Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 15, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Palladium Open House is coming up fast. Only 5 weeks away. More importantly, the deadline to get the special hotel room rate is TODAY, March 15, so please reserve your hotel room(s) now if you have not done so already.

Robotech® has continued to take up much of our attention as we continue to process the many Robotech® RPG Tactics Reward Exchanges. As previously reported, Palladium is unable to produce the Robotech® RPG Tactics Wave Two rewards and simply does not have the financial resources to offer cash refunds for remaining Robotech® RPG Tactics (RRT) Wave 2 pledges, but we are offering a refund in-kind by exchanging Wave One rewards for remaining Wave Two pledges.

If you are a backer and want to participate in the Rewards Exchange, please get back to us at your earliest convenience, before March 20, 2018. March 20 is the deadline to get us your Reward Exchange information, but we will be shipping through the end of March. More details about the Robotech situation and the exchange program can be found here and here.

The response to the Wave One Reward Exchange Program has been strong and while most items are available in good quantities, they are only available while supplies last, on a first come, first served basis.

Liquidating Robotech® RPG titles and RRT products

Because Palladium’s Robotech® license has expired, we have only a small window of time to liquidate remaining stock of Robotech® RPG books and Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) products that may remain after the Reward Exchange with our Kickstarter backers.

We feel comfortable enough with our supplies to put most of the Robotech® RPG books up for sale now, as well as reduce the price of the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ main box game to $80, but it will be available for less next week. We anticipate the main box game and most RRT products will be offered at a steep discount by the end of next week once we are confident we can satisfy the many requests coming in for the Kickstarter Reward Exchange Program. HOWEVER, you will have a very short window of time to acquire them at the reduced prices. Everything must go by March 31, 2018.

Please note: All Robotech® items are available only while supplies last. If there is a Robotech® item you really want, you may not want to wait for a sale to acquire it. The following items are already sold out:

  • UEDF Token Pack – sold out.
  • Max Sterling’s Valkyrie Convention Exclusive miniature – sold out
  • Robotech® Genesis Pits Sourcebook (Cat. No. 555) – sold out

Robotech® RPG Books Super-Sale – most items 50% off

Original Robotech® RPG & Sourcebooks PDFs – on sale now – available only until March 31 – DriveThruRPG.com

PDF books of the original Robotech® Role-Playing Game and sourcebooks from the 1980s and 1990s are already on sale on DriveThruRPG.com – till March 31, 2018. After that, they will no longer be available. Likewise, we believe Palladium Books will be required to remove even the FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ material from DriveThruRPG as we will no longer hold the license. Please get all the items you desire for your personal library before March 31, 2018. After March 31, 2018 ALL Robotech® and RRT material must be taken down from DriveThru.

In other news ...

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – available now

Folks are loving Rifts® Sovietski™ and we can hardly wait to get other books into your hands.

Take a look at the FREE Rifts® Sovietski™ Sneak Preview PDF available on DriveThruRPG. Check it out so you can see for yourself the wealth of source material and new ideas, new cyborgs, O.C.C.s, M.O.S. skill packages, combat vehicles and much more. The complete description for Rifts® Sovietski™ can be found later in this Update and in the Palladium store. Shipping now.

BACK in Stock: Rifts® Dimension Book One: Wormwood – Available now

The bizarre and epic world of horror, heroes and mystery – Wormwood. This will be one of the most exotic and dangerous worlds your characters may ever encounter. Wormwood is a mysterious living planet of unknown origin and purpose. It is presumed to be some sort of colony world and supports human life, but under the strangest conditions. It might be an idyllic environment if not for the corrupting “infections” that are the Unholy and his minions – demonic and monstrous creatures who battle for domination of the planet and its inhabitants. Created by comic book legends Timothy Truman and Flint Henry. Back in print after a long hiatus. See the full description elsewhere in this update or in the online store.

BACK in Stock: Weapons and Assassins – Available now

The weapons and secrets of real world, ancient assassins. Includes guilds and societies of assassins like the Order of the Assassins, Ninja and Thugs of India, as well as details about their weapons, tools, poisons, clothing, armor, methods and more. A fan favorite written by Erick Wujcik. Back in print after a long hiatus. See the full description elsewhere in this Update or in the online store.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One and Two

When not helping with RRT matters, artist Charles Walton II has continued to work on creature concepts and art, and I am working on the editing and rewrites. The Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One and Volume Two gather and format the existing beasts from the current World Books and Sourcebooks, PLUS a good number of fun new creatures and monsters to spice up your games.

