Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Feb. 3, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

One reason 2016 was light on product releases was that we have been quietly working on products and plans to be unveiled in 2017 and 2018. Plans that include pretty much all of our game lines. Step one, to get The Rifter® back on schedule, and we’ll get close with issue number 77. Step Two, get products people have been waiting for out and into your hands. At the top of that list is Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two. Step Three, to support our many game lines more regularly and fully. Step Four, to continue to expand our reach into other areas with licenses like Rifts® for Savage Worlds and the Rifts® Board Game, as well as other areas such as comic books, videogames, film and television. Step Five, to push the envelope and wow you every step of the way.

There are some things I wish I could tell you about right now, but cannot for strategic reasons, or because they are third party efforts still in the negotiation or development stage. But good things, small and large, are coming. We’ll be starting with the fundamentals, getting product into your hands and some changes and additions we think you will enjoy.

Like what? Hmmm, well, you will be seeing a new look to our website that makes it more mobile device friendly. A weekly podcast is coming from me and Charles Walton II talking about game design, running and creating RPG adventures and campaigns, the history of Palladium and all the stuff behind role-playing games. And, with any luck, some big surprises that have been in development for a long time. But our biggest focus is on product that will please and blow your mind.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics – 2017 release

I know it has taken a very long time to fulfill this Kickstarter, and for that I am very sorry. More sorry than some of you may be able to imagine. But we are dedicated to getting Wave 2 done and in your hands by the end of 2017. Not only that, but we want to make it amazing. Our Kickstarter backers and fans have waited so long for RRT Wave 2, that if we can make improvements we want to do so. We have been frustrated by many aspects of production that clash with what we know would make a superior product. Moreover, we want to offer organized play support, scenario books, and the next several Waves of RRT products. We have never given up on our dream to make Robotech® RPG Tactics™ amazing.

We are working on something exciting right now that, if it pans out, could change everything and help us bring you RRT Wave Two by the end of 2017. We want to bring Robotech® to life on the table top like never before, and we are working hard to make this happen.

We have not released details these many months because everything has been in motion, and still is. There have been times when we thought we had firm plans for moving forward, only to have something occur to change them – good or bad. Case in point, we had pretty much resigned ourselves to being unable to significantly lower the part count in the RRT game pieces. However, we are suddenly readdressing that as we explore new possibilities that have surfaced. In fact, I have spent most of the week on this very matter. We are working on all of this with the desire to bring you something great, not just crap it out to be done with it. We have big dreams for Robotech® on several fronts, and are trying to make them all happen. To that end we have had many positive and exciting conversations with Harmony Gold and other interested parties. I know it is a lot to ask, but please hang in there with us. We think we have something truly fun brewing.

On a smaller scale, Harmony Gold has approved our proposal and art concepts for the first RRT Scenario Book and our plans for the Ghost Fleet Saga™ series.

The RRT Macross® Saga Scenario Book One will present mission scenarios based on the first half of the Robotech® Macross® Saga era of the television show. That means many missions and battles that are part of the iconic events, characters and story of the Robotech® Macross® Saga. RRT Macross® Saga Scenario Book Two is already in development and will provide all the remaining chapters of the Robotech® Macross® Saga.

The Ghost Fleet Saga™ is expected to be a series of RPG adventure sourcebooks that will create new Robotech® RPG and RRT factions and settings to game in. The time period is the decade between the UEEF’s departure from Earth and their return in New Generation. This means the setting incorporates the mecha of several Robotech® eras (Macross® Saga, The Masters Saga, New Generation and the beginnings of Shadow technology). The UEEF uses the new (and dangerous) Shadow technology in covert operations against the Regent and his Invid and Inorganics, as well as space pirates and renegade Zentraedi. This series will offer a wide range of stories, new mecha and adventures in space and on alien worlds.

If you need to change/update your address in BackerKit, please send us a message through Kickstarter, or an email to kickstarter@palladiumbooks.com, and we’ll take care of it. A lot of people have been submitting address changes. Excellent! Please, keep those address changes coming in. Thank you.

