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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. 6, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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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