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We have been busy working away on ... well ... a little of everything! Working on finishing new releases, assigning art and writing for upcoming titles, sending in low stock books for reprints, writing and sending out contracts for even more work and books, celebrating Halloween, and ... whatever else demands our attention. Things are happening and new books are coming.

The Rifter® #84 is at the printer and ships November 15, possibly a day or two sooner. It is so jam-packed with source material, we had to go with a slightly smaller font to get it all in.

Garden of the Gods™ (Fantasy) is in the final editing stage by Wayne as I finish work on the last few chapters. Man, oh man, I love this book. I mean, I really love this book. I think it ranks among one of my all time favorites. I know you will love it too.

Rifts® Titan Robotics™, In the Face of Death™, Psychic Scream™, and other projects are also moving along nicely, including a surprise. All of these books are going to be freakin’ awesome.

Rifts® Sovietski™ is new on DriveThruRPG and available now. This means you can now get all three of the Rifts® Russia titles – Warlords of Russia™, Mystic Russia™, and Rifts® Sovietski™ – as PDFs from DriveThruRPG.com. Or build a sprawling “Rifts® Europe campaign” with the addition of Rifts® Mindwerks™ (Poland), Triax & the NGR™ and Triax™ 2 (Germany), as well as Rifts® England™ (Millennium Trees, ley lines, and herbs) and Rifts® Africa™ (Erin Tarn, Victor Lazlo, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse), and maybe even neighboring Rifts® Atlantis™, Splynn Dimensional Market™, and Secrets of the Atlanteans™ for an even more expansive Rifts® campaign in that part of the world. A nice combination of titles to request in a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package, too.

Speaking of Surprise Packages, people are loving them. We have already included original Charles Walton pencil sketches in five Surprise Packages. Hoping to get some original art donated by a couple of other artists as well. Only people who request original artwork in their Surprise Package will be considered for artwork. If other artists donate artwork for the Surprise Packages, I will let you know. And don’t forget, we have a dozen or so of the various hardcover editions, including Rifts® Bestiary One, put aside for Grab Bags too.

Please keep those Christmas Surprise Package orders (and comments) coming. Christmas will be here before you know it. Read on for complete details and for Surprise Package comments from gamers like you. They appear after my Closing Thoughts.

Palladium Open House. Order your admissions sooner than later and come and join the fun. Limited to about 300 people plus 50 Palladium creators estimated to be in attendance. Games. Fun. Games. Admissions available now. Just a reminder.

Alex and I continue to post new collectibles, original art and negatives in my Ebay store. I signed a few hundred negatives (as well as books for Surprise Packages) and now I have to divide them up into sets to sell in my store. There are also a handful of slightly damaged Printer Proofs of various hardcovers, including the very limited Rifts® Bestiary Crimson Edition, Gold Edition, and Color Cover Hardcover, ALL Printer Proofs with one of my large dragon head sketches, along with other Palladium titles, artwork, and collectibles on sale. Check it out at: http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

 

Palladium Christmas Surprise Package – the best holiday deal in gaming

Don’t wait till Black Friday to order the best deal in gaming – do it now before we start running out of gold edition hardcovers, original art and other low stock items.

What is a Christmas Surprise Package? $95-$100+ worth of product for only $50 plus shipping and handling, each signed by Kevin and available staff should you want autographs. That’s typically 4-6 books for what you might pay for just one core rule book. A great gift for your gaming friends or a treat for yourself. An easy way to get autographs, art prints, and original artwork! If you have never ordered one, give it a try, because you will not be disappointed and will probably want to order another.

And don’t forget, if you request to be considered for receiving original art by Charles Walton II, or a dragon-head sketch by Kevin Siembieda (and other artists?), you may actually get it! Each book concept sketch or illustration is typically worth $50-$100 and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Sorry, you cannot request a specific illustration from a particular book, but can indicate if you’d prefer art from Rifts®, Splicers®, Fantasy, Horror, etc., and we will try to accommodate that request as best we can, but no promises. This is a grab bag. You can also request available art prints, and we may also toss in a signed negative or two into some Surprise Packages.

$95-$100 or more worth of Palladium products for only $50 (plus shipping and handling) that nabs you four or more items when one core rule book can cost you that alone. Yes, these are PDF prices for physical books. What a deal!

