Palladium Books® – Weekly Update – May 11, 2023
One game system – every genre – countless worlds – endless adventure
By Kevin Siembieda & Sean Owen Roberson
To all the mothers (especially the Moms who put up with us crazy gamers!), Happy Mother’s Day. We hope your weekend is filled with love, joy, and family.
NEW SALE! Check out our Galactic Heroes Sale! It is inspired by the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie and offers all Rifts® Dimension Book titles and a selection of other alien and science fiction adventure titles. This sale is probably a little late to order gifts for your gamer Mom (birthday or anniversary perhaps?), but think ahead to Father’s Day which is just around the corner. And check out the hardcovers for less than the price of a soft cover, not to mention all the cosmic adventures and alien invaders you can add to your games.
UPDATE: Kevin’s eBay Store for collectibles. Alex and Kev continue to add some new art and negatives on a regular basis with more going up soon. The one-of-a-kind negatives are from early books and each lets you own a piece of Palladium history (and art) on the cheap. Kevin is also considering putting some Ramon Perez and other art up for sale. Kevin’s store offers an eclectic range of Palladium collectibles including Robotech® RPG books and negatives, other out-of-print Palladium titles, first printings, toys, and a couple dozen one-of-a-kind negatives, proofreader copies of books, as well as toys and action figures and other odds and ends.
Please see Closing Thoughts for more updates, thoughts, and goings on.
NEW SALE – Galactic Heroes – ALL 25% off!
Become the guardians of your galaxy – heroic forces for good. Or not. Entire galaxies await your protection or conquest.
- Heroes Unlimited™ RPG Hardcover – A complete RPG that enables you to create any type of hero, from aliens and mutants to powered armor and masters of the mystic arts; 100+ super abilities, weapons, gear, and more.
- Heroes Unlimited™: Aliens Unlimited® – 85 sentient alien beings all available as player characters or NPCs, plus 90 alien weapons, vehicles, monsters, UFO watch groups, and more.
- Heroes Unlimited™: Aliens Unlimited® Galaxy Guide – 20 alien planets and people in our galaxy! Plus weapons, armor, and gear, zero gravity combat, space travel, spaceship creation rules, space magic, and more.
- The Mechanoid® Invasion Trilogy – The original science fiction trilogy that launched Palladium Books, collected into one volume.
- Nightbane® Bonus Edition Hardcover – The core rules plus 60 pages of bonus material. Create bold, young heroes who must become something inhuman to battle the demonic invaders only they can see.
- Nightbane®: Nightlands Sourcebook – The twisted home world of the demonic Nightlords and their minions; a mockery of our own Earth.
- Nightbane®: Dark Designs – The ultimate resource for creating your Nightbane.
- Splicers® RPG Bonus Edition Hardcover – Humans clad in bio-engineered living armor fight against a deranged A.I. with several twisted personalities. Think Guyver meets the Terminator.
- Splicers® I Am Legion Sourcebook – A multi-chaptered adventure, new gear, powers and monstrous enemies.
- Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG Hardcover – The core rule book you need to get started to play Rifts® and explore Phase World® and the Three Galaxies.
- Rifts® RPG 30th Commemorative Hardcover – Classic, gorgeous, 32 pages of additional color, and the making of Rifts®.
- Rifts® Pantheons of the Megaverse® – 150 gods of myth, demigods, and god pretenders.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Wormwood™ – Science Fantasy, 17 O.C.C.s, 30 monsters, a sentient planet, magic, weird tech, and more.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Phase World® – The secrets of Phase World and the Three Galaxies start here; 30 O.C.C.s, dozens of alien races, Cosmo-Knights, Naruni, Kreeghor, Phase weapons, magic, and more.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Phase World® Sourcebook – 12 O.C.C.s, weapons, gear, spaceships and more.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Skraypers™ – Alien super-heroes battle alien invaders.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Anvil Galaxy™ – The Cosmic Forge, Cosmo-Knights, 20 alien races, new worlds, and more.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Three Galaxies™ – 16 alien races, Demon Stars, spaceships, and more.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Megaverse® Builder™ – Rules to create your own worlds and dimensions, the Shifter Expanded, alien familiars, weird worlds, and more.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Heroes of the Megaverse® – An artifact linked to the Cosmic Forge creates space-faring super-heroes and protectors of worlds in times of great need.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Naruni™ Wave 2 – A toy box of weapons, gear and fun.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Hades, Pits of Hell (Minion War) – A Hell dimension mapped and described; 30 demons plus Netherbeasts, monsters, magic, and more.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Dyval, Hell Unleashed (Minion War) – A rival Hell dimension mapped and described with its legion of demonic beings, hellspawned monsters, and magic.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Dimensional Outbreak™ – Phase World in detail as the Minion War threatens the planet and its thousands of dimensional gates across the Megaverse®. Epic.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Fleets of the Three Galaxies™ – Major spaceships, combat rules, creation rules, and more.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Thundercloud Galaxy™ – Nearly 20 new alien races and worlds, strange creatures, monster creation tables, 101 space ruins, and more.