UPDATE: Carmen Bellaire and the Rifts® Board Game by Rogue Heroes LLC

Why Carmen Bellaire for this project? That’s an easy one to answer. First, Carmen is a friend, as well as a talented freelancer who has produced a number of top selling products. Splicers® and the Powers Unlimited® books immediately come to mind. Second, creating a Rifts® Board Game is one of his dream projects. Third, Carmen has wanted to start his own game company, Rogue Heroes™ LLC, for years, and I love helping fellow creators realize their dreams. Finally, what many people do not realize is that Carmen is a genius at game design. I mean, an Erick Wujcik level, game design genius who has done brilliant work for Upper Deck and others, as well as Palladium Books. So when Carmen approached me some years ago to pitch his idea for a Rifts® Board Game, and asked for the license, I jumped at the opportunity. He has been developing the game ever since.

Palladium has been talking about and softly advertising the Rifts® Board Game from Rogue Heroes LLC, because we have the means to, and to support my friend by spreading the word about the game to the potential core market: Rifts® fans! I want Carmen to succeed because he is my friend and a good person, not just because this license will generate some third party income for Palladium Books®. I’m also behind it 100% because it captures the look and feel of Rifts® that fans are going to love. So I hope you will spread the word too. This is a passion project from a game designer who loves the Rifts® characters and settings, and who knows how to bring them to life in a new medium.

For those of you who find it increasingly difficult to find time for a 3-5 hour role-playing experience, the Rifts® Board Game enables you to enjoy Rifts® action whenever you have a spare 30-60 minutes with a few friends! And it is gorgeous. The lead sculptor is amazing; heck, all the sculptors Carmen has hired are doing beautiful work. He has had them toiling away making masterful 3D sculpts for the last year and a half, maybe longer. The box and card art is mostly by freelance artists you will know from Palladium publications: Amy L. Ashbaugh, Charles Walton, John Zeleznik and others. And they are knocking it out of the park, too.

I always try to support and promote every license we get involved in. Look at the hype and pages of The Rifter® we gave Rifts® Savage Worlds. And I barely know most of those guys. That was another license I agreed to based on the passion of their lead game designer, Sean Patrick Fannon. As the licensor, Palladium always tries to support and help spread the word about any and all licensed products. It’s the right thing to do. That said, I hope we did not leave anyone with the impression this is a Palladium product, because it is not.

Palladium Books completely approves, supports and endorses this wonderful game, but it is 100% Carmen Bellaire’s baby. It is his ideas, his rules, his designs, and his vision of Rifts® brought to life as a board game. A game with exquisite 28mm game pieces suitable for use in your role-playing games or sitting on your shelf, as well as for the board game, itself. It is also at Carmen’s cost. I’m a bit nervous for Carmen, because he has sunken a boatload of his own money into his Rifts® Board Game already, as well as his heart and soul. The future of Rogue Heroes LLC – and when you get right down to it, his family – rests on the success of this game. Success or failure, it all rests on Carmen’s shoulders. So yeah, I’m going to hype it up as much as I can for him and because I know the stakes and I know how awesome this game is.

I’m happy to say Carmen has made it easy for me to endorse by creating a game I believe in, and every Rifts® fan will love to own! The game is beautiful, fun to play, and screams Rifts®. Did I mention Carmen is a brilliant game designer? You’ll see what I mean when you play the Rifts® Board Game.

He’s new to all of this – running a company, creating games for himself, and doing a Kickstarter – so Carmen has been slow to launch his own web page or Facebook page, but I’m sure they are coming, very soon. Contents are being wrapped up, and Carmen has been plotting his Kickstarter campaign. You will start to see digital sculpts, cards and information from Carmen here, on the Palladium website, and many other places. It’s very exciting for Carmen and we are rooting him on. I think the end result is going to blow people away.

UPDATE: Games and Sourcebooks Coming from Palladium

Available Now

Coming Soon 2017

  • The Rifter® #76 – Autumn issue – 96 pages – ships February 10, 2017.
  • The Rifter® #77 – Winter issue – 96 pages – end of Feb or early March. It is in production right now!
  • Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ ARSENAL – 96 or 128 pages – Feb/March, in final production right now.
  • Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ – 192 pages – March/April, in production now.
  • Rifts® The Disavowed™ Sourcebook – by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements – April/May.
  • Garden of the Gods™, a Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook – by Kevin Siembieda – March/April.
  • Dead Reign® Inner City Survival Sourcebook (tentative title) – Spring.
  • Others – We may try to slip in a few small books before summer.

