Palladium Books® – Weekly Update – February 9, 2024

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

By Kevin Siembieda and Sean Owen Roberson

Everything is looking good.

TMNT & Other Strangeness art and miniature approvals are going well and looking fantastic! Sean has been a dynamo, the Backerkit pledge manager for the TMNT Kickstarter should go live in a week or so when we have much to show you.

Wayne Smith’s knee surgery went well and he is working from home while recuperating before physical therapy begins.

Matthew Clements is working on Rifts® Bestiary Volume 2, other creators are working on various titles (including some new Rifts® for Savage Worlds by Pinnacle Entertainment).

BACK IN STOCK! After the Bomb® RPG (Softcover), Rifts® Conversion Book One, Dark Conversions, Rifts Bionics Sourcebook, Rifts Madhaven, and more are back in stock. See the details below.

Kevin Siembieda has been out most of this week. Been down since Sunday night. Thursday has been my first 8 hour day back at the office. I got tested and am happy to report that I do not have Covid, the Flu, or RSV, but whatever it is, it has hit me hard. Somehow I saw an improvement yesterday evening and I was able to do my first of several interviews with the Glitterbois regarding the early days of Palladium Books – The Mechanoids® Trilogy, the Weapons & Armor series, Valley of the Pharaohs, and touched upon Palladium Fantasy. We’ll talk more about it and get into details next interview. I think it ran around 90 minutes. Please excuse my slightly nasal voice and occasional cough. Glad we did it Wednesday night because my cough is worse today. Otherwise, I’m feeling better overall. Can’t complain, I haven’t gotten Covid yet and this is my first illness in something like four years.

Live Now – The Glitterbois Early Days of Palladium Books with Kevin Siembieda. NPC worked fast and the first of several interviews on this subject is live now:

SALE last weekend! After the Bomb® sourcebooks and The Rifter® #85 at half price. AtB hardcover 20% off. But hurry, sale ends Tuesday, February 13.

SALE last days! All Heroes Unlimited titles at 30% off, the HU2 RPG Hardcover and Ninjas & Superspies Hardcover at 20% off. Sale ends Tuesday, February 13.

SALE ending soon! Cyberworks Poker Deck, Systems Failure RPG, RECON RPG and Mystic China sourcebook, but it all comes to an end Tuesday, February 13. NOTE: Most of these titles are also on sale as PDF books on DriveThruRPG thru Tuesday, February 13. They are all part of the Heroes, Ninjas & Mutants Super-Sale taking place on and

What’s hot at Palladium? Thanks to the current sale now through February 13, Heroes Unlimited, After the Bomb®, and Ninjas & Superspies titles are hot at the moment. Along with Palladium Fantasy (I need to send a bunch of those titles in for reprint before we run out) and Rifts® titles. There seems to be an especially lot of interest in Ninjas & Superspies and Mystic China, both are excellent gaming resources that can be used with Heroes Unlimited, After the Bomb, Rifts, and most of our games, as well as a stand-alone setting.

Heroes Ninjas Mutants Super Sale

SALE! Heroes, Ninjas & Mutants Super-Sale – 20-50% savings

Get some titles for yourself, get some as a Valentine’s Day or birthday gift, get some as collectibles, but get at least one or two. We have been seeing so much excitement for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness, the Heroes Unlimited RPG series, and Ninjas & Superspies, Sean suggested we put these titles on sale for two short weeks. Get them while you can and enjoy.

After the Bomb RPG

BACK IN STOCK! After the Bomb® RPG – available now

After the Bomb® (AtB) RPG – Erick Wujcik’s last RPG masterpiece (2001). Turn any animal into an intelligent humanoid character. Play as a stand-alone game setting or create heroes (and villains) for TMNT & Other Strangeness, Heroes Unlimited, mutant animals for Rifts Lone Star, aliens for Phase World, and D-Bees for Rifts. Heck, even use them as inspiration for your Nightbane Morphus. There are a lot of uses for this mutant and idea-filled RPG.

