Palladium Books® – Black Friday Sale starts now – November 24, 2021

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

By Kevin Siembieda

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It has been another year full of challenges and craziness, so you might think there is not a lot to be thankful about. But if you and your family remain healthy and happy (at least for the most part) then I would say you have a lot for which to be thankful. I know I sure do. I’m feeling blessed and very thankful for the greatest gifts of all: the friends and family who mean the world to me. And you are counted among those friends and family members. The many kind comments and helpful suggestions in the Surprise Package orders make us smile and feel proud every single day. This being Thanksgiving, you can see a super-sized number of them after my Closing Thoughts later in this Update.

Three Sales to be thankful about. Enjoy.

To show our appreciation, here are three sales that run through Cyber-Monday.

SALE #1 – Palladium’s Black Friday & Cyber-Monday SALE starts right now – today thru Wednesday, December 1. The majority of the following game lines are on sale at big savings, while supplies last. Sorry, other than RUE, hardcovers are not part of the sale.

Thanksgiving/Black Friday Sale – now thru the weekend

SALE #2 – Christmas Surprise Package offer – Best deal in gaming – $95-$100 worth of goodies (often more) for $55 (plus shipping and handling). Books are signed if you want them to be. It is just 4 weeks till Christmas and Kwanzaa, and only 4 days till Hanukkah (starts November 28)! Less time when you account for the time to process and ship orders, so this weekend and next are the perfect time to place your holiday orders. Offer ends December 24, 2020. A great gift for any holiday, birthdays, anniversaries, a nice treat for yourself (you deserve it), or a way to try new settings, and fill your collection. See what people are saying about the Surprise Packages and our games in the comment section after my Closing Thoughts. Enjoy.

SALE #3 – Kevin’s Toys, Art and Collectibles SALE – now through December 7, 2021. Negatives at half-price, but also on sale are toys (Star Wars, Marvel and DC superheroes, etc.), Palladium collectibles, and a variety of proofreader copies, hardcover Printer Proofs and more all on sale now through December 7. Check it out at: http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

And keep your eyes on DriveThruRPG.com for likely Black Friday and Cyber-Monday deals.

Christmas Grab Bags

Get your Surprise Package now

Give the gamers in your life a gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day (for you in Canada and elsewhere), birthdays, anniversaries, graduation and any gift-giving occasion. Or treat yourself. After this crazy year, you deserve to do something nice for yourself. It’s like getting physical game books at PDF prices, and we will sign them if you would like us to.

The best deal in gaming – the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package – now shipping

Give the gamers in your life a gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day (for you in Canada and elsewhere), birthdays, anniversaries, graduation and any gift-giving occasion, a gift you know they will love. Or treat yourself. After these past two crazy years, you deserve to do something nice for yourself and your gaming pals. The Surprise Package Offer gets you physical game books at PDF prices, and we will sign them if you would like us to.

What is a Christmas Surprise Package?

A smile and a hug that comes in a box filled with signed game books from available Palladium staff and freelancers. And God knows this year continues to be so crazy, we need something fun like the Christmas Surprise Package to bring a little joy and laughter into our lives. With so many people suffering from the fallout of the pandemic and related doldrums, frustration, and in some cases, money issues, they need to escape to realms of role-playing adventures. Not to mention the huge savings and autographs available via a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package.

A Surprise Package is your way to get physical books (and autographs if you want them) for PDF prices! $95-$100+ worth of Palladium products for only $55 (plus shipping and handling)! That can nab you four or more items when these days one core rule book can cost you that alone.

These Surprise Packages are our way of saying thank you for your support and showing you our love and appreciation. It’s a surprise because you never know exactly what you’re going to get or who will sign your books, because we pick from your Wish List and may surprise you with stuff you are not expecting. Extra items may include other RPGs, sourcebooks, issues of the Rifter®, novels, miniatures, prints, art books, greeting cards, T-shirts, negatives, and other items. Some books may be slightly damaged (scuffs, scratches, dings, a crunched corner, etc.) so we can send you more.

Truly the best deal in gaming, Palladium’s 24th Annual Christmas Surprise Package gets you $95-$105, sometimes MORE, worth of product for ONLY $55 (plus shipping and handling), as gifts for others or for yourself. That’s physical books at PDF prices. And if you want them signed we will sign each and every one of them.

Christmas Surprise Packages are not just for Christmas. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you are looking for that special gift for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or any special occasion that falls between now and the end of the year, 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®, Systems Failure, Mechanoid Invasion®, Rifts®, After the Bomb®, 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 joy and surprise of the Christmas Season of Giving. To do this, you submit a list of 12-15 Palladium products (or more) FOR EACH Surprise Package you order. This list of 12-15 items for EACH Grab Bag is critical, because you will not know which items we will select to send you. That makes it just like a Christmas gift because it really is a surprise. Surrogate Santa, Kevin, personally hand-picks every item for every Grab Bag, and may toss in something extra like a limited edition print, or a negative, or similar collector’s item, or an 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), Kevin and 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 across the country and overseas can ever get signed books.

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

First-timers are always nervous until they see the great value in their first Surprise Package. A typical Grab Bag has $95-$105 worth of product, sometimes more! Yes, sometimes more, for only $55 plus shipping and handling. 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, rebuild your collection, replace worn out books, and get your gaming pals gifts you know they will love. PLEASE 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 damn high cost of shipping from the United States, since you are getting $95-$105 (often more) worth of product and only paying $55 plus a small handling charge. Shipping via Priority Mail International (required for packages weighing 4 or more pounds) to most locations in Europe, Canada, Australia, and many other countries is 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 only $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!

Please spread the word. The Christmas Surprise Package is only publicized by word of mouth, on Palladium's website, and social media, so please tell everyone you know. Buy one for every gamer you know. They make astonishing gifts for every occasion.

Christmas Surprise Package at palladium-store.com

SHIPPING UPDATE: 30 days till Christmas Eve – but ONLY about 15 days left to order and get delivery guaranteed by Christmas via Media Mail

Those of you buying books and Christmas Surprise Packages as holiday gifts NEED to place your orders no later than the dates below to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas (by December 24, 2021) without incurring additional costs for expedited shipping. These recommendations come from the shipping companies themselves.

  • United States Postal Service: Media Mail – December 8, 2021 and even then there is no guarantee. That said, you should get packages shipped via Media Mail as late as December 14. Last year mail delivery was an abomination. So for this year, the US Mail “seems” to be doing much better, but we cannot guarantee delivery in time for Christmas when you use Media Mail.
  • United States Postal Service (in USA): Priority Mail – December 13.
  • UPS Standard Ground (anywhere in the contiguous USA) – December 15. Last year, UPS was astonishing in its speed and accuracy of shipping. Most UPS “Ground” packages arrive anywhere in the contiguous USA within 5 days, often a day or two sooner.
  • UPS 3-Day Select – December 20.
  • UPS 2nd Day Air – December 21.
  • UPS Next Day Air (to arrive December 24) – December 22, remember, we need time to process and pack your order!
  • To our friends in Canada and overseas – December 6 with no guarantee. We suggest ordering no later than December 6, but SOONER is better. At this point in time, we cannot guarantee delivery in time for Christmas. Your package should arrive in time, but if there are delays at Customs, work strike, bad weather, etc., it might miss. Order sooner rather than later. Note: Right now, we are finding overseas orders are taking 18-34 days to arrive, sometimes longer! Cost Saver: A Surprise Package mitigates overseas shipping costs – take advantage of this while you can. 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! 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.
  • Any orders placed after these dates may arrive in time for Christmas but we cannot guarantee it AND you should assume they will NOT arrive in time for Christmas. Please spread the word and place those orders as soon as you can. Ho, ho, ho and happy holidays.
  • 2021 Shipping Note: As always, at Palladium, we will be working overtime and do everything we can to process orders as fast as we can to get them to you for the holidays. However, after the package leaves the Palladium warehouse, delivery is out of our hands. As we get closer to Christmas, UPS Ground and Priority Mail will be your most reliable and timely methods of shipping. Thank you for your understanding.

