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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 30, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

This has been another creative week with some business meetings and new prospects tossed in for good measure. I mostly worked on the Rifts® Bestiary and I’m happy to say it is coming along quite nicely. We have been highly motivated to finish books so that is the focus for us all. The new weekly PDF release on DriveThruRPG is Mount Nimro, Kingdom of Giants for the Palladium Fantasy RPG®. There is some wild and fun stuff in this sourcebook, so enjoy.

$7 T-shirt Sale! Starts today for a limited time. The shirts are a steal at $7 and make nice gifts for birthdays, holidays and any reason to give a gift. See details below.

For those of you interested in original artwork and Palladium memorabilia, artwork by Charles Walton II ranging from $50-$200 is available in my ebay store, so is art by Kevin Long and others as well as a selection of one-of-a-kind Rifts® and TMNT® negatives from various RPG titles. More details below or at http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles the link to the store. Alex and I will be posting new negatives, toys and collectibles from time to time every week.

$7.00 T-shirt sale – 11 days only – August 30-September 9

That’s right, $7.00 a T-shirt (plus shipping and handling) and $15 for the CS Embroidered Polo Shirt ($17 for the 4XL and $19.00 for the 5XL). We did a similar sale at the Palladium Open House and people went crazy over it, so Kathy Simmons suggested we offer an even bigger selection to you as a limited time sale. Get Dead Reign® Survive or Die, Wilk’s Logo, Northern Gun Logo, Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms, Rifts® Cyber-Knight G.M. T-shirt, POH T-shirts and many others. Enjoy.

  • Sizes and availability will vary.
  • Available only while supplies last. Quantities are limited.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis.
  • Limited to select, designated T-shirts, but most are on sale.
  • Quality shirts. We think all are 100% cotton.
  • Sale ends Sunday, September 9, 2018.
  • $7 each T-shirt (plus shipping and handling) except where indicated otherwise. $15-$19 for the Rifts CS Embroidered Polo Shirt.

Four new prints – Available now

These four classic Rifts® covers debuted at Gen Con and are now available in Palladium’s online store. Three are offered for the first time ever. The Chaos Earth® cover has never been offered in the smaller, 8½ x 11 inch size. All are in vivid color. $10.00 each and suitable for framing. Sized to fit perfectly in an 8x10 inch matt.

  • Robot Legion – original Rifts® Sourcebook One cover. Art by Kevin Long. Cat. No.: PR822. Total Size: 8½ x 11 inches. Image Area: 8x10 inches, perfect for framing or matting. Retail: $10.00 and available only from Palladium Books.
  • Crimes Against the Coalition – Rifts® Mercenaries sourcebook cover. Art by Kevin Long. Cat. No.: PR823. Total Size: 8½ x 11 inches. Image Area: 8x10 inches, perfect for framing or matting. Retail: $10.00 and available only from Palladium Books.
  • Stand Strong – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Glitter Boy cover. Art by Scott Johnson. Cat. No.: PR820. Total Size: 8½ x 11 inches. Image Area: 8x10 inches, perfect for framing or matting. Retail: $10.00 and available only from Palladium Books.
  • Traveling the Rifts® – Rifts® Ultimate cover. Art by Scott Johnson. Cat. No.: PR821. Total Size: 8½ x 11 inches. Image Area: 8x10 inches, perfect for framing or matting. Retail: $10.00 and available only from Palladium Books.
  • Rifts Bestiary

    UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One and Volume Two

    I’m writing like a demon. Chuck and other artists are drawing away. Volume One is coming along well. It is all good stuff. The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One is tentatively slated for an end of September release. Volume Two end of October or November. In addition to existing creatures collected from various Rifts® World Books and sourcebooks, it has new beasties created by me, Chuck and a few other freelance writers. This includes creatures that are not just predators or monsters but beasts that player characters can use as war mounts, attack animals, familiars, companions and pets.

    What are the Rifts® Bestiary™, Volume One and Two?

    We are collecting the hundreds of monsters and beasts of Rifts Earth into easy to use reference books, similar to what we did with D-Bees of North America. Only there are so many wondrous and fierce creatures that we cannot squeeze them into one book – plus we are adding a bunch of new creatures to add more fun and menace to your Rifts® campaigns. Some will be a nuisance, others pets and companions, some are suitable M.D.C. riding animals, and some are slobbering monsters.

