Palladium Books® – Weekly Update – February 11, 2022

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

By Kevin Siembieda

The recent Palladium Fantasy Bundles of Holding proved to be our most successful Bundles to date! Our thanks to everyone who participated. This is further evidence of the tremendous renaissance the RPG industry is experiencing. We saw it during Surprise Package season too. Every game line was selling well, but only requests for Rifts® books outnumbered those for Palladium Fantasy®. We also saw that Dead Reign®, Nightbane®, Heroes Unlimited, After the Bomb®, and Beyond the Supernatural were also in hot demand. It is nice to see RPGs enjoying such a powerful and well deserved resurgence.

This week at Palladium we have been doing a lot of physical prep work and planning for the 2022 Palladium Open House (POH) – April 22-24. After all, we do not want to wait till the last minute. Moreover, I want this POH to be the most organized and fun ever. After all, we are celebrating the milestone of Palladium’s 40th Anniversary and we want it to be memorable for everyone in attendance. In fact, much of this Weekly Update is dedicated to the POH. I hope we see a lot of people joining the celebration. I’m pulling out all the stops by digging into the Palladium archives and my own personal collection to offer collector items, out of print books, hardcovers, and a lot of things I hope those in attendance will find exciting and fun. That includes some TMNT, Robotech®, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, and Rifts® items, among others. Maybe even a pristine Valley of the Pharaohs (there are only 4 copies in our possession), one-of-a-kind negatives, and some original artwork.

Reserve your Open House Tickets now!

Hardcover Update. The two new hardcovers – the Original Palladium Fantasy RPG® (1st Edition rules) deluxe foil hardcover (includes the Arms of Nargash-Tor sourcebook) AND the Splicers® RPG “Bonus” Hardcover – are in stock and blowing out the doors at lightning speed. Both books are beautiful. We have shipped more than 200 orders since these books arrived last Wednesday and the orders keep coming. Thank you.

Warning: The printer shorted us on the print run due to the inability to get sufficient amounts of paper and materials for the hardcover itself. That means if sales keep up at the pace we are seeing, the First Edition Fantasy hardcover and Splicers® hardcover may sell out by mid-March, maybe even by the end of February. We have put 50 copies of each book aside to insure we have copies for the Open House. If you know you want them we suggest you buy these two titles sooner than later. Remember, this printer has proven to be unreliable, so we do not know when we might see the rest of the order. And even though we cannot find another cost effective printer to take over, we may stop using the current hardcover printer due to all the drama, poor communication, and unreliability.

Original Palladium Fantasy 1st Edition Foil Hardcover

NEW! “Original” Palladium Fantasy RPG® “Bonus” Edition Commemorative Hardcover, 1st Edition Rules – Available now

This deluxe, foil stamped edition presents the original, First Edition rules, expanded with the inclusion of the Arms of Nargash-Tor adventure sourcebook. The Original Fantasy Edition includes Erick Wujcik’s popular Tombs of Gersidi adventure left out of the 2nd Edition rule book, and all the original illustrations. The cover is a recreation of the original, famous red and black cover of the original RPG. We sold more than 120,000 copies of the first edition rule book back in the day, so we know a lot of people have fond memories of it. Hence, the request for Palladium to offer it again in some form. We hope you enjoy the deluxe First Edition Fantasy hardcover. It sure brought back memories for many of us.

  • The complete, original RPG – the game that started Palladium Books.
  • First Edition rules are easily adaptable to current Fantasy titles.
  • Includes The Tombs of Gersidi adventure and setting (ancient vampires and dark magic) written by Erick Wujcik. Maps by Erick Wujcik. Easily adapted to current rules.
  • Depictions of Eastern, Western, Northern, and Old Kingdom coins.
  • Fan favorite artwork by Kevin Siembieda and Michael Kucharski.
  • The Arms of Nargash-Tor adventure sourcebook included as “bonus” material back in print form for the first time in 35 years.
  • Deluxe hardcover edition. Probably limited to fewer than 1,000 copies.
  • Recreation of the original cover with red foil stamping into a black faux leatherette hardcover. It should look beautiful.
  • 320 pages total with “bonus” material – $55 retail – Cat. No. 449HC – available now while supplies last.

Original Palladium Fantasy 1st Edition Foil Hardcover

Splicers RPG Bonus Edition Hardcover

NEW! Splicers® RPG “Bonus” Edition Hardcover – Available now

The Splicers® RPG “Bonus” Edition Hardcover includes 50 pages of Splicers® material from The Rifter® #30, #32, and #51 offering War Mounts, The Wasteland, and Living Weapons like the Swarm Lord, Hive insects, etc., written by Chris Kluge.

Splicers® is a unique science fiction RPG unlike anything else on the market. It might be thought of as The Terminator meets Guyver. Human beings (on a far future Earth or is it a distant space colony?) are forced to hide and turn to bio-engineered, living weapons, armor and war steeds in their ongoing struggles against “The Machine.” A Super-Artificial Intelligence originally designed to help and protect human beings, but now hunts and destroys or enslaves them for their own welfare. It is a battle for survival that varies for each House of Splicers and the different regions controlled by the different personalities of the insane AI.

  • The complete Splicers RPG written and created by Carmen Bellaire.
  • 50 bonus pages of source material written by Chris Kluge.
  • 280 pages – $44.99 retail – Cat. No. 200HC – available now while supplies last.

Splicers RPG Bonus Edition Hardcover

Original Rifts RPG 30th Anniversary Commemorative Hardcover

“Original” Rifts® RPG – 30th Anniversary Commemorative Hardcover – available now

Yep, the RPG many of you know and love and first cut your teeth on when you discovered RPGs. The “original” Rifts® RPG is available for a limited time as a deluxe hardcover. Still only $49.99 despite rising paper and printing costs, especially for a book of its caliber. It is absolutely gorgeous and guaranteed to bring back fond memories. 48 pages of color, high quality paper, beautiful print quality throughout, and 32 pages of additional content.