These Surprise Packages are our way of saying thank you for your support and showing you our love and appreciation. It’s a surprise because you never know exactly what you’re going to get or who will sign your books, because we pick from your Wish List and may surprise you with stuff you are not expecting. Extra items may include other RPG books, The Rifter®, posters, prints, art books, greeting cards, T-shirts, and other items. Some may be slightly damaged so we can send you more.

Please spread the word. The Christmas Surprise Package is only publicized by word of mouth, to readers of The Rifter® and on Palladium's website – so tell everyone you know. Buy one for every gamer you know. They make astonishing gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. (Sorry, no, you cannot ask for POH or VIP Day admissions in your Christmas Grab Bag.)

See the complete Christmas Surprise Package description here.

 

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – at the printer – ships November 15

Our printer just advised us that The Rifter® #84 will be delivered to the Palladium Warehouse next week, Thursday or Friday, November 14 or 15. It is our last issue before it goes on hiatus.

The Rifter® #84 focuses on adventure in dark corners of various worlds. Places where danger threatens, monsters and evildoers lurk in the shadows, and people are in need of heroes. Adventure source material for The Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Beyond the Supernatural™, Nightbane®, and Rifts®. And remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications. Most of all, have fun.

Rifter® #84 Highlights:

 

NEW! Land of the Damned™ Three: The Bleakness™ – Raw Preview Limited Edition – Available now

People are loving the Raw Preview Edition of LotD-3: The Bleakness™, for Palladium Fantasy RPG®. Now is your chance to get a glimpse of the future for this summer 2020 release, and be the first to peer into and play inside the Bleakness and the Citadel of the Land of the Damned. May be requested in Christmas Surprise Packages.

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!

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

Epic! Expansive. 40+ Forgotten Gods, 50+ Curses. 80+ Blessings, plus Holy Weapons, magic artifacts, an overview of the Garden of the Gods, visions, miracles, Knightly protectors, Champions of the Gods, 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.

 

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death™

This is the next book to be finished as soon as I’m done with Garden of the Gods. Cannot wait. Full of death cults, weirdness and hope! A December release.

 

 

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.

A Fall surprise or two

If things go well, I may slip in a Raw Edition and a surprise release before Christmas. The surprise is a little something that has been eating away at me and that I’ve been working on here and there. No more details until I know it’s coming out.

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.

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.

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® AntarcticaRifts® CS Arsenal™, Rifts® Living Nowhere™, Beyond the Supernatural™ sourcebooks, more Fantasy sourcebooks and other titles. So if a book you are waiting for is not mentioned in an Update, it means there is nothing new to report, but it should still be in the pipeline and news for it will be coming in the weeks or months ahead. Right now, we are focused on releases for the next six months, which by our count is 6-7 titles. And many of them are in various stages of production or development.

 

NEW on DriveThruRPG – Rifts® World Book 36: The Sovietski™

Rifts® Sovietski 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 PreviewThe 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: ZombiesDead 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 CatalogNightbane® 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® #80The Rifter® #81The Rifter® #82, and more on DriveThruRPG.com.

Artwork by Charles Walton II, Kevin Long and others, Negatives, Toys and Collectibles always available in Kevin's Online Toy & Collectibles eBay Store along with other good things

My eBay store is one of the few places where you can find original artwork by Charles "Chuck" Walton, Kevin Long, and others, as well as one-of-a-kind negatives from classic Rifts® and other Palladium RPG books (they look awesome framed!), rare Palladium collector hardcovers, signed books, other Palladium memorabilia, toys from my personal collection and other collectibles. Check every couple of weeks because we often post new stuff or offer a new sale. There is a sale on negatives starting today, in fact.

Other one-of-a-kind original artwork available by me (Kevin Siembieda), Kevin Long, Charles Walton II (money goes to the artist), other artists, as well as collectible negatives, prints, limited edition hardcovers, proofreader copies, out of print items, Star Wars toys, Marvel toys and many other toys and collectibles from my personal collection. Alex and I will keep adding items as our busy schedules allow, but we have a lot of fun collectibles available now and coming soon. Hundreds of items. Take a look every weekend for new additions.

