Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 13, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

The last week has been a chaotic and crazy one here in the Palladium Megaverse®. We lost power Saturday morning and the power outage fried part of our phone system, so if you have had trouble reaching the office or were unable to leave us a message after hours, that is why (in the meantime, try the sales line after hours, 734-721-2903; that voicemail is working). The refrigerator in the office kitchen/lunchroom also died and is too old to repair, and Chuck Walton’s brakes went out on his car on Sunday. Thankfully, he was moving slowly and was able to avoid getting into an accident. Kathy’s garage started to flood during a storm, so she had to go out during a downpour to unclog the gutters filled with leaves. Wayne lost power one night and realized the annoying buzzing and crackling sound he heard was a downed electrical wire he could see through the woods outside his window! It caused a small fire but the fire department was on it. Another Palladium insider had his house and car flooded by a storm. He is staying at a friend’s house. Crazy, right? All of this contributed to slowing our progress on Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, but the book is being typeset and in layout right now. It will go to the printer Friday afternoon or Monday morning. The book is truly awesome. We start final edits on Nightbane® Dark Designs™ Monday!

We’ve been spending most of our time working on book releases and a bit of Gen Con prep as it is coming up fast. We also made our decision about hosting the Palladium Open House. Read on for details.

2018 Palladium Open House – April 19-22, 2018

With feedback from the poll and personally (Scott Gibbons, myself and others), we decided to hold the Palladium Open House in 2018. It was looking like Palladium Open House (POH) votes were leaning heavily toward 2019, however, that changed in dramatic fashion over the crazy weekend with the votes overwhelmingly leaning toward 2018. As of this morning, the poll has swung back slightly to 2019. However, we have also been speaking to people via other means and much like the poll, people seemed split about 50/50. One difference, however, is that most of the people Scott and I spoke with said they would attend whether it was held in 2018 or 2019, even if their personal preference leaned toward 2019. They just wanted us to have another one.

The two common reasons most people seemed to have for preferring 2019 were to save up more money to spend at the POH (thank you, that sentiment is very appreciated), and concern that the POH would further delay product releases. The latter was also a concern of mine, but Scott Gibbons, Palladium’s new business manager, assures me that he will not let that happen, and that he and his team will do a lot of the heavy lifting for the 2018 POH. Scott has been on the ball so far, so I’m going to trust him on this.

So the decision has been made, there will be a Palladium Open House (POH) – April 19-22, 2018. Start making your plans now. We will post details about the event, how to reserve your tickets, hotels, etc., in a week or two. Now that the decision has been made, I’m feeling excited about it. I hope you are too! Our sincere thanks to all of you who participated in both POH polls, it is very appreciated.

What is the Palladium Open House? Four days of fun and non-stop Palladium games with the very people who created them. And at the place where they were created, the Palladium office and warehouse. On one hand it is sort of a mini-convention held at the Palladium Books warehouse. It is limited to 250-300 people who come from across the USA, Canada and around the world (typically the UK, Germany, Spain, South America, and sometimes as far as Australia).

The POH is more than a mere convention. Many of the non-stop Palladium gaming events are run by the very writers, artists and game designers who create them, but you also have easy and frequent access to me, the Palladium staff, and usually 20+ Palladium artists, writers and creators all on hand for the ENTIRE event – the largest gathering of Palladium creators ANYWHERE. Plus the whole thing has a fun, joyful, family reunion, big party vibe.

So won’t you join us for a 3-4 day gaming party? I hope you will. Please spread the word about the Palladium Open House. It’s only 9 months away! Details to follow very soon.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – Early August

In final layout! Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is in the process of being typeset and laid out right now. Chuck finished the last of the artwork yesterday, and I only have the section on the stone pyramids (described and mapped!) and the section on the Crystal Mage and Crystal Magic left for final writing tweaks and edits. As noted earlier, weekend mayhem slowed the process, but we were back at it as quick as we could and the book is in layout stage.

