Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 22, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

The focus of this Weekly Update is the return of the special pre-sale event we call the Megaverse® Insider Offer. This is the first one we’ve done in almost seven years! We did one for Rifts® Lemuria™, Northern Gun™ One and Northern Gun™ Two. All were tremendous successes and people loved them. So we thought we would do a Megaverse® Insider for Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One, starting today and running for a little more than two weeks. There is a very small window for people to take advantage of it, so please spread the word. When the offer ends, April 8, we expect Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One to be ready to go to the printer, or close to it, and a few weeks later, product should be shipping to everyone. If this Insider does well, we will do another Megaverse® Insider Offer for Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume TWO and a couple other select titles in the future.

Megaverse® Insider Offers are fun for you because only those who participate get the many special and unique items, bundles and opportunities to see their names in print, name a monster, get an advance PDF of the book, get super-limited collector hardcovers, original art, prints and other rare collectibles and opportunities the likes of which are seldom offered by other companies anywhere. These are all things that make the participants Palladium “Insiders,” plus you help Palladium raise capital to fuel other projects and we enjoy making these unique offers available to you. A win-win for everyone. See all the details below and in Palladium’s online store.

Otherwise, I am working away on finishing the writing for Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One while continuing to coordinate art and development for several other books, like In the Face of Death™, and other projects. All great stuff you are going to love.

 

Shipping NOW! – Rifts® Titan Robotics™ Raw Preview Edition (Cat. No. 899-RAW) and Garden of the Gods™ Raw Preview Edition (Cat. No. 475-RAW) are both $20.99 each, limited to 150 copies, look great and shipping now. Every Raw Edition we have ever done has sold out, so get yours before they are gone.

I’m a little surprised by how many people have watched and enjoyed my fun video interview for the Artichoke Dip YouTube channel. My thanks to the many of you who reached out to tell me how much you liked it. The strong response makes me think I really should do the weekly Palladium Gaming Podcast that I’ve been thinking about doing for years now. I had a good time with the interview as we talked about the early days of Palladium, the Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Rifts®, gaming, storytelling, game design, and more. Plus it ends with a sneak peek at some of the new monster artwork for Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One by Charles Walton II. You can check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjSwbOJDRLA

 

The Rifts® Bestiary™ Megaverse® Insider Offer is so expansive, so cool, and so limited (about 2 weeks!), I’m going to make it the focus for most of this Weekly Update. Enjoy.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer and Head Palladium Insider

 

The Megaverse® Insider is back!

– A gonzo, Limited Time Pre-Sale Offer – Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One

People enjoyed our past Megaverse® Insider Offers, so we decided to do one for Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One and other select, upcoming titles that deserve star treatment, like Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two in a few months, and possibly others.

 

What is a Megaverse® Insider Offer?

Besides fun and unique opportunities for you, the Rifts® Bestiary Megaverse® Insider gives you the chance to get one or more of the following depending on which bundle(s) you purchase. But do it fast because you only have about 2 weeks before this deal ends.

* Your name listed as a supporter in the finished published book.

* The chance to acquire an advance PDF before it is offered to the public.

* The chance to purchase one or two limited edition collector hardcovers available ONLY via this Megaverse® Insider offer, and limited in number to those purchased by Insiders plus some extra; see full details below.

* Bundle deals with all kinds of extras, see full details below.

* Unique opportunities the likes of which you rarely see anywhere. Many are very limited in number due their uniqueness and limited availability.

  • Your name listed as an unstatted character in the book.
  • The acquisition of original artwork/concept sketches.
  • Name a monster and more.

 

* ALL of these items are only available during the short TWO WEEKS that we are offering them. Most will NEVER BE OFFERED AGAIN for that product. THIS IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO GET MANY Of THEM. Offer ends April 8, 2018. And some bundles are very limited.

* Many items, like the two hardcover editions, should become instant collectibles worth more than what you paid for them. Why? Because if our Megaverse Insiders only purchase 220 copies, or 50 copies, then that (plus a few dozen for staff, friends and special promotions) is ALL we are printing. There are no more to be printed. Not ever. This is it. ONLY those of you Insiders who buy one or two (plus the few dozen extra for Palladium’s own use) have a copy of that super-rare, super-limited, exclusive hardcover!

