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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 30, 2016

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By Kevin Siembieda

It has been another action-packed week. We have all been incredibly busy working on finishing books and other things. I worked the weekend while Wayne was off having fun in Northen Michigan (a much deserved long weekend with his sweetheart), and though I have been writing up a storm, I have also been working on and plotting many things for the future.

To our surprise, Julius found an entire case of the Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans and Rifts® Sovietski Raw Preview Editions while conducting a routine inventory. Apparently, someone had put a case of each aside where they didn’t belong and forgot about them. The good news is there are 28 copies of Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans Raw Preview Edition available again, while supplies last. Which won’t be long. A lot of people were disappointed that the book sold out so quickly, and should be happy to get another chance to purchase one or both Preview Editions. Remember, we only printed 150 copies of the Rifts® Sovietski and Secrets of the Atlanteans Raw Preview Editions, so get them while you can.

Hollywood took some of my time this week as we work toward a possible option for one of Palladium’s I.P.s (not Rifts®). That would make three intellectual properties Hollywood film makers are thinking about developing for film or television. I cannot yet announce which I.P.s they are, but this particular one seems especially promising. After my conversation with the producer Thursday afternoon, he and I both ended the call fired up and excited about the prospect of working together. Awesome. Meanwhile, I have another associate shopping around a few other Palladium I.P.s. I’m happy to say we are getting inquires from a number of companies about developing Palladium properties for new mediums. I just hope one or two of them make it from concept to the big screen or as a videogame. Our fingers are crossed.

The Rifter® #75 is something special. I have put a lot of work on the G.M. and adventure building article. More than I probably should have, but the Rifts® Primer submitted by Carl Gleba was so inspiring, it drew me in and demanded that I add to it. I could not resist. I think it’s because it took me back to my RPG roots and got me thinking about – and writing about – how to be a G.M., how to create RPG adventures, and the pure joy of the role-playing game experience. I think this kind of back to basics article with examples is important, because it seems like there aren’t many places where gamers can go now to read or talk about the nuances of role-playing and running games. In fact, I want to see us doing a lot more of this sort of thing in The Rifter® and on the Palladium website. This article is so informative, rich and fun, I think people will love it. Alex and Julius went wild over it. I hope you do, too.

I’m also working on Hell Followed for Dead Reign®, the next issue of The Rifter®, a truckload of other products, and prepping for Palladium’s 2016 Christmas Surprise Package offer. Keep reading for all the details on the Grab Bags, books and Fall releases.

The Rifter #75

UPDATE: The Rifter® #75 – “official” source material – October release

I cannot say enough about The Rifter® #75. There is so much excellent and fun material this issue. I can speak most about the Rifts® Primer by Carl Gleba and myself, but Charles Walton and company’s work on the powerful and epic Splicers®: I am Legion mega-adventure is awe-inspiring all by itself. This is Part 4, with people clamoring for more. Well, they will get it in The Rifter® #76 and #77.

The Rifts® Primer is a fun, fast reading, meat and potatoes article about G.M.ing Rifts®, being a G.M. in general, creating and using NPCs, developing ideas and how to create an adventure and improving along the way. The sample adventure is written in such a way that new players who have never played Rifts®, or are completely unfamiliar with the Palladium game system, can run with just the information presented in this article. Pre-generated characters are presented along with statted out bad guys. Pretty cool, eh? I wish I could take credit for it, but that was Carl’s brilliant approach to this Primer. Ah, but that’s not all. There is a second Rifts® adventure that is a step by step example of how to create an adventure by building on simple ideas. Both adventures are fun and informative. And all of it is written in an entertaining voice. This material is so helpful that we may even make it available on DriveThruRPG.com as a stand-alone product for a nominal price.

The Rifts® Primer, its G.M. tips and two adventures, along with the sprawling Splicers® mega-adventure, Part 4, pretty much fills The Rifter® #75, but it is worth it. A sneak peek at Rifts® for Savage Worlds, news, coming attractions and, if we can squeeze it in, a Rifts® adventure setting, rounds out this spectacular issue.

If you don’t subscribe to The Rifter®, do yourself a favor and pick up this issue. With the theme of adventure and the joy of role-playing, I think you will love it. The Rifter® #75 is in final layout and goes to the printer on Monday!

The Rifter #76

UPDATE: The Rifter® #76 – November release

The Rifter® #76 is already in final development. Greg Diaczyk’s Elemental Primordians™ will appear this issue (official source material for use with Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, Phase World® and the Three Galaxies, as well as other settings), more Splicers® adventure, along with Brett Caron’s Rifts® Pecos Empire™ adventure setting, some Heroes Unlimited™ material and other good stuff. Art to be assigned very soon. It will be yet another fun, suspense and horror-filled issue. Cover by Nicholas Bradshaw.

UPDATE: Hell Followed – 160 page sourcebook for Dead Reign® – October Release

As I said in the last Update, the art for Hell Followed is done and final editing, writing additions and tweaks are underway. Still on track for an October release. This 160 page addition to the Dead Reign® series contains more adventure ideas, world information and new, whacked out zombies and other treats. More for the Dead Reign® RPG series is already being developed for release in 2017.

