Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 29, 2017

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By Kevin Siembieda

One game system – every genre – countless worlds – endless adventure

Happy Independence Day to all of my Fellow Americans. Okay, that’s a little bit early, but the Fourth of July is just around the corner, and I imagine many of you will be heading out for a long weekend today or tomorrow. Enjoy the holiday.

Our week here at Palladium has been a full one. Julius has been kept busy in the warehouse shipping out many online orders and a large number of distributor restock orders. Awesome! Keep those orders coming. Wayne has been active getting new PDF books posted to DriveThruRPG as well as editing and other duties, and Chuck has been drawing away. My main focus this week has been getting Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ finished so we can get it off to the printer. I was able to devote most of the week to writing and editing, which meant peeling 100 manuscript pages off the printer for Wayne and Alex’s final edits. Meanwhile I’m working away on the remaining parts of the book. I’m happy to report everyone has been loving what they are reading. Awesome book. When it is at the printer next week, we dive immediately into Nightbane® Dark Designs™. Both sourcebooks should be July releases.

I think I put together a very fun and useful sale for the holiday weekend, with several titles that should come in handy for use with Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™. Read on for details.

NEW – Rifts® Adventure Time Sale – June 29-July 5, 2017

Here are a number of sourcebooks with which to build adventures for your Rifts® games.

