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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 16, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

A whole lot has been brewing behind the scenes and I can finally reveal some of it. There are a great number of things happening or in development. Here are some of the highlights:

  • A new sale. Enjoy it while you can.
  • New book releases for Rifts®, Nightbane®, Palladium Fantasy®, The Rifter® and others are coming, starting in July. See book descriptions elsewhere in this Update.
  • Robotech® Ebooks. Spread the word about Robotech® ebooks now available on Amazon, iBoooks, Kindle and a dozen other platforms (more details below), as well as hundreds of PDF titles available on DriveThruRPG.com.
  • Palladium business manager. We have brought in Scott Gibbons to manage the company. Scott will handle many of the day to day business matters and marketing. This should lead to more products and timely releases, and improved communications. More details elsewhere in this Weekly Update.
  • Stronger social media presence. Scott has a large range of plans for this.
  • A return to Murmurs from the Megaverse®. Returning with at least a weekly post from me and one from Scott.
  • New Palladium website with better accessibility for mobile devices is coming in the months ahead, along with other improvements and products.
  • Palladium podcast. We hope to launch this very soon.
  • Mark Freedman at Surge Licensing, most famous for making the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® into a mass market sensation, represents and manages all Palladium intellectual properties (I.P.s). Mark’s job is to expand Palladium’s expansive IP library into new mediums and markets.
  • Video game. Palladium is in discussion with a video game company interested in the Rifts® I.P. We also spoke with a virtual reality game company this week.
  • Television. A television production company is developing a Palladium I.P. as a television series. A writer has been hired and is working on the pilot and series outline. Our apologies, we cannot identify the company or the I.P. at this time, but it is not Rifts®.
  • Film. Palladium continues to field interest from Hollywood with three Palladium I.P.s currently under consideration. Disney retains the film rights to Rifts®.
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two and the relaunch of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is very much in progress with plans for numerous areas of promotion and fun, RRT product releases, demo kits, organized play, tournaments, and more, as well as big plans for the Robotech® RPG books.
  • Rifts® miniatures board game by Rogue Heroes Publishing. Another licensed product with a third party company. The publisher has delayed this product to reorganize, get everything finished and to make sure it is everything he wants it to be. Carmen wants to blow people away and Palladium remains incredibly excited about it.

NEWS – Scott Gibbons joins the Palladium team as business manager

Scott Gibbons is uniquely qualified and positioned to manage and help build the company. He has experience in running a toy company, management and finance, and is a life-long gamer intimately familiar with Palladium’s many games.

  • 5 years running a small toy company.
  • 10 years in finance.
  • Extensive training in management.
  • Extensive knowledge of games.
  • 25 years of playing Palladium RPG products.

The plan is for Scott to take over and handle many of the day to day business matters and marketing, freeing me to focus on what I do best and love most, the creative and licensing. We welcome Scott to the Palladium family and expect you will quickly see a number of positive changes in the weeks and months ahead. Starting with better communication and more frequent and timely product releases starting in July.

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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 9, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Our focus has been largely on two things: getting books finished and to the printer, and getting Robotech®/Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two moving. I’m happy to report that things are looking promising on all fronts. New book releases for Rifts®, Nightbane®, The Rifter® and others are coming, starting in June and July, with much more to follow. So there is a fair amount of news in this Update. The Rifts Sale continues, and those of you who order over the weekend should see it arrive in time to present it to Dad or Grandad for Father’s Day.

Two Big Sales! Just in time for Father’s Day

The sale below, including the Nightbane® Dark Designs – Raw Preview Edition, and the sale in my online eBay store with Palladium collectibles, original art, and toys from my private collection.

Rifts® World Books and select other products SALE – now through June 14, 2017

This Spring Sale is designed to put action and adventure into your game life. Explore new parts of Rifts® Earth, battle demons, fight the undead, learn magic, pilot mecha or defy the gods.

And with Father’s Day just around the corner, many of these books may make the perfect gift for the gaming Dad in your life. Orders placed over the weekend in the contiguous United States should arrive in time for Father’s Day! Locations east of the Rocky Mountains are almost certain to arrive in time. Most locales west of the Rockies should too, but we CANNOT guarantee it. Nor can we guarantee any order shipped by Media Mail to arrive in time, but they should.

Anyone can enjoy this sale! You don’t have to be a gaming dad to have fun. Fill holes in your collection, try new settings, and any of these books make a great gift for a birthday, graduation or any occasion. Enjoy. Sale ends June 14, 2017.

  • ALL Rifts® World Books – 30% discount.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® Resurrection – $14.67 (normally $20.95) – The dead rise, attach armor to themselves and go to battle against the living. Mega-Damage (and S.D.C.) zombies as you can only expect from Rifts®. Suitable for use in Rifts® and Chaos Earth®, adaptable to other settings – Cat. No. 666.
  • Rifts® Game Master Guide (Cat. No. 845), Rifts® Book of Magic (Cat. No. 848), Rifts® Adventure Guide (Cat. No. 849), and The Vanguard Adventure Sourcebook (Cat. No. 856) – 30% discount.
  • Rifts® Megaverse in Flames signed and numbered “Gold” Edition – $35 (normally $50.00!) – Cat. No. 876HC.
  • Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG, Hardcover – $27.97 (normally $39.95 retail) – core rules, epic setting of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in a future Earth apocalyptic setting. If you can imagine it, it can happen in Rifts®. 376 pages – Cat. No. 800HC – 12 days only!
  • Nightbane® Dark Designs – Raw Preview Edition – $14 (normally $20) – only a few dozen left in stock. Cat. No. 736-RAW.
  • Nightbane® Survival Guide – $14.67 (normally $20.95) – The perfect companion for the upcoming Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook. 160 pages – Cat. No. 735.
  • Dragons & Gods (Fantasy) – $17.47 (normally $24.95) – The perfect companion for the upcoming Garden of the Gods sourcebook. 232 pages – Cat. No. 451.
  • Dead Reign® RPG – Zombie Apocalypse – $16.07 (normally $22.95 retail). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse. Much more than your typical zombie game. 224 pages – Cat. No. 230.
  • Endless Dead™ Sourcebook – $11.87 (normally $16.95 retail). Zombie amalgamations, new O.C.C.s, rules for weaponizing vehicles, vehicle combat rules, and tables for military bases, creating survivor caravans, hideouts, and more. 96 pages – Cat. No. 233.
  • Fear the Reaper™ Sourcebook – $9.07 (normally $12.95 retail). Comprehensive background on the Road Reapers, their code, missions, weapons, strategies and tactics. 48 pages – Cat. No. 234.
  • Graveyard Earth™ Sourcebook – $9.07 (normally $12.95 retail). The Zombie Apocalypse across the globe; provides a world overview, many tables for encounters, Safe Havens and more. 64 pages – Cat. No. 235.
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ – core box game – $69.97 (normally $99.95 retail). The Robotech® Macross® experience in a fast paced miniatures war game. Box set with 32 highly detailed miniatures, rule book, cards, dice and more; assembly required. Cat. No. 55100.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 9, 2017

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