UPDATE: Rifts® Poker Decks a fan fave

The Rifts® Poker Decks are fun and practical. These two items will not be available in the Christmas Surprise Package, but they make great gifts and wonderful additions to any collection. Orders yours today.

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans Raw Preview Edition – 28 copies found in a dark corner

28 copies of Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ Raw Preview Edition have been found and are available while supplies last! As I said earlier, an entire case of Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ Raw Preview Edition (and Rifts® Sovietski) had been misplaced. Thankfully, eagle-eye Julius discovered them earlier this week while doing inventory. Only 150 copies were printed as limited edition, advance previews of the complete, submitted manuscript. These are the last of this special preview.

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ presents background on the Atlantean tribes and the addition of Crystal Magic and Shadow Magic. These 28 copies will not last long. A lot of people were disappointed that the book sold out so quickly. Here is your second chance. Only 28 copies available. Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. This item will not be available in Christmas Surprise Packages.

UPDATE: Rifts® World Book: The Sovietski Raw Preview Edition

Rifts® World Book: The Sovietski™ is also available while supplies last. A case of it was also found and added to what is available. Remember, only 150 copies were printed as a limited edition advance preview of the complete, submitted manuscript for this book. The Sovietski™ Raw Preview is a hefty, 160 pages of source material, cyborgs, gear and combat vehicles. Be the first to know what’s coming in Rifts® Sovietski™, planned for release early next year. Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Get yours before it is gone.

It’s coming ...

October 7th – the 2016 Palladium Christmas Surprise Package Offer begins

For the past few weeks, a number of gamers have already been asking about this year’s Christmas Surprise Package. In fact, some gamers at GrandCon brought them up to thank me, in person, for doing the Christmas Surprise Package offer every year. For them, and many people, it has become a Christmas tradition and a way to try new game settings, get gifts for each other and get autographs from me and available Palladium staff members and freelancers. We are very happy to do them.

Every holiday season, starting in October, for the last 18 or 19 years now, Palladium has been offering the Christmas Surprise Package. Our humble efforts to show our appreciation of you and help make your Christmas a little more fun and special.

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package?

It is our way of saying thank you to our loyal fans, deliver a little Christmas cheer, and put smiles on the faces of some big kids around the world. For you, it is a bargain and a great way to get presents for your gaming pals, fill holes in your collection, try new games and world settings, and to get autographs.

$89-$95+ worth of Palladium Books products for only $45 plus shipping and handling. You are guaranteed to get an absolute minimum of eighty-nine dollars ($89) retail value in your Surprise Package. Often you get $89-$95. Sometimes more! Santa Kevin likes to make gamers squeal with delight and often packs in $95-$100 worth of goodies into many Surprise Packages.

It’s a surprise package because you never know exactly what you are going to get or who will sign your books. We try to include many of the items on your “wish list,” but we will surprise you with stuff you are not expecting. Things like a special print(s), or issues of The Rifter®, or a Palladium RPG or sourcebook(s), special edition comic book, or other items that we think you might enjoy. Plus you can ask for unusual items, or special gold editions, art prints, miniatures and maybe even some original art. All items are “hand-picked” by Kevin Siembieda from YOUR “wish list.” ALL with autographs IF you request them. For many of you, this is the only way to get autographs from Palladium’s staff, artists and writers!

Watch for complete details in the next Weekly Update (and online). You can start placing your orders next Friday, October 7, 2016. Ordering early gives you ample time to try out a Surprise Package if you are new to them, and you avoid the holiday rush, or to spread out your purchases over the next few months.

The full details and description will be posted in Palladium’s Online Store by next weekend, as well as appear in the next Weekly Update. Please spread the word to gamers everywhere – that includes Savage Worlds players who are anxiously awaiting Rifts® for Savage Worlds®. What a great way to sample or expand upon the Rifts® Megaverse® than with a Christmas Surprise Package. It is a great way to introduce Palladium’s settings to new gamers.

I mean, for the price of what one core rule book costs most of the time, you can get one Surprise Package ($45 plus shipping) with 3-5 different titles (depending on the value of each book). It’s hard to beat that kind of deal. The Christmas Surprise Package is only publicized by word of mouth, to readers of The Rifter® and on Palladium's website – www.palladiumbooks.com – so please tell everyone you know. Buy one for every gamer you know and have a joyful holiday season. Full details next Update.

WARNING: Many gamers cannot stop with just one Christmas Surprise Package. Many order two or three. Some order six, seven and more. We always try to make each Grab Bag truly special, as the thousands of you who have ordered in the past know well. If you have never ordered a Palladium Christmas Grab Bag before, give it a try early, because you’ll be blown away and probably want to order a few more! You have been warned.

