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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 8, 2017

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

By Kevin Siembieda

We are back into working on books and plotting release schedules. Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ and Nightbane® Dark Designs™ are flying off the shelves, as are most things Rifts®. We want to put many more new books in your hands, including a couple of overdue issues of The Rifter®. Meanwhile, Wayne is making sure there are new PDF titles being made available and is back on a weekly schedule. See details below, but Skraypers™, Wormwood™, Phase World®, and Phase World® Sourcebook are all now available, with Anvil Galaxy™ already scheduled for next week and more Rifts® Dimension Books™ and other titles to come; Ninjas & Superspies™ and Mystic China™ are recent additions too.

This weekend, Wayne and I will be at the Alliance Open House talking with retailers. Otherwise, there have been a number of potentially exciting, long-term things going on behind the scenes that I will be thrilled to tell you about when we have something concrete to say. Read on for other news, updates and info, and enjoy.

Nightbane Dark Designs

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Available now

Nightbane® Dark Designs™, people are loving this release. From cover to cover, it is a dynamic sourcebook packed with information, Morphus tables, magical Talents (plus tables and Talents from prior books), the Ancient Nightbane and more. And remember, Talents and Morphus abilities can be easily turned into magic spells and super abilities for other world settings — and vice versa, especially with the conversion rules also in Dark Designs™.

Please take a look at the free preview on DriveThruRPG.com for more details and a few choice glimpses of what you can expect. Also see the full description of Dark Designs™ elsewhere in this Update and in the online store.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – hot, hot, hot

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ remains a hot item. Keep those orders coming. It is just the first of several new Rifts® titles coming soon, each with many more secrets to be revealed. Please take a look at the free preview on DriveThruRPG.com to get a glimpse of everything this 224 page, resource-packed book has to offer. $24.95 retail. And if you don’t already own them, we highly recommend you pick up Rifts® World Book One: Atlantis, World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market™, and Rifts® Dimension Book 7: Megaverse® Builder (also written by Carl Gleba). All are fun and useful companions to Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans Gold Hardcover

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold Edition” Limited Hardcover – Ships mid-September and may sell out fast

I just got word that we can expect delivery of the limited Gold Edition Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ hardcover by September 14. It will take us a few days to sign and number them. The Atlanteans Gold Edition is limited to only 300 signed and numbered copies, and sold on a first come, first served basis. Palladium’s Gold Editions have a history of increasing in value as time goes by, and with Christmas coming, I think this Gold Edition may be a hot commodity in the months ahead. If you are planning on getting one, I’d suggest getting it sooner rather than later. Only available from Palladium Books.

Important Note: Those of you who have already placed pre-orders have been charged and your number already assigned to you, so do NOT reorder. Multiple orders WILL result in you getting billed for and shipped multiple copies – NO REFUND. If you are worried about your pre-order, please call the Palladium office to inquire. Do not place a new order unless you want more than one copy.

UPDATE: Game line Tumblers are almost all sold out – only a few left

We only have a few Dead Reign® and Splicers® tumblers available. Get ‘em while you can. I’m surprised there are any Splicers® tumblers left as it is a great looking item and Splicers fans are ravenous for all things Splicers®. Each tumbler holds 30 ounces, has a sealable lid, does not sweat, and looks great. $29.99 each. Sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 8, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 31, 2017

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

By Kevin Siembieda

The extended Labor Day weekend is coming up here in the US, so I’m going to keep this Update brief. Nightbane® Dark Designs™ arrived at the Palladium warehouse this afternoon. It looks fabulous and we spent time prepping to ship pre-orders tomorrow.

We spent most of this week dealing with a wide range of business matters: long overdue software upgrades to the shipping system, some computer issues, bookkeeping, Gen Con follow-up, PR and planning sessions. Regarding books, Wayne has two new Rifts® Dimension Books available as PDFs, and we have a number of new titles lined up for production, including (in no specific order): The Rifter® #78, The Rifter® #79, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Rifts® Sovietski™, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Disavowed™, Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death™ and others, including a little surprise.

Nightbane Dark Designs

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Available now

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ arrived today and looks fantastic. We had a visitor who was blown away by the cover and snapped up a copy for himself. Pre-orders will start shipping Friday. Distributor orders ship next week. This is another fun sourcebook packed with information and tables for the Nightbane and collects most Nightbane Morphuses and magical Talents to date in one nice package.

Please take a look at the free preview on DriveThruRPG.com for more details and a few choice glimpses of what you can expect. Also see the full description of Dark Designs™ elsewhere in this Update and in the online store.

