Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 22, 2017

By Kevin Siembieda

Yep, it is an early Weekly Update as we do final prep for AdeptiCon. Palladium’s booth offers Robotech® RPG Tactics™ demos, RRT product, and select Rifts® and other RPG books and poker decks. Stop by to chat and get the latest news about RRT and the Rifts® board game (April/May Kickstarter from Rogue Heroes Publishing), and take advantage of special offers. If you cannot make it to AdeptiCon, then take advantage of our expanded spring sale.

The spring sale continues and grows! We are leaving the current Rifts® sourcebook and miniature sale going AND adding a Robotech® sale to it. Both sales end next week, March 29, 2017. This same sale on select Robotech® items is also available at AdeptiCon. Read on and enjoy.

SALE! Robotech® RPG Tactics (and select Rifts® Sourcebooks) – One week only – March 21-29, 2017

Spring is in the air and so is gaming. Get the Robotech® RPG, Robotech® RPG Tactics™ main game, boxed expansion packs and Robotech® RPG books, as well as select Rifts® Sourcebooks and Rifts® Miniatures, at a 30% discount, now through March 29, 2017. Note: This sale does NOT apply to RRT convention exclusives like Breetai, Grell, Miriya, and other items.

If you love Robotech® but haven’t given Robotech® RPG Tactics™ a try, you might want to think about it. The game truly captures the look, feel and action of the anime, and is a blast to play. Palladium will be offering a selection of small skirmish adventures soon, as well as RRT scenario books containing a range of games you can play right now. Remember, you can engage in small skirmish games with as few as two Valkyries or Destroids and six Zentraedi. And the pieces look great built and painted.

This is a great time to get caught up, try something new, or prepare for the gaming fun that is coming with the many new Rifts® and Robotech® products coming your way in the weeks and months ahead. Robotech® Expeditionary Force Marines ties into the upcoming Robotech® Ghost Fleet™ series and you gotta get the large format Masters Saga™ because it is gorgeous. Likewise, Rifts® Megaverse® in Flames™ and Heroes of Humanity™ are companions to the upcoming HOH CS Arsenal™ and The Disavowed titles, all of which are setting up something big for Rifts®. Rifts® Savage Worlds fans, use this sale to get in-depth details about the Rifts® world setting and characters. Game on!

Nightbane Dark Designs Raw Preview

NEW! Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Raw Preview Limited Edition – Only 150 copies available

The Raw Preview Edition of Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscript for this exciting new sourcebook. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies.

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is a guide to creating the Nightbane®, and a sourcebook for players and Game Masters alike. It presents all sorts of new Nightbane creation tables, new Morphus tables, new Talents, and new information. Info and powers that enable players to make memorable Nightbane characters and for G.M.s to take their games up a notch. At the printer and ships next week. Place your orders now.

Note: The finished Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook is anticipated to ship in June or July of 2017. But you can start playing right now with this meaty special edition! All Nightbane fans are going to love this sourcebook that focuses on the Nightbane.

The Rifter #76 The Rifter #77

UPDATE: The Rifter® #77 – available now

We are getting positive feedback on the Palladium Fantasy® city by Ian Herbert, my Doc Feral update for Heroes Unlimited™, the Rifts® TW city, the conclusion to the sprawling Splicers® adventure, and ... well, everything in The Rifter® #77. What can I say, it is another great issue packed with immediately usable and fun source material. And don’t forget about The Rifter® #76 with more than half of it being “official” source material.

UPDATE: Rifts® CS Arsenal – coming soon

Holy moley. Charles Walton’s latest concept sketches for Arsenal blew me away. They will do the same for you when you see this book. Fantastic. I am letting Wayne, Chuck and others handle AdeptiCon so I can work on writing it the rest of the week and through the weekend.

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – April release

Work also continues on this book.

UPDATE: Rifts® Sovietski – Spring or Summer Release

Artwork continues to come in for Sovietski and is looking good.

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook – April or May release

I have assigned artwork for Garden of the Gods™ and continue to make notes and do bits of writing for it. Other books in development for Palladium Fantasy®: Lopan™ Adventure Sourcebook, Lopanic Games™ Sourcebook and Land of the South Winds™, among other things.

UPDATE: Dead Reign® Sourcebook: In the Face of Death

Artist Nick Bradshaw continues to work on the interior art, while E.M. Gist works on giving us another dynamic cover.

Rifts Board Game

UPDATE: Rifts® Board Game from Rogue Heroes – Kickstarter to launch end of April and run through May, 2017

We continue to approve art, cards and designs. Carmen Bellaire’s Rifts® Board Game is looking awesome. He is still working toward an end of April-May Kickstarter. Start spreading the word, because Rifts® fans and gamers who enjoy fast, fun skirmish games with dynamic miniatures are going to love this game!

