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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Oct. 5, 2017

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

By Kevin Siembieda

The Rifter® #78 is going into the final layout phase and should go to the printer by Monday. Already working on The Rifter® #79 as well as Rifts® Sovietski™ and a few other titles. Happy to see the excitement for the 2018 Palladium Open House (see the full description in the store). It sounds like a lot of people are planning to come, both Palladium creators and gamers. I am very much looking forward to two or three hundred of you joining the fun. Please consider this your invitation to the POH. The 2018 Open House is shaping up to be a great one.

Right now, our focus is getting several books into you hands over the next three months. We’re pretty excited about everything in the pipeline, and we know you will be too.

Rifts Sovietski

UPDATE: Rifts® Sovietski – coming soon

Working on Rifts® Sovietski now. Good stuff. Need to assign the rest of the artwork.

The Rifter #78

UPDATE: The Rifter® #78 – in final production

The Rifter® #78 nears completion. Wayne has wrapped up the final edits and layout begins tomorrow. Goes to the printer on Monday. This is another great issue with a range of awesome source material for Palladium Fantasy®, Rifts®, Splicers®, and Beyond the Supernatural™, including Greg Diaczyk’s BTS Modern Necromancer, plus G.M. advice, news and other goodness. ALL of it adaptable to just about ANY game setting. See the full description elsewhere.

UPDATE: The Rifter® #79 – coming soon

The Rifter® #79 should quickly follow #78 as we work to catch up with this useful series. If you haven’t looked at an issue of The Rifter®, we recommend it. Each issue is filled with optional (sometimes “official”) source material. More importantly, most of the material can be easily modified and adapted to ANY game setting, especially adventures, monsters, villains, magic and technology.

UPDATE: In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook

Man oh man, the ideas are percolating for this book. I find myself jotting down notes for it (and BTS), and I can hardly wait to see E.M. Gist’s finished cover painting. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw and Kent Burles.

UPDATE: Rifts® Living Nowhere

This was going to be the next book I was planning to work on, but now I’m thinking Rifts® Sovietski and maybe The Disavowed next.

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans

Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans is available now from Palladium Books and hobby stores everywhere. You will love it. See the free preview on DriveThruRPG.com to get a glimpse of everything this resource-packed book has to offer. $24.95 retail. Author Carl Gleba is one of Palladium’s most prolific writers, having written or contributed to more than 10 books. He and many others will be at the 2018 Palladium Open House to game, sign books and spend time talking with you.

UPDATE: Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold Edition” Hardcover – available now

What can we say, Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is an awesome book. Getting the signed, limited Edition Gold Edition (only 300 copies printed, signed and numbered) makes this collector’s edition that much more special. Sold on a first come, first served basis. The earlier you purchase, the lower the number. Available now.

UPDATE: Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Available now

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ available now from Palladium Books and hobby stores everywhere. It includes stats and creation tables for the Ancient Nightbane, 60 new Common Talents, 38 new Elite Talents, Talent creation rules, 18 comprehensive Mortphus Tables, plus tables and Talents from prior books collected in one volume. All great stuff that can be adapted to Heroes Unlimited, Rifts® and many other Palladium game settings as magic spells, super abilities and player characters or NPCs. Unleash your imaginations and have fun. Take a look at the free preview on DriveThruRPG.com to get an idea of everything this dynamic, new Nightbane® sourcebook has to offer. Author Mark Oberle is just one of the 30-40 Palladium personalities attending the 2018 POH.

Robotech® RPG eBooks on Amazon and iBooks – available now

Don’t forget, we have made current Robotech® core RPG titles available as ebooks. Palladium Books’ Robotech®: The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game, Robotech®: The Macross® Saga Sourcebook, and Robotech®: The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook are now available as eBooks, with more titles to follow. Robotech® RPG titles are available from the following eBook channels/sellers: iBooks (through iTunes), Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play Books, Overdrive.com, Copia (copiaclass.com), Gardners Books, Baker & Taylor, E-Sentral, Scribd, Ciando, Hoopla, Playster, and more.

