Weekly Updates 2

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 10, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

Glad you enjoyed our extended Summer Madness Super-Sale. It will be removed from the store sometime later today (Wednesday), so you might be able to sneak in a few quick buys before it is gone if you act quickly.

Holy Moley, we are working like maniacs and things are happening quickly now. Which is why this update will be brief with new information.

As you know, Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One was sent to the printer. We have approved the digital proofs, and the softcover edition should be in our hands in a couple weeks. Don’t know the exact ship date yet, but before the end of July and in time for Gen Con. The hardcover editions ship a few weeks later, in August. Cannot wait to start shipping both. We will make the PDF available to our Megaverse Insiders around the time the physical book starts to ship.

The Rifter® #83 has been sent off to the printer! We will have it by the end of July and in time for Gen Con.

I’m trying to wrap up Garden of the Gods™ so it can go to the printer and be back in time for an end of July shipping date as well. We anticipate this to be the case and expect to have the book at Gen Con. Our printer is pulling out all the stops to make that happen, provided we get it to them in time. Working on it and will keep you posted.

I’m also continuing to oversee artwork for Rifts® Titan Robotics™, The Rifter® #84, and Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Psychic Scream™. All of which are scheduled for release after I finish In the Face of Death™ sourcebook for Dead Reign®. I have artwork being completed for both of these titles as well as work being done on a few others.

A free Sneak Preview of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One is available on DriveThruRPG. Check it out. It should give you a good idea of what you can expect from this sprawling sourcebook for players and Game Masters.

 

Monsters & Animals

BACK IN STOCK – Monsters & Animals (Fantasy) – available now

This fan favorite creature resource for the Palladium Fantasy RPG® is back in stock. 120+ monsters, 200+ animals, all described, statted and accompanied by maps showing exactly where they can be found in the world. Classic monsters like the Chimera, Harpies, Kelpie, Pegasus, Unicorn, Werebeasts, etc., plus all kinds of unique creatures such as Bearmen, Devil Digger, Dragondactyl, Entities, Faeries, Jungle Ogre, Land Squid, Lizard Mage, Maxpary, Mummy Immortalis, Rahu-Men, Tree Eels, Waterbat, Wing Tips and more. Plus G.M. tips and conversion notes for Mega-Damage settings.

  • 120 Fantasy monsters, easy to adapt for most settings.
  • 200+ S.D.C. animals.
  • Maps showing where in the Palladium Fantasy World they are found.
  • Conversion notes and tips. Easy to adapt to Rifts® and Phase World® (as alien creatures), Heroes Unlimited™ and other settings.
  • Art by Kevin Siembieda and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Erick Wujcik and Matthew Balent.
  • 240 pages – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 454 – Available now.

 

The Rifter Number 83

UPDATE: The Rifter® #83 – At the Printer – Ships end of July

The Rifter® #83 focuses on people, places, and adventure for Rifts®, The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, and Beyond the Supernatural™, plus Treasures of the Megaverse®.

The Rifter® is all about new ideas, pushing the envelope, trying new things and alternative methods, rules and approaches to create epic adventure! There is no one way to look at things. Open your mind to the infinite possibilities. Remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications.

  • Treasures of the Megaverse® for Rifts® and other settings by Carl Gleba.
  • Operation Minotaur, an adventure for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Hendrik Härterich.
  • Half-Ogre race for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Ian Herbert.
  • Prophet O.C.C. for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Ian Herbert.
  • Hunter/Vigilante for Heroes Unlimited™ by Matt Reed.
  • The Superspy/Secret Operative for Heroes Unlimited™ by Matt Reed.
  • News, Coming Attractions, adventure ideas, and more.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 183 – Ships end of July.

 

Rifts Bestiary Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – At the Printer – Ships July

It’s done. It’s awesome. It’s at the printer! An opening from Erin Tarn about the Savage Wilderness. 80+ creatures. Maps. Dynamic art. Cool animal pets, companions, attack animals, riding animals and slobbering monsters. Adventure ideas galore. For Players and Game Masters. Softcover ships in July. The hardcover Gold Edition ships in August. Megaversal® Insiders getting hardcovers ship in August. We’ll let you know when we have an exact ship date. See the new description elsewhere in this update.

