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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – December 27, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

I hope everyone is surviving the holidays and all the shopping and travel and fun that go with them. I know it took its toll on me this year, but there were a lot of smiling faces. Christmas itself was quiet and pleasant.

Since most of us are still basking in the holiday glow, enjoying a long weekend, or stuck back at work (like us!), I’m going to keep this very short and very much like the Christmas Eve Update with just highlights of what is going on followed by more fun Surprise Package comments from fans like you.

The Surprise Package Offer is extended another couple of weeks. We don’t always extend, but we have for the last several years, because we know how much you appreciate it, and we appreciate you. We understand many of you put off getting a Surprise Package for yourselves so you can buy gifts for your loved ones, while some of you are so busy you forget. Well, you still have a chance to get a Palladium Surprise Package – $95-$100 (or more) worth of Palladium products (and signed books if want them) for only $50 plus shipping and handling. Fill in holes in your collection, try new settings, replace beat up old books, or use it to get birthday or anniversary gifts, but get one before it is too late and this deal is gone until next Christmas. Ho, ho, ho.

Garden of the Gods™ – ships around January 10, 2020. It is a big, 224 page Fantasy adventure sourcebook. We will let you know as soon as we have a ship date from our printer! We’ll also try to put up a free Sneak Preview on DriveThru.

Back in Stock – 3 fan favorites.

The Titan Robotics Raw Preview edition is sold out! Even the ones we put aside for Surprise Packages are gone! I guess we had better finish the actual book over the next few months.

The Garden of the Gods Raw Preview edition is nearly sold out. I think there are only 5-6 copies left for sale and 4-5 signed copies put aside for Surprise Packages. That’s it. But you won’t have long to wait for the finished, 224 page book which should ship around January 10, 2020.

The Land of the Damned 3: Bleakness Raw Preview edition is still available but selling fast!

Lopan Raw Preview? I’m thinking of releasing the unedited, unfinished manuscript (it’s a big one) and making it available the same time Garden of the Gods is ready to ship. What do you think?

Christmas Grab Bags

Surprise Package Offer – EXTENDED to January 14, 2020 – the best deal in gaming anytime of the year

Why extend this amazing offer? Because it is the nice thing to do. We realize many of you are so full of the Christmas Spirit that you spend your money on gifts for your loved ones rather than yourself. This wonderful act of charity often leaves no money for you to buy a Palladium Surprise Package for yourself before Christmas. We think that sacrifice is pretty wonderful and what the holiday season is all about, so we extend the offer so you selfless souls can pick up a Surprise Package after the holidays. We know this happens, because a lot of people over the years have thanked us for the extension for this very reason.

The extension is also for you Johnny Come-Latelies who are so caught up in the holiday frenzy, work, and life that somehow you miss placing your order for the Christmas Surprise Package before the offer ends. It is also for those of you who wish you had ordered one (or another one) but forgot.

Lastly, it is our way to carry that holiday good cheer into the New Year. So get your post-holiday Surprise Package and enjoy. Please note that this offer will not be extended further. This is truly your last chance until next Christmas. And please spread the word to let people know the offer is extended for a short time. Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Don’t forget, the Surprise Package makes a nice gift for upcoming birthdays and anniversaries as well as a nice way to treat yourself, try new settings, fill holes in your collection, replace battle worn favorites, get prints or miniatures, etc. Media Mail is the least expensive method of shipping.

Why buy a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package AFTER the holidays?

Because it is still the best deal in gaming and something special! The Palladium 21st Annual Christmas Surprise Package gets you physical books at PDF prices and if you want them signed we will sign each and every one of them! Plus we have some original art by Chuck Walton you may request (but don’t count on it, still provide us with a juicy Wish List). Treat yourself to those books you’ve been eye-balling, try new world settings, fill holes in your collection, get back issues of The Rifter®, replace worn out books, or get them as gifts for upcoming birthdays and anniversaries.

It enables you to get several RPG titles ($95-$100 often MORE) for ONLY $50 (plus shipping and handling) as gifts for others or for yourself. It is our way of saying thank you to our many fans for being so kind and patient, and for your years of support. You are appreciated more than you may realize.

Christmas Surprise Packages are not just for Christmas. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for that special gift for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or any special occasion that falls between now and February, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs (if you want ‘em), and you look like you spent a fortune.

This is also a great way to try that game setting you’ve wondered about – Splicers®, Dead Reign®, Chaos Earth®, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane®, Mechanoid Invasion®, Rifts®, After the Bomb®, etc. – or to get something for your favorite Game Master. Or perhaps, to get your player group to consider a new game or setting.

Your “Wish List” is vital – the Palladium Surprise Packages are designed to simulate the joy and surprise of the Christmas Season of Giving. To do this, you submit a list of 12-15 Palladium products (or more) FOR EACH Surprise Package you order. This list of 12-15 items for EACH Grab Bag is critical, because you will not know which items we will select to send you. That makes it just like a Christmas gift because it’s a surprise. Plus, Santa Kevin, who personally hand-picks every item for every Grab Bag, may toss in something extra like a limited edition print, or color maps, or T-shirt, or issue of The Rifter®, or something else he thinks you’ll enjoy.

Autographed books. For those of you who want them (which are most people), available members of the Palladium staff, and any freelancers we can lasso at the time, are happy to autograph each and every book in your Surprise Package. This is the only way many fans, especially those in other countries, can EVER get signed books.

Send us your brief comments. There is a special form and format to fill out for Christmas Surprise Packages, including a place where you can offer your brief comments, suggestions, greetings and salutations.

It only costs $50 plus shipping to get $95-$100+ worth of Palladium products! First-timers are always nervous until they see the great value in their first Surprise Package. A typical Grab Bag has $95-$100 worth of product, sometimes more! Yes, sometimes more. Many people order 2-3. Some order 4-6, and some maniacs order even more! It makes sense, because it is a great way to fill holes in your own collection, treat yourself, get autographs, try new games and settings, rebuild your collection, replace worn out books, and get your gaming pals gifts. PLEASE spread the word about this great offer.

