Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Nov. 30, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Tomorrow is December First and Christmas is just over three weeks away (the start of Hanukkah is even sooner). If you have not placed your Christmas Surprise Package order, you should do so very SOON. Please remember, processing, pulling and packing the order adds an extra day or two to ship time, and as we get closer to the holidays (Hanukkah, Christmas, etc.) the delivery of packages takes longer due to heavy volume. And experts are projecting this season will see more packages shipped than ever before. We recommend ordering this weekend and next to guarantee arrival for Christmas.

Speaking of the holidays, we hope your Thanksgiving Day weekend was full of joy, love and fun, and maybe some Black Friday shopping. Our thanks to those of you who participated in our Cyber-Monday and Tuesday sales, as well as the annual Surprise Package offer. We are seeing a lot of new faces too.

This is a time for celebration and gift-giving in which we can show our love and appreciation to all the people who matter to us. I think that is a wonderful tradition. But while gifts are nice, a hug and the words, “I love you,” and “You mean so much you mean to me, I’m glad you are in my life,” are priceless. And they don’t cost you a dime. Please spread them around.

We want you to know that you, our fans and friends, mean the world to us at Palladium. That’s why we have done the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package sale for 19 years now. And why we put our hearts and souls into every book we create. We’re not fat-cat executives. We are a small company built and run by gaming fans just like you. We love games, science fiction, fantasy, and the work we do, and the people we do it all for. You. We appreciate you all year long, and your support and kind words get us through the tough times and make us soar higher during the good times. I just want you to know that. Happy Holidays.

UPDATE: Christmas Surprise Package

Time is running out to get a Christmas Surprise Package – orders are pouring in for the best deal in gaming – 3 weeks till Christmas – less when you factor in shipping time

Christmas Surprise Package orders have been pouring in since Black Friday. We are happy to see them, and have been shipping them out as fast as they come in. I have been loading them up and trying to make them all special. Keep them pouring in and we’ll keep them shipping out! See the shipping dates below to help you gauge when you NEED to place orders to get them in time for Christmas.

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package? It’s a fun bargain for you, and it’s our way of saying thank you to Palladium fans around the world. Fill holes in your collection, try new games and world settings, get gifts for your gaming pals, and if you want, we’ll sign every book.

For those of you who don’t know what a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package is, it’s usually $90-$95 worth of Palladium RPG books (sometimes more!) for only $45 plus shipping and handling. And because you guys and gals mean so much to us, I often pack in more than $96 worth of product. Oh, and each book will be signed by me (Kevin Siembieda) and available Palladium staff and freelancers if you request it. It is our way of saying thanks to all of you for your support and kindness.

  • Palladium Surprise Packages make the perfect holiday gifts for the gamers in your life – Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion that falls between now and February, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs, and you look like you spent a fortune.
  • Fill holes in your own collection.
  • Try new game settings (Rifts®, Robotech®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers®, Nightbane®, Dead Reign®, Beyond the Supernatural™, Ninjas & Superspies™, After the Bomb®, and all the rest).
  • Get cool stuff (miniatures, bookmarks, maps, greeting cards, etc.).
  • Get autographs from the Palladium crew and available freelancers.
  • Be surprised when the package arrives.
  • All items selected and comments read by Santa Kevin, himself. Ho, ho, ho!

The best deal of the holidays! You are likely to pay $50 for just a single core rule book, but for $45 plus shipping, you can get 4-6 books in a Surprise Package, depending on their retail value. Or you can get that core rule book and 2-4 sourcebooks. And we will sign the books if you request it. How do you beat that? It is the best deal in gaming! Our way of giving back to the fans and making the holidays special for you.

