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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – April 12, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

I hope you are ready to buckle up and enjoy the ride, because April has just gotten that much more exciting, with one epic Rifts® based sale event after another, as well as new products. The Megaverse® Insider has ended, but the excitement continues and only gets wilder throughout the month of April. Check out what’s happening just this week. And there is more to come.

NEW! Two Rifts® Bundles of Holding – available now. The completely new Rifts® “Phase World®” Bundle AND the return of the popular Rifts® Essentials Bundle. What’s a Bundle of Holding? A way to get bundles of PDF Rifts® titles at a huge discount and help out a charity at the same time. Allen Varney launched both on Tuesday. Act now, because the sooner you buy in, the lower the price! This is the special offer I said was coming soon in the last Update. See complete Rifts® Bundle of Holding details below and please spread the word.

NEW! Rifts® LOGO 16 Ounce Coffee Mug – $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2587 – Available now.

NEW! Rifts® Property of the Coalition States™ 16 Ounce Coffee Mug – $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2588 – Available now.

NEW! Palladium Fantasy RPG® “Dragon” 16 Ounce Coffee Mug – $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2589 – Available now.

NEW! Rifts® Screen Printed 100% Twill Baseball Cap – Red “Rifts” printed on black cap, adjustable Velcro® closure – $11.99 retail – Cat. No. 2590 – Available now.

NEW! Red Rifts® Embroidered soft, brushed cotton Baseball Cap – Embroidered Red “Rifts” on black cap, adjustable metal buckle – $21.99 retail – Cat. No. 2591 – looks great, nice fit – Available now.

NEW! White Rifts® Logo “embroidered” cotton Baseball Cap – Embroidered White “Rifts” on navy blue cap, adjustable metal buckle – $21.99 retail – Cat. No. 2592 – looks great, nice fit – Available now!

Coming: Rifts® Bestiary Volume One, Palladium Fantasy Character Sheets, In the Face of Death, and a whole lot more.

Last, but not least, our thanks to all of our Megaverse Insiders! The Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One Megaverse® Insider was a complete success. We nearly sold out of the Benefactors and did sell out the Ultimate Benefactor, and your support brought in enough to cover the printing cost of this big, comprehensive Rifts® monster book in its soft-cover and various hardcover editions. We’ll do another Megaverse® Insider for Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two in a few months, and other select book releases. And there is more to come. So please keep your eyes peeled and spread the word about the two awesome Bundles of Holding, new releases, upcoming sales, and how much you enjoy Palladium products. Thanks.

NEW! 2 Rifts® Bundles of Holding – available now

The sooner you buy in, the better the deal and bigger the savings. So do not delay! Plus you help a worthy charity. For each Bundle, you can pay the minimum price to get all the titles in that offer's Starter Collection. HOWEVER, if you pay more than that offer's threshold (average) price, you also get all the titles in that offer's Bonus Collection.

Bundle #1: Rifts® “Phase World®” Bundle of Holding – now thru April 29, 2019

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/PhaseWorld

The all-new Rifts® Phase World® Bundle presents the standalone sub-setting of space opera adventure across the Three Galaxies, and beyond. (Also see the Rifts® Essentials Bundle, available now.)

The Rifts® “Phase World®” STARTER Collection (US $9.95 – total value $49.50). For just US $9.95 you get five Phase World®/Three Galaxies Dimension Books, below, in this offer’s Starter Collection.

  • Phase World® (208 pages, Phase World®, a nexus to a thousand worlds, 30 O.C.C.s/R.C.C.s, Prometheans, Cosmo-Knights, Naruni, Kreeghor, Phase Weapons and Magic, spacecraft, and much more).
  • Phase World® Sourcebook (112 pages, tons of gear, weapons, power armor, robots, spaceships, new O.C.C.s/R.C.C.s, more info about the Three Galaxies).
  • Three Galaxies™ (160 pages, more about the Three Galaxies, new threats, spaceship combat rules, living spaceships and weapons, new gear, and more).
  • Fleets of the Three Galaxies™ (128 pages, 17 notable spacecraft, creation guidelines, random tables, formations, ranks, and more).
  • Heroes of the Megaverse® (112 pages, create superhumans for the Three Galaxies setting, 101 super abilities, 9 notable hero NPCs).
  • A total value of $49.50.

