Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Oct. 16, 2015

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By Kevin Siembieda

Last week was kinda crazy and different. A lot of meetings and discussions, some unexpected. Even the event at Flat Land Games last Saturday involved meeting and chatting with people as well as doing demos. This week has been almost nothing but work. Our noses have been on the grindstone, writing and editing Chaos Earth® Resurrection and the Double Issue of The Rifter® and working and planning for more support of Robotech® RPG Tactics. And I mean long hours of work. That’s a good thing and we feel good about making progress on these books and some other fronts.

With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time for Palladium’s annual tradition of offering our Christmas Surprise Package. A Grab Bag of fun and gaming in which you never know exactly what you are getting, but most of it comes from the Wish List you send us and is always worth the price. This year is no exception.

X-Mas Grab Bags

Available now – 2015 Palladium Christmas Surprise Packages

Christmas Surprise Packages, or “Grab Bags,” are a long-running holiday tradition in which you can get several Palladium RPG titles worth $86-$95 (oftentimes more!) for ONLY $42 plus shipping and handling! It is our way to say thank you to our many fans for being so kind and patient, and for your years of support. You are appreciated more than you may realize. That’s why Santa Kevin personally handpicks each and every item for every Grab Bag, and reads every comment (returning a short comment whenever he can).

Christmas Surprise Packages are not just for Christmas. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion that falls between now and February, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs, and you look like you spent a fortune.

This is also a great way to try that game setting you’ve wondered about (Robotech®, Splicers®, Dead Reign™, Chaos Earth®, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane®, etc.), or to get something for your favorite Game Master, or perhaps to get your player group to consider a new game or setting.

Autographed books. For those of you who want them (which are most people), the available members of the Palladium staff, and any freelancers we can lasso at the time, are happy to autograph each and every book in your Surprise Package. This is the only way many fans, especially those in other countries, can EVER get signed books.

Send us your brief comments. There is a special form and format to fill out for Christmas Surprise Packages, including a place where you can offer your brief comments, suggestions, greetings and salutations.

It only costs $42 plus shipping & handling to get $86-$95+ worth of Palladium products! First-timers are always nervous until they see the great value in their first Surprise Package. A typical Grab Bag has $86-$95 worth of product, sometimes more! Yes, sometimes more. Many people order 2-3. Some order 4-8, and some maniacs order even more! It makes sense, because it is a great way to fill holes in your own collection, treat yourself, get autographs, try new games and settings, and get gifts for your gaming pals.

Click here to see the entire Surprise Package description.

Happy Holidays from the Palladium crew. May they be filled with laughter, joy and gaming.

UPDATE: Chaos Earth® Resurrection – October or November release

Alex was given 87 pages to edit this week and I’m wrapping up the remaining 60 or so manuscript pages even as you read this. Chuck and other artists are finishing artwork. Wayne is likely to start typesetting early next week. Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ is a good one. Epic in scope, scary, dramatic and fun. And best of all, all the material can be ported over to Rifts® or anywhere in the Three Galaxies and beyond. I’m thinking we may drop a couple of sneak previews of Chaos Earth® Resurrection™. After speaking with our printer, this title may be an early November release.

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

Artwork is being assigned, and selections and editing of material continues as we work away on The Rifter® #71 & 72 Double Issue. The combined, 224 page book includes player and G.M. tips, along with source material for Splicers®, Palladium Fantasy®, Dead Reign®, a Rifts® short story as a sort of prelude to the new Rifts® sourcebooks coming, and more. Even Julius and I are contributing to this issue. After speaking with our printer, this big Double Issue is definitely a November release.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics

The first batch of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ paper game pieces for Macross have been posted and are available, for free, right now. The second half are mostly done and should be posted next week on DriveThruRPG.com.

We were pleased to join Flat Land Games’ special tabletop event to demo Robotech® RPG Tactics™ and chat with gamers. The store is impressive with a massive, open gaming area that has to be 2,000 square feet, plus a few private rooms that can be booked for games at the modest price of $10 for a full day of gaming (limited to store hours, of course). The private rooms are especially great for holding role-playing games in a quiet space.

