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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – August 3, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

It has been another busy week. Most of our attention has been focused on finishing Nightbane® Dark Designs™ and we are almost done. Going to Gen Con Indy? We will have advance copies of Dark Designs™ that you can get signed by the author and available Palladium staff, along with Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ hot off the press. FYI: We are happy to chat and sign any books you bring with you or purchase. Gen Con should be a lot of fun and we are getting anxious now that it is less than two weeks before we drive down and set up.

I don’t know how the week has gone by so quickly. It seems like Monday was just yesterday. In addition to a lot of editing and writing, there have been a wide number of business discussions on several fronts, as we work to put a number of things into place. One of which is the Palladium Fantasy® Bundle of Holding that launched on Tuesday. FYI: The Rifts® Bundle of Holding ends on Monday next week, so this is your last weekend to get the Rifts® Essentials bundle, described below. Read on for more information and news.

Palladium Books® – Two Bundle of Holding Special Offers

We now have TWO Bundle of Holding PDF offers – one for Rifts® and a new one for Palladium Fantasy®.

LAST WEEKEND to get the Rifts® Bundle of Holding – ENDS Monday, August 7, 2017

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Rifts

Expand your Rifts® PDF gaming library and support a good cause – Doctors Without Borders! We think of this offering as the Rifts® “Essentials” Bundle because it contains everything you need to play or start a Rifts® campaign:

Rifts Bundle of Holding Starter Collection

Starter Collection (US $17.95 – total retail $51.97)

  • Rifts® Ultimate Edition™
  • Rifts® Sourcebook One™
  • Rifts® Game Master Guide (352 pages of stats, gear and maps)
  • Rifts® Primer (tips on running games and creating adventures)
  • Rifts® Game Master Kit (character sheets, G.M. tools, and more)

Total PDF retail value of $51.97, all for only $17.95!

Rifts Bundle of Holding Bonus Collection

Bonus Collection (currently US $28.10 – retail $73.43 more for a total of $125.40!):

You get everything in the Starter Collection plus PDFs of ...

  • Rifts® Book of Magic (352 pages and hundreds of spells and magic items)
  • Rifts® World Book 10: Juicer Uprising™
  • World Book 12: Psyscape™
  • World Book 12: New West™
  • Rifts® MercTown™
  • Rifts® Machinations of Doom™
  • Rifts® Anthology: Tales of the Chi-Town ‘Burbs™

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Rifts

Bargain price and charity support. Not only do you get to try something new or build your existing e-library at a bargain price, but 10% of every purchase goes toward charity! We chose to support Doctors Without Borders (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/) with our first bundle. They provide desperately needed medical services to people affected by poverty, war and disasters all over the world.

If you have never played Rifts®, this gives you plenty to get rolling.

If you are a long time Rifts® fan, you get the Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG and other “core” books and fan favorite World Books to have available as a digital reference.

Rifts® Savage Worlds® players, this is a great way to learn more about the world and incorporate new elements and surprises into your game.

Rifts® will challenge and stimulate your imagination like few role-playing games ever will. Its twisted world of science fiction, fantasy and horror offers diverse player characters and gaming opportunities you seldom see in the same setting. WARNING: Read a few of these books and you may be hooked playing adventures that pit you against an endless array of aliens, supernatural creatures, magic and super-technology that spans countless worlds and dimensions.

The Rifts Bundle will END on August 7, 2017 at 10 PM Eastern time – don’t miss out on this limited time offer!

NEW! Palladium Fantasy RPG® Bundle of Holding available now

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/PalladiumFRPG

Allen Varney launched a new Palladium PDF bundle Tuesday afternoon – The Palladium Fantasy RPG® Bundle, featuring the 1984 Revised

1st Edition of the vintage Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game by Kevin Siembieda and several 1st Edition sourcebooks. This offer runs until Monday, August 21. Please spread the word among your social circles, we would really appreciate it. Please point everyone to ... http://bundleofholding.com/presents/PalladiumFRPG

Palladium Fantasy Bundle of Holding Starter Collection

Fantasy Starter Collection (US $14.95 – total retail $49.45):