Go to the Rogue Heroes Publishing Facebook Page to see more images and up-to-date information.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics Wave Two

Prep and plans for Robotech®/Robotech® RPG Tactics™ product have been ongoing, with good stuff in development. We have just added several Robotech® RPG Tactics™ gaming events at Gen Con, including a couple of big tournaments (with awards to players).

UPDATE: AdeptiCon – March 23-26 – Chicagoland area

As noted in the opening, Wayne, Chuck and the rest of the AdeptiCon crew are primed and ready for AdeptiCon. There will be Robotech® RPG Tactics™ demos, a gaming event, product and convention specials at AdeptiCon. As well as a special promo for the Rifts® Board Game. We are sharing a booth with Carmen Bellaire/Rogue Heroes Publishing, but Carmen cannot make AdeptiCon this year as he had intended, so we will be representing both Robotech® RPG Tactics™ and the Rifts® Board Game coming from Rogue Heroes Publishing. (Anything to help our friend, Carmen and his dedicated crew of creators. Watch for his RBG Kickstarter end of April.) The guys hope to see a lot of you at the convention. Thank you.

Robotech® RPG Tactics giant demo game at SIMCON 39 – Rochester, New York, March 31 – April 2, 2017

Be part of an epic RRT demo even if it is only for a 30 minute segment. A great way to give Robotech® RPG Tactics™ a try if you live in the area.

The situation is desperate when the Zentraedi warships first appear in Earth orbit. The United Earth Defense Force has only a single space battleship, the Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (SDF-1) and its specialized mecha crew, capable of engaging the invaders. The rebuilt SDF-1 once belonged to the Robotech Masters, and they want it back. Or else! What better way to fight giant space aliens than to use transforming Veritech jet fighters and walking tanks known as Destroids?!

In this game scenario, wave after wave of Zentraedi Battlepods and Power Armor crash against the squadrons of Valkyries, Destroids, and even a Mk.II Monster cannon that valiantly battle to defend the SDF-1 and the 80,000 citizens of Macross City nestled inside.

Players choose a squad of painted miniatures from the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ game and will put their team to work against the enemy swarm. Pick the United Earth Defense Force or the Zentraedi, or give both a try! No experience is necessary.

The game is designed to demonstrate the fun and well thought out Robotech® RPG Tactics™ game. This is your chance to fire a legendary Macross Missile Massacre attack! Note: Players need not be present for the whole 4 hour time slot, and can play for just a 30 minute skirmish, but please register for the game even if you only plan to give it a try for 30 minutes.

SIMCON 39 is held in the Wilson Commons building on the University of Rochester campus – Wilson Commons – 252 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611.
Event Date & Time: 04/01/2017, 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM.
Event Conducted By: Thomas Walters.
Number of Players: 6-10 players per each 30 minute game segment (one overall Robotech® RPG Tactics™ demo game).
Contact for Details and Registration:

Now on – The Rifter® #70, Rifts® Shemarrian Nation Sourcebook, Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook, Rifts® Sourcebook 4: Coalition Navy and a Rifts® Primer, FREE Hell Followed Preview, ALL Robotech® RPG Tactics cards and much more

The Rifter® #70 is now available, along with Rifts® Shemarrian Nation, Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook, Rifts® Coalition Navy, the Rifts® Primer, the FREE Hell Followed™ Preview, Rifts® Black Market (one of my faves), Rifts® Mercenary Adventures™, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™, Merc Ops™, and so much more, are all available now in PDF. You can also get ALL Robotech® RPG Tactics™ game cards, Robotech® and Rifts® Paper Miniatures along with Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Triax Two, The Rifter® #1-69, Rifts® World Books 1-30 and many other Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane® and other game line titles. New Robotech® RPG Tactics™ material will be made available in the weeks ahead. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so watch for them.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave 2 Paper Game Pieces, and all RRT game cards, Rifts® Ultimate Edition and 160+ other PDF Palladium titles, RRT stuff, G.M. helper kits and free material are on right now! More Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium game titles, paper miniatures and fun are coming to PDF in the weeks and months ahead. Watch for them.

Recent PDF titles include Rifts® Sourcebook One Revised, Rifts® Sourcebook Two: The Mechanoids®, Rifts® Sourcebook Three: Mindwerks™, Rifts® Sourcebook Four: Coalition Navy™, Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook, Rifts® Shemarrian Nation, Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Triax 2, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™ and Merc Ops™, Rifts® Black Market, Rifts® World Book 30: D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 29: Madhaven™, Rifts® World Book 28: Arzno™, Rifts® World Book 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp, Rifts® World Book 26: Dinosaur Swamp, World Book 25: Rifts® China Two, and World Book 24: Rifts® China One, among many, many others. There are also previews of Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity™, The Rifter® #73, Northern Gun 1 & 2, Lemuria, Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms, Bizantium and many other Palladium titles. Check back every week to see which new PDFs of Rifts® World Books and other titles have been added!

