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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 11, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ arrived at the warehouse on Wednesday and a hundred pre-orders went out the same day. Thursday we shipped distributor orders along with another 100 or so pre-orders. The book looks awesome and we will have plenty of copies at Gen Con, so come on over to get your copy. We are happy to sign the book too. As hard as we tried, we just could not get Nightbane® Dark Designs™ finished in time for Gen Con. Speaking of Gen Con, I cannot believe Gen Con is next week already. I hope many of you drop by to say hello, snap up product like Rifts® Atlanteans, the Rifts® poker decks, the few tumblers we have left, and Robotech® RPG Tactics™.

Our thanks to the multitude who supported the Rifts® Bundle of Holding, we hope you enjoy them very much. Take advantage of the Palladium Fantasy RPG® Bundle of Holding going on right now. It’s pretty sweet and 10% of the proceeds goes to a worthy charity. Read on to learn more.

NEW! Palladium Fantasy RPG® Bundle of Holding – offer ENDS Monday, August 21, 2017

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/PalladiumFRPG

Expand your Palladium Fantasy® PDF gaming library and support a good cause – the Red Cross! This is another offer that gives you all the basics to dive right into a Palladium Fantasy game and have a blast. ONLY 10 DAYS left to get the Fantasy Bundle of Holding!

Palladium Fantasy Bundle of Holding Starter Collection

Fantasy Starter Collection (US $14.95 – total retail $49.45):

  • Palladium FRPG® Revised 1st Edition (retail $12.49)
  • Fantasy Game Shield, 1st Edition ($4.50)
  • Book VI: Island at the Edge of the World™, 1st Edition ($10.49)
  • Arms of Nargash-Tor™ adventure sourcebook, 1st Edition ($4.99)
  • Game Master Kit ($5)
  • Paper Miniatures #1 (males) & #5 (females) O.C.C.s ($5.99 each, total $11.98)

Palladium Fantasy Bundle of Holding Bonus Collection

Fantasy Bonus Collection (currently US $26.91 – retail $60.43 more for a total of $109.88!):

  • Book II: Old Ones™, 1st Edition ($12.49)
  • Book III: Adventures on the High Seas™, 1st Edition ($12.49)
  • Book IV: Adventures in the Northern Wilderness™, 1st Edition ($7.99)
  • Book V: “Further” Adventures in the Northern Wilderness™, 1st Edition ($4.99)
  • Book VII: Yin-Sloth Jungles™, 1st Edition ($10.49)
  • Paper Miniatures #2: Monsters & #3: NPCs ($5.99 each, total $11.98)

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 11, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – August 3, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

It has been another busy week. Most of our attention has been focused on finishing Nightbane® Dark Designs™ and we are almost done. Going to Gen Con Indy? We will have advance copies of Dark Designs™ that you can get signed by the author and available Palladium staff, along with Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ hot off the press. FYI: We are happy to chat and sign any books you bring with you or purchase. Gen Con should be a lot of fun and we are getting anxious now that it is less than two weeks before we drive down and set up.

I don’t know how the week has gone by so quickly. It seems like Monday was just yesterday. In addition to a lot of editing and writing, there have been a wide number of business discussions on several fronts, as we work to put a number of things into place. One of which is the Palladium Fantasy® Bundle of Holding that launched on Tuesday. FYI: The Rifts® Bundle of Holding ends on Monday next week, so this is your last weekend to get the Rifts® Essentials bundle, described below. Read on for more information and news.

Palladium Books® – Two Bundle of Holding Special Offers

We now have TWO Bundle of Holding PDF offers – one for Rifts® and a new one for Palladium Fantasy®.

LAST WEEKEND to get the Rifts® Bundle of Holding – ENDS Monday, August 7, 2017

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Rifts

Expand your Rifts® PDF gaming library and support a good cause – Doctors Without Borders! We think of this offering as the Rifts® “Essentials” Bundle because it contains everything you need to play or start a Rifts® campaign:

Rifts Bundle of Holding Starter Collection

Starter Collection (US $17.95 – total retail $51.97)

  • Rifts® Ultimate Edition™
  • Rifts® Sourcebook One™
  • Rifts® Game Master Guide (352 pages of stats, gear and maps)
  • Rifts® Primer (tips on running games and creating adventures)
  • Rifts® Game Master Kit (character sheets, G.M. tools, and more)

Total PDF retail value of $51.97, all for only $17.95!

Rifts Bundle of Holding Bonus Collection

Bonus Collection (currently US $28.10 – retail $73.43 more for a total of $125.40!):

You get everything in the Starter Collection plus PDFs of ...

  • Rifts® Book of Magic (352 pages and hundreds of spells and magic items)
  • Rifts® World Book 10: Juicer Uprising™
  • World Book 12: Psyscape™
  • World Book 12: New West™
  • Rifts® MercTown™
  • Rifts® Machinations of Doom™
  • Rifts® Anthology: Tales of the Chi-Town ‘Burbs™

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Rifts

Bargain price and charity support. Not only do you get to try something new or build your existing e-library at a bargain price, but 10% of every purchase goes toward charity! We chose to support Doctors Without Borders (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/) with our first bundle. They provide desperately needed medical services to people affected by poverty, war and disasters all over the world.

If you have never played Rifts®, this gives you plenty to get rolling.

If you are a long time Rifts® fan, you get the Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG and other “core” books and fan favorite World Books to have available as a digital reference.

