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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 16, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

A whole lot has been brewing behind the scenes and I can finally reveal some of it. There are a great number of things happening or in development. Here are some of the highlights:

  • A new sale. Enjoy it while you can.
  • New book releases for Rifts®, Nightbane®, Palladium Fantasy®, The Rifter® and others are coming, starting in July. See book descriptions elsewhere in this Update.
  • Robotech® Ebooks. Spread the word about Robotech® ebooks now available on Amazon, iBoooks, Kindle and a dozen other platforms (more details below), as well as hundreds of PDF titles available on DriveThruRPG.com.
  • Palladium business manager. We have brought in Scott Gibbons to manage the company. Scott will handle many of the day to day business matters and marketing. This should lead to more products and timely releases, and improved communications. More details elsewhere in this Weekly Update.
  • Stronger social media presence. Scott has a large range of plans for this.
  • A return to Murmurs from the Megaverse®. Returning with at least a weekly post from me and one from Scott.
  • New Palladium website with better accessibility for mobile devices is coming in the months ahead, along with other improvements and products.
  • Palladium podcast. We hope to launch this very soon.
  • Mark Freedman at Surge Licensing, most famous for making the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® into a mass market sensation, represents and manages all Palladium intellectual properties (I.P.s). Mark’s job is to expand Palladium’s expansive IP library into new mediums and markets.
  • Video game. Palladium is in discussion with a video game company interested in the Rifts® I.P. We also spoke with a virtual reality game company this week.
  • Television. A television production company is developing a Palladium I.P. as a television series. A writer has been hired and is working on the pilot and series outline. Our apologies, we cannot identify the company or the I.P. at this time, but it is not Rifts®.
  • Film. Palladium continues to field interest from Hollywood with three Palladium I.P.s currently under consideration. Disney retains the film rights to Rifts®.
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two and the relaunch of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is very much in progress with plans for numerous areas of promotion and fun, RRT product releases, demo kits, organized play, tournaments, and more, as well as big plans for the Robotech® RPG books.
  • Rifts® miniatures board game by Rogue Heroes Publishing. Another licensed product with a third party company. The publisher has delayed this product to reorganize, get everything finished and to make sure it is everything he wants it to be. Carmen wants to blow people away and Palladium remains incredibly excited about it.

NEWS – Scott Gibbons joins the Palladium team as business manager

Scott Gibbons is uniquely qualified and positioned to manage and help build the company. He has experience in running a toy company, management and finance, and is a life-long gamer intimately familiar with Palladium’s many games.

  • 5 years running a small toy company.
  • 10 years in finance.
  • Extensive training in management.
  • Extensive knowledge of games.
  • 25 years of playing Palladium RPG products.

The plan is for Scott to take over and handle many of the day to day business matters and marketing, freeing me to focus on what I do best and love most, the creative and licensing. We welcome Scott to the Palladium family and expect you will quickly see a number of positive changes in the weeks and months ahead. Starting with better communication and more frequent and timely product releases starting in July.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 16, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 9, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Our focus has been largely on two things: getting books finished and to the printer, and getting Robotech®/Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two moving. I’m happy to report that things are looking promising on all fronts. New book releases for Rifts®, Nightbane®, The Rifter® and others are coming, starting in June and July, with much more to follow. So there is a fair amount of news in this Update. The Rifts Sale continues, and those of you who order over the weekend should see it arrive in time to present it to Dad or Grandad for Father’s Day.

Two Big Sales! Just in time for Father’s Day

The sale below, including the Nightbane® Dark Designs – Raw Preview Edition, and the sale in my online eBay store with Palladium collectibles, original art, and toys from my private collection.

Rifts® World Books and select other products SALE – now through June 14, 2017

This Spring Sale is designed to put action and adventure into your game life. Explore new parts of Rifts® Earth, battle demons, fight the undead, learn magic, pilot mecha or defy the gods.

