Weekly Updates 2

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 12, 2020

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

By Kevin Siembieda

The excitement over Rifts® Bestiary, Volume 2 and its Megaverse® Insider continues. Which, in turn, fuels our own excitement and passion to get a lot of new books into your hands.

The Megaverse® Insider offer is doing great, with only 7 days left. As already reported, the top tier items are selling out and other categories are doing well. The Ultimate Benefactor sold within seconds of going live and the Monstrous Benefactor (help design a Chimera monster) sold out in four days. There are still a healthy number of the Benefactor category available, but they are selling too, so if this is something you are thinking about getting, I’d recommend doing it sooner than later. It is limited to a total of 12 Benefactors which, in the past, usually sells out.

The many other categories are made to order. Meaning we make as many as you order plus some extra and that is it. This is what makes you a Megaverse® Insider and the items super-rare collectibles. Time is starting to run out to do it. Only 8 days before the Rifts® Bestiary, Volume 2 Megaverse® Insider ENDS, March 20. Available only from PalladiumBooks.com for a limited time.

Megaverse Insider

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume 2. We are anticipating a summer release. In fact, our goal is to have it ship shortly before Gen Con as well as being available at Gen Con. Like Volume One, Rifts® Bestiary Vol. 2 is another big, 224 to 256 page book, and even though parts of it are already started, it is a big job. I learned that lesson with Volume One. In addition to the new beasts, I update, expand, tweak, and map each creature, which takes time. Which is why I have had artists working away on it and other titles in advance. And I have been working on bits and pieces as inspiration hits.

With the 3-4 other titles we are looking at as spring releases – In the Face of Death™ (almost finished), Rifts® CS Manhunters™ (I can’t wait to get it done next), and Rifts® Titan Robotics™ (so good), and hopefully Creature Feature for Beyond the Supernatural™ (being handled mostly by writer Steve Dawes) and Forgotten People™ (Fantasy) – Rifts® Bestiary, Volume 2 should be our big summer release. If I’m running too behind, I will reschedule Creature Feature and Forgotten People™ to be finished AFTER Rifts® Bestiary, Volume 2 so we have it in time for Gen Con, same as we did for Volume One. That’s the plan. Exciting stuff. That’s why we’re doing the Megaverse® Insider offer now, because it will tell us exactly how many we should print based on the response to the offer, and the schedule we need to work toward for a summer/Gen Con release date (hardcover books take extra time). It worked out great last year with Volume One, so please take advantage of the Megaverse® Insider deals while you can. Offer ends next week.

Megaverse Insider

REMINDER: Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume ONE PDF – now available via the Megaverse® Insider offer. The bookmarked PDF of the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One is available as part of the Megaverse® Insider offer – #12034 – $16.00 – available now. AND you get your name listed under “Retro-Cyber-Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of Rifts® Bestiary Volume TWO. Your PDF copy of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One will be sent a few days after you place your order. Btw, we expect to make the PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One available on DriveThruRPG.com sometime in the weeks ahead for around $18 or $19.

Retro-Cyber-Insider Rifts Bestiary One PDF

UPDATE: In the Face of Death™. Much like Garden of the Gods (Fantasy), In the Face of Death™ has taken on a life of its own and become a more dynamic and exciting setting and adventure sourcebook than even I had originally imagined. It is part survival guide, part cityscape setting the likes of which you have probably never before considered or explored, and part adventure book built upon human ingenuity, courage, hope, and madness. A new approach to characters and adventuring in the Zombie Apocalypse that I hope will blow your mind. In the Face of Death™, a Dead Reign® sourcebook nears completion. I thought I’d be done and laying out by now, but I need a few more days for that. Trying to put the wraps on things this weekend.

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Rifts® CS Manhunters™. I just got Mark Oberle’s contributions to it and I can hardly wait to get into them. Rifts® CS Manhunters™, another book I am excited to finish writing and is the next book I work on. It will be followed by the hotly anticipated Rifts® Titan Robotics™ (this book is so good), and then on to several other titles, Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two among them.

Works in progress. We have a number of books in active development, with writers and artists working on various titles. My goal is to put the next several books into your hands over the next few months.

SALE: Rifts® Negatives. We have put Rifts® negatives on sale. There are also other Palladium collectibles, original art, plus bunches of toys and other good stuff available at my Ebay store (Kevin’s Toys, Art and Collectibles) with more coming. Negatives are coming from Rifts® Japan and other titles. Check it out at: http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

Kevin's E-bay Store

Megaverse Insider Items at Palladium Books

8 days left – Rifts® Bestiary, Volume 2 “Megaverse® Insider”

What is a Megaverse® Insider offer? A way to pre-order fun and unique, special Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two related products available ONLY during the limited three weeks that the Megaverse® Insider is running. When it ends, these special items are no longer available, which is what makes you an “Insider.” Only those of you who participate are guaranteed these special collector items at “Insider” prices. And most of the offers automatically get your name published in the credits pages of the book as one of our Insiders.

Bestiary, Vol. 2 “Megaverse® Insider” offers include such opportunities as a PDF of the book months before the PDF is made available to the public, signed and limited edition collector’s hardcovers, limited edition signed prints, sneak previews, original concept art, your name woven into the book as an unstatted character, help to build a chimera, create a creature, and more! But you need to do it fast because you have only 3 weeks before this deal ends. Please note that the super-limited bundles are sold on a first come, first served basis and often sell out quickly. Available only from Palladium Books. We hope you are as pumped about this as we are. See full details at PalladiumBooks.com.

  • Inside Help – Available.
  • In Memoriam – Available.
  • A “Real” Character Tribute – (List a favorite character in the book) – Available.
  • Cyber-Insider Volume TWO PDF – (PDF of Vol. 2 + your name listed in book) – Available.
  • Retro-Cyber-Insider Volume ONE PDF – (PDF of Vol. One + your name listed in Vol. Two) – Available.
  • Palladium Insider – Hardcover – (Signed, Limited Hardcover Edition – Color Cover + your name listed in the book) – Available.
  • Imperial Purple Beast Insider – Hardcover – (Signed and Numbered – Purple Foil Collector’s Hardcover Edition + your name listed) – Available.
  • Enhanced Imperial Purple Beast Insider – (Signed and Numbered – Purple Foil Collector’s Hardcover Edition, name listed + PDF of Vol. 2) – Available.
  • Top Insider – (Both Vol. 2 hardcover books, signed, the PDF, dragon head sketch by Siembieda, a limited print + your name listed in the book) – Available.
  • Ultimate Insider – (Both hardcover books signed, PDF of Vol. 2, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in foil hardcover, 5 limited prints, name listed in book + signed Lazlo “Raw Preview”) – Available.
  • Benefactor – (Limited to a total of 12 Benefactors – Both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, something Top Secret, 10 limited prints, your name as an unstatted character in the book, name listed in book, signed Lazlo “Raw Preview” + an original concept art sketch) – STILL AVAILABLE for now.
  • SOLD OUT! Monstrous Benefactor – (Be a Chimera-Builder; limited to 5 people)
  • SOLD OUT! Ultimate Benefactor – (Limited to one. A ton of stuff plus build and name a monster, get your face to appear as a person with the creature, the original art, and more).
  • Offer ENDS next week – March 20, 2020.

Megaverse Insider

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: In the Face of Death (Zombie Apocalypse) – in production

In the Face of Death™ is part survival guide and part cityscape setting that I believe is unlike anything you have ever quite seen or considered before in a zombie RPG. I hope In the Face of Death™ makes you look at the zombie apocalypse setting in a new and expanded way that presents to you an endless wealth of ideas and adventure. The zombie element really puts such a fun and deadly twist on the traditional post-apocalypse game setting. One where survival after the collapse of human civilization is complicated by the fact that undead creatures lurk EVERYWHERE. It is like the movie A Quiet Place only even more horrifying and suspenseful. It combines elements of survival in a post-apocalyptic world, horror, zombies, madness, and classic dungeon exploring with a touch of something different and unique. This is a book that pushes the genre and builds a world of adventure built upon human ingenuity, courage, hope, and madness. It is very close to completion.

  • Rethinking the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Survival in the urban environment.
  • Living on the rooftops in the heart of the city.
  • Urban homesteads, resources, defenses, traps, and more.
  • Death Cults, a different type of danger.
  • Bad people, Gutter Rats, Flesh Peddlers, and more.
  • Heroic Masked Lunatics – a new type of hero, as player characters.
  • Kids, teenagers, and young survivors as player characters.
  • 100+ adventure hooks and dozens of additional ideas to take your zombie campaign to new heights.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Mark Oberle. Adaptable to other settings like Rifts®, Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, and more.
  • 128 pages – $18.99 retail – Cat. No. 237 – in final production – March/April.

In the Face of Death

Rifts® Bestiary Volume ONE “PDF” – Available now thru the Megaverse® Insider offer

The bookmarked PDF of the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume ONE is available as part of the Megaverse® Insider offer #12034 – $16.00 and available now.

Retro-Cyber-Insider Rifts Bestiary One PDF

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

COMING: Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two – Summer 2020

This is the second big, “monster book” reference for Rifts®. We anticipate three volumes in the series, more if we decide to make ghosts, spirits and Entities and/or Creatures of Magic part of the Bestiary series. Much like Volume One, Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two collects 70-100 monsters and animals plus 12-24 new beasts found across Rifts North America. The anticipated page count is 224-256 pages.

Each description is updated, expanded, and highly detailed to present players with exotic and alien creatures as pets, guardians and riding animals, as well as slobbering monsters to battle and fierce beasts for Game Masters to throw at their players. Each is designed to offer adventure ideas, offers notes on young, adult, male and female creatures, and is accompanied by a map that shows at a glance where the beast can be encountered.

You have seen Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One so you know what you can expect in Volume TWO, though we have some fun surprises planned for it. Much of the artwork is completed, the descriptions have been gathered, and the rewriting and expansions started. We are anticipating a summer 2020 release (Gen Con?). As soon as it is finished and arrives back from the printer, we ship it to you!

All volumes of the Rifts® Bestiary™ series are a great resource for players and Game Masters 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 that include humans and D-Bees among their prey. All provide you plenty of ways to enhance your characters and spice up adventures. And each has a map that shows at a glance exactly where to find these beasts. Ah, but with the Rifts and beings like the Shifter and the Splugorth, any creature may appear anywhere in the world, so be on your toes.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized into big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated and expanded descriptions and information for each existing monster.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New exotic creatures – 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 – Palladium Fantasy®, Chaos Earth®, Splicers®, Phase World®, the Three Galaxies™, The Mechanoids®, Heroes Unlimited™/Aliens Unlimited™, and others.
  • Basic S.D.C. stats included with each creature description.
  • Fully illustrated, with art by Charles Walton II, Ramon Perez, Robert Atkins, and many others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 224-256 pages each volume – $26.99 – Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two) – summer release, but taking orders now.

Pre-Order Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

Rifts Coalition Manhunters

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition Manhunters

I think that Secrets of the Coalition™ States: Coalition Manhunters™ is also gonna be a fun surprise for people and is the next book to be completed. It provides a glimpse into the Coalition States’ Psi-Battalion and one of its top secret Special Ops divisions: the CS Manhunters. A group that can be played as new villains/antagonists or heroes depending on your game’s perspective. And I know folks are going to like the psionics. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week. Shooting for a March release.

Pre-Order Coalition Manhunters

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream

This is another book that is going to surprise and wow. New and insane psionics, some taken to the level of super-abilities due to the massive amount of P.P.E. energy surging across the planet and boosting survivors with ambient and alien energy. Some become heroes and defenders of fellow survivors. Some become power-mongers and killers. And still others become just one more monster or madman threatening to destroy humanity. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week.

Pre-Order Psychic Scream

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is a high-tech toy box of new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics that will make gamers salivate. I need to assign out a few additional illustrations soon, but most of the art is done.

Pre-Order Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Other titles – like CS Arsenal and Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks

Please remember, just because I do not mention or list a specific title in an Update, does not mean it has been removed from the production schedule. All it means is that we are focused and talking about more immediate, upcoming releases, or projects we are excited about that week, or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months, as well as new projects being worked on by freelance writers. That includes Rifts® Antarctica, The Disavowed™, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Land of the Damned™ 3, 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 final production or development. We are shooting for one or two new physical book releases every month as well as a couple new PDF products on DriveThruRPG.

NEW on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Novel: Deception’s Web

New – The Second Rifts® Novel: Deception’s Web. It picks up where the first Rifts® novel, Sonic Boom, also available on DriveThruRPG, left off. Deception’s Web reveals a conspiracy within the Coalition military that could spell disaster for our protagonists. All of it building up to the pulse-pounding events of the 3rd novel: Rifts® Treacherous Awakenings (coming soon).

NEW! The Rifter® #84 offers adventure source material for Rifts® (Golems in the Myst), Heroes Unlimited™ (the City of Cascade by Wujcik and Reed), Palladium Fantasy RPG® (an Elven Kingdom), Beyond the Supernatural™ (an epic adventure, a short story, and a monster), Nightbane® (Spellbound O.C.C.), why The Rifter® is going on hiatus, and more.

Recent on DriveThru: Rifts® Sonic Boom™ lets you experience Rifts North America through the eyes of a group of soldiers of the Coalition States™. Follow the exploits of a CS platoon sworn to protect humankind from all threats, be they aliens, dragons, masters of magic or fellow humans out for themselves; The Rifter® #83 with source material for Rifts® (50 Treasures of the Megaverse), Palladium Fantasy RPG® (the Prophet and Half-Ogres), Beyond the Supernatural™, Heroes Unlimited™ and more; The Rifter® #82, with source material for Rifts® Chaos Earth® (50+ new fire/lava spells), Nightbane® (Age Modifier rules), Heroes Unlimited™, a tribute to Erick Wujcik, and more. Rifts® World Book 36: Sovietski™. It is a diverse, fun, 224 page World Book full of cyborgs, weapons, tech, tanks, and details about the Sovietski war machine, the new KGB, key cities, its people and society, as well as D-Bees and adventure.

Also available: Free Garden of the Gods™ (Fantasy) and Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Previews, and the 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.

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.

  • Rifts® is a genre-bending setting that combines science fiction, fantasy, horror, post-apocalypse survival, magic, and endless possibilities for adventure. Imagine a near perfect world of advanced technology 100 years in the future. Then imagine that world crashing down overnight in an apocalyptic upheaval not seen since the formation of the planet. A Great Cataclysm caused by the explosive return of magic. Now fast forward 300 years into the future where magic, dragons, and mythic gods coexist with cyborgs, giant robots and super-science rediscovered from humanity's Golden Age as humans rise from a lengthy Dark Age. But they must contend with countless alien life forms, monsters, and supernatural horrors from beyond the Rifts.
  • Rifts® core titles we would suggest: Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign and Rifts® Sourcebook One. Note: The Rifts® RPG, 1st Edition and Rifts® Ultimate, 2nd Edition are both available.
  • 80+ Rifts® supplements, most of them available as PDFs with more coming. Where to start? Wherever sounds fun.
  • Rifts® Dimension Books™: Travel to alien worlds and dimensions via the Rifts for off-world adventure and intrigue.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG and sourcebook series (all). Live through the Great Cataclysm and the Coming of the Rifts. Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG, Creatures of Chaos™, Rise of Magic™, and Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ are all available.
  • FREE Sneak Previews for Nightbane® Dark Designs™, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity, and many other previews as well as free and low cost items that we make available. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so keep watching for them.
  • The Rifter® #1-77. Each issue is a wealth of source material and ideas for several game lines, but most material can be easily adapted to ANY Palladium game world. Each issue a gem.
  • Splicers® RPG is like Iron Man meets Game of Thrones with elements of Terminator – except this army of Iron Men are clad in living body armor and wield living, organic weapons and devices. Created in 2004 by writer and game designer Carmen Bellaire, Splicers® was nominated for an Inquest Gamer Magazine Fan Awards Game of the Year, and has since developed a rabid fan base. Science fiction and horror where humans are forced to use genetically engineered, living weapons and organic war machines to battle an insane Artificial Intelligence and her robot legions. Unlike anything you have ever played before!
  • Splicers®: I Am Legion™ Adventure Sourcebook: 6 new Great Houses, 4 new Host Armors, 6 new War Mounts, 19 new Bio-Weapons, 15 new killer machines, new Bio-Enhancements, Amalgam creation tables, Legion and a series of adventures that build into a small campaign, and more.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 1st Edition Rules and sourcebooks. A unique world of magic, monsters and heroes. Dozens of nonhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition Rules and many sourcebooks. The expanded world of high fantasy, magic, mystery and heroes of every variety. Includes the Mind Mage and psychic abilities, mages and spells, magic circles and symbols, men-at-arms, scoundrels and a wide range of inhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and many more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG first edition rule book and sourcebooks.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Second Edition rule book and sourcebooks. Create any type of superhuman you can desire and bring comic book adventures to life.
  • Dead Reign® RPG (Zombie Apocalypse). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse, but this setting is much more than your typical zombie game. Play ordinary people or special characters better equipped to survive and hunt zombies. Many unusual types of zombies.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebooks: 6 sourcebooks from Civilization Gone™ to Hell Followed™ (the latter features stats for 23 disasters, masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, and more) are available.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 1st Edition Rules. Supernatural horror in the modern world. Play ordinary people, psychics, paranormal investigators or for something different: Victim Characters!
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete, revised core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for "ordinary people," 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules.
  • Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. An RPG setting we call superhero horror. Dark conspiracy, a secret, demon invasion starting with world leaders and law enforcement, and it is spreading. The player characters are the Nightbane®, reluctant superhumans who must turn into monsters themselves to unleash their powers and battle the evil that is clear only to them. A dark, sinister and challenging world of horror.
  • After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Planet of the Apes meets the X-Men! Animal creations, powers and more. Create any type of intelligent mutant animal you can imagine as friend or foe.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook. James Bond meets Enter the Dragon. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, and super-spies with gadgets, gizmos and advanced weapons.
  • The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy RPG is a long time, cult favorite with a fatalistic world-view of humans vs aliens with superior technology.
  • The Palladium Weapon Series of real world weapons, armor and castles throughout history. Designed for use with ANY game system.
  • 200+ Palladium titles in all, plus G.M. kits, paper miniatures and more.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Paper Miniatures – Two sets are now available!
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Men at Arms – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Coalition Dead Boys – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Adventurers – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Practitioners of Magic (new) – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Extras (new) – $2.99
  • And more to come in the weeks ahead.