To those of you outside the USA, the X-Mas Surprise Package is a way to get books and circumvent the damn high cost of shipping from the United States. Since you are getting $95-$100 (often more) worth of product and only paying $50 plus a small handling charge, and shipping via Priority Mail International (required for packages weighing more than four pounds) to most locations in Europe, Canada and many other countries is around $50-$60 US dollars. HOWEVER, because the cost of the product is so low, that’s the equivalent of paying retail for the products and only $0-$30 for shipping. A very good deal. Plus you get autographs if you want them! X-Mas Surprise Packages are the way to go for those of you outside the USA. Please take advantage of it to get all those products you’ve wished you could get except the shipping was too prohibitive. We feel your pain. Game on!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The X-Mas Surprise Package is a Grab Bag. As such, while we always try to send you items from your Wish List, you may NOT get everything you ask for and you are likely to get one or more items NOT on your list, like The Rifter®, or other item(s) we think you should enjoy. PLEASE give us a long Wish List and fill out other questions (favorite Palladium games, would like to try X, and so on) because it helps us to make your Surprise Package special. If you need or want specific items, do NOT use the Surprise Package; place a regular order at full retail to guarantee you get the books you want. Offer extended to January 14, 2020.

Updated Digital Catalog is available on Palladium Books’ website (and on DriveThruRPG). To help make selections, you may want to refer to the current PDF Catalog of Palladium Books® products available on PalladiumBooks.com and on DriveThruRPG.com.

Please tell everyone about the Christmas Surprise Packages so we can put smiles on the faces of gamers across the country and around the world.

Closing Thoughts

I did a bit of writing on two upcoming books and coordinating art on a few others. 2020 is gonna see a lot of new book releases, we’re so excited. More on that in a future Update. For now, enjoy the Grab Bag comments below, and the rest of the holiday season.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, & Friend

Surprise Package comments from fans like you

Every year there is a section where the customer can offer comments and suggestions with his or her Surprise Package order. Every year, in acknowledgment of our fans, and because they are fun to read, we offer a sampling in the Weekly Updates. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have stuck with Palladium through thick and thin. Keep those imaginations burning bright, have a joyous holiday season, and game on.

You have no idea how much your comments and support mean to all of us. Everyone at Palladium enjoys reading your brief comments. They always brighten our day. Thank you. I have tried to write a short response [in brackets] to each.

To place your Christmas Surprise Package order, click here.

O.M. in Louisville, Kentucky, writes: This is my 4th year of getting the Christmas Surprise Package and Palladium does it better every year. Truly the best deal in gaming.

[Awww, thank you, O.M., we sure try to make every one awesome. – KS]

L.L. in East Alton, Illinois, writes, in part: I’m trying to replace old stuff ... I plan on buying at least one more Surprise Package (this is my 2nd this year) early next year ... I really love Palladium Books, and I’ve been a fan for years ... happy holidays!

[Keep ‘em coming L.L., keep ‘em coming. Happy New Year. – KS]

B.W. in Manteca, California, writes: This is the 3rd Grab Bag I’ve ordered. These things are addicting!

[Of course they are B.W., they are fun and a tremendous savings. – KS]

J.M. in South Hadley, Massachusetts, writes: We buy a Surprise Package every year and love it. Thank you for offering it. We love your system and you guys.

[Happy New Year, J.M. I’m delighted you enjoy the Surprise Package offer so much and come back every year. Game on. – KS]

A.H. in Golden, Colorado, writes, in part: Thank you, I am enjoying the Palladium Fantasy RPG®. The setting is fun and dynamic and really shows Palladium Books’ willingness to take common tropes and run with them in fun directions. I very much am excited to expand my collection of the world ... keep up the great work!

[Count on it A.H.! Btw, Garden of the Gods™ should be available soon and will blow your mind. Game on. – KS]

C.P. in Machesney Park, Illinois, writes: I have all the Rifts®, Fantasy RPG® and The Rifter® series. Not kidding, every single book. I LOVE these series! Merry Christmas.

[Merry Christmas to you and yours, C.P. So glad you enjoy our game worlds so much. – KS]

S.T. in Pocatello, Idaho, writes: Favorites are Rifts® and Beyond the Supernatural™, would like to try Heroes Unlimited™. I hope you all have a happy holiday and a wonderful New Year! Keep up the great work.

[Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too, S.T. I think you’ll enjoy Heroes Unlimited™. Happy Holidays to everyone! – KS]

D.M. in Northwood, North Dakota, writes, in part: Favorites, ALL OF THEM!! Can’t wait for the Palladium Open House. Really looking forward to it!

[Hey D.M., we are looking forward to seeing you and 300 other Palladium madmen at the Open House in April 2021. It should be a blast. – KS]

M.B. in The Dalles, Oregon, writes: Favorites: Rifts®! Overall, just love reading and playing your games!

[Cool, M.B., because I love writing and playing our games. You can look forward to a lot of new titles in 2020. And there is still time to get another Grab Bag if you want one. – KS]

D.T. in Ashabula, Ohio, writes: Hey Guys, I am a 54 year old gamer and father of three who enjoys introducing my children and their friends to the old school gaming I grew up with. All your games are great and I really enjoy the artwork. I hope you all have a great Christmas.

[Hi D.T., glad you and they are having fun gaming experiences. And thank you, we did have a nice Christmas.

Copyright 2019 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.; 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.

This press release may be reprinted, reposted, linked and shared for the sole purpose of advertising, promotion and sales solicitation.

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – December 24, 2019

By Kevin Siembieda

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

 

Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas. It has always been a special time for me.