Don’t take our word for it, check out some of the unboxing videos on line. You can find a few of them here: https://youtube.com/user/evancass/videos

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

Shipping guidelines for Christmas delivery – approximately 3 weeks till Christmas weekend

IF YOU WANT YOUR ORDER or SURPRISE PACKAGE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, YOU NEED TO ORDER IN THE NEXT 14 DAYS! For those of you in the USA, placing an order over the next 14 days guarantees you to get your Christmas Surprise Packages in time for Christmas without any concern. And without having to pay for a better, faster method of shipping! That gives you till December 14 to place your order. The only exception is Media Mail, as it is slower and less reliable. If shipping by Media Mail, place your order BEFORE December 11 (but there is no guarantee whenever you use Media Mail). Note: When you place your order now and over the next 14 days, you avoid the Christmas rush and reduce the chance of your package getting lost or delayed in the mail!

Shipping Considerations: When ordering, you need to factor in time for Palladium to process those orders (usually 24 hours, not counting weekends) and the actual transit time of shipping itself (generally 3-5 business days in the USA depending on where you live, 5-10 days in Canada). Do NOT include Saturday or Sunday as shipping days, because they are not. Get those orders in NOW to get your order or Surprise Packages guaranteed in time for Christmas without having to pay an arm and a leg for expedited shipping!

A long Wish List prevents delays. 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 “Wish 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 is 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.

Shipping Guidelines for Christmas Delivery:

Remember, Palladium needs a day or two to process and pack orders, and we cannot ship on the weekends. Make sure your address is complete (include Apt. Number) and your order is clear. And send a long Wish List.

- Media Mail: Least expensive but risky. Place your order via Media Mail by December 10 and you should get your Surprise Package by Christmas, HOWEVER, Palladium will NOT guarantee any package shipped via Media Mail to arrive before Christmas. Use this method at your own risk. Note: Media Mail, which applies only to paper goods, is the least expensive method of shipping, BUT also the slowest and least reliable method. The USPS will tell you 4-10 days for delivery, HOWEVER, experience has shown us that delivery time is more like 7-21 days during the Christmas season. Ship at your own risk. Note: If you want your 2017 Surprise Package quickly, DO NOT ship via Media Mail, use UPS or Priority Mail. Rare books and one-of-a-kind items like original art, prints and gold editions CANNOT be replaced if lost or damaged in the mail. The risk and the loss is YOURS and the items will NOT be replaced.

- UPS Ground in the USA is 3-5 days delivery. Place your order by December 14 to guarantee Christmas delivery. Those of you who live east of the Mississippi River may have till December 18. Since Christmas is on Monday, those of you east of the Mississippi should get your order in time, as UPS Ground ships to most locations in the east in 2-3 days, but it is a small gamble. Those of you living west of the Mississippi need to get orders to us no later than December 13 to absolutely guarantee delivery by Friday, December 22. Barring unexpected weather or accidents, of course.

- Priority Mail in the USA – Place your order by December 13 (should be a bit cheaper than UPS 3-Day Select).

Express Shipping Methods:

- UPS 3-Day Select in the USA – Place your order by December 18 for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

- UPS 2nd Day Air in the USA – Place your order by December 19.

- UPS Next Day Air in the USA – Place your order by December 20.

- Express Mail in the USA – Place your order by December 19.

- Parcel Post in the USA – NOT ADVISED. Placing an order by December 13 means you MAY get your order in time for Christmas, but probably not. There is only a 33% chance. We CANNOT guarantee a Christmas delivery using Parcel Post at this time.

- December 7 – to our friends in Canada and overseas – We suggest ordering no later than December 7, but we cannot guarantee delivery in time for Christmas. You should get it in time, but if there are delays at Customs, it might miss. Order sooner rather than later. Happy Holidays, one and all!

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to get all the details or to place a Surprise Package order.

UPDATE: The Rifter® #78 – Available now!

People are enjoying The Rifter® #78 and is available now. It contains the aftermath of the Legion Splicers® adventure as well as the very cool, “official source material” about the Modern Necromancer™, the second half to Ian Herbert’s Palladium Fantasy® source material for the City of Khemennu™, Carl Gleba’s Rifts® Nexus Zone article, and more.

The Rifter #79

UPDATE: The Rifter® #79 – Ships in December

The Rifter® #79 is nearing completion. Artwork has been coming in and looking good, the initial edit is done and awaiting Wayne’s final edits. See the description for it elsewhere in this update.

