Weekly Updates 2

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – September 28, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

There are several new items available in Palladium’s online store: The Rifts® Bestiary™ Crimson and Color Cover Hardcover Collector Editions (the few that are available), the Garden of the Gods™ color print (8 ½ x 11 inches), and a handful of two sold out favorites, the Rifts® Psyscape and Rifts® Underseas color prints (11x14 inches), all available in the Palladium online store while supplies last. Alex and I also have added one-of-a-kind negatives to my online store from World Book 4: Rifts® Africa and Mindwerks.

The Rifter® #84 is in final edit and typesetting stages and we expect it to go to the printer by the end of next week. The Garden of the Gods™ sourcebook for Palladium Fantasy should follow a short time after. In the Face of Death™ and Rifts® Titan Robotics™ after it. New descriptions for Titan Robotics™ and Rifts® Antarctica™ are presented below.

New SALE! This is a short, 4-Day sale, because the items are the signed and numbered, limited edition Gold Hardcovers and art prints. Yes, including the Rifts® Bestiary™ Gold Edition! The art prints, typically limited to 500, though not signed and numbered, are at half price! We are also making a small handful of the Megaverse® Insider hardcover editions available. See details below.

A few slightly damaged Rifts® Bestiary™ Crimson and Color Cover Hardcover Collector Editions are available from my Ebay store at marked down prices. Alex and I have also added one-of-a-kind negatives to my online store from World Book 4: Rifts® Africa, including the first ever depiction of Erin Tarn and Sir Thorpe, and the ONLY depiction of Victor Lazlo (all art by Kevin Long), as well as the Four Horsemen and other cool images from Rifts® Africa and Rifts® Mindwerks™. There are also negatives from Cyber-Knights™, Rifts® Index Vol. 2, Vampire Kingdoms™, Rifts® Sourcebook One, and New West™, but we have stuff coming from Rifts® Mercenaries, Phase World®, Phase World Sourcebook, Dark Conversions and others! We are also trying to keep a nice selection of out of print book titles, signed Gold and Special Editions (Silver Rifts® RPG, Machinations of Doom™, Lemuria™, NG 1 & 2 hardcovers, etc.), and other out of print and signed books (like the Rifts® Bestiary), original artwork, and other one-of-a-kind negatives, which are selling like hot cakes. Most negatives are on sale along with other select items like Star Wars, Spawn and Marvel toys, and other collectibles to my (Kevin’s) Ebay store. Check ‘em all out at http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

The last of the Megaverse® Insider items ALL shipped this afternoon. If you moved and did not get us your address prior to today, you’ll need to watch for your package at your old address because it has left our warehouse. Our thanks to those of you who did get us address changes over the last few weeks. As noted for the past several Updates, the PDF of the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One has been sent out to everyone. If you have not gotten yours, please contact Palladium Books by phone (734-721-2903), Help Desk, or by email at rifter{at}palladiumbooks.com.

We have a lot going on and a bunch of books to finish, so I’m just going to dive into what’s new, updates, and the sales.

Rifts Underseas Color Print

NEW! Rifts® Underseas™ Color Print

We unearthed 7 of this sold out fan favorite print. Get ‘em while you can. Sorry, not part of the print sale.

  • Cover to the Rifts® Underseas™ World Book.
  • 11 x 14 inches in size – 10 x 13 image.
  • Suitable for framing.
  • Artist John Zeleznik.
  • $15.00 retail – Full color – Cat. No. PR825.

Rifts Psyscape Color Print

NEW! Rifts® Psyscape Color Print

We unearthed 7 of this sold out fan favorite print. Get ‘em while you can. Sorry, not part of the print sale.

  • Cover to the Rifts® Psyscape™ World Book.
  • 11 x 14 inches in size – 10 x 13 image.
  • Suitable for framing.
  • Artist John Zeleznik.
  • $15.00 retail – Full color – Cat No. PR826.

Garden of the Gods Color Print

NEW! Garden of the Gods Color Print

The cover to Garden of the Gods™ is both beautiful and evocative, and is part of our print sale.

  • Cover to the Garden of the Gods™ sourcebook for the Palladium Fantasy RPG®.
  • 8½ x 11 inches in size – 8 x 10½ image area.
  • Suitable for framing.
  • Artists Charles Walton Jr. And Eduardo Dominguez S.
  • $10.00 retail – Full color – Cat No. 827.

NEW! Super-Limited – Rifts® Bestiary Crimson and Color Cover Hardcovers – only a few available while supplies last

We thought it would be fun to make a few of the Megaverse® Insider Rifts® Bestiary™ Hardcover EditionsCrimson and Color Hardcover editions – available to those of you who might have missed the Insider offer. Each is gorgeous and limited to 150 total copies, or less. These are printer proofs signed by the Palladium crew with one of Kevin Siembieda’s large Dragon Head sketches in the front of the book. These two, rare collector editions are in high demand and will only increase in value over time, especially after Volume Two is released. As a result, the price is higher than the Insider cost per book.

80+ creatures, 18 or so new, plus all other monsters tweaked, updated and expanded. This book is packed with monstrous goodness, cool creatures for use by players, adventure ideas for Game Masters, and monsters to shake things up.

Rifts Bestiary One Crimson Hardcover

Rifts® Bestiary Crimson Hardcover “Printer Proof”

  • 4 copies available – 138 total copies were printed, most are already sold! Available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • 80+ creatures of Rifts North America described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting; basic S.D.C. stats included for each creature description.
  • 256 pages – $99.00 retail – Cat. No. 896HC-Crimson.
  • Shipping now on a first come, first served basis while super-limited supply lasts!