Rifts® “Phase World®” BONUS COLLECTION (threshold currently $25.53 – retail value $135.50).

If you pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price ($25.53 when we post this, but the longer you wait, the higher it will go), you will level up and also get this offer's ENTIRE Bonus Collection with nine more supplements and sourcebooks worth an additional $86. Total retail value: $135.50.

  • Megaverse® Builder™ (96 pages, dimension creation rules, dimensional storms and anomalies, the Shifter expanded, three dimensions of note and more).
  • Anvil Galaxy™ (160 pages, the Anvil Galaxy overview, nearly 20 aliens and alien worlds, the legend of the Cosmic Forge, more about the Cosmo-Knights, Trans-Galactic Empire, The Threshold, adventure ideas and more).
  • Thundercloud Galaxy™ (160 pages, 17 alien races, notable monsters, the Dominators, Gene-Tech, space colony creation rules, 101 ruins, and much more).
  • Naruni™ Wave Two (96 pages; a Naruni weapon catalog with high-tech guns, body armor, power armor, robots, vehicles, and so much more).
  • Dimensional Outbreak™ (192 pages, Phase World described, the Battle for Center, the Minion War, Demon magic and bases, Star Slayers and more).
  • Skraypers™ (160 pages; an alien world under siege by a cruel and tyrannical alien invader. Just one of many worlds and dimensions accessible via the Rifts® (and Phase World®).
  • Three Issues of The Rifter® with source material for Phase World®/Three Galaxies™, Rifts® and other Palladium RPG settings (96 pages each, 288 pages total, issues #31, #34, #50).

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/PhaseWorld

Remember, if you haven't already purchased the Rifts Essentials Bundle with the core rule book and key supplements, start there first!

Bundle #2: Rifts® “Essentials” – now thru April 29, 2019

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/RiftsEssentials2019

It is called the Rifts® “Essentials” Bundle because it contains everything you need to play or start a campaign.

If you have never played Rifts®, the Essentials Bundle gives you plenty to get rolling.

If you are a long-time Rifts® fan, you get the Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG and other “core” books to have available as a digital reference.

Rifts® Savage Worlds® players, this is a great way to learn more about the world and incorporate new elements and surprises into your game.

Rifts® Essentials Starter Collection (US $8.95 – value $33.50):

  • Rifts® Ultimate Edition™ (376 page core rule book).
  • Rifts® Sourcebook One™ (160 page adventure sourcebook).
  • Rifts® Primer (tips on running games and creating adventures).
  • Total PDF retail value of $33.50, all for only $8.95!

BONUS Collection (currently US $20.20 – value $45.50):

If you pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price ($20.20 when we post this, but the longer you wait, the higher it will go), you will level up and also get this offer's ENTIRE Bonus Collection.

  • Rifts® Game Master Guide (352 pages of stats, robots, vehicles, gear and maps).
  • Rifts® Book of Magic™ (352 pages, 900+ spells, plus magic items, herbs, symbiotes and more).
  • Rifts® Game Master Kit (character sheets, G.M. tools).

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/RiftsEssentials2019

Bargain price and charity support. Not only do you get to try something new or build your existing e-library at a bargain price, but 10% of every purchase goes toward charity! We chose to support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (missingkids.com) with both bundles. They provide desperately needed help and services to those in need of them.

Rifts® challenges and stimulates your imagination like few role-playing games ever will. Its twisted, post-apocalyptic world of science fiction, fantasy and horror offers diverse player characters and gaming opportunities you seldom see in the same setting. WARNING: Read a few of these books and you may be hooked playing adventures that pit you against an endless array of aliens, supernatural creatures, magic and super-technology that spans countless worlds and dimensions.

Both Bundles of Holding run in parallel until April 29, 2019 – don’t miss out on these limited time offers!

