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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 5, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Thanks to Independence Day (4th of July), a lot of people in the USA are on vacation for the week, so I’m going to keep the highlights for this Weekly Update short and to the point.

  • Happy Independence Day. We hope most of you had the day off and got in a little summer fun. Enjoy the rest of the week.
  • Last weekend to get a Christmas in July Surprise Package! Offer ends at midnight, July 8, 2018. (Actually, sometime during the morning of July 9.) Order yours now or you’ll have to wait till Christmas time for your next shot at a fabled Palladium Christmas Surprise Package. Our appreciation and hello to the many of you who have already ordered one.
  • Palladium’s PDF sale on DriveThruRPG.com ends at 9:00 A.M., July 9, 2018. Take advantage of the sale while you can.
  • The Rifter® #80 is done and goes to the printer tomorrow (Friday). It is awesome and filled with pulse-pounding “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Rifts® Chaos Earth® and Splicers®, plus source material for Heroes Unlimited™, news and coming attractions. 112 pages.
  • The Rifter® #81 – already working on it. Check out Amy L. Ashbaugh’s cover. That’s a vampire Wolfen! It goes with my Palladium Fantasy adventure inside that issue. 112 pages.
  • Surviving Chaos Earth® and Rifts® Antarctica Raw Editions, as well as the 256 page, Splicers® I Am Legion Sourcebook are going fast.

Last Weekend to order Christmas in July Surprise Package – offer ends Sunday night

LAST CHANCE. Offer ends at midnight, July 8, 2018 (actually, sometime during the morning of July 9th). Order while you can.

What is a Palladium Christmas in July Surprise Package?

A way to start your summer off with a bang, an expression of appreciation from us to you, and a fun bargain for you.

$90-$95 (or more!) worth of Palladium Books products for only $45 plus shipping and handling. You are guaranteed to get an absolute minimum of ninety dollars ($90) retail value in your Surprise Package. Often you get $95-$100. Sometimes more! Santa Kevin likes to make gamers squeal with delight and may pack in $95-$100 worth of goodies into many Surprise Packages.

It’s a surprise package because you never know exactly what you’re going to get or who will sign your books. We try to include many of the items on your “Wish List,” but we will surprise you with stuff you are not expecting. Things like back issues of The Rifter®, the Rifts® Ultimate Edition and sourcebooks, Chaos Earth®, Dead Reign®, Nightbane®, and just about any Palladium RPG and sourcebooks, T-shirts, prints, greeting cards, or other items that we think you might enjoy. All items are “hand-picked” by Kevin Siembieda from YOUR Wish List. ALL with autographs if you request them. For many of you, this is the only way to get autographs from Palladium’s staff, artists and writers! This is a great way to fill holes in your collection, try new games and settings, or get presents for your gaming pals for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or any special occasion.

Please note: Sorry, but the two Raw Editions and Splicers® I Am Legion Sourcebook are much too new (and limited) to be included in the Christmas in July offer. We hope you understand. But take advantage of the reduced shipping cost by ordering them along with your July Grab Bag!

When can you order? Right now thru July 8, 2018. We always try to make each Surprise Package truly special. Those of you who have ordered in the past know what to expect. If you’ve never ordered a Surprise Package before, give it a try. You will not be disappointed.

DriveThruRPG Sale, now thru July 8, 2018: Most Palladium PDF titles are available at a discount, during this Christmas in July celebration, so take advantage of that too. This offer will not be extended, so spread the word and get yours now.

Please spread the word to gamers everywhere

The Christmas in July Surprise Package is only publicized by word of mouth, to readers of The Rifter® and on Palladium's website – www.palladiumbooks.com – so please tell everyone you know and start your summer off with a bang! Makes a great birthday, graduation or anniversary gift.

