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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 9, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Robotech® has consumed most of this week for us. In case you haven’t yet heard, Palladium announced that despite our best efforts, we are unable to produce the Robotech® RPG Tactics Wave Two rewards and simply do not have the financial resources to offer cash refunds for remaining Robotech® RPG Tactics (RRT) Wave 2 pledges. Palladium is offering a refund in-kind by exchanging existing Wave One rewards for the remaining Wave Two pledges.

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. If you are a backer and want to participate in the Exchange, please get back to us at your earliest convenience, before March 20, 2018. Thank you. More details about this sad circumstance and the exchange program can be found here.

Liquidating Robotech® RPG titles and RRT products

As stated last week, after proudly carrying the legacy of Robotech® in the role-playing games medium for 30 years, our license has expired and is not being renewed.

Palladium Books has only a small window of time to liquidate its remaining stock of Robotech® RPG books and Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) products. While we anticipate offering sales on Robotech® product later in March, we cannot promise that all items will be available when the sales are offered. All Robotech® items are available only while supplies last. Case in point, Robotech® Genesis Pits (Cat. No. 555) sold out last week. And Robotech® New Generation Sourcebook is not far behind it. If there is a title you really want, we recommend you do not wait for a sale to acquire it.

We are waiting on the sales until we are reasonably certain we have enough to satisfy our Kickstarter backers participating in the Exchange Program. That said, The Robotech® Shadow Chronicles RPG Hardcover Gold Edition is on sale right now for $40 (normal price $70; signed and numbered limited edition). We have fewer than 50 copies in stock.

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.

I would like to state that the people at Harmony Gold USA, Inc., have been wonderful partners to work with these many years. They went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to their assistance with trying to keep RRT alive. Our thanks to everyone involved.

In other news ...

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – shipping

Our awesome printer got Rifts® Sovietski™ done a week early, so we shipped out some pre-orders last Friday and shipped the rest out on Monday. Distributor orders have also shipped, so the book should be hitting store shelves by the end of next week or the following week.

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.

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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 2, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

This has been a long, rather solemn week. Tuesday night, Palladium announced on the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Kickstarter page that despite Palladium’s best efforts, we would be unable to produce and ship the RRT Wave 2 rewards. But we are offering our backers a Reward Exchange of Wave One items for remaining Wave Two rewards. Moreover, after proudly carrying the legacy of Robotech® in the role-playing games medium for 30 years, our license has expired and is not being renewed.

Backers of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) should see Kickstarter Update #217 for more information and #218 to learn how to obtain Wave One rewards for their remaining Wave Two pledges. We have already gotten a tremendous response from the RRT Kickstarter backers and begun shipping RRT Wave One rewards to those individuals participating in the Exchange. Our sincere thanks and appreciation for the understanding, cooperation and kindness of many of our backers.

All of this is truly heartbreaking for all of us at Palladium. We love Robotech®, the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) game, and the fans.

Liquidating Robotech® product

Palladium Books has only a small window of time to liquidate its remaining stock of Robotech® RPG books and Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (RRT) products. While we anticipate offering some sales later in March, we cannot promise that all items will be available when the sales are offered. All Robotech® items are available only while supplies last. Case in point, Robotech® Genesis Pits (Cat. No. 555) sold out this morning. And Robotech® New Generation Sourcebook is not far behind it. If there is a title you really want, we recommend you do not wait for a sale to acquire it.

PDFs of the original Robotech® RPG & Sourcebooks – available til March 31 – DriveThruRPG.com – on sale now

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.

I would like to state that the people at Harmony Gold USA, Inc., have been wonderful partners to work with these many years. They went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to their assistance with trying to keep RRT alive. Our thanks to everyone involved.

In other news ...

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – shipping

Our awesome printer got Rifts® Sovietski™ done a week early, so it is sitting in our warehouse right now! We began shipping pre-orders today (Friday) and will do the rest on Monday. 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.

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

When not helping with RRT matters, artist extraordinaire Charles Walton II has been pounding away 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, along with a host of other exciting material, and is coming along.

UPDATE: Rifts® Disavowed

I have decided to try to fast-track this title.

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® 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: 7 weeks until the Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

Please come 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.

The Palladium Open House is coming up super fast. Reserve your admissions and hotel rooms as soon as possible. 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. We welcome you like family because that’s how we think of you.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 2, 2018

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