Rifts Bestiary One Color Hardcover

Rifts® Bestiary Color Cover Hardcover “Printer Proof”

  • 8 copies available – 150 total copies were printed, most are already sold! Available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • 80+ creatures of Rifts North America described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting; basic S.D.C. stats included for each creature description.
  • 256 pages – $65.00 retail – Cat. No. 896HC-CC.
  • Shipping now on a first come, first served basis while super-limited supply lasts!

Note: A few slightly damaged or defective copies of both hardcovers are also available at lower prices from Kevin’s Ebay store: http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

NEW SALE – 4 Days Only – Rifts® Collectible Gold Hardcovers and Print Sale

All Gold Editions are on sale, including the Rifts® Bestiary™ Gold Hardcover Edition (limited to 300 copies, signed and numbered!) and art prints. Enjoy.

2021 Palladium Open House (POH) – 40th Anniversary Celebration – First wave of admissions to be offered in a week or two

I am trying to finalize dates with hotels and expect to be able to make the first wave of admissions and VIP Night tickets available next Weekly Update or the following. As a general practice, we offer two or three waves of tickets at three different times to make sure EVERYONE gets a shot at coming. Remember, we can only accommodate about 300-350 people.

We hyped up the 2021 Palladium Open House (POH) at Gen Con, even handing out flyers. Well, anticipation is growing to the point that we’ve had a number of people reach out to us to ask when tickets might go up for sale. Due to popular demand, I will try to make the first wave of admissions tickets available in 2-3 weeks.

First, I need to nail down the dates with a couple of hotels. The event will be, as usual, held at the end of April or beginning of May. The reason is the event is held in our warehouse, which we can heat, but cannot air-condition, so we shoot for a time of year where the temperature is moderate and comfortable. We also have to work around a big University of Michigan event that books hotels for miles around. All of that is very doable with hotel prices generally ranging from $70-$150 per night.

This will be Palladium’s 40th Anniversary so we want to pull out all the stops and hope to bring in a record number of Palladium creators and friends. Size and available parking limits us to only about 300 attendees, so we recommend getting admissions early. As usual, we will offer tickets in 2 or 3 waves so everyone gets a chance to attend. Wave One should be made available in two or three weeks.

  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Family reunion and party atmosphere for the entire event.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime.
  • Price of admission covers all RPG events.
  • Limited to only 300 attendees! May sell out.
  • Inexpensive hotels minutes away ($70-$150). 15 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Near major highways.
  • Details shall be coming soon to the Palladium Books website – www.palladiumbooks.com and upcoming Weekly Updates.

It all happens at the Palladium Books® Office and Warehouse – April or May, 2021 – 39074 Webb Court, Westland, Michigan, 48185, to celebrate Palladium Books’ 40th anniversary. A POH only happens every 2-4 years, and our 40th Anniversary only happens once in a lifetime. So please spread the word and start planning to join the fun in 2021, for an incredible experience.

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – in final production – October release

An amazing final issue with source material for Rifts®, Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Nightbane® and more! Zeleznik cover. This issue focuses on dark places, monsters, magic, and the supernatural just in time for the Halloween season.

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods (Fantasy) – in final production

Epic! Expansive. 40+ Forgotten Gods, 50+ Curses. 80+ Blessings, plus holy Weapons, magic artifacts, an overview of the Garden of the Gods, visions, miracles, Knightly protectors, Champions of the Gods, Faerie Folk, the Black Pit, five Greatest Rune weapons of the Old Ones, mystery, secrets, and more! If this book doesn’t get players and Game Masters excited, nothing will. Garden of the Gods™ also helps to set up several other Palladium Fantasy titles in the works or done and waiting for final edit and tweaking.

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

I can’t wait to finish writing this book, but need to get The Rifter® #84 and Garden of the Gods done first. Soon! Probably a November release.

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics – Fall release

Every time I look at the artwork for this books I just think, wow. One of many titles that will excite and tantalize your imaginations. A ton of toys for players and ideas for Game Masters. Robots and power armor galore, but also the inner workings of Titan Robotics and Archie Three’s schemes. I think 80% of the artwork is done. I continue to make notes and we are all pumped up about this power armor, robot, and weapon filled sourcebook.

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is another high-tech toy box presenting new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics. Ah, but Titan Robotics is much more than just another weapons manufacturer, it is the secret operation of ARCHIE-3 and all part of his plan to monitor and manipulate the outside world. Learn about Archie’s androids that run Titan Robotics, his current schemes and plans for the future. Probably a 160 page World Book around $22.99 retail, but may expand into 192 pages.

  • New Giant Robots.
  • New Power Armor, equipment and accessories.
  • 30+ power armors and robots, plus other equipment.
  • New weapons, gear and vehicles.
  • Titan Robotics Corporation and structure.
  • Archie’s secret kingdom and plans for the future.
  • New O.C.C.s and key Non-Player Characters (NPCs).
  • Android executives, security and much more.
  • Wellington Industries, Campaign prompts and more.
  • Art by Zeleznik, Walton, Cummings, Atkins, and others.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda. Cover by Zeleznik.
  • 160-192 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail (or $26.99) – Cat. No. 899. Fall 2019 or winter (tentative).

A Fall surprise or two

If things go well, I may slip in a Raw Edition and a surprise release before Christmas. The surprise is a little something that has been eating away at me and that I’ve been working on here and there. No more details until I know it’s coming out.

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream – Winter release

You will love Psychic Scream™, though I think I’m going to slot in Rifts® Titan Robotics™ ahead of it since so much more of that book is finished, art and all. If the description for Psychic Scream™ doesn’t get your heart pumping, I don’t know what will! Making notes and adding ideas that will blow your minds.

