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Palladium Books® – Weekly Update – May 7, 2020

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

By Kevin Siembieda

This week has been just as busy as last week. The big difference is I have been writing my heart out. I spend 2-4 hours pulling, signing, and packing book orders every morning. Which is my pleasure. I greatly appreciate your support and I am happy to randomly sign books for you. I hope people have been enjoying that little surprise. So please keep those orders coming in!

Most of the rest of my days have been spent writing like crazy. I went in and retooled a small, 20 page section of In the Face of Death™ for Dead Reign® – which is now entering the typesetting and layout phase so it should go to the printer by the end of next week – but mostly I have been working on Coalition Manhunters™.

 

In the Face of Death™: Did I mention this sourcebook has expanded to be 160 pages? Well it has. I could not help myself. The ideas for kid player characters for children and adults to play, the Masked Lunatic Heroes, the setting, and all kinds of adventure hooks demanded I make it bigger. Your gain because it is pretty epic if I do say so myself.

 

2 Sales Extended. Everyone is enjoying them so much I decided to extend both sales for one more week.

- The Rifts® SALE on the Palladium Website – extended one week – with Rifts® Ultimate Edition being part of that sale. And because it is a fun setting with heroes that are part human and part monster, I included a few Nightbane® RPG titles. Nightbane® offers many unique RPG opportunities and is easily adapted to Heroes Unlimited™, Rifts®, Phase World®, and Chaos Earth®. Complete details below.

Sale Items in the Palladium Store

 

- Monsters & Aliens SALE on DriveThruRPG.com – extended one week. This fun sale features a wide range of titles and world settings filled with monsters and aliens to go hand in hand with the monstrously fun Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One being made available on DriveThruRPG. Remember, all Palladium titles use the same fundamental game system allowing you to drop in one “beast” or “alien” from one game setting into another with ease (no or little conversion required). See details below.

Palladium PDFs on DriveThruRPG

 

Rifts Bestiary on DriveThruRPG

Rifts® Bestiary Volume One “PDF” on DriveThruRPG.com selling like hot cakes

I have to admit, I am surprised at how well the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One PDF is selling on DriveThruRPG. It has always been a hot selling item as a physical book, but because it was available as a PDF in the Megaverse Insider Offer, I did not expect sales to be so vibrant. Then again, it is an awesome sourcebook. Enjoy.

Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One sets a new standard for “monster manuals,” with in-depth descriptions of the creature and its life cycle, a map for each, adventure hooks, notes on young animals (different than the adult and not just lower stats), creatures that can be tamed and used as guard animals, pets, and riding animals, and S.D.C. stats for non-Mega-Damage game settings. The latter making this big 256 page sourcebook suitable for almost any world setting where such beasts are possible.

Rifts Bestiary One PDF on DriveThruRPG

 

Palladium Fantasy RPG® coffee mug and Rifts® Glitter Boy Mouse Pad are NOT sold out – available now

In a Murmur from the Megaverse® earlier this week, I erroneously stated they were both sold out. I was mistaken. Close, but we still have about 8 of each item. Julius has his own, um, unique system in the warehouse, so I did not realize a handful of each were stowed away at a location where I would not expect to find them. I stumbled across one and then the other restocking shelves.

My apologies for the misunderstanding. Please enjoy the Fantasy, Rifts® and Property of the Coalition coffee mugs as well as the Glitter Boy (Chaos Earth® cover) mouse pad. Meanwhile, I will keep them in mind for sending into reprint in the future, and maybe a new coffee mug to go along with them.

Palladium Fantasy Coffee Mug

 

Rifts® SALE – Extended One Week

To celebrate RUE being back in stock, I put together a quick little Rifts® sale. And because it is a fun setting with heroes that are part human and part monster, I included a few Nightbane® RPG titles in keeping with the monster theme of the DriveThruRPG sale. Besides, having just finished the zombie book, consulting on BTS Creature Feature, and dabbling with Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two in between other work, I rather have monsters on the mind. In fact, I have been thinking a lot about Nightbane® lately. It offers so many unique RPG modern horror opportunities and is easily adapted to Heroes Unlimited or Rifts®.

  • Rifts® Ultimate Edition – If you can imagine it, you can play it. Rifts® is a genre-melding RPG setting unlike any other. Combining science fiction, fantasy, horror, and post-apocalyptic adventure filled with demons and aliens, robots and cyborgs, magic and the supernatural, dragons and the return of Atlantis, and a whole lot more. Play characters like Dragon Hatchlings, Cyber-Knights, Glitter Boys, Ley Line Walker mages, Techno-Wizards, and Juicers. All challenge the imagination, and those are just a tiny handful of the characters you can play in Rifts®.
  • Rifts® Bestiary Volume One – Loads of creatures and adventure ideas.
  • Rifts® Juicer Uprising – Juicer Variants and other info, plus adventures.
  • Rifts® Australia – Adventures Down Under.
  • Rifts® The Vanguard – Secrets of the Coalition and magic revealed.
  • Rifts® Machinations of Doom – Sourcebook and graphic novel.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG – Survive the Great Cataclysm and fight for the future of Rifts Earth.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® Resurrection – Zombies done Rifts® style.
  • Nightbane® RPG – Modern horror set in a world of dark conspiracy where the monsters are the heroes. Trust nobody. You play the Nightbane, humans born with a connection to magic and the supernatural. That link enables the Nightbane to see the demonic Nightlords and their evil Dopplegangers that are secretly, quietly invading Earth (think Invasion of the Body Snatchers). But to fight them and their demonic minions you must transform into a monster yourself. A monster you design yourself.
  • Nightlands™, a Nightbane® sourcebook – 12+ monsters, 12+ demonic and mystical villains, the Nightlands described, and more.
  • Nightbane® Survival Guide – More about the Nightbane® and factions.
  • Also see the larger and completely different sale on DriveThruRPG for Rifts®, Nightbane®, and other PDF titles.
  • Sale ends after midnight Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

Sale Items in the Palladium Store

 

Rifts Ultimate Edition

BACK IN STOCK – Rifts® Ultimate Edition – Cat. No. 800HC – Available now

This big, 376 page role-playing game is everything you need to start playing Rifts®. Just add some dice, some players, and a heaping helping of imagination and you are ready to go.

If you have never played the rich, unpredictable, genre-melding Rifts® setting, you are missing epic adventure that never grows old, because anything is possible. No other RPG blends science fiction, fantasy, horror, and post-apocalyptic adventure with demons and aliens, robots and cyborgs, magic and the supernatural in such a plausible and dynamic way. A setting that lets you play any type and style of game you can imagine. With characters like Dragon Hatchlings, Cyber-Knights, Glitter Boys, Ley Line Walkers, Techno-Wizards, and Juicers that challenge the imagination. And those are just a tiny handful of the O.C.C.s you can play in Rifts®. Not to mention hundreds of different alien, supernatural, magical, and other beings available as player characters. All of it set on an Earth that is both familiar and as alien as a thousand different planets. So check it out, build your character, start a campaign, and watch your characters become legends. There has never been another RPG quite like Rifts®.

Rifts Ultimate Edition

 

Rifts Poker Deck One Rifts Poker Deck Two

BACK IN STOCK – Rifts® Poker Decks – Available now

Both decks are gorgeous, different, and fun. Between folks stuck at home and the recent release of the four new Rifts® for Savage Worlds® sourcebooks, the Rifts® card decks blew off the shelf. We sent them in for reprint as soon as we could and they arrived yesterday. Both decks are full of powerful, fan favorite artwork and are fun to use or tuck away in your collection. Available now.

 

- Rifts® Poker Deck #1 Color – Cat. No. 2575

Rifts Poker Deck One

 

- Rifts® Poker Deck #2 Black & White Line Art – Cat. No. 2576

Rifts Poker Deck Two

 

Rifts Warlords of Russia

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® W.B. 17: Warlords of Russia – Cat. No. 832 – now shipping

A toy box of whacked out Russian cyborgs, bionics, and weapons, plus the Warlords of Russia, their armies and politics, a glimpse at the Sovietski war machine, 17 new O.C.C.s like the Cossack Reaver, Hero-Knight and Ecto-Hunter, plus 10+ notable cyborgs, world info and more. And make sure you check out companion World Books: Mystic Russia™, Rifts® Sovietski™, Mindwerks™, Triax and the NGR™, and Triax™ Two for adventures across Eastern Europe.

Rifts Warlords of Russia

 

Rifts The Black Vault

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook: The Black Vault – Cat. No. 855 – now shipping

Discover rumors about the Coalition States’ legendary Black Vault™. It is said to be a Top Secret depository for rare and powerful magic items and mystic artifacts the CS does not want loose in the world. 101 magic items and secrets await.

Rifts The Black Vault

 

Rifts Aftermath

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Aftermath – Cat. No. 846 – now shipping

The siege on the Kingdom of Tolkeen was just a hint of Coalition Wars® to come. An epic overview of the world after the Siege on Tolkeen™ and before Megaverse® in Flames™. The far reaching impact of the fall of Tolkeen, the rise of the Federation of Magic, and what is going on around the world, including the CS, Lazlo, Archie Three, the brotherhood of Cyber-Knights, and others.

Rifts Aftermath

 

Rifts Vampire Kingdoms

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms – Cat. No. 802-E

Vampires with real bite. Different types of vampires and their hierarchy, minions, and undead abilities. Vampire society within the kingdoms of Mexico, the cities of Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, town creation rules, Hero Vampires, Deluded Vampires, Vampire Hunters, and everything you ever wanted to know about vampires and a whole lot more. Epic adventure and the undead await. Vampires as they should be. Also see the epic companion, Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook (Doc Reid’s crusade and much more).

Rifts Vampire Kingdoms

 

Rifts Book of Magic

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Book of Magic – Cat. No. 848

900+ magic spells, plus Techno-Wizard devices, Magic Tattoos, Nazca Lines, Whalesongs, Cloud Magic, Ocean Magic, Ley Line Magic, Elemental Magic, Tattoo Magic, Symbiotes, Bio-Wizard Weapons, Rune Weapons, Techno-Wizard devices, herbs, fetishes, talismans, staves, wands, and much more! 352 pages of pure magic.

Rifts Book of Magic

 

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: In the Face of Death (Zombie Apocalypse) – in final production

In the Face of Death™ is part survival guide and part cityscape setting that I believe is unlike anything you have ever quite seen or considered before in a zombie RPG. I hope In the Face of Death™ makes you look at the zombie apocalypse setting in a new and expanded way that presents to you an endless wealth of ideas and adventure. The zombie element really puts such a fun and deadly twist on the traditional post-apocalypse game setting. One where survival after the collapse of human civilization is complicated by the fact that undead creatures lurk EVERYWHERE. It is like the movie A Quiet Place only even more horrifying and suspenseful. It combines elements of survival in a post-apocalyptic world, horror, zombies, madness, and classic dungeon exploring with a touch of something different and unique. This is a book that pushes the genre and builds a world of adventure built upon human ingenuity, courage, hope, and madness. It is very close to completion.

  • Rethinking the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Survival in the urban environment.
  • Living on the rooftops in the heart of the city.
  • Urban homesteads, resources, defenses, traps, and more.
  • Death Cults, a different type of danger.
  • Bad people, Gutter Rats, Flesh Peddlers, and more.
  • Heroic Masked Lunatics – a new type of hero, as player characters.
  • Kids, teenagers, and young survivors as player characters.
  • 100+ adventure hooks and dozens of additional ideas to take your zombie campaign to new heights.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Mark Oberle. Adaptable to other settings like Rifts®, Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, and more.
  • 160 pages – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 237 – in final production.

In the Face of Death

 

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

COMING: Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two – Summer 2020

This is the second big, “monster book” reference for Rifts®. We anticipate three volumes in the series, more if we decide to make ghosts, spirits and Entities and/or Creatures of Magic part of the Bestiary series. Much like Volume One, Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two collects 70-100 monsters and animals plus 12-24 new beasts found across Rifts North America. The anticipated page count is 224-256 pages.

Each description is updated, expanded, and highly detailed to present players with exotic and alien creatures as pets, guardians and riding animals, as well as slobbering monsters to battle and fierce beasts for Game Masters to throw at their players. Each is designed to offer adventure ideas, offers notes on young, adult, male and female creatures, and is accompanied by a map that shows at a glance where the beast can be encountered.

You have seen Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One so you know what you can expect in Volume TWO, though we have some fun surprises planned for it. Much of the artwork is completed, the descriptions have been gathered, and the rewriting and expansions started. We are anticipating a summer 2020 release (Gen Con?). As soon as it is finished and arrives back from the printer, we ship it to you!

All volumes of the Rifts® Bestiary™ series are a great resource for players and Game Masters alike, with creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and in some cases, even unlikely allies. Others are slobbering monsters or ravenous predators that include humans and D-Bees among their prey. All provide you plenty of ways to enhance your characters and spice up adventures. And each has a map that shows at a glance exactly where to find these beasts. Ah, but with the Rifts and beings like the Shifter and the Splugorth, any creature may appear anywhere in the world, so be on your toes.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized into big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated and expanded descriptions and information for each existing monster.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New exotic creatures – predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects, and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting – Palladium Fantasy®, Chaos Earth®, Splicers®, Phase World®, the Three Galaxies™, The Mechanoids®, Heroes Unlimited™/Aliens Unlimited™, and others.
  • Basic S.D.C. stats included with each creature description.
  • Fully illustrated, with art by Charles Walton II, Ramon Perez, Robert Atkins, and many others. Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 224-256 pages each volume – $26.99 – Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two) – summer release, but taking orders now.

Pre-Order Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

 

Rifts Coalition Manhunters

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition Manhunters

I think that Secrets of the Coalition™ States: Coalition Manhunters™ is also gonna be a fun surprise for people and is the next book to be completed. It provides a glimpse into the Coalition States’ Psi-Battalion and one of its top secret Special Ops divisions: the CS Manhunters. A group that can be played as new villains/antagonists or heroes depending on your game’s perspective. And I know folks are going to like the psionics. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week.

Pre-Order Coalition Manhunters

 

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream

This is another book that is going to surprise and wow. New and insane psionics, some taken to the level of super-abilities due to the massive amount of P.P.E. energy surging across the planet and boosting survivors with ambient and alien energy. Some become heroes and defenders of fellow survivors. Some become power-mongers and killers. And still others become just one more monster or madman threatening to destroy humanity. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week.

Pre-Order Psychic Scream

 

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics

When I needed a break from CS Manhunters™, I have been working on Rifts® Titan Robotics™ which is going to be truly epic. Titan Robotics™ is a high-tech toy box of new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics that will make gamers salivate. Both books will surprise you.

Pre-Order Titan Robotics

 

UPDATE: Creature Feature – A Beyond the Supernatural Sourcebook

Creature Feature™, a sourcebook for Beyond the Supernatural™, is going to be awesome. I have been chatting back and forth with author, Steven Dawes, who also sent me a section of rules clarifications to look over and it is excellent stuff. The writing is crisp and clear, and Steven’s enthusiasm and love for BTS is evident in every word. Btw, as I mentioned in a Murmur from the Megaverse, that is the secret of writing a great RPG or sourcebook, letting your love for the setting and its players spill out onto the page. This is definitely more than a collection of Rifter articles. Steven has been rewriting and expanding the original material. I am very excited, and this is just the first of four Beyond the Supernatural™ books that Steven is talking about doing. That does not include my own Beyond Arcanum™ (boy, do I have ideas boiling for it) and Tomes Grotesque™ sourcebooks.

 

UPDATE: Forgotten People – A Fantasy RPG Sourcebook

I spoke with one of the contributing writers last week and his ideas for Bug Bears sounded fabulous. Because some of this material has appeared in past issues of The Rifter® you may think you know what to expect. You don’t. There is a lot of new and exciting material in this bad boy. Things you never knew and may have been afraid to ask.

 

MORE Material for Fantasy

Several different freelance writers have submitted additional and unexpected Fantasy material for sourcebooks. Though I have not had a chance to review any of them – too much on my plate at the moment as I stay focused on finishing books already in the pipeline – I am very excited by this turn of events. Palladium Fantasy is on the move! Heck, several game lines are.

 

UPDATE: Other titles – like CS Arsenal and Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks

Please remember, just because I do not mention or list a specific title in an Update, does not mean it has been removed from the production schedule. All it means is that we are focused and talking about more immediate, upcoming releases, or projects we are excited about that week, or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months, as well as new projects being worked on by freelance writers. That includes Rifts® Antarctica, The Disavowed™, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Land of the Damned™ 3, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of final production or development. We are shooting for one or two new physical book releases every month as well as a couple new PDF products on DriveThruRPG.