    The first two Rifts® Bestiary™ sourcebooks are being created simultaneously, right now! 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 to a growing number of brand new critters and monsters by Kevin Siembieda, Chuck Walton, Carl Gleba, Greg Diaczyk and others! All adding new life to the savage wilderness of Rifts Earth (particularly the USA, Canada, and Mexico). 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.
    • Updated descriptions and information where applicable.
    • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
    • A good number of brand new creatures are being added too.
    • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
    • Fully illustrated, much of the art by Charles Walton II, along with Siembieda and many others.
    • 192-224 pages each volume – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) and Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two). In production. Release date: Summer – i.e., as fast as we can kick these bad boys out!

    The Rifter Number 82

    UPDATE: The Rifter® #82 – Erick Wujcik remembered

    The Rifter #82 is coming along very nicely. Includes source material for Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Nightbane® and other game settings. Plus a nice, Erick Wujcik remembered section.

    UPDATE: Garden of the Gods, a Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook

    My writing efforts for Garden of the Gods have been joined by Matthew Clements, who is building on some of my preliminary writing and copious notes to help get this book to you sooner rather than later. Good stuff is coming your way.

    In the Face of Death

    UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death Sourcebook

    This book remains actively buzzing around inside my head wanting to get out. It is still planned for a fall release. There is a lot of creative energy flying around the office right now. Looking to use it to produce a lot of books.

    New on DriveThruRPG.com – Mount Nimro: Land of Giants – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® sourcebook

    New: Mount Nimro (Fantasy) is the fearsome Kingdom of Giants and includes the Blade Priest, Life Force Wizard, Were-Shaman, Conjurer, Gigante Warlord, Gromek-Giant War, notable people, places and more.

    Recent PDF additions include Baalgor Wastelands (Fantasy), a 216 page sourcebook with info on the Wastelands, 17 monstrous beings and creatures, notable places mapped and described, survival in harsh environments, and the many monstrous beings and creatures. The Western Empire (Fantasy), with 224 pages of key locations, notable people, Western society, city generation rules, The Slayer of Mountains, vampires, 20 new herbs/poisons, and adventure. Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete, revised core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for “ordinary people,” 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules. Nightbane® RPG, the core rules for this modern horror setting with elements of the monstrous, demonic and tormented superheroes (the Nightbane). Nightbane® Survival Guide: Everything to know about the Nightbane, their Morphus, Talents, magic, skills, contacts, new dangers, history, a complete adventure and more. Nightbane® Between the Shadows™ Sourcebook, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane, the sinister Spook Squad, world info, and more. Nightlands™ Nightbane® Sourcebook, secrets of the Nightlords™, the Nightlands, 41 wicked NPC villains, 12 monsters, 12 demons, and more. Nightbane®: Through the Glass Darkly™ presents Fleshsculptor magic, the Mirrormage, Cybermage, the Shadowleague, dangerous brotherhoods, magic artifacts, 50 spells, 3 full adventures, adventure ideas; The Rifter® #77, and FREE Sneak Previews for The Rifter® #80 AND The Rifter® #81, and more.

    Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 30, 2018

    Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 23, 2018

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    By Kevin Siembieda

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

    This has been a wildly creative week. I did some writing on the Rifts® Bestiary, some work on Garden of the Gods (a Palladium Fantasy RPG® sourcebook), a little on a Heroes Unlimited project, and even a little writing on Beyond the Supernatural. It is a bit unusual for me to work on four different books as I prefer to sit down and work on one, sometimes two, books at a time. But the ideas and inspiration have been coming from all directions and I went where the energy took me. It’s fun and exciting when you are hot writing, and I’ve been on fire. I just wish I could divide myself into four people to work on the four books all at once. I’m back to work on the Bestiary books and jotting down ideas as they come along.

    Our thanks to everyone who made the two Rifts® Bundles of Holding a success, with 10% of every sale going to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

    People are enjoying the opportunity to get original artwork by Charles Walton II. There is a nice selection available in my ebay store. All proceeds go to the artist. Folks are also enjoying picking up one-of-a-kind Rifts® and TMNT® negatives from old books. More details below or at http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles. Alex and I will be posting new negatives from time to time. Otherwise, I’m just happy to give Chuck a place to sell some of his fabulous original artwork.

    Speaking of art, we are expanding the number of art prints available in the Palladium store. Four new classic covers we thought people might enjoy. I feel like there is more to talk about, but we are so immersed in getting books finished and in your hands that I can’t think of anything other than getting back to writing. Read on for more news and updates.

    New Rifts® Savage Worlds books for 2019

    Did I mention we have been approving art, text and ideas for new Rifts® Savage Worlds sourcebooks? Well, we have, and they are looking good.