Palladium Gift Certificates now available

I wanted to remind you that we started to offer Gift Certificates a couple years ago in response to popular demand. Purchase a Palladium Gift Certificate for the gaming friends and loved ones who are difficult to buy for. The prompts should be pretty self-explanatory. You purchase the desired amount, fill out the email info of that person and an optional gift message, and that individual receives an email with info on how to redeem the Gift Certificate and you get a confirmation email. Simple. Gift Certificates are available in the Palladium online store.

Gift Certificates at palladium-store.com

BACK IN STOCK for the Holidays only – Systems Failure RPG – BTS Boxed Nightmares – Nightbane®: Shadows of Light sourcebook

Whew, these titles are flying off the shelf, so I guess we were right to do a limited run for the holidays like we did a few years ago. Get ‘em while you can. Available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Also available as PDF books on DriveThruRPG.

Systems Failure RPG

Systems Failure™ RPG: It is time to fight back, kill some bugs, and take our world back! In this invasion setting you battle a plague of bugs – alien bugs – that drink electrical energy and have plunged the world into crisis. This fun, standalone post-apocalypse game was designed at the start of the New Millennium and poked fun at the Y2K fears about the end of the world in 2000. The game is a blast whether you play it deadly serious or with a touch of humor. Kill the bugs! $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 650 – Shipping now.

Systems Failure RPG at palladium-store.com

Boxed Nightmares

Boxed Nightmares, a Beyond the Supernatural sourcebook: Six adventures, monsters, and many adventure ideas. Scary fun. $18.99 retail – Cat. No. 701 – Shipping now.

Boxed Nightmares at palladium-store.com

Nightbane Shadows of Light

Shadows of Light, a Nightbane® Sourcebook: The angel-like Athanatos, Fallen Guardians, the Reapers, info about various factions, a vampire conspiracy, a Pittsburgh adventure, and more. $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 734 – Shipping now.

Nightbane Shadows of Light at palladium-store.com

Updated List of RPG Hardcovers Currently Available:

Temporarily out of stock:

Coming:

Note: As per our new policy and the unpredictable print times, we will not be releasing estimated release dates for these last three hardcovers and upcoming new releases.

Do not forget about the various Palladium Coffee Mugs – available now

With so many people still working from home and hot chocolate weather arriving, Palladium’s fun and attractive coffee mugs have been in high demand. See details below.

Dead Reign 16 Ounce Mug

Dead Reign® (Zombie attack) Coffee Mug – now shipping

A nice, large, 16 ounce coffee mug with artwork that appears on both sides of the mug, and the mug has a color interior, adding a vivid splash of color to your morning or game time beverage. Everyone loves these mugs.

  • The “Dead Reign®” logo with three hungry zombies ready to attack. Art designed specifically for this mug by artist Steven Cummings of comic book renown (Wayward® and various Marvel Comics). White on a black mug. Very dynamic.
  • Art is located on the front and back of the mug.
  • Glossy black exterior with a blood red interior.
  • 16 ounce ceramic mug.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2594.

Dead Reign 16 Ounce Mug

Titan Robotics 16 Ounce Mug

Rifts® Titan Robotics Coffee Mug – now shipping

A nice, large, 16 ounce coffee mug with artwork that appears on both sides of the mug, and the mug has a color interior, adding a vivid splash of color to your morning or game time beverage. Everyone loves these mugs.

  • The “Rifts® Titan Robotics™” mug features the Rifts logo with the words Titan Robotics below it. Above the logo is one of the new Titan robots from the upcoming book release, standing in a dynamic pose. Art by Steven Cummings.
  • Art is located on the front and back of the mug.
  • Glossy black exterior with a bright blue interior.
  • 16 ounce ceramic mug.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2595.

Titan Robotics 16 Ounce Mug

Rifts Logo 16 Ounce Mug

Fan Favorite: Rifts® LOGO Coffee Mug – now shipping

Back due to popular demand! A nice, large, 16 ounce coffee mug with large artwork that appears on both sides of the mug, and the mug has a color interior, adding a vivid splash of color to your morning or game time beverage. Fans have been loving these mugs.

  • The famous Rifts® logo in white on a black mug.
  • Art is located on the front and back of the mug.
  • Glossy black exterior with a bright blue interior.
  • 16 ounce ceramic mug.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2587.

Rifts Logo 16 Ounce Mug

Palladium Fantasy Dragon 16 Ounce Mug

Fan Favorite: Palladium Fantasy RPG® “Dragon” Coffee Mug – now shipping

Back due to popular demand. A nice, large, 16 ounce coffee mug with large artwork that appears on both sides of the mug, and the mug has a color interior, adding a vivid splash of color to your morning or game time beverage. Fans have been loving these mugs.

  • The fan favorite “3-Headed Hydra” battling a knight from the iconic, original Palladium Fantasy RPG® cover. Red art on a black mug harkens back to the original RPG red and black cover.
  • Art appears on the front and back of the mug.
  • Glossy black exterior with an attractive orange interior.
  • 16 ounce ceramic mug.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2589.

Palladium Fantasy Dragon 16 Ounce Mug

Rifts Automated Character Sheet on PalladiumBooks.com

Still Hot! Rifts® Automated Character Sheet for EXCEL

The next step in character data collection! This EXCEL template provides automation to your Rifts® character creation process. Done in Microsoft Excel, this character template will allow you to build your character with substantial ease and speed. Ideal for the new gamer who doesn’t know all of the Palladium Books® rules just yet, it’s also a highly effective tool for Game Masters and advanced players alike who make multiple characters, NPCs or just like to min/max or theory craft characters between games.

