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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 21, 2011

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By Kevin Siembieda

A bunch ‘o good and fun news!

I’m happy to say, this Weekly Update is mostly good news!

UPDATE: The Rifter® #55 ships next Monday. It is another fantastic issue you will not want to miss.

UPDATE: Rifts® Vampire Kingdomsgoes to the printer Monday! Wayne starts laying the book out tomorrow as I complete some final tweaks of the last two sections of the book. We will work through the weekend to make sure Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms™ goes to the printer on Monday! See the new description elsewhere in this Update.

We think Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms™ is an amazing new product. I listened to the fans and tried to include as much of what they wanted to see in this book as possible. We think the Vampire Hunter O.C.C.s are awesome. The vampires are awesome. The vampire player characters are cool. The detail about vampires is comprehensive, including new information on their powers, weaknesses, protectors, lairs and where they sleep. The new monsters are fun. The data about Mexico and the Vampire Kingdoms is greatly expanded. The section on Towns alone is something like 20 pages! Just about everything is completely rewritten. If most people don’t love this book, I’ll ask to be staked through the heart. Place your orders today.

FREE Rifts® Vampire KingdomsSneak Preview available now from DriveThruRPG.com. The preview was made available Tuesday afternoon. Check it out. Remember, it is just a taste of what’s in the book. There is so much more.

To get the free PDF download of the Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms™ Sneak Preview, go to DriveThruRPG.com. It is easy to create a free account and only takes a couple of minutes. Sneak Previews of Armageddon Unlimited™ and Rifts® Thundercloud Galaxy™ are also available. DriveThruRPG.com is a good resource for getting the Hades & Dyval Map Pack, The Rifter® Number Zero, The Rifter® #1-48 and to fill in your RPG library with first edition copies of Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, and other game lines, as well as books such as Nightbane® Book Four: Shadows of Light™ and both versions of the The Mechanoids® RPG (1985) and The Collected Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy (1981-1983).

UPDATE: DriveThruRPG.com Christmas in July Sale – July 25 – August 1: Starting Monday, Palladium Books PDF titles and other publishers will be at a discount. Offer ends Monday, August 1, 2011 (10am EST).

UPDATE: Rifts® Lemuria goes into full final production next week. The last of the artwork is coming in and looks fabulous. I start on the rewrites and final editing Monday. We’re still shooting to get it to the printer before Gen Con. This book is worth it for the Biomancy material alone. The characters and new magic, power and gear are written in such a way that much of it will be easy to incorporate into existing campaigns without going underwater.

 UPDATE: Online sales. Not all the news is good. Sales remain up and down and overall weak. With the release of The Rifter® #55 next week and Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms™ a couple weeks later, we should see a nice bounce in sales. And a whole lot more new books are being created even as you read this.

UPDATE: Robotech® New Generation Sourcebook. In production. Should ship September. Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook™ and Megaverse® in Flames follow it.

BIG NEWS: Alex and family move back home this weekend. The inspections went well and the family is excited to be moving home. If I didn’t have a million things to do before Gen Con Indy, I’d throw a party. The place looks beautiful and the family is anxious to get their lives back to normal. Congratulations!

Alex’s health is not as rosy a picture. Improvement is slow and his emotions are raw. Alex and I are trying to stay positive, but it’s difficult. We all wish he’d start seeing dramatic improvement. Hopefully, being able to move back home will help.

UPDATE: Back in Print: The plan is to bring several titles back into print, including Mutant Underground™ for Heroes Unlimited™, Xiticix Invasion™ for Rifts® and the out of print titles in the Coalition Wars® series over the next month or two. Maybe even in time for Gen Con.

The following titles are also recently back in print and ready to ship:

New projects are moving along nicely.

QueenofGhouls.com – She’s working away on more cool stuff. Check it out in her online store. Kathy continues to whip up new creations with more life size Halloween props going up this weekend. The Queen of Ghouls has plans for more zombies, skeleton pirates, wizards, werewolves and monsters in the weeks to come. Halloween is creeping up fast.

Convention News

UPDATE: Palladium Open House is May 4-6, 2012. Admission tickets are available now. So are tickets for VIP Thursday, May 3, 2012. This might be our last Open House so plan on coming. We hope to see as many fans as possible.