Rifts Logo 16 Ounce Coffee Mug

NEW! Rifts® LOGO Coffee Mug – available now

Back due to popular demand, but bigger and better than ever. The new mug is larger (16 ounce) than past coffee mugs, the artwork is larger and appears on both sides of the mug, and the mug has a color interior, adding a nice splash of color to your morning or game time beverage. Please note these new mugs have a different (we think nicer) style and shape than the coffee mugs we sold in years past.

  • 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 – available now.

Property of the Coalition 16 Ounce Coffee Mug

NEW! Rifts® Property of the Coalition States Coffee Mug – available now

Back due to popular demand, but bigger and better than ever. The new mug is larger (16 ounce) than past coffee mugs, the artwork is larger and appears on both sides of the mug, and the mug has a color interior, adding a nice splash of color to your morning or game time beverage. Please note these new mugs have a different (we think nicer) style and shape than the coffee mugs we sold in years past.

  • The “Property of the Coalition States®” logo with CS Skull and Lightning Bolt in white on a black mug. Very dynamic.
  • Art is located on the front and back of the mug.
  • Glossy black exterior with a bright red interior.
  • 16 ounce ceramic mug.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • $10.99 retail – Cat. No. 2588 – available now.

Palladium Fantasy Dragon 16 Ounce Coffee Mug

NEW! Palladium Fantasy RPG® “Dragon” Coffee Mug – available now

Back due to popular demand. The new mug is larger (16 ounce) than past coffee mugs, the artwork is larger and appears on both sides of the mug, and the mug has a color interior, adding a nice splash of color to your morning or game time beverage. Please note these new mugs have a different (we think nicer) style and shape than the coffee mugs we sold in years past.

  • The fan favorite “3-Headed Hydra” battling a knight from the iconic, original Palladium Fantasy RPG® cover. Red art on a black mug.
  • 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 – available now.

Rifts Screen Printed Baseball Cap

NEW! Rifts® Screen Printed Twill Baseball Cap – available now

Back due to popular demand are three different Rifts® baseball caps. This affordable, black baseball cap has a vibrant, red “Rifts®” logo screen printed on a lightweight, unstructured twill baseball cap with Velcro closure. Looks great.

  • The word “Rifts” in red on a black baseball cap.
  • Lightweight, 100% cotton twill cap.
  • Adjustable self-material strap with Velcro® closure.
  • Five panel, medium profile with unstructured crown and pre-curved visor.
  • One size fits most.
  • $11.99 retail – Cat. No. 2590 – available now.

Rifts Embroidered Red Logo Baseball Cap

NEW! Red Rifts® Embroidered Baseball Cap – available now

Back due to popular demand are three different Rifts® baseball caps. This particular one is a black, soft, brushed cotton twill baseball cap with a rich, red “Rifts®” logo embroidered on it. Adjustable metal buckle. Looks fabulous.

  • The word “Rifts” embroidered in red on a black baseball cap.
  • Soft, brushed cotton twill baseball cap. 100% cotton.
  • Adjustable strap with metal buckle.
  • One size fits most. Hand wash only.
  • $21.99 retail – Cat. No. 2591 – available now.

Rifts Embroidered White Logo Baseball Cap

NEW! White Rifts® Embroidered Baseball Cap – available now

Back due to popular demand are three different Rifts® baseball caps. This particular cap is a navy blue, soft, brushed twill cotton baseball cap with a silvery white “Rifts®” embroidered on it. Adjustable metal buckle. Looks fabulous.

  • The word “Rifts” embroidered in white on a navy blue baseball cap.
  • Soft, brushed cotton twill baseball cap. 100% cotton.
  • Adjustable strap with metal buckle.
  • One size fits most. Hand wash only.
  • $21.99 retail – Cat. No. 2592 – available now.

Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary Volume One

This is the first big “Monster Book” reference ever done for Rifts®, and it is epic. Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One collects nearly 100 animals, and offers more than 20 new beasts found across North America. But this is much more than a collection of reprinted creatures pulled from a dozen World Books. Twenty are brand new and as uniquely “Rifts” as you can imagine, and ALL the old creatures are updated, expanded, sometimes redrawn, presented in alphabetical order, and their location shown at a glance on a map for each beast. The first volume will be 224-256 pages. So will Volume Two. Actually, we may need a Volume Three because there are so many monsters and exotic animals in Rifts North America alone, and the detailed and expanded information requires more pages. Most animals should also offer adventure ideas for Game Masters and offer opportunities for players.

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 – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) – in final production. May release.

UPDATE: In the Face of Death, Garden of the Gods, Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Psychic Scream, AND other titles are all coming along

This week’s news and updates are all about the two new Rifts® Bundles of Holding and the release of new, non-book items like baseball caps, coffee mugs, and don’t forget about the Rifts® pens.

Just because a book is not specifically listed every week does not mean it is discontinued or in limbo, it means there’s really nothing new to report this week. We are anxious to put as many of the books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months. That includes The Rifter® #83 and #84, Rifts® Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream™, Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Rifts® Antarctica, Rifts® The Disavowed™, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Living Nowhere™, Garden of the Gods, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and more. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of production or development.

UPDATE DriveThruRPG.com – Check out the 2 Rifts® Bundles of Holding – Rifts® Phase World®/Dimension Books and Rifts® Essentials – for great PDFs at bargain prices

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/PhaseWorld

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/RiftsEssentials2019

Otherwise, we continue to work on a number of new PDF releases for DriveThru, including the three Rifts® Novels, The Rifter® #80, more Paper Minis, a few free things, and maybe a few surprises, so keep your eyes peeled.

Recent PDF additions include The Rifter® #79: gaming through history, the Kingdom of Rifts® New Oslo, a Rifts® short story, the Heroes Unlimited™ Stage Magician, tips on running a campaign, and more. The Rifter® #78 with the Modern Necromancer for use with Nightbane® and other settings, the City of Khemennu Part 2 for Palladium Fantasy®, the Nexus Zone for Rifts®, the aftermath of I Am Legion for Splicers® and more. Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™, the Coalition's response to the escalating Minion War™ crisis, uniting D-Bees, mages and heroes of every stripe to stand against this Demon Plague. CS psychics and Psi-Battalion, CS Demon Hunter, new CS power armor, cyborgs, gear, special training and more. 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.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – April 12, 2019

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – April 4, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

Holy moley! April is turning into a big month for Palladium Books.

  • Last 4 days to get in on the Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One Megaverse® Insider. Yep, this is your last chance to get any of the cool, EXCLUSIVE items available ONLY in this offer. Most will not be offered anywhere else, including the two hardcover editions printed to only what you order (plus a few dozen extra for Palladium staff, friends and special promotions)! FOUR days to get them or you miss out! Some items, like the limited Benefactor are almost sold out – only 3 left (limited to 12 total)! The entire offer is doing fantastic thanks to your support.
  • A new Rifts® iOS sticker was added by Apollo Okamura on Tuesday. A Rogue Scholar based off someone you might recognize. (Thanks, Apollo. You are too kind.)
  • Another special offer is coming soon. Details next week.
  • A NEW Rifts® Savage Worlds Kickstarter from Pinnacle Entertainment is launching April 16. Their goal is to fund 3 new sourcebooks and to update the 3 core rule books! All of the sourcebooks are based in North America. The three new Adventure Sourcebooks are Empire of Humanity™, Arcana & Mysticism™ and Blood and Banes™ (Vampire Kingdoms).
  • Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One should go to the printer this month.
  • New Rifts® baseball caps will be available later this month.
  • New Rifts® and Palladium Fantasy RPG® coffee mugs will be available later this month.
  • New Palladium Fantasy RPG® online character sheets will be available later this month.
  • I’ll be diving into finishing In the Face of Death™ and The Rifter® #83 later this month.