  • The cover is the iconic, fan favorite, Keith Parkinson painting depicting a Splugorth Slaver and Blind Warrior Women riding a Splugorth Slave Barge.
  • 32 page color section presenting never before seen or talked about art and information.
  • The making of Rifts®.
  • Behind the scenes stories involving Kevin Siembieda, Erick Wujcik, Keith Parkinson, Kevin Long, others, and their contributions to Rifts®.
  • Never before seen concept art and sketches.
  • A gallery of every Rifts® cover through 2021. More than 160 of them. The perfect reference for collectors.
  • The Rifts® RPG first edition rules work perfectly with ALL current Rifts® World Books, Sourcebooks, and Dimension Books, making it a functioning core rule book, not just an awesome collector’s item.
  • 288 pages – $49.99 retail – Cat. No. 800HC30 – available now.

Original Rifts RPG 30th Anniversary Commemorative Hardcover

UPDATED List of RPG Hardcovers Available Now

2022 Palladium Open House

We can’t wait to see you at the Palladium Open House – April 2022

Are you excited about the 2022 Palladium Books Open House – April 22-24? We sure are! And we are pulling out all the stops to make the 40th Anniversary celebration (delayed from last year due to Covid) an event to remember.

The 2022 Palladium Books Open House starts for VIP attendees on Thursday afternoon, April 21. You can start arriving anytime after 1:00 PM to hang out or help with setup. Most VIPs start arriving around 3:00 PM to hang, chat, enjoy a VIP dinner (around 5:30 PM), participate in early buying and opening ceremonies (I introduce key folks and blab for a bit), followed by an evening of gaming.

Elite Volunteers may arrive Tuesday afternoon and/or Wednesday morning to help us with the heavy lifting of setting up tables and chairs, sweeping floors, cleaning bathrooms, hanging sound dampening fabric, running errands and other setup. These are the crazy, wonderful folks who are paying for VIP night and/or the weekend but also cheerfully lend a helping hand. Like I say, Palladium fans are the greatest. Thank you. Morning Volunteers: This is anyone who wants to arrive early Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning at 8:30 AM to help straighten up.

The POH continues to run Friday through Sunday – April 22-24. Doors open at 8:30 AM for volunteer helpers to straighten up, toss out trash, restock bathrooms, etc. Game Masters with early morning games may also arrive at 8:30 AM to start setting up for their games. The doors “officially” open at 9:00 AM every morning with the first round of games starting shortly thereafter. See Admissions for the cost of Weekend and single day tickets and how to order them.

Reserve your Hotel Room as soon as possible, and before March 7, 2022, to guarantee a room is available and that you get the special, discounted “Palladium Open House” block rate. Just tell them you are coming to the Palladium Open House and want the special group rate. See Hotel details, below.

If you are uncomfortable about attending the POH due to Covid concerns or you are opposed to wearing a face mask (a requirement), please do NOT attend. Let us know by March 15, 2022, to get a refund of your admission tickets. We share your concerns, which is why we are taking reasonable precautions. We strongly suggest vaccinations and a booster shot, but proof of vaccination is not required to attend the POH. Wearing masks at all times, except when eating at designated areas, is required. No exceptions. Please Read the sections on Safety Requirements and Waiver of Liability.

That said, Covid cases have already dropped 70% in Michigan from their peak during the holidays. By spring Covid cases should be very low. The POH takes place inside Palladium’s large, airy warehouse, which should also reduce risk. The 30 foot ceilings and openness, spacing of tables, along with mask wearing and reasonable distancing, will all help to keep us all safe. The use of hand sanitizers and hand washing is encouraged. Weather permitting, we can open up the bay doors to let in fresh air and increase air circulation. See Safety Requirements and Waiver of Liability, below, for more details.

Palladium Open House (POH) – April 22-24, 2022

(April 21 if you are coming in for VIP Thursday which starts mid-afternoon, with dinner early evening).

Please join us to celebrate Palladium’s 40 Year Anniversary. Meet me, Kevin Siembieda, and the Palladium crew as well as a couple dozen other Palladium creators/writers/artists, bring books to get signed, and enjoy a weekend of Palladium gaming with the very people who make the games, in the building where the magic happens! Game with the people who make the games you love like Kevin Siembieda, Julius Rosenstein, Glen Evans, Greg Diaczyk, Steven Dawes, John Klinkel, and a host of others.

This year is all the more special because we are celebrating Palladium’s 40th Anniversary. Palladium actually turned 40 last year, which is why the POH was originally scheduled for 2021, but the pandemic caused us to reschedule. Nothing is going to stop the overdue celebration this year. I’m looking to have some fun, how about you?

We are not requiring proof of vaccination for the POH, but we highly recommend getting vaccinated. We will require everyone attending to wear face masks. Happy to report that, just as we had hoped, Covid cases are already starting to plummet in Michigan and across the country so we should be pretty safe by April, especially inside the spacious and airy Palladium warehouse.

Get your POH admission tickets now while they remain available. Palladium’s warehouse can only hold so many people to begin with and with Covid safety considerations, we will be strictly limiting attendance this year. I think we can accommodate another 100 people or so, and that will be it. VIP Thursday is already sold out. We cannot wait to see many of our old friends and make new ones. More POH info and details to come.

Reserve your Open House Tickets now!

