities, another on dragons, other volumes on creatures in other parts of Rifts Earth, and so on.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896. In production.

New! Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. Two

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two Rifts® Bestiaries are being created simultaneously. Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new monsters by Siembieda and Walton. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production.

The Rifter #79

New! The Rifter® #79 – Available now

The Rifter® #79 is all about pushing the envelope, trying new things and alternative methods, rules and approaches to create epic adventure! Role-playing games are all about expressions of your imagination. Of making ideas, characters and stories come to life. RPGs are flexible. Malleable. Alive and changing. There is no one way to look at things because there are infinite possibilities. This issue of The Rifter® explores some of those new possibilities.

Rifter® #79 Highlights:

  • Gaming Through History – any game setting. Do not sell history short. There are epic events, battles and mysteries throughout history that would make amazing RPG campaigns. Create adventures that are, in effect, parts of our unknown history. Hendrik Härterich shows you how with a wonderful set of guidelines, rules and ideas for using characters from just about any modern RPG to create settings and adventures from Earth’s past. Suitable for use with any Palladium RPG.
  • Rifts® – The Kingdom of New Oslo™ by David Collins. Explore the European Northlands and face the would-be god of Hell Hounds and Fenry. A monster that calls itself Fenrik. Oslo overview, notable people and places, vehicles, gear, and adventure ideas.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ – The Stage Magician, Revisited, by Matt Reed. An exciting look at a unique crime-fighter.
  • Rifts® and any game setting – Different ways to run a campaign, by Julius Rosenstein. Game Master tips, suggestions and alternative rules.
  • Rifts® short story about redemption and Justice, by Mark Oberle.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 179. Available now.

UPDATE: Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire

This title has been rescheduled due to rewrites and is probably a spring release. It presents four 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.

  • Four 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 by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 895. In production.

In the Face of Death

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

This sourcebook is all about inner-city survival. Survivor colonies finding a way 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, but probably $17.99 – 96 pages – Cat. No. 237. In production.

UPDATE: Convention Calendar

Palladium Open House – April 19-22, 2018 – Westland, Michigan

30-40 Palladium creators under one roof, running gaming events, panel talks and fun. See full description elsewhere in the Update or in the online store description.

Anime North – May 25-27, 2018 – Toronto, Canada

Charles Walton, Greg Diaczyk, Apollo Okamura, and I (Kevin Siembieda) will be present at the Palladium Books booth to chat and sign books. And maybe a few other Palladium writers and artists.

2018 Gen Con – August 2-5, 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana

As noted earlier, we need Game Masters to submit their Palladium Gaming Event descriptions over the next few weeks. As with years past, please coordinate with NMI and the Megaversal Ambassadors to be part of the Palladium Books gaming block at Gen Con and to get listed in the onsite Gen Con Program Book (very important). Thank you.

The usual Palladium crew will be present at the Palladium booth to chat and sign books.

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