Palladium Books® Weekly Update – January 3, 2020

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

By Kevin Siembieda

I hope everyone enjoyed a nice New Year’s Eve and Day. We have been busy plotting out the first half of the year’s new releases. In fact, I’m trying to figure out how much I should reveal and when. I think I will focus on the most immediate books that I know are coming out in the first part of the New Year. I will be focused on completing 4-5 titles in the 96-160 pages range before I plunge into the larger, more demanding books at 192 pages and bigger, like Rifts® Bestiary Vol. 2.

Before I forget, ring in the New Year with the best deal in gaming – the Palladium Surprise Package – $95-$100+ for only $50 (and get books signed too), but time is running out. You only have 11 days left to place your orders. Do it soon, before you miss out.

The FREE PDF Sneak Preview of Garden of the Gods™ (fantasy) is now available on DriveThruRPG, so check it out. The book is at the printer and as soon as we have a firm ship date, we will let you know. Definitely mid-January. I’m anticipating the 10th or 12th. We are taking orders now. It is a great resource for Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, and just about any game setting where magic and gods exist, not just fantasy.

NEW – FANTASY: Garden of the Gods™ is a 224 page, Fantasy sourcebook shipping January – easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Phase World® and the Three Galaxies™, even Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited™, Aliens Unlimited®, and most game settings. Heck, any game system! The 200+ Blessings, 100+ magic items, 50+ curses, 45 forgotten gods, over 100 adventure hooks and more, can be tweaked to fit Rifts® or any setting! And yes, I said, and more. There are Ghosts, new Faeries, a Vampire Intelligence, the Knights-Fossar (2 O.C.C.s), more about the Old Ones, and all kinds of source material and adventure hooks that should thrill players and G.M.s alike. I think it is one of the best books I have ever written/co-authored, and that’s saying something, because I’ve written a lot of books. Order your copy this weekend (at the printer, ships in a couple weeks) and maybe snag a couple of Raw Previews while you are at it.

FANTASY: Land of the Damned™ 3: The Bleakness™ Raw Preview is still available but selling fast. A Raw Preview is the unfinished working manuscript, a work in progress, that gives you an advance look at what you can expect. A collector’s item limited to 200 copies. I am looking to make the finished book available as a late spring or summer release. See a description of it later in this Update.

FANTASY: Garden of the Gods™ Raw Preview – I believe there are about 8 copies remaining (some signed for Surprise Packages). You might find it interesting to see the difference between the initial, unfinished, raw manuscript and the finished book. In this case, the difference is quite profound. A fun collectible limited to 150 copies.

COMING NEXT! In the Face of Death™, a Dead Reign® Sourcebook –   January/February Release – 96 pages of survival in the big cities during the Zombie Apocalypse, Death Cults and more. I am working on this book right now! Another exciting look at different ways to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. See a description of it later in this Update.

COMING SOON! Rifts® Coalition Manhunters™ – 96 pages, and is something of a prelude to The Disavowed™ (coming later in the year). This will be the book I finish next. It is one of my secret projects, and NO it does not have anything to do with the old Rifts® Manhunter title produced under license by a different company. This is completely new and deadly. See a full description of it later in this Update.

COMING SOON! Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream™ – 96-160 pages – is the book that will follow. And this one is going to be scary and fun at the same time. See a description of it later in this Update.

COMING SOON! Rifts® Titan Robotics™ – 160 pages (maybe bigger; lots of art, mechs, and gear). I know people are champing at the bit for this book. Me too. I have a handful of additional illustrations to assign before I dive into its final edits and additional material. See a description of it later in this Update.

COMING: Rifts® Bestiary™, Volume Two – 192 or more pages. Trying to decide if I do this or Rifts® Antarctica next. Probably the Bestiary, though Antarctica is calling to me. See a description of it later in this Update.

COMING: Rifter® inspired sourcebooks. We are also planning to release compilations of adventures and source material from issues of The Rifter®, re-edited and tweaked to make them “official” sourcebooks for Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane®, After the Bomb®, Heroes Unlimited, Splicers®, and other settings!

Other titles. The books listed above are just the books already on the production schedule. Land of the Damned™ 3, Lopan™ (Fantasy®), The Disavowed™, CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Antarctica, Living Nowhere, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, among other titles, are all on the radar along with projects we have not yet revealed. And we’ll be dropping those Rifter® inspired books into the schedule here and there throughout the year. Good stuff. For the moment I just want to stay focused on the next 5-7 titles and deliver on them, before I start announcing other release dates. See a description of some of them later in this Update. Of course, this does not include the three new Rifts® sourcebooks coming for Savage Worlds® Rifts® from Pinnacle Entertainment.

And that’s not all ...

New material for DriveThruRPG.com – you’ll be seeing a plethora of new items being made available on DriveThru both as PDFs and Print on Demand. The Rifter® #83 and #84 will be coming, the Rifts® trilogy of novels (the first novel in a week or two), a new Rifts® novel, and the Hammer of the Forge™ collected into two novels, and other things all coming in the first quarter of 2020. Sweet, right?