Price of Admission

Come for one day or the whole 3-day weekend, but come to celebrate 40 years of RPGs, meet 30+ Palladium creators, game with the people who make the games you love, be the first to get new releases debuting at the POH, and have a blast. Note: Though “walk ins” are welcomed at the door, if we reach capacity you may be turned away. Advance Ticket Purchase guarantees your admission and we will have your badge waiting at the door when you arrive.

Price of admission covers all events. Being accepted into a game event is on a first-come, first served basis. Dates: April 21 (VIP Thursday), April 22, 23, 24.

$60 per person for the Three Day Weekend Pass (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) when ordered in advance per each individual. $60 at the door and after April 22, 2021, but ONLY if space is available.

$30 per person for Friday, April 22, 9:00 AM till closing (about midnight). Same price at the door, if space is available.

$30 per person for Saturday, April 23, 9:00 AM till closing (about midnight). Same price at the door, but ONLY if space is available. This is usually the busiest day! The Live Auction is also held on Saturday.

$10 for Sunday, April 24, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Same price at the door, and space is usually available.

Admission at the door is likely to be available, provided there is still room! VIP Thursday is already sold out.

SOLD OUT! $117 for “VIP Day” – Thursday, April 21, 2021: Starts around 2:00 P.M. till about midnight. All tickets are sold out, HOWEVER you may want to call the Palladium office to get on the “Cancellations VIP Waiting List.” Should someone be unable to attend and cancel, we turn to the V.I.P. Waiting List and you may get the call alerting you that one or more tickets are available for purchase. VIP Day starts around 2:00 PM as setup winds to a close. You get to hang out, meet artists and writers and staff, make purchases, and chat with people. Around 5:30 PM is the catered dinner limited to around 100 gamers plus staff and creators. You enjoy a delicious, catered, Italian dinner, plus you get an extra afternoon and evening of gaming, a more intimate chance to talk with Palladium staff, artists and writers, and first crack at rare collectibles, prints and original art. ($117 Thursday only, sold out.)

Live Auction – Saturday, April 23 – FREE for all attendees. The live auction with Kevin Siembieda as the auctioneer is always fun. And this year is going to be epic! Kevin has dug out a lot of rare, out of print books and miniatures, first printings, signed books, hardcovers, original artwork, proofreader photocopies of books like early TMNT®, Robotech®, Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, etc.; most signed by Kevin and available staff, artists, and writers. Stuff Kevin thinks folks will go crazy over. He is even debating whether or not to put some of his super-rare 1979 and 1980s D&D Judges Guild artwork in the auction. Kevin unearthed dozens of his 1980s Judges Guild illustrations, though they might be too pricey for the POH. He is trying to get them evaluated now, and has a few art dealers interested already. Time will tell.

Reserve your Open House Tickets now!

Methods of Payment for Admissions

Placing Your Order: Please include your FULL address and apartment number. Also include the complete NAME of EACH person you are ordering a ticket for, as well as your telephone number in case there is a problem and we need to contact you.

Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and most credit cards are accepted. All Credit Card orders must include: Credit Card Number – Name on the card – Address of the Credit Cardholder – Expiration Date – Telephone Number of the cardholder and CVV code on the back of the card.

By Telephone: Call 734-721-2903 – have your credit card information ready and the name of each person in your group.

Check or Money Order by Mail: Sent via the USPS or other delivery service. Send check or money order to:

Palladium Books
Dept. POH
39074 Webb Court
Westland, MI 48185-7606

Please include your FULL address and apartment number. Also include the complete NAME of EACH person you are ordering a ticket for, as well as your telephone number in case there is a problem and we need to contact you.

All “advance” reservations must be in by April 2, 2022. A name must be assigned to each ticket. No refunds for cancellations after March 15, 2022. No refunds for no-shows.

All tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, so get your reservations in as soon as possible! Due to limited space and parking, attendance is strictly limited to approximately 250 participants. Car pooling is suggested.

We NEED to know in advance how many gamers are coming so we have enough game events to keep everyone busy. The sooner you order, the better for Palladium. Credit Cards will be charged immediately for admission tickets. Kathy Simmons will be handling reservations and tickets, so you know everything will be timely and organized.

Cancellation available till March 15: You can cancel your Open House or V.I.P. order up to March 15, 2021 and get a FULL refund.

Hotel Reservations – No later than March 7, 2022

You have two nice, clean, nearby hotels that we have used in the past to choose from. Comfort Inn Plymouth-West Livonia (upscale) or Red Roof Inn (no frills economy). Both are approximately 3 miles from Palladium Books (39074 Webb Court, Westland, Michigan, 48185) and are located off of I-275 on Ann Arbor Road. Plenty of places to eat just down the road west of both hotels. Plus there will be concessions on the site of the POH.

2022 POH Dates – April 21 (VIP Thursday), 22, 23, and 24 (Sunday). NOTE: Both hotels have agreed to allow people to get the Palladium Group Rate Discount if you arrive a day or two before the POH or stay a day or two after the POH dates. This is especially helpful for our volunteers and friends who like to show up to help a couple days before the Open House and stay till the Monday or Tuesday after the event.

Comfort Inn Plymouth-West Livonia – $99 per night

MUST reserve by March 7, 2022 to get the “Group Rate,” but we suggest reserving your room as soon as possible! We will see if we can extend that date, but do not count on it.

40455 Ann Arbor Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 734-455-8100 and ask for the Palladium Books Group Block

* $99.00 plus tax per night for a 2 Queen Beds Room at the Comfort Inn. All rooms have the following:

  • 2 queen-size beds
  • Microwave and refrigerator
  • Premium bedding
  • Separate work area
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Coffee maker

Other Amenities at the Comfort Inn include:

  • Free premium WiFi
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Meeting space
  • Indoor pool

Make sure you tell them you want the Palladium Books Group Block.