The Rifter® #80

The latest issue of The Rifter® will include some official Rifts® Sovietski™ source material, including 101 adventure ideas, along with a host of other exciting material.

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

Ideas keep coming for this sourcebook about survival and life in the big city during the Zombie Apocalypse.

UPDATE: Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Rifts® Disavowed and Other Titles

Just because a specific title is not mentioned does not mean it is delayed or not coming out, it simply means there is nothing to report other than “working on it.” We are working on a number of projects.

UPDATE: 5 weeks until the Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

We have 90+ gaming events for the Palladium Open House. Many run by the very people who create them. I know I’ll be running 6-8 plus panel talks and hanging out, Julius Rosenstein is running 7, Carl Gleba 5, James Brown 5-7, Brandon Aten, Glen Evans, Taylor White, and the list goes on. We have 90 games for the weekend and will probably be adding another dozen or so. By the way that includes RRT games and if there are enough participants, a Friday or Saturday Robotech Tournament by Peter Pidrak.

If you are attending and would like to run game events please let us know in the next week or two, though pick-up games are okay too.

I’m still surprised by how many Palladium fans do not know about this event. Met a couple just yesterday who didn’t know and who said they would be coming down. So please spread the word and join us for a long weekend of fun and games with the very people who create them. Always a blast.

  • Come play at the very site where the magic happens.
  • Three days of gaming (4 for those attending VIP night), plus panel talks, live auction and more.
  • Many games run by the writers and artists who create them!
  • Saturday Auction (original art, out of print items and oddities).
  • Largest gathering of Palladium creators anywhere! Artists, writers, Defilers and more.
  • Held at the Palladium warehouse and office where your favorite games are made. Westland, Michigan.
  • 30-40 Palladium creators will be present to chat and sign books.
  • Get original artwork, character sketches, books and more.
  • March 15, 2018 – Hotel reservation deadline!

Our thanks to the many Game Masters who have contacted us about running games. Please keep the offers and game descriptions coming. The rest of you, please join us for an epic, fun weekend that will create memories you’ll cherish for years to come. We welcome you like family because that’s how we think of you.

POH Hotel Reservations – Deadline – March 15, 2018

The hotel reservation deadline is March 15, to get the Palladium Books special rate! Both hotels are 3 miles or less from the Palladium warehouse, less than 10 minutes away. Please reserve your rooms NOW to get the best rate. You have been given fair warning. Note: Only the Red Roof Inn will allow you to arrive a day or two early or leave a day or two later at the SAME discounted rate.

Hampton Inn & Suites – (upscale) MUST reserve by March 15 to get Group Rate.

1950 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, MI 48187
Phone: 734-844-1111

  • $119.00 per night for two queen beds at the Hampton Inn and Suites (that’s two queen-sized beds).
  • $129 per night for one “King Suite” at the Hampton Inn and Suites. One king bed and a pull out sofa, but PLEASE confirm that with the hotel.

Group Rate: Must ask for the “POH Group Rate” at the time of booking to ensure the correct lower rate will be quoted and billed to you.

Note: Free hot breakfast offered daily, free high-speed and wireless Internet access, and earn both HHonors points & airline miles.

POH Dates: April 20-22, 2018, plus April 19 is VIP Night.

Red Roof Inn – (economy lodgings) MUST reserve by March 15 to get Group Rate.

39700 Ann Arbor Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 734-459-3300

  • $49.95 per night (plus tax) at Red Roof Inn for two full beds or one king bed. No frills hotel accommodations, great price.

Group Rate: Must ask for the “Palladium Books Group Rate” at the time of booking to ensure the correct lower rate will be quoted and billed to you.

Extend your stay at the same discount rate before or after the POH. Make sure the hotel knows if you are coming in early or staying longer and want the “Palladium Books Group Rate” for your entire stay. Only Red Roof Inn has this generous offer. Open House Dates: April 20-22, 2018, plus April 19 is VIP Night (and we know a few of you are coming in a day early to help with set-up and some staying till Monday to help with the clean-up and to hang out a little longer that morning).

Airport Note: The hotels and Palladium’s warehouse are 15-20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Romulus, Michigan, near I-275. Detroit Metro is the airport you want to use.

