Christmas Grab Bags
Christmas Grab Bags end in 10 days! Get a 2018 X-Mas Surprise Package for a limited time - offer ends December 24! Check out our new catalog for Wish List ideas.

The best deal in gaming. Treat yourself or get gifts for your friends. $46 plus shipping & handling for $90+ worth of RPG products.

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By Kevin Siembieda

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Only 12 days till Christmas and 13 till Kwanzaa, but this is your last weekend to order to guarantee delivery in time for those holidays within the contiguous United States.

We are happily pulling, packing and shipping Christmas Surprise Packages like crazy. As noted above, this is the last weekend to order and be guaranteed delivery before Christmas without having to pay for expedited service, so please get those orders in, especially Surprise Packages. We will be pulling and packing orders and Surprise Packages ALL weekend to make sure all orders submitted over the weekend ship out from the Palladium warehouse on Monday. Know that we’ve got your back and will do everything we can to get your orders out fast. Use our new digital Palladium Catalog to make it easier to choose the items for your Grab Bag’s Wish List. And please make sure we get 10-15 items per EACH Surprise Package you order, and do not count on getting artwork as it is very limited; donated by our awesome artists.

NEW – DriveThruRPG Holiday PDF Sales started Tuesday evening with After the Bomb® titles (still available today), and the Heroes Unlimited and Chaos Earth PDF sale starts Friday and runs through the weekend. When one PDF sale ends on DriveThru, a new sale begins, so a different sale will start on Monday. Enjoy.

Please note that a quality Rifts® pen is now available in our online store. Otherwise, when not consumed with the holiday packing and shipping, I am working away on books.

Current PDF Catalog of Palladium Books®

Please use the up-to-date Catalog of Palladium Books PDF available online to help make your order selections. Somehow having a catalog with condensed descriptions and covers at your fingertips makes it easier to review and select product, especially for Surprise Package Wish Lists. The Catalog of Palladium Books® PDF is available here on the Palladium Website and on

Rifts Soft Touch Ballpoint Pen with Stylus

NEW: Rifts® Pen – available now

A high quality, soft touch Rifts® pen with stylus is now available. The pen fits very comfortably in the hand, has a nice, black ink and writes smooth and evenly every time. I have been using the sample pen for a month and love it. Everyone here loves this pen and you will too. Will be considered as a Surprise Package request.

  • Rifts® Soft Touch Pen with Stylus.
  • Comfortable, “soft touch” finish.
  • Dark blue exterior with silver tip and clip.
  • Black ink.
  • Capacitive stylus for use with smartphones and tablets.
  • $5.00 retail – Cat. No. 2586 – Available now.

Palladium Gift Certificates now available

You asked for them, so due to popular request, you can now purchase Palladium Gift Certificates for your gaming friends and loved ones. The prompts should be pretty self-explanatory. You purchase the desired amount, fill out the email info of that person along with an optional gift message, and that individual gets an email with info on how to redeem the Gift Certificate and you get a confirmation email. Simple.

Christmas Grab Bags

LAST Weekend to order and get your Palladium Christmas Surprise Package “guaranteed” in time for Christmas!

– Less than 12 Days till Christmas – half that in shipping days, so place your orders now

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package? A way to get $95-$100 or more worth of gaming product for ONLY $46 (plus shipping and handling) as gifts for others or for yourself. And each book signed if you should want autographs. It is our way of saying thank you to our many fans for their support. You are appreciated more than you may realize.

The best deal of the holidays! You are likely to pay $50 or more for a for just a single core rule book, but for $45 plus shipping, you can get 4-6 books in a Palladium Surprise Package, depending on their retail value. Or you can get that core rule book and 2-4 sourcebooks. And we will sign the books if you request it. How do you beat that? It simply is the best deal in gaming! Our way of giving back to the fans and making the holidays special for you. A 20 year tradition of which gamers cannot get enough.

  • Palladium Surprise Packages make the perfect holiday gifts for the gamers in your life. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion that falls between now and March, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs, and you look like you spent a fortune.
  • Fill holes in your own collection.
  • Try new game settings – Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers®, Nightbane®, Dead Reign®, Beyond the Supernatural™, Rifts® Chaos Earth®, After the Bomb® (mutant animals), Ninjas & Superspies™, RECON® and all the rest.
  • Get cool stuff (miniatures, bookmarks, maps, prints, greeting cards, T-shirts, etc.).
  • Request autographs and Kevin and available Palladium staff and freelancers will sign every book.
  • Get something for your fellow gamers or favorite Game Master, husband, wife, brother, sister, child, etc.
  • Be surprised when the package arrives.
  • All items personally selected and comments read by Santa Kevin, himself. Ho, ho, ho!