My family was poor, but somehow Mom and Dad (and Grandma and Grandpa) always managed to make the holidays special, starting with Christmas Eve at the Grandparents’ house and a fabulous pierogi dinner and lots of love with aunts, uncles and cousins. Christmas was quiet, intimate and even more special. Just Mom and Dad, and little brother and me. Mom would listen closely to our wants for Christmas and magically get us presents that felt just right.

Sometimes there were disappointments, because ... well, we just didn’t have the money. I can’t tell you how many gifts – arts and crafts – we made by hand. As a child I always felt like my brother and I were cheating our loved ones with “handmade junk” we drew or painted or built. Mom would tell us that they meant more than store-bought gifts because they were one-of-a-kind and came from the heart. That sounded nice, but as a kid it still felt like we were cheating people. Of course, when I became an adult, I would realize how special such gifts really were. My Mom and Dad and Grandparents kept every single card my brother and I ever made. Kept them in a special box and they were bequeathed back to me by my Dad before he died. Sadly, a creep stole them all. But I still have the memories to keep me warm.

Every Christmas, my sweet mother would warn us how they could only buy so much, and hoped we wouldn’t be disappointed. We never were. The morning flurry of heartfelt gift-giving was always filled with laughter and lots and lots of hugs and kisses all around. And like something out of a Charles Dickens novel, my Mom, beaming with love and warmth, would always say, “We may not be rich in material things, but we are rich in love. Richer than most people could ever hope for.”

I truly wish your holidays are rich in love and filled with laughter and joy, hugs and kisses, and memories that will last a lifetime.

I know some of you are struggling financially or physically, or emotionally ... or even all three. I have known all of those difficulties myself, so I understand. Don’t underestimate yourself, you will get through this, even if it seems impossible or too painful. I know for some the holidays can bring sorrow and exacerbate dark thoughts, but please don’t let those demons into your heart. Hang onto the simple beauty all around you, find your joy and friends and hang onto them.

Please remember you are part of the Palladium family and you are loved and appreciated. I truly mean that. It’s why I love doing the Surprise Packages and signing thousands of books, and why I personally select each Surprise Package and try to make each and every one of them special. It is my way of giving back a little of the mountain of love I have been blessed with growing up and throughout my entire life.

My thanks to the legion of wonderful friends near and far. A special shout out to Joe B., Kerry, Carmen, Ann, Louis, Roger, and to others near to my heart if not in geography, like Monica, Steven, Chloe, Jaden, Adam, Brian, Anastasia, Mark O., Mike L., Ryan, Doug, Todd, Herbie, Ian, Hendrik, a slew of Mikes, and far, far too many wonderful people to list – AND all of you, our gaming family – thank you for being part of my life and for your friendship, love, and the joy we share via the role-playing Megaverse®. You are my inspiration. My muse. And the reason I love creating these darn games and sourcebooks in the first place. Happy Holidays, one and all.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, & Friend

 

Surprise Package comments from fans like you

Every year there is a section where the customer can offer comments and suggestions with his or her Surprise Package order. Every year, in acknowledgment of our fans, and because they are fun to read, we offer a sampling in the Weekly Updates. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have stuck with Palladium through thick and thin. Keep those imaginations burning bright, have a joyous holiday season, and game on.

You have no idea how much your comments and support mean to all of us. Everyone at Palladium enjoys reading your brief comments. They always brighten our day. Thank you. I have tried to write a short response [in brackets] to each.

To place your Christmas Surprise Package order, click here.

 

T.D. in Portland, Oregon, writes: Have a safe and Merry Christmas team. Thank you for your hard work and creative efforts.

[Thank you and Merry Christmas to you, T.D. Game on. - KS]

 

E.C. in Great Falls, Montana, writes: Long time fan still collecting as much material as I can afford.

[Hi E.C., we appreciate your years of support. Merry Christmas. - KS]

 

W.S. in Charlotteville, Virginia, writes: Thank you for providing such fertile ground and abundant seeds for our imaginations to cultivate and grow in. You create wonderful worlds that both enthrall and free the imagination. Favorites: Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Palladium Fantasy®, Splicers®, TMNT® and After the Bomb®.

[Thank you for your elegant words, W.S., that is always my goal. Thrilled they fire up your imagination. - KS]

 

S.C. in Tucson, Arizona, writes, in part: Robotech® was my favorite to play with friends, but Rifts®, TMNT®, and Ninjas & Superspies™ all had their awesome campaigns as well. Looking to build some new memories with my boy, hopefully starting in a modern setting and Rifting into other worlds later as the story grows... this has long been one of my favorite systems, due to the flexibility and content variety.

[Thanks for sharing S.C., I think you’ll like what you get in your Surprise Package. Good luck with your new campaign, sounds fun. -KS]

 

S.B. in Manchester, Kentucky, writes: Seriously, I own nearly everything Palladium has ever printed (hence the short list of items). A lot of the stuff I get are likely to be gifts for a post-Christmas party. Also, have you ever considered making the out of print Rifters available as Print on Demand?

[Hey S.B., Happy Holidays. Actually, we are considering doing exactly that via DriveThruRPG sometime next year, so keep your eyes peeled. -KS]

 

S.D. in Omaha, Nebraska, writes, in part: Favorites are Beyond the Supernatural™, Dead Reign®, Nightbane® and Rifts® ... a new copy of Heroes Unlimited™ as mine is falling apart ...

[You got it S.D., enjoy this Surprise Package and thanks for the years of support. - KS]

 

J.D. in Las Vegas, Nevada, writes, in part: What a long strange trip it has been. Thank you for all the time and hard work on this universe that I spend so much time in... Would also pay for Rifts® maps ...

