Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 19, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

We are busy working on getting books to the printer, with Rifts®: Secrets of the Atlanteans™, The Rifter® #78, and Nightbane® Dark Designs™ all in final edits and awaiting the last bits of artwork before we can dive into layout and get them to the printer. ALL should be June releases, with more books to follow. The latest sale is The Rifter®. Read on for other details.

SALE! Rifters® – May 19-24, 2017

Here is your chance to get caught up on back issues of The Rifter®, many of which are nearly sold out, like issues #27, 36, 37, 49, 56, 60, 61, 63 and 71-72! The sale only includes issue numbers that are in the online store and currently in stock. We cannot offer out of print books. Note: The Best of The Rifter® is not part of this sale, nor is issue #78. Only issues of The Rifter® that are currently in print. Sale lasts for 6 days. Get ‘em while you can.

  • All currently available issues of The Rifter® are on sale!
                - Issues under #69 are only $8.37 (normally $11.95).
               - The Rifter® #69-77 are only $9.77 (normally $13.95).
               - The Rifter® #71-72 Double Issue is $17.47 (normally $24.95).
  • Sale ends at midnight on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

What happened to the Rifts® Board Game Kickstarter?

We were as disappointed as you by Rogue Heroes’ decision to stop the Kickstarter just five days into it. It is our understanding that Carmen realized that he was not nearly as prepared as he thought he was to run a successful Kickstarter campaign, and create the game he envisions. As a result, he chose to stop it, so he can regroup, prepare and relaunch at a later date. I know all of us at Palladium Books® remain anxious to see this game become a reality. And the minis? Wow. I want to thank the many Rifts® fans and everyone else who supported or planned to support the Rifts® Board Game Kickstarter campaign. We will keep you posted when Carmen gets ready to relaunch with clearly defined game rules, demonstration videos of game play, and the full scale vision he has for this awesome game. (And hopefully, just the first in a line of games.)

Go to the Rogue Heroes Facebook Page for more info:

http://www.facebook.com/RogueHeroesPublishing/

The Rifter #78

UPDATE: The Rifter® #78 – June

This issue is really coming together. Articles include source material for Beyond the Supernatural™; City of Khemennu, Part Two for Palladium Fantasy®; G.M. Advice; Splicers® Legion Aftermath and more. Another great issue. A few additional articles may be added.

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – June

The artwork for Secrets of the Atlanteans is nearly done and final editing and tweaks are being made. This excellent resource is packed with revelations, secrets, and magic – 60+ magic tattoos, Shadow Magic, Crystal Magic, new Atlantean O.C.C.s, strange dimensions and more. A June release.

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – June

Most of the artwork has come in. The rest should arrive in a couple weeks and then it’s final edit and layout. If you can’t wait till the end of June, check out Nightbane® Dark Designs™ Raw Preview Limited Edition – Only 150 copies printed, about 50 copies are still available. Get your copy of the unedited preview while you can. Dark Designs™ is a sourcebook that focuses on the Nightbane, their appearance, transformation and powers. It is a great resource and available now. See the full description elsewhere in this update.

UPDATE: Rifts® Sovietski – in production

Sovietski is a nice resource to go along with the two Triax/NGR titles and Mindwerks. I have been approving a new illustration or two every week.

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook

This is another title that I have been working on in between a number of other business matters behind the scenes, including trying to do something special with Robotech® RPG Tactics™ and Wave Two. Shooting for an end of summer release for this. Other fantasy books in development for Palladium Fantasy®: Lopan™ Adventure Sourcebook, Lopanic Games™ Sourcebook and Land of the South Winds™, among other things.

UPDATE: Dead Reign® Sourcebook: In the Face of Death

Artist Nick Bradshaw promises me I will get the interior artwork in a couple weeks. E.M. Gist is doing the cover painting. This should be another epic addition to Dead Reign® like Hell Followed.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics and other books

Never forgotten, we are trying to pull some things together that would be pretty epic. More when we have something solid to report. Meanwhile, more of the original Robotech® RPG books from the 1980s and 1990s are being made available as PDF editions on DriveThruRPG.com every week (more or less). And the current Robotech® RPG titles will soon be available as ebooks. We will keep you posted on all fronts.