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica – Winter Release

I am bursting with ideas and had to stop and make all kinds of notes. I think Rifts® Antarctica™ is going to surprise and delight a lot of people. It is also a great example of the fun you can have with the Raw Editions. The sold out Rifts® Antarctica Raw Edition is a far cry from what the finished book is going to be. Those of you who bought the Raw Edition get a glimpse at Palladium’s creative process. When you compare the two, you’ll see what we kept, what we eliminated, what we added, and how we embellished the material to reach the creative finale of the finished book coming this fall or winter. Fun and educational for those of you who aspire to be writers yourself or just like to have the inside track at Palladium. And true of all Raw Editions vs the finished book. Probably a fall or winter release.

Rifts® Antarctica is a truly compelling and exotic land beyond what anyone expects. A frozen continent transformed by the power of magic and alien wildlife. Long isolated from the rest of the world, Rifts, D-Shifting events and the threat of war have now brought the distant South Pole within reach. Probably a 160 page World Book around $22.99 retail.

  • New alien monsters and D-Bees.
  • Strange new weapons and vehicles. Some left over from the Golden Age of Humanity, others completely alien.
  • The Splugorth’s secret outpost. More than it would seem.
  • A Splugorth zoo and place of secret Bio-Wizard experiments.
  • Snow and Ice Golems created specifically for the cold environment.
  • An ancient city of stone that predates human history and which even the Splugorth fear, let alone their minions! Ask yourself, what could possibly scare the Splugorth? Find out.
  • Danger from Elements, Ice Witches, Icecraft, and other horrors.
  • Vostok City, a city of magic carved from the ice itself.
  • Cold-weather skills, technology and survival techniques.
  • Ancient danger and dark secrets.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, Carmen Bellaire, and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 898. Winter or spring release.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume Two – Winter release

Nothing new on this front, but we all want it to be released as quickly as possible. Looking at a winter release.

UPDATE: The Disavowed, Living Nowhere, Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks, and other titles

These titles and several others are NOT forgotten and are in various stages of active production or waiting for production. As always, just because a book is not specifically listed in every Weekly Update, it does not mean it is discontinued or in limbo, it means there are more immediate things to talk about or there’s no substantive news to report. 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 Rifts® Disavowed™, Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Rifts® Antarctica, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. 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

A number of new and free products are heading for DriveThruRPG, but we’ve been too busy working on new books to add anything this week. Maybe next week.

The Rifter® #81: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG® (a complete, 33 page, Wolfen Vampire adventure by Kevin Siembieda with 20+ NPCs, and a 20 page Gnomes of the Ophid’s Grasslands), Rifts® Chaos Earth® Nebraska Part 2, Heroes Unlimited™ (Super Sleuth), and more. And don’t forget to check out the very helpful Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: A Microsoft Excel-based character management system available on DriveThru.

Also new this month on DriveThruRPG.com is Rifts® Dimension Book™ 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans™. It features True Atlanteans, their tribes, goals, and history, more about the Sunaj, new Magic Tattoos, new Shadow Magic™, new Shadow monsters, maps and descriptions of Atlantean Stone Pyramids, and more about the wicked Sunaj’s secret agenda. An awesome resource and fun read.

A number of new products will be coming your way on DriveThruRPG.com in the weeks ahead. This includes the re-edited and improved three original Rifts® Novels from the 1990's, one every two weeks or so. We may also make them available as Print on Demand (POD) books from DriveThru.

Recent PDF additions include the free Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Preview: See what's in this great new sourcebook before you buy it! The Rifter® #80: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG® Rifts® Chaos Earth® (setting and monsters), Splicers® (desert setting), Heroes Unlimited™ (villains), and more. Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come. The Rifter® #79 (Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Gaming through History, G.M., and more), The Rifter® #78 (the Modern Necromancer, Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, Splicers®, more); Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™, the Coalition’s response to the escalating Minion War™ crisis, Psi-Battalion, CS Demon Hunter, 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 – September 28, 2019

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – September 20, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

It has been a weird week. I feel like I have been pulled all over the place with a little work here, a little work there, some nostalgic moments that were a pleasant surprise, and a few possible business opportunities to be explored further. Two in particular are very exciting and as soon as we have something definitive to report, I will.

Inspiration came from everywhere for everything. While my focus is on finishing Garden of the Gods™, I found myself writing a little for In the Face of Death™, Rifts® Titan Robotics™, The Disavowed™, and even Rifts® Antarctica. I’ve learned that when inspiration strikes, you need to ride it out or you’ll lose it. I didn’t do that a couple weeks ago and those ideas are gone as if they never existed. So I wasn’t going to make that mistake again. We also did final approvals of the new maps for the next product wave for Rifts® Savage Worlds®. The books, the maps, all of it are awesome.

The Alliance Trade Show went well last weekend. We gleaned a lot of insight about the retail venue and a whole new generation of retailers and gamers discovering Palladium Books’ games. Speaking of which, I’m sure you think everyone must know about Palladium Books and games like Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Dead Reign®, Nightbane®, After the Bomb®, and others, but they do not! So please, spread the word, talk up the games and sourcebooks you love, and if you enjoy running games and demos, do so for your local store. And the Megaversal Ambassador program helps on that front. We chatted with a number of store owners who went gaga over Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™, and Dead Reign® – but this was the first time they had ever heard of Palladium Books. YOU, our fans, whether you are part of the Megaversal Ambassador program or not, ARE our ambassadors. There is nothing better than word of mouth from you to get your fellow gamers excited about Palladium Books. Please spread the word any way and everywhere you can. Thank you!