Rifts® Savage Worlds® players, this is a great way to learn more about the world and incorporate new elements and surprises into your game.

Rifts® will challenge and stimulate your imagination like few role-playing games ever will. Its twisted world of science fiction, fantasy and horror offers diverse player characters and gaming opportunities you seldom see in the same setting. WARNING: Read a few of these books and you may be hooked playing adventures that pit you against an endless array of aliens, supernatural creatures, magic and super-technology that spans countless worlds and dimensions.

The Rifts Bundle will END on August 7, 2017 at 10 PM Eastern time – don’t miss out on this limited time offer!

NEW! Palladium Fantasy RPG® Bundle of Holding available now

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/PalladiumFRPG

Allen Varney launched a new Palladium PDF bundle Tuesday afternoon – The Palladium Fantasy RPG® Bundle, featuring the 1984 Revised

1st Edition of the vintage Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game by Kevin Siembieda and several 1st Edition sourcebooks. This offer runs until Monday, August 21. Please spread the word among your social circles, we would really appreciate it. Please point everyone to ... http://bundleofholding.com/presents/PalladiumFRPG

Palladium Fantasy Bundle of Holding Starter Collection

Fantasy Starter Collection (US $14.95 – total retail $49.45):

  • Palladium FRPG® Revised 1st Edition (retail $12.49)
  • Fantasy Game Shield, 1st Edition ($4.50)
  • Book VI: Island at the Edge of the World™, 1st Edition ($10.49)
  • Arms of Nargash-Tor™ adventure sourcebook, 1st Edition ($4.99)
  • Game Master Kit ($5)
  • Paper Miniatures #1 (males) & #5 (females) O.C.C.s ($5.99 each, total $11.98)

Palladium Fantasy Bundle of Holding Bonus Collection

Fantasy Bonus Collection (currently US $25.58 – retail $60.43 more for a total of $109.88!):

  • Book II: Old Ones™, 1st Edition ($12.49)
  • Book III: Adventures on the High Seas™, 1st Edition ($12.49)
  • Book IV: Adventures in the Northern Wilderness™, 1st Edition ($7.99)
  • Book V: “Further” Adventures in the Northern Wilderness™, 1st Edition ($4.99)
  • Book VII: Yin-Sloth Jungles™, 1st Edition ($10.49)
  • Paper Miniatures #2: Monsters & #3: NPCs ($5.99 each, total $11.98)

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – August 3, 2017

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!

Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers

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.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 21, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 27, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

I approved the printer proof for Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ earlier this week. The book looks great and the printer confirmed that it should arrive at the Palladium warehouse in two weeks, August 9. I can hardly wait till it is in your hands. Otherwise, I have been working on Nightbane® Dark Designs™ and a number of business matters, including catching up on correspondences, and getting ready for Gen Con® Indy. I talk about this in more detail in my Murmur from the Megaverse posted this morning. Oh, and Ninjas & Superspies and Mystic China are now available as PDF titles.

Speaking of PDF books, folks seem pretty excited about Palladium’s Bundle of Holding Rifts® PDF offer. It is available for a limited time, and that time is ticking down quickly, so if you are interested, you only have about ten days to order one. Read on for more information and news.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

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

I approved the digital proofs of Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ on Tuesday and the printer confirmed we should receive the book on August 9th. It is always fun flipping through the mockup of the printed book, and this is a great one. There are ideas on every page and the book is packed with information about True Atlanteans, Tattoo Magic, Stone Pyramids, Crystal Magic, Shadow Magic, Atlantean clans, the Sunaj, new Atlantean O.C.C.s, old O.C.C.s, the Shadow Dimension and its monstrous inhabitants, and more. Take a look at the free preview on DriveThruRPG.com for more details and a few choice glimpses of what you can expect. 224 pages, $24.95 retail. All pre-orders will be shipped out the same day it arrives in our warehouse. Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ will be available at Gen Con.

Nightbane Dark Designs

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Ships August 25, 2017

We are in the final editing and tweaking stage of Nightbane® Dark Designs™. We anticipate laying it out and sending it to the printer next week. Advance copies will be available at Gen Con® where the author, Mark Oberle, will be available to sign books. 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.

Rifts Bundle of Holding Offer

Rifts® BundleofHolding.com offering continues and expands

If you haven’t done so, please consider taking advantage of this special, limited-time offer to both expand your PDF gaming library and support a good cause! http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Rifts

This is a PDF Bundle of Core Rifts® titles and key sourcebooks. Product packed with cool player characters, monsters, magic, gear and bad guys to kickoff any Rifts® campaign, including a few of our favorite titles like Rifts® New West™ and Psyscape™, among others, and Game Master tools.

If you have never played Rifts® this gives you plenty to get rolling.

If you are a long time Rifts® fan, you get the Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG and other “core” books and fan favorite World Books to have available as a digital reference.

Rifts® Savage Worlds® players, this is a great way to learn more about the world and incorporate new elements and surprises into your game.

Rifts® will challenge and stimulate your imagination like few role-playing games ever will. Its twisted world of science fiction, fantasy and horror offers diverse player characters and gaming opportunities you seldom see in the same setting. WARNING: Read a few of these books and you may be hooked playing adventures that pit you against an endless array of aliens, supernatural creatures, magic and super-technology that spans countless worlds and dimensions.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 27, 2017

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.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 13, 2017

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