Palladium Books® Weekly Update – December 13, 2012

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By Kevin Siembieda

It has been a good week. A lot is getting done and there has been good cheer around the Palladium offices.

Matthew Clements and Carmen Bellaire both dropped by yesterday. Mark Dudley last week. I spoke with artist Amy Ashbaugh this morning, Mike Mumah yesterday, and Mike Leonard and Doug Lamberson earlier in the week. I exchanged emails with Ramon Perez, Mike Wilson, Kent Burles, that Mumah guy again, and other people near and dear to me.

On a personal note, my doctor gave me high marks on my health and management of my diabetes. I have wrapped, packaged and shipped what feels like a zillion Christmas presents to family, friends and freelancers. I do so because I like to show my appreciation to as many people as I can this time of year. For those who may be interested, I talk about my growing up poor, gift-giving and the holidays in a Murmur from the Megaverse® entitled, Oh, oh, Christmas is around the corner.

We’ve been fielding a lot of telephone calls about product, Christmas orders and Surprise Packages. In fact, there was a point this morning when all the telephone lines were lit up and I had to take a call. I spoke to a gent on the East Coast named Dennis. He wanted to know the status of upcoming releases. He was surprised and happy to hear Robotech® Genesis Pits™ ships tomorrow (or Monday), and was glad to learn Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook was in production and that Northern Gun™ One and Two would follow quickly thereafter. Like many of you, he collects a little bit of every line we produce.

I also wrote a Distributor’s Update, and I worked to keep everything moving forward. Meanwhile, I’ve been paying bills, assigning artwork, drawing up contracts and doing a lot of other things, including writing!

UPDATE: Robotech®: The Genesis Pits Sourcebook

Our printer tells me there has been a slight delay in their bindery so they are not sure if Robotech® Genesis Pits™ is on schedule to arrive at the Palladium warehouse tomorrow, Friday, December 14, or whether it will be Monday, December 17. We’ve already processed orders and prepped for shipping, so whichever day Robotech® Genesis Pits™ arrives, it will ship to everyone who has pre-ordered it. Get your orders in today! This is an awesome sourcebook.

Back in Print and Available now

Aliens Unlimited™, Wolfen Empire™ and Rifts® Japan are all back in the Palladium warehouse and ready to ship. See their full description elsewhere in this Update.

UPDATE: The Rifter® #61

Wayne Smith has finalized his selections for The Rifter® #61 and I’ve already assigned half the artwork. I’ll be assigning the rest of the artwork for it later this evening. I’ll also be assigning some work to Mike Mumah, Nick Bradshaw and other artists for various upcoming releases.

UPDATE: Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook

This puppy continues to come along nicely. I can hardly wait till it is finished and in your hands. Worked on it less than I’d like this week, but I’ve been working on it every day.

UPDATE: Rifts® Northern Gun One

Chuck is supposed to be dropping off the last of his work for this project tonight or tomorrow. I think this book is going to make a lot of Rifts® fans happy. Plus the robots and vehicles can be dropped into other Mega-Damage settings like Robotech® and Phase World®/Three Galaxies™ without modification.

Advance Preview of Rifts® Northern Gun One on DriveThruRPG.com

People are loving the Rifts® Northern Gun™ One advance preview as we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on it. It’s up on DriveThruRPG.com as a FREE download. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. It’s a fun teaser. There are FREE sneak previews of other Palladium titles as well.

DriveThruRPG.com is a way to get out of print and first edition RPGs as PDFs, as well as a way to preview upcoming releases and select titles before you make your purchase. Palladium’s new, FREE PDF, 48 page, color catalog is also available from DriveThruRPG.com. The print edition of the catalog (in black and white) is available upon request and dropped into most mail orders and Christmas Surprise Packages.

DriveThruRPG.com is also your place to get PDFs of older products and sneak previews of upcoming books. Many back issues of The Rifter® are available on DriveThruRPG.com (issues #1-52), as are more than 90 out of print titles such as Rifts®, BTS™ and Palladium Fantasy® first edition rule books and sourcebooks. A sneak preview of Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook should also be coming soon. We have not forgotten about the PDF only editions of The Rifter® #0.1 and The Rifter® #0.2 – both are big, juicy digital editions of new, fan created material for the Palladium Megaverse® of games.

DriveThruRPG.com also offers the Rifts® and Palladium Fantasy® Game Master Kits (both written by Carl Gleba and complete with maps, combat matrix, character sheets, spell list, and 20 pre-rolled characters created by Julius Rosenstein; $5 each). Of course, there are FREE Sneak Previews of Rifts® Black Market, Endless Dead™, Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms™, and Thundercloud Galaxy™, as well as 90+ out of print titles, including back issues of The Rifter®, and first edition rule books for Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited, The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy, and lots of other good things. ALL available as PDF downloads at reasonable prices. And there is MORE to come.

UPDATE: Online Sales

This week is shaping up to be our biggest week of sales for the year, thanks to the holidays and the Christmas Surprise Package special. Sales remain red hot. You still have time to order your Surprise Package and get it for Christmas! See below for details.

