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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Oct. 4, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Wow, you guys and gals went wild over The Rifter® sale. Let’s see if you go as bonkers over our October Horror Sale in which the Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG and all Dead Reign®, Nightbane® and Rifts® Chaos Earth® titles are on sale for half price. Nice, right? Six days only. More details below.

I have been a writing fiend, working mainly on the Rifts® Bestiary Volume One, then switching to The Rifter® #82 (I think that book is almost finished and it is awesome, see the new description elsewhere), or giving Matthew Clements input on his projects before jumping back to Rifts® Bestiary Volume One. Man, I am loving this book as it comes together. As I’ve been saying, there is a lot of additional information and updates on all the monsters. Good stuff.

The new PDF release on DriveThruRPG this week is Wolfen Empire™ (Fantasy). Last week was Land of the Damned™ Two: Eternal Torment™, and prior to that, Land of the Damned™ One: Chaos Lands™, and The Northern Hinterlands, all for the Palladium Fantasy RPG® series. Wayne is also going back and replacing the fast, not-so-great scans of books DriveThru did for us a few years ago, with clean, sharp PDFs.

October Horror Sale – 6 days only – Sale ends after midnight, October 9, 2018

  • The Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG is half price.
  • ALL Nightbane® titles are half price.
  • All Dead Reign® titles are half price.
  • All Chaos Earth® titles are half price. After all, this is a terrifying period in which Earth is in the throes of the Great Cataclysm, swept up in uncontrolled magic, cosmic forces, demon plagues, zombies and madness.
  • All the characters, monsters and adventure source material are easily adaptable to other settings.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last, as we might temporarily run out of some titles during the sale.
  • Sale ends after midnight, Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Beyond the Supernatural

Back in Stock: Beyond the Supernatural RPG – available now

Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG is supernatural horror in the modern world. A plausible modern horror setting that makes sense and will have you wondering if this stuff could be for real. Play ordinary people, psychics or paranormal investigators.

  • 14 Psychic Character Classes.
  • 42 occupations for “ordinary” people.
  • 100+ psychic abilities, including Fire Walker abilities.
  • Creatures of darkness, the Lazlo Agency, and more.
  • Three new sourcebooks planned for 2019.
  • 256 pages – $26.99 – Cat. No. 700 – available now.

Rifts Mystic Russia

Back in Stock: Rifts® World Book 18: Mystic Russia – available now

Rifts® Mystic Russia™ – setting information, key people and places, demons, monsters, gypsies and magic galore.

  • 18 Archaic Russian Demons and 10 monsters.
  • Russian magic including Fire and Bone Magic & magic weapons maker.
  • Magic O.C.C.s including Night Witch, Hidden Witch, Mystic Kuznya, Fire Sorcerer, Old Believer and Necromancer.
  • 9 Gypsy O.C.C.s, vehicles and more.
  • 176 pages – $22.99 – Cat. No. 833 – available now.

Rifts Game Master Guide

COMING Back in Stock: Rifts® Game Master Guide – Available October 19

The Rifts® Game Master Guide™ is a massive 352 page reference book with short stats and descriptions for every Rifts® robot, power armor, body armor, vehicle, weapon, gadget, skill, experience table, and map that has appeared in Rifts® World Books 1-23 and Sourcebooks 1-4, plus a bionics index, an O.C.C. and R.C.C. index, rules clarifications, combat examples, advice on how to run a game and more.

  • 500+ weapons.
  • 300+ skills.
  • 290 pieces of equipment.
  • 180+ vehicles.
  • 100+ suits of body armor.
  • 80+ suits of power armor.
  • 352 pages – $28.99 retail – Cat. No. 845 – Available October 19, 2018.

Other core Rifts® titles to remember:

  • Rifts® Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG, Hardcover – core rules, epic setting of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in a future Earth post-apocalyptic setting. 30+ player characters – play a Dragon Hatchling, Cyborg, Juicer, Crazy, Cyber-Knight, Power Armor Pilot, Psi-Stalker, Dog Boy and others! Magic, psionics, weapons, bionics, and more. If you can imagine it, it can happen in Rifts®. 376 page hardcover – $41.99 retail – Cat. No. 800HC – available now.
  • Rifts® Book of Magic™ – 900+ magic spells, plus Techno-Wizard devices, Magic Tattoos, Nazca Lines, Whale Songs, Herbs, Symbiotes, Bio-Wizard Weapons, Rune Weapons, magic items and more! 352 pages – still $26.95 retail – Cat. No. 848 – available now.
  • Rifts® Adventure Guide™ – 150+ adventure ideas, Random Rifts, making towns, cities, merc companies, and traveling shows, gaming tips and much more. 192 pages – $24.95 retail – Cat. No. 849 – available now.
  • Rifts Conversion Books 1, 2 & 3.
  • Rifts® Bionics Sourcebook.

Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Ships October/November

Most of the artwork is finished, Alex and Wayne are editing away, and I am writing like a man possessed. Shooting to have the writing finished for Volume One by the end of next week and start laying out the book.

We are excited by how much new material has been added to the Rifts® Bestiary Volume One (and Volume Two). Every single creature has extra information and updates, but many are much more expanded and detailed than I had originally imagined I would make them. It has been fun to revisit and expand upon these monsters and animals. These comprehensive rewrites only serve to make two better and more useful books for gamers. And the new beasts? I’m loving them and so will you. We know the you’ll enjoy and get a lot of use out of these tomes.