 

Rifts Bestiary Gold Hardcover

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Gold Collector’s Hardcover – At the Printer – Ships August

This attractive, limited edition, collector’s hardcover has a leatherette cover imprinted in gold foil, and is signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few contributing artist and writers. It is very limited at only 400 copies and destined to be a collector’s item. Historically, Palladium’s gold editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over as a cherished collectible. Cat. No. 896HC. Available only from Palladium Books. Sold on a first come, first served basis. Please note the slight increase in price at $55 due to the increased size of 256 pages.

 

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – July release

I’m working away on finishing Garden of the Gods™ so it ships end of July and will be available at Gen Con. Having a blast with it. A number of you let us know you wished the forgotten gods of the Aco and the Juggernaut Pantheon were included in the book. I thought that was a great idea, so that’s what I have been working on. Seven forgotten gods are named in the fan-fave Dragons & Gods™ sourcebook. I will also add how Forgotten Gods can be restored as well as a number of other tweaks and details I think you will enjoy very much. And I’m having a lot of fun doing it.

Most of the artwork is in and we are expecting the book to ship at the end of July! This Palladium Fantasy® sourcebook is filled with fun, toys for players, deific blessings, and fuel for countless adventures. And it will be followed by more Palladium Fantasy RPG® titles offering more mind-blowing adventure.

 

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death – August release

As soon as I am finished with Garden of the Gods, I am back to work on In the Face of Death™. An end of August release.

 

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream – September or October release

A ton of interior artwork has been finished with additional material being turned out. If the new description for Psychic Scream™ doesn’t get your heart pumping, I don’t know what will! Rescheduled for a September or October release. Shooting for September.

 

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics – Fall release

Man, oh man, this book is going to be epic. More finished artwork and concept sketches come in every few day and are looking fabulous. I continue to make notes and we are all pumped up about this power armor, robot, and weapons filled sourcebook.

 

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – August release

Wayne has made his selections and I will be assigning artwork soon. Another great issue full of fun and ideas.

 

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica – Fall or Winter Release

Nothing new to report. I think Rifts® Antarctica™ is going to surprise and delight a lot of people. It is also a great example of the fun you can have with the Raw Editions. The sold out Rifts® Antarctica Raw Edition is a far cry from what the finished book is going to be. Those of you who bought the Raw Edition get a glimpse at Palladium’s creative process. When you compare the two, you’ll see what we kept, what we eliminated, what we added, and how we embellished the material to reach the creative finale of the finished book coming this fall or winter. Fun and educational for those of you who aspire to be writers yourself or just like to have the inside track at Palladium. And true of all Raw Editions vs the finished book. Probably a fall or winter release.

 

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume Two – Winter Release

Nothing new on this front, but we all want it to be released as quickly as possible. Looking at a winter release.

 

UPDATE: The Disavowed, Living Nowhere, Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks, and other titles

These titles and several others are NOT forgotten and are in various stages of active production or waiting for production. As always, just because a book is not specifically listed in every Weekly Update, it does not mean it is discontinued or in limbo, it means there are more immediate things to talk about or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many of the books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months. That includes Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Rifts® Antarctica, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of production or development.

 

New on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® Bestiary Volume One FREE Sneak Preview

The FREE Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Preview provides you the first 13 pages, a creature or two, and snippets from several others. Available on DriveThruRPG right now. We hope you enjoy it.

We are lining up a number items to be added on DriveThru – Rifts® Dimension Book™: Secrets of the Atlanteans™, The Rifter® #81 and #82, the 3 Rifts® novels, as well as a few other things.

Recent PDF additions include The Rifter® #80: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG® Rifts® Chaos Earth® (setting and monsters), Splicers® (desert setting), Heroes Unlimited™ (villains), and more. Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come. The Rifter® #79 (Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Gaming through History, G.M., and more), The Rifter® #78 (the Modern Necromancer, Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, Splicers®, more); Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™, the Coalition’s response to the escalating Minion War™ crisis, Psi-Battalion, CS Demon Hunter, special training and more).