It ENDS December 24th – the Christmas Surprise Package offer ends December 24, 2012

If you’ve been planning to get a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package in time for Christmas, you had better do it SOON, because time is running out. Spread the word, remind your gaming buddies, and if you’ve been trying to decide whether or not to get one . . . YES. Order today. Provide a nice, long Wish List of currently available books (12+ items) and I guarantee you will be delighted with your Surprise Package.

  • IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! All orders placed OVER THE WEEKEND via UPS Ground will arrive in time for Christmas in the USA – provided there are no other delays such as a declined credit card, Wish List that’s too short or incorrect address (and similar problems). ORDER TODAY!
  • UPS Ground in the USAYes! Order over the weekend. We strongly recommend UPS Ground as the most reliable method of shipping and tracking. You can order through December 16, via UPS Ground and still get your Surprise Package in the USA. NOTE: Those of you living EAST of the Mississippi River can order as late as December 18 and should still get your package before Christmas – BUT we cannot guarantee it.
  • UPS 3-Day Select in USAYes. But place your order no later than December 18 to be sure!
  • UPS 2nd Day Air in USAYes. Place your order by December 19.
  • UPS Next Day Air in USA Yes. Place your order by December 20.
  • Priority Mail in USAYes! If you place your order over the weekend; not later than Wednesday, December 19.
  • Express Mail in USAYes. Place your order by December 20.
  • Parcel Post in USA – No. You missed that window. Only a 50/50 chance you’ll get it by Christmas, assume you will not.
  • Media Mail – Not in time for Christmas. At this point, there is less than a 30% chance you will get it before Christmas. HOWEVER, if you do not need the Surprise Package for Christmas because you are buying it to fill holes in your own collection or getting it as a birthday present or other gift, Media Mail remains the least expensive method of shipping. It is also the least reliable and could take up to four weeks for the package to arrive this time of year.
  • To our friends in Canada and overseas – at this point, any order placed now may or may not arrive in time for Christmas; probably NOT. Priority International takes 5-7 business days, and any delay at customs could delay it further. Order at your own risk. Customer is responsible for any customs fees and duty.

The best bargain of the holidays: A Palladium Christmas Surprise Package

  • $85-$95 worth of product for only about $45 or so in every Palladium Christmas Surprise Package! These days, that’s the price of a core rule book or two supplements. And sometimes the crazy Publisher includes even more value than that!
  • Autographs in every book in your Surprise Package, upon request if you want them. For many gamers this is the only way for them to get signed books.
  • Get original artwork. The inclusion of art is considered only for those who request it, and depending on the size, subject and quality of the art, you may only get the art and one or two other items. (The typical piece of original art is 8½ x 11 and has a value of $30-$60.)
  • Get other goodies like limited edition prints, posters, back issues of The Rifter®, game settings you’ve been meaning to try, T-shirts, coffee mugs, bookmarks, magnets, Chi-Town Library pencils, and other Palladium goodies.
  • A great gift for ALL gift-giving occasions – Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, birthdays, anniversaries, and so on.
  • It’s a surprise, like a real present, because you never know exactly what you are going to get and it is packed with love!

Placing your Surprise Package order involves you sending Santa Kevin a “Wish List” of 10-12 different in-stock products and a flat payment (+ shipping and handling). I then hand-pick items from that Wish List and I may include product you didn’t ask for (hence the nickname, “X-Mas Grab Bag”), but all things I think you’ll enjoy, and we ship it all off to you. Gamers have been loving this special offer for 14 or 15 years now. Order one or several for yourself and for your gaming buddies. For the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or just to get cool stuff and signatures. Get all the information from the description in the online store.

Click here for complete details and to place your order.

Christmas Surprise Package offer ends December 24, 2012

Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles Store

And we continue to add and sell Palladium collectibles, action figures, publications and other collectibles in my online store. Take a look, there may be some items that are perfect as holiday gifts.

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

The Palladium Family grows

Everyone is having babies. My daughter, Monica, this past July, my pal, Brandon Aten, in October, and now my friends, Becky and Doug Lamberson. Becky and Doug enjoyed the arrival of Maya Louise this week. Congratulations from everyone at Palladium Books. Now make sure she grows up right, i.e. a science fiction, comic book and fantasy loving gaming gal. ;)

Are you ready for Christmas?

I’m happy to report that I am. I’ve even wrapped 95% of my gifts (and there were many), I’ve already shipped out most of the packages that need to go in the mail, and I’m as ready as I’m going to be for the Palladium Christmas Party this Friday evening. We’re expecting a bunch of the local guys to show up to join the fun too (Mark, Ben, Matt, Jeff, Chuck). Don’t worry, we’ll put in a full day’s work first and I’ll be back writing away this weekend. :)

Happy Holidays to one and all! Happy Hanukkah to the many gamers celebrating it right now. Everyone, please, have a safe and wonderful holiday season filled with love and laughter.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer and Surrogate Santa

X-Mas Grab Bags

Surprise Package comments from fans like you

As Christmas approaches we’ve been signing, packing, and shipping a vast quantity of Christmas Surprise Packages. Many of them include brief season greetings, well wishes, suggestions and comments. I like to share some them with you in these Weekly Updates as a way to acknowledge our fans, and because they are fun to read, so here is this week’s sampling.