The book is truly awesome. Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is a pretty amazing book. I don’t know what it is, but when I and other writers work on books dealing with Atlantis and Atlanteans they turn out epic. Overflowing with all kinds of new O.C.C.s, magic, monsters, gear, and ideas that both players and Game Masters can go wild over. Every time I went to work on a section I was blown away by it. The information, the number of secrets, the new magic tattoos, the Crystal Magic, the Shadow Magic, the redefining of existing O.C.C.s like the Sunaj and Undead Hunter, the new O.C.C.s like the Crystal Mage, the stone pyramids, all of it is filled with Wow Factor. The surprises and cool characters, powers and ideas just kept coming and coming with every turn of the page. I know it took a while, but you are going to love this book. And if you are already in love with Atlanteans and love to hate the Sunaj (and the Splugorth for that matter), you are going to be in ecstasy. Goes to the printer Friday afternoon or Monday. See the full description elsewhere in this Update.

Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers

UPDATE: Logo Tumblers are shipping – Offer ends July 23

The Palladium tumblers (4 designs) have been shipping out all week. Those of you who placed pre-orders, your tumblers should be on their way to you. We hope you enjoy them. If you would like, please send us a picture of your tumbler(s) in their new home or in use and we will show them on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

This item is made to order and we can take orders till July 23, 2017! After that the offer is over and we cannot get any more made. Place your orders now. Roughly 10 days left to order. The four designs: Palladium Fantasy®, Splicers®, Heroes Unlimited™, and Rifts®. These vacuum insulated tumblers with logo and art have airtight lids, never sweat, hold 30 ounces, and keep cold beverages cold and hot beverages warm for up to six hours. Watertight when sealed. $29.99 each. Well worth it.

Nightbane Dark Designs

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – August

We expect to start our final edit of Nightbane® Dark Designs™ on Monday. On track for an early August release. Dark Designs™ focuses on the Nightbane, their appearance, transformation, talents and powers. It is another book that you will be wowed by and enjoy. See the full description elsewhere in this Update.

NEW! Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire – August

The writer turned in his final draft of the Rifts® Living Nowhere™ adventure sourcebook on Monday. I jump into it as soon as I’m done with Nightbane® Dark Designs™. It features five (not three) interrelated towns off the beaten path in the middle of nowhere of the Pecos Empire (American Southwest). There are a number of growing mysteries and magic at work, some that could threaten them all. Each place has its own unique flavor, problems and notable places and people. There are also Techno-Wizard weapons and devices, mad men and monsters. Looking like an August release. See the complete description elsewhere in this Update.

UPDATE: Rifts® Sovietski – in production

Champing at the bit to roll out this book in short order. Probably an October release. Sovietski is a nice resource to go along with the two Triax/NGR™ titles and Mindwerks™. I have been approving a new illustration or two every week.

UPDATE: Rifts® CS Arsenal, The Disavowed, RRT, Garden of the Gods and other titles

All continue to move forward and remain in the pipeline. More on them in the future. Right now we are focused on more immediate releases, RRT Wave Two and Gen Con.

AVAILABLE Now: Robotech® RPG eBooks on Amazon, iBooks and more

Palladium Books’ Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game, Robotech®: The Macross® Saga Sourcebook, and Robotech®: The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook are now available as eBooks, with more titles to follow. Robotech® RPG titles are available from the following eBook channels/sellers: iBooks (through iTunes), Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play Books, Overdrive.com, Copia (copiaclass.com), Gardners Books, Baker & Taylor, E-Sentral, Scribd.com, Ciando, Hoopla, Playster, and more.

Palladium’s Social Media Presence Expanding

Have you checked out Palladium’s Facebook and Twitter accounts lately? If not, you should! We are posting several times a week to each. We’re also answering questions and highlighting fan and partnered content providers like PSY LP and Quest Wise.

And that’s not all. Our presence on social media continues to expand as we have added an official Reddit account. We have also secured an official YouTube channel. In the coming months we will be posting video tutorials, reviews, interviews and more. I hope you are excited, because we sure are!

And check out YouTube channel PSY LP with new and fun content to explore. Their content consists of a long-running game set on Rifts Earth (soon to be entering its second season), a high-flying space adventure game set in Palladium's Three Galaxies setting, and a special homebrew campaign, Corsairs, using the Palladium game system as a base, and more. You can find them streaming live on their Youtube channel (as well as the archives of all previously streamed content): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRE27Y9AZeJFqR_e9_JLzTA or engage with them on twitter: https://twitter.com/THE_REAL_PSY_LP

NEW PDF books on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Machinations of Doom, plus 50+ Rifts® titles, 1980s Robotech®, and much more

Rifts® Machinations of Doom is now available in PDF on DriveThruRPG! This epic Ramon Perez comic series from The Rifter® was collected into one book, given complete stats for the heroes and bad guys, and more, and now you can take it anywhere as a PDF.

