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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 19, 2012

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By Kevin Siembieda

For the most part, we have all been working on Rifts® Black Market. I have been so absorbed in the final writing and editing, and have been putting in such long hours, that I’ve lost track of the days. Yesterday, I was so engrossed in my work that I didn’t even realize Mark Dudley and Chuck Walton had come to the ofice, even though they were just a little way down the hall. The final artwork has been coming in all week, the editing and writing nears completion, and Wayne should start typesetting and layout any time.

In between, we’ve been working on ads, Gen Con prep, getting more reprints back in stock, and writing and art for Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook and Rifts® Northern™ Gun One and NG Two, as well as the day-to-day business operations. All kinds of things are coming together and excitement is running so high it is almost exhausting all by itself. So I hope you don’t mind, but I’m going to try to keep this Weekly Update short.

UPDATE: The Rifter® #59 – Ships Friday

I spoke to the printer and The Rifter® #59 is scheduled to ship on Friday. It is an outstanding issue with source material for the Xiticix™ Hivelands with new monsters and danger, Splicers® Gorehounds and Packmasters, Techno-Wizard™ items galore, Palladium Fantasy RPG® adventure, Kezel abilities, and more. If you don’t usually get The Rifter®, you will want The Rifter® #59.

Rifts® World Book 23: Xiticix Invasion – Back in print – ships Friday

This fan favorite is back in print and available to ship tomorrow. The full description is toward the end of this Update.

UPDATE: Rifts® Black Market

This book is truly jam-packed with a wide range of valuable source material. So much so, that I think it is destined to become a “classic must-have” title. The last of the artwork has been coming in all week from the talented Mike Mumah, Chuck Walton, Brian Manning, Allen Manning, Amy L. Ashbaugh, Ben Rodriguez and Nick Bradshaw. Wayne expects to start typesetting tomorrow and we’ll be working all weekend on layout and finishing touches to get Rifts® Black Market to the printer by Monday! And remember, this is an expanded book – 192 pages.

UPDATE: Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook

The second I finish Rifts® Black Market I dive right into finishing the Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook! I want this book at Gen Con® and on its way to those of you who placed pre-orders for it before we leave. This is another book that is going to make Rifts® players holler with delight, and may get expanded in size.

UPDATE: Rifts® Northern Gun One and Two

Chuck Walton continues to finish his artwork on both books and his designs are gorgeous.

Northern Gun TWO Megaverse® Insider Offer – off to a great start

Initial sales for the special items in the Rifts® Northern Gun™ TWO Megaverse® Insider offer jumped off to a better start than the Northern Gun™ One offer! In fact, the Ultimate Benefactor package was sold after what seemed like seconds after the offer posted. People were so excited that a few called before it was even in the store. We politely told them to watch for the offer later that evening and order online or call back. It’s nice to see such excitement. Please keep those orders coming. This is going to be an impressive book, and remember, this is the last crowdfunding offer of the year.

The Rifts® Northern Gun™ TWO Megaverse® Insider offer is available now, but only for a limited time. The items offered are only available during this crowdfunding period. Offer ends July 30, 2012, so place your orders.

Insider exclusive products include your name listed in that book as one of the “Insiders” who made it possible, a very limited edition hardcover, a more limited edition collector’s hardcover (foil edition), a PDF version of the book, and special combination packages that may include limited edition prints, original artwork and a call from me, Kevin Siembieda, for a friendly chat. More details are described elsewhere in this Update or click here.

Crowdfunding helps Palladium to fund new product releases, maintain high production values and grow the company. Such crowdfunding will be reserved for major releases like Northern Gun One and Two and new ventures into new markets and mediums. Money made above and beyond our projected goals for the specific project are applied to paying off debt, increased promotion and advertising, funding other new products, reprinting out of stock titles and growing Palladium Books.

Rifts® Triax 2 – Back in Print – Available to ship July 25, 2012

We were down to the last few copies when I sent it in for a full reprint a couple weeks ago. It will be back in the warehouse on July 25, 2012. The full description can be found toward the end of this Update.

UPDATE: Online Sales

With the Rifts® Northern Gun™ TWO Megaverse® Insider offer, sales for it and other product have been strong. Keep the orders coming and don’t overlook the Rifts® dice bag coming back into stock along with other good stuff like Rifts® baseball hats, bookmarks, Chi-Town Library pencils, T-shirts and mugs. Robotech®, Rifts® Lemuria and Endless Dead™, along with Rifts® titles, Heroes Unlimited™ and Palladium Fantasy® in general, are seeing a lot of interest.