FYI: For those of you who might also want the collectible Dark Designs™ Raw Preview Edition (limited to only 150 copies printed), we have around 20 copies still available. It is interesting to compare the original manuscript with the finished book and see what was changed and added.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – still selling strong

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ remains a hot item. Cool. I’ll say it again, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is one of those sourcebooks that is jam-packed with ideas on every page and packed with all kinds of useful and fun information about True Atlanteans, Tattoo Magic, Stone Pyramids, Crystal Magic, Shadow Magic, Atlantean clans, the Sunaj, new Atlantean O.C.C.s, old O.C.C.s revisited, the Shadow Dimension and its monstrous inhabitants, and more. And there are many secrets revealed. Please take a look at the free preview on DriveThruRPG.com for more details and a few choice glimpses of what you can expect.

Please Note: Based on furious Gen Con sales (we sold out by Saturday afternoon) and our own online sales, I suspect Rifts® Atlanteans may blow out of game stores just as fast. If you cannot find the book in the stores because they keep selling out, please remember it is available directly from Palladium Books. 224 pages, $24.95 retail. And if you don’t already own them, we highly recommend you pick up Rifts® World Book One: Atlantis, World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market™, and Rifts® Dimension Book 7: Megaverse® Builder (also written by Carl Gleba). All are fun and useful companions to Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans Gold Hardcover

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold Edition” Limited Hardcover – Ships mid-September and may sell out fast

There seems to have been a snafu with the book binder as the expected delivery date for the limited Gold Edition Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ hardcover has come and gone. I am waiting to hear what the revised reschedule is, but I suspect it will be the end of next week. We will then need 3-5 days for all of us (and freelancer Ben Rodriguez) to sign and number all the 300 copies, before we can ship. So it should ship sometime between September 11 and 15. The Atlanteans Gold Edition is limited to only 300 signed and numbered copies, and sold on a first come, first served basis. Palladium’s Gold Editions have a history of increasing in value as time goes by, and with Christmas coming, I think this Gold Edition may be a hot commodity in the months ahead. If you are planning on getting one, I’d suggest getting it sooner rather than later. Only available from Palladium Books.

Important Note: Those of you who have already placed pre-orders have been charged and your number already assigned to you, so do NOT reorder. Multiple orders WILL result in you getting billed for and shipped multiple copies – NO REFUND. If you are worried about your pre-order, please call the Palladium office to inquire. Do not place a new order unless you want more than one copy.

Game line Tumblers are going fast – only a few of the logo tumblers remain in stock

The following are available in Palladium’s online store while supplies last. They hold 30 ounces, have sealable lids, do not sweat, and look great. $29.99 each. Sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Still available: Dead Reign®, Heroes Unlimited™ (one of our favorites), and Splicers®. Sorry, the Rifts® and Palladium Fantasy® tumblers are SOLD OUT.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 31, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 15, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Hi Everyone. This is gonna be a quick, early Update, as we have just finished loading up the truck and will be heading off to Gen Con first thing Wednesday morning. We hope to see some of you there.

I mainly wanted to touch upon a couple of quick things and remind you that this is the last six days to get the Palladium Fantasy RPG® Bundle of Holding – the offer ends August 21, 2017. It’s pretty sweet and 10% of the proceeds goes to a worthy charity. Read on to learn more.

Nightbane Dark Designs

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Ships August 31

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is done and at the printer! It looks fantastic and should ship around August 31st. We were not able to get it done in time for Gen Con, but we will bring a half-dozen photocopies to sell for those of you who can’t wait and want it NOW. We will try to post a preview for Dark Designs™ on DriveThruRPG when we get back from Gen Con. So many fun, new Morphuses and new Talents (nearly 100 of them). And everyone loves seeing the Ancient Nightbane for the first time ever. Author Mark Oberle did an outstanding job. Can hardly wait to see his next one. See the full description elsewhere in this Update.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – Available now

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ soft cover edition has been selling and shipping out as fast as we get your orders. All of a sudden the Rifts® Poker Decks – one color, one black and white, both gorgeous – have been selling at an increased level. Don’t know if it’s because of Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ or what, but keep those orders comin’. We will have copies of Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ and the Rifts® Poker Decks, and a whole lot more at Gen Con, and we are happy to sign your book(s), so bring ‘em on over to the booth.