In addition to the titles listed above, The Minion War™ series of books, the Rifts® Coalition Wars®/Tolkeen series, Chaos Earth® Resurrection, all of the Dead Reign® (Zombie Apocalypse) titles, Splicers® RPG and most issues of The Rifter® are available NOW! So are first edition rules of the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and sourcebooks, Palladium Fantasy RPG® and sourcebooks, The Mechanoids®, and much more, available on

Available right now:

Palladium Collectibles Available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles Store

Alex and I have added and continue to add a lot of vintage Star Wars toys and a growing number of all kinds of collectibles – and we’ll be adding more Palladium Books original art and items to the store, so keep an eye out for them.

This includes one-of-a-kind original artwork, prints, Rifts® and Robotech® artwork by Kevin Long, me and others. There is also a range of limited editions, rare book titles and limited edition hardcovers, toys and more that are all being added to my ebay store over the next several weeks, so keep an eye out. 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. Items include original art, out of print titles, redlined proofreader photocopies signed by me and the staff, signed manuscripts with editors’ corrections, some original art, hardcover books (including Rifts® Lemuria, Northern Gun™ One, Northern Gun™ Two, Megaverse® in Flames™, Beyond the Supernatural™ Gold, Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ Gold and Rifts® Ultimate Gold) and other items available. There are also hundreds of toys and action figures, all from my personal archives and collection. Take a look every weekend for new items added.

GEN CON – We have added several Robotech® RPG Tactics game events – join the fun and run a Palladium event – you have till March 24 to get us your game event to get into the Gen Con program book

We have some great events planned for Gen Con 2017. You can still be part of that and be part of the dedicated gaming area and get your game listed in the Gen Con program book and online schedule.

We need your descriptions and details by March 24, 2017! Please send them in to NMI. Any Megaversal Ambassador can help you, but NMI is the primary Gen Con event coordinator. This year is shaping up to be another big, fun weekend of Palladium gaming. Remember, G.M.s running Palladium events get a discount coupon for EACH game they run that they can redeem at the Palladium booth. We are looking for Game Masters to run any and all Palladium game settings: Rifts®, Robotech®, Robotech® RPG Tactics™, Robotech® RPG, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers®, Nightbane®, Dead Reign®, Beyond the Supernatural™ and all the rest! We appreciate ALL of you, and love that you run games for us at Gen Con. Thank you.

Positive Energy

I am happy to say that the Palladium crew has gone from despair and worry with events earlier this year to a creative high and positive excitement. We have a great number of things going on behind the scenes, including convention prep, potential licensing and development opportunities and books. Lots of books. I have cleared my plate so I can spend the next few week mostly on writing to get some of those books into your hands. Great stuff too. And not just for Rifts® as you can see by the Raw Preview of Nightbane Dark Designs™ and the upcoming Fantasy Titles. Take advantage of our current sales, snag yourself a copy of Dark Designs™ and have a wonderful weekend, whether it is at AdeptiCon, some other event or at home playing or plotting your next campaign.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, Publisher

UPDATE: Games and Sourcebooks Coming from Palladium

Available Now

Coming Soon 2017

Coming Later in 2017 and 2018

The Rifter #77

New! The Rifter® #77 – Now Shipping!

Adventure, madness, strange creatures and strange lands fill this issue of The Rifter®. This issue is a playground for heroes and a source of adventure, but beware the danger that lurks in the shadows.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready to go source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the many new characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, villains, monsters, adventures and ideas for one setting can be easily adapted to any Palladium setting.

Rifter® #77 Highlights:

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

COMING! Heroes of Humanity CS 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.

Rifts The Disavowed

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

“Desperate times require desperate measures. War has nothing to do with morality or justice. It’s all about winning or dying. We cannot bind our hands with high ideals, even our own, or worry about the laws of renegade nations or the rights of alien people. We must fight fire with fire. And you are the match.” – Colonel Lyboc addressing a Disavowed team.

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.

The Rifter #76

NEW! The Rifter® #76 – Available now!

The Rifter® #76 is filled with strange creatures, adventure and fun across the Megaverse® and multiple world settings.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready to go source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the many new characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, villains, monsters, adventures and ideas for one setting can be easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Every issue has material for Rifts® and usually 2-3 other Palladium game lines. The focus of this issue is Rifts®, Splicers® and RPG advice. Don’t forget, unofficial material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #76 Highlights:

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity

NEW! Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States – Heroes of Humanity – Available now!

Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity™ changes the landscape of Rifts North America and beyond, presents ways to upgrade and improve existing Men-At-Arms characters with Advanced Training, and includes new character classes, weapons, equipment, alliances and conflict to inspire epic new adventures.

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ outlines the battle for the soul of humanity. The Minion War™ has spilled onto Rifts Earth. At the epicenter of the invasion is North America. If either of the two rival demonic forces succeeds in conquering the continent, the rest of the world shall follow and Earth will be annexed to Hell. The demon hordes believe no one can stop them. The Coalition States has something to say about that.

For the first time in history, the Coalition States, Northern Gun, the Manistique Imperium, Lazlo, New Lazlo, Free Quebec, the Cyber-Knights, Lemurians, True Atlanteans, D-Bees, mages, mercs and many, many others stand together against a common enemy. Meanwhile, the Splugorth of Atlantis, Archie Three, the Republicans and the Vanguard engage in their own shadow war against the invading demon hordes, and each other.

Hell Followed

Hell Followed – Now Shipping!

A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – Do more than survive

“This book begins to redefine the zombie genre. It broadens the field of possibilities and expands upon the modern zombie mythos. It is full of twists and surprises I had never imagined. – Alex Marciniszyn, Editor

In the wake of the Zombie Apocalypse, survivors find themselves trapped in a living hell. As everyone struggles to survive against the ravenous dead, some rise up to be heroes fighting for those in need and against all manner of evil – living and dead.

Be more than a survivor. Accept the new world and do something about it.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

NEW! Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans

True Atlanteans are descendants from Earth’s past. The survivors of the sinking of Atlantis (really a dimensional mishap) and travelers of the Megaverse, wielders of Tattoo Magic and other lost mystic arts. Most people regard them as heroes, but are they? The Sunaj Assassins are mythic villains feared by all, yet they too are True Atlanteans who serve dark forces.

For the first time, much of the story behind True Atlanteans and their secrets are revealed.

Rifts Poker Deck 1

NEW! Rifts® Poker Deck One (Color) – available now

For the first time ever, Rifts® is captured in a deck of playing cards. Each card a powerful image. Perfect for playing cards, collecting, gifts and use as an Action Deck for Pinnacle’s Rifts® Savage Worlds game line.

Gen Con gamers went wild over the two Rifts® Poker Decks and you will too. Both contain iconic Rifts® artwork and characters, and look gorgeous. The color and design of both poker decks makes the artwork pop and a joy to use. Available now.

Rifts Poker Deck 2

New! Rifts® Poker Deck Two (black & white illustrations) – available now

52 iconic images and characters by your favorite artists. This second deck of playing cards captures Rifts® in a different light. Each card features a different iconic, black and white illustration set in a color border of rippling magic energy from the Rifts. Illustrations are by a wide range of fan favorite artists. A fun and attractive item for playing cards, collecting, and other uses.

Robotech The Masters Saga Sourcebook

Robotech®: The Masters Saga Sourcebook – New, large format 8½ x 11 sourcebook – Now available!

Robotech®: The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook has been enlarged to the standard 8½ x 11 inch format and 160 pages. Artwork was given the deluxe treatment – large, clear, and detailed to go along with the wealth of information about the Second Robotech War, the Army of the Southern Cross, its combat forces, mecha, weapons, and vehicles. The same comprehensive treatment was given to the invading Robotech Masters.

Forget the corny drama, the emphasis of this sourcebook is on the Second Robotech War and the equipment on both sides. Making the Masters Saga a big mecha and equipment book that you will want in your collection. Did you know the Army of the Southern Cross used power armor and Battloids in addition to their famous mecha? You’ll find out all about it in this comprehensive 160 page sourcebook. Much of it described and statted out in an “official” capacity for the very first time in this sourcebook. Note: Only the size, size of artwork and layout has changed. The text and data are the same as the manga-sized edition, apart from eratta and minor additions.

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

Robotech® is getting hotter and hotter. It is the Number One Anime on Crackle, the Robotech® movie from Sony Pictures sounds like it is going to be become a reality, more Robotech® licensed products are appearing, and Palladium is gearing up toward the release of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two and more Robotech® products. Ah, but the core game and expansion packs to get you started are available right now.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast-paced, tabletop combat game that captures the action and adventure of the Robotech® anime. Two or more players can engage in small squad skirmishes or scale up to massive battles. Relive the clashes of the First Robotech War, engage in stand-alone tactical games, or use the dynamic game pieces to enhance your Robotech® RPG experience. Or simply collect your favorite mecha from an expanding range of top-notch game pieces. Get yours now.

Robotech® RPG Tactics Convention Exclusives – now available to anyone

These dynamic pieces are available as a regular item in the Palladium store. They are powerful fun and only have 4-6 parts, so they are easy to put together. They look awesome on your shelf or in your game. Get yours while supplies last.

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