Weekly Updates 2

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 18, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

We continue to work like maniacs to finish books. For those of you into Palladium Fantasy ... Garden of the Gods™ is pretty astonishing in a number of ways with dozens of godly artifacts, blessings and a zillion ideas for adventure.

Here are the release dates you have been waiting for:

  • The Rifter® #83 – Ships July 25 – I love this issue and think you will too. A lot of fun and provocative RPG source material.
  • Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One – Softcover – ships July 25 – people who have seen the proofreader copy have loved it. That includes a fan from Utah. Hey, Tim, hope you had a good time at Palladium and made your flight.
  • Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One – Gold Edition Hardcover – ships August 9.
  • Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One – Megaverse® Insider Pre-Orders: Physical Product – ships around August 9 or 12 when we get the hardcover editions. Those of you getting only the softcover, or softcover and Digital, we will try to ship the softcovers out before we leave for Gen Con, but if not, as soon as we get back. We may not have the time to do it with us loading up the truck on July 29 and 30, and leaving for Gen Con at the crack of dawn on July 31. We hope you understand.
  • Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One – Megaverse® Insider Digital Edition – ships around August 12. Historically, we send out the Megaverse Insider Digital Edition around the same time that we ship the physical books. Not available to the public at large until sometime after February 1, 2020.
  • A free PDF Sneak Preview of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One is available now on DriveThruRPG. Check it out. It should give you a good idea of what you can expect from this sprawling sourcebook for players and Game Masters.
  • Garden of the Gods™ – Ships in August, but we hope to have some advance copies at Gen Con. This sourcebook is so good I could not bring myself to rush it in time for Gen Con. We’ll try to get some advance copies for Gen Con, but don’t know yet. 160 pages of fantasy goodness.
  • LOOK! A Christmas in July SALE at DriveThruRPG.com – all Palladium PDFs (and lots of other things) are on sale, making it a great time to try new settings and expand your PDF reference library.
  • Other book titles are moving along. In between Gen Con prep, writing and everything else, we continue to work on other upcoming books including Rifts® Titan Robotics™, The Rifter® #84, Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Psychic Scream™ and In the Face of Death™ sourcebook for Dead Reign®. All of which are scheduled for release over the next five months. I have artwork being completed for all of these titles as well as work being done on a few others.

Gen Con – August 1-4 – Booth 1317 – Palladium Books®

We can’t believe Gen Con is almost here. Wow. We are excited about it and hope to see a lot of Palladium fans there. If you are attending – please drop by to say hello. Make sure you take advantage of Palladium’s Gen Con Coupon Book Offer. And enjoy playing in the 40+ Palladium gaming events on the Gen Con schedule.

Please bring books for us to sign and come meet me and the crew. Get the latest books hot off the press as well as backstock titles. This is a great time to snag sourcebooks you’ve been thinking about, try a new game setting, fill holes in your collection and to get whatever you buy signed.

In addition to RPG books, we’ll be bringing along original art, one-of-a-kind negatives from old books (they look like woodcuts), Rifts® baseball caps, coffee mugs, pens, prints, collector items, and Chuck Walton draws wonderful character sketches at reasonable prices. Oh, and we’ll also have 50 or so copies of the gorgeous Necronomnomnom Cthulhu Cookbook (color hardcover) from our pal Tom Roache to sell. This first printing is almost sold out so get ‘em while you can. And Tom will be there to sign books and tell you about what’s coming next.

We love Gen Con because it is a way to meet and chat with you, and we always have a fun time. So come on over. We’ll be waiting for you.

The Palladium Books booth is #1317 located behind Upper Deck and near Fantasy Flight. Meet the following Palladium creators:

  • Kevin Siembieda – writer, game designer, Publisher
  • Charles Walton – artist and concept man
  • Glen Evans – writer
  • Brandon Aten – writer
  • Sarah Aten – helper and consultant
  • Mark Oberle – writer
  • Wayne Smith – editor, The Rifter®
  • Thomas Roache – writer and game designer
  • Madman Mike Leonard – artist
  • Jeff “NMI” Ruiz – game events organizer