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Secrets of the Atlanteans – 60 Magic Tattoos, 60 Shadow Magic spells, 50 Crystal Magic spells, the Sunaj Assassins, floor plans to magical Stone Pyramids, and much more.
Note: Sale runs thru Wednesday, May 17th. Get ‘em while you can.
DriveThruRPG Galactic Heroes PDF Sale
Also see our DriveThruRPG.com Galactic Heroes PDF SALE – Now thru May 17th – for many of the same titles.
Titan Robotics™ BackerKit Pledge Manager – CLOSES June 5th
Everything is at the printer. We expect product to arrive and ship in June so the Titan Robotics BackerKit Pledge Manager will CLOSE by June 5, 2023. That’s only 3 weeks and 4 days!
If you haven't done it, DO IT NOW – enter your Kickstarter email to begin here: https://titanrobotics.backerkit.com/
Titan Robotics™ BackerKit Pre-Order Store – CLOSES June 5th
Remember: If you backed the Kickstarter at any level, even one dollar, you can upgrade your pledge in Backerkit to ANY of the higher Kickstarter pledge levels to get those superior deals. That’s the privilege of being a Backer! But do it soon because when the BackerKit pre-order period ends JUNE 5th, those deals are done and no longer available. Time is running out to make your final decisions, upgrades, and add-on purchases. Please remind your fellow Titan Robotics Backers of this and get them taken care of sooner than later. Thanks. The books and poker decks have been sent to the printer!
Savage Rifts® Conversion PDFs reminder from Sean Owen Roberson – We’ve had some of you reaching out to us to ask if pre-orders are eligible to receive the Savage Rifts conversion PDFs for Titan Robotics™ and the Cyberworks™ Collection. Many are Savage Worlds fans who have had their interest piqued by Rifts® for Savage Worlds and are unfamiliar with Palladium’s general way of doing things. First off, welcome! Second, I’d like to make a few points to help clarify everyone’s expectations:
- There are technically two Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (SWADE) conversion documents. The first is the Titan Robotics™ SWADE conversion. The second is the Cyberworks™ Collection SWADE conversion, which was a stretch goal that Kevin and I decided to grant to all backers as an early Christmas present. For brevity, I call the docs “Savage Titan Robotics” and “Savage Cyberworks” but be advised that these are purely rules conversions, they won’t mean much without the context of Palladium’s Titan Robotics™ or Cyberworks™ Collection sourcebooks.
- Palladium Books, unlike Pinnacle Entertainment Group (the makers of the Savage Worlds RPG), does NOT release PDFs for public sale immediately upon the release of print books. Without getting technical about business strategies, etc., please just respect that our two companies have very different market approaches.
- This means that crowdfunding campaigns and pre-orders that include PDFs are often a unique chance to purchase PDFs at a discounted pledge or pre-order bundle price.
Both Savage Rifts® conversion documents are strictly Kickstarter rewards, HOWEVER the Mechanoids® (and therefore the Cyberworks™) content is especially so due to our current licensing agreement with Pinnacle Entertainment. I was super duper clear about this during the Kickstarter and all of the related interviews, but it seems new fans still got confused and were under the impression that these items would be put up for sale as PDFs as soon as they are finished. This is definitely not the case. That said, we’re bummed if any well-meaning fans get left out of the fun due to what seems to have been a fairly common misconception. – Sean
Available only thru BackerKit until June 5th! This is a limited time offer! BackerKit CLOSES June 5th. Please take careful note that once the pre-order period ends and the books begin to ship to Backers shortly thereafter, these bundles will not be available.