Coming Later in 2017 and 2018

  • Lopan™, a Palladium Fantasy RPG® Adventure Sourcebook
  • Lopanic Games™, a Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook
  • Robotech® RPG: Ghost Fleet Saga™ Sourcebook
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™: Wave 2 expansion packs
  • Robotech® RPG Tactics™: Scenario Book One and events
  • Rifts® Sovietski™ World Book
  • Rifts® Haunted Tech™ Sourcebook – Rescheduled
  • Chaos Earth® First Responders
  • Splicers® Sourcebooks
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Sourcebooks
  • Nightbane® Sourcebook
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ Sourcebooks
  • Rifts® World Books and Sourcebooks, including Rifts® New Navy, Rifts® Antarctica, and others.
  • And some big surprises coming this Summer and Fall

UPDATE: Beyond on the Supernatural Sourcebooks

Had a meeting with an artist this morning to talk about what I need and want for expanding the Beyond on the Supernatural™ RPG. My greatest enemy is time. Never enough time to write all the things I want to write. And a great many other things constantly trying to steal away my time. BTS Arcanum, Tomes Grotesque and the entire world of Beyond on the Supernatural™ is a passion project of mine. I love this setting and have wanted to do the long-awaited expansions for years. I’ve got an idea on how to finally do that. Let us see if I can pull it off.

UPDATE: Nightbane® Sourcebooks

I did a quick skim of a Nightbane® sourcebook submission that looks pretty sweet. Coming this summer?

UPDATE: Dead Reign® Sourcebook

Artist Nick Bradshaw has been working away on art for the next Dead Reign® sourcebook. I’m thinking of calling it Inner City Survival or Inner City Madness, or may go with something else entirely.

UPDATE: Heroes Unlimited Sourcebooks

Insiders go wild when I tell them my ideas for Heroes Unlimited™ sourcebooks. Including one designed for a younger audience. I even have ideas for a Ninjas and Superspies reboot.

UPDATE: Splicers®

We have so many ideas and a couple of finished manuscripts for this game line!

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook – March or April release

All I could muster was a half day’s work on Garden of the Gods™, as RRT was the focus this week. What else is in development for the Palladium Fantasy RPG® game line? Lopan™ Adventure Sourcebook, Lopanic Games™ Sourcebook and Land of the South Winds™ among other things.

UPDATE: Rifts® CS Arsenal – coming soon.

Spent most of this week working on aspects of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two. Will be working on this book again next week.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – March release

Spent most of this week working on aspects of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two, but I did approve some artwork for the Atlanteans. Good stuff!

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE: Rifts® Sovietski – Spring Release

Spent most of this week working on aspects of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two, but did talk to an artist about work on this title.

The Rifter #76

UPDATE: The Rifter® #76 – Ships February 10

Another great issue, more than half of which is “official” source material to add spice and adventure to your games. So much good source material that we had to go 9 point type to squeeze it all in. “Official” for Rifts® and Palladium Fantasy®: The Primorda presents new Elemental beings and their monstrous riding animals (and some magic items that can be made from them). For Heroes Unlimited™ and Ninjas and Superspies™ there is an adventure of villainy and terrorism that can serve as a springboard for many more adventures across the globe. Splicers® gets the next big chapter in the I am Legion adventure source material as we wind up toward the big climax. And more! This issue is jam-packed with good material.

The Rifter #77

UPDATE: The Rifter® #77 – February release (tentative)

Adventure source material for Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy®, Splicers®, and Rifts® is coming your way. We are in full swing production of this bad boy! End of February or early March release.

The Rifter® Super-Subscription Offer – available now!

