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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 17, 2015

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By Kevin Siembieda

Whew, so much has been going on. We got Robotech® Expeditionary Force Marines™ Sourcebook to the printer and I have already approved the printer’s proof, been working Chaos Earth® Resurrection, Gen Con prep, Gen Con exclusives, and more! Read on for the latest, though I’m going to try to keep this fairly short. There is so much to do before Gen Con. And nothing goes easy. Nothing. Grrrr.

Our first Flash Sale starts today. It is the Wake the Dead sale – zombies and the supernatural. I was going to make it Rifts®, but this type of limited, one weekend only sale is something new for us and I didn’t want to start with a big Rifts® sale as the very first offering. The Rifts® Hardcore Flash Sale will be next weekend (the RUE RPG and 12 other “core” titles!), with different Rifts®, Robotech® and other game line flash sales to follow in the weeks ahead. Yes, it is the 25th anniversary of Rifts® and the 30th for Robotech®, but we’ll try to make most game lines part of this celebration over the next couple of months (especially since I didn’t think of it for Palladium Fantasy® or Heroes Unlimited’s 30th anniversaries). Not all sales will be a steep 50% off, but they will all range from 30%-50% so keep your eyes peeled!

Wake the Dead – Flash Sale – July 17, 18 & 19, 2015 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday ONLY – All Dead Reign® titles and Beyond the Supernatural RPG HALF PRICE

For one weekend only, you can purchase any and all Dead Reign® titles and the Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG for half off! This is a great way to try a new game setting or to expand the world and adventures with sourcebooks. They also make wonderful gifts, especially for friends who love zombies, apocalyptic settings and modern horror.

Dead Reign® is an excellent introductory game that is easy to learn, fast to play and fun to read. If you are looking for a zombie game that truly captures the feel of survival after the apocalypse and the nightmare of being stalked by zombies, Dead Reign® is it. One of the game’s mechanics, the Zombie Moan which gathers the undead hordes, creates a real sense of escalating terror, dread and suspense. Fun stuff and one of my personal faves. Dead Reign® is more than what you might expect. Give it a try. The sourcebooks expand the world, as well as offer adventure ideas and new zombies and dangers.

Prices for 3 days only:

(An insider’s tip: Wayne doesn’t always take the sale down till sometime the next day, so a lot of times you can sneak in a last minute purchase within 8-24 hours after the sales has officially ended. As a couple of people discovered after the Christmas in July Sale ended. Keep your eyes peeled for Rifts® and/or Robotech® Flash Sales coming next week and in August.)

NEW! Robotech® Expeditionary Force Marines Sourcebook – At the printer – Ships July 29

The 160 page Robotech® Expeditionary Force Marines™ Sourcebook is at the printer. We worked all weekend and basically pulled an all nighter, but it was in the printer’s hands first thing Monday morning. When I met with our printer rep to review and sign off on the digital proof, she made the comment, “Wow, this book is really something. It looks awesome.” Nice. And it is.

I think you’ll love the finished book. I want to thank the many people who made constructive comments or pointed out things they saw as potential issues or lacking, so that we could address them. For example, we added a brief UEEF specific time-line, a lot of background text and history to the various mecha, adventure ideas and, of course, there is a great deal of dynamic artwork. All of the artists – Ben Rodriguez, Brian and Allen Manning, Chuck Walton, Mike Wilson and Apollo Okamura, were on fire. I had hoped to do a couple pieces of art myself, but I couldn’t squeeze it in.

I meant to post about the book going to the printer and the long weekend as a Murmur from the Megaverse® on Monday (started writing it Sunday!) but then the week got away from me, and Wayne, Chuck and I were all pretty burnt out on Monday. The first part of the week is a blur.

UPDATE: Chaos Earth® Resurrection

This book is back into full swing production with editing and rewrites underway. Art has been assigned. I approved a few sketches this week. I’ve got Chuck Walton, Mark Dudley, Tanya Ramsey and Apollo Okamura working on art right now. I have not been able to work on the manuscript as much as I have hoped this week, but it’s coming along and is a pretty sweet book. You guys will love it. August release.

UPDATE! The Rifter® #71 – This will be an August release

Working on it. Amy Ashbaugh cover.

UPDATE: Rifts® Heroes of Humanity and Rifts® The Disavowed

These are the two books most likely to come out next. Followed by . . .

UPDATE: Chaos Earth® First Responders

It think I’ll start assigning art for this book soon.

UPDATE: Splicers® Sourcebooks

We have all kinds of things boiling behind the scenes for Splicers®. Probably need to start figuring out which Splicers material is coming next and then zip out 2-3 sourcebooks in a row.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics

We have a telephone conference with the manufacturing broker next week to discuss a number of Wave Two related details. Rules, stats and other things are also coming your way. Working on a number of things related to this game line.

