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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.