Fan fun, Contests and Prizes from Questwise – The Road to Palladium Books Open House YouTube series

This is a fun ongoing video series by Questwise. YouTube Podcaster Jodi will be coming to the Palladium Open House, and as a run up to it, he is doing a series of videos looking at various Palladium Books related topics that also offers clues and a contest that results in a prize for the winner. You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/BQITnSggwhQ

REMINDER: Palladium Books on HippoTV on Twitch.tv

The good folks at HippoTV (https://www.twitch.tv/HippoTV/) host a wide variety of games most days of the week. For fans of Palladium Books® they feature a Heroes Unlimited™ game every other Saturday, and every other Thursday features an After the Bomb® space game. The gamers playing these games come from all over the world, are very enthusiastic, and represent a wide variety of experience with Palladium's games.

NEW on DriveThruRPG.com – Robotech® RPG and Sourcebook SALE and FREE Rifts® Sovietski Sneak Preview

After March 31, 2018, all Palladium Robotech® material will be removed from DriveThru, so please get them while you can. This includes PDF books of the original Robotech® Role-Playing Game and sourcebooks from the 1980s and 1990s on sale throughout March, 2018. After that, they will be no longer be available. Likewise, we believe Palladium Books will be required to remove even the FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ material from DriveThruRPG as we will no longer hold the license. Please get all the items you desire for your personal library before March 31, 2018.

Recently made available: 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. High Seas, 2nd Edition, 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, 2nd Edition, 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® featuring masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, stats for 23 disasters, and more. The Rifter® #75 including a Rifts® Primer, how to create adventures, Splicers® Legion adventure Part 4, a Rifts® town in Canada, a Rifts® Savage Worlds preview, and more. The Rifter® #74, with the Rifts® town of Moorcroft, Rifts® town of Karimyo, the Ancient Master, Splicers® Legion Part 3, and more. The Rifter® #73, with the Nexus Born, Splicers®: I am Legion part 2, and more. The Rifter® #71 & 72 (Double Issue) where the Splicers® Legion adventure begins. Dragons & Gods™, 40 deities, 20 Demon Lords, 14 dragons, Elementals, priests, Rune Weapons and more; for Palladium Fantasy RPG® but suitable for Rifts® and most settings. The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition, a complete role-playing game with 27 character classes, 15 player races, and much more. The Compendium of Weapons, Armour and Castles, 700 weapons, 40 types of body armor, 40 castles with floor plans, 224 pages. Rifts® Adventure Sourcebooks: Chi-Town ‘Burbs and Firetown & the Tolkeen Crisis (both with info about the ‘Burb of Firetown and Chi-Town ‘Burbs), The Black Vault™, a treasure trove of magic and Coalition secrets, and The Vanguard™, the secret organization of exiled mages who support the Coalition. Rifts® Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions™, 120+ monsters, demons, undead, and supernatural menaces, plus Elementals, the Shifter and Witch revisited, adventure ideas and more; Rifts® Conversion Book 2: Pantheons of the Megaverse® presents 150+ deities, demigods and god-pretenders, plus many adventure ideas; Rifts® Conversion Book One, Revised, 100+ monsters, 40 races, and more; Rifts® Path of the Storm™, a proposed screenplay; Dimension Book™ 14: Thundercloud Galaxy™ with 17 alien races, monsters, minions, the Dominators, space colony creation rules, monster creation rules, 101 adventure ideas and more; Dimension Book™ 13: Fleets of the Three Galaxies™, the name says it all; Dimension Book™ 8: Naruni™ Wave 2 is a treasure trove of high-tech weapons, force fields, and more. Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition enables you to create any type of hero and super being; Powers Unlimited® One, Powers Unlimited® Two, and Powers Unlimited® Three, offering more than 250 super abilities and 11 new power categories between the three; Mutant Underground™ mutant animals and more; Aliens Unlimited™ Galaxy Guide™ has super abilities for outer space, 20 aliens and new worlds; Gramercy Island™, a prison for super beings, 98 statted out prisoners, and 101 adventure ideas; Century Station™ contains 51 villains, 40 NPC heroes, and 101 adventure ideas; Villains Unlimited™ presents 80+ fully fleshed out and statted super-villains; Heroes Unlimited™ G.M.'s Guide has 10 full adventures, G.M. advice, rampage rules, and much more.