BACK IN STOCK and available now: Phase World®. This fan fave title was out of stock for awhile, but it is back and ready to ship. The Phase World® Sourcebook is also available now.

We are working like madmen to get you books fast. We think you will love what we have in store for you.

Remember, the Palladium Open House – April 22-25, 2021 – is less than a year and a half away and usually sells out 6 months before. It will be here in no time. Also, please read the Surprise Package comments and new book descriptions after my Closing Thoughts.

Christmas Grab Bags

Time is running out – Palladium Surprise Package ENDS in 11 days

Get a box full of RPG books at PDF prices before it is too late

Why extend this amazing offer? Because we realize many of you are so full of the Christmas Spirit that you spend your money on gifts for your loved ones rather than yourself. This wonderful act of charity deserves to be rewarded, so we extend the offer so you selfless souls can pick up a Surprise Package after the holidays. It is also for you Johnny Come-Latelies who are so caught up in the holiday frenzy, work and life that somehow you miss placing your order for the Christmas Surprise Package before the offer ends. And it is a great way to start the New Year!

The best deal to start the New Year! A way to get $95-$100 or more worth of physical gaming product (not PDFs) for the price of PDFs! For ONLY $50 (plus shipping and handling), get gifts for others or for yourself. And each book is signed if you should want autographs. It is our way of saying thank you to our many fans for their support. You are appreciated more than you may realize.

You could pay $50 or more for just a single core rule book, but for $50 plus shipping, you can get 4-6 books in a Palladium Surprise Package, depending on their retail value. Or you can get that core rule book and 2-4 sourcebooks you have been meaning to try. And we will sign the books if you request it. How do you beat that? It simply is the best deal in gaming! Our way of giving back to the fans and making the holidays special for you. A 21 year tradition of which gamers cannot get enough.

  • Treat yourself! You deserve it.
  • Gifts for upcoming birthdays, anniversary or Valentine’s Day for the gamer in your life. A great gift for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion that falls between now and March. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs, and you look like you spent a fortune.
  • Fill holes in your own collection.
  • Replace battered and worn out books.
  • Try new game settings – Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers®, Nightbane®, Dead Reign®, Beyond the Supernatural™, Rifts® Chaos Earth®, After the Bomb® (mutant animals), Ninjas & Superspies™, RECON® and all the rest.
  • Get RPGs and books to fill those long winter days. Start a new campaign.
  • Get cool stuff (miniatures, bookmarks, maps, prints, greeting cards, T-shirts, etc.).
  • Request autographs and Kevin and available Palladium staff and freelancers will sign every book.
  • Get something for your fellow gamers or favorite Game Master, husband, wife, brother, sister, child, etc.
  • Be surprised when the package arrives.
  • Offer ENDS January 14, 2020 and will not be extended.

Please spread the word to gamers everywhere. People only learn about the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package

NEW on DriveThruRPG.com – Garden of the Gods FREE Sneak Preview

Get an advance Sneak Preview of the 224 page, Garden of the Gods™ Palladium Fantasy RPG® sourcebook (shipping January) – a fantasy gamer’s toy chest – easily adapted to Rifts® and other settings and other game systems.

Coming Soon to DriveThruRPG – PDFs of The Rifter® #83, The Rifter® #84, the Rifts® trilogy of novels (the first coming in a week or two), a new Rifts® novel, and the Hammer of the Forge™ (the adventures of a Cosmo-Knight™ and friends on Phase World® and through the Three Galaxies™) collected into two novels, and other things will be coming your way soon.

Recent on DriveThru: The Rifter® #82 is a special, 112 page issue packed with official source material and a tribute to the late, great Erick Wujcik. It includes the Rifts® Chaos Earth® Pyromancer O.C.C. and 50+ new fire and lava-based spells, Nightbane® Age Modifier rules, Heroes Unlimited™ Vigilante revisited, gaming tips from Erick Wujcik, a moving tribute to Erick with insight into Palladium’s past, and more.

Also recently uploaded, Rifts® World Book 36: Sovietski™. It is a diverse, fun, 224 page World Book full of cyborgs, weapons, tech, tanks, and details about the Sovietski war machine, the new KGB, key cities, its people and society, as well as D-Bees and adventure.

Recent releases: Free Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Preview; The Rifter® #81: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material and Wolfen Vampire adventure for Palladium Fantasy RPG® (20+ NPCs), Gnomes of the Ophid’s Grasslands), Rifts® Chaos Earth® Nebraska Part 2, Heroes Unlimited™ (Super Sleuth), and more. Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: A Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come. Rifts® Dimension Book™ 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans™ (True Atlanteans, their tribes, goals, and history, more about the Sunaj, new Magic Tattoos, new Shadow Magic™, new Shadow monsters, maps and descriptions of Atlantean Stone Pyramids, and more about the wicked Sunaj’s secret agenda. An awesome resource and fun read). The Rifter® #80: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Rifts®, Chaos Earth® (setting and monsters), Splicers® (desert setting), Heroes Unlimited™ (villains), and more. The Rifter® #79 (Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Gaming through History, G.M., and more), The Rifter® #78 (the Modern Necromancer, Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, Splicers®, more); Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™, the Coalition’s response to the escalating Minion War™ crisis, Psi-Battalion, CS Demon Hunter, special training and more).

Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Three: Zombies, Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Two: Civilians and Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume One: Survivors. There are also paper miniatures for Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy® and Rifts®. A new, up-to-date, PDF Palladium Books Catalog. Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook with 60 new Common Talents, 38 new Elite Talents, 18 new Morphus Tables, all other Morphus Tables collected and more. Systems Failure™ RPG, a 160 page RPG that deals with alien invasion and a post-apocalypse setting that is fun and dynamic. Civilization is on the verge of collapse when the so-called "bugs" invade and turn humans into zombie-like slaves. Monsters, heroes and fun. A complete RPG and setting. Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun™ Two: 256 pages of technology and fun. 30+ power armors, 30+ body armors, 15 combat vehicles, 45 vehicles (hovercycles, etc.), 10 robot haulers, the Robodome and more. Bizantium and the Northern Islands™: the northernmost part of the Known World, the Cold Born, Necromancy ships made from dead sea serpents, 15 creatures, Random Sea Monster Generator, and more. Rifts® Northern Gun™ One. This fan favorite might be thought of as the big book of giant robots – an in-depth look at Northern Gun, 70+ weapons, 27 robots, NG O.C.C.s, key people and places, and much more. Mysteries of Magic™ Book One: The Heart of Magic™ with Wizards, their Apprentices, nearly 60 new magic spells and remember, magic and monsters in the Fantasy RPG are easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, HU2 and other settings. Wolfen Empire™ Fantasy sourcebook, the Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters, 12 Wolfen Tribes, Wolfen military and society, 15+ creatures, 5 full adventures, 101 adventure ideas, random encounter tables, notable people, places, plus FREE Sneak Previews of The Rifter® #80, The Rifter® #81, The Rifter® #82, and more on DriveThruRPG.com.

  • Rifts® is a genre-bending setting that combines science fiction, fantasy, horror, post-apocalypse survival, magic, and endless possibilities for adventure. Imagine a near perfect world of advanced technology 100 years in the future. Then imagine that world crashing down overnight in an apocalyptic upheaval not seen since the formation of the planet. A Great Cataclysm caused by the explosive return of magic. Now fast forward 300 years into the future where magic, dragons, and mythic gods coexist with cyborgs, giant robots and super-science rediscovered from humanity's Golden Age as humans rise from a lengthy Dark Age. But they must contend with countless alien life forms, monsters, and supernatural horrors from beyond the Rifts.
  • Rifts® core titles we would suggest: Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® Game Master Guide, Rifts® Book of Magic, Rifts® Adventure Guide, D-Bees of North America™, Rifts® World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign and Rifts® Sourcebook One. Note: The Rifts® RPG, 1st Edition and Rifts® Ultimate, 2nd Edition are both available.
  • 80+ Rifts® supplements, most of them available as PDFs with more coming. Where to start? Wherever sounds fun.
  • Rifts® Dimension Books™: Travel to alien worlds and dimensions via the Rifts for off-world adventure and intrigue.
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG and sourcebook series (all). Live through the Great Cataclysm and the Coming of the Rifts. Rifts® Chaos Earth® RPG, Creatures of Chaos™, Rise of Magic™, and Chaos Earth® Resurrection™ are all available.
  • FREE Sneak Previews for Nightbane® Dark Designs™, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™, Rifts® CS Heroes of Humanity, and many other previews as well as free and low cost items that we make available. All of it adds to the growing list of Rifts and other Palladium RPG game titles available as PDF books, cards and support. A new title should be added every week or two, so keep watching for them.
  • The Rifter® #1-77. Each issue is a wealth of source material and ideas for several game lines, but most material can be easily adapted to ANY Palladium game world. Each issue a gem.
  • Splicers® RPG is like Iron Man meets Game of Thrones with elements of Terminator – except this army of Iron Men are clad in living body armor and wield living, organic weapons and devices. Created in 2004 by writer and game designer Carmen Bellaire, Splicers® was nominated for an Inquest Gamer Magazine Fan Awards Game of the Year, and has since developed a rabid fan base. Science fiction and horror where humans are forced to use genetically engineered, living weapons and organic war machines to battle an insane Artificial Intelligence and her robot legions. Unlike anything you have ever played before!
  • Splicers®: I Am Legion™ Adventure Sourcebook: 6 new Great Houses, 4 new Host Armors, 6 new War Mounts, 19 new Bio-Weapons, 15 new killer machines, new Bio-Enhancements, Amalgam creation tables, Legion and a series of adventures that build into a small campaign, and more.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 1st Edition Rules and sourcebooks. A unique world of magic, monsters and heroes. Dozens of nonhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition Rules and many sourcebooks. The expanded world of high fantasy, magic, mystery and heroes of every variety. Includes the Mind Mage and psychic abilities, mages and spells, magic circles and symbols, men-at-arms, scoundrels and a wide range of inhuman player characters including Wolfen, Bearmen, Ogres, Orcs and many more. 100,000 years of history.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG first edition rule book and sourcebooks.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Second Edition rule book and sourcebooks. Create any type of superhuman you can desire and bring comic book adventures to life.
  • Dead Reign® RPG (Zombie Apocalypse). The dead have risen. It is the battle for survival in the zombie apocalypse, but this setting is much more than your typical zombie game. Play ordinary people or special characters better equipped to survive and hunt zombies. Many unusual types of zombies.
  • Dead Reign® Sourcebooks: 6 sourcebooks from Civilization Gone™ to Hell Followed™ (the latter features stats for 23 disasters, masked lunatics, 11 new zombies, 7 apocalyptic character classes, and more) are available.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 1st Edition Rules. Supernatural horror in the modern world. Play ordinary people, psychics, paranormal investigators or for something different: Victim Characters!
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete, revised core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for "ordinary people," 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules.
  • Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. An RPG setting we call superhero horror. Dark conspiracy, a secret, demon invasion starting with world leaders and law enforcement, and it is spreading. The player characters are the Nightbane®, reluctant superhumans who must turn into monsters themselves to unleash their powers and battle the evil that is clear only to them. A dark, sinister and challenging world of horror.
  • After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Planet of the Apes meets the X-Men! Animal creations, powers and more. Create any type of intelligent mutant animal you can imagine as friend or foe.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook. James Bond meets Enter the Dragon. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, and super-spies with gadgets, gizmos and advanced weapons.
  • The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy RPG is a long time, cult favorite with a fatalistic world-view of humans vs aliens with superior technology.
  • The Palladium Weapon Series of real world weapons, armor and castles throughout history. Designed for use with ANY game system.
  • 200+ Palladium titles in all, plus G.M. kits, paper miniatures and more.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ Paper Miniatures – Two sets are now available!
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® Paper Miniatures – Volumes #1-6 are available now. More are coming in the weeks ahead.
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Men at Arms – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Coalition Dead Boys – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Adventurers – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Practitioners of Magic (new) – $2.99
  • Rifts® Paper Miniatures: Extras (new) – $2.99
  • And more to come in the weeks ahead.