  • Dice Roller: A simple dice roller is on the main page of the character sheet to help with character creation or in-game dice rolling needs.
  • Automated Attributes and Stat Block: All the bonuses and features from attributes are presented in a large stat block allowing you to easily see your bonus to save vs Psionics, Mind Control, etc. You can pick your strength type (Normal, Augmented, Robotic or Supernatural) to determine your carrying and lifting capacity and even your M.D. punch damage if your strength is high enough and of the right type.
  • Automated Combat Stats: The main page holds a section where you can pull up data for your various combat stats, from hand to hand abilities such as Strike, Parry, Dodge and Disarm, to W.P. bonuses including those of the W.P. Sharpshooting variety. This section draws upon all of your character’s selection of skills and abilities and even offers customization from odd O.C.C. or racial abilities.
  • Automated Psionics: All psionics from Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® World Book 12: Psyscape™ and Rifts® World Book 32: Lemuria can be selected from a dropdown menu that then populates tables with the information on psionics for your character. Each psionic ability’s data including damage, M.D.C. and range also automatically increases based on the character’s level of experience.
  • Automated Spells: All Common Invocations, Necromancy, Ocean Magic and Biomancy spells (yes, all the Lemurian Biomancer spells too!) can be selected from a dropdown menu that then populates tables with the information on spells for your character. Each spell’s data including damage, M.D.C. and range also automatically increases based on the character’s level of experience.
  • Automated Skills: All skills from the Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® World Book 25: China 2 – Heroes of the Celestial Court™ and Rifts® World Book 32: Lemuria can be selected and then automatically add bonuses from prerequisites and related skills. Physical skills that provide bonuses also add those bonuses directly to attributes and combat stats. Bonuses that require dice rolls are denoted and can then be manually rolled and added to the character sheet. Custom percent bonuses such as O.C.C. bonuses can also be added to individual skills.
  • Automated Cybernetics & Bionics: All cybernetics and bionics from Rifts® Ultimate Edition along with some favorites from other books can be selected from dropdown menus which then tabulate bonuses and add them to your combat stats. Prices also sum up so an enterprising Headhunter can keep track of his hardware and upgrades. Simple cybernetic body part diagrams even allow players to allocate the locations of their various cybernetic and bionic components.
  • Freeform O.C.C. and Racial Power Section: A section for non-standard powers, special O.C.C. or racial abilities allows the player to add custom skills and powers that can be linked to those features to draw upon the character’s level of experience, I.Q. bonus or other stats so powers grow as the character advances.
  • Character Building Section: On the main page of the document is a section to help you build your character, from customizing attributes, to adding non-standard bonuses from O.C.C. or racial abilities, to an optional point buy system for attributes.
  • Helpful Hints and Suggestions: Red triangular tabs appear throughout the document. Hovering over the red tab with the mouse cursor will reveal useful data from sourcebooks, hints, suggestions and other information, such as what a particular stat means, how it’s used in the game and what things can add bonuses or affect it. There is also a page with overview instructions on how to use the sheet, and a number of instructional videos will be posted via Palladium TV on the ins and outs of the character sheet. The first can be found here: http://youtu.be/a89XzAV37sE
  • Portrait: A special sheet is set up so you can add an image to the document for a custom portrait for your character. That image is then displayed on the main page and is protected from accidental movement or deletion from the main page.
  • Password Protected: Several pages of the document are password protected so players won’t accidently delete formulas and ruin the character sheet’s automated features. The password is provided so players can customize the sheet to their liking then protect the sheet again so they don’t undo all their hard work.
  • Note: The file is best used in Microsoft EXCEL 2016 or above. Some data may be lost if not using Microsoft EXCEL, such as when using similar products like Open Office.
  • Available from PalladiumBooks.com AND DriveThruRPG.com – make them characters!

Rifts Automated Character Sheet on PalladiumBooks.com

DriveThruRPG.com – Discover the Palladium Megaverse® at PDF prices – 300+ titles

- Rifts® is the ultimate setting in which you can combine any number of genres and play any style of gaming you may desire: science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, heroic adventure, dimensional travel, sleuth, modern knights, giant robots, dinosaur taming, sleuthing, magic and monsters, heroes and legends. Or combine them all. There has never been a game quite like Rifts®.

- Companion Rifts® titles include bold settings like Wormwood™, Skraypers™, and Phase World® and the Three Galaxies in our ongoing Dimension Book series, and the Great Cataclysm that created Rifts Earth in the ongoing Chaos Earth® series.

- Palladium Fantasy RPG® is a rich, original setting in which you can play humans or any number of nonhuman species of people in a world of magic, heroes and wonder. A world with 100,000 years of history. Some of it quite dark.

- Heroes Unlimited™, the name rather says it all. Play any type of superhuman hero, vigilante, anti-hero, or villain in our modern world or on alien planets. Also see Ninjas & Superspies.

- After the Bomb®, create and play anthropomorphic, intelligent mutant animals in a comic book world of mutant heroes or in a crumbling post-apocalyptic Earth where humans teeter on the edge of extinction and mutant animals are becoming the noble survivors to inherit our world.

- Dead Reign® RPG and sourcebooks. The Zombie Apocalypse unleashed. Play ordinary people or post-apocalyptic O.C.C.s or Masked Lunatic heroes.

- Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. You are the monsters ... and the heroes. Embark on a quest of self-discovery and empowerment while locked in a secret war against the Nightlords and their demonic and human minions. Monsters only you, the Nightbane, can see, but only when you transform into your inhuman Morphus. A supernatural and monstrous alter-ego that can see the invading monsters and possesses the power to destroy them. That’s why the Night Princes have been assigned to hunt down and either turn or destroy every last one of the Nightbane. Trust no one. Even your parents, teachers, or friends might be wicked Dopplegangers in league with the Nightlords.

- Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG and sourcebooks. Your first step into the realm of modern horror. And the rest of the expanding Megaverse® with The Mechanoid Invasion®, Systems Failure, Splicers®, RECON®, The Rifter® series, and more.

Erick Wujcik’s “Lost first RPG” Sector 57. It is Erick Wujcik’s very first RPG (1980, self-published) – a tournament game, actually. I played it way back when with Erick and it was fun. I think you will enjoy it, and it is a fun piece of history. ALL proceeds go directly to the Wujcik estate and probably toward the education of Erick’s beloved grandchild, Tristan.

As most of you know, Erick would go on to write the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness RPG, Ninjas & Superspies RPG, Amber Diceless, and contribute to a number of other RPGs and sourcebooks.

Sector 57 is written by Erick Wujcik and illustrated by me, Kevin Siembieda. Making it Erick’s and my first published collaboration. The tournament has space travelers find a derelict alien spacecraft to explore and answer questions like is it safe to fly and take as their own? What happened to the crew? Is there danger lurking onboard? Can you figure out how to pilot the spaceship? We are selling it for the original 1980 price of $5.00 making it a deal. Available only as a PDF from DriveThruRPG. Enjoy.

Coming to DriveThruRPG.com – The Original RECON by Joe F. Martin (1982), RECON® Supplement One: Sayaret, RECON® Module Two: Hearts & Minds, and if we can swing it, San Succi, the big newspaper style module and maps. In addition to releasing these as individual PDF products, Palladium also intends to collect and release them as a special, deluxe, hardcover RPG and sourcebook in the months ahead.

Palladium Books has settings for every genre: Fantasy RPG, science fiction (Rifts®, Splicers®, and The Mechanoids®), super-heroes (Heroes Unlimited and After the Bomb), superhero horror (Nightbane®), modern horror (Dead Reign® and Beyond the Supernatural), plus The Rifter® sourcebook series (by fans like you), novels, paper minis, and more.

Rifts® Novels: Duty’s Edge – The lone surviving soldier from a New German Republic Special Forces operation struggles to complete the mission on his own. A stand-alone Rifts® novel complete in itself. 236 pages, Cat. No. 308. The Cosmo-Knight and The Reckoning (Phase World®, the Three Galaxies, and Cosmo-Knights), the Rifts® trilogy of novels: Sonic Boom, Deception’s Web, and Treacherous Awakenings, as well as the Rifts® Anthology: Tales of the Chi-Town ‘Burbs (11 authors), Machinations of Doom (graphic novel by Ramon K. Perez), and Path of the Storm (a proposed Rifts® movie script) and 300+ other Palladium Books RPG titles.

