Palladium Books® Weekly Update – April 20, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

We are clicking on all cylinders getting new books and projects pushed farther along toward publication, as well as releasing more book titles as PDFs, providing feedback and approvals for the Rifts® Board Game (the Kickstarter should launch the end of next week!), contracts, marketing and a lot of other things. I think the big news of this update is the Heroes Unlimited™ spring sale, and announcing the original Robotech® RPG and sourcebooks from the 1980s and 1990s are being made available for the first time as PDFs on DriveThruRPG! There is a lot going on. Read and enjoy.

Heroes Unlimited RPG series sale – now till April 27, 2017

Time to power up and fight some supervillains.

  • The Heroes Unlimited (softcover) – core rule book, 352 pages – only $18.87 (normal price $26.95) – 7 days only!
  • Heroes Unlimited Game Master Guide, 224 pages – only $17.47 (normal price $24.95) – 7 days only!
  • Villains Unlimited, 224 pages – only $17.47 (normal price $24.95) – 7 days only!
  • Powers Unlimited® 1, 2 & 3, 96 pages – only $11.87 (normal price $16.95) – 7 days only!
  • ALL other Heroes Unlimited sourcebooks are also on sale! 30% discount. One week only. Not included in the sale: the Heroes Unlimited™ Limited Collector’s Edition Hardcover nor the After the Bomb® RPG and ATB sourcebooks. FYI: We are almost out stock of the HU2 hardcover edition. Fewer than 50 copies in stock. The HU2 hardcover is limited to 450 signed and numbered copies.
  • Ninjas and Superspies, pages – Only $14.67 (normal price $20.95) – 7 days only!
  • Mystic China for N&S and HU2, 224 pages – only $17.47 (normal price $24.95) – 7 days only!
  • Sale ends at midnight on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

The Heroes Unlimited RPG® brings the comic book genre of heroes and superhumans to life in our modern world setting as well as on alien planets (via the two Aliens Unlimited™ books). The core rule book enables you to design and create ANY type of hero and super being, from martial arts masters and gadgeteers to aliens, mutants, psychics, cyborgs, robots, spell casters, and godlike immortals, and everything in between. Recreate heroes and villains from the pages of your favorite comic books or brand new heroes from your own imagination. The many sourcebooks provide adventures, adventure ideas and/or new powers and abilities or a gallery of villains and NPC characters.

The Heroes Unlimited™ Sale is on now till midnight, Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Rifts Board Game

UPDATE: Rifts® Board Game Kickstarter – Coming End of April from Rogue Heroes Publishing

Carmen Bellaire is doing well and feeling energized and hopeful as he gets closer to launching the Rifts® Board Game Kickstarter. And with it, his own company, Rogue Heroes Publishing. Carmen and his crew of sculptors and artists continue to impress us. We have seen the Glitter Boy Convention Exclusive and it is unbelievable. We have also seen the paints on the demo Glitter Boy figure, as well as the posing of the Skelebots, one of the maps, many tiles, and loads of other stuff. All of it is looking spectacular. A growing number of insiders who have seen the 3D sculpts go absolutely gaga over them. The Palladium crew included. The Rifts® Board Game really rocks! You’ll get to see all of this in about 7-9 days when the Kickstarter launches.

If you have ever been a Rifts® fan or thought Rifts® looks like fun, you are going to want this game. The miniatures, the artwork, and the game play are all outstanding. I for one am thrilled that gamers will soon be able to play Rifts® anytime they want, with 2-6 players for an hour or hour and a half, and get a true Rifts® experience.

Please start spreading the word that the Rifts® Board Game Kickstarter is coming in a week. It will run from the end of April through most or all of the month of May. Carmen does not have an exact launch date yet, but it is very soon. Probably the last few days of April.

Go to the Rogue Heroes Publishing Facebook Page to see more images and up-to-date information.

http://www.facebook.com/RogueHeroesPublishing

UPDATE: New books and products

We have all been working fast and furious on many projects and they are all coming along well. Everything from Rifts® and Robotech® to Palladium Fantasy®, Dead Reign® and a whole lot more. When the titles start coming, they are going to flow rapidly, one after the other.

