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Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics – Coming Soon

If you’re a Robotech® fan, this is the game you’ve wanted for decades, with beautifully sculpted, in scale, game pieces and the fast action of Robotech®.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast-paced, tabletop combat game that captures the action and adventure of the Robotech® anime. Two or more players can engage in small squad skirmishes or scale up to massive battles. Relive the clashes of the First Robotech War, engage in stand-alone tactical games or use the dynamic game pieces to enhance your Robotech® RPG experience. Or simply collect your favorite mecha from an expanding range of top notch game pieces.

Mecha vs Mecha. Take command of the fighting forces of the United Earth Defense Force (UEDF) valiantly defending Earth from alien annihilation. Or lead the massive clone armies of the Zentraedi Armada to recover an alien artifact of immense power and enslave humankind.

Robotech® RPG Tactics Box Set

  • Brought to you by Palladium Books® and Ninja Division (the creative minds behind Soda Pop Miniatures and Cipher Studios).
  • Rules by legendary Alessio Cavatore, Ninja Division’s David Freeman and Palladium’s Carmen Bellaire.
  • Full color, 90+ page, softcover rule book; wraparound cover and lots of new, color artwork.
  • 24 Battle Dice, 12 UEDF and 12 Zentraedi.
  • 40 color game cards (unit cards, etc.).
  • 4x VF-1A Valkyries (in Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid modes).
  • 1x VF-1J "Officer" in all three modes.
  • 4x Destroids: 2 Tomahawks and 2 Defenders.
  • 12x Regult Zentraedi Battlepods.
  • 1x Glaug Officer's Battlepod.
  • 1x Quel-Regult Recon Battlepod.
  • 1x Quel-Gulnau Recovery Pod.
  • 1/285th scale, high quality, multi-pose plastic game pieces (40mm to 70mm tall). World-class sculpts from sculptors around the world.
  • Game rules use D6.
  • Turn-based system of play.
  • Scalable from small squad skirmishes to mass battles. Can accommodate two to several players.
  • Combat is fast and designed to emulate the anime action.
  • Measuring tape required to determine targets and distance.
  • Barring any unexpected delays, the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ box game and initial expansion sets should go to manufacturing soon. An exact street date is unknown at this time and we’d rather not speculate.
  • $90 retail price (tentative). The price of the final box set is not yet determined, but we want to hold it at the $80-$90 range.
  • Expansion kits will fall into the $25-$30 range for most.
  • Several expansion kits will be released at the same time as the box set. More will follow. Exactly how many, and how fast, will depend on manufacturing considerations.
  • Palladium plans to release the mecha and settings for ALL eras of Robotech®. Many other details are still in development.
  • Tournament play support is planned. Ninja Division will help Palladium to develop and launch the program.
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is designed in partnership with Ninja Division. Ninja Division brings together the design talents of Soda Pop Miniatures and Cipher Studios, makers of Super Dungeon™ Explore, Relic Knights™, Helldorado™ and Anima Tactics™.

Robotech RPG Tactics Kickstarter

Robotech RPG Tactics Kickstarter

Robotech RPG Tactics

The Robotech® RPG Tactics Kickstarter was a tremendous success!

Robotech RPG Tactics

Why should you care about the Robotech® RPG Tactics Kickstarter?

There are oh, so many reasons.

If you are a Robotech® fan, Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is the game product you have wanted for 25 years. Accurate, beautifully detailed, 1/285th sculptures (most 40-70mm tall) of your favorite Robotech® mecha for all generations of Robotech®.

Of course, we start with the Macross Saga and bring to life some of the most iconic mecha of Robotech®. All are part of a game series with visually dynamic components and fast-paced rules that bring the action and power of the Robotech® TV show to life. But whether you play the game or collect the game pieces to put on your shelf, these items are a must for collectors and fans.

Plus, the Kickstarter gives you the first shot at getting many of the Robotech® game pieces before anyone else. And trust me on this, you will want these gorgeous expansion kits and special offers.

If you are a gamer and a Robotech fan, Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is even more exciting. Why? Because Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast-paced strategy battle game that expands on the popular Palladium role-playing game. Players build armies of multiple squadrons of mecha to fight it out in scenario driven, objective based game play. Depending on the faction, and their choice of mecha, a player's army may include anywhere from 2 game pieces to as many as you desire!

Relive the massive battles on your tabletop at home to enhance your Robotech® RPG adventures or as a stand-alone game. Rules are scalable from skirmishes to mass combat with dozens, even hundreds, of opponents on both sides. Add extra layers of characterization as you desire or use the exquisite game pieces as markers to represent your RPG characters in your regular RPG campaign.

