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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 2, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

This has been a long, rather solemn week. Tuesday night, Palladium announced on the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Kickstarter page that despite Palladium’s best efforts, we would be unable to produce and ship the RRT Wave 2 rewards. But we are offering our backers a Reward Exchange of Wave One items for remaining Wave Two rewards. Moreover, after proudly carrying the legacy of Robotech® in the role-playing games medium for 30 years, our license has expired and is not being renewed.

Backers of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) should see Kickstarter Update #217 for more information and #218 to learn how to obtain Wave One rewards for their remaining Wave Two pledges. We have already gotten a tremendous response from the RRT Kickstarter backers and begun shipping RRT Wave One rewards to those individuals participating in the Exchange. Our sincere thanks and appreciation for the understanding, cooperation and kindness of many of our backers.

All of this is truly heartbreaking for all of us at Palladium. We love Robotech®, the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) game, and the fans.

Liquidating Robotech® product

Palladium Books has only a small window of time to liquidate its remaining stock of Robotech® RPG books and Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) products. While we anticipate offering some sales later in March, we cannot promise that all items will be available when the sales are offered. All Robotech® items are available only while supplies last. Case in point, Robotech® Genesis Pits (Cat. No. 555) sold out this morning. And Robotech® New Generation Sourcebook is not far behind it. If there is a title you really want, we recommend you do not wait for a sale to acquire it.

PDFs of the original Robotech® RPG & Sourcebooks – available til March 31 – DriveThruRPG.com – on sale now

PDF books of the original Robotech® Role-Playing Game and sourcebooks from the 1980s and 1990s are already on sale on DriveThruRPG.com – till March 31, 2018. After that, they will no longer be available. Likewise, we believe Palladium Books will be required to remove even the FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ material from DriveThruRPG as we will no longer hold the license. Please get all the items you desire for your personal library before March 31, 2018.

I would like to state that the people at Harmony Gold USA, Inc., have been wonderful partners to work with these many years. They went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to their assistance with trying to keep RRT alive. Our thanks to everyone involved.

In other news ...

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – shipping

Our awesome printer got Rifts® Sovietski™ done a week early, so it is sitting in our warehouse right now! We began shipping pre-orders today (Friday) and will do the rest on Monday. Take a look at the FREE Rifts® Sovietski™ Sneak Preview PDF available on DriveThruRPG. Check it out so you can see for yourself the wealth of source material and new ideas, new cyborgs, O.C.C.s, M.O.S. skill packages, combat vehicles and much more. The complete description for Rifts® Sovietski™ can be found later in this Update and in the Palladium store. Shipping now.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One and Two

When not helping with RRT matters, artist extraordinaire Charles Walton II has been pounding away on creature concepts and art, and I am working on the editing and rewrites. The Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One and Volume Two gather and format the existing beasts from the current World Books and Sourcebooks, PLUS a good number of fun new creatures and monsters to spice up your games.

The Rifter® #80

The latest issue of The Rifter® will include some official Rifts® Sovietski™ source material, along with a host of other exciting material, and is coming along.

UPDATE: Rifts® Disavowed

I have decided to try to fast-track this title.

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

Ideas keep coming for this sourcebook about survival and life in the big city during the Zombie Apocalypse.

UPDATE: Palladium Fantasy RPG® and Other Titles

Just because a specific title is not mentioned does not mean it is delayed or not coming out, it simply means there is nothing to report other than “working on it.” We are working on a number of projects.

UPDATE: 7 weeks until the Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

Please come and join us for a long weekend of fun and games with the very people who create them. Always a blast.

  • Come play at the very site where the magic happens.
  • Three days of gaming (4 for those attending VIP night), plus panel talks, live auction and more.
  • Many games run by the writers and artists who create them!
  • Saturday Auction (original art, out of print items and oddities).
  • Largest gathering of Palladium creators anywhere! Artists, writers, Defilers and more.
  • Held at the Palladium warehouse and office where your favorite games are made. Westland, Michigan.
  • 30-40 Palladium creators will be present to chat and sign books.
  • Get original artwork, character sketches, books and more.

The Palladium Open House is coming up super fast. Reserve your admissions and hotel rooms as soon as possible. Our thanks to the many Game Masters who have contacted us about running games. Please keep the offers and game descriptions coming. The rest of you, please join us for an epic, fun weekend that will create memories you’ll cherish for years to. We welcome you like family because that’s how we think of you.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 2, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Feb. 22, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

A tremendous amount of stuff is going on, so I’m keeping this Update short. I approved the Rifts® Sovietski™ digital proof earlier this week. There is a sneak preview PDF for it available on DriveThruRPG so you can get an early glimpse of it yourself. Ships March 9th. Meanwhile, we press forward on a number of fronts and are already working on The Rifter® #80 and the next few book titles.