That makes you a true “insider” and the item special and rare. Since this is the only print run and there are so few printed, the resale market value should be instantly more than what you paid for it. The Palladium RPG® Crimson Hardcover and the original Rifts® Gold Hardcover sell for $300-$600 on the collectors’ market, and they had press runs of 500 and 600 copies, respectively. (FYI: The Rifts® Ultimate Gold Edition had a press run of 1,500 copies and it still regularly commands three and four times the original selling price.) Note: We may also do a limited Gold Edition available to the public, separate from the two super-limited hardcovers in this Insider offer, or not. Haven’t decided yet.

* The Megaverse® Insider is hosted right here on the Palladium Website. You make advance purchases of select items, bundles, and special opportunities the same as any Palladium product in our online store.

* One last thing, please spread the word to your gaming friends and post about it online wherever you can think of. We are only advertising this to YOU – our Palladium fans and insiders – and the offer is for a very short time: Now thru April 8, 2019. Become a Megaverse® Insider.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher and Your Inside Man

 

Rifts Bestiary

The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One

This is the first big “Monster Book” reference ever done for Rifts®. Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One collects nearly 100 animals, and offers more than a dozen new beasts found across North America. Presented in alphabetical order with the first third or half appearing in the 224-256 page Volume One, and the rest appearing in Volume Two. Actually, we may need a Volume Three because there are so many monsters and exotic animals in Rifts North America alone! Each highly detailed and expanded, offering adventure ideas, and accompanied with a map that shows were they can be encountered, at a glance.

Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One is nearing completion. There are only the last couple dozen creatures requiring updating and final writing, the finishing of the maps for each, then layout and printing. As soon as it arrives back from the printer, we ship it to you!

All upcoming Rifts® Bestiary™ books will be great resources for players and G.M.s alike, with creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and in some cases, even unlikely allies. Others are slobbering monsters or ravenous predators who include humans and D-Bees among their prey. All will give you plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures. And each has a map that shows at a glance exactly where to find these beasts.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized into two (maybe three) big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated descriptions and information for existing monsters.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting; basic S.D.C. stats included for each creature description.
  • Fully illustrated, with art by Charles Walton II, Ramon Perez, Siembieda and many others. Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 224-256 pages each volume – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) – in final production. April release.

 

ORDERING Megaverse Insider

You order Insider items and bundles exactly the same way you would place an online order for a game or sourcebook from our store. Each item has its own catalog number, price and page in the Palladium Books store. Note: Some higher tier items are limited in number, we hope you understand. For telephone orders, call 734-721-2903 (order line only).

You can order as many different items as you’d like, and you can place multiple orders for the same item. Only a few of the high-end bundles that offer one-of-a-kind art or limited items or opportunities are limited to one or a dozen.

 

PLEASE NOTE these Important Ordering Details:

1. The regular softcover edition of Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One is NOT one of the items available in the Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One Megaverse Insider Offer, because it has been and will continue to be offered all the time at cover price. Only Megaverse® Insider items are available through this limited time offer. If you want the softcover, please place your order as usual.

2. Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One “Softcover” Pre-Orders: Many of you have already pre-ordered a copy of the mass market, softcover edition of Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One. That is awesome and we are counting on those sales. If your purchase of an Insider Item means you intend to CANCEL your pre-order (and we hope you don’t), PLEASE contact us by email or telephone to let us know before April 21, 2019. Otherwise, ALL pre-orders will be processed and charged as usual when the book is ready to ship in a few weeks. Thank you.

3. Credit Card Processing. All Insider purchases will be charged to your card as soon as the order is placed. HOWEVER, it may be several weeks before your entire purchase arrives.

4. Product Shipping. Many items, such as the limited edition hardcover editions, may not ship until a few weeks (2-4) after the regular, mass market, softcover edition ships, because it takes longer to print and bind hardcover books.

Insider items purchased as a “bundle” – which means they include several items for the price – will not ship until ALL items are available. We will ship everything as quickly as possible. Note: The regular softcover edition is not part of the Megaverse Insider offer, and it will ship as soon as it arrives in the Palladium warehouse.

5. Shipping Costs: As usual, the purchaser pays shipping. Cost varies by the weight of the items purchased and the shipping method you choose. We suggest UPS Ground, especially if you are getting hardcovers and artwork.

6. Items Lost in the Mail is YOUR risk. Since many of the items are being “made to order,” there are few additional copies to replace any that might be lost in the mail or damaged. Use a reliable shipping method. Likewise, original art and other one-of-a-kind items, or few-of-a-kind-items, may be impossible to replace. Note: Palladium Books will NOT refund any order, nor replace any product lost or damaged, when shipped via “Media Mail” – the purchaser assumes ALL risk. Media Mail is the least expensive method of shipping, but is also the least reliable, and it takes the longest time to arrive (3-12 days in the USA).