UPDATE: 2018 Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

Writer Josh Sinsapaugh has confirmed he plans to attend the 2018 Palladium Open House. Several other Palladium creators and fans have also expressed to me their desire and hope to attend, but cannot commit just yet. It is very exciting and all of it is building up to make the 2018 Palladium Open House one of the most fun and star-studded POHs yet. Awesome. I hope to see many of you there for a weekend of fun. Note: A full description of the 2018 Palladium Open House is available in the online store.

  • 100+ Palladium gaming events.
  • Price of admission pays for all events.
  • Play in games run by Kevin Siembieda & other Palladium creators.
  • Enjoy Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournaments, games, products and demos.
  • Participate in panel talks and many question and answer chats.
  • Bring your favorite game books to get signed.
  • Meet Kevin Siembieda and the Palladium staff.
  • Meet 30+ Palladium creators – the largest gathering of Palladium creators in the world! Most available every day, the entire day.
  • Meet fellow gamers from around the world.
  • Get new releases, back stock items and Palladium collectibles.
  • Get original artwork, prints, T-shirts and specialty items.
  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime.

NEW on DriveThruRPG.com – Rifts® DB 8: Naruni Wave 2 and Villains Unlimited for HU2 RPG

This week! Villains Unlimited™ presents 80+ fully fleshed out and statted super-villains ready for game play, a secret organization that supplies villains with weapons, another that hunts superhumans, magic tattoos and more. Dimension Book™ 8: Naruni™ Wave 2 is a treasure trove of high-tech weapon, force fields, power armor and equipment suitable for use on Rifts Earth or Phase World® and the Three Galaxies™.

Last Week! Heroes Unlimited™ RPG, 2nd Edition is the current set of rules that enable you to create just about any type of superhuman hero or villain you can imagine, be it a character from your favorite comic book or film, or something completely new. Includes rules for creating robots, power armor, super-vehicles, mutants, aliens, immortals, sleuths, and more. And when the three Powers Unlimited® sourcebooks are available (soon), they together with the RPG will provide more than 350 super abilities plus psionics. Rifts® Dimension Book™ 7: Megaverse® Builder™, written by Carl Gleba, offers new otherworldly locations, weapons, gear, spacecraft, O.C.C.s, alien races, monsters, adventures and even a living Demon Planet!

They join recent releases of the ever popular Rifts® Dimension Books: Wormwood™, Phase World®, Phase World® Sourcebook, Skraypers™, Anvil Galaxy™, Three Galaxies™, and Megaverse® Builder™ as well as Ninjas & Superspies™, Mystic China™ and more. These are just some of the many Rifts® and Palladium titles now available on DriveThruRPG.com as PDFs, plus many FREE previews of key book titles. We are trying to make 1-2 new PDF titles available every week.

Palladium Collectibles, art, toys and more in Kevin’s Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store

Alex and I continue to add a lot of vintage Star Wars toys and a growing number of all kinds of collectibles – and we’ll be adding more Palladium Books original art and items to the store, so keep an eye out for them.

This includes one-of-a-kind original artwork, prints, Rifts® and Robotech® artwork by Kevin Long, me and others. There is also a range of limited editions, rare book titles and limited edition hardcovers, toys and more that are all being added to my online store over the next several weeks, so keep an eye out. 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. Items include original art, out of print titles, redlined proofreader photocopies signed by me and the staff, signed manuscripts with editors’ corrections, some original art, hardcover books (including Rifts® Lemuria, Northern Gun™ One, Northern Gun™ Two, Megaverse® in Flames™, Beyond the Supernatural™ Gold, Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ Gold and Rifts® Ultimate Gold) and other items available. There are also hundreds of toys and action figures, all from my personal archives and collection. Take a look every weekend for new items added.

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

Two Cool October Kickstarters to watch for

We have a couple of long-time gamer pals about to launch Kickstarters for a couple of fun projects you might want to back. Both are looking like mid-October offerings.

My personal favorite comes from Thomas Roache and his company Red Duke Games. It is the Necronomnomnom, A Lovecraft Inspired Cookbook. Yeah, it’s as cool as it sounds. The book’s design is like that of an ancient tome with beautiful (and legible) script handwriting, dynamic artwork and diagrams, sepia pages, page after page of humor and spoof, and real, edible and delicious food recipes. This is a very cool coffee table book that gamers and fans of horror and fantasy should adore. Definitely a very cool item to own and a great gift for the wonderful home cooks (and horror/C’thulu fans) you know. I can think of at least three people who I might get this for as a gift.