Monsters & Animals

BACK IN STOCK – Monsters & Animals (Fantasy) – available now

This fan favorite creature resource for the Palladium Fantasy RPG® is back in stock. 120+ monsters, 200+ animals, all described, statted and accompanied by maps showing exactly where they can be found in the world. Classic monsters like the Chimera, Harpies, Kelpie, Pegasus, Unicorn, Werebeasts, etc., plus all kinds of unique creatures such as Bearmen, Devil Digger, Dragondactyl, Entities, Faeries, Jungle Ogre, Land Squid, Lizard Mage, Maxpary, Mummy Immortalis, Rahu-Men, Tree Eels, Waterbat, Wing Tips and more. Plus G.M. tips and conversion notes for Mega-Damage settings.

  • 120 Fantasy monsters, easy to adapt for most settings.
  • 200+ S.D.C. animals.
  • Maps showing where in the Palladium Fantasy World they are found.
  • Conversion notes and tips. Easy to adapt to Rifts® and Phase World® (as alien creatures), Heroes Unlimited™ and other settings.
  • Art by Kevin Siembieda and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Erick Wujcik and Matthew Balent.
  • 240 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 454 – Available now.

The Rifter Number 83

UPDATE: The Rifter® #83 – At the Printer – Ships July 25

The Rifter® #83 focuses on people, places, and adventure for Rifts®, The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, and Beyond the Supernatural™, plus Treasures of the Megaverse®.

The Rifter® is all about new ideas, pushing the envelope, trying new things and alternative methods, rules and approaches to create epic adventure! There is no one way to look at things. Open your mind to the infinite possibilities. Remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications.

  • Treasures of the Megaverse® for Rifts® and other settings by Carl Gleba.
  • Operation Minotaur, an adventure for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Hendrik Härterich.
  • Half-Ogre race for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Ian Herbert.
  • Prophet O.C.C. for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Ian Herbert.
  • Hunter/Vigilante for Heroes Unlimited™ by Matt Reed.
  • The Superspy/Secret Operative for Heroes Unlimited™ by Matt Reed.
  • News, Coming Attractions, adventure ideas, and more.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 183 – Ships end of July.

Rifts Bestiary Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – At the Printer – Ships July 25

It’s done. It’s awesome. It’s at the printer! An opening from Erin Tarn about the Savage Wilderness. 80+ creatures. Maps. Dynamic art. Cool animal pets, companions, attack animals, riding animals and slobbering monsters. Adventure ideas galore. For Players and Game Masters alike. Softcover ships in July. The hardcover Gold Edition ships in August. Megaverse® Insiders getting hardcovers ship in August. See the new description elsewhere in this update.

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Gold Collector’s Hardcover – At the Printer – Ships August 9 or 12

This attractive, limited edition, collector’s hardcover has a leatherette cover imprinted in gold foil, and is signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few contributing artists and writers. It is very limited at only 400 copies and destined to be a collector’s item. Historically, Palladium’s gold editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over as a cherished collectible. Cat. No. 896HC. Available only from Palladium Books. Sold on a first come, first served basis. Please note the slight increase in price at $55 due to the increased size of 256 pages.

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – Ships August

Garden of the Gods™ – ships in August, but we hope to have some advance copies at Gen Con. This sourcebook is so darn good, and there are so many cool things to include in it, that I just could not bring myself to rush it in time for Gen Con or a July release. We’ll see if we can get a box or two of advance copies shipped special to us while we are at Gen Con. No promises, but fingers are crossed. If not, we will bring at least a dozen quality photocopies. 160 pages of epic adventure, magical artifacts, and doomsday weapons of the Old Ones. See the new description later in this Update and in our online store.

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death – August or September release

As soon as I am finished with Garden of the Gods, I am back to work on In the Face of Death™. An end of August release.

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream – September or October release

A ton of interior artwork has been finished with additional material being turned out. If the new description for Psychic Scream™ doesn’t get your heart pumping, I don’t know what will! Rescheduled for a September or October release. Shooting for September.

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics – Fall release

Man, oh man, this book is going to be epic. More finished artwork and concept sketches come in every few day and are looking fabulous. I continue to make notes and we are all pumped up about this power armor, robot, and weapons filled sourcebook.