We are posting images of the convention exclusives as they become available. Grell was posted this week and Breetai should be available next week. We’re trying to get a painted sample for each one in time for the event, but Breetai may be cutting it close. We’ll see.

Deadline extension for Kickstarter backers to acquire convention exclusives (new and old). Because we have been taking longer than we’d hoped to post the final stats and related rules to these special releases, we have extended the deadline to August 15, 2015. (And if necessary, we may extend it again. We don’t want backers to get left out.)

UPDATE: Gen Con Indy – Palladium Books® Booth #1129 – July 30-August 2, 2015

I cannot believe that we leave for Gen Con Indy in only 12 days. We’re wrapping up a number of convention prep items and details. We’ll probably spend much of next week double-checking everything, and finalize appointments, meetings and logistics. As noted in previous Updates, Palladium’s 50+ gaming events have earned Premium Event status, including Robotech® RPG Tactics™ games. This is entirely the result of the hard work and dedication of Palladium’s Megaversal Ambassadors and volunteer Game Masters. Thank you, one and all.

Gen Con Highlights for Palladium Books – Booth #1129:

  • 50+ Palladium gaming events: Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers®, Palladium Fantasy®, Robotech® RPG Tactics™ and more.
  • Everyone who participates in a Palladium game event gets a special coupon redeemable at the Palladium Books booth #1129.
  • Huge selection of Palladium products, specialty items, prints and original artwork.
  • Get Robotech® The Expeditionary Force Marines™, hot off the presses.
  • New releases and convention special items.
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ convention exclusives, core game, and Wave One expansion packs.
  • Meet Palladium artists and writers: Brandon Aten, Carmen Bellaire, Madman Mike Leonard, Mark Oberle, Kevin Siembieda, Wayne Smith, Chuck Walton and possibly others.
  • Get autographs and the latest news.
  • See the Gen Con® Coupon Book for big savings and value. Because 2015 is the 30th anniversary of Robotech® and the 25th anniversary of Rifts®, we have a pair of coupons in the Gen Con® Coupon Book that should blow some minds. We are pulling out all the stops for these two landmark anniversaries.
  • Join us for the fun.

Convention Exclusives at Gen Con® Indy – Booth 1129

  1. NEW! Miriya Sterling’s Super Valkyrie in Guardian Mode. A sleek, dynamic item; 1/285th scale (6mm). $22
  2. NEW! Breetai ready for combat. This is Commander Breetai in a suit of Zentraedi Heavy Body Armor. His right hand opened enough to place a weapon, Micronian or the severed head of a Valkyrie or other bit of wreckage; 1/285th scale (6mm). $22
  3. NEW! Grell’s Male Power Armor. Includes a Grell Malcontents character card; 1/285th scale (6mm). $22
  4. Max Sterling’s VF-1J Valkyrie in Battloid Mode; a couple different poses are possible; 1/285th scale (6mm). $22
  5. Miriya’s Female Power Armor; a couple different poses are possible; 1/285th scale (6mm). $22

All these convention exclusives will be available at Gen Con® Indy to ANYONE on a first-come, first-served basis. Each is metal/pewter, 1/285th scale (6mm). RRT Kickstarter backers can pre-order them now from the comfort of their home and in any quantity (no limit) and have them shipped right to their doorstep. NOTE: We would like to get pre-orders from our RRT Kickstarter backers by August 15, 2015. Thanks.

For instructions on how to order the exclusives (sorry, RRT Kickstarter backers only), click here.

UPDATE: Rifts® World Book 2: Atlantis and World Book 3: England join Vampire Kingdoms, Revised and Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook as current Rifts® titles available on DriveThruRPG.com – many more coming in the weeks ahead

  • NEW! World Book Two: Atlantis and World Book Three: England are now available among more than 100 PDF titles available on DriveThruRPG.com, with more Rifts® books to follow.
  • World Book One: Vampire Kingdoms™, Revised (as well as the original 1991 edition) and Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook are both now available as PDF books on DriveThru.com with Rifts® Atlantis next and more Rifts® books to follow.
  • Palladium plans to make more World Books available as PDFs every week or so. We’ll be starting with Rifts® World Books and Chaos Earth® titles, with lots more to follow.
  • FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Force Organization Charts, stat cards, rules and special items – coming soon!
  • FREE 12 highly-detailed, comprehensive Robotech® RPG Tactics™ assembly instructions for all the Wave One mecha – available now.
  • FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ color guides are available now.
  • FREE Bizantium Sneak Preview – available now.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • The Rifter® issues #1-62 – available now – more coming.
  • 100+ Palladium titles available now as PDF downloads with more coming.
  • Game Master Kits, maps and more – Available now.
  • Much more to come in the months ahead.