The other Kickstarter you may find of interest is by Jason Richards. He is looking to Kickstart the production of a few high quality resin miniatures suitable for his Breachworld RPG, as well as Rifts®, Phase World®, and many other sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, space opera, and fantasy games. Jason has contributed to various Palladium Books publications as well as The Rifter®, and is a long-time fan-fave writer. Check ‘em both out and enjoy.

An epic Rifts® Tournament competition is about to begin

The start of an ongoing Rifts® competition will begin October 14th at Yu-Gi-Holics in Compton, California. This will be a series of tournaments that take place over a stretch of several months, at several locations, in which Game Masters will be competing against each other and players will be competing for MVP.

The Rifts® RPG Tournament will transpire across multiple months and take place at a number of different store locations. The first event kicks off at Yu-Gi-Holics. Future participating store locations and dates will be revealed soon.

The tournaments will utilize both Rifts® Ultimate Edition and Rifts® for Savage Worlds rule systems with pre-generated characters only. Prizes will be awarded to all RPGLeague Category Winners: Players and Game Masters alike. For more details and registration, see: https://crassus6680.wixsite.com/rifts-tourny-sign-up

Rifts® Game Master Creative Competition Tournament

Date: October 14th, 2017.
Time: 10:00 am to midnight.
Event url: https://crassus6680.wixsite.com/rifts-tourny-sign-up
Location: Yu-Gi-Holics – 1842 N Bullis Road – Compton, CA 90221
Phone: (310) 333-8727
Website: https://g.co/kgs/cqMjN5

Event Description: This is the inaugural, filmed Rifts® RPG Tournament orchestrated by the Role Playing Game League (https://www.facebook.com/RPGLeague/) and the Game Masters will be coordinated by Strategicon celebrated Megaversal Ambassador Game Master, Cameron Cleveland and the Convention Rifts® RPG Group. The Convention Rifts RPG Group was originally for Southern California players to find Rifts® RPG gaming at Strategicon Conventions, but is expanding its reach with tournaments and game events at retail locations!

This is the Convention Rifts® RPG Group's first of many role-playing tournaments, and, yes ladies and gentlemen, the G.M.s will be judged by the RPGLeague. This is why this is an open call for all players and friends of a friend of a friend to come down and play in these 3-4 hour adventures. Player judges will fill out a scorecard per Game Master per game. This is open to all people – even non-group members – who wish to try their hand at running a Rifts® game. If you are already experienced in running Rifts®, this is a great opportunity to show off your stuff!

Each tournament will consist of 2-3 game sessions with a one hour break in between so that the G.M.s and players can get a lunch and dinner break. Each of the group’s Game Masters will be writing their own 3-4 hour adventures for the tournament and the content is strongly encouraged to demonstrate and showcase what your personal monthly campaign is going to be about. G.M. participation is free. For G.M. registration and more details go to: https://crassus6680.wixsite.com/rifts-tourny-sign-up

Player tournament entrance fee is only $3.00. For registration go to: https://crassus6680.wixsite.com/rifts-tourny-sign-up

Closing Thoughts and a Nice Moment

It has been an exciting week as we work toward releasing many new book titles and achieving some long term goals. Enthusiasm is running high and ideas are flying. I’m hot writing and we are feeling extremely positive.