 

Exciting stuff, right? All kinds of things are happening at Palladium this April. It’s going to be a big month for us and some of our business partners. Plus Julius Rosenstein, Matthew Clements, and I all celebrate birthdays this month, as do several friends including Joe Bergmans and Sheila Laffrey.

Otherwise, I’ve mostly been writing Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One and working with our printer to get everything prepped for what will hopefully be an onslaught of releases starting with the Bestiary. I’ve also been sending books in for reprint, receiving artwork for various projects and juggling what feels like a hundred different things. But making progress on many.

 

Rifts Bestiary Megaverse Insider

Last 4 Days – Megaverse® Insider Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – Exclusive items available ONLY IN THIS OFFER

This is the only way to get the PDF of the Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One six months before everyone else, and the two collector hardcovers and many items are made to order EXCLUSIVELY for the Megaverse® Insider, only! You cannot get them later. Only during the Insider offer. And your LAST CHANCE is now thru Monday!

The color cover hardcover and the Crimson Hardcover (signed and numbered), for example, are ONLY available to those of you who order them as a Megaverse Insider offer (plus a few dozen extra for staff, friends and special promotions). The few books that may find their way onto Ebay afterward will cost you much MORE than what they are selling for here and now, if you can even find them later at all. Don’t miss out. Last 4 days to order! This offer will not be extended. FYI: The hardcovers make outstanding gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. All available soon.

 

What is a Megaverse® Insider Offer?

Besides fun and unique opportunities rarely available to the average gamer, the Rifts® Bestiary Megaverse® Insider gives you the chance to get one or more of the following, depending on which item or bundle(s) you purchase. But do it fast because you only have FOUR DAYS left before this deal ends.

 

Summary of Megaverse® Insider Items for Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One

Note: Please read the full store description or the March 22 Weekly Update for complete details and to avoid any possible misunderstanding. We know many of you are probably new to the Megaverse Insider Offer and we do not want you to miss out. Offer ends April 8, 2019, and some bundles are limited to just one or a dozen.

  • Inside Help: $5 – Cat. No. 12031 – (Name listed in the book)
  • In Memoriam: $5 – Cat. No. 12032 – (Name listed in the book)
  • A “Real” Character Tribute: $10 – Cat. No. 12033 – (Character’s name listed in the book)
  • Cyber-Insider (PDF of book only): $16 – Cat. No. 12034 – (Name listed in the book + the bookmarked PDF at least 6 months before it is made available to the general public)
  • Palladium Insider: $50 – Cat. No. 12035 – (Name listed in the book + you get one Limited Edition Hardcover Edition – Color Cover)
  • Crimson Beast Insider: $75 – Cat. No. 12036 – (Name listed in the book + you get one signed and numbered, Limited Edition “Crimson Beast” Collector’s Hardcover)
  • Enhanced Crimson Beast Insider: $90 – Cat. No. 12037 – (Name listed in the book + you get the PDF + signed and numbered, Limited Edition “Crimson Beast” Collector’s Hardcover)
  • Top Insider: $145 – Cat. No. 12038 – (Name listed in the book + you get both limited edition hardcover books, signed, PDF, dragon head sketch, print)
  • Ultimate Insider: $200 – Cat. No. 12039 – (Name listed in the book + you get both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, 5 prints, 2 Raw Editions)
  • GOING FAST!! Benefactor: $500 – LIMITED to 12 Benefactors – ONLY 3 Left – Cat. No. 12040 – (Name listed in the book + you get 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).
  • SOLD OUT! Ultimate Benefactor: $1,400 – LIMITED to ONE – Cat. No. RB-UB1 – Name listed in the book + you get 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!)

 

Offer ENDS in 4 days – Monday, April 8. Many items are very limited and exclusive to this offer.

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.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: ALL of these items are only available during these last remaining 4 days. Most will NEVER BE OFFERED AGAIN. THIS IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO GET MANY OF THEM. Offer ends April 8, 2018. And a few bundles are limited. See palladiumbooks.com for complete details.

