Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 3, 2015

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By Kevin Siembieda

This week was spent dealing with all things business related. Bookkeeping, taxes, distribution, project plotting, convention plans, prize support and similar. Not the most fun, especially when we are dying to dive back into the creative side of things, but necessary. As a result, news is thin this week, but we have another BIGGER THAN EVER Flash Sale for your enjoyment. A sale that offers all Rifts® Dimension Books and a handful of other alien worlds for you to explore. Don’t miss out! And remember, we only advertise these Flash Sales here, in the Weekly Update, so please spread the word to your gaming friends. I know a lot of you really enjoyed the last couple of Flash Sales, so I hope this one will be just as exciting.

Rifts® Dimensions – the BIGGEST Flash Sale yet

– September 3-8, 2015 – Thursday thru Tuesday – ALL Rifts® Dimension Books and select other titles at up to HALF PRICE!

Explore alien dimensions and planets from Phase World® and the Three Galaxies to the very pits of Hell, and beyond. Bring characters, weapons, magic, monsters and elements from other worlds and dimensions to Rifts or other settings, and vice versa. Some of the select titles below have a steeper discount than others, up to half off. Available for the Labor Day weekend only, September 3-8, 2015. Celebrating 25 years of Rifts® across the Megaverse®.

  • Aliens Unlimited™, a Heroes Unlimited™ sourcebook easily adapted to Rifts®, Phase World® or Robotech® – Cat. No. 515 – $18.71 (normally $24.95 retail!) for five days only. 100 Aliens await you – 85 alien races and 15 monsters – all statted out and with background info. Plus more than 90 alien weapons and gear, some vehicles and rules and tables for creating Alien characters. Perfect for introducing D-Bees/aliens to Rifts Earth and Phase World® and the Three Galaxies (or Robotech®, HU2 and other settings). 208 pages.
  • Aliens Unlimited™ Galaxy Guide, a Heroes Unlimited™ sourcebook easily adapted to Rifts®, Phase World® or Robotech® – Cat. No. 519 – $12.48 (normally $24.95 retail!) for five days only. More aliens and alien worlds, space survival rules, super abilities for outer space, magic spells, spacecraft, rules for creating spaceships and more! Perfect for introducing D-Bees/aliens to Rifts Earth and Phase World® and the Three Galaxies (or Robotech®, HU2 and other settings). 224 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 1: Wormwood™ – Cat. No. 809 – $15.71 (normally $20.95 retail!) for five days only. A bizarre world of enslaved humans ruled by demonic beings and dark magic. 30+ horrific monsters, 17 wild O.C.C.s including the Holy Terror, Apok, and Wormspeaker, symbiotic magic, symbiotes, crystal magic and more. Based on concepts and art by comic book greats Timothy Truman (Conan, Grimjack) and Flint Henry. Art by Truman, Henry and others. Written by Kevin Siembieda. Epic. 160 pages.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 2: Phase World® – Cat. No. 816 – $18.71 (normally $24.95 retail!) for five days only. The gateway and dimensional hub to the Three Galaxies, Phase World itself is a place of mystery and high technology that borders on magic. 30+ aliens and O.C.C.s, Cosmo-Knights, Naruni, Splugorth, equipment, world background and more. Your first step into the Three Galaxies. 208 pages.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 3: Phase World® Sourcebook – Cat. No. 817 – $8.48 (normally $16.95 retail!) for five days only. More than a dozen new aliens and O.C.C.s, more spacecraft, weapons, body armor, and more. 112 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 4: Skraypers™ – Cat. No. 830 – $15.71 (normally $20.95 retail!) for five days only. Intergalactic world conquerors known as the Tarlok are challenged by the heroes and superhumans of the Charizolon System. Join the battle and fight Dreadlor Hunter-Killers, Dreadmasters and other denizens of the Tarlok Empire. Or bring a Tarlok scouting party to Earth where the heroes must stop them lest an invasion force target our world. 160 pages.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 5: Anvil Galaxy – Cat. No. 847 – $15.71 (normally $20.95 retail!) for five days only. Legends of the Cosmic Forge, nearly 20 alien races complete with an overview of their homeworlds and the Anvil Galaxy, planet creation tables and more. 160 pages.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 6: Three Galaxies – Cat. No. 851 – $15.71 (normally $20.95 retail!) for five days only. Space Station creation rules, 16 O.C.C.s/R.C.C.s and half a dozen monsters, Demon Stars, Demon Planets, the Necrol menace and more. 160 pages.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 7: Megaverse® Builder™ – Cat. No. 859 – $8.48 (normally $16.95 retail!) for five days only. Understanding dimensional travel and Rifts, dimensional anomalies, weird worlds, the Shifter, rules for creating your own dimensions, and a many adventure ideas. A must for any dimension-hopping campaign. 96 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 8: Naruni Wave Two™ – Cat. No. 860 – $8.48 (normally $16.95 retail!) for five days only. A weapons toy box with 32 new Naruni weapons, 25 power armors, 11 suits of body armor, plus robots, vehicles, the Molock Enforcer, adventure ideas and more. Weapons dealers to the Megaverse® – where there is war across the dimensional divide, you’ll find Naruni Enterprises. 96 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 10: Hades, Pits of Hell™ – Cat. No. 872 – $18.71 (normally $24.95 retail!) for five days only. The Minion War™ starts HERE! Everything you ever wanted to know about the dimensional plane of Hell known as Hades. New demons and minions, Netherbeasts as war mounts, demon society, Soulmancy, Demon Bone weapons, Soul Cannons, and maps of Hades! Suitable for use in the Palladium Fantasy RPG® and other settings. Includes stat notes for S.D.C. settings. 224 pages.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 11: Dyval, Hell Unleashed™ – Cat. No. 873 – $18.71 (normally $24.95 retail!) for five days only. The Minion War™ continues HERE! Everything you ever wanted to know about the dimensional plane of Hell known as Dyval. New Deevils, Deevil minions, Golems, Infernal War Steeds, Deevil society, Soul Gems, magic, and maps of Dyval! Suitable for use in the Palladium Fantasy RPG® and other settings. Includes stat notes for S.D.C. settings. 224 pages.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 12: Dimensional Outbreak™ – Cat. No. 875 – $18.71 (normally $24.95 retail!) for five days only. The Minion War™ spills across Phase World and the Megaverse! Secrets and new information about Phase World and its role in the Minion War (and why it must not fall into the hands of demons or Deevils). Demon Knights, Star Slayers, demonic legions, Deevil fortifications, Demon Magic and spacecraft, and avenues of adventure. Includes stat notes for S.D.C. settings. 192 pages.