The Rifter Number 80

The Rifter® #80 – Ships July 20

The Rifter® #80 is done and being sent to the printer. It should ship around July 20. Most of this 112 page issue contains “official” source material for Splicers®, Palladium Fantasy® and Chaos Earth®! And it is all good stuff suitable for players and Game Masters alike. A fun read too. An outstanding issue. It includes Splicers® House of the Red Sands™ (official source material), a new and secretive Great House hidden in the desert; new O.C.C.s, enhancements, creatures and more, by Kris Tipping and others. For the Palladium Fantasy RPG®: The Wayfarers (official source material), gypsy-like nomads who travel the Palladium Fantasy World and have their own secret ways, by Julius Rosenstein. Rifts® Chaos Earth® Nebraska, Part One (official source material) by Dan Frederick, Megan Timperley and Kevin Siembieda. For Heroes Unlimited™: Masters Unlimited™ by Paul Herbert; plus news and coming attractions. 112 pages.

The Rifter Number 81

The Rifter® #81 – Ships July 31 (tentative)

Already in final production. Another great Amy L. Ashbaugh cover, Navigating Game Power Levels by Greg Diaczyk (and me), Rifts® Chaos Earth® Nebraska, Part Two (official source material) by Dan Frederick, Megan Timperley and Kevin Siembieda, plus material for Heroes Unlimited™, Rifts® and more.

Splicers I Am Legion

NEW! Splicers®: I Am Legion Adventure Sourcebook – available NOW as a PDF and a printed book – shipping now

This big, 256 page adventure sourcebook for Splicers® is jam-packed with new Host Armors, War Mounts, Bio-Enhancements and a sprawling adventure, plus many additional adventure ides. Available now as a printed book from Palladium Books and as a PDF download on DriveThruRPG.com. We think we may also make it available as a print on demand title from DriveThruRPG.com too. The verdict is still out on that one.

Highlights Include:

  • 6 new Great Houses.
  • 4 new Host Armors.
  • 6 new Splicers War Mounts.
  • 7 new Bio-Enhancements and augmentation.
  • 19 new Bio-Weapons, including the Hive Sword, Bug Bombs and more.
  • 15 new machines – robots and amalgams of the murderous Legion.
  • Amalgam creation tables, new alien predators and more.
  • Legion: A new and psychotic personality of N.E.X.U.S., statted and described.
  • Includes 20 pages of additional, unpublished material.
  • Written by Chuck Walton II, Christopher Kluge, Lance Colley and others.
  • 256 pages – Cat. No. 201 – $26.99 retail – Available now. Also available now as a PDF from DriveThruRPG.com.

Rifts Antarctica Raw Preview

New! Rifts® Antarctica – Raw Preview Limited Edition – limited to 150 copies – Available now – shipping now

This limited edition Raw Preview is in the warehouse and shipping now! The “Raw Preview Edition” of Rifts® World Book: Antarctica™ is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscript for this exciting new Rifts® World Book. It enables you to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw, unedited, unfinished manuscript before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies.

Contains information about Rifts® Antarctica and its many mysteries and secrets. Includes the Ice Witch, Icecraft, Ice Magic, the War of the Elementals, possessed volcanoes, ghost camps, the Krellik threat, Splugorth, aliens, demons, monsters, cold weather rules and more.

Note: The finished title is anticipated to ship in fall or winter 2018. But you can start playing right now with this special edition!

  • 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.
  • By Matthew Clements.
  • 128 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 898-RAW – Available now.

Surviving Chaos Earth Raw Preview

New! Surviving Chaos Earth® – Raw Preview Limited Edition of Chaos Earth® First Responders and Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream – limited to only 150 copies – Available now

Available now, this is the limited "Raw Preview Edition" of Rifts® Chaos Earth® First Responders™ and Psychic Scream™, which means you are getting an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscripts for these two exciting, new sourcebooks. You get to see the unfinished books months before the final titles are released. A rare look at the raw manuscripts before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies. Note: Psychic Scream™ is the new title for the long-awaited Psychic Storm™.

Contains background information on the early days immediately following the advent of the Great Cataclysm, new O.C.C.s, new weapons and gear, lifesaving medical robots and equipment, new D-Bees, new monsters, Apocalypse Plagues, and adventures. The Psychic Scream section of this Raw Preview Edition includes Psychic Super-Soldiers, Cleansers, Lifegivers, Listeners, Old Souls, Psychonauts, Faith Healers, the Lazlo Society, monsters and much more!