Robotech® RPG, 1986 Edition – available as a PDF on DriveThruRPG

Harmony Gold has agreed to let Palladium Books offer the original Robotech® Role-Playing Game (1986 Edition) and a dozen of the sourcebooks from the 1980s and 90s as PDFs. I hope you find this as exciting as we do. Some of the old books had some awesome resources, tables, maps and floor plans of spaceships that are all easily adapted to the current Robotech® RPG game series and Robotech® RPG Tactics™.

Available now! The Robotech Role-Playing Game brings to life the power and adventure of the famous television series. Experience the action and adventure of the Robotech® anime. Play daring Veritech pilots or Destroid commanders inside giant walking tanks ready for action. Battle the ruthless Zentraedi invaders – giant, 50 foot tall humanoids cloned and bred for nothing but war. And now these warriors are out to crush and conquer the little Micronians (humans) of Earth.

  • The “core rules” in the Macross setting.
  • 7 Robotech® Defense Force character classes (O.C.C.s).
  • 5 types of transformable Veritech jet fighters.
  • 5 Destroids; 50 foot tall Battloids packing more firepower than 10 tanks.
  • 19 RDF vehicles; aircraft and ground, plus commercial vehicles.
  • 8 Zentraedi mecha and power armor.
  • Zentraedi soldiers, Recon Pod and weapons.
  • Zentraedi as optional player characters.
  • The SDF-1 quick stats and more.
  • A combat system that reflects the quick, fluid action of the anime.
  • A complete Role-Playing Game “core rules.” Compatible with other Palladium Books Mega-Damage settings.
  • $10.49 – 112 pages. Cat. No. ROBO50. Available on DriveThruRPG.com now!

Available Friday: The RDF Manual Sourcebook (1987 Edition) contains more data about the RDF (Robotech Defense Force) and the post-holocaust world of Macross. Zentraedi control zones, high-tech bandits, civil unrest, the wastelands, RDF outposts, character sheets and more.

  • Stats and floor plans for the Daedalus.
  • Stats and floor plans for the Prometheus.
  • RDF O.C.C. Character Sheets and Missile Log.
  • More RDF aircraft and weapons plus RDF ranks.
  • Random Hit Location Tables for RDF and Zentraedi mecha.
  • Robotech® Timeline and world overview.
  • The New Earth: E.B.S.I.S./Soviet weapons and vehicles.
  • Map of North and South America, adventure ideas and more.
  • $8.49 – 48 pages. Cat. No. ROBO51. Available on DriveThruRPG.com tonight at midnight.

New on DriveThruRPG.com

The Robotech® RPG (1986 edition, available now), Robotech® RDF Manual™ (1987; Friday), and Rifts® Game Master Guide (Monday), along with ALL Robotech® RPG Tactics™ cards, nearly 200 titles and much more.

The original Robotech® RPG (1986) is available now, and will be followed by a dozen Robotech® sourcebooks from the 1980s and 1990s. At least one or two new ones will be posted every week. These RPG books join nearly 200 titles currently available. Such titles as The Rifter® #1-72, Rifts® Shemarrian Nation™, Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook, Rifts® Coalition Navy™, the FREE Hell Followed™ Preview, Rifts® Black Market (one of my faves), Rifts® Mercenary Adventures™, Rifts® Mercenaries, MercTown™, Merc Ops™, and so much more, 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, 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.

Recent PDF titles include Rifts® Sourcebook One Revised, Rifts® Sourcebook Two: The Mechanoids®, Rifts® Sourcebook Three: Mindwerks™, Rifts® Sourcebook Four: Coalition Navy™, Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook, Rifts® Shemarrian Nation, 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

GEN CON – Robotech® RPG Tactics tournaments, many gaming events, and a host of Rifts® and other game products

If you want to run a Palladium gaming event please let us know and we will slot you in. Please be advised that your game event will not get into the Gen Con program book at this point, but should be listed in the online schedule. Any Megaversal Ambassador can help you, but NMI is the primary Gen Con event coordinator.

If you are coming to Gen Con, please make the Palladium Books booth one of your stops. We will have plenty of new RPG products, a large backstock selection, convention exclusives, Robotech® RPG Tactics™ demos and fun. As always, the Palladium staff and freelancers are happy to chat, share the latest news, and sign your books. So please join the fun.

