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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 9, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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Robotech® has consumed most of this week for us. In case you haven’t yet heard, Palladium announced that despite our best efforts, we are unable to produce the Robotech® RPG Tactics Wave Two rewards and simply do not have the financial resources to offer cash refunds for remaining Robotech® RPG Tactics (RRT) Wave 2 pledges. Palladium is offering a refund in-kind by exchanging existing Wave One rewards for the remaining Wave Two pledges.

The response to the Wave One Reward Exchange Program has been strong and while most items are available in good quantities, they are only available while supplies last, on a first come, first served basis. If you are a backer and want to participate in the Exchange, please get back to us at your earliest convenience, before March 20, 2018. Thank you. More details about this sad circumstance and the exchange program can be found here.

Liquidating Robotech® RPG titles and RRT products

As stated last week, after proudly carrying the legacy of Robotech® in the role-playing games medium for 30 years, our license has expired and is not being renewed.

Palladium Books has only a small window of time to liquidate its remaining stock of Robotech® RPG books and Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) products. While we anticipate offering sales on Robotech® product later in March, we cannot promise that all items will be available when the sales are offered. All Robotech® items are available only while supplies last. Case in point, Robotech® Genesis Pits (Cat. No. 555) sold out last week. And Robotech® New Generation Sourcebook is not far behind it. If there is a title you really want, we recommend you do not wait for a sale to acquire it.

We are waiting on the sales until we are reasonably certain we have enough to satisfy our Kickstarter backers participating in the Exchange Program. That said, The Robotech® Shadow Chronicles RPG Hardcover Gold Edition is on sale right now for $40 (normal price $70; signed and numbered limited edition). We have fewer than 50 copies in stock.

Original Robotech® RPG & Sourcebooks PDFs – on sale now – available only until March 31 – DriveThruRPG.com

PDF books of the original Robotech® Role-Playing Game and sourcebooks from the 1980s and 1990s are already on sale on DriveThruRPG.com – till March 31, 2018. After that, they will no longer be available. Likewise, we believe Palladium Books will be required to remove even the FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ material from DriveThruRPG as we will no longer hold the license. Please get all the items you desire for your personal library before March 31, 2018.

I would like to state that the people at Harmony Gold USA, Inc., have been wonderful partners to work with these many years. They went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to their assistance with trying to keep RRT alive. Our thanks to everyone involved.

In other news ...

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – shipping

Our awesome printer got Rifts® Sovietski™ done a week early, so we shipped out some pre-orders last Friday and shipped the rest out on Monday. Distributor orders have also shipped, so the book should be hitting store shelves by the end of next week or the following week.

Take a look at the FREE Rifts® Sovietski™ Sneak Preview PDF available on DriveThruRPG. Check it out so you can see for yourself the wealth of source material and new ideas, new cyborgs, O.C.C.s, M.O.S. skill packages, combat vehicles and much more. The complete description for Rifts® Sovietski™ can be found later in this Update and in the Palladium store. Shipping now.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 9, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 2, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

This has been a long, rather solemn week. Tuesday night, Palladium announced on the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Kickstarter page that despite Palladium’s best efforts, we would be unable to produce and ship the RRT Wave 2 rewards. But we are offering our backers a Reward Exchange of Wave One items for remaining Wave Two rewards. Moreover, after proudly carrying the legacy of Robotech® in the role-playing games medium for 30 years, our license has expired and is not being renewed.

Backers of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) should see Kickstarter Update #217 for more information and #218 to learn how to obtain Wave One rewards for their remaining Wave Two pledges. We have already gotten a tremendous response from the RRT Kickstarter backers and begun shipping RRT Wave One rewards to those individuals participating in the Exchange. Our sincere thanks and appreciation for the understanding, cooperation and kindness of many of our backers.

All of this is truly heartbreaking for all of us at Palladium. We love Robotech®, the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) game, and the fans.

Liquidating Robotech® product

Palladium Books has only a small window of time to liquidate its remaining stock of Robotech® RPG books and Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) products. While we anticipate offering some sales later in March, we cannot promise that all items will be available when the sales are offered. All Robotech® items are available only while supplies last. Case in point, Robotech® Genesis Pits (Cat. No. 555) sold out this morning. And Robotech® New Generation Sourcebook is not far behind it. If there is a title you really want, we recommend you do not wait for a sale to acquire it.