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

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 10, 2019

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 3, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One is at the printer. Yep. It is finally done and sent off to press. 256 pages of awesomeness. 82 creatures. Maps. Great art. Editor Alex Marciniszyn called it, "A monster book unlike any you have ever quite seen before. A guide to Rifts® monsters and animals written as if it were a real field guide about real animals. All fitting into a complete ecosystem."

Proofreader Julius Rosenstein felt the same way. Adding that he loved the Erin Tarn opening and many of the expanded descriptions of familiar monsters like the Darkhound and Fury Beetle. He also loved the new critters. The one beast that creeped Julius out the most: the Ee-Bee Gee-Bee. The one he wants his character to acquire: the Cerebro-Scrambler. Alex said the Ee-Bee Gee-Bees are at the top of his list of beasts that creep him out too, but that for him, the Dream Butcher was the worst, while the Dinostang was the beast he'd like his character to have. See the new description for Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One and other books elsewhere in this update. As soon as we have an exact ship date for it, we will let you know, but it will be in July.

We'll try to get a Sneak Preview of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One posted on DriveThruRPG by the weekend, but no promises. We are swamped.

Wayne is already working on The Rifter® #83, doing final editing tweaks and formatting before it goes into final layout.

I'm working on finishing Gardens of the Gods™ so it can go to the printer and be one of our July releases at the end of the month along with The Rifter® #83. Adding a lot of fun material like the forgotten gods of the Aco and the Juggernaut Pantheon and other good stuff.

I'm also continuing to oversee artwork for Rifts® Titan Robotics™ and Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Psychic Scream™. Both autumn releases after I finish In the Face of Death™ for Dead Reign®.

A number of people asked us to bring back the Summer Madness Super Sale that had just ended, so we did over the week. However, I don't think most of you saw that, so we are extending it through the Independence Day weekend. It runs thru Tuesday, July 9, 2019. See details below.

Please read on. There are all kinds of updates on book releases and new descriptions for something like 5-6 upcoming books later in this Update. Enjoy.

Summer Madness Super-Sale – back for one more week because you asked

You wanted it back, so here it is. All at a sizzling hot HALF PRICE. Applies only to items in stock, not on backorder or coming soon. Items like baseball caps and T-shirts are limited in quantity, so they are sold on a first come, first served basis. This sale will NOT be extended further. Available from Palladium Books now thru the weekend and into next week – ENDS Tuesday night, July 9, 2019. Enjoy your summer.

  • All Rifts® Baseball Caps (while supplies last)
  • All T-Shirts (while supplies last)
  • All Mugs
  • All Prints
  • All Rifts® Miniatures
  • After the Bomb® RPG
  • All After the Bomb® sourcebooks!
  • Palladium Fantasy® Mouse Pad (Old Ones)
  • Dead Reign® Mouse Pad
  • Mixed Set of Greeting Cards (Cat. No. 2515)
  • Bookmarks Set One
  • Bookmarks Set Two
  • Future Visions™: The Art of Charles Walton II
  • Rifts® & the Megaverse®: The Art of John Zeleznik (softcover only)
  • Rifts® Machination of Doom™ Graphic Novel & Sourcebook
  • Rifts® Tales of the Chi-Town 'Burbs™ – book of short stories
  • Rifts® Titan Robotics™ "Raw Edition" (not the final book)
  • Rifts® World Book 6: Rifts® South America
  • Rifts® World Book 10: Juicer Uprising™
  • Rifts® World Book 19: Australia
  • Rifts® World Book 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp™
  • Rifts® World Book 33: Northern Gun™ One
  • The Rifter® #14
  • The Rifter® #80
  • The Rifter® #81
  • The Rifter® #82
  • Splicers® RPG
  • Splicers: I am Legion, Adventure Sourcebook
  • Nightbane® RPG
  • Nightbane® Survival Guide™ Sourcebook
  • Nightbane® Dark Designs™ Sourcebook
  • Dead Reign® RPG
  • Dead Reign® Endless Dead™ Sourcebook
  • Dead Reign® Graveyard Earth™ Sourcebook
  • Fantasy: Garden of the Gods™ "Raw Edition" (not the final book)
  • Fantasy: Northern Hinterlands™
  • Fantasy: Land of the Damned™ 1: Chaos Lands™
  • Fantasy: Land of the Damned™ 2: Eternal Torment™
  • Weapons & Armor™
  • Weapons & Castles™