UPDATE: Available on DriveThruRPG.com – new Robotech® RPG Tactics cards every day, plus The Rifter®, Rifts® and other titles added weekly to DriveThruRPG.com

The Rifter® #69 is a recent addition along with issues going back to Number One! Rifts® World Book 30: D-Bees of North America™ and other Rifts® titles are also available, and new Robotech® RPG Tactics™ game cards are being made available at a rate of two per day. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be getting added every week or two through the end of the year, so watch for them. More Rifts® paper minis are also coming soon.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave 2 Paper Game Pieces, and new game cards every day, join Rifts® Ultimate Edition and 160+ other PDF Palladium titles, RRT stuff, G.M. helper kits and free material on DriveThruRPG.com right now! More Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium game titles, paper miniatures and fun are coming to PDF in the weeks and months ahead. Watch for them.

Recent PDF titles include Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® World Book 30: D-Bees of North America, Rifts® World Book 29: Madhaven™, Rifts® World Book 28: Arzno™, Rifts® World Book 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp, Rifts® World Book 26: Dinosaur Swamp, World Book 25: Rifts® China Two, and World Book 24: Rifts® China One, among many, many others. There are also previews of Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity™, The Rifter® #73, Northern Gun 1 & 2, Lemuria, Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms, Bizantium and many other Palladium titles. Check back every week to see which new PDFs of Rifts® World Books and other titles have been added!

In addition to the titles listed above, The Minion War™ series of books, the Rifts® Coalition Wars®/Tolkeen series, Chaos Earth® Resurrection, all of the Dead Reign® (Zombie Apocalypse) titles, Splicers® RPG and most issues of The Rifter® are available NOW! So are first edition rules of the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and sourcebooks, Palladium Fantasy RPG® and sourcebooks, The Mechanoids®, and much more, available on DriveThruRPG.com.

Available right now:

Palladium Collectibles Available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles Store

More collectibles, artwork and toys are added almost every week. Palladium collectibles, hardcovers (BTS, Lemuria, Rifts® Silver, RUE Gold, etc.), out-of-print titles, original artwork, and toys and items from my personal collection are on my ebay store. We add items on a regular basis and offer sales, so check it out from time to time. Includes one-of-a-kind original artwork, prints, Rifts® and Robotech® artwork by Kevin Long, me and others. There is also a range of limited editions, rare book titles and limited edition hardcovers, toys and more available with frequent new items added. Items include original art, out-of-print titles, redlined proofreader photocopies signed by me and the staff, signed manuscripts with editors’ corrections, some original art, hardcover books (including Rifts® Lemuria, Northern Gun™ One, Northern Gun™ Two, Megaverse® in Flames™, Beyond the Supernatural™ Gold, Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ Gold and Rifts® Ultimate Gold), hundreds of toys and action figures, all from my personal archives and collection. Take a look every weekend or two for new items added.

I will continue to pull things out of my personal collection and Palladium archives and make them available. A bunch of toys have already been added to my online store with more to come.

http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

16 Palladium Gaming Events at CONtraflow Game Convention this weekend – Kenner, Louisiana – September 30 to October 2, 2016 – www.contraflowscifi.org

We want to give a shout out to the awesome people and Game Masters at CONtraflow for such awesome support. They are offering 16 Palladium gaming events: 4 Rifts® Chaos Earth events, 4 Robotech®, 2 Palladium Fantasy®, 2 Nightbane®, a Splicers®, a Dead Reign® and a Dead Reign®/Nightbane® combined event.

It all sounds pretty awesome to us. Of course, Palladium Books has sent items for prize support and items for the New Orleans Public Library Charity event. It may be too late for some of you in the area to attend, but definitely keep this growing and fun gaming convention in mind for NEXT YEAR. To those of you attending, have a great time.

CONtraflow – September 30-October 2, 2016

New Orleans Airport Hilton
901 Airline Highway
Kenner, LA 70062
www.contraflowscifi.org

Ho, Ho, Ho, Happy Halloween Season ... and Christmas too!

It is that time of year when Kathy and I eagerly look forward to Halloween. Why am I talking about Halloween already? Because we set up our massive Halloween display and enjoy Halloween for the entire month of October. So does our equally crazy neighbor. In fact, they are hosting a pre-Halloween block party this weekend. Unfortunately, it has been raining all week ... and I mean a lot, nonstop, accompanied by some flooding. Yikes. So neither of us may have our complete display up in time for the party. And since the rain continues today and through the weekend, the gathering may be mostly indoors. Oh well, you can’t fight Mother Nature.

October is also the month when the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package offer begins, giving you a jump on getting Christmas presents for the gamers in your life or a way to get caught up on the books and game you have been meaning to get, like Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Heroes of Humanity, Megaverse® in Flames, Robotech® RPG Tactics, and well, just about everything in the Palladium catalog (with some exceptions). So order your preview copy of Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans and Rifts® Sovietski, and start thinking about what Santa Kevin can put in your 2016 X-Mas Grab Bag. The offer goes live next Friday. Now if only it would stop raining over here. Have a nice weekend.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer, Game Designer

The Rifter #75

NEW! The Rifter® #75 – Ships October 15

The Rifter® #75 is in final layout and goes to the printer on Monday.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters alike – but his issue is especially packed with material for building and running adventures, and discovering – or rediscovering – the joy of role-playing games. Everyone should get this issue.