  • Palladium FRPG® Revised 1st Edition (retail $12.49)
  • Fantasy Game Shield, 1st Edition ($4.50)
  • Book VI: Island at the Edge of the World™, 1st Edition ($10.49)
  • Arms of Nargash-Tor™ adventure sourcebook, 1st Edition ($4.99)
  • Game Master Kit ($5)
  • Paper Miniatures #1 (males) & #5 (females) O.C.C.s ($5.99 each, total $11.98)

Palladium Fantasy Bundle of Holding Bonus Collection

Fantasy Bonus Collection (currently US $25.58 – retail $60.43 more for a total of $109.88!):

  • Book II: Old Ones™, 1st Edition ($12.49)
  • Book III: Adventures on the High Seas™, 1st Edition ($12.49)
  • Book IV: Adventures in the Northern Wilderness™, 1st Edition ($7.99)
  • Book V: “Further” Adventures in the Northern Wilderness™, 1st Edition ($4.99)
  • Book VII: Yin-Sloth Jungles™, 1st Edition ($10.49)
  • Paper Miniatures #2: Monsters & #3: NPCs ($5.99 each, total $11.98)

How the Bundle of Holding Works: The customer can pay any price (minimum $14.95 for the Fantasy Starter Collection Bundle) to get all the titles in the Starter Collection. If you pay more than the threshold (average) price, which was set at $23.95 to start (but goes up as more people make purchases), you also get all the titles in the Bonus Collection. They also ADD little surprises and bonus, like the two sets of Fantasy Paper Minis that were added to the Fantasy Starter Bundle this morning. Anyone who already made this purchase gets any “add-on” items. All previous purchasers of this offer automatically receive the newly added item(s) on their Wizard's Cabinet download page. Important Note: The customer needs to visit that page in order to “trigger the system” to add the new titles to his or her DriveThruRPG Library. Enjoy.

Bonus items added after launch: When a title is added after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased the BONUS bundle automatically receive the newly added title(s), REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid higher than average. This is their reward for buying early. We can’t tell you what they will be, because it will ruin the surprise. Watch for them and enjoy.

Bargain price and charity support. The charity receiving 10% of every purchase for the Palladium Fantasy® Bundle is the American Red Cross – famous for helping people in need, disaster relief, etc., worldwide.

The Palladium Fantasy® Bundle ends August 21, but the sooner you buy in, the less it costs. The Rifts® bundle ends August 7, 2017.

Please spread the word and tell everybody about these PDF bundles. All PDF bundles are hosted in association with OneBookShelf, DriveThruRPG’s parent company, and you get your PDF bundle added directly into your DriveThruRPG library. What? You don’t have a DriveThruRPG account yet? No worries, they are FREE and very easy to set up.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – Ships August 9, 2017

At the printer and the Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, 224 page softcover ships next week. The limited, signed and numbered Gold Edition hardcover does not ship until the end of August or the beginning of September, we are still waiting to get a confirmed ship date for it. It takes longer to have a hardcover made. As I have said, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is one of those epic sourcebooks with ideas on every page and packed with all kinds of useful and fun information about True Atlanteans, Tattoo Magic, Stone Pyramids, Crystal Magic, Shadow Magic, Atlantean clans, the Sunaj, new Atlantean O.C.C.s, old O.C.C.s revisited, the Shadow Dimension and its monstrous inhabitants, and more. And there are many secrets revealed. Please take a look at the free preview on DriveThruRPG.com for more details and a few choice glimpses of what you can expect. 224 pages, $24.95 retail. All pre-orders will be shipped out the same day it arrives in our warehouse next week. Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ will be available at Gen Con. Happy to sign your book(s).

Nightbane Dark Designs

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Ships August 25, 2017

Final editing and tweaking stage is almost finished, layout of Nightbane® Dark Designs™ starts this weekend. Goes to the printer on Monday. Advance copies will be available at Gen Con® where the author, Mark Oberle, will be available to sign books. Dark Designs™ is all about the Nightbane and the creation of their Morphus, appearance, and transformation into it, as well as new Minor and Major Talents, the Ancient Nightbane (statted at last) and more. See the full description elsewhere in this Update.

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE: Rifts® Sovietski

We thought you would enjoy seeing the almost finished cover to Rifts® Sovietski™. Cover art by John Zeleznik. Written by Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr. A new Rifts® World Book and a great companion to Triax & the NGR, Triax 2, Mindwerks™ and the two Rifts® Russia World Books, but suitable for other uses and adventures.