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE: Rifts® Sovietski – Ships in December/January

Rifts® Sovietski is moving along and is another great book. More artwork has come in and Chuck Walton’s art is ... wow. Sovietski offers weapons, combat vehicles, cyborgs, O.C.C.s, D-Bees, adventure ideas and more. We expect this book to go to the printer within the next few weeks, but with the holidays our printer tells us they probably cannot get the book back to us until January. Wanted to let you know.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary Volumes One and Two – New

Chuck and I discussed the cover designs and work progress on updating creature stats. We have also plotted out what new artwork is needed, and I have a couple of freelance writers who have asked if they can provide a few additional monsters from their own campaigns. Of course, I said yes, provided they get them to us pronto! These books will be pretty cool reference books.

The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One and Volume Two are long overdue resources that should be very useful and fun sourcebooks that focus on notable animals and monsters of Rifts North America, with the focus on creatures that are mostly M.D.C. beings, including intelligent creatures that resemble animals or are bestial/monstrous in nature. Each “beast” will be illustrated and accompanied by a map showing where it is most commonly found in North America. Both volumes are being created at the same time and a dozen or so new creatures will be presented in each volume – some monstrous, others helpful companions for player characters. A December release for Volume One is looking less likely, but if not, this will be a January release, with Volume Two a month or so later.

If these two books are successful, they’ll be followed by a book on Ghosts/Entities, Spirits and other strange beings, a book of dragons (mostly new material; tentative), and Bestiary Volumes for creatures in other parts of the world.

UPDATE: Rifts® The Disavowed

I cannot wait to finally dive into this book, as well as Chaos Earth® First Responders™, and Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death.

UPDATE: Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebooks

We have three Palladium Fantasy RPG® sourcebooks planned for 2018. Stay tuned.

2 NEW titles on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook Two: Firetown & the Tolkeen Crisis and Powers Unlimited® Two (HU2)

Two new PDF titles: Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook Two: Firetown & the Tolkeen Crisis™ with more on the Firetown ‘Burb, adventure ideas, key people, the criminal underworld there and other adventure material. Powers Unlimited® Two, a sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited™, presents 11 power categories including Eugenics (genetic engineering) and Gestalt and symbiotic Superhumans, among others, plus some new super abilities, genetic weapons, and more.

Recently made available: Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition, a complete role-playing game with 27 character classes, 15 player races, and much more. Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook One: Chi-Town ‘Burbs, with a closer look at the Chi-Town ‘Burbs, including key places and personalities in the ‘Burb of Firetown. Rifts® Conversion Book 2: Pantheons of the Megaverse® presents 150+ deities, demigods and god-pretenders, plus many adventure ideas. Rifts® Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions™ has more than 120 monsters, demons, undead, and supernatural menaces, plus Elemental beings, the Shifter and Witch revisited, adventure ideas and more. Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition enables you to create any type of hero and super being; Powers Unlimited® One contains over 120 new Minor Super Abilities and over 45 new Major Abilities, plus new psionics and more; Mutant Underground™ the names says it all – 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. Rifts® Conversion Book One, Revised, 100+ monsters, 40 races, and more; 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.

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

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

Notable Convention Events

AnonyCon – December 1-3, 2017 – Rifts® Gaming events – Stamford, Connecticut

http://anonycon.com

Rifts® Chaos Earth®: How Far We've Come: A band of survivors make a final, desperate journey through the chaos of apocalyptic Chicago in an attempt to safeguard the legacy of Humanity's Golden Age achievements for future generations. But in the deadly ruins of a city filled with magic, monsters, desperate survivors, mad weather, and impossibilities, convincing the soldiers of N.E.M.A. to let them embark on this mission may be the biggest challenge of all...
Pre-generated characters will be provided.
Game Master: Dave Folmsbee.
Date: Friday, December 1st, 2017 8:00 pm - 12:00 am (GMT-05).
Number of Players: Up to 7.
Duration: 4 hours.
System Rules: Palladium System, Rifts® Ultimate Edition.
Site: https://warhorn.net/events/anonycon-2017/schedule/2017/12/01/sessions/201179