 

Available now: One-of-a-kind book negatives. Negatives were very popular items at the Palladium Open House and people went crazy over them at Gen Con – including actor Joe Manganiello who scooped up a pile of TMNT negatives, while Palladium's own Mark Oberle, Carmen Bellaire, Brandon Aten and a whole lot of Palladium gamers went for negatives from Rifts® New West, Lone Star and Free Quebec. Fun.

Negatives are unique and attractive, one-of-a-kind (on rare occasions two-of-a-kind if a page was replaced or a second edition was made) works of art that resemble woodcut art and are very dynamic conversation pieces. Before digital printing, pages of a book were laid out by hand on a board, and each page was photographed. The plastic film negatives were then "ganged" on a massive sheet of Mylar 16 pages per big sheet, and the printing plates were made from the negatives – everything white, printing black.

When our printer, McNaughton and Gunn, went completely digital, they asked if Palladium Books wanted the negs, otherwise they would be destroyed. Regrettably, I let a few dozen be destroyed, but the negatives of many books were sent to Palladium. They have sat in our warehouse for years until I started to offer them for sale. I have also started signing the negatives in silver and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each negative comes on a white board inside a plastic magazine bag and looks fabulous framed! Fits in an 8x10 inch matt opening in a frame (each neg is roughly 8½ x 11 inches).

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

Closing Thoughts

The holidays are here! For me and Kathy Simmons, that starts with Halloween and the Christmas Surprise Package season, as both keep us very busy. Our big Halloween display attracts people throughout October and hundreds of children and adults on Halloween night. This year, the weather turned so cold and wet we had to tear down as quickly as we could that weekend. Which meant three long and physically exhausting days. I fear I’m starting to feel my age. I’m not the spring chicken I once was. Funny. Most of my life, starting in my teens till now, I have thought of myself as 26 year old Kevin, not 63 year old Kevin. I felt every year taking down our sweeping display with multiple scenes, lots of small props and details, and 100+ life sized figures. Whew. Glad I have a chiropractor, because I needed him. As soon as that was done, I was back to hammering out material for books. And that’s what I need to get back to right now.

Keep those orders coming in, take advantage of the Christmas Surprise Package offer (it really is a great deal and a true pleasure to do for you), snag a PDF of Rifts® Sovietski, stay warm in this early arrival of winter, and game on! Meanwhile, we’ll be completing and releasing new books as quickly as we can.

– Kevin Siembieda, Game Designer, Writer, and Publisher

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.

B.L. in Watertown, Massachusetts, writes: Another year, another awesome Surprise Package! I can’t wait to see what you are going to send this year! I’m also looking forward to your 2020 releases. Have a great holiday season.

[Thanks B.L., your Surprise Package shipped out on Wednesday so watch for it. We are pumped about 2020's releases too. All the books coming your way are epic and fun as we push the envelope and try to surprise everybody. Happy Holidays – KS]

T.G. in Jackson, Michigan, writes: Favorites, NIGHTBANE®!! Dead Reign®, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Rifts®, Splicers®, and Heroes Unlimited™. I’m back for Surprise Package #2 this year! A huge thanks to the entire Palladium team for all you do to make this a truly special experience.

[Our pleasure, T.G. We are happy to do it for the greatest fans anyone could hope for. – Kevin]

C.W. in Ojai, California, writes: You guys never fail! My buddies and I have had countless hours of exciting game play with the considerable library I’ve collected over the years. Thank you for brightening our gamer holiday season with your generosity! The gift that keeps on giving!

[Thank you for the high praise, C.W. Your kind words are very appreciated. This is why I love doing these Christmas Surprise Packages. Enjoy and game on! – KS]

R.S. in Moody, Alabama, writes: These bags have become a holiday tradition. Palladium is becoming a family tradition as my 13 year old son loves Rifts® and my 11 year old daughter loves Heroes Unlimited. Now if I can just get them to agree on which one we will play ...

[I love it, R.S. May the tradition continue. Oh, and it sounds like you need to game more often. lol – KS]

S.B. in Morgantown, West Virginia, writes, in part: It means a lot to me that you guys are still around. I’ve been playing Palladium’s games for more than 20 years. I’ve met a lot of friends through games, and introduced others primarily to the Rifts® setting ... a personal favorite the Hero Necromancer from the Rifts® Vampire Sourcebook ... I think that theme of dark, but heroic is also why I have been such a fan of the Nightbane® setting. Best wishes to you and everyone who has worked on these games over the years.