UPDATE: 2018 Palladium Open House – April 19-22

My apologies, I have been too buried in work (long days too), to finish the write-up for the 2018 Open House. I will do my absolute best to have it posted before we leave for Gen Con, even if we do not have ALL the hotel information nailed down. Part of the delay is that Scott is still waiting for confirmation of rates and our reservation block from the second hotel. In the meantime, please spread the word about the POH. We are already getting calls about it, G.M.s contacting us about games they want to run and people offering to help. Awesome and thank you! Please, spread the word about the Palladium Open House. And if you have never come to one, think about it; it is a blast.

WANTED: Palladium Open House (POH) Game Masters and Helpers

We cannot make the POH a success without your help, especially when it comes to gaming events. We need Game Masters to run games. G.M.s who run three or more events get a special discount and a free T-Shirt. Helpers get a special discount, too. Scott has already been contacted by a number of people on these matters (thank you), but we’ll need more. We want a lot of gaming events so please do not hesitate to contact us about running gaming events at the POH. Only Palladium’s games, please, and yes, that includes Rifts® for Savage Worlds®. I mean, it is Rifts®, after all. Game Masters, we need to know who wants to run sooner than later so we can post events a few months prior to the Open House. Of course, I will be running games, as will Julius Rosenstein, James Brown and other Palladium creators and top Game Masters. Can we add you to the list? I mean we want gaming events running from 9:00 A.M. past midnight. Please let us know by sending Scott Gibbons an email at: palladium-gm {at} palladiumbooks.com

Twitch: How to Run a Convention Game Panel

Did you miss the live Twitch stream last Saturday about how to run a Convention Game panel? No worries, it was recorded and will be posted soon on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUWjzMRiTWQoCtdqdAuQ5kQ

Social Media Presence Expanding

If you are a podcaster, YouTube content creator, Twitch streamer, or other social media creator who would like to show your support for Palladium Books’ games, please contact us at: socialmedia {at} palladiumbooks.com

We would love to hear from you and explore ways we can work together to expand our outreach to all our wonderful fans! Plus we’ll be doing a lot more with YouTube and podcasting very soon.

AVAILABLE Now: Robotech® RPG eBooks on Amazon, iBooks and more

Palladium Books’ Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game, Robotech®: The Macross® Saga Sourcebook, and Robotech®: The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook are now available as eBooks, with more titles to follow. Robotech® RPG titles are available from the following eBook channels/sellers: iBooks (through iTunes), Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play Books, Overdrive.com, Copia (copiaclass.com), Gardners Books, Baker & Taylor, E-Sentral, Scribd.com, Ciando, Hoopla, Playster, and more.

NEW on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Dimension Book One: Wormwood, Ninjas & Superspies RPG and the Mystic China sourcebook, as well as Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans Sneak Preview, plus 50+ Rifts® titles, 1980s Robotech®, and much more

Rifts Dimension Book 1: Wormwood™ is now available as a PDF. This book is dark, gritty, scary and a blast to play. It is based on the ideas and artistry of comic book greats, Timothy Truman and Flint Henry. Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook for it became available last week. And do not miss the FREE Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ Sneak Preview. Check ‘em out and place your order.

Robotech sourcebook PDFs include: The original Robotech® RPG (1986), RDF Manual™ (1987), Zentraedi Sourcebook™ (1987), Southern Cross™ (1987), Robotech® Invid Invasion™ (1988), Robotech® ATP (1988), Robotech® Ghost Ship™ (1988), Lancer’s Rockers™ (1989), Return of the Masters™ (1989), Robotech® Zentraedi Breakout™ (1994), Robotech® New World Order™ (1995), and Robotech® Strike Force™ (1995), all available now.

Over 200 Palladium titles are currently available. Such titles as Rifts® Tales of the Chi-Town ‘Burbs (short stories by 13 writers), Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, Rifts® Shemarrian Nation™, Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook, Rifts® Coalition Navy™, Rifts® Black Market (one of my faves), Rifts® Mercenary Adventures™, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™, Merc Ops™, The Rifter® #1-72, the FREE Hell Followed™ Preview, and so much more, are all available now in PDF. You can also get ALL Robotech® RPG Tactics™ game cards, Robotech® and Rifts® Paper Miniatures along with Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Triax Two, Rifts® World Books 1-30 and many other Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane® and other game line titles. New Robotech® RPG Tactics™ material will be made available in the weeks ahead. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so keep watching for them.