And with Father’s Day just around the corner, many of these books may make the perfect gift for the gaming Dad in your life. Orders placed over the weekend in the contiguous United States should arrive in time for Father’s Day! Locations east of the Rocky Mountains are almost certain to arrive in time. Most locales west of the Rockies should too, but we CANNOT guarantee it. Nor can we guarantee any order shipped by Media Mail to arrive in time, but they should.

Anyone can enjoy this sale! You don’t have to be a gaming dad to have fun. Fill holes in your collection, try new settings, and any of these books make a great gift for a birthday, graduation or any occasion. Enjoy. Sale ends June 14, 2017.

  • ALL Rifts® World Books – 30% discount.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® Resurrection – $14.67 (normally $20.95) – The dead rise, attach armor to themselves and go to battle against the living. Mega-Damage (and S.D.C.) zombies as you can only expect from Rifts®. Suitable for use in Rifts® and Chaos Earth®, adaptable to other settings – Cat. No. 666.
  • Rifts® Game Master Guide (Cat. No. 845), Rifts® Book of Magic (Cat. No. 848), Rifts® Adventure Guide (Cat. No. 849), and The Vanguard Adventure Sourcebook (Cat. No. 856) – 30% discount.
  • Rifts® Megaverse in Flames signed and numbered “Gold” Edition – $35 (normally $50.00!) – Cat. No. 876HC.
  • Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG, Hardcover – $27.97 (normally $39.95 retail) – core rules, epic setting of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in a future Earth apocalyptic setting. If you can imagine it, it can happen in Rifts®. 376 pages – Cat. No. 800HC – 12 days only!
  • Nightbane® Dark Designs – Raw Preview Edition – $14 (normally $20) – only a few dozen left in stock. Cat. No. 736-RAW.
  • Nightbane® Survival Guide – $14.67 (normally $20.95) – The perfect companion for the upcoming Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook. 160 pages – Cat. No. 735.
  • Dragons & Gods (Fantasy) – $17.47 (normally $24.95) – The perfect companion for the upcoming Garden of the Gods sourcebook. 232 pages – Cat. No. 451.
  • Dead Reign® RPG – Zombie Apocalypse – $16.07 (normally $22.95 retail). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse. Much more than your typical zombie game. 224 pages – Cat. No. 230.
  • Endless Dead™ Sourcebook – $11.87 (normally $16.95 retail). Zombie amalgamations, new O.C.C.s, rules for weaponizing vehicles, vehicle combat rules, and tables for military bases, creating survivor caravans, hideouts, and more. 96 pages – Cat. No. 233.
  • Fear the Reaper™ Sourcebook – $9.07 (normally $12.95 retail). Comprehensive background on the Road Reapers, their code, missions, weapons, strategies and tactics. 48 pages – Cat. No. 234.
  • Graveyard Earth™ Sourcebook – $9.07 (normally $12.95 retail). The Zombie Apocalypse across the globe; provides a world overview, many tables for encounters, Safe Havens and more. 64 pages – Cat. No. 235.
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ – core box game – $69.97 (normally $99.95 retail). The Robotech® Macross® experience in a fast paced miniatures war game. Box set with 32 highly detailed miniatures, rule book, cards, dice and more; assembly required. Cat. No. 55100.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 9, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 25, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

Rifts®: Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is moving along well. I have added almost two dozen Shadow Magic spells and am editing away on Carl Gleba’s wonderful manuscript. We are also working on The Rifter® #78 and Nightbane® Dark Designs™, and all are in final edits and awaiting final artwork before we can dive into layout in the next week or two. ALL should be June releases, with more books to follow. We lost power briefly this morning, so I’m going to make this Update shorter than I had intended. Our power is almost certain to be interrupted for a while when the utility company comes to replace the neighbor’s transformer. Enjoy this week’s Clobbering Time Spring Sale. And for those of you in the USA, enjoy the long holiday weekend. I’ll be working on magic and shadows for Secrets of the Atlanteans.