Palladium Collectibles, Negatives, Artwork, other Collectibles and Toys are always available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store along with other good things

My eBay store is one of the few places where you can find original artwork by Charles "Chuck" Walton, Kevin Long, and others, as well as one-of-a-kind negatives from classic Rifts® and other Palladium RPG books (they look awesome framed!), rare Palladium collector hardcovers, signed books, other Palladium memorabilia, toys from my personal collection and other collectibles. Check every couple of weeks because we often post new stuff or offer a new sale. There is a sale on negatives starting today, in fact.

Other one-of-a-kind original artwork available by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton II (money goes to the artist), other artists, as well as collectible negatives, prints, limited edition hardcovers, proofreader copies, out of print items, Star Wars toys, Marvel toys and many other toys and collectibles from my personal collection. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Hundreds of items. Take a look every weekend for new additions.

Available now: One-of-a-kind book negatives. Negatives were very popular items at the Palladium Open House and people went crazy over them at Gen Con – including actor Joe Manganiello who scooped up a pile of TMNT negatives, while Palladium's own Mark Oberle, Carmen Bellaire, Brandon Aten and a whole lot of Palladium gamers went for negatives from Rifts® New West, Lone Star and Free Quebec. Fun.

Negatives are unique and attractive, one-of-a-kind (on rare occasions two-of-a-kind if a page was replaced or a second edition was made) works of art that resemble woodcut art and are very dynamic conversation pieces. Before digital printing, pages of a book were laid out by hand on a board, and each page was photographed. The plastic film negatives were then "ganged" on a massive sheet of Mylar 16 pages per big sheet, and the printing plates were made from the negatives – everything white, printing black.

When our printer, McNaughton and Gunn, went completely digital, they asked if Palladium Books wanted the negs, otherwise they would be destroyed. Regrettably, I let a few dozen be destroyed, but the negatives of many books were sent to Palladium. They have sat in our warehouse for years until I started to offer them for sale. I have also started signing the negatives in silver and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each negative comes on a white board inside a plastic magazine bag and looks fabulous framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening in a frame (each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches).

http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

Closing Thoughts – Game away your coronavirus blues

Do not be scared. Be concerned. Be cautious. And be smart. There is not a lot we can do about a darn virus like a cold or the flu. Try not to lose perspective. Most people do not seem to get seriously ill, but the world is still learning about this bug. If the government, the NBA, and others are taking what feels like extreme or scary precautions, remember they are “precautions” to help protect us all. Sure it is annoying and frightening and sometimes confusing, try to roll with it and stay positive and hopeful.

I have spoken to a number of doctors lately as it is time for various annual checkups and doctor visits for me. While it may seem trite, even too simple, they all agree that washing hands before meals, after meeting someone or having gone out in public, covering your darn mouth when you cough or sneeze, keeping two arm-lengths away from others, and not touching your face are four of the best things you can do to reduce your chances of catching this virus or any bug. By the way, they recommend hand washing over hand sanitizers, though they can be helpful too when hand washing is not possible.

Too concerned to want to go out to the theater, sporting events, concerts and other large gatherings of people? Okay, don’t. But also do not think of yourself as a prisoner trapped inside your home. Think of this as time to game!

Hey, you are a gamer. It is time to dust off your favorite games to play with your family and/or small group of friends. Role-playing games are perfect because most gamers have their own set of dice, not a communal set, it immerses you in a world outside our own where you can forget your troubles and concerns for as many hours as you choose, people can sit farther apart rather than clustered around a game board, and it is just plain fun. RPGs give you and everyone several hours of fun, laughter, and an imaginative escape. And there is no better time to do it than now. Plus you are spending quality time with the people you love! Sounds like a win-win to me.

But you know what, playing board games and all types of games are a great solution. Playing any game passes the time quickly, helps you forget about your worries, and is likely to make you laugh and enjoy several worry free hours. So you see, we gamers have a huge advantage over the rest of the population. Use it.

If you don’t feel like gaming, then curl up with a good book or a stack of comic books, or a bunch of RPG sourcebooks you’ve been meaning to catch up on or reread, and lose yourself that way. Or maybe it is time to sit back and catch up on any number of a gazillion streaming shows or old favorite movies and TV shows. But whatever you do, take a break from the news media and social media filled with fear, gloom, and doom.

While you are gaming, reading, or binge-watching, the Palladium crew and I will be slaving away to put fun and exciting new RPG sourcebooks into your hands as soon as we can. I hope some of this made sense and made you smile. Take care and stay frosty. And most of all, game on!

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, & Gamer

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two – Coming Summer 2020

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two or three Rifts® Bestiary™ books will focus on monsters and animals of North America. They collect creatures from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new creatures by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton, and others. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location at a glance.

Note: The Rifts® Bestiary™ series is more than a few big books of monsters, they are deliberately designed to provide players with a useful, living resource (pet, guard animal, riding animal, food source, etc.) as well as present many and varied opportunities for adventure and fun. Some creatures are helpful, some are inadvertently a threat or danger, while others are slobbering predators or wicked beasts that kill and eat you, or capture you, or sabotage you, or worse.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America in a second easy to use sourcebook.
  • Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Notable Splugorth hunting animals.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda, Cummings, Bradshaw, Atkins, Ashbaugh, and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production. Anticipating Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two to be a summer 2020 release.

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In the Face of Death

NEW! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – In production for March release

“People will tell you no one can survive in the big cities. They are wrong.”

– Brad Ashley, Leader of the Road Reapers in the Zombie Apocalypse.

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

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

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Rifts Coalition Manhunters

COMING! Rifts® Coalition Manhunters – March Release – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

A secret division within the Coalition’s Psi-Battalion, the CS Manhunters hunt not only the most dangerous spies and fugitives, but also their own. Coalition soldiers, brass, government leaders, and anyone who becomes designated as having gone rogue, AWOL, or turned traitor (including the Disavowed), become targets of CS Manhunters to be tracked down and brought to justice. This elite force of psychics, Kill Hounds, and manhunters are trained killing machines who follow orders without question and kill without hesitation.

More often than not, the assignment is straight-up find and terminate. If your name has been given to a Manhunter squad, your fate is sealed, and no one is untouchable. The CS Manhunters operate in secret, find their target, terminate, and vanish as if they were never there at all. They don’t seek credit or limelight. They serve their country from the blood-soaked shadows.

  • CS Manhunter squads and special operatives.
  • Manhunter Killhound and Dog Boy O.C.C.s.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Healer.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Interrogator (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Enforcer (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Bursters and Zappers.
  • CS Manhunter Slayer (a variation of the Psi-Slayer or Psi-Warrior).
  • CS Manhunter Mind Melter, the most insidious and deadliest of them all.
  • Weapons, gear, and tactics.
  • Some notable Non-Player Characters, adventure ideas, and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 894. March or April release.

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Garden of the Gods

NEW! Garden of the Gods, Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook – Shipping now!

The Garden of the Gods™ sourcebook is a toy box of gods, magical blessings, ancient artifacts, and hundreds of opportunities and adventure ideas for players and Game Masters alike.

The Garden of the Gods is a place of miracles and wisdom where people of all occupations and races, nobility and the poor, come to find inspiration, blessings and adventure. Many insist the gods themselves are present and may visit heroes and followers in dreams, visions, or in person as an avatar. The gods also look for champions and assign heroic quests and gifts of knowledge and magic. Here, all gods are equal and many a forgotten god seeks to be rediscovered and worshiped by offering blessings, vision quests, and magical artifacts to potential heroes to champion their name.

There is also an dangerous evil on the island of Lopan. An open wound in the earth known as the Black Pit, as well as dark gods within the Garden itself.

  • 212 Blessings.
  • 101 Magic Artifacts.
  • 45 Forgotten gods.
  • 50+ Curses and dark magic.
  • 100+ Random quests and encounters, and each god offers adventure hooks.
  • Restore forgotten gods to power. Become a Champion of the Gods.
  • 5 Weapons of destruction created by the Old Ones.
  • Godly insight, visitations, knowledge and purpose.
  • The Garden of the Gods and its protectors.
  • Ghosts, Faeries, mysteries, and ancient secrets.
  • Rumors of a secret way to the Land of the Damned.
  • The Black Pit, a place of legend and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or something more sinister?
  • Easily adapted to Rifts®, Phase World® and any game system. One game system – a Megaverse® of adventure!™
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 475.

Garden of the Gods

The Bleakness Raw Preview

Land of the Damned Three: The Bleakness Raw Preview – available now

Available now! The “Raw Preview Edition” of LotD-3: The Bleakness™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, working manuscript for this new Fantasy World Book. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before final edit, rewrites and publication. Limited to a total of 200 copies.

This epic sourcebook presents the forbidden Land of the Damned in all its brutal glory. Includes information about the ancient and forgotten eldritch races, the Minotaur legions, dark magic, the Citadel, countless adventure hooks and ideas, and much, much more. The long awaited final book in the Land of the Damned series, with connections to the Garden of the Gods™ and the upcoming Lopan Fantasy World Book.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 200 collector copies.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, based on ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 470-RAW – available now. Note: The finished book with artwork and more is anticipated to ship the summer of 2020, but you can see what it’s all about right now and even start playing with this special Preview Edition!

The Bleakness Raw Preview

Rifts Japan

BACK IN STOCK: World Book 8: Rifts® Japan

Rifts® Japan is a truly unique and conflicted setting with diverse cultures, high technology, magic, and ancient monsters and demons. Goes nicely with Rifts® China One and Two.

  • 20+ Japanese O.C.C.s including the Samurai, Dragon Cyborgs, Cyber-Samurai, Ninja-Juicers, Ninja Crazy, Mystic Ninja, Warrior Monk, Demon Queller and many others.
  • 3 Glitter Boys, winged power armor, spy armor and more.
  • Martial arts, mystic powers, and magic items.
  • Living Samurai Swords – minor Rune Weapons.
  • High-tech armor and gear.
  • Monsters of Japan.
  • Diverse societies and cultures.
  • Adventure ideas and more by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 216 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 818 – available now.

Rifts Japan

Secrets of the Atlanteans

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, the mysterious Sunaj, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, how various types of Stone Pyramids work, and much more.

  • 60+ new Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ new Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Never before revealed Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • The Shadow Dimension and new Shadow Beasts.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Epic trans-dimensional adventure ideas and source material by Carl Gleba.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 890 – Available now.

Secrets of the Atlanteans

Heroes Unlimited

BACK IN STOCK: Heroes Unlimited RPG

The Heroes Unlimited™ RPG has been a hit RPG for 30+ years because it enables you to create any type of comic book hero you can imagine. Make characters pulled right from any comic book you like, or design your own league of extraordinary heroes.

Some heroes may be superhumans gifted with incredible super abilities, or immortal or practically living gods. Others may rely upon their mastery of the martial arts or weapons training and intelligence. Some may be alien super beings from another world or mutant humans, or mutant animals, or a living plant creature. Still others may rely upon their wits and their super-vehicle, power armor, bionics or robot body! Others are gadgeteers or tricksters, while some wield psychic mind powers or command the forces of magic. It’s called Heroes Unlimited™ for a reason.

If you seek comic book heroic adventure, Heroes Unlimited™ does the job on an epic scale. Plus a dozen sourcebooks provides you with more super abilities, hero categories, bad guys and adventures.

  • Create any type of hero you can imagine.
  • 101 super abilities plus a multitude of sub-powers within them, bonuses and special combat capabilities.
  • 100+ magic spells plus enchanted weapons and objects.
  • 72 psychic powers.
  • Enchanted weapons that instill super abilities.
  • Mega-Heroes and immortals.
  • Alien super beings.
  • Bionics and cyborgs.
  • Robots and power armor.
  • Masters of magic, wizards and spell casters.
  • Mutants and Super Soldiers possessing super abilities.
  • Psionics and Psychics.
  • Inventors, super-geniuses and super-vehicles.
  • Special Training: Martial arts, weapons, more.
  • Cover by comic book legend, Jim Steranko.
  • Art by Ramon K. Perez, Paulo Parente, Gustovich, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 352 pages for a complete RPG – $28.99 retail – Cat. No. 500 – Available now.

Heroes Unlimited RPG

Phase World

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book 2: Phase World® – Available now

Phase World® is your first step into the Three Galaxies and a key location of combat in the Minion War.

  • Phase World Overview, and Center, the intergalactic trading post with portals to 1,000 worlds.
  • 30 alien O.C.C.s. Prometheans, Dominators, Cosmo-Knights, and more.
  • Naruni Enterprises and its place in the three Galaxies.
  • The Kreeghor and the Transgalactic Empire. Allies of the Splugorth.
  • Consortium of Civilized Worlds, galactic peacekeepers.
  • Phase Weapons of the mysterious Prometheans.
  • Weapons, power armor, robots, and gear.
  • Notable spacecrafts.
  • Character sheets, adventure ideas and more.
  • 208 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 816 – available now.

Phase World

Also Available: Rifts® Dimension Book 2: Phase World® Sourcebook

  • More space ships and spacecraft combat.
  • More robots, power armor and weapons.
  • More aliens and a dozen O.C.C.s.
  • More space adventures and fun.
  • 112 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 817 – available now.

Phase World Sourcebook

Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet

The Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet is a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook, this sheet saves you time and hassle with each character you create. Available now, directly from Palladium Books AND DriveThruRPG.com – this is a digital, online product only.

Features & Benefits:

  • The Main Character Sheet Page collects the important data from across multiple tabs and puts it in one place for quick and easy reference.
  • Separate sheets examine character construction (worktable), Skills, Magic, Psionics, and Combat in greater detail.
  • Built-in leveling system that calculates skill advancement for you! Experience Tables for over 80 O.C.C.s already programmed.
  • Recognizes the percentages for nearly 150 skills, plus combat bonuses for over 20 Weapon Proficiencies and 7 Hand to Hand styles.
  • Calculates the speed and distance a character can run and jump based on character Attributes.
  • Also calculates how much a character can lift, carry, and throw for humanoids, Giants, and Supernatural Beings.
  • Add in your own Hand to Hand style, custom Skills, unique Weapon Proficiencies, and Experience Tables.
  • Estimated time to build a character reduced by 20% or more.
  • Instructions on how to use the sheet included, as well as a video walkthrough below.
  • Important Note: This character sheet is built to be used with Microsoft Excel 2010+ and it comes in .XLSX format. Opening this file in other spreadsheet programs is NOT guaranteed to work as intended.
  • Watch the Overview video here: https://vimeo.com/322271758

Palladium Fantasy Interactive Character Sheet

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

Psychic Scream – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook

A storm has rolled in. A psychic storm. With the Coming of the Rifts, survivors are bombarded by terrifying visions and overwhelmed with powers and abilities they never asked for, and often cannot control.