The Rifter® Super-Subscription Offer only comes once a year and gets you a substantial discount, FREE shipping in the USA, and your choice of one of seven FREE GIFTS worth $20.95 to $43.85 – if you want one. (There is a fee for postage and handling of the gift item, but you may decline the gift.) As always, I have tried to make the gift choices fun, with a little something for everyone. And as many of you know, The Rifter® has been better than ever with an increasing amount of “official” source material most issues. Remember, Rifter® material can usually be cannibalized and adapted to any world setting, not just the one it was specifically written for.

See the full description for The Rifter® 2017 Super-Subscription Offer in the online store. This offer only comes ONCE a year and ENDS February 28, 2017. Order today.

Now on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Sourcebook 4: Coalition Navy and a Rifts® Primer, FREE Hell Followed Preview, ALL Robotech® RPG Tactics cards and much more

Rifts® Coalition Navy and a Rifts® Primer are now available, along with the FREE Hell Followed™ Preview, Rifts® Black Market (one of my faves), Rifts® Mercenary Adventures™, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™, Merc Ops™, and so much more, are all available now in PDF. You can also get ALL Robotech® RPG Tactics™ game cards, Robotech® and Rifts® Paper Miniatures along with Rifts® Lemuria, Rifts® Triax Two, The Rifter® #1-69, Rifts® World Books 1-30 and many other Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane® and other game line titles. New Robotech® RPG Tactics™ material will be made available in the weeks ahead. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so watch for them.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave 2 Paper Game Pieces, and all RRT game cards, Rifts® Ultimate Edition and 160+ other PDF Palladium titles, RRT stuff, G.M. helper kits and free material are on DriveThruRPG.com right now! More Rifts®, Robotech® and other Palladium game titles, paper miniatures and fun are coming to PDF in the weeks and months ahead. Watch for them.

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

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

Available right now:

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

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

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

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

ALERT: Palladium Game Masters, Gen Con Early Event Submission is going on now! Final submission is mid-February

To guarantee a dedicated gaming area and listing in the program book and online schedule, we need your descriptions and details over the next few weeks. Please start sending them in to NMI. Any Megaversal Ambassador can help you, but NMI is the primary Gen Con event coordinator. We had some awesome events the last few years, so let us, please, keep the trend going. Remember, G.M.s running Palladium events get a discount coupon for EACH game they run that they can redeem at the Palladium booth. We are looking for Game Masters to run any and all Palladium game settings: Rifts®, Robotech®, Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers®, Nightbane®, Dead Reign®, Beyond the Supernatural™ and all the rest! We appreciate ALL of you, and love that you run games for us at Gen Con. Thank you.

CoastCon 40 in Biloxi, Mississippi – March 2017

I (Kevin Siembieda) will be attending CoastCon, along with Sean Patrick Fannon, again, the core writer and architect of Rifts® Savage Worlds®, in Mississippi on March 3-5, 2017. CoastCon and Gen Con are the only two conventions I will be personally attending in 2017; that’s how busy I expect to be banging out new gaming product. Some things that will shock and amaze, too. I hope to see and chat with a lot of Palladium and Pinnacle fans. Bring books for Sean and me to sign.

http://www.coastcon.org

Closing Thoughts

As you can see, we are quite busy. Game on.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, Publisher

The Rifter Super-Subscription Offer

The Rifter® 2017 Super-Subscription Offer

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  • $39.80 – USA. That’s only $9.95 each, a savings of $16.00, and Palladium pays the shipping! Plus you get to select a FREE subscriber’s gift worth $20.95-$43.85 (please include $7.00 to cover shipping and handling). That’s $46.80 total including shipping and handling for the free gift. Note: This rate is limited to subscribers in the USA only. Sorry.
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Note: Please indicate if the gift items are NOT wanted. You may decline the gift and get your subscription for the regular price of $39.80 (USA), $61.80 (Canada) or $75.80 (other countries). Offer ends February 28, 2017 (a little longer for subscribers only).

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You pay only the cost of shipping and handling ($7.00 in the USA, $12.00 Canada, and $20.00 overseas) for the FREE gift. Your choices are listed below.