 

Palladium PDFs at DriveThruRPG

DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One is hot!
Monsters & Aliens SALE – Extended one week

New on DriveThru: Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One sets a new standard for “monster manuals,” with in-depth descriptions of the creature and its life cycle, a map for each, adventure hooks, notes on young animals (different than the adult and not just lower stats), creatures that can be tamed and used as guard animals, pets, riding animals, and S.D.C. stats for non-Mega-Damage game settings. The latter making this big 256 page sourcebook suitable for almost any world setting where such beasts are possible.

Monsters & Aliens SALE! Expand your monster collection with these select titles, each featuring a plethora of idea generating monsters, demons, aliens and creatures from across the Megaverse. All easily adapted to any Palladium setting (and with a bit more work, to other game systems).

Palladium PDFs on DriveThruRPG

 

In the works for DriveThru in the weeks ahead: In no particular order, the 3rd Rifts® novel: Treacherous Awakenings™ – the book everyone has been waiting for because it has been out of print for years. It wraps up all the loose ends and is an exciting and satisfying read. We also have a new Rifts® novel in the pipeline from Will Erwin, Duty’s Edge™. And we have not forgotten about collecting The Hammer of the Forge™ (cosmic adventure across Phase World® and the Three Galaxies).

Rifts Sonic Boom on DriveThruRPG

Recent on DriveThru – Rifts® Sonic Boom™. Follow the exploits of a CS platoon sworn to protect humankind from all threats, be they aliens, dragons, masters of magic or fellow humans out for themselves; the second novel in this trilogy, Deception’s Web™, reveals a conspiracy within the Coalition military that could spell disaster for our protagonists. All of it building up to the pulse-pounding events of the 3rd novel: Rifts® Treacherous Awakenings (coming soon). The Rifter® #84 offers adventure source material for Rifts® (Golems in the Myst), Heroes Unlimited™ (the City of Cascade by Wujcik and Reed), Palladium Fantasy RPG® (an Elven Kingdom), Beyond the Supernatural™ (an epic adventure, a short story, and a monster), Nightbane® (Spellbound O.C.C.), why The Rifter® is on hiatus, and more.

Also available: Free Garden of the Gods™ (Fantasy) and Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Previews, and the Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: A Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come.

Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Three: Zombies, Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Two: Civilians and Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume One: Survivors. There are also paper miniatures for Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy® and Rifts®. A new, up-to-date, PDF Palladium Books Catalog. Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook with 60 new Common Talents, 38 new Elite Talents, 18 new Morphus Tables, all other Morphus Tables collected and more. Systems Failure™ RPG, a 160 page RPG that deals with alien invasion and a post-apocalypse setting that is fun and dynamic. Civilization is on the verge of collapse when the so-called "bugs" invade and turn humans into zombie-like slaves. Monsters, heroes and fun. A complete RPG and setting. Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun™ Two: 256 pages of technology and fun. 30+ power armors, 30+ body armors, 15 combat vehicles, 45 vehicles (hovercycles, etc.), 10 robot haulers, the Robodome and more. Bizantium and the Northern Islands™: the northernmost part of the Known World, the Cold Born, Necromancy ships made from dead sea serpents, 15 creatures, Random Sea Monster Generator, and more. Rifts® Northern Gun™ One. This fan favorite might be thought of as the big book of giant robots – an in-depth look at Northern Gun, 70+ weapons, 27 robots, NG O.C.C.s, key people and places, and much more. Mysteries of Magic™ Book One: The Heart of Magic™ with Wizards, their Apprentices, nearly 60 new magic spells and remember, magic and monsters in the Fantasy RPG are easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, HU2 and other settings. Wolfen Empire™ Fantasy sourcebook, the Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters, 12 Wolfen Tribes, Wolfen military and society, 15+ creatures, 5 full adventures, 101 adventure ideas, random encounter tables, notable people, places, plus FREE Sneak Previews of The Rifter® #80, The Rifter® #81, The Rifter® #82, and more on DriveThruRPG.com.

  • Rifts® is a genre-bending setting that combines science fiction, fantasy, horror, post-apocalypse survival, magic, and endless possibilities for adventure. Imagine a near perfect world of advanced technology 100 years in the future. Then imagine that world crashing down overnight in an apocalyptic upheaval not seen since the formation of the planet. A Great Cataclysm caused by the explosive return of magic. Now fast forward 300 years into the future where magic, dragons, and mythic gods coexist with cyborgs, giant robots and super-science rediscovered from humanity's Golden Age as humans rise from a lengthy Dark Age. But they must contend with countless alien life forms, monsters, and supernatural horrors from beyond the Rifts.
  • Rifts® core titles we would suggest: Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign and Rifts® Sourcebook One. Note: The Rifts® RPG, 1st Edition and Rifts® Ultimate, 2nd Edition are both available.
  • 80+ Rifts® supplements, most of them available as PDFs with more coming. Where to start? Wherever sounds fun.
  • Rifts® Dimension Books™: Travel to alien worlds and dimensions via the Rifts for off-world adventure and intrigue.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG and sourcebook series (all). Live through the Great Cataclysm and the Coming of the Rifts. Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG, Creatures of Chaos™, Rise of Magic™, and Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ are all available.
  • FREE Sneak Previews for Nightbane® Dark Designs™, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity, and many other previews as well as free and low cost items that we make available. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so keep watching for them.
  • The Rifter® #1-84, ALL issues of The Rifter®. Each issue is a wealth of source material and ideas for 3-6 different Palladium game lines. Most are easily adapted to ANY Palladium game setting. Each issue a gem. 8,500 pages of source material and ideas for heroes, villains, monsters, magic, gear, and adventure.
  • Splicers® RPG is like Iron Man meets Game of Thrones with elements of Terminator – except this army of Iron Men are clad in living body armor and wield living, organic weapons and devices. Created in 2004 by writer and game designer Carmen Bellaire, Splicers® was nominated for an Inquest Gamer Magazine Fan Awards Game of the Year, and has since developed a rabid fan base. Science fiction and horror where humans are forced to use genetically engineered, living weapons and organic war machines to battle an insane Artificial Intelligence and her robot legions. Unlike anything you have ever played before!
  • Splicers®: I Am Legion™ Adventure Sourcebook: 6 new Great Houses, 4 new Host Armors, 6 new War Mounts, 19 new Bio-Weapons, 15 new killer machines, new Bio-Enhancements, Amalgam creation tables, Legion and a series of adventures that build into a small campaign, and more.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 1st Edition Rules and sourcebooks. A unique world of magic, monsters and heroes. Dozens of nonhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition Rules and many sourcebooks. The expanded world of high fantasy, magic, mystery and heroes of every variety. Includes the Mind Mage and psychic abilities, mages and spells, magic circles and symbols, men-at-arms, scoundrels and a wide range of inhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and many more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG first edition rule book and sourcebooks.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Second Edition rule book and sourcebooks. Create any type of superhuman you can desire and bring comic book adventures to life.
  • Dead Reign® RPG (Zombie Apocalypse). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse, but this setting is much more than your typical zombie game. Play ordinary people or special characters better equipped to survive and hunt zombies. Many unusual types of zombies.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebooks: 6 sourcebooks from Civilization Gone™ to Hell Followed™ (the latter features stats for 23 disasters, masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, and more) are available.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 1st Edition Rules. Supernatural horror in the modern world. Play ordinary people, psychics, paranormal investigators or for something different: Victim Characters!
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete, revised core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for "ordinary people," 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules.
  • Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. An RPG setting we call superhero horror. Dark conspiracy, a secret, demon invasion starting with world leaders and law enforcement, and it is spreading. The player characters are the Nightbane®, reluctant superhumans who must turn into monsters themselves to unleash their powers and battle the evil that is clear only to them. A dark, sinister and challenging world of horror.
  • After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Planet of the Apes meets the X-Men! Animal creations, powers and more. Create any type of intelligent mutant animal you can imagine as friend or foe.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook. James Bond meets Enter the Dragon. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, and super-spies with gadgets, gizmos and advanced weapons.
  • The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy RPG is a long time, cult favorite with a fatalistic world-view of humans vs aliens with superior technology.
  • The Palladium Weapon Series of real world weapons, armor and castles throughout history. Designed for use with ANY game system.
  • 200+ Palladium titles in all, plus G.M. kits, paper miniatures and more.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Paper Miniatures – Two sets are now available!
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Men at Arms – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Coalition Dead Boys – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Adventurers – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Practitioners of Magic (new) – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Extras (new) – $2.99
  • And more to come in the weeks ahead.

 

Palladium Collectibles, Negatives, Artwork, other Collectibles and Toys are always available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store along with other good things

My eBay store is one of the few places where you can find original artwork by Charles "Chuck" Walton, Kevin Long, and others, as well as one-of-a-kind negatives from classic Rifts® and other Palladium RPG books (they look awesome framed!), rare Palladium collector hardcovers, signed books, other Palladium memorabilia, toys from my personal collection and other collectibles. Check every couple of weeks because we often post new stuff or offer a new sale. There is a sale on negatives starting today, in fact.

Other one-of-a-kind original artwork available by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton II (money goes to the artist), other artists, as well as collectible negatives, prints, limited edition hardcovers, proofreader copies, out of print items, Star Wars toys, Marvel toys and many other toys and collectibles from my personal collection. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Hundreds of items. Take a look every weekend for new additions.

Available now: One-of-a-kind book negatives. Negatives were very popular items at the Palladium Open House and people went crazy over them at Gen Con – including actor Joe Manganiello who scooped up a pile of TMNT negatives, while Palladium's own Mark Oberle, Carmen Bellaire, Brandon Aten and a whole lot of Palladium gamers went for negatives from Rifts® New West, Lone Star and Free Quebec. Fun.

Negatives are unique and attractive, one-of-a-kind (on rare occasions two-of-a-kind if a page was replaced or a second edition was made) works of art that resemble woodcut art and are very dynamic conversation pieces. Before digital printing, pages of a book were laid out by hand on a board, and each page was photographed. The plastic film negatives were then "ganged" on a massive sheet of Mylar 16 pages per big sheet, and the printing plates were made from the negatives – everything white, printing black.

When our printer, McNaughton and Gunn, went completely digital, they asked if Palladium Books wanted the negs, otherwise they would be destroyed. Regrettably, I let a few dozen be destroyed, but the negatives of many books were sent to Palladium. They have sat in our warehouse for years until I started to offer them for sale. I have also started signing the negatives in silver and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each negative comes on a white board inside a plastic magazine bag and looks fabulous framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening in a frame (each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches).

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

 

Closing Thoughts

Alex went on an enthusiastic rant the other day, exclaiming how Palladium Books was the new House of Ideas! (I believe Marvel Comics referred to itself as such back in the 1970s.) He went on about how our books – especially the recent releases like Garden of the Gods™, Rifts® Bestiary, and our many upcoming titles – were filled, page after page, with new angles and ideas. And not just cool ideas but what he called: “Pure fun, action, and entertainment.”

It was fun to see Alex so excited. He loves Garden of the Gods™ (and so does everyone else), he went bonkers over the ideas and unexpected journey I take people on with In the Face of Death™ (about to enter the typesetting and layout phase), but Alex is a tech guy, so he cannot wait for Rifts® Coalition Manhunters™, Titan Robotics™, The Disavowed™ and CS Arsenal™, to name just a few. And he bugs me about their progress on a frequent basis.

This delights me to no end, because it means I am hitting my marks and achieving the goal I announced some time ago: To produce books that will blow your minds! I have been pulling out all the stops and trying to push the envelope with ideas and wow factor. And it’s not just me. It is all of Palladium’s writers and artists as well. Despite the worries and concerns about the coronavirus, there is a sizzling, dynamic energy in the air here at Palladium Books. I’m excited, Alex is excited, heck, everyone is excited about what we are working on and what is coming. That’s thrilling for me and keeps me pumped up and pounding out what I think is some of my best work.

In the Face of Death™ will be heading to the printer soon. Creature Feature™ for BTS should follow it. And I am dividing my work between Rifts® Coalition Manhunters™ and Rifts® Titan Robotics™, along with my duties maintaining the fundamental operations of Palladium Books.

Somehow, even in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and an uncertain future for us all, I feel energized. My creativity is in overdrive and I feel like great times are ahead for Palladium. Something bigger, brighter, and better than ever before. Is that crazy?

I’m feeling the way I did in the late 1980s when Palladium was breaking out with TMNT and Robotech® and I was secretly working on Rifts®. Maybe I feel this way because I have been alone at the office immersed in writing and the creative process these past several weeks? My little bits of down time are spent with the delightful Kathy Simmons or watching some of my favorite TV shows or reading. Or maybe it is because I have the clearest idea of what’s in the pipeline and how cool it all is? Or maybe it is the support and love all of you have been showing Palladium with strong online and PDF orders, and wonderful messages being sent to me via various means? It could also be the electric enthusiasm I’m seeing from fellow creators and fans alike. I suspect it is a combination of all of these things. Whatever it is, I’m in the creative zone, writing up a storm, and coming up with cool ideas. Even ideas for new books!

I will be writing on a particular subject, or walking, or showering, and suddenly, new ideas are zinging at me out of thin air in exciting bursts of inspiration or insight. There are times when I wonder if Erick Wujcik or Keith Parkinson, or Rob Justice, or Kevin Lowry, or my Dad are feeding me ideas from the great beyond, because some of these angles and concepts feel so fresh and unique, or suddenly obvious yet nobody is doing them. I am having a great time at the moment writing and bringing you new worlds of wonderment that I hope will continue to blow your minds and give you countless new adventures.

Thank you for the love and support. Right back at you, from me and the guys. The Palladium crew continues to report being virus free, as am I, and I pray most of you as well. Please enjoy the two extended sales, one on the Palladium Books website the other on DriveThruRPG.com. Be excited about gaming and stretching those wonderful imaginations, and I will try to get you some new, mind-blowing sourcebooks as quick as I can.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, & Gamer

 

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two – Coming Summer 2020

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two or three Rifts® Bestiary™ books will focus on monsters and animals of North America. They collect creatures from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new creatures by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton, and others. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location at a glance.

Note: The Rifts® Bestiary™ series is more than a few big books of monsters, they are deliberately designed to provide players with a useful, living resource (pet, guard animal, riding animal, food source, etc.) as well as present many and varied opportunities for adventure and fun. Some creatures are helpful, some are inadvertently a threat or danger, while others are slobbering predators or wicked beasts that kill and eat you, or capture you, or sabotage you, or worse.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America in a second easy to use sourcebook.
  • Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Notable Splugorth hunting animals.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda, Cummings, Bradshaw, Atkins, Ashbaugh, and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production. Anticipating Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two to be a summer 2020 release.

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In the Face of Death

NEW! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – In final production

In the Face of Death™ is part survival guide and part cityscape setting that I believe is unlike anything you have ever quite seen or considered before in a zombie RPG. I hope In the Face of Death™ makes you look at the zombie apocalypse setting in a new and expanded way that presents to you an endless wealth of ideas and adventure. The zombie element really puts such a fun and deadly twist on the traditional post-apocalypse game setting. One where survival after the collapse of human civilization is complicated by the fact that undead creatures lurk EVERYWHERE. It is like the movie A Quiet Place only even more horrifying and suspenseful. It combines elements of survival in a post-apocalyptic world, horror, zombies, madness, and classic dungeon exploring with a touch of something different and unique. This is a book that pushes the genre and builds a world of adventure built upon human ingenuity, courage, hope, and madness. It is very close to completion.

  • Rethinking the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Survival in the urban environment.
  • Living on the rooftops in the heart of the city.
  • Urban homesteads, resources, defenses, traps, and more.
  • Death Cults, a different type of danger.
  • Bad people, Gutter Rats, Flesh Peddlers, and more.
  • Heroic Masked Lunatics – a new type of hero, as player characters.
  • Kids, teenagers, and young survivors as player characters.
  • 100+ adventure hooks and dozens of additional ideas to take your zombie campaign to new heights.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Mark Oberle. Adaptable to other settings like Rifts®, Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, and more.
  • 160 pages – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 237 – in final production.

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Rifts Coalition Manhunters

COMING! Rifts® Coalition Manhunters – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

A secret division within the Coalition’s Psi-Battalion, the CS Manhunters hunt not only the most dangerous spies and fugitives, but also their own. Coalition soldiers, brass, government leaders, and anyone who becomes designated as having gone rogue, AWOL, or turned traitor (including the Disavowed), become targets of CS Manhunters to be tracked down and brought to justice. This elite force of psychics, Kill Hounds, and manhunters are trained killing machines who follow orders without question and kill without hesitation.