Red Roof Inn #016 (Plymouth) – $50-55 per night

39700 Ann Arbor Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
734-459-3300 and ask for the Palladium Books Group Block

* $49.95 plus tax per night for 2 Double Beds in the Room – or – one king-size bed single. Note: You must request TWO double beds to insure that’s what you get. I believe only 30 rooms with double beds are available, plus 20 king-size bed singles and 10 of the Superior King, below. Make sure you tell them you want the Palladium Books Group Block and request TWO beds if that’s what you need. I think they have free Wi-Fi, but I’m not sure as this is a basic no frills hotel.

* $55 for a Superior King with mini-fridge, microwave, desk, one king-size bed, and space for one or two sleeping bags or air mattresses. NOTE: The Red Roof Inn allows you to bring one or two sleeping bags or air mattresses with you for one or two additional roommates AND have extra bedding (sheet, comforter) upon request. Pretty nice of them to allow that. This also makes a decent room for gaming after hours.

Both hotels are down the street from each other and are only approximately 3 miles away from the Palladium warehouse, and are located right off I-275 and Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth, Michigan.

Group Rate: Must ask for the “Palladium Books Group Rate” at the time of booking to ensure the correct lower rate will be quoted and billed to you. Credit cards are not billed until the date of the actual event.

POH Dates: April 22-24, 2022 plus April 21 is VIP Day.

Extend your stay at the same discount rate – before and/or after the POH at both hotels. Make sure the hotel knows you are coming in early or staying longer and want the “Palladium Books Group Rate” for your entire stay.

Reserve your room as soon as possible. If you know you are coming, reserve your room NOW. The hotels do not charge your credit card till the day before you arrive and you can cancel up to three days before the event. No risk. No cost to you to reserve now. And you guarantee your room. Furthermore, the number of double beds is limited at both. Book your room NOW to get this great price and location (five minutes from the Palladium office). Special Group Rate ENDS March 7, 2022.

Airport Note: The hotels and Palladium’s warehouse are 15-20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Romulus, Michigan, near I-275. Detroit Metro is the airport you want to use. Both hotels are down the street from each other about a half a mile apart. Many places to eat on Ann Arbor Road west of the highway.

Please tell others about the POH

Many Palladium fans don’t know anything about the Palladium Open House, so please tell them about this awesome event so they can join the fun and share the experience. The more the merrier.

Game Masters NEEDED

– Open House Game Masters can earn a free T-Shirt and 30% Discount

We need plenty of games to satisfy 250 gamers, so your help is appreciated and welcomed. Julius Rosenstein is running 7 games; so is Kevin Siembieda (+ panel talks and hanging out with you!); Glen Evans, Greg Diaczyk, John Klinkel, Mike Leonard, and other writers are also running games, and many of our usual fine G.M. volunteers are running games – James Brown, Ryan McDaniel, Mike Silva, etc., are running games. You should too!

G.M. Rewards

Run three or more games – that is only one game a day – and get a FREE special G.M. T-shirt unveiled for the first time at the POH and a 30% Game Master Supreme discount on most of Palladium’s RPG books, T-shirts, and many other items. (Sorry, EXCLUDES original art, auction items, limited editions, art prints, and convention exclusive products.)

Contact us by telephone (734-721-2903) or by email at palladium-gm{at} Please contact us as SOON as possible. We want to post a schedule well in advance.

We’re expecting to offer more than 100 gaming events so we need experienced Game Masters to run Palladium events for all of our game lines – Palladium Fantasy RPG® and Rifts® to Heroes Unlimited, Nightbane®, Dead Reign®, After the Bomb®, and all the rest. And yes, that can include the Robotech® RPG and RRT since it is for your own enjoyment. Run three or more events to get that special, debut T-shirt and special G.M. Supreme discount.

Palladium Megaversal Ambassadors, Palladium creators, and any experienced Game Master planning to come to the 2021 Palladium Open House – please let us know if you are planning to run one or more gaming events. Thank you.

Game Event Info we need from each G.M.

  • RPG/World setting (Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited, After the Bomb®, Dead Reign®, Nightbane®, Splicers®, BTS, Ninjas & Superspies, etc.). Yes, you can run Robotech® or TMNT® based RPG games if you desire. Or even Savage Rifts®!
  • A brief, but dynamic description of the role-playing game.
  • Maximum Number of Players: 6-10 is typical, but run what YOU feel comfortable with running.
  • Running Time: 3-4 hours is typical, and best for these kinds of events, longer can be a problem.
  • What days you can run: VIP Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday?
  • When: Do you have a preferred time of day you want to run? If so, what is it? Specify preferences (10 AM, noon, 8:00 PM, what)?
    If we can NOT give you the preferred time slot, are you willing to run at a different time, earlier or later?
  • Multiple games: If you are running multiple times, is it the same game? If different games please provide all this information for EACH game you intend to run.
  • Please bring pre-rolled “player” character sheets: G.M.s, we strongly advise providing pre-rolled character sheets/descriptions for each player. Why waste time rolling up characters? Let’s game!
  • Minimum age of the players: Especially if the game has mature content or extreme violence. Please indicate if it is not suitable for players under the age of 17.
  • YOUR T-shirt size. You will want this shirt.
  • I.D. & Contact Info:
    Your real name
    Street address
    Telephone/Cell number (an alternative number optional)
    Email address
    T-shirt size!

NOTE: If you commit to running games at the POH you must be serious and MUST be present to run your games. Do not disappoint gamers from around the globe by being unprepared or absent. You also have to purchase your own admission ticket. If you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect, do not hesitate to call the Palladium office.