Rifts Bestiary Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – At the Printer – Ships July

It's done. It's awesome. It's at the printer! An opening from Erin Tarn about the Savage Wilderness. 80+ creatures. Maps. Dynamic art. Cool animal pets, companions, attack animals, riding animals and slobbering monsters. Adventure ideas galore. For Players and Game Masters. Softcover ships in July. The hardcover Gold Edition ships in August. Megaversal® Insiders getting hardcovers ship in August. We'll let you know when we have an exact ship date. See the new description elsewhere in this update.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Gold Collector’s Hardcover – At the Printer – Ships August

This attractive, limited edition, collector’s hardcover has a leatherette cover imprinted in gold foil, and is signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few contributing artist and writers. It is very limited at only 400 copies and destined to be a collector’s item. Historically, Palladium’s gold editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over as a cherished collectible. Cat. No. 896HC. Available only from Palladium Books. Sold on a first come, first served basis. Please note the slight increase in price at $55 due to the increased size of 256 pages.

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – July release

I’m working on finishing Gardens of the Gods™ probably even as you read this. And I am having a blast. A number of you let us know you wished the forgotten gods of the Aco and the Juggernaut Pantheon were included in the book. I thought that was great idea, so that’s what I have been working on. Seven forgotten gods are named in the fan-fave Dragon and Gods™ sourcebook. I’ve been working on them the last two days. I will also add how Forgotten Gods can be restored as well as a number of other tweaks and details I think you will enjoy very much. And I’m having a lot of fun doing it.

Most of the artwork is in and we are expecting the book to ship at the end of July! This Palladium Fantasy® sourcebook is filled with fun, toys for players, deific blessings, and fuel for countless adventures. And it will be followed by more Palladium Fantasy RPG® titles offering more mind-blowing adventure.

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death – August release

As soon as I am finished with Garden of the Gods, I am back to work on In the Face of Death™. An end of August release.

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream – September or October release

A ton of interior artwork has been finished with additional material being turned out. If the new description for Psychic Scream™ doesn’t get your heart pumping, I don’t know what will! Rescheduled for a September or October release. Shooting for September.

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics – Fall release

Man, oh man, this book is going to be epic. More finished artwork and concept sketches come in every few day and are looking fabulous. I continue to make notes and we are all pumped up about this power armor, robot, and weapons filled sourcebook.

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – August release

Wayne has made his selections and I will be assigning artwork soon. Another great issue full of fun and ideas.

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica – Fall or Winter release

Nothing new to report. I think Rifts® Antarctica™ is going to surprise and delight a lot of people. It is also a great example of the fun you can have with the Raw Editions. The sold out Rifts® Antarctica Raw Edition is a far cry from what the finished book is going to be. Those of you who bought the Raw Edition get a glimpse at Palladium’s creative process. When you compare the two, you’ll see what we kept, what we eliminated, what we added, and how we embellished the material to reach the creative finale of the finished book coming this fall or winter. Fun and educational for those of you who aspire to be writers yourself or just like to have the inside track at Palladium. And true of all Raw Editions vs the finished book. Probably a fall or winter release.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume Two – Winter release

Nothing new on this front, but we all want it to be released as quickly as possible. Looking at a winter release.

UPDATE: The Disavowed, Living Nowhere, Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks, and other titles

These titles and several others are NOT forgotten and are in various stages of active production or waiting for production. As always, just because a book is not specifically listed in every Weekly Update, it does not mean it is discontinued or in limbo, it means there are more immediate things to talk about or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many of the books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months. That includes Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Rifts® Antarctica, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of production or development.

More to come on DriveThruRPG.com

We are lining up a number items to be added on DriveThru – Rifts® Dimension Book™: Secrets of the Atlanteans™, The Rifter® #81 and #82, the 3 Rifts® novels, as well as a few other things.