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – August release

Wayne has made his selections and I will be assigning artwork soon. Another great issue full of fun and ideas.

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica – Fall or Winter Release

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

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume Two – Winter Release

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

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

These titles and several others are NOT forgotten and are in various stages of active production or waiting for production. As always, just because a book is not specifically listed in every Weekly Update, it does not mean it is discontinued or in limbo, it means there are more immediate things to talk about or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many of the books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months. That includes Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Rifts® Antarctica, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of production or development.

New on DriveThruRPG.com – Christmas in July Sale – Rifts® Bestiary Volume One FREE Sneak Preview

It’s time for DriveThru’s annual Christmas in July SALE – all Palladium PDFs (and lots of other good things) are on sale, making it a great time to try new settings and expand your PDF reference library. And don’t miss the FREE Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Preview to see what you can expect from this big, fun monster book. Enjoy.

We are lining up a number items to be added on DriveThru – Rifts® Dimension Book™: Secrets of the Atlanteans™, The Rifter® #81 and #82, the 3 Rifts® novels, as well as a few other things.

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

Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Three: Zombies, Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Two: Civilians and Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume One: Survivors. There are also paper miniatures for Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy® and Rifts®. A new, up-to-date, PDF Palladium Books Catalog. Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook with 60 new Common Talents, 38 new Elite Talents, 18 new Morphus Tables, all other Morphus Tables collected and more. Systems Failure™ RPG, a 160 page RPG that deals with alien invasion and a post-apocalypse setting that is fun and dynamic. Civilization is on the verge of collapse when the so-called "bugs" invade and turn humans into zombie-like slaves. Monsters, heroes and fun. A complete RPG and setting. Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun™ Two: 256 pages of technology and fun. 30+ power armors, 30+ body armors, 15 combat vehicles, 45 vehicles (hovercycles, etc.), 10 robot haulers, the Robodome and more. Bizantium and the Northern Islands™: the northernmost part of the Known World, the Cold Born, Necromancy ships made from dead sea serpents, 15 creatures, Random Sea Monster Generator, and more. Rifts® Northern Gun™ One. This fan favorite might be thought of as the big book of giant robots – an in-depth look at Northern Gun, 70+ weapons, 27 robots, NG O.C.C.s, key people and places, and much more. Mysteries of Magic™ Book One: The Heart of Magic™ with Wizards, their Apprentices, nearly 60 new magic spells and remember, magic and monsters in the Fantasy RPG are easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, HU2 and other settings. Wolfen Empire™ Fantasy sourcebook, the Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters, 12 Wolfen Tribes, Wolfen military and society, 15+ creatures, 5 full adventures, 101 adventure ideas, random encounter tables, notable people, places, plus FREE Sneak Previews of The Rifter® #80, The Rifter® #81, The Rifter® #82, and more on DriveThruRPG.com.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 18, 2019

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 10, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

Glad you enjoyed our extended Summer Madness Super-Sale. It will be removed from the store sometime later today (Wednesday), so you might be able to sneak in a few quick buys before it is gone if you act quickly.

Holy Moley, we are working like maniacs and things are happening quickly now. Which is why this update will be brief with new information.

As you know, Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One was sent to the printer. We have approved the digital proofs, and the softcover edition should be in our hands in a couple weeks. Don’t know the exact ship date yet, but before the end of July and in time for Gen Con. The hardcover editions ship a few weeks later, in August. Cannot wait to start shipping both. We will make the PDF available to our Megaverse Insiders around the time the physical book starts to ship.

The Rifter® #83 has been sent off to the printer! We will have it by the end of July and in time for Gen Con.

I’m trying to wrap up Garden of the Gods™ so it can go to the printer and be back in time for an end of July shipping date as well. We anticipate this to be the case and expect to have the book at Gen Con. Our printer is pulling out all the stops to make that happen, provided we get it to them in time. Working on it and will keep you posted.

I’m also continuing to oversee artwork for Rifts® Titan Robotics™, The Rifter® #84, and Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Psychic Scream™. All of which are scheduled for release after I finish In the Face of Death™ sourcebook for Dead Reign®. I have artwork being completed for both of these titles as well as work being done on a few others.