SALE! Did you know I had intended for the Monsters and Metal Sale to end today? I did. Only I’m so wildly busy, working on so many different book titles and other projects, that I read the calendar wrong and the guys didn’t catch it. That means you have ONE more week to take advantage of the Monsters and Metal Sale. Since it was inspired by Rifts® Bestiary™ and other books with exotic creatures and gods, the sale offers select monster and god-filled titles from across the Palladium Megaverse® as well as our Rifts® metal miniatures. In fact, the Rifts® metal miniatures have been selling like crazy, so our apologies if we run out of a few minis, as we are only selling existing inventory, not making new sets.

Speaking of Rifts® miniatures, I met with Carmen Bellaire this week and we discussed the possibility of Palladium acquiring the rights to the digital sculpts and related artwork he created for his start-up company, Rogue Heroes, and his ill-fated Rifts® miniature board game. I’ve been talking about the possibilities with a potential investor and an associate to run the miniature production side of things, or heck, maybe even another company to license the rights. We need to do this right, if we do it at all. I don’t know what form this might take, if it goes anywhere at all, I’m just exploring the possibilities.

I think the bottom line for me is that Carmen and his sculptor did such amazing work on something like 25-30 astonishing and iconic sculptures that I would hate to see them all lay fallow and forgotten. Especially when we have people asking about miniatures all the time, and not just for Rifts. If we can work with Carmen to find a way to do something with them, I would love to see it happen.

Alex and I continue to add Palladium one-of-a-kind negatives and collectibles to my (Kevin’s) Ebay store. There’s a lot of prep work that needs to be done before we can offer negs, starting with cutting them out of the giant sheets, then I have to sign, card, bag and price them, before Alex can list them for me. We’ve been working on prepping many more! Right now we have negs from Rifts® Mindwerks™, Cyber-Knights™, Rifts® Index Vol. 2, Vampire Kingdoms™, Rifts® Sourcebook One, and New West™, but we have stuff coming from Rifts® Mercenaries, Phase World®, Phase World Sourcebook, Dark Conversions and others! We are also trying to keep a nice selection of out of print book titles, signed Gold and Special Editions (Silver Rifts® RPG, Machinations of Doom™, Lemuria™, NG 1 & 2 hardcovers, etc.), and other out of print and signed books, original artwork, and the one-of-a-kind negatives — but they are all selling like hotcakes. We added a bunch of collectible toys, too. Namely Star Wars®, Spawn®, Batman®, and Marvel Legends®. And the majority of them are on sale till September 25, 2019! Check ‘em all out at http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

One last reminder to our Megaverse® Insiders: The PDF of the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One has been sent out to everyone. If you have not gotten yours, please contact Palladium Books by phone (734-721-2903), Help Desk, or by email at rifter{at}palladiumbooks.com – and for those of you awaiting your special Crimson Editions, they ship next week.

A new review from Games Gazette in England. This site is based in England, so you get to read about games from a bit of a different viewpoint. It’s a fun website. Here is the link to a review of The Rifter® #83:

http://www.gamesgazette.co.uk/gg/main.php?p=content/RPGs/Rifter%2083.htm

And if you missed the review of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One, here is the link to that review:

http://www.gamesgazette.co.uk/gg/main.php?p=content/RPGs/Bestiary%20Vol%201%20Rifts.htm

LAST WEEK of SALE: Monsters and Metal Sale

The release of the recent Rifts® Bestiary has inspired us to do a sale on books that feature monsters and the inhuman from Rifts® to Fantasy. And while we were at it, we thought we would include Rifts® miniatures and the Twill Rifts® Baseball Cap (I absolutely love mine). Enjoy.

Sale Ends September 25, 2019.

Note: A similar sale is happening on DriveThruRPG.com.

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

Now Shipping – Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – “Gold Edition” Hardcover – Signed and Numbered (plus Dragon Head Sketch for a short time)

A deluxe, limited, Gold Edition hardcover, signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few freelancers. And I’ve drawn one of my trademark dragon head sketches (large) in many of them and will continue to do so on orders that arrive now through next week. I’m doing so for ALL Gold Edition titles. Note: Historically, Palladium Books’ Gold Editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over. Valued as cherished collectibles. Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please note the slight increase in price to $55.

  • Gold foil on a black faux leather hardcover.
  • Only 300 signed and numbered copies. Only from Palladium Books.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • Signed by Kevin Siembieda and Palladium staff.
  • 80+ creatures of Rifts North America described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting; basic S.D.C. stats included for each creature description.
  • 256 pages – $55.00 retail – Cat. No. 896HC (Volume One).
  • Shipping now! Starting with #1 of 300.

Rifts Bestiary Volume One

Also Shipping – Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One, Softcover Edition

80+ creatures, 18 or so new, plus all other monsters tweaked, updated and expanded. This book is packed with monstrous goodness, cool creatures for use by players, adventure ideas for Game Masters, and monsters to shake things up.

  • 256 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 – available now!

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods (Fantasy) – in final production

Sorry, I was pulled away from writing this book most of this week. Ah, but for good reason and stuff that will cause you to grin with delight when they are announced. As I said in the last Update, I have expanded the section on Dark Gods and Curses. I took the 20 curses from the Palladium Fantasy RPG®, page 262, and expanded info about curses and added around 35 more – 55 or so total. I also added Blessings from Dark Gods. Not just the usual blessings from well intentioned gods, but Dark Blessings for cutthroats, thieves, and assassins. I’m very happy with all the blessings, miracles and curses from the gods as well as the many artifacts and 40+ forgotten gods (which I’m still working on).