  • Rifts® Heroes of the Megaverse® – Cat. No. 877 – $8.48 (normally $16.95 retail!) for five days only. A Minion War™ tie-in/crossover book. The Three Galaxies need heroes to survive the Minion War, and the Book of Heroes is one way Cosmo-Knights and superbeings are created. The legendary, magic tome is said to be a manifestation of the Cosmic Forge and a way to keep the balance between good and evil. Superhuman creation rules, 101 random super abilities for Mega-Damage environments, plus Hero Avatars, Hero Mentors, Cosmo-Knights and nine heroes of legend. An easy way to bring superheroes into Rifts® and the Three Galaxies. Half price!
  • Powers Unlimited® One, a sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited™ RPG – Cat. No. 521 – $8.48 (normally $16.95) for five days only. More than 165 super abilities to adapt to your Rifts®, Phase World® or dimension-hopping campaign. 96 pages. Half price!
  • Powers Unlimited® Three, a sourcebook for Heroes Unlimited™ RPG – Cat. No. 523 – $8.48 (normally $16.95) for five days only. More than 130 super abilities and 19 new Alter Physical Structure powers to adapt to your Rifts®, Phase World® or dimension-hopping campaign. 112 pages. Half price!
  • Armageddon Unlimited™ – Cat. No. 527 – $15.71 (normally $20.95 retail!) for five days only. A Minion War™ tie-in/crossover book for Heroes Unlimited™. Do your Rifts® or Phase World® heroes find themselves on the Earth of Heroes Unlimited™? (An alternate Earth, or perhaps, Rifts Earth’s own past!?) 14 NEW major super abilities and 7 minor powers, plus Chaos Weapons, Heroic Hellion character, Crusaders of Light, Demon Hunter character, the malevolent madman Doc Vilde, more than a dozen NPC villains, adventure ideas and more.
  • Rifts® World Book 35: Megaverse® in Flames™ – Cat. No. 876 – $12.48 (normally $24.95 retail!) for five days only. The Minion War™ comes to Rifts Earth and all Hell breaks loose, with humanity and D-Bees alike caught in the middle. Epic adventure with 7 Hell Plagues, 7 Lords of Hades, 7 Lords of Dyval, 50 Soulmancy spells, 40 new demonic weapons and war machines, and adventure hooks galore on battlefield Earth. 192 pages. HALF price! (To be followed by Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity and The Disavowed.)
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 13: Fleets of the Three Galaxies™ – Cat. No. 880 – $12.71 (normally $16.95 retail!) for five days only. 17 new spaceships, space tugs, fighters, battleships to dreadnoughts, plus spaceship creation guidelines and classes, random damage table, space magic, Techno-Wizard devices and more. 128 pages.
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 14: Thundercloud Galaxy™ – Cat. No. 883 – $10.48 (normally $20.95 retail!) for five days only. 17 new aliens, 9 monsters, information about the mysterious Elder Races and the Dominators, Gene-Tech, alien gear, weapons and armor, ancient ruins, 101 Ruin Adventures, and overview of the galaxy. 160 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Conversion Book One – Cat. No. 803 – $12.48 (normally $24.95 retail!) for five days only. Conversions for characters and monsters from Heroes Unlimited and Palladium Fantasy RPG®; 100+ monsters and 40+ player races, plus conversion rules, culture shock and more. One of the all-time best selling Rifts® titles – more than 150,000 copies sold! A fan fave. 208 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Conversion Book 2: Pantheons of the Megaverse® – Cat. No. 811 – $12.48 (normally $24.95 retail!) for five days only. 150+ deities, demi-gods and god-pretenders, many adventure ideas. Another fan fave. 208 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions – Cat. No. 852 – $12.48 (normally $24.95 retail!) for five days only. An extravaganza of demons, vampires, and supernatural menaces, plus Elemental beings, the Shifter and Witch revisited, adventure ideas and more. 192 pages. Half price!
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG – Cat. No. 660 – $15.71 (normally $20.95 retail!) for five days only. Travel back in time to how it all began. Core rules, setting, characters, power armor, robots and gear. The Great Cataclysm as it unfolds. 160 pages.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook One: Creatures of Chaos – Cat. No. 661 – $9.71 (normally $12.95 retail!) for five days only. Nearly 30 Chaos Demons and other menaces, demon plagues and more. 64 pages.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook Two: Rise of Magic – Cat. No. 662 – $9.71 (normally $12.95 retail!) for five days only. 100+ Chaos Magic spells, the Chaos Mage and other O.C.C.s (bring ‘em to Rifts® or other worlds), NEMA and more. 64 pages.
  • Splicers® RPG – Cat. No. 200 – $16.05 (normally $23.95 retail) for five days only. A world dominated by an insane A.I. (artificial intelligence) and her deadly machines. Caretaker of humanity? She and her multiple personalities think so, even if she has manufactured a metal virus that kills humans and keeps them in the Stone Age. Humanity’s salvation rests in the hands of the Splicers – freedom fighters who bio-engineer and grow living weapons and host armor to battle their robotic enemy. 224 pages. A game unlike anything on the market. 4-6 sourcebooks coming over the next 12 months.
  • Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® RPG Hardcover – Cat. No. 550HC – $20.74 (normally $30.95 retail!) for five days only. This is the complete RPG rule book with mecha and characters that can be easily dropped into your Rifts® game and vice versa. Some Rifts® characters in the Robotech® setting (an alternate Earth!?) could be a lot of fun, as well as the other way around. The Robotech® RPG contains the core rules needed to play, and also contains space combat rules not presented in the manga edition. The setting for Shadow Chronicles is the Expeditionary Force and their continuing space adventures led by Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Max Sterling, Miriya and others as they and a new generation of heroes face new challenges and enemies.
  • Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® RPG “Manga-Size” Edition – Cat. No. 550 – $8.48 (normally $16.95 retail!) for five days only. This is the core RPG rule book you need to role-play only in a pocket-sized edition. Contains the core rules to play any of the other Robotech eras and settings. Does not include the optional space combat rules of the hardcover editions. Half price!