A free Sneak Preview of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One is available on DriveThruRPG. Check it out. It should give you a good idea of what you can expect from this sprawling sourcebook for players and Game Masters.

 

Monsters & Animals

BACK IN STOCK – Monsters & Animals (Fantasy) – available now

This fan favorite creature resource for the Palladium Fantasy RPG® is back in stock. 120+ monsters, 200+ animals, all described, statted and accompanied by maps showing exactly where they can be found in the world. Classic monsters like the Chimera, Harpies, Kelpie, Pegasus, Unicorn, Werebeasts, etc., plus all kinds of unique creatures such as Bearmen, Devil Digger, Dragondactyl, Entities, Faeries, Jungle Ogre, Land Squid, Lizard Mage, Maxpary, Mummy Immortalis, Rahu-Men, Tree Eels, Waterbat, Wing Tips and more. Plus G.M. tips and conversion notes for Mega-Damage settings.

  • 120 Fantasy monsters, easy to adapt for most settings.
  • 200+ S.D.C. animals.
  • Maps showing where in the Palladium Fantasy World they are found.
  • Conversion notes and tips. Easy to adapt to Rifts® and Phase World® (as alien creatures), Heroes Unlimited™ and other settings.
  • Art by Kevin Siembieda and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Erick Wujcik and Matthew Balent.
  • 240 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 454 – Available now.

 

The Rifter Number 83

UPDATE: The Rifter® #83 – At the Printer – Ships end of July

The Rifter® #83 focuses on people, places, and adventure for Rifts®, The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, and Beyond the Supernatural™, plus Treasures of the Megaverse®.

The Rifter® is all about new ideas, pushing the envelope, trying new things and alternative methods, rules and approaches to create epic adventure! There is no one way to look at things. Open your mind to the infinite possibilities. Remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications.

  • Treasures of the Megaverse® for Rifts® and other settings by Carl Gleba.
  • Operation Minotaur, an adventure for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Hendrik Härterich.
  • Half-Ogre race for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Ian Herbert.
  • Prophet O.C.C. for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Ian Herbert.
  • Hunter/Vigilante for Heroes Unlimited™ by Matt Reed.
  • The Superspy/Secret Operative for Heroes Unlimited™ by Matt Reed.
  • News, Coming Attractions, adventure ideas, and more.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 183 – Ships end of July.

 

Rifts Bestiary Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – At the Printer – Ships July

It’s done. It’s awesome. It’s at the printer! An opening from Erin Tarn about the Savage Wilderness. 80+ creatures. Maps. Dynamic art. Cool animal pets, companions, attack animals, riding animals and slobbering monsters. Adventure ideas galore. For Players and Game Masters. Softcover ships in July. The hardcover Gold Edition ships in August. Megaversal® Insiders getting hardcovers ship in August. We’ll let you know when we have an exact ship date. See the new description elsewhere in this update.

 

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Gold Collector’s Hardcover – At the Printer – Ships August

This attractive, limited edition, collector’s hardcover has a leatherette cover imprinted in gold foil, and is signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few contributing artist and writers. It is very limited at only 400 copies and destined to be a collector’s item. Historically, Palladium’s gold editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over as a cherished collectible. Cat. No. 896HC. Available only from Palladium Books. Sold on a first come, first served basis. Please note the slight increase in price at $55 due to the increased size of 256 pages.

 

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – July release

I’m working away on finishing Garden of the Gods™ so it ships end of July and will be available at Gen Con. Having a blast with it. A number of you let us know you wished the forgotten gods of the Aco and the Juggernaut Pantheon were included in the book. I thought that was a great idea, so that’s what I have been working on. Seven forgotten gods are named in the fan-fave Dragons & Gods™ sourcebook. I will also add how Forgotten Gods can be restored as well as a number of other tweaks and details I think you will enjoy very much. And I’m having a lot of fun doing it.

Most of the artwork is in and we are expecting the book to ship at the end of July! This Palladium Fantasy® sourcebook is filled with fun, toys for players, deific blessings, and fuel for countless adventures. And it will be followed by more Palladium Fantasy RPG® titles offering more mind-blowing adventure.