UPDATE: Gen Con® Indy – Palladium Books Booth #1125

We’ll be at Gen Con IndyAugust 15-19 – with original artwork, new art prints, new releases, the entire Palladium game line with select writers and artists in tow. The crew and I will be available to chit chat, sign books and share the latest news and developments, so come on over to join the fun.

This year’s line-up of Palladium creators at the booth includes:

  • Kevin Siembieda (Publisher, writer, game designer)
  • Wayne Smith (The Rifter®, editor and more)
  • Chuck Walton (artist)
  • Matthew Clements (writer)
  • Brandon Aten (writer)
  • Mark Oberle (writer)
  • And maybe a few other Palladium creators.

UPDATE: Available on DriveThruRPG.com

This is your place to get PDFs of older product and sneak previews of upcoming books. As soon as we can do one, we’ll be making a FREE Sneak Preview of Rifts® Black Market available. That should be as soon as next week. Many back issues of The Rifter® are available on DriveThruRPG.com (issues #1-52), as are more than 90 out of print titles such as Rifts®, BTS™ and Palladium Fantasy® first edition rule books and sourcebooks. A sneak preview of Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook and should also be coming soon. We plan to add a few more items in the coming months that should please Palladium gamers. We are also planning to move forward with PDF only editions of The Rifter® #0.1 and The Rifter® #0.2 – both are big, juicy digital editions of new, fan created material for the Palladium Megaverse® of games.

Don’t forget, DriveThruRPG.com also offers the Rifts® and Palladium Fantasy® Game Master Kits (both written by Carl Gleba and complete with maps, combat matrix, character sheets, spell list, and 20 pre-rolled characters created by Julius Rosenstein; $5 each). Of course, there are FREE Sneak Previews of Endless Dead™, Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms™, and Thundercloud Galaxy™, as well as 90+ out of print titles, including back issues of The Rifter®, and first edition rule books for Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy, and lots of other good things. ALL available as PDF downloads at reasonable prices. And there is MORE to come.

UPDATE: Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles Store – selling like crazy

Wow, all of a sudden we’ve been selling Palladium collectibles, along with Spider-Man and Batman action figures, like crazy. Cool.

Palladium Collectibles. There are only 4-5 copies of the Rifts® Machinations of Doom Gold collector’s editions left to ever be put up for sale in the store. Likewise, we are quickly running out of Rifts® RPG Silver Hardcovers, BTS Gold, Rifts® Ultimate Gold, and other items. We have less than a dozen of most, which is why we’ve been doling them out one at a time. I have been putting up copies of the two Rifts® Lemuria hardcovers as well. This way people who missed the crowdfunding have an opportunity to get one. But these are super-limited and the books in the store are part of the around 200 copies printed for each of these books. If you recall, Palladium prints 48 extra of the color cover edition and 24 of the foil collector’s edition. Staff and friends got a few, and what’s left we’ve been putting up in the store and other special offers. Once they are sold out, they are GONE! Other collectibles include first printings of books, signed books, proofreader copies of books, original artwork, and other collectible odds and ends.

There are also a large number of collectible toys and action figures in my online store. All are from my personal collection. More toys and collectibles are added on a weekly basis.

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

Ramon K. Perez wins two Eisner Awards at Comic-Con

I must brag about my dear friend and long-time Palladium fan favorite artist, Ramon K. Perez. Last week, at the 24th annual Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards, held at San Diego Comic-Con International, Ramon Perez received two prestigious Eisner Awards. One for best graphic album (new) and one for best penciller/inker. Eric Skillman also won for the book’s design. The awards were for the graphic novel, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. This is a gorgeous book and a study in visual storytelling worthy of Will Eisner himself. Any artist trying to understand comic book storytelling needs to study this book. I mean it. Very impressive work.

Congratulations to Ramon K. Perez from all his friends at Palladium Books. Nobody deserves these awards more. As many of you may know, Ramon Perez has done artwork for Palladium Books for more than a decade. I believe Palladium Books was Ramon’s FIRST professional published work, and Rifts® Machinations of Doom was Ramon’s first published graphic novel. Other notable Palladium titles with Ramon’s work include: Rifts® Federation of Magic, Rifts® Lone Star, Rifts® New West, Rifts® Warlords of Russia, Rifts® Australia, Rifts® Game Master Guide, and of course, his tour de force, Rifts® Machinations of Doom – Graphic Novel and Sourcebook. As well as others.