Also available: Free Garden of the Gods™ (Fantasy) and Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Previews, and the Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: A Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come.

Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Three: Zombies, Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Two: Civilians and Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume One: Survivors. There are also paper miniatures for Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy® and Rifts®. A new, up-to-date, PDF Palladium Books Catalog. Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook with 60 new Common Talents, 38 new Elite Talents, 18 new Morphus Tables, all other Morphus Tables collected and more. Systems Failure™ RPG, a 160 page RPG that deals with alien invasion and a post-apocalypse setting that is fun and dynamic. Civilization is on the verge of collapse when the so-called "bugs" invade and turn humans into zombie-like slaves. Monsters, heroes and fun. A complete RPG and setting. Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun™ Two: 256 pages of technology and fun. 30+ power armors, 30+ body armors, 15 combat vehicles, 45 vehicles (hovercycles, etc.), 10 robot haulers, the Robodome and more. Bizantium and the Northern Islands™: the northernmost part of the Known World, the Cold Born, Necromancy ships made from dead sea serpents, 15 creatures, Random Sea Monster Generator, and more. Rifts® Northern Gun™ One. This fan favorite might be thought of as the big book of giant robots – an in-depth look at Northern Gun, 70+ weapons, 27 robots, NG O.C.C.s, key people and places, and much more. Mysteries of Magic™ Book One: The Heart of Magic™ with Wizards, their Apprentices, nearly 60 new magic spells and remember, magic and monsters in the Fantasy RPG are easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, HU2 and other settings. Wolfen Empire™ Fantasy sourcebook, the Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters, 12 Wolfen Tribes, Wolfen military and society, 15+ creatures, 5 full adventures, 101 adventure ideas, random encounter tables, notable people, places, plus FREE Sneak Previews of The Rifter® #80, The Rifter® #81, The Rifter® #82, and more on DriveThruRPG.com.

  • Rifts® is a genre-bending setting that combines science fiction, fantasy, horror, post-apocalypse survival, magic, and endless possibilities for adventure. Imagine a near perfect world of advanced technology 100 years in the future. Then imagine that world crashing down overnight in an apocalyptic upheaval not seen since the formation of the planet. A Great Cataclysm caused by the explosive return of magic. Now fast forward 300 years into the future where magic, dragons, and mythic gods coexist with cyborgs, giant robots and super-science rediscovered from humanity's Golden Age as humans rise from a lengthy Dark Age. But they must contend with countless alien life forms, monsters, and supernatural horrors from beyond the Rifts.
  • Rifts® core titles we would suggest: Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign and Rifts® Sourcebook One. Note: The Rifts® RPG, 1st Edition and Rifts® Ultimate, 2nd Edition are both available.
  • 80+ Rifts® supplements, most of them available as PDFs with more coming. Where to start? Wherever sounds fun.
  • Rifts® Dimension Books™: Travel to alien worlds and dimensions via the Rifts for off-world adventure and intrigue.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG and sourcebook series (all). Live through the Great Cataclysm and the Coming of the Rifts. Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG, Creatures of Chaos™, Rise of Magic™, and Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ are all available.
  • FREE Sneak Previews for Nightbane® Dark Designs™, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity, and many other previews as well as free and low cost items that we make available. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so keep watching for them.
  • The Rifter® #1-84, ALL issues of The Rifter®. Each issue is a wealth of source material and ideas for 3-6 different Palladium game lines. Most are easily adapted to ANY Palladium game setting. Each issue a gem. 8,500 pages of source material and ideas for heroes, villains, monsters, magic, gear, and adventure.
  • Splicers® RPG is like Iron Man meets Game of Thrones with elements of Terminator – except this army of Iron Men are clad in living body armor and wield living, organic weapons and devices. Created in 2004 by writer and game designer Carmen Bellaire, Splicers® was nominated for an Inquest Gamer Magazine Fan Awards Game of the Year, and has since developed a rabid fan base. Science fiction and horror where humans are forced to use genetically engineered, living weapons and organic war machines to battle an insane Artificial Intelligence and her robot legions. Unlike anything you have ever played before!
  • Splicers®: I Am Legion™ Adventure Sourcebook: 6 new Great Houses, 4 new Host Armors, 6 new War Mounts, 19 new Bio-Weapons, 15 new killer machines, new Bio-Enhancements, Amalgam creation tables, Legion and a series of adventures that build into a small campaign, and more.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 1st Edition Rules and sourcebooks. A unique world of magic, monsters and heroes. Dozens of nonhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition Rules and many sourcebooks. The expanded world of high fantasy, magic, mystery and heroes of every variety. Includes the Mind Mage and psychic abilities, mages and spells, magic circles and symbols, men-at-arms, scoundrels and a wide range of inhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and many more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG first edition rule book and sourcebooks.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Second Edition rule book and sourcebooks. Create any type of superhuman you can desire and bring comic book adventures to life.
  • Dead Reign® RPG (Zombie Apocalypse). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse, but this setting is much more than your typical zombie game. Play ordinary people or special characters better equipped to survive and hunt zombies. Many unusual types of zombies.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebooks: 6 sourcebooks from Civilization Gone™ to Hell Followed™ (the latter features stats for 23 disasters, masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, and more) are available.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 1st Edition Rules. Supernatural horror in the modern world. Play ordinary people, psychics, paranormal investigators or for something different: Victim Characters!
  • 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 and sourcebooks. An RPG setting we call superhero horror. Dark conspiracy, a secret, demon invasion starting with world leaders and law enforcement, and it is spreading. The player characters are the Nightbane®, reluctant superhumans who must turn into monsters themselves to unleash their powers and battle the evil that is clear only to them. A dark, sinister and challenging world of horror.
  • After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Planet of the Apes meets the X-Men! Animal creations, powers and more. Create any type of intelligent mutant animal you can imagine as friend or foe.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook. James Bond meets Enter the Dragon. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, and super-spies with gadgets, gizmos and advanced weapons.
  • The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy RPG is a long time, cult favorite with a fatalistic world-view of humans vs aliens with superior technology.
  • The Palladium Weapon Series of real world weapons, armor and castles throughout history. Designed for use with ANY game system.
  • 200+ Palladium titles in all, plus G.M. kits, paper miniatures and more.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Paper Miniatures – Two sets are now available!
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Men at Arms – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Coalition Dead Boys – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Adventurers – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Practitioners of Magic (new) – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Extras (new) – $2.99
  • And more to come in the weeks ahead.

Palladium Collectibles, Negatives, Artwork, other Collectibles and Toys are always available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store along with other good things

My eBay store is one of the few places where you can find original artwork by Charles "Chuck" Walton, Kevin Long, and others, as well as one-of-a-kind negatives from classic Rifts® and other Palladium RPG books (they look awesome framed!), rare Palladium collector hardcovers, signed books, other Palladium memorabilia, toys from my personal collection and other collectibles. Check every couple of weeks because we often post new stuff or offer a new sale. There is a sale on negatives starting today, in fact.

Other one-of-a-kind original artwork available by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton II (money goes to the artist), other artists, as well as collectible negatives, prints, limited edition hardcovers, proofreader copies, out of print items, Star Wars toys, Marvel toys and many other toys and collectibles from my personal collection. 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. Hundreds of items. Take a look every weekend for new additions.