The Titan Robotics™ Pre-Order Bundle ($45)
- Rifts® Titan Robotics Sourcebook (print, softcover)
- Rifts® Titan Robotics Sourcebook (PDF)
- Savage Titan Robotics™ Conversion (PDF)
The Cyberworks™ Pre-Order Bundle ($120)
- Rifts® Titan Robotics Sourcebook (print, softcover)
- Rifts® Titan Robotics Sourcebook (PDF)
- Savage Titan Robotics™ Conversion (PDF)
- Rifts® Cyberworks Collection (print, hardcover)
- Rifts® Sourcebook 1, SB2 The Mechanoids®, Shemarrian Nation™, Aftermath (PDF)
- Savage Cyberworks™ Conversion (PDF)
If you’d like to read more about the Titan Robotics™ Kickstarter please check out the most recent updates here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/palladiumbooks/titan-robotics/posts
Your feedback and suggestions are priceless
We have gotten a lot of constructive feedback from you. Thank you and keep them coming. Even when we are not openly soliciting for your suggestions they are ALWAYS welcomed. We always read everything we receive even if we don’t have the staff and time to respond. Reach out via the Help Desk, post in a forum, or give the office a call. We take phone calls during normal business hours, generally Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern. You can also snail mail us at our public address, or drop by the office in person and visit. Our phone number and address are listed on our website at PalladiumBooks.com, down at the bottom of the front page. Titan Robotics crowdfunding questions should be sent via the BackerKit page.
BACK in STOCK! “Original” Palladium Fantasy RPG® “Bonus” Edition Commemorative Hardcover, 1st Edition – Available now
The ever popular Original Palladium Fantasy RPG® Commemorative Bonus Hardcover (first edition rules) is back in print. It is a deluxe, foil stamped edition that presents the original, First Edition Fantasy rules, expanded with the inclusion of the long out-of-print Arms of Nargash-Tor adventure sourcebook and Tombs of Gersidi.
- 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.
- The Arms of Nargash-Tor adventure sourcebook is included as “bonus” material back in print for the first time in 35 years.
- Easily adapted to all 2nd Edition rules and sourcebooks.
- Deluxe hardcover edition. Probably limited to fewer than 1,000 copies.
- 320 pages total with “bonus” material – $55 retail – Cat. No. 449HC – available now!
List of Palladium Books® RPG Hardcovers Available Now
- NEW! “Original” Beyond the Supernatural RPG® Commemorative “Bonus” Foil Hardcover (1st Edition rules) – This is the original 1st Edition rules (1988) in a deluxe hardcover format. The first time ever as a hardcover and includes the original O.C.C.s, monsters, and magic. 28 monsters, adventures, G.M. tips, Erick Wujcik’s infamous “victim character” rules, and 32 bonus pages of adventure material for BTS-2. The cover is a blood red foil image, imprinted on black faux leatherette. 288 pages – $55 retail – Cat. No. 699HC – Available now!
- Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition Hardcover – 224 pages – $36.99 – Cat. No. 700HC.
- BACK IN STOCK! “Original” Palladium Fantasy RPG® Commemorative “Bonus” Foil Hardcover (1st Edition rules) – Holiday demand cleaned the shelves of this fan favorite hardcover, but it is back in stock. This is the original 1st Edition Rules RPG including Tombs of Gersidi and the first Fantasy sourcebook: The Arms of Nargash-Tor. The cover is a classy crimson foil image, imprinted on black faux leatherette to replicate the original red and black RPG fans love. 320 pages – $55 retail – Cat. No. 449HC – available now.
- Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition Hardcover – 336 pages – $39.99 – Cat. No. 450HC – Our second best selling new hardcover after the Rifts® 30th Anniversary edition.
- “Original” Rifts® RPG 30th Anniversary Commemorative Hardcover – available now! This collector’s item sports the original Parkinson cover, an additional 32 page color section, history of Rifts®, unpublished concept art, gallery of all Rifts® covers through 2020, and more. Can be used with ALL Rifts® supplements – 288 pages – $49.99 – Cat. No. 800HC30 – Available now.
- Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG Hardcover – 376 pages – $44.99 – Cat. No. 800HC – epic.
- Rifts® Ultimate Edition “Softcover” is a new format. RUE has only ever been available as a hardcover, and it still is, but it is now also available as a softcover – 376 pages – $34.99 – Cat. No. 800SE.
- Rifts® Game Master Guide Hardcover – 352 pages – $39.99 – Cat. No. 845HC.
- Rifts® Book of Magic Hardcover – available now – BACK in stock – 352 pages – $39.99 – Cat. No. 848HC – available now.
- Rifts® Adventure Guide Hardcover – 192 pages – $36.99 – Cat. No. 849HC.