The two upcoming Rifts® Bestiary books are great resources for players and G.M.s alike, with creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and in some cases, even unlikely allies. Others are slobbering monsters or malicious predators who include humans and D-Bees among their prey. All giving you plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures. And each comes with a map that shows at a glance exactly where to find these beasts. The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One ships end of October. Volume Two end of November or December.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated descriptions and information for existing monsters.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated, much of the art by Charles Walton II, along with Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages each volume – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) – in production – ships October or November.

The Rifter Number 82

UPDATE: The Rifter® #82 – October or November release

The Rifter® #82 is well underway and nearing completion. The Rifter® #82 is another great issue with gaming advice, adventure source material, magic, monsters and mayhem for various settings, including Rifts® Chaos Earth® (official), Nightbane® (official), Rifts® (official), Palladium Fantasy (official by Erick Wujcik, a lost work recently discovered), and more. Plus touching and informative remembrances of Erick Wujcik in memorial 10 years after his death. In production and ships October or November. 112 pages – see the full description elsewhere in this Update!

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: In the Face of Death for Dead Reign®

This book is very much on my mind. Will plunge into finishing it as soon as the Bestiary books are done. Cannot wait.

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods – A Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook

Matthew Clements is still adding to his considerable contributions to Garden of the Gods before turning it in to Palladium. Matthew has started work on another Fantasy sourcebook and other projects.

The Garden of the Gods is said to be a holy place watched over and even frequented by the avatars of the gods. According to legend, a god may visit heroes and followers in dreams or in person by an avatar of the god, to give guidance, inspiration, heroic quests, and gifts of knowledge and magic. More details about this title will follow.

  • The Garden of the Gods described in detail.
  • Godly insight and visitations.
  • Gifts of magic and knowledge.
  • Sanctuary and more.
  • The Black Pit, a place of evil and dark secrets. Is it a counterbalance to the good of the Garden or a trick of the Old Ones?
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • Final page count and price yet to be determined, but probably 96 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 475.

In the Face of Death

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica

I approved the tightened cover sketch and artist John Zeleznik is moving on to painting. Meanwhile, author Matthew Clements is making changes and improvements to the manuscript to ensure that Rifts® Antarctica is a truly compelling and exotic land you’ll want to explore.

UPDATE: The Rifter® #83 and #84

As mentioned last week, we are already thinking about and reviewing material for these two issues. The Rifter® #83 should have a Heroes Unlimited™ theme cover by Anthony Moravian, and The Rifter® #84 will have a Rifts® cover by John Zeleznik.

New on DriveThruRPG.com – Wolfen Empire – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® sourcebook

New: Wolfen Empire™ Fantasy sourcebook, the Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters, Wolfen 12 Tribes, Wolfen military and society, 15+ creatures, 5 full adventures, 101 adventure ideas, random encounter tables, notable people, places and more.

Recent PDF additions include Land of the Damned™ Two: Eternal Torment™ Fantasy sourcebook, 15 different undead, 15 Beasts of Chaos, curses, key places and people, 100+ adventure ideas, and more; Land of the Damned™ One: Chaos Lands™ (Fantasy), 20 monsters, 14 demons, 11 dying races, Random Monster Generator, the Great Rift, cold weather rules, key places, and more than 200 adventure hooks; The Northern Hinterlands™ (Fantasy) which includes new cold and snow spells, 15 magic artifacts, Wizard Stones, 18 monsters, the Shadow Coast, and more. Eastern Territory™ (Fantasy): key people, places and dangers, new races, creatures and the Disputed Lands between Wolfen and humans. Mount Nimro™ (Fantasy), Kingdom of Giants, Blade Priest, Life Force Wizard, Were-Shaman, Conjurer, Gigante Warlord, Gromek-Giant War, notable people, places and more; Baalgor Wastelands™ (Fantasy): Key people and places, 17 monstrous beings, survival in harsh environments, and more. The Western Empire™ (Fantasy), key people and places, Western society, city generation rules, The Slayer of Mountains, vampires, 20 new herbs/poisons, and adventure. Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: A complete game, 14 character classes, 42 “ordinary people” occupations, 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules. Nightbane® RPG, the core rules for this modern horror setting with elements of the monstrous, demonic and tormented superheroes (the Nightbane). Nightbane® Survival Guide: Everything to know about the Nightbane, their Morphus, Talents, magic, skills, contacts, new dangers, history, a complete adventure and more. Nightbane® Between the Shadows™ Sourcebook, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane, the sinister Spook Squad, world info, and more. Nightlands™ Nightbane® Sourcebook, secrets of the Nightlords™, the Nightlands, 41 wicked NPC villains, 12 monsters, 12 demons, and more. Nightbane®: Through the Glass Darkly™ presents Fleshsculptor magic, the Mirrormage, Cybermage, the Shadowleague, dangerous brotherhoods, magic artifacts, 50 spells, 3 full adventures, adventure ideas; The Rifter® #77, and FREE Sneak Previews for The Rifter® #80 AND The Rifter® #81, and more.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Oct. 4, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 27, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

We are excited by how much new material has been added to the Rifts® Bestiary Volume One (and Two). Every single creature has some extra tidbits and updates, but many are more expanded and detailed than I had originally imagined I would make them. It has been fun to revisit and expand upon these monsters and animals. These comprehensive rewrites only serve to make two better and more useful books for you. We know you will enjoy and get a lot of use out of these tomes. The Rifter® #82 is also well underway, as are several other titles.