Available now: One-of-a-kind book negatives. Negatives were very popular items at the Palladium Open House and people went crazy over them at Gen Con – including actor Joe Manganiello who scooped up a pile of TMNT negatives, while Palladium's own Mark Oberle, Carmen Bellaire, Brandon Aten and a whole lot of Palladium gamers went for negatives from Rifts® New West, Lone Star and Free Quebec. Fun.

Negatives are unique and attractive, one-of-a-kind (on rare occasions two-of-a-kind if a page was replaced or a second edition was made) works of art that resemble woodcut art and are very dynamic conversation pieces. Before digital printing, pages of a book were laid out by hand on a board, and each page was photographed. The plastic film negatives were then "ganged" on a massive sheet of Mylar 16 pages per big sheet, and the printing plates were made from the negatives – everything white, printing black.

When our printer, McNaughton and Gunn, went completely digital, they asked if Palladium Books wanted the negs, otherwise they would be destroyed. Regrettably, I let a few dozen be destroyed, but the negatives of many books were sent to Palladium. They have sat in our warehouse for years until I started to offer them for sale. I have also started signing the negatives in silver and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each negative comes on a white board inside a plastic magazine bag and looks fabulous framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening in a frame (each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches).

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

Closing Thoughts – Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you

I have so much to be thankful for I could fill a book. I do want to say I’m thankful for the Palladium crew, newbies Crystal Willard and Sean Owen Roberson, my sweetheart Kathy and countless others. Of course, that includes all of you.

This year has been a difficult one for many of our extended families who have suffered the loss of their loved ones. The most recent being Joyce Jackson. She will be missed. Never forget that it is people who bring us the greatest joy. Tell those you love how much they mean to you and that you are thankful they are part of your life. Spend time with them whether it is in person or by phone or text, or Zoom, or Skype, or Facebook Messenger, or whatever your favorite communication system may be, but do it. Do it this weekend. Do it at Christmas time. And do it often.

Life is what you make it. I choose to make mine beautiful. Filled with friends and family, art and creativity, and all the things that bring me joy. I am forever grateful for my wonderful life and for all of you who are an important part of it. I hope your Thanksgiving weekend is full of joy and glad tidings. Try not to drink too much, or eat too much, or spend too much at all those Black Friday sales. Be happy, you deserve it.

Please do not forget about little ol’ Palladium Books when you are doing your holiday shopping. Take advantage of our sprawling Palladium Books Black Friday and Cyber-Monday Sales as well as the epic Christmas Surprise Package offer. We appreciate your support, and our sales and the Surprise Packages are our way of showing our appreciation of you throughout the years. The Surprise Packages, in particular, are as special to us as they are to you, so please spread the word far and wide so gamers everywhere may enjoy a little Palladium Books magic this holiday season and into the New Year.

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving. Ho, ho, ho ...

- Kevin Siembieda, Surrogate Santa, Gamer, Friend

Surprise Package comments from fans like you

Every year there is a section where our Surprise Package customers can offer comments and suggestions with their order. We do so because we want to know what you think, and what you want, and we appreciate your suggestions and insights. The idea to do hardcover editions of core books came from fan comments in the Grab Bags.

Every year, in acknowledgment of our fans, and because they are fun to read, we offer a sampling of these comments in the Weekly Updates. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have stuck with Palladium through thick and thin and now these new strange times. Please use our games to find escape from the pandemic and other worries. Use them to bring a little joy, laughter, and adventure to the holiday season.

I want you to know that your comments and support mean the world to all of us. Everyone at Palladium enjoys reading your brief comments and they always brighten our day. Thank you for making us smile and feel useful. As always, I have tried to write a short response [in brackets] to each comment. Happy holidays. – Kevin Siembieda, that Publisher guy.

Christmas Surprise Package at palladium-store.com

D.M.V. in Fort Morgan, Colorado, writes (in part): Favorites: After the Bomb®, Heroes Unlimited, Ninjas & Superspies, Rifts® and TMNT®. Our Transdimensional TMNT campaign, started during the Pandemic, is now running for 18 months strong! The players are facing off against Vampire Ronald Regan in an alternate version of 1984... Meanwhile, back on the Mutant Animal’s prime Earth, the Allosaurs have tracked down the location of one of their missing Dimensional-hopping helicopters. The one our characters have “borrowed.”

I love it D.M.V., love it. Thank you for sharing and keep that beautiful imagination burning bright. – Kevin]

B.S. in Roscoe, Illinois, writes: Favorites: Rifts®, Rifts®, Rifts® and Heroes Unlimited. Been a huge fan since it came out in 1990. Thank you for all the memories I’ve had with my friends.

[Our pleasure, B.S. May there be many more adventures to come. Game on. – Kevin]

K.G. in Saint Paul, Minnesota, writes: Looking forward to getting my buddies together to play again after 25 years. Been waiting for the sale! Thanks. Big fans.

[Now that’s something to be thankful about, K.G. May all your adventures end well and be full of fun and friendship. – Kevin]

T.D. in Portland, Oregon, writes: Merry Christmas Team. Thanks for all of the support and continued good vibes during these interesting times. Looking forward to unboxing these and the adventures they bring. Safe holidays and game on!

[Hey, that’s my line! Just kidding, T.D. May your holidays be safe and filled with fun gaming adventures. – Kevin]

D.M. in Ogden, Utah, writes: I am so excited for the future of Palladium Books. You can feel the chemistry watching Kevin and Sean on the streams.

[Amen, D.M., and it is all real. Sean and I are like gaming brothers full of ideas and energy to build Palladium and carry it to new heights. I haven’t known chemistry like this since Erick Wujcik, bless his soul. So thankful I found Sean and that he agreed to join us here at Palladium for the foreseeable future. – Kevin]

K.S. in Flower Mound, Texas, writes (in part): I have played Rifts® many times. It really never gets old. Nightbane® is another favorite. Who wouldn’t want autographs from the awesome staff? I have played Rifts® RPG for many years and it is always a joy. I am going to start my first game (long time DM) with my wife, oldest son, and a couple of friends. One of which I have gamed with for years... Your products have brought much joy to my life and I hope to pass that on to the next generation! I actually learned about y’all in a Cable or X-Force comic back in high school in the 1990s.

[Gahhhh, you are making me feel old, K.S. Nah, I love it. And I’m glad you have enjoyed our games for the last three decades. Not only that, but you are now passing that love of RPGs on to your wife and a new generation. Cool. Game on and happy holidays. – Kevin]

S.P. in Eugene, Oregon writes: Love these Grab Bags. A great Christmas idea. Love your system and all the content you guys put out. Happy Holidays to the Palladium Family.

[Ditto, S.P., Happy Holidays to you and yours. So glad to hear you enjoy our work so much. New content the last few years has been too light for my taste, but that is all about to change. Stay tuned and game on. – Kevin]

D.O. in Anoka, Minnesota, writes (in part): Kevin Siembieda and Palladium changed my life ... It was Rifts® that ... inspired me to push through my struggles ... So anything you guys send me will be cherished. I just wanted to thank all of you because I would never have had the inspiration to push myself to become the person I am today. Merry Christmas!