  • Gift choice #1 – Rifter® “Collector’s Pack” (3 books; 336 pages): FREE, out of print issues of The Rifter® #5 (Rune Weapons, Spatial Magic, Werebeasts, Rifts® O.C.C., HU2 Heroes thru the Ages, Rahu-Man™, and more) and The Rifter #6 (HU2 robots, Russian Gods, assassins, and more) – plus The Rifter® #14 (Ninjas & Superspies, Fadetown™, Fantasy adventure, and more) – a $43.85 value (we sell #5 and #6 only at conventions for $15.95 each).
  • Gift choice #2 – Comic Book Fun Pack (2 books): FREE A+Plus #5 (Detroit’s first comic, 1978, published by Kevin Siembieda and Alex Marciniszyn, $15 value), and Rifts® Machinations of Doom (graphic novel & sourcebook – art by Ramon K. Perez) – a $33.95 value.
  • Gift choice #3 – “Down Under” Action Pack (2 books): FREE Rifts® World Book 19: Australia and Mutants Down Under (an After the Bomb® sourcebook by Erick Wujcik, easily adapted to Rifts® or Heroes Unlimited™) – $31.85 value.
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The Rifter #77

COMING! The Rifter® #77 – Ships February or March, 2017

The Rifter® #77 is already in production. The cover is done, articles are being selected and artwork is being assigned.

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

Rifter® #77 Highlights:

  • Rifts® source material.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – city adventure setting and source material by Ian Herbert.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Six, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. The adventure continues and more secrets and dangers are revealed as the story approaches its climax.
  • Other – source material for other RPG settings.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Rifts® cover by Michael “Madman” Leonard.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 177. In production. Ships February or March, 2017.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

COMING! Heroes of Humanity CS Arsenal – Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity gave you updated Coalition Army O.C.C.s, ways to upgrade men-at-arms, new O.C.C.s, battle plans and strategies and tactics. CS Heroes of Humanity™ Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 893. February or March, 2017.

Rifts The Disavowed

COMING! Rifts® The Disavowed – Secrets of the Coalition States – Coming Spring

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

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

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

The Rifter #76

NEW! The Rifter® #76 – Ships February 10, 2017

The Rifter® #76 is filled with strange creatures, adventure and fun across the Megaverse® and multiple world settings.

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

Rifter® #76 Highlights:

  • Rifts®, Phase World®, and Palladium Fantasy RPG® – Elemental Primordials™, by Greg Diaczyk and Kevin Siembieda – “official” source material. Elemental Primordials are something new in the Megaverse®. No one knows why they are appearing or whether that is good or bad. These new Elemental beings can be used as player characters or NPCs. Four Elemental Primordials and four riding animals from the Elemental Realms. Their very existence sparks potential storylines and adventure ideas. Get your first glimpse of them in The Rifter® #76.
  • Rifts® Pecos Badlands Town – by Brett Caron. Thinking about doing some adventuring in the Rifts American Southwest? Mosey on over to Gohjjunk.
  • Rifts® for Savage Worlds® Preview®. Get another look at what’s coming this winter.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Five, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. The adventure reaches a fever pitch as we near the conclusion. More secrets, danger and combat.
  • Heroes Unlimited™, Ninjas & Superspies, Nightbane® – Blood Diamonds by Thomas Morrison presents adventure source material with a war-torn setting, story and NPCs in Africa. But it could be just the beginning of a globe spanning campaign.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Cover by Nicholas Bradshaw. Art by Walton, Dudley, and others.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 176. At the printer, ships February 10.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity

NEW! Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States – Heroes of Humanity – Available now!

Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity™ changes the landscape of Rifts North America and beyond, presents ways to upgrade and improve existing Men-At-Arms characters with Advanced Training, and includes new character classes, weapons, equipment, alliances and conflict to inspire epic new adventures.

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ outlines the battle for the soul of humanity. The Minion War™ has spilled onto Rifts Earth. At the epicenter of the invasion is North America. If either of the two rival demonic forces succeeds in conquering the continent, the rest of the world shall follow and Earth will be annexed to Hell. The demon hordes believe no one can stop them. The Coalition States has something to say about that.