Send Game Event information via e-mail to palladium-gm{at} (much preferred) – or call – 734-721-2903 and ask for Wayne, Julius or Alex.

POH Volunteers Appreciated

We appreciate volunteers willing to help us set up, tear down, and during the POH, sit at the admissions desk for a time confirming I.D.s and handing out badges, emptying trash cans, store/sales assistance/restocking shelves, gopher, general assistance, directing parking, and so on. You’ll get a volunteer’s badge and our heartfelt thank you. NOTE: If you volunteer, please show up. Volunteers have to purchase their own admission ticket.

Why YOU should come to the 2022 Palladium Open House

There is nothing like a Palladium Open House.

* Celebrate Palladium’s landmark 40 Year Anniversary with us.

* Price of admission pays for all events!

* Meet 30+ Notable Palladium personalities, artists, writers, staff.

  • Kevin Siembieda – (Founder, writer, & G.M.) – confirmed
  • Sean Owen Roberson – (Creative Director, writer, G.M., staff) – confirmed
  • Julius Rosenstein (editor, G.M., Defiler & staff) – confirmed
  • Wayne Smith (editor-in-chief & staff) – confirmed
  • Alex Marciniszyn (editor, Defiler, & staff) – confirmed
  • Kathy Simmons (Goddess & staff) – confirmed
  • Crystal Willard (Lord of the Warehouse & staff) – confirmed
  • Ramon Perez (artist) – confirmed
  • John Zeleznik (artist) – probable/tentative
  • Amy L. Ashbaugh (artist) – confirmed
  • Nick Bradshaw (artist) – confirmed
  • Mike Majestic (artist) – confirmed
  • Brian Manning (artist) – wants to, thinking about it
  • Allen Manning (artist) – wants to, thinking about it
  • Mike Mumah (artist) – confirmed
  • Benjamin Rodriguez (artist) – confirmed
  • Brandon Aten (writer, musician & G.M.) – tentative
  • Matthew Balent (writer & G.M.) – confirmed
  • Carmen Bellaire (writer, G.M. & Madman) – confirmed
  • Matthew Clements (writer, screenwriter) – confirmed
  • Steven Dawes (writer & G.M.) – confirmed
  • Greg Diaczyk (writer & G.M.) – confirmed
  • Glen Evans (writer & G.M.) – confirmed
  • John Klinkel (writer & G.M.) – confirmed
  • Madman Mike Leonard (artist, G.M. & helper) – confirmed
  • Mark Oberle (writer & G.M.) – confirmed
  • James Brown (Game Master Supreme) – confirmed
  • Joe Bergmans (friend & helper) – confirmed
  • Chris Guertin (friend & helper) – confirmed
  • Doug Lamberson (friend & helper) – tentative
  • Ryan McDaniel (G.M. & consultant) – confirmed
  • Mike Silva (friend, G.M. & helper) – confirmed

  • Unprecedented Availability to Personalities: Most Palladium creators are available to chat, sign books, sell art and prints, for most of the day, every day, not just an hour here or an hour there.
  • Get your books signed by dozens of Palladium creators.
  • The Live Auction Saturday Night is going to be epic! Kevin has dug out a lot of rare, out of print, first printing signed books, hardcovers, original artwork, proofreader photocopies of books like early TMNT®, Robotech®, Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, and other items we think folks will go crazy over.
  • 100+ Palladium gaming events.
  • Play in games run by Kevin Siembieda & other Palladium creators.
  • Enjoy panel talks and many question & answer chats.
  • Bring your favorite game books to get signed.
  • Meet Kevin Siembieda and the Palladium staff.
  • Meet Sean Roberson, Palladium’s Creative Director, G.M., and chief writer behind Rifts® Savage Worlds®.
  • Meet Ramon K. Perez, Marvel Comics artist – Spider-Man and many other comics, and artist in many Palladium World Books.
  • Meet 30+ other Palladium creators and personalities like Matthew Clements, Glen Evans, John Zeleznik, Amy Ashbaugh, Mike Mumah, Nick Bradshaw, Matthew Balent, and many others – the largest gathering of Palladium creators in the world! Most available every day, the entire day, for the entire POH.
  • Meet fellow gamers from across the USA and around the world – Canada, England, Germany, Spain, Uruguay, Brazil, etc.
  • Get new releases, back stock items, and Palladium collectibles.
  • Get original artwork and limited edition prints.
  • Get rare collector items, first printings, and signed books.
  • Be the first to get some of the newest releases debuting at the POH.
  • Get new and old T-shirts and specialty items before anyone at home.
  • Commission select artists to draw your favorite character.
  • “Live” Auction with rare collectibles and unique items.
  • “Live” panel talks and interviews.
  • “Open gaming” area at the warehouse. Sorry, no game room at hotels.
  • Get the latest news and other insider info.
  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Family reunion and party atmosphere.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime.
  • Make hotel reservations no later than March 7, 2022 for Group Rate!

It all happens at the Palladium Open House (POH) – April 22-24, 2022 – 39074 Webb Court, Westland, Michigan, 48185 (plus April 21 for those attending VIP Thursday). The Palladium Open House takes place at the Palladium warehouse and attracts people from across the country and around the world. Please spread the word and let gamers know, because this event only happens every few years. (The last one was in 2018.)

Game with the Game-Makers

We try to make every POH amazing and special. I mean, how often do any of us get to hang out with 30-40 Palladium creators or a few hundred gamers from around the globe? Where else can you ask the game creators for player tips, G.M. advice, or the back story behind your favorite games and characters? Only at the Palladium Open House.