Flat Land Games is carrying all Robotech® RPG Tactics™ products and has a small selection of core and new Palladium role-playing games. They are also happy to special order anything anyone might want. If there is interest, they’ll expand the selection of Palladium products. Of course, the Flat Land Games store carries the products of many, many other game companies with an emphasis on miniatures and tabletop games, but is building its role-playing game offerings and already has a decent selection (D&D, Pathfinder, Palladium, etc.). The owner, Lee, seems like a really good guy who cares about gaming and his customers. If you live in the area, check the place out: Flat Land Games, 28990 S. Wixom Road (right off the highway next to Meinike), Wixom, MI 48393, 248-773-7854, http://flatlandgamestore.com/

"Extra-Life" Game Day – 24 hour Game-A-Thon – November 7 – Austin, Texas

For those of you in the Austin, Texas area, don’t forget the Extra-Life Game Day Event is coming up soon. It’s a 24 hour Game-A-Thon at Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy in Austin, Texas, November 7. The event sounds quite spectacular and Palladium has provided prize support and door prizes – including some Robotech® RPG Tactics™ and role-playing products.

The Extra-Life Game-A-Thon is a 24-hour livestream/broadcasted gaming marathon event designed for raising funds for charity, having gaming fun and doing it all for a great cause: the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of your choice; supporting kids and their families. All moneys raised for Extra Life 2015 go directly to the charity. The event offers all sorts of gaming, video games, CCGs, pen and paper RPGs, board games and tabletop wargames, including Palladium’s very own Robotech® RPG Tactics™ being featured by FanboyTV.

Dragon's Lair Comics and Fantasy
2438 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
Date: November 7, 2015
Time: 8:00AM CST - 8:00AM CST (24-hour event)
Website:
http://dlair.net/austin/
http://www.extra-life.org/
Store Phone number: 512-454-2399

The story behind Extra-Life (a charity event):

http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1197

Palladium is always happy to support established retailers and conventions with event prize support. In the months ahead, we’ll be making moves to strongly support Robotech® RPG Tactics™ with demo packages and organized play. The staff and I will be coordinating with the Megaversal Ambassadors (our growing force of volunteer Game Masters and demo teams) as we gear up for 2016, as well as running role-playing game events at stores and conventions. In fact, Gen Con needs events submitted early this year, in January, 2016, so M.A.s and G.M.s who might want to run events for Palladium at Gen Con (and elsewhere), please start making your plans.

As for Wave Two, we are looking into and exploring some new options with regard to manufacturing and reduced piece count, while working on other areas of support.

UPDATE: Rifts® Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity

Made some notes about some of the material planned for this book and possibly another, depending on how much I expand on the ideas. This title is next. Assigning more artwork this weekend.

UPDATE: Rifts®: The Disavowed

The Disavowed follows after Coalition States: Heroes of Humanity™ and is another title that will please and surprise. Assigning more artwork this weekend.

Rifts® Japan and many titles – available now as PDFs

PDFs of dozens of Rifts® titles, the Minion War™ series, all of the Dead Reign® (Zombie Apocalypse) books, plus Heroes Unlimited™, The Rifter® and more are available on DriveThruRPG.com.

  • NEW! World Book 8: Rifts® Japan is now available, along with many other Rifts® titles. Along with more than 100 PDF titles available on DriveThruRPG.com.
  • NEW! Rifts® crossover series: The Minion War (six books in all)6 Rifts® titles – Dimension Book 10: Hades, Dimension Book 11: Dyval, Dimension Book 12: Dimensional Outbreak, HU2 adventure sourcebook: Armageddon Unlimited, Heroes of the Megaverse®, and Rifts® Megaverse® in Flames available now! Suitable for ALL settings, including Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™ and The Palladium Fantasy RPG®.
  • NEW! 6 Dead Reign® RPG titles. The Zombie Apocalypse is yours to role-play with the Dead Reign® RPG. The core rule book and all sourcebooks are available now.
  • 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

A bunch of new collectibles are COMING SOON to my Ebay Store over the next few weeks, with more to come. 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 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

Brandon Aten’s Kickstarter nears its funding goal – Wild Skies RPG: Europa Tempest

Fan fave Palladium author Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr are close to funding the launch of their first RPG in a line of role-playing games and sourcebooks. (FYI: You can continue to expect Brandon and Matthew to write books for Palladium as well.)