Where do you hide from the madness boiling inside of you?

What would you do when you know evil lurks hidden among your fellow survivors?

Why do the voices of alien creatures speak to you?

How do you cope when the power you unleashed to destroy a monster and save the innocent, destroys everyone but you?

Have you become a hero or another monster born in chaos?

Are these powers your family’s salvation or their damnation?

Find out in Psychic Scream!

In the wake of the Coming of the Rifts, people begin to see ghosts and demons, they unleash lightning from their fingertips, command fire and water, hurl boulders and girders with their minds, and manifest a wide range of mental powers. Psionic abilities fueled by the explosive return of magic and the unchecked flow of dimensional energy that is off the charts.

Psychic abilities more powerful than anything known after the Two Hundred Years Dark Age. Wondrous and lifesaving. But also seething and out of control. The psychics’ own minds bombarded by feelings of dread, visions of horror, and the thoughts and emotions of everyone around them. For many, it is too much, sending them careening into madness. For others, it creates heroes forged from chaos.

  • Untamed psychic abilities. More powerful than anything known later on Rifts Earth.
  • New psychic powers and character classes.
  • New psionic monsters and invaders.
  • Insanity, side-effects and horror.
  • Adventure ideas and more. All people, powers and monsters that become myths and legends told about the events during the Two Hundred Years Dark Age.
  • Written by Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 667. Spring release.

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Rifts Titan Robotics

COMING: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is 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. Spring release.

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COMING: The Island of Lopan Sourcebook, a fantasy sourcebook

The island kingdom described and mapped, rare and ancient magic, trade with the Old Kingdom, Centaurs, Western intrigue, and more.

  • History and overview.
  • Key cities and locations.
  • Lopan O.C.C.s and people of note.
  • And Old Kingdom City that is a trade partner.
  • The mysterious and nearly forgotten Mosaic Magic.
  • New monsters and magic, weapons and gear.
  • Written by Glen Evans.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 – Cat. No. 476 – coming in 2020.

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Rifts Antarctica

COMING: Rifts® Antarctica

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. And unearthed something ancient and so dangerous that even the Splugorth fear it and dare not go there.

  • 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.
  • Danger from the 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. Spring or summer release.

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Rifts The Disavowed

COMING! Rifts® The Disavowed – Secrets of the Coalition States

The Disavowed are so Top Secret that their existence is known only to a handful of the Coalition States’ most elite, top echelon, with Joseph Prosek II the mastermind behind the Disavowed operation, and Colonel Lyboc its shadowy face. Find out who these men and women are. How the Disavowed get away with using magic, traveling to other parts of Rifts Earth and even to other dimensions in pursuit of enemies and strategic information that cannot be had through conventional means. Learn about the secret parameters in which these hard-boiled warriors, secretly hand-picked by Joseph Prosek II, operate, why almost every mission is considered a suicide mission, and why they must forever be the Disavowed.

  • CS operatives so secret that even the top military and political leaders right up to Emperor Prosek know nothing about them. And if they did know, would they condone their activity or condemn it?
  • Are the Disavowed heroes or renegades? Assassins or soldiers? Madmen or super-patriots? Or a little of them all?
  • Unsung heroes who keep the CS safe, or thugs and pawns of a shadow agency within the Coalition government?
  • What role does the Vanguard play in this group?
  • How do they reward their D-Bee “teammates” when the mission is over?
  • What happens to the Disavowed when they have seen or learned too much? Adventure ideas galore and so much more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 892. Summer release.

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COMING! Heroes of Humanity Arsenal – Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity gave you updated Coalition Army O.C.C.s, ways to upgrade men-at-arms, new O.C.C.s, battle plans and strategies and tactics. CS Heroes of Humanity™ Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 893 – Summer or fall release.

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Rifts Bestiary

Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Shipping Now!

Could the monsters known as Caterpillar Things be the larval form of the Mothman Monster? Is the Corrival Battler as aggressive and dangerous as adventurers claim? Are Darkhounds really magically mutated Dog Boys? Is that why they see Coalition soldiers as friends and allies? Ee-Bee Gee-Bees are kinda cute, how dangerous can they be? Is it true the animals and people slain by the Death Springer rise as zombies?! What on Rifts Earth is a Field Reaper?

This book reveals it all.

Designed with both Players and Game Masters in mind, with creatures that can be used as pets, companions, riding animals, attack animals, and even unlikely allies, as well as slobbering monsters and catalysts for adventure. Adult, juvenile, and young stages of life give every creature three different levels of power and danger. Presented as a complete ecosystem, with maps and details to bring each animal to life. All provide plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail, updated and expanded.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects, and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found at a glance.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Powerful art.
  • Includes basic S.D.C. stats for each creature description.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton and others.
  • 256 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 – Shipping Now!

Rifts Bestiary Volume One

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – “Gold Edition” Hardcover – Signed and Numbered – Now Shipping!

A deluxe, limited, Gold Edition hardcover, signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few freelancers. It is the same content of unique creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and slobbering monsters as the softcover edition in a durable hardcover. Very limited run of only 300 copies, numbered and signed by Kevin Siembieda, Palladium staff members and possibly available contributing artists and writers. 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.
  • Sewn and glued for long-lasting durability.
  • Only 300 signed and numbered copies.
  • Available only from Palladium Books.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • Signed by Kevin Siembieda and Palladium staff.
  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • 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!

Rifts Bestiary One Gold

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – available and shipping now

The Rifter® #84 focuses on adventure in dark corners of various world settings. Places where danger threatens, monsters and evildoers lurk in the shadows, and people are in need of heroes. Adventure source material for The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Beyond the Supernatural™, Nightbane®, and Rifts®. And remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications. Most of all, have fun.

Rifter® #84 Highlights:

  • The City of Cascade™ by Erick Wujcik and Matt Reed, A modern city in desperate need of heroes.
  • The Kingdom of Raf-Chalon™ for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Glen Evans. An Elven Kingdom in the Eastern Territory™.
  • Golems in the Myst™ for Rifts® by Greg Diaczyk. Techno-Wizard experiments go wrong and Golems run amok.
  • Spellbound O.C.C. for Nightbane® RPG by Ian Herbert.
  • An Adventure for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Kyle Osterberg.
  • The Dimma, a short story and a scary new monster for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Steven Dawes.
  • 2021 Palladium Open House and other news.
  • Coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 184 – Shipping now!

The Rifter 84

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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 6, 2020

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

By Kevin Siembieda

Rifts® Bestiary, Volume 2 “Megaverse® Insider” offers are selling out! The top category of Ultimate Benefactor sold within seconds of going of going live last Friday. The Monstrous Benefactor (help design a Chimera monster) sold out in four days. The Benefactor category (original concept art, two hardcovers, your name in a monster description, and more) of past Megaverse® Insider offers has a track record of often selling out too. We are thrilled the Bestiary Vol. Two Insider categories are being met with such excitement. We appreciate your enthusiasm and support for them, and all our existing and upcoming book releases. Only two weeks left to get Megaverse® Insider items.

Megaverse Insider

Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume ONE “PDF” – now available via the Megaverse® Insider offer. The bookmarked PDF of the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One is available as part of the Megaverse® Insider offer #12034 – $16.00 – available now. AND you get your name listed under “Retro-Cyber-Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of Rifts® Bestiary Volume TWO. Your PDF copy of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One will be sent a few days after you place your order.

Retro-Cyber-Insider Rifts Bestiary One PDF

In the Face of Death™ (Dead Reign® sourcebook) nears completion. I think I have only two files to finish and then it is time to typeset, layout, and send the book to the printer. Writing like a maniac and having a great time as I get closer and closer to wrapping up In the Face of Death™. Alex finished editing 40 pages last night and I’ll be giving him another 40 pages tonight. So excited to be getting so close to done. I cannot wait to get this book into your hands because I think you will love it. And then I dive into finishing Rifts® CS Manhunters™ (fun, in a scary Coalition States way) and Rifts® Titan Robotics™ (this book is so good), and then on to several other titles.

In the Face of Death

Actor Chris Pratt played Rifts®! This was mentioned in two recent interviews, one with Men’s Journal talking about his upcoming movie, Tomorrow War, and a video interview with SYFY Wire talking about role-playing and his upcoming animated movie, Onward. Pratt revealed he loves artwork and mentioned RPGs that inspired him to draw in his youth, specifically naming Rifts® and MechWarrior®. Pretty cool, right? Here are the links to those Chris Pratt interviews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GZC4ZNToiw&feature=emb_title

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/chris-pratt-on-how-hes-training-for-his-action-movie-the-tomorrow-war/

By the way, here are a few other Hollywood notables that I happen to know played and loved Rifts® and other Palladium RPGs: Actor Joe Manganiello, director/producer Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper), and director/producer Brad Peyton (Rampage), among others. Fun.

SALE: Rifts® Negatives. We have put Rifts® negatives on sale. There are also other Palladium collectibles, original art, plus bunches of toys and other good stuff available at my Ebay store (Kevin’s Toys, Art and Collectibles) with more coming. Coming negatives from Rifts® Japan. Check it out at: http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

Kevin's E-bay Store

Work in progress. I have had several artists reach out to me looking for work and I will be trying to accommodate them. I also did some planning with Charles Walton on covers for some upcoming books, including Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Forgotten People™ (Fantasy), and LotD 3: The Bleakness™ (Fantasy), and approved some character roughs for Rifts® Titan Robotics™ as we wrap up the last of the artwork for it. I also have a few writers tooling way on a couple of projects, one of them being Rifts® Kingdom of Lazlo™. And because I am so hot writing, I’m keeping this Update short.

ONLY 2 Weeks Left – Rifts® Bestiary, Volume 2 “Megaverse® Insider”

Many of the limited offers are selling out. The fabled Benefactor category (original concept art, two hardcovers, your name in a monster description, and more) is currently still available but past Megaverse® Insiders have usually sold out. Most of the “made to order” items of this offer are available only as part of the Megaverse® Insider, making them super-limited collector items. Offer ends in two weeks.

What is a Megaverse® Insider offer? A way to pre-order fun and unique, special Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two related products available ONLY during the limited three weeks that the Megaverse® Insider is running. When it ends, these special items are no longer available, which is what makes you an “Insider.” Only those of you who participate are guaranteed these special collector items at “Insider” prices. And most of the offers automatically get your name published in the credits pages of the book as one of our Insiders.

Bestiary, Vol. 2 “Megaverse® Insider” offers include such opportunities as a PDF of the book months before the PDF is made available to the public, signed and limited edition collector’s hardcovers, limited edition signed prints, sneak previews, original concept art, your name woven into the book as an unstatted character, help to build a chimera, create a creature, and more! But you need to do it fast because you have only 3 weeks before this deal ends. Please note that the super-limited bundles are sold on a first come, first served basis and often sell out quickly. Available only from Palladium Books. We hope you are as pumped about this as we are. See full details at PalladiumBooks.com.

Megaverse Insider Items at Palladium Books

Megaverse® Insider Opportunities for Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two

Inside Help

Inside Help: $5 – Cat. No. 12041

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

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: $5 – Cat. No. 12042

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

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

Character Tribute

A “Real” Character Tribute: $10 – Cat. No. 12043

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

Cyber-Insider

Cyber-Insider Volume TWO (PDF of book only): $16 – Cat. No. 12044

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

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

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

Retro-Cyber-Insider

Retro-Cyber-Insider Volume ONE: $16 – Cat. No. 12034

If you did not get a PDF copy of Volume ONE, but wish you had, here is your chance! And you get your name listed under “Retro-Cyber-Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the printed book. Your PDF copy (not the print copy) of Volume One will be sent a few days after you place your order. There is no shipping cost for this item.

ONLY INSIDERS have the opportunity to get this bookmarked PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume ONE at this time. HOWEVER, we intend to make it available on DriveThruRPG.com a few days after this offer ends, but at a bit HIGHER cost when it does become available. Note: Hey, you are an Insider, so you get a price break during this limited window of time. Please, we ask that you do NOT share, distribute or post the Insider PDF anywhere, as it defeats the whole purpose of being a Megaverse® Insider and it can hurt, rather than help, Palladium. Thank you so much for your support!

Palladium Insider

Palladium Insider – Hardcover: $50 (Signed, Limited Hardcover Edition – Color Cover) – Cat. No. 12045

  1. You get your name listed under “Palladium Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the published book.
  2. The $50 Collector’s, Super-Limited, Hardcover (color cover): This handsome hardcover edition has the same interior pages and same color cover art as the softcover, but a different color logo to set it apart, and it is a sturdy hardcover. It is likely to ship 2-4 weeks after the softcover as it takes longer to get hardcover editions printed and bound. Note: This book is NOT signed or numbered.

What makes this hardcover edition truly special is that we print only what you order (plus a few dozen extra for staff and promotion). That means if we get 218 orders, we only print 218 copies of this book (plus 48 additional for Palladium staff, friends and special promotions). If the number is 102 we print 102 (plus 48 additional). It is hard to get much more LIMITED and special than this. And you own one of the very few in existence, because you are a Megaverse® Insider. This book is only available via this Megaverse Insider offer. When the offer ends after March 20, 2020, no new ones will be printed.

Imperial Purple Beast Insider

Imperial Purple Beast Insider – Hardcover: $75 (Signed and Numbered – Purple Foil Collector’s Hardcover Edition) – Cat. No. 12046

You get the following:

  1. Your name listed under “Imperial Purple Beast Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the published book.
  2. The Signed and Numbered Imperial Purple Beast Super-Limited Collector’s Hardcover: A black leatherette with “imperial purple” foil printing on the front cover and spine (think gold edition printed in purple foil instead of gold), and it is signed and numbered by the available Palladium staff. Otherwise, the book has the exact same interior as the softcover. It is likely to ship 2-4 weeks AFTER the softcover as it takes longer to get hardcover editions printed and bound.

Only Insiders who pay $75 or more get this book, which should keep the number printed low (in the past, under 400 copies). Also, we print only what you order (plus a few dozen additional for staff, friends and special promotions). That means if we get 270 orders, we only print 270 copies of this book (+48 for Palladium staff, friends and special promotions). If the number is 65, we print 65 (+48 extra). It doesn’t get more LIMITED than this. And you own one of the very, very few signed and numbered Imperial Purple Beast Editions in existence because you are a Megaverse Insider. This book is available only via this Megaverse® Insider offer. The Imperial Purple Edition will NEVER be reprinted. This is it. Note: This book is numbered and signed by available Palladium staff.

Enhanced Imperial Purple Beast Insider

Enhanced Imperial Purple Beast Insider: $90 (Imperial Purple Beast Edition + PDF) – Cat. No. 12047

You get the following:

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

Top Insider

Top Insider: $145 (Both hardcover books, signed, PDF, dragon head sketch, print) – Cat. No. 12048

You get the following:

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

Ultimate Insider

Ultimate Insider: $200 – Cat. No. 12049 – (Both hardcover books signed, B2 PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in foil hardcover, 5 prints)

You get the following:

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

Benefactor

Benefactor: $500 (Limited to a total of 12 Benefactors) – Cat. No. 12050 — (Both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, something Top Secret, 10 prints, your name as an unstatted character in the book, AND an original concept art sketch)

You get the following:

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

Monstrous Benefactor

SOLD OUT! Monstrous Benefactor – Be a Chimera-Builder (limited to 5 people) – $500.00 – Cat. No. MB-5 – (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 MOST IMPORTANT you help us build a Chimera-Beast, get credit for helping conceive the creature and get a signed print of the Chuck Walton illustration)

Be one of as many as five contributors who help us build a Chimera monster! A creature with five different animal heads. Each head with a different set of abilities. You can even offer a name for the multi-headed creature for our consideration, but it must fit within the alphabet between letters “G-R.” Limited to FIVE Chimera Builders! Already SOLD and GONE. Thank you for your support.

Ultimate Benefactor

SOLD OUT! Ultimate Benefactor: $1,500 (Limited to ONE!) – Cat. No. RB-UB2 – (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 featuring you (your face) in the illustration of the creature YOU help us create for Rifts® Bestiary Two!)