 

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death – August release

As soon as I am finished with Garden of the Gods, I am back to work on In the Face of Death™. An end of August release.

 

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream – September or October release

A ton of interior artwork has been finished with additional material being turned out. If the new description for Psychic Scream™ doesn’t get your heart pumping, I don’t know what will! Rescheduled for a September or October release. Shooting for September.

 

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics – Fall release

Man, oh man, this book is going to be epic. More finished artwork and concept sketches come in every few day and are looking fabulous. I continue to make notes and we are all pumped up about this power armor, robot, and weapons filled sourcebook.

 

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – August release

Wayne has made his selections and I will be assigning artwork soon. Another great issue full of fun and ideas.

 

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica – Fall or Winter Release

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

 

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume Two – Winter Release

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

 

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

These titles and several others are NOT forgotten and are in various stages of active production or waiting for production. As always, just because a book is not specifically listed in every Weekly Update, it does not mean it is discontinued or in limbo, it means there are more immediate things to talk about or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many of the books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months. That includes Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Rifts® Antarctica, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of production or development.

 

New on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Bestiary Volume One FREE Sneak Preview

The FREE Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Preview provides you the first 13 pages, a creature or two, and snippets from several others. Available on DriveThruRPG right now. We hope you enjoy it.

We are lining up a number items to be added on DriveThru – Rifts® Dimension Book™: Secrets of the Atlanteans™, The Rifter® #81 and #82, the 3 Rifts® novels, as well as a few other things.

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

Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Three: Zombies, Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Two: Civilians and Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume One: Survivors. There are also paper miniatures for Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy® and Rifts®. A new, up-to-date, PDF Palladium Books Catalog. Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook with 60 new Common Talents, 38 new Elite Talents, 18 new Morphus Tables, all other Morphus Tables collected and more. Systems Failure™ RPG, a 160 page RPG that deals with alien invasion and a post-apocalypse setting that is fun and dynamic. Civilization is on the verge of collapse when the so-called "bugs" invade and turn humans into zombie-like slaves. Monsters, heroes and fun. A complete RPG and setting. Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun™ Two: 256 pages of technology and fun. 30+ power armors, 30+ body armors, 15 combat vehicles, 45 vehicles (hovercycles, etc.), 10 robot haulers, the Robodome and more. Bizantium and the Northern Islands™: the northernmost part of the Known World, the Cold Born, Necromancy ships made from dead sea serpents, 15 creatures, Random Sea Monster Generator, and more. Rifts® Northern Gun™ One. This fan favorite might be thought of as the big book of giant robots – an in-depth look at Northern Gun, 70+ weapons, 27 robots, NG O.C.C.s, key people and places, and much more. Mysteries of Magic™ Book One: The Heart of Magic™ with Wizards, their Apprentices, nearly 60 new magic spells and remember, magic and monsters in the Fantasy RPG are easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, HU2 and other settings. Wolfen Empire™ Fantasy sourcebook, the Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters, 12 Wolfen Tribes, Wolfen military and society, 15+ creatures, 5 full adventures, 101 adventure ideas, random encounter tables, notable people, places, plus FREE Sneak Previews of The Rifter® #80, The Rifter® #81, The Rifter® #82, and more on DriveThruRPG.com.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 10, 2019

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 3, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One is at the printer. Yep. It is finally done and sent off to press. 256 pages of awesomeness. 82 creatures. Maps. Great art. Editor Alex Marciniszyn called it, "A monster book unlike any you have ever quite seen before. A guide to Rifts® monsters and animals written as if it were a real field guide about real animals. All fitting into a complete ecosystem."

Proofreader Julius Rosenstein felt the same way. Adding that he loved the Erin Tarn opening and many of the expanded descriptions of familiar monsters like the Darkhound and Fury Beetle. He also loved the new critters. The one beast that creeped Julius out the most: the Ee-Bee Gee-Bee. The one he wants his character to acquire: the Cerebro-Scrambler. Alex said the Ee-Bee Gee-Bees are at the top of his list of beasts that creep him out too, but that for him, the Dream Butcher was the worst, while the Dinostang was the beast he'd like his character to have. See the new description for Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One and other books elsewhere in this update. As soon as we have an exact ship date for it, we will let you know, but it will be in July.