UPDATE! The Rifter® #71 & 72 Double-Issue – 224 pages – Fall 2015

We did a lot of discussion and planning on The Rifter® this week and decided to release The Rifter® #71 and #72 as one, big, combined, 224 page, Double Issue. Yes, you read that correctly, we’ll be providing you a 224 page DOUBLE Issue. The extra pages are our thank you to our subscribers and to make up for the long period between issues.

This issue will include playing and G.M. tips from me (Kevin Siembieda), and source material for Splicers®, Palladium Fantasy®, Dead Reign®, a Rifts® short story as a prelude to the sourcebooks coming, and more. Probably an October release.

UPDATE: Chaos Earth® Resurrection

Chaos Earth® Resurrection is the next book coming your way. I hope to work on it most of the weekend.

UPDATE: Chaos Earth® First Responders

Coming soon.

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity

As I said last week, I’m dying to finish and release this book. Whether you play CS characters as good guys or villains, everyone loves the Coalition States and I plan on giving you so much more to consider and play. This sourcebook will show why Coalition soldiers are heroes to so many people and fearsome enemies to others.

UPDATE: Rifts® The Disavowed

The Disavowed is another book I want to finish and get into your hands as soon as possible.

UPDATE: Splicers®

There are a number of things boiling with Splicers, including our plans to get 4-6 sourcebooks for Splicers® into your hands in the months ahead.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics

We released an update last week on the Kickstarter page along with the Wave Two Gallery – and some of the Wave Two game cards, with more to come.

On Friday last week, we uploaded the Zentraedi Queadluun-Rau Female Power Armor cards to DriveThruRPG.com, and on Monday, the Zentraedi cards for the Nousjadeul-Ger Male Power Armor. Malcontents cards for both, along with all the cards for the VF-1A, J, R and S Super Valkyries and Zentraedi Heavy Body Armor, will be coming in the next week or so.

More things coming your way for RRT are . . .