Wild Skies RPG: Europa Tempest is an alternate Earth where mutant animals dominate the planet, and war and years of anarchy have produced a glut of soldiers of fortune who have become a force to be reckoned with in their own right. Enter this world as a member of one of the national air navies or as privateers, mercenaries and air pirates in one of the numerous mercenary companies operating over the skies of Europe. Use your grit and moxie, your brains and your brawn, even your teeth and claws to make your way in the Wild Skies!

  • A completely new role-playing system.
  • 30 anthropomorphic animal types, each with a unique natural ability including the Wolf's howl, the Lizard's camouflage skin, the Songbird's mimicry and the Sheep's woolly coat (really!).
  • Optional rules for playing as a human.
  • Percentile-based skill system, with varying degrees of success.
  • Adjust your initial roll with up to five D6 Skill Dice to hit exactly the mark you want.
  • Customizable Moral Compass which determines both character motivations and experience level.
  • Complete air combat rules and dogfights
  • Cover art by Charles Walton, painted by Eduardo Dominguez.
  • Written by Brandon K. Aten and Matthew Orr.

Check out the project on Kickstarter now!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2103068465/wild-skies-europa-tempest

Get a jump on the holidays and game like mad

Is it too soon to start thinking about Christmas? Tradition has Palladium making its annual Christmas Surprise Package – with autographs and surprises – available by mid-October for the last 17 or 18 years, so I guess not. We love making the Christmas Grab Bags available to you. For many, it’s the only way to get autographs and it’s a fun way to wow your gaming friends with signed books at amazing savings, or try new settings, or complete your collection. It’s our pleasure to do it. Enjoy.

In the meanwhile, Santa Kevin and his Little Elves need to finish up a few book releases. Keep those imaginations burning bright and game on!

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, Publisher

X-Mas Grab Bags

Palladium Christmas Surprise Packages start NOW!

Can you believe it? It’s that time again for the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package! Palladium Books® has been doing Christmas Surprise Packages, or “Grab Bags,” for 17 or 18 years. It enables you to get several RPG titles ($86-95 worth for ONLY $42 plus shipping and handling) as gifts or for yourself. It is our way to say thank you to our many fans for being so kind and patient, and for your years of support. You are appreciated more than you may realize.

Christmas Surprise Packages are not just for Christmas. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or any special occasion that falls between now and February, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs (if you want ‘em), and you look like you spent a fortune.

This is also a great way to try that game setting you’ve wondered about (Splicers®, Dead Reign™, Chaos Earth®, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane®, etc.), or to get something for your favorite Game Master, or perhaps to get your player group to consider a new game or setting.

The Palladium Surprise Packages are designed to simulate the fun, joy and surprise of the Christmas Season of Giving. In this case, Santa Kevin (yeah, that’s me) has you submit a list of 10-15 Palladium products (or more) that you would like to receive in your Christmas Surprise Package. This list of 10-15 (or more) items is critical, because you will not know which items you’ll be getting. That makes it just like a Christmas gift because it’s a surprise! Plus, Santa Kevin, who personally handpicks every item for every Grab Bag, may toss in something extra like a limited edition print or T-shirt, or issue of The Rifter®, or something else he thinks you’ll enjoy.

Autographed books. For those of you who want them (which are most people), the available members of the Palladium staff, and any freelancers we can lasso at the time, are happy to autograph each and every book in your Surprise Package. This is the only way many fans, especially those in other countries, can EVER get signed books.

Send us your brief comments. There is a special form and format to fill out for Christmas Surprise Packages, including a place where you can offer your brief comments, suggestions, greetings and salutations.

It only costs $42 plus shipping to get $86-$95+ worth of Palladium products! First-timers are always nervous until they see the great value in their first Surprise Package. A typical Grab Bag has $85-$90 worth of product, sometimes more! Yes, sometimes more. Many people order 2-3. Some order 4-6, and some maniacs order even more! It makes sense, because it is a great way to fill holes in your own collection, treat yourself, get autographs, try new games and settings, and get your gaming pals gifts.

Click here to get the entire Surprise Package description.

