By Kevin Siembieda
I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving weekend was a nice one. I did a little Thursday night and Black Friday shopping, and then it was a very long weekend of working with Wayne Smith to get the 224 page, double-sized issue of The Rifter® #71-72 finished and sent off to the printer. All of us were here. Wayne doing typesetting, layout and last minute editing, Chuck putting the finishing touches on his artwork for the Splicers® adventure and source material, Julius doing proofreading, Alex pitching in where he could and working on other fronts, and me helping with layout, putting in corrections, and finishing my writing contributions to the issue. I think The Rifter® #71-72 is a really fun read with a wide variety of gaming material you will enjoy. It was not the most fun way to spend the holiday weekend, and talk about long hours, but we are happy that it is at the printer and will ship before Christmas. See complete details below.
UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ – Available now
Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ is on its way to those of you who pre-ordered, and has already made its way into a few Christmas Surprise Packages. The book has also shipped to Distributors so it should be hitting the shelves of your favorite stores in a week or two. Great book. Freelancer Ben Rodriguez went wild over it, and he had already seen the proofreader copy. It is one heck of an adventure sourcebook. You can go to DriveThruRPG.com to see a couple of FREE Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ previews, but they don’t do the entire book justice. FYI: Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ is available to request on your Christmas Surprise Package wish list.
UPDATE! The Rifter® #71 & 72 Double Issue – 224 pages – ships December 18
The Rifter® #71 & 72 Double Issue went to the printer at the beginning of the week. I approved the printer’s digital proof Thursday afternoon. Another great couple of issues. In fact, Julius still contends The Rifter® #71-72 is one of the best issues of The Rifter® ever. It is pretty sweet, with a bunch of official game material and a few little surprises. (I hope.) The printer confirmed a ship date of December 18, 2015. I know it has been a long wait to get these two issues, but I think it will have been worth it. 224 pages of adventure, ideas for adventures, and fun. See the new description of the book elsewhere in this update.