Never heard of Robotech® before? That’s okay, you don’t need any prior knowledge of Robotech to play this game. The full color rule book contains all the background and rules you need to play. And we have tried to design the rules and the rule book for people of all experience levels. From newbie to experienced role-players and wargamers, Robotech® RPG Tactics™ has something for everyone. Plus, there will be a demo video in the Kickstarter as well as demonstrations at Gen Con® and other conventions. Those of you with tabletop game experience should be able to learn the rules lickety-split and dive right into combat adventures.

What is the scope of Robotech® RPG Tactics?

Palladium plans for Robotech® RPG Tactics™ to encompass ALL ERAS of the Robotech® saga. We start at the beginning with the Macross Saga. That’s what this Kickstarter is for. But a successful Kickstarter and launch of the game line in the retail market means Palladium will work to quickly bring you the mecha of each Robotech® War: The Masters Saga, New Generation and Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles. And as we expand the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ setting, you’ll be able to combine the mecha of two or more generations and eventually play in the mixed mecha setting of Robotech® New Generation and the planet-hopping conflicts of the United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF) against the Invid.

Everyone involved in this project is a Robotech fan, so we have an inside track on knowing what “we fans” want. In addition, Palladium continues to talk with Robotech fans so we can give you the gaming experience, sculpts and fun you expect.

Kickstarter Exclusives

There are a number of items that may not ever again be made available. The two Robotech® print sets are such items. Palladium was able to secure permission to offer some prints of the original Robotech® RPG book and videocassette covers as Kickstarter Exclusives. These handsome prints, suitable for framing, are not likely to be made available anywhere except in this Kickstarter.

Moreover, this is the very first time the ENTIRE original, 1986, Robotech® RPG cover has been published in any form as the wraparound cover it was intended to be. Art by Kevin Long. Signed by writer and publisher, Kevin Siembieda. Available as a two piece set, with the second print being the cover art for the original RDF Manual, art also by Kevin Long and signed by Kevin Siembieda. Both are printed on 11 x 17 paper, 10 x 16 image area. Signed but not numbered. Available only to Kickstarter participants.

Robotech RPG Tactics

The Robotech® RPG Tactics Boxed Game:

  • Full color, 90+ page, softcover rule book; wraparound cover and lots of new, color artwork.
  • 24 Battle Dice.
  • 40 color game cards (unit cards, etc.).
  • 4x VF-1A Valkyries (in Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid modes).
  • 1x VF-1J "Officer" in all three modes.
  • 2x Destroids (includes parts to make them Tomahawks, Defenders, or one of each).
  • 12x Regult Zentraedi Battlepods.
  • 1x Glaug Officer's Battlepod.
  • 1/285th scale, high quality, multi-pose plastic game pieces (most are 40mm to 70mm tall).
  • Several expansion kits will be released at the same time as the box set. More will follow. Exactly how many, and how fast, will depend on the level of success we see with the Kickstarter.

Answers to some commonly asked questions about Robotech® RPG Tactics™

  • There will be more reveals as the Kickstarter continues.
  • The Kickstarter will be updated on a regular basis. Ninja Division is managing the Kickstarter.
  • A video demonstration of game play shall be added to the Kickstarter in a few days.
  • World-class sculpts from sculptors around the world.
  • 1/285th scale, high quality, multi-pose plastic game pieces.
  • Height of game pieces varies with the mecha, but most will range from 40mm to 70mm.
  • Designed for multi-pose capabilities. Some assembly required. They do not come pre-painted. Sorry.
  • Several expansion kits will be released at the same time as the box set. More will follow. Exactly how many, and how fast, will depend on the level of success we see with the Kickstarter.
  • If you saw it in the Robotech television show, and it is mecha, we plan to make it available for RPG Tactics.
  • Palladium plans to release the mecha and settings for ALL eras of Robotech®.
  • The plan is to cast the game pieces in the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Box Game and expansion sets in plastic. Some special items may be white metal.
  • Game rules use D6.
  • Turn-based system of play.
  • Scalable from small squad skirmishes to mass battles. Can accommodate two to several players.
  • Combat is fast and designed to emulate the anime action.
  • Measuring tape required to determine targets and distance.
  • Tournament play support is planned. Ninja Division will help Palladium to develop and launch the program.
  • Barring any unexpected delays, the Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Box Game and initial expansion sets should go to manufacturing within 45 after the Kickstarter. That’s fast. An exact street date is unknown at this time and we’d rather not speculate, but definitely 2013.
  • Retail price for the box set is not yet determined, but we want to hold it at the $80-$90 range. Expansion kits will fall into the range common for this type of item.
  • Many other details are still in development. Some will depend on the level of success of the Kickstarter.
  • Our goal is to deliver a fun, fast-paced game that brings you the action of Robotech® and expands your gaming experience.

