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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

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 6, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

I hope everyone in the USA enjoyed a nice Independence Day, and to our friends in Canada, I hope you enjoyed a nice Canada Day a few days before. There has not been much time for days off at Palladium as this week was been filled with writing and editing on Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans, which nears the layout stage. That happens this weekend. The book should go to the printer on Monday. Then we immediately dive into Nightbane® Dark Designs™. Keeping this one short because there is so much to be done. Check out what is probably the last big sale of the summer.

NEW – Hellspawned Sale – July 6-12, 2017

Looking for monsters and villains to drop into your campaign? Here is a monster-fest for games across the Megaverse®, with all kinds of bad guys to spice up your games or challenge your players. This is probably the last sale for awhile, so enjoy. Sale ends at midnight on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

  • Rifts® Conversion Book One – $17.47 (normally $24.95). Conversions for characters and monsters from Heroes Unlimited and Palladium Fantasy RPG®; 100+ monsters and 40+ player races, plus conversion rules, culture shock and more. A fan fave. 192 pages – Cat. No. 803 – only 7 days!
  • Rifts® Conversion Book 2: Pantheons of the Megaverse® – $17.47 (normally $24.95). 150+ deities, demigods and god-pretenders, many adventure ideas. Another fan fave. 224 pages – Cat. No. 811 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions – $17.47 (normally $24.95). Demons, vampires, and supernatural menaces, plus Elemental beings, the Shifter and Witch revisited, adventure ideas and more. 192 pages – Cat. No. 852 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 10: Hades – $17.47 (normally $24.95). A plane of Hell, and all of its demonic legions, leaders, monsters, and key locations statted, mapped and described. The Minion War™ starts here. 224 pages – Cat. No. 872 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 11: Dyval – $17.47 (normally $24.95). A rival plane of Hell, and all of its demonic legions, monsters, leaders, and key locations. The Minion War™ continues. 224 pages – Cat. No. 873 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Megaverse® in Flames – $17.47 (normally $24.95 retail). Hell on Earth when the Minion War invades our planet. 192 pages – Cat. No. 876 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Heroes of Humanity Sourcebook – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail). Humanity responds to the demonic threat, with unlikely heroes rising to the challenge, and even more unlikely alliances forming. 160 pages – Cat. No. 889 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® World Book 2: Rifts Atlantis™ – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail). A great companion book for Secrets of the Atlanteans™. Overview of Atlantis, the Splugorth Alien Intelligence, 15 minion races, notable slave stock, Tattoo Magic, Splugorth Tattoo Man warrior slaves, Sunaj, Bio-Wizard weapons, Rune Weapons, Kittani and Kydian weapons, and much more. More than 100,000+ copies sold. 160 pages – Cat. No. 804 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market™ – $17.47 (normally $24.95 retail). A great companion book for Secrets of the Atlanteans™. Splynn described, with key places, merchants and people, 14 D-Bees (slave stock), Tattooed Archer O.C.C., Bio-Borg, 19 Bio-Wizard parasites, 11 symbiotes, 13 Bio-Wizard weapons, corrupted Millennium Tree weapons and Minion of Splugorth weapons! 192 pages – Cat. No. 836 – 7 days only!
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®: Land of the Damned One – $17.47 (normally $24.95). 11 dying races, 11 monsters, 14 demonic minions of darkness, Monster Generator tables, facing extreme cold rules, Great Northern Mountains, the Great Rift, and more. 192 pages – Cat. No. 468 – 7 days only.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®: Land of the Damned Two – $17.47 (normally $24.95). 14 Chaos Beasts, 15 undead monsters, werebeasts, evil Faeries, 101 adventure ideas and more. 192 pages – Cat. No. 469 – 7 days only.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®: Monsters & Animals™ – $17.47 (normally $24.95). 120+ monsters, 200+ animals, all described, statted and accompanied by maps showing exactly where they can be found in the world. Plus G.M. tips and conversion notes for Mega-Damage settings. Suitable for Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts® and Phase World® (as alien creatures), Heroes Unlimited™ and other settings. 240 pages – Cat. No. 454 – 7 days only.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®: Dragons & Gods – $17.47 (normally $24.95) – 40 gods, 20 demonic lords, 14 dragons, plus Elementals, Rune Weapons and more. The perfect companion for the upcoming Garden of the Gods sourcebook. 232 pages – Cat. No. 451 – 7 days only.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebook 6: Hell Followed™ – $14.67 (normally $20.95). 7 new Apocalyptic O.C.C.s, Masked Lunatics (heroes or madmen?), cults, 21 disasters to complicate survival (each described with damage stats, penalties and consequences), government enclaves, conspiracy theories and much more. 160 pages – Cat. No. 236. – 7 days only.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebook 3: Endless Dead™ – $11.87 (normally $16.95) – More fuel for zombie based adventures. New types of freakish zombies and weird fusions, new survivor O.C.C.s, vehicle combat rules, random tables for military bases, and more. 96 pages – Cat. No. 233 – 7 days only.
  • Splicers® RPG – $16.77 (normally $23.95 retail). Science fiction and horror where humans are forced to use genetically engineered, living weapons and organic war machines to battle an insane Artificial Intelligence and her robot legions. 224 pages – Cat. No. 200 – 7 days only!
  • Mystic China™, a sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and Ninjas and Superspies – $17.47 (normally $24.95). 14 additional martial arts, 10 immortals (great villains), plus demons, spirits, Mudra, Chi Magic, mystic abilities for Atemi, Katas and Zenjoriki, and adventure ideas. A great source of ideas. Easily adaptable to Rifts® and other settings. 208 pages – Cat. No. 526 – 7 days only.
  • Ninjas & Superspies® RPG – $14.67 (normally $20.95). James Bond meets Enter the Dragon. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, and super-spies with gadgets, gizmos and advanced weapons. 176 pages – Cat. No. 525 – 7 days only.
  • After the Bomb® RPG – $17.47 (normally $24.95). Planet of the Apes meets the X-Men! Animal creations, powers and more. Create any type of intelligent mutant animal you can imagine as friend or foe. 224 pages – Cat. No. 503 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail) – core rules and setting as you play through the origins of Rifts Earth. 160 pages – Cat. No. 660 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Creatures of Chaos™ sourcebook – $9.07 (normally $12.95 retail). The name says it all. Cat. No. 661 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Rise of Magic™ – $9.07 (normally $12.95 retail). Magic gone wrong, Blue Line Wizards and much more. Cat. No. 662 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Resurrection™ – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail) – zombies that arm and armor themselves. Undead, Rifts® style! Cat. No. 666 – 7 days only.
  • Sale ends at midnight on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 6, 2017

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