Palladium Books® – Weekly Update – September 7, 2023

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

By Kevin Siembieda and Sean Owen Roberson

I hope many of you enjoyed a pleasant, long Labor Day weekend. We are happy you sure enjoyed the sale. Thank you for your support and the kind words sent to us by many of you. If you liked that sale, you are gonna love our new sale, so check it out and enjoy.

After working through the weekend, Sean and Wayne unchained me from my desk. I thought it was for my daily walk or perhaps a day off, but now they are loading me in the car and we’re heading off to the Alliance Trade Show. Alliance is Palladium’s largest distributor and the event gives us a chance to meet and demo games to hundreds of retailers. It’s an excellent event we enjoy. But guys, can’t I go home and shower and shave first? What? No, because I might escape? Come on guys, I need a little break. Oof ... okay, okay I’m in the car.

* NEW Sale! Palladium Mutant Mayhem Sale. Many titles half price! We saw and enjoyed the TMNT®: Mutant Mayhem movie and thought we should unleash some mayhem of our own with a new fun sale. All After the Bomb® and some Heroes Unlimited titles are on sale at unbelievable prices. Enjoy savings from 20-60% off. Now that’s good mayhem. Or is it madness? Bwahahaha. The same titles are on sale at DriveThruRPG as PDF books.

* NEW on – Titan Robotics™ Sneak Preview and it is FREE. Check it out.

Rifts Titan Robotics Sneak Preview at

* NEW! The Cyberworks Collection™ – available now – Sales on this book are really starting to pick up as word spreads about how nice it is and convenient to use. It is a big, 384 page Archie extravaganza with all the Cyberworks gear and lore leading up to Titan Robotics at your fingertips. Plus a new index and the remastered art and layout is gorgeous. It features the original Kevin Long Sourcebook One cover and as well as his Mechanoids® painting as the end sheets.

The Cyberworks Collection™ includes the Expanded Rifts® Sourcebook One (with the Republican/NEMA gear and info), Rifts® Sourcebook 2: The Mechanoids®, Rifts® Shemarrian Nation™ Sourcebook, plus key Archie, Hagan, Titan, and Shemarrian information from Rifts® Aftermath. Chock full of robots, weapons, and gear. And when we say remastered we mean high res artwork plus updated layout, editing, and tidbits of surprise material. This book is beautiful. See the full description elsewhere.

Rifts Cyberworks Collection at

* UPDATE: Titan Robotics™ – This book is definitely a hit as we see purchases for it (and the new Yin-Sloth Jungles) every day. Get a glimpse of what the excitement is all about via the free Sneak Preview now on – by the way there are free previews of Rifts® Coalition Manhunters, Northern Gun, Yin-Sloth Jungles, Creature Feature, and many other titles as well.

Rifts Titan Robotics at

* UPDATE: Yin-Sloth Jungles™ Expanded and Revised (Fantasy) is another one of our best-selling recent releases. That is very gratifying as we worked our tails off to make this fan favorite fantasy title everything it deserves to be. The free Sneak Previews of Yin-Sloth Jungles and other titles can be found on DriveThruRPG. The companion book, Yin-Sloth Expeditions, filled with locations, adventures and maps, is being written.

Yin-Sloth Jungles Revised at

* What’s hot from Palladium at the moment: Heroes Unlimited™, all the hardcover core books, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Dead Reign® RPG, Nightbane® (Urban Fantasy/Horror), and all things Rifts®. And because Heroes Unlimited™ has suddenly heated up, we thought we’d give it more juice with the new Mutant Mayhem Sale which includes a few HU titles and all After Bomb® books. Enjoy and thank you for your support.

Rifts Titan Robotics at

* COMING SOON! If all goes well, Palladium’s next Kickstarter will start sometime in October, so please watch for it. This will be the secret project we’ve been quietly putting together for quite some time. [Well, one of them. – Sean] You will be thrilled and will not want to miss it.