For the first time in history, the Coalition States, Northern Gun, the Manistique Imperium, Lazlo, New Lazlo, Free Quebec, the Cyber-Knights, Lemurians, True Atlanteans, D-Bees, mages, mercs and many, many others stand together against a common enemy. Meanwhile, the Splugorth of Atlantis, Archie Three, the Republicans and the Vanguard engage in their own shadow war against the invading demon hordes, and each other.

  • Heroes of Humanity™ lets unprecedented types of characters gather in mixed groups that would otherwise be ideologically opposed. Together they fight side-by-side for the greater good.
  • New ways to upgrade your existing Men-at-Arms characters.
  • Coalition Demon Hunter school and advanced training programs.
  • New Coalition O.C.C.s like the Death Knight and Skelebot Specialist.
  • Coalition military O.C.C.s expanded such as the CS Juicers, CS Combat Cyborgs, Psycho-Stalkers, Coalition psychics and more.
  • New CS gear such as the Hellbuster and Falcon Death Wing.
  • CS battle plans, world information and many adventure ideas.
  • The strategies and tactics of the demons against humanity.
  • The strategies and tactics of the Coalition States and its allies.
  • Summary of Demon and Deevil vulnerabilities.
  • One Xiticix battle plan and who really pays the price.
  • Plenty of guidelines, tables and rules to help you run it all.
  • Art by Charles “Chuck” Walton II, Amy L. Ashbaugh, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Dudley, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Mike Mumah, Apollo Okamura, Tanya Ramsey, Benjamin Rodriguez, and Kevin Siembieda.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Carl Gleba, Matthew Clements and others.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 889. Available now!

Hell Followed

Hell Followed – Now Shipping!

A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – Do more than survive

“This book begins to redefine the zombie genre. It broadens the field of possibilities and expands upon the modern zombie mythos. It is full of twists and surprises I had never imagined. – Alex Marciniszyn, Editor

In the wake of the Zombie Apocalypse, survivors find themselves trapped in a living hell. As everyone struggles to survive against the ravenous dead, some rise up to be heroes fighting for those in need and against all manner of evil – living and dead.

Be more than a survivor. Accept the new world and do something about it.

  • 11 New types of zombies, including the Armored Brute, Dead Mound Giant, Seeker and more.
  • 7 New Apocalyptic Character Classes.
  • Masked Lunatics – heroes or madmen?
  • Cults, good and bad, plus other weirdness and dangers.
  • 21 Disasters to complicate survival. Each described with damage stats, penalties and consequences. The most comprehensive information of this type ever presented! Blizzard, Earthquake, Hurricane, Tornado, Toxic Spill, Wildfire, and more.
  • Government enclaves. Could the government or its military still exist? If so, where are they? What are they doing?
  • 8 Government conspiracy theories. Each fuel for creating adventures and building different organizations.
  • Tables for creating government enclaves and their purpose.
  • Abandoned Emergency Relief Centers and the resources they may still have to offer survivors, if they can get to them. Random tables and ideas for adventure.
  • Take your zombie campaign to the next level!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda. The biggest Dead Reign® sourcebook yet. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 236. Available now!

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

NEW! 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 price yet to be determined, but probably 160-192 pages – $20.95-$24.95 retail – Cat. No. 890.

Rifts Poker Deck 1

NEW! Rifts® Poker Deck One (Color) – available now

For the first time ever, Rifts® is captured in a deck of playing cards. Each card a powerful image. Perfect for playing cards, collecting, gifts and use as an Action Deck for Pinnacle’s Rifts® Savage Worlds game line.

Gen Con gamers went wild over the two Rifts® Poker Decks and you will too. Both contain iconic Rifts® artwork and characters, and look gorgeous. The color and design of both poker decks makes the artwork pop and a joy to use. Available now.

  • Premium card stock.
  • Standard US Poker size deck of playing cards.
  • Rifts® specific symbols for each suit.
  • 52 full color playing cards, plus 2 Jokers.
  • Diamonds are magic. Clubs are D-Bees. Hearts are heroes. Spades are the Coalition States.
  • Each card is a unique, color image. Artists include John Zeleznik, Scott Johnson, Kevin Long, David Dorman, Charles Walton II, Mark Evans, and others.
  • The back of the cards is the artwork from the cover of Rifts® Ultimate Edition depicting a Ley Line Walker with an Alien Intelligence emerging from the Rift opening behind him, energy swirling. Art by Scott Johnson.
  • Customized, full color, Rifts® tuck box.
  • $11.99 retail – Cat. No. 2575 – available now.