Palladium has found UPS Ground to be the most reliable method of shipping. It is automatically insured for $100, takes 2-5 days to arrive (does not include weekends), and can be traced every step of the way. For customers in the United States, it is worth the extra few dollars, especially for hardcovers and concept art. First Class Mail and Priority Mail are also very reliable.

7. We will post in Weekly Updates, on the Palladium website and email updates on the availability of items in this Megaverse® Insider Offer.

 

Available Megaverse® Insider Products and Bundles for Rifts® Bestiary Volume One – Offer ends April 8, 2019

 

Inside Help

Inside Help: $5 – Cat. No. 12031

Inside Help gets your name listed under “Inside Help” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book. The Purchaser can list his or her own name or submit the name of a fellow player, Game Master, friend, child, sibling, spouse, parent, or loved one he or she would like to acknowledge. EACH name is a separate purchase and costs $5. Real names only, and it must be the first and last name, e.g. John Smith. Note: You do not get a copy of the book with this purchase. The book is a separate purchase. All listings of Insider names shall remain in print for the life of the book, including reprints, for at least as long as Kevin Siembieda is the owner and publisher of Palladium Books. (Which we anticipate to be decades.) There is no shipping cost for this item.

 

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: $5 – Cat. No. 12032

You can list the name of a loved one who has passed away recently or long ago, but whom you’d like to acknowledge. This can be a fallen friend, Game Master, player, parent, sibling or other loved one. Their name gets listed under “In Memoriam” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.

As an Insider, we trust that you will respect the sanctity of this category and not list the living nor submit the name of fictitious characters as a practical joke. It is impossible for Palladium to verify the truth of this submission, so we are trusting the sincerity and truthfulness of the purchaser. Do not list the name of characters you wish were dead. Offenders will be banned from future purchases of ANY Insider Offers. Note: You do not get a copy of the book with this purchase. The book is a separate purchase. There is no shipping cost for this item.

 

Character Tribute

A “Real” Character Tribute: $10 – Cat. No. 12033

The name says it all. You can list the name of one of YOUR favorite fictional RPG characters (not a literary character from a book, comic or film – but a fictional game character) you have played or one of your fellow gamers has played that you’d like acknowledged. Your character’s name will get listed under “A Real Character Tribute” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book. Note: You do not get a copy of the book with this purchase. The book is a separate purchase. There is no shipping cost for this item.

 

Cyber-Insider

Cyber-Insider (PDF of book only): $16 – Cat. No. 12034

You get your name listed under “Cyber-Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the printed book, and a PDF copy (not the print copy) around the time that the physical book will ship from the Palladium warehouse. There is no shipping cost for this item.

ONLY INSIDERS have the opportunity to get this bookmarked PDF of this book around the same time the printed book ships! This is the only way to get a PDF of this new release from Palladium for six months or longer, and the offer is only available for a limited period of time as part of the Megaverse Insider offer. It will NOT be made available as a PDF by any other means, nor elsewhere, for at least six months and probably longer. And it will cost a few bucks more when it does become available. Note: This is one of the things that makes you an “Insider” – you have the opportunity to get stuff not available to the average gamer, during a limited window of time while we are raising funds.

Please, we ask that you do NOT share, distribute or post the Insider PDF anywhere, as it defeats the whole purpose of being a Megaverse® Insider and it can hurt, rather than help, Palladium. Thank you so much for your support!

 

Palladium Insider

Palladium Insider: $50 (Limited Hardcover Edition – Color Cover) – Cat. No. 12035

  1. You get your name listed under “Palladium Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the published book.
  2. The $50 Collector’s, Super-Limited, Hardcover (color cover): This handsome hardcover edition has the same interior pages and same color cover art as the softcover, but a red color logo to set it apart. It is likely to ship 2-4 weeks after the softcover as it takes longer to get hardcover editions printed and bound.
                What makes this hardcover edition truly special is that we print only what you order (plus a few dozen extra for staff and promotion). That means if we get 218 orders, we only print 218 copies of this book (plus 48 additional for Palladium staff, friends and special promotions). If the number is 135, we print 135 (plus 48 additional). It is hard to get much more LIMITED and special than this. And you own one of the very few in existence, because you’re a Megaverse® Insider. This book is only available via this Megaverse Insider offer. When the offer ends after April 8, 2019, no new ones will be printed. Note: This book is not numbered or signed.