    New artists

    You will be seeing some new faces with a small number of new artists appearing in the pages of Palladium sourcebooks in the months ahead. Along with our many regulars, of course. Some new writers, too. Especially as we gear up for the many book releases we want to put into your hands.

    Four new prints – Available now

    These four classic Rifts® covers debuted at Gen Con and are available now. Three are offered for the first time ever. The Chaos Earth® cover has never been offered in the smaller, 8½ x 11 inch size. All are in vivid color. $10.00 each and suitable for framing. Sized to fit perfectly in an 8x10 inch matt.

    The Rifter Number 82

    UPDATE: The Rifter® #82 – Erick Wujcik remembered

    The remembrances of Erick have been coming in at a nice pace and range from funny to touching. I think you’ll enjoy them and all the little insights to Palladium history. Of course, The Rifter® #82 will have a bunch o’ good source material too. Including some darn good stuff for Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Nightbane® and other game settings.

    Rifts Bestiary

    UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One and Volume Two

    Chuck has been drawing away while I work on the writing of new monsters and updating of known creatures. It is all good stuff. The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One is tentatively slated for an end of September release. Volume Two end of October or November. In addition to existing creatures collected from various Rifts® World Books and sourcebooks, it has new beasties created by me, Chuck and a few other freelance writers. This includes creatures that are not just predators or monsters but beasts that player characters can use as war mounts, attack animals, familiars, companions and pets. A little something for everyone. A few fun surprises, too. The two Bestiary books are developing into something truly fun and special.

    What are the Rifts® Bestiary™, Volume One and Two?

    We are collecting the hundreds of monsters and beasts of Rifts Earth into easy to use reference books, similar to what we did with D-Bees of North America. Only there are so many wondrous and fierce creatures that we cannot squeeze them into one book – plus we are adding a bunch of new creatures to add more fun and menace to your Rifts® campaigns. Some will be a nuisance, others pets and companions, some are suitable M.D.C. riding animals, and some are slobbering monsters.

    The first two Rifts® Bestiary™ sourcebooks are being created simultaneously, right now! 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 to a growing number of brand new critters and monsters by Kevin Siembieda, Chuck Walton, Carl Gleba, Greg Diaczyk and others! All adding new life to the savage wilderness of Rifts Earth (particularly the USA, Canada, and Mexico). 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.
    • Updated descriptions and information where applicable.
    • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
    • A good number of brand new creatures are being added too.
    • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
    • Fully illustrated, much of the art by Charles Walton II, along with Siembieda and many others.
    • 192-224 pages each volume – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) and Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two). In production. Release date: Summer – i.e., as fast as we can kick these bad boys out!

    UPDATE: Garden of the Gods

    Just wanted to let you know that I spent some time on this book when ideas came out of nowhere and invaded my head. Good stuff you are going to enjoy.

    UPDATE: Dead Reign® In the Face of Death Sourcebook

    This book is on my mind and planned for release this fall. There is a lot of creative energy flying around the office right now. Looking to use it to produce a lot of books.

    New on DriveThruRPG.com – The Baalgor Wastelands sourcebook for the Palladium Fantasy RPG®

    New: The 216 page Baalgor Wastelands sourcebook presents info about the region, 17 monstrous beings and creatures, notable places mapped and described, survival in harsh environments, and the many monstrous beings and creatures.

    Recent PDF additions include The Western Empire, a 224 page sourcebook for the Palladium Fantasy RPG® that maps and describes key locations, notable people, Western society, city generation rules, The Slayer of Mountains, vampires, 20 new herbs/poisons, adventures and more. Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete revised, core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for “ordinary people,” 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules. Nightbane® RPG, the core rules for this modern horror setting with elements of the monstrous, demonic and tormented superheroes (the Nightbane). Nightbane® Survival Guide: Everything to know about the Nightbane, their Morphus, Talents, magic, skills, contacts, new dangers, history, a complete adventure and more. Nightbane® Between the Shadows™ Sourcebook, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane, the sinister Spook Squad, world info, and more. Nightlands™ Nightbane® Sourcebook, secrets of the Nightlords™, the Nightlands, 41 wicked NPC villains, 12 monsters, 12 demons, and more. Nightbane®: Through the Glass Darkly™ presents Fleshsculptor magic, the Mirrormage, Cybermage, the Shadowleague, dangerous brotherhoods, magic artifacts, 50 spells, 3 full adventures, adventure ideas; The Rifter® #77, and FREE Sneak Previews for The Rifter® #80 AND The Rifter® #81, and more.

    Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 23, 2018

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