The Palladium Open House is like a big family reunion or four day party. There have been good times and bad times, and through it all we had Palladium fans at our sides and helping out, meaning every POH is a celebration of YOU, our fans, as much as anything else. This one will be extra special because it is Palladium’s 40th Birthday! So feel free to bring gifts! Nah, just kidding about the gifts. Being able to host this event is a gift for us all. And who knows how many more of these some of us will be able to attend. A lot of us ain’t spring chickens anymore. So if you can, please join us for what is going to be a Palladium gaming extravaganza.

Kevin Siembieda runs games, talks with fans, signs books, participates in panel talks and tries to be there for YOU from when the doors open till 10:30 PM every single day. And the same can be said of most of the Palladium personalities from around the world. Sit down with Kevin Siembieda, the Palladium staff, writers, artists and other creators to talk and laugh about almost anything. We’ve been told repeatedly by those who have attended past POHs that the atmosphere is that of a joyful family reunion where they feel welcomed as friends.

What’s our secret? We’re gaming geeks like you and we are happy to see you. Whether you are someone we’ve come to know over the years and consider a friend, or a gamer we have never met before, we are happy to spend this special weekend of gaming with you.

That’s the beauty of the Open House, it’s not like a big convention. You get to spend quality time with Kevin, the Palladium staff and our many writers, artists and creators, up close and personal. We are happy to talk about gaming, the creative process, movies, comic books, writing, drawing, licensing, Hollywood, and just about anything else you might want to talk about. You can have in-depth conversations because the venue is so small and intimate, not at all like big conventions. And you do it all at the Palladium offices and warehouse where the magic happens.

This year, special guests include cover artist John Zeleznik, chief writer and line editor behind Rifts® for Savage Worlds® Sean Roberson, and Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man artist and long-time Palladium fan favorite artist, Ramon K. Perez, and prolific writer Matthew Clements (Garden of the Gods, NG 1 & 2, Rifts® Antarctica, LOTD 3), and many others. They are special guests, because it is difficult to get them to find the time to attend any gaming event, let alone all appear at the same event.

All in stock Palladium products are available for purchase, from prints and T-shirts to RPG books and coffee mugs. We always have a selection of new T-shirts and speciality items available for the first time ever at the Palladium Open House, too. There is also a wide range of original art, prints, and rare, signed and out of print book titles and unique collectibles available. Some of the rarest and most unique items are offered in the live auction Saturday evening. IN ADDITION, many of the artists and writers bring original art, art prints and specialty items for sale from them individually, and some will do character sketches. It all adds up to an incredible experience.

The price of admission covers ALL events (except VIP day). The price of admission gives you access to all the guests, Kevin and crew, as well as the gaming events (first come, first served registration), panel talks, auction and other activities. Three days of Palladium gaming, laughs and fun.

100+ Gaming Events:

  • After the Bomb®
  • Beyond the Supernatural™
  • Chaos Earth®
  • Dead Reign®
  • Heroes Unlimited™
  • Nightbane®
  • Ninjas & Superspies™
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG®
  • Phase World®/Three Galaxies™
  • Rifts®
  • Rifts® Chaos Earth®
  • Robotech®
  • Splicers®
  • TMNT®, and more ...

* Special Event (Thursday): VIP Day starts at 1:00 P.M. to hang out and chat with Kevin, the Palladium staff and creators as they arrive, as well as a first opportunity to buy stuff. Catered dinner early evening followed by a night of gaming. This is a separate event and cost. See details below.

* Special Event (Saturday): Live Auction – offering rare collectibles and original art from Palladium’s and Kevin Siembieda’s archives.

* ALL events are covered under the price of admission.

* Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 A.M. (possibly longer).

* Palladium has limited space, so order your admissions now in case we sell out! Hotel too. The hotel does not charge your credit card till just before you arrive. Please spread the word, bring a friend, and have the time of your life.

* MUST make hotel reservations by March 7, 2022 to guarantee getting a room and at the special Group Rate!

Safety Requirements

for Attendance at the 2022 Palladium Open House

Mask Wearing Required: Everyone participating in the Palladium Open House — including all attendees, exhibitors, Game Masters, event organizers, and event staff — will be required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces AT ALL TIMES, unless actively eating or drinking in “designated areas” or “outdoors.”

Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides without gaps. Masks may be manufactured or homemade and should consist of a solid piece of material WITHOUT slits, exhalation valves, or punctures. Wearing a mask helps to protect those around you. Only N95 level masks offer superior protection for yourself as well as those around you.

Neck gaiters are acceptable ONLY IF they follow the above guidelines.

Bandanas are NOT acceptable.

Face shields and/or goggles are NOT acceptable on their own but can be worn with a face covering that follows the above guidelines.

Face coverings as part of cosplay or a costume are not a replacement for an appropriate mask — the above guidelines must still be met.

Proof of vaccination is not required, but vaccination and a booster shot are strongly encouraged.

If you are not feeling well, suspect you may have Covid, or that you have been exposed to Covid, PLEASE DO NOT attend the POH. Or get tested and provide evidence you tested negative before arriving. Please do so out of an abundance of caution and respect for your fellow gamers and the Palladium staff. Note: Several of the Palladium staff members live and care for loved ones with compromised immune systems. Alex’s sister, Julius’ brother, and Crystal’s grandfather among them. If any of these high-risk individuals contracted Covid, the outcome is likely to be life-ending. Seriously, no joke. So please respect the health and concerns of everyone within your extended family of gamers. Thank you for your kind participation.

For your information: Symptoms of Covid-19 include: Congestion, runny nose, cough, sore throat, persistent or reoccurring headache, fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

We suggest fist bumps and generally avoiding all forms of physical contact. No hugs or handshakes. Wash hands or sanitize often.

Safety Protocols are based on similar requirements at other successful and safe gaming events AND information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Michigan and Wayne County public health agencies.