There can be only one! Which means you get all of the items in the Benefactor’s package, PLUS your face (or a person of your choice) as a character standing with a creature conceived by YOU for inclusion in Rifts® Bestiary Two. AND you get the finished original artwork of you with the NEW creature YOU helped us to design and name. AND MORE! Note: Sorry, the Ultimate Benefactor is already SOLD and GONE. Thank you for your support.

Rifts® Bestiary Volume ONE “PDF” – Available now thru the Megaverse® Insider offer

The bookmarked PDF of the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume ONE is available as part of the Megaverse® Insider offer #12034 – $16.00 and available now.

Retro-Cyber-Insider Rifts Bestiary One PDF

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

COMING: Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two – Summer 2020

This is the second big, “monster book” reference for Rifts®. We anticipate three volumes in the series, more if we decide to make ghosts, spirits and Entities and/or Creatures of Magic part of the Bestiary series. Much like Volume One, Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two collects 70-100 monsters and animals plus 12-24 new beasts found across Rifts North America. The anticipated page count is 224-256 pages.

Each description is updated, expanded, and highly detailed to present players with exotic and alien creatures as pets, guardians and riding animals, as well as slobbering monsters to battle and fierce beasts for Game Masters to throw at their players. Each is designed to offer adventure ideas, offers notes on young, adult, male and female creatures, and is accompanied by a map that shows at a glance where the beast can be encountered.

You have seen Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One so you know what you can expect in Volume TWO, though we have some fun surprises planned for it. Much of the artwork is completed, the descriptions have been gathered, and the rewriting and expansions started. We are anticipating a summer 2020 release (Gen Con?). As soon as it is finished and arrives back from the printer, we ship it to you!

All volumes of the Rifts® Bestiary™ series are a great resource for players and Game Masters 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 that include humans and D-Bees among their prey. All provide you plenty of ways to enhance your characters and spice up adventures. And each has a map that shows at a glance exactly where to find these beasts. Ah, but with the Rifts and beings like the Shifter and the Splugorth, any creature may appear anywhere in the world, so be on your toes.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized into big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated and expanded descriptions and information for each existing monster.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New exotic creatures – 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 – Palladium Fantasy®, Chaos Earth®, Splicers®, Phase World®, the Three Galaxies™, The Mechanoids®, Heroes Unlimited™/Aliens Unlimited™, and others.
  • Basic S.D.C. stats included with each creature description.
  • Fully illustrated, with art by Charles Walton II, Ramon Perez, Robert Atkins, and many others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 224-256 pages each volume – $26.99 – Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two) – summer release, but taking orders now.

Pre-Order Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: In the Face of Death (Zombie Apocalypse) – in production

I am going wild with the writing of In the Face of Death™ and having a blast finishing up this puppy. And when I am excited and having fun, the book is always packed with new ideas and lots of cool stuff. The point of this sourcebook is getting gamers to think outside the classic zombie tropes and to start building and exploring the post-apocalyptic world of Dead Reign® in order to expand the scope of adventure. To help you get started I give you cities and urban environments as your new playground and suggest a number of gaming avenues to explore. Future sourcebooks will start to get specific, like Rifts®, as we build and define the Earth of Dead Reign. A world dominated by a fallen and lost civilization. Our civilization. What fun to imagine your own city and neighborhood in the aftermath of civilization’s collapse and the rise of the dead. A neighborhood you recognize but which is completely deserted but for a tiny handful of other people and the hungry dead. A world that looks familiar but you have no idea what lurks across the street, down the road, or behind every door. It is awesome.

Pre-Order In the Face of Death

Rifts Coalition Manhunters

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition Manhunters

I think that Secrets of the Coalition™ States: Coalition Manhunters™ is also gonna be a fun surprise for people and is the next book to be completed. It provides a glimpse into the Coalition States’ Psi-Battalion and one of its top secret Special Ops divisions: the CS Manhunters. A group that can be played as new villains/antagonists or heroes depending on your game’s perspective. And I know folks are going to like the psionics. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week. Shooting for a March release.

Pre-Order Coalition Manhunters

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream

This is another book that is going to surprise and wow. New and insane psionics, some taken to the level of super-abilities due to the massive amount of P.P.E. energy surging across the planet and boosting survivors with ambient and alien energy. Some become heroes and defenders of fellow survivors. Some become power-mongers and killers. And still others become just one more monster or madman threatening to destroy humanity. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week.

Pre-Order Psychic Scream

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is a high-tech toy box of new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics that will make gamers salivate. I need to assign out a few additional illustrations soon, but most of the art is done.

Pre-Order Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Other titles – like CS Arsenal and Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks

Please remember, just because I do not mention or list a specific title in an Update, does not mean it has been removed from the production schedule. All it means is that we are focused and talking about more immediate, upcoming releases, or projects we are excited about that week, or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months, as well as new projects being worked on by freelance writers. That includes Rifts® Antarctica, The Disavowed™, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Land of the Damned™ 3, 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 final production or development. We are shooting for one or two new physical book releases every month as well as a couple new PDF products on DriveThruRPG.

NEW on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Novel: Deception’s Web

New – The Second Rifts® Novel: Deception’s Web. It picks up where the first Rifts® novel, Sonic Boom, also available on DriveThruRPG, left off. Deception’s Web reveals a conspiracy within the Coalition military that could spell disaster for our protagonists. All of it building up to the pulse-pounding events of the 3rd novel: Rifts® Treacherous Awakenings (coming soon).

NEW! The Rifter® #84 offers adventure source material for Rifts® (Golems in the Myst), Heroes Unlimited™ (the City of Cascade by Wujcik and Reed), Palladium Fantasy RPG® (an Elven Kingdom), Beyond the Supernatural™ (an epic adventure, a short story, and a monster), Nightbane® (Spellbound O.C.C.), why The Rifter® is going on hiatus, and more.

Recent on DriveThru: Rifts® Sonic Boom™ lets you experience Rifts North America through the eyes of a group of soldiers of the Coalition States™. Follow the exploits of a CS platoon sworn to protect humankind from all threats, be they aliens, dragons, masters of magic or fellow humans out for themselves; The Rifter® #83 with source material for Rifts® (50 Treasures of the Megaverse), Palladium Fantasy RPG® (the Prophet and Half-Ogres), Beyond the Supernatural™, Heroes Unlimited™ and more; The Rifter® #82, with source material for Rifts® Chaos Earth® (50+ new fire/lava spells), Nightbane® (Age Modifier rules), Heroes Unlimited™, a tribute to Erick Wujcik, and more. Rifts® World Book 36: Sovietski™. It is a diverse, fun, 224 page World Book full of cyborgs, weapons, tech, tanks, and details about the Sovietski war machine, the new KGB, key cities, its people and society, as well as D-Bees and adventure.

Also available: Free Garden of the Gods™ (Fantasy) and Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Previews, and the 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.

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.

  • Rifts® is a genre-bending setting that combines science fiction, fantasy, horror, post-apocalypse survival, magic, and endless possibilities for adventure. Imagine a near perfect world of advanced technology 100 years in the future. Then imagine that world crashing down overnight in an apocalyptic upheaval not seen since the formation of the planet. A Great Cataclysm caused by the explosive return of magic. Now fast forward 300 years into the future where magic, dragons, and mythic gods coexist with cyborgs, giant robots and super-science rediscovered from humanity's Golden Age as humans rise from a lengthy Dark Age. But they must contend with countless alien life forms, monsters, and supernatural horrors from beyond the Rifts.
  • Rifts® core titles we would suggest: Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign and Rifts® Sourcebook One. Note: The Rifts® RPG, 1st Edition and Rifts® Ultimate, 2nd Edition are both available.
  • 80+ Rifts® supplements, most of them available as PDFs with more coming. Where to start? Wherever sounds fun.
  • Rifts® Dimension Books™: Travel to alien worlds and dimensions via the Rifts for off-world adventure and intrigue.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG and sourcebook series (all). Live through the Great Cataclysm and the Coming of the Rifts. Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG, Creatures of Chaos™, Rise of Magic™, and Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ are all available.
  • FREE Sneak Previews for Nightbane® Dark Designs™, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity, and many other previews as well as free and low cost items that we make available. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so keep watching for them.
  • The Rifter® #1-77. Each issue is a wealth of source material and ideas for several game lines, but most material can be easily adapted to ANY Palladium game world. Each issue a gem.
  • Splicers® RPG is like Iron Man meets Game of Thrones with elements of Terminator – except this army of Iron Men are clad in living body armor and wield living, organic weapons and devices. Created in 2004 by writer and game designer Carmen Bellaire, Splicers® was nominated for an Inquest Gamer Magazine Fan Awards Game of the Year, and has since developed a rabid fan base. Science fiction and horror where humans are forced to use genetically engineered, living weapons and organic war machines to battle an insane Artificial Intelligence and her robot legions. Unlike anything you have ever played before!
  • Splicers®: I Am Legion™ Adventure Sourcebook: 6 new Great Houses, 4 new Host Armors, 6 new War Mounts, 19 new Bio-Weapons, 15 new killer machines, new Bio-Enhancements, Amalgam creation tables, Legion and a series of adventures that build into a small campaign, and more.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 1st Edition Rules and sourcebooks. A unique world of magic, monsters and heroes. Dozens of nonhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition Rules and many sourcebooks. The expanded world of high fantasy, magic, mystery and heroes of every variety. Includes the Mind Mage and psychic abilities, mages and spells, magic circles and symbols, men-at-arms, scoundrels and a wide range of inhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and many more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG first edition rule book and sourcebooks.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Second Edition rule book and sourcebooks. Create any type of superhuman you can desire and bring comic book adventures to life.
  • Dead Reign® RPG (Zombie Apocalypse). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse, but this setting is much more than your typical zombie game. Play ordinary people or special characters better equipped to survive and hunt zombies. Many unusual types of zombies.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebooks: 6 sourcebooks from Civilization Gone™ to Hell Followed™ (the latter features stats for 23 disasters, masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, and more) are available.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 1st Edition Rules. Supernatural horror in the modern world. Play ordinary people, psychics, paranormal investigators or for something different: Victim Characters!
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete, revised core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for "ordinary people," 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules.
  • Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. An RPG setting we call superhero horror. Dark conspiracy, a secret, demon invasion starting with world leaders and law enforcement, and it is spreading. The player characters are the Nightbane®, reluctant superhumans who must turn into monsters themselves to unleash their powers and battle the evil that is clear only to them. A dark, sinister and challenging world of horror.
  • After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Planet of the Apes meets the X-Men! Animal creations, powers and more. Create any type of intelligent mutant animal you can imagine as friend or foe.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook. James Bond meets Enter the Dragon. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, and super-spies with gadgets, gizmos and advanced weapons.
  • The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy RPG is a long time, cult favorite with a fatalistic world-view of humans vs aliens with superior technology.
  • The Palladium Weapon Series of real world weapons, armor and castles throughout history. Designed for use with ANY game system.
  • 200+ Palladium titles in all, plus G.M. kits, paper miniatures and more.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Paper Miniatures – Two sets are now available!
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Men at Arms – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Coalition Dead Boys – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Adventurers – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Practitioners of Magic (new) – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Extras (new) – $2.99
  • And more to come in the weeks ahead.

Palladium Collectibles, Negatives, Artwork, other Collectibles and Toys are always available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store along with other good things

My eBay store is one of the few places where you can find original artwork by Charles "Chuck" Walton, Kevin Long, and others, as well as one-of-a-kind negatives from classic Rifts® and other Palladium RPG books (they look awesome framed!), rare Palladium collector hardcovers, signed books, other Palladium memorabilia, toys from my personal collection and other collectibles. Check every couple of weeks because we often post new stuff or offer a new sale. There is a sale on negatives starting today, in fact.

Other one-of-a-kind original artwork available by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton II (money goes to the artist), other artists, as well as collectible negatives, prints, limited edition hardcovers, proofreader copies, out of print items, Star Wars toys, Marvel toys and many other toys and collectibles from my personal collection. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Hundreds of items. Take a look every weekend for new additions.

Available now: One-of-a-kind book negatives. Negatives were very popular items at the Palladium Open House and people went crazy over them at Gen Con – including actor Joe Manganiello who scooped up a pile of TMNT negatives, while Palladium's own Mark Oberle, Carmen Bellaire, Brandon Aten and a whole lot of Palladium gamers went for negatives from Rifts® New West, Lone Star and Free Quebec. Fun.

Negatives are unique and attractive, one-of-a-kind (on rare occasions two-of-a-kind if a page was replaced or a second edition was made) works of art that resemble woodcut art and are very dynamic conversation pieces. Before digital printing, pages of a book were laid out by hand on a board, and each page was photographed. The plastic film negatives were then "ganged" on a massive sheet of Mylar 16 pages per big sheet, and the printing plates were made from the negatives – everything white, printing black.

When our printer, McNaughton and Gunn, went completely digital, they asked if Palladium Books wanted the negs, otherwise they would be destroyed. Regrettably, I let a few dozen be destroyed, but the negatives of many books were sent to Palladium. They have sat in our warehouse for years until I started to offer them for sale. I have also started signing the negatives in silver and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each negative comes on a white board inside a plastic magazine bag and looks fabulous framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening in a frame (each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches).

http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

Closing Thoughts

Time is running out to take advantage of the many special offers in the Rifts® Bestiary Vol. 2 Megaverse® Insider. I encourage you to take a look and enjoy your purchase. People who enjoyed our many past Megaverse® Insiders know how nice these hardcover books and items are. Please spread the word. Only two weeks left. Otherwise I am just writing away so I’m going to wrap up.

Our hearts and prayers go out to a number of friends who are going through unexpected health issues, injury from accidents, or tragedy. We love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, & Gamer

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two – Coming Summer 2020

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two or three Rifts® Bestiary™ books will focus on monsters and animals of North America. They collect creatures from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new creatures by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton, and others. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location at a glance.

Note: The Rifts® Bestiary™ series is more than a few big books of monsters, they are deliberately designed to provide players with a useful, living resource (pet, guard animal, riding animal, food source, etc.) as well as present many and varied opportunities for adventure and fun. Some creatures are helpful, some are inadvertently a threat or danger, while others are slobbering predators or wicked beasts that kill and eat you, or capture you, or sabotage you, or worse.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America in a second easy to use sourcebook.
  • Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Notable Splugorth hunting animals.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda, Cummings, Bradshaw, Atkins, Ashbaugh, and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production. Anticipating Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two to be a summer 2020 release.

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In the Face of Death

NEW! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – In production for March release

“People will tell you no one can survive in the big cities. They are wrong.”

– Brad Ashley, Leader of the Road Reapers in the Zombie Apocalypse.

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

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

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Rifts Coalition Manhunters

COMING! Rifts® Coalition Manhunters – March Release – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

A secret division within the Coalition’s Psi-Battalion, the CS Manhunters hunt not only the most dangerous spies and fugitives, but also their own. Coalition soldiers, brass, government leaders, and anyone who becomes designated as having gone rogue, AWOL, or turned traitor (including the Disavowed), become targets of CS Manhunters to be tracked down and brought to justice. This elite force of psychics, Kill Hounds, and manhunters are trained killing machines who follow orders without question and kill without hesitation.

More often than not, the assignment is straight-up find and terminate. If your name has been given to a Manhunter squad, your fate is sealed, and no one is untouchable. The CS Manhunters operate in secret, find their target, terminate, and vanish as if they were never there at all. They don’t seek credit or limelight. They serve their country from the blood-soaked shadows.

  • CS Manhunter squads and special operatives.
  • Manhunter Killhound and Dog Boy O.C.C.s.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Healer.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Interrogator (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Enforcer (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Bursters and Zappers.
  • CS Manhunter Slayer (a variation of the Psi-Slayer or Psi-Warrior).
  • CS Manhunter Mind Melter, the most insidious and deadliest of them all.
  • Weapons, gear, and tactics.
  • Some notable Non-Player Characters, adventure ideas, and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 894. March or April release.

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Garden of the Gods

NEW! Garden of the Gods, Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook – Shipping now!

The Garden of the Gods™ sourcebook is a toy box of gods, magical blessings, ancient artifacts, and hundreds of opportunities and adventure ideas for players and Game Masters alike.

