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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:37 pm
  

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Hey all,

Is there any news on when the next Palladium Open House will be? They sound like they are a lot of fun and I've been curious about going to one of them since I was a teenager. Seems like a cool way to meet a lot of the big names in the company, as well as other Palladium fanboys (and girls).

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:32 pm
  

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Greetings and Salutations. Based upon the Weekly Updates, 2021 is the current plan.

PALLADIUM BOOKS® WEEKLY UPDATE – DEC. 28, 2018 wrote:
[Very kind of you, J.B. The same to you and your family. I can hardly wait to get a bunch of new books into people’s hands next year – some epic stuff, and I’m already looking forward to the Palladium Open House we intend to host in 2021. – KS]

That's not the only mention, but it is the most recent in memory. Hope that helps. Farewell and safe journeys.

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Thanks a lot for the info!

Is there any particular reason that the date is set so far off? Not that I'm complaining. I thinks its really cool that they do it in the first place to be honest. More curiosity than anything.

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Captain_Nibbz wrote:
Thanks a lot for the info!

Is there any particular reason that the date is set so far off? Not that I'm complaining. I thinks its really cool that they do it in the first place to be honest. More curiosity than anything.

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Greetings and Salutations. The Palladium Open House tends to take a lot of time and effort for the Palladium staff. A rewarding experience, but not one that can happen often and still maintain productivity.

The Palladium Open Houses I'm aware of were in: 2010 (I attended), 2012 (I had to cancel due to work), 2015 (I attended with my wife), and 2018 (couldn't attend due to finances). There was 1 or 2 before that, I think, but I couldn't tell you the dates from memory. A 3 year gap seems consistent with their frequency, so 2021 is right on the mark.

Anyway, hope that helps. Farewell and safe journeys for now.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:51 pm
  

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Awesome! Thanks again for the info. Its a shame that its so far out, but I guess patience is a virtue and all that.

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After a quick check of my photos and Orbitz account I'm pretty sure these are the POHs

1st POH was may of 2006, right after the Crisis of Treachery and at the time it was intended to be the only open house.I attended with a good friend of mine and lot of us at the time had the feeling that PB was basically going away. It had an atmosphere...even an intensity that I haven't seen in the later POHs.

2nd POH was 2007 and the big thing that year was Eric Wujick attended. I skipped that year because none of my friends were financialy able to go, I had just gotten married and I thought POHs were going to start happenig Anually or at least every other year. When EW announced he had cancer and then passed away in 2008 I kind of decided that I would not miss another POH.


3rd POH was 2009 I attended with almost my entire high school gaming group so this was the best one. Great costume contest that year. Personal fact, I also started running convention games at this one. This is also when they settled into the idea of doing them every 3 years.

As far as I know there wasn't a POH in 2010

4th POH was 2012 I attended with just two of my friends that year. I ran several games but I also got to play in a great BTS game that year.

5th POH was 2015 I went on my own that year but still had a lot of fun. Again ran a few games but played is some fun BTS and PFRPG which I never get to play.

6th POH was 2018 and I went on my own again. This one was different because attendees were split between two hotels. For POH 3-5 everyone stayed at this Clocktower place where there were rooms for late night gaming and you saw everyone at breakfast. For some reason this last one PB had to split between two hotels so that was different.

7th POH is planned for 2021 and if you don't see me there I'm probably dead.

Hope you get the chance to go Captain. The description of POH that I like is "it's the family reunion with people you actually like" well except for Chuck Walton, nobody likes him. :D JK

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As far as I know there wasn't a POH in 2010

Greetings and Salutations. This had me second guessing myself, but I double checked. Instead of going through things in my life at the time (which is why I recalled), I'll note the (then upcoming) POH2010 is mentioned in Rifter 49 and 50 (possibly others before that). Rifter 51 has the cover of the art contest winner, and Rifter 52 has the second place winner. In the costume contest Scott Gibbons dressed up as a "Glitter Boy" (or Crazy Boy, depending on a point of view). While a lot more happened that weekend, I don't recall anything that would easily stand out to others. Farewell and safe journeys.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:49 am
  

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Warshield73 wrote:
As far as I know there wasn't a POH in 2010

Greetings and Salutations. This had me second guessing myself, but I double checked. Instead of going through things in my life at the time (which is why I recalled), I'll note the (then upcoming) POH2010 is mentioned in Rifter 49 and 50 (possibly others before that). Rifter 51 has the cover of the art contest winner, and Rifter 52 has the second place winner. In the costume contest Scott Gibbons dressed up as a "Glitter Boy" (or Crazy Boy, depending on a point of view). While a lot more happened that weekend, I don't recall anything that would easily stand out to others. Farewell and safe journeys.