Don’t forget to order your copy of The Rifter® #59, pre-order your copy of Rifts® Black Market, get the items you desire from the Northern Gun™ TWO Megaverse® Insider Offer while you can, and have a wonderful weekend. As for us, we’ll be slaving away over the weekend to get Rifts® Black Market to the printer! Game on!

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer and Insider

Megaverse Insider

Northern Gun TWO – Megaverse® Insider Offers

Summary of Rifts® Northern Gun™ TWO Megaverse® Insider items: The Megaverse® Insider crowdfunding offer for Rifts® Northern Gun™ Two enables you to purchase special, collectible and fun items and opportunities not available to the general public and help fund Palladium projects at the same time. The items offered are only available during this crowdfunding period. This is the LAST crowdfunding offer of the year. Now through July 30, 2012.

Cat. No. 12021 – Inside Help (your name listed in the book): $5.

Cat. No. 12022 – In Memoriam (name of a departed loved one listed in the book as a tribute to their memory): $5.

Cat. No. 12023 – A “Real” Character Tribute (your character’s name listed in the book): $10.

Cat. No. 12024 – Cyber-Insider PDF (a digital file of the book): $15.

Cat. No. 12025 – Palladium Insider (Hardcover with color cover): $50.

Cat. No. 12026 – Steel Insider 2 (Collectors’ “Steel Blue” foil Hardcover): $75.

Cat. No. 12027 – Steel-Plus Insider 2 (Collectors’ Steel Blue Hardcover & PDF): $90.

Cat. No. 12028 – Top Insider (PDF, Hardcover with color cover, Steel Blue Hardcover, & 17x11 print of the wraparound cover): $145.

Cat. No. 12029 – Ultimate Insider (PDF, Hardcover with color cover, Steel Blue Collectors’ Hardcover, small dragon sketch in book, 4 b/w prints [different from those in Lemuria & NG-1 offers], 17x11 color print of wraparound cover + brief telephone call from Kevin): $250.

Cat. No. 12030 – Benefactor (PDF, Hardcover with color cover, Collectors’ Steel Blue Foil Hardcover, black and white KS dragon sketch on a separate sheet of paper, signed [by Kevin Siembieda] and numbered color print of the wraparound cover, 8 prints [different from those in Lemuria & NG-1 offers], Chuck Walton “original art” from Northern Gun™ 2 or Northern Gun™ 1, and a long telephone call with Siembieda): $500.

Cat. No. NG-UB-2 – Ultimate Benefactor – Limited to One. All the above plus the watercolor cover concept painting by John Zeleznik and other exclusive goodies: $1,200. SOLD!

NOTE: All special items and prints are new and different from the previous Rifts® Lemuria and Northern Gun™ One Insider offers. Each new offer contains its own unique set of collectibles and keepsakes. Get ‘em while you can. Available NOW through Monday, July 30, 2012.

Click here for the complete descriptions and to place orders.

Palladium’s Megaverse® Insider offers, in effect, sell you an array of special items that are NOT generally available to the public. Product available only to Megaverse® Insiders and only for the limited two week period of that specific Megaverse® Insider offer.

We try to make these Megaverse® Insider products and opportunities special and worthwhile. This is not a charity, it’s the sale of unique items and opportunities that we hope have sentimental and financial value to you, as well as a means to help fund the production of the specific book/project. We hope that in a few years, those limited edition hardcovers, for example, are worth 2, 3 or 10 times what you paid for them. After all, they are printed to your exact orders plus a few dozen extra. (Both of the Rifts® Lemuria hardcovers were under 200 copies. That’s a very limited press run!)

The value of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding gives Palladium Books a boost and the ability to release books with superior production value. It also helps us develop other new titles, do more reprints, advertise, pay down debt, and engage in other efforts to make Palladium strong.

Your participation is welcomed and appreciated, but please, do NOT overextend yourselves. Purchase only the Megaverse Insider items you want and what you can afford. NOTE: The special items like art prints that the higher levels of participation receive are NOT the same as those in the Lemuria Megaverse® Insider offer; they are completely new and different. How else would they be special? Each new offer will always be something new and special, unless stated otherwise.