 

Crimson Beast Insider

Crimson Beast Insider: $75 (Signed and numbered – Crimson Collector’s Hardcover Edition) – Cat. No. 12036

You get the following:

  1. Your name listed under “Crimson Beast Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the published book.
  2. The Crimson Beast Super-Limited Collector’s Hardcover: A black leatherette with “red” foil printing on the front cover and spine (think gold edition printed in red foil instead of gold), and it is signed and numbered by the available Palladium staff. Otherwise, the book has the exact same interior as the softcover. It is likely to ship 2-4 weeks AFTER the softcover as it takes longer to get hardcover editions printed and bound.
                Only Insiders who pay $75 or more get this book, which should keep the number printed low (in the past, under 400 copies). Also, we print only what you order (plus a few dozen additional for staff, friends and special promotions). That means if we get 270 orders, we only print 270 copies of this book (+48 for Palladium staff, friends and special promotions). If the number is 65, we print 65 (+48 extra). It doesn’t get more LIMITED than this. And you own one of the very, very few signed and numbered Crimson Beast Editions in existence because you are a Megaverse Insider. This book is available only via this Megaverse® Insider offer. The Crimson Edition will NEVER be reprinted. This is it. Note: This book is numbered and signed by available Palladium staff.

 

Enhanced Crimson Beast Insider

Enhanced Crimson Beast Insider: $90 (Crimson Beast Edition + PDF) – Cat. No. 12037

You get the following:

  1. Your name listed under “Enhanced Crimson Beast Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.
  2. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One.
  3. The Rare and Super-Limited “Crimson” Hardcover, SAME AS ABOVE. A black leatherette with “red” foil printing on the front cover and spine (think gold edition printed in red foil instead of gold), and it is numbered and signed by available Palladium staff. Otherwise, the book has the exact same interior as the softcover and hardcover with the color cover. It is likely to ship 2-4 weeks AFTER the softcover as it takes longer to get hardcover editions printed and bound. This book is available only via this Megaverse® Insider offer. The Crimson Edition will NEVER be reprinted. This is it. Note: This book is numbered and signed by available Palladium staff.

 

Top Insider

Top Insider: $145 (Both hardcover books, signed, PDF, dragon head sketch, print) – Cat. No. 12038

You get the following:

  1. Your name listed under “Top Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.
  2. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One.
  3. The $50 Super-Limited hardcover edition with the color cover, as described under Palladium Insider, above, except it will be signed by available Palladium staff.
  4. The $75 Signed and Numbered Super-Limited Edition “Crimson Beast” Collector’s Hardcover, as described under Crimson Beast Insider, above.
  5. BOTH hardcover books are autographed by Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff (and possibly a few freelancers).
  6. Kevin Siembieda will draw a small, dragon head sketch on the credits page of your Crimson Beast Edition.
  7. A signed, limited edition print of the cover by artist Chuck Walton, signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size.

 

Ultimate Insider

Ultimate Insider: $200 – Cat. No. 12039 – (Both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, 5 prints, 2 Raw Editions)

You get the following:

  1. Your name listed under “Ultimate Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.
  2. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One.
  3. The Super-Limited Edition Hardcover with the color cover. Signed.
  4. The Super-Limited Edition “Crimson Beast” Collector’s Hardcover. Numbered and signed.
  5. Both hardcover books are signed by Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff (and possibly a few freelancers).
  6. Kevin Siembieda will draw a large dragon head sketch (black and white) inside your Crimson Edition Hardcover.
  7. Chuck Walton will draw a small creature sketch on the credits page of your Crimson Edition.
  8. A signed, limited edition print of the cover by artist Chuck Walton, signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size.
  9. Four prints of as yet “unseen” artwork from one or more upcoming Palladium releases signed by Publisher Kevin Siembieda. May be reproductions of finished illustrations or concept art.
  10. Signed Raw Preview of Titan Robotics AND Garden of the Gods. Both signed by Kevin and available staff.