  • More cards for Wave Two game pieces.
  • Force Organization Charts.
  • Stats for Conventional Combat Vehicles (pre-Robotech).
  • Expanded rules, errata, and clarifications.
  • A free set of basic rules and paper miniatures will be made available online.
  • More photos of painted minis.
  • And we’ll try to do more Kickstarter updates.

RRT Convention Exclusives: Palladium will keep the new Breetai, Grell in Male Power Armor and Miriya Super Valkyrie in Guardian Mode convention exclusives as well as the previous fan-faves, Max in Battloid Valkyrie and Miriya in Female Power Armor, available to our Kickstarter backers online, so you may continue to place orders for yourself and friends while supplies last. All of the exclusives are of excellent quality, paint up nicely and will ship to you quickly, as all items are in stock.

For instructions on how to order the exclusives (sorry, RRT Kickstarter backers only), click here.

UPDATE: AdeptiCon, March 31 – April 3, 2016

Remember, Palladium Books is looking for volunteers interested in running Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournament events. If you are someone interested in running RRT events at AdeptiCon (and elsewhere), please contact the Megaversal Ambassadors (ambassadors {at} palladiumbooks.com) or Palladium Books directly (734-721-2903). Thanks!

UPDATE: Rifts® World Books and more now available, with many more PDF titles and other products coming to DriveThruRPG.com

New Rifts® PDF titles are coming, maybe even one or two this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled. We’ve been working with the people at DriveThru to make a growing list of products available. We expect to be adding many free and pay items over the weeks ahead.

  • NEW! World Book 6: Rifts® South America and World Book 7: Underseas are now available, with many more Rifts® titles coming. Along with more than 100 PDF titles available on DriveThru. Spread the word.
  • Recent! World Books 4 and 5: Rifts® Africa and Rifts® Triax & the NGR were recently made available.
  • Recent! World Books 2 and 3: Rifts® Atlantis and Rifts® England were also made available.
  • World Book One: Vampire Kingdoms™, Revised (as well as the original 1991 edition) and Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook are available with more Rifts® books to follow.
  • Palladium plans to make more books available as PDFs every week or so. We’ll be starting with Rifts® World Books and Chaos Earth® titles, with lots more to follow.
  • FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Force Organization Charts, stat cards, rules and special items – coming soon!
  • FREE 12 highly-detailed, comprehensive Robotech® RPG Tactics™ assembly instructions for all the Wave One mecha – available now.
  • FREE Robotech® RPG Tactics™ color guides are available now.
  • FREE Bizantium Sneak Preview – available now.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • The Rifter® issues #1-62 – available now – more coming.
  • 100+ Palladium titles available now as PDF downloads with more coming.
  • Game Master Kits, maps and more – Available now.
  • Much more to come in the months ahead.

DriveThruRPG.com already offers 100+ Palladium Books products available as PDFs with more coming soon. Plus FREE support for Robotech® RPG Tactics™ and other Palladium game lines with supplemental material, FREE previews, Game Master packages, paper miniatures and book titles like the Coalition Wars®/Siege on Tolkeen™ series, Splicers® RPG, The Rifter® issues #1-62 (with more to come), and first edition rules of the Rifts® RPG, Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, and related 1st edition sourcebooks for each. And more! Like what? Like Fantasy Paper Miniatures and Game Master Kits for digital download. They are available only as PDF files and were designed special to help you run your games and build campaigns. There are also sneak previews of books and other good stuff. Check it out! And let other gamers know they are available too. We’ll be making more available on DriveThruRPG in the weeks and months to come, so take a look on a regular basis.

Palladium Collectibles available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles Store

Alex has added a large number of new items to my Ebay Store, and will continue to do so. This includes one-of-a-kind, original 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 just in time for the approaching holidays. 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. Many make perfect gifts for the upcoming holidays, birthdays and anniversaries.

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

Happy Labor Day

Hey, I may be working much of the weekend, but I hope you are out barbequing, picnicking and enjoying the last days of Summer. Keep the faith and game on.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, Publisher

NEW! Rifts® Special Order Products – PRINT on Demand

The following items are something new, proposed by and created by Tags, a fan of Rifts® and Palladium Books. He did the design work and had the sample products that are shown here created by Victor Narvaez at NY Embroidery. We liked what these two gents created, so we are making them available to you as Special Orders.

Here’s how Rifts® Special Order Products will work. In most cases, we have to order a limited quantity to make manufacturing and shipping cost effective (we can’t make just one at a time, but can make a dozen at a time). That means when we have a sufficient number of “Special Orders” we can have them made in a week and shipped in another week or two. And with Autumn and Winter and the holidays coming up fast, this might be a good time to order things like Reporter Bags, Embroidered Hoodies, caps and Three-Season Jackets. Enjoy and think Christmas gifts. Please Note: Your credit card will not be charged until the Special Order is in actual manufacturing.

Rifts Glitter Boy Jacket Rifts Glitter Boy Jacket

Rifts® Glitter Boy in Flames Jacket

A 3-Season Jacket – Winter, Fall and Spring – any Rifts® fan would be proud to wear.