Remember, VIP Thursday tickets are limited to around 60 people and always sell fast. Likewise, based on chatter, it sounds like a lot of people are planning to attend, but we have to stop taking admissions at 300 people. Wait too long and you might not get in.

UPDATE: Gen Con Indy August 4-7

Palladium Books is Booth 1125

Tell everyone Palladium will be at Gen Con Indy.

Palladium people you’ll get to meet include:

  • Kevin Siembieda
  • Wayne Smith
  • Nick Bradshaw (artist)
  • Michael Mumah (artist)
  • Brandon Aten (writer)
  • Matthew Clements (writer)
  • Amy Ashbaugh (artist; she’s in the Art Show which is across from the Palladium booth), and maybe others.

Brandon Aten plans to run a Rifts® Triax game and Zachary Houghton and Lonnie Langston want to run demos of Palladium games. Join the fun.

Stop by to say hello, get books autographed, and buy the latest releases, back stock titles, some out of print books (like Ninja Turtles® RPG titles, Rifts® Ultimate Gold and others), collectibles, original artwork, T-Shirts and other goodies. The guys and I are happy to sign books and chit chat for a little while with everyone who swings by the booth, so come on over and join the fun. Give us a helping hand by spreading the word that Palladium Books will be at Gen Con Indy – Palladium Books is Booth 1125.

Detroit Fanfare, September 24 & 25

Palladium will attend the Detroit Fanfare, September 24 & 25 at Cobo Hall, downtown Detroit. One of the guests is Kevin Eastman – co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®. So this fun comic book and media convention will be a great chance to get your Ninja Turtles® game books (and comics) signed by one of the creators. Other guests include fan boy favorite actor, Bruce Campbell, and dozens and dozens of comic book guests. Palladium fans may be interested to know Dave Dorman (Palladium cover artist), Tim Bradstreet, and pal, Defiler and Palladium contributor of old, William Messner Loebs will also be attending, among many other guests. I’ll keep you posted as we firm up the details.

Click here for more information about Detroit Fanfare.

One last thing

Hype up Palladium Books. Remind people that Palladium’s games use one set of rules, cover almost every genre and offer a true Megaverse® of adventure. Tell ‘em about Dead Reign™, Heroes Unlimited™, Nightbane®, BTS™, Rifts®, Robotech® and all the rest. These days a surprising number of people don’t realize we make games for so many different settings or that there is only ONE game system. Learn one Palladium RPG and you can play them ALL. Let people know that. Let people know that Dead Reign™ is the best Zombie Apocalypse RPG on the market, and it’s awesome. In fact, if you haven’t tried it yourself, you are missing out. I can’t believe how much fun it is to play the game and I co-wrote it! Do it.

Be part of a Palladium “grass roots” promotional campaign to bring in new gamers and bring back people who used to play. You do that by talking up the product and memories of past and current fun. Cash flow remains up and down. We need up and up. We need your continued support by purchasing new releases and back stock products. Just as important, you can support Palladium not just by picking up products yourself, but by talking up books you like online and posting links to them in your own posts and websites to the Palladium store. Don’t stop there, talk about them and post links on the Palladium Facebook page, your own Facebook page, etc. Thank you.

Don’t forget to place your orders for The Rifter® #55, Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms, Rifts® Lemuria and the 2012 Palladium Open House (especially VIP Thursday). Keep those imaginations burning bright and game on.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher

The Palladium Open House

2012 Palladium Open House – May 4-6, 2012

The Palladium Open House is like nothing you have ever attended. It has a fun, family feel and is three days (four with VIP night) of games, fun and wonderful memories. People talk about it for years, and this may be the last one ever.

● Meet 40+ Palladium creators available throughout the entire event.

● Game with half of the creators present.

● Get autographs from all Palladium creators.

● Have the time of your life.

● We are hosting this event because YOU begged us to do it. So come on over. I promise to make it as special as possible.

● Costume Contest with cool awards and meaty prizes.

● Panel talks that are fun and insightful.

90+ Gaming Events:

  • Rifts®
  • Robotech®
  • Chaos Earth™
  • Nightbane®
  • Heroes Unlimited™
  • Ninjas & Superspies™
  • Phase World®/Three Galaxies™
  • Dead Reign™
  • After the Bomb®
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®
  • Beyond the Supernatural™
  • and more . . .