Rifts®: Tickets to Paradise. A squad of Coalition soldiers are sent on a secretive mission to investigate why there's been no radio contact for the past month from the remote Coalition States research town of Paradise. Their objectives are simple: learn why the outpost and surrounding town have gone silent, re-establish communications, and await further orders. What could go wrong?
Pre-generated characters will be provided, and custom characters are also welcome.
Game Master: Dave Folmsbee.
Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, 2:00-6:00 pm (GMT-05).
Number of Players: Up to 6, character level 5, custom characters welcomed.
Duration: 4 hours.
System Rules: Palladium System, Rifts® Ultimate Edition.

Heroes Unlimited™: Back to School Daze. Palladium System, character levels 1-4. The young heroes of Infinity Force are contacted by a desperate school principal to investigate several mysterious assaults at his high school when the latest assault results in the murder of a janitor. With his job on the line, the principal hopes the heroes can quickly and discreetly apprehend the culprit before anyone else gets hurt... or worse.
Pre-generated characters will be provided, and custom characters are also welcome.
Game Master: Dave Folmsbee.
Date: Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (GMT-05).
Number of Players: Up to 7, character levels 1-4.
Duration: 4 hours.
System Rules: Heroes Unlimited™ RPG.

A shadow over the holidays ...

I hate death. Yes, I know that death is a part of life. That all things must end. Which is why I try to live life to the fullest and to let the people who matter know how much they mean to me. It is a lesson I learned very young and I try never to forget it. People matter more than anything. Despite that, or maybe because of it, the passing of a loved one is never any easier.

Last Sunday, November 26, 2017, Alex’s mother, Mary Marciniszyn, passed away quietly into the night. She was 94 years old and had been frail and ailing for some time now. She was comfortable and among loved ones in home hospice when she passed.

She will always be Mrs. Marciniszyn, to me. And I’m was surprised and pleased that I became someone she could trust and let into her life as a friend. Mrs. Marciniszyn had a long life. She survived Nazi occupied Poland and World War II, and came to America to build a new life. She was loved by her son, daughter and grandchildren. Her husband, Joseph, had died some 13 years earlier. I knew Mrs. Marciniszyn most of my life, since I was 12 years old, and in a more casual way for much longer – since I was 5 years old and in kindergarten. Our first encounter was when she spoke to my Mom about my making her five year old daughter cry in school. I’ve been drawing since as far as I can remember, and caused tears when I criticized Diane’s artwork, telling her that her drawings did not resemble dinosaurs at all. You know how kids can be. My first lesson in diplomacy, age five.

The Marciniszyn family lived only two blocks away, and we had close encounters of the third kind on a regular basis. The daughter and I went to the same small, Detroit schools, and we were in many of the same classes for 12 years straight. But I didn’t really get to know the family well until Alex Marciniszyn and I became best friends when I was 12 and Alex was 13. Alex is a year older, so we were in different classes in school. I don’t exactly remember what cosmic event took place that made Alex and me become instant best friends, but I’m fairly certain it was a chance meeting at a local store on the way home from school. There we both enthused about our passion for comic books and our dreams of becoming artists and writers. All I know is Alex and I were soon as close as brothers. In fact, Alex was over my house so much, my Dad used to introduce him to people as his third son. Indeed, Alex and I grew up together sharing and nurturing each others dreams and experiences throughout most of life’s journey.

So it is that I grieve for my best friend’s loss of his beloved mother. I know his heart is breaking and I understand all too well about the hole left in your heart when you lose anyone so close to you, especially a mother. I lost mine at an early age, but it doesn’t matter the age. It hurts just the same whether your mother passes at 15, 35, 50, or 94.

While we still hold that person in our hearts and memories where they continue to live on and to be a part of our lives, we can never hold them, or kiss them or voice our joy or love or fears to them, in quite the same way. We can only imagine what they might say to comfort or encourage us. It’s good to have that, but it’s never the same as having them there, in person.