[Based on this Surprise Package comment, D.O., you became a very fine person. Thank you for sharing your story with us. We are humbled. I hope you don’t mind my posting a bit of it here in the Thanksgiving Weekly Update. One of the great blessings, for which I am forever grateful, is how our books and stories resonate with so many people in such a positive way. Miraculously, they have helped a great many people through difficult times. I an thankful that our fantastic tales bring such joy and inspire so many. Somehow I am always amazed to hear that, though I don’t know why. You see, my work and you, Palladium’s extended RPG family, have helped me through a number of difficult times in my own life. So I get it. But I am still astonished by the miracle that it is. Merry Christmas and my thanks to all of you from all of us. – Kevin]

S.G. in London, Ontario, Canada, writes: I just wanted to thank you all for the previous Christmas Surprise Package. It was incredible! I had to order another. I would really love Rifts® Machinations of Doom. I can show it off and try to hook some more friends. You all are doing an incredible job and thanks for all of the hard work.

[You’ve got it, S.G. I think this second Surprise Package will rock your world even more than the first. Fun fact: Artist Ramon K. Perez is Canadian and lives in Toronto, Ontario. Machinations of Doom was his very first graphic novel. Of course, he has gone on to illustrate Spider-Man, Thunder Cats, and a whole lot more, picking up a coveted Eisner Ward along the way. We love Ramon, one of the many friends I am thankful to have in my life. – Kevin]

A.A. in West Valley City, Utah, writes: I love the hardcover books, especially the gold editions.

[Happy to hear it, A.A. I am grateful to those of you who encouraged us to offer more hardcovers. Very glad I listened to you when the opportunity appeared. Sorry that paper shortages and delays at the printer have slowed the release of our two new hardcovers, “Original” Palladium Fantasy with 1st edition rules and Splicers®. We are told soon, but no exact release date yet. – Kevin]

K.M.G. in Lafayette, Louisiana, writes: I would love to see you guys offer some 3D printable files for Rifts® characters and monsters. I love playing games with miniatures and it is very hard to find miniatures for this game.

[Hey K.M.G., you never know what the future may hold regarding miniatures. Thanks for the suggestion and happy holidays. – Kevin]

D.L. in Corona, California, writes (in part): Thank you for all the amazing support you have given gamers in prison ... May all your hits be crits!”

[You are welcome, D.L. I’m glad our games fuel your imaginations, help pass the time in a fun and creative way, and keep folks out of trouble. Stay safe, happy holidays, and game on. – Kevin]

B.L. in Watertown, Massachusetts, writes: Thank you for another Christmas Surprise Package! I’m looking forward to what you folks bring in 2022.

[Hey, B.L., our pleasure. As for 2022 ... us too. Lol. I think you will be pleased right out of the gate. With Sean onboard, it frees a chunk of my time to spend writing. Not only that, but he’s an outstanding writer in his own right and he and I have been cultivating a new crop of writers and artists. Our goal, getting back to Palladium’s glory days of lots of releases throughout the year. That starts with many of the titles people have been waiting for. At the top on that list Rifts® Bestiary Volume 2, Titan Robotics, and Land of the Damned 3 (Fantasy). Cannot wait. And that’s just the beginning. – Kevin]

B.T. in Oceanside, California, writes: Started getting Palladium Books in 1988 with TMNT from a local comic shop in Gurnee, Illinois. Then got Rifts® and Robotech® the next year. Bought all of the Rifts® world books up to the 20s but never played, just consumed the worlds you and your team built. Then, within the last 5 years, got into RPGs again and found friends that had played your games way back when! Getting back into it and consuming your Palladium Fantasy RPG® and looking to get into Heroes Unlimited. Thank you for creating such amazing worlds and keeping a spark of creativity going throughout my life.

[That’s my mission in life, B.T., to get people to unleash and explore the power of imagination. To be storytellers and to follow your dreams. Keep your imaginations burning bright and enjoy the new adventures ahead for you. – Kevin]

Game Note: Yes, people still play the beloved Palladium Ninja Turtles® RPG and Robotech®, however, you’ll have to find these wonderful titles elsewhere as Palladium no longer has the license for either one. Both have been out of print for some years. Requesting them in your Wish List will only bring disappointment. – Kevin

Rifts Game Master Guide Hardcover

NEW! Rifts® Game Master Guide Hardcover – Available now

The Rifts® Game Master Guide™ hardcover is a massive, 352 page reference book with short stats and descriptions for every Rifts® robot, power armor, body armor, vehicle, weapon, gadget, skill, experience table, and map that appears in Rifts® World Books 1-23 and Sourcebooks 1-4, plus a bionics index, an O.C.C.s and R.C.C.s index, rules clarifications, combat examples, advice on how to run a game and more.

  • 500+ weapons.
  • 290 pieces of equipment.
  • 180+ vehicles.
  • 100+ suits of body armor.
  • 80+ suits of power armor.
  • 300+ skills, character and D-Bee index, dozens of maps, and more.
  • 352 pages – $39.99 retail – Cat. No. 845HC – available now. Also available in softcover.

Rifts Game Master Guide Hardcover

Rifts Book of Magic Hardcover

NEW! Rifts® Book of Magic Hardcover – Available now

Nearly 1,000 magic spells and 400 magic weapons and devices from across Rifts Earth, plus magic tattoos, herbs, stones, and more. 352 pages of pure magic.

  • 900+ magic spells, Elemental Magic, Ley Line Magic, Temporal Magic, Necromancy, Nature Magic, Cloud Magic, Ocean Magic, Biomancy and more.
  • Plus Tattoo Magic, Stone Magic, Whalesongs, Conjuring, Nazca Lines.
  • 290+ Techno-Wizard weapons and items, including TW Bionics, Automatons, and Iron Juggernauts.
  • 80+ other magic items, Rune Weapons, Holy Weapons, Fetishes.
  • Bio-Wizard Weapons, the Bio-Borg, Symbiotes, and herbs.
  • Magic stones, talismans, magic items of Japan, and more.
  • Millennium Tree wands, staves and armor.
  • 352 pages – $39.99 retail – Cat. No. 848HC – available now. Also available in softcover.

Rifts Book of Magic Hardcover

Rifts Adventure Guide Hardcover

NEW! Rifts® Adventure Guide Hardcover – Available now

Inside information to create and run RPG adventures: How to get started, building on ideas, character archetypes, tables for creating Rifts towns and cities, mercenary companies, traveling shows, and player created organizations, plus random Rift tables, information about the Chi-Town ‘Burbs, 32 ‘Burb adventure ideas, another 101 adventure hooks, and still more adventure ideas, and additional player and Game Master tips by Kevin Siembieda, Erick Wujcik, and Bill Coffin.

  • 150+ adventure ideas.
  • Game Master and player tips from Kevin Siembieda.
  • Adventure creation tips from Kevin Siembieda.
  • Why and how to use alignments by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Tricks of running a large group, G.M. tools, and more.
  • Additional Player and G.M. tips from Wujcik and Coffin.
  • Overview and info about the CS Chi-Town ‘Burbs.
  • 32 adventure ideas in the ‘Burbs.
  • Random Dimensional Rifts & other tables.
  • Tables for creating towns, merc companies, and traveling shows.
  • 192 pages – $36.99 retail – Cat. No. 849HC – available now. Also available in softcover.