Note: The finished titles are anticipated to ship in the fall or winter. But you can start playing right now with this special edition!

  • 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 manuscripts and works in progress.
  • By Jason Richards, Matthew Clements, Daniel Frederick and Taylor White.
  • 160 pages – Limited Edition – $24.99 – Cat. No. 665-RAW – Available now.

Rifts Bestiary

Coming! Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One and Vol. Two

Chuck Walton continues to pound out artwork for this book that looks amazing, and he is already tightening the art for finished illustrations. I hope to slip a few pieces of art into these books too. Otherwise writing away as I juggle several projects. We have also received some creature stats and ideas from a few other freelance authors. As noted in the past, we are working on both volumes simultaneously. Very excited about these two books as they develop into something truly special.

What are the Rifts® Bestiary of North America, Volume One and Two?

We are collecting the hundreds of monsters and beasts of Rifts Earth into easy to use reference books, similar to what we did with D-Bees of North America. Only there are so many wondrous and fierce creatures that we cannot squeeze them into one book – plus we are adding a bunch of new creatures to add more fun and menace to your Rifts® games. Some will be a nuisance, others pets and companions, some are suitable M.D.C. riding animals, and some are slobbering beasts.

The first two Rifts® Bestiary™ sourcebooks are being created simultaneously, right now! Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks. In addition to a growing number of brand new critters and monsters by Kevin Siembieda, Chuck Walton, Carl Gleba, Greg Diaczyk and others! All adding new life to the savage wilderness of Rifts North America (US, Canada, Mexico). Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Updated descriptions and information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A good number of brand new creatures are being added too.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated, much of the art by Charles Walton II, along with Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages each volume – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) and Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two). In production. Release date: Summer – i.e., as fast as we can kick these bad boys out!

Gen Con – Indianapolis, Indiana – August, 2018

Holy moley! Gen Con is only four weeks away! We look forward to seeing many Palladium fans there. Of course, we will bring a bunch o’ books for ALL game lines, new and old, including the Raw Preview Editions, new releases, The Rifter, some T-shirts, prints, original art, out of print collectibles and maybe a surprise or two.

  • Meet a number of Palladium creators and get books signed by characters like:
    - Kevin Siembieda, Writer and Game Designer
    - Carmen Bellaire, Writer and Game Designer
    - Brandon Aten, Writer and Game Designer
    - Wayne Smith, Editor, Rifter®
    - Mark Oberle, Writer
    - Glen Evans, Writer
    - Charles Walton II, Artist
  • Please join the fun and swing by to say hello and chat.

SALE! Christmas in July at DriveThruRPG.com – 200+ items – June 29 thru July 8

We thought it was only fair to celebrate Christmas in July on DriveThruRPG as well as with the Christmas in July Surprise Package via the Palladium Website. Most of the 200+ PDF Palladium products are on SALE and available now through July 8, 2018. Enjoy.

Recent Releases: The Splicers®: I Am Legion™ Adventure Sourcebook contains 6 new Great Houses, 4 new Host Armors, 6 new War Mounts, 19 new Bio-Weapons, 15 new killer machines, new Bio-Enhancements, Amalgam creation tables, Legion and a series of adventures that build into a small campaign, and more. Nightlands™ Sourcebook for the Nightbane® RPG, containing secrets of the Nightlords™, their minions and their home dimension: the Nightlands, a twisted mockery of our own Earth. Plus 41 wicked NPC villains, 12 monsters, 12 demons, notable Nightlands™ locations, and more! Library of Bletherad™, an epic Palladium Fantasy sourcebook containing 21 Rune Weapons, 50+ new spells, Shadowcasting™ Magic, Fulmination Magic, forgotten history, secrets and more! The Rifter® #76 offers Rifts®/Phase World® Elemental Primorda™, the Rifts® Pecos Badlands town of Gohjjunk™, Doc Feral™ and some Mutants for Heroes Unlimited™, a Ninjas & Superspies™ adventure, a Savage Rifts® preview, and Splicers®: I Am Legion™: Part 5.