  • Stats for 100+ mutant animals.
  • 52 animal powers.
  • 33 animal psionics, Chimeras, and more.
  • Empire of Humanity, world information, great art, and more.
  • 224 pages – Cat. No. 503 – available now.

After the Bomb RPG

Rifts Coalition War Campaign

BACK IN STOCK! Rifts® Coalition War Campaign – available now

Rifts® WB 11: Coalition War Campaign – In-depth information about the Coalition States, CS society, police and CS war machine.

  • 7 CS power armor suits including the Super-SAMAS.
  • 6 CS robots including the Hellraiser and 5 types of Skelebots.
  • 16 CS combat vehicles; ground and air.
  • Plus CS body armor, weapons, Chi-Town ‘Burbs, D-Bees, and more.
  • 224 pages – Cat. No. 821 – available now.

Rifts Coalition War Campaign

Rifts Book of Magic

BACK IN STOCK! Rifts® Book of Magic – available now

Rifts® Book of Magic™ – a compendium of magic from across Rifts Earth.

  • Nearly 1,000 magic spells; Spell Invocations, Ley Line Magic, Necromancy, Cloud Magic, Elemental Magic, Ocean Magic, and more.
  • 400 magic weapons and devices from across Rifts Earth. Automatons, Bio-Borgs, Iron Juggernauts, Rune Weapons, Bio-Wizard weapons, Techno-Wizard devices, talismans, staves, wands, and symbiotes.
  • Plus magic tattoos, Nazca Line Magic, herbs, stones, and much more!
  • 352 pages of pure magic – Cat. No. 848 – available now. Also available in hardcover.

Rifts Book of Magic

Rifts Bionics Sourcebook

BACK IN STOCK! Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook – available now

Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook – A compendium of bionics and cybernetics, and info about partial cyborgs, Cyber-Humanoids, combat cyborgs, the Black Market and more.

  • 160+ cybernetic systems – weapons, sensors, optics, implants.
  • 120+ bionics – weapons, tools, limbs and armor.
  • 24 Black Market cybernetics, 47 commercial cybernetics, and some TW Cybernetics.
  • 6 City Rat O.C.C.s, plus the Cyber-Snatcher and Cyber-Doc.
  • Techno-Wizard Bionics, repair rules, and more.
  • 112 pages – Cat. No. 850 – available now.

Rifts Bionics Sourcebook

Rifts Dark Conversions

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions – available now

Dark Conversions features Undead legions, were-beasts, demons, supernatural menaces, Nightbane® conversions, plus Elemental Beings, the Shifter and Witch revisited, adventure ideas and more.

  • 120+ monsters, including legions of undead.
  • Nightbane® Conversions for use in Rifts®, Phase World®, and Chaos Earth®.
  • Conversions for Elemental Beings (Fantasy), Diabolism, Summoning.
  • 192 pages – Cat. No. 852 – Available now.

Rifts Dark Conversions

Rifts Madhaven

BACK IN STOCK! Rifts® Madhaven – available now

Rifts® Madhaven™ – There may be no place in North America more dangerous than the haunted ruins of New York City. A place of terror and legend, mutants, and ghosts that few have the courage to explore.

  • 7 new monstrous and ghostly Entities.
  • 8 mutant R.C.C.s.
  • 11 monsters.
  • The magical Knights of the White Rose, and the incredible healing power of the mystical White Rose found only in Madhaven.
  • Plus Techno-Wizard devices, weapons, the ruins and tunnels of Manhattan, and adventure hooks.
  • 128 pages – Cat. No. 869 – available now.

Rifts Madhaven

Rifts Conversion Book One

BACK IN STOCK! Rifts® Conversion Book One – available now

We were down to the last 2 copies when the reprint arrived. Rifts® Conversion Book One offers conversions for more than 100 classic Palladium monsters and player races from the pages of Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Ninjas & Superspies™, and more. A fan fave with more than 100,000 copies sold.

  • 100+ monsters.
  • 40+ player races.
  • Plus conversion rules, culture shock and more.
  • 192 pages – Cat. No. 803 – available now.