For Kathy and myself, the month of October is always a special time. I help Kathy put up her amazing Halloween display with a dozen different scenes and more than 100 life-sized figures. We then enjoy a never-ending cavalcade of children, teens and adults who come to marvel at the wonder of it all day long and into the night. Some come to be scared, some come to be wowed and take photos with the props, others come to get a taste of Halloween early, and some to see what’s new or to wow the friends or family members who are new to the sprawling display. Yesterday, Kathy had members from one of the Canton City high school football teams visit because their coach told them they’d enjoy it. Nice. Many of the neighboring children come to see it every single day. That includes some 3-6 year olds who insist their parents bring them. Each seems to have a favorite part of the display whether it’s the Wizard of Oz or Frankenstein, or what I call the fantasy corner with Medusa, a Minotaur and a dragon, or any of the other scenes. Kathy and I find it fascinating and a joy to see the wonder in those children’s eyes. One more way to light a fire in their imaginations. And there are some sweet, beautiful moments, like yesterday. I offered a four-year-old candy from the Halloween bowl. He had been nervous about coming toward that part of the display, saying it looked too scary. But he and his sibling came running over when I brought down the candy bowl to little kid eye-level and offered them some (with their father’s consent). The boy’s eyes grew wide as he plucked out a mini-box of Dots. Then, he looked up at me to say thank you and added, “You are the kindest man in the world.” Awwww. Keep your imaginations burning, game on, and enjoy the good moments in life.

– Kevin Siembieda, Publisher, Writer and Game Designer

The Rifter #78

New! The Rifter® #78

Another issue of source material for four or more Palladium game settings, most of which can be adapted to any game world. This issue has a nice hunk of material about the supernatural, such as the Modern Necromancer by Greg Diaczyk, a Beyond the Supernatural™ monster by Kevin Siembieda, City of Khemennu: Part Two (Palladium Fantasy) which is a city of gods and churches by Ian Herbert, plus G.M. Advice and the Splicers® Legion Aftermath. Shaping up to be another great issue.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready-to-go source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the many new characters, O.C.C.s, powers, magic, weapons, villains, monsters, adventures and ideas for one setting can be easily adapted to any Palladium setting. Every issue has material for Rifts® and usually 2-3 other Palladium game lines. The focus of this issue is Rifts®, Splicers® and RPG advice. Don’t forget, unofficial material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #78 Highlights:

  • The Modern Necromancer for Beyond the Supernatural™ by Greg Diaczyk.
  • A Tomes Grotesque™ Monster for Beyond the Supernatural™, “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – Part Two of a city adventure setting and source material by Ian Herbert.
  • Splicers® – The Aftermath of I am Legion, by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. Ideas and source material on where to go from here, possible adventure hooks and more.
  • G.M. advice by Julius Rosenstein.
  • Rifts® source material.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 178. In final production.

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans Gold Hardcover

NEW! Secrets of the Atlanteans “Gold” Edition Hardcover – Now Shipping!

The source material in Rifts® Secrets of the Atlanteans™ is so awesome and the Atlanteans and Sunaj are so iconic, Palladium is making a limited edition, signed and numbered collector’s hardcover. Contains the same source material as the softcover edition. Signed by the Palladium staff.

  • Black faux leather hardcover with metallic gold imprint.
  • Signed by the Palladium staff.
  • Numbered 1-300 and sold on a first come, first served basis. The number you receive is based on the order in which orders are received.
  • Pre-orders for the Gold Edition MUST be placed separately, not with other books. Your credit card will be charged when you place the order, including shipping, but this item will not ship until sometime in August. (It takes longer to get a hardcover printed and bound than the softcover.)
  • All the same great material that is in the softcover. 60+ new Magic Tattoos. 60+ Shadow Magic spells. 30+ new Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C., the Stone Master, revisited, Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s, and more.
  • $50.00 retail – 224 pages – written by Carl Gleba – Cat. No. 890HC – Now available!

Rifts Secrets of the Atlanteans

Rifts® Dimension Book 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans - Available now!

True Atlanteans are among the most mysterious and storied heroes across the Megaverse®. Forced to flee Earth more than 15,000 ago when Atlantis was lost, they have traveled the cosmos in search of new wonders and knowledge, and to wage war against supernatural evil. Masters of dimensional travel and the fabled Tattoo Magic, True Atlanteans have become renowned as vampire slayers and heroic Champions of Light. But there is also a festering darkness from within the Atlantean clans. A darkness that could destroy them all.

Learn about Atlantean civilization, the many clans, where they are found across the Megaverse, why they hide, and why they hate the undead so much. Also discover the power of Shadow Magic, the treachery of the Sunaj Illuminati, and much more.