This may be our last Open House. Having sufficient parking is becoming a big issue. You may have to car pool from the hotel as it is. And the event is a ton of work that takes four weeks out of our production schedule. It is especially hard on Kathy Simmons, who coordinates most of it and does the catering (we’ll try to help her more). So we may make this our big, final Open House blow out.

V.I.P. Thursday (May 3, 2012). Available now. YOU are the VIP. You get in an afternoon early (doors open at 3:00 PM – catered dinner at 5:30 PM) and are the first to play in special game events, participate in special panel talks, purchase items, and enjoy a dinner catered by Kathy Simmons (and those who have been to past VIP nights know how awesome that is). Reserve your place today.

Weekend Admission is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Reserve your place today. Placing your order early helps us on many levels, and tells us how many people to expect and how many hotel rooms to reserve.

Individual Day Admission - Friday - Saturday - Sunday might work better for you. If you can only make it one day, that’s cool. Reserve your slot.

Hotel is the location you love at the same 2009 rates ($69.95 a night). The hotel does not charge your card until a day before the event, so reserve NOW. I’m concerned they might run out of rooms. Based on the economy, the hotel has not reserved the entire hotel for us as they have in the past. Book your room fast so you know you have a place to stay. The hotel now offers free hot breakfasts and we will have two conference rooms for late night gaming and open gaming.

We need G.M.s. This means we’ll be looking for volunteer Game Masters (you get a T-shirt and a discount on books if you run three “official” games or more).

Plan to enter the Costume Contest. Winners get a nice plaque and real prizes. Rifts/sci-fi, fantasy, modern (includes horror) and best of show are the categories.

Click here for more details and to reserve your tickets.

The Rifter #55

NEW! The Rifter® #55

– At the printer - Ships Monday – July 25

The Rifter® is your doorway to unlimited imagination and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. It offers new heroes, powers, weapons, magic and adventure for your games. It presents new villains, monsters and dangers to battle, and new ideas to consider.

The Rifter® #55:

At the printer. Looks fantastic. Packed with adventure and game ideas for your campaigns.

  • Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms®: Sneak preview by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®: Source material that expands upon the Quorians, by Travis Guerrero.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®: Ancestral Mystic™ who derives special abilities from his ancestors. By Paul Herbert.
  • Nightbane®: Dark Day™ Chronicles, Volume Three, a short story and character stats by Jeremy Hutchins.
  • Rifts®: The original Triax O.C.C.s updated by Brandon Aten.
  • Rifts® Thundercloud Galaxy™: More on the CCW by Braden Campbell.
  • Rifts®: Black Crusade™ Two: Info on the Methodean, their syndicates and secret organizations, history and adventure ideas.
  • News and coming attractions.
  • Fiction and more.
  • Cover by R.C. Aradio.
  • $11.95 retail – 96 pages – Cat. No. 155. July 25 release.

Rifts World Book 1 Vampire Kingdoms New Revised Edition

NEW! Rifts® World Book One:

Vampire Kingdoms, New Revised Edition – ships August 10, 2011

For centuries, Mexico has been considered the realm of monsters best left alone. A land dominated by packs of Wild Vampires and rumored to be home of Vampire Kingdoms in the south. Most of the northern civilizations have stayed away, but over the last 20 years, a growing number of heroes, vampire slayers and adventurers have been waging something of a secret war against the undead. As that battle escalates, stories of heroes, vampires and entire human populations enslaved by the undead or penned, raised and slaughtered like cattle, are starting to leak out. Come see for yourself if the rumors are true and join the battle for humanity in Mexico.