Rifts Conversion Book One

Rifts Lone Star

BACK IN STOCK! Rifts® Lone Star – available now

Rifts® World Book 13: Lone Star™ is another fan favorite jam-packed with setting material, cool mutants, villains, and adventure hooks galore.

  • The secrets of the Coalition States Lone Star Genetics Complex where Dog Boys are created and trained.
  • Variant Dog Boys like Kill Hounds and Sniffers.
  • Dog Boy weapons and armor.
  • Top Secret CS mutant experiments like Battle Cats, Kill Cats, Ursa-Warriors, Xiticix Killers, and more.
  • Meet the mysterious Doctor Desmond Bradford and other CS notables.
  • Visit the Pecos Empire, bandit organizations and notable bandit groups and overview of the CS State of Lone Star.
  • Plus CS Death Wing, hovercycles, notable heroes, villains, and more.
  • Epic 176 pages – Cat. No. 825 – available now.

Rifts Lone Star

Rifts Cyberworks Collection

Back in Stock! Cyberworks Collection Hardcover – Available now

Back in stock! It features must-have ARCHIE-Three™ source material gathered into one, big, attractive hardcover edition. This beautifully remastered, redux edition collects three Archie and Rifts® robot sourcebooks plus some extra, related source material for your easy reference. Remastered artwork and typesetting, fan-fave Kevin Long color cover, color end sheets, a five page index, and a great price has made this hardcover collection super-popular. Which is why we can’t keep it in stock for more than a few months at a time. Get yours now. Special offer: To celebrate this book’s return, we have put the Cyberworks Poker Deck on sale (a separate purchase) – Cat. No. 2609 – $10 – a savings of $5 – so get both.

The Cyberworks Collection contains:

  • 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 cover.
  • Color end sheets.
  • 384 pages – $49.99 retail – color cover hardcover – Cat. No. 900 – available now.

Rifts Cyberworks Collection

Rifts Cyberworks Poker Deck

Cyberworks Poker Deck – On Sale for $10 for a limited time

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

  • 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.
  • Linen textured cards for a nice touch and durability.
  • Professional quality playing cards.
  • 52 cards plus two Jokers – on SALE for $10.00 (normally $14.99 retail) – Cat. No. 2609 – available now!

Rifts Cyberworks Poker Deck

Upcoming T-shirts

T-Shirts Coming Soon

Due to popular demand, Palladium is bringing back two fan-favorite T-Shirts plus a brand new Heroes Unlimited shirt. All available in most sizes. All shirts should become available in February.

  • Rifts® Logo T-shirt – The ever-popular Kevin Long Rifts Logo; white printing on a black T-shirt.
  • Living the Fantasy T-shirt – Kevin Siembieda’s iconic dragon battling a knight from the original RPG book cover; red printing on a black T-shirt.
  • NEW! Heroes Unlimited: Unleash Your Power T-shirt – Heroes Unlimited logo, superhero artwork and the slogan “Unleash Your Power;” white printing on a black T-shirt.

Coffee Mugs Coming Soon

Due to popular demand, Palladium is bringing back two fan-favorite coffee mugs plus a new Heroes Unlimited coffee mug. All items should be become available in February or March.

  • Rifts® Logo – The ever-popular Rifts Logo; white printing on a black coffee mug.
  • Living the Fantasy – Kevin Siembieda’s iconic dragon battling a knight from the original RPG book cover; red printing on a black mug.
  • NEW! Heroes Unlimited: Unleash Your Power – Heroes Unlimited logo and artwork; white printing on a black coffee mug.

Palladium Game Masters Wanted

We need G.M.s to run games at Gen Con. If you were planning or thinking about running games at Gen Con, please coordinate with Palladium Books in order to get a dedicated room and other perks like a discount on your purchase at the Palladium Books Booth!

We are hoping to get our usual crew of Gen Con Game Masters to run Palladium game events again. This can be any Palladium setting:

  • Rifts (Palladium or Savage Worlds)
  • Chaos Earth
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG
  • Heroes Unlimited
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • After the Bomb
  • Ninjas & Superspies
  • Nightbane
  • Dead Reign
  • Beyond the Supernatural and any of our other settings.