More often than not, the assignment is straight-up find and terminate. If your name has been given to a Manhunter squad, your fate is sealed, and no one is untouchable. The CS Manhunters operate in secret, find their target, terminate, and vanish as if they were never there at all. They don’t seek credit or limelight. They serve their country from the blood-soaked shadows.

  • CS Manhunter squads and special operatives.
  • Manhunter Killhound and Dog Boy O.C.C.s.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Healer.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Interrogator (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Enforcer (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Bursters and Zappers.
  • CS Manhunter Slayer (a variation of the Psi-Slayer or Psi-Warrior).
  • CS Manhunter Mind Melter, the most insidious and deadliest of them all.
  • Weapons, gear, and tactics.
  • Some notable Non-Player Characters, adventure ideas, and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 894.

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Garden of the Gods

NEW! Garden of the Gods, Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook – Shipping now!

The Garden of the Gods™ sourcebook is a toy box of gods, magical blessings, ancient artifacts, and hundreds of opportunities and adventure ideas for players and Game Masters alike.

The Garden of the Gods is a place of miracles and wisdom where people of all occupations and races, nobility and the poor, come to find inspiration, blessings and adventure. Many insist the gods themselves are present and may visit heroes and followers in dreams, visions, or in person as an avatar. The gods also look for champions and assign heroic quests and gifts of knowledge and magic. Here, all gods are equal and many a forgotten god seeks to be rediscovered and worshiped by offering blessings, vision quests, and magical artifacts to potential heroes to champion their name.

There is also an dangerous evil on the island of Lopan. An open wound in the earth known as the Black Pit, as well as dark gods within the Garden itself.

  • 212 Blessings.
  • 101 Magic Artifacts.
  • 45 Forgotten gods.
  • 50+ Curses and dark magic.
  • 100+ Random quests and encounters, and each god offers adventure hooks.
  • Restore forgotten gods to power. Become a Champion of the Gods.
  • 5 Weapons of destruction created by the Old Ones.
  • Godly insight, visitations, knowledge and purpose.
  • The Garden of the Gods and its protectors.
  • Ghosts, Faeries, mysteries, and ancient secrets.
  • Rumors of a secret way to the Land of the Damned.
  • The Black Pit, a place of legend and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or something more sinister?
  • Easily adapted to Rifts®, Phase World® and any game system. One game system – a Megaverse® of adventure!™
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 475.

Garden of the Gods

 

The Bleakness Raw Preview

Land of the Damned Three: The Bleakness Raw Preview – available now

Available now! The “Raw Preview Edition” of LotD-3: The Bleakness™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, working manuscript for this new Fantasy World Book. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before final edit, rewrites and publication. Limited to a total of 200 copies.

This epic sourcebook presents the forbidden Land of the Damned in all its brutal glory. Includes information about the ancient and forgotten eldritch races, the Minotaur legions, dark magic, the Citadel, countless adventure hooks and ideas, and much, much more. The long awaited final book in the Land of the Damned series, with connections to the Garden of the Gods™ and the upcoming Lopan Fantasy World Book.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 200 collector copies.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, based on ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 470-RAW – available now. Note: The finished book with artwork and more is anticipated to ship in a few months, but you can see what it’s all about right now and even start playing with this special Preview Edition!

The Bleakness Raw Preview

 

Secrets of the Atlanteans

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, the mysterious Sunaj, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, how various types of Stone Pyramids work, and much more.

  • 60+ new Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ new Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Never before revealed Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • The Shadow Dimension and new Shadow Beasts.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Epic trans-dimensional adventure ideas and source material by Carl Gleba.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 890 – Available now.

Secrets of the Atlanteans

 

Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet

The Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet is a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook, this sheet saves you time and hassle with each character you create. Available now, directly from Palladium Books AND DriveThruRPG.com – this is a digital, online product only.

Features & Benefits:

  • The Main Character Sheet Page collects the important data from across multiple tabs and puts it in one place for quick and easy reference.
  • Separate sheets examine character construction (worktable), Skills, Magic, Psionics, and Combat in greater detail.
  • Built-in leveling system that calculates skill advancement for you! Experience Tables for over 80 O.C.C.s already programmed.
  • Recognizes the percentages for nearly 150 skills, plus combat bonuses for over 20 Weapon Proficiencies and 7 Hand to Hand styles.
  • Calculates the speed and distance a character can run and jump based on character Attributes.
  • Also calculates how much a character can lift, carry, and throw for humanoids, Giants, and Supernatural Beings.
  • Add in your own Hand to Hand style, custom Skills, unique Weapon Proficiencies, and Experience Tables.
  • Estimated time to build a character reduced by 20% or more.
  • Instructions on how to use the sheet included, as well as a video walkthrough below.
  • Important Note: This character sheet is built to be used with Microsoft Excel 2010+ and it comes in .XLSX format. Opening this file in other spreadsheet programs is NOT guaranteed to work as intended.
  • Watch the Overview video here: https://vimeo.com/322271758

Palladium Fantasy Interactive Character Sheet

 

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

Psychic Scream – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook

A storm has rolled in. A psychic storm. With the Coming of the Rifts, survivors are bombarded by terrifying visions and overwhelmed with powers and abilities they never asked for, and often cannot control.

Where do you hide from the madness boiling inside of you?

What would you do when you know evil lurks hidden among your fellow survivors?

Why do the voices of alien creatures speak to you?

How do you cope when the power you unleashed to destroy a monster and save the innocent, destroys everyone but you?

Have you become a hero or another monster born in chaos?

Are these powers your family’s salvation or their damnation?

Find out in Psychic Scream!

In the wake of the Coming of the Rifts, people begin to see ghosts and demons, they unleash lightning from their fingertips, command fire and water, hurl boulders and girders with their minds, and manifest a wide range of mental powers. Psionic abilities fueled by the explosive return of magic and the unchecked flow of dimensional energy that is off the charts.

Psychic abilities more powerful than anything known after the Two Hundred Years Dark Age. Wondrous and lifesaving. But also seething and out of control. The psychics’ own minds bombarded by feelings of dread, visions of horror, and the thoughts and emotions of everyone around them. For many, it is too much, sending them careening into madness. For others, it creates heroes forged from chaos.

  • Untamed psychic abilities. More powerful than anything known later on Rifts Earth.
  • New psychic powers and character classes.
  • New psionic monsters and invaders.
  • Insanity, side-effects and horror.
  • Adventure ideas and more. All people, powers and monsters that become myths and legends told about the events during the Two Hundred Years Dark Age.
  • Written by Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 667.

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Rifts Titan Robotics

COMING: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is high-tech toy box presenting new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics. Ah, but Titan Robotics is much more than just another weapons manufacturer, it is the secret operation of ARCHIE-3 and all part of his plan to monitor and manipulate the outside world. Learn about Archie’s androids that run Titan Robotics, his current schemes and plans for the future. Probably a 160 page World Book around $22.99 retail, but may expand into 192 pages.

  • New Giant Robots.
  • New Power Armor, equipment and accessories.
  • 30+ power armors and robots, plus other equipment.
  • New weapons, gear and vehicles.
  • Titan Robotics Corporation and structure.
  • Archie’s secret kingdom and plans for the future.
  • New O.C.C.s and key Non-Player Characters (NPCs).
  • Android executives, security and much more.
  • Wellington Industries, campaign prompts and more.
  • Art by Zeleznik, Walton, Cummings, Atkins, and others.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda. Cover by Zeleznik.
  • 160-192 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail (or $26.99) – Cat. No. 899.

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COMING: The Island of Lopan Sourcebook, a fantasy sourcebook

The island kingdom described and mapped, rare and ancient magic, trade with the Old Kingdom, Centaurs, Western intrigue, and more.

  • History and overview.
  • Key cities and locations.
  • Lopan O.C.C.s and people of note.
  • And Old Kingdom City that is a trade partner.
  • The mysterious and nearly forgotten Mosaic Magic.
  • New monsters and magic, weapons and gear.
  • Written by Glen Evans.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 – Cat. No. 476.

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Rifts Antarctica

COMING: Rifts® Antarctica

Rifts® Antarctica is a truly compelling and exotic land beyond what anyone expects. A frozen continent transformed by the power of magic and alien wildlife. Long isolated from the rest of the world, Rifts, D-Shifting events and the threat of war have now brought the distant South Pole within reach. And unearthed something ancient and so dangerous that even the Splugorth fear it and dare not go there.

  • New alien monsters and D-Bees.
  • Strange new weapons and vehicles. Some left over from the Golden Age of Humanity, others completely alien.
  • The Splugorth’s secret outpost. More than it would seem.
  • A Splugorth zoo and place of secret Bio-Wizard experiments.
  • Snow and Ice Golems created specifically for the cold environment.
  • Danger from the elements, Ice Witches, Icecraft, and other horrors.
  • Vostok City, a city of magic carved from the ice itself.
  • Cold-weather skills, technology and survival techniques.
  • Ancient danger and dark secrets.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, Carmen Bellaire, and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 898.

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Rifts The Disavowed

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

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.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 892.

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COMING! Heroes of Humanity Arsenal – Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity gave you updated Coalition Army O.C.C.s, ways to upgrade men-at-arms, new O.C.C.s, battle plans and strategies and tactics. CS Heroes of Humanity™ Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 893.

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Rifts Bestiary

Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Shipping Now!

Could the monsters known as Caterpillar Things be the larval form of the Mothman Monster? Is the Corrival Battler as aggressive and dangerous as adventurers claim? Are Darkhounds really magically mutated Dog Boys? Is that why they see Coalition soldiers as friends and allies? Ee-Bee Gee-Bees are kinda cute, how dangerous can they be? Is it true the animals and people slain by the Death Springer rise as zombies?! What on Rifts Earth is a Field Reaper?

This book reveals it all.

Designed with both Players and Game Masters in mind, with creatures that can be used as pets, companions, riding animals, attack animals, and even unlikely allies, as well as slobbering monsters and catalysts for adventure. Adult, juvenile, and young stages of life give every creature three different levels of power and danger. Presented as a complete ecosystem, with maps and details to bring each animal to life. All provide plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail, updated and expanded.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects, and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found at a glance.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Powerful art.
  • Includes basic S.D.C. stats for each creature description.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton and others.
  • 256 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 – Shipping Now!

Rifts Bestiary Volume One

 

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – “Gold Edition” Hardcover – Signed and Numbered – Now Shipping!

A deluxe, limited, Gold Edition hardcover, signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few freelancers. It is the same content of unique creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and slobbering monsters as the softcover edition in a durable hardcover. Very limited run of only 300 copies, numbered and signed by Kevin Siembieda, Palladium staff members and possibly available contributing artists and writers. Note: Historically, Palladium Books’ Gold Editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over. Valued as cherished collectibles. Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please note the slight increase in price to $55.

  • Gold foil on a black faux leather hardcover.
  • Sewn and glued for long-lasting durability.
  • Only 300 signed and numbered copies.
  • Available only from Palladium Books.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • Signed by Kevin Siembieda and Palladium staff.
  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting; basic S.D.C. stats included for each creature description.
  • 256 pages – $55.00 retail – Cat. No. 896HC (Volume One). Shipping Now!

Rifts Bestiary One Gold

 

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – available and shipping now

The Rifter® #84 focuses on adventure in dark corners of various world settings. Places where danger threatens, monsters and evildoers lurk in the shadows, and people are in need of heroes. Adventure source material for The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Beyond the Supernatural™, Nightbane®, and Rifts®. And remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications. Most of all, have fun.

Rifter® #84 Highlights:

  • The City of Cascade™ by Erick Wujcik and Matt Reed, A modern city in desperate need of heroes.
  • The Kingdom of Raf-Chalon™ for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Glen Evans. An Elven Kingdom in the Eastern Territory™.
  • Golems in the Myst™ for Rifts® by Greg Diaczyk. Techno-Wizard experiments go wrong and Golems run amok.
  • Spellbound O.C.C. for Nightbane® RPG by Ian Herbert.
  • An Adventure for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Kyle Osterberg.
  • The Dimma, a short story and a scary new monster for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Steven Dawes.
  • 2021 Palladium Open House and other news.
  • Coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 184 – Shipping now!

The Rifter 84

 

Six fan-fave titles back in stock and ready to ship

High Seas

BACK IN STOCK: Adventures on the High Seas (Fantasy) – Cat. No. 455 – Now Shipping

A big, fun book that sets sail around the known world and visits a dozen island ports including the Isle of the Cyclops, Y-Oda, Zy, the Four Sisters, Forbidden Island, the Floenry Islands, and others, each offering adventure opportunities, plus 12 O.C.C.s, character sheets, ships, Demon Black Ships, and more.

High Seas

 

Civilization Gone

BACK IN STOCK: Civilization Gone, a Dead Reign® Sourcebook – Cat. No. 231 – Now Shipping

Epic source material, a few variant zombies, 12 madmen and psychopaths including the Zombie Lover and Zombie Master, plus Bandits, Raiders, street gangs, house random encounter tables, and more. So much packed into this sourcebook.

Civilization Gone

 

Monsters and Animals

BACK IN STOCK: Monsters and Animals (Fantasy) – Cat. No. 454 – Now Shipping

120+ monsters, 200+ animals. Suitable for almost any setting from Fantasy and Heroes Unlimited™ to Rifts® and Phase World®.

Monsters and Animals

 

Armageddon Unlimited

BACK IN STOCK: Armageddon Unlimited (Heroes Unlimited) – Cat. No. 527 – Now Shipping

Can you stop the mad genius Doctor Vilde from bringing the Minion War and the end of the world to the Earth of HU2? New powers, new magic weapons, the Heroic Hellion, NPC villains, adventure, and more.

Armageddon Unlimited

 

Rifts England

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® World Book 3: Rifts® England – Cat. No. 807 – Now Shipping

Strange creatures and monsters, Chiang-Ku dragon, magic wands and staves, Temporal Wizard and Raider, Temporal Magic, herbs, Nexus Knights, King Arthur and more.

Rifts England

 

Rifts Merc Ops

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Merc Ops – Cat. No. 865 – Now Shipping

The name kinda says it all, merc jobs and job brokers, bounties, the 10 Most Wanted, plus weapons and gear and lots of adventure ideas.

Rifts Merc Ops

 

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Palladium Books® – Weekly Update – April 30, 2020

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

By Kevin Siembieda

It has been a very busy week. With a delivery of one sort or another arriving every day! That means a lot of good news starting with a number of products back in stock.

Monday, the five sourcebooks I had sent in for a short-run reprinting all came in a few days early. Each is back in stock and available now.

 

Tuesday, Rifts® Ultimate Edition arrived right on time and is back in stock and available now.

Wednesday, the two Rifts® Poker Decks (color art and black & white/line art) arrived a week earlier than expected and are also back in stock and available now.

This is all good news, because product has been selling like crazy. That has kept me delightfully busy pulling, packing, randomly signing books, and shipping them out every morning. The strong sales also inspire and motivate my work on new titles in the pipeline. I so want to put new books into your hands.

Not only were online sales outstanding this week, but so were the sales of PDF titles on DriveThruRPG for the month of April. With all of our distributors and most retailers shut down due to the Covid-19 coronavirus and Stay-At-Home orders, I had no idea what to expect for sales. I was worried. Geez, who am I kidding, I was scared. Thanks to your support and enthusiastic online mail order purchases from Palladium and PDF buying (DriveThruRPG), I have been able to pay all necessary bills and keep books moving forward in the pipeline toward production. Speaking of product and sales...

 

New on DriveThruRPG,due to popular request, the PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One is now available. Of course, the physical book is also available directly from Palladium, but now you can also own both versions.

 

Monsters & Aliens SALE on DriveThruRPG.com featuring a wide range of titles and world settings filled with monsters and aliens to go along with the release of the monstrously fun Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One. Remember, because Palladium’s RPGs and sourcebooks use the same fundamental game system, you can mix and match and drop in one “beast” or “alien” from one game setting into another easily, often with no or little conversion required.

 

New Rifts® SALE – One week only. With Rifts® Ultimate Edition being back in stock, I thought I would put together a quick little Rifts® sale. And because it is a fun setting with heroes that are part human and part monster, I included a few Nightbane® RPG titles. I have been thinking a lot about Nightbane® lately, because it offers so many unique RPG opportunities and is easily adapted to Heroes Unlimited™ or Rifts®.