Conventions Offering Palladium Events

COMING: Lexicon Tabletop Gaming Convention 2017 – May 5-7 – Lexington, Kentucky

http://lexicongaming.com

In addition to many other gaming events, Lexicon Tabletop Gaming has three Rifts® games (4 hours each) going on. Jeremy Puckett will be the Game Master. Swag for the best players.

COMING: Gamex 2017 – May 26-29 – Memorial Day Weekend – Los Angeles, California

http://www.strategicon.net

In addition to many, many other gaming events, Gamex 2017 has three big Rifts® for Savage Worlds game events. On Friday, at 8:00 PM, there is New Strawn: Kansas Two Step, a rail gun-shredding, mega-powered, magic-flinging journey (pre-generated characters). Can accommodate up to 8 players. Swag for the best players. G.M.: Cameron Cleveland.

On Saturday, at 2 PM, 8 hours, Mexican Cargo Run: The Pecos Two Step Tournament for Rifts® for Savage Worlds. Fantasy, science fiction, and post-apocalypse. Can accommodate up to 16 players! The adventures of a cargo convoy run to Mexico & the party will be split into two teams for a strike mission and a convoy mission. Two G.M.s will conduct this event. Music and sound board provided. This is a role-playing tournament. Players will vote for the best “role-play” (not roll-play). Pre-approved player made characters are welcome. Swag for the best players. G.M.: Cameron Cleveland.

On Sunday, at 2 PM, 8 hours, Mexican Cargo Run: The Pecos Two Step Tournament for Rifts® for Savage Worlds is offered again for an entire new group of up to 16 players. See the description above, or go to the convention website. Swag for the best players.

More Information: http://convention-rifts-rpg.obsidianportal.com

Closing thoughts about this and that

I got in some excellent hours of writing this week on a couple of different new Rifts books. I don’t know how that was possible with everything else going on, but I did and I was hot. Everyone has been working their hearts out. We are getting a lot done and leading up to some big things. We are working on a tremendous number of exciting new products set across the Megaverse®, Rifts®, Robotech®, RRT, Fantasy, Dead Reign® and so much more. I can hardly wait to give you hard release dates on the many books and products you are looking forward to. They are coming. Keep the faith.

Rifts Triax 2

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® World Book 31: Triax 2

A resource of Triax robots, power armors, cyborgs, weapons and vehicles for your heroes, villains and adventurers anywhere on Rifts Earth and beyond. Heroes battle demons and monsters across Europe or in the Minion War on North American soil; mercenaries and bandits, overpower your enemies and rivals; adventurers, be prepared for anything with your Triax gear. This book is epic fun and a valuable resource for players and Game Masters alike. (So are Triax & the NGR, NG-1 and NG-2.) Power up and game on! Available now!

  • 27 new Triax weapons + body armor and other gear.
  • 10 new Triax giant robots.
  • 9 robot drones, including ‘Bot servants, pets, and Spy ‘Bots.
  • 10 cars and commercial vehicles with more than 50 special features.
  • 6 new power armor suits.
  • 5 new aircraft and other vehicles.
  • More info on the New German Republic and their success against the Gargoyle Empire.
  • Ideas for adventure, combat and more.
  • Written by Brandon Aten, Taylor White and Siembieda.
  • 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 881. Available now!

Monsters and Animals

BACK IN STOCK: Monsters and Animals – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® sourcebook

120+ monsters, more than 200 real world animals, maps for the Palladium World, and countless adventure ideas. What more needs to be said? Maybe that the creatures in Monsters and Animals™ can be dropped into almost any setting. The animals can be used in every world setting, and so can most of the monsters. Unleash your imagination and a menagerie of fun. The animals can be used in any Earth-like setting from Palladium Fantasy® to Beyond the Supernatural™ and Heroes Unlimited™ to Rifts® and Robotech®!

  • 120+ monsters. Some intelligent, some magical, some sea serpents, some supernatural, and some optional player races. ALL unique and fun to play.
  • 200+ real world animals. Lions, bears, horses, sharks, and much more.
  • All monsters and animals come with maps showing where they are found on the Palladium World, and stats include their Hit Points, Horror Factor, habits, damage capabilities, P.P.E., habitats, and more.
  • Game Master tips, some conversion notes for Rifts®.
  • Fodder for endless adventure ideas, traps, pets and fun.
  • Suitable for use in most game worlds and settings.
  • Art by Kevin Siembieda and others. Keith Parkinson cover.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Balent.
  • 240 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 454. Available now!