PDF titles include the Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, Rifts® Sourcebook One Revised, Rifts® Sourcebook Two: The Mechanoids®, Rifts® Sourcebook Three: Mindwerks™, Rifts® Sourcebook Four: Coalition Navy™, Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook, Rifts® Shemarrian Nation, Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Triax 2, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™ and Merc Ops™, Rifts® Black Market, Rifts® World Book 30: D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 29: Madhaven™, Rifts® World Book 28: Arzno™, Rifts® World Book 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp, Rifts® World Book 26: Dinosaur Swamp, World Book 25: Rifts® China Two, and World Book 24: Rifts® China One, among many, many others. There are also previews of Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity™, The Rifter® #73, Northern Gun 1 & 2, Lemuria, Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms, Bizantium and many other Palladium titles. Check back every week to see which new PDFs of Rifts® World Books and other titles have been added!

In addition to the titles listed above, The Minion War™ series of books, the Rifts® Coalition Wars®/Tolkeen series, Chaos Earth® Resurrection, all of the Dead Reign® (Zombie Apocalypse) titles, Splicers® RPG and most issues of The Rifter® are available NOW! So are first edition rules of the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and sourcebooks, Palladium Fantasy RPG® and sourcebooks, The Mechanoids®, and much more, available on DriveThruRPG.com.

Available right now:

Palladium Collectibles, art, toys and more in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Alex and I continue to add a lot of vintage Star Wars toys and a growing number of all kinds of collectibles – and we’ll be adding more Palladium Books original art and items to the store, so keep an eye out for them.

This includes one-of-a-kind original artwork, prints, Rifts® and Robotech® artwork by Kevin Long, me and others. There is also a range of limited editions, rare book titles and limited edition hardcovers, toys and more that are all being added to my online store over the next several weeks, so keep an eye out. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Items include original art, out of print titles, redlined proofreader photocopies signed by me and the staff, signed manuscripts with editors’ corrections, some original art, hardcover books (including Rifts® Lemuria, Northern Gun™ One, Northern Gun™ Two, Megaverse® in Flames™, Beyond the Supernatural™ Gold, Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ Gold and Rifts® Ultimate Gold) and other items available. There are also hundreds of toys and action figures, all from my personal archives and collection. Take a look every weekend for new items added.

http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

UPDATE: Palladium Tumblers – Gen Con is your last chance

I hope everyone got their Palladium logo tumbler because the offer has ended. If not, you may have one last chance. We will be bringing under a dozen of each design – Palladium Fantasy®, Splicers®, Heroes Unlimited™, and Rifts® – with us to Gen Con. These vacuum insulated tumblers with logo and art have airtight lids, never sweat, hold 30 ounces, and keep cold beverages cold and hot beverages warm for up to six hours. Watertight when sealed. $29.99 each. Well worth it. Sold at Gen Con on a first come, fist served basis.

GEN CON 2017 – Palladium Booth #1217 – August 17-20

– Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournaments, RRT demos, many Palladium gaming events, new book releases and most Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium game products

http://gencon.com

Gen Con is barely two weeks away and we hope to see many of you drop by the booth to buy books and other goodies, chat for a while and get stuff signed. Palladium Books will be there with Robotech RPG Tactics game play demonstrations, tournaments, and painting demos, a wide selection of products, new books, backstock, art prints, original artwork by Charles Walton II, and a few unique items and collectibles. Everyone at the Palladium booth is happy to introduce you to the many worlds of the Palladium Megaverse®, from Robotech® and Rifts® to Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy®, Dead Reign®, Splicers® and much more. And do not miss any of the 40+ Palladium gaming events or the special Gen Con coupon book offer. New releases include Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Nightbane® Dark Designs™, and the tumblers.