We need your commitment, game description and info by February 28. Send to Jeff Ruiz, aka NMI, via email at nmi {at}

Palladium is always looking for NEW Game Masters who would like to run events. As long as you are confident running 6 players at conventions and have experience running good convention games, Palladium Wants YOU!

Run 4 or more games (with 6 or more players in each game) and your Gen Con Admission is free. Plus, Palladium gives its G.M.s a discount on books at our booth!

Game Masters and Game Event Descriptions NEEDED by February 28, 2024. (See Gen Con’s website for details about the info needed for each game listing; G.M.’s name, number of players, length of time, name of game, difficulty level, etc.) This enables us to coordinate and submit them as a batch to Gen Con and guarantees to have your event listed in the onsite Gen Con Program Book. Being listed onsite is very important to have full attendance for your event. This date gives us enough time to compile and send Gen Con everything they need.

Prospective Game Masters, please contact Jeff Ruiz, aka NMI, via email at nmi {at}

2024 is Heroes Unlimited RPG’s 40th Anniversary

We have hit another landmark with Heroes Unlimited’s 40th anniversary. We have a few ideas on how we might celebrate this rare achievement, but we would LOVE to hear your ideas. Please submit them to Palladium via our Help Desk as well as chat about it online. Thanks!

Drive Thru RPG Sale

NEW SALE on – Heroes, Ninjas & Mutants Super-Sale

All Heroes Unlimited titles, After the Bomb®, Ninjas & Superspies, and other PDF books are on sale till the morning of Valentine’s Day because we love you. Create and unleash any superhero you can imagine - mutants, aliens, martial arts masters, immortals, and more. A similar sale of physical books is offered at for a limited time.

UPDATED Rifts® Automated Character Sheet now available. Three updates, in fact. 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. Note: If you already purchased this item, you can download the updated version for free. Enjoy.

Rifts Automated Character Sheet at Rifts Automated Interactive Character Sheet at DriveThruRPG

NEW! Creature Feature™ PDF book on – due to popular request, this epic Beyond the Supernatural(BTS) sourcebook is now available on DriveThru for your digital enjoyment.

Creature Feature is for players and Game Masters alike and a fun read for anyone.

  • 15 detailed and expansive supernatural horrors unlike any you see in most other horror games.
  • Creature encounter tables.
  • Tips on making (and playing) better creatures.
  • Rules clarifications (lots of them).
  • Player and G.M. tips.
  • BTS world information.
  • One full adventure and numerous adventure hooks.
  • Dynamic art by Steven Cummings, Phil Stone, and Siembieda.

Also available on DriveThru: The 1st and 2nd Edition Beyond the Supernatural RPG, and Boxed Nightmares sourcebook; not to mention Dead Reign® (zombies) and Nightbane® (Urban Fantasy/superhero horror). All these books, including BTS 2nd Edition (softcover and hardcover), BTS RPG 1st Edition hardcover, and the Boxed Nightmares™ (1st edition rules) are available as physical books from offering a Megaverse® of adventure.

NEW! FREE Nightbane® RPG digital Sneak Preview on – Have you been wondering what the buzz is all about for Nightbane® and Urban Fantasy? Well, now you can see for yourself with this fun Preview of the core rule book. There are also free Sneak Previews of Creature Feature™, Dead Reign®, BTS, and numerous Rifts® books and other titles, including Rifts® Manhunters™, Titan Robotics™, Northern Gun™ One and Two, Lemuria, and more.

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300+ RPG titles from Palladium Books

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.

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Closing Thoughts – This and That

Take advantage of our current sales while you still can. Time is running out – they end after midnight, Tuesday night, February 13.

Get those eight back in stock fan favorite titles that sold out during the Christmas season.

Enjoy the first installment of Palladium Books The Early Days with the Glitterbois, with many more segments to come. Also watch for interviews with Legion of Myth and others in the months ahead.

I’m sick and starting to fade. Sean’s insisting I go home (I guess I don’t look so good), so that’s all for now folks. More to come next time.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Game Designer, Friend

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