Clobbering Time SALE – May 25-31, 2017

All the titles in the Clobbering Time Sale involve fighting for survival and taking a stand for what is right, sometimes against impossible odds. Some are stand-alone settings, others are a part of a bigger story. All of them are fun and challenging. Game on!

  • Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy RPG – $17.47 (normally $24.95 retail). The original, cult classic, science fiction game of combat and survival against impossible odds. Bravery and ingenuity required when a world devouring alien menace begins to dissect the world you inhabit. 208 pages – Cat. No. 400 – 6 days only!
  • Dead Reign® RPG – Zombie Apocalypse – $16.07 (normally $22.95 retail). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse. Much more than your typical zombie game. 224 pages – Cat. No. 230 – 6 days only!
  • Hell Followed, A Dead Reign® sourcebook – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail). Masked lunatics take a stand against evil, plus stats for 23 disasters (suitable for any game environment, 11 new zombies, conspiracy theories and more. (And check out the other Dead Reign® sourcebooks like Endless Dead and Graveyard Earth.) 160 pages – Cat. No. 236 – 6 days only!
  • Splicers® RPG – $16.77 (normally $23.95 retail). Science fiction and horror. The metal nano-plague has made metal deadly to the touch and enabled an insane Artificial Intelligence and her robot legions to subjugate most of humanity. The great houses that fight back are forced to go underground and create genetically engineered, living weapons and organic war machines in their ongoing battle to take back their world. 224 pages – Cat. No. 200 – 6 days only!
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG – $18.87 (normally $26.95 retail). Create any type of super-hero you can imagine to fight for justice and protect the innocent from all manner of evil. (And check out the G.M.’s Guide and Powers Unlimited® sourcebooks for hundreds of additional super abilities and ideas.) 352 pages – Cat. No. 500 – 6 days only!
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ – core box game – $69.97 (normally $99.95 retail). The Robotech® Macross® experience in a fast paced miniatures war game. Box set with 32 highly detailed miniatures, rule book, cards, dice and more; assembly required. Cat. No. 55100 – 6 days only!
  • Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® Hardcover Edition RPG – $21.67 (normally $30.95 retail). An 8½ x 11 rule book set in the Invid/Sentinels era where the United Earth Expeditionary Force takes their quest for freedom into space. 224 pages – Cat. No. 550HC – 6 days only!
  • Robotech® Expeditionary Force Marines™ Sourcebook – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail). New Destroids, Veritechs and UEEF war machines, aliens, magic and more. Adventures involve planet hopping and freeing worlds from the clutches of the Invid Regent and his legions. 160 pages – Cat. No. 553 – 6 days only!
  • Robotech® The Macross® Saga Sourcebook – $11.87 (normally $16.95 retail). Bring the fight back to Earth in the famous Macross setting and the battle for Earth against the Zentraedi. 128 pages – Cat. No. 551 – 6 days only!
  • Robotech® The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail). The AJAX Veritech Helicopter, Veritech Hover Tanks, the Logan, Battloids and power armor of the 15 divisions of the Army of the Southern Cross. A massive amount of never before revealed information and game stats; 40+ weapons, 6 power armors, 4 Battloids, weapon shields, jet packs, combat vehicles, aircraft, Bioroids and more. 160 pages – Cat. No. 552 – 6 days only!
  • Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG, Hardcover – $27.97 (normally $39.95 retail) – core rules, epic setting of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in a future Earth apocalyptic setting. If you can imagine it, it can happen in Rifts®. 376 pages – Cat. No. 800HC – 6 days only!
  • Rifts® Heroes of the Megaverse® – $11.87 (normally $16.95 retail). Heroes Rise. The Megaverse is unbalanced. The Minion War rages unchecked. And the Cosmic Forge is creating superheroes to set things right. A fun, easy way to bring super-beings into your Rifts®, Phase World® and any game settings. 112 pages – Cat. No. 877 – 6 days only!
  • Rifts® Megaverse® in Flames™ World Book – $17.47 (normally $24.95 retail). Hell on Earth means 50+ Soulmancy spells, 40+ magic weapons, 14 Demon Lords, their minions and agenda, Hell Pits, Hell Plagues and adventure galore. 192 pages – Cat. No. 876 – 6 days only!
  • Rifts® Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity™ Sourcebook – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail). The Coalition States and heroes everywhere rise to meet the challenge against the demon hordes. Upgrade existing characters, combine CS and D-Bees and mages on the same team, strategies and tactics for fighting demons, the CS Demon Hunter school, Death Knight, CS Cyborgs, Juicers and more. 160 pages – Cat. No. 889 – 6 days only!
  • Rifts® Coalition Wars®: Final Siege™ – $17.47 (normally $24.95 retail). The city-state of Tolkeen mapped and described, many new Techno-Wizard combat vehicles and devices, new Iron Juggernauts, and 40 fully stated out NPCs (mages, mercs, dragons and monsters) that can be used in any campaign before or after the fall of Tolkeen. (And take a look at the other books in this epic series. Each a resource for magic, the CS and adventures.) 224 pages – Cat. No. 844 – 6 days only!
  • Nightbane® RPG – $17.47 (normally $24.95 retail). It was the invasion nobody noticed. Now demonic and dark forces slowly infiltrate every fabric of human civilization, starting with our world leaders, military and law enforcement. Only the Nightbane® can stop them. Superhero-horror set in a world of dark conspiracy where the monsters are the heroes ... and the enemy. 240 pages – Cat. No. 730 – 6 days only!
  • RECON® RPG, a Complete Game – $16.07 (normally $22.95 retail). Realistic, Vietnam era combat and war – does not use Palladium’s usual rules – written by Joe F. Martin and Erick Wujcik. 224 pages – Cat. No. 600 – 6 days only!
  • Sale ends at midnight on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 25, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 2, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