This is the last crowdfunding project of the year. We had originally planned to do the Rifts® Northern Gun crowdfunding as one offer. However, after we made that announcement, many gamers asked us to split the one offer in two, a month apart. The reason was, many people could not afford to order “both” PDFs and hardcover books if they were offered together at the same time. And they did want both. A large number of gamers asked that we make two separate offers to enable them to save the money to get both. Otherwise, many would have to miss out on one or the other. We aim to please so two books, two separate crowdfunding offers a month apart. As a result, we will NOT be doing another crowdfunding offer until next year, 2013. As announced in the past, Palladium plans to do only 3-4 Megaverse® Insider crowdfunding offers a year, spread out 3-4 months apart. Northern Gun™ One and Two are a special case.

The Rifter #59

NEW! The Rifter® #59 – Ships July 20

The Rifter® is an idea factory that helps players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and keep their games fresh. It provides useful, ready to go, source material gamers can just drop into their ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. It offers new monsters, villains, characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, adventure and ideas for your games. It presents new villains, monsters and dangers to battle, and new ideas to consider. Every issue has material for Rifts® and at least two or three other Palladium game lines.

The Rifter® Number 59 examines the deadly, the weird and the magical. Much of the material is suitable for use in multiple settings or easy to adapt. Enjoy.

The Rifter® #59 includes:

  • Rifts® Xiticix Hivelands – Josh Sinsapaugh takes a frightening look at the Xiticix threat, expanding Hivelands and new Xiticix menaces.
  • Palladium Fantasy® – Olympic-style games, adventure and intrigue on the Island of Lopan, by Paul Herbert.
  • Splicers® – The Pack Mentality features the Packmaster and the genetically altered animals at his command. Written by Brandon Aten and Michael Orr.
  • All Settings: Rules for Explosives for any Palladium setting – a very helpful article by Thomas Morrison.
  • Various Settings: Techno-Wizardry Across the Megaverse® by Anthony Lovato.
  • Various Settings: The Kezel™ are weird, new superhumans for use in Rifts® Chaos Earth™, Rifts®, Phase World®, Heroes Unlimited™ and even Palladium Fantasy®. Part Two concludes the many super abilities. Written by Joseph Larsen.
  • News, coming attractions, and more. Xiticix cover.
  • 96 pages – still only $11.95 retail – Cat. No. 159. Ships tomorrow, July 20!

Rifts Black Market

Rifts® Black Market – A 192 page Rifts® Sourcebook

Rifts® Black Market™ is an epic, 192 page sourcebook that contains a wealth of information about the inner workings of the Black Market, the Five Factions, new Bandito Arms/Black Market weapons and gear, how to make any O.C.C. a Black Marketeer, special abilities of the Black Marketeer, criminal enterprises, Black Market loans, merc and crime jobs, and much more. This book has it all. AND best of all, a lot of it can be easily adapted to just about any world setting, not just Rifts Earth.

  • Rules to make any O.C.C. (and R.C.C.) a Black Marketeer.
  • Special abilities and benefits of the Black Marketeer.
  • Specialized O.C.C.s of the Black Market.
  • Criminal enterprises, jobs, and inner workings of the Black Market.
  • The Five Black Market factions that wield the greatest power in North America: Bandito Arms, The Chicago Network, The Immaterial Hand, El Oculta, and Le Marche Noir.
  • Black Market internal operations and security.
  • Black Market services, products, practices and customers.
  • New weapons and equipment of Bandito Arms/Black Market.
  • A wide range of Big Bore weapons and other merc weapons.
  • New power armor, vehicles and robot riding animals.
  • Black Market criminal assignments, jobs and mercenary bounties.
  • Major Black Market smuggling corridors and routes
  • Smuggling methods, both magical and conventional.
  • Traveling Shows: Freak Shows, Medicine Shows and Circuses.
  • Traveling Shows as fronts for the Black Market.
  • Traveling Black Market Merchants, Market Towns and Market Outlets.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, Kevin Siembieda, Carmen Bellaire, Taylor White, Julius Rosenstein and Alex Marciniszyn.
  • Expanded page count – 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 886. Still shooting for a July release!