 

Benefactor

Benefactor: $500 (Limited to a total of 12 Benefactors) – Cat. No. 12040 – (Both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, something Top Secret, 10 prints, your name as an unstatted character in the book, AND an original concept art sketch)

You get the following:

  1. Your name listed under “Benefactor” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.
  2. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One.
  3. The Super-limited edition hardcover with the color cover, signed.
  4. The Super-Limited Edition “Crimson Beast” Hardcover of the book, signed.
  5. BOTH hardcover books are signed by Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff (and possibly a few freelancers).
  6. Kevin Siembieda will draw a large dragon head sketch in both hardcover editions.
  7. Chuck Walton will draw a creature sketch on the credits page of your Crimson Beast Hardcover.
  8. Two signed, limited edition prints of the cover, one color and one black and white of the pencil drawing, both by artist Charles “Chuck” Walton, both signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size. Two signed and numbered, limited edition prints by artist Chuck Walton, signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size.
  9. Eight prints of as yet “unseen” artwork from one or more upcoming Palladium releases, each signed by Publisher Kevin Siembieda (may be reproductions of concept art or actual art slated for publication).
  10. Top Secret – For Your Eyes Only: An unfinished, unedited, advance excerpt from an upcoming release – may be some of Carmen Bellaire’s additions to Rifts® Antarctica.
  11. YOUR NAME as an unstatted character in the book. This would be something like “Coalition Scientist Kerry Wilkinson theorizes that monster X is ...” or “First reported by Wilderness Scout Eric Smith ...”
  12. Benefactor Bonus: One original, preliminary sketch or concept drawing (original art) of a creature that appears in Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One or Volume Two. The original art is by Charles “Chuck” Walton. The “sketch” is a cool, one-of-a-kind piece of original art, but is NOT the finished drawing as it appears in the book. Signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda.

 

Ultimate Benefactor

Ultimate Benefactor: $1,400 (Limited to ONE!) – Cat. No. RB-UB1 – (Both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, something Top Secret, 10 prints, your name as an unstatted character in the book, 2 original concept art sketches – the original pencil art of the cover – AND you get to create a creature to appear in Rifts® Bestiary Two!)

There can be only one! As Ultimate Benefactor, you get all of the items in the Benefactor’s package, PLUS one piece of original concept art AND the finished original pencil artwork for the cover to Rifts® Bestiary Volume One. AND MORE! Read Number 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14 for the details.

  1. Your name listed under “Ultimate Benefactor” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.
  2. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One.
  3. The Super-Limited edition hardcover with the color cover, signed.
  4. The Super- Limited Edition “Crimson Beast” Hardcover of the book, signed.
  5. BOTH hardcover books are signed by Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff (and possibly a few freelancers).
  6. Kevin Siembieda will draw a large dragon head sketch in both hardcover editions.
  7. Chuck Walton will draw a creature sketch on the credits page of your Crimson Beast Hardcover.
  8. Two signed, limited edition prints of the cover, one color and one black and white of the pencil drawing, both by artist Charles “Chuck” Walton, both signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size. Two signed and numbered, limited edition prints by artist Chuck Walton, signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size.
  9. Eight prints of as yet “unseen” artwork from one or more upcoming Palladium releases, each signed by Publisher Kevin Siembieda (may be reproductions of concept art or actual art slated for publication).
  10. Top Secret – For Your Eyes Only: An unfinished, unedited, advance excerpt from an upcoming release – may be some of Carmen Bellaire’s additions to Rifts® Antarctica.
  11. YOUR NAME as an unstatted character in the book. This would be something like “Coalition Scientist Kerry Wilkinson theorizes that monster X is ...” or “First reported by Wilderness Scout Eric Smith ...”
  12. One original, preliminary sketch or concept drawing (original art) of a creature that appears in Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One or Volume Two. The original art is by Charles “Chuck” Walton. The “sketch” is a cool, one-of-a-kind piece of original art, but is NOT the finished drawing as it appears in the book. Signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda.
  13. Ultimate Benefactor Bestiary Cover Art: You get the fabulous, finished, pencil drawing of the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One cover. Original 14 x 17 inch art, on bristol board, signed by Charles “Chuck” Walton and Kevin Siembieda. WOW!
  14. ULTIMATE BONUS! Name and create a BEAST for Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two! You – yes, you – get to name and create one of the monsters to appear in Rifts Bestiary™ Volume Two! Requirements and Conditions:
                a) The name must be original and cannot infringe on existing copyrights and trademarks. A name that is similar to someone else’s I.P. may be altered by Palladium Books, or we may require you to come up with a new name.
                b) You present to Palladium Books by May 10, 2019, either a fully written and statted out creature – OR – a general description/creature concept/outline to be statted, fleshed out and written by Kevin Siembieda and illustrated by Charles Walton or other Palladium artist. Note: UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, Palladium Books, in its sole discretion, has the right to change and rewrite your “beast” as it deems necessary or desirable, possibly changing stats, details and writing from small portions or all of it. AND the name must fit within the alphabetical order of creatures in Bestiary Two.
                c) Your real name will be credited as the co-creator of this creature on the page the monster’s description appears, and on the Credits page under Additional Writing and Ideas.
                d) Yes, you and your creature concept will become an “official” part of the Rifts® legacy.
                e) LEGAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: You willingly agree to relinquish and assign ALL rights to said creature, its name, description and concepts, to Palladium Books, in perpetuity, and agree to sign any document we may require. Thank you.