After the Bomb RPG

BACK in STOCK: After the Bomb® RPG – Available now – A stand-alone game and for use with Heroes Unlimited RPG and other world settings

Ever wonder what it would be like to play an intelligent, humanoid eagle? What about a sword-wielding turtle or ninja rodent, or heroic wolfman, or a flying pig?

In After the Bomb® you can turn a mouse into the size of a gorilla, or keep him small and sneaky, but with special animal powers, psychic abilities and human speech and intelligence. Or create that winged humanoid eagle who preys upon criminals. Or maybe a giant hamster, or mutant lion or tiger martial arts master. If a villain, the mutant could be an animalistic brute who preys upon people and hunts other mutants, perhaps even feasting upon them like a monstrous predator. If a hero, the mutant animal could be any style of caped crusader or champion of justice. Give them powers, a back story and have a blast.

After the Bomb® lets you mutate any animal you can think of into a heroic crime-fighter set in our modern world or a mutant animal survivor of post-apocalyptic Earth — think Planet of the Apes on steroids. An environment where humans struggle to survive in a devastated (nuked?) world, and intelligent mutant animals appear to be the inheritors of the planet. Or make them contemporary superheroes who fight alongside other super beings. Fun. Wild. Imaginative stories await.

The After the Bomb® RPG and its future world setting is one of the late, great, Erick Wujcik’s most fun and lasting creations. Play it as a stand-alone game or use AtB as a resource to create mutant animals that can be dropped into your Heroes Unlimited™ game, Aliens Unlimited™, Rifts®, Phase World®, Robotech® or just about any game setting where an intelligent humanoid animal makes sense. Play them as mutant animals or aliens from another world, heroes or villains, hunted fugitives or modern day knights, but get After the Bomb® because its mutant creations can fit many roles and are fun to play in any setting.

  • 100+ intelligent mutant animals already described, statted and ready for you to play.
  • Mutant animal creation rules that let you turn ANY animal into a mutant with human intelligence, a humanoid body (or not), and super animal powers and/or animal psionics.
  • Mutant humans who sacrifice their humanity for super abilities.
  • The blasted, post-apocalyptic setting and villains.
  • Six post-apocalyptic After the Bomb® adventures.
  • A complete role-playing game with core rules, skills, weapons and equipment, apocalyptic world setting and playing tips.
  • Suitable for use with the Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and other RPG settings.
  • Art by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson, Ramon K. Perez, Freddie Williams II, Tyler Walpole and others. Cover by Scott Johnson.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik.
  • 224 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 503. Available now!

Nightbane Dark Designs Raw Preview

NEW! Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Raw Preview Limited Edition – Only 150 copies available

Back from the printer. Available now.

The Raw Preview Edition of Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscript for this exciting new sourcebook. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies, sold on a first come, first served basis.

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is a guide to creating the Nightbane®, and a sourcebook for players and Game Masters alike. It presents all sorts of new Nightbane creation tables, new Morphus tables, new Talents, and new information. Info and powers that enable players to make memorable Nightbane characters and for G.M.s to take their games up a notch.

Note: The finished Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook is anticipated to ship in June or July of 2017. But you can start playing right now with this meaty special edition! All Nightbane fans are going to love this sourcebook that focuses on the Nightbane.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 total copies made!
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • 18 New and comprehensive Morphus Tables.
  • 60 New Talents.
  • 40 New Elite Talents.
  • Transformation Transition Table.
  • Talent creation and conversion steps.
  • The Ancient Nightbane R.C.C. fully statted out.
  • Insight to the Becoming.
  • Answers to some common questions and more.
  • Written by Mark Oberle.
  • $20.00 – 96 page Raw Edition – Cat. No. 736-RAW – Available now, while supplies last!

New! The Rifter® #78 – Ships Early May, 2017

The Rifter® #78 is already in production. 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® #78 Highlights:

  • Rifts® source material.
  • A Tomes Grotesque™ Monster for Beyond the Supernatural™, “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – Part Two of a city adventure setting and source material by Ian Herbert.
  • Splicers® – The Aftermath of I am Legion, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. Ideas and source material on where to go from here, possible adventure hooks and more.
  • Other – source material for other RPG settings.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 178. In production. Ships early May, 2017.