Please understand that this is not an item for debate or negotiation. We are going to follow the advice and directions from the experts at Public Health. You have the option of NOT attending the show if you disagree. If you are planning on attending the show you will need to follow all of the rules and conditions set forth in our policies. Thank you.

Let us work together to keep EVERYONE safe so we may enjoy a lovely time gaming with friends from around the globe.

If these terms are unacceptable to you for any reason please do NOT attend. Contact Palladium Books via the Help Desk or call (734-721-2903) by March 15, 2022 to cancel your attendance and to be sent a refund for your admission tickets. Please list the full name of each person whose admission is being refunded. Thank you.

Waiver of Liability

The purchase of a Palladium Open House (POH) admission admits one person to all activities and exhibits at the POH during regularly scheduled hours of the Open House and events. In accepting a badge and in consideration for being admitted to the Palladium Open House, the holder consents to being recorded (by audio and/or visual means) for exhibition and exploitation by any means in all media, including without limitation the Internet, worldwide in perpetuity.

The badge holder releases Palladium Books Inc. from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right, or any other claim or course of action of any kind; authorizes and permits Palladium Books, Inc. and its designees which includes but is not limited to all guests, exhibitors, and contractors to use and authorize the use of his/her name, voice, likeness and all reproductions thereof by any means and in all media now and hereafter known, including without limitation, the Internet, for all purposes worldwide in perpetuity; and agrees to comply with all the rules and regulations of the Event. Palladium Books Inc. reserves the right to deny entry or remove from the Event facilities any person who in its sole and absolute discretion is behaving or threatening to behave in a manner which it reasonably considers to be disruptive of the Palladium Books Open House. – Discover the Palladium Megaverse® at PDF prices – 300+ titles

- Rifts® titles. Rifts® is the ultimate setting in which you can combine any number of genres and play any style of gaming you may desire: science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, heroic adventure, dimensional travel, modern knights, cyborgs, giant robots, dinosaur taming, sleuthing, magic, monsters, heroes and legends. Or combine them all. There has never been a game quite like Rifts®.

- Rifts® Chaos Earth® titles. 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.

- The Rifter® #1-84. Each issue is a wealth of source material and ideas for Rifts® and 3-5 other Palladium game settings. Most are easily adapted to ANY Palladium game setting. Each issue is a gem. 8,500 pages of source material and ideas for heroes, villains, monsters, magic, gear, and adventure. Many issues are sold out and only available in digital form.

- Palladium Fantasy RPG® titles. This is a rich, original setting in which you can play humans or any number of nonhuman species of people in a world of magic, heroes and wonder. A world with 100,000 years of history. Some of it quite dark. All of it epic.

- Dead Reign® RPG and sourcebooks. The Zombie Apocalypse unleashed. Play ordinary people or post-apocalyptic O.C.C.s or Masked Lunatic heroes. A great introductory RPG that is surprisingly uplifting, fun, fast, and easy to learn.

- Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Second Edition titles. Create any type of superhuman you can imagine to build your own super-hero universe or those of your favorite comic books. Heroes Unlimited™ RPG first edition rule book and sourcebooks too.

- After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Create and play anthropomorphic, intelligent, mutant animals in a comic book world of crime-fighting mutants and super-heroes, or in a crumbling post-apocalyptic Earth where humans teeter on the edge of extinction and mutant animals are becoming the noble survivors to inherit our world.

- Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook by Erick Wujcik. Think James Bond meets Enter the Dragon. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, and super-spies with gadgets, gizmos and advanced weapons.

- Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. You are the monsters ... and the heroes. Embark on a quest of self-discovery and empowerment while locked in a secret war against the Nightlords and their demonic and human minions. Monsters only you, the Nightbane, can see, but only when you transform into your inhuman Morphus. A supernatural and monstrous alter-ego that can see the invading monsters and possesses the power to destroy them. That’s why the Night Princes have been assigned to hunt down and either turn or destroy every last one of the Nightbane. Trust no one. Even your parents, teachers, or friends might be wicked Dopplegangers in league with the Nightlords.

- Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG and sourcebooks. Your first step into the realm of modern horror. The RPG provides 14 character classes and 42 occupations for “ordinary people,” 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules.

- The Mechanoid Invasion® Trilogy RPG is a long time, cult favorite with a fatalistic worldview of humans vs aliens with superior technology.

- 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!

- Systems Failure RPG. A one-shot post-apocalyptic setting where humans fight and hide from enslaving alien invaders known as “The Bugs.”

- The Palladium Ancient Weapons Series of real world weapons, armor and castles throughout history. Designed for use with ANY game system.

- RECON® Deluxe & Revised – by Erick Wujcik and others. Vietnam era RPG and more.

- Erick Wujcik’s “Lost first RPG” Sector 57. It is Erick Wujcik’s very first RPG (1980, self-published) – a tournament game, actually. I played it way back when with Erick and it was fun. I think you will enjoy it, and it is a fun piece of history. ALL proceeds go directly to the Wujcik estate and probably toward the education of Erick’s beloved grandchild, Tristan. As most of you know, Erick would go on to write the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness RPG, Ninjas & Superspies RPG, Amber Diceless, and contribute to a number of other RPGs and sourcebooks.

- 300+ Palladium titles in all, plus G.M. kits, paper miniatures and more. Palladium Books has settings for every genre: Fantasy RPG, science fiction (Rifts®, Splicers®, and The Mechanoids®), super-heroes (Heroes Unlimited and After the Bomb), superhero horror (Nightbane®), modern horror (Dead Reign® and Beyond the Supernatural), plus The Rifter® sourcebook series (by fans like you), novels, paper minis, and more. And more to come in the weeks ahead.