 

Rifts Titan Robotics Raw Preview Edition

NEW! Rifts® Titan Robotics Raw Preview Limited Edition – Available now

It is back from the printer, looks great, and is shipping now. The "Raw Preview Edition" of Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, working manuscript of a new Rifts® sourcebook coming later this year. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before final edit, rewrites and publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies.

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is one of Palladium’s secret projects and something of a companion to Rifts® Northern Gun™ One and Two. It contains information about Titan Robotics, ARCHIE Three, how the company operates, its secrets, its plans, and a selection of new robot vehicles, power armor, body armor, weapons, gear, and dozens and dozens of adventure hooks and ideas.

Note: The finished book is anticipated to ship in the summer or fall 2019, but you can see what it’s all about right now and even start playing with this special Preview Edition!

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 total copies.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • Written by Matthew Clements.
  • 112 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 899-RAW.
  • The Raw Edition is shipping now. Do not miss out.

 

Garden of the Gods Raw Preview Edition

NEW! Garden of the Gods – Raw Preview Limited Edition – available now

It is back from the printer, looks great, and is shipping now. The "Raw Preview Edition" of Garden of the Gods™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, working manuscript for this new Fantasy sourcebook. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before final edit, rewrites and publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies.

This epic sourcebook presents the mysterious Garden of the Gods, a place of quiet miracles and wonders, its guardians, its many secrets, its many dozens of statues of unknown and forgotten gods, visions, omens, and the blessings available at the garden. As well as lurking darkness, the ominous Black Pit, and countless adventure hooks and ideas. The perfect prelude to the upcoming Lopan Fantasy World Book.

Note: The finished book is anticipated to ship in the summer of 2019, but you can see what it’s all about right now and even start playing with this special Preview Edition!

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 total copies.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 96 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 475-RAW.
  • The Raw Edition is shipping right now. Do not miss out.

 

Century Station

BACK IN STOCK: Century Station sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited

A setting sourcebook that presents the city of Century Station™, a hub for super beings, heroes, villains and trouble. It is jam-packed with near equal parts superhuman heroes and sinister villains suitable for any Heroes Unlimited™ campaign.

  • 51 dangerous and powerful villains.
  • 40 superhuman heroes and protectors.
  • Information about Century Station law enforcement and SWAT.
  • Super-Groups like S.H.O.C.K., Skywatch, Chimera, The Sector, plus criminal gangs, ninjas, the Triad, anti-alien groups and others.
  • 101 adventure ideas, maps, weapons, gear, and more.
  • Written by Bill Coffin, tons of great artwork.
  • 224 pages – $26.99 – Cat. No. 517 – available now.

 

Rifts Soft Touch Ballpoint Pen with Stylus

NEW: Rifts® Pen – available now

A high quality, soft touch Rifts® pen with stylus is now available. The pen fits very comfortably in the hand, has a nice, black ink and writes smooth and evenly every time. I have been using the sample pen for a month and love it. Everyone here loves this pen and you will too. Will be considered as a Surprise Package request.

  • Rifts® Soft Touch Pen with Stylus.
  • Comfortable, "soft touch" finish.
  • Dark blue exterior with silver tip and clip.
  • Black ink.
  • Capacitive stylus for use with smartphones and tablets.
  • $5.00 retail – Cat. No. 2586 – Available now.

 

Palladium Gift Certificates

Palladium Gift Certificates now available

You asked for them, so due to popular request, you can now purchase Palladium Gift Certificates for your gaming friends and loved ones. The prompts should be pretty self-explanatory. You purchase the desired amount, fill out the email info of that person along with an optional gift message, and that individual gets an email with info on how to redeem the Gift Certificate and you get a confirmation email. Simple.