All these things, the Garden itself, and so much more, should get players and Game Masters very excited about their Fantasy adventures. I continue to bounce around from one subject to another, but I’m wrapping them up now. It has all been a delight, and I think you will go wild over the content in this book. Easily adaptable to Rifts®, Phase World® and other settings, of course. Garden of the Gods™ also helps to set up several other Palladium Fantasy titles in the works or done and waiting for final edit and tweaking.

Garden of the Gods™ is packed with magic artifacts, holy weapons, blessings, miracles, visions, curses, intrigue, and all kinds of great stuff for players and hundreds of adventure hooks for Game Masters. This book has so much flavor it should give players and Game Masters all kinds of avenues of adventure. There are some unexpected dangers and bad guys, and good guy NPCs or player characters like the Knights Fossar, the super-cool and redefined Fossar Wardens (keepers of the Order’s secrets), Champions of the Gods, and so much more. You will absolutely love this book.

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – October release

Some of the artwork is in and looks great. The articles are all fun and interesting. The material is being edited, and I think I need to assign a bit more artwork. Another great issue.

2021 Palladium Open House (POH) – 40th Anniversary Celebration – First wave of admissions to be offered in a few weeks

I am working on establishing hotel dates now. I will try to do that by the next Weekly Update so we can make the first wave of Admissions to the 2021 POH available in a few weeks.

We hyped up the 2021 Palladium Open House (POH) at Gen Con, even handing out flyers. Well, anticipation is growing to the point that we’ve had a number of people reach out to us to ask when tickets might go up for sale. Due to popular demand, I will try to make the first wave of admissions tickets available in 2-3 weeks.

First, I need to nail down the dates with a couple of hotels. The event will be, as usual, held at the end of April or beginning of May. The reason is the event is held in our warehouse, which we can heat, but cannot air-condition, so we shoot for a time of year where the temperature is moderate and comfortable. We also have to work around a big University of Michigan event that books hotels for miles around. All of that is very doable with hotel prices generally ranging from $70-$150 per night.

This will be Palladium’s 40th Anniversary so we want to pull out all the stops and hope to bring in a record number of Palladium creators and friends. Size and available parking limits us to only about 300 attendees, so we recommend getting admissions early. As usual, we will offer tickets in 2 or 3 waves so everyone gets a chance to attend. Wave One should be made available in two or three weeks.

  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Family reunion and party atmosphere for the entire event.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime.
  • Price of admission covers all RPG events.
  • Limited to only 300 attendees! May sell out.
  • Inexpensive hotels minutes away ($70-$150). 15 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Near major highways.
  • Details shall be coming soon to the Palladium Books website – www.palladiumbooks.com and upcoming Weekly Updates.

It all happens at the Palladium Books® Office and Warehouse – April or May, 2021 – 39074 Webb Court, Westland, Michigan, 48185, to celebrate Palladium Books’ 40th anniversary. A POH only happens every 2-4 years, and our 40th Anniversary only happens once in a lifetime. So please spread the word and start planning to join the fun in 2021, for an incredible experience.

A Kickstarter that may be of interest

Our associate and friend, Jodi Black at Pinnacle Entertainment, wears more than one hat. One of them is as one of the movers and shakers at Carolina Game Tables. They are looking to raise money to make their latest custom gaming/dining table and are offering cool, gaming related items you might enjoy for pledges small and large. Like a Gamer’s Cookbook, leather coasters, and other things as stretch goals. The tables that CGT makes are not cheap, but they are beautiful, sturdy and hand built. I’ve seen them at Gen Con. Nice. Take a look at the Kickstarter to see if anything strikes your fancy, and give your support if you can.

Here's a link for Carolina Game Tables’ Kickstarter project:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/5x5/the-5x5-game-table?ref=diqud9

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

I’m itching to finish writing this book. Getting some feedback and ideas from some of my freelance writers too. An October release.

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream

The artwork for Psychic Scream is looking good. I’m hot to finish this bad boy. I need to assign the rest pronto. If the description for Psychic Scream™ doesn’t get your heart pumping, I don’t know what will! Fall release.

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics – Fall release

The artwork for this book is really impressive. A ton of toys for players and ideas for Game Masters. Robots and power armor galore, but also the inner workings of Titan Robotics and Archie Three’s schemes. More and more finished artwork and concept sketches are arriving every week and are looking fabulous. I continue to make notes and we are all pumped up about this power armor, robot, and weapon filled sourcebook.

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica – Fall or Winter Release

Nothing new to report. I think Rifts® Antarctica™ is going to surprise and delight a lot of people. It is also a great example of the fun you can have with the Raw Editions. The sold out Rifts® Antarctica Raw Edition is a far cry from what the finished book is going to be. Those of you who bought the Raw Edition get a glimpse at Palladium’s creative process. When you compare the two, you’ll see what we kept, what we eliminated, what we added, and how we embellished the material to reach the creative finale of the finished book coming this fall or winter. Fun and educational for those of you who aspire to be writers yourself or just like to have the inside track at Palladium. And true of all Raw Editions vs the finished book. Probably a fall or winter release.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume Two – Winter Release

Nothing new on this front, but we all want it to be released as quickly as possible. Looking at a winter release.

UPDATE: The Disavowed, Living Nowhere, Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks, and other titles

These titles and several others are NOT forgotten and are in various stages of active production or waiting for production. As always, just because a book is not specifically listed in every Weekly Update, it does not mean it is discontinued or in limbo, it means there are more immediate things to talk about or there’s no substantive news to report. 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 Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Rifts® Antarctica, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. 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.