* UPDATE: Savage Worlds Conversions for our Kickstarter Backers: Sean has been chiseling away on the Titan Robotics™ conversions (and stretch goal adventure?) which should be going out soon. The Cyberworks™ Collection conversion documents for Savage Worlds should follow in a few weeks.

Mutant Mayhem Sale

NEW! Palladium Mutant Mayhem SALE – Heroes Unlimited, After the Bomb® titles, and more – 20-60% off

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®: Mutant Mayhem movie is a thrill ride for all ages. It inspired us to create some exciting mayhem with Palladium’s own mutants and super-heroes. A sale we’re calling Palladium Mutant Mayhem! All After the Bomb® titles and more on sale at discounts of 20-60% off. Now that’s mayhem – or is it madness? Bhawahahah.

Sale Items at

Rifts Cyberworks Collection

NEW! Rifts® The Cyberworks Collection Hardcover – Available now

This beautifully re-mastered collection includes the Expanded Rifts® Sourcebook One (with the Republican/NEMA gear and info), Rifts® Sourcebook 2: The Mechanoids® (and Seven Dangers Prophecy), Rifts® Shemarrian Nation Sourcebook, plus key Archie, Hagan, Titan, and Shemarrian information from Rifts® Aftermath.

  • The Cyberworks Collection features must-have ARCHIE-Three™ source material gathered into one, big, easy-to-use hardcover edition.
  • “Re-mastered” means new, cleaned-up artwork, layout, editing, and tidbits of surprise material.
  • Much of the artwork feels like new. Looks great.
  • Chock full of robots, weapons, gear, and monsters.
  • Rifts® Sourcebook One, Revised & Expanded.
  • Rifts® Sourcebook Two: The Mechanoids®.
  • Rifts® Shemarrian Nation™ Sourcebook.
  • Rifts® Aftermath Archie-Three™ source material.
  • 5 page index in the back of the book.
  • Color end sheets. Fan favorite Kevin Long cover.
  • 384 pages – $49.99 retail – color cover hardcover – Cat. No. 900 – available now.

Rifts Cyberworks Collection at

Rifts Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics Sourcebook – AVAILABLE NOW!

Shrouded in secrecy and rumor, the true story of Titan Robotics™ is finally revealed. Part a high-tech toy box, part Secrets of Archie Three, part adventure book with whole new ways to play, and filled with new types of Titan Robotics power armors, giant robots, vehicles, weapons, and gear. Join a Titan Robotics Courier Team and delve into the company’s many secrets, including ARCHIE-3’s plans and program to monitor and manipulate the outside world.

  • Visit the gleaming steel and metal of a Titan Robotics™ showroom, and test-drive their newest models.
  • 18 giant robots.
  • 12 power armors.
  • Weapons, gear and notable vehicles.
  • Gunny’s Depots – arms dealer and part of Titan’s hidden network.
  • Play a Syntharoid sentient human replica android.
  • Play a Titan Dispatcher and join a Titan Robotics Courier Team.
  • Discover ARCHIE and Hagan’s hidden agendas and secret operations.
  • Explore Titan’s shadowy web of informants and how it prospers and grows.
  • Explore alternative time lines, campaign prompts, adventure outlines, intrigue, espionage, and more.
  • Art by Steven Cummings, Charles Walton, and others.
  • Written by Sean Owen Roberson and Matthew Clements.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 899 – Softcover.

Rifts Titan Robotics at

Rifts Cyberworks Poker Deck

Cyberworks Poker Deck – AVAILABLE NOW!

The cover art from the original Rifts® Sourcebook One is featured on the back of each card. Color throughout. Attractive and durable.

  • 52 cards, plus red and black Jokers.
  • Face cards feature iconic Rifts® Cyberworks/Archie 3 artwork (Spades: Cyberworks, Hearts: Shemarrians, Clubs: Mechanoids, Diamonds: Titan Robotics).
  • Number cards feature a color energy swirl in the suit and a circuit board pattern.
  • Textured linen cards for a nice touch and durability.
  • Professional quality playing cards.
  • 52 cards plus two Jokers – $14.99 per deck – Cat. No. 2609 – available now!