Sale Items in the Palladium Store

 

New books are getting closer to completion. As I wrote in a recent Murmur from the Megaverse®, no one is more excited about it than me. I’m done with the writing for In the Face of Death™. Next, I need to get it typeset, laid out, and to the printer. Right now that is looking like next week sometime. Btw, it tops out at 160 pages! I had so many good ideas I couldn’t stop myself. I shared some of what is in the sourcebook with a friend and writer over Skype this week and he loved everything, especially my new approaches to the setting and kid characters that can be played by children or teens, as well as adults. He thought it was nice to see characters designed specifically for youngsters to play. You can expect to see more of that in the future. Dang, I have so many ideas for so much fun stuff, if only I could clone myself. Already working on Coalition Manhunters™ and coordinating Creature Feature™ for BTS and Forgotten People™ (Fantasy), among others.

What follows are details about our two sales, one on the PalladiumBooks.com website and one on DriveThruRPG.com and more details and info about books back in print and coming soon.

 

Sale Items in the Palladium Store

New Rifts® SALE – One week only

To celebrate RUE being back in stock, I put together a quick little Rifts® sale. And because it is a fun setting with heroes that are part human and part monster, I included a few Nightbane® RPG titles in keeping with the monster theme of the DriveThruRPG sale. Besides, having just finished the zombie book, consulting on BTS Creature Feature, and dabbling with Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two in between other work, I rather have monsters on the mind. In fact, I have been thinking a lot about Nightbane® lately. It offers so many unique RPG modern horror opportunities and is easily adapted to Heroes Unlimited or Rifts®.

Sale Items in the Palladium Store

 

Rifts Ultimate Edition

BACK IN STOCK – Rifts® Ultimate Edition – Cat. No. 800HC – Available now

This big, 376 page role-playing game is everything you need to start playing Rifts®. Just add some dice, some players, and a heaping helping of imagination and you are ready to go.

If you have never played the rich, unpredictable, genre-melding Rifts® setting, you are missing epic adventure that never grows old, because anything is possible. No other RPG blends science fiction, fantasy, horror, and post-apocalyptic adventure with demons and aliens, robots and cyborgs, magic and the supernatural in such a plausible and dynamic way. A setting that lets you play any type and style of game you can imagine. With characters like Dragon Hatchlings, Cyber-Knights, Glitter Boys, Ley Line Walkers, Techno-Wizards, and Juicers that challenge the imagination. And those are just a tiny handful of the O.C.C.s you can play in Rifts®. Not to mention hundreds of different alien, supernatural, magical, and other beings available as player characters. All of it set on an Earth that is both familiar and as alien as a thousand different planets. So check it out, build your character, start a campaign, and watch your characters become legends. There has never been another RPG quite like Rifts®.

Rifts Ultimate Edition

 

Rifts Poker Deck One Rifts Poker Deck Two

BACK IN STOCK – Rifts® Poker Decks – Available now

Both decks are gorgeous, different, and fun. Between folks stuck at home and the recent release of the four new Rifts® for Savage Worlds® sourcebooks, the Rifts® card decks blew off the shelf. We sent them in for reprint as soon as we could and they arrived yesterday. Both decks are full of powerful, fan favorite artwork and are fun to use or tuck away in your collection. Available now.

 

- Rifts® Poker Deck #1 Color – Cat. No. 2575

Rifts Poker Deck One

 

- Rifts® Poker Deck #2 Black & White Line Art – Cat. No. 2576

Rifts Poker Deck Two

 

Rifts Warlords of Russia

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® W.B. 17: Warlords of Russia – Cat. No. 832 – now shipping

A toy box of whacked out Russian cyborgs, bionics, and weapons, plus the Warlords of Russia, their armies and politics, a glimpse at the Sovietski war machine, 17 new O.C.C.s like the Cossack Reaver, Hero-Knight and Ecto-Hunter, plus 10+ notable cyborgs, world info and more. And make sure you check out companion World Books: Mystic Russia™, Rifts® Sovietski™, Mindwerks™, Triax and the NGR™, and Triax™ Two for adventures across Eastern Europe.

Rifts Warlords of Russia

 

Rifts The Black Vault

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook: The Black Vault – Cat. No. 855 – now shipping

Discover rumors about the Coalition States’ legendary Black Vault™. It is said to be a Top Secret depository for rare and powerful magic items and mystic artifacts the CS does not want loose in the world. 101 magic items and secrets await.

Rifts The Black Vault

 

Rifts Aftermath

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Aftermath – Cat. No. 846 – now shipping

The siege on the Kingdom of Tolkeen was just a hint of Coalition Wars® to come. An epic overview of the world after the Siege on Tolkeen™ and before Megaverse® in Flames™. The far reaching impact of the fall of Tolkeen, the rise of the Federation of Magic, and what is going on around the world, including the CS, Lazlo, Archie Three, the brotherhood of Cyber-Knights, and others.

Rifts Aftermath

 

Rifts Vampire Kingdoms

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms – Cat. No. 802-E

Vampires with real bite. Different types of vampires and their hierarchy, minions, and undead abilities. Vampire society within the kingdoms of Mexico, the cities of Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, town creation rules, Hero Vampires, Deluded Vampires, Vampire Hunters, and everything you ever wanted to know about vampires and a whole lot more. Epic adventure and the undead await. Vampires as they should be. Also see the epic companion, Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook (Doc Reid’s crusade and much more).

Rifts Vampire Kingdoms

 

Rifts Book of Magic

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Book of Magic – Cat. No. 848

900+ magic spells, plus Techno-Wizard devices, Magic Tattoos, Nazca Lines, Whalesongs, Cloud Magic, Ocean Magic, Ley Line Magic, Elemental Magic, Tattoo Magic, Symbiotes, Bio-Wizard Weapons, Rune Weapons, Techno-Wizard devices, herbs, fetishes, talismans, staves, wands, and much more! 352 pages of pure magic.

Rifts Book of Magic

 

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: In the Face of Death (Zombie Apocalypse) – in production

In the Face of Death™ is part survival guide and part cityscape setting that I believe is unlike anything you have ever quite seen or considered before in a zombie RPG. I hope In the Face of Death™ makes you look at the zombie apocalypse setting in a new and expanded way that presents to you an endless wealth of ideas and adventure. The zombie element really puts such a fun and deadly twist on the traditional post-apocalypse game setting. One where survival after the collapse of human civilization is complicated by the fact that undead creatures lurk EVERYWHERE. It is like the movie A Quiet Place only even more horrifying and suspenseful. It combines elements of survival in a post-apocalyptic world, horror, zombies, madness, and classic dungeon exploring with a touch of something different and unique. This is a book that pushes the genre and builds a world of adventure built upon human ingenuity, courage, hope, and madness. It is very close to completion.

  • Rethinking the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Survival in the urban environment.
  • Living on the rooftops in the heart of the city.
  • Urban homesteads, resources, defenses, traps, and more.
  • Death Cults, a different type of danger.
  • Bad people, Gutter Rats, Flesh Peddlers, and more.
  • Heroic Masked Lunatics – a new type of hero, as player characters.
  • Kids, teenagers, and young survivors as player characters.
  • 100+ adventure hooks and dozens of additional ideas to take your zombie campaign to new heights.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Mark Oberle. Adaptable to other settings like Rifts®, Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, and more.
  • 160 pages – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 237 – in final production.

In the Face of Death

 

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

COMING: Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two – Summer 2020

This is the second big, “monster book” reference for Rifts®. We anticipate three volumes in the series, more if we decide to make ghosts, spirits and Entities and/or Creatures of Magic part of the Bestiary series. Much like Volume One, Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two collects 70-100 monsters and animals plus 12-24 new beasts found across Rifts North America. The anticipated page count is 224-256 pages.

Each description is updated, expanded, and highly detailed to present players with exotic and alien creatures as pets, guardians and riding animals, as well as slobbering monsters to battle and fierce beasts for Game Masters to throw at their players. Each is designed to offer adventure ideas, offers notes on young, adult, male and female creatures, and is accompanied by a map that shows at a glance where the beast can be encountered.

You have seen Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One so you know what you can expect in Volume TWO, though we have some fun surprises planned for it. Much of the artwork is completed, the descriptions have been gathered, and the rewriting and expansions started. We are anticipating a summer 2020 release (Gen Con?). As soon as it is finished and arrives back from the printer, we ship it to you!

All volumes of the Rifts® Bestiary™ series are a great resource for players and Game Masters alike, with creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and in some cases, even unlikely allies. Others are slobbering monsters or ravenous predators that include humans and D-Bees among their prey. All provide you plenty of ways to enhance your characters and spice up adventures. And each has a map that shows at a glance exactly where to find these beasts. Ah, but with the Rifts and beings like the Shifter and the Splugorth, any creature may appear anywhere in the world, so be on your toes.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized into big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated and expanded descriptions and information for each existing monster.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New exotic creatures – predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects, and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting – Palladium Fantasy®, Chaos Earth®, Splicers®, Phase World®, the Three Galaxies™, The Mechanoids®, Heroes Unlimited™/Aliens Unlimited™, and others.
  • Basic S.D.C. stats included with each creature description.
  • Fully illustrated, with art by Charles Walton II, Ramon Perez, Robert Atkins, and many others. Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 224-256 pages each volume – $26.99 – Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two) – summer release, but taking orders now.

Pre-Order Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

 

Rifts Coalition Manhunters

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition Manhunters

I think that Secrets of the Coalition™ States: Coalition Manhunters™ is also gonna be a fun surprise for people and is the next book to be completed. It provides a glimpse into the Coalition States’ Psi-Battalion and one of its top secret Special Ops divisions: the CS Manhunters. A group that can be played as new villains/antagonists or heroes depending on your game’s perspective. And I know folks are going to like the psionics. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week.

Pre-Order Coalition Manhunters

 

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream

This is another book that is going to surprise and wow. New and insane psionics, some taken to the level of super-abilities due to the massive amount of P.P.E. energy surging across the planet and boosting survivors with ambient and alien energy. Some become heroes and defenders of fellow survivors. Some become power-mongers and killers. And still others become just one more monster or madman threatening to destroy humanity. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week.

Pre-Order Psychic Scream

 

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics

When I needed a break from CS Manhunters™, I have been working on Rifts® Titan Robotics™ which is going to be truly epic. Titan Robotics™ is a high-tech toy box of new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics that will make gamers salivate. Both books will surprise you.

Pre-Order Titan Robotics

 

UPDATE: Creature Feature – A Beyond the Supernatural Sourcebook

Creature Feature™, a sourcebook for Beyond the Supernatural™, is going to be awesome. I have been chatting back and forth with author, Steven Dawes, who also sent me a section of rules clarifications to look over and it is excellent stuff. The writing is crisp and clear, and Steven’s enthusiasm and love for BTS is evident in every word. Btw, as I mentioned in a Murmur from the Megaverse, that is the secret of writing a great RPG or sourcebook, letting your love for the setting and its players spill out onto the page. This is definitely more than a collection of Rifter articles. Steven has been rewriting and expanding the original material. I am very excited, and this is just the first of four Beyond the Supernatural™ books that Steven is talking about doing. That does not include my own Beyond Arcanum™ (boy, do I have ideas boiling for it) and Tomes Grotesque™ sourcebooks.

 

UPDATE: Forgotten People – A Fantasy RPG Sourcebook

I spoke with one of the contributing writers last week and his ideas for Bug Bears sounded fabulous. Because some of this material has appeared in past issues of The Rifter® you may think you know what to expect. You don’t. There is a lot of new and exciting material in this bad boy. Things you never knew and may have been afraid to ask.

 

MORE Material for Fantasy

Several different freelance writers have submitted additional and unexpected Fantasy material for sourcebooks. Though I have not had a chance to review any of them – too much on my plate at the moment as I stay focused on finishing books already in the pipeline – I am very excited by this turn of events. Palladium Fantasy is on the move! Heck, several game lines are.

 

UPDATE: Other titles – like CS Arsenal and Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks

Please remember, just because I do not mention or list a specific title in an Update, does not mean it has been removed from the production schedule. All it means is that we are focused and talking about more immediate, upcoming releases, or projects we are excited about that week, or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months, as well as new projects being worked on by freelance writers. That includes Rifts® Antarctica, The Disavowed™, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Land of the Damned™ 3, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of final production or development. We are shooting for one or two new physical book releases every month as well as a couple new PDF products on DriveThruRPG.

 

Palladium PDFs at DriveThruRPG

NEW on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One AND Monsters & Aliens SALE

Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One sets a new standard for “monster manuals,” with in-depth descriptions of the creature and its life cycle, a map for each, adventure hooks, notes on young animals (different than the adult and not just lower stats), creatures that can be tamed and used as guard animals, pets, riding animals, and S.D.C. stats for non-Mega-Damage game settings. The latter making this big 256 page sourcebook suitable for almost any world setting where such beasts are possible.

Monsters & Aliens SALE! Expand your monster collection with these select titles, each featuring a plethora of idea generating monsters, demons, aliens and creatures from across the Megaverse. All easily adapted to any Palladium setting (and with a bit more work, to other game systems).

Palladium PDFs on DriveThruRPG

 

In the works for DriveThru in the weeks ahead: In no particular order, the 3rd Rifts® novel: Treacherous Awakenings™ – the book everyone has been waiting for because it has been out of print for years. It wraps up all the loose ends and is an exciting and satisfying read. We also have a new Rifts® novel in the pipeline from Will Erwin, Duty’s Edge™. And we have not forgotten about collecting The Hammer of the Forge™ (cosmic adventure across Phase World® and the Three Galaxies).

Rifts Sonic Boom on DriveThruRPG

Recent on DriveThru – Rifts® Sonic Boom™. Follow the exploits of a CS platoon sworn to protect humankind from all threats, be they aliens, dragons, masters of magic or fellow humans out for themselves; the second novel in this trilogy, Deception’s Web™, reveals a conspiracy within the Coalition military that could spell disaster for our protagonists. All of it building up to the pulse-pounding events of the 3rd novel: Rifts® Treacherous Awakenings (coming soon). The Rifter® #84 offers adventure source material for Rifts® (Golems in the Myst), Heroes Unlimited™ (the City of Cascade by Wujcik and Reed), Palladium Fantasy RPG® (an Elven Kingdom), Beyond the Supernatural™ (an epic adventure, a short story, and a monster), Nightbane® (Spellbound O.C.C.), why The Rifter® is on hiatus, and more.

Also available: Free Garden of the Gods™ (Fantasy) and Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Previews, and the Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: A Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come.

Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Three: Zombies, Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Two: Civilians and Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume One: Survivors. There are also paper miniatures for Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy® and Rifts®. A new, up-to-date, PDF Palladium Books Catalog. Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook with 60 new Common Talents, 38 new Elite Talents, 18 new Morphus Tables, all other Morphus Tables collected and more. Systems Failure™ RPG, a 160 page RPG that deals with alien invasion and a post-apocalypse setting that is fun and dynamic. Civilization is on the verge of collapse when the so-called "bugs" invade and turn humans into zombie-like slaves. Monsters, heroes and fun. A complete RPG and setting. Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun™ Two: 256 pages of technology and fun. 30+ power armors, 30+ body armors, 15 combat vehicles, 45 vehicles (hovercycles, etc.), 10 robot haulers, the Robodome and more. Bizantium and the Northern Islands™: the northernmost part of the Known World, the Cold Born, Necromancy ships made from dead sea serpents, 15 creatures, Random Sea Monster Generator, and more. Rifts® Northern Gun™ One. This fan favorite might be thought of as the big book of giant robots – an in-depth look at Northern Gun, 70+ weapons, 27 robots, NG O.C.C.s, key people and places, and much more. Mysteries of Magic™ Book One: The Heart of Magic™ with Wizards, their Apprentices, nearly 60 new magic spells and remember, magic and monsters in the Fantasy RPG are easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, HU2 and other settings. Wolfen Empire™ Fantasy sourcebook, the Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters, 12 Wolfen Tribes, Wolfen military and society, 15+ creatures, 5 full adventures, 101 adventure ideas, random encounter tables, notable people, places, plus FREE Sneak Previews of The Rifter® #80, The Rifter® #81, The Rifter® #82, and more on DriveThruRPG.com.