Palladium Collectibles, Negatives, Artwork, other Collectibles and Toys are always available in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store along with other good things

My eBay store is one of the few places where you can find original artwork by Charles "Chuck" Walton, Kevin Long, and others, as well as one-of-a-kind negatives from classic Rifts® and other Palladium RPG books (they look awesome framed!), rare Palladium collector hardcovers, signed books, other Palladium memorabilia, toys from my personal collection and other collectibles. Check every couple of weeks because we often post new stuff or offer a new sale. There is a sale on negatives starting today, in fact.

Other one-of-a-kind original artwork available by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton II (money goes to the artist), other artists, as well as collectible negatives, prints, limited edition hardcovers, proofreader copies, out of print items, Star Wars toys, Marvel toys and many other toys and collectibles from my personal collection. 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. Hundreds of items. Take a look every weekend for new additions.

Available now: One-of-a-kind book negatives. Negatives were very popular items at the Palladium Open House and people went crazy over them at Gen Con – including actor Joe Manganiello who scooped up a pile of TMNT negatives, while Palladium's own Mark Oberle, Carmen Bellaire, Brandon Aten and a whole lot of Palladium gamers went for negatives from Rifts® New West, Lone Star and Free Quebec. Fun.

Negatives are unique and attractive, one-of-a-kind (on rare occasions two-of-a-kind if a page was replaced or a second edition was made) works of art that resemble woodcut art and are very dynamic conversation pieces. Before digital printing, pages of a book were laid out by hand on a board, and each page was photographed. The plastic film negatives were then "ganged" on a massive sheet of Mylar 16 pages per big sheet, and the printing plates were made from the negatives – everything white, printing black.

When our printer, McNaughton and Gunn, went completely digital, they asked if Palladium Books wanted the negs, otherwise they would be destroyed. Regrettably, I let a few dozen be destroyed, but the negatives of many books were sent to Palladium. They have sat in our warehouse for years until I started to offer them for sale. I have also started signing the negatives in silver and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each negative comes on a white board inside a plastic magazine bag and looks fabulous framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening in a frame (each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches).

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

Closing Thoughts – Roaring into the New Year

At least that’s how it feels to us, because we have so many books we want to put into your hands. What follows are the always fun comments from fans, and the descriptions for Garden of the Gods™ (Fantasy), In the Face of Death™, Coalition Manhunters™ and other titles for the first half of this year. And as noted, we will be slipping in others that collect material from The Rifter®. We have a lot of good things coming.

