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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 21, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

The last few weeks have been a blur. Heck, who am I kidding? The first half of this year has been a blur. So much going on. A lot of it very good and the rest very promising.

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is done and at the printer. The book went long, so it is 224 pages and is pretty darn awesome. I will have Wayne put up a FREE sneak preview on DriveThruRPG.com today. It is truly everything you have ever wanted to know about Atlanteans and then some. I’m already working on Nightbane® Dark Designs™. The finished manuscript for Rifts® Living Nowhere™ came in last week and art is already being done for it, so we are on it. Oh, and Gen Con Indy is in about 3 weeks! How did that happen? Read on to get all the latest.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – At the Printer – Ships August 9, 2017

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is done and at the printer. Probably shipping around August 9th, so get those orders in. Btw, we added 32 pages, because we did not want to cut out any of the awesomeness. Price is still $24.95 retail. And I got Wayne to put up a free preview on DriveThruRPG.com!

Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers

UPDATE: Last weekend to get Palladium Tumblers – Offer ends July 23

The window to get one of the tumblers with a snazzy Palladium logo design closes after this weekend. This item is made to order and we can only take orders till July 23, 2017! After that the offer is over and we cannot get any more made. So please place your orders this weekend or be left out. Roughly THREE days left to order. The four designs: Palladium Fantasy®, Splicers®, Heroes Unlimited™, and Rifts®. These vacuum insulated tumblers with logo and art have airtight lids, never sweat, hold 30 ounces, and keep cold beverages cold and hot beverages warm for up to six hours. Watertight when sealed. $29.99 each. Well worth it. Offer ends at Midnight July 23, 2017.

News: Rifts® BundleofHolding.com – PDF Bundle – Special Offer

Palladium Books joins with BundleofHolding.com for our first ever PDF Bundle! http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Rifts

We were approached a while back by Allen Varney of BundleofHolding.com about doing a sale on a collection of our PDFs, to which we gave an enthusiastic, yes! For those of you who don’t know, Bundle of Holding has been hosting sales on collections of RPG PDFs since February of 2013. Two of the great things about these sales are:

One, they give gamers a chance to try out a new game or build their existing e-library by getting the core book and several supporting volumes at a bargain price.

Two, 10% of every purchase goes toward charity! That’s right, you can get PDFs of Rifts® products at a discount and help other people all at the same time. In the past, Bundle of Holding has supported such diverse groups as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Watch, Heifer International, Ocean Conservancy, and Reading is Fundamental.

For our first bundle, we have chosen to support Doctors Without Borders (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/). They provide desperately needed medical services to people affected by poverty, war and disasters all over the world.

There are two tiers to this Rifts® PDF Bundle. The Starter Collection gets you: Rifts® Ultimate Edition™, Rifts® Sourcebook One™ and the Rifts® Game Master Kit.

The second tier, called the “Bonus Collection,” gets you everything in the Starter Collection plus PDFs of: Rifts® World Book 10: Juicer Uprising™, World Book 12: Psyscape™, World Book 14: New West™, and Rifts® MercTown™.

The Rifts Bundle will END on August 7, 2017 at 10 PM Eastern time – don’t miss out on this limited time offer! The PDF bundles are hosted through OneBookShelf, DriveThruRPG’s parent company, and your PDF bundle items are added directly into your DriveThruRPG library. What? You don’t have a DriveThruRPG account yet? No worries, they are FREE and very easy to set up.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 21, 2017

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 13, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

The last week has been a chaotic and crazy one here in the Palladium Megaverse®. We lost power Saturday morning and the power outage fried part of our phone system, so if you have had trouble reaching the office or were unable to leave us a message after hours, that is why (in the meantime, try the sales line after hours, 734-721-2903; that voicemail is working). The refrigerator in the office kitchen/lunchroom also died and is too old to repair, and Chuck Walton’s brakes went out on his car on Sunday. Thankfully, he was moving slowly and was able to avoid getting into an accident. Kathy’s garage started to flood during a storm, so she had to go out during a downpour to unclog the gutters filled with leaves. Wayne lost power one night and realized the annoying buzzing and crackling sound he heard was a downed electrical wire he could see through the woods outside his window! It caused a small fire but the fire department was on it. Another Palladium insider had his house and car flooded by a storm. He is staying at a friend’s house. Crazy, right? All of this contributed to slowing our progress on Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, but the book is being typeset and in layout right now. It will go to the printer Friday afternoon or Monday morning. The book is truly awesome. We start final edits on Nightbane® Dark Designs™ Monday!

We’ve been spending most of our time working on book releases and a bit of Gen Con prep as it is coming up fast. We also made our decision about hosting the Palladium Open House. Read on for details.

2018 Palladium Open House – April 19-22, 2018

With feedback from the poll and personally (Scott Gibbons, myself and others), we decided to hold the Palladium Open House in 2018. It was looking like Palladium Open House (POH) votes were leaning heavily toward 2019, however, that changed in dramatic fashion over the crazy weekend with the votes overwhelmingly leaning toward 2018. As of this morning, the poll has swung back slightly to 2019. However, we have also been speaking to people via other means and much like the poll, people seemed split about 50/50. One difference, however, is that most of the people Scott and I spoke with said they would attend whether it was held in 2018 or 2019, even if their personal preference leaned toward 2019. They just wanted us to have another one.

The two common reasons most people seemed to have for preferring 2019 were to save up more money to spend at the POH (thank you, that sentiment is very appreciated), and concern that the POH would further delay product releases. The latter was also a concern of mine, but Scott Gibbons, Palladium’s new business manager, assures me that he will not let that happen, and that he and his team will do a lot of the heavy lifting for the 2018 POH. Scott has been on the ball so far, so I’m going to trust him on this.

So the decision has been made, there will be a Palladium Open House (POH) – April 19-22, 2018. Start making your plans now. We will post details about the event, how to reserve your tickets, hotels, etc., in a week or two. Now that the decision has been made, I’m feeling excited about it. I hope you are too! Our sincere thanks to all of you who participated in both POH polls, it is very appreciated.

What is the Palladium Open House? Four days of fun and non-stop Palladium games with the very people who created them. And at the place where they were created, the Palladium office and warehouse. On one hand it is sort of a mini-convention held at the Palladium Books warehouse. It is limited to 250-300 people who come from across the USA, Canada and around the world (typically the UK, Germany, Spain, South America, and sometimes as far as Australia).

The POH is more than a mere convention. Many of the non-stop Palladium gaming events are run by the very writers, artists and game designers who create them, but you also have easy and frequent access to me, the Palladium staff, and usually 20+ Palladium artists, writers and creators all on hand for the ENTIRE event – the largest gathering of Palladium creators ANYWHERE. Plus the whole thing has a fun, joyful, family reunion, big party vibe.

So won’t you join us for a 3-4 day gaming party? I hope you will. Please spread the word about the Palladium Open House. It’s only 9 months away! Details to follow very soon.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 13, 2017

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