The Garden of the Gods is a place of miracles and wisdom where people of all occupations and races, nobility and the poor, come to find inspiration, blessings and adventure. Many insist the gods themselves are present and may visit heroes and followers in dreams, visions, or in person as an avatar. The gods also look for champions and assign heroic quests and gifts of knowledge and magic. Here, all gods are equal and many a forgotten god seeks to be rediscovered and worshiped by offering blessings, vision quests, and magical artifacts to potential heroes to champion their name.

There is also an dangerous evil on the island of Lopan. An open wound in the earth known as the Black Pit, as well as dark gods within the Garden itself.

  • 212 Blessings.
  • 101 Magic Artifacts.
  • 45 Forgotten gods.
  • 50+ Curses and dark magic.
  • 100+ Random quests and encounters, and each god offers adventure hooks.
  • Restore forgotten gods to power. Become a Champion of the Gods.
  • 5 Weapons of destruction created by the Old Ones.
  • Godly insight, visitations, knowledge and purpose.
  • The Garden of the Gods and its protectors.
  • Ghosts, Faeries, mysteries, and ancient secrets.
  • Rumors of a secret way to the Land of the Damned.
  • The Black Pit, a place of legend and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or something more sinister?
  • Easily adapted to Rifts®, Phase World® and any game system. One game system – a Megaverse® of adventure!™
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 475.

Garden of the Gods

The Bleakness Raw Preview

Land of the Damned Three: The Bleakness Raw Preview – available now

Available now! The “Raw Preview Edition” of LotD-3: The Bleakness™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, working manuscript for this new Fantasy World Book. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before final edit, rewrites and publication. Limited to a total of 200 copies.

This epic sourcebook presents the forbidden Land of the Damned in all its brutal glory. Includes information about the ancient and forgotten eldritch races, the Minotaur legions, dark magic, the Citadel, countless adventure hooks and ideas, and much, much more. The long awaited final book in the Land of the Damned series, with connections to the Garden of the Gods™ and the upcoming Lopan Fantasy World Book.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 200 collector copies.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, based on ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 470-RAW – available now. Note: The finished book with artwork and more is anticipated to ship the summer of 2020, but you can see what it’s all about right now and even start playing with this special Preview Edition!

The Bleakness Raw Preview

Rifts Japan

BACK IN STOCK: World Book 8: Rifts® Japan

Rifts® Japan is a truly unique and conflicted setting with diverse cultures, high technology, magic, and ancient monsters and demons. Goes nicely with Rifts® China One and Two.

  • 20+ Japanese O.C.C.s including the Samurai, Dragon Cyborgs, Cyber-Samurai, Ninja-Juicers, Ninja Crazy, Mystic Ninja, Warrior Monk, Demon Queller and many others.
  • 3 Glitter Boys, winged power armor, spy armor and more.
  • Martial arts, mystic powers, and magic items.
  • Living Samurai Swords – minor Rune Weapons.
  • High-tech armor and gear.
  • Monsters of Japan.
  • Diverse societies and cultures.
  • Adventure ideas and more by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 216 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 818 – available now.

Rifts Japan

Secrets of the Atlanteans

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, the mysterious Sunaj, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, how various types of Stone Pyramids work, and much more.

  • 60+ new Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ new Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Never before revealed Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • The Shadow Dimension and new Shadow Beasts.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Epic trans-dimensional adventure ideas and source material by Carl Gleba.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 890 – Available now.

Secrets of the Atlanteans

Heroes Unlimited

BACK IN STOCK: Heroes Unlimited RPG

The Heroes Unlimited™ RPG has been a hit RPG for 30+ years because it enables you to create any type of comic book hero you can imagine. Make characters pulled right from any comic book you like, or design your own league of extraordinary heroes.

Some heroes may be superhumans gifted with incredible super abilities, or immortal or practically living gods. Others may rely upon their mastery of the martial arts or weapons training and intelligence. Some may be alien super beings from another world or mutant humans, or mutant animals, or a living plant creature. Still others may rely upon their wits and their super-vehicle, power armor, bionics or robot body! Others are gadgeteers or tricksters, while some wield psychic mind powers or command the forces of magic. It’s called Heroes Unlimited™ for a reason.

If you seek comic book heroic adventure, Heroes Unlimited™ does the job on an epic scale. Plus a dozen sourcebooks provides you with more super abilities, hero categories, bad guys and adventures.

  • Create any type of hero you can imagine.
  • 101 super abilities plus a multitude of sub-powers within them, bonuses and special combat capabilities.
  • 100+ magic spells plus enchanted weapons and objects.
  • 72 psychic powers.
  • Enchanted weapons that instill super abilities.
  • Mega-Heroes and immortals.
  • Alien super beings.
  • Bionics and cyborgs.
  • Robots and power armor.
  • Masters of magic, wizards and spell casters.
  • Mutants and Super Soldiers possessing super abilities.
  • Psionics and Psychics.
  • Inventors, super-geniuses and super-vehicles.
  • Special Training: Martial arts, weapons, more.
  • Cover by comic book legend, Jim Steranko.
  • Art by Ramon K. Perez, Paulo Parente, Gustovich, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 352 pages for a complete RPG – $28.99 retail – Cat. No. 500 – Available now.

Heroes Unlimited RPG

Phase World

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book 2: Phase World® – Available now

Phase World® is your first step into the Three Galaxies and a key location of combat in the Minion War.

  • Phase World Overview, and Center, the intergalactic trading post with portals to 1,000 worlds.
  • 30 alien O.C.C.s. Prometheans, Dominators, Cosmo-Knights, and more.
  • Naruni Enterprises and its place in the three Galaxies.
  • The Kreeghor and the Transgalactic Empire. Allies of the Splugorth.
  • Consortium of Civilized Worlds, galactic peacekeepers.
  • Phase Weapons of the mysterious Prometheans.
  • Weapons, power armor, robots, and gear.
  • Notable spacecrafts.
  • Character sheets, adventure ideas and more.
  • 208 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 816 – available now.

Phase World

Also Available: Rifts® Dimension Book 2: Phase World® Sourcebook

  • More space ships and spacecraft combat.
  • More robots, power armor and weapons.
  • More aliens and a dozen O.C.C.s.
  • More space adventures and fun.
  • 112 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 817 – available now.

Phase World Sourcebook

Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet

The Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet is a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook, this sheet saves you time and hassle with each character you create. Available now, directly from Palladium Books AND DriveThruRPG.com – this is a digital, online product only.

Features & Benefits:

  • The Main Character Sheet Page collects the important data from across multiple tabs and puts it in one place for quick and easy reference.
  • Separate sheets examine character construction (worktable), Skills, Magic, Psionics, and Combat in greater detail.
  • Built-in leveling system that calculates skill advancement for you! Experience Tables for over 80 O.C.C.s already programmed.
  • Recognizes the percentages for nearly 150 skills, plus combat bonuses for over 20 Weapon Proficiencies and 7 Hand to Hand styles.
  • Calculates the speed and distance a character can run and jump based on character Attributes.
  • Also calculates how much a character can lift, carry, and throw for humanoids, Giants, and Supernatural Beings.
  • Add in your own Hand to Hand style, custom Skills, unique Weapon Proficiencies, and Experience Tables.
  • Estimated time to build a character reduced by 20% or more.
  • Instructions on how to use the sheet included, as well as a video walkthrough below.
  • Important Note: This character sheet is built to be used with Microsoft Excel 2010+ and it comes in .XLSX format. Opening this file in other spreadsheet programs is NOT guaranteed to work as intended.
  • Watch the Overview video here: https://vimeo.com/322271758

Palladium Fantasy Interactive Character Sheet

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

Psychic Scream – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook

A storm has rolled in. A psychic storm. With the Coming of the Rifts, survivors are bombarded by terrifying visions and overwhelmed with powers and abilities they never asked for, and often cannot control.

Where do you hide from the madness boiling inside of you?

What would you do when you know evil lurks hidden among your fellow survivors?

Why do the voices of alien creatures speak to you?

How do you cope when the power you unleashed to destroy a monster and save the innocent, destroys everyone but you?

Have you become a hero or another monster born in chaos?

Are these powers your family’s salvation or their damnation?

Find out in Psychic Scream!

In the wake of the Coming of the Rifts, people begin to see ghosts and demons, they unleash lightning from their fingertips, command fire and water, hurl boulders and girders with their minds, and manifest a wide range of mental powers. Psionic abilities fueled by the explosive return of magic and the unchecked flow of dimensional energy that is off the charts.

Psychic abilities more powerful than anything known after the Two Hundred Years Dark Age. Wondrous and lifesaving. But also seething and out of control. The psychics’ own minds bombarded by feelings of dread, visions of horror, and the thoughts and emotions of everyone around them. For many, it is too much, sending them careening into madness. For others, it creates heroes forged from chaos.

  • Untamed psychic abilities. More powerful than anything known later on Rifts Earth.
  • New psychic powers and character classes.
  • New psionic monsters and invaders.
  • Insanity, side-effects and horror.
  • Adventure ideas and more. All people, powers and monsters that become myths and legends told about the events during the Two Hundred Years Dark Age.
  • Written by Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 667. Spring release.

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Rifts Titan Robotics

COMING: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is 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. Spring release.

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COMING: The Island of Lopan Sourcebook, a fantasy sourcebook

The island kingdom described and mapped, rare and ancient magic, trade with the Old Kingdom, Centaurs, Western intrigue, and more.

  • History and overview.
  • Key cities and locations.
  • Lopan O.C.C.s and people of note.
  • And Old Kingdom City that is a trade partner.
  • The mysterious and nearly forgotten Mosaic Magic.
  • New monsters and magic, weapons and gear.
  • Written by Glen Evans.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 – Cat. No. 476 – coming in 2020.

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Rifts Antarctica

COMING: Rifts® Antarctica

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. And unearthed something ancient and so dangerous that even the Splugorth fear it and dare not go there.

  • 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.
  • Danger from the 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. Spring or summer release.

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Rifts The Disavowed

COMING! Rifts® The Disavowed – Secrets of the Coalition States

The Disavowed are so Top Secret that their existence is known only to a handful of the Coalition States’ most elite, top echelon, with Joseph Prosek II the mastermind behind the Disavowed operation, and Colonel Lyboc its shadowy face. Find out who these men and women are. How the Disavowed get away with using magic, traveling to other parts of Rifts Earth and even to other dimensions in pursuit of enemies and strategic information that cannot be had through conventional means. Learn about the secret parameters in which these hard-boiled warriors, secretly hand-picked by Joseph Prosek II, operate, why almost every mission is considered a suicide mission, and why they must forever be the Disavowed.

  • CS operatives so secret that even the top military and political leaders right up to Emperor Prosek know nothing about them. And if they did know, would they condone their activity or condemn it?
  • Are the Disavowed heroes or renegades? Assassins or soldiers? Madmen or super-patriots? Or a little of them all?
  • Unsung heroes who keep the CS safe, or thugs and pawns of a shadow agency within the Coalition government?
  • What role does the Vanguard play in this group?
  • How do they reward their D-Bee “teammates” when the mission is over?
  • What happens to the Disavowed when they have seen or learned too much? Adventure ideas galore and so much more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 892. Summer release.

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COMING! Heroes of Humanity Arsenal – Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity gave you updated Coalition Army O.C.C.s, ways to upgrade men-at-arms, new O.C.C.s, battle plans and strategies and tactics. CS Heroes of Humanity™ Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 893 – Summer or fall release.

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Rifts Bestiary

Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Shipping Now!

Could the monsters known as Caterpillar Things be the larval form of the Mothman Monster? Is the Corrival Battler as aggressive and dangerous as adventurers claim? Are Darkhounds really magically mutated Dog Boys? Is that why they see Coalition soldiers as friends and allies? Ee-Bee Gee-Bees are kinda cute, how dangerous can they be? Is it true the animals and people slain by the Death Springer rise as zombies?! What on Rifts Earth is a Field Reaper?

This book reveals it all.

Designed with both Players and Game Masters in mind, with creatures that can be used as pets, companions, riding animals, attack animals, and even unlikely allies, as well as slobbering monsters and catalysts for adventure. Adult, juvenile, and young stages of life give every creature three different levels of power and danger. Presented as a complete ecosystem, with maps and details to bring each animal to life. All provide plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail, updated and expanded.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects, and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found at a glance.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Powerful art.
  • Includes basic S.D.C. stats for each creature description.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton and others.
  • 256 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 – Shipping Now!

Rifts Bestiary Volume One

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – “Gold Edition” Hardcover – Signed and Numbered – Now Shipping!

A deluxe, limited, Gold Edition hardcover, signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few freelancers. It is the same content of unique creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and slobbering monsters as the softcover edition in a durable hardcover. Very limited run of only 300 copies, numbered and signed by Kevin Siembieda, Palladium staff members and possibly available contributing artists and writers. 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.
  • Sewn and glued for long-lasting durability.
  • Only 300 signed and numbered copies.
  • Available only from Palladium Books.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • Signed by Kevin Siembieda and Palladium staff.
  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • 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!

Rifts Bestiary One Gold

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – available and shipping now

The Rifter® #84 focuses on adventure in dark corners of various world settings. Places where danger threatens, monsters and evildoers lurk in the shadows, and people are in need of heroes. Adventure source material for The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Beyond the Supernatural™, Nightbane®, and Rifts®. And remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications. Most of all, have fun.

Rifter® #84 Highlights:

  • The City of Cascade™ by Erick Wujcik and Matt Reed, A modern city in desperate need of heroes.
  • The Kingdom of Raf-Chalon™ for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Glen Evans. An Elven Kingdom in the Eastern Territory™.
  • Golems in the Myst™ for Rifts® by Greg Diaczyk. Techno-Wizard experiments go wrong and Golems run amok.
  • Spellbound O.C.C. for Nightbane® RPG by Ian Herbert.
  • An Adventure for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Kyle Osterberg.
  • The Dimma, a short story and a scary new monster for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Steven Dawes.
  • 2021 Palladium Open House and other news.
  • Coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 184 – Shipping now!

The Rifter 84

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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – February 28, 2020

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

By Kevin Siembieda

Launching the Rifts Bestiary, Volume 2 “Megaverse® Insider” offer today is the big news this week. You will find the familiar Insider offers and some fun new things. What is a Megaverse® Insider Offer? A way to pre-order fun and unique special Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two related products available ONLY during the limited couple of weeks that the Megaverse® Insider is offered. Most of the offers automatically get your name published in the credits pages of the book as one of our “Insiders.”

Bestiary, Vol. 2 “Megaverse® Insider” offers include such opportunities as a PDF of the book months before the PDF is made available to the public, signed and limited edition collector’s hardcovers, limited edition signed prints, sneak previews, original concept art, your name woven into the book as an unstatted character, help build a chimera, create a creature, and more! But you need to do it fast because you only have 3 weeks before this deal ends and the super-limited bundles are sold on a first come, first served basis and often sell out quickly. Available only from Palladium Books. We hope you are as pumped about this as we are. See full details elsewhere and in the Palladium store.

Megaverse Insider

SOLD OUT! Rifts® Titan Robotics™ “Raw Preview” has sold out, again. Yeah, the 5-6 six copies we found and made available are sold out.

A FEW LEFT. We still have a few copies of Garden of the Gods™ “Raw Preview” that were found with the Robotics books. And of course, the finished, 224 page Garden of the Gods™ adventure sourcebook that has been getting high praise is also available.

Garden of the Gods Raw Preview

The Bleakness Raw Preview

STILL AVAILABLE! Land of the Damned™ 3: The Bleakness™ Raw Preview. Get a sneak peek at what you can expect from this long awaited fantasy sourcebook. Limited to 200 copies while supplies last, and Raw Editions always sell out. All Raw Previews are limited collector editions (150 to 200 copies printed) that present the working manuscript or first draft before the finished book sees print. Many collectors like to have both, the Raw Preview and the final book. It is also handy for aspiring writers and game designers who find it helpful to see all the changes and additions that were made from the early manuscript to the finished book.

The Bleakness Raw Preview

In the Face of Death™: Wow, am I rocking on In the Face of Death™ for Dead Reign®. As I was telling artists Chuck Walton and Ben Rodriguez, the ideas are coming to me like crazy. Everything is giving me ideas, and I mean everything. And great ideas. When I latch onto a really good one, I’m off to the races. That is one reason I am a few weeks behind on In the Face of Death™, because I’m changing or expanding upon ideas or incorporating new ones (like child and teen characters) as I go along. This happened when I was writing Garden of the Gods™ (Fantasy sourcebook, available now), and it turned out fantastic, only I need to wrap up soon so I can move on to other titles. The good news is you can count on plenty of Wow Factor in this book as well as CS Manhunters™, Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream™, Rifts® Titan Robotics (oh baby, is this book good), Rifts® The Disavowed™, Land of the Damned™ 3, and Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two, to name just a few.