Don’t forget, time is running out to get a 2019 Surprise Package. Don’t miss out. Start the New Year off with a box of role-playing game books on the cheap.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, & Surrogate Santa

Fan Comments from Surprise Packages

Every year there is a section where the customer can offer comments and suggestions with their Surprise Package order. They are fun to read and I like to acknowledge and share them with you by offering a sampling in the Weekly Updates while the Sale is on. You have no idea how much your comments and support mean to all of us. They always brighten our day. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have stuck with Palladium through thick and thin. May 2020 be an amazing year for us all. I have tried to write a short response [in brackets] to each.

To place your Christmas Surprise Package order, click here.

D.S. in Maryland Heights, Missouri, writes, in part: I purchased Christmas Surprise Packages last year and have absolutely loved them. They have provided hundreds of hours of gaming enjoyment. This year I was also able to get in on the Bestiary [Megaversal Insider] and it was a joy to see my name in print when I received it ...

[Hi D.S., thank you for your very kind comments. I think you’ll be just as pleased with the 3 Surprise Packages this year. We are happy to sign books, no inconvenience at all. We will be offering another Megaversal Insider Offer for Rifts® Bestiary Volume 2 and maybe another book or two later this year. It is fun seeing your name in a book, right? Happy New Year. – KS]

T.W. in Wyndmere, North Dakota, writes: I’m a huge fan of Rifts® though I have only played once! I love all the lore and everything! I’m super excited for this Surprise Package and I’d love autographs. It would be great to meet the guys who make Rifts® someday in the future.

[Glad you had such a positive experience, T.W. As for meeting us, you might want to start saving and thinking about the next Palladium Open House in April, 2021. It is also Palladium’s 40th anniversary and will have the largest gathering of Palladium artists, writers, and creators ever. Even artists Ramon Perez and John Zeleznik will be there! Just saying. – KS]

M.M. in Lansing, Michigan, writes: I buy [a Grab Bag] every year. This is a great idea. Thank you for doing this. It makes it so I can give gifts of Palladium Books to my friends and they get hooked.

[Awesome, M.M., and thank you for hooking us new gamers. It is much appreciated. – KS]

D.K. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, writes: Thanks for the Surprise Package. It is very handy for filling in gaps in my collection. I quite enjoyed the collection of short stories you sent [in my last Surprise Package].

[Happy to hear it, D.K. We had fun writing the Rifts® Tales of the Chi-Town ‘Burbs and there is a nice range of stories. – KS]

J.H. in Springfield, Missouri, writes: Favorites, Rifts® with friends bouncing around the Megaverse®, daughter and her friends like me to run After the Bomb®. Who would have thought junior high-aged girls wanting to play pony girls and such, but with guns and explosives.

[Hey, J.H., both sound like great fun. After the Bomb® has so many possible applications and types of mutant animal heroes and adventures. Everything from Ninja Turtles™ type antics, to straight up mutant super-heroes, to pony girls, and even aliens from other worlds. Good stuff. Game on! – KS]

J.M. in McMinnville, Oregon, writes, in part: I have been a long time fan. I even have some original art from Chuck Walton form Secrets of the Atlanteans™... My sons play Rifts® and love how they can travel between other worlds and dimensions. Favorites: Rifts® and Palladium Fantasy RPG®. Rifts® ties it all together from any RPG setting to another. Great system. Love it!

[Happy New Year, J.M., and thank you for the kind words. You’ll be seeing plenty for both Rifts® and Palladium Fantasy RPG® this year. And other good stuff too. – KS]

A.H. in Pasadena, Maryland, writes: My brother has been my G.M. for over 20 years now, and he just loves the collector edition books! I know he has been looking at getting Dead Reign® but I would like to beat him to the punch, especially if they are signed.

[They are and you did, A.H. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Ho, ho, ho – KS]

S.S. in Manchester, Michigan, writes: I love you guys! Looking forward to the 2021 Open House.

[We love you too, S.S.! Smart grabbing up VIP day tickets early, they go pretty fast. See you next year. – KS]

M.B. in Yankton, South Dakota, writes, in part: Favorites, all Palladium games. Favorite [campaigns] are mixed with crossover characters from everywhere. We have most of the books ...

[I agree, M.B., it is a blast to bring characters, magic, gear, and adventures from one or several settings into another. Happy New Year! – KS]

Phase World

BACK IN STOCK: Rifts® Dimension Book 2: Phase World® – Available now

Phase World® is your first step into the Three Galaxies and a key location of combat in the Minion War.

  • Phase World Overview, and Center, the intergalactic trading post with portals to 1,000 worlds.
  • 30 alien O.C.C.s. Prometheans, Dominators, Cosmo-Knights, and more.
  • Naruni Enterprises and its place in the three Galaxies.
  • The Kreeghor and the Transgalactic Empire. Allies of the Splugorth.
  • Consortium of Civilized Worlds, galactic peacekeepers.
  • Phase Weapons of the mysterious Prometheans.
  • Weapons, power armor, robots, and gear.
  • Notable spacecrafts.
  • Character sheets, adventure ideas and more.
  • 208 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 816 – available now.