ORDERING the Megaverse® Insider – The Megaverse® Insider is hosted on palladiumbooks.com from now thru April 8. You make advance purchases of the select Megaverse® Insider offers exactly the same way you would place any online order for a game or sourcebook from the Palladium Books store. Each item has its own catalog number, price and page at the Palladium Books online 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, with only two exceptions.

One last thing, please spread the word to your gaming friends and collectors, 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.

 

Rifts Bestiary

COMING SOON: 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 is 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 – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) – in final production. April release (tentative).

 

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Psychic Scream

Psychic Scream™ is in my thoughts as I line up artists for this title.

 

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: In the Face of Death, a sourcebook for Dead Reign®

Received some amazing illustrations from Amy L. Ashbaugh to go with Nick Bradshaw’s madness. Waiting for art from a couple other artists, too. Gonna be a great book. Still planning to make In the Face of Death™ a spring release.

 

UPDATE: Titan Robotics

Been approving concept art. The Raw Preview Edition gives you a great idea of what you can expect when the finished book is released later this summer.

 

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods

Approved some art for this book too. Need to assign more. Garden of the Gods™ is going to be unique and fun. I’ve gotten some very positive feedback from the Raw Preview Edition. We cannot wait to get all these books into your hands.

 

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica

I spoke with Carmen, and he’s cranking away on his additions. Rifts® Antarctica™ is going to surprise and delight a lot of people.

 

The Rifter #83

UPDATE: The Rifter® #83

I know Wayne is still sorting through submissions for this book and The Rifter® #84.

 

UPDATE: Rifts® The Disavowed AND Other Titles

I actually did a little work on Disavowed when some ideas came along. We are anxious to put as many of the books you’ve been waiting for into your hands over the next 18 months, as we can. That includes The Rifter® #83 and #84, Rifts® The Disavowed, Rifts® CS Arsenal, Living Nowhere™, the Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and more. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles.

 

UPDATE: DriveThruRPG.com

We continue to prep a number of new PDF releases for DriveThruRPG, including the three Rifts® Novels, The Rifter® #80, more Paper Minis, a few free things, and maybe a few surprises, so keep your eyes peeled.

Recent PDF additions include The Rifter® #79: gaming through history, the Kingdom of Rifts® New Oslo®, a Rifts® short story, the Heroes Unlimited™ Stage Magician, tips on running a campaign, and more. The Rifter® #78 with the Modern Necromancer for use with Nightbane® and other settings, the City of Khemennu Part 2 for Palladium Fantasy®, the Nexus Zone for Rifts®, the aftermath of I Am Legion for Splicers® and more. Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™, the Coalition's response to the escalating Minion War™ crisis, uniting D-Bees, mages and heroes of every stripe to stand against this Demon Plague. CS psychics and Psi-Battalion, CS Demon Hunter, new CS power armor, cyborgs, gear, special training and more. 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.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – April 4, 2019

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 28, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

The Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One Megaverse® Insider Offer is off to a great start. The Ultimate Benefactor offer sold within hours of going live (thank you!), and we have sold most (only 5 left) of the Benefactor offers in which your name becomes an unstatted character in the book itself. This particular bundle is limited to only a dozen, unless Charles “Chuck” Walton manages to find a few other concept drawings to expand this category (which wouldn’t be more than another 3-5, I think). Of course, the two limited edition hardcovers and the PDF are the other hot items, but we are seeing interest in most of the categories, including Inside Help (thanks!). Our heartfelt appreciation to everyone supporting this fun and unique offer. And because we are well into the final production of Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One, it should ship not too long after the Megaverse Insider Offer ends. Not months and months or a year later; we’re hoping end of April. If you haven’t taken a look at this offer yet, please do. Time is running out, with a little more than a week left to order yours. More details below.

As usual, a lot is going on. I finished approvals for the text and all the artwork for the next three Rifts® for Savage Worlds books coming from Pinnacle. They are pretty darn awesome. Some of the best writing I’ve seen and a consistent high quality of artwork. It is nice when you work with a licensee that cares about the I.P. (Intellectual Property) and is good to work with. All three of the new titles are set in North America, and Pinnacle will be launching their Kickstarter for them mid-April. I will keep you posted.