SALE on DriveThruRPG.com – Monsters and Miniatures Sale

Palladium is offering a sale featuring books filled with monsters and fun, as well as all paper minis. Below is everything offered in the DriveThruRPG sale running now thru September 24, 2019.

  • ALL Paper Miniatures
  • ALL Game Master Kits and Primers
  • Rifts® Conversion Book One
  • Rifts® Conversion Book Two: Pantheons of the Megaverse®
  • Rifts® Conversion Book Three: Dark Conversions™
  • Rifts® World Book 13: Lone Star™
  • Rifts® World Book 14: New West™
  • Rifts® World Book 15: Spirit West™
  • Rifts® World Book 19: Rifts® Australia
  • Rifts® World Book 26: Dinosaur Swamp™
  • Rifts® World Book 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp™
  • Rifts® World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market™ (Atlantis)
  • Rifts® Dimension Book™ 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans™
  • Rifts® Dimension Book™ 10: Hades, Pits of Hell™
  • Rifts® Dimension Book™ 11: Dyval, Hell Unleashed™
  • Rifts® Sourcebook 3: Mindwerks™
  • Rifts® Sourcebook: Machinations of Doom™
  • The Rifter® #44 (11 Kaiju giant monsters, plus other creatures)
  • Fantasy: Monsters & Animals™
  • Fantasy: Dragons & Gods™
  • Fantasy: Baalgor Wastelands (giants)™
  • Fantasy: Wolfen Empire™
  • Fantasy: Northern Hinterlands™
  • Fantasy: Land of the Damned™ One: Chaos Lands™
  • Fantasy: Land of the Damned™ Two: Eternal Torment™
  • Heroes Unlimited Aliens Unlimited® Galaxy Guide™
  • Dead Reign® RPG
  • Dead Reign® Endless Dead™ Sourcebook

The Rifter® #81: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG® (a complete, 33 page, Wolfen Vampire adventure by Kevin Siembieda with 20+ NPCs, and a 20 page Gnomes of the Ophid’s Grasslands), Rifts® Chaos Earth® Nebraska Part 2, Heroes Unlimited™ (Super Sleuth), and more. And don’t forget to check out the very helpful Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: A Microsoft Excel-based character management system available on DriveThru.

Also new this month on DriveThruRPG.com is Rifts® Dimension Book™ 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans™. It features True Atlanteans, their tribes, goals, and history, more about the Sunaj, new Magic Tattoos, new Shadow Magic™, new Shadow monsters, maps and descriptions of Atlantean Stone Pyramids, and more about the wicked Sunaj’s secret agenda. An awesome resource and fun read.

A number of new products will be coming your way on DriveThruRPG.com in the weeks ahead. This includes the re-edited and improved three original Rifts® Novels from the 1990's, one every two weeks or so. We may also make them available as Print on Demand (POD) books from DriveThru.

Recent PDF additions include the free Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Preview: See what's in this great new sourcebook before you buy it! The Rifter® #80: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG® Rifts® Chaos Earth® (setting and monsters), Splicers® (desert setting), Heroes Unlimited™ (villains), and more. Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come. The Rifter® #79 (Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Gaming through History, G.M., and more), The Rifter® #78 (the Modern Necromancer, Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, Splicers®, more); Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™, the Coalition’s response to the escalating Minion War™ crisis, Psi-Battalion, CS Demon Hunter, 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 – September 20, 2019

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – September 12, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

We have been focused on books and upcoming events. The Alliance Trade Show is this weekend and another event is coming up shortly after. I’m very pleased with how books are coming along and we should have a handful of them coming your way in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime, we thought we would offer a fun sale to whet your appetite for coming releases. I’m calling it the Monsters and Metal Sale, because it offers select monster-filled titles from across the Palladium Megaverse® as well as our metal miniatures. The Rifts® Bestiary™ is too new to offer at a big discount, but we did knock off a couple of bucks.

As promised, Alex and I added a number of artistically appealing negatives to my Ebay store, mostly from Rifts® Mindwerks™, and we will try to add more from other Rifts® books over the weekend. We’ll also try to keep a nice selection of out of print titles, signed Gold and Special Editions (Silver Rifts® RPG, Machinations of Doom™, Lemuria™, NG 1 & 2 hardcovers, etc.), and other out of print and signed books, original artwork and one-of-a-kind negatives — but they are all selling like hotcakes. We added a bunch of collectible toys, too. Namely Star Wars, Spawn, and Marvel Legends. Oh, and the sale is still on! Check ‘em all out at http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

I’m having a blast finishing up Garden of the Gods™ and starting to gear up for Dead Reign® In the Face of Death™ and Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream™. Artist Mark Dudley saw some of the work on these books and part of a secret project, and he loved what he saw. I continue to write up a storm on a couple of different fronts.

PLEASE NOTE: The PDF of the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One has been sent out to all of our Megaverse® Insiders who purchased it. If you have not gotten yours, please contact Palladium Books by phone (734-721-2903), Help Desk, or by email at rifter{at}palladiumbooks.com.

For those of you interested, there is a solid review of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One at Games Gazette Online. This site is based in England, so you get to read about games from a bit of a different viewpoint. It’s a fun website. Here is the link to the Rifts® Bestiary™ review:

http://www.gamesgazette.co.uk/gg/main.php?p=content/RPGs/Bestiary%20Vol%201%20Rifts.htm

I mentioned this last Update and we got a number of inquiries. If you have reviewed the Rifts® Bestiary™ or any Palladium RPG books, or talk about and support Palladium’s RPGs on your website or run our games on YouTube and other platforms, please let us know so we can check it out and help spread the word about your fan site. We are always happy to support those of you who support us. Game on!