[We appreciate the input and kind words, S.B. We’ve got more darkness, and light, coming your way in a number of upcoming books. Game on. – KS]

C.C. in Portland, Oregon, writes: Favorites are Rifts®, Ninjas and Superspies™. Thanks so much! Recently got back into pen and paper role-playing games after a long hiatus. Love Palladium!

[Welcome back C.C., and thanks for the love. Right back at you. – KS]

 

NEW! Rifts® Underseas™ Color Print

We unearthed 7 of this sold out fan favorite print. Get ‘em while you can.

 

NEW! Rifts® Psyscape™ Color Print

We unearthed 7 of this sold out fan favorite print. Get ‘em while you can.

 

NEW! Garden of the Gods™ Color Print

The cover to Garden of the Gods™ is both beautiful and evocative.

NEW! Super-Limited – Rifts® Bestiary™ Crimson and Color Cover Hardcovers – only a few available while supplies last

We thought it would be fun to make a few of the Megaverse® Insider Rifts® Bestiary™ Hardcover Editions – Crimson and Color Hardcover editions – available to those of you who might have missed the Insider offer. Each is gorgeous and limited to 150 total copies, or less. These are printer proofs signed by the Palladium crew with one of Kevin Siembieda’s large Dragon Head sketches in the front of the book. These two, rare collector editions are in high demand and will only increase in value over time, especially after Volume Two is released. As a result, the price is higher than the Insider cost per book.

80+ creatures, 18 or so new, plus all other monsters tweaked, updated and expanded. This book is packed with monstrous goodness, cool creatures for use by players, adventure ideas for Game Masters, and monsters to shake things up.

 

Rifts® Bestiary™ Crimson Hardcover “Printer Proof”

 

Rifts® Bestiary™ Color Cover Hardcover “Printer Proof”

Note: A few slightly damaged or defective copies of both hardcovers are also available at lower prices from Kevin’s Ebay store at http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles

 

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

The Garden of the Gods™ sourcebook is an adventure generator with hundreds of opportunities and ideas for players and Game Masters alike.

The Garden of the Gods is said to be a place of miracles and wisdom. A place where people of all occupations and races, nobility and peasants alike, can find peace and inspiration. Many insist the gods themselves are present, and may visit heroes and followers in dreams, visions, or in person as an avatar. The gods also inspire, bless, assign heroic quests, and give gifts of knowledge and magic. Here, all gods are equal among gods, and many a forgotten god seeks to be rediscovered and worshipped, by offering blessings, vision quests and magical artifacts to potential heroes to champion their name.

There is also an evil on the island of Lopan. An open wound in the earth known as the Black Pit.

 

Rifts® Bestiary™, Volume One – Shipping Now!

Could the monsters known as Caterpillar Things be the larval form of the Mothman Monster? Is the Corrival Battler as aggressive and dangerous as adventurers claim? Are Darkhounds really magically mutated Dog Boys? Is that why they see Coalition soldiers as friends and allies? Ee-Bee Gee-Bees are kinda cute, how dangerous can they be? Is it true the animals and people slain by the Death Springer rise as zombies?! What on Rifts Earth is a Field Reaper?

This book reveals it all.

Designed with both Players and Game Masters in mind, with creatures that can be used as pets, companions, riding animals, attack animals, and even unlikely allies, as well as slobbering monsters and catalysts for adventure. Adult, juvenile, and young stages of life give every creature three different levels of power and danger. Presented as a complete ecosystem, with maps and details to bring each animal to life. All provide plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures.

Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. One – “Gold Edition” Hardcover – Signed and Numbered – Now Shipping!

A deluxe, limited, Gold Edition hardcover, signed and numbered by Palladium staff and maybe a few freelancers. It is the same content of unique creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and slobbering monsters as the softcover edition in a durable hardcover. Very limited run of only 300 copies, numbered and signed by Kevin Siembieda, Palladium staff members and possibly available contributing artists and writers. Note: Historically, Palladium Books’ Gold Editions have doubled, tripled or increased in value many times over. Valued as cherished collectibles. Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please note the slight increase in price to $55.