  • Rifts® Color Poker Deck – every card has a unique color image – $9.59 (normally $11.99 retail). Full color poker deck. Many uses. Cat. No. 2575 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Illustration Poker Deck – every card has a unique black and white image – $9.59 (normally $11.99 retail). A fun poker deck with color back and border, and a unique black and white image of iconic art and Rifts® characters. Many uses. Cat. No. 2576 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® World Book 2: Rifts Atlantis™ – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail). A great companion book for Secrets of the Atlanteans™. Overview of Atlantis, the Splugorth Alien Intelligence, 15 minion races, notable slave stock, Tattoo Magic, Splugorth Tattoo Man warrior slaves, Sunaj, Bio-Wizard weapons, Rune Weapons, Kittani and Kydian weapons, and much more. More than 100,000+ copies sold. 160 pages – Cat. No. 804 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market™ – $17.47 (normally $24.95 retail). A great companion book for Secrets of the Atlanteans™. Splynn described, with key places, merchants and people, 14 D-Bees (slave stock), Tattooed Archer O.C.C., Bio-Borg, 19 Bio-Wizard parasites, 11 symbiotes, 13 Bio-Wizard weapons, corrupted Millennium Tree weapons and Minion of Splugorth weapons! 192 pages – Cat. No. 836 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 7: Megaverse® Builder – $11.87 (normally $16.95 retail). A great companion book for Secrets of the Atlanteans™. Rules for creating worlds and dimensions, notable alien worlds, dimensional storms and anomalies, the Shifter expanded, Dimensional Artifact Hunter and Dimensional Scavenger O.C.C.s, and much more. If your Atlantean or player group is planet or dimension hopping, this sourcebook is a must. Written by Carl Gleba. Cat. No. 859 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Dimension Book 8: Naruni Wave 2 – $11.87 (normally $16.95 retail). Another good companion book for Secrets of the Atlanteans™, because Atlanteans have access to Naruni and comparable technology, force fields and weapons. Naruni M.D. weapons dealers and some of their most impressive weapons, power armor suits, robots, tanks, and other wares. Cat. No. 860 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Adventure Guide – A Core Rule Book – $17.47 (normally $24.95 retail). The art of running Rifts® games. 150+ adventure ideas, G.M. tips, notes on campaign design and running games, and creation tables for creating cities, towns, mercenary companies, organizations, traveling shows, tables for different types of Rifts, and more. 192 pages – Cat. No. 849 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook: Chi-Town ‘Burbs – Forbidden Knowledge – $9.07 (normally $12.95 retail). Overview and history of the Chi-Town ‘Burbs. Key people and places in the ‘Burb of Firetown, with map, stats, rumors and plenty of adventure hooks. Cat. No. 853 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook: Chi-Town ‘Burbs – Firetown & the Tolkeen Crisis – $9.07 (normally $12.95 retail). Retribution Squads are out for blood, magic and forbidden books are flooding in from the fallen Kingdom of Tolkeen and trouble around every corner. Revenge Squad Ragnarok, and more of Firetown described and mapped, with a ton of adventure hooks and rumors. Cat. No. 854 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook: The Vanguard™ – $6.97 sale price (normally $9.95 retail). Learn their history and their reasons for working for the Coalition, and why they kill and undermine other practitioners of magic, 8 Vanguard O.C.C.s, their agendas, more about the Firetown ‘Burbs and many adventure ideas. The Vanguard play a big role in The Disavowed™, coming soon. Cat. No. 856 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Adventure Sourcebook: Merc Adventures – $9.07 (normally $12.95 retail). 7 mercenary O.C.C.s, Combat Mage O.C.C., Combat Magic, merc boot camp, adventure ideas and more. Cat. No. 867 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Sourcebook One™, Expanded and Updated – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail). More than 100,000+ copies sold. A.R.C.H.I.E. Three statted and his unknown link to The Republicans. 20 robots, robot creation rules, robot player characters, plus weapons, power armor, equipment, a complete adventure, and monsters. 160 pages – Cat. No. 801 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Sourcebook Three: Mindwerks™ – $11.87 (normally $16.95 retail). The techno-horrors of the Mindwerks Corporation and the Angel of Death. Mindwerks robots, cyborgs, weapons, M.O.M. conversions, Crazies, mind altering cybernetics, 14 O.C.C.s/R.C.C.s., Gene-Splicers, 10+ D-Bee races, an evil Millennium Tree, plus more about the NGR, Gargoyle Empire, Brodkil Empires, and Poland. 112 pages – Cat. No. 812 – 7 days only.
  • Rifts® Sourcebook Four: Coalition Navy™ – $11.87 (normally $16.95 retail). An in-depth look at the Coalition Navy, its robots, submarines, ships, weapons, troops and organization. CS Navy O.C.C.s, ranks and objectives, Sea SAMAS, Trident power armor, Sea-Spider Walker, Navy body armor, CS warships, patrol boats, water sleds and more. 128 pages – Cat. No. 828 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® WB 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp™ – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail). Nearly 30 new dinosaurs and monsters, spider people, Eco-Wizard and magic weapons, Horune Pirates, 101 adventure ideas, notable locations and more. 160 pages – Cat. No. 866 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Vampires Sourcebook™ – $14.67 (normally $20.95 retail). Vampire Hunter weapons and gear, TW weapons, Vampire Hunter O.C.C.s, Reid’s Rangers, Fort Reid, Hero Necromancer, Soulcrafting magic and weapons, werebeasts, slayers of vampire hunters, dark gods and more. 176 pages – Cat. No. 884 – 7 days only!
  • Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook – $11.87 (normally $16.95). More than 160 cybernetic systems (weapons, sensors, implants, etc.), 120+ bionic systems (weapons, armor, tools, etc.), details about cyborgs and City Rats, 6 City Rat O.C.C.s, Cyber-Snatchers and more. Cat. No. 850 – 7 days only!
  • The Rifter® #75 – $9.77 (normally $13.95). Rifts® Primer, how to create and run Rifts® adventures, plus two Rifts® adventures, a Rifts® town in Canada, Savage Rifts® preview, material for Splicers®, and other good stuff. 96 pages – Cat. No. 175 – 7 days only!
  • Sale ends at midnight on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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NEW! Still available – Limited Offer Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers

Whew. Pre-orders sold out the initial numbers available – BUT the provider has generously volunteered to produce an additional dozen or so of the Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy® and Splicers® vacuum insulted tumblers. GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN. Sold on a first come, first served basis.