Rifts Vampires Sourcebook

Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook

In final production right now. Unknown to most humans, deep within Mexico the vampires have established entire kingdoms. There they live like tyrants and gods, dominating an underclass of cattle people used as slaves and food stock. Learn more about the vampires, their rivals, allies and the humans who willingly serve their supernatural masters for a chance to join the undead. A must-have guide for those who wish to travel deeper into the Vampire Kingdoms or play as vampires and their human minions.

  • More human kingdoms within Mexico like the Tampico Military Protectorate and Durango, the Silver City.
  • Firefighting robots, hover firetrucks and more anti-vampire gear.
  • Magic based Vampire Hunters and human strongholds.
  • Techno-Wizard anti-vampire weapons and magical devices.
  • Profiles for Doc Reid and Reid’s Rangers, the world’s most famous Vampire Hunters.
  • Fort Reid, an entire city devoted to hunting the undead.
  • The Bloodwatch, a secret vampire intelligence agency that tracks down and exterminates Vampire Hunters.
  • The Yucatan Peninsula, a mysterious dimensional pocket overrun by strange demons known as Xibalbans.
  • The return of the Mayan god Camazotz, Lord of Bats and Darkness.
  • The werebeasts of Mexico and Central America; those who assist the vampires and those who fight against them.
  • New O.C.C.s like the Bloodwatch Vampire Operative, Silver Swords Militia, Werejaguar Vampire Hunter and the Vampire ‘Borg.
  • Cover by Michael C. Hayes. Interior art by various artists.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Matthew Clements and Braden Campbell.
  • 128 pages – $16.95 – Cat. No. 884. August release.

Rifts Northern Gun One

Rifts® World Book 33: Northern Gun One – New

Northern Gun™ is the largest independent manufacturer of high-tech weapons, robots and vehicles in North America. Outside of the Coalition States, one could argue, no other kingdom is as powerful or influential, at least when it comes to technology and weapons. The manufacture and sale of Northern Gun weapons and vehicles has given virtually every kingdom, town, colony of settlers and adventurer group a chance to survive and prosper. Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, NG has been the premier outfitter of mercenaries, adventurers and upstart kingdoms for generations. Now, for the first time ever, learn Northern Gun’s history, goals and plans for the future. Of course, that means new weapons, robots, power armor, vehicles and gear.

  • In-depth look at Northern Gun: its business operations and its community.
  • Bionic and cybernetic services.
  • Weapons and combat gear; new and old.
  • Northern Gun robot drones; new and old.
  • Northern Gun giant combat robots; new and old.
  • Northern Gun freighters and hover trains.
  • Northern Gun character classes and more.
  • 109 P.A. catalog of Northern Gun products!
  • Key locations, people and sales outlets in and around Northern Gun.
  • Northern Gun’s relationship with the Coalition States, Triax Industries, the Black Market and others.
  • The Kingdom of Ishpeming, a puppet-state propped up by NG.
  • The Ishpeming military and more.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Interior Artwork by Chuck Walton, Nick Bradshaw, and others.
  • Wraparound cover by Chuck Walton.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 887 – Summer release.

Rifts Northern Gun Two

Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun Two – New

More information about the weapons, vehicles and practices of Northern Gun, including the new rage of Robot Gladiatorial combat.

  • Northern Gun power armors; new and old.
  • Northern Gun hovercycles & land vehicles; new and old.
  • Northern Gun aircraft; new and old.
  • Northern Gun boats, ships and submarines; new and old.
  • Northern Gun Robot Gladiatorial Arena; new!
  • Robot Gladiator O.C.C. and robot gladiators.
  • The NG Bounty Board, the largest collection of bounties and mercenary contracts anywhere on Rifts® Earth.
  • Mercenaries, pirates and more.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Interior Artwork by Chuck Walton, Nick Bradshaw, and others.
  • Wraparound cover by John Zeleznik.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 888 – Summer release.

Robotech® Genesis Pits Sourcebook

An in-depth look at the Invid Genesis Pits, their purpose, function and the creatures they create.

  • Secrets of the Invid.
  • Different types of Genesis Pits.
  • Written by Irvin Jackson. Additional text by Kevin Siembieda.
  • An 8½ x 11 inch sourcebook (not manga size).
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 555. Summer release.
  • Available in the U.S. and Canada only.

Rifts® World Book 35: 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. Demons, Deevils and supernatural beings run rampant and wreak havoc across the world.