Meet these Palladium creators and enjoy the following:

  • Kevin Siembieda (publisher, game designer and writer)
  • Wayne Smith (editor)
  • Charles Walton II (artist)
  • Michael Leonard (artist)
  • Brandon Aten (writer, Madhaven, Triax II, and more)
  • Glen Evans (writer, Bizantium and more)
  • Mark Oberle (writer, Nightbane® Dark Designs, Nightbane® Survival Guide, and more)
  • Thomas Roache (writer and game designer)
  • Jeff Ruiz and others.
  • Have your books signed.
  • Chat with Palladium creators.
  • Get new Rifts® and Nightbane® releases.
  • Pick up backstock product and specialty items.
  • Snatch up Robotech® RPG Tactics™ product in anticipation of Wave 2.
  • Get original artwork, Rifts® playing cards, Tumblers, and more.

An unexpected start to the morning

I got up early, walked my mile or so and thought I would get an early start at work. I was almost at the office when our alarm company called to notify me that the motion detector had gone off a few times, should they call the police? When I arrived, the alarm was, indeed, blaring. No doors looked disturbed, but I thought it best to call the police. Everything was fine. No forced entry. No robbery. Whew. The Westland police were very nice about the entire matter and they loved the office and the artwork on the walls.

We suspect the culprit was a spider – a sizeable Daddy Long Legs walking over the motion detector. Wild, right? I’m having the alarm company check out the sensors just to be sure. Otherwise, we are working away on grinding out new product that will put a smile on your faces. Check out the Rifts® and Fantasy RPG Bundles of Holding, order your copy of Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ and Nightbane® Dark Designs™, watch out for spiders, and enjoy a great weekend.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer and Game Designer

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans

True Atlanteans are among the most mysterious and storied heroes across the Megaverse®. Forced to flee Earth more than 15,000 ago when Atlantis was lost, they have traveled the cosmos in search of new wonders and knowledge, and to wage war against supernatural evil. Masters of dimensional travel and the fabled Tattoo Magic, True Atlanteans have become renowned as vampire slayers and heroic Champions of Light. But there is also a festering darkness from within the Atlantean clans. A darkness that could destroy them all.

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide, and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, the treachery of the Sunaj Illuminati, and much more.

  • 60+ Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • Tremble at the terrible secrets of the Aerihman and their plans for inter-dimensional domination.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Valuable source material and adventure ideas galore.
  • $24.95 retail – 224 pages – Cat. No. 890 – written by Carl Gleba – At the printer. Early August release.

NEW! Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold” Edition Hardcover – August

The source material in Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is so awesome and the Atlanteans and Sunaj are so iconic, Palladium is making a limited edition, signed and numbered collector’s hardcover. Contains the same source material as the softcover edition. Signed by the Palladium staff.

  • Black faux leather hardcover with metallic gold imprint.
  • Signed by the Palladium staff.
  • Numbered 1-300 and sold on a first come, first served basis. The number you receive is based on the order in which orders are received.
  • Pre-orders for the Gold Edition MUST be placed separately, not with other books. Your credit card will be charged when you place the order, including shipping, but this item will not ship until sometime in August. (It takes longer to get a hardcover printed and bound than the softcover.)
  • 60+ new Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • Tremble at the terrible secrets of the Aerihman and their plans for inter-dimensional domination.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Valuable source material and adventure ideas galore.
  • $50.00 retail – 224 pages – written by Carl Gleba – Cat. No. 890HC – August release.

NEW! Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire

This title presents three interrelated towns off the beaten path in the Pecos Empire. Each with its own unique character and problems. All fun locations to visit and find adventure and trouble. Something dark and deadly is brewing in the middle of Nowhere, where experimental Techno-Wizard devices and weapons offer prosperity, but could be the doom of everyone living there. Big ideas. Building upon material that appeared in The Rifter®, expanded.

  • Three towns described.
  • New Techno-Wizard weapons and devices.
  • Experimental Techno-Wizard items that call upon entropy and death.
  • Dark magic, madness and deadly secrets spawn dangerous adventures.
  • Many adventure ideas, Non-Player Characters, and fun.
  • Written by Brett Caron. Additional text and ideas Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 895. In final production.

Nightbane Dark Designs

New! Nightbane® Dark Designs

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is a guide to creating the Nightbane and a sourcebook for players and Game Masters alike. It presents all sorts of new Nightbane creation tables, new Morphus tables, new Talents, and new information. Info and powers that enable players to make memorable Nightbane characters and G.M.s to take their games up a notch.

The Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook is anticipated to ship in August of 2017. All Nightbane fans are going to love this sourcebook that focuses on the Nightbane.

  • 18 new and comprehensive Morphus Tables.
  • 60 new Talents.
  • 40 new Elite Talents.
  • Transformation Transition Table.
  • Talent creation and conversion steps.
  • The Ancient Nightbane R.C.C. fully statted out.
  • Insight to the Becoming. Answers to some common questions & more.
  • Written by Mark Oberle. Cover by Charles Walton II and Eduardo Dominguez.
  • $20.95 (tentative) – 160 pages (tentative) – Cat. No. 736 – In final production.

The Rifter #78

New! The Rifter® #78

Another issue of source material for four or more Palladium game settings, most of which can be adapted to any game world. This issue has a nice hunk of material about the supernatural, such as the Modern Necromancer by Greg Diaczyk, a Beyond the Supernatural™ monster by Kevin Siembieda, City of Khemennu: Part Two (Palladium Fantasy) which is a city of gods and churches by Ian Herbert, plus G.M. advice and the Splicers® Legion Aftermath. Shaping up to be another great issue. Final articles to be selected. Artwork is being assigned.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready-to-go source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the many new characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, villains, monsters, adventures and ideas for one setting can be easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Every issue has material for Rifts® and usually 2-3 other Palladium game lines. The focus of this issue is Rifts®, Splicers® and RPG advice. Don’t forget, unofficial material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #78 Highlights:

  • A Tomes Grotesque™ Monster for Beyond the Supernatural™, “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – Part Two of a city adventure setting and source material by Ian Herbert.
  • Splicers® – The Aftermath of I am Legion, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. Ideas and source material on where to go from here, possible adventure hooks and more.
  • G.M. advice by Julius Rosenstein.
  • Other – source material for other RPG settings.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 178. In production.

Nightbane Dark Designs Raw Preview

NEW! Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Raw Preview Limited Edition – Only 150 copies available

Back from the printer. Available now.

The Raw Preview Edition of Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscript for this exciting new sourcebook. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies, sold on a first come, first served basis.

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is a guide to creating the Nightbane®, and a sourcebook for players and Game Masters alike. It presents all sorts of new Nightbane creation tables, new Morphus tables, new Talents, and new information. Info and powers that enable players to make memorable Nightbane characters and for G.M.s to take their games up a notch.

Note: The finished Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook is anticipated to ship in June or July of 2017. But you can start playing right now with this meaty special edition! All Nightbane fans are going to love this sourcebook that focuses on the Nightbane.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 total copies made!
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • 18 New and comprehensive Morphus Tables.
  • 60 New Talents.
  • 40 New Elite Talents.
  • Transformation Transition Table.
  • Talent creation and conversion steps.
  • The Ancient Nightbane R.C.C. fully statted out.
  • Insight to the Becoming.
  • Answers to some common questions and more.
  • Written by Mark Oberle.
  • $20.00 – 96 page Raw Edition – Cat. No. 736-RAW – Available now, while supplies last!

The Rifter #77

The Rifter® #77 – available now

Adventure, madness, strange creatures and strange lands fill this issue of The Rifter®. This issue is a playground for heroes and a source of adventure, but beware the danger that lurks in the shadows.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the source material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #77 Highlights:

  • Rifts® – City of Nowhere – an adventure setting – by Brett Caron. Capitalism, magic and dark secrets build an enchanted city with a dark underbelly that may not hold.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda. The mad genius of Doctor Feral breeds new mutant menaces, heroes and adventure. Four new super abilities.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – the city of Khemennu adventure setting by Ian Herbert. A holy city dedicated the Church of Light and Dark, and resting place of the legendary Sun Disc. A place of intrigue, magic and adventure.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Six – by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. This is it! The final battle against Legion! The Legion personality and her Black Shroud armor statted and described. Secrets and dangers revealed about the Factory Walker and more. Even in victory, the world may never be the same.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Cover by Michael Leonard. Art by Walton, Rodriguez, and others.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 177. Available NOW.

Note: The Rifter® #76 and #75 are also available and packed with official source material for Rifts® and other game settings.