  • Rifts® is a genre-bending setting that combines science fiction, fantasy, horror, post-apocalypse survival, magic, and endless possibilities for adventure. Imagine a near perfect world of advanced technology 100 years in the future. Then imagine that world crashing down overnight in an apocalyptic upheaval not seen since the formation of the planet. A Great Cataclysm caused by the explosive return of magic. Now fast forward 300 years into the future where magic, dragons, and mythic gods coexist with cyborgs, giant robots and super-science rediscovered from humanity's Golden Age as humans rise from a lengthy Dark Age. But they must contend with countless alien life forms, monsters, and supernatural horrors from beyond the Rifts.
  • Rifts® core titles we would suggest: Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign and Rifts® Sourcebook One. Note: The Rifts® RPG, 1st Edition and Rifts® Ultimate, 2nd Edition are both available.
  • 80+ Rifts® supplements, most of them available as PDFs with more coming. Where to start? Wherever sounds fun.
  • Rifts® Dimension Books™: Travel to alien worlds and dimensions via the Rifts for off-world adventure and intrigue.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG and sourcebook series (all). Live through the Great Cataclysm and the Coming of the Rifts. Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG, Creatures of Chaos™, Rise of Magic™, and Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ are all available.
  • FREE Sneak Previews for Nightbane® Dark Designs™, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity, and many other previews as well as free and low cost items that we make available. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so keep watching for them.
  • The Rifter® #1-84, ALL issues of The Rifter®. Each issue is a wealth of source material and ideas for 3-6 different Palladium game lines. Most are easily adapted to ANY Palladium game setting. Each issue a gem. 8,500 pages of source material and ideas for heroes, villains, monsters, magic, gear, and adventure.
  • Splicers® RPG is like Iron Man meets Game of Thrones with elements of Terminator – except this army of Iron Men are clad in living body armor and wield living, organic weapons and devices. Created in 2004 by writer and game designer Carmen Bellaire, Splicers® was nominated for an Inquest Gamer Magazine Fan Awards Game of the Year, and has since developed a rabid fan base. Science fiction and horror where humans are forced to use genetically engineered, living weapons and organic war machines to battle an insane Artificial Intelligence and her robot legions. Unlike anything you have ever played before!
  • Splicers®: I Am Legion™ Adventure Sourcebook: 6 new Great Houses, 4 new Host Armors, 6 new War Mounts, 19 new Bio-Weapons, 15 new killer machines, new Bio-Enhancements, Amalgam creation tables, Legion and a series of adventures that build into a small campaign, and more.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 1st Edition Rules and sourcebooks. A unique world of magic, monsters and heroes. Dozens of nonhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition Rules and many sourcebooks. The expanded world of high fantasy, magic, mystery and heroes of every variety. Includes the Mind Mage and psychic abilities, mages and spells, magic circles and symbols, men-at-arms, scoundrels and a wide range of inhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and many more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG first edition rule book and sourcebooks.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Second Edition rule book and sourcebooks. Create any type of superhuman you can desire and bring comic book adventures to life.
  • Dead Reign® RPG (Zombie Apocalypse). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse, but this setting is much more than your typical zombie game. Play ordinary people or special characters better equipped to survive and hunt zombies. Many unusual types of zombies.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebooks: 6 sourcebooks from Civilization Gone™ to Hell Followed™ (the latter features stats for 23 disasters, masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, and more) are available.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 1st Edition Rules. Supernatural horror in the modern world. Play ordinary people, psychics, paranormal investigators or for something different: Victim Characters!
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete, revised core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for "ordinary people," 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules.
  • Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. An RPG setting we call superhero horror. Dark conspiracy, a secret, demon invasion starting with world leaders and law enforcement, and it is spreading. The player characters are the Nightbane®, reluctant superhumans who must turn into monsters themselves to unleash their powers and battle the evil that is clear only to them. A dark, sinister and challenging world of horror.
  • After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Planet of the Apes meets the X-Men! Animal creations, powers and more. Create any type of intelligent mutant animal you can imagine as friend or foe.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook. James Bond meets Enter the Dragon. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, and super-spies with gadgets, gizmos and advanced weapons.
  • The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy RPG is a long time, cult favorite with a fatalistic world-view of humans vs aliens with superior technology.
  • The Palladium Weapon Series of real world weapons, armor and castles throughout history. Designed for use with ANY game system.
  • 200+ Palladium titles in all, plus G.M. kits, paper miniatures and more.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Paper Miniatures – Two sets are now available!
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Men at Arms – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Coalition Dead Boys – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Adventurers – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Practitioners of Magic (new) – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Extras (new) – $2.99
  • And more to come in the weeks ahead.

 

Palladium Collectibles, Negatives, Artwork, other Collectibles and Toys are always available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store along with other good things

My eBay store is one of the few places where you can find original artwork by Charles "Chuck" Walton, Kevin Long, and others, as well as one-of-a-kind negatives from classic Rifts® and other Palladium RPG books (they look awesome framed!), rare Palladium collector hardcovers, signed books, other Palladium memorabilia, toys from my personal collection and other collectibles. Check every couple of weeks because we often post new stuff or offer a new sale. There is a sale on negatives starting today, in fact.

Other one-of-a-kind original artwork available by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton II (money goes to the artist), other artists, as well as collectible negatives, prints, limited edition hardcovers, proofreader copies, out of print items, Star Wars toys, Marvel toys and many other toys and collectibles from my personal collection. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Hundreds of items. Take a look every weekend for new additions.

Available now: One-of-a-kind book negatives. Negatives were very popular items at the Palladium Open House and people went crazy over them at Gen Con – including actor Joe Manganiello who scooped up a pile of TMNT negatives, while Palladium's own Mark Oberle, Carmen Bellaire, Brandon Aten and a whole lot of Palladium gamers went for negatives from Rifts® New West, Lone Star and Free Quebec. Fun.

Negatives are unique and attractive, one-of-a-kind (on rare occasions two-of-a-kind if a page was replaced or a second edition was made) works of art that resemble woodcut art and are very dynamic conversation pieces. Before digital printing, pages of a book were laid out by hand on a board, and each page was photographed. The plastic film negatives were then "ganged" on a massive sheet of Mylar 16 pages per big sheet, and the printing plates were made from the negatives – everything white, printing black.

When our printer, McNaughton and Gunn, went completely digital, they asked if Palladium Books wanted the negs, otherwise they would be destroyed. Regrettably, I let a few dozen be destroyed, but the negatives of many books were sent to Palladium. They have sat in our warehouse for years until I started to offer them for sale. I have also started signing the negatives in silver and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each negative comes on a white board inside a plastic magazine bag and looks fabulous framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening in a frame (each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches).

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

 

Closing Thoughts

The Palladium crew are all reporting feeling fine. I hope all of you can say the same. I know a lot of you are seeing an end of, or an easing of, the Stay-at-Home Order restrictions. I hope that goes well for everyone, but please be smart, be safe, and continue to observe smart health precautions and protocols like frequent and thorough hand washing, social distancing, and wearing a face mask. Michigan was pretty hard hit, so it drives me nuts whenever I see someone wearing a surgical mask that does not cover their nose as well as their mouth. This is not just about protecting yourself, it is about protecting people all around you from the germs you may be unknowingly spreading.

The stinking Covid-19 coronavirus is like an insidious, diabolic evil RPG monster. It hides quietly within you for a week or two without YOU ever knowing it is present until you finally start getting sick and exhibiting symptoms. Even then your symptoms (God willing) may be mild, but the villainous Covid-19 has made you its unwitting vehicle to spread its infection. An illness that can be ravaging and leave survivors with a host of lasting problems like chronic damage to the kidneys, lungs, and heart. Please use precautions to protect others as well as yourself.

Before I pull and pack your mail orders, I scrub my hands and don my N95 mask (I bought some a few years ago for painting), latex gloves, and wipe down every surface I’m going to be using with disinfectant – the table, the rolling cart, the scale, etc. – and this is in a big 13,000 square foot warehouse. If I should have a helper, they follow the same protocols. I also routinely wipe down doorknobs, faucet handles, and other surfaces, and wash my hands many times throughout the day as well as take my temperature in the morning, afternoon and before I go to bed. I do all of this to protect you and others from any possible virus I might have picked up. So please return the favor and pay it forward.

Yes, it is a pain in the neck. It took me at least two weeks to get used to signing books and taping boxes wearing latex gloves without ripping them up or getting stuck to the tape. Your glove covered hand doesn’t slide over the paper to sign a book or to draw a dragon head sketch the same as your own skin, but I have adapted. I wear the same getup and go through the same process when I go to the grocery store or to the pharmacy. I have gotten over feeling weird about the protective garb weeks ago. Better to be the weirdo in latex gloves and surgical mask than bring Covid-19 home to Kathy or to the Palladium office or to YOU. And I throw my used, possibly contaminated gloves into a plastic bag I keep in my car and then into a trash receptacle, not on the damn ground.

Sorry if I ranted a bit. I count my blessings that my loved ones and I have all managed to stay healthy and I want to keep it that way. I’m thrilled to see Stay-at-Home restrictions being lifted, but we are all continuing to be smart and safe. I hope you are too. Each and every one of you is precious to us. Palladium fans are the greatest in the world. You are helping to keep us afloat right now. Please stay safe and find joy and happiness in the little things. Actually, those little things are quite huge and wonderful when you really think about it: our health, the people we care about, gaming, and our astonishing imaginations.

Please enjoy the Rifts® poker decks, Rifts® Ultimate Edition and other books back in stock, as well as our two sales. If you can, please keep those orders coming in and your imaginations burning bright. And to top it all off, new books are coming soon. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling optimistic.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, & Gamer

 

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two – Coming Summer 2020

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two or three Rifts® Bestiary™ books will focus on monsters and animals of North America. They collect creatures from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new creatures by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton, and others. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location at a glance.

Note: The Rifts® Bestiary™ series is more than a few big books of monsters, they are deliberately designed to provide players with a useful, living resource (pet, guard animal, riding animal, food source, etc.) as well as present many and varied opportunities for adventure and fun. Some creatures are helpful, some are inadvertently a threat or danger, while others are slobbering predators or wicked beasts that kill and eat you, or capture you, or sabotage you, or worse.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America in a second easy to use sourcebook.
  • Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Notable Splugorth hunting animals.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda, Cummings, Bradshaw, Atkins, Ashbaugh, and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production. Anticipating Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two to be a summer 2020 release.

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In the Face of Death

NEW! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – In final production

In the Face of Death™ is part survival guide and part cityscape setting that I believe is unlike anything you have ever quite seen or considered before in a zombie RPG. I hope In the Face of Death™ makes you look at the zombie apocalypse setting in a new and expanded way that presents to you an endless wealth of ideas and adventure. The zombie element really puts such a fun and deadly twist on the traditional post-apocalypse game setting. One where survival after the collapse of human civilization is complicated by the fact that undead creatures lurk EVERYWHERE. It is like the movie A Quiet Place only even more horrifying and suspenseful. It combines elements of survival in a post-apocalyptic world, horror, zombies, madness, and classic dungeon exploring with a touch of something different and unique. This is a book that pushes the genre and builds a world of adventure built upon human ingenuity, courage, hope, and madness. It is very close to completion.

  • Rethinking the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Survival in the urban environment.
  • Living on the rooftops in the heart of the city.
  • Urban homesteads, resources, defenses, traps, and more.
  • Death Cults, a different type of danger.
  • Bad people, Gutter Rats, Flesh Peddlers, and more.
  • Heroic Masked Lunatics – a new type of hero, as player characters.
  • Kids, teenagers, and young survivors as player characters.
  • 100+ adventure hooks and dozens of additional ideas to take your zombie campaign to new heights.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Mark Oberle. Adaptable to other settings like Rifts®, Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, and more.
  • 160 pages – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 237 – in final production.

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Rifts Coalition Manhunters

COMING! Rifts® Coalition Manhunters – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

A secret division within the Coalition’s Psi-Battalion, the CS Manhunters hunt not only the most dangerous spies and fugitives, but also their own. Coalition soldiers, brass, government leaders, and anyone who becomes designated as having gone rogue, AWOL, or turned traitor (including the Disavowed), become targets of CS Manhunters to be tracked down and brought to justice. This elite force of psychics, Kill Hounds, and manhunters are trained killing machines who follow orders without question and kill without hesitation.

More often than not, the assignment is straight-up find and terminate. If your name has been given to a Manhunter squad, your fate is sealed, and no one is untouchable. The CS Manhunters operate in secret, find their target, terminate, and vanish as if they were never there at all. They don’t seek credit or limelight. They serve their country from the blood-soaked shadows.

  • CS Manhunter squads and special operatives.
  • Manhunter Killhound and Dog Boy O.C.C.s.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Healer.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Interrogator (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Enforcer (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Bursters and Zappers.
  • CS Manhunter Slayer (a variation of the Psi-Slayer or Psi-Warrior).
  • CS Manhunter Mind Melter, the most insidious and deadliest of them all.
  • Weapons, gear, and tactics.
  • Some notable Non-Player Characters, adventure ideas, and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 894.

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Garden of the Gods

NEW! Garden of the Gods, Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook – Shipping now!

The Garden of the Gods™ sourcebook is a toy box of gods, magical blessings, ancient artifacts, and hundreds of opportunities and adventure ideas for players and Game Masters alike.

The Garden of the Gods is a place of miracles and wisdom where people of all occupations and races, nobility and the poor, come to find inspiration, blessings and adventure. Many insist the gods themselves are present and may visit heroes and followers in dreams, visions, or in person as an avatar. The gods also look for champions and assign heroic quests and gifts of knowledge and magic. Here, all gods are equal and many a forgotten god seeks to be rediscovered and worshiped by offering blessings, vision quests, and magical artifacts to potential heroes to champion their name.

There is also an dangerous evil on the island of Lopan. An open wound in the earth known as the Black Pit, as well as dark gods within the Garden itself.

  • 212 Blessings.
  • 101 Magic Artifacts.
  • 45 Forgotten gods.
  • 50+ Curses and dark magic.
  • 100+ Random quests and encounters, and each god offers adventure hooks.
  • Restore forgotten gods to power. Become a Champion of the Gods.
  • 5 Weapons of destruction created by the Old Ones.
  • Godly insight, visitations, knowledge and purpose.
  • The Garden of the Gods and its protectors.
  • Ghosts, Faeries, mysteries, and ancient secrets.
  • Rumors of a secret way to the Land of the Damned.
  • The Black Pit, a place of legend and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or something more sinister?
  • Easily adapted to Rifts®, Phase World® and any game system. One game system – a Megaverse® of adventure!™
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 475.

Garden of the Gods

 

The Bleakness Raw Preview

Land of the Damned Three: The Bleakness Raw Preview – available now

Available now! The “Raw Preview Edition” of LotD-3: The Bleakness™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, working manuscript for this new Fantasy World Book. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before final edit, rewrites and publication. Limited to a total of 200 copies.

This epic sourcebook presents the forbidden Land of the Damned in all its brutal glory. Includes information about the ancient and forgotten eldritch races, the Minotaur legions, dark magic, the Citadel, countless adventure hooks and ideas, and much, much more. The long awaited final book in the Land of the Damned series, with connections to the Garden of the Gods™ and the upcoming Lopan Fantasy World Book.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 200 collector copies.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, based on ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 470-RAW – available now. Note: The finished book with artwork and more is anticipated to ship in a few months, but you can see what it’s all about right now and even start playing with this special Preview Edition!

The Bleakness Raw Preview

 

Secrets of the Atlanteans

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, the mysterious Sunaj, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, how various types of Stone Pyramids work, and much more.

  • 60+ new Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ new Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Never before revealed Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • The Shadow Dimension and new Shadow Beasts.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Epic trans-dimensional adventure ideas and source material by Carl Gleba.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 890 – Available now.

Secrets of the Atlanteans

 

Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet

The Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet is a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook, this sheet saves you time and hassle with each character you create. Available now, directly from Palladium Books AND DriveThruRPG.com – this is a digital, online product only.

Features & Benefits:

  • The Main Character Sheet Page collects the important data from across multiple tabs and puts it in one place for quick and easy reference.
  • Separate sheets examine character construction (worktable), Skills, Magic, Psionics, and Combat in greater detail.
  • Built-in leveling system that calculates skill advancement for you! Experience Tables for over 80 O.C.C.s already programmed.
  • Recognizes the percentages for nearly 150 skills, plus combat bonuses for over 20 Weapon Proficiencies and 7 Hand to Hand styles.
  • Calculates the speed and distance a character can run and jump based on character Attributes.
  • Also calculates how much a character can lift, carry, and throw for humanoids, Giants, and Supernatural Beings.
  • Add in your own Hand to Hand style, custom Skills, unique Weapon Proficiencies, and Experience Tables.
  • Estimated time to build a character reduced by 20% or more.
  • Instructions on how to use the sheet included, as well as a video walkthrough below.
  • Important Note: This character sheet is built to be used with Microsoft Excel 2010+ and it comes in .XLSX format. Opening this file in other spreadsheet programs is NOT guaranteed to work as intended.
  • Watch the Overview video here: https://vimeo.com/322271758

Palladium Fantasy Interactive Character Sheet

 

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

Psychic Scream – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook

A storm has rolled in. A psychic storm. With the Coming of the Rifts, survivors are bombarded by terrifying visions and overwhelmed with powers and abilities they never asked for, and often cannot control.