Your brief comments, suggestions and support mean a lot to all of us. Everyone at Palladium enjoys reading your comments. They always brighten our day. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have made 2012 a very good year for Palladium. Keep those imaginations burning bright, have a joyous holiday season and game on.

M.D. in Melbourne, Australia, writes: Thanks again for this awesome Christmas Grab Bag. It’s my third year ordering and it always brightens my holiday season opening the box not knowing what might lie inside. I’m looking forward to another year of awesome releases. Hopefully including Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook and Megaverse® in Flames™. Cheers to you all, and keep up the great work.

J.H. in Snellville, Georgia, writes: After being given Dead Reign™ from you guys in a previous Surprise Package, I love it. I own all of them now and will buy new ones as they are created. I have played Rifts® since the 1990s. It is my favorite game ever.

M.M. in Phoenix, Arizona, writes: I look forward to many more years of fun and really appreciate the memories and enjoyment that your games have provided me while growing up.

Z.K. in Grand Junction, Colorado, writes: I love the creativity and work you all put into your games/art/products/everything. Thank you for caring about your products and customers.

F.U. in Glonn, Germany, writes: Christmas isn’t Christmas without your Grab Bags! Keep up the great work. Kevin, you are the last of the great game designers and you just keep going. Kudos! I love your work.

S.J. in Washington, DC, writes: Thanks again for offering this opportunity to get some great items and support the greatest RPG company in the Megaverse®!

M.V. in Albany, Oregon, writes: I have been playing Robotech® since 1986. I have every sourcebook from that era, and I’m very excited to see and hear you are writing new material for Robotech®. I have enjoyed those books immensely over the years and through the hundreds of stories I’ve told with them.

R.R. in Milledgeville, Georgia, writes: Can’t wait for the Vampires Sourcebook. Thanks and keep up the great work!

J.K. in St. Louis, Missouri, writes: I’ve been getting the Grab Bag for many years now and it has always been wonderful. It’s the best gift anyone could ask for . . . well, aside from the release of new Palladium Fantasy books that is.

T.M. in Richmond, Kentucky, writes (in part): As always thanks for making such a great game. One that has given me so many wonderful memories over the years. I can honestly say there is so little I would change. It would be awesome if you were able to make a book for G.M.s filled with helpful tips.

E.M. in Miami, Florida, writes: I’m loving this deal! My small group is quite excited about Rifts® now. And I’ve become a big kid about the RPG as well. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

T.S. in Ingelheim, Germany, writes: I just got my first Palladium game a week ago and I am an absolute newcomer with your product lines.

J.B. in Caldwell, Idaho, writes: Santa Kevin, I hope all of you at Palladium Books have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for not wavering on quality and trying to always improve.

From Kevin Siembieda & staff to all of you. M.D., count on seeing the Vampires Sourcebook, NG 1 & 2, and Megaverse® in Flames SOON. M.M., I’m so happy we have given you good memories of gaming. To S.J. and others, your high praise makes me blush. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and well wishes. Happy holidays. :) – Kevin Siembieda and the Palladium Crew

Robotech Genesis Pits Sourcebook

Robotech® Genesis Pits Sourcebook – Ships December 14, 2012

We are expecting it tomorrow. If there is a delay, it will only be till Monday. All pre-orders have top priority and ship the day we receive the book. This is a truly epic sourcebook that takes an in-depth look at the Invid Genesis Pits, their purpose, function, the mutants and monsters they unleash and the dangers they pose for non-Invid. It is jam-packed with never before seen source material, mutations, mutation tables (so you can generate your own Genesis Pit monsters and characters) and more.

  • Inorganics and other war machines of the Invid Regent.
  • Gura-Invid – monstrous mutant Invid that do not leave when the Regess and her Invid legions depart Earth.
  • Bioroid and Zentraedi mutants, Simulagents and more.
  • Different types of Genesis Pits from across the galaxy.
  • Tables for creating Genesis Mutants as player characters and NPC villains.
  • Tables for creating Genesis Pit Monsters as player characters and NPC villains.
  • Secrets of the Invid and notable Genesis Pits of Earth.
  • Genesis Pit mutations, monsters and dinosaurs.
  • Artwork by Apollo Okamura, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Mike Mumah, Ben Rodriguez, Mike Wilson, Nick Bradshaw, and others.
  • Written by Irvin Jackson. 8½ x 11 inch book format. Available only in the USA and Canada.
  • $16.95 – 112 pages. Cat. No. 555 – Ships Friday, December 14, 2012.