  • Vampire Hunter O.C.C.s, all new.
  • Vampires: Their strengths, weaknesses and powers.
  • Vampire strategies and plans for conquest.
  • Vampire minions, henchmen and protectors, all new.
  • The Vampire Kingdoms expanded, much new.
  • Rifts vampires, how they think, behave, fight and kill.
  • Different types of vampires, their Master, and the Vampire Intelligence (the deific creator of the undead).
  • The Hero Vampire and Deluded Vampire O.C.C.s as player characters.
  • 40+ vampire abilities, vampire weaknesses and combat notes.
  • Vampire combat and the weapons and techniques of vampire slayers.
  • Chupacabras and other monsters and riding animals.
  • Reid’s Rangers and other heroes. Fort Reid described, all new.
  • Techno-Wizard weapons and other weapons and gear. Much new.
  • The city-states of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez described. Updated and expanded.
  • The Vampire Kingdoms, vampire society, human cattle and servants.
  • Who can be turned into vampires and who can not.
  • Were-Jaguars and other Werebeasts. Updated and expanded.
  • Camazotz and the Yucatan expanded.
  • Travel through the Vampire Kingdoms and Central America.
  • Town creation tables and rules. All new.
  • Vampire ruled towns and the hold they have over them. All new.
  • Ideas for adventure throughout; circa 109 P.A.
  • The presence of Archie Three, Lemurians and the Splugorth.
  • Camazotz, Lord of Bats and Darkness – his plans for conquest of the Vampire Kingdoms and humanity.
  • Updated and revised to 109 P.A., plus Archie Three and more.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist.
  • New artwork by Mike Wilson, Kent Burles, Mike Mumah and Nick Bradshaw, plus the best of Kevin Long and Tim Truman from the original book.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Additional text and ideas by Matthew Clements and Braden Campbell.
  • 192 to 224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 802-E. Ships August 10, 2011. Order yours today.

Rifts World Book: Lemuria

NEW! Rifts® World Book: Lemuria

– Ships August 22

The power, secrets and magic of the underwater realm of Lemuria revealed. Player characters can use symbiotes, magic and technology to breathe underwater and spend time below the waves.

Lemuria is more than an underwater civilization of aquatic beings. They can trace their lineage as far back as the Atlanteans and can survive on dry land as well as underwater. In fact, their greatest secret is that there is no one resting place for the Lemurians, their great cities are always moving. Learn about the people of Lemuria, new Biomancy magic and weapons, Biomancy engineered riding animals, sea herbs, new powers of healing, sea monsters, and more. Epic adventure awaits.

  • The Lemurians, their race, history and society.
  • New O.C.C.s including the Serpent Hunter, Shriekers, Oceanic Guardsman, Aquatic Biomancer and others.
  • The Stone Guardians of Easter Island and other mysteries.
  • Biomancer Gardens and Aquatic Biomancy.
  • Biomancy armor, weapons and equipment.
  • Symbiotic creatures and constructs; some that enable air-breathers to survive underwater, indefinitely.
  • New psionic abilities.
  • Sea Serpents, Sea Dragons, monsters, and riding animals.
  • New dangers, new challenges, adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Greg Diaczyk.
  • Cover by John Zeleznik.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 885. Final page count and price may be subject to expansion and increase. August 22, 2011.

NEW! Robotech® New Generation Sourcebook

This Robotech® sourcebook will be a 2011 release.

  • Rules for using mecha, power armor and technology from all four eras of Robotech.
  • Kit-bashed mecha and rules for jury-rigging and combining parts from different generations of mecha.
  • Freedom Fighter O.C.C.s and resistance organizations.
  • Rogues and misfits from the three Robotech Wars.
  • New weapons, vehicles, mecha and more.
  • Villains, traitors, bandits, Invid henchmen, adventure and adventure ideas galore.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Irvin Jackson.
  • Cover by Apollo Okamura.
  • A “manga” size sourcebook.
  • 192-256 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 554. Final page count and price may be subject to change. September 2011 release.

Note: With any luck, there will be companion Robotech® sourcebook released by the end of the year.

Rifts Vampires Sourcebook

NEW! Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook

All new source material

Trouble is stirring in the Vampire Kingdoms as ambitious vampire lords, ladies and misanthropes seek to expand their power to dominate more mortal life forms.

Written by Kevin Siembieda and a handpicked selection of other writers, this sourcebook explores the vampires of Mexico and their kingdoms in ways you never imagined. Tons of new data, adventure ideas and revelations.

  • Vampire protectors and guardians.
  • Vampire rogues, mercenaries and warlords.
  • Vampire operations away from the Kingdoms.
  • Vampire incursions along the southern borderlands.
  • New vampire hunters and human strongholds.
  • Vampire hunter “exterminators.”
  • Frightful revelations, secrets, and adventure ideas.
  • And much, much more.
  • Cover by Michael C. Hayes. Interior art by various artists.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Braden Campbell and Mark Dudley.
  • 128 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 884. September release.