Nightbane® RPG, the core rules for this modern horror setting with elements of the monstrous, demonic and tormented superheroes (the Nightbane). Nightbane® Between the Shadows™ Sourcebook, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane, the sinister Spook Squad, world info, and more. Adventures on the High Seas™ (Fantasy, 2nd Edition) with 13 O.C.C.s, 20+ character sheets, 30 ships, 12 ports, cities and towns, the Island of the Cyclops, Floenry Islands, ship combat rules, and adventures. Old Ones™ (Fantasy 2nd Edition), 50 different cities, towns and forts (all mapped!), Illusionist and Monk O.C.C.s, 7 adventures (and ideas for many more), plus the Old Ones! Hell Followed™ for Dead Reign® featuring masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, stats for 23 disasters, and more. The Rifter® #75 including a Rifts® Primer, how to create adventures, Splicers® I am Legion™ adventure Part 4, a Rifts® town in Canada, a Rifts® Savage Worlds preview, and more. The Rifter® #74, with the Rifts® town of Moorcroft, Rifts® town of Karimyo, the Ancient Master, Splicers® I am Legion™ Part 3, and more. The Rifter® #73, with the Nexus Born, Splicers®: I am Legion part 2, and more. The Rifter® #71 & 72 (Double Issue) where the Splicers® I am Legion™ adventure begins. Dragons & Gods™, 40 deities, 20 Demon Lords, 14 dragons, Elementals, priests, Rune Weapons and more; for Palladium Fantasy RPG® but suitable for Rifts® and most settings. The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition, a complete role-playing game with 27 character classes, 15 player races, and much more. The Compendium of Weapons, Armour and Castles, 700 weapons, 40 types of body armor, 40 castles with floor plans, 224 pages. Rifts® Adventure Sourcebooks: Chi-Town ‘Burbs and Firetown & the Tolkeen Crisis (both with info about the ‘Burb of Firetown and Chi-Town ‘Burbs), The Black Vault™, a treasure trove of magic and Coalition secrets, and The Vanguard™, the secret organization of exiled mages who support the Coalition. Rifts® Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions™, 120+ monsters, demons, undead, and supernatural menaces, plus Elementals, the Shifter and Witch revisited, adventure ideas and more; Rifts® Conversion Book 2: Pantheons of the Megaverse® presents 150+ deities, demigods and god-pretenders, plus many adventure ideas; Rifts® Conversion Book One, Revised, 100+ monsters, 40 races, and more; Rifts® Path of the Storm™, a proposed screenplay; Dimension Book™ 14: Thundercloud Galaxy™ with 17 alien races, monsters, minions, the Dominators, space colony creation rules, monster creation rules, 101 adventure ideas and more; Dimension Book™ 13: Fleets of the Three Galaxies™, the name says it all; Dimension Book™ 8: Naruni™ Wave 2 is a treasure trove of high-tech weapons, force fields, and more. Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition enables you to create any type of hero and super being; Powers Unlimited® One, Powers Unlimited® Two, and Powers Unlimited® Three, offering more than 250 super abilities and 11 new power categories between the three; Mutant Underground™ mutant animals and more; Aliens Unlimited™ Galaxy Guide™ has super abilities for outer space, 20 aliens and new worlds; Gramercy Island™, a prison for super beings, 98 statted out prisoners, and 101 adventure ideas; Century Station™ contains 51 villains, 40 NPC heroes, and 101 adventure ideas; Villains Unlimited™ presents 80+ fully fleshed out and statted super-villains; Heroes Unlimited™ G.M.'s Guide has 10 full adventures, G.M. advice, rampage rules, and much more.

They join other recent releases of the ever popular Wormwood™, Phase World®, Phase World® Sourcebook, Skraypers™, Anvil Galaxy™, Three Galaxies™, Megaverse® Builder™, and Naruni™ Wave 2, as well as Ninjas & Superspies™, Mystic China™, Monsters and Animals and more. These are just some of the many Rifts® and Palladium titles now available on DriveThruRPG.com as PDFs, plus many FREE previews of key book titles. We are trying to make 1-2 new PDF titles available every week.