Coming: Ninjas & Superspies RPG and Mystic China sourcebook.

Robotech sourcebook PDFs include: The original Robotech® RPG (1986), RDF Manual™ (1987), Zentraedi Sourcebook™ (1987), Southern Cross™ (1987), Robotech® Invid Invasion™ (1988), Robotech® ATP (1988), Robotech® Ghost Ship™ (1988), Lancer’s Rockers™ (1989), Return of the Masters™ (1989), Robotech® Zentraedi Breakout™ (1994), Robotech® New World Order™ (1995), and Robotech® Strike Force™ (1995), all available now.

Over 200 Palladium titles are currently available. Such titles as Rifts® Tales of the Chi-Town ‘Burbs (short stories by 13 writers), Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, Rifts® Shemarrian Nation™, Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook, Rifts® Coalition Navy™, Rifts® Black Market (one of my faves), Rifts® Mercenary Adventures™, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™, Merc Ops™, The Rifter® #1-72, the FREE Hell Followed™ Preview, 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, 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 keep watching for them.

PDF titles include the Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, 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 DriveThruRPG.com.

Available right now:

Palladium Collectibles, art, toys and more in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Alex and I 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 online 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.

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

GEN CON 2017 – Palladium Booth #1217 – August 17-20 – Robotech® RPG Tactics tournaments, RRT demos, many Palladium gaming events, and a host of Rifts® and other game products

http://gencon.com

Summer convention season is off and running, but the grand-daddy of them all is Gen Con, and Palladium Books will be there with a wide selection of products, new books, prints, original art and fun. Everyone at the Palladium booth is happy to chat, sign books and introduce you to the many worlds of Palladium, from Robotech® and Rifts® to Heroes Unlimited, Fantasy and more. And do not miss any of the 40+ Palladium gaming events.

Meet the following Palladium Creators:

  • Kevin Siembieda (game designer and writer)
  • Wayne Smith (editor)
  • Charles Walton II (artist)
  • Michael Leonard (artist)
  • Brandon Aten (writer)
  • Glen Evans (writer)
  • Thomas Roache (writer and game designer)
  • Jeff Ruiz and others.

Closing Thoughts

We are all continuing to write, edit and work on new book releases, when not dealing with weather. Thank you for your continued support. I hope you are looking forward to the many fun products coming soon.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer and Dreamer

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans

True Atlanteans are among the most mysterious and storied heroes across the Megaverse®. Forced to flee Earth more than 15,000 ago when Atlantis was lost, they have traveled the cosmos in search of new wonders and knowledge, and to wage war against supernatural evil. Masters of dimensional travel and the fabled Tattoo Magic, True Atlanteans have become renowned as vampire slayers and heroic Champions of Light. But there is also a festering darkness from within the Atlantean clans. A darkness that could destroy them all.

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, 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, the treachery of the Sunaj Illuminati, and much more.

  • 60+ Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ Shadow Magic spells.
  • 30+ Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • 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.
  • Tremble at the terrible secrets of the Aerihman and their plans for inter-dimensional domination.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Valuable source material and adventure ideas galore.
  • $24.95 retail – 192 pages – Cat. No. 890 – written by Carl Gleba – Early August release.

NEW! Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold” Edition Hardcover – August

The source material in Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is so awesome and the Atlanteans and Sunaj are so iconic, Palladium is making a limited edition, signed and numbered collector’s hardcover. Contains the same source material as the softcover edition. Signed by the Palladium staff.

  • Black faux leather hardcover with metallic gold imprint.
  • Signed by the Palladium staff.
  • Numbered 1-300 and sold on a first come, first served basis. The number you receive is based on the order in which orders are received.
  • Pre-orders for the Gold Edition MUST be placed separately, not with other books. Your credit card will be charged when you place the order, including shipping, but this item will not ship until sometime in August. (It takes longer to get a hardcover printed and bound than the softcover.)
  • 60+ new Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ Shadow Magic spells.
  • 30+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • 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.
  • Tremble at the terrible secrets of the Aerihman and their plans for inter-dimensional domination.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Valuable source material and adventure ideas galore.
  • $50.00 retail – 192 pages – written by Carl Gleba – Cat. No. 890HC – August release.

Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers

NEW! Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers – limited offer – you must order no later than July 23, 2017

The vacuum bottom tumblers with your choice of four fan favorite logos – Palladium Fantasy®, Splicers®, Heroes Unlimited™, and Rifts® – is a limited time offer. The maker of the tumblers has agreed to honor all orders that come in by July 23, 2017. That means these items will still be limited to fewer than 50 or 60 total (each), making them a useful limited edition item. We truly love ours and highly recommend this product. If you have been thinking about getting one, do so.

Ideal for gaming, because it NEVER sweats. That means no damage to your RPG books, character sheets, or ugly sweat rings on your furniture that may not come out. When sealed, the container is watertight! And when the lid is on, but the tab is opened for the straw, it still contains most of the beverage when knocked over. These items are so useful and striking, they were the talk of a summer party some of us recently attended. MUST ORDER NO LATER THAN JULY 23, 2017.

  • 30 ounce (0.89 liters), sealed, double-walled vacuum insulated tumbler.
  • Emblazoned with one of the following Palladium game worlds; two-color, scratch resistant surface with logo and image!
                Rifts® – Cat. No. 2577
                Splicers® – Cat. No. 2578
                Heroes Unlimited™ – Cat. No. 2579™ – Cat. No. 2579
                Palladium Fantasy® – Cat. No. 2580® – Cat. No. 2580
  • Never sweats no matter how humid. Will not damage your RPG books, maps or character sheets.
  • Keeps cold beverages cold and hot beverages hot for up to 6 hours!
  • Non-drip lid that seals tight to prevent spills.
  • Two ways to drink from it with lid on: Open a tab to drink from the rim or from a straw via a small slot in the center of the lid.
  • Comes with a hard plastic straw.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, with a few extra made.
  • WARNING: Hand wash. NOT dishwasher safe.
  • WARNING: Do NOT use in a microwave. NOT microwave safe.
  • Only 12-20 of each type are being made. If you want one, you need to order it now.
  • $29.99 each. You must order by July 23, 2017. Made to order. Get yours today! Our thanks to the maker of these tumblers for extending their availability.

NEW! Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire

This title presents three interrelated towns off the beaten path in the Pecos Empire. Each with its own unique character and problems. All fun locations to visit and find adventure and trouble. Something dark and deadly is brewing in the middle of Nowhere, where experimental Techno-Wizard devices and weapons offer prosperity, but could be the doom of everyone living there. Big ideas. Building upon material that appeared in The Rifter®, expanded.

  • Three towns described.
  • New Techno-Wizard weapons and devices.
  • Experimental Techno-Wizard items that call upon entropy and death.
  • Dark magic, madness and deadly secrets spawn dangerous adventures.
  • Many adventure ideas, Non-Player Characters, and fun.
  • Written by Brett Caron. Additional text and ideas Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 895. In final production.

Nightbane Dark Designs

New! Nightbane® Dark Designs

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 G.M.s to take their games up a notch.

The Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook is anticipated to ship in August of 2017. All Nightbane fans are going to love this sourcebook that focuses on the Nightbane.

  • 18 new and comprehensive Morphus Tables.
  • 60 new Talents.
  • 40 new Elite Talents.
  • Transformation Transition Table.
  • Talent creation and conversion steps.
  • The Ancient Nightbane R.C.C. fully statted out.
  • Insight to the Becoming. Answers to some common questions & more.
  • Written by Mark Oberle. Cover by Charles Walton II and Eduardo Dominguez.
  • $20.95 (tentative) – 160 pages (tentative) – Cat. No. 736 – In final production.

The Rifter #78

New! The Rifter® #78

Another issue of source material for four or more Palladium game settings, most of which can be adapted to any game world. This issue has a nice hunk of material about the supernatural, such as the Modern Necromancer by Greg Diaczyk, a Beyond the Supernatural™ monster by Kevin Siembieda, City of Khemennu: Part Two (Palladium Fantasy) which is a city of gods and churches by Ian Herbert, plus G.M. advice and the Splicers® Legion Aftermath. Shaping up to be another great issue. Final articles to be selected. Artwork is being assigned.