  • Warm and comfy for Fall and Winter wearing. Personally, I think this jacket is too warm for Spring wear. The fleece lining is NOT removable.
  • On the front of this stylish jacket (I own one, myself) is the full Rifts® Logo in a gold color over the left breast.
  • On the back is a massive and detailed, 11x15 inch embroidered image of the fan favorite depiction of a Glitter Boy standing brave and bold amongst flames and destruction bearing the American Flag. We are told that this embroidery image has 400,000 stitches and takes 9 hours to embroider, and it is detailed and beautiful.
  • Art by Scott Johnson.
  • Water resistant.
  • Two zipper pockets.
  • EZEM System and easy care.
  • We’ve been told we are crazy to sell this jacket for anything less than $450, but . . . well, we are crazy, so you can order your embroidered Rifts® Jacket for only $275 plus shipping.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15801 – $275 retail for sizes Small to 2XL – $300 retail for 3XL to 5XL sizes. Please make sure you indicate the jacket’s size.

Rifts Glitter Boy Zipper Hoodie Rifts Glitter Boy Zipper Hoodie

Rifts® Glitter Boy in Flames “Zipper Hoodie”

A Gildan or Fruit of the Loom hoodie (depending on availability) suitable for Fall and Spring wear (or if you are Kathy Simmons, Winter too). This is the same design as the Rifts® jacket with the Rifts® logo on the front and the big, Glitter Boy in Flames image on the back for almost half the price as the jacket. Both Chuck Walton and Kathy Simmons have their Rifts® hoodie for the Fall. Shouldn’t you?

  • Black zipper hoodie – Gildan or Fruit of the Loom depending on availability.
  • On the front of this hoodie is the Rifts® Logo in a gold color over the left breast.
  • On the back is a massive and detailed, 11x15 inch embroidered image of the fan favorite depiction of a Glitter Boy standing brave and bold amongst flames and destruction bearing the American Flag. We are told that this embroidery image has 400,000 stitches and takes 9 hours to embroider, and it is detailed and beautiful.
  • Art by Scott Johnson.
  • Two pockets and a hood.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15802 – $160 retail for sizes Small to 2XL – $180 retail for 3XL to 5XL sizes. Please make sure you indicate the hoodie’s size.

Rifts Embroidered Cap Gold Rifts Logo

Rifts® Baseball Cap – Black Cap, “Gold” Rifts® Logo

I (Kevin Siembieda) am not a baseball cap guy, but I love this cap and have been wearing mine on my morning walks. I like the comfortable fit and I do not seem to sweat as much wearing this cap compared to others I have tried. (The trail I take has me walking into the morning sun, so I need a cap.) I prefer the gold logo, but red was the hot seller at Gen Con.

  • The Rifts® Logo embroidered in gold.
  • 100% cotton. One size fits all. North End brand.
  • Logo design by Kevin Long.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15803 – $19.95 retail.

Rifts Embroidered Cap Red Rifts Logo

Rifts® Baseball Cap – Black Cap, “Red” Rifts® Logo

The same style of cap with the words Rifts® with the swish through it. The embroidered “red” baseball cap was the favorite among consumers at Gen Con.

  • The Rifts® Logo embroidered in red.
  • 100% cotton. One size fits all. North End brand.
  • Logo design by Kevin Long.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15804 – $19.95 retail.

Rifts Classic Logo Reporter's Bag

Rifts® Logo Reporter’s Bag (Clean Look)

This useful carrying bag has three large pockets for books being taken to your Rifts® gaming session, plus two smaller pouches for pens or dice sealed via hook and loop fasteners. The front flap is a dynamic, full Rifts® logo on a field of crackling blue energy from a ley line. Also suitable as a school/college book bag.

  • The full Rifts® Logo on a field of crackling blue energy.
  • Colorful and dynamic sublimation printing.
  • Sturdy design; 100% polyester.
  • Two large pockets for books, and a smaller third pocket that zippers shut.
  • Two small pouches.
  • Shoulder strap included.
  • Overall size – 15x11x3 inches.
  • Logo design by Kevin Long and Cathy Schutt.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15805 – $49.95 retail.

Rifts Extreme Logo Reporter's Bag

Rifts® Logo Extreme Reporter’s Bag

This useful carrying bag has two large pockets for books being taken to your Rifts® gaming session, plus two smaller pouches for pens or dice sealed via hook and loop fasteners. The front flap is a dynamic, full, modified Rifts® logo on a field of crackling blue energy from a ley line. Also suitable as a school/college book bag.

  • The full Rifts® Logo on a field of crackling blue energy.
  • Colorful and dynamic sublimation printing.
  • Sturdy design; 100% polyester.
  • Two large pockets for books, and a smaller third pocket that zippers shut.
  • Two small pouches.
  • Shoulder strap included.
  • Overall size – 15x11x3 inches.
  • Logo design by Kevin Long and Cathy Schutt.
  • Cat. No. SPO-15806 – $49.95 retail.