- Chaos Earth® RPG “Bonus” Edition Hardcover – 192 pages – $36.99 – Cat. No. 660HC – 30 extra pages of bonus material – available now!
- Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition Hardcover – 352 pages – $39.99 – Cat. No. 500HC.
- Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG “Bonus” Hardcover – available now – BACK in stock – 224 pages – $36.99 – Cat. No. 525HC – includes bonus material – available now.
- After the Bomb® RPG “Bonus” Hardcover – available now – BACK in stock – 296 pages – $39.99 – Cat. No. 503HC – includes bonus material – available now.
- Nightbane® RPG “Bonus” Edition Hardcover – available now – 304 pages – $39.99 – Cat. No. 730HC – 60 extra pages of bonus material – available now.
- Dead Reign® RPG (Zombie Apocalypse) Hardcover – available now – BACK in stock – 224 pages – $36.99 – Cat. No. 230HC – available now.
- Splicers® RPG “Bonus” Edition Hardcover – The Splicers® RPG plus 50 pages of extra material gathered from The Rifter®. 280 pages – $44.99 – Cat. No. 200HC – available now.
Notable Palladium Releases – a Megaverse® of adventure awaits you
- NEW! Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive NPC Sheet to help you create monsters and villains quickly. This Excel spreadsheet is available on DriveThruRPG.com and PalladiumBooks.com.
- NEW! “Original” Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG Commemorative “Bonus” Foil Hardcover (1st Edition rules) – described above.
- Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition – A plausible modern horror setting unlike any other. One that makes sense and will challenge your role-playing skills. 14 Psychic Character Classes. 42 occupations for “ordinary” people, 100+ psychic abilities, including Fire Walker abilities, creatures of darkness, the Lazlo Agency, and more. All of these unlikely heroes stand against supernatural evil in a world of disbelievers who brand them as practitioners of fringe science and lunatics. Only your characters know the truth: supernatural evil is real and dangerous. Are you ready to join the battle? 256 pages – Cat. No. 700. Also available as a hardcover edition.
- Creature Feature™, a Beyond the Supernatural™, 2nd Edition Sourcebook – 15 new creatures, rules clarifications, player and Game Master tips, adventure and more – 192 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 704 – available now.
- Rifts® Coalition Manhunters™ Sourcebook – 224 pages of Coalition data to blow your mind. 80+ new psionic abilities, 9 Manhunter psychic assassins, Psi-Ops thought police, Dog Boys, Kill Hounds, Coalition secrets, and more – 224 pages – Cat. No. 894.
- The Rifter® #85 Annual – Rifts®, Fantasy, and many RPG settings – Cat. No. 185 – Also available as a bookmarked PDF book on DriveThruRPG where it has made the Top 10 Best Sellers List.
- European Castles – 40+ real world castles from across Europe and their actual floor plans whenever available – for use with ANY game system – 48 pages – $10.99 – Cat. No. 410 – available now.
- Exotic Weapons – 100+ strange and exotic weapons from around the globe – for use with ANY game system – 48 pages – $10.99 – Cat. No. 409 – available now.
- The Compendium of Modern Weapons – 450+ real world weapons from around the globe – for use with ANY game system – 176 pages – Cat. No. 415.
- Palladium Fantasy RPG®, 2nd Edition – A fantasy setting like no other, rich in history and inviting adventure. Not only are you able to play iconic fantasy heroes, but also characters such as the Mind Mage, Druid, Diabolist, Summoner and an array of nonhuman characters from Elves and Dwarves to Wolfen, Changelings, Kobolds, Orcs, Ogres, and many others. 25+ Occupational Character Classes (O.C.C.s), 14+ inhuman player races (more in sourcebooks), 300+ magic spells, 60 magical wards, 50 magic circles, 70+ psychic powers, dozens of magic items and potions, and so much more. 336 pages – Cat. No. 450. Also available as a hardcover edition. More than a dozen sourcebooks support this game line.
- Lopan™ (Fantasy) Raw Preview – Cat. No. 476-RAW.
- Land of the South Winds™ (Fantasy) Raw Preview – Cat. No. 477-RAW.
- Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition – A hit super-hero RPG for 30+ years. Why? Because it enables you to create any type of comic book hero you can imagine. 101 super abilities plus a multitude of sub-powers within them, bonuses and special combat capabilities. 72 psychic powers and 100+ magic spells, plus enchanted weapons and objects that turn a person into a superhuman. Psychics, super-powered aliens, mutants, super soldiers, Mega-Heroes, mages, immortals, cyborgs, robots, power armor, weapon masters, and more. Plus a dozen sourcebooks provide you with hundreds of additional super abilities, hero categories, bad guys, and adventures. 352 pages for a complete RPG – Cat. No. 500. Also available as a hardcover edition.