The new PDF release on DriveThruRPG this week is Land of the Damned™ Two: Eternal Torment. Last week was Land of the Damned™ One: Chaos Lands™, the week before that, The Northern Hinterlands, all for the Palladium Fantasy RPG® series. Wayne is also going back and replacing the fast, not-so-great scans of books DriveThru did for us a few years ago, with clean, sharp PDFs.

The new sale in our online store this week is The Rifter®. Most issues of The Rifter® are available this weekend through Tuesday for half price. Only the few issues where there are around a dozen copies or less remaining (#56, #61, #63 and #76) are NOT on sale. Get ‘em while you can as many are getting very low, and as you know, many issues are already out of print. Also, original art, negatives and other collectibles are available in my Ebay store – including some select artwork by Charles Walton II (all proceeds go to Chuck): http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles.

Half-Price Rifter® Sale – 6 days only – Sale ends after midnight, October 2, 2018

  • Most issues of The Rifter® are half price.
  • Only issues of which there only around a dozen copies (often less) available are NOT on sale. These are The Rifter® #56, #61, #63 and #76.
  • Every issue offers optional and/or official source material for Rifts® and 3-4 other Palladium game lines like Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers®, Nightbane® and others.
  • All adventure source material easily adaptable to any setting.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Some issues may sell out.
  • Sale ends after midnight, Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Ships October

As noted earlier, writing and art are coming along great. Most of the artwork is in, and I am shooting to have the writing finished by the end of next week! As I mentioned in the opening to this Weekly Update, even I am surprised with how much new material is going into this book. I have been having a blast adding defining details and new information as I update each and every one of these creatures. And the new beasts? I’m loving them and so will you.

The two upcoming Rifts® Bestiary books are great resources for players and G.M.s alike, with creatures that can be used as familiars, pets, riding animals, guard animals, and in some cases, even unlikely allies. Others are slobbering monsters or malicious predators who include humans and D-Bees among their prey. All giving you plenty of spice to add to your characters and adventures. And each comes with a map that shows at a glance exactly where to find these beasts. The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One ships end of October. Volume Two end of November.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated descriptions and information for existing monsters.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated, much of the art by Charles Walton II, along with Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages each volume – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) and Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two). In production. Release Date: Soon – i.e., as fast as we can kick these bad boys out!

The Rifter Number 80 The Rifter Number 81

UPDATE: The Rifter® #80 and #81 are hot

These two issues have been selling like crazy and may be among the best sellers in recent years. Nice, because we put a lot of ideas and hard work into them. They are jam-packed with great characters, adventures and source material for Rifts® Chaos Earth®, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers® and more! And they are part of The Rifter® sale happening right now.

The Rifter Number 82

UPDATE: The Rifter® #82 – October release

The Rifter® #82 is another great issue with gaming advice, adventure source material, magic and mayhem for various settings including Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, and Nightbane®, plus a touching and informative tribute to Erick Wujcik in memorial, and more!

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods, a Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook

Matthew Clements is giving his considerable contribution to Garden of the Gods one last review and final tweak before he turns it in next week. Matthew has started work on another Fantasy sourcebook even as you read this, and has already turned in one, still secret, Rifts® sourcebook that should get people very excited.

In the Face of Death

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

This book remains actively buzzing around inside my head wanting to get out. It is still planned for a fall release. There is a lot of creative energy flying around the office right now. Looking to use it to produce a lot of books.

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream Sourcebook

I approved the tightened and tweaked sketch for the cover to Psychic Scream™ this week and artist Anthony Moravian has been given the green light to start painting. I can’t wait to do the final edits and additional writing for this book.

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica

I approved the cover sketch so artist John Zeleznik will be moving on to final pencils and painting. Meanwhile, author Matthew Clements is making changes and improvements to the manuscript to ensure that Rifts® Antarctica is a truly compelling and exotic land you’ll want to explore.

UPDATE: The Rifter® #83 and #84

We are already thinking about and reviewing material for these two issues. The Rifter® #83 should have a Heroes Unlimited™ theme cover by Anthony Moravian, and The Rifter® #84 will have a Rifts® cover by John Zeleznik.

New on DriveThruRPG.com – Land of the Damned Two: Eternal Torment – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® sourcebook

New: Land of the Damned™ Two: Eternal Torment™ Fantasy sourcebook, 15 different undead, 15 Beasts of Chaos, curses, key places and people, 100+ adventure ideas, and more!