[Hey J.D., a strange and wonderful trip. When I started Palladium Books it was supposed to be a temporary sideline until I broke into the comic book business. I was striving to be a comic book artist and writer, even did some ghost pencils and ink work on Marvel’s The Defenders and some small press comic books work. When Palladium took off, I eventually realized this was my true calling. Though I still enjoy comic books, I love creating RPGs and sourcebooks. - KS]

 

S.B. in Rouses Point, New York, writes: Favorites: Nightbane® already own all but Dark Designs™, Rifts® and Robotech® RPG Tactics™. Thank you for being awesome. I love your system better than almost all, and Nightbane® is my favorite of all time.

[Thank you, S.B. Yeah, I think some people don’t realize how cool and versatile Nightbane® truly is. I mean, who wouldn’t like superhero-horror and dark conspiracy? - KS]

 

L.C. in Ontario, Oregon, writes, in part: I also want to say how impressed I am with your games. I have been an RPG player/G.M. for many years now, and yours is high in my Top Five game systems. Please keep up the great work.

[Will do, L.C. - KS]

 

L.V. in Wyoming, Michigan, writes: Rifts® is by far my favorite tabletop game. Had me at giant stompy robots. From there it was the broad range of O.C.C.s, races, campaign setting options, etc., that have kept me so excited to play over the years. The group also enjoys Heroes Unlimited™ quite a bit.

[I agree L.V., Rifts® has something for everyone and truly endless possibilities for adventure. - KS]

 

J.C. in Lebanon, Indiana, writes: I absolutely love the new description for the Rifts® Antarctica™ book. Went ahead and pre-ordered it. A lot of faith that you all reworked the Raw Edition into something beautiful and now I can’t wait to see what changed.

[Hi J.C., cool. I do not think you will be disappointed. Thanks for the pre-order. - KS]

 

M.J. in Kempner, Texas, writes: Favorites: I have everything and have played everything. I love these Grab Bags. So just thanks and thanks again and again.

[You are very welcome, M.J., and there is time for one more. Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas. - KS]

 

S.L. and M.L. in Casper, Wyoming, write, in part: Been playing Rifts® since it came out ... I’ve been running a lot of Rifts® games that utilize bionics and cybernetics ... would love to try Beyond the Supernatural™, as I was a big fan of Kolchak the Night Stalker. Thank you.

[Hi S.L., I was a fan of Kolchak as well. Hope you enjoyed your Surprise Package. -KS]

 

A.H. in Swisher, Iowa, writes: Gave away almost all of my books to a group of players a few years ago and I am missing having the catalog of robots, power armor, and weapons plus all the amazing art at hand.

[Well, A.H., the Surprise Package is a great way to get some of those books at a great savings, and signed if you want autographs. Happy Holidays. - KS]

 

N.G. in Santa Clara, California, writes: Thank you. Hope you all have a Happy Christmas and Merry New Year.

[Same to you, N.G.! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. - KS]

 

Christmas Grab Bags

Christmas Surprise Package Offer – EXTENDED to January 14, 2020

Why extend this amazing offer? Because it is the nice thing to do. We realize many of you are so full of the Christmas Spirit that you spend your money on gifts for your loved ones rather than yourself. This wonderful act of charity often leaves no money for you to buy a Palladium Surprise Package for yourself before Christmas. We think that sacrifice is pretty wonderful and what the holiday season is all about, so we extend the offer so you selfless souls can pick up a Surprise Package after the holidays. We know this happens, because a lot of people over the years have thanked us for the extension for this very reason.

The extension is also for you Johnny Come-Latelies who are so caught up in the holiday frenzy, work, and life that somehow you miss placing your order for the Christmas Surprise Package before the offer ends. It is also for those of you who wish you had ordered one (or another one) but forgot.

Lastly, it is our way to carry that holiday good cheer into the New Year. So get your post-holiday Surprise Package and enjoy. Please note that this offer will not be extended further. This is truly your last chance until next Christmas. And please spread the word to let people know the offer is extended for a short time. Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Don’t forget, the Surprise Package makes a nice gift for upcoming birthdays and anniversaries as well as a nice way to treat yourself, try new settings, fill holes in your collection, replace battle worn favorites, get prints or miniatures, etc. Media Mail is the least expensive method of shipping.

 

News Bits

The Titan Robotics Raw Preview edition is sold out! Even the ones we put aside for Surprise Packages are gone! I guess we had better finish the actual book over the next few months.

The Garden of the Gods Raw Preview edition is nearly sold out. I think there are only 5-6 copies left for sale and 4-5 signed copies put aside for Surprise Packages. That’s it. But you won’t have long to wait for the finished, 224 page Garden of the Gods which should ship around January 10, 2020.

The Land of the Damned 3: Bleakness Raw Preview edition is still available but selling fast!

I’m thinking of releasing a Lopan Raw Preview of the unedited, unfinished manuscript (it’s a big one) and making it available the same time Garden of the Gods is ready to ship. What do you think?

I’m going to keep this holiday Update short and festive, so Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you.

 

Why buy a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package AFTER the holidays?

Because it is still the best deal in gaming and something special! The Palladium 21st Annual Christmas Surprise Package gets you physical books at PDF prices and if you want them signed we will sign each and every one of them! Plus we have some original art by Chuck Walton you may request (but don’t count on it, still provide us with a juicy Wish List). Treat yourself to those books you’ve been eye-balling, try new world settings, fill holes in your collection, get back issues of The Rifter®, replace worn out books, or get them as gifts for upcoming birthdays and anniversaries.

It enables you to get several RPG titles ($95-$100 often MORE) for ONLY $50 (plus shipping and handling) as gifts for others or for yourself. It is our way of saying thank you to our many fans for being so kind and patient, and for your years of support. You are appreciated more than you may realize.

Christmas Surprise Packages are not just for Christmas. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for that special gift for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or any special occasion that falls between now and February, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs (if you want ‘em), and you look like you spent a fortune.

This is also a great way to try that game setting you’ve wondered about – Splicers®, Dead Reign®, Chaos Earth®, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane®, Mechanoid Invasion®, Rifts®, After the Bomb®, etc. – or to get something for your favorite Game Master. Or perhaps, to get your player group to consider a new game or setting.