We’ll be adding dozens of Rifts® titles and other material to DriveThruRPG.com every week or so for the next few months, so keep your eyes open for them. DriveThruRPG.com already offers 100+ Palladium Books products available as PDFs with more coming soon. Plus FREE support for Robotech® RPG Tactics™ and other Palladium game lines with supplemental material, FREE previews, Game Master packages, paper miniatures and book titles like the Coalition Wars®/Siege on Tolkeen™ series, Splicers® RPG, The Rifter® issues #1-62 (with more to come), and first edition rules of the Rifts® RPG, Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, and related 1st edition sourcebooks for each. And more! Like what? Like Fantasy Paper Miniatures and Game Master Kits for digital download. They are available only as PDF files and were designed special to help you run your games and build campaigns. There are also sneak previews of books and other good stuff. Check it out! And let other gamers know they are available too. We’ll be making more available on DriveThruRPG in the weeks and months to come, so take a look on a regular basis.

Closing thoughts

My thanks to those of you who participated in the Christmas in July sale, and had such kind words to say. I hope you enjoy the smaller flash sales just as much. I have a half dozen already plotted out.

This was a week of ups and downs. We were happy and excited to get Robotech® Expeditionary Force Marines™ finished and to the printer. It’s an excellent new edition to the Robotech® game line and should please a great many people. And we will have it in time for Gen Con. I had delusions of having an advance copy of Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ at Gen Con as well, but that’s not going to happen. A number of minor problems cropped up this week, but a number of other things panned out nicely. The worst part of the week was finding out that the wife of a very dear friend is seriously ill. It’s a frightening situation and our hearts and prayers go out to her and the family. They are still waiting for word from the doctors, but optimism is running high. Makes you realize, again, that it is people and all the things that bring us joy, that are truly important. Have a wonderful weekend.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, Publisher

Robotech UEEF Marines Sourcebook One

NEW! Robotech®: Expeditionary Force Marines Sourcebook – Ships July 29

Expeditionary Force Marines™ is a riveting Robotech® sourcebook that carries you to alien worlds. Your characters can pilot the early Cyclones and next generation of Destroids, liberate alien worlds and engage the merciless Invid Regent, his Inorganic shock troopers and Invid swarms. Epic, planet-hopping adventure awaits.

The Robotech®: Expeditionary Force Marines sourcebook is set in space with the UEEF (United Earth Expeditionary Force) led by Admiral Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Breetai and Exedore. This valiant force of mecha-clad heroes travel across the galaxy liberating planets from the bondage of the Invid Regent, the Robotech Masters and other tyrants and monsters. New alien people are introduced and become part of the Expeditionary Force Marines. In between their ongoing war with the Regent and his Invid and Inorganics, they explore planets, battle space pirates and face treachery on many fronts.

  • 5 new Marine O.C.C.s, 22 M.O.S. skill packages, and some new skills.
  • 8 new Destroids, two of them Zentraedi, plus a Battloid or two.
  • 6 new Cyclones, including Space Cyclones, the Spider Hover Cyclone, the Walker and more.
  • CVR-1 and CVR-2 body armor and notable Expeditionary Force (and alien) weapons, gear and vehicles.
  • The Regent’s war machine: Invid Scientist R.C.C., Invid Assault Trooper (new), Invid Fury (new), Invid Ogre (new), Invid Ranger (new), Garn Inorganic (new), the Regent statted out, and more.
  • 6 alien races and brief overviews of their planets.
  • 34 Perytonian Energy Wizard Magic spells.
  • Quick Roll Creation Tables for UEEF Marines as player characters.
  • Time-line for the Expeditionary Force and related events on Earth.
  • The Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® RPG “rule book” is needed to play (Cat. No. 550 or 550HC).
  • Written by Irvin Jackson and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 553. Ships July 29, 2015; at the printer.

Coming for Robotech® RPG Tactics – Earth Defenders (Micronian Forces!)

The Earth Defenders blister packs expand the scope of combat, strategies and tactics, and are ideal for gamers looking to play the Malcontents faction or who want to bring Micronian troops into play on any battlefield. Stats and rules coming any day now. Note: None of this has any negative impact on Palladium finishing and manufacturing RRT Wave Two, but does plenty to enhance your battlefield options with your current game pieces.

Reminder: Palladium is taking pre-orders from Kickstarter backers for the convention exclusives (with no limit on quantity) and the six Earth Defender Blister Packs online, now through July 15, 2015. When we make these Earth Defenders available at retail in the Fall, they will probably sell at a retail price of around $12 or so per blister pack.