Aliens Unlimited

BACK IN PRINT: Aliens Unlimited

A sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited

Aliens Unlimited™ brings alien beings to your Earth-based Heroes Unlimited™ setting and enables you to take your Earth heroes to alien worlds. This sourcebook has everything you need to launch an alien based campaign or galactic adventures, or introduce alien invaders, villains, heroes and campaign ideas.

Aliens Unlimited™ also makes the perfect resource and companion to Thundercloud Galaxy™ or any of the Rifts® Dimension Books™ and the Minion War™ series. Looking for some new space aliens, villains and monsters to add to your Thundercloud Galaxy™ or Minion War™ campaign? Need some unique Splugorth slaves? Demon henchmen? Take a look at Aliens Unlimited™ (and the Aliens Unlimited™ Galaxy Guide™ companion sourcebook); easy to adapt.

  • 85 alien races/R.C.C.s, plus a bonus alien.
  • 15 alien monster races, plus NPC villains.
  • Galactic Organizations (Atorian Empire and more).
  • Rules and tables for Creating Alien Characters, including an expanded Alien Appearance & Bonuses Table, Reason for Coming to Earth, Equipment, Special Vehicles and more.
  • 90+ weapon stats, including Cold Weapons, Energy Weapons, Incendiary Weapons, Sonic Weapons, and a wide range of Kisentite Blades.
  • Info about alien bionics, body armor, and power armor.
  • A handful of vehicles and miscellaneous equipment.
  • UFO watch groups, alien spies, NPCs and more.
  • Suggestions, rules and information for your galactic campaigns.
  • Plus some super abilities, spell magic and psionics.
  • Adaptable to Rifts®, Phase World® and Rifts® Dimension Books™, complete with conversion notes for Rifts®.
  • Written by Wayne Breaux Jr., additional text by Siembieda.
  • 208 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 515. Available now.

Wolfen Empire

BACK IN PRINT: Wolfen Empire

A sourcebook for Palladium Fantasy RPG®

Back in print! This juicy adventure-sourcebook is authored by Erick Wujcik, Kevin Siembieda and Bill Coffin. It presents a comprehensive background and history of the Wolfen Empire, the Wolfen tribes, their military and their plans for the future. It also includes several adventures, strange animals, random encounter tables and more. Wolfen Empire is a fan favorite, and one of Erick Wujcik’s last published role-playing works.

  • 101 Adventures Table.
  • 4 fully-fleshed out adventures plus a few notable places, including the Bones of Belimar, the Village of Wrijin and the town of Badd Land (a Bandit’s Paradise).
  • 13 notable animals of the North.
  • The Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters.
  • Wolfen history, religion and economics.
  • Wolfen military, ranks and types.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik, Kevin Siembieda and Bill Coffin.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 471. Available now.

Rifts Japan

BACK IN PRINT: Rifts® World Book 8: Rifts® Japan

This fan-favorite sourcebook is filled with high-tech wonders, magic and monsters. There are 20 O.C.C.s (Occupational Character Classes) that range from the traditional ninja and samurai to power armor, giant robots and cyborgs.

  • 20 O.C.C.s including the Mystic Ninja, Ninja Cyborg, Ninja Juicer, Cyber-Samurai, Ninja Techno-Wizard, Japanese Demon Queller & more.
  • 12 suits of power armor including Samurai SAMAS and Glitter Boys.
  • 9 giant robots.
  • Cyborgs of Japan, including Dragon Cyborgs and other bionics.
  • Advanced weapons, melee weapons and other gear.
  • Mystical powers and martial arts.
  • Enchanted weapons and items including the Living Samurai Sword.
  • 11 notable demons, goblins and dragons of Japan.
  • Kyoto Millennium Tree, visions, wands and weapons.
  • Overview of Japan, its people, magic and technology.
  • Written by C.J. Carella.
  • 216 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 818. Available now.

Rifts Vampires Sourcebook

Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook – Coming Next!

In final production right now!

Deep within Mexico vampires have established entire kingdoms. There they live like tyrants and gods, dominating an underclass of cattle people used as slaves and food stock. Learn more about the vampires, their rivals, allies and the humans who willingly serve their supernatural masters for a chance to join the undead. A must-have guide for those who wish to travel deeper into the Vampire Kingdoms or play as vampires and their human minions. In final production right now with art and text coming in and final editing and writing in progress.

  • More human kingdoms within Mexico like the Tampico Military Protectorate and Durango, the Silver City.
  • Firefighting robots, hover firetrucks and more anti-vampire gear.
  • Magic based Vampire Hunters and human strongholds.
  • Techno-Wizard anti-vampire weapons and magical devices.
  • Profiles for Doc Reid and Reid’s Rangers, the world’s most famous Vampire Hunters.
  • Fort Reid, an entire city devoted to hunting the undead.
  • The Bloodwatch, a secret vampire intelligence agency that tracks down and exterminates Vampire Hunters.
  • The Yucatan Peninsula, a mysterious dimensional pocket overrun by strange demons known as Xibalbans.
  • The return of the Mayan god Camazotz, Lord of Bats and Darkness.
  • The werebeasts of Mexico and Central America; those who assist the vampires and those who fight against them.
  • New O.C.C.s like the Bloodwatch Vampire Operative, Silver Swords Militia, Werejaguar Vampire Hunter and the Vampire ‘Borg.
  • Cover by Michael C. Hayes. Interior art by various artists.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Matthew Clements and Braden Campbell.
  • 128 pages – $16.95 – Cat. No. 884. Goes to the printer in December; January, 2013 release.