NEW! Rifts® Megaverse® in Flames

The Minion War spills across Rifts Earth, where demons and infernals hope to recruit allies and use the Rifts as gateways of destruction. Their influence shakes things up across the planet, especially at locations where demons and Deevils already have a strong presence. More details to follow, but for now, ‘nuff said.

  • Soulmancer and Blood Magic.
  • The Seven Deadly Plagues.
  • The Demon Plagues across the globe.
  • Battleground: Earth – as demons and infernals amass their legions.
  • Rifts Calgary – also known as Hell’s Pit; the kingdom described.
  • Ciudad de Diablo, Harpies’ Island and other notable Hell holes on Earth.
  • Lord Doom, Pain and other demonic leaders.
  • Horune treachery, Dimension Stormers and other villains.
  • Global chaos and the places most dramatically affected by the Demon Plagues.
  • Notable demonic generals, mercenaries, people and places.
  • Many adventure ideas.
  • Written by Carl Gleba.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 876. September or October release.

NEW! Rifts® Chaos Earth Sourcebook: First Responders

Data about the chaos and madness of the early days of the Great Cataclysm, and the brave men and women who tried to stem the tide of destruction and save lives, the First Responders.

  • Apocalypse Plagues: Strange diseases, symbiotes and mutations that transform, torment, harm and kill Earth's survivors.
  • First Responder O.C.C.s, skills and special equipment.
  • Civilian O.C.C.s, skills and orientation.
  • Notable rescue vehicles, robot drones, and technology.
  • New weapons, vehicles, mecha and more.
  • Character modification and enhancement rules.
  • Creatures from the Rifts and adventure ideas galore.
  • Written by Jason Richards & Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 to 128 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 665. Coming in 2011.

Rifts Book of Magic

Rifts® Book of Magic

– Back in Print – Available Now

This is the ultimate guide to magic on Rifts Earth. All the magic spells, magic tattoos, Techno-Wizard items, magic weapons, equipment, body armor, restraints, parasites, symbiotes, magic items, Automatons, Iron Juggernauts, and more from Rifts® World Books 1-23, Sourcebooks 1-4, and Siege on Tolkeen 1-6, collected into one big reference. This is a great reference book. Kevin and all of us at Palladium use it and the Rifts® Game Master Guide constantly.

  • 850+ spells of great variety.
  • 370+ magic items, weapons and devices.
  • Elemental Magic, Temporal Magic, Ley Line Magic, Cloud Magic and Necromancy.
  • Tattoo Magic, Nazca Line Magic, Nature Magic, Whalesongs and Ocean Magic, and more.
  • Magic Songs, Chants, Biomancy, Magic Herbs, and Iron Juggernauts.
  • Techno-Wizard weapons and devices, Rune Weapons, Millennium Tree wands and other magic items.
  • Magic herbs, plants, components and symbiotes.
  • Shamanistic magic, Fetishes, Talismans and more.
  • Comprehensive index of Practitioners of Magic.
  • Designer notes, comments, tips & hints for running magic characters.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and others.
  • 352 pages – $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 848. Available now.

Rifts World Book 8 Japan

Rifts® World Book 8: Rifts® Japan

– Back in Print – Available now

This fan-favorite sourcebook is filled with high-tech wonders, magic and monsters. There are 20 O.C.C.s (Occupational Character Classes) that range from the traditional ninja and samurai to power armor, giant robots and cyborgs.

  • 20 O.C.C.s including the Mystic Ninja, Ninja Cyborg, Ninja Juicer, Cyber-Samurai, Ninja Techno-Wizard, Japanese Demon Queller & more.
  • 12 suits of power armor including Samurai SAMAS and Glitter Boys.
  • 9 giant robots.
  • Cyborgs of Japan, including Dragon Cyborgs and other bionics.
  • Advanced weapons, melee weapons and other gear.
  • Mystical powers and martial arts.
  • Enchanted weapons and items including the Living Samurai Sword.
  • 11 notable demons, goblins and dragons of Japan.
  • Kyoto Millennium Tree, visions, wands and weapons.
  • Overview of Japan, its people, magic and technology.
  • Written by C.J. Carella.
  • 216 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 818. Available now.