Your “Wish List” is vital – the Palladium Surprise Packages are designed to simulate the joy and surprise of the Christmas Season of Giving. To do this, you submit a list of 12-15 Palladium products (or more) FOR EACH Surprise Package you order. This list of 12-15 items for EACH Grab Bag is critical, because you will not know which items we will select to send you. That makes it just like a Christmas gift because it’s a surprise. Plus, Santa Kevin, who personally hand-picks every item for every Grab Bag, may toss in something extra like a limited edition print, or color maps, or T-shirt, or issue of The Rifter®, or something else he thinks you’ll enjoy.

Autographed books. For those of you who want them (which are most people), available members of the Palladium staff, and any freelancers we can lasso at the time, are happy to autograph each and every book in your Surprise Package. This is the only way many fans, especially those in other countries, can EVER get signed books.

Send us your brief comments. There is a special form and format to fill out for Christmas Surprise Packages, including a place where you can offer your brief comments, suggestions, greetings and salutations.

It only costs $50 plus shipping to get $95-$100+ worth of Palladium products! First-timers are always nervous until they see the great value in their first Surprise Package. A typical Grab Bag has $95-$100 worth of product, sometimes more! Yes, sometimes more. Many people order 2-3. Some order 4-6, and some maniacs order even more! It makes sense, because it is a great way to fill holes in your own collection, treat yourself, get autographs, try new games and settings, rebuild your collection, replace worn out books, and get your gaming pals gifts. PLEASE spread the word about this great offer.

To those of you outside the USA, the X-Mas Surprise Package is a way to get books and circumvent the damn high cost of shipping from the United States. Since you are getting $95-$100 (often more) worth of product and only paying $50 plus a small handling charge, and shipping via Priority Mail International (required for packages weighing more than four pounds) to most locations in Europe, Canada and many other countries is around $50-$60 US dollars. HOWEVER, because the cost of the product is so low, that’s the equivalent of paying retail for the products and only $0-$30 for shipping. A very good deal. Plus you get autographs if you want them! X-Mas Surprise Packages are the way to go for those of you outside the USA. Please take advantage of it to get all those products you’ve wished you could get except the shipping was too prohibitive. We feel your pain. Game on!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The X-Mas Surprise Package is a Grab Bag. As such, while we always try to send you items from your Wish List, you may NOT get everything you ask for and you are likely to get one or more items NOT on your list, like The Rifter®, or other item(s) we think you should enjoy. PLEASE give us a long Wish List and fill out other questions (favorite Palladium games, would like to try X, and so on) because it helps us to make your Surprise Package special. If you need or want specific items, do NOT use the Surprise Package; place a regular order at full retail to guarantee you get the books you want. Offer extended to January 14, 2020.

Updated Digital Catalog is available on Palladium Books’ website (and on DriveThruRPG). To help make selections, you may want to refer to the current PDF Catalog of Palladium Books® products available on PalladiumBooks.com and on DriveThruRPG.com.

Please tell everyone about the Christmas Surprise Packages so we can put smiles on the faces of gamers across the country and around the world.

 

Copyright 2019 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.; 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.

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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – December 19, 2019

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

By Kevin Siembieda

The holidays are upon us! Winter Solstice is on Saturday. Hanukkah starts on Sunday, Christmas is Wednesday and Kwanzaa begins on Thursday. Whichever you celebrate, may it be full of love and joy.

Please be advised, if you placed orders by Wednesday night, they have all shipped. We have been very diligent in signing books, processing orders, and shipping as fast as we can. Kathy Simmons has led the way with quick, accurate order processing, Julius Rosenstein remains the warehouse guru who at 70 years old is still on top of shipping out orders, I’ve been picking and helping to pull orders every day, and Wayne and Alex are quick to lend a hand as needed. Thank you for your continuing support of Palladium through the holidays. We do the Christmas Surprise Packages as our way of showing our appreciation to all of you, and because we love spreading good cheer throughout the holiday season around the world.

Don’t forget, the Surprise Package makes a nice gift for upcoming birthdays and anniversaries as well as a nice way to treat yourself, try new settings, fill holes in your collection, replace battle worn favorites, get prints or miniatures, etc. If you do NOT need the package in time for the holidays, Media Mail is the least expensive method of shipping. Otherwise, at this point you will need to use an expedited method of shipping to receive your order by Christmas Eve (next Tuesday, December 24). See our Shipping Schedule with exact dates, below. See the Comment section elsewhere to see what other gamers are saying about the Surprise Packages and our games.

Garden of the Gods (Fantasy) is laid out up to page 164, looks amazing, and is going through final proofreading. The finished book will top out at 224 pages and is truly epic. The kind of sourcebook that will carry you away on adventures around the world, and both players and Game Masters will love. As soon as we get a delivery date from our printer, we will let you know. With the holidays, that’s probably around January 10, 2020.

Holiday Shipping Schedule and Guidelines

These are the dates by which you must PLACE your order to get it by Christmas Eve. We will do everything we can to make it happen. Ho, ho, ho. – Kevin and the Palladium crew

  • United States Postal Service: Media Mail – WILL NOT arrive in time for Christmas, but if you don’t need it for the holidays, Media Mail is your most economical shipping method.
  • UPS Ground – WILL NOT arrive in time for Christmas.
  • Priority Mail, United States Postal Service (in USA): WILL NOT arrive in time for Christmas.
  • UPS 3-Day Select – WILL NOT arrive in time for Christmas.
  • UPS 2nd Day Air – Order TODAY, Thursday, December 19, and your package will arrive in time for Christmas (December 24 delivery), but the shipping cost is very high.
  • UPS Next Day Air (to arrive December 24) – Order by Sunday, December 22, and your package will arrive in time for Christmas (December 24 delivery), but the shipping cost is astronomical.
  • For our friends in Canada and overseas – WILL NOT arrive in time for Christmas.