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® #78 Highlights:

  • A Tomes Grotesque™ Monster for Beyond the Supernatural™, “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – Part Two of a city adventure setting and source material by Ian Herbert.
  • Splicers® – The Aftermath of I am Legion, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. Ideas and source material on where to go from here, possible adventure hooks and more.
  • G.M. advice by Julius Rosenstein.
  • Other – source material for other RPG settings.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 178. In production.

Robotech RPG

Robotech® RPG (1986) – available as PDF

The original 1980s and 1990s Robotech® Role-Playing Game (1986 Edition) and sourcebooks are being posted to DriveThruRPG as PDFs. I hope you find this as exciting as we do. Some of the old books have awesome resources, tables, maps and floor plans of spaceships that are all easily adapted to the current Robotech® RPG game series and Robotech® RPG Tactics™.

Available now! The Robotech Role-Playing Game brings to life the power and adventure of the famous television series. Experience the action and adventure of the Robotech® anime. Play daring Veritech pilots or Destroid commanders inside giant walking tanks ready for action. Battle the ruthless Zentraedi invaders – giant, 50 foot tall humanoids cloned and bred for nothing but war. And now these warriors are out to crush and conquer the little Micronians (humans) of Earth.

  • The “core rules” in the Macross setting.
  • 7 Robotech® Defense Force character classes (O.C.C.s).
  • 5 types of transformable Veritech jet fighters.
  • 5 Destroids; 50 foot tall Battloids packing more firepower than 10 tanks.
  • 19 RDF vehicles; aircraft and ground, plus commercial vehicles.
  • 8 Zentraedi mecha and power armor.
  • Zentraedi soldiers, Recon Pod and weapons.
  • Zentraedi as optional player characters.
  • The SDF-1 quick stats and more.
  • A combat system that reflects the quick, fluid action of the anime.
  • A complete Role-Playing Game “core rules.” Compatible with other Palladium Books Mega-Damage settings.
  • $10.49 – 112 pages. Cat. No. ROBO50. Available on DriveThruRPG.com now!
  • Also available as PDF books: RDF™ Manual, Zentraedi™ Sourcebook, and Southern Cross™, with Invid Invasion™ and other titles coming.

Robotech RDF Manual

The RDF Manual – available as PDF

The RDF Manual™ Sourcebook (1987 Edition) as PDF contains more data about the RDF (Robotech Defense Force) and the post-holocaust world of Macross. Zentraedi control zones, high-tech bandits, civil unrest, the wastelands, RDF outposts, character sheets and more.

  • Stats and floor plans for the Daedalus.
  • Stats and floor plans for the Prometheus.
  • RDF O.C.C. Character Sheets and Missile Log.
  • More RDF aircraft and weapons plus RDF ranks.
  • Random Hit Location Tables for RDF and Zentraedi mecha.
  • Robotech® Timeline and world overview.
  • The New Earth: E.B.S.I.S./Soviet weapons and vehicles.
  • Map of North and South America, adventure ideas and more.
  • $8.49 – 48 pages. Cat. No. ROBO51. Available now on DriveThruRPG.com.
  • Also available as PDF books: Robotech® RPG, Zentraedi™ Sourcebook, and Southern Cross™, with Invid Invasion™ and other titles coming.

Robotech Zentraedi Sourcebook

Zentraedi Sourcebook, 1987 Edition – available as PDF

An in-depth look at the giant Zentraedi and their war machines, including stats and floor plans of several Zentraedi battle cruisers. Diagrams, floor plans, key Zentraedi leaders and combat suggestions round out this adventure sourcebook.

  • 5 Battle Cruisers with floor plans and stats.
  • Notes on the Robotech Factory.
  • Zentraedi Character Sheets and Missile Log.
  • Additional Zentraedi weapons and vehicles.
  • Zentraedi character creation and quick roll villain tables.
  • $8.49 – 48 pages. Cat. No. ROBO52. Available now on DriveThruRPG.com.

Robotech Southern Cross Sourcebook

Robotech® Southern Cross, 1987 Edition – available as PDF

The Second Robotech War is about to begin! The Robotech Masters have come to Earth demanding their precious Protoculture. However, the people of Earth remain unaware of the massive Protoculture supply hidden within the wreckage of the SDF-1, now a national monument. With the Robotech Expeditionary Force light-years away, the defense of the Earth falls to the 15 Armies of the Southern Cross.