Rifts World Book 13 Lone Star

Rifts® World Book 13: Lone Star

– Back in Print – Available now

The Coalition State of Lone Star is a wild and woolly place of contrast and conflict. The Coalition States claims the entire State of Texas as their own, but they only control a small corner of it. It is here, at the Lone Star Complex, that the CS engages in genetic engineering and creates the famous Dog Boys and a host of other mutants. The rest of the state is held by the Pecos Empire – an empire of bandits, outlaws and rebels. The perfect companion to Rifts® New West™, Rifts® Spirit West™ and Rifts® Machinations of Doom™.

  • 19 R.C.C.s, many of which are mutants.
  • A few new O.C.C.s.
  • Dog Boys – an in-depth look at how they are designed, bred and trained.
  • Dog Boy armor and CS weapons.
  • CS Death Wing assault armor.
  • Hover cycles of the Lone Star state.
  • Notable characters in the region.
  • Overview of Lone Star and the Pecos Empire.
  • Overview of the Lone Star Complex and the mad doctor who runs it.
  • A wealth of background material and adventure ideas.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 176 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 825. Available now.

DriveThruRPG

PDF downloads from DriveThruRPG.com

This is a great resource for getting out of print Palladium titles and other select books. We’ve made 90 titles available as PDF digital downloads fromDriveThruRPG.com. This is a great way to try Palladium products and get access to out of print RPG source material. Some notable titles include. 
Splicers® RPG
Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, First Edition Rules. 
Boxed Nightmares™ for BTS, First Edition Rules. 
Nightbane® Book Four: Shadows of Light™.
The Mechanoids® RPG and The Mechanoid Invasion® RPG Trilogy.
Palladium Fantasy RPG®, First Edition Rules and select 1st Edition sourcebooks. 
After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks
The Rifter® issues 1-48.
The Best of The Rifter®
Deluxe Revised RECON® RPG and Advanced RECON® Sourcebook.
- And more – go to DriveThruRPG.com and check ‘em out.

2011 Palladium Releases

2011 New Releases & Back in Print

Rifts® Dimension Book™ 14: Thundercloud Galaxy™ – New – Available now!
Armageddon Unlimited™ – New – Available now!
The Rifter® #53 – New – Available now!
The Rifter® #54 – New – Available now!
Aliens Unlimited™ – A Heroes Unlimited™ sourcebook – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® World Book 20: Canada – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® Dark Conversions™ – Back in print – Available now
Palladium Fantasy RPG® – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® Game Master Guide – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® World Book 5: Triax & The NGR™ – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® China One – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® Megaverse® Builder – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® Baseball Cap – Back in stock – Available now
Rifts® Dimension Book™ 6: Three Galaxies™ – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® Black Vault™ – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® Mercenaries™ – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® World Book 8: Rifts® Japan™ – Back in print – Available now
Rifts® World Book 13: Lone Star™ – Back in print – Available now
- Rifts® Book of MagicBack in print – Available now

June 2011 Releases

- Rifts® WB 23: Free Quebec – BACK IN PRINT – Available now

July 2011 Releases

- The Rifter® #55 – New – July 26 – at the printer
- Rifts® Coalition Wars® Book One: Sedition – coming back in print
- Rifts® Coalition Wars® Book Two: Coalition Overkill – coming back in print

August 2011 Releases

- Rifts® World Book 1: Vampire Kingdoms™, New Revised Edition – New – August 10 – in final production
- Rifts® World Book: Lemuria – New – August 22 – in final production
- Heroes Unlimited™: Mutant Underground™ – coming back in print
- Rifts® World Book 23: Xiticix Invasion™ – coming back in print

September 2011 Releases

- Robotech® New Generation™ Sourcebook – New
- Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook™ – New (tentative)
- Rifts® Chaos Earth™: Rise of Magic – coming back in print

October 2011 Releases

- Rifts® Chaos Earth™ Sourcebook: First Responders – New
- Dead Reign™ Sourcebook Three – New
- Rifts® Megaverse® in Flames (Minion War™ crossover) – New
- Another new title may be added or substituted

In the Pipeline

- Robotech® UEEF Marines and other Robotech® sourcebooks.
- Rifts® sourcebooks
- Rifts® Chaos Earth™ sourcebooks
- Palladium Fantasy®: Mysteries of Magic™ Two & Three
- Palladium Fantasy® other sourcebooks
- Warpath™ Urban Jungle RPG
- And other good stuff. Lots of other good stuff!