  • 60+ Magic Tattoos.
  • 60+ Shadow Magic spells.
  • 50+ Crystal Magic spells and the Crystal Mage O.C.C.
  • Stone Pyramids described and mapped.
  • Stone Master and Undead Slayer, revisited.
  • Sunaj Shadow Mage and Shadow Assassin O.C.C.s.
  • The dark history, shame, and secrets of True Atlanteans.
  • Learn more about the famous Atlantean Tattooed Warriors, Undead Slayers, Stone Masters and other Atlantean heroes.
  • Tremble at the terrible secrets of the Aerihman and their plans for inter-dimensional domination.
  • Dark secrets of the sinister Sunaj secret society.
  • Who are the Sunaj and why do they hunt True Atlanteans?
  • Valuable source material and adventure ideas galore.
  • $24.95 retail – 224 pages – Cat. No. 890 – written by Carl Gleba. Now shipping!

Nightbane Dark Designs

New! Nightbane® Dark Designs – Available now!

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is a guide to creating the Nightbane and a sourcebook for players and Game Masters alike. It presents all sorts of new Nightbane creation tables, new Morphus tables, new Talents, and new information. Info and powers that enable players to make memorable Nightbane characters and G.M.s to take their games up a notch.

  • 18 new and comprehensive Morphus Tables.
  • 60 new Common Talents.
  • 38 new Elite Talents.
  • Transformation Transition Table.
  • Talent creation and conversion rules.
  • Ancient Nightbane R.C.C. fully statted out and creation tables.
  • Insight to the Becoming.
  • Answers to some common questions & more.
  • Appendix of 23 Morphus Tables gathered from the Nightbane® RPG and Sourcebooks.
  • Appendix of 53 Talents gathered from the Nightbane® RPG and Sourcebooks.
  • Written by Mark Oberle. Cover by Charles Walton II and Eduardo Dominguez.
  • $20.95 – 160 pages – Cat. No. 736 – Available now!

Nightbane Dark Designs Raw Preview

NEW! Nightbane® Dark Designs sourcebook – Raw Preview Limited Edition – Only 150 copies available

Back from the printer. Available now.

The Raw Preview Edition of Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, final working manuscript for this exciting new sourcebook. A rare look at the raw manuscript before publication. Limited to a total of 150 copies, sold on a first come, first served basis.

Nightbane® Dark Designs™ is a guide to creating the Nightbane®, and a sourcebook for players and Game Masters alike. It presents all sorts of new Nightbane creation tables, new Morphus tables, new Talents, and new information. Info and powers that enable players to make memorable Nightbane characters and for G.M.s to take their games up a notch.

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 150 total copies made!
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • 18 New and comprehensive Morphus Tables.
  • 60 New Talents.
  • 40 New Elite Talents.
  • Transformation Transition Table.
  • Talent creation and conversion steps.
  • The Ancient Nightbane R.C.C. fully statted out.
  • Insight to the Becoming.
  • Answers to some common questions and more.
  • Written by Mark Oberle.
  • $20.00 – 96 page Raw Edition – Cat. No. 736-RAW – Available now, while supplies last!

The Rifter #77

The Rifter® #77 – available now

Adventure, madness, strange creatures and strange lands fill this issue of The Rifter®. This issue is a playground for heroes and a source of adventure, but beware the danger that lurks in the shadows.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas and find new avenues of adventure. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds. And the source material can be easily adapted for use in ANY Palladium game setting.

Rifter® #77 Highlights:

  • Rifts® – City of Nowhere – an adventure setting – by Brett Caron. Capitalism, magic and dark secrets build an enchanted city with a dark underbelly that may not hold.
  • Heroes Unlimited™ “official” source material – by Kevin Siembieda. The mad genius of Doctor Feral breeds new mutant menaces, heroes and adventure. Four new super abilities.
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG® – the city of Khemennu adventure setting by Ian Herbert. A holy city dedicated the Church of Light and Dark, and resting place of the legendary Sun Disc. A place of intrigue, magic and adventure.
  • Splicers® – I am Legion, Part Six – by Charles Walton II, Chris Kluge and Lance Colley – “official” source material. This is it! The final battle against Legion! The Legion personality and her Black Shroud armor statted and described. Secrets and dangers revealed about the Factory Walker and more. Even in victory, the world may never be the same.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.
  • Cover by Michael Leonard. Art by Walton, Rodriguez, and others.
  • 96 pages – $13.95 retail – Cat. No. 177. Available NOW.