Due to popular demand, Palladium is bringing back Rifts® baseball caps. There will be three types of new Rifts® baseball caps1) screen printed red Rifts® logo printed on a black cap ($11.99), 2) premium embroidered baseball cap – black cap with red Rifts® logo ($21.99), and 3) a navy blue cap with white embroidered Rifts® logo ($21.99). We’re trying a new supplier, so we are as anxious to see the quality as you are. We are also going to be offering a different style of coffee mug (16 ounce, probably $10.99 each) that we think looks pretty sweet. We’ll be offering a Rifts® mug with the full logo (the classic Kevin Long art and Rifts® logo), a Property of the Coalition States™ mug, and a Fantasy mug (classic FRPG dragon); each has the image on both sides of the mug. We’ll announce them all when they are back from the printer and in stock, probably the end of April.

Otherwise I have been working away on books, primarily Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One, but also bits and pieces for In the Face of Death™ for Dead Reign®, and a few other projects. Plus plotting convention season, promotion, etc. We are still working on the Digital Palladium Fantasy RPG® Character Sheets. Will let you know when they go live.

By the way, that video interview I did for the Artichoke Dip YouTube channel is rapidly approaching 1,000 views. The host recently added a very good and comprehensive review of the Dead Reign® RPG setting. Apparently, he was pleasantly surprised to see that Dead Reign® goes beyond the usual convention involving zombies, and that we put a very Palladium twist on surviving the Zombie Apocalypse. You can check both of them out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4Ne0FHlPq7qUMti4H--zA

As I mentioned last Update, you can find MORE excellent video interviews with Palladium writers and artists like Charles Walton II, Carl Gleba, Brandon Aten, Carmen Bellaire, Apollo Okamura, Amy L. Ashbaugh and others – go to Questwise.

And you can catch a great interview with me, Sean Patrick Fannon (Rifts® Savage Worlds), Cameron Cleveland (G.M. Supreme), and the host after Episode 19 on at https://voiceofhopepodcast.podbean.com and on iTunes.

 

Megaverse® Insider: Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – Limited Time Pre-Sale Offer – Only a week and a few days left to get yours

What is a Megaverse® Insider Offer?

Besides fun and unique opportunities rarely available to the average gamer, the Rifts® Bestiary Megaverse® Insider< gives you the chance to get one or more of the following, depending on which item or bundle(s) you purchase. But do it fast because you only have a little more than ONE week before this deal ends.

 

Summary of Megaverse® Insider Items for Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One

Note: Please read the full store description or the March 22 Weekly Update for complete details and to avoid any possible misunderstanding. We know many of you are probably new to the Megaverse Insider Offer and we do not want you to miss out. Offer ends April 8, 2019, and some bundles are limited to just one or a dozen.

 

Inside Help

Inside Help: $5 – Cat. No. 12031 – (Name listed in the book)

 

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: $5 – Cat. No. 12032 – (Name listed in the book)

 

Character Tribute

A “Real” Character Tribute: $10 – Cat. No. 12033 – (Character’s name listed in the book)

 

Cyber-Insider

Cyber-Insider (PDF of book only): $16 – Cat. No. 12034 – (Name listed in the book + the bookmarked PDF at least 6 months before it is made available to the general public)

 

Palladium Insider

Palladium Insider: $50 – Cat. No. 12035 – (Name listed in the book + you get one Limited Edition Hardcover Edition – Color Cover)

 

Crimson Beast Insider

Crimson Beast Insider: $75 – Cat. No. 12036 – (Name listed in the book + you get one signed and numbered, Limited Edition “Crimson Beast” Collector’s Hardcover)

 

Enhanced Crimson Beast Insider

Enhanced Crimson Beast Insider: $90 – Cat. No. 12037 – (Name listed in the book + you get the PDF + signed and numbered, Limited Edition “Crimson Beast” Collector’s Hardcover)

 

Top Insider

Top Insider: $145 – Cat. No. 12038 – (Name listed in the book + you get both limited edition hardcover books, signed, PDF, dragon head sketch, print)