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is one of those epic sourcebooks with ideas on every page and packed with all kinds of useful and fun information about True Atlanteans, Tattoo Magic, Stone Pyramids, Crystal Magic, Shadow Magic, Atlantean clans, the Sunaj, new Atlantean O.C.C.s, old O.C.C.s revisited, the Shadow Dimension and its monstrous inhabitants, and more. And there are many secrets revealed. Please take a look at the free preview on DriveThruRPG.com for more details and a few choice glimpses of what you can expect. 224 pages, $24.95 retail.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans Gold Hardcover

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold Edition” Limited Hardcover – Ships August 31

Remember, the limited, signed and numbered Atlanteans™ Gold Edition hardcover does not ship until the end of August or the beginning of September, we are still waiting to get a confirmed ship date for it. It takes longer to have a hardcover made. We anticipate end of August. Limited to 300 signed and numbered editions, and Palladium’s Gold Editions have a history of increasing in value.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 15, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 24, 2017

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

By Kevin Siembieda

Gen Con was a blast. As you know, we were working like demons all the way up to the day before we left for Gen Con. So maybe it was exhaustion, adrenaline or years of experience – or perhaps all of the above – but Gen Con seemed to go very smoothly and with an omnipresent air of positivity and energy that I don’t remember in past years. It just felt good. Every day. We met with old friends and long-time fans, made new acquaintances and friends, signed a zillion books, and chatted with fans from Brazil, France, England and around the world. The majority of this Update will reference Gen Con even when it comes to game product and new releases.

A funny thing happened on the way to Gen Con

We stopped at a McDonald’s to grab some lunch. We sat by the windows talking and watching people as they came and went. A particular group of guys stepped out of a car and I said to Wayne and Chuck, “Those guys look like gamers. I wonder if they’re heading to Gen Con?”

A few minutes later, a tall gentleman from that group, wearing a Fallout T-shirt, walked over to our table to ask if we were going to Gen Con. I was wearing my Rifts® Promise of Power T-shirt with the big, red and white Rifts® logo, so I imagine it caught his eye. I know Chuck was also wearing a Palladium T-shirt (Rifts® Cyber-Knight Game Master). We said yes, and we all enjoyed a good laugh about it. The man, whose name was Tim, asked me if we worked for Palladium Books. We laughed and said, “yes.” Tim then asked if we were booth help or actually worked at the company. I smiled and said, “I am Palladium Books.” “You mean like ...” “Yep, I’m Kevin Siembieda, the owner and main game designer,” and introduced Chuck and Wayne. Tim was surprised. We shook hands and laughed some more. We wished him a safe trip and fun time at Gen Con, and invited him to stop by the Palladium Books booth.

I’m happy to say, Tim did drop by the booth, bought a few books, and had us sign them. It was a very pleasant and fun way to start our trip, and seemed to set the tone for the entire weekend.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – Sold out at Gen Con

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ was the hot item for Palladium at Gen Con. We brought around 120 copies and they SOLD OUT by Saturday afternoon. Everyone wanted this hotly anticipated book and we could not keep it on the shelf. Some people even bought two copies. On Sunday, with 20 minutes left before Gen Con closed, we found one copy that had fallen and slid under the table. I put it out on the shelf and it sold in under three minutes! Crazy.

It was awesome to see so much excitement about this title. Then again, I am not surprised. As I have said, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is one of those truly epic sourcebooks with ideas on every page and packed with all kinds of useful and fun information about True Atlanteans, Tattoo Magic, Stone Pyramids, Crystal Magic, Shadow Magic, Atlantean clans, the Sunaj, new Atlantean O.C.C.s, old O.C.C.s revisited, the Shadow Dimension and its monstrous inhabitants, and more. And there are many secrets revealed. Please take a look at the free preview on DriveThruRPG.com for more details and a few choice glimpses of what you can expect.

Please Note: Based on furious Gen Con sales and our own online sales, I suspect Rifts® Atlanteans may blow out of game stores just as fast. If you cannot find the book in the stores because they keep selling out, please remember it is available directly from Palladium Books. 224 pages, $24.95 retail.

Oh, and if you don’t already own them, we highly recommend you pick up Rifts® World Book One: Atlantis, World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market™, and Rifts® Dimension Book 7: Megaverse® Builder (also written by Carl Gleba). All are fun and useful companions to Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans Gold Hardcover

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold Edition” Limited Hardcover – Ships August 31 and may sell out fast

I suspect the signed and numbered, limited Gold Edition Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ hardcoverM may sell out in a few months. It is limited to only 300 signed and numbered copies, and sold on a first come, first served basis. Remember, Palladium’s Gold Editions have a history of increasing in value as time goes by, and with Christmas coming, I think this Gold Edition may be a hot commodity in the months ahead. If you are planning on getting one, I’d suggest getting it sooner rather than later. Only available from Palladium Books.