Your “Wish List” is vital – The Palladium Surprise Packages are designed to simulate the joy and surprise of the Christmas Season of Giving. To do this, you submit a list of 12-15 Palladium products (or more) FOR EACH Surprise Package you order. This list of 12-15 items for EACH Grab Bag is critical, because you will not know which items we will select to send you. That makes it just like a Christmas gift because it’s a surprise. Plus, Santa Kevin, who personally hand-picks every item for every Grab Bag, may toss in something extra like a limited edition print, or color maps, or T-shirt, or issue of The Rifter®, or something else he thinks you’ll enjoy.

Send us your brief comments. There is a special form and format to fill out for Christmas Surprise Packages, including a place where you can offer your brief comments, suggestions, greetings and salutations.

Please spread the word to gamers everywhere. People only learn about the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package offer by word of mouth, The Rifter® and our website, so please post and spread the word everywhere.

To those of you outside the USA, the X-Mas Surprise Package is a way to get books and circumvent the damn high cost of shipping from the United States. Since you are getting $90-$100 worth of product and only paying $46 plus a small handling charge, shipping via Priority Mail International (required for packages weighing more than four pounds) to most locations in Europe, Canada and many other countries is around $50-$60 US dollars. HOWEVER, because the cost of the product is so low, that’s the equivalent of paying retail for the products and only $0-$30 for shipping. A very good deal. Plus you get autographs if you want them! X-Mas Surprise Packages are the way to go for those of you outside the USA. Please take advantage of it to get all those products you’ve wished you could get except the shipping was too prohibitive. We feel your pain.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The X-Mas Surprise Package is a Grab Bag. As such, while we always try to send you items from your Wish List, you may NOT get everything you ask for and you are likely to get one or more items NOT on your list, like The Rifter®, or other item(s) we think you should enjoy. PLEASE give us a long Wish List and fill out other questions (favorite Palladium games, would like to try X, and so on) because it helps us to make your Surprise Package special. If you need or want specific items, do NOT use the Surprise Package; place a regular order at full retail to guarantee you get the books you want. Offer ends December 24, 2018. Also note: There are no Digital Surprise Packages this year.

Click here to get all the details or to place a Surprise Package order.

Simplified Shipping Time Table for Christmas delivery – place orders now thru the weekend for best results

If you do NOT need an order in time for Christmas, any shipping method is suitable and we would recommend UPS Ground or Media Mail. There is no reason for you to read these guidelines.

  • UPS Ground in the USA is still viable: All orders placed by December 16 and shipping to the contiguous United States, will ship from Palladium on Monday, and arrive in time for Christmas. Orders placed up to December 18 “should” arrive to locations east of the Mississippi River in time, but no guarantee. Note: UPS Ground in the USA is 3-5 days delivery to almost all US locations other than Alaska, Hawaii and the Territory of Puerto Rico.
  • Priority Mail in the USA is still viable: Orders placed today, December 13, will arrive before Christmas. Priority Mail orders placed as late as December 16 “should” arrive in time for Christmas, but we can NOT guarantee it.
  • Media Mail: There is NO GUARANTEED delivery in time for Christmas when you use Media Mail from this point forward. If you NEED your order in time for Christmas, DO NOT use Media Mail. You might get it in time, but probably not. If you do not need it in time for Christmas, Media Mail is the least expensive, but also the slowest and least reliable method of shipping via the US Post Office. You “should” get your package in 4-7 days. HOWEVER, we have found it can sometimes take 8-21 days for delivery during the holiday season, regardless of what the US Postal Service may tell you. Use Media Mail at your own risk. YOU accept ALL risk when you use Media Mail, and Palladium Books will NOT replace any order shipped by Media Mail that may go missing or is damaged during the holiday season.