COMING: The Rifter® #83 – Shipping Now!

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

The Rifter® is all about new ideas, pushing the envelope, trying new things and alternative methods, rules and approaches to create epic adventure! There is no one way to look at things. Open your mind to the infinite possibilities.

Remember, adventures and source material for one game setting can also be adapted to other world settings with some easy and obvious modifications. Unleash your imagination and use The Rifter® to fuel your own campaigns. Game Masters, surprise your players with a creature or villain they never see coming because it is adapted from material for another game setting. Or give your players optional characters to play or special abilities or gear from the pages of The Rifter®. Most of all, have fun.

Rifter® #83 Highlights:

 

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

“People will tell you no one can survive in the big cities. They are wrong.” – Brad Ashley, Leader of the Road Reapers in the Zombie Apocalypse.

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

COMING: Psychic Scream™ – A Rifts® Chaos Earth® Sourcebook

A storm has rolled in. A psychic storm. With the Coming of the Rifts, survivors are bombarded by terrifying visions and overwhelmed with powers and abilities they never asked for, and often cannot control.

Where do you hide from the madness boiling inside of you?

What do you do if you know evil lurks hidden among your fellow survivors?

Why do the voices of alien creatures speak to you?

How do you cope when the power you unleashed to destroy a monster and save the innocent, destroys everyone but you?

Have you become a hero or another monster born in chaos?

Are these powers your family’s salvation or their damnation?

Find out in Psychic Scream!

In the wake of the Coming of the Rifts, people begin to see ghosts and demons, they unleash lightning from their fingertips, command fire and water, hurl boulders and girders with their minds, and manifest a wide range of mental powers. Psionic abilities fueled by the explosive return of magic and the unchecked flow of dimensional energy that is off the charts.

Psychic abilities more powerful than anything known after the Two Hundred Years Dark Age. Wondrous and lifesaving. But also seething and out of control. The psychics’ own minds bombarded by feelings of dread, visions of horror, and the thoughts and emotions of everyone around them. For many, it is too much, sending them careening into madness. For others, it creates heroes forged from chaos.

 

UPDATE: The Rifter® #84 – November 15 release

The Rifter® is all about new ideas, pushing the envelope, trying new things and alternative methods, rules and approaches to create epic adventure! There is no one way to look at things. Open your mind to the infinite possibilities.

This issue focuses on dark places, monsters, magic, and the supernatural just in time for the Halloween season.

Palladium Open House

For those readers and gamers who have heard of Kevin Siembieda and never seen or met him, he is the grey haired 'middle-aged' gent back left (as you look) in Black with his thumb up. If you are at an event and he isn't rushed off his feet, he is very approachable, friendly and great to chat with.

2021 Palladium Open House Highlights

Admissions: Covers all games and event except VIP Day.

All major credit cards accepted. Order online (www.palladiumbooks.com) or by phone (734-721-2903 order line), or by mail. Send check or money order to: Palladium Open House – 39074 Webb Court – Westland, MI 48185-7606

Palladium Open House List of Creators Expected to Attend

43 Palladium personalities have already confirmed they will be attending our 40th Anniversary Open House, plus we have a half dozen tentative. And we will almost certainly be adding more for the largest gathering of Palladium creators ever! Here is the list of Palladium Artists, Writers & Personalities for the 2021 POH. Those with an asterisk are “tentative” at this time.

Hotels for 2021 Palladium Open House Group Block – April 22 (VIP Day) thru Sunday, April 25, 2021

We always find nice, clean, inexpensive hotels for you. For the 2021 POH we have reserved two fan faves from previous POHs, the Red Roof Inn on Ann Arbor Road east of I-275, and the Comfort Inn Plymouth-West Livonia (once known as the Clock Tower Hotel) on Ann Arbor Road just west of I-275, down the street from each other.

Comfort Inn Plymouth-West Livonia

40455 Ann Arbor Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 455-8100 and ask for the Palladium Books Group Block

The Comfort Inn is roughly 3 miles away from the Palladium warehouse and right off I-275 and Ann Arbor Road. Make sure you tell them you

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