Note: The Rifter® #76 and #75 are also available and packed with official source material for Rifts® and other game settings.

NEW! Rifts® Living Nowhere – A Rifts® Sourcebook set in the Pecos Empire

This title presents three interrelated towns off the beaten path in the Pecos Empire. Each with its own unique character and problems. All fun locations to visit and find adventure and trouble. Something dark and deadly is brewing in the middle of Nowhere, where experimental Techno-Wizard devices and weapons offer prosperity, but could be the doom of everyone living there. Big ideas. Building upon material that appeared in The Rifter®, expanded.

  • Three towns described.
  • New Techno-Wizard weapons and devices.
  • Experimental Techno-Wizard items that call upon entropy and death.
  • Dark magic, madness and deadly secrets spawn dangerous adventures.
  • Many adventure ideas, Non-Player Characters, and fun.
  • Written by Brett Caron. Additional text and ideas Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 895. In final production.

NEW! Garden of the Gods – A Palladium Fantasy RPG® Sourcebook

This has been a secret project of Kevin Siembieda’s that he has been plotting and writing in what little spare time he has. The Garden of the Gods is said to be a holy place watched over and even frequented by the avatars of the gods. According to legend, the god may visit heroes and followers in dreams or in person by an avatar of the god, to be given guidance, inspiration, heroic quests, and gifts of knowledge and magic. More details about this title will follow.

  • The Garden of the Gods described in detail.
  • Godly insight and visitations.
  • Gifts of magic and knowledge.
  • Sanctuary and more.
  • The Black Pit, a place of evil and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden, or a trick of the Old Ones?
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 475. In production.

Coalition States Heroes of Humanity Arsenal

NEW! Rifts® CS Arsenal – A Rifts® Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

This title is hotly anticipated and ties directly into Rifts® Heroes of Humanity and Rifts® WB 35: Megaverse® in Flames. All of which are setting up something big.

Rifts® Heroes of Humanity™ CS Arsenal provides an array of new Coalition hardware: weapons, armor, additional SAMAS, other power armor, robots, combat vehicles, gear and info.

  • New CS weapons and gear.
  • New CS SAMAS and power armor.
  • New CS robots and combat vehicles.
  • More secrets and information about the Coalition States.
  • Wild adventure opportunities, fun and more.
  • Part of the Minion War™ “Crossover” series.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda, Clements, Gleba and others.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 893. In production. Hot!

Rifts The Disavowed

Rifts® The Disavowed – A Secrets of the Coalition States Sourcebook

“Desperate times require desperate measures. War has nothing to do with morality or justice. It’s all about winning or dying. We cannot bind our hands with high ideals, even our own, or worry about the laws of renegade nations or the rights of alien people. We must fight fire with fire. And you are the match.” – Colonel Lyboc addressing a Disavowed team.

The Disavowed are so Top Secret that their existence is known only to a handful of the Coalition States’ most elite, top echelon, with Joseph Prosek II the mastermind behind the Disavowed operation, and Colonel Lyboc its shadowy face. Find out who these men and women are. How the Disavowed get away with using magic, traveling to other parts of Rifts Earth and even to other dimensions in pursuit of enemies and strategic information that cannot be had through conventional means. Learn about the secret parameters in which these hard-boiled warriors, secretly hand-picked by Joseph Prosek II, operate, why almost every mission is considered a suicide mission, and why they must forever be the Disavowed.

  • CS operatives so secret that even the top military and political leaders right up to Emperor Prosek know nothing about them. And if they did know, would they condone their activity or condemn it?
  • Are the Disavowed heroes or renegades? Assassins or soldiers? Madmen or super-patriots? Or a little of them all?
  • Unsung heroes who keep the CS safe, or thugs and pawns of a shadow agency within the Coalition government?
  • What role does the Vanguard play in this group?
  • How do they reward their D-Bee “teammates” when the mission is over?
  • What happens to the Disavowed when they have seen or learned too much? Adventure ideas galore and so much more.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda and Matthew Clements.
  • 96 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 892. In production.