Robotech® eBooks, classic Robotech® PDF titles, big Father’s Day sale, new books are moving toward being sent to the printer, Palladium products and gaming events available at Origins, big sale on my eBay store and more. Read on for all the pulse-pounding details.

Father’s Day Game SALE – June 2-14 2017

Spring Sales are coming to an end, so take advantage of them while you can. This one is designed with Father’s Day in mind. If you order now through June 8, orders shipped within the contiguous United States will arrive in time for Father’s Day! Any orders placed by June 11 will probably arrive in time for Father’s Day, but we can NOT guarantee it.

NEW! Robotech® RPG eBooks – Available June 10, 2017

The current Robotech® RPG and sourcebooks will soon be available as eBooks for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Kubo, iPad, iPhones, Google Play Books, and others. Robotech® Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game, Robotech® The Macross® Saga Sourcebook, and Robotech® The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook will be available as eBooks by next weekend, with more to come!

People will be able to purchase the titles through 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.

And remember, the classic Robotech® RPG titles from the 1980s and 1990s are available exclusively from DriveThruRPG.com.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 2, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 19, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

We are busy working on getting books to the printer, with Rifts®: Secrets of the Atlanteans™, The Rifter® #78, and Nightbane® Dark Designs™ all in final edits and awaiting the last bits of artwork before we can dive into layout and get them to the printer. ALL should be June releases, with more books to follow. The latest sale is The Rifter®. Read on for other details.

SALE! Rifters® – May 19-24, 2017

Here is your chance to get caught up on back issues of The Rifter®, many of which are nearly sold out, like issues #27, 36, 37, 49, 56, 60, 61, 63 and 71-72! The sale only includes issue numbers that are in the online store and currently in stock. We cannot offer out of print books. Note: The Best of The Rifter® is not part of this sale, nor is issue #78. Only issues of The Rifter® that are currently in print. Sale lasts for 6 days. Get ‘em while you can.

  • All currently available issues of The Rifter® are on sale!
                - Issues under #69 are only $8.37 (normally $11.95).
               - The Rifter® #69-77 are only $9.77 (normally $13.95).
               - The Rifter® #71-72 Double Issue is $17.47 (normally $24.95).
  • Sale ends at midnight on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 19, 2017

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