Zombie Time!

Think you can survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Do you have a desire to kick some zombie butt? Then you want the Dead Reign® RPG – available from Palladium Books® or as PDFs from DriveThruRPG.com. There are currently six titles that are as much fun to read as they are to play. And more are coming.

Dead Reign® RPG – Core Rules – everything you need to know to play

Experience the nightmare of being stalked by the living dead. Who can you trust? Where can you go to be safe? How do you fight the dead? Find out in Dead Reign® – a complete role-playing game that captures the horror, suspense and trauma of the post-apocalyptic world dominated by zombie hordes. And the zombies? More than what you may expect. All of them deadly.

  • Rules are easy to learn.
  • Combat is fast, fun and intuitive.
  • The setting, brutal and unrelenting.
  • Characters represent the last of humanity.
  • Play ordinary people who must find a way to survive against impossible odds; 40 different occupations and notable skills for each.
  • Or play one of the more extraordinary survivors who battle zombies and try to rescue the living. They don’t mean to be heroes, they just are.
  • They say there is no surviving a zombie bite. The Half-Living say otherwise. They are victims of a zombie attack, but instead of dying and turning, they come out of their coma more (or some would say, less) than human. The question is, might they turn at any time?
  • Slouchers are the slow moving zombies. They gather in large herds and kill all they encounter.
  • Flesh-Eating Zombies are fast and predatory. They hunt in packs, and stalk humans day and night.
  • Mock Zombies are twisted abominations: The dead who retain a large portion of their mind and identity, but cannot accept what they have become. Most are quite insane and insist they are not monsters. They claim to be alive, and only want to help their “fellow man.” That last part might even be true, until the irresistible need to kill the living takes over.
  • Pattern Zombies are the dead that only kill when they come face to face with the living or are attacked first. Unlike the Slouchers and other zombies, they don’t seek out human prey. Rather, they are locked in some pattern from their past life, endlessly reenacting their job at the factory, or a typical day at home mowing the lawn or watching the game on a TV that no longer receives broadcasts.
  • Thinkers are among the most dangerous: zombies that retain a level of cognitive thought and awareness. They can open a door or unlatch a gate, use a weapon such as a knife or axe, figure out ways to get inside strongholds and go around traps. Worst of all, other zombies follow them, and Thinkers often lead mobs of lesser zombies against the living.
  • More than 30 pages describing zombies, with all the hows and whys of their behavior and their need to kill the living. Seven different types of zombies (more appear in the Dark Places and Endless Dead sourcebooks).
  • Page after page of Zombie Apocalypse survival tips.
  • Six Apocalyptic Character Classes, with any number of Ordinary People as survivors fighting to keep humanity alive.
  • Death Cults and their leaders. Not all humans are allies.
  • Retro-Savages, survivors who blame the apocalypse on technology, and feed people who still use guns, cars and tech, to the dead.
  • Weapons, survival tips and how to fight the dead!
  • Vehicles, equipment and notable resources.
  • 101 Random Scenarios/Encounters/Settings, adventure ideas and more.
  • The complete core rule book. And learn the rules of this RPG and you can play any Palladium RPG. You see, Palladium’s games all use the same basic rules. Learn one, and you can play them all. More than that, you can bring your characters, weapons, powers and magic from one game setting to the next, creating a truly infinite Megaverse® of worlds and adventure.
  • Cover by E.M. Gist.
  • Art by Amy Ashbaugh, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Dudley and Mike Mumah.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Josh Hilden and Joshua Sanford.
  • $22.95 – 224 page core rule book – Cat. No. 230. Available now from Palladium Books® and in game shops everywhere. Also available in PDF format from DriveThruRPG.com.