Recent PDF additions include Land of the Damned™ One: Chaos Lands™ (Fantasy), 20 monsters, 14 demons, 11 dying races, Random Monster Generator, the Great Rift, cold weather rules, key places, and more than 200 adventure hooks; The Northern Hinterlands™ (Fantasy) which includes new cold and snow spells, 15 magic artifacts, Wizard Stones, 18 monsters, the Shadow Coast, and more. Eastern Territory™ (Fantasy): key people, places and dangers, new races, creatures and the Disputed Lands between Wolfen and humans. Mount Nimro™ (Fantasy), Kingdom of Giants, Blade Priest, Life Force Wizard, Were-Shaman, Conjurer, Gigante Warlord, Gromek-Giant War, notable people, places and more; Baalgor Wastelands™ (Fantasy): Key people and places, 17 monstrous beings, survival in harsh environments, and more. The Western Empire™ (Fantasy), key people and places, Western society, city generation rules, The Slayer of Mountains, vampires, 20 new herbs/poisons, and adventure. Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: A complete game, 14 character classes, 42 “ordinary people” occupations, 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules. Nightbane® RPG, the core rules for this modern horror setting with elements of the monstrous, demonic and tormented superheroes (the Nightbane). Nightbane® Survival Guide: Everything to know about the Nightbane, their Morphus, Talents, magic, skills, contacts, new dangers, history, a complete adventure and more. Nightbane® Between the Shadows™ Sourcebook, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane, the sinister Spook Squad, world info, and more. Nightlands™ Nightbane® Sourcebook, secrets of the Nightlords™, the Nightlands, 41 wicked NPC villains, 12 monsters, 12 demons, and more. Nightbane®: Through the Glass Darkly™ presents Fleshsculptor magic, the Mirrormage, Cybermage, the Shadowleague, dangerous brotherhoods, magic artifacts, 50 spells, 3 full adventures, adventure ideas; The Rifter® #77, and FREE Sneak Previews for The Rifter® #80 AND The Rifter® #81, and more.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 27, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 14, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One is nearing completion. Volume Two is close on its heels. The Rifter #82 also nears completion. The new PDF release on DriveThruRPG this week is The Northern Hinterlands™ for the Palladium Fantasy RPG®. The T-shirt sale is over, but we have a new sale we think you will enjoy. Otherwise we are working away on many fronts.

Gaming Artistry Sale – all prints are half off! So are select other items

  • ALL Prints, new and old, are half price. And so are the following art books and other items:
  • Future Visions – The Art of Charles Walton
  • Path of the Storm – art by Charles Walton
  • Rifts® and the Megaverse® – The Art of John Zeleznik Softcover
  • Rifts® Coloring Book – art by John Zeleznik
  • Rifts® Machinations of Doom – Graphic Novel and Sourcebook by Ramon K. Perez
  • Rifts® Adventure Guide, because it is the art of building and running games.
  • Rifts® Greeting Cards
  • Rifts® Bookmarks, Set One
  • Rifts® Bookmarks, Set Two
  • Old Ones Mouse Pad
  • Dead Reign®, Zombies Rising Mouse Pad
  • AND Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG at a 40% discount, just because.
  • Note: Don’t miss out on original artwork by Charles Walton, Kevin Long and others plus one-of-a-kind negatives (look like woodcut art) on sale at my Ebay store: http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles. More details below.
  • Offer ends September 23, 2018.

Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Ships October

All the pieces are coming together and should go to the printer in a couple weeks. The writing and artwork are clicking (there will be previously published and new art). All creatures are updated and new monsters add plenty of spice. The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One will be an October release. Volume Two end of November.

In addition to existing creatures collected from various Rifts® World Books and sourcebooks, it has new beasties created by me, Chuck and a few other freelance writers. This includes creatures that are not just predators or monsters, but beasts that player characters can use as war mounts, attack animals, familiars, companions and pets.

What are the Rifts® Bestiary™, Volume One and Two? We are collecting the hundreds of monsters and beasts of Rifts Earth into easy to use reference books, similar to what we did with D-Bees of North America. Only there are so many wondrous and fierce creatures that we cannot squeeze them into one book – plus we are adding a bunch of new creatures to add more fun and menace to your Rifts® campaigns. Some will be a nuisance, others pets and companions, some are suitable M.D.C. riding animals, and some are slobbering monsters.

The first two Rifts® Bestiary™ sourcebooks are being created simultaneously, right now! Between them, these two volumes compile the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks. Add new life to the savage wilderness of Rifts Earth (particularly the USA, Canada, and Mexico). Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated descriptions and information to existing monsters.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated, much of the art by Charles Walton II, along with Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages each volume – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) and Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two). In production. Release Date: Soon – i.e., as fast as we can kick these bad boys out!

The Rifter Number 82

UPDATE: The Rifter® #82 – Ships October

The Rifter #82 is another great issue with source material for Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Nightbane® and other game settings. My heartfelt thanks to those of you who submitted remembrances of Erick Wujcik. Readers will enjoy new insight into the life and work of the man. And there is a lot of Palladium history peppered in with these loving missives.

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods, a Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook

Matthew Clements has been hot writing his contribution to Garden of the Gods. He is living in California these days, but will be in town soon and we will be getting together for a day to brainstorm on this book and a few other projects. Good stuff is coming your way.

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream Sourcebook

I authorized the cover sketch after speaking with the artist, newcomer Anthony Moravian.

In the Face of Death

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

This book remains actively buzzing around inside my head wanting to get out. It is still planned for a fall release. There is a lot of creative energy flying around the office right now. Looking to use it to produce a lot of books.