Rifts Black Market Gold Hardcover

Rifts® Black Market Hardcover

Gold Contraband Edition – Available now!

Everything you want to know about the Black Market of Rifts® North America presented inside a pair of gorgeous black leatherette covers. Gold foil embossing on front cover and spine. Historically, gold collector editions only increase in value on the collector’s market, and often quickly. This is the lowest number of a Collector’s Gold Edition that Palladium has ever printed.

  • Striking Black leatherette cover with gold foil embossing.
  • Limited “Collector’s Edition” – only 250 signed and numbered copies.
  • 8 signatures, including main authors Kevin Siembieda, Matthew Clements and Carmen Bellaire, plus Chuck Walton and the Palladium staff.
  • Numbers to be sold, start with #5.
  • Exactly the same content as the softcover book described below.
  • Cover art by Chuck Walton.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, Kevin Siembieda, Carmen Bellaire, Taylor White, Julius Rosenstein and Alex Marciniszyn.
  • 192 pages – $60.00 retail – Cat. No. 886HC. Available now. Sold ONLY from Palladium Books via our online store, or call the office order line (734-721-2903) weekdays from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Eastern time.

Rifts Black Market

Rifts® Black Market – Softcover Edition – Available now

See what everyone is talking about and order yours today. Rifts® Black Market™ is an epic, 192 page sourcebook that contains a wealth of information about the inner workings of the Black Market, the Five Factions, new Bandito Arms/Black Market weapons and gear, how to make any O.C.C. a Black Marketeer, special abilities of the Black Marketeer, criminal enterprises, Black Market loans, merc and crime jobs, and much more. This book has it all. AND best of all, a lot of it can be easily adapted to just about any world setting, not just Rifts Earth.

  • Rules to make any O.C.C. (or R.C.C.) a Black Marketeer.
  • Special abilities and benefits of the Black Marketeer.
  • Specialized O.C.C.s of the Black Market.
  • Criminal enterprises, jobs, and inner workings of the Black Market.
  • The Five Black Market Factions that wield the greatest power in North America: Bandito Arms, The Chicago Network, The Immaterial Hand, El Oculta, and Le Marche Noir.
  • Black Market internal operations and security.
  • Black Market services, products, practices and customers.
  • New weapons and equipment of Bandito Arms/Black Market.
  • A wide range of BigBore weapons and other merc weapons.
  • New power armor, vehicles and robot riding animals.
  • Black Market criminal assignments, jobs and mercenary bounties.
  • Major Black Market smuggling corridors and routes.
  • Smuggling methods, both magical and conventional.
  • Traveling Shows: Freak Shows, Medicine Shows and Circuses.
  • Traveling Shows as fronts for the Black Market.
  • Traveling Black Market Merchants, Market Towns and Market Outlets.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, Kevin Siembieda, Carmen Bellaire, Taylor White, Julius Rosenstein and Alex Marciniszyn.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 886. Available now.

Rifts Northern Gun One

Rifts® World Book 33: Northern Gun One

Northern Gun™ is the largest independent manufacturer of high-tech weapons, robots and vehicles in North America. Outside of the Coalition States, one could argue, no other kingdom is as powerful or influential, at least when it comes to technology and weapons. The manufacture and sale of Northern Gun weapons and vehicles has given virtually every kingdom, town, colony of settlers and adventurer group a chance to survive and prosper. Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, NG has been the premier outfitter of mercenaries, adventurers and upstart kingdoms for generations. Now, for the first time ever, learn Northern Gun’s history, goals and plans for the future. Of course, that means new weapons, robots, power armor, vehicles and gear.

  • In-depth look at Northern Gun: its business operations and its community.
  • Bionic and cybernetic services.
  • Weapons and combat gear; new and old.
  • Northern Gun robot drones; new and old.
  • Northern Gun giant combat robots; new and old.
  • Northern Gun freighters and hover trains.
  • Northern Gun character classes and more.
  • 109 P.A. catalog of Northern Gun products!
  • Key locations, people and sales outlets in and around Northern Gun.
  • Northern Gun’s relationship with the Coalition States, Triax Industries, the Black Market and others.
  • The Kingdom of Ishpeming, a puppet-state propped up by NG.
  • The Ishpeming military and more.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Interior Artwork by Chuck Walton, Nick Bradshaw, and others.
  • Wraparound cover by Chuck Walton.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 887. January release.

Rifts Northern Gun Two

Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun Two

More information about the weapons, vehicles and practices of Northern Gun, including the new rage of robot gladiatorial combat.