Robotech UEEF Marines Sourcebook One

NEW! Robotech®: Expeditionary Force Marines Sourcebook – Available Now

Expeditionary Force Marines™ is ready to ship right now! It is a riveting Robotech® sourcebook that carries you to alien worlds. Your characters can pilot the early Cyclones and next generation of Destroids, liberate alien worlds and engage the merciless Invid Regent, his Inorganic shock troopers and Invid swarms. Epic, planet-hopping adventure awaits.

The Robotech®: Expeditionary Force Marines Sourcebook is set in space with the UEEF (United Earth Expeditionary Force) led by Admiral Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Breetai and Exedore. This valiant force of mecha-clad heroes travel across the galaxy liberating planets from the bondage of the Invid Regent, the Robotech Masters and other tyrants and monsters. New alien people are introduced and become part of the Expeditionary Force Marines. In between their ongoing war with the Regent and his Invid and Inorganics, they explore planets, battle space pirates and face treachery on many fronts.

  • 5 new Marine O.C.C.s, 22 M.O.S. skill packages, and some new skills.
  • 8 new Destroids, two of them Zentraedi, plus a Battloid or two.
  • 6 new Cyclones, including Space Cyclones, the Spider Hover Cyclone, the Walker and more.
  • CVR-1 and CVR-2 body armor and notable Expeditionary Force (and alien) weapons, gear and vehicles.
  • The Regent’s war machine: Invid Scientist R.C.C., Invid Assault Trooper (new), Invid Fury (new), Invid Ogre (new), Invid Ranger (new), Garn Inorganic (new), the Regent statted out, and more.
  • 6 alien races and brief overviews of their planets.
  • 34 Perytonian Energy Wizard magic spells.
  • Quick Roll Creation Tables for UEEF Marines as player characters.
  • Time-line for the Expeditionary Force and related events on Earth.
  • The Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® RPG “rule book” is needed to play (Cat. No. 550 or 550HC).
  • Art by Charles Walton, Mike Wilson, Apollo Okaumura, Allen & Brian Manning, Ben Rodriguez and Dan Dussault.
  • Written by Irvin Jackson and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 553. Available now!

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

– Available now in the USA, Canada, European Union, Australia and New Zealand

If you love Robotech®, you’ll want to take a look at this game. Beautifully detailed game pieces of your favorite Robotech® mecha, and fast playing rules that capture the Robotech® experience in a new, exciting way. And this is just the beginning. We have so much more planned. Available NOW – in game stores across the USA, Canada, UK, European Union, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™ "Starter Box" – Cat. No. 55100 – $99.95 retail price. This is the game Robotech® fans have wanted for decades. 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.

The First Six Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Expansion Packs are available to retail along with the main box game. Here are the SKUs and retail prices.

Rifts and the Megaverse Art Book, Collector's Masterwork Limited Edition

BACK IN PRINT: Rifts® and the Megaverse® – John Zeleznik Collector's Masterwork Limited Edition

Kevin pulled this amazing offer out of mothballs for the Open House and immediately sold a few copies. This is the most unbelievable deal we have ever heard of. In fact, we don't think anybody has EVER done anything like this before, and it's all John Zeleznik's idea.

Each copy of the Collector's Masterwork Limited Edition includes an original piece of artwork by John Zeleznik! Most are concept sketches tipped (glued) into the book itself, by hand, done personally by Kevin Siembieda. That's right, YOU will have an original sketch/drawing/concept artwork from one of John Zeleznik's paintings or illustrations that appears in this very book!

"I've never heard of anything like this,” said Publisher, Kevin Siembieda. "It's remarkable. A true collectible with a piece of original art and Palladium history all rolled into one. This is a deal of a lifetime, NOW more than ever before, because the $125 dollar price is the same low price when this item was first offered back in 2007! Today, this book would sell for $175-$200. Each piece of art has to be worth $50-$100, and is a piece of Palladium history. John Zeleznik is such a great guy, he wants us to keep the price low so Palladium fans can afford one. How cool is that?”

  • Fewer than 60 remain available.
  • Limited to 199 copies. Each is signed and numbered.
  • Signed by renowned artist John Zeleznik and writer/Publisher Kevin Siembieda.
  • EACH contains a piece of original art by John Zeleznik. Usually a concept sketch from John's private archives.
  • The book is identical to the regular hardcover edition. It is the original artwork and being signed and numbered that makes it special.
  • $125.00 each, plus shipping and handling. Must be shipped UPS or insured so it can be shipped quickly and via a method that is safe and traceable. If lost in the mail, this item can not be replaced.
  • 128 pages – color – hardcover – Cat. No. 2510-CML.
  • The ultimate collectible!