The first six Earth Defenders Blister Packs:

  • Apache Combat Helicopter (1) – Includes flight stand, base and stat card; 1/285th scale (6mm).
  • A-10 Warthog Jet (1) with big gun for ground attack, plus flight stand, base and stat card; 1/285th scale (6mm).
  • T-55MV Tanks (4 per pack), plus 2 stat cards and four bases; 1/285th scale (6mm).
  • Cougar 6x6 APCs (4 per pack), plus 2 stat cards and four bases; 1/285th scale (6mm).
  • Convoy Trucks (4 per pack), plus 2 stat cards and four bases; 1/285th scale (6mm).
  • Infantry Troops (8 troops per base for 32 total figs; some heavy weapons), 4 cards and 4 bases; 1/285th scale (6mm).

For instructions on how to order the exclusives (sorry, RRT Kickstarter backers only), click here.

What’s next? The Comanchero Helicopter and combat vehicles like the Cat’s Eye Recon and other Macross war machines. We had initially included the Comanchero Helicopter as one of the items our Kickstarter backers could pre-order along with the six listed above. However, after further discussion involving its development we realized we could not, at this time, pinpoint a specific date of release or its true cost, so we have decided to remove it from the schedule until we can verify all the details and get a good handle on a realistic release date. So while the Comanchero Helicopter will be in development, it will no longer be available for pre-order for the time being. Those initial few who were charged for that item will be contacted to arrange the refund of that portion of their orders.

Glitter Boy Mouse Pad

NEW! Glitter Boy Mouse Pad

Full color mouse pad that looks dynamic on any desk. This art is the famous Glitter Boy™ in flames that was made into a poster and is the cover to the Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG.

  • 8 x 9 1/4 inches in size.
  • 1/8 inch thickness of the pad.
  • Quality reproduction; full color.
  • Art by Scott Johnson.
  • Collect all three.
  • $9.95 retail – Cat. No. 2566 – available now, but only from Palladium Books’ online store.

Fantasy Old Ones Mouse Pad

NEW! Fantasy Old Ones Mouse Pad

Full color mouse pad that looks dynamic on any desk. This is the powerful art depicting a Minotaur and Old One from the cover of the Old Ones™ Fantasy Sourcebook. The claw-like tentacles in the background is an Old One rising. Be afraid.

  • 8 x 9 1/4 inches in size.
  • 1/8 inch thickness of the pad.
  • Quality reproduction; full color.
  • Art by Martin McKenna.
  • Collect all three.
  • $9.95 retail – Cat. No. 2567 – available now, but only from Palladium Books’ online store.

Zombie Graveyard Mouse Pad

NEW! Zombie Graveyard Mouse Pad

Full color mouse pad that looks dynamic on any desk. This one is a zombie rising from a graveyard to stalk the living. It is from the cover to the Dead Reign® Sourcebook: Graveyard Earth™. Are you a survivor?

  • 8 x 9 1/4 inches in size
  • 1/8 inch thickness of the pad.
  • Quality reproduction; full color.
  • Art by E.M. Gist.
  • Collect all three.
  • $9.95 retail – Cat. No. 2568 – available now, but only from Palladium Books’ online store.

Coalition Heroes of Humanity Dog Tag

NEW! Coalition Heroes of Humanity Dog Tag

A sharp-looking, black dog tag, laser etched with the CS skull and lightning bolt, with the words “Coalition States, Hero of Humanity” on one side. The image and words are silver.

  • Black dog tag with silver image and text.
  • Comes with a 30 inch chain.
  • A nice keepsake to wear or hang from your backpack, book bag, dice bag or shelf. Wear it during your game for inspiration and luck.
  • $5.00 retail – Cat. No. 2569 – available now, but only from Palladium Books’ online store.

Rifts Logo Dog Tag

NEW! Rifts® Logo Dog Tag

A sharp-looking, ley line blue dog tag, laser etched with the full Rifts® logo and the words “Celebrating 25 years” on one side. The image and words are silver.

  • Blue dog tag with silver logo and text.
  • Comes with a 30 inch chain.
  • A nice keepsake to wear or hang from your backpack, book bag, dice bag or shelf. Wear it during your game for inspiration and luck.
  • $5.00 retail – Cat. No. 2570 – available now, but only from Palladium Books’ online store.

Living the Fantasy T-Shirt

NEW! Living the Fantasy T-Shirt – available now

Celebrate the Palladium Fantasy RPG® with the red and black image from the original RPG that gave Palladium its start. This is a favorite of Kevin Siembieda. The slogan, “Living the Fantasy” comes from fan and freelance writer, Travis Guerrero. Art by Kevin Siembieda.

Cyber-Knight Game MAster T-Shirt

NEW! Cyber-Knight Game Master T-Shirt – available now

This shirt exudes both power and nobility, and a sense of wonder that captures the spirit of role-playing. Art by Freddie Williams III.