Thank you for your interest and support. Keep those imaginations burning bright, and game on.

– Kevin Siembieda and all of us at Palladium Books and Ninja Division. April 18, 2013

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Robotech® RPG Sale

Ever consider playing the Robotech® role-playing game? This is the time to check it out.

To introduce even more gamers to Robotech®, Palladium has marked down ALL Robotech® role-playing game titles by 20%. This is a limited time sale for the next few weeks only.

Each Robotech® RPG book contains a wealth of information, artwork and sometimes never-before-revealed stats and information about the mecha, vehicles, weapons, characters and settings you love. The four core books – Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game, the Macross Saga™ Sourcebook, the Masters Saga™ and New Generation™ – are worth owning just to have the reference they provide, even if you never play the game. An inexpensive way to try a new setting, and all titles are available now.

Mecha Gallery

Robotech RPG Tactics

Note: These photos were not intended for public display, but we thought they looked pretty nice, and would give you an idea how the physical pieces would look. These are unfinished prototypes painted by Ninja Division for display and demos at conventions.

Robotech RPG Tactics

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UPDATE - 4-11-13

A massive undertaking like Robotech® RPG Tactics™ takes a lot of time and a lot of work by a lot of people, both at Palladium Books and at Ninja Division – not to mention Harmony Gold to review and approve art, writing, packaging and sculptures, as well as present notes about any changes. EVERYONE is putting in a great amount of time and energy to make this product line rewarding, fun and epic.

* The rules for Robotech® RPG Tactics™ have been play-tested like crazy by what I believe is 80-100 people (thank you everyone!). They have been reworked, tweaked and fine tuned to the point that they are pretty much done to everyone’s satisfaction. There are still some minor tweaks and adjustments to be made, but Ninja Division and all of us believe we have a solid set of rules that captures the action and capabilities of the TV show combined with fast game play and scalability from skirmish battles to mass combat. Fun, fun, fun.

* Palladium has its first draft written for most of the color text going into the 96+ page Robotech® RPG Tactics™ rule book.

* Box cover art is looking nothing short of awesome. You will see it in the Kickstarter.

* Interior rule book art and design elements are coming in at a rapid pace and looking excellent. You’ll see some of them in the Kickstarter.

* Final sculpts for UEDF and Zentraedi forces are also coming in and getting approved. How do they look? Mouth-watering. As die-hard Robotech® fans ourselves, the game pieces have to pass muster with us as well as Harmony Gold. Dedicated to quality, the Ninja Division crew of sculptors have been working diligently to make final 1/285th scale game pieces that Robotech fans will adore. You’ll see many of these in the Kickstarter.

* The Kickstarter is tentatively slated to launch next week sometime, but no promises. We want to do it right, and Ninja Division been has pounding away at it for a while now. Like I said, the scope of this undertaking is massive. Creating dynamic quality on every front takes time and a lot of hard work. There are a lot of moving pieces and a lot of people involved. Ultimately, we want an end result that makes you as excited and happy as we are about it.

* The ultimate scope of Robotech® RPG Tactics. What is revealed in the Kickstarter next week is just the beginning, and focuses only on the Macross Saga. If this Kickstarter and the full launch of the game to the retail market is the success we all expect it to be, this is very much only the beginning. Palladium Books plans to do game pieces and expansions for ALL the Robotech Wars and eras: Macross Saga, Masters Saga, New Generation and Shadow Chronicles. We would even like to produce a space combat game focusing on battles between spaceships. With the right resources and support, we plan to expand Robotech® to the heights of adventure us Robotech® fans have always wanted. Game on!

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© Copyright 2013 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved.

Palladium Books®, Rifts® and Megaverse® are Registered Trademarks of Palladium Books Inc. RPG Tactics™ and other published book titles, names, slogans and likenesses are trademarks of Palladium Books Inc., and Kevin Siembieda.

Robotech® and Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® are Registered Trademarks of Harmony Gold USA, Inc. © 1985, 2013 Harmony Gold USA, Inc., all rights reserved.

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