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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – April 6, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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The last six weeks have been anything but normal. We have been working like maniacs in processing pallets of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Reward Exchanges for our Kickstarter backers. A herculean task as there are thousands of emails we need to read through and respond to, and exchanges to package, calculate and ship. Add to that the Palladium Open House in two weeks and the Robotech® liquidation sales that ended last weekend, and we are buried up to our eyeballs with work. All of us have been routinely putting in 12-16 hour days this entire period. Many of those hours in the warehouse. In fact, we’ll be shipping out Robotech® Reward Exchanges right up to the Open House, and probably immediately afterward. Whew. That’s okay, we are happy to provide the RRT refund-in-kind to as many backers as we can. No request is too small or too large. We are processing them in the chronological order in which they arrived.

The Palladium Open House (POH), which is only 14 days away, will be a welcomed break from the madness of the past 6 weeks. We’ll all be exhausted, but we can’t wait to see all of you and enjoy 3-4 days of gaming, chatting and laughter.

Now that things are moving toward a tearful end of Robotech®, Palladium will be turning its attention to the Open House and, more importantly to new book releases! We have some epic new products in the pipeline and a few surprises coming your way in the months ahead. The end of Robotech® as a Palladium license is a sad end of an era, not for us, as we love Robotech®, but for all Palladium Robotech® fans. We had a great run and produced many Robotech® products we are proud of, but all things change and eventually come to an end. Thanks for being there with us on this epic journey.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who is participating in the RRT Reward Exchange Program and to those of you who snapped up Robotech® product over the last couple of weeks.

How can you get Robotech® RPG and Robotech® RPG Tactics (RRT) game products?

It has been painfully ironic, but since the liquidation sales, we have had a growing number of gamers contact us to tell us they are surprised by how much fun the RRT game is and how nice the miniatures are. Yes, we couldn’t agree more. That comment is usually followed by, “how can I get more?”

Regrettably, not from Palladium Books. We imagine that a number of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ games and expansion packs, as well as books, will find their way into various stores and online from distributors and resale sources, as well as from some backers this spring and summer. I would recommend getting what you want while you can because once they are sold out by these individuals, the product is gone. We hope fans keep the game alive and continue to enjoy it for as long as they can. Sorry Palladium could not take it further.

Rifts® Ultimate Edition – back in stock and available now

The Rifts® Ultimate Edition – core rule book – is back in stock and available for ordering.

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

Wormwood is a bizarre world of horror, heroes and mystery that lead to epic adventure. This is 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

The Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One and Volume Two are our next two books we dive into, among others. Probably a Summer release. Both books 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, plus maps and more.

The Rifter® #80

The vast amount of time and work required by the RRT Reward Exchange program has set back all our release dates, including The Rifter®. We will be gearing up after the Palladium Open House to ramp up book production starting with the Rifts® Bestiary and The Rifter® #80 and #81.

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

As above, we will be getting back on track with In the Face of Death and other titles in the weeks ahead. This sourcebook is about life and survival in the big cities during the Zombie Apocalypse. Rooftop living and more.

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

We have 90+ gaming events. Many run by the very people who create them. I know I’ll be running 6-8 games plus panel talks and hanging out with you, Julius Rosenstein is running 7 games, 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.
  • Join the fun.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – April 6, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Our days are filled with processing pallets of Robotech® RPG Tactics Reward Exchanges. We worked through the weekend and have brought in additional people to help expedite Rewards Exchange processing. We appreciate the many backers working with us on this matter, and if you have not yet heard from us, fear not, you are in the queue and you will. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone for your understanding and cooperation.

The Palladium Open House is only 4 weeks away and we are pleased to see more people getting weekend and single day admissions. We look forward to seeing some of you in a few weeks. Sorry that we have not been able to focus more on providing you updates about the POH, its many cool events, or post the gaming schedule, but our hands are quite full at the moment.

Robotech® New Generation Sourcebook – SOLD OUT

Robotech® New Generation and Genesis Pits Sourcebooks, UEDF Token Pack and Max Sterling’s Valkyrie Convention Exclusive are sold out. All Robotech® RPG and Robotech® RPG Tactics™ products are available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.

Robotech® RPG Tactics Sale – 60% to 65% off – Spread the word

Most Robotech® RPG Tactics™ products are on sale at 60-65% off. Only Convention Exclusives and a few select items are not on sale due to their limited availability.

Please note: All Robotech® products are available only while supplies last. This is a liquidation sale so some items will sell out. Everything must be sold by March 31, 2018. Please spread the word about our Robotech® liquidation sales.

  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ (core rules, 35 miniatures – main box game – assembly required) – $34.98 (normal price $99.95) – Cat. No. 55100.
  • UEDF Dice Pack (6 dice) – $4.80 (normal price $12.00) – Cat. No. 55101.
  • Zentraedi Dice Pack (6 dice) – $4.80 (normal price: $12.00) – Cat. No. 55102.
  • RRT Rule Book – $6.00 (normal price $20.00) – Cat. No. 55105.
  • Combined Token & Template Pack – $6.00 (normal price $15.00) – Cat. No. 55106.
  • UEDF Valkyrie Wing – $14.78 (normal price $36.95) – Cat. No. 55201.
  • UEDF Tomahawk/Defender Destroids – $13.18 – (normal price $32.95) – Cat. No. 55202.
  • UEDF Spartan/Phalanx Destroids – $13.18 (normal price $32.95) – Cat. No. 55203.
  • Zentraedi Regult Battlepods – $14.78 (normal price $36.95) – Cat. No. 55401.
  • Zentraedi Artillery Battlepods – $14.78 – (normal price $36.95) – Cat. No. 55402.
  • Zentraedi Glaug Command – $14.78 (normal price $36.95) – Cat. No. 55403.
  • Convention Exclusive: Miriya Super Valkyrie NOT on Sale – sorry, limited supply (normal price $22.00 each).
  • Convention Exclusive: Breetai NOT on Sale – sorry, limited supply (normal price $22.00 each).
  • Convention Exclusive: Grell NOT on Sale – sorry, limited supply (normal price $22.00 each).
  • UEDF Token Pack – SOLD OUT – Sorry.
  • Max Sterling’s Valkyrie Convention Exclusive miniature – SOLD OUT – Sorry.

Robotech® RPG Books 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.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – March 21, 2018

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