Rifter® #75 Highlights:

  • Rifts® Primer – G.M. and Player Tips, and a Rifts® Adventure, by Carl Gleba and Kevin Siembieda – “official” source material. The Rifts® Primer is jam-packed with G.M. advice, player tips, personal experiences, and examples of game play, explanation of rules, a step by step outline for creating your own adventures, and two adventures to get you started. The sample adventure is written in such a way that new players who have never played Rifts®, or are completely unfamiliar with the Palladium game system, can run it with just the information presented in this article! New Game Masters and experienced G.M.s alike will enjoy the discussion about the art of role-playing and being a Game Master.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Four, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. The adventure continues as Legion reveals part of her sinister plans to your heroes which brings this adventure to a fever pitch. Your heroes must make difficult decisions and must find a way to stop her and her array of deadly machines. Plenty of psychological and horrific terrors to face. Includes a horrifying new machine and more. Do not miss this new chapter as heroes fight against Legion and her army of deadly machines.
  • Rifts® for Savage Worlds® Preview®. Get a look at the cool Rifts® RPG that uses Savage Worlds® rules. The game was a smash Kickstarter hit, and will be arriving on store shelves in the beginning of 2017.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Rifts® cover by Garrie Gastonny and Chris Bivins (Rifts® Savage Worlds).
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 175. In final production. Ships around October 18, 2016.

The Rifter #76

NEW! The Rifter® #76 – Ships November, 2016

The Rifter® #76 is already in production. Articles are being selected, artwork is being assigned and editing begun.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready to go source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the many new characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, villains, monsters, adventures and ideas for one setting can be easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Every issue has material for Rifts® and usually 2-3 other Palladium game lines. And don’t forget, most source material and adventures can be adapted to ANY of Palladium’s RPG settings.

Rifter® #76 Highlights:

  • Rifts® for Savage Worlds® Preview®. Get another look at what’s coming this winter.
  • Rifts® Pecos Badlands Town – by Brett Caron. Thinking about doing some adventuring in the Rifts American Southwest? Mosey on over to Gohjjunk.
  • Rifts®, Three Galaxies and Palladium Fantasy RPG® – Primordians, by Greg Diaczyk with additional text and ideas by Kevin Siembieda – “official” source material. New type of Elemental beings that can be used as player characters or NPCs. These strange beings are believed to be some kind of human-Elemental hybrid. They possess curious minds and seem to be exploring the Megaverse® for reasons unknown. Are they emissaries of Greater Elementals or Elemental Intelligences, or something else completely? Do they come in peace, or are they a new potential menace? Get your first glimpse of them in The Rifter® #76. Plus there are some new alien beasts used by Promordians.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Five, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. The adventure continues and more secrets and dangers are revealed.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ source material.
  • Source material for other RPG settings.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Rifts® cover by Nicholas Bradshaw.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 176. In production. Ships around November 21, 2016.

Rifts Poker Deck 1

NEW! Rifts® Poker Deck One (Color) – available now

For the first time ever, Rifts® is captured in a deck of playing cards. Each card a powerful image. Perfect for playing cards, collecting, gifts and use as an Action Deck for Pinnacle’s Rifts® Savage Worlds game line.

Gen Con gamers went wild over the two Rifts® Poker Decks and you will too. Both contain iconic Rifts® artwork and characters, and look gorgeous. The color and design of both poker decks makes the artwork pop and a joy to use. Available now.

  • Premium card stock.
  • Standard US Poker size deck of playing cards.
  • Rifts® specific symbols for each suit.
  • 52 full color playing cards, plus 2 Jokers.
  • Diamonds are magic. Clubs are D-Bees. Hearts are heroes. Spades are the Coalition States.
  • Each card is a unique, color image. Artists include John Zeleznik, Scott Johnson, Kevin Long, David Dorman, Charles Walton II, Mark Evans, and others.
  • The back of the cards is the artwork from the cover of Rifts® Ultimate Edition depicting a Ley Line Walker with an Alien Intelligence emerging from the Rift opening behind him, energy swirling. Art by Scott Johnson.
  • Customized, full color, Rifts® tuck box.
  • $11.99 retail – Cat. No. 2575 – available now.

Rifts Poker Deck 2

New! Rifts® Poker Deck Two (black & white illustrations) – available now

52 iconic images and characters by your favorite artists. This second deck of playing cards captures Rifts® in a different light. Each card features a different iconic, black and white illustration set in a color border of rippling magic energy from the Rifts. Illustrations are by a wide range of fan favorite artists. A fun and attractive item for playing cards, collecting, and other uses.