New on DriveThruRPG.com – The Northern Hinterlands – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® sourcebook

New: The Northern Hinterlands™ (Fantasy) includes 18 monsters, the Shadow Coast, Magic of the North (new cold and snow spells), 15 magic artifacts plus Wizard Stones, barbarians and more.

Recent PDF additions include Eastern Territory™ (Fantasy) which explores key people, places and dangers of the Eastern Territory. Includes new races, creatures and the Disputed Lands that threaten war between the Wolfen and humans. Mount Nimro™ (Fantasy), which has the fearsome Kingdom of Giants and includes the Blade Priest, Life Force Wizard, Were-Shaman, Conjurer, Gigante Warlord, Gromek-Giant War, notable people, places and more. Baalgor Wastelands™ (Fantasy), a 216 page sourcebook with info on the Wastelands, 17 monstrous beings and creatures, notable places mapped and described, survival in harsh environments, and the many monstrous beings and creatures. The Western Empire™ (Fantasy), with 224 pages of key locations, notable people, Western society, city generation rules, The Slayer of Mountains, vampires, 20 new herbs/poisons, and adventure. Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete, revised core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for “ordinary people,” 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules. Nightbane® RPG, the core rules for this modern horror setting with elements of the monstrous, demonic and tormented superheroes (the Nightbane). Nightbane® Survival Guide: Everything to know about the Nightbane, their Morphus, Talents, magic, skills, contacts, new dangers, history, a complete adventure and more. Nightbane® Between the Shadows™ Sourcebook, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane, the sinister Spook Squad, world info, and more. Nightlands™ Nightbane® Sourcebook, secrets of the Nightlords™, the Nightlands, 41 wicked NPC villains, 12 monsters, 12 demons, and more. Nightbane®: Through the Glass Darkly™ presents Fleshsculptor magic, the Mirrormage, Cybermage, the Shadowleague, dangerous brotherhoods, magic artifacts, 50 spells, 3 full adventures, adventure ideas; The Rifter® #77, and FREE Sneak Previews for The Rifter® #80 AND The Rifter® #81, and more.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 14, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 20, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Every week the writing and art for the Rifts® Bestiary Volume One gets closer to completion. I have really been enjoying updating the existing monsters and creatures for the Rifts® Bestiary, adding details and clarifications. And having a blast creating new creatures with Chuck and others. I think the Bestiaries will be a lot of fun and super-useful references.

The Rifter® #82 is also well underway. The new PDF release on DriveThruRPG this week is Land of the Damned™ One: Chaos Lands™, last week was The Northern Hinterlands™ for the Palladium Fantasy RPG® series. Soon the entire Palladium Fantasy RPG® series will be available as PDFs. Wayne is also going back and replacing the fast, not-so-great early scans of books DriveThru did for us, with clean, sharp PDFs. Don’t miss the DriveThruRPG sale on ALL Heroes Unlimited™, After the Bomb® and Ninjas & Superspies™ PDF titles.

On our own website, this is the last weekend for the current sale offering Rifts® Ultimate Edition, select books and art prints at a steep discount. Get ‘em while you can. Original art, negatives and other collectibles are also available on my Ebay store: http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles.

I met with writer Matthew Clements this week to discuss several new books he is working on right now and future books for Palladium. In addition to new projects, Matthew will be helping Palladium to release some long awaited titles. The meeting was very productive and left us both anxious to write. Read on for details.

Last Weekend for Gaming Artistry Sale – RUE, select Rifts® books, all prints, greeting cards, bookmarks, and select mouse pads are on sale – Offer ends September 23, 2018

  • ALL Prints – half price.
  • Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG (book) at a 40% discount.
  • Rifts® Adventure Guide (sourcebook) – half price.
  • Rifts® Path of the Storm™ – art by Charles Walton (book) – half price.
  • Rifts® Machinations of Doom™ – Graphic Novel and sourcebook by Ramon K. Perez – half price.
  • Rifts® and the Megaverse® – The Art of John Zeleznik (book) – half price.
  • Future Visions – The Art of Charles Walton (book) – half price.
  • Rifts® Coloring Book – art by John Zeleznik – half price.
  • Rifts® Greeting Cards – half price – fun and cool.
  • Rifts® Bookmarks, Set One – half price.
  • Rifts® Bookmarks, Set Two – half price.
  • Old Ones Mouse Pad – half price.
  • Dead Reign®, Zombies Rising Mouse Pad – half price.
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018, is your last day to order.

End of Summer DriveThruRPG Super-Sale – All Heroes Unlimited, Ninjas & Superspies and After the Bomb® (mutant animals) PDF titles on sale ENDS September 25, 2018

After the Bomb

After the Bomb® Role-Playing Game – Create any type of intelligent, mutant animal. Make an entire new breed of crime-fighting, intelligent, humanoid mutant animal heroes in the tradition of the Ninja Turtles, Rocket Raccoon, or any comic book-style superheroes. Or add humanoid mutant animals to your Heroes Unlimited™ or Ninjas & Superspies™ games, or use them in any game setting from Nightbane® to Rifts®/Phase World® where such mutants fit right in.

Playing anthropomorphic animal characters is a blast. And the After the Bomb® RPG gives you everything you need: creation rules, stats for 100+ mutant animals, animal psionics, animal powers, and a post-apocalyptic Earth setting that makes Planet of the Apes seem tame.