Rifts Sovietski

New! Rifts® Sovietski

The Rifts® Sovietski™ World Book presents background information on the fledgling Sovietski nation, notable cities and people, politics, and its growing army, plus Deadzones, Spetsnaz Special Forces, new bionics, Russian D-Bees, and more.

  • New Cyborgs and other O.C.C.s.
  • The Sovietski nation and its army.
  • Weapons, new bionics, combat vehicles, and gear.
  • Bunker Creation tables and Deadzone tables.
  • Russian D-Bees, adventure ideas and more.
  • By Brandon Aten and Matthew Orr.
  • $24.95 – 192 pages – Cat. No. 891 – In production.

New! In the Face of Death – A Dead Reign® Sourcebook

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

  • Inner city survival. Old and new O.C.C.s.
  • Skyscraper communities and life on the rooftops.
  • Cults – the new power in the city.
  • Gangs, street runners, the new underground, and more.
  • Take your zombie campaign to new heights!
  • Cover by E.M. Gist. Interior art by Nick Bradshaw.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda. Adaptable to other Palladium settings.
  • Size and price not yet determined, probably 96 pages – $16.95 (tentative) – Cat. No. 237. In production.

2018 Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

  • 100+ Palladium gaming events.
  • Price of admission pays for all events.
  • Play in games run by Kevin Siembieda & other Palladium creators.
  • Enjoy Robotech® RPG Tactics™ tournaments, games, products and demos.
  • Participate in panel talks and many question and answer chats.
  • Bring your favorite game books to get signed.
  • Meet Kevin Siembieda and the Palladium staff.
  • Meet 30+ Palladium creators – the largest gathering of Palladium creators in the world! Most available every day, the entire day.
  • Meet fellow gamers from around the world.
  • Get new releases, back stock items and Palladium collectibles.
  • Get original artwork and limited edition prints, T-shirts and specialty items.
  • Commission select artists to draw your favorite character.
  • “Live” auction with rare collectibles and oddities.
  • Intimate setting, unlike big conventions.
  • Join the fun and make memories to last a lifetime. A full description of the 2018 Palladium Open House is now available in the online store.

2018 Palladium Open House – April 20-22, 2018

39074 Webb Court
Westland, MI 48185
734-721-2903 (order line)

Admissions:

  • VIP Thursday – April 19, 2018 (special): 3:00 PM doors open and you get first crack at limited editions, original art, new products, specialty items, and meet the Palladium staff and all available creators – 6:00 PM dinner – 7:00 PM Opening Ceremonies – 8:00 PM the evening’s games begin. Cost of VIP night is $95 (dinner included). Limited to about 100-120 people plus Palladium creators. Note: VIP Thursday always sells out fast, so we offer around 60% of the tickets now, and the remainder at the end of January, 2018. Cost: $95 (Thursday only).
  • Weekend Pass (April 20-22): $55 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
  • Friday (only): $30
  • Saturday (only): $30
  • Sunday (only): $12

Two Hotels to choose from: See more complete details in the online store description.

1. Red Roof Inn – 734-459-3300 – Request the “Palladium Books Group Rate.”

  • $49.95 plus tax per night for a double (2 double beds).
  • $49.95 plus tax per night for a King (one large bed).

2. Hampton Inn and Suites – 734-844-1111 – Request the “POH” Group Rate.

  • $119.00 per night plus tax for “double Queen beds” (that’s two queen-sized beds!).
  • $129 per night for one “King Suite” – SUITE is the important part of this request – and it comes with one king bed and a pull out sofa, but PLEASE confirm that with the hotel. See more complete details in the online store description.

Airport Note: The hotels and Palladium’s warehouse are 15-20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Romulus, Michigan, near I-275. Detroit Metro is the airport you want to use.

New Web Content to Check Out

Palladium has partnered with several content makers to bring you fun web content you can watch, read and listen to.