Also Available: Rifts® Dimension Book 2: Phase World® Sourcebook

  • More space ships and spacecraft combat.
  • More robots, power armor and weapons.
  • More aliens and a dozen O.C.C.s.
  • More space adventures and fun.
  • 112 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 817 – available now.

Garden of the Gods

NEW! Garden of the Gods, Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook – Ships in two weeks

The Garden of the Gods™ sourcebook is a toy box of gods, magical blessings, ancient artifacts, and hundreds of opportunities and adventure ideas for players and Game Masters alike.

The Garden of the Gods is a place of miracles and wisdom where people of all occupations and races, nobility and the poor, come to find inspiration, blessings and adventure. Many insist the gods themselves are present and may visit heroes and followers in dreams, visions, or in person as an avatar. The gods also look for champions and assign heroic quests and gifts of knowledge and magic. Here, all gods are equal and many a forgotten god seeks to be rediscovered and worshiped by offering blessings, vision quests, and magical artifacts to potential heroes to champion their name.

There is also an dangerous evil on the island of Lopan. An open wound in the earth known as the Black Pit, as well as dark gods within the Garden itself.

  • 212 Blessings.
  • 101 Magic Artifacts.
  • 45 Forgotten gods.
  • 50+ Curses and dark magic.
  • 100+ Random quests and encounters, and each god offers adventure hooks.
  • Restore forgotten gods to power. Become a Champion of the Gods.
  • 5 Weapons of destruction created by the Old Ones.
  • Godly insight, visitations, knowledge and purpose.
  • The Garden of the Gods and its protectors.
  • Ghosts, Faeries, mysteries, and ancient secrets.
  • Rumors of a secret way to the Land of the Damned.
  • The Black Pit, a place of legend and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or something more sinister?
  • Easily adapted to Rifts®, Phase World® and any game system. One game system – a Megaverse® of adventure!™
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 475.

Land of the Damned 3 The Bleakness Raw Preview

Land of the Damned Three: The Bleakness Raw Preview – available now

Available now! The “Raw Preview Edition” of LotD-3: The Bleakness™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG®, is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, working manuscript for this new Fantasy World Book. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released. A rare look at the raw manuscript before final edit, rewrites and publication. Limited to a total of 200 copies.

This epic sourcebook presents the forbidden Land of the Damned in all its brutal glory. Includes information about the ancient and forgotten eldritch races, the Minotaur legions, dark magic, the Citadel, countless adventure hooks and ideas, and much, much more. The long awaited final book in the Land of the Damned series, with connections to the Garden of the Gods™ and the upcoming Lopan Fantasy World Book.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 200 collector copies.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, based on ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 470-RAW – available now. Note: The finished book with artwork and more is anticipated to ship the summer of 2020, but you can see what it’s all about right now and even start playing with this special Preview Edition!

Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet

The Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet is a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook, this sheet saves you time and hassle with each character you create. Available now, directly from Palladium Books AND DriveThruRPG.com – this is a digital, online product only.

Features & Benefits:

  • The Main Character Sheet Page collects the important data from across multiple tabs and puts it in one place for quick and easy reference.
  • Separate sheets examine character construction (worktable), Skills, Magic, Psionics, and Combat in greater detail.
  • Built-in leveling system that calculates skill advancement for you! Experience Tables for over 80 O.C.C.s already programmed.
  • Recognizes the percentages for nearly 150 skills, plus combat bonuses for over 20 Weapon Proficiencies and 7 Hand to Hand styles.
  • Calculates the speed and distance a character can run and jump based on character Attributes.
  • Also calculates how much a character can lift, carry, and throw for humanoids, Giants, and Supernatural Beings.
  • Add in your own Hand to Hand style, custom Skills, unique Weapon Proficiencies, and Experience Tables.
  • Estimated time to build a character reduced by 20% or more.
  • Instructions on how to use the sheet included, as well as a video walkthrough below.
  • Important Note: This character sheet is built to be used with Microsoft Excel 2010+ and it comes in .XLSX format. Opening this file in other spreadsheet programs is NOT guaranteed to work as intended.
  • Watch the Overview video here: https://vimeo.com/322271758

In the Face of Death

NEW! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook – In production for February release

“People will tell you no one can survive in the big cities. They are wrong.”

– Brad Ashley, Leader of the Road Reapers in the Zombie Apocalypse.

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

  • Inner city survival.
  • Living on the rooftops.
  • Surviving in big cities crawling with zombies.
  • Death Cults, a different type of danger.
  • Gangs, street runners, the new underground, and more.
  • Heroic Masked Lunatics as player characters.
  • Take your zombie campaign to new heights!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Mark Oberle. Adaptable to other settings.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 237 – in production – ships February.