Remember: If you do NOT need the package in time for the holidays the Surprise Package is a great way to treat yourself, try new settings, fill holes in your collection, replace worn out titles, get prints, or miniatures, etc. Or use it to get gifts for that special gamer’s January or February birthday, anniversary or graduation. And if you don’t need it right way, Media Mail is the least expensive shipping method. Take full advantage of this unique, annual offer to get autographed books and a huge savings.

Christmas Grab Bags

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package?

Truly the best deal in gaming! The Palladium 21st Annual Christmas Surprise Package gets you physical books at PDF prices and if you want them signed we will sign each and every one of them! Plus we have some original art by Chuck Walton you may request (but don’t count on it, still provide us with a juicy Wish List).

It enables you to get several RPG titles ($95-$100 often MORE) for ONLY $50 (plus shipping and handling) as gifts for others or for yourself. It is our way of saying thank you to our many fans for being so kind and patient, and for your years of support. You are appreciated more than you may realize.

Christmas Surprise Packages are not just for Christmas. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for that special gift for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or any special occasion that falls between now and February, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs (if you want ‘em), and you look like you spent a fortune.

This is also a great way to try that game setting you’ve wondered about – Splicers®, Dead Reign®, Chaos Earth®, Palladium Fantasy®, Nightbane®, Mechanoid Invasion®, Rifts®, After the Bomb®, etc. – or to get something for your favorite Game Master. Or perhaps, to get your player group to consider a new game or setting.

Your “Wish List” is vital – the Palladium Surprise Packages are designed to simulate the joy and surprise of the Christmas Season of Giving. To do this, you submit a list of 12-15 Palladium products (or more) FOR EACH Surprise Package you order. This list of 12-15 items for EACH Grab Bag is critical, because you will not know which items we will select to send you. That makes it just like a Christmas gift because it’s a surprise. Plus, Santa Kevin, who personally hand-picks every item for every Grab Bag, may toss in something extra like a limited edition print, or color maps, or T-shirt, or issue of The Rifter®, or something else he thinks you’ll enjoy.

Autographed books. For those of you who want them (which are most people), available members of the Palladium staff, and any freelancers we can lasso at the time, are happy to autograph each and every book in your Surprise Package. This is the only way many fans, especially those in other countries, can EVER get signed books.

Send us your brief comments. There is a special form and format to fill out for Christmas Surprise Packages, including a place where you can offer your brief comments, suggestions, greetings and salutations.

It only costs $50 plus shipping to get $95-$100+ worth of Palladium products! First-timers are always nervous until they see the great value in their first Surprise Package. A typical Grab Bag has $95-$100 worth of product, sometimes more! Yes, sometimes more. Many people order 2-3. Some order 4-6, and some maniacs order even more! It makes sense, because it is a great way to fill holes in your own collection, treat yourself, get autographs, try new games and settings, rebuild your collection, replace worn out books, and get your gaming pals gifts. PLEASE spread the word about this great offer.

To those of you outside the USA, the X-Mas Surprise Package is a way to get books and circumvent the damn high cost of shipping from the United States. Since you are getting $95-$100 (often more) worth of product and only paying $50 plus a small handling charge, and shipping via Priority Mail International (required for packages weighing more than four pounds) to most locations in Europe, Canada and many other countries is around $50-$60 US dollars. HOWEVER, because the cost of the product is so low, that’s the equivalent of paying retail for the products and only $0-$30 for shipping. A very good deal. Plus you get autographs if you want them! X-Mas Surprise Packages are the way to go for those of you outside the USA. Please take advantage of it to get all those products you’ve wished you could get except the shipping was too prohibitive. We feel your pain. Game on!

Shipping WARNING #1: This applies to everyone, please make sure you provide extra time to receive any order in time for Christmas. ALL shippers – UPS, FedEx, and the US Postal Service – are all expecting to ship a record number of packages this holiday season, which could spell delays in shipping, especially as we get closer to Christmas. If you can, please order your Christmas Surprise Packages as soon as possible! Media Mail is the least reliable and can take the longest to arrive. UPS is 2-4 days to most locations in the USA. US Postal Service to Canada and overseas (UPS costs an arm and a leg) must order 8-10 days BEFORE Christmas and we still cannot guarantee you’ll get it in time. Order as early as you can.

Shipping WARNING #2: The theft of packages from porches and mailboxes is at an all time high. Once a package leaves Palladium’s warehouse, its fate is out of our control and we cannot be held responsible for theft or loss. We suggest UPS because it automatically insures all packages for $100 from loss or damage by UPS. HOWEVER, this insurance does not cover theft from your doorstep or mailbox. As far as the delivery company is concerned, they did their job. It was delivered. It is YOUR responsibility to collect the package. That’s just how it works. Like the shipping companies, Palladium does not replace the contents of any package that has been delivered and stolen. Media Mail: As we have been saying for years, Media Mail is the least expensive method of shipping. If you select Media Mail, you assume ALL risk and Palladium will not replace lost, stolen or damaged contents. If it was “delivered” and stolen from your doorstep or mailbox, insurance still does not protect you. Note: It usually takes 3-5 days for Media Mail to be delivered to most locations, 4-12 days (sometimes longer) during the holidays. If you use Media Mail, YOU assume ALL liability for the package. The risk is entirely yours. Sorry. This has been our policy always. That said, most packages shipped by Media Mail and most other means arrive intact without incident.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The X-Mas Surprise Package is a Grab Bag. As such, while we always try to send you items from your Wish List, you may NOT get everything you ask for and you are likely to get one or more items NOT on your list, like The Rifter®, or other item(s) we think you should enjoy. PLEASE give us a long Wish List and fill out other questions (favorite Palladium games, would like to try X, and so on) because it helps us to make your Surprise Package special. If you need or want specific items, do NOT use the Surprise Package; place a regular order at full retail to guarantee you get the books you want. Offer ends December 24, 2019. Also note: There are no Digital Surprise Packages this year.

