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Is there any listing for all the official source material that has appeared in the Rifter?


This was asked August 14, 2007. Since a lot of people have an interest in stuff that is 'canon' or 'official' and since the Rifter is usually labelled unofficial fancruft, I thought it would be cool to consult NMI's index thread, do a word find for 'official' and copy and paste only that content here together so we can have an easy view at rifter stuff that's official, set apart from stuff lacking that label.

I'm going to appreviate what I find for easier reference (just the number, so "1" not "Rifter 1", and I removed 'official' tags from the right). If someone else has done this, I apologize for duplicating the work, but I didn't see any, so I'll post it here. RogueShadow did point out http://www.nexusnine.net/doc/rftr/ which organizes it by genre, which is also useful, but organizing it by Rifter is also good, so that's what I'm doing. In its overall listing it also has a prominent right-hand column for official designation which is cool.

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The Rifts Connection - - 18
Hacking, Cyberjacking, & Supernatural Data Theft Across the Megaverse (Rifts, HU, Nightbane, BTS) - - 27

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The Xiticix - - 61

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Palladium Fantasy: Hook, Line, & Sinkers for the Western Empire - - 12
Palladium Fantasy: Death is Not Always Final - - 33
Rifts: A.R.C.H.I.E. Three vs The World - - 64

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Rifts: Russian Gods - - 30

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Systems Failure: Adventure & Source Material - - 12

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Rifts: New Type Bio-Borgs - - 47

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Palladium Megaverse: Questions & Answers (combat) - - 48

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Palladium Megaverse: Questions & Answers (magic) - - 23

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Palladium Megaverse: Questions & Answers (fate, luck, curses, and healing) - - 16

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Palladium Megaverse: Questions & Answers (skills) - - 12
Heroes Unlimited: The Atorian Empire - -27

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Palladium Megaverse: Questions & Answers (vehicles)
Palladium Fantasy: Knights of the Eastern Territories - - 19

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Palladium Megaverse: Questions & Answers (combat) - - 17
Rifts: "Official" HLS Adventures for Coalition Wars: Final Siege - - 82
After the Bomb: "Sneak Preview"- - 110

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Palladium Megaverse: Questions & Answers (misc) - - 16
Heroes Unlimited: The Thropo Aliens Revisited - - 35
Chaos Earth: Part One: The Great Cataclysm - - 101

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Palladium Megaverse: Questions & Answers (mutant animals) - - 16
Chaos Earth: Part Two: NEMA O.C.C.s & The Great Cataclysm - - 94

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Palladium Megaverse: Q&A - - 21
Chaos Earth pt.3; Magic & Magic OCCs - - 91

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Q&A - - 16

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Q&A (Children) - - 14

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Q&A (PFRPG) - - 18

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Q&A (PFRPG) - - 92

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Sneak Preview of BTS 2nd Ed. - - 19

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Rifts: China 2- The Geofront - - 41
Rifts: Dinosaur Swamp-Creatures of the Horror Forest - - 55

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BTS: Tome Grotesque Sneak Preview - - 18

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Rifts Arzno: CS Operation Holy House – Official Material - - 57
Rifts Arzno: Mad Machiavelli – Official Material - - 73

36
Rifts Madhaven: Into the Ruins – Official Material - - 71

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SPLICERS: Great House Shiva, Part 1 – Official Material & Adventure Ideas - - 40

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SPLICERS: Great House Shiva, Part 2 – Official Material - - 14

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PFRPG/HU/BTS 2nd/Chaos Earth/ Rifts: La Mort Venus – Official Material - - 84

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Dead Reign Preview – Your Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse - - 42
Rifts/PFRPG/HU2: Hades, Pits of Hell – Source Material - - 126

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ATB/HU/N&S: Doctor Feral & his Sex Kittens/Wildcats - - 18
Rifts/Rifts Phase World/ATB/Other: Crystal & The Trans-D Tavern - - 86

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Rifts: Dyval & The Minion War - - 16

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Nightbane: Some Commonly Asked Questions - - 22

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HU: Taking up the Mantle - - 15
Nightbane: Mortificants, The Death Callers - - 27
Rifts Phase World: The Free World Council - - 39
Rifts Chaos Earth: Chaos Earth Psychics - - 50
Splicers: Forced Choices - - 63
PFRPG: The Zodiac Mage - - 86