Robotech® Southern Cross™ presents the maniacal Robotech Masters and their Bioroid mecha legions, the mecha, armor and weapons of the Southern Cross, plus more on the crumbling Earth government and the state of the world after the war.

  • The mecha, armor and weapons of the Armies of the Southern Cross. Includes the AJAX, Logan, Hover Tank and Battloids.
  • Southern Cross Character Sheets and Missile Log.
  • The mecha, armor and weapons of the Robotech Masters.
  • The mecha of E.B.S.I.S.
  • Global Summary, circa 2030, key characters, maps and more.
  • $10.49 – 112 pages. Cat. No. ROBO53. Available now on DriveThruRPG.com.

Robotech Ghost Ship Sourcebook

Robotech® Ghost Ship Adventure Sourcebook, 1988 Edition – available as PDF

Explore the ruins of a Zentraedi Salan Scout ship, but is it an abandoned ship – a “ghost ship” – or is it a trap? Find out.

An RDF Reconnaissance team must stealthily penetrate a seemingly derelict Zentraedi warship that is suspected to be a base for Zentraedi terrorists. The adventure takes place aboard the alien vessel. Floor plans and stats of the Salan Scout offer a platform for future battles and adventures. Macross or Southern Cross setting.

  • The Zentraedi Salan Scout Ship floor plans and stats.
  • Ghost Ship adventure outline.
  • Additional Zentraedi items and adventure ideas.
  • RDF in space! And working with the Southern Cross.
  • Space pirates and more.
  • $8.49 – 48 pages. Cat. No. ROBO54. Available now on DriveThruRPG.com.

Robotech RDF Accelerated Training Program Sourcebook

Robotech® RDF Accelerated Training Program Sourcebook, 1988 Edition – available now as PDF

The many raw recruits flooding the Robotech Defense Force need training in combat and piloting mecha. The Accelerated Training Program helps hone their skills and build experience. Adventure ideas aplenty are found in this adventure sourcebook.

  • 10 NPC Generation Tables and NPC character sheet.
  • Using mecha underwater and other strategies and tactics.
  • Passing advanced training, awarding experience and demerits.
  • 20 scenario simulations, six missions and many adventure ideas.
  • Random Encounter Tables, character tables and maps.
  • $8.49 – 56 pages – maps and more. Cat. No. ROBO55.

Robotech Invid Invasion

Robotech® Invid Invasion Sourcebook, 1988 Edition – available now as PDF

The Third Robotech War begins with a surprise attack by the Invid, an enemy the Earth Defenders knew nothing about! Bombardment from space followed by swarms of Invid mecha leaves human civilization shattered. There is no city left unscathed. World governments fall and so do their armies. Human survivors can be divided into three camps: the enslaved, freedom fighters, and enemy sympathizers. The Invid rule the planet, but they are not all powerful. Their tyranny is challenged by heroes and resistance fighters who harass the enemy and struggle to free Earth from the claws of its inhuman oppressors. They are helped by the arrival of UEEF fleets sent by Admiral Rick Hunter.

Characters have access to the most powerful mecha ever created by humans, including the Cyclone Veritech transformable motorcycle, the Veritech Alpha and Beta Fighters, the Vindicator and a variety of other war machines.

  • The mecha, armor and weapons of the REF: Cyclones, the Alpha and Beta Fighters, Shadow Fighter, Synchro-Cannon and much more.
  • The weapons and equipment of the Robotech Expeditionary Force.
  • A new Robotech® Character Sheet and Mecha Combat Log.
  • Invid mecha and weapons; Enforcer, Simulagents and more.
  • Invid Hives described and statted with floor plans.
  • Global Summary, circa 2038, Genesis Pits, key characters & more.
  • $10.49 – 112 pages. Cat. No. ROBO56.

Robotech Invid Invasion

Robotech® Return of the Masters Sourcebook, 1998 Edition

The Third Robotech War is over, or so people want to believe. The Invid have come, gone and returned for reasons unknown. Humanity struggles to find its footing in a shattered world where the enemies and remnants of all three Robotech Wars still exist, and all vie for power. Zentraedi Malcontents, rogue Robotech Masters and their Bioroids, and even the Invid and monsters from Genesis Pits are found in the least likely of places across the globe. Meanwhile, Expeditionary Force Marines and freedom fighters work tirelessly to restore peace and reestablish the foundation for human civilization.