Rifts 25 Years T-Shirt

NEW! Rifts® 25 Years, The Adventure Continues T-Shirt – available now

We wanted an image that said Rifts® and more adventures to come. This Ramon Perez artwork captures that nicely. And we love the grin on that Headhunter and the sparkle in his eyes that seems to say, “Oh yeah, there are adventures to come.” Art by Ramon K. Perez.

2015 Open House Dragon T-Shirt

NEW! 2015 Open House Dragon T-Shirt – Available now.

This was not Kevin’s idea. In fact, he felt a bit embarrassed by it, but people loved it. This commemorative 2015 Open House T-shirt is perfect for those of you who attended the event as well as those of you who were there with us in spirit. It features the infamous Kevin Siembieda signature dragon that graces thousands of books around the world with his signature; complete with Kevin’s signature and the words, “2015 Open House.” It seemed especially appropriate to us if this was, indeed, the last Open House. This shirt is not likely to be reprinted, so available only while supplies last. Art by Kevin Siembieda.

Property of the Coalition T-Shirt

BACK IN PRINT – Property of the Coalition – Available now

New Limited Edition Prints – Available now

Death and Ice Print

NEW! Death and Ice (Bizantium Cover) Print

The cover to the new Bizantium sourcebook.

  • Artist: Charles Walton II.
  • The artwork is the cover to Bizantium and the Northern Islands and depicts an Iceborn Undead Serpent ship. It was too nice not to offer as a print.
  • Size: 8½ x 11 with an 8x10 image area.
  • Full color and suitable for framing.
  • Limited to fewer than 300 prints.
  • Cat. No. PR812 – $5.00 – available now.

Winged Fury Print

NEW! Winged Fury (Heroes Unlimited) Print

A hero on her night patrol to protect the innocent.

  • Artist: John Zeleznik.
  • The artwork is the cover to The Rifter® #68, featuring a noble heroine on a city rooftop.
  • Size: 8½ x 11 with an 8x10 image area.
  • Full color and suitable for framing.
  • Limited to fewer than 300 prints.
  • Cat. No. PR813 – $5.00 – available now.

Chrome and Carnage Print

NEW! Chrome and Carnage Print (Chaos Earth®)

An epic battle as a NEMA Chromium Guardsman (Glitter Boy) battles a legion of bizarre zombies.

  • Artist: Charles Walton II.
  • The artwork is the cover to Chaos Earth® Resurrection, featuring a Glitter Boy locked in combat with a zombie horde.
  • Size: 8½ x 11 with an 8x10 image area.
  • Full color and suitable for framing.
  • Limited to fewer than 300 prints.
  • Cat. No. PR814 – $5.00 – available now.

SAMAS/Dragon Dogfight Print

NEW! SAMAS/Dragon Dogfight Print

Buckle your seatbelt for this wild ride.

  • Artist: Charles Walton II.
  • The artwork is the cover to The Rifter® #70, featuring a dragon in hot pursuit of a Coalition “Smiling Jack” SAMAS.
  • Size: 8½ x 11 with an 8x10 image area.
  • Full color and suitable for framing.
  • Limited to fewer than 300 prints.
  • Cat. No. PR815 – $5.00 – available now.

Rifts Red Borg Print

NEW! Rifts® Red ‘Borg Print

The iconic Kevin Long “Red Cyborg” can now hang on your wall.

  • Artist: Kevin Long.
  • The artwork is the cover to the Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook and appeared in the original Rifts® RPG. It seemed the perfect way to celebrate 25 years of Rifts®.
  • Size: 8½ x 11 with an 8x10 image area.
  • Full color and suitable for framing.
  • Limited to fewer than 300 prints.
  • Cat. No. PR816 – $5.00 – available now.

Rifts Ley Line Walker Print

NEW! Rifts® Ley Line Walker Print

The iconic Kevin Long “Ley Line Walker” can now hang on your wall.

  • Artist: Kevin Long.
  • The artwork was used on a popular Rifts® T-shirt and appeared in the original Rifts® RPG. It seemed the perfect way to celebrate 25 years of Rifts®.
  • Size: 8½ x 11 with an 8x10 image area.
  • Full color and suitable for framing.
  • Limited to fewer than 300 prints.
  • Cat. No. PR817 – $5.00 – available now.

Rifts Heroes of Humanity Print

NEW! Rifts® Heroes of Humanity Print

The aftermath of a skirmish between Coalition forces and the minions of Hell. SAMAS scourer the sky for enemy forces as a Rift closes in the sky.

  • Artist: Andrew Baker.
  • The artwork is the cover to the upcoming Rifts® sourcebook, Hereos of Humanity.
  • Size: 8½ x 11 with an 8x10 image area.
  • Full color and suitable for framing.
  • Limited to fewer than 300 prints.
  • Cat. No. PR818 – $5.00 – available now.