Where do you hide from the madness boiling inside of you?

What would you do when you know evil lurks hidden among your fellow survivors?

Why do the voices of alien creatures speak to you?

How do you cope when the power you unleashed to destroy a monster and save the innocent, destroys everyone but you?

Have you become a hero or another monster born in chaos?

Are these powers your family’s salvation or their damnation?

Find out in Psychic Scream!

In the wake of the Coming of the Rifts, people begin to see ghosts and demons, they unleash lightning from their fingertips, command fire and water, hurl boulders and girders with their minds, and manifest a wide range of mental powers. Psionic abilities fueled by the explosive return of magic and the unchecked flow of dimensional energy that is off the charts.

Psychic abilities more powerful than anything known after the Two Hundred Years Dark Age. Wondrous and lifesaving. But also seething and out of control. The psychics’ own minds bombarded by feelings of dread, visions of horror, and the thoughts and emotions of everyone around them. For many, it is too much, sending them careening into madness. For others, it creates heroes forged from chaos.

  • Untamed psychic abilities. More powerful than anything known later on Rifts Earth.
  • New psychic powers and character classes.
  • New psionic monsters and invaders.
  • Insanity, side-effects and horror.
  • Adventure ideas and more. All people, powers and monsters that become myths and legends told about the events during the Two Hundred Years Dark Age.
  • Written by Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 667.

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Rifts Titan Robotics

COMING: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is high-tech toy box presenting new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics. Ah, but Titan Robotics is much more than just another weapons manufacturer, it is the secret operation of ARCHIE-3 and all part of his plan to monitor and manipulate the outside world. Learn about Archie’s androids that run Titan Robotics, his current schemes and plans for the future. Probably a 160 page World Book around $22.99 retail, but may expand into 192 pages.

  • New Giant Robots.
  • New Power Armor, equipment and accessories.
  • 30+ power armors and robots, plus other equipment.
  • New weapons, gear and vehicles.
  • Titan Robotics Corporation and structure.
  • Archie’s secret kingdom and plans for the future.
  • New O.C.C.s and key Non-Player Characters (NPCs).
  • Android executives, security and much more.
  • Wellington Industries, campaign prompts and more.
  • Art by Zeleznik, Walton, Cummings, Atkins, and others.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda. Cover by Zeleznik.
  • 160-192 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail (or $26.99) – Cat. No. 899.

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COMING: The Island of Lopan Sourcebook, a fantasy sourcebook

The island kingdom described and mapped, rare and ancient magic, trade with the Old Kingdom, Centaurs, Western intrigue, and more.

  • History and overview.
  • Key cities and locations.
  • Lopan O.C.C.s and people of note.
  • And Old Kingdom City that is a trade partner.
  • The mysterious and nearly forgotten Mosaic Magic.
  • New monsters and magic, weapons and gear.
  • Written by Glen Evans.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 – Cat. No. 476.

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Rifts Antarctica

COMING: Rifts® Antarctica

Rifts® Antarctica is a truly compelling and exotic land beyond what anyone expects. A frozen continent transformed by the power of magic and alien wildlife. Long isolated from the rest of the world, Rifts, D-Shifting events and the threat of war have now brought the distant South Pole within reach. And unearthed something ancient and so dangerous that even the Splugorth fear it and dare not go there.

  • New alien monsters and D-Bees.
  • Strange new weapons and vehicles. Some left over from the Golden Age of Humanity, others completely alien.
  • The Splugorth’s secret outpost. More than it would seem.
  • A Splugorth zoo and place of secret Bio-Wizard experiments.
  • Snow and Ice Golems created specifically for the cold environment.
  • Danger from the elements, Ice Witches, Icecraft, and other horrors.
  • Vostok City, a city of magic carved from the ice itself.
  • Cold-weather skills, technology and survival techniques.
  • Ancient danger and dark secrets.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, Carmen Bellaire, and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 898.

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Rifts The Disavowed

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

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.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 892.

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COMING! Heroes of Humanity Arsenal – Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity gave you updated Coalition Army O.C.C.s, ways to upgrade men-at-arms, new O.C.C.s, battle plans and strategies and tactics. CS Heroes of Humanity™ Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 893.

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Rifts Bestiary

Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Shipping Now!

Could the monsters known as Caterpillar Things be the larval form of the Mothman Monster? Is the Corrival Battler as aggressive and dangerous as adventurers claim? Are Darkhounds really magically mutated Dog Boys? Is that why they see Coalition soldiers as friends and allies? Ee-Bee Gee-Bees are kinda cute, how dangerous can they be? Is it true the animals and people slain by the Death Springer rise as zombies?! What on Rifts Earth is a Field Reaper?

This book reveals it all.

Designed with both Players and Game Masters in mind, with creatures that can be used as pets, companions, riding animals, attack animals, and even unlikely allies, as well as slobbering monsters and catalysts for adventure. Adult, juvenile, and young stages of life give every creature three different levels of power and danger. Presented as a complete ecosystem, with maps and details to bring each animal to life. All provide plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail, updated and expanded.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects, and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found at a glance.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Powerful art.
  • Includes basic S.D.C. stats for each creature description.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton and others.
  • 256 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 – Shipping Now!

Rifts Bestiary Volume One

 

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – “Gold Edition” Hardcover – Signed and Numbered – Now Shipping!

A deluxe, limited, Gold Edition hardcover, signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few freelancers. It is the same content of unique creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and slobbering monsters as the softcover edition in a durable hardcover. Very limited run of only 300 copies, numbered and signed by Kevin Siembieda, Palladium staff members and possibly available contributing artists and writers. Note: Historically, Palladium Books’ Gold Editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over. Valued as cherished collectibles. Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please note the slight increase in price to $55.

  • Gold foil on a black faux leather hardcover.
  • Sewn and glued for long-lasting durability.
  • Only 300 signed and numbered copies.
  • Available only from Palladium Books.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • Signed by Kevin Siembieda and Palladium staff.
  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting; basic S.D.C. stats included for each creature description.
  • 256 pages – $55.00 retail – Cat. No. 896HC (Volume One). Shipping Now!

Rifts Bestiary One Gold

 

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – available and shipping now

The Rifter® #84 focuses on adventure in dark corners of various world settings. Places where danger threatens, monsters and evildoers lurk in the shadows, and people are in need of heroes. Adventure source material for The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Beyond the Supernatural™, Nightbane®, and Rifts®. And remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications. Most of all, have fun.

Rifter® #84 Highlights:

  • The City of Cascade™ by Erick Wujcik and Matt Reed, A modern city in desperate need of heroes.
  • The Kingdom of Raf-Chalon™ for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Glen Evans. An Elven Kingdom in the Eastern Territory™.
  • Golems in the Myst™ for Rifts® by Greg Diaczyk. Techno-Wizard experiments go wrong and Golems run amok.
  • Spellbound O.C.C. for Nightbane® RPG by Ian Herbert.
  • An Adventure for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Kyle Osterberg.
  • The Dimma, a short story and a scary new monster for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Steven Dawes.
  • 2021 Palladium Open House and other news.
  • Coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 184 – Shipping now!

The Rifter 84

 

Six fan-fave titles back in stock and ready to ship

High Seas

BACK IN STOCK: Adventures on the High Seas (Fantasy) – Cat. No. 455 – Now Shipping

A big, fun book that sets sail around the known world and visits a dozen island ports including the Isle of the Cyclops, Y-Oda, Zy, the Four Sisters, Forbidden Island, the Floenry Islands, and others, each offering adventure opportunities, plus 12 O.C.C.s, character sheets, ships, Demon Black Ships, and more.

High Seas

 

Civilization Gone

BACK IN STOCK: Civilization Gone, a Dead Reign® Sourcebook – Cat. No. 231 – Now Shipping

Epic source material, a few variant zombies, 12 madmen and psychopaths including the Zombie Lover and Zombie Master, plus Bandits, Raiders, street gangs, house random encounter tables, and more. So much packed into this sourcebook.

Civilization Gone

 

Monsters and Animals

BACK IN STOCK: Monsters and Animals (Fantasy) – Cat. No. 454 – Now Shipping

120+ monsters, 200+ animals. Suitable for almost any setting from Fantasy and Heroes Unlimited™ to Rifts® and Phase World®.

Monsters and Animals

 

Armageddon Unlimited

BACK IN STOCK: Armageddon Unlimited (Heroes Unlimited) – Cat. No. 527 – Now Shipping

Can you stop the mad genius Doctor Vilde from bringing the Minion War and the end of the world to the Earth of HU2? New powers, new magic weapons, the Heroic Hellion, NPC villains, adventure, and more.

Armageddon Unlimited

 

Rifts England

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® World Book 3: Rifts® England – Cat. No. 807 – Now Shipping

Strange creatures and monsters, Chiang-Ku dragon, magic wands and staves, Temporal Wizard and Raider, Temporal Magic, herbs, Nexus Knights, King Arthur and more.

Rifts England

 

Rifts Merc Ops

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Merc Ops – Cat. No. 865 – Now Shipping

The name kinda says it all, merc jobs and job brokers, bounties, the 10 Most Wanted, plus weapons and gear and lots of adventure ideas.

Rifts Merc Ops

 

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Palladium Books® – Weekly Update – April 23, 2020

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

By Kevin Siembieda

First, I hope you are all doing well and surviving the Stay-at-Home isolation. It sucks, but it is for the best. You do not want to catch this nasty bug. The more I hear about it, the scarier it gets. Those who get seriously ill may face weeks of being sick, weeks of recovery, possible complications from blood clots and kidney damage, stroke and heart attack. Whew. I wish real life was like the movies and TV shows where a vaccine is developed, manufactured and dispersed in a matter of days, not months or years. Ah but on to happier things.

I have been so consumed by the Covid-19 pandemic and busy on so many fronts that I realize I have not offered you much news and information on our many upcoming titles. So here goes, with more details below.

First, I have been working directly on a trio of titles, including In the Face of Death for Dead Reign®. It is pretty much done. I want to give the last sections another go over and final tweak before it goes into typesetting and layout next week and is sent to the printer. I have also been working on Rifts® CS Manhunters and Rifts® Titan Robotics, and even made some notes for ideas for Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two, as well as coordinating with other writers and artists on several other Palladium titles. We have some really, really good stuff in the works and a lot of good news to share.

Good news on the printing front. Like many businesses, our printers are ramping up and getting back into production, so I was able to send a bunch of titles in for reprint, including the Rifts® poker card decks. Read on for all the details.

Rifts Ultimate Edition

Rifts® Ultimate Edition is only momentarily SOLD OUT – available next week!

We sold our last copy of RUE last Thursday or Friday night I think. Hardcovers take 5-8 weeks to print and reprint, so when I realized stock was suddenly running low a while back, I sent the book in for reprint at the beginning of March. A couple weeks later, Covid-19 struck and our printers went dark. I had no idea if that meant the book would be delayed for many more weeks or what. I was concerned. The good news is my printer reached out to me to say the Rifts® Ultimate Edition should arrive at the Palladium warehouse by Wednesday, April 29, quite possibly sooner. (Monday?) This was confirmed by email this morning. Great, right? What a relief. RUE back in stock next week.

Rifts Ultimate Edition

COMING BACK IN STOCK – At the Printer – Available next week

With a couple of our printers rumbling back to into production, I was able to send several products in for reprint. The printers are running with a skeleton crew at the moment which means a longer printing schedule, so they could not give me an exact delivery date, but said I can expect them by mid next week. I will keep you posted. I appreciate your understanding and patience. I will try to send in a few other titles like The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy, etc., over the next few weeks. Gotta be careful with cash flow.

COMING BACK IN STOCK soon – Rifts® Poker Cards – At the Printer

Both decks are gorgeous, different, and fun. Between folks stuck at home and the recent release of the four new Rifts® Savage Worlds sourcebooks, the Rifts® card decks blew off the shelf. However, the printer was temporarily shut down so we could not request a reprint order until Monday. I expect to have them back in another week or two. I will keep you posted and thank you for your understanding and patience.

UPDATE: In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® sourcebook

Writing on In the Face of Death™ almost done. Next phase is layout and sending it to the printer. Like Garden of the Gods™, I had so many exciting and fun ideas I wanted to share that I could not stop myself, and the darn book just kept growing and growing. I have not yet calculated the final page count with typesetting and artwork, but it certainly will not be any smaller than 128 pages and might be 144 or 160. The book contains so much gritty goodness and cool ideas: Rethinking the Zombie Apocalypse, life in the big cities, living on rooftops, resources, traps, parkour and other skills, children and teens as player characters, Masked Lunatic Heroes as player characters, a couple different approaches to the game world and setting, and more. I hope you love it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. The book should go to the printer next week.

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition Manhunters

Working on CS Manhunters™ probably even as you read this. Good stuff and insight to some of the inner workings of the CS. I will reveal more as I move along with it.

UPDATE: Titan Robotics

When I needed a break from zombies I spent some time working on this book and CS Manhunters™. Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is going to be freakin’ epic and CS Manhunters™ will surprise you. I recently spoke with Chuck Walton to make sure his art will be completed in time. He only had mostly finishing details left to do. And I’m waiting on a small handful of other art pieces.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two

Any day now we expect to hear that Gen Con 2020 will be canceled. Which would be a shame but probably the safe thing to do. Please do not despair, Palladium will maintain its release schedule and intends to have Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two and a whole bunch of other titles ready for release at that time, including the Rifts® Lazlo™ Raw Preview.

UPDATE: Creature Feature – A Beyond the Supernatural Sourcebook

I have spoken with the main author, Steven Dawes, via telephone and email a number of times over the past few weeks. In fact, Steven and I had a great, two hour call just yesterday. He is putting the wraps on the Creature Feature™ manuscript and then it should be a quick edit, some new artwork and off to the printer in a couple of weeks. We also talked about three other Beyond the Supernatural™ titles for the future. That is in addition to my own Tomes Grotesque™ and Beyond Arcanum™ BTS titles. Palladium is on the move!

UPDATE: Forgotten People – A Fantasy RPG Sourcebook

I spoke with one of the contributing writers last week and his ideas for Bug Bears sounded fabulous. Because some of this material has appeared in past issues of The Rifter® you may think you know what to expect. You don’t. There is a lot of new and exciting material in this bad boy. Things you never knew and may have been afraid to ask.

MORE Material for Fantasy

Several different freelance writers have submitted additional and unexpected Fantasy material for sourcebooks. Though I have not had a chance to review any of them – too much on my plate at the moment as I stay focused on finishing books already in the pipeline – I am very excited by this turn of events. Palladium Fantasy is on the move! Heck, several game lines are.

Recent Sales

I am glad so many of you have been enjoying the recent sales on DriveThruRPG.com and from time to time Palladium’s online store. Folks seemed to really enjoy the Heroes Unlimited™, After the Bomb®, Ninjas & Superspies™ sale, which is why I extended it once and then left the books quietly on sale. Of course, all good things must come to an end, so that sale will be taken down sometime today or tomorrow and the Battle of the Bugs Sale on DriveThru ended early this morning.

I thought about posting a new sale on DriveThru and/or the Palladium online store, and though I have an ideas, my head just isn’t into it right now. I am really in the writing zone at the moment and want to get back to work on books, so it is hard to focus on much of anything else. Which is awesome considering I was struggling up and down with writing for the past week or so. I think maybe I just needed to change subjects. Hot now, but I will think about a new DriveThru sale and maybe a Palladium book sale to offer in a week or two. Note: I continue to sign random books in each online order because people seem to be digging it and I aim to please.

New Rifts® Savage Worlds® Sourcebooks

As I mentioned in the last update, the new Pinnacle Entertainment Rifts® for Savage Worlds sourcebooks are really nicely done. Maybe the best yet and they are working on some new ones now. I know because I was shown the cover art for one of them and it was Splugorlicious. Of the recent releases, three are big, juicy, 192 page, hardcover sourcebooks – Rifts® Arcana and Mysticism (Federation of Magic and more), Rifts® Blood and Banes (Vampire Kingdoms and more), and Rifts® Empires of Humanity (the Coalition States and more) – plus the Rifts® Tomorrow Legion Field Manual adventure book and updated editions of the original three sourcebooks. If you are into Savage Worlds®, you need to check them out from Pinnacle Entertainment.