Rifts Adventure Guide Hardcover

Palladium Fantasy RPG Hardcover

HARDCOVER Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition – available now

A fantasy setting like no other, rich in history and inviting adventure. Not only are you able to play iconic fantasy heroes like the Wizard, Knight, Paladin, Ranger, Thief, Assassin, and others, but also characters such as the Mind Mage, Druid, Diabolist, Summoner and many others. Moreover, play an array of nonhuman characters from Elves and Dwarves to Wolfen, Changelings, Kobolds, Orcs, Ogres, and many others.

  • The hardcover is exactly the same as the softcover edition.
  • Color cover, same art, variant logo, hardcover.
  • 25+ Occupational Character Classes (O.C.C.s).
  • 14+ inhuman player races (more in sourcebooks).
  • 300+ magic spells.
  • 60 magical Wards. 50 magic circles.
  • Dozens of magic items potions and more.
  • 70+ psychic powers, the Mind Mage, and more.
  • Weapons, gear, demons and adventure ideas.
  • New sourcebooks like Land of the Damned 3, Lopan, and others are coming.
  • 336 pages – $39.99 retail – Cat. No. 450HC – available now.

Palladium Fantasy RPG Hardcover

Heroes Unlimited RPG 2nd Edition Hardcover

HARDCOVER Heroes Unlimited RPG, 2nd Edition – available now

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 grew up with and love, or design your own league of extraordinary heroes.

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

  • The hardcover is exactly the same as the softcover edition.
  • Color cover, same art, variant logo on the hardcover.
  • 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.
  • Psionics and Psychics.
  • Robots and power armor.
  • Masters of magic, wizards and spell casters.
  • Mutants and Super Soldiers possessing super abilities.
  • Inventors, super-geniuses and super-vehicles.
  • Special Training: Martial arts, Sleuths, weapons, more.
  • Cover by comic book legend Jim Steranko.
  • Art by Ramon K. Perez, Paulo Parente, Mike Gustovich, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 352 pages for a complete RPG – $39.99 retail – Cat. No. 500HC – available now.

Heroes Unlimited RPG 2nd Edition Hardcover

Beyond the Supernatural RPG 2nd Edition Hardcover

HARDCOVER Beyond the Supernatural RPG, 2nd Edition – Available now

Supernatural horror in the modern world that feels plausible and real. Your characters are the few who know the supernatural is real because they have experienced it face to face. Some are psychics, some are experts in the paranormal or the arcane, and others are ordinary people like you and me. Ordinary people who are never the same after their own close encounter. All of these unlikely heroes stand against supernatural evil in a world of disbelievers who brand them as practitioners of fringe science or lunatics. Only they know the truth: supernatural evil is real and dangerous. And someone has to take a stand to protect the innocent from supernatural evil in whatever hidden form it may take. Are you ready to join the battle?

  • The hardcover is exactly the same as the softcover edition.
  • Color cover, same art, variant logo, hardcover.
  • A plausible modern horror setting that makes sense and will challenge your role-playing skills.
  • 14 Psychic Character Classes.
  • 42 occupations for “ordinary” people.
  • 100+ psychic abilities, including Fire Walker abilities.
  • Creatures of darkness, the Lazlo Agency, and more.
  • New sourcebooks are coming soon.
  • 256 pages – $36.99 retail – Cat. No. 700HC – available now.

Beyond the Supernatural RPG 2nd Edition Hardcover

NEW! Miniature Releases – Available now

You have been asking about new miniatures and we are providing. All miniatures come in a plastic bag. The newest three are:

Classic Glitter Boy and Pilot Miniature Pack

Rifts® Glitter Boy™ & Pilot (original) Miniature Pack – 1st time available in resin – 28 mm resin – $19.99 retail – Cat. No. MI8001. Five Pieces: 1. Complete G.B. body and a small base, 2. right arm and Boom Gun, 3. backpack/thrusters, 4. ammo drum and belt, and 5. pilot. The ever-popular, classic Glitter Boy and Pilot (1993 RAFM) – now in resin for the first time (prior releases were pewter figures). Available now.

Classic Glitter Boy and Pilot Miniature Pack at palladium-store.com

Rifts CS Firebreather Dead Boy 32mm Resin Miniature

NEW! Rifts® CS Firebreather Dead Boy™ Miniature – true scale 32 mm resin – $9.99 retail – Cat. No. MI8047. Five pieces: 1. the body, 2. right arm and gun, 3. left arm, 4. antenna, 5. custom base. Detailed and dynamic figure. Available now.

Rifts CS Firebreather Dead Boy 32mm Resin Miniature at palladium-store.com

Rifts Juicer 32mm Resin Miniature

NEW! Rifts® Juicer™ Miniature – true scale 32 mm resin – $9.99 retail – Cat. No. MI8048. Three pieces: 1. the complete body, 2. crossed swords on the back that fit so snugly that you may not even need to glue it, 3. custom base. Detailed and dynamic figure. Available now.

Rifts Juicer 32mm Resin Miniature at palladium-store.com

Rifts Glitter Boy 32mm Resin Miniature

And don’t forget about the Deluxe Rifts® Glitter Boy Resin Miniature – released in fall 2020 – 32 mm resin – $34.99 retail – Cat. No. MI8046 – a gorgeous, detailed and dynamic figure. Available now.

Rifts Glitter Boy 32mm Resin Miniature at palladium-store.com

Rifts Duty's Edge Novel

Rifts® Novels – Available now

All Rifts® novels are available from the Palladium Books online store as physical books as well as PDFs from DriveThruRPG.com. All are a fun read and highly recommended. Enjoy.

  • All novels are 5 x 8 inches in size unless otherwise indicated.
  • Page count and price varies.
  • Available as physical books from palladiumbooks.com and as PDFs on DriveThruRPG.com
  • Rifts® Duty’s Edge is the story of a lone survivor of a New German Republic Special Forces operation who struggles to complete the mission on his own. A mission to destroy wicked monsters and cut off a vital line of support to the Gargoyle Empire. A mission that could save many lives. Of course, it is a journey that takes many twists and turns as one determined individual hopes to beat impossible odds. Set in the Middle East. 236 pages – $12.99 retail – Cat. No. 308 – the newest, stand alone novel.
  • Rifts® Sonic Boom™. Follow the exploits of a CS platoon sworn to protect humankind from all threats, be they aliens, dragons, masters of magic or fellow humans out for themselves.
  • Rifts® Deception’s Web™, the second novel in this trilogy, reveals a conspiracy within the Coalition military that could spell disaster for our protagonists. Note: Smaller size, 4 x 6 inches.
  • Rifts® Treacherous Awakenings™ is the pulse-pounding conclusion of the third novel in this epic trilogy by Adam Chilson.
  • Rifts Anthology: Tales of the Chi-Town ‘Burbs™. Rifts® short stories by 11 authors including Kevin Siembieda, Carl Gleba, Mark Oberle, Braden Campbell, Taylor White, Jason Richards, and others. Note: Slightly larger size, 6 x 9 inches.
  • Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ Graphic Novel & Sourcebook. The comic is by acclaimed Eisner Award winning artist Ramon K. Perez, source material by Siembieda and Perez. Note: 8½ x 11 inches.
  • Rifts® Path of the Storm was a Rifts® movie script written on spec. Note: 8½ x 11 inches.
  • Rifts® Hammer of the Forge™, Volume One: The Cosmo-Knight. The adventures of Caleb Vulcan, newly minted Knight of the Cosmic Forge.
  • Rifts® Hammer of the Forge™, Volume Two: The Reckoning. The epic conclusion of the Hammer of the Forge story.