Bizantium and the Northern Islands

NEW! Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook: Bizantium and the Northern Islands – Available now

To the civilized world, Bizantium and the waters and lands around it are frightening. A realm of sea serpents, monsters, and barbarians. To the heroes and people who live there, it is a realm of adventure, beauty and opportunity. One might consider Bizantium as the center of adventure and mystery in the North.

North of Bizantium are the Icy Ocean and Great Ice Shelf, places where only a handful of the bravest Bizantian sailors have ever set sail, and the rest of the world knows nothing about. For kingdoms in the south, only a few scholars have ever heard of the Great Ice Shelf or the cannibalistic Necromancers known as the Iceborn who make the frozen wasteland their home. Those who have heard tales of the land of ice and death are convinced they are nothing but the stuff of myth. Very soon, they will find out otherwise. And these are but a few of the revelations presented in Bizantium and the Northern Islands™. Discover for yourself the wonders and horrors that await.

  • Waterchanter O.C.C. and 20+ magic spells new to the Fantasy setting.
  • Necromancy revisited. Many spells new to the Fantasy setting.
  • 90+ spells in all, including Ocean Magic for the Waterchanter, Necromancy and more.
  • Serpent Chaser, Bizantium Marine and other new character classes.
  • The Iceborn, their man-eating Raiders, Skinbinders and Sea Witches. A forgotten race of monsters who worship death, wield death magic, hunt humanoids, eat their flesh, and wear their skin. A villain you will love to hate.
  • The Iceborn’s Necroilus – massive vessels made from the remains of dead sea serpents and animated by Necromancy to prowl the seas.
  • Vengeful gods, monsters, sea serpents and sea monster creation tables.
  • The Seven Treasures touched by the Northern Gods, lost for centuries, waiting to be found.
  • New and old Bizantium ships including the Bireme, Ice Breaker and Battleship.
  • Bizantium as never before seen.
  • The Northern Islands described in new detail.
  • The Great Ice Shelf – a new continent to explore.
  • Bizantium’s origin, history, and mysteries revealed.
  • Bizantian society, culture, religion, magic and notable places.
  • People and places of note. Adventure hooks galore, and more.
  • Written by Glen Evans, Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 474 – Available now.

Chaos Earth Resurrection

COMING – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Resurrection

In the shattered depths of Wisconsin, survivors are besieged by the dead come back to life. Zombies. But not just any type of zombie, zombies done Rifts-style. And unless the source of the zombie plague can be found and neutralized by NEMA defenders, North America may be overrun by the dead.

This was actually something Taylor White and I have been kicking around for years, even before we released the Dead Reign® RPG line. We think you’ll love it.

  • Something has animated the dead in Wisconsin. It is up to NEMA heroes to find the cause and stop it before it spreads beyond control.
  • Scrap Zombies of all types.
  • Snatcher Ghouls, Carrion Cleaners, Screaming Puppet Ghosts, Sour Maggot Parasites, and other monsters.
  • The Zombie Pox and other dangers.
  • Setting background, adventure and adventure idea table.
  • Written by Taylor White.
  • 128 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 666. Summer.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity

COMING – Rifts® Sourcebook – The Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity

The events unfolding in World Book 35: Megaverse® in Flames threaten to change the entire landscape of Rifts® Earth as the demonic minions of Hades and Dyval seek to bring Hell on Earth, and turn the planet into a dimensional gateway to Armageddon!

The Coalition States, along with Northern Gun and Lazlo, take the lead in the defense of North America. Heroes of Humanity explores the good and bad in the Coalition’s efforts to save humanity and send this new threat back to the pits of Hell.

  • New Coalition weapons, armor and war machines.
  • The Coalition States: Are they heroes or villains? Or does it depend on whether you are human or not?
  • Can the CS fight alongside mages and D-Bees if it means saving the world?
  • How is the CS dealing with the Minion War on Earth?
  • One plan to battle the Xiticix and who really pays the price.
  • Adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Matthew Clements and other contributors.
  • Final page count and cost yet to be determined but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 889.

COMING – Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States: The Disavowed

“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.
  • Final page count and cost yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892.

COMING – Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans

True Atlanteans are descendants from Earth’s past. The survivors of the sinking of Atlantis (really a dimensional mishap) and travelers of the Megaverse, wielders of Tattoo Magic and other lost mystic arts. Most people regard them as heroes, but are they? The Sunaj Assassins are mythic villains feared by all, yet they too are True Atlanteans who serve dark forces.

For the first time, much of the story behind True Atlanteans and their secrets are revealed.

  • True Atlanteans revisited.
  • Optional Atlantean character creation tables including clan heritage and other factors.
  • Secrets of the stone pyramids, different types/purposes and powers.
  • Many new magic tattoos, magic spells, weapons and armor.
  • Atlantean hideouts and secret communities across the Megaverse.
  • The Sunaj Assassins, their secrets, history and plans for the future.
  • Atlantean Monster Hunter O.C.C., Atlantean Defender O.C.C. and much more. And this is just the tip of what this book contains.
  • Written by Carl Gleba. Additional text and ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and cost yet to be determined, but probably 160-192 pages – $20.95-24.95 retail – Cat. No. 890.