 

The Rifter Number 82

The Rifter® #82 – Available now

The Rifter® #82 is all about discovery and unleashing the power inside of you. That's true whether you are playing a Chaos Earth® Pyromancer™ learning to survive and save lives after the Great Cataclysm; or a newly awakened Nightbane® seeking his or her purpose in a dark world of conspiracy and demons; or a Heroes Unlimited™ vigilante trained to the height of physical perfection in a war against evil; or an RPG gamer like you and me, unleashing our imaginations to create wonderful new characters and epic adventures. This issue of The Rifter® also lovingly celebrates a master of unleashed imagination and big thinking, Erick Wujcik, ten years after his untimely passing. Bits of Palladium history and heartfelt sentiments revealed along the way. Enjoy.

Rifter® #82 Highlights:

  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Pyromancy, Nebraska Part Three – by Daniel Frederick, Matthew Clements & Kevin Siembieda. 50+ Pyromancy spells, the Pyromancer O.C.C., Zone Twisters, notable characters, and more. "Official" source material.
  • Rifts® Bestiary Sneak Preview – by Kevin Siembieda and Charles Walton II. A few choice new monsters to whet your appetite for the Rifts® Bestiary, Volumes One and Two, and the books to follow. "Official" source material.
  • Heroes Unlimited – by Matt Reed. An expanded look at the unique heroes who do not possess super abilities, but rather turn their bodies into fighting machines via physical training and dedicated force of will.
  • Nightbane® – Age Modifiers and Education Rules – by Mark Oberle. Tables and stats for determining an occupation and skills based on the age of the character. Plus more insight to being a Nightbane and a few new skills. "Official" source material.
  • Gaming Advice from Erick Wujcik – Thinking Big and The Name Giver, sage advice reprinted from The Rifter® #1 & #2.
  • Erick Wujcik Remembered – Erick touched countless lives with his big personality, inspiring mind, and body of work. Ten years after his death, Erick continues to inspire everyone who met him. Friends and fans remember this unique individual and his work. Insight to the man and Palladium Books, the company he loved. Written by Kevin Siembieda and many, many others. A celebration of life.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 112 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 182. Available now.

 

COMING! Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two

More notorious Rifts® monsters and animals, old and new, everything updated and expanded.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated descriptions and information for existing monsters.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated, much of the art by Charles Walton II, along with Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages each volume – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two). In production.

 

In the Face of Death

COMING: In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook

"People will tell you no one can survive in the big cities. They are wrong." – Brad Ashley, Leader of the Road Reapers in the Zombie Apocalypse.

This sourcebook is all about inner city survival. Survivor colonies finding a way to live and prosper in the big city. The conventional wisdom is that living in the big population centers is impossible. These survivors prove otherwise.

  • Inner city survival.
  • Living on the rooftops.
  • Surviving in big cities crawling with zombies.
  • Death Cults, a different type of danger.
  • Gangs, street runners, the new underground, and more.
  • Heroic Masked Lunatics as player characters.
  • Take your zombie campaign to new heights!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Adaptable to other settings.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 237.

 

COMING: Garden of the Gods – A Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook

The Garden of the Gods is said to be a holy place watched over and even frequented by the avatars of the gods. According to legend, the god may visit heroes and followers in dreams or in person by an avatar of the god, to be given guidance, inspiration, heroic quests, and gifts of knowledge and magic. More details about this title will follow.

  • The Garden of the Gods described in detail.
  • Godly insight and visitations.
  • Gifts of magic and knowledge.
  • Sanctuary and more.
  • The Black Pit, a place of evil and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or a trick of the Old Ones?
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 475.

 

Beyond the Supernatural

Back in Stock – Beyond the Supernatural RPG – available now

Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG is supernatural horror in the modern world. A plausible modern horror setting that makes sense and will have you wondering if this stuff could be for real. Play ordinary people, psychics or paranormal investigators.

  • 14 Psychic Character Classes.
  • 42 occupations for "ordinary" people.
  • 100+ psychic abilities, including Fire Walker abilities.
  • Creatures of darkness, the Lazlo Agency, and more.
  • Three new sourcebooks planned for 2019.
  • 256 pages – $26.99 – Cat. No. 700 – available now.

 

Rifts Mystic Russia

Back in Stock – Rifts® World Book 18: Mystic Russia – available now

Rifts® Mystic Russia™ – setting information, key people and places, demons, monsters, gypsies and magic galore.