  • Create intelligent, humanoid, mutant animal heroes of every variety, from pigeons and turtles to tigers and elephants!
  • 100+ mutant animal stats included.
  • Mutant animal creation rules to mutate ANY animal.
  • 52 Mutant Animal Powers.
  • 33 Mutant Animal Psionic Powers.
  • New Animal Chimeras.
  • New back story to the After the Bomb® world of mutants.
  • The post-apocalyptic Earth setting of “After the Bomb” is just one use for your mutant animal heroes.
  • Create mutant animals as heroes, villains, aliens, and monsters.
  • A complete role-playing game with skills, weapons and more. Compatible with Heroes Unlimited™, Aliens Unlimited™, Nightbane®, Rifts® and any game setting where mutants or aliens are appropriate.
  • Written by Erick Wujcik.
  • Also on sale: AtB sourcebooks. DriveThru Sale ends September 25, 2018.

Heroes Unlimited

The Heroes Unlimited™ RPG has been a hit RPG for 30+ years because it enables you to create any type of comic book hero you can imagine. Make characters pulled right from any comic book you like or design your own league of extraordinary heroes.

Some heroes may be superhumans gifted with incredible super abilities, or immortal or practically living gods. Others may rely upon their mastery of the martial arts or weapons training and intelligence. Some may be alien super beings from another world, or mutant humans, or mutant animals, or a living plant creature. Still others may rely upon their wits and their super-vehicle, power armor, bionics or robot body! Others are gadgeteers or tricksters, while some wield psychic mind powers or command the forces of magic. It’s called Heroes Unlimited™ for a reason. If you seek comic book heroic adventure, Heroes Unlimited™ does the job on an epic scale. Plus a dozen sourcebooks provide you with more super abilities, hero categories, bad guys and adventures.

  • Create any type of hero you can imagine.
  • 101 super abilities plus a multitude of sub-powers within them, bonuses and special combat capabilities.
  • 100+ magic spells plus enchanted weapons and objects.
  • 72 psychic powers.
  • Enchanted weapons that instill super abilities.
  • Mega-Heroes and immortals.
  • Alien super beings.
  • Bionics and cyborgs.
  • Robots and power armor.
  • Masters of magic, wizards and spell casters.
  • Mutants and Super Soldiers possessing super abilities.
  • Psionics and Psychics.
  • Inventors, super-geniuses and super-vehicles.
  • Special Training: Martial arts, weapons, more.
  • Cover by comic book legend, Jim Steranko.
  • Art by Ramon K. Perez, Paulo Parente, Mike Gustovich, and others.
  • Written by Kevin Siembieda.
  • 352 pages for a complete RPG.
  • Also on sale: Heroes Unlimited™ sourcebooks plus Ninjas and Superspies™ and Mystic China™. DriveThru Sale ends September 25, 2018.

Rifts Bestiary

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One – Ships October

All the pieces are coming together and should go to the printer in a couple weeks. The writing and artwork are clicking (there will be previously published and new art) and Volume One and Two are going to rock. All creatures are updated and new monsters add plenty of spice. The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One will be an October release. Volume Two end of November.

  • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks.
  • Updated descriptions and information to existing monsters.
  • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
  • New predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
  • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
  • Fully illustrated, much of the art by Charles Walton II, along with Siembieda and many others.
  • 192-224 pages each volume – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) and Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two). In production. Release Date: Soon – i.e., as fast as we can kick these bad boys out!

The Rifter Number 80 The Rifter Number 81 The Rifter Number 82

UPDATE: The Rifter®

People are loving The Rifter® #80 and #81. Coming in October, The Rifter® #82, with source material for Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Nightbane® and more, plus a tribute to Erick Wujcik 10 years after his death.

UPDATE: Garden of the Gods, a Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook

Matthew Clements has been hot writing his contributions to Garden of the Gods. He is living in California these days, but he was in town this week and we got together for a day to brainstorm on this book and several other projects. Good stuff is coming your way.

UPDATE: Rifts® Chaos Earth® – Psychic Scream Sourcebook

I recently authorized the cover sketch after speaking with the artist, newcomer Anthony Moravian.

UPDATE: Rifts® Antarctica

I authorized the concept for the cover of Rifts® Antarctica by John Zeleznik.

In the Face of Death

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

This book remains actively buzzing around inside my head wanting to get out. It is still planned for a fall release. There is a lot of creative energy flying around the office right now. Looking to use it to produce a lot of books.

New on DriveThruRPG.com – Land of the Damned One: Chaos Lands – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® sourcebook

New: Land of the Damned™ One: Chaos Lands™ Fantasy sourcebook, 20 monsters, 14 demons, 11 dying races, Random Monster Generator, the Great Rift, cold weather rules, key places, and more than 200 adventure hooks!