Rifts Coalition Manhunters

COMING! Rifts® Coalition Manhunters – March Release – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

A secret division within the Coalition’s Psi-Battalion, the CS Manhunters hunt not only the most dangerous spies and fugitives, but also their own. Coalition soldiers, brass, government leaders, and anyone who becomes designated as having gone rogue, AWOL, or turned traitor (including the Disavowed), become targets of CS Manhunters to be tracked down and brought to justice. This elite force of psychics, Kill Hounds, and manhunters are trained killing machines who follow orders without question and kill without hesitation.

More often than not, the assignment is straight-up find and terminate. If your name has been given to a Manhunter squad, your fate is sealed, and no one is untouchable. The CS Manhunters operate in secret, find their target, terminate, and vanish as if they were never there at all. They don’t seek credit or limelight. They serve their country from the blood-soaked shadows.

  • CS Manhunter squads and special operatives.
  • Manhunter Killhound and Dog Boy O.C.C.s.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Healer.
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Interrogator (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Psi-Enforcer (Mind Melter).
  • CS Manhunter Bursters and Zappers.
  • CS Manhunter Slayer (a variation of the Psi-Slayer or Psi-Warrior).
  • CS Manhunter Mind Melter, the most insidious and deadliest of them all.
  • Weapons, gear, and tactics.
  • Some notable Non-Player Characters, adventure ideas, and more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 894. February or March release.

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

Psychic Scream – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook

A storm has rolled in. A psychic storm. With the Coming of the Rifts, survivors are bombarded by terrifying visions and overwhelmed with powers and abilities they never asked for, and often cannot control.

Where do you hide from the madness boiling inside of you?

What would you do when you know evil lurks hidden among your fellow survivors?

Why do the voices of alien creatures speak to you?

How do you cope when the power you unleashed to destroy a monster and save the innocent, destroys everyone but you?

Have you become a hero or another monster born in chaos?

Are these powers your family’s salvation or their damnation?

Find out in Psychic Scream!

In the wake of the Coming of the Rifts, people begin to see ghosts and demons, they unleash lightning from their fingertips, command fire and water, hurl boulders and girders with their minds, and manifest a wide range of mental powers. Psionic abilities fueled by the explosive return of magic and the unchecked flow of dimensional energy that is off the charts.

Psychic abilities more powerful than anything known after the Two Hundred Years Dark Age. Wondrous and lifesaving. But also seething and out of control. The psychics’ own minds bombarded by feelings of dread, visions of horror, and the thoughts and emotions of everyone around them. For many, it is too much, sending them careening into madness. For others, it creates heroes forged from chaos.

  • Untamed psychic abilities. More powerful than anything known later on Rifts Earth.
  • New psychic powers and character classes.
  • New psionic monsters and invaders.
  • Insanity, side-effects and horror.
  • Adventure ideas and more. All people, powers and monsters that become myths and legends told about the events during the Two Hundred Years Dark Age.
  • Written by Taylor White and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 667. Winter or spring release.

Rifts Titan Robotics

COMING: Rifts® Titan Robotics

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is high-tech toy box presenting new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics. Ah, but Titan Robotics is much more than just another weapons manufacturer, it is the secret operation of ARCHIE-3 and all part of his plan to monitor and manipulate the outside world. Learn about Archie’s androids that run Titan Robotics, his current schemes and plans for the future. Probably a 160 page World Book around $22.99 retail, but may expand into 192 pages.

  • New Giant Robots.
  • New Power Armor, equipment and accessories.
  • 30+ power armors and robots, plus other equipment.
  • New weapons, gear and vehicles.
  • Titan Robotics Corporation and structure.
  • Archie’s secret kingdom and plans for the future.
  • New O.C.C.s and key Non-Player Characters (NPCs).
  • Android executives, security and much more.
  • Wellington Industries, campaign prompts and more.
  • Art by Zeleznik, Walton, Cummings, Atkins, and others.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda. Cover by Zeleznik.
  • 160-192 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail (or $26.99) – Cat. No. 899. Winter or spring release.

COMING: The Island of Lopan Sourcebook, a fantasy sourcebook

The island kingdom described and mapped, rare and ancient magic, trade with the Old Kingdom, Centaurs, Western intrigue, and more.

  • History and overview.
  • Key cities and locations.
  • Lopan O.C.C.s and people of note.
  • And Old Kingdom City that is a trade partner.
  • The mysterious and nearly forgotten Mosaic Magic.
  • New monsters and magic, weapons and gear.
  • Written by Glen Evans.
  • 192 pages – $26.99 – Cat. No. 476 – coming in 2020.

Rifts Antarctica

COMING: Rifts® Antarctica

Rifts® Antarctica is a truly compelling and exotic land beyond what anyone expects. A frozen continent transformed by the power of magic and alien wildlife. Long isolated from the rest of the world, Rifts, D-Shifting events and the threat of war have now brought the distant South Pole within reach. And unearthed something ancient and so dangerous that even the Splugorth fear it and dare not go there.