  • 10 new mecha including the Super-Alpha and Hunter-Killer Bioroid.
  • Robotech® Super-Factory G-95 with deck plans and descriptions.
  • REF Moon Bases and floor plans.
  • Mecha Su-Dai gladiatorial contests – mecha vs mecha.
  • The Indochina Quadrant, Overwatch, Invid and the Thailand Hive.
  • Two complete adventures, Buried Treasure and Cruel Legacy.
  • Three adventure outlines and ideas for many more adventures.
  • Regional overview, encounter tables, maps, NPCs, and hours of fun.
  • $10.49 – 128 pages. Cat. No. ROBO59.

Nightbane Dark Designs Raw Preview

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

Back from the printer. Available now.

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, sold on a first come, first served basis.

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.

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.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 total copies made!
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • 18 New and comprehensive Morphus Tables.
  • 60 New Talents.
  • 40 New Elite Talents.
  • Transformation Transition Table.
  • Talent creation and conversion steps.
  • The Ancient Nightbane R.C.C. fully statted out.
  • Insight to the Becoming.
  • Answers to some common questions and more.
  • Written by Mark Oberle.
  • $20.00 – 96 page Raw Edition – Cat. No. 736-RAW – Available now, while supplies last!

The Rifter #77

The Rifter® #77 – available now

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. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the source material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #77 Highlights:

  • Rifts® – City of Nowhere – an adventure setting – by Brett Caron. Capitalism, magic and dark secrets build an enchanted city with a dark underbelly that may not hold.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda. The mad genius of Doctor Feral breeds new mutant menaces, heroes and adventure. Four new super abilities.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – the city of Khemennu adventure setting by Ian Herbert. A holy city dedicated the Church of Light and Dark, and resting place of the legendary Sun Disc. A place of intrigue, magic and adventure.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Six – by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. This is it! The final battle against Legion! The Legion personality and her Black Shroud armor statted and described. Secrets and dangers revealed about the Factory Walker and more. Even in victory, the world may never be the same.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Cover by Michael Leonard. Art by Walton, Rodriguez, and others.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 177. Available NOW.

Note: The Rifter® #76 and #75 are also available and packed with official source material for Rifts® and other game settings.

NEW! Garden of the Gods – A Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook

This has been a secret project of Kevin Siembieda’s that he has been plotting and writing in what little spare time he has. The Garden of the Gods is said to be a holy place watched over and even frequented by the avatars of the gods. According to legend, the god may visit heroes and followers in dreams or in person by an avatar of the god, to be given guidance, inspiration, heroic quests, and gifts of knowledge and magic. More details about this title will follow.

  • The Garden of the Gods described in detail.
  • Godly insight and visitations.
  • Gifts of magic and knowledge.
  • Sanctuary and more.
  • The Black Pit, a place of evil and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden, or a trick of the Old Ones?
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 475. Summer release.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

NEW! Rifts® CS Arsenal – A Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

This title is hotly anticipated and ties directly into Rifts® Heroes of Humanity and Rifts® WB 35: Megaverse® in Flames. All of which are setting up something big.

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ CS 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 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 893. Summer release. Hot!

Rifts The Disavowed

Rifts® The Disavowed – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

“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.

  • 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 – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892. Summer.

New! Rifts® Sovietski

The Rifts® Sovietski™ World Book presents background information on the fledgling Sovietski nation, notable cities and people, politics, and its growing army, plus Deadzones, Spetsnaz Special Forces, new bionics, Russian D-Bees, and more.

  • New Cyborgs and other O.C.C.s.
  • The Sovietski nation and its army.
  • Weapons, new bionics, combat vehicles, and gear.
  • Bunker Creation tables and Deadzone tables.
  • Russian D-Bees, adventure ideas and more.
  • By Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr.
  • $24.95 – 192 pages – Cat. No. 891 – Summer 2017.

New! In the Face of Death – Summer/Fall – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook

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

  • Inner city survival. Old and new O.C.C.s.
  • Skyscraper communities and life on the rooftops.
  • Cults – the new power in the city.
  • Gangs, street runners, the new underground, and more.
  • Take your zombie campaign to new heights!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • Size and price not yet determined, probably 96 pages – $16.95 (tentative) – Cat. No. 237. Summer or fall.

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.

© Copyright 2017 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved.

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