Coalition Strike Force Print

NEW! Coalition Strike Force (Rifts®) Print $10

The iconic Kevin Long Calendar center-spread can now hang on your wall.

  • Artist: Kevin Long.
  • The artwork was used in the 1994 Rifts® Calendar and appeared in the Rifts® Ultimate Edition. It seemed like another perfect piece to celebrate 25 years of Rifts®.
  • Size: 17x11 inches with a 16x10 image area.
  • Full color and suitable for framing.
  • Limited to fewer than 300 prints.
  • Cat. No. PR819 – $10.00 – available now.

Robotech Dice Bag - Black

NEWish! Robotech® Dice Bag – Available now

People have enjoyed the Rifts® dice bag for years, so we thought we’d do one for Robotech®. The Robotech® Dice Bag debuted at AdeptiCon and went over very well. Now it is available in the Palladium store for everyone. This is just one tiny thing we’ve been working on behind the scenes for Robotech®. More to come.

  • The classic Robotech® logo.
  • Golden yellow color, silk-screen imprint.
  • Black, faux velvet, draw-string bag.
  • 7½ x 8 inch bag with flat, round bottom. Can hold a lot of dice.
  • Suitable for any Robotech® gamer with a pile of dice.
  • $8.00 retail – Cat. No. 2565 – Available now, only from Palladium Books.

Rifts and the Megaverse Art Book, Collector's Masterwork Limited Edition

BACK IN PRINT: Rifts® and the Megaverse® – John Zeleznik Collector's Masterwork Limited Edition

Kevin pulled this amazing offer out of mothballs for the Open House and immediately sold a few copies. This is the most unbelievable deal we have ever heard of. In fact, we don't think anybody has EVER done anything like this before, and it's all John Zeleznik's idea.

Each copy of the Collector's Masterwork Limited Edition includes an original piece of artwork by John Zeleznik! Most are concept sketches tipped (glued) into the book itself, by hand, done personally by Kevin Siembieda. That's right, YOU will have an original sketch/drawing/concept artwork from one of John Zeleznik's paintings or illustrations that appears in this very book!

"I've never heard of anything like this,” said Publisher, Kevin Siembieda. "It's remarkable. A true collectible with a piece of original art and Palladium history all rolled into one. This is a deal of a lifetime, NOW more than ever before, because the $125 dollar price is the same low price when this item was first offered back in 2007! Today, this book would sell for $175-$200. Each piece of art has to be worth $50-$100, and is a piece of Palladium history. John Zeleznik is such a great guy, he wants us to keep the price low so Palladium fans can afford one. How cool is that?”

  • Fewer than 60 remain available.
  • Limited to 199 copies. Each is signed and numbered.
  • Signed by renowned artist John Zeleznik and writer/Publisher Kevin Siembieda.
  • EACH contains a piece of original art by John Zeleznik. Usually a concept sketch from John's private archives.
  • The book is identical to the regular hardcover edition. It is the original artwork and being signed and numbered that makes it special.
  • $125.00 each, plus shipping and handling. Must be shipped UPS or insured so it can be shipped quickly and via a method that is safe and traceable. If lost in the mail, this item can not be replaced.
  • 128 pages – color – hardcover – Cat. No. 2510-CML.
  • The ultimate collectible!

Bizantium and the Northern Islands

NEW! Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook: Bizantium and the Northern Islands – Available now

To the civilized world, Bizantium and the waters and lands around it are frightening. A realm of sea serpents, monsters, and barbarians. To the heroes and people who live there, it is a realm of adventure, beauty and opportunity. One might consider Bizantium as the center of adventure and mystery in the North.

North of Bizantium are the Icy Ocean and Great Ice Shelf, places where only a handful of the bravest Bizantian sailors have ever set sail, and the rest of the world knows nothing about. For kingdoms in the south, only a few scholars have ever heard of the Great Ice Shelf or the cannibalistic Necromancers known as the Iceborn who make the frozen wasteland their home. Those who have heard tales of the land of ice and death are convinced they are nothing but the stuff of myth. Very soon, they will find out otherwise. And these are but a few of the revelations presented in Bizantium and the Northern Islands™. Discover for yourself the wonders and horrors that await.