NEW! Garden of the Gods – A Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook

This has been a secret project of Kevin Siembieda’s that he has been plotting and writing in what little spare time he has. The Garden of the Gods is said to be a holy place watched over and even frequented by the avatars of the gods. According to legend, the god may visit heroes and followers in dreams or in person by an avatar of the god, to be given guidance, inspiration, heroic quests, and gifts of knowledge and magic. More details about this title will follow.

  • The Garden of the Gods described in detail.
  • Godly insight and visitations.
  • Gifts of magic and knowledge.
  • Sanctuary and more.
  • The Black Pit, a place of evil and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden, or a trick of the Old Ones?
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 475. Fall release.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

NEW! Rifts® CS Arsenal – A Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

This title is hotly anticipated and ties directly into Rifts® Heroes of Humanity and Rifts® WB 35: Megaverse® in Flames. All of which are setting up something big.

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ CS Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 893. Fall release. Hot!

Rifts The Disavowed

Rifts® The Disavowed – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

“Desperate times require desperate measures. War has nothing to do with morality or justice. It’s all about winning or dying. We cannot bind our hands with high ideals, even our own, or worry about the laws of renegade nations or the rights of alien people. We must fight fire with fire. And you are the match.” – Colonel Lyboc addressing a Disavowed team.

The Disavowed are so Top Secret that their existence is known only to a handful of the Coalition States’ most elite, top echelon, with Joseph Prosek II the mastermind behind the Disavowed operation, and Colonel Lyboc its shadowy face. Find out who these men and women are. How the Disavowed get away with using magic, traveling to other parts of Rifts Earth and even to other dimensions in pursuit of enemies and strategic information that cannot be had through conventional means. Learn about the secret parameters in which these hard-boiled warriors, secretly hand-picked by Joseph Prosek II, operate, why almost every mission is considered a suicide mission, and why they must forever be the Disavowed.

  • CS operatives so secret that even the top military and political leaders right up to Emperor Prosek know nothing about them. And if they did know, would they condone their activity or condemn it?
  • Are the Disavowed heroes or renegades? Assassins or soldiers? Madmen or super-patriots? Or a little of them all?
  • Unsung heroes who keep the CS safe, or thugs and pawns of a shadow agency within the Coalition government?
  • What role does the Vanguard play in this group?
  • How do they reward their D-Bee “teammates” when the mission is over?
  • What happens to the Disavowed when they have seen or learned too much? Adventure ideas galore and so much more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892. Fall.

Rifts Sovietski

New! Rifts® Sovietski

The Rifts® Sovietski™ World Book presents background information on the fledgling Sovietski nation, notable cities and people, politics, and its growing army, plus Deadzones, Spetsnaz Special Forces, new bionics, Russian D-Bees, and more.

  • New Cyborgs and other O.C.C.s.
  • The Sovietski nation and its army.
  • Weapons, new bionics, combat vehicles, and gear.
  • Bunker Creation tables and Deadzone tables.
  • Russian D-Bees, adventure ideas and more.
  • By Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr.
  • $24.95 – 192 pages – Cat. No. 891 – Fall 2017.

New! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook

This sourcebook is all about inner city survival. Survivor colonies finding ways to live and prosper in the big city. Conventional wisdom says that living in the big population centers is impossible. These survivors prove otherwise.

  • Inner city survival. Old and new O.C.C.s.
  • Skyscraper communities and life on the rooftops.
  • Cults – the new power in the city.
  • Gangs, street runners, the new underground, and more.
  • Take your zombie campaign to new heights!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • Size and price not yet determined, probably 96 pages – $16.95 (tentative) – Cat. No. 237. Fall.

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

Robotech® is getting hotter and hotter. It is the Number One Anime on Crackle, the Robotech® movie from Sony Pictures sounds like it is going to be become a reality, more Robotech® licensed products are appearing, and Palladium is gearing up toward the release of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two and more Robotech® products. Ah, but the core game and expansion packs to get you started are available right now.

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. Get yours now.

Robotech® RPG Tactics Convention Exclusives – now available to anyone

These dynamic pieces are available as a regular item in the Palladium store. They are powerful fun and only have 4-6 parts, so they are easy to put together. They look awesome on your shelf or in your game. Get yours while supplies last.

© Copyright 2017 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved.

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