  • Premium card stock.
  • Standard US Poker size deck of playing cards.
  • Rifts® specific symbols for each suit.
  • Color border and suits.
  • 52 playing cards featuring iconic illustrations, plus 2 Jokers.
  • Diamonds are monsters. Clubs are heroes. Hearts are robots and power armor. Spades are the Coalition Army.
  • Each card has a unique illustration of a famous Rifts® hero, monster, mech or agent of the Coalition. Artists include Kevin Long, Ramon K. Perez, Freddie Williams II, Michael Wilson, Jeffery Russell, Apollo Okamura, and others.
  • Customized, full color, Rifts® tuck box.
  • The back of the cards is the artwork from the cover of Rifts® Psyscape depicting a beautiful female psychic warrior, triumphant over a robotic enemy. Art by John Zeleznik.
  • $11.99 retail – Cat. No. 2576 – available now.

Rifts Sovietski Raw Preview

New! Rifts® Sovietski – Raw Preview Limited Edition – available now

The Raw Preview Edition of Rifts® Sovietski™ is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscript for this exciting new sourcebook. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies.

Contains background information on the fledgling Sovietski and notable cities and people, bunker creation tables, Deadzone Tables, Spetznaz Special Forces, the Soviet Army and its weapons, cyborgs, new bionics, 21 new combat vehicles, Russian D-Bees and more. Note: The finished Rifts® Sovietski™ is anticipated to ship by the end of this year. However, with all the art that is needed, it might slip into an early 2017 release. But you can start playing right now with this special edition!

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 total copies made – half of those already sold!
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • By Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr.
  • $24.99 – Cat. No. 891-RAW – available now, while supplies last. Do not miss out.

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

Robotech® is getting hotter and hotter. It is the Number One Anime on Crackle, the Robotech® movie from Sony Pictures sounds like it is going to be become a reality, more Robotech® licensed products are appearing, and Palladium is gearing up toward the release of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two and more Robotech® products. Ah, but the core game and expansion packs to get you started are available right now.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast-paced, tabletop combat game that captures the action and adventure of the Robotech® anime. Two or more players can engage in small squad skirmishes or scale up to massive battles. Relive the clashes of the First Robotech War, engage in stand-alone tactical games, or use the dynamic game pieces to enhance your Robotech® RPG experience. Or simply collect your favorite mecha from an expanding range of top-notch game pieces. Get yours now.

Robotech The Masters Saga Sourcebook

Robotech®: The Masters Saga Sourcebook – New, large format 8½ x 11 sourcebook – Now available!

Robotech®: The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook has been enlarged to the standard 8½ x 11 inch format and 160 pages. Artwork was given the deluxe treatment – large, clear, and detailed to go along with the wealth of information about the Second Robotech War, the Army of the Southern Cross, its combat forces, mecha, weapons, and vehicles. The same comprehensive treatment was given to the invading Robotech Masters.

Forget the corny drama, the emphasis of this sourcebook is on the Second Robotech War and the equipment on both sides. Making the Masters Saga a big mecha and equipment book that you will want in your collection. Did you know the Army of the Southern Cross used power armor and Battloids in addition to their famous mecha? You’ll find out all about it in this comprehensive 160 page sourcebook. Much of it described and statted out in an “official” capacity for the very first time in this sourcebook. Note: Only the size, size of artwork and layout has changed. The text and data are the same as the manga-sized edition, apart from eratta and minor additions.

  • 40+ weapons; pistols, rifles, grenade launchers.
  • 15 O.C.C.s and MOS skill packages for the 8 main branches of the ASC and the 7 Special Forces Divisions operating under the Tactical Corps.
  • 14 ASC vehicles of the Army of the Southern Cross (ASC).
  • ASC Tactical battle shields, jet packs and other gear.
  • ASC Veritech Mecha including the Ajax, Logan, Spartas Hover Tank, Myrmidon Light Hover Tank.
  • 6 ASC power armor suits.
  • 4 ASC Battloids.
  • The Golem Autonomous Patrol Robot.
  • The Robotech Masters and their legions.
  • 6 different Bioroids, as well as the Bioroid Terminator, the Bioroid Invid Fighter, hover sled & more.
  • Tirolians, spacecraft and other gear and info.
  • Cover by Apollo Okamura. Interior art by the Mannings and others.
  • Written by Jason Marker.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 552. Available now.

The Rifter #74

NEW! The Rifter® #74 – Now available!