  • 18 Archaic Russian Demons and 10 monsters.
  • Russian magic including Fire and Bone Magic & magic weapons maker.
  • Magic O.C.C.s including Night Witch, Hidden Witch, Mystic Kuznya, Fire Sorcerer, Old Believer and Necromancer.
  • 9 Gypsy O.C.C.s, vehicles and more.
  • 176 pages – $22.99 – Cat. No. 833 – Available now.

 

Rifts Game Master Guide

Back in Stock – Rifts® Game Master Guide – Available now

The Rifts® Game Master Guide™ is a massive 352 page reference book with short stats and description on 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. index, rules clarifications, combat examples, advice on how to run a game and more.

  • 500+ weapons.
  • 300+ skills.
  • 290 pieces of equipment.
  • 180+ vehicles.
  • 100+ suits of body armor.
  • 80+ suits of power armor.
  • 352 pages – $28.99 retail – Cat. No. 845 – Available now.

 

Other core Rifts® titles to remember:

  • Rifts® Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG, Hardcover – core rules, epic setting of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in a future Earth post-apocalyptic setting. 30+ player characters – play a Dragon Hatchling, Cyborg, Juicer, Crazy, Cyber-Knight, Power Armor Pilot, Psi-Stalker, Dog Boy and others! Magic, psionics, weapons, bionics, and more. If you can imagine it, it can happen in Rifts®. 376 page hardcover – $41.99 retail – Cat. No. 800HC – available now.
  • Rifts® Book of Magic™ – 900+ magic spells, plus Techno-Wizard devices, Magic Tattoos, Nazca Lines, Whale Songs, Herbs, Symbiotes, Bio-Wizard Weapons, Rune Weapons, magic items and more! 352 pages – still $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 848 – available now.
  • Rifts® Adventure Guide™ – 150+ adventure ideas, Random Rifts, making towns, cities, merc companies, and traveling shows, gaming tips and much more. 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 849 – available now.
  • Rifts Conversion Books 1, 2 & 3.
  • Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook.

 

Fun and Notable Podcasts and Sites that feature Palladium Books

  • Savage Rifts® Voice of Hope Podcast: An in-character world building podcast for Rifts® and Rifts® Savage Worlds® intended to provide players and Game Masters with world background, adventure hooks, and NPCs. All of which are excellent resources. And don't miss the interview with Sean Masters (the host), Cameron Cleveland (G.M. and mastermind behind the Rifts® Living Campaign Club), Sean Patrick Fannon (writer and game designer, Rifts® Savage Worlds, etc.), and Kevin Siembieda at the end of Episode 19 (it's time stamped). You can check it out for yourself at https://voiceofhopepodcast.podbean.com and on itunes.
  • Questwise and the Rifts® Explorer's Guide – See product reviews and videos about Rifts® and other Palladium Books games as well as fun contests and gaming insight. New videos post regularly. Check it out for yourself here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3MGRJW9QooUXF29F5tF-A
    The Questwise Rifts® Explorer's Guide series travels the Megaverse® to reveal information about notable locations in Rifts®. The video about Northern Gun and Michigan's Upper Peninsula can be found it here: https://youtu.be/0lU9byK5G4g
  • The Guides to the Megaverse® podcast consists of a Palladium group with a collective total of over 100 years of gaming! The crew's Actual Play format consists of long term campaigns in Heroes Unlimited™, Robotech®, Palladium Fantasy®, and Beyond the Supernatural™, with occasional games in other settings. There are more than 90 episodes available for download. Check them out here: https://guidesmegaverse.podbean.com/
  • Through Gamer Goggles – Matt Lemke's podcasts and YouTube videos cover the gaming industry. In fact if you haven't seen them yet, check out his many Gen Con interviews: http://gamer-goggles.com/blog/category/conventions/gen-con-2018/
  • HippoTV on Twitch.tv. The good folks at HippoTV (https://www.twitch.tv/HippoTV/) host a wide variety of games most days of the week. For fans of Palladium Books® they feature a Heroes Unlimited™ and an After the Bomb® space game. The gamers playing these games come from all over the world, are very enthusiastic, and represent a wide variety of experience with Palladium's games.

 

If you are doing a Palladium fan-based website, podcasts, YouTube programming, etc., please let us know so we can take a look at what you are doing and so we can give you a shout out. We do not have the staff and resources to do everything we want to do, so we appreciate the fan sites that feature Palladium Books' games and settings and promote the RPG hobby. Awesome. We are happy to support you when we can.

 

What's Coming (in production or development):

And much more in development for Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Dead Reign®, Beyond the Supernatural™, Splicers® and more!

 

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