Palladium has a limited opportunity to offer you vacuum insulated tumblers with the logo and art of four of your favorite game lines. We do not know if we will be able to offer these items after this period, so take advantage of it now or miss out. I absolutely love my tumbler and use it every day. Airtight lid, never sweats in humidity, 30 ounces ... awesome. Great for gamers. Keeps cold beverages cold and hot beverages warm for up to six hours.

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans – July

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is in final edits. Layout next. This book is just too good. I finished the Atlantean clans, O.C.C.s, Sunaj and Shadow Dimension sections and have mostly the magic sections left to do a final pass and tweaks on. Talk about a book packed with a ton of useful source material. Secrets galore about Atlantean clans, the Sunaj, new Atlantean O.C.C.s, new magic tattoos, Stone Magic, Crystal Magic, Shadow Magic (I loved this section with the Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin), some weapons and gear, and clans across the Megaverse. It will be a July release. See the new description for it elsewhere in this Update.

NEW! Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold” Collector’s Edition – August

Taking pre-orders now for the signed and numbered, limited edition Gold Hardcover. Limited to 300 copies. Signed by the Palladium staff and available freelancers! $50.00 retail – Cat. No. 890HC. See full description elsewhere.

NEW! Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire – July

The writer is nearly finished with his additional villains, Techno-Wizard devices, and background material. Looking good. Living Nowhere™ features three interrelated towns off the beaten path in the Pecos Empire and a growing mystery that could threaten them all. Each place has its own unique flavor and problems, plus Techno-Wizard weapons and devices, mad men and monsters. Built upon and expanded into an official sourcebook from material that appeared in The Rifter®. See the complete description elsewhere in this Update.

Nightbane Dark Designs

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – July

On track for a July release. Dark Designs™ is the sourcebook to follow Rifts® Atlanteans. It focuses on the Nightbane, their appearance, transformation and powers. You will love it. See the full description elsewhere in this Update.

UPDATE: Rifts® Sovietski – in production

The latest artwork for the Sovietski has been pretty sweet. 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.

Robotech® RPG eBooks on Amazon, iBooks and more – available now

Palladium Books’ Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game, Robotech®: The Macross® Saga Sourcebook, and Robotech®: The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook are now available as eBooks, with more titles to follow. Robotech® RPG titles are available from the following eBook channels/sellers: iBooks (through iTunes), Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play Books,, Copia (, Gardners Books, Baker & Taylor, E-Sentral,, Ciando, Hoopla, Playster, and more.

New on – Rifts® Adventure Guide and Robotech® Zentraedi Breakout and other 1980s Robotech® RPG sourcebooks, Rifts® titles, and more

Robotech® Zentraedi Breakout (1994) joins Robotech® Strike Force (1995), Lancer’s Rockers sourcebook (1989), Return of the Masters (1989), Robotech® Invid Invasion sourcebook (1988), original Robotech® RPG (1986), Southern Cross, Zentraedi Sourcebook, RDF Manual, Robotech® ATP, Ghost Ship sourcebook, and other Robotech® titles now available on DriveThru. Robotech® New World Order (1995) and the Rifts® Anthology: Tales of the Chi-Town ‘Burbs (book of short stories) will follow next week, with one or two new titles continuing to post every week. Rifts® Adventure Guide is also new this week for the series of Rifts® PDF titles.

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

Available right now:

Palladium Collectibles, art, toys and more in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Alex and I 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 online store over the next several weeks, so keep an eye out. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Items include original art, out of print titles, redlined proofreader photocopies signed by me and the staff, signed manuscripts with editors’ corrections, some original art, hardcover books (including Rifts® Lemuria, Northern Gun™ One, Northern Gun™ Two, Megaverse® in Flames™, Beyond the Supernatural™ Gold, Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ Gold and Rifts® Ultimate Gold) and other items available. 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.