PDFs of the original Robotech® RPG & Sourcebooks – available til March 31 – DriveThruRPG.com – on sale now

PDF books of the original Robotech® Role-Playing Game and sourcebooks from the 1980s and 1990s are already on sale on DriveThruRPG.com – till March 31, 2018. After that, they will no longer be available. Likewise, we believe Palladium Books will be required to remove even the FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ material from DriveThruRPG as we will no longer hold the license. Please get all the items you desire for your personal library before March 31, 2018.

I would like to state that the people at Harmony Gold USA, Inc., have been wonderful partners to work with these many years. They went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to their assistance with trying to keep RRT alive. Our thanks to everyone involved.

In other news ...

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – shipping

Our awesome printer got Rifts® Sovietski™ done a week early, so it is sitting in our warehouse right now! We began shipping pre-orders today (Friday) and will do the rest on Monday. Take a look at the FREE Rifts® Sovietski™ Sneak Preview PDF available on DriveThruRPG. Check it out so you can see for yourself the wealth of source material and new ideas, new cyborgs, O.C.C.s, M.O.S. skill packages, combat vehicles and much more. The complete description for Rifts® Sovietski™ can be found later in this Update and in the Palladium store. Shipping now.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One and Two

When not helping with RRT matters, artist extraordinaire Charles Walton II has been pounding away on creature concepts and art, and I am working on the editing and rewrites. The Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One and Volume Two gather and format the existing beasts from the current World Books and Sourcebooks, PLUS a good number of fun new creatures and monsters to spice up your games.

The Rifter® #80

The latest issue of The Rifter® will include some official Rifts® Sovietski™ source material, along with a host of other exciting material, and is coming along.

UPDATE: Rifts® Disavowed

I have decided to try to fast-track this title.

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

Ideas keep coming for this sourcebook about survival and life in the big city during the Zombie Apocalypse.

UPDATE: Palladium Fantasy RPG® and Other Titles

Just because a specific title is not mentioned does not mean it is delayed or not coming out, it simply means there is nothing to report other than “working on it.” We are working on a number of projects.

UPDATE: 7 weeks until the Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

Please come and join us for a long weekend of fun and games with the very people who create them. Always a blast.

  • Come play at the very site where the magic happens.
  • Three days of gaming (4 for those attending VIP night), plus panel talks, live auction and more.
  • Many games run by the writers and artists who create them!
  • Saturday Auction (original art, out of print items and oddities).
  • Largest gathering of Palladium creators anywhere! Artists, writers, Defilers and more.
  • Held at the Palladium warehouse and office where your favorite games are made. Westland, Michigan.
  • 30-40 Palladium creators will be present to chat and sign books.
  • Get original artwork, character sketches, books and more.

The Palladium Open House is coming up super fast. Reserve your admissions and hotel rooms as soon as possible. Our thanks to the many Game Masters who have contacted us about running games. Please keep the offers and game descriptions coming. The rest of you, please join us for an epic, fun weekend that will create memories you’ll cherish for years to. We welcome you like family because that’s how we think of you.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 2, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Feb. 16, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Rifts® Sovietski™ is DONE and at the printer, and it is nothing short of epic. We are already working on the Rifts® Bestiary Volumes One and Two, and The Rifter® #80. Don’t forget The Rifter® Super-Subscription Sale ends in less than two weeks (save $17 off the cover price and get a FREE gift worth $24.95 to $46.80 when you subscribe now!). The Heroes Unlimited™ Bundle of Holding offer ends in ten days, and the DriveThruRPG: The Rifter® PDF sale ends February 28. Read on for all the cost saving details.

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – ships March 9

Rifts® Sovietski™ is finished and at the printer. The book is awesome and filled with all kinds of great material that can easily be ported over to other parts of Rifts® Earth. Personally, I’m especially fond of the D-Bees and the Spetsnaz and the many M.O.S. skill packages, but I love the entire book. See the complete, new description elsewhere or in the store.