Good grief. I’ve been so caught up in orchestrating production of several books that I have failed to write the descriptions for Titan Robotics™ and a couple of other titles. I will try to get them together in time for the next Weekly Update and get definitive page count and prices into the online store.

NEW SALE: Monsters and Metal Sale

The release of the recent Rifts® Bestiary has inspired us to do a sale on books that feature monsters and the inhuman from Rifts® to Fantasy. And while we were at it, we thought we would include Rifts® miniatures and the Twill Rifts® Baseball Cap (I absolutely love mine). Enjoy.

Note: A similar sale is happening on DriveThruRPG.com

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

Now Shipping – Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – “Gold Edition” Hardcover – Signed and Numbered (plus Dragon Head Sketch for a short time)

A deluxe, limited, Gold Edition hardcover, signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few freelancers. And I’ve drawn one of my trademark dragon head sketches (large) in many of them and will continue to do so on orders that arrive now through next week. I’m doing so for ALL Gold Edition titles. Note: Historically, Palladium Books’ Gold Editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over. Valued as cherished collectibles. Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please note the slight increase in price to $55.

  • Gold foil on a black faux leather hardcover.
  • Only 300 signed and numbered copies. Only from Palladium Books.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • Signed by Kevin Siembieda and Palladium staff.
  • 80+ creatures of Rifts North America described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting; basic S.D.C. stats included for each creature description.
  • 256 pages – $55.00 retail – Cat. No. 896HC (Volume One).
  • Shipping now! Starting with #1 of 300.

Rifts Bestiary Volume One

Also Shipping – Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One

80+ creatures, 18 or so new, plus all other monsters tweaked, updated and expanded. This book is packed with monstrous goodness, cool creatures for use by players, adventure ideas for Game Masters, and monsters to shake things up.

  • 256 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 – available now!

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods (Fantasy) – in final production

Gahhh, this book feels like it’s taking too long, but it is epic! I expanded the section on Dark Gods and Curses. I took the 20 curses from the Palladium Fantasy RPG®, page 262, and expanded info about curses and added around 35 more – 55 or so total. I also added Blessings from Dark Gods. Not just the usual blessings from well intentioned gods, but Dark Blessings for cutthroats, thieves, and assassins. I’m very happy with all the blessings, miracles and curses from the gods as well as the many artifacts and 40+ forgotten gods (which I’m still working on).

All these things, the Garden itself, and so much more, should get players and Game Masters very excited about their Fantasy adventures. I continue to bounce around from one subject to another, but I’m wrapping them up now. It has all been a delight, and I think you will go wild over the content in this book. Easily adaptable to Rifts®, Phase World® and other settings, of course. Garden of the Gods™ also helps to set up several other Palladium Fantasy titles in the works or done and waiting for final edit and tweaking.

Garden of the Gods™ is packed with magic artifacts, holy weapons, blessings, miracles, visions, curses, intrigue, and all kinds of great stuff for players and hundreds of adventure hooks for Game Masters. This book has so much flavor it should give players and Game Masters all kinds of avenues of adventure. There are some unexpected dangers and bad guys, and good guy NPCs or player characters like the Knights Fossar, the super-cool and redefined Fossar Wardens (keepers of the Order’s secrets), Champions of the Gods, and so much more. You will absolutely love this book.

2021 Palladium Open House (POH) – 40th Anniversary Celebration – First wave of admissions to be offered in a few weeks

I am working on establishing hotel dates now. I will try to do that by the next Weekly Update so we can make the first wave of Admissions to the 2021 POH available in a few weeks.

We hyped up the 2021 Palladium Open House (POH) at Gen Con, even handing out flyers. Well, anticipation is growing to the point that we’ve had a number of people reach out to us to ask when tickets might go up for sale. Due to popular demand, I will try to make the first wave of admissions tickets available in 2-3 weeks.

First, I need to nail down the dates with a couple of hotels. The event will be, as usual, held at the end of April or beginning of May. The reason is the event is held in our warehouse, which we can heat, but cannot air-condition, so we shoot for a time of year where the temperature is moderate and comfortable. We also have to work around a big University of Michigan event that books hotels for miles around. All of that is very doable with hotel prices generally ranging from $70-$150 per night.

This will be Palladium’s 40th Anniversary so we want to pull out all the stops and hope to bring in a record number of Palladium creators and friends. Size and available parking limits us to only about 300 attendees, so we recommend getting admissions early. As usual, we will offer tickets in 2 or 3 waves so everyone gets a chance to attend. Wave One should be made available in two or three weeks.

  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Family reunion and party atmosphere for the entire event.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime.
  • Price of admission covers all RPG events.
  • Limited to only 300 attendees! May sell out.
  • Inexpensive hotels minutes away ($70-$150). 15 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Near major highways.
  • Details shall be coming soon to the Palladium Books website – www.palladiumbooks.com and upcoming Weekly Updates.

It all happens at the Palladium Books® Office and Warehouse – April or May, 2021 – 39074 Webb Court, Westland, Michigan, 48185, to celebrate Palladium Books’ 40th anniversary. A POH only happens every 2-4 years, and our 40th Anniversary only happens once in a lifetime. So please spread the word and start planning to join the fun in 2021, for an incredible experience.

A Kickstarter that may be of interest

Our associate and friend, Jodi Black at Pinnacle Entertainment, wears more than one hat. One of them is as one of the movers and shakers at Carolina Game Tables. They are looking to raise money to make their latest custom gaming/dining table and are offering cool, gaming related items you might enjoy for pledges small and large. Like a Gamer’s Cookbook, leather coasters, and other things as stretch goals. The tables that CGT makes are not cheap, but they are beautiful, sturdy and hand built. I’ve seen them at Gen Con. Nice. Take a look at the Kickstarter to see if anything strikes your fancy, and give your support if you can.