Recent PDF additions include The Northern Hinterlands™ (Fantasy) which includes new cold and snow spells, 15 magic artifacts, Wizard Stones, 18 monsters, the Shadow Coast, and more. Eastern Territory™ (Fantasy): key people, places and dangers, new races, creatures and the Disputed Lands between Wolfen and humans. Mount Nimro™ (Fantasy), Kingdom of Giants, Blade Priest, Life Force Wizard, Were-Shaman, Conjurer, Gigante Warlord, Gromek-Giant War, notable people, places and more; Baalgor Wastelands™ (Fantasy): Key people and places, 17 monstrous beings, survival in harsh environments, and more. The Western Empire™ (Fantasy), key people and places, Western society, city generation rules, The Slayer of Mountains, vampires, 20 new herbs/poisons, and adventure. Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: A complete game, 14 character classes, 42 “ordinary people” occupations, 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules. Nightbane® RPG, the core rules for this modern horror setting with elements of the monstrous, demonic and tormented superheroes (the Nightbane). Nightbane® Survival Guide: Everything to know about the Nightbane, their Morphus, Talents, magic, skills, contacts, new dangers, history, a complete adventure and more. Nightbane® Between the Shadows™ Sourcebook, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane, the sinister Spook Squad, world info, and more. Nightlands™ Nightbane® Sourcebook, secrets of the Nightlords™, the Nightlands, 41 wicked NPC villains, 12 monsters, 12 demons, and more. Nightbane®: Through the Glass Darkly™ presents Fleshsculptor magic, the Mirrormage, Cybermage, the Shadowleague, dangerous brotherhoods, magic artifacts, 50 spells, 3 full adventures, adventure ideas; The Rifter® #77, and FREE Sneak Previews for The Rifter® #80 AND The Rifter® #81, and more.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 20, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 6, 2018

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

We’ve been pumping on all cylinders. I’ve been writing, Chuck and other artists have been drawing away, we’ve been discussing and planning books, and we all remain on a creative high as we pound away on the Rifts® Bestiary and a few other things. The new PDF release on DriveThruRPG this week is The Eastern Territory for the Palladium Fantasy RPG®.

This weekend ends in a bang as the $7 T-shirt Sale ends after midnight on Sunday – so get those orders in while you still can. The shirts have been selling well and the availability of various types and sizes are limited while supplies last. Many of the shirts will not be reissued, so this may be your last chance to get one. The new (and old) art prints have been well received too. Nice. For us, this weekend is all business. Wayne Smith and Charles Walton will be at the Alliance Trade Show, while I’ll be conducting business elsewhere.

A nice selection of Charles Walton II original art is “on sale” in my ebay store. So is artwork by Kevin Long and others as well as a selection of one-of-a-kind Rifts® and TMNT® negatives from various RPG titles. More details below or at http://stores.ebay.com/kevinstoys-artandcollectibles. Alex and I will be posting new negatives, toys and collectibles from time to time every week.

$7.00 T-shirt sale – 11 days only – Sale ENDS Sunday, September 9

The seven dollar T-shirts (plus shipping and handling; $15 for the CS Embroidered Polo Shirt, $17 for the 4XL and $19.00 for the 5XL) make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Halloween, Christmas, and any gift-giving occasion.

People went wild over this sale at the Palladium Open House, so Kathy Simmons suggested we offer an even bigger selection to you as a limited time sale. Get Dead Reign® Survive or Die, Wilk’s Logo, Northern Gun Logo, Rifts® Vampire Kingdoms, Rifts® Cyber-Knight G.M. T-shirt, POH T-shirts and many others. Enjoy.

  • Sizes and availability will vary.
  • Available only while supplies last. Quantities are limited.
  • Sold on a first come, first served basis.
  • Limited to select, designated T-shirts, but most are on sale.
  • Quality shirts. We think all are 100% cotton.
  • $7 each T-shirt (plus shipping and handling) except where indicated otherwise. $15-$19 for the Rifts CS Embroidered Polo Shirt.
  • Sale ends Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Four new prints – Available now

These four classic Rifts® covers debuted at Gen Con and are now available in Palladium’s online store. Three are offered for the first time ever. The Chaos Earth® cover has never been offered in the smaller, 8½ x 11 inch size. All are in vivid color. $10.00 each and suitable for framing. Sized to fit perfectly in an 8x10 inch matt.

  • Robot Legion – original Rifts® Sourcebook One cover. Art by Kevin Long. Cat. No.: PR822. Total Size: 8½ x 11 inches. Image Area: 8x10 inches, perfect for framing or matting. Retail: $10.00 and available only from Palladium Books.
  • Crimes Against the Coalition – Rifts® Mercenaries sourcebook cover. Art by Kevin Long. Cat. No.: PR823. Total Size: 8½ x 11 inches. Image Area: 8x10 inches, perfect for framing or matting. Retail: $10.00 and available only from Palladium Books.
  • Stand Strong – Rifts® Chaos Earth® Glitter Boy cover. Art by Scott Johnson. Cat. No.: PR820. Total Size: 8½ x 11 inches. Image Area: 8x10 inches, perfect for framing or matting. Retail: $10.00 and available only from Palladium Books.
  • Traveling the Rifts® – Rifts® Ultimate cover. Art by Scott Johnson. Cat. No.: PR821. Total Size: 8½ x 11 inches. Image Area: 8x10 inches, perfect for framing or matting. Retail: $10.00 and available only from Palladium Books.
  • Rifts Bestiary

    UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary, Volume One and Volume Two

    This book is moving along nicely, the artwork is coming in and looks great, I continue to write like a demon, and Volume One is coming along very well. I’ve already begun assigning Volume Two art. I’m loving working on these two books, updating and spicing up existing monsters and creating fun new ones. The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One was tentatively slated for an end of September or October release, but with our printer’s current schedule it will be an October release. Volume Two end of November.