This is the last weekend to take advantage of three sales. All current sales END by next Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Get ‘em while you can.

SALE! Heroes Unlimited Bundle of Holding – Ends February 27, 2018

The Heroes Unlimited™ Bundle of Holding is a great way to get PDF versions of your favorite Heroes Unlimited™ books on the cheap (or to try the game world) AND help a charity at the same time. Heroes Unlimited™ enables you to create ANY type of super-hero (or villain) you can imagine. Superhumans, mutants, aliens, robots, cyborgs, super-soldiers, immortals, mages and much more!

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/HeroesUnlimited

The Rifter® 2018 Super-Subscription Offer – Ends February 28, 2018

  • $17 savings off cover price
  • Free gift(s) worth $24.95 to $46.80
  • Free shipping of each issue in the USA
  • Each fun issue delivered to your doorstep
  • Each issue a sourcebook for the Palladium Megaverse®

The 2018 Super-Subscription Offer gets you The Rifter® delivered to your doorstep for only $10.74 an issue (in the USA). And select from 7 gift choices for a FREE gift worth $24.95 to $46.80 – available only during this special offer – for the cost of shipping and handling. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Offer ends February 28, 2018.

* $42.96 – USA. That’s only $10.74 each, a savings of $17.00, and Palladium pays the shipping! Plus you get to select a FREE gift worth $24.95-$46.80 (please include $7.00 to cover shipping and handling). That’s $49.96 total including shipping and handling for the free gift. Note: This rate is limited to subscribers in the USA only. Sorry.

Click here to get the full store description of the 7 gift choices, subscriptions outside the USA, and ALL the details for getting The Rifter® sourcebook series delivered to your home.

The Rifter® Sale on DriveThruRPG – Ends February 28, 2018

To go along with our Rifter® Super-Subscription Sale, we thought it would be nice to put The Rifter® PDFs – issues #1-75 on sale at a 20% discount on DriveThruRPG.com. Sale ends February 28, 2018.

Plus we continue to post a new PDF title every week. We are currently making the Nightbane® and Palladium Fantasy RPG® series available. Most Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited, Dead Reign®, the 1980s and ‘90s Robotech® RPGs and sourcebooks, and many other Palladium titles (200+) are available now.

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – ships March 9

I approved the proofs of Rifts® Sovietski™ and the printer confirmed the March 9 ship date. And Wayne has made a Rifts® Sovietski™ Sneak Preview PDF available on DriveThruRPG. Check it out so you can see for yourself the wealth of source material and new ideas, new cyborgs, O.C.C.s, M.O.S. skill packages, combat vehicles and much more. The complete description for Rifts® Sovietski™ can be found later in this Update and in the Palladium store. Ships March 9, 2018. That’s only two weeks away.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One and Two

Chuck has been pounding away on creature concepts and art, and I am working on the editing and rewrites. The Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One and Volume Two gather and format the existing beasts from the current World Books and Sourcebooks, PLUS a good number of fun new creatures and monsters to spice up your games.

The Rifter® #80

Wayne is working on the latest issue of The Rifter® which will include some official Rifts® Sovietski™ source material, along with a host of other exciting material.

UPDATE: Rifts® Disavowed

I’ll be reviewing what is already written and see if I can fast-track this title.

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

Jotted down even more ideas for this book about survival and life in the big city during the Zombie Apocalypse.

UPDATE: Palladium Fantasy RPG® and Other Titles

Just because a specific title is not mentioned does not mean it is delayed or not coming out, it simply means there is nothing to report other than “working on it.” We are working on a number of projects.

UPDATE: 8 weeks until the Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

Please come and join us for a long weekend of fun and games with the very people who create them. Always a blast.

  • Come play at the very site where the magic happens.
  • Three days of gaming (4 for those attending VIP night), plus panel talks, live auction and more.
  • Many games run by the writers and artists who create them!
  • Saturday Auction (original art, out of print items and oddities).
  • Largest gathering of Palladium creators anywhere! Artists, writers, Defilers and more.
  • Held at the Palladium warehouse and office where your favorite games are made. Westland, Michigan.
  • 30-40 Palladium creators will be present to chat and sign books.
  • Get original artwork, character sketches, books and more.

The Palladium Open House is coming up super fast. Reserve your admissions and hotel rooms as soon as possible. Our thanks to the many Game Masters who have contacted us about running games. Please keep the offers and game descriptions coming. The rest of you, please join us for an epic, fun weekend that will create memories you’ll cherish for years to. We welcome you like family because that’s how we think of you.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Feb. 22, 2018

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