Dead Reign® Sourcebooks

– Expand the world, many more settings, adventure ideas, new zombies and danger

  • Dead Reign® Sourcebook 1: Civilization Gone™ – $12.95 – 64 pages – Cat. No. 231. How do you survive when civilization no longer exists? No government. No police or soldiers. You’re on your own. Survival tips, many random encounter tables, survivor camps, madmen and psychopaths, including the Zombie Master, Ghost Walker, Messianic Leader, Zombie Lover, Deathbringer and others. Available now in PDF format from DriveThru or as a printed book from Palladium.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebook 2: Dark Places™ – $12.95 – 64 pages – Cat. No. 232. Sometimes it’s the dark places that offer refuge. Traveling the rails and underground tunnel systems, the pitfalls of the urban underground, disease, more random encounter tables, scavenger tables, more survival tips, and new zombies like Worm Meat, Bug Boy, and the Impersonator Zombie. Available now in PDF format from DriveThru or as a printed book from Palladium.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebook 3: Endless Dead™ – $16.95 – 96 pages – Cat. No. 233. The fate of the US military, military bases, random encounters and scavenger tables, tables for random military bases and survivor caravans, vehicle combat rules, anti-zombie defenses, new O.C.C.s like the Wheelman and Zombie Researcher, new zombies like Fused Zombies and the Walking Graveyard, Death Cults, survival tips, and more. Available now in PDF format from DriveThru or as a printed book from Palladium.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebook 4: Fear the Reaper™ (heroic) – $12.95 – 48 pages – Cat. No. 234. Join the Road Reapers who ride the streets on motorcycles like knights-errant, saving lives and slaughtering zombies. More stats on vehicles, boats and gear, more about zombies and survival. Available now in PDF format from DriveThru or as a printed book from Palladium.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebook 5: Graveyard Earth™ – $12.95 – 64 pages – Cat. No. 235. The Zombie World Tour: the state of the post-apocalyptic world. Random safe havens by geographic region, notable survivors and danger zones, Zombie Threat Level tables, creating random Survivor Leaders, getting home from other countries, aircraft and landing fields, and 100+ adventure ideas set around the world! Available now in PDF format from DriveThru or as a printed book from Palladium.
  • For a different kind of horror game, see Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG – Core Rules – $24.95 – 256 pages – Cat. No. 700. Modern horror like you have never played before. Plausible setting, monsters and concepts that makes sense and will have you wondering if this stuff could be for real. 14 Psychic character classes, 42 occupations for “ordinary” people, more than 100 psychic abilities, creatures of darkness and more. Three new sourcebooks planned for 2016. A game for the thinking gamer.
  • And for something completely different – Nightbane® RPG – Core Rules – $24.95 – 240 pages – Cat. No. 730. Nothing has been the same since Dark Day. Earth has been secretly invaded by demons from a hell that is eternal night. Doppelgangers replace many of the people you know and now run the world governments. The Nightbane are human beings (or are they?) linked to something ancient and supernatural, and who conceal a monster within themselves. Inhuman alter-egos that wield supernatural powers and magic abilities. And some say, powers that can fight the monsters from the Nightlands. You, in fact, could be one of them and not even know it – yet.

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

Missing your issue of The Rifter® #71? Well, it’s coming along with The Rifter® #72 as a special, Double Issue – 224 pages. Probably an end of October or beginning of November release.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready to go source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the many new characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, villains, monsters, adventures and ideas for one setting can be easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Every issue has material for Rifts® and at least 2-3 other Palladium game lines. With 2015 being the 25th Anniversary of Rifts®, every issue of The Rifter® will feature a Rifts® inspired cover and contain at least one Rifts® article.

The Rifter® #71-72 Double Issue will present a nice variety of new source material for Rifts® and other Palladium RPG settings. Celebrating the Rifts® 25th Anniversary, there will be an emphasis on Rifts® material.

  • Rifts® source material.
  • Rifts® short story.
  • Gaming Tips by Kevin Siembieda (and Erick Wujcik).
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® source material.
  • Splicers® source material.
  • Dead Reign® source material.
  • Additional source material to be announced.
  • News, coming attractions and much more.
  • Cover (Rifts®) by Amy L. Ashbaugh.
  • Interior art by Walton, Ramsey, Rodriguez and Mumah.
  • 224 page DOUBLE ISSUE – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 171-172. Ships end of October or early November.

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. Fall release.

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. Fall, 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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 100 titles available as PDF digital downloads from DriveThruRPG.com, as well as Fantasy Paper Miniatures, Game Master resources and other good things with more to come. This is a great way to try Palladium products and get access to out of print RPG source material. Some notable titles include:

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