Updated Digital Catalog is available on Palladium Books’ website (and on DriveThruRPG). To help make selections, you may want to refer to the current PDF Catalog of Palladium Books® products available on PalladiumBooks.com and on DriveThruRPG.com.

Please tell everyone about the Christmas Surprise Packages so we can put smiles on the faces of gamers across the country and around the world.

Garden of the Gods Raw Preview

Special limited Sale – Garden of the Gods RAW PREVIEW – Half price now through December 31 – while supplies last

With Garden of the Gods™ coming out at the end of December, we thought it would be nice to offer the last few dozen of the GotG™ “Raw Preview” Edition at half price ($10.50 instead of $20.99 retail) while supplies last. A “Raw Preview” is an advance look at the unfinished, unedited, manuscript BEFORE final rewrites, additions, art, and editing. Limited to 150 copies (sometimes 200 copies). It is fun to be able to compare the original manuscript as presented in the Raw Preview with the finished publication. For those of you who want to write and publish your own games, the Raw Preview gives you a rare glimpse into the creative process at Palladium. In the case of Garden of the Gods™, it has expanded to epic proportions, and there is some excellent material in the original Raw Edition manuscript that seems unlikely to make it into the finished sourcebook (though it may appear in a future Fantasy sourcebook).

Land of the Damned 3 The Bleakness Raw Preview

And consider – Land of the Damned Three: The Bleakness Raw Preview Limited Edition – Available now

Get ‘em while you can because it is limited to only 200 copies and selling fast! The LotD-3: The Bleakness™ Raw Preview is an advance copy of the unedited, unillustrated, working manuscript for this upcoming, new Fantasy World Book. You get to see the unfinished book months before the final title is released to put you in the know ahead of most people, and to start playing now. A rare look at the raw manuscript before final edit, rewrites, and publication that give you a glimpse of Palladium’s work and development process. Limited to a total of 200 copies.

This epic sourcebook presents more of the forbidden Land of the Damned in all its brutal glory. Includes information about the ancient and forgotten eldritch races, the Minotaur legions, dark magic, the Citadel, the Bleakness, countless adventure hooks and ideas, and much, much more. The long awaited final book in the Land of the Damned series will have connections to the Garden of the Gods™ and the upcoming Lopan Fantasy World Book.

Note: The finished book is anticipated to ship next summer, but you can see what it’s all about right now and even start playing with this special Preview Edition!

  • Limited collector’s edition – only 200 collector copies.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • A rare glimpse at the virgin manuscript and a work in progress.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, based on ideas by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 96 pages – Limited Edition – $20.99 – Cat. No. 470-RAW – available now! Do not miss out.

BACK IN STOCK Special: The Rifter® #1-13 – while supplies last

The Rifter® #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, , 10, 11, 12, and 13 have been dug out from the Palladium archives and being made available for the Christmas season. Very limited supply.

  • Each has been out of print for years.
  • Most are in like new condition.
  • There are fewest of The Rifter® #1, so it is likely to sell out.
  • The first few issues have material written by Erick Wujcik.
  • Most of issues #1-13 have a Knights of the Dinner Table comic strip that was originally created just for The Rifter®.
  • The Rifter® #9½ is the all humor issue and has Giga-Damage and the Ludicrous Mage.
  • Each issue is 128 pages.
  • The original price was a mere $7.95, but since they have been out of print for nearly 20 years, we have been selling them at conventions for $15.95 each. Only #1 sells for $17.95 retail.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Ninjas and Superspies

BACK IN STOCK: Ninjas & Superspies RPG, Revised – available now

The Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG is worth it for the 40 different martial art forms and 48 mystic martial arts powers alone, but there is so much more. Asian combat skills accurately portrayed, each with its own unique fighting style, methods of attack and defense presented on an epic scale, complete with legendary mystic powers. Spies, Cyber Agents, Gadgeteers, secret organizations, secret identities, gimmick weapons and clothing, cyber-disguises, implants, and more. Compatible with Heroes Unlimited™ RPG and even Nightbane®, Rifts® and other settings. A complete game.

  • 40 types of hand to hand combat — effectively offering 40 types of martial arts character classes!
  • 17 Occupational Character Classes for spies, mercenaries, martial artists and special operatives.
  • 48 mystic martial art powers.
  • Dim Mak, Chi Mastery, the Arts of Invisibility and more.
  • Bionic implants, disguises, weapons, & equipment.
  • Secret identities, spy agencies, and creation rules for secret organizations.
  • Complete stand-alone RPG with skills, weapons, rules and guidelines for using other Palladium settings.
  • Compatible with Heroes Unlimited™, Rifts®, Rifts® China, and the entire Palladium Megaverse®!
  • 176 pages – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 525 – by Erick Wujcik – available now.

Mystic China

ALSO available – Mystic China Sourcebook

China as you never envisioned it! Ancient magic, martial arts masters, supernatural predators, and the dark underworld of Mystic China.

  • 14 new classes of Chinese martial arts.
  • Mudra, Atemi, Chi, Katas, Zenjoriki, & other mystic abilities.
  • Over a dozen new character classes suitable for Rifts® China, Heroes Unlimited™, Ninjas & Superspies™, BTS™ and Nightbane®.
  • Chi Magic with 87 spells, Celestial Calligraphy & more.
  • 10 different types of Immortals, adventures and ideas.
  • New weapons, vehicles, computers and spy equipment.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik.
  • 208 pages – still only $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 526 – by Erick Wujcik – available now.