Recently Back in Print

HU Aliens Unlimited Rifts Phase World The Three Galaxies Rifts Adventure Sourcebook Three The Black Vault Rifts Mercenaries Rifts Book of Magic Rifts World Book 22 Free Quebec

Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game®

Rifts® World Book 20: Rifts® Canada

Rifts® Dark Conversions

Rifts® Game Master Guide

Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook

Rifts® World Book Five: Triax & the NGR

Rifts® World Book 8: Rifts® Japan

Rifts® World Book 13: Lone Star

Rifts® World Book 24: Rifts® China One

Rifts® Dimension Book 7: Megaverse® Builder

Aliens Unlimited – For Heroes Unlimited

Rifts® Dimension Book™ 6: Three Galaxies

Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook: The Black Vault

Rifts® Mercenaries

Rifts® Book of Magic™

Rifts® World Book 23: Rifts® Free Quebec™

New Books in Development

(listed in alphabetical order):

Beyond the Supernatural™: Arcanum
Beyond the Supernatural™: Tome Grotesque
Beyond the Supernatural™ Sourcebook

Chaos Earth™ First Responders
Chaos Earth™ – Zombie Apocalyse Rifts-style during the Great Cataclysm.

Heroes Unlimited™ – Had two people who were supposed to be working on a pair of books, but they disappeared on me, so we are looking for folks to write a couple HU2 sourcebooks.

Nightbane® – An as of yet untitled project, and looking for more.

Palladium Fantasy® – Mysteries of Magic 2 & 3
Palladium Fantasy® – Tombs of Gersidi expanded and new.
Plus I have a few ideas on this front myself to revitalize this line.

Phase World®: United Worlds of Warlock
Phase World®: Pirates of the Three Galaxies

Rifts® Antarctica
Rifts® Black Market
Rifts® China Three
Rifts® Deep South
Rifts® New Navy™
Rifts® Northern Gun™ – may be a series of books.
Rifts® Sovietski™
Rifts® Titan Industries™
Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook™

Robotech® Genesis Pits™ adventure sourcebook.
Robotech® UEEF Marines

Splicers® Sourcebook One – concepts and art by Charles Walton.
Splicers® Sourcebook Two – concepts and art by Charles Walton.

All of the above are being written right now. A few are already finished. Most will be 2012 releases. And this does not include projects I would like to do for Palladium Fantasy®, Dead Reign, Warpath™: Urban Jungle and new mediums.

The Queen of Ghouls: Life-Sized Halloween Props

Check out the new creations by Palladium’s very own Kathy Simmons. See her zombie doctor and other new zombies, Jack Skellington and Sally, and more. New creations are on the drawing board, and so is a new website. Each Halloween prop is truly life-sized (most are 6 feet or taller – Jack is almost 8 feet) and seems almost alive.

Each is an all-weather, life-sized Halloween prop that can handle rain and snow, and is a one-of-a-kind work of art (no two are exactly the same). Each looks frighteningly “real.” All come apart and fold down to slightly larger than a king-size pillow for easy storage. Comes with easy instructions, a plastic storage bag, and the lawn stake to stand it up in your front yard. Indoor stand sold separately.

Types of “Ghouls” include: Zombies (all kinds!), killer clowns, wizards, witches, devils, grave ghouls, scarecrows, executioners, mad doctors, deadly nurses, vampires, werewolves, and more. Kathy's also now offering an array of hand-painted Halloween signs, signs with heads and bodies hanging from them, witch's brewing pots, Halloween centerpieces and more. Best of all, her high quality creations are much more affordable and imaginative than most competitors or mass produced items in a store, making them affordable Halloween fun.

If you think the photos online look good, you should see them in person. A typical “ghoul,” as she calls her creations, costs $129-$259. You can see some of her work at her Queen of Ghouls™ Ebay store – queenofghouls.com.

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