They join other recent releases of the ever popular Wormwood™, Phase World®, Phase World® Sourcebook, Skraypers™, Anvil Galaxy™, Three Galaxies™, Megaverse® Builder™, and Naruni™ Wave 2, as well as Ninjas & Superspies™, Mystic China™, Monsters and Animals and more. These are just some of the many Rifts® and Palladium titles now available on DriveThruRPG.com as PDFs, plus many FREE previews of key book titles. We are trying to make 1-2 new PDF titles available every week.

Palladium Collectibles, Artwork, Books, Toys and More in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Sale on all Star Wars toys, as Alex and I continue to add Star Wars toys and a growing number of all kinds of collectibles – and we’ll be adding more Palladium Books original art and items to the store, so keep an eye out for them.

This includes one-of-a-kind original artwork, prints, Rifts® and Robotech® artwork by Kevin Long, me and others. There is also a range of limited editions, rare book titles and limited edition hardcovers, toys and more that are all being added to my online store over the next several weeks, so keep an eye out. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Items include original art, out of print titles, redlined proofreader photocopies signed by me and the staff, signed manuscripts with editors’ corrections, some original art, hardcover books (including Rifts® Lemuria, Northern Gun™ One, Northern Gun™ Two, Megaverse® in Flames™, Beyond the Supernatural™ Gold, Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ Gold and Rifts® Ultimate Gold) and other items available. There are also hundreds of toys and action figures, all from my personal archives and collection. Take a look every weekend for new items added.

http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

Closing Thoughts

We are stretched thin at the moment as we deal with the Robotech® Rewards Exchange Program. But plenty of other things are going on as well. In addition to the Robotech® Rewards Exchange and Robotech® Sale, Rifts® Dimension Book One: Wormwood is back in print and so is fan fave Weapons and Assassins by Erick Wujcik. These are demanding times for us but we’re working to keep everything moving forward. Our warmest regard and heartfelt thank you to our many supporters. We love and appreciate you. Game on.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer, & Game Designer

Rifts Wormwood

Back in Stock: Rifts® Dimension Book One: Wormwood

Wormwood is a mysterious living planet of unknown origin and purpose. It is presumed to be some sort of colony world and supports human life, but under the strangest conditions. It might be an idyllic environment if not for the corrupting “infections” that are the Unholy and his minions – demonic and monstrous creatures who battle for domination of the planet and its inhabitants. So it is that humans and monsters, the good and the wicked are at constant war with one another. Epic adventure, horror and the supernatural. There is nothing quite like Wormwood in the Megaverse®.

  • The Good and the human are represented by the Cathedral. Its Champions of Light include warrior priests, monks, Wormspeakers (seers), Symbiotic Warriors, Knights of the Temple, Holy Terrors and the most powerful and heroic of them all, the legendary Apok.
  • The Wicked and the demonic are represented by the Unholy, Dark Priests and the demonic Dark Minions.
  • Home of Crawling Towers, Holy Terrors, Wormspeakers, Apoks the Avengers, and hordes of demonic monsters.
  • 37 unique Wormwood spells.
  • 50 symbiotic organisms; worms, claws, crawlers, stars and more.
  • Magical Blood Stones and crystals.
  • 16 Dark Minions, including Entrancers, Skelter Bats and Worm Zombies.
  • 8 Player O.C.C.s, 20 monsters, a world of adventure unlike any other.
  • 20 page comic strip by Timothy Truman and Flint Henry.
  • Created by comic book legends Timothy Truman and Flint Henry.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages – $17.99 – Cat. No. 809. Available now.

Weapons and Assassins

Back in Stock: Weapons and Assassins

The weapons and secrets of real world, ancient assassins. Includes guilds and societies of assassins like the Order of the Assassins, Ninja and Thugs of India, as well as details about their weapons, tools, poisons, clothing, armor, methods and more. A fan favorite written by Erick Wujcik. Back in stock.

  • The Order of the Assassins.
  • Thugs, the Assassins of India.
  • The Ninja and their weapons, equipment and methods.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik.
  • 48 pages – $9.99 – Cat. No. 403. Available now.

Rifts Sovietski

New! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – Now Shipping!

Now shipping! And jam-packed with a wide array of source material. New cyborgs, new O.C.C.s, new skills, new D-Bees, new cyborgs and bionics, new weapons, new vehicles, underground bunker tables, tons of adventure ideas and a whole lot of fun.

The Sovietski faces danger from the high-tech but savage and ruthless Warlords of Russia, the expanding Brodkil invasion sponsored by Mindwerks and the Angel of Death, Werewolves in the north, Gargoyles spilling in from the west, and the coming of the Minion War.