Pre-Order In the Face of Death

Original art and collectibles. We have put Rifts® negatives and toys on sale and continue to put a bunch of new original art, toys, and collectibles up in my Ebay store (Kevin’s Toys, Art and Collectibles) with more coming. Chuck Walton’s art and Star Wars toys seem to be the hot items the past week or so. My apologies for not being able to post the negatives from Rifts® Japan yet. I will work hard to put some up this weekend. Just too much going on. Check it out at: http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

Kevins Toys, Art and Collectibles on Ebay

Megaverse Insider Items at Palladium Books

Rifts® Bestiary Volume TWO – Megaverse® Insider starts NOW!

– A Gonzo, Limited Time Pre-Sale Offer – Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two

People enjoyed our fun and unique past Megaverse® Insider Offers and loved the one for Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One, so we are doing it again for Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two. (And possibly for other select, upcoming titles that deserve star treatment, like Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Three and maybe Titan Robotics™.) Starts now!

What is a Megaverse® Insider Offer?

A way to pre-order fun and unique, special Bestiary products available ONLY during the limited couple of weeks that the Megaverse® Insider is offered. Plus most bundles of Insider items automatically get your name published in the credits pages of the book as one of our Insiders. But order fast because you only have about 3 weeks before this deal ends. Available only from the PalladiumBooks.com online store!

Bestiary, Vol. 2 “Megaverse® Insider” available items include:

* Your name listed as an “Insider” in the finished, published book.

* Order an advance PDF of the finished Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two months before it is offered to the public. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One is being re-offered too.

* Order one or both of the two limited edition collector Insider hardcovers, signed by the staff, available ONLY via this Megaverse® Insider offer. The print run is limited to only the number YOU Insiders purchase plus some extras. Note: The two Insider hardcovers for Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One were both less than 150 copies each, making them super-rare. And in past years, Palladium’s hardcovers have always increased in value.

* Bundle deals with all kinds of extras.

* Limited edition signed prints.

* Sneak previews of upcoming titles.

* Rare opportunities the likes of which you seldom see anywhere else. Many are very limited in number due their uniqueness or limited availability. Like ...

  • Your name listed as an unstatted character in the book.
  • The acquisition of original artwork/concept drawings.
  • Create and name a creature.
  • Help us build a Chimera monster.
  • And more.

* ALL of these items are only available during the short THREE WEEKS that we are offering them. Most will NEVER BE OFFERED AGAIN for that product. THIS IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO GET MANY Of THEM. Offer ends March 20, 2020. Some bundles are very limited in availability and may sell out.

* 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! Both were limited to less than 150 copies each in the last Insider Offer.

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. For example: 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 are also likely to do a limited Gold Edition made available to the public, separate from the two super-limited hardcovers in this Insider offer.

* The Megaverse® Insider is hosted right here on the Palladium Books website. You make advance purchases of select items, bundles, and special opportunities right in our online store, now, knowing that Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two will not ship until summer (ideally) or fall.

* One last thing, please spread the word to your gaming friends and post about it online wherever you can think of. We are only advertising this to YOU – our Palladium fans and insiders – and the offer is for a very short time: Now thru March 20, 2020. Become a Megaverse® Insider.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher and Your Inside Man

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

The Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two

This is the second big, “monster book” reference for Rifts®. We anticipate three volumes in the series, more if we decide to make ghosts, spirits and Entities and/or Creatures of Magic part of the Bestiary series. Much like Volume One, Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two collects 70-100 monsters and animals plus 12-24 new beasts found across Rifts North America. The anticipated page count is 224-256 pages.

Each description is updated, expanded, and highly detailed to present players with exotic and alien creatures as pets, guardians and riding animals, as well as slobbering monsters to battle and fierce beasts for Game Masters to throw at their players. Each is designed to offer adventure ideas, offers notes on young, adult, male and female creatures, and is accompanied by a map that shows at a glance where the beast can be encountered.

You have seen Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One so you know what you can expect in Volume TWO, though we have some fun surprises planned for it. Much of the artwork is completed, the descriptions have been gathered, and the rewriting and expansions started. We are anticipating a summer 2020 release (Gen Con?). As soon as it is finished and arrives back from the printer, we ship it to you!

All volumes of the Rifts® Bestiary™ series are a great resource for players and Game Masters 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 that include humans and D-Bees among their prey. All provide you plenty of ways to enhance your characters and spice up adventures. And each has a map that shows at a glance exactly where to find these beasts. Ah, but with the Rifts and beings like the Shifter and the Splugorth, any creature may appear anywhere in the world, so be on your toes.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized into big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated and expanded descriptions and information for each existing monster.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New exotic creatures – 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 – Palladium Fantasy®, Chaos Earth®, Splicers®, Phase World®, the Three Galaxies™, The Mechanoids®, Heroes Unlimited™/Aliens Unlimited™, and others.
  • Basic S.D.C. stats included with each creature description.
  • Fully illustrated, with art by Charles Walton II, Ramon Perez, Robert Atkins, and many others. Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 224-256 pages each volume – No. 897 (Volume Two) – summer release.

Pre-Order Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

ORDERING Megaverse® Insider items

You order Insider items and bundles exactly the same way you would place an online order for a game or sourcebook from our store. Each item has its own catalog number, price, and page in the Palladium 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 would like, and you can place multiple orders for the same item. Only a few of the high-end bundles that offer one-of-a-kind art or limited items or opportunities are limited to as few as one.

PLEASE NOTE these Important Ordering Details:

1. The regular softcover edition of Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two is NOT one of the items available in the Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two Megaverse Insider Offer because it will be available all the time at cover price. Only Megaverse® Insider items are available through this very limited time offer. If you want the softcover, please place your order as usual, but remember, it will not ship until summer or fall. Note: If you have not yet gotten your copy of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One – 256 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 – it is available now and ready to ship immediately.

2. Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two “Softcover” Pre-Orders: You may pre-order and pay for a copy of the mass market, softcover edition of Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two now, BUT PLEASE NOTE it will NOT ship until summer or fall, 2020. It will remain available to order after the Insider Offer.

3. Credit Card Processing. All Insider purchases will be charged to your card as soon as the order is placed. HOWEVER, Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two and all related Insider purchases will NOT ship until summer or fall, 2020. Phone Orders: If you have questions or would prefer to order by telephone, call 734-721-2903. Note: ALL pre-orders for Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two and Megaverse® Insider purchases will be processed and charged NOW, but the book/items ship LATER this year. A summer or fall, 2020, release. Thank you.

4. Product Shipping. Many items, such as the limited edition hardcover editions, may not ship until a few weeks (2-4) after the regular, mass market, softcover edition ships, because it takes longer to print and bind hardcover books and to save you shipping costs, we will wait until ALL items are available and ship them all together.

To be clear, Megaverse® Insider items purchased as a “bundle” – which means they include several items for the price – will not ship until ALL items are available. We will ship everything as quickly as possible. Note: The regular softcover edition is not part of the Megaverse Insider offer, but may be purchased and charged now, as a pre-order. It will ship as soon as it arrives in the Palladium warehouse later this summer.

5. Shipping Costs: As usual, the purchaser pays shipping. Cost varies by the weight of the items purchased and the shipping method you choose. We suggest UPS Ground, especially if you are getting hardcovers and artwork. Media Mail is much less expensive, but a bit less reliable and the purchaser assumes all risk and responsibility for items that may be damaged or lost in the mail.

6. Items Lost in the Mail is YOUR risk. Since many of the items are being “made to order,” there are few additional copies to replace any that might be lost in the mail or damaged. Use a reliable shipping method AND make sure your address is correct and include your apartment number (when applicable). Likewise, original art and other one-of-a-kind items, or few-of-a-kind-items, may be impossible to replace. Note: Palladium Books will NOT refund any order, nor replace any product lost or damaged, when shipped via “Media Mail” – the purchaser assumes ALL risk. Media Mail is the least expensive method of shipping, but is also less reliable, and it takes 3-7 days to arrive at most USA addresses, much longer to Alaska and Hawaii.

Palladium has found UPS Ground to locations in the USA to be the most reliable method of shipping and it is automatically insured for $100, takes 2-4 days to arrive (does not include weekends), and can be traced every step of the way. For customers in the United States, it is worth the extra few dollars, especially for hardcovers and concept art. First Class Mail and Priority Mail are also very reliable. International and Canada shipping: Priority Mail International is your only viable option. Sorry.

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

Megaverse® Insider Products and Bundles for Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two – offer ENDS March 20, 2020

Insider Opportunities for Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two

Inside Help

Inside Help: $5 – Cat. No. 12041

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

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: $5 – Cat. No. 12042

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

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

Character Tribute

A “Real” Character Tribute: $10 – Cat. No. 12043

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

Cyber-Insider

Cyber-Insider Volume TWO (PDF of book only): $16 – Cat. No. 12044

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

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

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

Retro-Cyber-Insider

Retro-Cyber-Insider Volume ONE: $16 – Cat. No. 12034

If you did not get a PDF copy of Volume ONE, but wish you had, here is your chance! And you get your name listed under “Retro-Cyber-Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the printed book. Your PDF copy (not the print copy) of Volume One will be sent a few days after you place your order. There is no shipping cost for this item.

ONLY INSIDERS have the opportunity to get this bookmarked PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume ONE at this time. HOWEVER, we intend to make it available on DriveThruRPG.com a few days after this offer ends, but at a bit HIGHER cost when it does become available. Note: Hey, you are an Insider, so you get a price break during this limited window of time. Please, we ask that you do NOT share, distribute or post the Insider PDF anywhere, as it defeats the whole purpose of being a Megaverse® Insider and it can hurt, rather than help, Palladium. Thank you so much for your support!

Palladium Insider

Palladium Insider – Hardcover: $50 (Signed, Limited Hardcover Edition – Color Cover) – Cat. No. 12045

  1. You get your name listed under “Palladium Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the published book.
  2. The $50 Collector’s, Super-Limited, Hardcover (color cover): This handsome hardcover edition has the same interior pages and same color cover art as the softcover, but a different color logo to set it apart, and it is a sturdy hardcover. It is likely to ship 2-4 weeks after the softcover as it takes longer to get hardcover editions printed and bound. Note: This book is NOT signed or numbered.

What makes this hardcover edition truly special is that we print only what you order (plus a few dozen extra for staff and promotion). That means if we get 218 orders, we only print 218 copies of this book (plus 48 additional for Palladium staff, friends and special promotions). If the number is 102 we print 102 (plus 48 additional). It is hard to get much more LIMITED and special than this. And you own one of the very few in existence, because you are a Megaverse® Insider. This book is only available via this Megaverse Insider offer. When the offer ends after March 20, 2020, no new ones will be printed.

Imperial Purple Beast Insider

Imperial Purple Beast Insider – Hardcover: $75 (Signed and Numbered – Purple Foil Collector’s Hardcover Edition) – Cat. No. 12046

You get the following:

  1. Your name listed under “Imperial Purple Beast Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the published book.
  2. The Signed and Numbered Imperial Purple Beast Super-Limited Collector’s Hardcover: A black leatherette with “imperial purple” foil printing on the front cover and spine (think gold edition printed in purple foil instead of gold), and it is signed and numbered by the available Palladium staff. Otherwise, the book has the exact same interior as the softcover. It is likely to ship 2-4 weeks AFTER the softcover as it takes longer to get hardcover editions printed and bound.

Only Insiders who pay $75 or more get this book, which should keep the number printed low (in the past, under 400 copies). Also, we print only what you order (plus a few dozen additional for staff, friends and special promotions). That means if we get 270 orders, we only print 270 copies of this book (+48 for Palladium staff, friends and special promotions). If the number is 65, we print 65 (+48 extra). It doesn’t get more LIMITED than this. And you own one of the very, very few signed and numbered Imperial Purple Beast Editions in existence because you are a Megaverse Insider. This book is available only via this Megaverse® Insider offer. The Imperial Purple Edition will NEVER be reprinted. This is it. Note: This book is numbered and signed by available Palladium staff.

Enhanced Imperial Purple Beast Insider

Enhanced Imperial Purple Beast Insider: $90 (Imperial Purple Beast Edition + PDF) – Cat. No. 12047

You get the following:

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

Top Insider

Top Insider: $145 (Both hardcover books, signed, PDF, dragon head sketch, print) – Cat. No. 12048

You get the following:

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

Ultimate Insider

Ultimate Insider: $200 – Cat. No. 12049 – (Both hardcover books signed, B2 PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in foil hardcover, 5 prints)

You get the following:

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

Benefactor

Benefactor: $500 (Limited to a total of 12 Benefactors) – Cat. No. 12050 — (Both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, something Top Secret, 10 prints, your name as an unstatted character in the book, AND an original concept art sketch)

You get the following:

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

Monstrous Benefactor

NEW! Monstrous Benefactor – Be a Chimera-Builder (limited to 5 people) – $500.00 – Cat. No. MB-5 – (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 MOST IMPORTANT you help us build a Chimera-Beast, get credit for helping conceive the creature and get a signed print of the Chuck Walton illustration)

Be one of as many as five contributors who help us build a Chimera monster! A creature with five different animal heads. Each head with a different set of abilities. YOU and four others select the type of animal head (feline, canine, reptilian, alligator-like, bird-like, bovine, insect-like, slug, etc.) and suggest the abilities of that specific head (breath weapon and bite, energy blast from the eyes and bite, spits poison and bites, horns for butting and goring as well as biting, a few psionic powers and bite, or maybe EACH head has one psionic ability, etc.). You may also suggest how your chimera head may interact with the other heads and you may offer suggestions about the creature’s body (wings, tail, tentacles, etc.), instincts, origin, and other features that we may consider as part of the overall design. You can even offer a name for the multi-headed creature for our consideration, but it must fit within the alphabet between letters “G-R.”

  1. Limited to FIVE Chimera Builders! Though we may add an additional head or two if ideas hit us right. We may also tweak, change, or interpret your suggestions differently than you may envision. Note: Palladium Books must own ALL rights to the creature you contribute to with your ideas and concepts. By making this purchase you agree to sign any document to that effect without any further compensation than what you get below.
  2. Each contributor gets creature concept credit under the headline on the page where our collaborative Chimera-creation appears.
  3. Your name listed under “Monstrous Benefactor” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.
  4. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume TWO.
  5. The Super-Limited Edition Hardcover with the color cover, signed.
  6. The Super-Limited Edition “Imperial Purple Beast” Hardcover, signed.
  7. BOTH hardcover books are signed by Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff (and possibly a few freelancers).
  8. Kevin Siembieda will draw a large dragon head sketch in both hardcover editions.
  9. Chuck Walton will draw a creature sketch on the credits page of your Imperial Purple Beast Hardcover.
  10. Two signed, limited edition prints of the cover, one color and one black and white of the pencil drawing, both by artist Charles “Chuck” Walton, both signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size.
  11. Eight prints of as yet “unseen” artwork from one or more upcoming Palladium releases, each signed by Publisher Kevin Siembieda (may be reproductions of concept art or actual art slated for publication).
  12. Top Secret – For Your Eyes Only: An unfinished, unedited, advance excerpt from an upcoming release – may be something not even yet announced.
  13. YOUR NAME as an unstatted character in the book. This would be something like “Coalition Scientist Kerry Wilkinson theorizes that monster X is ...” or “First reported by Wilderness Scout Eric Smith ...,” or if it makes sense, perhaps associated with the chimera beast.
  14. Benefactor Bonus: An exclusive black and white print of the finished illustrated chimera-creature and/or an earlier preliminary sketch or concept drawing made as a print specifically for you, signed by Charles Walton and Kevin Siembieda. This is NOT original art, but a reproduction made special for you. However, if there should be concept sketches of each of the chimera’s heads, we may try to send you the head concept that you helped design, but do not count on it. Print signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda. We just don’t know what the art development process will be at this time and whether there might be a stand-alone head sketch or not.
  15. A signed “Raw Preview” of the upcoming Rifts® Lazlo World Book. Signed by Kevin Siembieda and available staff.

Ultimate Benefactor

Ultimate Benefactor: $1,500 (Limited to ONE!) – Cat. No. RB-UB2 – (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 featuring you (your face) in the illustration of the creature YOU help us create for Rifts® Bestiary Two!)