Epic in scale, Rifts® Sovietski™ offers a wealth of new ideas, new cyborgs, bionics, O.C.C.s, combat vehicles, weapons, gear, body armor, D-Bees, new skills, creation tables, setting information and a lot of cool information and flavor. If you are looking for Wow Factor, this book has plenty – on par with Rifts® Northern Gun and the Atlantis books. Ships in about three weeks so place your orders now.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One and Two

Chuck is working on the cover layout and creature concept art. I have already started work on these two books. The Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One and Volume Two gather and format the existing beasts from the current World Books and Sourcebooks, along with some fun new creatures to spice up your games.

The Rifter® #80

Wayne is already working on the latest issue of The Rifter® which will include some official Rifts® Sovietski source material, along with a host of other exciting material.

UPDATE: Rifts® Disavowed

I’ll be reviewing what is already written and see if I can fast-track Rifts® Disavowed.

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

Jotted down a few more ideas for this book about survival and life in the big city during the Zombie Apocalypse. Maybe I’ll see about fast-tracking this bad boy too.

UPDATE: Come to the Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

Please come and join us for a long weekend of fun and games with the very people who create them. Always a blast.

  • Come play at the very site where the magic happens.
  • Three days of gaming (4 for those attending VIP night), plus panel talks, live auction and more.
  • Many games run by the writers and artists who create them!
  • Saturday Auction (original art, out of print items and oddities).
  • Largest gathering of Palladium creators anywhere! Artists, writers, Defilers and more.
  • Held at the Palladium warehouse and office where your favorite games are made. Westland, Michigan.
  • 30-40 Palladium creators will be present to chat and sign books.
  • Get original artwork, character sketches, books and more.

The Palladium Open House is coming up super fast. Reserve your admissions and hotel rooms as soon as possible. Our thanks to the many Game Masters who have contacted us about running games. Please keep the offers and game descriptions coming. The rest of you, please join us for an epic, fun weekend that will create memories you’ll cherish for years to. We welcome you like family because that’s how we think of you.

Fan fun, Contests and Prizes from Questwise – The Road to Palladium Books Open House YouTube series

From what we hear, this is a fun ongoing video series by Questwise. YouTube Podcaster Jodi will be coming to the Palladium Open House, and as a run up to it, he is doing a series of videos looking at various Palladium Books related topics, that also offers clues and a contest that results in a prize for the winners. You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/BQITnSggwhQ

NEWS: Palladium Books on HippoTV on Twitch.tv

The good folks at HippoTV (https://www.twitch.tv/HippoTV/) host a wide variety of games most days of the week. For fans of Palladium Books® they feature a Heroes Unlimited™ game every other Saturday, and every other Thursday features an After the Bomb® space game. The gamers playing these games come from all over the world, are very enthusiastic, and represent a wide variety of experience with Palladium's games.

Gen Con – Palladium Game Event Descriptions Needed by March 1, 2018

To have your event listed in the onsite, Gen Con Program Book (very important for full attendance), you need to send us your gaming events and descriptions NO later than March 1, 2018. This date gives us enough time to compile and send Gen Con everything they need. The Early Event Submission Deadline already passed (February 1), so PLEASE get your Gen Con Palladium game events to us by March 1. Thanks!

Game Masters, as in years past, please coordinate with NMI and the Megaversal Ambassadors to be part of the Palladium Books gaming block at Gen Con.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Feb. 16, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Feb. 22, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

A tremendous amount of stuff is going on, so I’m keeping this Update short. I approved the Rifts® Sovietski™ digital proof earlier this week. There is a sneak preview PDF for it available on DriveThruRPG so you can get an early glimpse of it yourself. Ships March 9th. Meanwhile, we press forward on a number of fronts and are already working on The Rifter® #80 and the next few book titles.

This is the last weekend to take advantage of three sales. All current sales END by next Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Get ‘em while you can.

SALE! Heroes Unlimited Bundle of Holding – Ends February 27, 2018

The Heroes Unlimited™ Bundle of Holding is a great way to get PDF versions of your favorite Heroes Unlimited™ books on the cheap (or to try the game world) AND help a charity at the same time. Heroes Unlimited™ enables you to create ANY type of super-hero (or villain) you can imagine. Superhumans, mutants, aliens, robots, cyborgs, super-soldiers, immortals, mages and much more!