Here's a link for Carolina Game Tables’ Kickstarter project:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/5x5/the-5x5-game-table?ref=diqud9

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – September release

Some of the artwork is in and looks great. The articles are all fun and interesting. The material is being edited, and I think I need to assign a bit more artwork. Another great issue.

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

I’m itching to finish writing this book. Getting some feedback and ideas from some of my freelance writers too. An end of September or more likely October release.

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream

The artwork for Psychic Scream is looking good. I’m hot to finish this bad boy. I need to assign the rest pronto. If the description for Psychic Scream™ doesn’t get your heart pumping, I don’t know what will! Fall release.

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics – Fall release

The artwork for this book is really impressive. A ton of toys for players and ideas for Game Masters. Robots and power armor galore, but also the inner workings of Titan Robotics and Archie Three’s schemes. More and more finished artwork and concept sketches are arriving every week and are looking fabulous. I continue to make notes and we are all pumped up about this power armor, robot, and weapon filled sourcebook.

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica – Fall or Winter Release

Nothing new to report. I think Rifts® Antarctica™ is going to surprise and delight a lot of people. It is also a great example of the fun you can have with the Raw Editions. The sold out Rifts® Antarctica Raw Edition is a far cry from what the finished book is going to be. Those of you who bought the Raw Edition get a glimpse at Palladium’s creative process. When you compare the two, you’ll see what we kept, what we eliminated, what we added, and how we embellished the material to reach the creative finale of the finished book coming this fall or winter. Fun and educational for those of you who aspire to be writers yourself or just like to have the inside track at Palladium. And true of all Raw Editions vs the finished book. Probably a fall or winter release.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume Two – Winter Release

Nothing new on this front, but we all want it to be released as quickly as possible. Looking at a winter release.

UPDATE: The Disavowed, Living Nowhere, Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks, and other titles

These titles and several others are NOT forgotten and are in various stages of active production or waiting for production. As always, just because a book is not specifically listed in every Weekly Update, it does not mean it is discontinued or in limbo, it means there are more immediate things to talk about or there’s no substantive news to report. 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 Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Rifts® Antarctica, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. 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.

SALE on DriveThruRPG.com – Monsters and Miniatures Sale

Palladium is offering a sale featuring books filled with monsters and fun, as well as all paper minis. Below is everything offered in the DriveThruRPG sale starting today thru September 24, 2019.

  • ALL Paper Miniatures
  • ALL Game Master Kits and Primers
  • Rifts® Conversion Book One
  • Rifts® Conversion Book Two: Pantheons of the Megaverse®
  • Rifts® Conversion Book Three: Dark Conversions™
  • Rifts® World Book 13: Lone Star™
  • Rifts® World Book 14: New West™
  • Rifts® World Book 15: Spirit West™
  • Rifts® World Book 19: Rifts® Australia
  • Rifts® World Book 26: Dinosaur Swamp™
  • Rifts® World Book 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp™
  • Rifts® World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market™ (Atlantis)
  • Rifts® Dimension Book™ 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans™
  • Rifts® Dimension Book™ 10: Hades, Pits of Hell™
  • Rifts® Dimension Book™ 11: Dyval, Hell Unleashed™
  • Rifts® Sourcebook 3: Mindwerks™
  • Rifts® Sourcebook: Machinations of Doom™
  • The Rifter® #44 (11 Kaiju giant monsters, plus other creatures)
  • Fantasy: Monsters & Animals™
  • Fantasy: Dragons & Gods™
  • Fantasy: Baalgor Wastelands (giants)™
  • Fantasy: Wolfen Empire™
  • Fantasy: Northern Hinterlands™
  • Fantasy: Land of the Damned™ One: Chaos Lands™
  • Fantasy: Land of the Damned™ Two: Eternal Torment™
  • Heroes Unlimited Aliens Unlimited® Galaxy Guide™
  • Dead Reign® RPG
  • Dead Reign® Endless Dead™ Sourcebook

The Rifter® #81: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG® (a complete, 33 page, Wolfen Vampire adventure by Kevin Siembieda with 20+ NPCs, and a 20 page Gnomes of the Ophid’s Grasslands), Rifts® Chaos Earth® Nebraska Part 2, Heroes Unlimited™ (Super Sleuth), and more. And don’t forget to check out the very helpful Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: A Microsoft Excel-based character management system available on DriveThru.

Also new this month on DriveThruRPG.com is Rifts® Dimension Book™ 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans™. It features True Atlanteans, their tribes, goals, and history, more about the Sunaj, new Magic Tattoos, new Shadow Magic™, new Shadow monsters, maps and descriptions of Atlantean Stone Pyramids, and more about the wicked Sunaj’s secret agenda. An awesome resource and fun read.

A number of new products will be coming your way on DriveThruRPG.com in the weeks ahead. This includes the re-edited and improved three original Rifts® Novels from the 1990's, one every two weeks or so. We may also make them available as Print on Demand (POD) books from DriveThru.

Recent PDF additions include the free Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Preview: See what's in this great new sourcebook before you buy it! The Rifter® #80: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG® Rifts® Chaos Earth® (setting and monsters), Splicers® (desert setting), Heroes Unlimited™ (villains), and more. Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come. The Rifter® #79 (Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Gaming through History, G.M., and more), The Rifter® #78 (the Modern Necromancer, Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, Splicers®, more); Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™, the Coalition’s response to the escalating Minion War™ crisis, Psi-Battalion, CS Demon Hunter, 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 – September 12, 2019

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