We'll try to get a Sneak Preview of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One posted on DriveThruRPG by the weekend, but no promises. We are swamped.

Wayne is already working on The Rifter® #83, doing final editing tweaks and formatting before it goes into final layout.

I'm working on finishing Gardens of the Gods™ so it can go to the printer and be one of our July releases at the end of the month along with The Rifter® #83. Adding a lot of fun material like the forgotten gods of the Aco and the Juggernaut Pantheon and other good stuff.

I'm also continuing to oversee artwork for Rifts® Titan Robotics™ and Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Psychic Scream™. Both autumn releases after I finish In the Face of Death™ for Dead Reign®.

A number of people asked us to bring back the Summer Madness Super Sale that had just ended, so we did over the week. However, I don't think most of you saw that, so we are extending it through the Independence Day weekend. It runs thru Tuesday, July 9, 2019. See details below.

Please read on. There are all kinds of updates on book releases and new descriptions for something like 5-6 upcoming books later in this Update. Enjoy.

Summer Madness Super-Sale – back for one more week because you asked

You wanted it back, so here it is. All at a sizzling hot HALF PRICE. Applies only to items in stock, not on backorder or coming soon. Items like baseball caps and T-shirts are limited in quantity, so they are sold on a first come, first served basis. This sale will NOT be extended further. Available from Palladium Books now thru the weekend and into next week – ENDS Tuesday night, July 9, 2019. Enjoy your summer.

  • All Rifts® Baseball Caps (while supplies last)
  • All T-Shirts (while supplies last)
  • All Mugs
  • All Prints
  • All Rifts® Miniatures
  • After the Bomb® RPG
  • All After the Bomb® sourcebooks!
  • Palladium Fantasy® Mouse Pad (Old Ones)
  • Dead Reign® Mouse Pad
  • Mixed Set of Greeting Cards (Cat. No. 2515)
  • Bookmarks Set One
  • Bookmarks Set Two
  • Future Visions™: The Art of Charles Walton II
  • Rifts® & the Megaverse®: The Art of John Zeleznik (softcover only)
  • Rifts® Machination of Doom™ Graphic Novel & Sourcebook
  • Rifts® Tales of the Chi-Town 'Burbs™ – book of short stories
  • Rifts® Titan Robotics™ "Raw Edition" (not the final book)
  • Rifts® World Book 6: Rifts® South America
  • Rifts® World Book 10: Juicer Uprising™
  • Rifts® World Book 19: Australia
  • Rifts® World Book 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp™
  • Rifts® World Book 33: Northern Gun™ One
  • The Rifter® #14
  • The Rifter® #80
  • The Rifter® #81
  • The Rifter® #82
  • Splicers® RPG
  • Splicers: I am Legion, Adventure Sourcebook
  • Nightbane® RPG
  • Nightbane® Survival Guide™ Sourcebook
  • Nightbane® Dark Designs™ Sourcebook
  • Dead Reign® RPG
  • Dead Reign® Endless Dead™ Sourcebook
  • Dead Reign® Graveyard Earth™ Sourcebook
  • Fantasy: Garden of the Gods™ "Raw Edition" (not the final book)
  • Fantasy: Northern Hinterlands™
  • Fantasy: Land of the Damned™ 1: Chaos Lands™
  • Fantasy: Land of the Damned™ 2: Eternal Torment™
  • Weapons & Armor™
  • Weapons & Castles™

Rifts Bestiary Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – At the Printer – Ships July

It's done. It's awesome. It's at the printer! An opening from Erin Tarn about the Savage Wilderness. 80+ creatures. Maps. Dynamic art. Cool animal pets, companions, attack animals, riding animals and slobbering monsters. Adventure ideas galore. For Players and Game Masters. Softcover ships in July. The hardcover Gold Edition ships in August. Megaversal® Insiders getting hardcovers ship in August. We'll let you know when we have an exact ship date. See the new description elsewhere in this update.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Gold Collector’s Hardcover – At the Printer – Ships August

This attractive, limited edition, collector’s hardcover has a leatherette cover imprinted in gold foil, and is signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few contributing artist and writers. It is very limited at only 400 copies and destined to be a collector’s item. Historically, Palladium’s gold editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over as a cherished collectible. Cat. No. 896HC. Available only from Palladium Books. Sold on a first come, first served basis. Please note the slight increase in price at $55 due to the increased size of 256 pages.