Rifts®, Splicers® and more awaits you in The Rifter® #74. And some material is official.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready-to-go source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the many new characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, villains, monsters, adventures and ideas for one setting can be easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Every issue has material for Rifts® and at least 2-3 other Palladium game lines. And don’t forget, most of the material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #74 Highlights:

  • Rifts® – The Town of Moorcroft™, by Julius Rosenstein – “official” source material. The Town of Moorcroft is not on most maps for a reason: most people don’t even know it exists, or that it rests on a Hidden Rift. Read about the town’s unique history, its Nexus Born, and key places and people. Makes a great location for player groups to rest, trade goods and find adventure.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Three, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – adventure plus “official” source material. The adventure continues as your heroes must deal with the new Machine personality known as Legion. In this adventure, the player group discovers a secret weapon facility of the Resistence. They will be introduced to a wide array of new Bio-Tech Weapons and Enhancements to prepare them for the ultimate showdown with Legion!
  • Rifts® – A Town in the Pecos Empire™, by Brett Caron.
  • Heroes Unlimited – The Ancient Weapon Master: Specialist, by Robert Daley Jr.
  • Rifts® short story – Acceptance, by S.E. Gibbons.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • A Rifts® cover by Apollo Okamura.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 174. Available now.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity

NEW! Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States – Heroes of Humanity – Available now!

Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity™ changes the landscape of Rifts North America and beyond, presents ways to upgrade and improve existing Men-At-Arms characters with Advanced Training, and includes new character classes, weapons, equipment, alliances and conflict to inspire epic new adventures.

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ outlines the battle for the soul of humanity. The Minion War™ has spilled onto Rifts Earth. At the epicenter of the invasion is North America. If either of the two rival demonic forces succeeds in conquering the continent, the rest of the world shall follow and Earth will be annexed to Hell. The demon hordes believe no one can stop them. The Coalition States has something to say about that.

For the first time in history, the Coalition States, Northern Gun, the Manistique Imperium, Lazlo, New Lazlo, Free Quebec, the Cyber-Knights, Lemurians, True Atlanteans, D-Bees, mages, mercs and many, many others stand together against a common enemy. Meanwhile, the Splugorth of Atlantis, Archie Three, the Republicans and the Vanguard engage in their own shadow war against the invading demon hordes, and each other.

  • Heroes of Humanity™ lets unprecedented types of characters gather in mixed groups that would otherwise be ideologically opposed. Together they fight side-by-side for the greater good.
  • New ways to upgrade your existing Men-at-Arms characters.
  • Coalition Demon Hunter school and advanced training programs.
  • New Coalition O.C.C.s like the Death Knight and Skelebot Specialist.
  • Coalition military O.C.C.s expanded such as the CS Juicers, CS Combat Cyborgs, Psycho-Stalkers, Coalition psychics and more.
  • New CS gear such as the Hellbuster and Falcon Death Wing.
  • CS battle plans, world information and many adventure ideas.
  • The strategies and tactics of the demons against humanity.
  • The strategies and tactics of the Coalition States and its allies.
  • Summary of Demon and Deevil vulnerabilities.
  • One Xiticix battle plan and who really pays the price.
  • Plenty of guidelines, tables and rules to help you run it all.
  • Art by Charles “Chuck” Walton II, Amy L. Ashbaugh, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Dudley, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Mike Mumah, Apollo Okamura, Tanya Ramsey, Benjamin Rodriguez, and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Carl Gleba, Matthew Clements and others.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 889. Available now!

Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

NEW! Secrets of the Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity Arsenal Sourcebook – Fall

The name, CS Heroes of Humanity™ Arsenal says it all. New Coalition armor, power armor, robots, combat vehicles, and related material.

  • New CS gear and weapons
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More ways to upgrade and improve your characters.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Art by Charles “Chuck” Walton II, Amy L. Ashbaugh, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Dudley, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Apollo Okamura, Benjamin Rodriguez, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Carl Gleba, Matthew Clements and others.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 893. Fall release. In final production.

The Rifter #73

NEW! Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – Fall

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 price yet to be determined, but probably 160-192 pages – $20.95-$24.95 retail – Cat. No. 890. Fall release.

Rifts The Disavowed

Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States: The Disavowed™ – Fall

“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 price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892. Fall release.

NEW! Rifts® Haunted Tech – Fall

The Republicans decide to make their move while Archie Three is waging his own shadow war against the demonic invaders. The result unleashes a menace Archie has kept contained and locked away for 300 years. And he is not happy about it.

  • Haunted Technology.
  • New weapons and gear.
  • More secrets and information about the Republicans.
  • More insane adventure opportunities, strangeness and fun.
  • The new rules, powers and abilities for Haunted Tech will blow your mind.
  • Haunted Tech gives new meaning to “ghost in the machine.” But are they a godsend or a Pandora’s Box of new dangers?
  • The Republicans reveal themselves and take action! Yes, that means Chaos Earth® NEMA O.C.C.s, robots and technology in Rifts® Earth.
  • Archie Three takes action behind the scenes, in a big way.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Art by Charles “Chuck” Walton II, Mark Dudley, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Benjamin Rodriguez, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda with help from Charles Walton II.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 894. Fall release.

Garden of the Gods – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook – Fall

This has been a secret project of Kevin Siembieda’s that he has been plotting and writing in what little spare time he has. The Garden of the Gods is said to be a holy place watched over and even frequented by the avatars of the gods. According to legend, the god may visit heroes and followers in dreams or in person by an avatar of the god, to be given guidance, inspiration, heroic quests, and gifts of knowledge and magic. More details about this title will follow.