Rifts® Sovietski™ is a treasure trove of new ideas for cyborgs, player characters, D-Bees, and the fledgling, Sovietski nation. This book brings the Russian landscape to life and ready for adventure. See how the Sovietski came into being and where it is going, learn about its soldiers, army, people and their dreams, beliefs, and politics, plus Dead Zones, Spetsnaz Intelligence force, new cyborgs, bionics, and more. When combined with the Rifts® Mindwerks™ Sourcebook, Warlords of Russia™, Mystic Russia™ and the Triax™ books, you have a setting as large as North America.

  • 9 Sovietski O.C.C.s.
  • 40+ M.O.S. Skill Packages and 4 unique D-Bees.
  • 11 unique new Cyborgs, plus new bionics and body armor.
  • Light, Heavy and Superheavy Machines (cyborgs), revisited.
  • Cyborg animals for scouting and combat – new concept.
  • Sovietski war machine – 18 new vehicles, tanks, aircraft, and more.
  • 16 unique weapons plus grenades, tank shells and special ammunition.
  • Spetsnaz Sovietski Special Forces – the new KGB.
  • Bunker creation tables and Dead Zone tables.
  • Soldier Motivation/Origins, new skills and other tables.
  • Russian D-Bees like Wolverine People and the elemental Yaganar.
  • Overview of the Sovietski, notable cities and places of interest.
  • Notable groups, enclaves, people, many adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Brandon Aten, Matthew Orr and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 224 pages – $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 891. Available now!

Rifts® Titles to expand your Rifts® Sovietski gaming experience:

Here are some other Rifts® titles you may find useful when running a campaign in Eastern Europe.

  • Rifts® Warlords of Russia – Overview of Russia, the Warlords and their legions of cyborg warriors, the Sovietski, 20 O.C.C.s, 20 cyborgs, Russian weapons, vehicles, and more. 224 pages.
  • Rifts® Mystic Russia – 18 Archaic Russian Demons, 10 monsters, Night Witch, Hidden Witch, Mystic Kuznya, Fire Sorcerer, 9 Gypsy O.C.C.s, Russian magic, 6 vehicles, and more. 176 pages.
  • Rifts® Sourcebook 3: Mindwerks – The techno-horrors of the Angels of Death and Vengeance, 27 monsters and D-Bees of Eastern Europe, Mindwerks™ weapons, robots, MOM Implants, Brodkil, Gene-Splicers, the Kingdom of Tarnow, the Black Forest, maps and more. 112 pages.
  • Rifts® Triax & NGR – The New German Republic vs the Gargoyle Empire, 16 O.C.C.s, 20 vehicles, 15 robots, 9 cyborgs, plus power armor, body armor, weapons, overview of Europe, maps and more. 224 pages.
  • Rifts® Triax™ 2 – More about the NGR, the Gargoyle and Brodkil Empires, and the rest of the NGR war machine: Triax robots, power armor, vehicles, aircraft, and weapons galore. 192 pages.
  • Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook – A compendium of bionics and cybernetics, and info about partial cyborgs, Cyber-Humanoids, combat cyborgs, the Black Market and more. 160+ cybernetic systems and 120+ bionic items – weapons, sensors, optics, implants, plus 6 City Rat O.C.C.s, Cyber-Snatcher, Cyber-Doc, Techno-Wizard Bionics, repair rules, and more.
  • Rifts® Game Master Guide – If you are looking for more weapons and gear, this sourcebook contains every Rifts® robot, power armor, vehicle, weapon, experience table, map, and more that appeared in World Books 1-23 and Sourcebooks 1-4, plus O.C.C. and R.C.C. index, rules clarifications, and more. 352 pages.
  • Rifts® Book of Magic – 900+ magic spells, plus Techno-Wizard devices, Magic Tattoos, Nazca Lines, Whale Songs, Herbs, Symbiotes, Bio-Wizard Weapons, Rune Weapons, magic items and more! 352 pages.
  • Rifts® Adventure Guide – 150+ adventure ideas, Random Rifts, making towns, cities, merc companies, and traveling shows, gaming tips and much more. 192 pages.

New! Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One

A series of books that collects all the notable monsters, dinosaurs and creepy crawlers and creatures of Rifts® North America (US, Canada and Mexico) into two juicy volumes with a number of new creatures. Each volume includes maps and new creatures, large and small, to help or plague player characters. 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, Kevin Siembieda, Chuck Walton and Greg Diaczyk are adding some new monsters to make life in the wilderness interesting. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

Winter releases, both volumes are being worked on simultaneously, right now, so that Volume Two will quickly follow Volume One within 4-6 weeks. Other volumes, like a Bestiary of Spirits and the Supernatural, are likely to follow.

Future volumes will include spirits, ghosts and entities, another on dragons, other volumes on creatures in other parts of Rifts Earth, and so on.

  • 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.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896. In production.

New! Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. Two

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two Rifts® Bestiaries are being created simultaneously. 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, plus some new monsters by Siembieda and Walton. 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.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production.

The Rifter #79

New! The Rifter® #79 – Available now

The Rifter® #79 is all about pushing the envelope, trying new things and alternative methods, rules and approaches to create epic adventure! Role-playing games are all about expressions of your imagination. Of making ideas, characters and stories come to life. RPGs are flexible. Malleable. Alive and changing. There is no one way to look at things because there are infinite possibilities. This issue of The Rifter® explores some of those new possibilities.

Rifter® #79 Highlights:

  • Gaming Through History – any game setting. Do not sell history short. There are epic events, battles and mysteries throughout history that would make amazing RPG campaigns. Create adventures that are, in effect, parts of our unknown history. Hendrik Härterich shows you how with a wonderful set of guidelines, rules and ideas for using characters from just about any modern RPG to create settings and adventures from Earth’s past. Suitable for use with any Palladium RPG.
  • Rifts® – The Kingdom of New Oslo™ by David Collins. Explore the European Northlands and face the would-be god of Hell Hounds and Fenry. A monster that calls itself Fenrik. Oslo overview, notable people and places, vehicles, gear, and adventure ideas.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ – The Stage Magician, Revisited, by Matt Reed. An exciting look at a unique crime-fighter.
  • Rifts® and any game setting – Different ways to run a campaign, by Julius Rosenstein. Game Master tips, suggestions and alternative rules.
  • Rifts® short story about redemption and Justice, by Mark Oberle.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 179. Available now.

UPDATE: Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire

This title has been rescheduled due to rewrites and is probably a spring release. It presents four interrelated towns off the beaten path in the Pecos Empire. Each with its own unique character and problems. All fun locations to visit and find adventure and trouble. Something dark and deadly is brewing in the middle of Nowhere, where experimental Techno-Wizard devices and weapons offer prosperity, but could be the doom of everyone living there. Big ideas. Building upon material that appeared in The Rifter®, expanded.

  • Four towns described.
  • New Techno-Wizard weapons and devices.
  • Experimental Techno-Wizard items that call upon entropy and death.
  • Dark magic, madness, and deadly secrets spawn dangerous adventures.
  • Many adventure ideas, Non-Player Characters, and fun.
  • Written by Brett Caron. Additional text and ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 895. In production.

In the Face of Death

COMING! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook

This sourcebook is all about inner-city survival. Survivor colonies finding a way to live and prosper in the big city. Conventional wisdom says that living in the big population centers is impossible. These survivors prove otherwise.

  • Inner-city survival. Old and new O.C.C.s.
  • Skyscraper communities and life on the rooftops.
  • Cults – the new power in the city.
  • Gangs, street runners, the new underground, and more.
  • Take your zombie campaign to new heights!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • Size and price not yet determined, but probably $17.99 – 96 pages – Cat. No. 237. In production.

UPDATE: Convention Calendar

Palladium Open House – April 19-22, 2018 – Westland, Michigan

30-40 Palladium creators under one roof, running gaming events, panel talks and fun. See full description elsewhere in the Update or in the online store description.

Anime North – May 25-27, 2018 – Toronto, Canada

Charles Walton, Greg Diaczyk, Apollo Okamura, and I (Kevin Siembieda) will be present at the Palladium Books booth to chat and sign books. And maybe a few other Palladium writers and artists.

2018 Gen Con – August 2-5, 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana

As noted earlier, we need Game Masters to submit their Palladium Gaming Event descriptions over the next few weeks. As with years past, please coordinate with NMI and the Megaversal Ambassadors to be part of the Palladium Books gaming block at Gen Con and to get listed in the onsite Gen Con Program Book (very important). Thank you.

The usual Palladium crew will be present at the Palladium booth to chat and sign books.

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