  • Northern Gun power armors; new and old.
  • Northern Gun hovercycles & land vehicles; new and old.
  • Northern Gun aircraft; new and old.
  • Northern Gun boats, ships and submarines; new and old.
  • Northern Gun Robot Gladiatorial Arena; new!
  • Robot Gladiator O.C.C. and robot gladiators.
  • The NG Bounty Board, the largest collection of bounties and mercenary contracts anywhere on Rifts® Earth.
  • Mercenaries, pirates and more.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Interior Artwork by Chuck Walton, Nick Bradshaw, and others.
  • Wraparound cover by John Zeleznik.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 888. February release.

Rifts® World Book 35: Megaverse® in Flames

The Minion War spills across Rifts Earth, where demons and infernals hope to recruit allies and use the Rifts as gateways of destruction. Their influence shakes things up across the planet, especially at locations where demons and Deevils already have a strong presence. Demons, Deevils and supernatural beings run rampant and wreak havoc across the world.

  • Demon plagues and mystic blights.
  • Soulmancy and Blood Magic revealed.
  • Magical and demonic weapons and war machines.
  • Demonic armies, strongholds and places of evil.
  • Hell Pits and Rune Forges.
  • Many Demon Lords, their minions and plans.
  • Calgary, the Kingdom of Monsters; in detail.
  • Ciudad de Diablo, Harpies’ Island and other notable Hell holes on Earth.
  • Lord Doom, Pain and other demonic leaders.
  • Horune treachery, Dimension Stormers and other villains.
  • Notable demonic generals, mercenaries, people and places.
  • Battleground: Earth – as demons and infernals amass their legions.
  • Global chaos and the places most dramatically affected by the Demon Plagues.
  • Epic battles and adventure ideas galore.
  • Written by Carl Gleba. Part of the Minion War “Crossover” series.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 876. Early 2013 release.

DriveThruRPG

PDF downloads from DriveThruRPG.com

This is a great resource for getting out of print Palladium titles and other select books. We’ve made 90 titles available as PDF digital downloads from DriveThruRPG.com. This is a great way to try Palladium products and get access to out of print RPG source material. Some notable titles include.

‘Tis the season for zombies! Dead Reign Zombie RPG.

Everyone I’ve ever talked to who has tried this game loves it, especially if they had a thing for post-apocalyptic games and zombies to begin with. Fans of zombies, horror and apocalyptic settings really should give this RPG a try. – Kevin Siembieda

Dead Reign RPG

Dead Reign RPG – ideal introductory role-playing game

Think you know zombies? Think again.

Can you survive in a world where the dead have risen and feed upon the living? Battle zombies, mad men and death cultists in a post-apocalyptic where world the last of humanity struggles to survive.

Dead Reign™ RPG is the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. Civilization is gone, the dead reign, and the living fight to survive against impossible odds. Tales of zombies, human survival and horror as a fast-paced, easy to learn game and sourcebooks.

  • Easy to learn, easy to play, and fast paced.
  • Clean, simple rules and quick character generation, and a depth of information and setting.
  • 7 different types of zombies.
  • Zombie combat and survival tips.
  • 6 Apocalyptic Character Classes & Ordinary People. 40+ occupations to choose from.
  • 101 Random Scenarios, Encounters and Settings.
  • 100 Random Corpse Searches and other tables.
  • Weapons, vehicles, and places of note.
  • Death Cults, their Priests, power over zombies and goals.
  • Quick Roll Character Creation tables (10 minutes).
  • A complete role-playing game.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Josh Hilden and Joshua Sanford.
  • $22.95 retail – 224 pages – Cat. No. 230. Available now.

Civilization Gone

Civilization Gone – Dead Reign Sourcebook One

It has been months since the dead rose to attack the living. Civilization has crumbled. There is no army, no government, no help coming. You are on your own and things are only getting worse.

  • Madmen and Psychopaths including the Zombie Master, Ghost Walker, Backstabber, Messianic Leader, Zombie Lover, Deathbringer and others.
  • Bandits and Raiders who prey upon other survivors.
  • Street Gang Protectors and their mission to save lives.
  • Phobia and Obsession tables. Many adventure ideas.
  • House and home resource and encounter tables.
  • Random encounter and survivor camp creation tables.
  • Additional world information and survival advice.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • $12.92 retail – 64 pages – Cat. No. 231. Available now.

Dark Places

Dark Places – Dead Reign Sourcebook Two

Secrets of survival, including using railroad tracks and the urban underground to travel unseen and undetected by zombies.

  • Worm Meat, Bug Boy, Sewer Crawler and Impersonator Zombies.
  • “Live Bait” zombie lures with human beings as bait.
  • Traveling the rails and boxcar encounter tables.
  • Traveling sewer tunnels, steam tunnels & other dark places.
  • The pitfalls and dangers of the urban underground.
  • Diseases, infection and additional world information.
  • Random encounter tables, boxcar content tables, and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • $12.92 retail – 64 pages – Cat. No. 232. Available now.

Endless Dead

Endless Dead – Dead Reign Sourcebook Three

The zombie hordes grow in number and strangeness. Can humankind survive? Where is the military?