COMING – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook: First Responders

The Great Cataclysm has devastated civilization, but humanity fights for survival. The struggles of civilian law enforcement, fire and rescue, and everyday men and women are some of the most epic tales to be told in a world gone to hell. They fight monsters, aliens, the paranormal, the elements, and each other, all with the hope of reclaiming their lives from the Chaos.

  • New D-Bees and monsters from the Rifts.
  • First Responder O.C.C.s, skills and special equipment.
  • New “average citizen” Occupational Character Classes (O.C.C.s).
  • New equipment for NEMA “Roscoes” and other emergency personnel.
  • Notable rescue vehicles, robot drones, and technology.
  • Source information and stats for common Golden Age technology (weapons, vehicles, medical tech, etc.).
  • Apocalypse Plagues brought from other worlds to Chaos Earth.
  • Adventure ideas and more.
  • Written by Jason Richards. Additional text by Clements & Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 665. Summer, 2015.

Chaos Earth Rise of Magic

Rise of Magic – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook – Now shipping

We’ve all played “post” apocalyptic games. Now imagine playing as the apocalypse is happening. As the world you know is crumbling. As magic and monsters from myth become real and your world is reshaped by forces beyond your comprehension. That is the premise behind the Rifts® Chaos Earth® series. That YOU play through the Great Cataclysm as the apocalypse happens.

Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Rise of Magic™ is a key book in that continuing story (new books are coming this Spring and Summer). In Rise of Magic™, humans, particularly children, are discovering they can draw upon mystic energy and cast magic. The thing is, they don’t really know what they are doing. Magic is just part of the chaos and the impossible that is happening all around them. Meanwhile, others have found they can summon and control monsters and demons, while still others make pacts with supernatural beings to become witches and worse. And some have learned they can harness the magic to animate and command the dead. Madness and more chaos ensues. All of this only complicates things for NEMA, Earth’s defenders, as the line of distinction between “good guys” and “bad guys” begins to blur, and things go from bad to worse.

  • Chaos Magic, new magic specific to the Chaos Earth® setting.
  • 100+ unique Chaos Magic spells.
  • New magic O.C.C.s like the Blue Zone Wizard and Chaos Wizard.
  • New evil magic users like the Chaos Witch and Demon Caller.
  • More on NEMA and the Demon Plagues.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. At the printer.
  • Two new Chaos Earth® sourcebooks are coming soon.
  • 64 pages – $12.95 – Cat. No. 662. Available now.

Chaos Earth RPG

Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG – Available now

The origins of Rifts® start here! It is a new beginning. But first everything that human civilization had become during the Golden Age of Science, more than eighty years in our future, must come to a crashing end. The Earth is in the process of being transformed into a place more alien than a thousand alien worlds. Ley lines erupt with even more power and ambient energy than what is known on Rifts Earth 300 years later. Rifts – tears in space and time – appear along ley lines to unleash legions of aliens, monsters, dragons, supernatural horrors, and ancient gods of myth and legend in a mad symphony of chaos and transformation.

You play survivors or the heroes of NEMA. The men and women of the Northern Eagle Military Alliance equipped with their Chromium Guardsmen (Glitter Boys), Silver Eagles (SAMAS) and host of other robots and power armor to stand against a rising tide of enemies and alien invaders. They are humanity’s last and only hope to survive the apocalypse that will become known as the Great Cataclysm. These are the heroes you play in a world that can only be described as Chaos Earth.

  • Overview of the Great Cataclysm as it unfolds.
  • Introduction to NEMA and its weapons and resources.
  • 11 different character classes, including robot pilots, the Para-Arcane, Demon and Witch Hunters, Chromium Guardsmen, Silver Eagles, and more.
  • Weapons, robots, power armor, vehicles and equipment.
  • Monsters, chaos and adventure. Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages for the complete RPG – $20.95 – Cat. No. 660 – Available now!
  • Chaos Earth® Sourcebook 2: Creatures of Chaos™ – 30+ Chaos Demons, NEMA and more. $12.95 – 64 pages – Cat. No. 661 – Available now.

Splynn Dimensional Market

Back in print – Rifts® World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market

This awesome sourcebook is, in effect, Rifts® Atlantis Part Two. It is said that anything you may desire – especially if it is dark, magical or alien – can be purchased, for a price, at the Splynn Dimensional Market. Anything. ‘Nuff said.

  • 14 more monstrous Splugorth slave races.
  • New Magic Tattoos and Bio-Wizard organisms.
  • Dozens of Bio-Wizard weapons and magic items.
  • The deadly Bio-Borg and Kittani weapons and equipment.
  • The Splynn Dimensional Market described and key locations noted.
  • Art by Ramon Perez, Mike Dubisch, Burles, Breaux and others.
  • $24.95 – 192 pages – Cat. No. 836 – Available now!

DriveThruRPG

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