My love and heartfelt sympathy to Alex, Diane, Vicky, Maryann, Nancy,  Stephanie and the rest of their family and friends. Take comfort in having had the rare privilege of a parent and grandparent in your life for such a very long time, and remember, she still lives inside each and every one of you.

What I hope the rest of us take away from this is that life is all too short. Please, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, stop to hold and hug the people you love, and tell them how much you care. How much they matter. Pick up your smart phone and don’t just text, tweet or post on Facebook, but call your Mom, Dad, grandparents, sibling, and dear friends to let them hear your sweet voice and the love and sincerity in your words. Tell them how much you care, and how important they are to you. Do it while you can. You never know what tomorrow may hold for you, or for them. My tough as nails Grandmother with heart of gold always said (and I paraphrase), “Flowers don’t mean anything to the dead. Show people how much you love them while they are alive and it means the world to them.” Ahem.

I love you, Alex. I wish I could carry your grief for you. I know you know this, but I want to say it again, you and everyone in my life mean the world to me. I could not ask for more wonderful friends. I am blessed with a job I love, work that inspires and challenges me, people I love and who love me back, and a fan base who are much more than just faceless customers who buy our products. My life is pretty darn awesome thanks to the people in it. That doesn’t mean there aren’t struggles and sorrows. There are plenty. But having you in my life – all of you – makes the hardships and challenges more manageable and less frightening. Best of all, it makes life beautiful and worthwhile.

The warmest and heartfelt wishes to all of you from me and the Palladium crew this holiday season. May your holidays be full of love and joy and good health for many, many years to come.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer, Artist, Friend

Surprise Package comments from fans like you

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

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

Click here to get all the details or to place a Surprise Package order.

C.F. in West Palm Beach, Florida, writes: Long time fan. Getting some new players into it, love the stuff.

[Thanks C.F., keep on lovin’ it and we’ll keep on producing it. Game on. – Kevin]

B.R. in Lexington, Kentucky, writes (in part): Thank you so much for everything. I love every single book I have ever read. When a friend of mine tried to get me into this [Surprise Package] I was skeptical, but honestly, I can’t think of many things that I have enjoyed more than a good quality role-play or reading through a Rifts® book... there’s a good chance that I’ll buy another one after I get this one. Thank you for everything and keep up the good work!!

[Thanks for the support, B.R., we appreciate you and all our fans, which is why we do these Surprise Packages. Read, game and enjoy. – Kevin]

T.S. in Comstock Park, Michigan, writes: I was amazed at the speed and generosity of the first 2 Grab Bags I got this year, time for 2 more! Thank you so much for all you’ve done for my gaming life.

[We aim to please, T.S., and you are very welcome. Thank you for you support and kind words. – Kevin]

M.W. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, writes (in part): This is the best present that I can get my husband. Please don’t ever stop offering this package...

[Happy Holidays M.W., we are glad the Surprise Package helps. We like helping out non-gamers at putting a smile on the faces of as many gamers and Palladium fans as we can. – Kevin]

S.P. in Junction City, Oregon, writes: Love your games. These [Surprise Packages] are a perfect way to rebuild a collection.

[They sure are, S.P., good luck and game on! – Kevin]

D.P. in (location withheld), writes (in part): I have ordered a Surprise Package from you before ... My husband was absolutely over the moon thrilled with it, and drops hints every year to get another one... Thank you again for all that you and your staff do. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday season.

[Hi D.P., thank you for the lovely comments and kind words, they mean a great deal to us. I think this Grab Bag will put your husband over the moon again. I hope your holiday is full of joy, love and good health. Ho, ho, ho. – Kevin]

J.S. in Lee Center, New York, writes: I will be attending my first Palladium Open House and looking forward to it. Thanks for the many years of fun. Can’t wait to see what the Minion War brings to Rifts Earth.

[Welcome to your first Palladium Open House next April, J.S. I think you’ll have a blast. Though I have to say you are scaring us a little bit. Are you psychic? Have you had premonitions or dreams about what’s coming for Rifts® as the result of the Minion War?! What do you know? It is epic, but I can’t say more at this time. Keep your psychic visions on the Q.T., alright? – Kevin]

B.B. in Haltom City, Texas, writes: Thank you for this. I always order these Surprise Packages and give them to my Grandson. He absolutely loves you guys and is very inspired by ya’ll. God bless and Merry Christmas!