Rifts Novels on palladium-store.com

Gamer 16 Ounce Mug

Gamer 16 Ounce Mug – available now

Whether you drink coffee, hot cocoa, soda-pop, or whatever your beverage of choice may be, this fun mug reminds you of your favorite pastime and that new possibilities exist with every roll of the dice.

The large, 16 ounce Gamer mug presents the word “Gamer” in a box with dice cascading down from above. The design appears on both sides of the mug. Created by Wayne Smith and Freddie Williams II (art directed by Kevin Siembieda). The mug has an orange interior to add a nice splash of color.

  • A must for every proud gamer!
  • Dice and the word “Gamer” highlighted in a box.
  • Glossy black exterior with an orange interior.
  • Art and words are located on both sides of the mug.
  • 16 ounce ceramic mug.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2596 – available now.

Gamer 16 Ounce Mug at palladium-store.com

Property of the Coalition States Mug

BACK IN STOCK! Property of the Coalition States 16 Ounce Mug – available now

Back due to popular demand! The iconic Property of the Coalition States and notorious CS Death’s Head insignia printed white on a glossy black, 16 ounce coffee mug, with a blood red interior for a splash of color. The design appears on both sides of the mug. Created by Wayne Smith and Kevin Long (art directed by Kevin Siembieda).

  • The infamous words “Property of the Coalition States” and the notorious Death’s Head logo and lightning bolts (indicating CS special forces) in white.
  • Glossy black exterior with a blood red interior color.
  • Art and words are located on both sides of the mug.
  • 16 ounce ceramic mug.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2588 – available now.

Property of the Coalition States Mug at palladium-store.com

Other Mugs Available Now

Everyone loves these mugs. Isn’t it time you started your collection? I like to use them to as a secret code to reflect my mood to those around me. To my thinking the Gamer mug means I’m feeling playful. Rifts® Property of the Coalition States: I’m a soldier in the trenches and working hard. Dead Reign®: Back off or I will eat you alive. Fantasy Dragon: My imagination is on fire. Rifts Logo: Feeling the infinite possibilities. Rifts® Titan Robotics: I’m feeling mighty. Of course, they represent something else to each of you or just represent one of your favorite games, like a normal person.

  • Rifts® Titan Robotics™ Mug A dynamic Titan robot and the Rifts® logo. Art by Steven Cummings. White on a glossy black, 16 ounce ceramic mug with a blue interior. Dishwasher and microwave safe. $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2595 – available now.
  • Rifts® Logo Coffee Mug The famous Rifts® logo in white on a glossy black, 16 ounce ceramic mug with a blue interior. Logo by Kevin Long. Dishwasher and microwave safe. $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2587 – available now.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Dragon Mug The famous red on black 3-headed hydra battling a knight from the iconic original Palladium Fantasy RPG cover. Art by Kevin Siembieda. Red on a glossy black, 16 ounce ceramic mug with an attractive orange interior. Dishwasher and microwave safe. $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2589 – available now.
  • Dead Reign® (Zombie Attack) Mug A trio of hungry zombies and the Dead Reign® logo in white on a glossy black, 16 ounce ceramic mug with a blood red interior for a splash of color. Art by Steven Cummings. Dishwasher and microwave safe. $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2594 – available now.

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Rifts Notepad

NEW! Rifts® Notepad

A 5x7 inch notepad featuring the Rifts® logo and color art of the “Coalition Strike Force” print by Kevin Long across the top. It looks great on your desk or gaming table. Perfect for taking notes and feeling that Rifts vibe. Practical and fun.

  • 50 sheets per pad – $5.00 each – Cat. No. 2597 – available now.

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NEW! 5 Gaming Pencils – 4 Rifts® Pencils and 1 Fantasy Pencil

Practical and fun conversation pieces that will make you the envy of your gaming group (at least until they buy their own). These pencils are different from the fan fave, Chi-Town ‘Burbs pencil of the past. Each new pencil is imprinted with much larger, bolder type, and a dynamic insignia image, and two change color! All are No. 2 pencils. These pencils and the notepad are some of the silly, little, fun things I hinted at as coming in past Updates.

Why do them? Because we all need fun things that make us smile and just feel good. And these pencils and the notepad do exactly that. Everyone here went crazy over them. I probably should not admit this, but I love glancing over and seeing them on my desk. They make me smile and feel like souvenirs I acquired on my dimensional travels. What a fan boy geek, right? But true all the same. I hope you enjoy them just as much. Note: In my opinion, the photos do not do them justice; not the same as holding one in your hand.

Rifts Coalition States Office of the Emperor Pencil

- Rifts® Pencil: Coalition States – Office of the Emperor – $1.60 each – Cat. No. 2598 – available now. Black colored pencil, white printing, CS skull and lightning bolt insignia, pink eraser at the end. No. 2 pencil lead.

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Rifts Lone Star Engineering the Future Pencil

- Rifts® Pencil: Lone Star Complex – Engineering the Future – $1.60 each – Cat. No. 2599 – available now. Dark blue colored pencil, white printing, CS Lone Star skull in a star insignia, pink eraser at the end. No. 2 pencil lead.

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Rifts Chi-Town Library Knowledge is Power Pencil

- Rifts® Pencil: Chi-Town Library – Knowledge is Power – $1.60 each – Cat. No. 2600 – available now. Yellow colored pencil, black printing, image of an open book/rising sun, pink eraser at the end. No. 2 pencil lead.

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Rifts Lazlo Council of Learning Pencil

- Rifts® Pencil: City of Lazlo – Council of Learning – $1.80 each – Cat. No. 2601 – available now. A “magic” pencil that changes color from powder blue to white. (The heat of your fingers and hand causes the color to change.) Black printing, roaring dragonhead insignia, black eraser at the end.

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Palladium Fantasy Library of Bletherad Pencil

- Palladium Fantasy Pencil: Library of Bletherad – Your Source of Knowledge – $1.80 each – Cat. No. 2602 – available now. A “magic” pencil that changes color from green to yellow. (The heat of your fingers and hand causes the color to change.) Black printing with the Ward image for “Knowledge,” black eraser at the end.

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Rifts Notepad and Five Pencil Set

- Rifts® Notepad & 5 Pencil SET – $11.00 retail for the set – save $2.40 – Cat. No. 2603 – available now.

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Rifts Soft Touch Pen with Stylus

- Rifts® Pen & Stylus – And don’t forget about the Rifts® Pen with Stylus for use with a smartphone – Rifts Logo and the words “Unleash your imagination” printed white on a navy blue ballpoint pen. Black ink. $5.00 each – Cat. No. 2586.

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Rifts Poker Cards Deck One Full Color Rifts Poker Cards Deck Two Line Art

- Rifts® Card Decks – it might be time to snag one or both of our Rifts® poker decks while you are at it. $11.99 each – Full Color Deck Cat. No. 2575; Black and White Art (color card backing, classic black and white art) Cat. No. 2576. See the complete description of each in the Palladium online store.

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