GAMING Conventions with Palladium Events

ConnectiCon 2017 – July 7-10, 2017 – Connecticut Convention Center

Another fun convention to alert you to is ConnectiCon 2017. Along with games, guests and fun, here are just a couple of notable game events you might want to check out. One is Rifts® Chaos Earth® and the other is Rifts®. Beginner level. Each designed for up to 6 players, and pre-generated characters and Palladium Books® swag will be provided. Go to the convention website for more details. Game Master: David Folmsbee. No registration required (walk up), but remaining seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

GEN CON 2017 – Palladium Booth #1217 – August 17-20 – Robotech® RPG Tactics tournaments, RRT demos, many Palladium gaming events, and a host of Rifts® and other game products

Summer convention season is off and running, but the grand-daddy of them all is Gen Con, and Palladium Books will be there with a wide selection of products, new books, prints, original art and fun. Everyone at the Palladium booth is happy to chat, sign books and introduce you to the many worlds of Palladium, from Robotech® and Rifts® to Heroes Unlimited, Fantasy and more. And do not miss any of the 40+ Palladium gaming events.

Meet the following Palladium Creators:

  • Kevin Siembieda (game designer and writer)
  • Wayne Smith (editor)
  • Charles Walton II (artist)
  • Michael Leonard (artist)
  • Brandon Aten (writer)
  • Glen Evans (writer)
  • Thomas Roache (writer and game designer)
  • Jeff Ruiz and others.

Closing Thoughts

We are rockin’ n’ rollin’ on finishing products on several fronts. Wayne, Alex and I are working through the weekend to insure Secrets of the Atlanteans goes to the printer by the end of next week and I can dive right into Dark Designs for Nightbane. Working on The Rifter® too, as well as RRT and other projects. Scott Gibbons is a welcomed addition and helping to keep everything rolling along.

In America, July 4th is our annual celebration of independence. There will be all kinds of traveling and summer fun at parks and beaches, as well as store sales and new blockbuster movies to see. And maybe some gaming fun too. It is a worthy celebration.

I am proud to be an American. I can’t think of too many places in the world where a punk kid from the wrong side of the tracks, clutching fiercely onto a dream of a better life for himself and his family, has a real chance to follow that dream. I was that kid. I believed in my country and the opportunity it had to offer. Thanks to my amazing, loving and hardworking parents, I believed in myself, too. I was able to take my dream and not only make it a reality, but touch millions of other people with it; and make them smile and laugh, as well as inspire them to dream. The journey has not always been easy, but every step has been worthwhile.

America is not perfect. Not by a long shot. But it is the land of opportunity, hope and dreams. The media is filled with stories about how divided we are, especially in politics, and concern about all manner of things. But when I look at my friends and you, our fans – people of all colors and faiths, Republicans, Democrats, etc., rich and poor – I see awesome human beings. Good people. Kind and generous people. Imaginative and creative people. People who hope and dream and strive to live their lives as well as they possibly can. It makes me feel proud and honored. It gives me hope for the future of our nation and the world. And it makes me proud to be a fellow American.

I mean no slight to our dear friends in Canada, Mexico, and the rest of the world. You’re awesome too. I am thrilled to count so many wonderful gamers from around the globe among my cherished friends and fans. Be proud of who you are and where you come from. Dare to find the courage to fight for your dreams and the dreams of others. We all struggle in our pursuit of happiness and our journey to find our place in the world. It is a journey and goal we all share. Try to remember that. We are not so different, any of us, and we all need to hope and dream.

Please, keep those beautiful imaginations burning bright. I mean it. These words are much more than a slogan. I sincerely mean them and believe in them. I always have. Unleash your imaginations and keep them burning bright, whether your dream is writing, illustration, game design, film, science, engineering or an infinite range of possibilities. Or just for the sheer delight of it. Game on.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer and Dreamer

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NEW! Palladium Vacuum Bottle Tumblers – limited offer

We have the limited opportunity to offer you very cool, vacuum insulated tumblers that look awesome and do not sweat. We have all been using ours, here at the Palladium office, and we absolutely love them! And I mean love. We have an opportunity to make a very limited number of these wonderful tumblers, but NEED YOUR ORDERS NOW. Limited to 12-20 of each type. We do not know if we will be able to offer this after this period. So this is a take advantage of it NOW opportunity!