[Awesome, B.B. We love to inspire people’s imaginations. Merry Christmas, good health and joy to you and yours. – Kevin]

J.D. in Haltom City, Texas, writes (in part): My Grandfather and I always have a blast with your books as we always thrill to the wonders of the Megaverse®!

[Keep that imagination, J.D., and enjoy your time with your Grandfather. He and you sound like a couple of cool dudes. Merry Christmas and game on. – Kevin]

Christmas Surprise Package

Available now! Palladium Christmas Surprise Packages

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.

After the Bomb RPG

After the Bomb® Role-Playing Game

Create any type of intelligent, mutant animal

Create an entire new breed of crime-fighting, intelligent, humanoid mutant animal heroes in the tradition of the Ninja Turtles, Rocket Raccoon, or any comic book style superheroes. Or add humanoid mutant animals to your Heroes Unlimited™ or Ninjas & Superspies™ games, or use them in any game setting from Nightbane® to Rifts®/Phase World® where such mutants fit right in.

Playing anthropomorphic animal characters is a blast. And the After the Bomb® RPG gives you everything you need: creation rules, stats for 100+ mutant animals, animal psionics, animal powers, and a post-apocalyptic Earth setting that makes Planet of the Apes seem tame.

  • Create intelligent, humanoid, mutant animal heroes of every variety, from pigeons and turtles to tigers and elephants!
  • 100+ mutant animal stats included.
  • Mutant animal creation rules to mutate ANY animal.
  • 52 Mutant Animal Powers.
  • 33 Mutant Animal Psionic Powers.
  • New Animal Chimeras.
  • New back story to the After the Bomb® world of mutants.
  • The post apocalyptic Earth setting of “After the Bomb” is just one use for your mutant animal heroes.
  • Create mutant animals as heroes, villains, aliens, and monsters.
  • A complete role-playing with skills, weapons and more. Compatible with Heroes Unlimited™, Aliens Unlimited™, Nightbane®, Rifts® and any game setting where mutants or aliens are appropriate.
  • The After the Bomb® Role-Playing Game is a complete RPG written by Erick Wujcik in 2001. And it is awesome! His last great, overlooked RPG masterpiece. These are the Mutant Animal Creation Rules you know and love taken to new heights.
  • 224 pages – $24.94 retail – Cat. No. 503-2 – Available now.

Heroes unlimited RPG

Heroes Unlimited RPG

The Heroes Unlimited™ RPG has been a hit RPG for 30+ years because it enables you to create any type of comic book hero you can imagine. Make characters pulled right from any comic book you like or design your own league of extraordinary heroes.

Some heroes may be superhumans gifted with incredible super abilities, or immortal or practically living gods. Others may rely upon their mastery of the martial arts or weapons training and intelligence. Some may be alien super beings from another world or mutant humans, or mutant animals, or a living plant creature. Still others may rely upon their wits and their super-vehicle, power armor, bionics or robot body! Others are gadgeteers or tricksters, while some wield psychic mind powers or command the forces of magic. It’s called Heroes Unlimited™ for a reason.

If you seek comic book heroic adventure, Heroes Unlimited™ does the job on an epic scale. Plus a dozen sourcebooks provides you with more super abilities, hero categories, bad guys and adventures.

  • Create any type of hero you can imagine.
  • 101 super abilities plus a multitude of sub-powers within them, bonuses and special combat capabilities.
  • 100+ magic spells plus enchanted weapons and objects.
  • 72 psychic powers.
  • Enchanted weapons that instill super abilities.
  • Mega-Heroes and immortals.
  • Alien super beings.
  • Bionics and cyborgs.
  • Robots and power armor.
  • Masters of magic, wizards and spell casters.
  • Mutants and Super Soldiers possessing super abilities.
  • Psionics and Psychics.
  • Inventors, super-geniuses and super-vehicles.
  • Special Training: Martial arts, weapons, more.
  • Cover by comic book legend, Jim Steranko.
  • Art by Ramon K. Perez, Paulo Parente, Gustovich, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 352 pages for a complete RPG – $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 503.