Rifts Cyberworks Poker Deck at

Yin-Sloth Jungles Revised

Yin-Sloth Jungles Expanded and Revised – AVAILABLE NOW

It is at the printer and we are told should arrive July 28, just in time for Gen Con – ships July 28. Yin-Sloth Jungles™ presents a setting unlike any other Fantasy RPG and it’s all fun. It opens with an overview and history of the region, followed by nuts and bolts, like skills, poison, and weapons. Players will drool over the 15 truly unique O.C.C.s ideal for jungle adventures and beyond. Players and Game Masters will love the lavishly detailed jungle people and monsters. Then you get a little taste of what’s to follow in Yin-Sloth Expeditions, making it a bit of a player’s guide and bestiary. Ah, but there is magic and strangeness, and your first hints of wild adventures across the sprawling jungle.

  • 15 O.C.C.s, all updated and expanded, making them seem brand new: Beastmaster, Holy Crusader, Jungle Fighter, Man-Catcher, the unique Tezcat and Pygmy Shamans, Spy, Undead Hunter, and Witch Hunter, among others.
  • 18 Jungle People and monsters updated and expanded, plus a few additions, also expanded so they feel like new.
  • New and expanded Shaman Chant magic.
  • New and unique Pygmy Shaman Chant magic.
  • New and expanded history of the Yin-Sloth Jungles.
  • Expanded and clarified weapons, jungle armor, poisons, & more.
  • The Orcish Empire and a few notable cities.
  • All new maps by Phil Stone.
  • Comprehensive double-page map (grayscale) by Will Erwin.
  • Deluxe color map of the region by Will Erwin to be made available separately.
  • Filled with great artwork by Peterson (ROG) and Mike Mumah.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, John Klinkel, and Patrick Nowak.
  • 160 pages – $24.99 retail – Cat. No. 459.

Yin-Sloth Jungles Revised at

Yin-Sloth Expeditions

COMING SOON for Fantasy! Yin-Sloth Expeditions

In depth world information, villains, monsters, strange gods, a lost city, ancient civilizations, dark magic, several fully fleshed out adventures and ideas for a zillion more. Ideal for players and Game Masters alike. There is no place that offers the same range of adventures as the Yin-Sloth Jungles. August or September release.

The Yin-Sloth Jungles are a hostile wilderness filled with the ruins of lost civilizations, forgotten magic, and strange creatures found nowhere else in the world. And it’s all waiting for you to explore!

Expeditions provides more details about the Yin-Sloth Jungles and notable cities, their people, NPCs, hidden dangers, and opportunities for bold adventurers. Discover strange places and exotic beings, unravel mysteries, expose conspiracies, battle unspeakable evil, recover magic artifacts, or champion one of many human and non-human fledgling kingdoms across the jungles.

The original Yin-Sloth Jungles material has all been updated, expanded, and re-mastered from start to finish with additional text, adventures, details, art, and loads of maps (all new). I had forgotten how many exotic locations and great adventures were in the original book, plus ideas for a zillion more. All re-mastered, updated, and expanded for the delight of new and long-time Palladium Fantasy® fans alike.

  • Villains, NPCs, magic items, adventures, and fun galore.
  • Find adventure or become a hired mercenary in the Orcish Empire.
  • Delve into cities like Mishala and others.
  • Retrieve relics from an ancient catacomb of Dragonwright.
  • Stop rebellion and save the city of Terellia.
  • Explore the Lost City of Kor.
  • Brave the madness at Shaldon’s Keep and save a village.
  • Confirm rumors of a kingdom of monsters forming at the Great Fire Bog.
  • Discover what evil lurks in the tomb of Gavin.
  • Investigate a sect of Sea Giants restoring the city of Freedara.
  • Unearth ancient secrets, face eldritch evil, battle the undead, fight giants and monsters, stand against a wicked dragon, and face all manner of beasts and challenges.
  • 10 adventures and countless ideas for more.
  • 30+ new maps by Phil Stone and dynamic artwork throughout.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, John Klinkel, and Patrick Nowak.
  • 160-192 pages – final size and price yet to be determined – Cat. No. 460 – in final editing. Goes into layout soon.