Important Note: Those of you who have already placed pre-orders have been charged and your number already assigned to you, so do NOT reorder. Multiple orders WILL result in you getting billed for and shipped multiple copies – NO REFUND. If you are worried about your pre-order, please call the Palladium office to inquire. Do not place a new order unless you want more than one copy.

We anticipate Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ “Gold Edition” hardcover will ship around August 31 or the beginning of September. It takes longer to have a hardcover made.

Nightbane Dark Designs

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Ships August 31

Try as we might, we could not get Nightbane® Dark Designs™ done in time to have copies of the book available at Gen Con, but it did get finished and sent to the printer before we left. In fact, I approved the cover via digital images sent to my smartphone as we were driving down to Indiana! They looked great and were approved. We expect to receive the printed book by the end of next week, around August 31st, but we’re still waiting for confirmation from the printer. I will see if Wayne can get a FREE Sneak Preview for it posted to DriveThru this weekend. See the full description of Dark Designs™ elsewhere in this Update.

Gamers at Gen Con could not wait for this book. The four photocopies we brought (signed by the author, Mark Oberle and Palladium staff, plus a nice color print of the book, suitable for framing), blew off the shelf in the first couple hours of Gen Con Thursday morning. Likewise, the dozen copies of Dark DesignsRaw Preview Edition (still available in Palladium’s online store) also sold out by Friday morning. Most people asked to have them autographed by the author and the available Palladium crew. We also sold several dozen prints of the dynamic Dark Designs cover by Charles Walton and Eduardo Dominguez Sr.

FYI: For those of you who might want the collectible Dark Designs™ Raw Preview Edition (limited to only 150 copies printed), we have around 20 copies left and it is interesting to compare the original manuscript with the finished book and see what was changed or added.

Rifts® Tumblers – Sold Out at Gen Con – Only a few of the other logo tumblers remain in stock

Rifts® was hot at Gen Con. The dozen Rifts® vacuum tumblers we took to Gen Con sold out, but the following are available in Palladium’s online store while supplies last. They hold 30 ounces, have sealable lids, do not sweat, and look great. $29.99 each.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 24, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 11, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ arrived at the warehouse on Wednesday and a hundred pre-orders went out the same day. Thursday we shipped distributor orders along with another 100 or so pre-orders. The book looks awesome and we will have plenty of copies at Gen Con, so come on over to get your copy. We are happy to sign the book too. As hard as we tried, we just could not get Nightbane® Dark Designs™ finished in time for Gen Con. Speaking of Gen Con, I cannot believe Gen Con is next week already. I hope many of you drop by to say hello, snap up product like Rifts® Atlanteans, the Rifts® poker decks, the few tumblers we have left, and Robotech® RPG Tactics™.

Our thanks to the multitude who supported the Rifts® Bundle of Holding, we hope you enjoy them very much. Take advantage of the Palladium Fantasy RPG® Bundle of Holding going on right now. It’s pretty sweet and 10% of the proceeds goes to a worthy charity. Read on to learn more.

NEW! Palladium Fantasy RPG® Bundle of Holding – offer ENDS Monday, August 21, 2017

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/PalladiumFRPG

Expand your Palladium Fantasy® PDF gaming library and support a good cause – the Red Cross! This is another offer that gives you all the basics to dive right into a Palladium Fantasy game and have a blast. ONLY 10 DAYS left to get the Fantasy Bundle of Holding!

Palladium Fantasy Bundle of Holding Starter Collection

Fantasy Starter Collection (US $14.95 – total retail $49.45):

  • Palladium FRPG® Revised 1st Edition (retail $12.49)
  • Fantasy Game Shield, 1st Edition ($4.50)
  • Book VI: Island at the Edge of the World™, 1st Edition ($10.49)
  • Arms of Nargash-Tor™ adventure sourcebook, 1st Edition ($4.99)
  • Game Master Kit ($5)
  • Paper Miniatures #1 (males) & #5 (females) O.C.C.s ($5.99 each, total $11.98)

Palladium Fantasy Bundle of Holding Bonus Collection

Fantasy Bonus Collection (currently US $26.91 – retail $60.43 more for a total of $109.88!):

  • Book II: Old Ones™, 1st Edition ($12.49)
  • Book III: Adventures on the High Seas™, 1st Edition ($12.49)
  • Book IV: Adventures in the Northern Wilderness™, 1st Edition ($7.99)
  • Book V: “Further” Adventures in the Northern Wilderness™, 1st Edition ($4.99)
  • Book VII: Yin-Sloth Jungles™, 1st Edition ($10.49)
  • Paper Miniatures #2: Monsters & #3: NPCs ($5.99 each, total $11.98)

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Aug. 11, 2017

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