- After the Bomb® RPG – Erick Wujcik’s mutant magnum opus. Create any mutant animal from a turtle to an elephant, animal psionics, animal powers, chimeras, and more. Use the mutants as modern world heroes, or play within the AtB post-apocalypse setting, Rifts®, or just about any setting. 224 pages – Cat. No. 503. Also available as a hardcover edition.
- Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG – 40+ styles of martial arts, mystic abilities, spies, gadgets, and creating secret organizations. 176 pages – Cat. No. 525. Also available as a hardcover edition.
- Dead Reign® RPG – The Zombie Apocalypse unleashed! Can you survive? Play Post-Apocalyptic heroes or ordinary people. Part zombie game, part survival manual. All fun. A great beginner’s game. If you are looking for a zombie game that truly captures the feel of survival after the apocalypse and the nightmare of being stalked by zombies, Dead Reign® is it. Game mechanics are designed to create a real sense of escalating terror and dread when the zombies swarm. 224 pages – Cat. No. 230. Also available as a hardcover edition. Sourcebooks expand the world, player options, and adventure ideas as well as present new zombies and dangers.
- Nightbane® RPG – Join the secret war against a demonic invasion most people do not even know has taken place. The demonic Nightlords, their evil Dopplegangers and other demon minions are quietly taking over the world, starting with the most powerful nations. You know it is happening because you are the Nightbane. You can see the true demonic form of these invaders, and you can stop them. The only wrinkle is you must turn into your monstrous supernatural form – your Morphus – to call upon your superhuman and magical powers. Oh, and the government is controlled by the Nightlords and their shape-changing demonic minions hunt the Nightbane. 224 pages – Cat. No. 730. Also available as a hardcover edition.
- And more, like the Rifts® Ultimate Edition (and 90+ Rifts® sourcebooks), Rifts® Chaos Earth®, The Mechanoid Trilogy®, Systems Failure, Splicers®, RECON®, Phase World®, etc.
NEW SALE on DriveThruRPG.com – Galactic Heroes Sale
Become a guardian of your galaxy and be a heroic force for good. Or not. Entire galaxies await your conquest or liberation. All titles, characters, and gear are easily adapted to other Palladium settings.
- Heroes Unlimited™ RPG 2nd Edition
- Heroes Unlimited™ RPG 1st Edition rules
- Heroes Unlimited™: Aliens Unlimited®
- Heroes Unlimited™: Aliens Unlimited® Galaxy Guide
- The Mechanoid® Invasion Trilogy
- Nightbane® RPG
- Nightbane®: Nightlands Sourcebook
- Nightbane®: Dark Designs
- Splicers® RPG
- Splicers® I Am Legion Sourcebook
- Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG
- Rifts® RPG 1st Edition
- Rifts® Pantheons of the Megaverse®
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Wormwood™
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Phase World®
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Phase World® Sourcebook
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Skraypers™
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Anvil Galaxy™
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Three Galaxies™
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Megaverse® Builder™
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Heroes of the Megaverse®
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Naruni Wave™ 2
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Hades, Pits of Hell (Minion War)
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Dyval, Hell Unleashed (Minion War)
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Dimensional Outbreak™ (Minion War)
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Fleets of the Three Galaxies™
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Thundercloud Galaxy™
- Rifts® Dimension Book™: Secrets of the Atlanteans™
Note: Also see our sale of physical books at PalladiumBooks.com – both sales run thru May 17th.
300+ RPG products, a dozen unique settings, one game system and endless adventure. No other game company offers game worlds for so many different genres. Best of all, learn to play one Palladium RPG and you can play them all, because each uses the same basic core rules and combat. There are differences, but the fundamentals are the same. This also means you can bring characters, villains, monsters, powers, magic, weapons, gear, and adventure ideas from one setting into another or mash them together!
The new Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive NPC Sheet is a Microsoft Excel-based system for creating Non-Player Characters quickly and easily. Once you know the system, you can have NPCs up and ready in minutes! Great for making a quick NPC at the last moment, or saving time when designing the big bad of an adventure.
- Design compatible with the Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet.
- 20,000+ preset NPC combinations ready to go in less than a minute.
- 15 nonhuman Palladium Fantasy races and 23 O.C.C.s.