Palladium Collectibles, Artwork, Books, Toys and More in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Sale on all Star Wars toys, as Alex and I continue to add 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

Big fun next weekend at Connecticon XVI 2018 – July 12-15 – Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT

Includes several Palladium Books gaming events like Heroes Unlimited™/Nightbane®: Crime of the Century and Rifts® Chaos Earth®: How Far We've Come and a Rifts® Tournament by the RPGLeague®. Best players and participants get swag.

Get the full details at http://connecticon.org/

Closing Thoughts

We have all been focused on creating amazing source material for you, starting with The Rifter® #80 and #81. Followed by the Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. We probably spent too much time and energy on these two issues of The Rifter®, but we wanted to make them special and fun. Mission accomplished as both issues have epic, official and unofficial source material that will make excellent additions in any campaign and charge up your imaginations. We are proud of the material in these Rifters®. Meanwhile, Chuck has been working on the Rifts® Bestiary artwork and I have been assigning work to other artists for several projects. We are working hard to get you awesome books as fast as we can whip them out without sacrificing a lick of quality.

Don’t forget, this is your last weekend to get a Christmas in July Surprise Package and/or PDFs on sale at DriveThruRPG.com. Enjoy the weekend and game on!

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Game Designer, Artist, Gamer

Four New T-shirts – Available now

We have four new T-shirts that will make a nice addition to your wardrobe (and hint at some things go come).

  • New Rifts® Take Aim™ T-shirt is powerful and dynamic. It features a CS soldier firing his energy pistol. Is he friend or foe? You decide. It fits the current Rifts® story arc with the Minion War™ and most Rifts® and Coalition States themes. Art by comic book artist Freddie Williams II. Enjoy.
  • New Game Master T-shirt features the dynamic artwork of Kevin Long’s original Villains Unlimited cover. Why this art? A) Because G.M.s unleash the villains and challenges that await their players. B) Heroes Unlimited™ needs some loving. And C), because it is a dynamic piece of art that screams, “get ready for adventure.”
  • Heroes Unlimited™ T-shirt! You have been asking to see more for Heroes Unlimited™, we heard you and offer this striking T-shirt as just the beginning of more support for Heroes Unlimited™. It was certainly a hit at the Palladium Open House.
  • 2018 Palladium Books® Open House T-shirt is fun and the favorite of many people. It features art by Ramon K. Perez. You did not have to be at the Open House in person to get this fun T-shirt. If you were there in spirit or just like the design, snap it up. Limited to 120 shirts. Available only while supplies last.
  • All T-shirts are high quality, pre-shrunk, 100% cotton Gildan T-shirts and look great. I love all four. Wore the POH, G.M. and Heroes Unlimited T-shirts during the event and I’m wearing the Rifts® shirt for inspiration as I write this.
  • Available in most sizes, Medium to 5XL, as usual.
  • $18.95 each for Medium to XL, $20.95 for XXL, and up for larger sizes.

Rifts Wormwood

Back in Stock: Rifts® Dimension Book One: Wormwood

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. So it is that humans and monsters, the good and the wicked are at constant war with one another. Epic adventure, horror and the supernatural. There is nothing quite like Wormwood in the Megaverse®.

  • The Good and the human are represented by the Cathedral. Its Champions of Light include warrior priests, monks, Wormspeakers (seers), Symbiotic Warriors, Knights of the Temple, Holy Terrors and the most powerful and heroic of them all, the legendary Apok.
  • The Wicked and the demonic are represented by the Unholy, Dark Priests and the demonic Dark Minions.
  • Home of Crawling Towers, Holy Terrors, Wormspeakers, Apoks the Avengers, and hordes of demonic monsters.
  • 37 unique Wormwood spells.
  • 50 symbiotic organisms; worms, claws, crawlers, stars and more.
  • Magical Blood Stones and crystals.
  • 16 Dark Minions, including Entrancers, Skelter Bats and Worm Zombies.
  • 8 Player O.C.C.s, 20 monsters, a world of adventure unlike any other.
  • 20 page comic strip by Timothy Truman and Flint Henry.
  • Created by comic book legends Timothy Truman and Flint Henry.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages – $17.99 – Cat. No. 809. Available now.

