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By Kevin Siembieda

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

The book-making frenzy continues as I have been lining up artists for various projects and am about to assign art for a handful of upcoming titles. There was a snafu at the printer, so The Rifter® #80 will not ship today as planned. The Rifter® #80 AND #81 will both ship on July 30th. A one week delay for #80 and on time shipping for #81. I approved the proof for The Rifter® #81 earlier this week and it looked great. Wayne and I are already plotting and selecting the material for The Rifter® #82 (a September release), and Charles Walton is busy working away on artwork. Wayne posted the Nightbane® Through the Glass Darkly™ sourcebook and a Rifter® #80 Sneak Preview on DriveThruRPG, and he and I spent some time this week working on Gen Con preparations and business matters. We are very excited about everything coming your way, including some epic stuff in these and upcoming Rifters®. Read on for more details.

The Rifter Number 80

UPDATE: The Rifter® #80 – Ships July 30

I spoke with the printer today and there was a SNAFU in scheduling. As a result they will be shipping The Rifter® #80 to Palladium the same day as they ship #81, on July 30, 2018. We already had subscriber packages prepped and ready for the book to arrive this afternoon when we got this news. They apologized and promised we will get both #80 and #81 on July 30th. We apologize for this slight delay of about one week.

As I have been saying, The Rifter® #80 is a fun read and is almost entirely “official” source material. I highly recommend it. Includes Splicers® House of the Red Sands™ (official source material), a new and secretive Great House hidden in the desert, with new O.C.C.s, enhancements, creatures and more, by Kris Tipping and others. For the Palladium Fantasy RPG®: The Wayfarers (official source material), gypsy-like nomads who travel the Palladium World and have their own secret ways, by Julius Rosenstein. Rifts® Chaos Earth® Nebraska, Part One (official source material) by Dan Frederick, Megan Timperley and Kevin Siembieda. For Heroes Unlimited™: Masters Unlimited™ by Paul Herbert; plus news and coming attractions. 112 pages. See the full description elsewhere in this Update. And check out the free Sneak Preview on DriveThruRPG.com!

The Rifter Number 81

The Rifter® #81 – Ships July 30

I approved the digital proofs for The Rifter® #81 earlier this week. The printer confirms it will arrive at the Palladium Warehouse on July 30th along with #80. This is another great book filled with compelling and useful adventure source material. At least half of which is “official.” That includes my official Palladium Fantasy RPG® fully fleshed out adventure featuring Wolfen Vampires and iconic Lord DeSilca characters; Navigating Game Power Levels by Greg Diaczyk and me (Kevin Siembieda); for the Palladium Fantasy RPG®, an in-depth look at Gnomes of Ophid’s Grasslands by Hendrik Härterich; Rifts® Chaos Earth® Nebraska, Part Two “official” source material) by Kevin Siembieda, Dan Frederick and Megan Timperley; a new and expanded look at the Heroes Unlimited™ Super-Sleuth by Matt Reed, and more. See the full description elsewhere in this Update.

Rifts Antarctica Raw Preview

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica

As mentioned in the last Update, I have assigned the cover to John Zeleznik and will be assigning interior art very soon. Looking at an autumn or winter release.

Until then you can still get the Rifts® Antarctica Raw Preview Limited Edition – limited to 150 copies – available now. This is a limited edition Raw Preview of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscript for this exciting new Rifts® World Book. It enables you to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw, unedited, unfinished manuscript before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies. Note: We do not know if we will come back from Gen Con with any copies left, so we recommend you order before August 1st to ensure you get a copy.

Contains information about Rifts® Antarctica and its many mysteries and secrets. Includes the Ice Witch, Icecraft, Ice Magic, the War of the Elementals, possessed volcanoes, ghost camps, the Krellik threat, Splugorth, aliens, demons, monsters, cold weather rules and more.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 copies made!
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • By Matthew Clements.
  • 128 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 898-RAW – Available now.

Surviving Chaos Earth Raw Preview

UPDATE: Chaos Earth® First Responders

As noted last week, I have assigned the cover to artist John Zeleznik and will be assigning interior art this weekend. Looking at an autumn or winter release.

Until then you can still get the Surviving Chaos Earth® Raw Preview Limited Edition – limited to 150 copies – available now. This is a limited edition Raw Preview of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscripts for the next TWO Chaos Earth® sourcebooks: First Responders™ and Psychic Scream™. It enables you to see the unfinished books months before the final titles are released. A rare look at the raw, unedited, unfinished manuscripts before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies. Note: We do not know if we will come back from Gen Con with any copies left, so we recommend you order before August 1st to ensure you get a copy.

Contains background information on the early days immediately following the advent of the Great Cataclysm, new O.C.C.s, new weapons and gear, lifesaving medical robots and equipment, new D-Bees, new monsters, Apocalypse Plagues, and adventures. The Psychic Scream section of this Raw Preview Edition includes Psychic Super-Soldiers, Cleansers, Lifegivers, Listeners, Old Souls, Psychonauts, Faith Healers, the Lazlo Society, monsters and much more!