There can be only one! Which means you get all of the items in the Benefactor’s package, PLUS your face (or a person of your choice) as a character standing with a creature conceived by YOU for inclusion in Rifts® Bestiary Two. AND you get the finished original artwork of you with the NEW creature YOU helped us to design and name. AND MORE! Note: This is the first time we have ever made this available in a Megaverse® Insider offer. Read Numbers 13, 14, and 15, below, for the details on the creature concept creation and artwork.

  1. Your name listed under “Ultimate Benefactor” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book AND with the creature description.
  2. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume TWO.
  3. The Super-Limited Edition Hardcover with the color cover, signed.
  4. The Super-Limited Edition “Imperial Purple Beast” Hardcover, signed.
  5. BOTH hardcover books are signed by Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff (and possibly a few freelancers).
  6. Kevin Siembieda will draw a large dragon head sketch in both hardcover editions.
  7. Chuck Walton will draw a creature sketch on the credits page of your Imperial Purple Beast Hardcover.
  8. Two signed, limited edition prints of the cover, one color and one black and white of the pencil drawing, both by artist Charles “Chuck” Walton, both signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size.
  9. Eight prints of as yet “unseen” artwork from one or more upcoming Palladium releases, each signed by Publisher Kevin Siembieda (may be reproductions of concept art or actual art slated for publication).
  10. Top Secret – For Your Eyes Only: An unfinished, unedited, advance excerpt from an upcoming release – may be something not even yet announced.
  11. YOUR NAME as an unstatted character in the book. This would be something like “Coalition Scientist Kerry Wilkinson theorizes that monster X is ...” or “First reported by Wilderness Scout Eric Smith ...”
  12. One original, preliminary sketch or concept drawing (original art) of a creature that appears in Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two or Volume Three. The original art is by Charles “Chuck” Walton. The “sketch” is a cool, one-of-a-kind piece of original art, but is NOT the finished drawing as it appears in the book. Signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda.
  13. Ultimate Benefactor Immortality: Not only do you get to help us conceive and create a NEW beast (see #14, below) for Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two, but YOUR face (or a person of your choice) will be depicted as a character standing with the creature you helped us design. AND Kevin will try to incorporate YOUR name into the monster’s description as well as give you credit for the concept. Something like: John Doe is the big game hunter or explorer who first discovered or tamed Creature X; or, few people know that Jane Doe keeps Creature X as an exotic pet or attack animal. This is the first time we have ever offered illustrating a real person as a character in a Megaverse Insider offer. Enjoy.
  14. ULTIMATE BONUS! Conceive and name a BEAST for Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two! You – yes, you – get to create and name one of the monsters to appear in Rifts Bestiary™ Volume Two or Three! Requirements and Conditions:
                a) The name must fall in the alphabet between G and R. It must also be an original name and cannot infringe on existing copyrights and trademarks. A name that is similar to someone else’s I.P. or has other “issues” may be altered by Palladium Books, or we may request you to try to come up with a new or variant name.
                b) By May 15, 2020 you must have presented to Palladium Books either a fully written and statted out creature (subject to approval and rewrites) – OR – a general description/creature concept/outline to be statted, fleshed out and written by Kevin Siembieda and illustrated by Charles Walton. Note: UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, Palladium Books, in its sole discretion, has the right to change and rewrite your “beast” as it deems necessary or desirable, possibly changing stats, details and writing from small portions or all of it. AND the name must fit within the alphabetical order of creatures in Bestiary Two, letters G-R.
                c) Your real name will be credited as the co-creator of this creature on the page the monster’s description appears, and on the Credits page under Additional Writing and Ideas.
                d) Yes, you and your creature concept will become an “official” part of the Rifts® legacy.
                e) LEGAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: You willingly agree to relinquish and assign ALL rights to said creature, its name, description, and likeness, as well as YOUR likeness to Palladium Books, in perpetuity, and agree to sign any document we may require. Thank you.
  15. You get the original artwork. You get the original finished, pencil illustration of you depicted with the creature! An original drawing by artist Charles Walton, signed by Charles “Chuck” Walton and Kevin Siembieda.
  16. A print of your Creature. 8½ x 11 black and white print of your creature, signed by Kevin Siembieda and Charles Walton.

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – Available Now

The feedback on the Garden of the Gods™ Fantasy sourcebook has been super-positive. It has also gotten people excited about the coming Fantasy sourcebooks Forgotten People™, Land of the Damned™ 3: The Bleakness™ and Lopan™. Probably to be released in that order.

We are not surprised Garden of the Gods™ remains hot. It is a toy box of 200+ blessings to enhance your characters, 100+ magic weapons and artifacts, 50+ curses, 45 forgotten gods, over 100 adventure hooks, five Old One weapons of power and destruction, and more. Plus it is easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Phase World® and the Three Galaxies™, even Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, and most fantasy game settings of any game system!

Garden of the Gods

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: In the Face of Death (Zombie Apocalypse) – in production

I am going wild with the writing of In the Face of Death™ and having a blast finishing up this puppy. And when I am excited and having fun, the book is always packed with new ideas and lots of cool stuff. The point of this sourcebook is getting gamers to think outside the classic zombie tropes and to start building and exploring the post-apocalyptic world of Dead Reign® in order to expand the scope of adventure. To help you get started I give you cities and urban environments as your new playground and suggest a number of gaming avenues to explore. Future sourcebooks will start to get specific, like Rifts®, as we build and define the Earth of Dead Reign. A world dominated by a fallen and lost civilization. Our civilization. What fun to imagine your own city and neighborhood in the aftermath of civilization’s collapse and the rise of the dead. A neighborhood you recognize but which is completely deserted but for a tiny handful of other people and the hungry dead. A world that looks familiar but you have no idea what lurks across the street, down the road, or behind every door. It is awesome.

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Rifts Coalition Manhunters

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition Manhunters

I think that Secrets of the Coalition™ States: Coalition Manhunters™ is also gonna be a fun surprise for people and is the next book to be completed. It provides a glimpse into the Coalition States’ Psi-Battalion and one of its top secret Special Ops divisions: the CS Manhunters. A group that can be played as new villains/antagonists or heroes depending on your game’s perspective. And I know folks are going to like the psionics. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week. Shooting for a March release.

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Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream

This is another book that is going to surprise and wow. New and insane psionics, some taken to the level of super-abilities due to the massive amount of P.P.E. energy surging across the planet and boosting survivors with ambient and alien energy. Some become heroes and defenders of fellow survivors. Some become power-mongers and killers. And still others become just one more monster or madman threatening to destroy humanity. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week.

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Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is a high-tech toy box of new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics that will make gamers salivate. I need to assign out a few additional illustrations soon, but most of the art is done.

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UPDATE: Other titles – like CS Arsenal and Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks

Please remember, just because I do not mention or list a specific title in an Update, does not mean it has been removed from the production schedule. All it means is that we are focused and talking about more immediate, upcoming releases, or projects we are excited about that week, or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months, as well as new projects being worked on by freelance writers. That includes Rifts® Antarctica, The Disavowed™, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Land of the Damned™ 3, 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 final production or development. We are shooting for one or two new physical book releases every month as well as a couple new PDF products on DriveThruRPG.

NEW on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Novel: Deception’s Web

New – The Second Rifts® Novel: Deception’s Web. It picks up where the first Rifts® novel, Sonic Boom, also available on DriveThruRPG, left off. Deception’s Web reveals a conspiracy within the Coalition military that could spell disaster for our protagonists. All of it building up to the pulse-pounding events of the 3rd novel: Rifts® Treacherous Awakenings (coming soon).

NEW! The Rifter® #84 offers adventure source material for Rifts® (Golems in the Myst), Heroes Unlimited™ (the City of Cascade by Wujcik and Reed), Palladium Fantasy RPG® (an Elven Kingdom), Beyond the Supernatural™ (an epic adventure, a short story, and a monster), Nightbane® (Spellbound O.C.C.), why The Rifter® is going on hiatus, and more.

Recent on DriveThru: Rifts® Sonic Boom™ lets you experience Rifts North America through the eyes of a group of soldiers of the Coalition States™. Follow the exploits of a CS platoon sworn to protect humankind from all threats, be they aliens, dragons, masters of magic or fellow humans out for themselves; The Rifter® #83 with source material for Rifts® (50 Treasures of the Megaverse), Palladium Fantasy RPG® (the Prophet and Half-Ogres), Beyond the Supernatural™, Heroes Unlimited™ and more; The Rifter® #82, with source material for Rifts® Chaos Earth® (50+ new fire/lava spells), Nightbane® (Age Modifier rules), Heroes Unlimited™, a tribute to Erick Wujcik, and more. Rifts® World Book 36: Sovietski™. It is a diverse, fun, 224 page World Book full of cyborgs, weapons, tech, tanks, and details about the Sovietski war machine, the new KGB, key cities, its people and society, as well as D-Bees and adventure.

Also available: Free Garden of the Gods™ (Fantasy) and Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Previews, and the 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.

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.

  • Rifts® is a genre-bending setting that combines science fiction, fantasy, horror, post-apocalypse survival, magic, and endless possibilities for adventure. Imagine a near perfect world of advanced technology 100 years in the future. Then imagine that world crashing down overnight in an apocalyptic upheaval not seen since the formation of the planet. A Great Cataclysm caused by the explosive return of magic. Now fast forward 300 years into the future where magic, dragons, and mythic gods coexist with cyborgs, giant robots and super-science rediscovered from humanity's Golden Age as humans rise from a lengthy Dark Age. But they must contend with countless alien life forms, monsters, and supernatural horrors from beyond the Rifts.
  • Rifts® core titles we would suggest: Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign and Rifts® Sourcebook One. Note: The Rifts® RPG, 1st Edition and Rifts® Ultimate, 2nd Edition are both available.
  • 80+ Rifts® supplements, most of them available as PDFs with more coming. Where to start? Wherever sounds fun.
  • Rifts® Dimension Books™: Travel to alien worlds and dimensions via the Rifts for off-world adventure and intrigue.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG and sourcebook series (all). Live through the Great Cataclysm and the Coming of the Rifts. Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG, Creatures of Chaos™, Rise of Magic™, and Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ are all available.
  • FREE Sneak Previews for Nightbane® Dark Designs™, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity, and many other previews as well as free and low cost items that we make available. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so keep watching for them.
  • The Rifter® #1-77. Each issue is a wealth of source material and ideas for several game lines, but most material can be easily adapted to ANY Palladium game world. Each issue a gem.
  • Splicers® RPG is like Iron Man meets Game of Thrones with elements of Terminator – except this army of Iron Men are clad in living body armor and wield living, organic weapons and devices. Created in 2004 by writer and game designer Carmen Bellaire, Splicers® was nominated for an Inquest Gamer Magazine Fan Awards Game of the Year, and has since developed a rabid fan base. Science fiction and horror where humans are forced to use genetically engineered, living weapons and organic war machines to battle an insane Artificial Intelligence and her robot legions. Unlike anything you have ever played before!
  • Splicers®: I Am Legion™ Adventure Sourcebook: 6 new Great Houses, 4 new Host Armors, 6 new War Mounts, 19 new Bio-Weapons, 15 new killer machines, new Bio-Enhancements, Amalgam creation tables, Legion and a series of adventures that build into a small campaign, and more.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 1st Edition Rules and sourcebooks. A unique world of magic, monsters and heroes. Dozens of nonhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition Rules and many sourcebooks. The expanded world of high fantasy, magic, mystery and heroes of every variety. Includes the Mind Mage and psychic abilities, mages and spells, magic circles and symbols, men-at-arms, scoundrels and a wide range of inhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and many more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG first edition rule book and sourcebooks.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Second Edition rule book and sourcebooks. Create any type of superhuman you can desire and bring comic book adventures to life.
  • Dead Reign® RPG (Zombie Apocalypse). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse, but this setting is much more than your typical zombie game. Play ordinary people or special characters better equipped to survive and hunt zombies. Many unusual types of zombies.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebooks: 6 sourcebooks from Civilization Gone™ to Hell Followed™ (the latter features stats for 23 disasters, masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, and more) are available.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 1st Edition Rules. Supernatural horror in the modern world. Play ordinary people, psychics, paranormal investigators or for something different: Victim Characters!
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete, revised core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for "ordinary people," 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules.
  • Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. An RPG setting we call superhero horror. Dark conspiracy, a secret, demon invasion starting with world leaders and law enforcement, and it is spreading. The player characters are the Nightbane®, reluctant superhumans who must turn into monsters themselves to unleash their powers and battle the evil that is clear only to them. A dark, sinister and challenging world of horror.
  • After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Planet of the Apes meets the X-Men! Animal creations, powers and more. Create any type of intelligent mutant animal you can imagine as friend or foe.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook. James Bond meets Enter the Dragon. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, and super-spies with gadgets, gizmos and advanced weapons.
  • The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy RPG is a long time, cult favorite with a fatalistic world-view of humans vs aliens with superior technology.
  • The Palladium Weapon Series of real world weapons, armor and castles throughout history. Designed for use with ANY game system.
  • 200+ Palladium titles in all, plus G.M. kits, paper miniatures and more.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Paper Miniatures – Two sets are now available!
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Men at Arms – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Coalition Dead Boys – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Adventurers – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Practitioners of Magic (new) – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Extras (new) – $2.99
  • And more to come in the weeks ahead.

Palladium Collectibles, Negatives, Artwork, other Collectibles and Toys are always available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store along with other good things

My eBay store is one of the few places where you can find original artwork by Charles "Chuck" Walton, Kevin Long, and others, as well as one-of-a-kind negatives from classic Rifts® and other Palladium RPG books (they look awesome framed!), rare Palladium collector hardcovers, signed books, other Palladium memorabilia, toys from my personal collection and other collectibles. Check every couple of weeks because we often post new stuff or offer a new sale. There is a sale on negatives starting today, in fact.

Other one-of-a-kind original artwork available by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton II (money goes to the artist), other artists, as well as collectible negatives, prints, limited edition hardcovers, proofreader copies, out of print items, Star Wars toys, Marvel toys and many other toys and collectibles from my personal collection. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Hundreds of items. Take a look every weekend for new additions.

Available now: One-of-a-kind book negatives. Negatives were very popular items at the Palladium Open House and people went crazy over them at Gen Con – including actor Joe Manganiello who scooped up a pile of TMNT negatives, while Palladium's own Mark Oberle, Carmen Bellaire, Brandon Aten and a whole lot of Palladium gamers went for negatives from Rifts® New West, Lone Star and Free Quebec. Fun.

Negatives are unique and attractive, one-of-a-kind (on rare occasions two-of-a-kind if a page was replaced or a second edition was made) works of art that resemble woodcut art and are very dynamic conversation pieces. Before digital printing, pages of a book were laid out by hand on a board, and each page was photographed. The plastic film negatives were then "ganged" on a massive sheet of Mylar 16 pages per big sheet, and the printing plates were made from the negatives – everything white, printing black.

When our printer, McNaughton and Gunn, went completely digital, they asked if Palladium Books wanted the negs, otherwise they would be destroyed. Regrettably, I let a few dozen be destroyed, but the negatives of many books were sent to Palladium. They have sat in our warehouse for years until I started to offer them for sale. I have also started signing the negatives in silver and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each negative comes on a white board inside a plastic magazine bag and looks fabulous framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening in a frame (each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches).

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Closing Thoughts

Yes, I’m behind on In the Face of Death™, but it is because I am expanding and changing things to make it even more awesome, and because I have been talking with other authors and artists about CS Manhunters™, Psychic Scream™, Rifts® Titan Robotics™, Rifts® Lazlo (yes, it has been one of our secret projects; raw preview for 2020 Gen Con, book release in 2021), and a few other upcoming releases. It is crazy exciting over here.

Of course, big promotions and special offers like the Megaverse® Insider for Rifts® Bestiary Vol. 2 also stole away two days to write and put together so it could start today. Get your first glimpse of the gorgeous cover for Bestiary 2. It looks astonishing and it is not even completely finished! These offers are usually only two weeks long, but many of you have asked that we extend it a bit, so we have. Please spread the word wherever you can think of and enjoy. Thank you.

I am also putting a bunch of the Rifts® negatives on sale in my Ebay store. That’s it for now. I need to leave it at this for now so I can get back to finishing books.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, & Gamer

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two – Coming Summer 2020

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two or three Rifts® Bestiary™ books will focus on monsters and animals of North America. They collect creatures from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new creatures by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton, and others. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location at a glance.