  • New types of zombies like Fused Zombies and Walking Mass Graves.
  • New O.C.C.s including Wheelman, Zombie Hunter & Zombie Researcher.
  • Info & tables for weaponizing vehicles and vehicle combat rules.
  • Random encounter tables for military bases, police stations, gun stores, buildings, suburbs, industrial parks, small towns, farmland and wilderness.
  • Tables for creating Survivor caravans, hideouts, Safe Havens & more.
  • Timetable for setting zombie campaigns and many adventure ideas.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • $16.95 retail – 96 pages – Cat. No. 233. Available now.

Back in Print and Great Gift Ideas

The Rifter #50

The Rifter® #50, Anniversary Special – Available NOW! – back in print due to popular demand

You might think of The Rifter® #50 as a special “all-star” anniversary issue with official source material for Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™, Nightbane® and many other Palladium RPG settings.

The Rifter® #50 includes:

  • Chaos Earth™ – Official source material that includes psionics and three new psychic O.C.C.s: Charismatic O.C.C., Reactionary O.C.C. and Teke Freak O.C.C. Written by Jason Richards. Art by Allen and Brian Manning.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ – Official source material about fame, glory and infamy for heroes and the legacy they create. Written by Mark Oberle. Art by Mark Dudley.
  • Nightbane® – Official source material on the new O.C.C. known as the Mortificant or Death Caller. Written by Irvin Jackson. Art by Kent Burles.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ – Optional rules about combat, combat moves, modifiers and more. Written by Taylor White. Art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – Official source material that includes the Elven magic of the Zodiac Mage O.C.C. and Star Mage O.C.C. by Carl Gleba. Art by Amy L. Ashbaugh.
  • Phase World® – Official source material that includes a look at the Free World Council (FWC). Written by Braden Campbell. Art by Apollo Okamura.
  • Rifts® – Optional vehicle construction rules for the Rifts® Operator O.C.C. Written by Greg Diaczyk. Art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Rifts® Comic Strip written and illustrated by Michael Leonard.
  • Splicers® – Official source material that includes three new O.C.C.s: The Geneticist O.C.C., Tormentor O.C.C., and the Gardener O.C.C., and more. Written by Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr. Art by Chuck Walton.
  • And more! 128 pages – $14.95 retail – Cat. No. 150. Back by popular request – Available now.

Rifts Logo T-Shirt

BACK IN PRINT: Rifts® Logo T-Shirts in most sizes – available now

We’ve been asked over and over again to re-issue the popular Rifts® Logo T-shirt in sizes other than XL. We heard your requests, and here you go. Order yours today.

● The full Rifts® logo as created by artist Kevin Long, printed in white on a black T-shirt.

● Sizes Small to 5XL.

● 100% cotton – our usual quality T-shirt.

● Prices vary according to size:
Small: $18.95
Medium: $18.95
Large: $18.95
X-Large: $18.95
2XL: $20.95
3XL: $22.95
4XL: $24.95
5XL: $26.95

● Cat. No. TS804

● And don’t forget other fun T-Shirt designs like . . .

Rifts Dice Bag - Black

Rifts® Dice Bag

– Back in print – Available now

Everyone at Palladium has a Rifts® Dice Bag, shouldn’t you? It is a good size, sturdy, drawstring bag made of imitation black velvet emblazoned with the famous Rifts® logo in gold.

Other Notable Products

New! Rifts® PencilCat. No. 2561 – 50 cents per each pencil. People love this item and often buy them in sets of 10. Enjoy.

New! Palladium Fantasy RPG® Coffee Mug – red on a black, 15.5 ounce mug – Cat. No. 2560 – $10.00.

New! Dead Reign™: “Survive or Die Trying” T-Shirt – Cat. No. 2556 – price varies with size: Medium: $18.95, Large: $18.95, XL: $18.95, 2XL: $20.95, 3XL: $22.95, 4XL: $24.95, 5XL: $26.95

New! Rifts® Wilk’s Laser Technologies™ Logo T-Shirt – Cat. No. 2557 – price varies with size: Medium: $18.95, Large: $18.95, XL: $18.95, 2XL: $20.95, 3XL: $22.95, 4XL: $24.95, 5XL: $26.95

New! Imagination Unleashed T-Shirt – black image on a red T-shirt – No. 2558 – price varies with size: Medium: $18.95, Large: $18.95, XL: $18.95, 2XL: $20.95, 3XL: $22.95, 4XL: $24.95, 5XL: $26.95

New! Rifts® Northern Gun™ Logo T-Shirt – Cat. No. 2559 – price varies with size: Medium: $18.95, Large: $18.95, XL: $18.95, 2XL: $20.95, 3XL: $22.95, 4XL: $24.95, 5XL: $26.95

Property of the Coalition™ T-Shirt – Cat. No. 2528 – price varies with size: Medium: $18.95, Large: $18.95, XL: $18.95, 2XL: $20.95, 3XL: $22.95, 4XL: $24.95, 5XL: $26.95

Back in Print – Available Now

What’s to come?