After December 16 – if you MUST HAVE YOUR ORDER in time for CHRISTMAS “guaranteed” – please consider the following shipping methods:

  • UPS 3-Day Select in the USA – Place your order by December 17 for guaranteed Christmas delivery. Orders placed December 18 “should” also arrive in time for Christmas but may NOT.
  • UPS 2nd Day Air in the USA – Place your order by December 19.
  • UPS Next Day Air in the USA – Place your order by December 20 to receive the package on Saturday or Monday (Christmas Eve).
  • Express Mail 2nd Day Air in the USA – Place your order by December 18.
  • Express Mail Next Day Air in the USA – Place your order by December 20.
  • Any Canadian or Overseas Package shipped from this point forward is not likely to arrive in time for Christmas even via Express Mail. Sorry, we CANNOT guarantee a Christmas delivery, but if you order no later than December 17, you might get it in time.

REMINDER: IF YOU ABSOLUTELY WANT YOUR ORDER IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS without paying extra for shipping – You NEED TO place your order OVER THE NEXT 4 DAYS! For most of you in the USA, placing an order by December 16 and shipping via UPS Ground or Priority Mail means you will get your order in time for Christmas, barring unexpected delays via the shipping service. Note: Palladium Books has NO control over the shipping once the package leaves our warehouse, nor over the cost of shipping/postage. If you do NOT need your order in time for Christmas, any shipping method is suitable and we would recommend UPS Ground or Media Mail. Game on.

Systems Failure RPG Shadows of Light Boxed Nightmares

AVAILABLE NOW – Just for the Holidays – Back in stock for the first time in decades!

  • Systems Failure™ RPG – Yep, the complete, whacked out game of survival and alien invasion. 144 pages – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 650. Available now.
  • Shadows of Light™ – A Nightbane® sourcebook – 160 pages – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 734. Available now.
  • Boxed Nightmares™ – A sourcebook for Beyond the Supernatural™ 1st Edition rules, but easily adapted to BTS, 2nd Edition. Mostly adventures and adventure ideas. 112 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 701. Available now.

Just for the holidays, Palladium is doing a limited short-run of three out-of-print titles that have been out of print for years. Two of them have been out of print for decades! We are printing enough that they should be available now thru December, and probably into January – available only while supplies last – so order ‘em while you can. All are available in Palladium’s online store and will be considered as requests in Christmas Surprise Packages while supplies last. We expect to print enough to get us through the holiday season. Enjoy. Ho, ho, ho.

The Rifter Number 82

UPDATE: The Rifter® #82 – Available now

This 112 page issue of The Rifter® #82 shipped at the end of November and should be in stores now. Of course, it is also available right now from Palladium Books. Snag yourself a copy along with one of the re-releases (Boxed Nightmares™, Nightbane® Shadows of Light™ and Systems Failure™ RPG). This is a great issue, packed with source material plus Erick Wujcik remembered.

The Rifter® #82 is epic. Most of it is “official” source material and fun as can be: the reprinted Wujcik gaming advice, the Pyromancer O.C.C., the 50+ Pyromancy spells, the HU2 and Nightbane material, the preview monsters from Rifts® Bestiary, it’s all top-notch and fodder for adventure. Numerous people who have seen the proofreader’s copy have said the Erick Wujcik Remembrance is wonderful. Some said part of it brought tears to their eyes, while other parts made them chuckle and smile. All of it is a celebration of life and imagination. So I highly recommend The Rifter® #82 to everyone. The preview is up and available on DriveThruRPG.

The Rifter® #82 contains official source material for the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One (a sneak preview of just a few old and new monsters and animals), official source material for Rifts® Chaos Earth® (Pyromancer, 50+ Pyromancer spells, the Zone Twister, notable characters, and adventure ideas), official source material for Nightbane® (age modifiers and tables for selecting skills based on a Nightbane’s age, and more), an expanded revisit of the Physical Training character for Heroes Unlimited™, gaming advice from Erick Wujcik, a historically significant, fun and touching Remembrance of Erick Wujcik, 10 years after his death, some cool photos too, plus news and more.

  • 112 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 182. Available now. See the full, updated description elsewhere in this Update.

In Production ...

The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One, In the Face of Death™ for Dead Reign®, The Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two, Garden of the Gods™, Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream™, Rifts® Antarctica, The Rifter® #83 and #84, The Disavowed and much more is in the pipeline and being worked on. Plus a couple of surprises.

New on – A wave of 5 sales and 200+ Palladium products available as PDFs

Right now – Sale #1: After the Bomb® Mutants and Mayhem (ending tonight), Sale #2: Heroes Unlimited and Chaos Earth®, starts Friday and ends Sunday night. Sale #3 starts on Monday. All on Enjoy.

Recent PDF additions include 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

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Dec. 13, 2018

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