  • Waterchanter O.C.C. and 20+ magic spells new to the Fantasy setting.
  • Necromancy revisited. Many spells new to the Fantasy setting.
  • 90+ spells in all, including Ocean Magic for the Waterchanter, Necromancy and more.
  • Serpent Chaser, Bizantium Marine and other new character classes.
  • The Iceborn, their man-eating Raiders, Skinbinders and Sea Witches. A forgotten race of monsters who worship death, wield death magic, hunt humanoids, eat their flesh, and wear their skin. A villain you will love to hate.
  • The Iceborn’s Necroilus – massive vessels made from the remains of dead sea serpents and animated by Necromancy to prowl the seas.
  • Vengeful gods, monsters, sea serpents and sea monster creation tables.
  • The Seven Treasures touched by the Northern Gods, lost for centuries, waiting to be found.
  • New and old Bizantium ships including the Bireme, Ice Breaker and Battleship.
  • Bizantium as never before seen.
  • The Northern Islands described in new detail.
  • The Great Ice Shelf – a new continent to explore.
  • Bizantium’s origin, history, and mysteries revealed.
  • Bizantian society, culture, religion, magic and notable places.
  • People and places of note. Adventure hooks galore, and more.
  • Written by Glen Evans, Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 474 – Available now.

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

– Available now in the USA, Canada, European Union, Australia and New Zealand

If you love Robotech®, you’ll want to take a look at this game. Beautifully detailed game pieces of your favorite Robotech® mecha, and fast playing rules that capture the Robotech® experience in a new, exciting way. And this is just the beginning. We have so much more planned. Available NOW – in game stores across the USA, Canada, UK, European Union, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ "Starter Box" – Cat. No. 55100 – $99.95 retail price. This is the game Robotech® fans have wanted for decades. 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.

The First Six Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Expansion Packs are available to retail along with the main box game. Here are the SKUs and retail prices.

Chaos Earth Resurrection

COMING – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Resurrection

In the shattered depths of Wisconsin, survivors are besieged by the dead come back to life. Zombies. But not just any type of zombie, zombies done Rifts-style. And unless the source of the zombie plague can be found and neutralized by NEMA defenders, North America may be overrun by the dead.

This was actually something Taylor White and I have been kicking around for years, even before we released the Dead Reign® RPG line. We think you’ll love it.

  • Something has animated the dead in Wisconsin. It is up to NEMA heroes to find the cause and stop it before it spreads beyond control.
  • Scrap Zombies of all types.
  • Snatcher Ghouls, Carrion Cleaners, Screaming Puppet Ghosts, Sour Maggot Parasites, and other monsters.
  • The Zombie Pox and other dangers.
  • Setting background, adventure and adventure idea table.
  • Written by Taylor White.
  • 128 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 666. Summer.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity

COMING – Rifts® Sourcebook – The Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity

The events unfolding in World Book 35: Megaverse® in Flames threaten to change the entire landscape of Rifts® Earth as the demonic minions of Hades and Dyval seek to bring Hell on Earth, and turn the planet into a dimensional gateway to Armageddon!

The Coalition States, along with Northern Gun and Lazlo, take the lead in the defense of North America. Heroes of Humanity explores the good and bad in the Coalition’s efforts to save humanity and send this new threat back to the pits of Hell.

  • New Coalition weapons, armor and war machines.
  • The Coalition States: Are they heroes or villains? Or does it depend on whether you are human or not?
  • Can the CS fight alongside mages and D-Bees if it means saving the world?
  • How is the CS dealing with the Minion War on Earth?
  • One plan to battle the Xiticix and who really pays the price.
  • Adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Matthew Clements and other contributors.
  • Final page count and cost yet to be determined but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 889.

COMING – Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States: The Disavowed

“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.
  • Final page count and cost yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892.

COMING – Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans

True Atlanteans are descendants from Earth’s past. The survivors of the sinking of Atlantis (really a dimensional mishap) and travelers of the Megaverse, wielders of Tattoo Magic and other lost mystic arts. Most people regard them as heroes, but are they? The Sunaj Assassins are mythic villains feared by all, yet they too are True Atlanteans who serve dark forces.

For the first time, much of the story behind True Atlanteans and their secrets are revealed.

  • True Atlanteans revisited.
  • Optional Atlantean character creation tables including clan heritage and other factors.
  • Secrets of the stone pyramids, different types/purposes and powers.
  • Many new magic tattoos, magic spells, weapons and armor.
  • Atlantean hideouts and secret communities across the Megaverse.
  • The Sunaj Assassins, their secrets, history and plans for the future.
  • Atlantean Monster Hunter O.C.C., Atlantean Defender O.C.C. and much more. And this is just the tip of what this book contains.
  • Written by Carl Gleba. Additional text and ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and cost yet to be determined, but probably 160-192 pages – $20.95-24.95 retail – Cat. No. 890.

COMING – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook: First Responders

The Great Cataclysm has devastated civilization, but humanity fights for survival. The struggles of civilian law enforcement, fire and rescue, and everyday men and women are some of the most epic tales to be told in a world gone to hell. They fight monsters, aliens, the paranormal, the elements, and each other, all with the hope of reclaiming their lives from the Chaos.

