Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 21, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

The last few weeks have been a blur. Heck, who am I kidding? The first half of this year has been a blur. So much going on. A lot of it very good and the rest very promising.

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is done and at the printer. The book went long, so it is 224 pages and is pretty darn awesome. I will have Wayne put up a FREE sneak preview on DriveThruRPG.com today. It is truly everything you have ever wanted to know about Atlanteans and then some. I’m already working on Nightbane® Dark Designs™. The finished manuscript for Rifts® Living Nowhere™ came in last week and art is already being done for it, so we are on it. Oh, and Gen Con Indy is in about 3 weeks! How did that happen? Read on to get all the latest.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – At the Printer – Ships August 9, 2017

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is done and at the printer. Probably shipping around August 9th, so get those orders in. Btw, we added 32 pages, because we did not want to cut out any of the awesomeness. Price is still $24.95 retail. And I got Wayne to put up a free preview on DriveThruRPG.com!

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UPDATE: Last weekend to get Palladium Tumblers – Offer ends July 23

The window to get one of the tumblers with a snazzy Palladium logo design closes after this weekend. This item is made to order and we can only take orders till July 23, 2017! After that the offer is over and we cannot get any more made. So please place your orders this weekend or be left out. Roughly THREE 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. Offer ends at Midnight July 23, 2017.

News: Rifts® BundleofHolding.com – PDF Bundle – Special Offer

Palladium Books joins with BundleofHolding.com for our first ever PDF Bundle! http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Rifts

We were approached a while back by Allen Varney of BundleofHolding.com about doing a sale on a collection of our PDFs, to which we gave an enthusiastic, yes! For those of you who don’t know, Bundle of Holding has been hosting sales on collections of RPG PDFs since February of 2013. Two of the great things about these sales are:

One, they give gamers a chance to try out a new game or build their existing e-library by getting the core book and several supporting volumes at a bargain price.

Two, 10% of every purchase goes toward charity! That’s right, you can get PDFs of Rifts® products at a discount and help other people all at the same time. In the past, Bundle of Holding has supported such diverse groups as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Watch, Heifer International, Ocean Conservancy, and Reading is Fundamental.

For our first bundle, we have chosen to support Doctors Without Borders (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/). They provide desperately needed medical services to people affected by poverty, war and disasters all over the world.

There are two tiers to this Rifts® PDF Bundle. The Starter Collection gets you: Rifts® Ultimate Edition™, Rifts® Sourcebook One™ and the Rifts® Game Master Kit.

The second tier, called the “Bonus Collection,” gets you everything in the Starter Collection plus PDFs of: Rifts® World Book 10: Juicer Uprising™, World Book 12: Psyscape™, World Book 14: New West™, and Rifts® MercTown™.

The Rifts Bundle will END on August 7, 2017 at 10 PM Eastern time – don’t miss out on this limited time offer! The PDF bundles are hosted through OneBookShelf, DriveThruRPG’s parent company, and your PDF bundle items are added directly into your DriveThruRPG library. What? You don’t have a DriveThruRPG account yet? No worries, they are FREE and very easy to set up.

News: Spreading the Megaverse® across the web

Our presence on social media continues to expand. If you are a podcaster, YouTube content creator, Twitch streamer, or other social media creator who would like to show your support for Palladium Books’ games, please contact us at socialmedia@palladiumbooks.com. We’d love to hear from you and explore ways we can work together to expand our outreach to all our wonderful fans!

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 Questwise.

I hope you are excited about all we’ve been doing and the plans we have for the future, because we sure are! – Scott Gibbons

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics Information Consolidation

Since Scott Gibbons has taken over communications for Robotech® RPG Tactics Wave 2 and he has instituted a bi-weekly update on the Kickstarter page, he has requested that we consolidate the way we get information to the RRT backers. We’ll be doing that mainly on the Kickstarter page, and post about RRT and Wave 2 here when we feel it is appropriate, such as letting you know when manufacturing has begun, new product releases, upcoming game events involving RRT (there are several at Gen Con), tournaments, organized play, etc.

UPDATE: Palladium Open House – April 19-22, 2018

We will try to get all the basic information about the 2018 Palladium Open House (POH) posted for you by the end of next week. I have gotten calls from a number of fans and friends who are very excited about the event, so I know a lot of you are champing at the bit for details and the opportunity to get your tickets reserved.

Hotel info for 2018 Palladium Open House: I hope to have the hotel information by the end of next week as well. For a variety of reasons, we will not be using the hotel we have used in the past. This will probably require us to have two hotels. Fear not, the good news is that the price of the rooms should be lower, and both will be roughly the same distance to the Palladium office and warehouse. We are currently speaking to four nearby hotels. One of the two hotels is almost certain to be a Red Roof Inn with a group rate of $49.99 plus tax per night. I’ll have more details on both hotel choices in a week or two.

WANTED: Palladium Open House Game Masters and Volunteers

Want to help out with the Open House by running one or more games? Help set up beforehand? Help take down and clean afterwards? Please let us know by sending Scott an email: gm-palladium@palladiumbooks.com

Scott has already been contacted by a number of people about volunteering to run games, help set up before the Open House or tear down afterwards. (Thank you.) But we will need more, especially for running Palladium games. (Only Palladium’s games, please.) We need to know who wants to run what so we can put together an event schedule over the next few months.

Nightbane Dark Designs

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – August

We are in final edits and tweaking of Nightbane® Dark Designs™. Artwork is done. On track for an August release. In fact, we hope to have advance copies at Gen Con. (Hot off the press a day before we leave!) Dark Designs™ is all about the Nightbane and the creation of their Morphus, appearance, and transformation into it, as well as new Minor and Major Talents, the Ancient Nightbane (statted at last) and more. 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 for Rifts® Living Nowhere™ adventure sourcebook last week. As soon as we are done with Nightbane® Dark Designs™ we dive into this bad boy. Looking like a September release. See the complete description elsewhere in this Update.

UPDATE: Rifts® Sovietski – in production

Spoke with John Zeleznik who tells me the cover is almost finished. So is most of the artwork. Probably an October release. Sovietski is a nice resource to go along with the two Triax/NGR™ titles and Mindwerks™.

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.

NEW PDF books on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans Sneak Preview, plus 50+ Rifts® titles, 1980s Robotech®, and much more

A FREE Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ Sneak Preview offering excerpts from the book is available as of Friday night. Coming next week, 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, Triax II and more)
  • Glen Evans (writer, Bizantium and more)
  • Mark Oberle (writer, Nightbane® Dark Designs, Nightbane® Survival Guide, and more)
  • Thomas Roache (writer and game designer)
  • Jeff Ruiz and others.

Closing Thoughts

I hope you are pleased that Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is at the printer and that we are working to get the next book out very soon. Please take a look at the Rifts® BundleofHolding.com PDF Bundle Special Offer, enjoy the weekend and game on! I need to run. I’m late for a business meeting.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer and Game Designer

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.
  • 50+ 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 – 224 pages – Cat. No. 890 – written by Carl Gleba – At the printer. 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.
  • 50+ 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 – 224 pages – written by Carl Gleba – Cat. No. 890HC – August release.

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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.

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.

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