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/HeroesUnlimited

The Rifter® 2018 Super-Subscription Offer – Ends February 28, 2018

  • $17 savings off cover price
  • Free gift(s) worth $24.95 to $46.80
  • Free shipping of each issue in the USA
  • Each fun issue delivered to your doorstep
  • Each issue a sourcebook for the Palladium Megaverse®

The 2018 Super-Subscription Offer gets you The Rifter® delivered to your doorstep for only $10.74 an issue (in the USA). And select from 7 gift choices for a FREE gift worth $24.95 to $46.80 – available only during this special offer – for the cost of shipping and handling. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Offer ends February 28, 2018.

* $42.96 – USA. That’s only $10.74 each, a savings of $17.00, and Palladium pays the shipping! Plus you get to select a FREE gift worth $24.95-$46.80 (please include $7.00 to cover shipping and handling). That’s $49.96 total including shipping and handling for the free gift. Note: This rate is limited to subscribers in the USA only. Sorry.

Click here to get the full store description of the 7 gift choices, subscriptions outside the USA, and ALL the details for getting The Rifter® sourcebook series delivered to your home.

The Rifter® Sale on DriveThruRPG – Ends February 28, 2018

To go along with our Rifter® Super-Subscription Sale, we thought it would be nice to put The Rifter® PDFs – issues #1-75 on sale at a 20% discount on DriveThruRPG.com. Sale ends February 28, 2018.

Plus we continue to post a new PDF title every week. We are currently making the Nightbane® and Palladium Fantasy RPG® series available. Most Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited, Dead Reign®, the 1980s and ‘90s Robotech® RPGs and sourcebooks, and many other Palladium titles (200+) are available now.

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – ships March 9

I approved the proofs of Rifts® Sovietski™ and the printer confirmed the March 9 ship date. And Wayne has made a Rifts® Sovietski™ Sneak Preview PDF available on DriveThruRPG. Check it out so you can see for yourself the wealth of source material and new ideas, new cyborgs, O.C.C.s, M.O.S. skill packages, combat vehicles and much more. The complete description for Rifts® Sovietski™ can be found later in this Update and in the Palladium store. Ships March 9, 2018. That’s only two weeks away.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One and Two

Chuck has been pounding away on creature concepts and art, and I am working on the editing and rewrites. The Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One and Volume Two gather and format the existing beasts from the current World Books and Sourcebooks, PLUS a good number of fun new creatures and monsters to spice up your games.

The Rifter® #80

Wayne is working on the latest issue of The Rifter® which will include some official Rifts® Sovietski™ source material, along with a host of other exciting material.

UPDATE: Rifts® Disavowed

I’ll be reviewing what is already written and see if I can fast-track this title.

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

Jotted down even more ideas for this book about survival and life in the big city during the Zombie Apocalypse.

UPDATE: Palladium Fantasy RPG® and Other Titles

Just because a specific title is not mentioned does not mean it is delayed or not coming out, it simply means there is nothing to report other than “working on it.” We are working on a number of projects.

UPDATE: 8 weeks until the Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

Please come and join us for a long weekend of fun and games with the very people who create them. Always a blast.

  • Come play at the very site where the magic happens.
  • Three days of gaming (4 for those attending VIP night), plus panel talks, live auction and more.
  • Many games run by the writers and artists who create them!
  • Saturday Auction (original art, out of print items and oddities).
  • Largest gathering of Palladium creators anywhere! Artists, writers, Defilers and more.
  • Held at the Palladium warehouse and office where your favorite games are made. Westland, Michigan.
  • 30-40 Palladium creators will be present to chat and sign books.
  • Get original artwork, character sketches, books and more.

The Palladium Open House is coming up super fast. Reserve your admissions and hotel rooms as soon as possible. Our thanks to the many Game Masters who have contacted us about running games. Please keep the offers and game descriptions coming. The rest of you, please join us for an epic, fun weekend that will create memories you’ll cherish for years to. We welcome you like family because that’s how we think of you.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Feb. 22, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Feb. 8, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Man, oh, man, this has been a long, wild week. We have three sales going on, I’ve been putting in very long hours writing, as well as coordinating projects, trying to hammer out a few business deals and shoveling snow. You’ll be most excited about those three sales: The Rifter® Super-Subscription Sale where you can nail down a free gift worth $24.95 to $46.80 plus a $17 savings on the subscription, and two sales on DriveThruRPG: The Rifter® PDF sale and an awesome Heroes Unlimited™ Bundle of Holding offer. Read on for all the cost saving details.