The following are in development:

  • Rifts® Megaverse in Flames
  • Chaos Earth™ First Responders Sourcebook
  • Chaos Earth™ Resurrection Sourcebook
  • More Robotech® sourcebooks
  • Splicers® Sourcebooks
  • Rifts® Antarctica and other sourcebooks
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Sourcebooks
  • Palladium Fantasy®: Mysteries of Magic™ Two & Three
  • Palladium Fantasy®: Land of the Damned™ Three
  • Nightbane® Sourcebooks
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ Sourcebooks
  • And other good stuff.

New Rifts® Miniatures

The following new Rifts® miniatures have never before been released by Palladium Books.

  • Approximately 28 mm in size.
  • Each figure is an unpainted, pewter miniature. Some assembly and cleaning may be required.
  • Sold as a single, individual figure in a plastic bag and comes with a black, 30 mm or 40 mm plastic base.
  • Prices vary according to size, but range from $6-12 retail.
  • Sorry, not currently available in stores. Available only from Palladium Books.

MI8021 – Rifts® Shadow Beast – $12.00

MI8022 – Rifts® Mystic Knight – $6.00

MI8023 – Rifts® Lord Magus – $6.00

MI8024 – Rifts® High Magus – $6.00

MI8025 – Rifts® Coalition Psi-Stalker (new-style Dead Boy armor) – $6.00

MI8026 – Rifts® Coalition Dog Boy in DPM-D1 Armor – $6.00

MI8027 – Rifts® Coalition Dog Boy #2 (with energy rifle) – $6.00

MI8028 – Rifts® Coalition Dog Boy #3 (with rifle and Vibro-Knife) – $6.00

MI8029 – Rifts® Coalition Dog Boy #4 (German Shepherd with rifle and Vibro-Claws) – $6.00

MI8030 – Rifts® Coalition Dog Boy #5 (Bulldog with energy rifle and Vibro-Claws) – $6.00

Classic Rifts® Miniatures – Back in stock

The following favorite Rifts® miniatures are back in stock. Some, like the Glitter Boy, have sold on the collector’s market for as much as $50-$120. They are being re-released for the first time in a decade.

  • Approximately 25 mm in size.
  • Each figure is an unpainted, pewter miniature. Some assembly and cleaning may be required.
  • Sold as a single, individual figure in a plastic bag and comes with a black, 30 mm or 40 mm plastic base.
  • Prices vary according to size, but range from $6-20 retail.
  • Sorry, not currently available in stores. Available only from Palladium Books.

MI8031 – Rifts® Glitter Boy Power Armor – $20.00; this is a large, heavy figure.

MI8032 – Rifts® Glitter Boy Pilot – $6.00

MI8033 – Rifts® Kydian Overlord (Atlantis) – $20.00; this is a large, heavy figure.

MI8034 – Rifts® Dragonsaurus (Atlantis) – $10.00

MI8035 – Rifts® Slaver and Slave (Atlantis); 2 figs, no plastic bases – $10.00

MI8036 – Rifts® Crazy – $6.00

MI8037 – Rifts® Juicer #1 (with laser pistol) – $6.00

MI8038 – Rifts® Juicer #2 (with Vibro-Sword) – $6.00

MI8039 – Rifts® Cyborg #1 (with Rail Gun) – $12.00

MI8040 – Rifts® Cyborg #2 (with gun hands) – $12.00

MI8041 – Rifts® Cyborg #3 – $6.00

MI8042 – Rifts® Coalition Officer (old armor) – $6.00

MI8043 – Rifts® Coalition Grunt #1 (old armor) – $6.00

MI8044 – Rifts® Coalition Grunt #2 (old armor) – $6.00

MI8045 – Rifts® Coalition Grunt #3 (old armor) – $6.00

Upcoming Appearances

Anime North – May 24-26, 2013 – Toronto, Canada

Speaking of which, have I mentioned that I will be one of the guests at Anime North in Toronto next year? Well, I will. The event takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, 2013. This will be my first time back at a convention in Canada in something like 15 years. Too long. www.animenorth.com

Gen Con® Indy – August 15-18, 2013 – Indianapolis, Indiana

Oh yeah, we can hardly wait for Gen Con next year. We may even need to expand the size of our booth.

Note: No Palladium Open House in 2013 and right now, there are no plans for one in 2014.

© Copyright 2012 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved.

Rifts®, The Rifter®, RECON®, Splicers®, Palladium Books®, The Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game®, Phase World®, Nightbane®, Megaverse®, The Mechanoids®, The Mechanoid Invasion®, Coalition Wars® and After the Bomb® are Registered Trademarks of Palladium Books Inc. Beyond the Supernatural™, Chaos Earth, Coalition States, Dead Reign, Heroes Unlimited, Ninjas & Superspies, Minion War, Mysteries of Magic, SAMAS, Thundercloud Galaxy, Three Galaxies, Vampire Kingdoms, Warpath, 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.

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