Ideal for gaming, because it NEVER sweats. That means no damage to your RPG books, character sheets, or ugly sweat rings on your wife’s favorite coffee table that may or may not come out. When sealed, the container is watertight! And when the lid is on, but the tab is opened for the straw, it still contains most of the beverage in case of a spill. I know because my heart skipped a beat when I accidentally knocked my tumbler over on my paperwork covered desk. I expected everything to get soaked and ruined, but only a few drips of ice water came out. What a relief. These items are so useful and attractive that I can’t even pick a favorite design. We love them all.

  • 30 ounce (0.89 liters), sealed, double-walled vacuum insulated tumbler.
  • Emblazoned with one of the following Palladium fan-fave game worlds; two-color, scratch resistant surface with logo and image!
                Rifts® – Cat. No. 2577
                Splicers® – Cat. No. 2578
                Heroes Unlimited™ – Cat. No. 2579
                Palladium Fantasy® – Cat. No. 2580
  • Never sweats no matter how humid. Will not damage your RPG books, maps or character sheets.
  • Keeps cold beverages cold and hot beverages hot for up to 6 hours!
  • Non-drip lid that seals tight to prevent spills.
  • Two ways to drink from it with lid on: Open a tab to drink from the rim or from a straw via a small slot in the center of the lid.
  • Comes with a hard plastic straw.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, with a few extra made.
  • WARNING: Hand wash. NOT dishwasher safe.
  • WARNING: Do NOT use in a microwave. NOT microwave safe.
  • Only 12-20 of each type are being made. If you want one, you need to order it now.
  • Ships in July or August.
  • $29.99 each, available only while supplies last. Order today!

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

NEW! Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans – July

True Atlanteans are among the most mysterious and storied heroes across the Megaverse®. Forced to flee Earth more than 15,000 ago when Atlantis was lost, they have traveled the cosmos in search of new wonders and knowledge, and to wage war against supernatural evil. Masters of dimensional travel and the fabled Tattoo Magic, True Atlanteans have become renowned as vampire slayers and heroic Champions of Light. But there is also a festering darkness from within the Atlantean Clans. A darkness that could destroy them all.

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide, and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, the treachery of the Sunaj Illuminati, and much more.

  • 60+ new Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ Shadow Magic spells.
  • 30+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • Tremble at the terrible secrets of the Aerihman and their plans for inter-dimensional domination.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Valuable source material and adventure ideas galore.
  • $24.95 retail for soft-cover edition – 192 pages – written by Carl Gleba – Cat. No. 890. July release.
  • $50.00 retail – Secrets of the Atlanteans™ “Gold” Edition Hardcover Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies. Gold print on faux black leather hardcover. Signed by the Palladium staff! $50.00 retail (available only directly from Palladium Books) – Cat. No. 890HC – PLEASE order this item separately, not with other books, as it will ship at a later date.

NEW! Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold” Edition Hardcover – August

The source material in Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is so awesome and the Atlanteans and Sunaj are so iconic, Palladium is making a limited edition, signed and numbered collector’s hardcover. Contains the same source material as the softcover edition. Signed by the Palladium staff.

  • Black faux leather hardcover with metallic gold imprint.
  • Signed by the Palladium staff.
  • Numbered 1-300 and sold on a first come, first served basis. The number you receive is based on the order in which orders are received.
  • Pre-orders for the Gold Edition MUST be placed separately, not with other books. Your credit card will be charged when you place the order, including shipping, but this item will not ship until sometime in August. (It takes longer to get a hardcover printed and bound than the softcover.)
  • 60+ new Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ Shadow Magic spells.
  • 30+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • Tremble at the terrible secrets of the Aerihman and their plans.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Valuable source material and adventure ideas galore.
  • $50.00 retail – 192 pages – written by Carl Gleba – Cat. No. 890HC – August release.