Garden of the Gods

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods (Fantasy) – in final production

Expanded to 224 pages! Layout is done up to page 164, and final proofreading is underway, while I put the finishing touches on the last couple dozen pages of text. I love this book. Everyone who has seen it and skimmed it, loves it, and so will you.

Truly epic. 50+ Forgotten Gods, 140+ Blessings, 100+ magic artifacts, 50+ Curses, become a Champion of the Gods, enjoy the overview of the Garden of the Gods, read about visions, miracles, quests from the gods, Knightly protectors, Faerie Folk, the Black Pit, five Greatest Rune Weapons of the Old Ones, mystery, secrets, and more! If this book doesn’t get players and Game Masters excited, nothing will. Garden of the Gods™ also helps to set up several other Palladium Fantasy titles in the works or done and waiting for final edit and tweaking.

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

This is the book I dive into next to finish and get into your hands. Cannot wait. Secrets of surviving in the big cities, death cults, weirdness, and hope. An end of January 2020 release.

Rifts Titan Robotics

UPDATE: Rifts® Titan Robotics – Winter release

Every time I look at the artwork for this book I just think, wow. One of many titles that will excite and tantalize your imaginations. A ton of toys for players and ideas for Game Masters. Robots and power armor galore, but also the inner workings of Titan Robotics and Archie Three’s schemes. I think 80% of the artwork is done. I continue to make notes and we are all pumped up about this power armor, robot, and weapon filled sourcebook.

Rifts® Titan Robotics™ is another high-tech toy box presenting new types of armor, sleek power armor, giant robots, vehicles, and weapons sold by Titan Robotics. Ah, but Titan Robotics is much more than just another weapons manufacturer, it is the secret operation of ARCHIE-3 and all part of his plan to monitor and manipulate the outside world. Learn about Archie’s androids that run Titan Robotics, his current schemes and plans for the future. Probably a 160 page World Book around $22.99 retail, but may expand into 192 pages.

  • New Giant Robots.
  • New Power Armor, equipment and accessories.
  • 30+ power armors and robots, plus other equipment.
  • New weapons, gear and vehicles.
  • Titan Robotics Corporation and structure.
  • Archie’s secret kingdom and plans for the future.
  • New O.C.C.s and key Non-Player Characters (NPCs).
  • Android executives, security and much more.
  • Wellington Industries, Campaign prompts and more.
  • Art by Zeleznik, Walton, Cummings, Atkins, and others.
  • Written by Matthew Clements and Kevin Siembieda. Cover by Zeleznik.
  • 160-192 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail (or $26.99) – Cat. No. 899. Winter (tentative).

Chaos Earth Psychic Scream

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream – Winter release

You will love Psychic Scream™, though I think I’m going to slot in Rifts® Titan Robotics™ ahead of it since so much more of that book is finished, art and all. If the description for Psychic Scream™ doesn’t get your heart pumping, I don’t know what will! Making notes and adding ideas that will blow your minds.

Rifts Antarctica

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica – Winter release

I am bursting with ideas and had to stop and make all kinds of notes. 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.

Rifts® Antarctica is a truly compelling and exotic land beyond what anyone expects. A frozen continent transformed by the power of magic and alien wildlife. Long isolated from the rest of the world, Rifts, D-Shifting events and the threat of war have now brought the distant South Pole within reach. Probably a 160 page World Book around $22.99 retail.

  • New alien monsters and D-Bees.
  • Strange new weapons and vehicles. Some left over from the Golden Age of Humanity, others completely alien.
  • The Splugorth’s secret outpost. More than it would seem.
  • A Splugorth zoo and place of secret Bio-Wizard experiments.
  • Snow and Ice Golems created specifically for the cold environment.
  • An ancient city of stone that predates human history and which even the Splugorth fear, let alone their minions! Ask yourself, what could possibly scare the Splugorth? Find out.
  • Danger from Elements, Ice Witches, Icecraft, and other horrors.
  • Vostok City, a city of magic carved from the ice itself.
  • Cold-weather skills, technology and survival techniques.
  • Ancient danger and dark secrets.
  • Written by Matthew Clements, Carmen Bellaire, and Kevin Siembieda.
  • 160 pages (tentative) – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 898. Winter or spring 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 Rifts® Disavowed™, 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.

UPDATE: DriveThruRPG – Christmas Sale – ALL Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited, and Nightbane® titles are on sale Friday morning thru December 30

No need to worry about delivery in time for Christmas. Snag yourself some PDF books now through the holiday weekend on DriveThruRPG.com. Enjoy.

Recent on DriveThru: The Rifter® #82 is a special, 112 page issue packed with official source material and a tribute to the late, great Erick Wujcik. It includes the Rifts® Chaos Earth® Pyromancer O.C.C. and 50+ new fire and lava-based spells, Nightbane® Age Modifier rules, Heroes Unlimited™ Vigilante revisited, gaming tips from Erick Wujcik, a moving tribute to Erick with insight into Palladium’s past, and more.

Also new as of last week, Rifts® World Book 36: Sovietski™. It is a diverse, fun, 224 page World Book full of cyborgs, weapons, tech, tanks, and details about the Sovietski war machine, the new KGB, key cities, its people and society, as well as D-Bees and adventure.

Recent releases: Free Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One Sneak Preview; The Rifter® #81: A big 112 page issue filled with “official” source material and Wolfen Vampire adventure for Palladium Fantasy RPG® (20+ NPCs), Gnomes of the Ophid’s Grasslands), Rifts® Chaos Earth® Nebraska Part 2, Heroes Unlimited™ (Super Sleuth), 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. Rifts® Dimension Book™ 15: Secrets of the Atlanteans™ (True Atlanteans, their tribes, goals, and history, more about the Sunaj, new Magic Tattoos, new Shadow Magic™, new Shadow monsters, maps and descriptions of Atlantean Stone Pyramids, and more about the wicked Sunaj’s secret agenda. An awesome resource and fun read). 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. 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 – December 19, 2019

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