Original Palladium Fantasy 1st Edition Foil Hardcover

BACK in STOCK! “Original” Palladium Fantasy RPG® “Bonus” Edition Commemorative Hardcover, 1st Edition – Available now

The ever popular Original Palladium Fantasy RPG® Commemorative Bonus Hardcover (first edition rules) is back in print. It is a deluxe, foil stamped edition that presents the original, First Edition Fantasy rules, expanded with the inclusion of the long out-of-print Arms of Nargash-Tor adventure sourcebook and Tombs of Gersidi.

  • The complete, original RPG – the game that started Palladium Books.
  • First Edition rules are easily adaptable to current Fantasy titles.
  • Includes The Tombs of Gersidi adventure and setting.
  • The Arms of Nargash-Tor adventure sourcebook is included as “bonus” material back in print for the first time in 35 years.
  • Easily adapted to all 2nd Edition rules and sourcebooks.
  • Deluxe hardcover edition. Probably limited to fewer than 1,000 copies.
  • 320 pages total with “bonus” material – $55 retail – Cat. No. 449HC – available now!

Original Palladium Fantasy 1st Edition Foil Hardcover

List of Palladium Books® RPG Hardcovers Available Now

Palladium PDFs at

New on DriveThruRPG – SALE! Palladium Mutant Mayhem Sale

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®: Mutant Mayhem movie is a thrill ride hit for all ages and it inspired us to create mayhem with Palladium’s own mutants and super-heroes: The Palladium Mutant Mayhem SALE! All After the Bomb® titles, some Heroes Unlimited, and more on sale. Enjoy.

NEW! FREE sneak preview of Yin-Sloth Jungles Expanded is available on DriveThru for your viewing enjoyment. A fantasy setting, heroes and creatures unlike any other.

Discover the Palladium Megaverse® – 300+ titles available ...

No other game company offers game worlds for so many different genres. Best of all, learn to play one Palladium RPG and you can play them all, because each uses the same basic core rules and combat. There are differences, but the fundamentals are the same. This also means you can bring characters, villains, monsters, powers, magic, weapons, gear, and adventure ideas from one setting into another or mash them together!

  • Rifts® 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, modern knights, cyborgs, giant robots, dinosaur taming, sleuthing, magic, monsters, heroes and legends. Or combine them all. There has never been a game quite like Rifts®.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® titles. 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.
  • The Rifter® #1-85. Each issue is a wealth of source material for Rifts® and 3-5 other Palladium game settings. More than 8,600 pages of source material and counting. Most issues are only available in digital form.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® titles. 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. All of it epic.
  • Dead Reign® RPG and sourcebooks. The Zombie Apocalypse unleashed. A great introductory RPG that is surprisingly uplifting, fun, fast, and easy to learn.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Second Edition titles. Create any type of superhuman you can imagine to build your own super-hero universe.
  • After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Play anthropomorphic, intelligent, mutant animals as crime-fighting mutants and super-heroes or survivors of a crumbling post-apocalyptic Earth.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, super-spies, gizmos, mystic powers, and magic in the main book, plus even more in Mystic China.
  • Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks – Urban Fantasy. Only you know the truth. Only you can see the Nightlords and their demonic minions, and you have the power to stop them. But you must transform into a monster yourself in order to use your powers. Trust no one.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG and sourcebooks. Modern horror; 14 character classes, 42 occupations for “ordinary people,” 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, and more.
  • 300+ Palladium titles in all, plus G.M. kits, paper miniatures and more. 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 (Beyond the Supernatural), zombies (Dead Reign®), The Rifter® sourcebook series, novels, paper minis, and more.