  • Demon plagues and mystic blights.
  • Soulmancy and Blood Magic revealed.
  • Magical and demonic weapons and war machines.
  • Demonic armies, strongholds and places of evil.
  • Hell Pits and Rune Forges.
  • Many Demon Lords, their minions and plans.
  • Calgary, the Kingdom of Monsters; in detail.
  • 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.
  • Notable demonic generals, mercenaries, people and places.
  • Battleground: Earth – as demons and infernals amass their legions.
  • Global chaos and the places most dramatically affected by the Demon Plagues.
  • Epic battles and adventure ideas galore.
  • Written by Carl Gleba. Part of the Minion War “Crossover” series.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 876. Fall release.

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 from DriveThruRPG.com. This is a great way to try Palladium products and get access to out of print RPG source material. Some notable titles include.

What’s next?

The following are in development:

  • Robotech® sourcebooks
  • Rifts® Antarctica and other sourcebooks
  • Splicers® Sourcebooks
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Sourcebooks
  • Chaos Earth™ Sourcebooks
  • Palladium Fantasy®: Mysteries of Magic™ Two & Three
  • Palladium Fantasy®: Land of the Damned™ Three
  • Nightbane® Sourcebooks
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ Sourcebooks
  • And other good stuff.

Recent Product Releases – available now

Rifts Xiticix Invasion

Rifts® World Book 23: Xiticix Invasion

– Back in print – Available to Ship July 20, 2012

Earth is home to thousands of alien species from beyond the Rifts. One of the strangest and most dangerous is the Xiticix. A danger nobody seemed to realize until the sprawling Hivelands began to encroach on the territories of other people. Armed with new breeds of aggressive warriors, new weapons and legions of insectoids willing to fight to the death, people are beginning to wonder if they are the next threat to humanity.

  • 9 different types of Xiticix, their hierarchy and society.
  • Xiticix Hive Cities, defenses and plans for expansion.
  • Xiticix powers, abilities and weapons.
  • Psi-Stalker Tribes fighting the Xiticix. The Psi-Stalker R.C.C. revisited.
  • Heroes and Hardcases: groups and 15 Non-Player Characters.
  • Plots against the alien invaders by the Coalition States, Lazlo and others.
  • Fort Barron of the Coalition Army, mapped and described.
  • Adventures, maps and many adventure ideas.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Wayne Breaux Jr.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 – Cat. No. 838. Ships Friday, July 20, 2012.

Rifts Triax Two

Rifts® World Book 31: Triax Two

– Back in print – Available to Ship July 25, 2012

The war between the people of the New German Republic and the Gargoyle Empire rages on, but only the heroes of the NGR seem to be getting the upper hand. See where things stand in the year 109 P.A. and get a closer look at the NGR Army, government, society and people. This World Book also presents the latest weapons, combat vehicles, power armor and robots of the NGR as well as commercial vehicles, robot helpers, and more.

  • 27 new Triax weapons plus new body armor and additional gear.
  • 10 new Triax giant robots including the Talon and Devastator II.
  • 10 cars and commercial vehicles plus more than 50 special features.
  • 9 new robot drones including robot assistants, pets and Spy ‘Bots.
  • 6 new Triax power armor suits, including the Predator II, Ulti-Max II, War Eagle, Fat Boy, and a flying Glitter Boy.
  • 5 new aircraft and other combat vehicles.
  • Mobile NGR forts and bases, cyborgs and more.
  • Information about the New German Republic and its society.
  • Information about the New German Republic’s military.
  • The latest on the Gargoyle War and Gargoyle Empire.
  • Mercenaries, adventurers, outsiders and surprises.
  • Ideas for adventure, combat and much, much more.
  • Written by Taylor White, Brandon Aten and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 – Cat. No. 881. Ships July 25, 2012.

Rifts Sourcebook 2: The Mechanoids

Rifts® Sourcebook Two: The Mechanoids®

– Back in Print – Available now

Archie 3 and Hagan Lonovich are two of the most beloved villains (anti-heroes?) in the Rifts Earth setting. This sourcebook highlights their strange relationship, plots and blunders. One of which is inadvertently unleashing The Mechanoids® into the world!

The Mechanoids have one driving goal: To destroy all humanoid life! This book has it all. Source material, the Mechanoids, new equipment, monsters, adventure and cryptic prophecies.