Note: The Rifts® Bestiary™ series is more than a few big books of monsters, they are deliberately designed to provide players with a useful, living resource (pet, guard animal, riding animal, food source, etc.) as well as present many and varied opportunities for adventure and fun. Some creatures are helpful, some are inadvertently a threat or danger, while others are slobbering predators or wicked beasts that kill and eat you, or capture you, or sabotage you, or worse.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America in a second easy to use sourcebook.
  • Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Notable Splugorth hunting animals.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda, Cummings, Bradshaw, Atkins, Ashbaugh, and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production. Anticipating Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two to be a summer 2020 release.

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In the Face of Death

NEW! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – In production for March release

“People will tell you no one can survive in the big cities. They are wrong.”

– Brad Ashley, Leader of the Road Reapers in the Zombie Apocalypse.

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

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

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Rifts Coalition Manhunters

COMING! Rifts® Coalition Manhunters – March Release – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

A secret division within the Coalition’s Psi-Battalion, the CS Manhunters hunt not only the most dangerous spies and fugitives, but also their own. Coalition soldiers, brass, government leaders, and anyone who becomes designated as having gone rogue, AWOL, or turned traitor (including the Disavowed), become targets of CS Manhunters to be tracked down and brought to justice. This elite force of psychics, Kill Hounds, and manhunters are trained killing machines who follow orders without question and kill without hesitation.

More often than not, the assignment is straight-up find and terminate. If your name has been given to a Manhunter squad, your fate is sealed, and no one is untouchable. The CS Manhunters operate in secret, find their target, terminate, and vanish as if they were never there at all. They don’t seek credit or limelight. They serve their country from the blood-soaked shadows.

  • CS Manhunter squads and special operatives.
  • Manhunter Killhound and Dog Boy O.C.C.s.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Healer.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Interrogator (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Enforcer (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Bursters and Zappers.
  • CS Manhunter Slayer (a variation of the Psi-Slayer or Psi-Warrior).
  • CS Manhunter Mind Melter, the most insidious and deadliest of them all.
  • Weapons, gear, and tactics.
  • Some notable Non-Player Characters, adventure ideas, and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 894. March or April release.

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Garden of the Gods

NEW! Garden of the Gods, Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook – Shipping now!

The Garden of the Gods™ sourcebook is a toy box of gods, magical blessings, ancient artifacts, and hundreds of opportunities and adventure ideas for players and Game Masters alike.

The Garden of the Gods is a place of miracles and wisdom where people of all occupations and races, nobility and the poor, come to find inspiration, blessings and adventure. Many insist the gods themselves are present and may visit heroes and followers in dreams, visions, or in person as an avatar. The gods also look for champions and assign heroic quests and gifts of knowledge and magic. Here, all gods are equal and many a forgotten god seeks to be rediscovered and worshiped by offering blessings, vision quests, and magical artifacts to potential heroes to champion their name.

There is also an dangerous evil on the island of Lopan. An open wound in the earth known as the Black Pit, as well as dark gods within the Garden itself.

  • 212 Blessings.
  • 101 Magic Artifacts.
  • 45 Forgotten gods.
  • 50+ Curses and dark magic.
  • 100+ Random quests and encounters, and each god offers adventure hooks.
  • Restore forgotten gods to power. Become a Champion of the Gods.
  • 5 Weapons of destruction created by the Old Ones.
  • Godly insight, visitations, knowledge and purpose.
  • The Garden of the Gods and its protectors.
  • Ghosts, Faeries, mysteries, and ancient secrets.
  • Rumors of a secret way to the Land of the Damned.
  • The Black Pit, a place of legend and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or something more sinister?
  • Easily adapted to Rifts®, Phase World® and any game system. One game system – a Megaverse® of adventure!™
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 475.

Garden of the Gods

The Bleakness Raw Preview

Land of the Damned Three: The Bleakness Raw Preview – available now

Available now! The “Raw Preview Edition” of LotD-3: The Bleakness™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, working manuscript for this new Fantasy World Book. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before final edit, rewrites and publication. Limited to a total of 200 copies.

This epic sourcebook presents the forbidden Land of the Damned in all its brutal glory. Includes information about the ancient and forgotten eldritch races, the Minotaur legions, dark magic, the Citadel, countless adventure hooks and ideas, and much, much more. The long awaited final book in the Land of the Damned series, with connections to the Garden of the Gods™ and the upcoming Lopan Fantasy World Book.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 200 collector copies.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, based on ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 470-RAW – available now. Note: The finished book with artwork and more is anticipated to ship the summer of 2020, but you can see what it’s all about right now and even start playing with this special Preview Edition!

The Bleakness Raw Preview

Rifts Japan

BACK IN STOCK: World Book 8: Rifts® Japan

Rifts® Japan is a truly unique and conflicted setting with diverse cultures, high technology, magic, and ancient monsters and demons. Goes nicely with Rifts® China One and Two.

  • 20+ Japanese O.C.C.s including the Samurai, Dragon Cyborgs, Cyber-Samurai, Ninja-Juicers, Ninja Crazy, Mystic Ninja, Warrior Monk, Demon Queller and many others.
  • 3 Glitter Boys, winged power armor, spy armor and more.
  • Martial arts, mystic powers, and magic items.
  • Living Samurai Swords – minor Rune Weapons.
  • High-tech armor and gear.
  • Monsters of Japan.
  • Diverse societies and cultures.
  • Adventure ideas and more by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 216 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 818 – available now.

Rifts Japan

Secrets of the Atlanteans

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, the mysterious Sunaj, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, how various types of Stone Pyramids work, and much more.

  • 60+ new Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ new Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Never before revealed Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • The Shadow Dimension and new Shadow Beasts.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Epic trans-dimensional adventure ideas and source material by Carl Gleba.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 890 – Available now.

Secrets of the Atlanteans

Heroes Unlimited

BACK IN STOCK: Heroes Unlimited RPG

The Heroes Unlimited™ RPG has been a hit RPG for 30+ years because it enables you to create any type of comic book hero you can imagine. Make characters pulled right from any comic book you like, or design your own league of extraordinary heroes.

Some heroes may be superhumans gifted with incredible super abilities, or immortal or practically living gods. Others may rely upon their mastery of the martial arts or weapons training and intelligence. Some may be alien super beings from another world or mutant humans, or mutant animals, or a living plant creature. Still others may rely upon their wits and their super-vehicle, power armor, bionics or robot body! Others are gadgeteers or tricksters, while some wield psychic mind powers or command the forces of magic. It’s called Heroes Unlimited™ for a reason.

If you seek comic book heroic adventure, Heroes Unlimited™ does the job on an epic scale. Plus a dozen sourcebooks provides you with more super abilities, hero categories, bad guys and adventures.

  • Create any type of hero you can imagine.
  • 101 super abilities plus a multitude of sub-powers within them, bonuses and special combat capabilities.
  • 100+ magic spells plus enchanted weapons and objects.
  • 72 psychic powers.
  • Enchanted weapons that instill super abilities.
  • Mega-Heroes and immortals.
  • Alien super beings.
  • Bionics and cyborgs.
  • Robots and power armor.
  • Masters of magic, wizards and spell casters.
  • Mutants and Super Soldiers possessing super abilities.
  • Psionics and Psychics.
  • Inventors, super-geniuses and super-vehicles.
  • Special Training: Martial arts, weapons, more.
  • Cover by comic book legend, Jim Steranko.
  • Art by Ramon K. Perez, Paulo Parente, Gustovich, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 352 pages for a complete RPG – $28.99 retail – Cat. No. 500 – Available now.

Heroes Unlimited RPG

Phase World

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book 2: Phase World® – Available now

Phase World® is your first step into the Three Galaxies and a key location of combat in the Minion War.

  • Phase World Overview, and Center, the intergalactic trading post with portals to 1,000 worlds.
  • 30 alien O.C.C.s. Prometheans, Dominators, Cosmo-Knights, and more.
  • Naruni Enterprises and its place in the three Galaxies.
  • The Kreeghor and the Transgalactic Empire. Allies of the Splugorth.
  • Consortium of Civilized Worlds, galactic peacekeepers.
  • Phase Weapons of the mysterious Prometheans.
  • Weapons, power armor, robots, and gear.
  • Notable spacecrafts.
  • Character sheets, adventure ideas and more.
  • 208 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 816 – available now.

Phase World

Also Available: Rifts® Dimension Book 2: Phase World® Sourcebook

  • More space ships and spacecraft combat.
  • More robots, power armor and weapons.
  • More aliens and a dozen O.C.C.s.
  • More space adventures and fun.
  • 112 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 817 – available now.

Phase World Sourcebook

Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet

The Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet is a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook, this sheet saves you time and hassle with each character you create. Available now, directly from Palladium Books AND DriveThruRPG.com – this is a digital, online product only.

Features & Benefits:

  • The Main Character Sheet Page collects the important data from across multiple tabs and puts it in one place for quick and easy reference.
  • Separate sheets examine character construction (worktable), Skills, Magic, Psionics, and Combat in greater detail.
  • Built-in leveling system that calculates skill advancement for you! Experience Tables for over 80 O.C.C.s already programmed.
  • Recognizes the percentages for nearly 150 skills, plus combat bonuses for over 20 Weapon Proficiencies and 7 Hand to Hand styles.
  • Calculates the speed and distance a character can run and jump based on character Attributes.
  • Also calculates how much a character can lift, carry, and throw for humanoids, Giants, and Supernatural Beings.
  • Add in your own Hand to Hand style, custom Skills, unique Weapon Proficiencies, and Experience Tables.
  • Estimated time to build a character reduced by 20% or more.
  • Instructions on how to use the sheet included, as well as a video walkthrough below.
  • Important Note: This character sheet is built to be used with Microsoft Excel 2010+ and it comes in .XLSX format. Opening this file in other spreadsheet programs is NOT guaranteed to work as intended.
  • Watch the Overview video here: https://vimeo.com/322271758

Palladium Fantasy Interactive Character Sheet

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

Psychic Scream – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook

A storm has rolled in. A psychic storm. With the Coming of the Rifts, survivors are bombarded by terrifying visions and overwhelmed with powers and abilities they never asked for, and often cannot control.

Where do you hide from the madness boiling inside of you?

What would you do when you know evil lurks hidden among your fellow survivors?

Why do the voices of alien creatures speak to you?

How do you cope when the power you unleashed to destroy a monster and save the innocent, destroys everyone but you?

Have you become a hero or another monster born in chaos?

Are these powers your family’s salvation or their damnation?

Find out in Psychic Scream!

In the wake of the Coming of the Rifts, people begin to see ghosts and demons, they unleash lightning from their fingertips, command fire and water, hurl boulders and girders with their minds, and manifest a wide range of mental powers. Psionic abilities fueled by the explosive return of magic and the unchecked flow of dimensional energy that is off the charts.

Psychic abilities more powerful than anything known after the Two Hundred Years Dark Age. Wondrous and lifesaving. But also seething and out of control. The psychics’ own minds bombarded by feelings of dread, visions of horror, and the thoughts and emotions of everyone around them. For many, it is too much, sending them careening into madness. For others, it creates heroes forged from chaos.

  • Untamed psychic abilities. More powerful than anything known later on Rifts Earth.
  • New psychic powers and character classes.
  • New psionic monsters and invaders.
  • Insanity, side-effects and horror.
  • Adventure ideas and more. All people, powers and monsters that become myths and legends told about the events during the Two Hundred Years Dark Age.
  • Written by Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 667. Spring release.

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Rifts Titan Robotics

COMING: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is 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. Spring release.

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COMING: The Island of Lopan Sourcebook, a fantasy sourcebook

The island kingdom described and mapped, rare and ancient magic, trade with the Old Kingdom, Centaurs, Western intrigue, and more.

  • History and overview.
  • Key cities and locations.
  • Lopan O.C.C.s and people of note.
  • And Old Kingdom City that is a trade partner.
  • The mysterious and nearly forgotten Mosaic Magic.
  • New monsters and magic, weapons and gear.
  • Written by Glen Evans.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 – Cat. No. 476 – coming in 2020.

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Rifts Antarctica

COMING: Rifts® Antarctica

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. And unearthed something ancient and so dangerous that even the Splugorth fear it and dare not go there.

  • 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.
  • Danger from the 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. Spring or summer release.

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Rifts The Disavowed

COMING! Rifts® The Disavowed – Secrets of the Coalition States

The Disavowed are so Top Secret that their existence is known only to a handful of the Coalition States’ most elite, top echelon, with Joseph Prosek II the mastermind behind the Disavowed operation, and Colonel Lyboc its shadowy face. Find out who these men and women are. How the Disavowed get away with using magic, traveling to other parts of Rifts Earth and even to other dimensions in pursuit of enemies and strategic information that cannot be had through conventional means. Learn about the secret parameters in which these hard-boiled warriors, secretly hand-picked by Joseph Prosek II, operate, why almost every mission is considered a suicide mission, and why they must forever be the Disavowed.

  • CS operatives so secret that even the top military and political leaders right up to Emperor Prosek know nothing about them. And if they did know, would they condone their activity or condemn it?
  • Are the Disavowed heroes or renegades? Assassins or soldiers? Madmen or super-patriots? Or a little of them all?
  • Unsung heroes who keep the CS safe, or thugs and pawns of a shadow agency within the Coalition government?
  • What role does the Vanguard play in this group?
  • How do they reward their D-Bee “teammates” when the mission is over?
  • What happens to the Disavowed when they have seen or learned too much? Adventure ideas galore and so much more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 892. Summer release.

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COMING! Heroes of Humanity Arsenal – Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity gave you updated Coalition Army O.C.C.s, ways to upgrade men-at-arms, new O.C.C.s, battle plans and strategies and tactics. CS Heroes of Humanity™ Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 893 – Summer or fall release.

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Rifts Bestiary

Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Shipping Now!

Could the monsters known as Caterpillar Things be the larval form of the Mothman Monster? Is the Corrival Battler as aggressive and dangerous as adventurers claim? Are Darkhounds really magically mutated Dog Boys? Is that why they see Coalition soldiers as friends and allies? Ee-Bee Gee-Bees are kinda cute, how dangerous can they be? Is it true the animals and people slain by the Death Springer rise as zombies?! What on Rifts Earth is a Field Reaper?

This book reveals it all.

Designed with both Players and Game Masters in mind, with creatures that can be used as pets, companions, riding animals, attack animals, and even unlikely allies, as well as slobbering monsters and catalysts for adventure. Adult, juvenile, and young stages of life give every creature three different levels of power and danger. Presented as a complete ecosystem, with maps and details to bring each animal to life. All provide plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail, updated and expanded.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects, and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found at a glance.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Powerful art.
  • Includes basic S.D.C. stats for each creature description.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton and others.
  • 256 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 – Shipping Now!

Rifts Bestiary Volume One

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – “Gold Edition” Hardcover – Signed and Numbered – Now Shipping!

A deluxe, limited, Gold Edition hardcover, signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few freelancers. It is the same content of unique creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and slobbering monsters as the softcover edition in a durable hardcover. Very limited run of only 300 copies, numbered and signed by Kevin Siembieda, Palladium staff members and possibly available contributing artists and writers. 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.
  • Sewn and glued for long-lasting durability.
  • Only 300 signed and numbered copies.
  • Available only from Palladium Books.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • Signed by Kevin Siembieda and Palladium staff.
  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • 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!

Rifts Bestiary One Gold

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – available and shipping now

The Rifter® #84 focuses on adventure in dark corners of various world settings. Places where danger threatens, monsters and evildoers lurk in the shadows, and people are in need of heroes. Adventure source material for The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Beyond the Supernatural™, Nightbane®, and Rifts®. And remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications. Most of all, have fun.

Rifter® #84 Highlights:

  • The City of Cascade™ by Erick Wujcik and Matt Reed, A modern city in desperate need of heroes.
  • The Kingdom of Raf-Chalon™ for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Glen Evans. An Elven Kingdom in the Eastern Territory™.
  • Golems in the Myst™ for Rifts® by Greg Diaczyk. Techno-Wizard experiments go wrong and Golems run amok.
  • Spellbound O.C.C. for Nightbane® RPG by Ian Herbert.
  • An Adventure for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Kyle Osterberg.
  • The Dimma, a short story and a scary new monster for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Steven Dawes.
  • 2021 Palladium Open House and other news.
  • Coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 184 – Shipping now!

The Rifter 84

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