Rifts for Savage Worlds from Pinnacle Entertainment

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: In the Face of Death (Zombie Apocalypse) – in production

In the Face of Death™ is part survival guide and part cityscape setting that I believe is unlike anything you have ever quite seen or considered before in a zombie RPG. I hope In the Face of Death™ makes you look at the zombie apocalypse setting in a new and expanded way that presents to you an endless wealth of ideas and adventure. The zombie element really puts such a fun and deadly twist on the traditional post-apocalypse game setting. One where survival after the collapse of human civilization is complicated by the fact that undead creatures lurk EVERYWHERE. It is like the movie A Quiet Place only even more horrifying and suspenseful. It combines elements of survival in a post-apocalyptic world, horror, zombies, madness, and classic dungeon exploring with a touch of something different and unique. This is a book that pushes the genre and builds a world of adventure built upon human ingenuity, courage, hope, and madness. It is very close to completion.

  • Rethinking the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Survival in the urban environment.
  • Living on the rooftops in the heart of the city.
  • Urban homesteads, resources, defenses, traps, and more.
  • Death Cults, a different type of danger.
  • Bad people, Gutter Rats, Flesh Peddlers, and more.
  • Heroic Masked Lunatics – a new type of hero, as player characters.
  • Kids, teenagers, and young survivors as player characters.
  • 100+ adventure hooks and dozens of additional ideas to take your zombie campaign to new heights.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Mark Oberle. Adaptable to other settings like Rifts®, Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, and more.
  • 128 pages – $18.99 retail – Cat. No. 237 – in final production.

In the Face of Death

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

COMING: Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two – Summer 2020

This is the second big, “monster book” reference for Rifts®. We anticipate three volumes in the series, more if we decide to make ghosts, spirits and Entities and/or Creatures of Magic part of the Bestiary series. Much like Volume One, Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two collects 70-100 monsters and animals plus 12-24 new beasts found across Rifts North America. The anticipated page count is 224-256 pages.

Each description is updated, expanded, and highly detailed to present players with exotic and alien creatures as pets, guardians and riding animals, as well as slobbering monsters to battle and fierce beasts for Game Masters to throw at their players. Each is designed to offer adventure ideas, offers notes on young, adult, male and female creatures, and is accompanied by a map that shows at a glance where the beast can be encountered.

You have seen Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One so you know what you can expect in Volume TWO, though we have some fun surprises planned for it. Much of the artwork is completed, the descriptions have been gathered, and the rewriting and expansions started. We are anticipating a summer 2020 release (Gen Con?). As soon as it is finished and arrives back from the printer, we ship it to you!

All volumes of the Rifts® Bestiary™ series are a great resource for players and Game Masters alike, with creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and in some cases, even unlikely allies. Others are slobbering monsters or ravenous predators that include humans and D-Bees among their prey. All provide you plenty of ways to enhance your characters and spice up adventures. And each has a map that shows at a glance exactly where to find these beasts. Ah, but with the Rifts and beings like the Shifter and the Splugorth, any creature may appear anywhere in the world, so be on your toes.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized into big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated and expanded descriptions and information for each existing monster.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New exotic creatures – predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects, and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting – Palladium Fantasy®, Chaos Earth®, Splicers®, Phase World®, the Three Galaxies™, The Mechanoids®, Heroes Unlimited™/Aliens Unlimited™, and others.
  • Basic S.D.C. stats included with each creature description.
  • Fully illustrated, with art by Charles Walton II, Ramon Perez, Robert Atkins, and many others. Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 224-256 pages each volume – $26.99 – Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two) – summer release, but taking orders now.

Pre-Order Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

Rifts Coalition Manhunters

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition Manhunters

I think that Secrets of the Coalition™ States: Coalition Manhunters™ is also gonna be a fun surprise for people and is the next book to be completed. It provides a glimpse into the Coalition States’ Psi-Battalion and one of its top secret Special Ops divisions: the CS Manhunters. A group that can be played as new villains/antagonists or heroes depending on your game’s perspective. And I know folks are going to like the psionics. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week.

Pre-Order Coalition Manhunters

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream

This is another book that is going to surprise and wow. New and insane psionics, some taken to the level of super-abilities due to the massive amount of P.P.E. energy surging across the planet and boosting survivors with ambient and alien energy. Some become heroes and defenders of fellow survivors. Some become power-mongers and killers. And still others become just one more monster or madman threatening to destroy humanity. I’m assigning some additional artwork for it this week.

Pre-Order Psychic Scream

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is a high-tech toy box of new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics that will make gamers salivate. I need to assign out a few additional illustrations soon, but most of the art is done.

Pre-Order Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Other titles – like CS Arsenal and Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks

Please remember, just because I do not mention or list a specific title in an Update, does not mean it has been removed from the production schedule. All it means is that we are focused and talking about more immediate, upcoming releases, or projects we are excited about that week, or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months, as well as new projects being worked on by freelance writers. That includes Rifts® Antarctica, The Disavowed™, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Land of the Damned™ 3, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of final production or development. We are shooting for one or two new physical book releases every month as well as a couple new PDF products on DriveThruRPG.

COMING to DriveThruRPG.com next week – Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – but there are nearly 300 items you can get right now

Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One sets a new standard for “monster manuals” with in-depth descriptions for each creature and its life cycle, a map for each, adventure hooks, notes on young animals (different than the adult and not just lower stats), creatures that can be tamed and used as guard animals, pets, riding animals, and S.D.C. stats for non-Mega-Damage game settings. The latter makes this big 256 page sourcebook suitable for almost any world setting where such beasts are possible.

While you are waiting, check out other idea generating titles that feature a plethora of monsters, aliens, demons, deities, creatures and adventures across the Megaverse®. All easily adapted to any Palladium setting.

Palladium PDFs on DriveThruRPG

In the works for DriveThru in the weeks ahead: In no particular order, the 3rd Rifts® novel: Treacherous Awakenings™ – the book everyone has been waiting for because it has been out of print for years. It wraps up all the loose ends and is an exciting and satisfying read. We also have a new Rifts® novel in the pipeline from Will Erwin, Duty’s Edge™. And we have not forgotten about collecting The Hammer of the Forge™ (cosmic adventure across Phase World® and the Three Galaxies).

Palladium PDFs on DriveThruRPG

Recent on DriveThru – Rifts® Sonic Boom™. Follow the exploits of a CS platoon sworn to protect humankind from all threats, be they aliens, dragons, masters of magic or fellow humans out for themselves; the second novel in this trilogy, Deception’s Web™, reveals a conspiracy within the Coalition military that could spell disaster for our protagonists. All of it building up to the pulse-pounding events of the 3rd novel: Rifts® Treacherous Awakenings (coming soon). The Rifter® #84 offers adventure source material for Rifts® (Golems in the Myst), Heroes Unlimited™ (the City of Cascade by Wujcik and Reed), Palladium Fantasy RPG® (an Elven Kingdom), Beyond the Supernatural™ (an epic adventure, a short story, and a monster), Nightbane® (Spellbound O.C.C.), why The Rifter® is on hiatus, and more.

Also available: Free Garden of the Gods™ (Fantasy) and Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Previews, and the Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: A Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come.

Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Three: Zombies, Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Two: Civilians and Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume One: Survivors. There are also paper miniatures for Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy® and Rifts®. A new, up-to-date, PDF Palladium Books Catalog. Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook with 60 new Common Talents, 38 new Elite Talents, 18 new Morphus Tables, all other Morphus Tables collected and more. Systems Failure™ RPG, a 160 page RPG that deals with alien invasion and a post-apocalypse setting that is fun and dynamic. Civilization is on the verge of collapse when the so-called "bugs" invade and turn humans into zombie-like slaves. Monsters, heroes and fun. A complete RPG and setting. Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun™ Two: 256 pages of technology and fun. 30+ power armors, 30+ body armors, 15 combat vehicles, 45 vehicles (hovercycles, etc.), 10 robot haulers, the Robodome and more. Bizantium and the Northern Islands™: the northernmost part of the Known World, the Cold Born, Necromancy ships made from dead sea serpents, 15 creatures, Random Sea Monster Generator, and more. Rifts® Northern Gun™ One. This fan favorite might be thought of as the big book of giant robots – an in-depth look at Northern Gun, 70+ weapons, 27 robots, NG O.C.C.s, key people and places, and much more. Mysteries of Magic™ Book One: The Heart of Magic™ with Wizards, their Apprentices, nearly 60 new magic spells and remember, magic and monsters in the Fantasy RPG are easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, HU2 and other settings. Wolfen Empire™ Fantasy sourcebook, the Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters, 12 Wolfen Tribes, Wolfen military and society, 15+ creatures, 5 full adventures, 101 adventure ideas, random encounter tables, notable people, places, plus FREE Sneak Previews of The Rifter® #80, The Rifter® #81, The Rifter® #82, and more on DriveThruRPG.com.

  • Rifts® is a genre-bending setting that combines science fiction, fantasy, horror, post-apocalypse survival, magic, and endless possibilities for adventure. Imagine a near perfect world of advanced technology 100 years in the future. Then imagine that world crashing down overnight in an apocalyptic upheaval not seen since the formation of the planet. A Great Cataclysm caused by the explosive return of magic. Now fast forward 300 years into the future where magic, dragons, and mythic gods coexist with cyborgs, giant robots and super-science rediscovered from humanity's Golden Age as humans rise from a lengthy Dark Age. But they must contend with countless alien life forms, monsters, and supernatural horrors from beyond the Rifts.
  • Rifts® core titles we would suggest: Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign and Rifts® Sourcebook One. Note: The Rifts® RPG, 1st Edition and Rifts® Ultimate, 2nd Edition are both available.
  • 80+ Rifts® supplements, most of them available as PDFs with more coming. Where to start? Wherever sounds fun.
  • Rifts® Dimension Books™: Travel to alien worlds and dimensions via the Rifts for off-world adventure and intrigue.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG and sourcebook series (all). Live through the Great Cataclysm and the Coming of the Rifts. Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG, Creatures of Chaos™, Rise of Magic™, and Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ are all available.
  • FREE Sneak Previews for Nightbane® Dark Designs™, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity, and many other previews as well as free and low cost items that we make available. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so keep watching for them.
  • The Rifter® #1-84, ALL issues of The Rifter®. Each issue is a wealth of source material and ideas for 3-6 different Palladium game lines. Most are easily adapted to ANY Palladium game setting. Each issue a gem. 8,500 pages of source material and ideas for heroes, villains, monsters, magic, gear, and adventure.
  • Splicers® RPG is like Iron Man meets Game of Thrones with elements of Terminator – except this army of Iron Men are clad in living body armor and wield living, organic weapons and devices. Created in 2004 by writer and game designer Carmen Bellaire, Splicers® was nominated for an Inquest Gamer Magazine Fan Awards Game of the Year, and has since developed a rabid fan base. Science fiction and horror where humans are forced to use genetically engineered, living weapons and organic war machines to battle an insane Artificial Intelligence and her robot legions. Unlike anything you have ever played before!
  • Splicers®: I Am Legion™ Adventure Sourcebook: 6 new Great Houses, 4 new Host Armors, 6 new War Mounts, 19 new Bio-Weapons, 15 new killer machines, new Bio-Enhancements, Amalgam creation tables, Legion and a series of adventures that build into a small campaign, and more.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 1st Edition Rules and sourcebooks. A unique world of magic, monsters and heroes. Dozens of nonhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition Rules and many sourcebooks. The expanded world of high fantasy, magic, mystery and heroes of every variety. Includes the Mind Mage and psychic abilities, mages and spells, magic circles and symbols, men-at-arms, scoundrels and a wide range of inhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and many more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG first edition rule book and sourcebooks.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Second Edition rule book and sourcebooks. Create any type of superhuman you can desire and bring comic book adventures to life.
  • Dead Reign® RPG (Zombie Apocalypse). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse, but this setting is much more than your typical zombie game. Play ordinary people or special characters better equipped to survive and hunt zombies. Many unusual types of zombies.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebooks: 6 sourcebooks from Civilization Gone™ to Hell Followed™ (the latter features stats for 23 disasters, masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, and more) are available.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 1st Edition Rules. Supernatural horror in the modern world. Play ordinary people, psychics, paranormal investigators or for something different: Victim Characters!
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete, revised core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for "ordinary people," 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules.
  • Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. An RPG setting we call superhero horror. Dark conspiracy, a secret, demon invasion starting with world leaders and law enforcement, and it is spreading. The player characters are the Nightbane®, reluctant superhumans who must turn into monsters themselves to unleash their powers and battle the evil that is clear only to them. A dark, sinister and challenging world of horror.
  • After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Planet of the Apes meets the X-Men! Animal creations, powers and more. Create any type of intelligent mutant animal you can imagine as friend or foe.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook. James Bond meets Enter the Dragon. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, and super-spies with gadgets, gizmos and advanced weapons.
  • The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy RPG is a long time, cult favorite with a fatalistic world-view of humans vs aliens with superior technology.
  • The Palladium Weapon Series of real world weapons, armor and castles throughout history. Designed for use with ANY game system.
  • 200+ Palladium titles in all, plus G.M. kits, paper miniatures and more.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Paper Miniatures – Two sets are now available!
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Men at Arms – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Coalition Dead Boys – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Adventurers – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Practitioners of Magic (new) – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Extras (new) – $2.99
  • And more to come in the weeks ahead.

Palladium Collectibles, Negatives, Artwork, other Collectibles and Toys are always available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store along with other good things

My eBay store is one of the few places where you can find original artwork by Charles "Chuck" Walton, Kevin Long, and others, as well as one-of-a-kind negatives from classic Rifts® and other Palladium RPG books (they look awesome framed!), rare Palladium collector hardcovers, signed books, other Palladium memorabilia, toys from my personal collection and other collectibles. Check every couple of weeks because we often post new stuff or offer a new sale. There is a sale on negatives starting today, in fact.

Other one-of-a-kind original artwork available by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton II (money goes to the artist), other artists, as well as collectible negatives, prints, limited edition hardcovers, proofreader copies, out of print items, Star Wars toys, Marvel toys and many other toys and collectibles from my personal collection. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Hundreds of items. Take a look every weekend for new additions.

Available now: One-of-a-kind book negatives. Negatives were very popular items at the Palladium Open House and people went crazy over them at Gen Con – including actor Joe Manganiello who scooped up a pile of TMNT negatives, while Palladium's own Mark Oberle, Carmen Bellaire, Brandon Aten and a whole lot of Palladium gamers went for negatives from Rifts® New West, Lone Star and Free Quebec. Fun.

Negatives are unique and attractive, one-of-a-kind (on rare occasions two-of-a-kind if a page was replaced or a second edition was made) works of art that resemble woodcut art and are very dynamic conversation pieces. Before digital printing, pages of a book were laid out by hand on a board, and each page was photographed. The plastic film negatives were then "ganged" on a massive sheet of Mylar 16 pages per big sheet, and the printing plates were made from the negatives – everything white, printing black.

When our printer, McNaughton and Gunn, went completely digital, they asked if Palladium Books wanted the negs, otherwise they would be destroyed. Regrettably, I let a few dozen be destroyed, but the negatives of many books were sent to Palladium. They have sat in our warehouse for years until I started to offer them for sale. I have also started signing the negatives in silver and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each negative comes on a white board inside a plastic magazine bag and looks fabulous framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening in a frame (each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches).

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

Closing Thoughts

I hope you are all doing well and being smart, staying home and healthy and expanding your imaginations with gaming. Happy to say that the Palladium crew and I are all fine. I hope you are glad to see reprints are coming back into stock much sooner than I expected last week. I’m thrilled. And yes, until further notice I continue to sign random books in every online/mail order that I pull and pack during this wild ride we are all living through. So please keep the orders coming. I am hot writing and want to get back to it. Stay well and game on.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, & Gamer

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two – Coming Summer 2020

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two or three Rifts® Bestiary™ books will focus on monsters and animals of North America. They collect creatures from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new creatures by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton, and others. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location at a glance.