Rifts Poker Deck 2

New! Rifts® Poker Deck Two (black & white illustrations) – available now

52 iconic images and characters by your favorite artists. This second deck of playing cards captures Rifts® in a different light. Each card features a different iconic, black and white illustration set in a color border of rippling magic energy from the Rifts. Illustrations are by a wide range of fan favorite artists. A fun and attractive item for playing cards, collecting, and other uses.

  • Premium card stock.
  • Standard US Poker size deck of playing cards.
  • Rifts® specific symbols for each suit.
  • Color border and suits.
  • 52 playing cards featuring iconic illustrations, plus 2 Jokers.
  • Diamonds are monsters. Clubs are heroes. Hearts are robots and power armor. Spades are the Coalition Army.
  • Each card has a unique illustration of a famous Rifts® hero, monster, mech or agent of the Coalition. Artists include Kevin Long, Ramon K. Perez, Freddie Williams II, Michael Wilson, Jeffery Russell, Apollo Okamura, and others.
  • Customized, full color, Rifts® tuck box.
  • The back of the cards is the artwork from the cover of Rifts® Psyscape depicting a beautiful female psychic warrior, triumphant over a robotic enemy. Art by John Zeleznik.
  • $11.99 retail – Cat. No. 2576 – available now.

Robotech The Masters Saga Sourcebook

Robotech®: The Masters Saga Sourcebook – New, large format 8½ x 11 sourcebook – Now available!

Robotech®: The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook has been enlarged to the standard 8½ x 11 inch format and 160 pages. Artwork was given the deluxe treatment – large, clear, and detailed to go along with the wealth of information about the Second Robotech War, the Army of the Southern Cross, its combat forces, mecha, weapons, and vehicles. The same comprehensive treatment was given to the invading Robotech Masters.

Forget the corny drama, the emphasis of this sourcebook is on the Second Robotech War and the equipment on both sides. Making the Masters Saga a big mecha and equipment book that you will want in your collection. Did you know the Army of the Southern Cross used power armor and Battloids in addition to their famous mecha? You’ll find out all about it in this comprehensive 160 page sourcebook. Much of it described and statted out in an “official” capacity for the very first time in this sourcebook. Note: Only the size, size of artwork and layout has changed. The text and data are the same as the manga-sized edition, apart from eratta and minor additions.

  • 40+ weapons; pistols, rifles, grenade launchers.
  • 15 O.C.C.s and MOS skill packages for the 8 main branches of the ASC and the 7 Special Forces Divisions operating under the Tactical Corps.
  • 14 ASC vehicles of the Army of the Southern Cross (ASC).
  • ASC Tactical battle shields, jet packs and other gear.
  • ASC Veritech Mecha including the Ajax, Logan, Spartas Hover Tank, Myrmidon Light Hover Tank.
  • 6 ASC power armor suits.
  • 4 ASC Battloids.
  • The Golem Autonomous Patrol Robot.
  • The Robotech Masters and their legions.
  • 6 different Bioroids, as well as the Bioroid Terminator, the Bioroid Invid Fighter, hover sled & more.
  • Tirolians, spacecraft and other gear and info.
  • Cover by Apollo Okamura. Interior art by the Mannings and others.
  • Written by Jason Marker.
  • 160 pages – $20.95 retail – Cat. No. 552. Available now.

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

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

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast-paced, tabletop combat game that captures the action and adventure of the Robotech® anime. Two or more players can engage in small squad skirmishes or scale up to massive battles. Relive the clashes of the First Robotech War, engage in stand-alone tactical games, or use the dynamic game pieces to enhance your Robotech® RPG experience. Or simply collect your favorite mecha from an expanding range of top-notch game pieces. Get yours now.

Robotech® RPG Tactics Convention Exclusives – now available to anyone

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

© Copyright 2017 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved.

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

Robotech® and Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® are Registered Trademarks of Harmony Gold USA, Inc.

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