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Unread postPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:53 pm
  

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There is a huge market right now for Player and GM gaming accessories, and many of them are super straight forward and easy to make.

They should come out with a Deck of Cards for:
*Spells
*Weapons
*Monsters

I would buy a deck for spells, personally. I would be able to pull out the NPC spells and have them on hand without having to look any up.



What other game aids do you think they should make?

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Unread postPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:04 pm
  

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I like the idea for a deck for random monsters, having all the relevent stats ""On The Card"". Same with the spell and weapon cards you mentioned.

Maybe have them have both the SD/SDC and MD/MDC stats on them and Not have the cards branded to a single setting.

Maybe reissue the GM screens with the updated rules and skills numbers.
If PB intends for the PF2 setting to have the 2 APM for living this route might be a easier way to make the change "official".

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Unread postPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:11 pm
  

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Yes, we need a GM Screen. Maybe have that come out in a box like the D&D starter box, with a rules lite pack, some pregens, an adventure, A full color folded world Map, etc. $10-20.

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Unread postPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 6:54 pm
  

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jade von delioch wrote:
Yes, we need a GM Screen. Maybe have that come out in a box like the D&D starter box, with a rules lite pack, some pregens, an adventure, A full color folded world Map, etc. $10-20.

There is a GM screen for Rifts. But it is not made much because of the cost.
It was made by a poster on here madmanmike.

A starter box for rifts, one for PF and maybe one for HU would be a good way to get new players into the games.

Honestly I would like to see of the dead end lines get new books such as ninjas and super spies.

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Unread postPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:58 pm
  

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Greetings and Salutations. While not entirely what was requested, Palladium does have some stuff on DriveThruRPG ...

Rifts Game Master Kit

Rifts Game Shields and Adventures

Palladium Fantasy Game Master Kit

Palladium Fantasy Game Shield (for 1st Edition, which may not be a great use unless you're playing a 1st Edition game)

These include maps, characters (to hand out to players or for use as NPC), reference sheets, adventures, and more. I won't speak for the quality of the products (as I haven't really looked them over, and opinions will vary from person to person), but I will speak for their existence. Hopefully some of that helps. Farewell and safe journeys for now.

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The Game Master Kits would be great... if only they weren't PDF only..

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Buy the rights for Justice Machine. The guy who owns them now is doing nothing with
them as comic book characters. He failed in his kickstarter to start a new comic with
them. Palladium should get them back just so we can re-release HU sourcebook
Justice Machine and we gan use all those awesome characters and convert them over
to second edition. I know a freelancer who would love to start writing that
sourcebook right now :wink: .


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Ughhh.... I just spent $43 on a used copy of The Justice Machine on eBay. I'm going to bed now. I'm clearly sleep deprived and it's affecting my judgement.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:03 pm
  

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Jack Burton wrote:
Ughhh.... I just spent $43 on a used copy of The Justice Machine on eBay. I'm going to bed now. I'm clearly sleep deprived and it's affecting my judgement.


The book came in today. For being from 1985, it's pretty cool! The characters are interesting. It's too bad this is out of print. I like the artwork, too.... some classic stuff.

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I still have my copy from back in the day. It's a neat super hero RPG supplement based on a comic. You can really tell its dated.


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jade von delioch wrote:
There is a huge market right now for Player and GM gaming accessories, and many of them are super straight forward and easy to make.

They should come out with a Deck of Cards for:
*Spells
*Weapons
*Monsters

I would buy a deck for spells, personally. I would be able to pull out the NPC spells and have them on hand without having to look any up.

What other game aids do you think they should make?

I need these decks, but they need to be PDF too so can print what I need. Especially the monsters.

What I have always wanted are PDF's of one sided single sheets for different things in Rifts. COmplete with combat stats, MDC, few skills, and art. So one would be a CS SAMAS pilot with full stats for the PA and a picture so you can use them at a game for the average NPC.

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Buy the rights for Justice Machine. The guy who owns them now is doing nothing with
them as comic book characters. He failed in his kickstarter to start a new comic with
them. Palladium should get them back just so we can re-release HU sourcebook
Justice Machine and we gan use all those awesome characters and convert them over
to second edition. I know a freelancer who would love to start writing that
sourcebook right now :wink: .

Wow, I really do not pay attention at all. I did not know PB didn't own Justice Machine anymore and I heard nothing about the Kickstarter. It looked OK, I probably would have backed it had I known.

I would love a new take on JM, I love reading my old copy. I was lucky that a friend of mine found a copy sitting in a game store in the 90's, Thanks Fred a.k.a. Leo, and it is always a fun read. I even managed to read a few of the comics over the years.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:48 am
  

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I keep seeing postings that say "Palladium needs to put out Game Shields", and invariably, the response is "there are already Game Shields". True, there are PDF versions of the old Game Shields out there that one can print off and go to a bunch of trouble to have a well done and professional quality Game Shield, but as a player and a GM, I am not really interested in that. Here's why:
I generally work 60+ hours every week, so I don't have a lot of free time. I have to balance the free time I do have with family obligations, hobbies, honey do lists etc. In the little bit of free time that I have to pursue my hobby, I prefer to spend it fleshing out dynamic and memorable adventures, lifelike NPCs, and anticipating probable scenario actions and outcomes. I would prefer not to have to chase down custom made foam boards, and printing charts and graphs on cardstock, cutting said cardstock, etc., etc., etc. That is all very time consuming. I am not knocking anyone who chooses to go this route, I am just explaining why it isn't a good fit for me. I am a more than capable guy, and it is very much within my ability to make a high quality GM screen, but, I am not in the business of printing. I don't do layout, or typesetting. I don't have the materials on hand to do said projects. This is all very time consuming for me. I would rather Palladium just offer an up to date cardstock GM screen, professionally done, that I can purchase and be done with, and get back to what the real emphasis here is, enjoyable gaming experiences. While I applaud Palladium for making things available in a variety of formats (like PDF), the lack of a good old fashioned cardstock GM screen is a missed opportunity for valuable revenue. There are still a lot of us aging old school gamers out there who aren't joined at the hip with devices when we game. Truth be known, part of the appeal of our gaming sessions is the ability to "unplug" for a while, drink a few beers, and enjoy the good old company of friends.

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