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Rifts: Triax 2 Weapons Locker - - 58

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Rifts Lemuria O.C.C.s - - 75
Rifts Lemuria: Notable Creatures of the Sea - - 85

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Deathspike and the Vampire Lands - - 20
Dark Magic - - 36
Experience Tables for Black market sb & Rifts Vampires - - 46
Doc Reid's Vampire Survival Guide - - 94

So with 1-62 copied from that forum I am wondering, does anyone recall any other material from the Rifters which you thought was official but is not listed here? Or do you think anything listed here is not official?

Anyone know if there is any official content in the newly advertised Rifter 63? Based on the description I think:

63
Palladium Fantasy RPG� � OFFICIAL source material for the Timiro Kingdom by Glen Evans. An in-depth history of the Kingdom with adventure ideas scattered throughout, plus character stats and a Rune Sword. - - ??

Anything else official not present here? Anything here someone thinks isn't official?

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http://www.nexusnine.net/doc/rftr/03/ is also a great presentation on a per-game basis.

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It occurs to me that this could also be presented on a per-game/subject basis much as NMI also did in his thread but in limiting it to canonical OCCs. This occurs to me as interesting particularly for CE/Splicers which have some cool canon additions to the megaverse in the Rifter. This also allows us to elaborate on the contents compared to the above listings.

After the Bomb

Doctor Feral & his Sex Kittens/Wildcats in Rifter 43 page 18 (also HU/N&SS/TMNT applicable)

Beyond the Supernatural

Swimsuit Pinup & Game Stats: La Mort Venus – Official Material - - 84, R#39 (also CE+HU+PF+Rifts)

Chaos Earth

Rifter 50 p 51 new psychic OCCs (Charismatic, Reactionary, Teke Freak)

Heroes Unlimited

Thropo Aliens Revisited Rifter 17 p 35
Legacy bonuses Rifter 50 p 17

Palladium Fantasy

Rifter 50 p 86 Zodiac Mage OCC + Star Magic

Nightbane

Mortificant (Death Caller) OCC Rifter 50 p 27 (nice HF-less alternative to Necromancers)

Rifts

"Official" HLS Adventures for Coalition Wars: Final Siege - - 82, R#16
Arzno: CS Operation Holy House – Official Material - - 57, R#34
Arzno: Mad Machiavelli – Official Material - - 73, R#34
Madhaven: Into the Ruins – Official Material - - 71, R#36
Freedom Fighter (Phase World) OCC update R#45
Lemuria OCCs in R#58

Splicers

Great House Shiva, Part 1 – Official Material & Adventure Ideas - - 40, R#37
Great House Shiva, Part 2 – Official Material - - 14, R#38
Rifter 50 p 63 new OCCs (Gardener, Tormenter, Geneticist)

It appears that more official entirely new stuff began appearing in later Rifters, so for 51-70 there might be more of that? Dunno. Haven't had a look at much of it.

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Where at the point where we need an actual Rifter Index book. The last one was after
Rifter #33. Where at #66 so it makes sense to have one if not this year then next.


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You forgot the Q&A articles that were published in the Rifters.
Yep, they are official...even if they were made so after the fact.

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True, but those tend to be for a lot of different systems and are more along the lines of clarifying content than introducing new content. I just didn't know how to classify them.

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So where have these unofficial Q&A's been listed officially as official?

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Glistam wrote:
So where have these unofficial Q&A's been listed officially as official?

The Rifter Index topic.

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Comment: The silent thief of Rozrehxeson.
I don't understand... what Q&A's weren't official and then were made official "after the fact?" How were they made official?

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Probably what happened was that they forgot the "official" word in the articles cause they thought they didn't need to cause Kevin S. was one of the authors. But later when NMI was putting together the Index ether NMI asked about if they were official or NMI was asked to list them as official by KS.

But that is me speculating...better you ask NMI for the specifics.

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I guess I'm just wondering which specific issues / pages are interpreted as initially unofficial, would like to check. Sometimes even if it doesn't say so in the section it might indicate canonicity in the Table of Contents.

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