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – July release

I’m working on finishing Gardens of the Gods™ probably even as you read this. And I am having a blast. A number of you let us know you wished the forgotten gods of the Aco and the Juggernaut Pantheon were included in the book. I thought that was great idea, so that’s what I have been working on. Seven forgotten gods are named in the fan-fave Dragon and Gods™ sourcebook. I’ve been working on them the last two days. I will also add how Forgotten Gods can be restored as well as a number of other tweaks and details I think you will enjoy very much. And I’m having a lot of fun doing it.

Most of the artwork is in and we are expecting the book to ship at the end of July! This Palladium Fantasy® sourcebook is filled with fun, toys for players, deific blessings, and fuel for countless adventures. And it will be followed by more Palladium Fantasy RPG® titles offering more mind-blowing adventure.

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death – August release

As soon as I am finished with Garden of the Gods, I am back to work on In the Face of Death™. An end of August release.

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream – September or October release

A ton of interior artwork has been finished with additional material being turned out. If the new description for Psychic Scream™ doesn’t get your heart pumping, I don’t know what will! Rescheduled for a September or October release. Shooting for September.

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics – Fall release

Man, oh man, this book is going to be epic. More finished artwork and concept sketches come in every few day and are looking fabulous. I continue to make notes and we are all pumped up about this power armor, robot, and weapons filled sourcebook.

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – August release

Wayne has made his selections and I will be assigning artwork soon. Another great issue full of fun and ideas.

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica – Fall or Winter release

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

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume Two – Winter release

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

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

These titles and several others are NOT forgotten and are in various stages of active production or waiting for production. As always, just because a book is not specifically listed in every Weekly Update, it does not mean it is discontinued or in limbo, it means there are more immediate things to talk about or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many of the books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months. That includes Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Rifts® Antarctica, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of production or development.

More to come on DriveThruRPG.com

We are lining up a number items to be added on DriveThru – Rifts® Dimension Book™: Secrets of the Atlanteans™, The Rifter® #81 and #82, the 3 Rifts® novels, as well as a few other things.

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

Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Three: Zombies, Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Two: Civilians and Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume One: Survivors. There are also paper miniatures for Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy® and Rifts®. A new, up-to-date, PDF Palladium Books Catalog. Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook with 60 new Common Talents, 38 new Elite Talents, 18 new Morphus Tables, all other Morphus Tables collected and more. Systems Failure™ RPG, a 160 page RPG that deals with alien invasion and a post-apocalypse setting that is fun and dynamic. Civilization is on the verge of collapse when the so-called "bugs" invade and turn humans into zombie-like slaves. Monsters, heroes and fun. A complete RPG and setting. Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun™ Two: 256 pages of technology and fun. 30+ power armors, 30+ body armors, 15 combat vehicles, 45 vehicles (hovercycles, etc.), 10 robot haulers, the Robodome and more. Bizantium and the Northern Islands™: the northernmost part of the Known World, the Cold Born, Necromancy ships made from dead sea serpents, 15 creatures, Random Sea Monster Generator, and more. Rifts® Northern Gun™ One. This fan favorite might be thought of as the big book of giant robots – an in-depth look at Northern Gun, 70+ weapons, 27 robots, NG O.C.C.s, key people and places, and much more. Mysteries of Magic™ Book One: The Heart of Magic™ with Wizards, their Apprentices, nearly 60 new magic spells and remember, magic and monsters in the Fantasy RPG are easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, HU2 and other settings. Wolfen Empire™ Fantasy sourcebook, the Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters, 12 Wolfen Tribes, Wolfen military and society, 15+ creatures, 5 full adventures, 101 adventure ideas, random encounter tables, notable people, places, plus FREE Sneak Previews of The Rifter® #80, The Rifter® #81, The Rifter® #82, and more on DriveThruRPG.com.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 3, 2019

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