  • The prophecies of the Seven Dangers.
  • 20+ Mechanoids and their robot legion.
  • Optional Mechanoids® Player Characters and character sheets.
  • Archie Three and Hagan: Heroes or villains?
  • The weapons and robot minions of Hagan Lonovich.
  • New creations from Archie Three and Hagan, plus more history and insight about the unlikely duo.
  • Five adventures, random encounter tables and adventure ideas.
  • Cover and some interior art by Kevin Long.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 112 pages – $16.95 – Cat. No. 805. Available now.

Rifts Coalition Wars 4: Cyber-Knights

Cyber-Knights: A Rifts® Coalition Wars® Sourcebook:

– Back in Print – Available now

The Coalition’s siege on Tolkeen has had a devastating impact on people across North America. None have been more affected than the Cyber-Knights. This sourcebook reveals not only the history and secrets of the Cyber-Knights, but the schism the war has created among the fabled warriors.

  • Cyber-Knight O.C.C., secrets and powers revealed.
  • In-depth examination of the Code of Chivalry.
  • Cyber-Knight Factions and rules of combat.
  • Crusaders, Fallen Knights, Robber Knights and Despoilers.
  • Lord Coake statted out, along with stats for other Cyber-Knights.
  • Notable weapons and armor of the Cyber-Knights.
  • Story background, adventure outlines, ideas and more.
  • Interior art by Freddie Williams II, Wayne Breaux Jr. and Mike Wilson.
  • Cover by Dave Dorman.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 112 pages – $16.95 – Cat. No. 842. Available now.

Dead Reign Sourcebook 3: Endless Dead

Dead Reign Sourcebook 3: Endless Dead – Available now

Endless Dead™ is a new 96 page sourcebook that will send your Dead Reign™ campaign in new directions or add depth (and zombies). What are you waiting for? Order your copy today. And if you haven’t taken a look at the Dead Reign™ RPG yet, but love zombies, you need to give this dynamic game a try.

  • 7 new types of weird zombie amalgamations including Fused Zombies, Multi-Zombies, Parasite Juggernaut, Silent Sloucher, Spare-Parts Thinker, Twin Speedster, Fast-Slow Zombie and Walking Grave, plus variations.
  • 5 new O.C.C.s include the Wheelman, Zombie Hunter, Zombie Researcher, Survivalist and Sentinel.
  • The Military. An expansive section on the military and their response to the Zombie Apocalypse. Includes many random tables for the creation of military units, military bases and encounters.
  • Vehicles stats, rules and tables for adding customized armor, weapons and anti-zombie defenses.
  • Vehicle combat rules and zombie-fighting in vehicles.
  • Random tables for military bases, police stations, gun stores, buildings, suburbs, business parks, small towns, farmland, wilderness and encounters.
  • Tables for creating survivor caravans, hideouts, hermits, Safe Haven Communities and Death Cults.
  • Timetable for setting campaigns during the Wave, the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse or months into the reign of the dead.
  • Stats for some of North America’s dangerous wildlife, a threat to survivors and zombies alike.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Mumah, Bradshaw and others.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 233. Available now.

Other Recent Releases

New! Rifts® PencilCat. No. 2561 – 50 cents per each pencil. People love this item and often buy them in sets of 10. Enjoy.

New! Palladium Fantasy RPG® Coffee Mug – red on a black, 15.5 ounce mug – Cat. No. 2560 – $10.00.

New! Dead Reign™: “Survive or Die Trying” T-Shirt – Cat. No. 2556 – price varies with size: Medium: $18.95, Large: $18.95, XL: $18.95, 2XL: $20.95, 3XL: $22.95, 4XL: $24.95, 5XL: $26.95

New! Rifts® Wilk’s Laser Technologies™ Logo T-Shirt – Cat. No. 2557 – price varies with size: Medium: $18.95, Large: $18.95, XL: $18.95, 2XL: $20.95, 3XL: $22.95, 4XL: $24.95, 5XL: $26.95

New! Imagination Unleashed T-Shirt – black image on a red T-shirt – No. 2558 – price varies with size: Medium: $18.95, Large: $18.95, XL: $18.95, 2XL: $20.95, 3XL: $22.95, 4XL: $24.95, 5XL: $26.95

New! Rifts® Northern Gun™ Logo T-Shirt – Cat. No. 2559 – price varies with size: Medium: $18.95, Large: $18.95, XL: $18.95, 2XL: $20.95, 3XL: $22.95, 4XL: $24.95, 5XL: $26.95