  • The Garden of the Gods described in detail.
  • Godly insight and visitations.
  • Gifts of magic and knowledge.
  • Sanctuary and more.
  • The Black Pit, a place of evil and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or a trick of the Old Ones?
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail. Cat. No. 475. A Fall release.

Hell Followed

NEW! Hell Followed – Ships in October

A Dead Reign® Zombie Apocalypse Sourcebook

At 160 pages, Hell Followed™ is the largest Dead Reign® sourcebook yet. Artist Nick Bradshaw is already fast at work on the art. Cover by E.M. Gist is finished.

Can you survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Find out by playing the Dead Reign® RPG series. This post-apocalypse setting is only picking up steam and is about much more than just killing the walking dead. And future sourcebooks are about to get scarier as they delve deeper into the survivor camps, Death Cults, the new world order, and human heroes and villains.

  • 10 new types of zombies.
  • New O.C.C.s and skills.
  • Running zombie horde battles.
  • Disasters and other dangers.
  • US government’s response to the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Government enclaves and survivor camps.
  • More world information, new dangers and new adventures.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist.
  • Interior art Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Taylor White. The biggest Dead Reign® sourcebook yet.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 236. October 2016 release. In final production.

Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook: First Responders – Winter

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. Winter release (tentative).

Wolfen Empire

BACK in STOCK: Wolfen Empire for Palladium Fantasy

The Wolfen Empire is growing. And that means trouble for humans, Dwarves, and other people as the Wolfen flex their military might and begin to study magic in earnest.

The Wolfen Empire™ sourcebook provides insight and history about the Wolfen, their past, present and goals for the future. The Wolfen are poised to become the next great civilization, but at what cost? Six fleshed out adventures plus a 101 adventure ideas table give players and Game Masters plenty of material for exploring the Great Northern Wilderness and encounters with the Wolfen.

  • The 12 Wolfen Tribes, their history and legends.
  • The Wolfen Empire, its economy and civilization.
  • Wolfen Military, rank, position and plans.
  • Geography of the Wolfen Empire.
  • 13 notable creatures of the North.
  • 101 Adventures Table and numerous other Random Encounter Tables.
  • 6 fleshed out adventures across the Great Northern Wilderness.
  • A few infamous towns, villains and notable people.
  • Cover by Ramon K. Perez. Art by Perez, Johnson, Talbot, Williams and others.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik, Kevin Siembieda & Bill Coffin.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 471. Back in stock.

Villains Unlimited

BACK in STOCK: Villains Unlimited for the Heroes Unlimited RPG series

It’s the reference book that never gets old – 80+ superhuman villains, a secret organization that supplies villains and criminals, another that hunts superhumans, plus rules and tables for creating your own super-organizations, Game Master playing tips, and more.

All of it provides Game Masters with bad guys and ideas for adventure, because each description presents the villain’s origin, motivation and goals. Just drop ‘em into your campaign and watch the super abilities fly. That’s why Villains Unlimited™ has been a fan favorite for years.

  • 80+ villains completely stated out.
  • A few villain teams and organizations and their evil agendas.
  • S.C.R.E.T. stands for Superbeing Control Retrieval and Elimination Teams who are part of a multi-national organization to handle the “superhuman problem.” Are they hunting your heroes?
  • Fabricators Inc. is an international arms dealer whose exclusive clientele is superhuman bad guys and the criminal underworld.
  • Magic Tattoos, weapons, cyborgs, a crazed world conqueror, madmen and adventure ideas galore await.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Kevin Long. Art by Kevin Long.
  • 224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 501. Back in stock.

Century Station

BACK in STOCK: Century Station

City, Villain & Heroes Sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited RPG

Century Station™ is a compelling cityscape described and mapped. It is a great location to base a Heroes Unlimited™ campaign or a place to visit. The 51 superhuman villains, some of whom are members of villain teams, provide instant antagonists that can be dropped into any game at any time. Likewise, the 40 dynamic heroes can be used as NPCs (Non-Player Characters) or as pre-generated player characters, plus there are weapons, equipment and adventure ideas galore. All ready for you to incorporate into your campaign in an instant.

Each villain and hero provides Game Masters with ideas for adventure, because each description presents the villain’s or hero’s origin, motivation and goals. Century Station™ and Villains Unlimited™ are both excellent resources for gadgets, weapons and inspiration for creating your own heroes, villains and conflicts.

  • 51 villains completely statted out.
  • 40 heroes and lawmen to use as NPCs or pre-generated player characters.
  • The District of Century Station, its history, purpose, problems, and notable locations mapped and described.
  • Dozens of gadgets and weapons.
  • Endless adventure.
  • Cover by John Zeleznik. Interior art by Wilson and others.
  • Written by Bill Coffin. Additional text by Siembieda.
  • 224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 517. Back in stock.