- 300+ Wizard and Warlock spells programmed with quick stats.
- 70+ psionics, options for Minor Psionics, and more.
- $4.00 – Available on DriveThruRPG.com and PalladiumBooks.com – Created by Travis Guerrero.
Also Available – FREE Creature Feature™ Preview provides you a glimpse of what you will find in this epic book. There also FREE Sneak Previews of Rifts® Coalition Manhunters, Northern Gun 1 & 2, Hell Followed, and select other titles. Those are just some of the 300+ Palladium RPG titles available as PDF books.
300+ titles and nearly every game genre available now – and more is coming. Discover the Palladium Megaverse® right now.
- 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® #1-85. Each issue is a wealth of source material for Rifts® and 3-5 other Palladium game settings. More than 8,600 pages of source material and counting. Most issues are only available in digital form.
- Palladium Fantasy RPG® titles. 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. All of it epic.
- Dead Reign® RPG and sourcebooks. The Zombie Apocalypse unleashed. 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.
- After the Bomb® RPG and sourcebooks. Play anthropomorphic, intelligent, mutant animals as crime-fighting mutants and super-heroes or survivors of a crumbling post-apocalyptic Earth.
- Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG and the Mystic China™ sourcebook. 41 types of martial arts, ninjas, super-spies, gizmos, mystic powers, and magic in the main book, plus even more in Mystic China.
- Nightbane® RPG and sourcebooks. Only you know the truth. Only you can see the Nightlords and their demonic minions, and you have the power to stop them. But you must transform into a monster yourself in order to use your powers. Trust no one.
- Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG and sourcebooks. Modern horror; 14 character classes, 42 occupations for “ordinary people,” 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, and more.
- 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 (Beyond the Supernatural), zombies (Dead Reign®), The Rifter® sourcebook series, novels, paper minis, and more.
FUN Podcast Adventures
These fun podcasts are created by Palladium fans like you.
Heroes Unlimited™ Christmas Special and the Cozy Caverns Beyond the Supernatural RPG adventure podcasts from the creative minds at www.realplaygamespod.com.
Coming this summer from Real Play Games Podcast: A dozen plus episodes of After the Bomb®: Purrsuit of the Heart, with other good stuff in development like a new story arc for the Beyond the Supernatural inspired Cozy Cavern Mysteries, and more.
Rifts® Live Play Podcast is available for your viewing enjoyment – Rifts®: Ghost in the Machine. It is produced and Game Mastered by none other than long-time Palladium freelance artist, Mark Dudley. You can find the first several episodes on Imaginos TV. Click on the link below.
Palladium Collectibles – at Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store
I am adding new collectibles and Palladium negatives over the next several weeks, so check ‘em out. Alex and I will try to post new items on a regular basis, so check in every week or so to see what’s new.
One-of-a-kind Palladium Books negatives (special and rare collectibles). Negatives are always very popular items at the Palladium Open House, Gen Con, and conventions, and are catching on as rare collectibles, unique in and of themselves. 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. We have been cutting them loose and making them available to you. I am only keeping a few dozen pages of negatives and a few complete books for myself, the rest are all being slowly offered to you, in no particular order.
- Each is truly unique, attractive, and fun to have.
- Own a piece of Palladium Books and RPG history you will treasure.
- Each was used to print the very book you may have in your collection (1981-2004).
- Each signed in silver ink by Kevin Siembieda, the founder and owner of Palladium Books. He is also the game designer and often the author or co-author of the book from which the negative originates. And some negatives bear his artwork.
- Each signed negative comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Each signed negative is a one-of-a-kind work of art (on rare occasions, two-of-a-kind if a page or section of pages were replaced or a second edition was made) that resembles woodcut art, and a very dynamic conversation piece.
- Each signed negative is on a white board inside a clear plastic bag.
- Negatives looks fabulous matted or framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening. Each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches.
- Prices vary depending on the title, the art, and quality of the negative. Note: Many have scratches, or blemishes, and/or an opaque medium on the negative. Still, they look great and are a piece of RPG history. We recommend you carefully examine the photographs of each item to avoid disappointment.
- We have been making the negatives available, in no particular order, for a number of years, and will continue to do so. However, cutting them loose, signing and bagging is a time consuming process.
- Note: The negatives from the TMNT RPG, TMNT Adventures, and some Rifts® titles are already sold out. Moreover, the negatives from many titles were destroyed, so when you see one you like, get it when you can. Enjoy.