  • New D-Bees and monsters from the Rifts.
  • First Responder O.C.C.s, skills and special equipment.
  • New “average citizen” Occupational Character Classes (O.C.C.s).
  • New equipment for NEMA “Roscoes” and other emergency personnel.
  • Notable rescue vehicles, robot drones, and technology.
  • Source information and stats for common Golden Age technology (weapons, vehicles, medical tech, etc.).
  • Apocalypse Plagues brought from other worlds to Chaos Earth.
  • Adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Jason Richards. Additional text by Clements & Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 665. Summer, 2015.

Chaos Earth Rise of Magic

Rise of Magic – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook – Now shipping

We’ve all played “post” apocalyptic games. Now imagine playing as the apocalypse is happening. As the world you know is crumbling. As magic and monsters from myth become real and your world is reshaped by forces beyond your comprehension. That is the premise behind the Rifts® Chaos Earth® series. That YOU play through the Great Cataclysm as the apocalypse happens.

Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Rise of Magic™ is a key book in that continuing story (new books are coming this Spring and Summer). In Rise of Magic™, humans, particularly children, are discovering they can draw upon mystic energy and cast magic. The thing is, they don’t really know what they are doing. Magic is just part of the chaos and the impossible that is happening all around them. Meanwhile, others have found they can summon and control monsters and demons, while still others make pacts with supernatural beings to become witches and worse. And some have learned they can harness the magic to animate and command the dead. Madness and more chaos ensues. All of this only complicates things for NEMA, Earth’s defenders, as the line of distinction between “good guys” and “bad guys” begins to blur, and things go from bad to worse.

  • Chaos Magic, new magic specific to the Chaos Earth® setting.
  • 100+ unique Chaos Magic spells.
  • New magic O.C.C.s like the Blue Zone Wizard and Chaos Wizard.
  • New evil magic users like the Chaos Witch and Demon Caller.
  • More on NEMA and the Demon Plagues.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. At the printer.
  • Two new Chaos Earth® sourcebooks are coming soon.
  • 64 pages – $12.95 – Cat. No. 662. Available now.

Chaos Earth RPG

Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG – Available now

The origins of Rifts® start here! It is a new beginning. But first everything that human civilization had become during the Golden Age of Science, more than eighty years in our future, must come to a crashing end. The Earth is in the process of being transformed into a place more alien than a thousand alien worlds. Ley lines erupt with even more power and ambient energy than what is known on Rifts Earth 300 years later. Rifts – tears in space and time – appear along ley lines to unleash legions of aliens, monsters, dragons, supernatural horrors, and ancient gods of myth and legend in a mad symphony of chaos and transformation.

You play survivors or the heroes of NEMA. The men and women of the Northern Eagle Military Alliance equipped with their Chromium Guardsmen (Glitter Boys), Silver Eagles (SAMAS) and host of other robots and power armor to stand against a rising tide of enemies and alien invaders. They are humanity’s last and only hope to survive the apocalypse that will become known as the Great Cataclysm. These are the heroes you play in a world that can only be described as Chaos Earth.

  • Overview of the Great Cataclysm as it unfolds.
  • Introduction to NEMA and its weapons and resources.
  • 11 different character classes, including robot pilots, the Para-Arcane, Demon and Witch Hunters, Chromium Guardsmen, Silver Eagles, and more.
  • Weapons, robots, power armor, vehicles and equipment.
  • Monsters, chaos and adventure. Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages for the complete RPG – $20.95 – Cat. No. 660 – Available now!
  • Chaos Earth® Sourcebook 2: Creatures of Chaos™ – 30+ Chaos Demons, NEMA and more. $12.95 – 64 pages – Cat. No. 661 – Available now.

Splynn Dimensional Market

Back in print – Rifts® World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market

This awesome sourcebook is, in effect, Rifts® Atlantis Part Two. It is said that anything you may desire – especially if it is dark, magical or alien – can be purchased, for a price, at the Splynn Dimensional Market. Anything. ‘Nuff said.

  • 14 more monstrous Splugorth slave races.
  • New Magic Tattoos and Bio-Wizard organisms.
  • Dozens of Bio-Wizard weapons and magic items.
  • The deadly Bio-Borg and Kittani weapons and equipment.
  • The Splynn Dimensional Market described and key locations noted.
  • Art by Ramon Perez, Mike Dubisch, Burles, Breaux and others.
  • $24.95 – 192 pages – Cat. No. 836 – Available now!

DriveThruRPG

PDF downloads from DriveThruRPG.com

This is a great resource for getting out of print Palladium titles and other select books. We’ve made 100 titles available as PDF digital downloads from DriveThruRPG.com, as well as Fantasy Paper Miniatures, Game Master resources and other good things with more to come. This is a great way to try Palladium products and get access to out of print RPG source material. Some notable titles include:

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