Happy Jacks Dead Reign® (Zombie Apocalypse) campaign. Happy Jacks has been producing web content since 2009. This fun-loving group of die hard gamers produce podcasts, live actual game play, and YouTube content. They recently began a Dead Reign® campaign that you can tune into live on Sunday afternoons, or catch the recordings (they post recordings of their live play both as podcasts and videos). Check out their schedule of games here: http://www.happyjacks.org

PSY LP (Please Select Your... Let’s Play!) is a group of awesome gamers who combine their love of role-playing with top notch art and a wicked sense of humor. They have two different, ongoing adventures based in Palladium Books® games, and add new episodes to their YouTube channel regularly. Check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRE27Y9AZeJFqR_e9_JLzTA/feed

Urban Decay is a podcast that follows the role-playing adventures of a group of survivors set in the zombie infested reality of Dead Reign®. They have 16 podcasts up already, with many more to come. You can find them here: https://soundcloud.com/urbandecaypodcast

The Lucky Hippo is a group of crazy-fun Palladium fans who have been playing (and streaming) a regular Palladium Fantasy® game for years through the Twitch streaming website. Do you want to see how to run an online game for players scattered across the world? These guys make it look easy! Check them out here: https://www.twitch.tv/theluckyhippo/

Questwise does reviews by an everyday gamer for everyday games. It is a nice place to spend some time to get a look at books that you are considering buying as well as a source of tips and tricks for making your game playing better. You can see his videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3MGRJW9QooUXF29F5tF-A/feed

Through Gamer Goggles has been putting out high-quality videos about all things gaming for the past four years. Though he is not a Palladium partner per se, he has done interviews with Kevin Siembieda and freelancer Greg Diaczyk, as well as reviews of some of our books, and plans to come to the POH. A great guy and expert gamer, you can check out his content here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GamerGoggles/featured

And here is a direct link to his 2017 Gen Con interview with me (Kevin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu7S7dyDfvo

We want Palladium Books’ social media to continue to expand. If you are a podcaster, YouTube content creator, Twitch streamer, or other social media creator who would like to show your support for Palladium Books’ games, please contact us at socialmedia{at}palladiumbooks.com — we would love to hear from you and explore ways we can work together to expand our outreach to all our wonderful fans!

Are You Going to be Running a Game at a Convention?

Are you going to be running one or more Palladium games (or Savage Rifts®) at a convention, store or other public event? Please let us know about it. We’ll be happy to spread the word through our social media to let people know how they can get in on the fun. Send an email to socialmedia{at}palladiumbooks.com and let us know your name, the name of the convention or store event, the date(s) you’ll be running your game(s), the name of the game line, a brief description, and any other info people might need to find and sign up for the game event.

Robotech RPG Tactics

Robotech® RPG Tactics

Robotech® is getting hotter and hotter. It is the Number One Anime on Crackle, the Robotech® movie from Sony Pictures sounds like it is going to be become a reality, more Robotech® licensed products are appearing, and Palladium is gearing up toward the release of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave Two and more Robotech® products. Ah, but the core game and expansion packs to get you started are available right now.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast-paced, tabletop combat game that captures the action and adventure of the Robotech® anime. Two or more players can engage in small squad skirmishes or scale up to massive battles. Relive the clashes of the First Robotech War, engage in stand-alone tactical games, or use the dynamic game pieces to enhance your Robotech® RPG experience. Or simply collect your favorite mecha from an expanding range of top-notch game pieces. Get yours now.

Robotech® RPG Tactics Convention Exclusives – now available to anyone

These dynamic pieces are available as a regular item in the Palladium store. They are powerful fun and only have 4-6 parts, so they are easy to put together. They look awesome on your shelf or in your game. Get yours while supplies last.

© Copyright 2017 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved.

Rifts®, The Rifter®, RECON®, Splicers®, Powers Unlimited®, Palladium Books®, The Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game®, Phase World®, Nightbane®, Megaverse®, The Mechanoids®, The Mechanoid Invasion®, Coalition Wars®, Chaos Earth®, Dead Reign®, and After the Bomb® are Registered Trademarks of Palladium Books Inc. RPG Tactics™, Beyond the Supernatural, Coalition States, Heroes Unlimited, Ninjas & Superspies, Minion War, Mysteries of Magic, SAMAS, Thundercloud Galaxy, Three Galaxies, Vampire Kingdoms, and other published book titles, names, slogans and likenesses are trademarks of Palladium Books Inc., and Kevin Siembieda.

Robotech® and Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® are Registered Trademarks of Harmony Gold USA, Inc.

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