Original art – 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 Palladium books (they look awesome framed), and other Palladium memorabilia. Some are concept sketches, others are finished works of art, as well as a selection of prints and posters.
Other collectibles include art prints, posters, comic books, Palladium limited edition hardcovers, out of print items, signed books, one-of-a-kind proofreader copies, Star Wars toys, superhero action figures, and many other toys and items from my personal collection. Yeah, I used to be a crazy toy and art collector. 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.
Closing Thoughts – Happenings at Palladium
I hope everyone is healthy and happy. I was knocked out of commission by food poisoning or a stomach bug the better part of a week. First time I’ve been that sick in a long time. I will spare you the gruesome details, but I may need to beef up game penalties for things like diarrhea and dysentery. Ah, but I have been back on my feet and rockin’ n’ rollin’ for a few days now.
Sean and I have been quietly working on a number of important projects and all are moving along nicely, including one that we hope will come as a happy surprise. Of course, this includes book titles you know are in the pipeline: Titan Robotics™, The Cyberworks™ Collection, Rifts® Bestiary Volume 2, Rifts® Antarctica, Yin-Sloth Jungles™ Expanded & Updated, and others. Releases will begin launching in June and continue throughout the summer. As for the big secret project, please cross your fingers we can nail it down because it will make many of you very happy.
There is other cool stuff boiling at Palladium as well. Like a new, upgraded website that should go live later in May. See, all types of things are in progress behind the scenes.
Likewise, I’m trying to add negatives, original art, and collectibles to my Ebay store on a regular basis. Alex should be adding some things by the weekend.
Mother’s Day is this weekend, so please make time to spend with your Mom, especially if you have a great one. I was 12 when I faced the possibility of losing my Mom; the same age that my father lost his own Mom. The monster my Mom faced was cancer. A battle she lost when I was 34. She was my friend, my confidante, my mentor, and most of all, my Mom. Every moment we shared is now a precious memory. Palladium’s warehouse manager Crystal, 22, lost her Mom in April. Her Mom battled different demons which made their relationship challenging. Still, she is missed and this weekend will be a hard one for Crystal and her family. If you still have your, Mom cherish the time you have with her and all the people who matter in your life. Let them know how important they are to you, how much they mean to you, and spend time with them. Trust me, that time, those moments, in the end, they are worth more than all the money or possessions in the world. And the time you take to call or send a card, or buy a little something, and most of all the time you spend with your Mom means more to them than diamonds.
When you are done visiting Mom, take advantage of the our new big sale of ALL Rifts® Dimension Books and select Heroes Unlimited™, Nightbane®, and other titles. There are some real gems in the Dimension Books: Wormwood, Phase Worlds® (epic space opera!), Anvil Galaxy, Three Galaxies, Naruni, Heroes of the Megaverse®, and Secrets of the Atlanteans™ are among my faves.
This weekend is extra special for me because my dear friend Matthew Clements is wedding the lovely and brilliant Stephanie Sipe. Newlywed Wayne Smith, his wife Sheila, and I will be heading out to the happy event tomorrow. We can’t wait to see our friends and make some new ones. We hope their weekend and yours is filled with happiness, friends and family. I wish you sunshine and a beautiful spring day but it looks like a bunch of us will be seeing a rainy weekend. Regardless, enjoy and have fun.
– Kevin Siembieda, Writer, Artist and Friend
NEW! “Original” Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG “Bonus” Edition Commemorative Hardcover, 1st Edition Rules – available now
Fans are loving the “Original” Beyond the Supernatural RPG (1988) re-release as a commemorative bonus edition hardcover with its 28 iconic monsters, information about ley lines and magic, and more. Made available due to popular demand, the deluxe, commemorative, crimson foil hardcover of the Original Beyond the Supernatural RPG (1988) is back in print for the first time in 25 years. The book is simply entitled “Beyond the Supernatural,” it is gorgeous, and a must for BTS fans.
- Modern horror and adventure.
- The original, 1st Edition BTS rule book exactly as first published, except now as a deluxe hardcover.
- 32 pages of “bonus” material.
- 28 monsters, most of which can be converted to BTS-2 with some work.
- Quick roll villain tables. Weapons and equipment section.
- Random Encounter Tables. Random Creature Creation Tables.
- 4 adventures, 2 adventure outlines, and countless adventure ideas.
- Erick Wujcik’s “Victim Characters” alternative rules for playing classic movie horror and splatter film horror.
- Erick Wujcik’s Game Master Guide to running horror adventures.