The Rifter #77

The Rifter® #77 – available now

Adventure, madness, strange creatures and strange lands fill this issue of The Rifter®. This issue is a playground for heroes and a source of adventure, but beware the danger that lurks in the shadows.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the source material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #77 Highlights:

  • Rifts® – City of Nowhere – an adventure setting – by Brett Caron. Capitalism, magic and dark secrets build an enchanted city with a dark underbelly that may not hold.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda. The mad genius of Doctor Feral breeds new mutant menaces, heroes and adventure. Four new super abilities.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – the city of Khemennu adventure setting by Ian Herbert. A holy city dedicated the Church of Light and Dark, and resting place of the legendary Sun Disc. A place of intrigue, magic and adventure.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Six – by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. This is it! The final battle against Legion! The Legion personality and her Black Shroud armor statted and described. Secrets and dangers revealed about the Factory Walker and more. Even in victory, the world may never be the same.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Cover by Michael Leonard. Art by Walton, Rodriguez, and others.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 177. Available NOW.

Note: The Rifter® #76 and #75 are also available and packed with official source material for Rifts® and other game settings.

NEW! Garden of the Gods – A Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook

This has been a secret project of Kevin Siembieda’s that he has been plotting and writing in what little spare time he has. The Garden of the Gods is said to be a holy place watched over and even frequented by the avatars of the gods. According to legend, the god may visit heroes and followers in dreams or in person by an avatar of the god, to be given guidance, inspiration, heroic quests, and gifts of knowledge and magic. More details about this title will follow.

  • The Garden of the Gods described in detail.
  • Godly insight and visitations.
  • Gifts of magic and knowledge.
  • Sanctuary and more.
  • The Black Pit, a place of evil and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden, or a trick of the Old Ones?
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 475. Tentatively a May or June release.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

NEW! Rifts® CS Arsenal – A Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

This title is hotly anticipated and ties directly into Rifts® Heroes of Humanity and Rifts® WB 35: Megaverse® in Flames. All of which are setting up something big.

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ CS 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. In final production, a May release. Hot!

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

NEW! Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans

This book is going to be a hugely popular and is shaping up wonderfully.

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.
  • Cover by John Zeleznik. Interior art by Walton and others.
  • Written by Carl Gleba. Additional material by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 890. In final production, a May release. Super-Hot!

Rifts The Disavowed

Rifts® The Disavowed – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

“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. Spring or summer.

New! Rifts® Sovietski

The Rifts® Sovietski™ World Book presents background information on the fledgling Sovietski nation, notable cities and people, politics, and its growing army, plus Deadzones, Spetsnaz Special Forces, new bionics, Russian D-Bees, and more.

  • New Cyborgs and other O.C.C.s.
  • The Sovietski nation and its army.
  • Weapons, new bionics, combat vehicles, and gear.
  • Bunker Creation tables and Deadzone tables.
  • Russian D-Bees, adventure ideas and more.
  • By Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr.
  • $24.95 – 192 pages – Cat. No. 891 – Summer 2017.

New! In the Face of Death – Summer/Fall – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook

This sourcebook is all about inner city survival. Survivor colonies finding ways to live and prosper in the big city. Conventional wisdom says that living in the big population centers is impossible. These survivors prove otherwise.

  • Inner city survival. Old and new O.C.C.s.
  • Skyscraper communities and life on the rooftops.
  • Cults – the new power in the city.
  • Gangs, street runners, the new underground, and more.
  • Take your zombie campaign to new heights!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • Size and price not yet determined, probably 96 pages – $16.95 (tentative) – Cat. No. 237. Summer or fall.

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.

Coming Soon 2017

  • Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ ARSENAL – 96 or 128 pages – It is laying the groundwork for something big. Working on it now.
  • Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ – 192 pages – by Carl Gleba – May, also in production now and looking great.
  • Rifts® The Disavowed™ Sourcebook – More CS intrigue leading to something big – Spring or summer.
  • Garden of the Gods™, a Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook – by Kevin Siembieda – June.
  • In the Face of Death™, a Dead Reign® Sourcebook – by Kevin Siembieda – Summer.
  • Nightbane® Dark Designs™ Sourcebook – by Mark Oberle – Summer.
  • Others – We may try to slip in a small book or two 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® Sourcebooks
  • 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

© 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®, 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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