:D This is also for sale in the online catalog...

2010 Palladium Open House "Checklist" T-Shirt
Even if you were not actually at the POH, this is a fun T-shirt to wear. Get 'em while supplies last. This "special commemorative" shirt will NOT be reprinted.

White text and image on a black T-shirt featuring a checklist of things that might have happened to you at the Open House (like being chased by zombies or your character killed by Carmen Bellaire). Fun and funny.
Type: 50/50 cotton polyester blend.
Sizes: Small to 2XL (and only a few 2XL are available).
Color: White art and text on a black T-shirt.
Concept by: Julius Rosenstein.
Cat. No. 2551. Available now while supplies last. Collector's item.

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Prysus wrote:
Warshield73 wrote:
As far as I know there wasn't a POH in 2010

Greetings and Salutations. This had me second guessing myself, but I double checked. Instead of going through things in my life at the time (which is why I recalled), I'll note the (then upcoming) POH2010 is mentioned in Rifter 49 and 50 (possibly others before that). Rifter 51 has the cover of the art contest winner, and Rifter 52 has the second place winner. In the costume contest Scott Gibbons dressed up as a "Glitter Boy" (or Crazy Boy, depending on a point of view). While a lot more happened that weekend, I don't recall anything that would easily stand out to others. Farewell and safe journeys.
Yeah I went back and checked the Rifter too and I noticed the 2010 as well. I didn't remember them doing back to back POHs twice but there it was.

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Prysus wrote:
Warshield73 wrote:
As far as I know there wasn't a POH in 2010

Greetings and Salutations. This had me second guessing myself, but I double checked. Instead of going through things in my life at the time (which is why I recalled), I'll note the (then upcoming) POH2010 is mentioned in Rifter 49 and 50 (possibly others before that). Rifter 51 has the cover of the art contest winner, and Rifter 52 has the second place winner. In the costume contest Scott Gibbons dressed up as a "Glitter Boy" (or Crazy Boy, depending on a point of view). While a lot more happened that weekend, I don't recall anything that would easily stand out to others. Farewell and safe journeys.


:D This is also for sale in the online catalog...

2010 Palladium Open House "Checklist" T-Shirt
Even if you were not actually at the POH, this is a fun T-shirt to wear. Get 'em while supplies last. This "special commemorative" shirt will NOT be reprinted.

White text and image on a black T-shirt featuring a checklist of things that might have happened to you at the Open House (like being chased by zombies or your character killed by Carmen Bellaire). Fun and funny.
Type: 50/50 cotton polyester blend.
Sizes: Small to 2XL (and only a few 2XL are available).
Color: White art and text on a black T-shirt.
Concept by: Julius Rosenstein.
Cat. No. 2551. Available now while supplies last. Collector's item.

-Chris


Yeah I have this shirt, I forgot about it, and with a few other things I think I might have attended the 2010 but just forgot about it but who knows.

But yes I stand corrected and 2021 should be the 8th POH.

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"your character killed by Carmen Bellaire"
i had this happen to me, only it wasn't at an open House (haven't bee nable to go yet. :( ) but rather at Origins.. 2004 i think? dinosaur swamp had just come out. i was in a Dinoswamp game being run by Todd Yoho, and at the climax of the game the group was facing down a splugorth capture team in Char, when Carmen's SAMAS pilot flew in and dropped two crates worth of plasma grenades. vaporized all the enemies, most of the group, and the entire bar in the center of Char..

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"your character killed by Carmen Bellaire"
i had this happen to me, only it wasn't at an open House (haven't bee nable to go yet. :( ) but rather at Origins.. 2004 i think? dinosaur swamp had just come out. i was in a Dinoswamp game being run by Todd Yoho, and at the climax of the game the group was facing down a splugorth capture team in Char, when Carmen's SAMAS pilot flew in and dropped two crates worth of plasma grenades. vaporized all the enemies, most of the group, and the entire bar in the center of Char..


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Having it in 2021 also makes it Palladium's 40th Anniversary. I'm really hoping we get a revised version of the rules that year.


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Having it in 2021 also makes it Palladium's 40th Anniversary. I'm really hoping we get a revised version of the rules that year.