  • Presents two upcoming sourcebooks: Chaos Earth® First Responders™ and Psychic Scream™.
  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 copies made!
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscripts and works in progress.
  • By Jason Richards, Matthew Clements, Daniel Frederick and Taylor White.
  • 160 pages – Limited Edition – $24.99 – Cat. No. 665-RAW – Available now.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One and Vol. Two

Charles Walton II has been working away on artwork and notes and descriptions for the 20 new creatures he has created (there are another 12-20 new monsters by various other people). I am currently putting my full attention into the two Bestiary titles. Very excited about these two books as they develop into something truly special.

Rifts Bestiary

What are the Rifts® Bestiary of North America, Volume One and Two?

We are collecting the hundreds of monsters and beasts of Rifts Earth into easy to use reference books, similar to what we did with D-Bees of North America. Only there are so many wondrous and fierce creatures that we cannot squeeze them into one book – plus we are adding a bunch of new creatures to add more fun and menace to your Rifts® games. Some will be a nuisance, others pets and companions, some are suitable M.D.C. riding animals, and some are slobbering beasts.

The first two Rifts® Bestiary™ sourcebooks are being created simultaneously, right now! Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks. In addition to a growing number of brand new critters and monsters by Kevin Siembieda, Chuck Walton, Carl Gleba, Greg Diaczyk and others! All adding new life to the savage wilderness of Rifts North America (US, Canada, Mexico). Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Updated descriptions and information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A good number of brand new creatures are being added too.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated, much of the art by Charles Walton II, along with Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages each volume – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) and Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two). In production. Release date: Summer – i.e., as fast as we can kick these bad boys out!

Gen Con – Indianapolis, Indiana – August, 2018

Gen Con is almost here! We look forward to seeing many Palladium fans there. Of course, we will bring a bunch o’ books for ALL game lines, new and old, including the Raw Preview Editions, new releases, The Rifter, some T-shirts, prints, original art, out of print collectibles and maybe a surprise or two.

  • Meet a number of Palladium creators and get books signed by characters like:
    - Kevin Siembieda, Writer and Game Designer
    - Carmen Bellaire, Writer and Game Designer
    - Brandon Aten, Writer and Game Designer
    - Wayne Smith, Editor, Rifter®
    - Mark Oberle, Writer
    - Glen Evans, Writer
    - Charles Walton II, Artist
  • Get the latest game releases.
  • Enjoy coupon book Gen Con specials.
  • Get Raw Preview editions and collectibles.
  • Pick up back issues and even some out of print titles.
  • Buy art prints, one-of-a-kind negatives, and original artwork.
  • Buy published art by Charles Walton II or a character sketch.
  • Get collector items and other rare or unusual items.
  • We are all happy to chat and sign books.
  • Please swing by to say hello.

New on DriveThruRPG.com – Nightbane®: Through the Glass Darkly sourcebook and FREE Rifter® #80 Sneak Preview

Nightbane®: Through the Glass Darkly™ offers truly weird and gruesome Fleshsculptor magic, the Mirrormage, Cybermage, the Shadowleague, dangerous brotherhoods, magic artifacts, 50 spells, three full adventures, ideas for additional adventures and more. It joins the Palladium library of more than 200 PDF game titles available. The Rifter® #80 Sneak Preview is a free look at the upcoming issue, which is expected to ship on July 30.

Recently made available: The Splicers®: I Am Legion™ Adventure Sourcebook contains 6 new Great Houses, 4 new Host Armors, 6 new War Mounts, 19 new Bio-Weapons, 15 new killer machines, new Bio-Enhancements, Amalgam creation tables, Legion and a series of adventures that build into a small campaign, and more. Nightbane® RPG, the core rules for this modern horror setting with elements of the monstrous, demonic and tormented superheroes (the Nightbane). Nightbane® Between the Shadows™ Sourcebook, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane, the sinister Spook Squad, world info, and more. Nightlands™ Sourcebook for the Nightbane® RPG, containing secrets of the Nightlords™, their minions and their home dimension: the Nightlands, a twisted mockery of our own Earth. Plus 41 wicked NPC villains, 12 monsters, 12 demons, notable Nightlands™ locations, and more! Library of Bletherad™, an epic Palladium Fantasy sourcebook containing 21 Rune Weapons, 50+ new spells, Shadowcasting™ Magic, Fulmination Magic, forgotten history, secrets and more! The Rifter® #76 offers Rifts®/Phase World® Elemental Primorda™, the Rifts® Pecos Badlands town of Gohjjunk™, Doc Feral™ and some Mutants for Heroes Unlimited™, a Ninjas & Superspies™ adventure, a Savage Rifts® preview, and Splicers®: I Am Legion™: Part 5.

Adventures on the High Seas™ (Fantasy, 2nd Edition) with 13 O.C.C.s, 20+ character sheets, 30 ships, 12 ports, cities and towns, the Island of the Cyclops, Floenry Islands, ship combat rules, and adventures. Old Ones™ (Fantasy 2nd Edition), has 50 different cities, towns and forts (all mapped!), Illusionist and Monk O.C.C.s, 7 adventures (and ideas for many more), plus the Old Ones! Hell Followed™ for Dead Reign® features masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, stats for 23 disasters, and more.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 20, 2018

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