NEW! Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire – July

This title presents three interrelated towns off the beaten path in the Pecos Empire. Each with its own unique character and problems. All fun locations to visit and find adventure and trouble. Something dark and deadly is brewing in the middle of Nowhere, where experimental Techno-Wizard devices and weapons offer prosperity, but could be the doom of everyone living there. Big ideas. Building upon material that appeared in The Rifter®, expanded.

  • Three towns described.
  • New Techno-Wizard weapons and devices.
  • Experimental Techno-Wizard items that call upon entropy and death.
  • Dark magic, madness and deadly secrets spawn dangerous adventures.
  • Many adventure ideas, Non-Player Characters, and fun.
  • Written by Brett Caron. Additional text and ideas Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 895. In final production, a July release.

Nightbane Dark Designs

New! Nightbane® Dark Designs – Ships July 15

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 G.M.s to take their games up a notch.

The Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook is anticipated to ship in July of 2017. All Nightbane fans are going to love this sourcebook that focuses on the Nightbane.

  • 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 & more.
  • Written by Mark Oberle. Cover by Charles Walton II and Eduardo Dominguez.
  • $20.95 (tentative) – 160 pages (tentative) – Cat. No. 736 – Ships July 15. In final production.

The Rifter #78

New! 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. July release.

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 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
  • 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

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

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

Robotech RDF Accelerated Training Program Sourcebook

Robotech® RDF Accelerated Training Program Sourcebook, 1988 Edition – available now as PDF

The many raw recruits flooding the Robotech Defense Force need training in combat and piloting mecha. The Accelerated Training Program helps hone their skills and build experience. Adventure ideas aplenty are found in this adventure sourcebook.

  • 10 NPC Generation Tables and NPC character sheet.
  • Using mecha underwater and other strategies and tactics.
  • Passing advanced training, awarding experience and demerits.
  • 20 scenario simulations, six missions and many adventure ideas.
  • Random Encounter Tables, character tables and maps.
  • $8.49 – 56 pages – maps and more. Cat. No. ROBO55.

Robotech Invid Invasion

Robotech® Invid Invasion Sourcebook, 1988 Edition – available now as PDF

The Third Robotech War begins with a surprise attack by the Invid, an enemy the Earth Defenders knew nothing about! Bombardment from space followed by swarms of Invid mecha leaves human 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 resistance fighters who harass the enemy and struggle to free Earth from the claws of its inhuman oppressors. 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 Veritech transformable motorcycle, the Veritech Alpha and Beta Fighters, the Vindicator and a variety of other war machines.

  • The mecha, armor and weapons of the REF: Cyclones, the Alpha and Beta Fighters, Shadow Fighter, Synchro-Cannon and much more.
  • The weapons and equipment of the Robotech Expeditionary Force.
  • A new Robotech® Character Sheet and Mecha Combat Log.
  • 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.

Robotech Invid Invasion

Robotech® Return of the Masters Sourcebook, 1998 Edition

The Third Robotech War is over, or so people want to believe. The Invid have come, gone and returned for reasons unknown. Humanity struggles to find its footing in a shattered world where the enemies and remnants of all three Robotech Wars still exist, and all vie for power. Zentraedi Malcontents, rogue Robotech Masters and their Bioroids, and even the Invid and monsters from Genesis Pits are found in the least likely of places across the globe. Meanwhile, Expeditionary Force Marines and freedom fighters work tirelessly to restore peace and reestablish the foundation for human civilization.

  • 10 new mecha including the Super-Alpha and Hunter-Killer Bioroid.
  • Robotech® Super-Factory G-95 with deck plans and descriptions.
  • REF Moon Bases and floor plans.
  • Mecha Su-Dai gladiatorial contests – mecha vs mecha.
  • The Indochina Quadrant, Overwatch, Invid and the Thailand Hive.
  • Two complete adventures, Buried Treasure and Cruel Legacy.
  • Three adventure outlines and ideas for many more adventures.
  • Regional overview, encounter tables, maps, NPCs, and hours of fun.
  • $10.49 – 128 pages. Cat. No. ROBO59.

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 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.

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