The Rifter® 2018 Super-Subscription Offer

  • $17 savings off cover price
  • Free gift(s) worth $24.95 to $46.80
  • Free shipping of each issue in the USA
  • Each fun issue delivered to your doorstep
  • Each issue a sourcebook for the Palladium Megaverse®

The 2018 Super-Subscription Offer gets you The Rifter® delivered to your doorstep for only $10.74 an issue (in the USA). And select from 7 gift choices for a FREE gift worth $24.95 to $46.80 – available only during this special offer – for the cost of shipping and handling. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Offer ends February 28, 2018.

* $42.96 – USA. That’s only $10.74 each, a savings of $17.00, and Palladium pays the shipping! Plus you get to select a FREE gift worth $24.95-$46.80 (please include $7.00 to cover shipping and handling). That’s $49.96 total including shipping and handling for the free gift. Note: This rate is limited to subscribers in the USA only. Sorry.

Click here to get the full store description of the 7 gift choices, subscriptions outside the USA, and ALL the details for getting The Rifter® sourcebook series delivered to your home.

The Rifter® Sale on DriveThruRPG

To go along with our Rifter® Super-Subscription Sale, we thought it would be nice to put The Rifter® PDFs – issues #1-75 – on sale at a 20% discount on DriveThruRPG.com. Sale ends February 28, 2018.

Plus we continue to post a new PDF title every week. We are currently making the Nightbane® and Palladium Fantasy RPG® series available. Most Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited, Dead Reign®, the 1980s and ‘90s Robotech® RPGs and sourcebooks, and many other Palladium titles (200+) are available now.

Heroes Unlimited Bundle of Holding – going on right now

The Heroes Unlimited™ Bundle of Holding launched earlier this week, and is showing a lot of interest. And why not? Playing superhumans and heroes is a blast. Heroes Unlimited™ enables you to create ANY type of super-hero (or villain) you can imagine. Superhumans, mutants, aliens, robots, cyborgs, super-soldiers, immortals, mages and much more!

The lineup is as follows:

STARTER COLLECTION ($16.95 US Dollars – retail value $55.50):

  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition ($13.50)
  • Powers Unlimited® One ($8.50)
  • Villains Unlimited™ ($12.50)
  • Century Station™ ($12.50)
  • Mutant Underground™ ($8.50)

BONUS COLLECTION: The threshold started at $27.95 US Dollars – retail value $60.50.

  • HU Game Master's Guide™ ($12.50)
  • Gramercy Island™ ($12.50)
  • Aliens Unlimited™ Revised ($12.50)
  • Aliens Unlimited™ Galaxy Guide ($12.50)
  • Armageddon Unlimited™ ($10.50)

With a surprise to follow!

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/HeroesUnlimited

How does the Bundle of Holding Work? It’s easy and fun. The customer can pay any price (minimum $16.95) to get all the titles in the Starter Collection. If you pay more than the threshold (average) price, which was set at $27.95 to start (but goes up as more people make purchases, so order now), you also get all the titles in the Bonus Collection.

Bonus items added after launch: When a title is added after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased the BONUS bundle automatically receive the newly added title(s), REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid higher than average. This is their reward for buying early. We can’t tell you what they will be, because it will ruin the surprise. Watch for them. Enjoy.

Bargain price and charity support. The charity receiving 10% of every purchase for the Heroes Unlimited Bundle is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – aiding victims, families, law enforcement, and others working to find missing children and end child sexual abuse.

The Palladium Heroes Unlimited™ Bundle ends February 26, 2018. http://bundleofholding.com/presents/HeroesUnlimited

Please spread the word and tell everybody about this PDF bundle and other Palladium sales. All PDF bundles are hosted in association with OneBookShelf, DriveThruRPG’s parent company, and you get your PDF bundle 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 – Feb. 8, 2018

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