Palladium Collectibles, one-of-a-kind Negatives, original 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 me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton, 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, one-of-a-kind proofreader copies, other Palladium memorabilia, as well as toys and other collectibles from my personal collection. Yeah, I used to be a crazy toy and art collector. Alex and I will try to post new items on a regular basis, so check in every few weeks to see what’s new.

Other one-of-a-kind original artwork available by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton II and 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 are always very popular items at the Palladium Open House and Gen Con. Truly unique, attractive, and fun.

Negatives are unique and attractive, one-of-a-kind (on rare occasions two-of-a-kind if a page or section of pages were 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 was going to discard them, Palladium acquired many (not all) of the old negatives. I am only keeping a few books for myself and make majority of the rest available to you. I sign each negative in silver and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The 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). But don’t miss the other collectibles as well.

Heroes Unlimited Podcast by Real Play Games

These are the folks who have been bringing you the fun After the Bomb® adventure podcasts that so many have been enjoying. This time they present four episodes from a Heroes Unlimited™ 2nd Edition campaign. These folks are gamers and Palladium fans just like you, following a dream to tell and share their own stories from the Palladium Megaverse®. Cool, right? We thank them for doing this and encourage you to give them a listen.

You can also listen to the After the Bomb®: Purrsuit Season 1. Season Two coming spring 2022 after a venture into the realm of Beyond the Supernatural later this winter.

Learn more and listen to the Heroes Unlimited™ Holiday Special (4 episodes described below) and After the Bomb®: Purrsuit of Knowledge Season One adventures by using the links below. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

NEW! Heroes Unlimited™: Hostage for the Holidays: Episode 1 – Superhuman Trafficking!

T'was a day in El Paso fit for a king,
when super-villain Railgun did a questionable thing!
Through Santana's window, he came with a crash
while downstairs two rival gangs started to clash!
What could possibly happen? Where could they go?
Find out when you hear this podcast, ho-ho!
Release Date: December 3, 2021
Content Warnings: Adult Language, Gore, Violence.

NEW! Heroes Unlimited™: Hostage for the Holidays: Episode 2 – A Small Change of Plans

In Ciudad Juarez, our protagonists stop
to take care of themselves and avoid the cops.
While Railgun's mind dreams of riches to squander
a mysterious force urges Santana to wander.
While out in the desert, some undead embarrassments
subject the duo to uncomfortable harassment.
Hopefully the two can put them to quick ends
with a little woo-woo, and a couple of friends.
Release Date: December 10, 2021
Content Warnings: Adult Language, Gore, Extreme Violence and Vampire Microaggressions.

NEW! Heroes Unlimited™: Hostage for the Holidays: Episode 3 – Conservation of Ninjutsu

While en-route to Zurich, our indomitable two
do their best to lay low after terrible news.
But Railgun's captive Santana is too attractive a target
for the world's criminal syndicates to just up and forget.
Wakizashis, katanas, and shuriken, oh my!
The Kagemusha Chujiin sure want Railgun to die!
Surviving until Zurich would be really neat,
let's see if they can do it at 35,000 feet!
Release Date: December 17, 2021
Content Warnings: Adult Language and Violence.

NEW! Heroes Unlimited™: Hostage for the Holidays: Episode 4 (Finale) – The Santa-ening

Their adventure's concluding, destinies unveiled,
in Switzerland, it's time that our heroes have bailed,
headed up north with a quick-paced flight,
but soon they find themselves a terrible fight.
Pitted against the world's richest man,
the two hope to save the holiday if they can!
So sit back, relax! It's a Hell of a fight.
Besides, it's not like there's much happening tonight!
The story ends here, folks! We've done all the edits!
And if you'd be so kind, please stay through the credits!
Release Date: December 24, 2021
Content Warnings: Adult Language, Gore, and Violence.

And coming over the next 12-18 months ...

  • Beyond the Supernatural 2E – Cozy Caverns Mysteries
  • After the Bomb®: Purrsuit Season 2
  • Palladium Megaversal system – Baby, I Shrunk these F*$#ing People!
  • Nightbane®
  • Rifts®
  • Still available, After the Bomb®: Pursuit Season 1

Please continue to support and spread the word about Real Play Games and their RPG Podcast: After the Bomb®: Purrsuit of Knowledge™.

Closing Thoughts

I have already said plenty, so I will keep this short. We are pumped about the Palladium Open House and hope you will be too. I want to have a lot of small surprises and product debuts there for those in attendance, so we have been working on those projects, along with upcoming new book releases in between cleaning and setting up the warehouse for the event.

This is Palladium’s 40 year birthday/anniversary celebration and we want it to be special for everyone. It warms my heart to see so many of our out-of-state freelancers, writers, artists, Game Masters and volunteers coming to the event. Thank you everyone! I look forward to seeing you all. And that goes double for all of the gamers coming to the event! I was shocked to learn that many of our overseas and Canadian friends and fans are coming despite Covid-19 concerns. Fantastic! And that’s why we are not postponing this special POH Anniversary celebration again. Our friends and fans are sick and tired of the pandemic and isolation. Covid seems to be waning significantly, we are taking precautions, and I think we all need to have a little fun with fellow members of our Palladium Family. Even if it is while wearing face masks. I know I’m ready. How about you?

We are working hard to make the 40th Anniversary Celebration at the POH epic and memorable. We want lots of games. Lots of surprises. Lots of fun. There are still weekend admission tickets available, so it is not too late to join the party! And that’s exactly what this is going to be, a 3-4 day party. Please, come on over to join the fun. For those of you attending Gen Con Indy, Palladium will be there too, though with only a few of us in tow. Only the Open House has dozens of Palladium creators available.

- Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, writer, and friend

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