After the Bomb RPG

BACK in STOCK: After the Bomb® RPG

– Stand alone game and suitable for Heroes Unlimited RPG

Ever wonder what it would be like to play an intelligent, humanoid eagle? What about a sword wielding turtle or ninja rodent, or heroic wolfman, or a flying pig? In After the Bomb® you can turn a mouse into the size of a gorilla, or keep him small and sneaky, but with special animal powers, psychic abilities and human speech and intelligence. Or create that winged humanoid eagle who preys upon criminals. Or maybe that giant hamster, let alone mutant lion or tiger, is an animalistic brute who hunts other mutants (humans and animals!) and feasts upon them like a monstrous predator. The choices are yours.

After the Bomb® lets you mutate any animal you can think of, into a heroic crime-fighter set in our modern world or a mutant animal survivor of post-apocalyptic Earth — think Planet of the Apes on steroids. An environment where humans struggle to survive in a devastated (nuked?) world, and intelligent mutant animals appear to be the inheritors of the planet. Fun. Wild. Imaginative stories await.

The After the Bomb® RPG and its future world setting is one of the late, great, Erick Wujcik’s most fun and lasting creations. Play it as a stand-alone game or use AtB as a resource to create mutant animals that can be dropped into your Heroes Unlimited™ game, Aliens Unlimited™, Rifts®, Phase World®, Robotech® or just about any game setting. Play them as mutant animals or aliens from another world, heroes or villains, victims and fugitives, but get After the Bomb® because its mutant creations can fit many roles and are a blast to play in any setting.

  • 100+ intelligent mutant animals already described, statted and ready for you to play.
  • Mutant animal creation rules that lets you turn ANY animal into a mutant with human intelligence, a humanoid body (or not), and super animal powers and/or animal psionics.
  • Mutant humans who sacrifice their humanity for super abilities.
  • The blasted, post-apocalyptic setting and villains.
  • Six post-apocalyptic After the Bomb® adventures.
  • A complete role-playing game with core rules, skills, weapons and equipment, apocalyptic world setting and playing tips.
  • Suitable for use with the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and other RPG settings.
  • Art by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson, Ramon K. Perez, Freddie Williams II, Tyler Walpole and others.
  • Cover by Scott Johnson.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik.
  • 224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 503. Back in print.

Heroes Unlimited RPG

Heroes Unlimited RPG – Reminder

Want to play superhumans and caped heroes, mutants and aliens, power armor clad champions and super soldiers? The Heroes Unlimited™ RPG lets you create them all and more.

The game is called Heroes Unlimited™ because it enables you to create every type of superhuman and comic book hero you can imagine. Bring your favorite comic book heroes to life or create an entirely hero of you own design. Then weave adventure adventures set in our modern world but one where superhumans, heroes and villains make our world even more exciting and dangerous. If you know and love comic books, you know what happens next.

A complete game, all you need to get started is this 352 page rule book, a few friends, dice and an imagination. With several sourcebooks back in stock, and comic book heroes the rage in film and TV, we thought we would remind people about just how awesome the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG really is. Order yours today.

  • 101 super abilities. And many have a variety of sub-powers within them, plus bonuses and special combat capabilities.
  • 100+ magic spells plus enchanted weapons and objects.
  • Wizards and those enchanted and empowered by magic.
  • 72 psychic powers.
  • Mutants with super abilities and mutant animals.
  • Mega-Heroes and immortals.
  • Bionic and power armor creation rules.
  • Robots and super-vehicle creation rules.
  • Super-Soldiers and martial arts masters.
  • Cover by comic book legend, Jim Steranko.
  • Art by Ramon K. Perez, Paulo Parente, Mike Gustovich, Kevin Long and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 352 pages for a complete RPG – $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 500.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity

Rifts® World Book 28: Arzno

Looking for vampire slayers and anti-vampire TW devices? You need to visit Arzno. Arno is a mercenary city built on the edge of the Grand Canyon. It is a force for good, but threatened by the encroaching vampire menace from Mexico who have marked the mercs for destruction. Arzno™ has plenty of fun source material, Techno-Wizard power armor and weapons, a vampire invasion adventure scenario and other adventure ideas. Available from Palladium in book form and as a PDF from DriveThruRPG.com.

  • The City and Territory of Arzno™ described and mapped. A good place for adventurers to trade goods and resupply.
  • The Arzno Mercenary Corps, notable heroes and people of Arzno.
  • 36 Techno-Wizard creations including TW weapons, power armor, vehicles and devices, most designed for combating vampires!
  • The vampire legions of General Zavier Stuart, and the sinister Blood Cult.
  • The ghost-filled forest known as the Waste and some of the monsters found there.
  • The Great Trade Road and many other notable locations.
  • Looking for adventure? Arzno brings it.
  • Cover by John Zeleznik. Art by Walton, Dubish, Breaux and others.
  • Written by Jason Richards. Additional text by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 868. Now available in PDF form as well as the printed book!

DriveThruRPG

Palladium PDF Books – download from DriveThruRPG.com

This is a great resource for getting out of print Palladium titles and other select books. We’ve made more than 100 PDF products available for digital download 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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