- Can be adapted to BTS 2nd edition rules. Though magic and psionics work differently in BTS-2, this is a valuable resource and gaming tool. We recommend you only use O.C.C.s and characters from the BTS Second Edition rule book when playing in the Second Edition setting.
- Probably limited to fewer than 1,000 copies.
- 288 pages of terrifying fun – $55.00 retail – Cat. No. 699HC – Available now.
Creature Feature™ – A Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebook – available now
Creature Feature is epic and much more than a monster book. It is filled with adventure, G.M. and player tips, anecdotes, rules clarifications, and more.
- 15 supernatural creatures described in depth. Each creature offers adventure hooks and ideas for more.
- The art of making and running monsters.
- Creature encounter table and tips on making unique creatures.
- Player paranormal investigator background table.
- Game Master source material and tips for running modern horror.
- More world setting and monster hunting lore.
- Rules clarifications and errata.
- A full adventure and numerous adventure suggestions.
- Paranormal encounter ideas, tips, advice, NPCs, and more.
- Written by Steven Dawes, Kevin Siembieda, and others.
- Art by Steven Cummings, Nick Bradshaw, and others.
- 192 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 704 – Available now.
NEW! The Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive NPC Sheet
The new Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive NPC Sheet is a welcomed and helpful companion to the Palladium Fantasy Interactive Character Sheet by Travis Guerrero offering hundreds of magic spells, psionic powers, 15 inhuman character species, 23 O.C.C.s, 300 magic spells, 20,000 character combinations, and more. It is a Microsoft Excel-based system for creating Non-Player Characters quickly and easily. Once you know the system, you can have NPCs up and ready in minutes! Great for making a quick NPC at the last moment, or saving time when designing the big bad of an adventure.
Features & Benefits:
- Designed to be compatible with the Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet.
- 20,000+ preset NPC combinations ready to go in less than a minute when you consider species, attribute, O.C.C., and level options! Many more with additional features and easy customization.
- 15 inhuman Palladium Fantasy races.
- 23 O.C.C.s, plus a few variations for certain O.C.C.s such as single and dual element Warlocks.
- NPCs can be made from Level 1 through Level 15.
- 300+ Wizard and Warlock spells programmed with quick stats.
- 70+ psionics programmed with quick stats, plus options for Minor Psionics.
- Skills, armor, weapons, spells, and psionics are programmed with predetermined selections, and more.
- NPCs can be further customized by changing their standard selections with additional options from Drop Down Lists, and keeping it book legal based on your selections.
- $4.00 – Available at DriveThruRPG.com and at PalladiumBooks.com – Created by Travis Guerrero.
- Instructions on how to use the NPC sheet:
- Tutorial Video (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z53WS3n3O6A
- Tutorial Video (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GRs7gPVN90
Original 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, lift, carry and throw based on character Attributes.
- Add in your own Hand to Hand style, custom Skills, unique Weapon Proficiencies, and Experience Tables.
- 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
Still Hot! Rifts® Automated Character Sheet for EXCEL
The next step in character data collection! This EXCEL template provides automation to your Rifts® character creation process. Done in Microsoft Excel, this character template will allow you to build your character with substantial ease and speed. Ideal for the new gamer who doesn’t know all of the Palladium Books® rules just yet, it’s also a highly effective tool for Game Masters and advanced players alike who make multiple characters, NPCs or just like to min/max or theory craft characters between games.
- Dice Roller.
- Automated Attributes and Stat Block: All the bonuses and features from attributes are presented in a large stat block allowing you to easily see your bonuses.
- Automated Combat Stats: The main page holds a section where you can pull up data for your various combat stats, from hand to hand abilities such as Strike, Parry, Dodge and Disarm, to W.P. bonuses including those of the W.P. Sharpshooting variety.
- Automated Psionics: All psionics from Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® World Book 12: Psyscape™ and Rifts® World Book 32: Lemuria can be selected from a dropdown menu.
- Automated Spells: All Common Invocations, Necromancy, Ocean Magic and Biomancy spells, and yes, all the Lemurian Biomancer spells too!
- Automated Skills: All skills from the Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® World Book 25: China 2 – Heroes of the Celestial Court™ and Rifts® World Book 32: Lemuria can be selected and then automatically add bonuses from prerequisites and related skills.
- And much, much more.
- Note: The file is best used in Microsoft Excel 2016 or above. Some data may be lost if not using Microsoft Excel, such as when using similar products like Open Office.
- Available from PalladiumBooks.com AND DriveThruRPG.com – make those characters!
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