    In addition to existing creatures collected from various Rifts® World Books and sourcebooks, it has new beasties created by me, Chuck and a few other freelance writers. This includes creatures that are not just predators or monsters, but beasts that player characters can use as war mounts, attack animals, familiars, companions and pets.

    What are the Rifts® Bestiary™, Volume One and Two?

    We are collecting the hundreds of monsters and beasts of Rifts Earth into easy to use reference books, similar to what we did with D-Bees of North America. Only there are so many wondrous and fierce creatures that we cannot squeeze them into one book – plus we are adding a bunch of new creatures to add more fun and menace to your Rifts® campaigns. Some will be a nuisance, others pets and companions, some are suitable M.D.C. riding animals, and some are slobbering monsters.

    The first two Rifts® Bestiary™ sourcebooks are being created simultaneously, right now! Between them, these two volumes compile all the beasts of Rifts North America (unintelligent monsters, predators, notable animals and intelligent beings that are monstrous or animal-like in appearance or behavior) from all current World Books and Sourcebooks. In addition to a growing number of brand new critters and monsters by Kevin Siembieda, Chuck Walton, Carl Gleba, Greg Diaczyk and others! All adding new life to the savage wilderness of Rifts Earth (particularly the USA, Canada, and Mexico). Presented in alphabetical order, with maps showing their range and location, in two big books.

    • Monsters and animals of Rifts North America organized in two big, easy to use sourcebooks. Predators, exotic riding animals, beasts of burden, alien horrors, giant insects and more.
    • Updated descriptions and information where applicable.
    • Updated and uniform stat blocks.
    • A good number of brand new creatures are being added too.
    • A map for every creature showing where it is found.
    • Fully illustrated, much of the art by Charles Walton II, along with Siembieda and many others.
    • 192-224 pages each volume – $26.99 retail – Cat. No. 896 (Volume One) and Cat. No. 897 (Volume Two). In production. Release date: Summer – i.e., as fast as we can kick these bad boys out!

    The Rifter Number 82

    UPDATE: The Rifter® #82 – Erick Wujcik remembered

    The Rifter #82 is coming along very nicely. Includes source material for Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, Nightbane® and other game settings. I think most of the Wujcik remembrances are in, and I was touched by each and every one of them. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed. I think readers will get an enjoyable, new insight into the life and the man. A lot of Palladium history is peppered in with these loving missives.

    UPDATE: Garden of the Gods, a Palladium Fantasy® Sourcebook

    Matthew Clements has been hot writing his contributions to Garden of the Gods. He is living in California these days, but will be in town soon and we will be getting together for a day to brainstorm on this book and a few other projects. Good stuff is coming your way.

    In the Face of Death

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

    This book remains actively buzzing around inside my head wanting to get out. It is still planned for a fall release. There is a lot of creative energy flying around the office right now. Looking to use it to produce a lot of books.

    New on DriveThruRPG.com – Eastern Territory – a Palladium Fantasy RPG® sourcebook

    New: Eastern Territory (Fantasy) explores notable people and places in the wilderness of the Eastern Territory being settled by humans and their allies. Includes new races, creatures and the Disputed Lands that threaten war between the Wolfen and humans.

    Recent PDF additions include Mount Nimro (Fantasy), which is the fearsome Kingdom of Giants and includes the Blade Priest, Life Force Wizard, Were-Shaman, Conjurer, Gigante Warlord, Gromek-Giant War, notable people, places and more; Baalgor Wastelands (Fantasy), a 216 page sourcebook with info on the Wastelands, 17 monstrous beings and creatures, notable places mapped and described, survival in harsh environments, and the many monstrous beings and creatures. The Western Empire (Fantasy), with 224 pages of key locations, notable people, Western society, city generation rules, The Slayer of Mountains, vampires, 20 new herbs/poisons, and adventure. Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition: The complete, revised core game, 14 character classes and 42 occupations for “ordinary people,” 100+ psychic abilities, 16 monsters, the Lazlo Agency, world setting and rules. Nightbane® RPG, the core rules for this modern horror setting with elements of the monstrous, demonic and tormented superheroes (the Nightbane). Nightbane® Survival Guide: Everything to know about the Nightbane, their Morphus, Talents, magic, skills, contacts, new dangers, history, a complete adventure and more. Nightbane® Between the Shadows™ Sourcebook, the Dreamstream™, the Astral Plane, the sinister Spook Squad, world info, and more. Nightlands™ Nightbane® Sourcebook, secrets of the Nightlords™, the Nightlands, 41 wicked NPC villains, 12 monsters, 12 demons, and more. Nightbane®: Through the Glass Darkly™ presents Fleshsculptor magic, the Mirrormage, Cybermage, the Shadowleague, dangerous brotherhoods, magic artifacts, 50 spells, 3 full adventures, adventure ideas; The Rifter® #77, and FREE Sneak Previews for The Rifter® #80 AND The Rifter® #81, and more.

    Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Sept. 6, 2018

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