Property of the Coalition™ T-Shirt – Cat. No. 2528 – price varies with size: Medium: $18.95, Large: $18.95, XL: $18.95, 2XL: $20.95, 3XL: $22.95, 4XL: $24.95, 5XL: $26.95

Books Back in Print – Available Now

- Old Ones™ for Palladium Fantasy® – Cat. No. 453

- Wolfen Empire for Palladium Fantasy® – Cat. No. 471

- Mutant Underground™ for Heroes Unlimited™ – Cat. No. 520

- Rifts® Mercenaries – Cat. No. 813

- Rifts® Splynn Dimensional Market™ – Cat. No. 836

- Rifts® Free Quebec™ – Cat. No. 837

- Rifts® Three Galaxies™ – Cat. No. 851

- Rifts® Black Vault™ – Cat. No. 855

- Rifts® Triax™ 2 – Cat. No. 881

- Rifts® Sourcebook 2: The Mechanoids® – Cat. No. 805

- Rifts® Coalition Wars® 4: Cyber-Knights™ – Cat. No. 842

New Rifts® Miniatures

The following new Rifts® miniatures have never before been released by Palladium Books.

  • Approximately 28 mm in size.
  • Each figure is an unpainted, pewter miniature. Some assembly and cleaning may be required.
  • Sold as a single, individual figure in a plastic bag and comes with a black, 30 mm or 40 mm plastic base.
  • Prices vary according to size, but range from $6-12 retail.
  • Sorry, not currently available in stores. Available only from Palladium Books.

MI8021 – Rifts® Shadow Beast – $12.00

MI8022 – Rifts® Mystic Knight – $6.00

MI8023 – Rifts® Lord Magus – $6.00

MI8024 – Rifts® High Magus – $6.00

MI8025 – Rifts® Coalition Psi-Stalker (new-style Dead Boy armor) – $6.00

MI8026 – Rifts® Coalition Dog Boy in DPM-D1 Armor – $6.00

MI8027 – Rifts® Coalition Dog Boy #2 (with energy rifle) – $6.00

MI8028 – Rifts® Coalition Dog Boy #3 (with rifle and Vibro-Knife) – $6.00

MI8029 – Rifts® Coalition Dog Boy #4 (German Shepherd with rifle and Vibro-Claws) – $6.00

MI8030 – Rifts® Coalition Dog Boy #5 (Bulldog with energy rifle and Vibro-Claws) – $6.00

Classic Rifts® Miniatures – Back in stock

The following favorite Rifts® miniatures are back in stock. Some, like the Glitter Boy, have sold on the collector’s market for as much as $50-$120. They are being re-released for the first time in a decade.

  • Approximately 25 mm in size.
  • Each figure is an unpainted, pewter miniature. Some assembly and cleaning may be required.
  • Sold as a single, individual figure in a plastic bag and comes with a black, 30 mm or 40 mm plastic base.
  • Prices vary according to size, but range from $6-20 retail.
  • Sorry, not currently available in stores. Available only from Palladium Books.

MI8031 – Rifts® Glitter Boy Power Armor – $20.00; this is a large, heavy figure.

MI8032 – Rifts® Glitter Boy Pilot – $6.00

MI8033 – Rifts® Kydian Overlord (Atlantis) – $20.00; this is a large, heavy figure.

MI8034 – Rifts® Dragonsaurus (Atlantis) – $10.00

MI8035 – Rifts® Slaver and Slave (Atlantis); 2 figs, no plastic bases – $10.00

MI8036 – Rifts® Crazy – $6.00

MI8037 – Rifts® Juicer #1 (with laser pistol) – $6.00

MI8038 – Rifts® Juicer #2 (with Vibro-Sword) – $6.00

MI8039 – Rifts® Cyborg #1 (with Rail Gun) – $12.00

MI8040 – Rifts® Cyborg #2 (with gun hands) – $12.00

MI8041 – Rifts® Cyborg #3 – $6.00

MI8042 – Rifts® Coalition Officer (old armor) – $6.00

MI8043 – Rifts® Coalition Grunt #1 (old armor) – $6.00

MI8044 – Rifts® Coalition Grunt #2 (old armor) – $6.00

MI8045 – Rifts® Coalition Grunt #3 (old armor) – $6.00

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