I wouldn't hold your breath on this one. PB has a hard time just putting out enough books to keep the lights on. Taking the time to do a true revision of the rules. I would love to see an updated, a 2.0 version if you will, but I just don't see them having the resources to do it.

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What they need is a split between editor and writer... Kevin needs to decide which he is and find someone to do the other... at the least.

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What they need is a split between editor and writer... Kevin needs to decide which he is and find someone to do the other... at the least.

They could also use an art director, business manager, and on top of all of these brand managers for each IP. A person for each IP to review the texts to try to eliminate all those little inconsistencies that us PB fans just know and "love" so much.

But hey with the financial shape PB is in why not ask for a pony too. I am just glad they are still putting out books.

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Yep their financials suck. Which is why I suggested a place to start where production would be, in theory, Improved.

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In an effort to continue the derailment of my own thread, I would like to beg the question and ask the following:

Does the Palladium system truely need a reboot?

I mean sure, it has a very old school mentality in the fact that the quality is sometimes inconsistent, and the rules are very much piecemeal at times. But is there anything that is truely inherently wrong with the system that can't be fixed by just applying a bit of logic and maybe a house rule?

I've been playing around with the system (mainly BtS) for about 6ish months now and so far I haven't ran across a single problem that I couldn't either apply a little bit of logic to or throw some dice at and have it be solved at the table.

That being said, I was firmly in the camp of advocating to completely throw out the system and rewrite it from the ground up for a long time. There were many failed attempts at this over the last 15 or so years. But one thing that I realized is that I was spending all my time complaining and theorizing and not actually playing the games. Once I sat down and started running a campaing, all those complaints that I had just kind of turned to vapor as we had fun playing the actual game.

Just my two cents on the matter though. I would genuinely love to hear other opinions if anyone is interested in having a discussion on the matter.

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I don't know that it so much needs a reboot so much as a revision via the gathering of the various rules into a single place and then having said rules be evaluated in relation to each other rather than in the vacuum many seem to have been written in.

Hope that makes sense to the rest of you.

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I don't know that it so much needs a reboot so much as a revision via the gathering of the various rules into a single place and then having said rules be evaluated in relation to each other rather than in the vacuum many seem to have been written in.

Hope that makes sense to the rest of you.

A core rules book that supercedes all other "core" books would be helpful. From there, each genre would just have their own world books, but each relies on the ONE SINGLE core book. There wouldn't be an appetite for that, though.

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Slight001 wrote:
I don't know that it so much needs a reboot so much as a revision via the gathering of the various rules into a single place and then having said rules be evaluated in relation to each other rather than in the vacuum many seem to have been written in.

Hope that makes sense to the rest of you.


I think that this makes perfect sense honestly. Other than the massive amount of books and material that would need to be waded through, whats stopping fans from putting together such a compilation project? If I remember right there is a pretty sizable rules reference thread or two hiding around here on the forums for a couple of the games, is it technically against forum rules that would stop some intrepid fans from doing something similar, but with the whole library?

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A core rules book that supercedes all other "core" books would be helpful. From there, each genre would just have their own world books, but each relies on the ONE SINGLE core book. There wouldn't be an appetite for that, though.


I think that this is a noble concept honestly. There are a few other games that have done this to fairly good effect, such as the "End Of The World" line of games. Games like GURPS have also done this as well. Again, is there anything stopping a fan or group of fans from doing something like this using the method mentioned by Slight001? I know that we couldn't publish it on our own or release it into the wilds of the internet, but from what I've been able to gather from reading the forums and the Weekly Updates it seems like Palladium generally supports fan projects if you go through them for potential publishing and release.

Just my thoughts, which I am new to the community still so I'm sure there is a lot that I don't understand or know.

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the system does need something of a reboot, it needs cleaned up, streamlined, and standardized. Ideally it'll have a lot of the same mechanics and concepts to keep the active combat system feel of the game, but without the hidden complexities

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I'm not aware of anything stopping a revision of the rule set from happening other then the copyright (is that the right legal issue?) issue which would require them to be cleared by the Palladium staff (ie Kevin) before they see the light of day.


On the subject of other companies that have used Core Rules, Dream Pod 9 had something similar they did. Silhouette Core Rules I think was its name. The idea isn't a bad one and I'm amazed that Palladium hasn't done so already given their selling point of cross compatibility. Having a single 'living' book of rules and a collection of 'setting' sub-core books that covered the unique rules of the setting/world... if there are any and the setting itself would make sense to me. Course I think the same thing of most of the 'classes' within the settings.

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