Palladium PDFs at

FUN Podcast Adventures

These fun podcasts are created by Palladium fans like you.

Heroes Unlimited™ Christmas Special and the Cozy Caverns Beyond the Supernatural RPG adventure podcasts from the creative minds at

Coming this summer from Real Play Games Podcast: A dozen plus episodes of After the Bomb®: Purrsuit of the Heart, with other good stuff in development like a new story arc for the Beyond the Supernatural inspired Cozy Cavern Mysteries, and more.

Rifts® Live Play Podcast is available for your viewing enjoyment – Rifts®: Ghost in the Machine. It is produced and Game Mastered by none other than long-time Palladium freelance artist, Mark Dudley. You can find the first several episodes on Imaginos TV. Click on the link below.

Palladium Collectibles – at Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Original artMy Ebay store is one of the few places where you can find original artwork by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton, and others, as well as one-of-a-kind negatives from classic Palladium books (they look awesome framed), and other Palladium memorabilia.

Collectibles include Palladium limited edition hardcovers, out of print items, signed books, one-of-a-kind proofreader copies, art prints, posters, comic books, Star Wars toys, superhero action figures, and many other toys and items from my personal collection. Yeah, I used to be a crazy toy and art collector. Hundreds of items. Take a look every weekend or two for new additions.

One-of-a-kind Palladium Books negatives (special and rare collectibles). Negatives are always very popular items at the Palladium Open House, Gen Con, and conventions, and are catching on as rare collectibles, unique in and of themselves. 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. We have been cutting them loose and making them available to you. I am only keeping a few dozen pages of negatives and a few complete books for myself, the rest are all being slowly offered to you, in no particular order.

  • Each negative is truly unique and resembles woodcut art.
  • It is a piece of Palladium Books and RPG history you will treasure.
  • Each was used to print the very book you may have in your collection (1981-2004).
  • Each signed in silver ink by Kevin Siembieda, the founder and owner of Palladium Books.
  • Each signed negative comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • A one-of-a-kind work of art and a dynamic conversation piece.
  • Each signed negative is on a white board inside a clear plastic bag.
  • Negatives looks fabulous matted or framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening. Each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches.
  • Prices vary depending on the title, the art, and quality of the negative. Note: Many have scratches, or blemishes, and/or an opaque medium on the negative, but still look awesome matted or framed.

Closing Thoughts – Chained to my desk

I’ve been joking about being chained to my desk and though no one really has me physically bound to my desk, I have been pretty glued to it. That choice is mine as I work on several projects. Actually, we are all pulling long hours as we work on several exciting projects. Yin-Sloth™ Expeditions is one of my priorities, as is our Top Secret project. Rifts® Bestiary Volume 2 and Rifts® Antarctica are also high priority projects.

Meanwhile, Sean has been diligently finalizing the Kickstarter conversions of Rifts® Titan Robotics™ and Cyberworks Collection for Savage Worlds. The stretch goal adventure too.

Everyone has been giving various projects their all. I love that it’s not just me and Sean that are dedicated to making Palladium stronger than ever before and working hard.

Retailers, if you are coming to the Alliance Open House event please stop by Palladium Booth #405 and bring us books to sign for you or your customers. Sean, Wayne and I will be present to chat and sign books. We also have some free swag available at our booth.

The rest of you, please enjoy Palladium’s Mutant Mayhem Sale! It will probably only run till next Wednesday, but order now before other things get in the way and you forget. Or are only we that busy? You should see my To Do Lists every morning. [No, really. It’s bad. – Sean] Enjoy the sale, build some mutant heroes and superhumans to create your own role-playing mayhem of fun and adventure. Thanks for your support and unleash those imaginations.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, writer, and friend

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