 

Ultimate Insider

Ultimate Insider: $200 – Cat. No. 12039 – (Name listed in the book + you get both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, 5 prints, 2 Raw Editions)

 

Benefactor

GOING FAST!! Benefactor: $500 – LIMITED to 12 Benefactors, ONLY 5 Left – Cat. No. 12040 – (Name listed in the book + you get 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)

 

Ultimate Benefactor

SOLD OUT! Ultimate Benefactor: $1,400 – LIMITED to ONE – Cat. No. RB-UB1 – Name listed in the book + you get 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!)

 

It’s just a little more than ONE WEEK before this deal ends, and some items are very limited. You do not want to miss this offer.

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.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: ALL of these items are only available during the short ONE WEEK or so remaining. Most will NEVER BE OFFERED AGAIN. THIS IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO GET MANY OF THEM. Offer ends April 8, 2018. And a few bundles are limited. See palladiumbooks.com for complete details.

ORDERING the Megaverse® Insider – The Megaverse® Insider is hosted on palladiumbooks.com from now thru April 8. You make advance purchases of the select Megaverse® Insider offers exactly the same way you would place any online order for a game or sourcebook from the Palladium Books store. Each item has its own catalog number, price and page at the Palladium Books online 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, with only two exceptions.

One last thing, please spread the word to your gaming friends and collectors, 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.

 

Rifts Bestiary

COMING SOON: 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 is 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 – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) – in final production. April release (tentative).

 

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Psychic Scream

I’m lining up artists for this title.

 

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: In the Face of Death, a sourcebook for Dead Reign®

I approved a few new sketches and extended the art deadline a couple of weeks. Most of the art for this book is done, and the rest is coming in a few weeks. Just in time for me to dive back into the writing. Still shooting to make In the Face of Death™ a spring release.

 

UPDATE: Titan Robotics

I’ve got Mark Dudley working on some interior art and lining up other artists to get busy on Titan Robotics™ for a summer release. Waiting to see John Zeleznik’s concept sketches for the cover. The Raw Preview Edition gives you a great idea of what you can expect when the finished book is released later this summer.

 

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods

Some art is done and I’m lining up others. Garden of the Gods™ is going to be unique and fun. The Raw Preview Edition gives you a great idea of what you can expect when the finished book is released later this summer. We cannot wait to get all these books into your hands.

 

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica

I know Carmen is pretty pumped up about his contributions to the book, though I suspect he’ll need a bit more time finishing writing it. Rifts® Antarctica™ is going to surprise and delight a lot of people.

 

The Rifter #83

UPDATE: The Rifter® #83

Far from forgotten. Material is being selected for The Rifter® #83 now.

 

UPDATE: Rifts® The Disavowed AND Other Titles

We are anxious to put as many of the books you've been waiting for into your hands over the next 18 months, as we can. That includes The Rifter® #83 and #84, Rifts® The Disavowed, Rifts® CS Arsenal, Living Nowhere, the Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and more. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles.

 

UPDATE: DriveThruRPG.com

We continue to prep a number of new PDF releases for DriveThruRPG, including the three Rifts® Novels, The Rifter® #80, more Paper Minis, a few free things, and maybe a few surprises, so keep your eyes peeled.

Recent PDF additions include The Rifter® #79: gaming through history, the Kingdom of Rifts® New Oslo®, a Rifts® short story, the Heroes Unlimited™ Stage Magician, tips on running a campaign, and more. The Rifter® #78 with the Modern Necromancer for use with Nightbane® and other settings, the City of Khemennu Part 2 for Palladium Fantasy®, the Nexus Zone for Rifts®, the aftermath of I Am Legion for Splicers® and more. Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™, the Coalition's response to the escalating Minion War™ crisis, uniting D-Bees, mages and heroes of every stripe to stand against this Demon Plague. CS psychics and Psi-Battalion, CS Demon Hunter, new CS power armor, cyborgs, gear, special training and more. 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.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 28, 2019

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