Now on DriveThruRPG.com – the 1980s Robotech® RPG and sourcebooks as well as dozens of Rifts® titles, and more

The Robotech® Ghost Ship sourcebook joins the original Robotech® RPG (1986) and other Robotech® titles that will be followed by more Robotech® sourcebooks from the 1980s and 1990s. About one or two new ones will be posted every week.

The original Robotech® RPG (1986), RDF Manual, Zentraedi Sourcebook, and Southern Cross are available now, and will be followed by other Robotech® sourcebooks from the 1980s and 1990s. At least one or two new ones will be posted every week. These RPG books join over 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 the Rifts® Game Master Guide, 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 – Palladium Booth #1217 – 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.

GAMING EVENTS

COMING: Anime North 2017 – May 26-28 – Toronto, Canada

http://www.animenorth.com

Palladium Books will have tables in the gaming area offering select game products, prints and original art for sale, including Rifts® and Robotech® items. Robert Shewring will be running RRT demos at the booth on Saturday (and maybe Friday). Freelance writer Greg Diaczyk (Rifts® Lemuria, Elemental Primorda, and other books coming soon) will be present to chat and sign books along with other Palladium helpers. Artist and animator Apollo Okamura had to bow out because he has been called away to work on an animation project. Artist Kent Burles will also be present at the convention.

Anime North is one of North America’s largest anime and cosplay conventions, offers a huge dealers’ room, huge artist alley, famous voice actors, animators and other exciting guests. Buy cool stuff, get autographs, and have fun.

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

http://www.strategicon.net

Strategicon-Gamex is a long running convention of gaming and fun. There are at least four Palladium events, listed below.

Rifts® for Savage Worlds: New Strawn: Kansas Two Step. 4 hours, up to 8 players, Friday: Prepare yourself for a rail gun shredding, mega-powered magic-flinging journey into a post-post-apocalyptic world where supernatural horrors vie with technological empires for mastery of the world. All pregen characters; no player made characters. This is listed as a role-play tournament. Meaning at the end of the game everyone will vote on who did the best in character role-play. Medium Tourney. G.M.: Cameron Cleveland. For more information: http://convention-rifts-rpg.obsidianportal.com

Rifts® for Savage Worlds: The Pecos Two step Pt. 2 – 8 hours, up to 16 players, Saturday: The Rifts® fantasy, sci-fi, post apocalypse setting. Pre-approved “player made characters” are welcome. The adventures of a cargo convoy run to Mexico and the party will be split into two teams for a strike mission and a convoy mission. Two G.M.s will be running this event. Music & sound board provided. This is a role-play tournament. Players will vote the best role-play (not roll-play). Medium Tourney. More information: http://convention-rifts-rpg.obsidianportal.com

Rifts® for Savage Worlds: The Pecos Two step Pt. 2 – 8 hours, up to 16 players, Sunday: Same as above. Two teams for a strike mission and a convoy mission. Two G.M.s run this event. Music & sound board provided. This is a role play tournament. Players will vote the best role-play (not roll-play). Medium Tourney. More information: http://convention-rifts-rpg.obsidianportal.com

Rifts® for Savage Worlds: Blessings of The Angel – 4 hours, up to 6 players, Saturday, 9 AM: The New German Republic survived the apocalypse through hard work, discipline, and courage. Largely rebuilt, it is now sending patrols out into the surrounding wastelands to battle the giant Gargoyles and demons, and to help anyone who needs their help. You are one of these patrols. Can you survive the arrival of a new threat from Earth's past? G.M.: Damon Sutton. More information: http://convention-rifts-rpg.obsidianportal.com

TWITCH: Live Book Review on Rifts®: Heroes of Humanity

Victor Peterson, a.k.a. zyanitevp, along with Megaversal Ambassadors TheDrunkerHippo and Glistam, are doing the live review of Heroes of Humanity on Twitch.

Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2017.
Where: This happens on the Palladium Partnered Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/thedrunkerhippo
Time: 7:30 PM EST.
Note: It will later be posted to their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC0BN1MIh81fIyWzTwrebfg

TWITCH: Live Stream of Palladium Fantasy RPG® campaign game.

Victor Peterson, a.k.a. zyanitevp, along with Megaversal Ambassadors TheDrunkerHippo and Glistam will also be running their award winning Palladium Fantasy game, "A God... Rebuilt."

Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2017.
Time: 9:00 PM EST.
Site: https://www.twitch.tv/thedrunkerhippo

They will be doing Part 2 of their homage to David Bowie and Labyrinth, complete with the G.M., Zyanitevp, in a mullet wig. He will do the Magic Dance that evening at some point. It will later be posted to their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC0BN1MIh81fIyWzTwrebfg

You can follow them on Twitter @TheDrunkerHippo and @GamingMegaverse.

Making imaginings real ...

When you think about, it is a weird business to make ideas and images from inside your head real. From heroes and monsters to entire worlds, game designers, writers and artists turn the ethereal into something tangible. Whether it is through words or drawings, sculptures or film, we make the things inside our heads – in our imaginations – come to life.

I have been doing this almost my entire life. As far back as I can remember, and professionally for something like 40 years; 36 of those years at Palladium Books. It’s pretty cool. Hard work, but so rewarding. While I hope to continue unleashing my worlds, stories and imagination upon you for many years to come, I’m enjoying other people taking the reins and introducing the Palladium Megaverse® in new mediums and artistic forms. You are already seeing it with miniatures and tabletop rules coming for the Rifts® Board Game from Rogue Heroes and for Rifts® Savage Worlds by Pinnacle. With any luck, over the next three or four years you will see at least a few of our intellectual properties appear in film, television, comic books and who knows what? We have third parties interested in developing Rifts®, Nightbane®, Splicers® and a few other Palladium settings.

As cool as that is, you will continue to see more and more products from Palladium Books. We intend to ratchet up production and support for all our game lines, with an emphasis on Robotech®/RRT, Splicers®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited, Dead Reign®, and, of course, Rifts®. We have a five year plan that should delight, and maybe even amaze. So keep your eyes peeled, enjoy this week’s sale, and game on.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer, Game Designer

Robotech RPG

Robotech® RPG (1986) – available as PDF

The original 1980s and 1990s Robotech® Role-Playing Game (1986 Edition) and sourcebooks are being posted to DriveThruRPG as PDFs. I hope you find this as exciting as we do. Some of the old books have 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!
  • Also available as PDF books: RDF™ Manual, Zentraedi™ Sourcebook, and Southern Cross™, with Invid Invasion™ and other titles coming.

Robotech RDF Manual

The RDF Manual – available as PDF

The RDF Manual™ Sourcebook (1987 Edition) as PDF 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 now on DriveThruRPG.com.
  • Also available as PDF books: Robotech® RPG, Zentraedi™ Sourcebook, and Southern Cross™, with Invid Invasion™ and other titles coming.

Robotech Zentraedi Sourcebook

Zentraedi Sourcebook, 1987 Edition – available as PDF

An in-depth look at the giant Zentraedi and their war machines, including stats and floor plans of several Zentraedi battle cruisers. Diagrams, floor plans, key Zentraedi leaders and combat suggestions round out this adventure sourcebook.

  • 5 Battle Cruisers with floor plans and stats.
  • Notes on the Robotech Factory.
  • Zentraedi Character Sheets and Missile Log.
  • Additional Zentraedi weapons and vehicles.
  • Zentraedi character creation and quick roll villain tables.
  • $8.49 – 48 pages. Cat. No. ROBO52. Available now on DriveThruRPG.com.