Recent PDF additions include The Rifter® #80: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG® Rifts® Chaos Earth® (setting and monsters), Splicers® (desert setting), Heroes Unlimited™ (villains), and more. Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come. The Rifter® #79 (Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Gaming through History, G.M., and more), The Rifter® #78 (the Modern Necromancer, Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, Splicers®, more); Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™, the Coalition’s response to the escalating Minion War™ crisis, Psi-Battalion, CS Demon Hunter, special training and more).

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

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – July 3, 2019

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 27, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

I’m glad so many of you enjoyed our Summer Madness Super-Sale. Mugs, baseball caps and T-shirts were flying out the door, but books and everything offered were selling at a good pace too.

Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One to ship in July. Wayne and I are deep into the final layout of the Rifts® Bestiary Volume One, and the book is looking fabulous. I tweaked stat blocks, over and over again in an effort to make them very consistent and clear, right up till Wayne started typesetting. We want this book to be so good for you. I think you will love what we have done and how the creatures are presented with details that provide numerous resources and types of encounters. We expect to wrap up final layout and proofreading over the weekend. Julius has a lot of pages to proofread as this book just kept growing in page count. We are all very happy with the end results for this big book of beasts.

I have been bouncing around a bit on various projects. I did some writing on Garden of the Gods™, also slated for a July release, continue to assign work for several projects, and I’m about to sit down and write the news and coming attractions section for The Rifter® #83 so it can go to the printer by the end of next week. It is also a July release. In the Face of Death™ now seems almost certain to be an August release.

The Rifter® #84, Rifts® Chaos Earth®: Psychic Scream™, and Rifts® Titan Robotics™ to follow. We cannot wait to get all of these books into your hands over the weeks and months to come. We have so much great stuff in the pipeline and we expect to be able to grind books out on a regular basis.

Our focus is on finishing and releasing books, and prepping for Gen Con, of course. So many great ideas, art and fun coming your way.

A new sale of sorts, I’ve put all the Negatives available in my Ebay store on sale for HALF price. Other odds and ends are on sale too. There is a description about negatives and my store elsewhere in this update. http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

NEWS: Podcast Interview – Long Thoughts with Baloo interviews Kevin Siembieda

Friday afternoon, I will be interviewed by J. Kennedy for his podcast, Long Thoughts with Baloo. It’s a podcast that explores entertainment and the creative process, be it movies, TV, comic books, writing, art, etc., with a pop culture lean. The interview will be posted sometime Friday evening. It’s a good interview show, so I’m looking forward to becoming part of it. It should be fun, so check it out over the weekend at:

https://www.patreon.com/LongThoughtswithBaloo

Rifts Bestiary Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – In final production

We are in the final phase of typesetting and layout. We expect to be done with layout in a day or two. Julius will be proofreading as we finish hunks of layout, but he’ll need the whole weekend to finish this big book of monsters. Goes to the printer on Monday. We haven’t gotten an exact release date from the printer yet, but we are expecting Rifts® Bestiary™, Volume One to ship around July 22, maybe sooner. Hardcovers a few weeks after. We will keep you posted!

Each and every creature is updated and expanded. Our goal is to make every creature feel new and comprehensive, offering many new options for adventure. Sure there’s the adult creature, but what about the less powerful baby and juvenile version of the creature? Um, unless momma is nearby or the young gather in pairs or packs. Monsters and animals that can be domesticated and used as watchdogs, hunting animals, exotic warhorses, pack animals, and some offer even more value to the player than that. Game Masters, the range of possible adventures and surprises is sprawling. Plus Erin Tarn talking about the Savage Wilderness of North America. Goes to the printer next week. July 15 release.

The Rifter Number 83

UPDATE: The Rifter® #83 – July release

The artwork is in. The source material is wonderful. Another book soon to go into final layout.

  • Treasures of the Megaverse® by Carl Gleba.
  • Operation Minotaur for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Hendrik Härterich.
  • Half-Ogre race for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Ian Herbert.
  • Prophet O.C.C. for Palladium Fantasy RPG® by Ian Herbert.
  • Hunter/Vigilante for Heroes Unlimited™ by Matt Reed.
  • The Superspy/Secret Operative for Heroes Unlimited™ by Matt Reed.
  • News and Coming Attractions.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 183 – July release.