Note: The Rifts® Bestiary™ series is more than a few big books of monsters, they are deliberately designed to provide players with a useful, living resource (pet, guard animal, riding animal, food source, etc.) as well as present many and varied opportunities for adventure and fun. Some creatures are helpful, some are inadvertently a threat or danger, while others are slobbering predators or wicked beasts that kill and eat you, or capture you, or sabotage you, or worse.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America in a second easy to use sourcebook.
  • Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Notable Splugorth hunting animals.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda, Cummings, Bradshaw, Atkins, Ashbaugh, and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production. Anticipating Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two to be a summer 2020 release.

Pre-Order Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

In the Face of Death

NEW! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – In final production

In the Face of Death™ is part survival guide and part cityscape setting that I believe is unlike anything you have ever quite seen or considered before in a zombie RPG. I hope In the Face of Death™ makes you look at the zombie apocalypse setting in a new and expanded way that presents to you an endless wealth of ideas and adventure. The zombie element really puts such a fun and deadly twist on the traditional post-apocalypse game setting. One where survival after the collapse of human civilization is complicated by the fact that undead creatures lurk EVERYWHERE. It is like the movie A Quiet Place only even more horrifying and suspenseful. It combines elements of survival in a post-apocalyptic world, horror, zombies, madness, and classic dungeon exploring with a touch of something different and unique. This is a book that pushes the genre and builds a world of adventure built upon human ingenuity, courage, hope, and madness. It is very close to completion.

  • Rethinking the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Survival in the urban environment.
  • Living on the rooftops in the heart of the city.
  • Urban homesteads, resources, defenses, traps, and more.
  • Death Cults, a different type of danger.
  • Bad people, Gutter Rats, Flesh Peddlers, and more.
  • Heroic Masked Lunatics – a new type of hero, as player characters.
  • Kids, teenagers, and young survivors as player characters.
  • 100+ adventure hooks and dozens of additional ideas to take your zombie campaign to new heights.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Mark Oberle. Adaptable to other settings like Rifts®, Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, and more.
  • 128 pages – $18.99 retail – Cat. No. 237 – in final production.

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Rifts Coalition Manhunters

COMING! Rifts® Coalition Manhunters – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

A secret division within the Coalition’s Psi-Battalion, the CS Manhunters hunt not only the most dangerous spies and fugitives, but also their own. Coalition soldiers, brass, government leaders, and anyone who becomes designated as having gone rogue, AWOL, or turned traitor (including the Disavowed), become targets of CS Manhunters to be tracked down and brought to justice. This elite force of psychics, Kill Hounds, and manhunters are trained killing machines who follow orders without question and kill without hesitation.

More often than not, the assignment is straight-up find and terminate. If your name has been given to a Manhunter squad, your fate is sealed, and no one is untouchable. The CS Manhunters operate in secret, find their target, terminate, and vanish as if they were never there at all. They don’t seek credit or limelight. They serve their country from the blood-soaked shadows.

  • CS Manhunter squads and special operatives.
  • Manhunter Killhound and Dog Boy O.C.C.s.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Healer.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Interrogator (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Enforcer (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Bursters and Zappers.
  • CS Manhunter Slayer (a variation of the Psi-Slayer or Psi-Warrior).
  • CS Manhunter Mind Melter, the most insidious and deadliest of them all.
  • Weapons, gear, and tactics.
  • Some notable Non-Player Characters, adventure ideas, and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 894.

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Garden of the Gods

NEW! Garden of the Gods, Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook – Shipping now!

The Garden of the Gods™ sourcebook is a toy box of gods, magical blessings, ancient artifacts, and hundreds of opportunities and adventure ideas for players and Game Masters alike.

The Garden of the Gods is a place of miracles and wisdom where people of all occupations and races, nobility and the poor, come to find inspiration, blessings and adventure. Many insist the gods themselves are present and may visit heroes and followers in dreams, visions, or in person as an avatar. The gods also look for champions and assign heroic quests and gifts of knowledge and magic. Here, all gods are equal and many a forgotten god seeks to be rediscovered and worshiped by offering blessings, vision quests, and magical artifacts to potential heroes to champion their name.

There is also an dangerous evil on the island of Lopan. An open wound in the earth known as the Black Pit, as well as dark gods within the Garden itself.

  • 212 Blessings.
  • 101 Magic Artifacts.
  • 45 Forgotten gods.
  • 50+ Curses and dark magic.
  • 100+ Random quests and encounters, and each god offers adventure hooks.
  • Restore forgotten gods to power. Become a Champion of the Gods.
  • 5 Weapons of destruction created by the Old Ones.
  • Godly insight, visitations, knowledge and purpose.
  • The Garden of the Gods and its protectors.
  • Ghosts, Faeries, mysteries, and ancient secrets.
  • Rumors of a secret way to the Land of the Damned.
  • The Black Pit, a place of legend and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or something more sinister?
  • Easily adapted to Rifts®, Phase World® and any game system. One game system – a Megaverse® of adventure!™
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 475.

Garden of the Gods

The Bleakness Raw Preview

Land of the Damned Three: The Bleakness Raw Preview – available now

Available now! The “Raw Preview Edition” of LotD-3: The Bleakness™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, working manuscript for this new Fantasy World Book. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before final edit, rewrites and publication. Limited to a total of 200 copies.

This epic sourcebook presents the forbidden Land of the Damned in all its brutal glory. Includes information about the ancient and forgotten eldritch races, the Minotaur legions, dark magic, the Citadel, countless adventure hooks and ideas, and much, much more. The long awaited final book in the Land of the Damned series, with connections to the Garden of the Gods™ and the upcoming Lopan Fantasy World Book.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 200 collector copies.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, based on ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 470-RAW – available now. Note: The finished book with artwork and more is anticipated to ship in a few months, but you can see what it’s all about right now and even start playing with this special Preview Edition!

The Bleakness Raw Preview

Secrets of the Atlanteans

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, the mysterious Sunaj, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, how various types of Stone Pyramids work, and much more.

  • 60+ new Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ new Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Never before revealed Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • The Shadow Dimension and new Shadow Beasts.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Epic trans-dimensional adventure ideas and source material by Carl Gleba.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 890 – Available now.

Secrets of the Atlanteans

Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet

The Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet is a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook, this sheet saves you time and hassle with each character you create. Available now, directly from Palladium Books AND DriveThruRPG.com – this is a digital, online product only.

Features & Benefits:

  • The Main Character Sheet Page collects the important data from across multiple tabs and puts it in one place for quick and easy reference.
  • Separate sheets examine character construction (worktable), Skills, Magic, Psionics, and Combat in greater detail.
  • Built-in leveling system that calculates skill advancement for you! Experience Tables for over 80 O.C.C.s already programmed.
  • Recognizes the percentages for nearly 150 skills, plus combat bonuses for over 20 Weapon Proficiencies and 7 Hand to Hand styles.
  • Calculates the speed and distance a character can run and jump based on character Attributes.
  • Also calculates how much a character can lift, carry, and throw for humanoids, Giants, and Supernatural Beings.
  • Add in your own Hand to Hand style, custom Skills, unique Weapon Proficiencies, and Experience Tables.
  • Estimated time to build a character reduced by 20% or more.
  • Instructions on how to use the sheet included, as well as a video walkthrough below.
  • Important Note: This character sheet is built to be used with Microsoft Excel 2010+ and it comes in .XLSX format. Opening this file in other spreadsheet programs is NOT guaranteed to work as intended.
  • Watch the Overview video here: https://vimeo.com/322271758

Palladium Fantasy Interactive Character Sheet

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

Psychic Scream – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook

A storm has rolled in. A psychic storm. With the Coming of the Rifts, survivors are bombarded by terrifying visions and overwhelmed with powers and abilities they never asked for, and often cannot control.

Where do you hide from the madness boiling inside of you?

What would you do when you know evil lurks hidden among your fellow survivors?

Why do the voices of alien creatures speak to you?

How do you cope when the power you unleashed to destroy a monster and save the innocent, destroys everyone but you?

Have you become a hero or another monster born in chaos?

Are these powers your family’s salvation or their damnation?

Find out in Psychic Scream!

In the wake of the Coming of the Rifts, people begin to see ghosts and demons, they unleash lightning from their fingertips, command fire and water, hurl boulders and girders with their minds, and manifest a wide range of mental powers. Psionic abilities fueled by the explosive return of magic and the unchecked flow of dimensional energy that is off the charts.

Psychic abilities more powerful than anything known after the Two Hundred Years Dark Age. Wondrous and lifesaving. But also seething and out of control. The psychics’ own minds bombarded by feelings of dread, visions of horror, and the thoughts and emotions of everyone around them. For many, it is too much, sending them careening into madness. For others, it creates heroes forged from chaos.

  • Untamed psychic abilities. More powerful than anything known later on Rifts Earth.
  • New psychic powers and character classes.
  • New psionic monsters and invaders.
  • Insanity, side-effects and horror.
  • Adventure ideas and more. All people, powers and monsters that become myths and legends told about the events during the Two Hundred Years Dark Age.
  • Written by Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 667.

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Rifts Titan Robotics

COMING: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is high-tech toy box presenting new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics. Ah, but Titan Robotics is much more than just another weapons manufacturer, it is the secret operation of ARCHIE-3 and all part of his plan to monitor and manipulate the outside world. Learn about Archie’s androids that run Titan Robotics, his current schemes and plans for the future. Probably a 160 page World Book around $22.99 retail, but may expand into 192 pages.

  • New Giant Robots.
  • New Power Armor, equipment and accessories.
  • 30+ power armors and robots, plus other equipment.
  • New weapons, gear and vehicles.
  • Titan Robotics Corporation and structure.
  • Archie’s secret kingdom and plans for the future.
  • New O.C.C.s and key Non-Player Characters (NPCs).
  • Android executives, security and much more.
  • Wellington Industries, campaign prompts and more.
  • Art by Zeleznik, Walton, Cummings, Atkins, and others.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda. Cover by Zeleznik.
  • 160-192 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail (or $26.99) – Cat. No. 899.

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COMING: The Island of Lopan Sourcebook, a fantasy sourcebook

The island kingdom described and mapped, rare and ancient magic, trade with the Old Kingdom, Centaurs, Western intrigue, and more.

  • History and overview.
  • Key cities and locations.
  • Lopan O.C.C.s and people of note.
  • And Old Kingdom City that is a trade partner.
  • The mysterious and nearly forgotten Mosaic Magic.
  • New monsters and magic, weapons and gear.
  • Written by Glen Evans.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 – Cat. No. 476.

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Rifts Antarctica

COMING: Rifts® Antarctica

Rifts® Antarctica is a truly compelling and exotic land beyond what anyone expects. A frozen continent transformed by the power of magic and alien wildlife. Long isolated from the rest of the world, Rifts, D-Shifting events and the threat of war have now brought the distant South Pole within reach. And unearthed something ancient and so dangerous that even the Splugorth fear it and dare not go there.

  • New alien monsters and D-Bees.
  • Strange new weapons and vehicles. Some left over from the Golden Age of Humanity, others completely alien.
  • The Splugorth’s secret outpost. More than it would seem.
  • A Splugorth zoo and place of secret Bio-Wizard experiments.
  • Snow and Ice Golems created specifically for the cold environment.
  • Danger from the elements, Ice Witches, Icecraft, and other horrors.
  • Vostok City, a city of magic carved from the ice itself.
  • Cold-weather skills, technology and survival techniques.
  • Ancient danger and dark secrets.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, Carmen Bellaire, and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 898.

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Rifts The Disavowed

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

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.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 892.

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COMING! Heroes of Humanity Arsenal – Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity gave you updated Coalition Army O.C.C.s, ways to upgrade men-at-arms, new O.C.C.s, battle plans and strategies and tactics. CS Heroes of Humanity™ Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 893.

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Rifts Bestiary

Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Shipping Now!

Could the monsters known as Caterpillar Things be the larval form of the Mothman Monster? Is the Corrival Battler as aggressive and dangerous as adventurers claim? Are Darkhounds really magically mutated Dog Boys? Is that why they see Coalition soldiers as friends and allies? Ee-Bee Gee-Bees are kinda cute, how dangerous can they be? Is it true the animals and people slain by the Death Springer rise as zombies?! What on Rifts Earth is a Field Reaper?

This book reveals it all.

Designed with both Players and Game Masters in mind, with creatures that can be used as pets, companions, riding animals, attack animals, and even unlikely allies, as well as slobbering monsters and catalysts for adventure. Adult, juvenile, and young stages of life give every creature three different levels of power and danger. Presented as a complete ecosystem, with maps and details to bring each animal to life. All provide plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail, updated and expanded.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects, and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found at a glance.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Powerful art.
  • Includes basic S.D.C. stats for each creature description.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton and others.
  • 256 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 – Shipping Now!

Rifts Bestiary Volume One

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – “Gold Edition” Hardcover – Signed and Numbered – Now Shipping!

A deluxe, limited, Gold Edition hardcover, signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few freelancers. It is the same content of unique creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and slobbering monsters as the softcover edition in a durable hardcover. Very limited run of only 300 copies, numbered and signed by Kevin Siembieda, Palladium staff members and possibly available contributing artists and writers. Note: Historically, Palladium Books’ Gold Editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over. Valued as cherished collectibles. Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please note the slight increase in price to $55.

  • Gold foil on a black faux leather hardcover.
  • Sewn and glued for long-lasting durability.
  • Only 300 signed and numbered copies.
  • Available only from Palladium Books.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • Signed by Kevin Siembieda and Palladium staff.
  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting; basic S.D.C. stats included for each creature description.
  • 256 pages – $55.00 retail – Cat. No. 896HC (Volume One). Shipping Now!

Rifts Bestiary One Gold

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – available and shipping now

The Rifter® #84 focuses on adventure in dark corners of various world settings. Places where danger threatens, monsters and evildoers lurk in the shadows, and people are in need of heroes. Adventure source material for The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Beyond the Supernatural™, Nightbane®, and Rifts®. And remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications. Most of all, have fun.

Rifter® #84 Highlights:

  • The City of Cascade™ by Erick Wujcik and Matt Reed, A modern city in desperate need of heroes.
  • The Kingdom of Raf-Chalon™ for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Glen Evans. An Elven Kingdom in the Eastern Territory™.
  • Golems in the Myst™ for Rifts® by Greg Diaczyk. Techno-Wizard experiments go wrong and Golems run amok.
  • Spellbound O.C.C. for Nightbane® RPG by Ian Herbert.
  • An Adventure for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Kyle Osterberg.
  • The Dimma, a short story and a scary new monster for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Steven Dawes.
  • 2021 Palladium Open House and other news.
  • Coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 184 – Shipping now!

The Rifter 84

Six fan-fave titles back in stock and ready to ship

High Seas

BACK IN STOCK: Adventures on the High Seas (Fantasy) – Cat. No. 455 – Now Shipping

A big, fun book that sets sail around the known world and visits a dozen island ports including the Isle of the Cyclops, Y-Oda, Zy, the Four Sisters, Forbidden Island, the Floenry Islands, and others, each offering adventure opportunities, plus 12 O.C.C.s, character sheets, ships, Demon Black Ships, and more.

High Seas

Civilization Gone

BACK IN STOCK: Civilization Gone, a Dead Reign® Sourcebook – Cat. No. 231 – Now Shipping

Epic source material, a few variant zombies, 12 madmen and psychopaths including the Zombie Lover and Zombie Master, plus Bandits, Raiders, street gangs, house random encounter tables, and more. So much packed into this sourcebook.

Civilization Gone

Monsters and Animals

BACK IN STOCK: Monsters and Animals (Fantasy) – Cat. No. 454 – Now Shipping

120+ monsters, 200+ animals. Suitable for almost any setting from Fantasy and Heroes Unlimited™ to Rifts® and Phase World®.

Monsters and Animals

Armageddon Unlimited

BACK IN STOCK: Armageddon Unlimited (Heroes Unlimited) – Cat. No. 527 – Now Shipping

Can you stop the mad genius Doctor Vilde from bringing the Minion War and the end of the world to the Earth of HU2? New powers, new magic weapons, the Heroic Hellion, NPC villains, adventure, and more.

Armageddon Unlimited

Rifts England

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® World Book 3: Rifts® England – Cat. No. 807 – Now Shipping

Strange creatures and monsters, Chiang-Ku dragon, magic wands and staves, Temporal Wizard and Raider, Temporal Magic, herbs, Nexus Knights, King Arthur and more.

Rifts England

Rifts Merc Ops

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Merc Ops – Cat. No. 865 – Now Shipping

The name kinda says it all, merc jobs and job brokers, bounties, the 10 Most Wanted, plus weapons and gear and lots of adventure ideas.

Rifts Merc Ops

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