Robotech Southern Cross Sourcebook

Robotech® Southern Cross, 1987 Edition – available as PDF

The Second Robotech War is about to begin! The Robotech Masters have come to Earth demanding their precious Protoculture. However, the people of Earth remain unaware of the massive Protoculture supply hidden within the wreckage of the SDF-1, now a national monument. With the Robotech Expeditionary Force light-years away, the defense of the Earth falls to the 15 Armies of the Southern Cross.

Robotech® Southern Cross™ presents the maniacal Robotech Masters and their Bioroid mecha legions, the mecha, armor and weapons of the Southern Cross, plus more on the crumbling Earth government and the state of the world after the war.

  • The mecha, armor and weapons of the Armies of the Southern Cross. Includes the AJAX, Logan, Hover Tank and Battloids.
  • Southern Cross Character Sheets and Missile Log.
  • The mecha, armor and weapons of the Robotech Masters.
  • The mecha of E.B.S.I.S.
  • Global Summary, circa 2030, key characters, maps and more.
  • $10.49 – 112 pages. Cat. No. ROBO53. Available now on DriveThruRPG.com.

Robotech Ghost Ship Sourcebook

Robotech® Ghost Ship Adventure Sourcebook, 1988 Edition – available as PDF

Explore the ruins of a Zentraedi Salan Scout ship, but is it an abandoned ship – a “ghost ship” – or is it a trap? Find out.

An RDF Reconnaissance team must stealthily penetrate a seemingly derelict Zentraedi warship that is suspected to be a base for Zentraedi terrorists. The adventure takes place aboard the alien vessel. Floor plans and stats of the Salan Scout offer a platform for future battles and adventures. Macross or Southern Cross setting.

  • The Zentraedi Salan Scout Ship floor plans and stats.
  • Ghost Ship adventure outline.
  • Additional Zentraedi items and adventure ideas.
  • RDF in space! And working with the Southern Cross.
  • Space pirates and more.
  • $8.49 – 48 pages. Cat. No. ROBO54. Available now on DriveThruRPG.com.

Robotech® Invid Invasion, 1988 Edition – available soon as PDF

The Third Robotech War is announced with a surprise attack by the Invid, an enemy Earth Defenders knew nothing about! Bombardment from space followed by swarms of Invid mecha leaves the Earth’s civilization shattered. There is no city left unscathed. World governments fall and so do their armies. Human survivors can be divided into three camps: the enslaved, freedom fighters, and enemy sympathizers. The Invid rule the planet, but they are not all powerful. Their tyranny is challenged by heroes and adventurers who harass the enemy and struggle to free Earth from the claws of its inhuman conquerors. They are helped by the arrival of UEEF fleets sent by Admiral Rick Hunter.

Characters have access to the most powerful mecha ever created by humans, including the Cyclone transformable Veritech motorcycle, the Alpha and Beta Fighters, the Vindicator and a variety of other war machines.

  • The mecha, armor and weapons of the REF. Includes the Cyclone, Alpha and Beta fighters.
  • The weapons and equipment of the REF.
  • A new Robotech® Character Sheet.
  • Invid mecha and weapons, Enforcer, Simulagents and more.
  • Invid Hives described and statted with floor plans.
  • Global Summary, circa 2038, Genesis Pits, key characters, & more.
  • $10.49 – 112 pages. Cat. No. ROBO56. Coming soon on DriveThruRPG.com.

The Rifter #78

UPDATE: The Rifter® #78

Another issue of source material for four or more Palladium game settings, most of which can be adapted to any game world. This issue has a nice hunk of material about the supernatural, such as the Modern Necromancer by Greg Diaczyk, a Beyond the Supernatural™ monster by Kevin Siembieda, City of Khemennu: Part Two (Palladium Fantasy) which is a city of gods and churches by Ian Herbert, plus G.M. Advice and the Splicers® Legion Aftermath. Shaping up to be another great issue. Final articles to be selected. 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:

  • 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.
  • G.M. advice by Julius Rosenstein.
  • Other – source material for other RPG settings.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 178. In production. June release.

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!

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. Summer 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. Summer 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 June 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. 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 – Spring, 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 – Summer.
  • 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

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