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – July release

I am working on finishing this book right now! Most of the artwork is in and we are expecting the book to ship at the end of July! This Palladium Fantasy sourcebook is fuel for countless adventures and will be followed by more Palladium Fantasy RPG titles that offer more mind-blowing adventure.

Garden of the Gods™ is a unique adventure engine that should give players and Game Masters plenty of fuel for their characters and games. The Raw Preview Edition (on sale at half price now thru June 26) gives you a great idea of what you can expect when the finished book is released later this next month. The other cool thing about the Raw Preview Editions, especially for those of you with aspirations to write, design, or publish, RPG books, is that you can compare the Raw Edition with the finished book to see what changes and additions were made. Helpful for creators, fun for fans and collectors. Raw Editions are always limited in the number of copies printed. Often 150 or less.

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death – July or August release

In the Face of Death™ is looking more like an August release.

The Rifter Number 84

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – August release

Wayne has made his selections and I will be assigning artwork soon. Another great issue full of fun and ideas.

  • Source material for Rifts®, Heroes Unlimited™, Beyond the Supernatural™, and more!? John Zeleznik cover.
  • 96 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 184 – August release.

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream – September or October release

The interior artwork is being worked on even as you read this. Another epic sourcebook by Taylor White with additional material by Kevin Siembieda. Rescheduled for a September or October release. Shooting for September.

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics – Fall release

Finished artwork and concept sketches for Titan Robotics™ are already starting to come in and looking fabulous. Half the art has been assigned and I will be assigning the rest very soon. As those of you who have purchased the Titan Robotics™ Raw Edition already know, there is a lot of new tech, power armor, robots, etc., in this book that needs to be illustrated. I now have a trio of artists working on the book, and will be assigning others. Want to do this book right with powerful artwork, awesome tech and tons of adventure ideas.

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica – Fall or Winter release

Nothing new to report. I think Rifts® Antarctica™ is going to surprise and delight a lot of people. It is also a great example of the fun you can have with the Raw Editions. The sold out Rifts® Antarctica Raw Edition is a far cry from what the finished book is going to be. Those of you who bought the Raw Edition get a glimpse at Palladium’s creative process. When you compare the two, you’ll see what we kept, what we eliminated, what we added, and how we embellished the material to reach the creative finale of the finished book coming this fall or winter. Fun and educational for those of you who aspire to be writers yourself or just like to have the inside track at Palladium. And true of all Raw Editions vs the finished book. Probably a fall or winter release.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume Two – Winter release

Nothing new on this front, but we all want it to be released as quickly as possible. Looking at a winter release.

UPDATE: The Disavowed, Living Nowhere, Beyond the Supernatural sourcebooks, and other titles

These titles and several others are NOT forgotten and are in various stages of active production or waiting for production. As always, just because a book is not specifically listed in every Weekly Update, it does not mean it is discontinued or in limbo, it means there are more immediate things to talk about or there’s no substantive news to report. We are anxious to put as many of the books you’ve been waiting for into your hands as possible over the next 18 months. That includes Chaos Earth® First Responders™, Rifts® Antarctica, Rifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of production or development.

More to come on DriveThruRPG.com

We are lining up a number items to be added on DriveThru – Rifts® Dimension Book: Secrets of the Atlanteans™, The Rifter® #81 and #82, the 3 Rifts® novels, as well as a few other things.

Recent PDF additions include The Rifter® #80: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material for Palladium Fantasy RPG® Rifts® Chaos Earth® (setting and monsters), Splicers® (desert setting), Heroes Unlimited™ (villains), and more. Palladium Fantasy RPG® Interactive Character Sheet: a Microsoft Excel-based character management system. Packed with features and data collected from every official Palladium Fantasy sourcebook to enable you to create Fantasy characters quickly (25 minutes!) and help you to update and manage them for years to come. The Rifter® #79 (Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Gaming through History, G.M., and more), The Rifter® #78 (the Modern Necromancer, Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, Splicers®, more); Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™, the Coalition’s response to the escalating Minion War™ crisis, Psi-Battalion, CS Demon Hunter, special training and more).

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

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – June 27, 2019

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