Glitter Boy in Flames Poster

Available Again – Glitter Boy in Flames Poster

Hey, I’m pleased to see how many of you have ordered the out-of-print Glitter Boy in Flames poster (i.e. the Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG cover). It is a beauty and one of my Top 10 favorite Palladium covers of all time. I was surprised and pleased when I uncovered a dozen signed and numbered Glitter Boy posters (#628-640; $20 each) AND a dozen or so Glitter Boy poster “printer proofs” (if my memory serves me right, there were only 100 of these; $27 each). I’m glad I was able to unearth these two dozen fan-fave limited edition posters to offer them while supplies last. Please note that there may be some slight yellowing along the very edge of some posters, but it would be covered if matted or framed. Looks great on the wall whether framed, matted or put up as is.

  • 20 inches wide by 28 inches tall, big powerful image. Printed on a 24x34 inch, quality paper stock.
  • Glitter Boy™ poster – signed and numbered – $20 (only 700 signed posters were made), Cat. No. PO800.
  • Glitter Boy™ poster – printer proof (marked P/P and signed) $27 – Cat. No. PPO800.
  • Each is signed by artist Scott Johnson and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Mailed rolled in a heavy-duty mailing tube.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • Note: This Glitter Boy image is also available on a mouse pad ($9.95 – Cat. No. 2566).

The Rifter #78

NEW! The Rifter® #78

This issue offers mystery, festering secrets and darkness, villains and adventure. Not to mention dangerous magicks and immortality. The stuff of adventure and unchained imagination.

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 Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts® and Splicers®. Don’t forget, unofficial material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #78 Highlights:

  • The Modern Necromancer suitable for use with Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, Ninjas & Superspies™, Chaos Earth®, The Three Galaxies™ and other settings, by Greg Diaczyk and Kevin Siembieda. Includes notable Necromancer tactics, dark magic, mummies, zombies and immortality (if you are willing to pay the price).
  • 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. Includes the 18 cosmic gods, notable sects, people, and adventure ideas.
  • Splicers® – The Aftermath of I am Legion, by Chris Kluge and Charles Walton II – “official” source material. Is Legion dead? Could she have survived? And if she did, what comes next? This final chapter provides answers to those question, along with new Random Amalgam Creation Tables and secrets about Legion revealed.
  • Rifts®: The Nexus Zone, by Carl Gleba. Learn about the Nexus Zone, an area of devastation, danger, and off the charts magic energy. Nexus points that are so powerful and unstable they cannot be easily contained.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 178. Now available. Unleash your imagination!

COMING! The Rifter® #79 – Ships December 2017

The Rifter® #79 is already in production. Articles are being selected and artwork is being assigned.

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®, Heroes Unlimited™ and RPG advice. Don’t forget, unofficial material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #79 Highlights:

  • Rifts® – The Kingdom of New Oslo by David Collins.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ – Stage Magician by Matt Reed.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ – Flashing Blades of Horror by Hendrik Härterich.
  • Rifts® short story by Mark Oberle (author of Nightbane® Dark Designs).
  • Game Master tips and optional rules by Julius Rosenstein.
  • Additional gaming source material.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 179. In production. December release.

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.

Rifts® Bestiary (North America) Volume One

You requested it, so we are doing it: 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 we cannot squeeze them into one book. The first two Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks 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.

Note: If these two volumes do well, 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 – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 896. In production. Winter release. Shooting to have the first Rifts® Bestiary out in time for Christmas.

Rifts® Bestiary (North America) Volume 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, Volume One and Volume Two, 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.

Note: If these two volumes do well, 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 – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production. Winter release. Shooting to have Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two out in January, 2018.

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!

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

Secrets of the Coalition States

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. Winter release. Shooting for December or January.

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. The conventional wisdom is 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.
  • 96-128 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 237. Winter release.

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

HippoTV 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/HippoTV/

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 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.

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.

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