  • New alien monsters and D-Bees.
  • Strange new weapons and vehicles. Some left over from the Golden Age of Humanity, others completely alien.
  • The Splugorth’s secret outpost. More than it would seem.
  • A Splugorth zoo and place of secret Bio-Wizard experiments.
  • Snow and Ice Golems created specifically for the cold environment.
  • Danger from the elements, Ice Witches, Icecraft, and other horrors.
  • Vostok City, a city of magic carved from the ice itself.
  • Cold-weather skills, technology and survival techniques.
  • Ancient danger and dark secrets.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, Carmen Bellaire, and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 898. Spring or summer release.

Rifts Bestiary Volume Two

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two – Coming Spring 2020

More monsters and exotic animals of Rifts® North America as part of an ongoing series of Rifts® Bestiary sourcebooks. The first two or three Rifts® Bestiary™ books will focus on monsters and animals of North America. They collect creatures from all current World Books and Sourcebooks, plus some new creatures by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton, and others. Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location at a glance.

Note: The Rifts® Bestiary™ series is more than a few big books of monsters, they are deliberately designed to provide players with a useful, living resource (pet, guard animal, riding animal, food source, etc.) as well as present many and varied opportunities for adventure and fun. Some creatures are helpful, some are inadvertently a threat or danger, while others are slobbering predators or wicked beasts that kill and eat you, or capture you, or sabotage you, or worse.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America in a second easy to use sourcebook.
  • Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Notable Splugorth hunting animals.
  • Some new creatures, but most are existing creatures.
  • Updated information where applicable.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Art by Chuck Walton, Siembieda, Cummings, Bradshaw, Atkins, Ashbaugh, and many others.
  • 192-224 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 897. In production. Anticipating Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two to be a spring 2020 release.

Rifts The Disavowed

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

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 – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 892. Summer release.

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

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

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96-128 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 893 – Summer or fall release.

Rifts Bestiary

Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Shipping Now!

Could the monsters known as Caterpillar Things be the larval form of the Mothman Monster? Is the Corrival Battler as aggressive and dangerous as adventurers claim? Are Darkhounds really magically mutated Dog Boys? Is that why they see Coalition soldiers as friends and allies? Ee-Bee Gee-Bees are kinda cute, how dangerous can they be? Is it true the animals and people slain by the Death Springer rise as zombies?! What on Rifts Earth is a Field Reaper?

This book reveals it all.

Designed with both Players and Game Masters in mind, with creatures that can be used as pets, companions, riding animals, attack animals, and even unlikely allies, as well as slobbering monsters and catalysts for adventure. Adult, juvenile, and young stages of life give every creature three different levels of power and danger. Presented as a complete ecosystem, with maps and details to bring each animal to life. All provide plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail, updated and expanded.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects, and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found at a glance.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Powerful art.
  • Includes basic S.D.C. stats for each creature description.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Charles Walton and others.
  • 256 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 – Shipping Now!

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One – “Gold Edition” Hardcover – Signed and Numbered – Now Shipping!

A deluxe, limited, Gold Edition hardcover, signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few freelancers. It is the same content of unique creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and slobbering monsters as the softcover edition in a durable hardcover. Very limited run of only 300 copies, numbered and signed by Kevin Siembieda, Palladium staff members and possibly available contributing artists and writers. Note: Historically, Palladium Books’ Gold Editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over. Valued as cherished collectibles. Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please note the slight increase in price to $55.

  • Gold foil on a black faux leather hardcover.
  • Sewn and glued for long-lasting durability.
  • Only 300 signed and numbered copies.
  • Available only from Palladium Books.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • Signed by Kevin Siembieda and Palladium staff.
  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America.
  • 80+ creatures described in detail.
  • Same contents as the softcover edition.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • Easily adapted to any Palladium setting; basic S.D.C. stats included for each creature description.
  • 256 pages – $55.00 retail – Cat. No. 896HC (Volume One). Shipping Now!

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – available and shipping now

The Rifter® #84 focuses on adventure in dark corners of various world settings. Places where danger threatens, monsters and evildoers lurk in the shadows, and people are in need of heroes. Adventure source material for The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Beyond the Supernatural™, Nightbane®, and Rifts®. And remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications. Most of all, have fun.

Rifter® #84 Highlights:

  • The City of Cascade™ by Erick Wujcik and Matt Reed, A modern city in desperate need of heroes.
  • The Kingdom of Raf-Chalon™ for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Glen Evans. An Elven Kingdom in the Eastern Territory™.
  • Golems in the Myst™ for Rifts® by Greg Diaczyk. Techno-Wizard experiments go wrong and Golems run amok.
  • Spellbound O.C.C. for Nightbane® RPG by Ian Herbert.
  • An Adventure for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Kyle Osterberg.
  • The Dimma, a short story and a scary new monster for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Steven Dawes.
  • 2021 Palladium Open House and other news.
  • Coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 184 – Shipping now!

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