Weapons and Assassins

Back in Stock: Weapons and Assassins

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 stock.

  • The Order of the Assassins.
  • Thugs, the Assassins of India.
  • The Ninja and their weapons, equipment and methods.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik.
  • 48 pages – $9.99 – Cat. No. 403. Available now.

Rifts Sovietski

New! World Book 36: Rifts® Sovietski – Now Shipping!

Now shipping! And jam-packed with a wide array of source material. New cyborgs, new O.C.C.s, new skills, new D-Bees, new cyborgs and bionics, new weapons, new vehicles, underground bunker tables, tons of adventure ideas and a whole lot of fun.

The Sovietski faces danger from the high-tech but savage and ruthless Warlords of Russia, the expanding Brodkil invasion sponsored by Mindwerks and the Angel of Death, Werewolves in the north, Gargoyles spilling in from the west, and the coming of the Minion War.

Rifts® Sovietski™ is a treasure trove of new ideas for cyborgs, player characters, D-Bees, and the fledgling, Sovietski nation. This book brings the Russian landscape to life and ready for adventure. See how the Sovietski came into being and where it is going, learn about its soldiers, army, people and their dreams, beliefs, and politics, plus Dead Zones, Spetsnaz Intelligence force, new cyborgs, bionics, and more. When combined with the Rifts® Mindwerks™ Sourcebook, Warlords of Russia™, Mystic Russia™ and the Triax™ books, you have a setting as large as North America.

  • 9 Sovietski O.C.C.s.
  • 40+ M.O.S. Skill Packages and 4 unique D-Bees.
  • 11 unique new Cyborgs, plus new bionics and body armor.
  • Light, Heavy and Superheavy Machines (cyborgs), revisited.
  • Cyborg animals for scouting and combat – new concept.
  • Sovietski war machine – 18 new vehicles, tanks, aircraft, and more.
  • 16 unique weapons plus grenades, tank shells and special ammunition.
  • Spetsnaz Sovietski Special Forces – the new KGB.
  • Bunker creation tables and Dead Zone tables.
  • Soldier Motivation/Origins, new skills and other tables.
  • Russian D-Bees like Wolverine People and the elemental Yaganar.
  • Overview of the Sovietski, notable cities and places of interest.
  • Notable groups, enclaves, people, many adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Brandon Aten, Matthew Orr and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 224 pages – $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 891. Available now!

Rifts® Titles to expand your Rifts® Sovietski gaming experience:

Here are some other Rifts® titles you may find useful when running a campaign in Eastern Europe.

  • Rifts® Warlords of Russia – Overview of Russia, the Warlords and their legions of cyborg warriors, the Sovietski, 20 O.C.C.s, 20 cyborgs, Russian weapons, vehicles, and more. 224 pages.
  • Rifts® Mystic Russia – 18 Archaic Russian Demons, 10 monsters, Night Witch, Hidden Witch, Mystic Kuznya, Fire Sorcerer, 9 Gypsy O.C.C.s, Russian magic, 6 vehicles, and more. 176 pages.
  • Rifts® Sourcebook 3: Mindwerks – The techno-horrors of the Angels of Death and Vengeance, 27 monsters and D-Bees of Eastern Europe, Mindwerks™ weapons, robots, MOM Implants, Brodkil, Gene-Splicers, the Kingdom of Tarnow, the Black Forest, maps and more. 112 pages.
  • Rifts® Triax & NGR – The New German Republic vs the Gargoyle Empire, 16 O.C.C.s, 20 vehicles, 15 robots, 9 cyborgs, plus power armor, body armor, weapons, overview of Europe, maps and more. 224 pages.
  • Rifts® Triax™ 2 – More about the NGR, the Gargoyle and Brodkil Empires, and the rest of the NGR war machine: Triax robots, power armor, vehicles, aircraft, and weapons galore. 192 pages.
  • Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook – A compendium of bionics and cybernetics, and info about partial cyborgs, Cyber-Humanoids, combat cyborgs, the Black Market and more. 160+ cybernetic systems and 120+ bionic items – weapons, sensors, optics, implants, plus 6 City Rat O.C.C.s, Cyber-Snatcher, Cyber-Doc, Techno-Wizard Bionics, repair rules, and more.
  • Rifts® Game Master Guide – If you are looking for more weapons and gear, this sourcebook contains every Rifts® robot, power armor, vehicle, weapon, experience table, map, and more that appeared in World Books 1-23 and Sourcebooks 1-4, plus O.C.C. and R.C.C. index, rules clarifications, and more. 352 pages.
  • Rifts® Book of Magic – 900+ magic spells, plus Techno-Wizard devices, Magic Tattoos, Nazca Lines, Whale Songs, Herbs, Symbiotes, Bio-Wizard Weapons, Rune Weapons, magic items and more! 352 pages.
  • Rifts® Adventure Guide – 150+ adventure ideas, Random Rifts, making towns, cities, merc companies, and traveling shows, gaming tips and much more. 192 pages.

New! Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One

A series of books that collects all the notable monsters, dinosaurs and creepy crawlers and creatures of Rifts® North America (US, Canada and Mexico) into two juicy volumes with a number of new creatures. Each volume includes maps and new creatures, large and small, to help or plague player characters. Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks. In addition, Kevin Siembieda, Chuck Walton and Greg Diaczyk are adding some new monsters to make life in the wilderness interesting. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

Winter releases, both volumes are being worked on simultaneously, right now, so that Volume Two will quickly follow Volume One within 4-6 weeks. Other volumes, like a Bestiary of Spirits and the Supernatural, are likely to follow.

Future volumes will include spirits, ghosts and entities, another on dragons, other volumes on creatures in other parts of Rifts Earth, and so on.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896. In production.

New! Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. Two

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two Rifts® Bestiaries are being created simultaneously. Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new monsters by Siembieda and Walton. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production.

The Rifter #79

New! The Rifter® #79 – Available now

The Rifter® #79 is all about pushing the envelope, trying new things and alternative methods, rules and approaches to create epic adventure! Role-playing games are all about expressions of your imagination. Of making ideas, characters and stories come to life. RPGs are flexible. Malleable. Alive and changing. There is no one way to look at things because there are infinite possibilities. This issue of The Rifter® explores some of those new possibilities.

Rifter® #79 Highlights:

  • Gaming Through History – any game setting. Do not sell history short. There are epic events, battles and mysteries throughout history that would make amazing RPG campaigns. Create adventures that are, in effect, parts of our unknown history. Hendrik Härterich shows you how with a wonderful set of guidelines, rules and ideas for using characters from just about any modern RPG to create settings and adventures from Earth’s past. Suitable for use with any Palladium RPG.
  • Rifts® – The Kingdom of New Oslo™ by David Collins. Explore the European Northlands and face the would-be god of Hell Hounds and Fenry. A monster that calls itself Fenrik. Oslo overview, notable people and places, vehicles, gear, and adventure ideas.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ – The Stage Magician, Revisited, by Matt Reed. An exciting look at a unique crime-fighter.
  • Rifts® and any game setting – Different ways to run a campaign, by Julius Rosenstein. Game Master tips, suggestions and alternative rules.
  • Rifts® short story about redemption and Justice, by Mark Oberle.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 179. Available now.

UPDATE: Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire

This title presents four 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.

  • Four 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 by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 895. In production.

In the Face of Death

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

This sourcebook is all about inner-city survival. Survivor colonies finding a way 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, but probably $17.99 – 96 pages – Cat. No. 237. In production.

UPDATE: Convention Calendar

2018 Gen Con – August 2-5, 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana

As noted earlier, we need Game Masters to submit their Palladium Gaming Event descriptions over the next few weeks. As with years past, please coordinate with NMI and the Megaversal Ambassadors to be part of the Palladium Books gaming block at Gen Con and to get listed in the onsite Gen Con Program Book (very important). Thank you.

The usual Palladium crew will be present at the Palladium booth to chat and sign books.

Copyright 2018 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved.

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