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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 24, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

It is the Memorial Day Weekend here in the USA, so I’m going to keep this Update very short. I don’t usually go anywhere for Memorial Day unless it is Anime North every few years. Well, that’s where you will find me, Charles Walton II (artist), Apollo Okamura (artist), Greg Diaczyk (writer), Kent Burles (artist), and maybe a few other Palladium creators. We hope you come over to our booth to say hello and hang.

This same Memorial Day weekend, Game Master Cameron Cleveland has orchestrated 8 Rifts® RPG events and 2 Robotech® RPG Tactics™ games at StrategiCon in Los Angeles, California. If you are attending, check ‘em out. Cameron and his crew of Game Masters are excellent at running games.

Otherwise, Wayne is working on The Rifter® #80 and #81, while I and others are working on the Rifts® Bestiary Vol. One and Vol. Two, and looking ahead at titles in the schedule.

Strategicon GAMEX 2018 – Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28, 2018

http://www.strategicon.net

Eight Rifts® game events set across the globe (the New West/Southwest, Atlantis, Mexico, and Europe/Sovietski), plus two Robotech® RPG Tactics™ miniature games. Don’t miss the fun.

1. Rifts® – Let's Get A Party Going! 4:00 PM, Friday, May 25th, 2018

Description: Otherwise known as, “It’s my party and I’ll die if I want to!” Fanatical cultists are trying to open a Rift to a nether dimension to summon their “master” wanting for themselves personal power, worldwide influence, and great dental. And how will they get such an entity on their side? Offer it a good time! Vote on who did the best in character role-play (not roll-play) for the session. G.M.: Paul Rogers.
Number of Players: Up to 8 players. RPG Medium Tourney.
Duration: 4 hours.

2. Rifts® New Strawn: Kansas Shuffle – 8:00 PM, Friday, May 25th, 2018

Description: Savage Rifts®. Prepare yourself for a railgun-shredding, mega-powered magic flinging journey into a post-post-apocalyptic world where supernatural horrors vie with technological empires for mastery of the world. All pre-gens, no player-made characters. This is listed as a role-play tournament. Meaning at the end of the game, everyone will vote on who did the best in character role-play (not roll-play) for the session. G.M.: Cameron Cleveland. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/715851765210549/
Number of Players: Up to 8 players. RPG Medium Tourney.
Duration: 4 hours.

3. Robotech® RPG Tactics™: Robotech® Boot Camp – 9:00 AM, Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Event Type: Miniatures Demo.
Description: Go through the rough and tough Robotech® training to learn how to operate your Mecha in combat against the Zentraedi horde! Advance your training and complete your first mission! All materials provided, no experience necessary. G.M.: David Dunn.
Number of Players: Unlimited/Any.
Duration: 5 hours.

4. Rifts® Atlantis Reemerging, RPG Event – 9:00 AM, Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Description: An RPG Event. Savage Rifts®. Local heroes from a fishing village along the Texas coast are invited by Lemurians to search for a lost Atlantean artifact. Vote on who did the best in character role-play (not roll-play) for the session. G.M.: Juan Shoemake.
Number of Players: Up to 6 players.
Duration: 4 hours.

5. Rift® The Black Warlord, RPG Event – 9:00 AM, Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Description: An RPG Event. Rifts®. 300 years in the future, Eastern Europe is a permafrost wasteland filled with Warlords commanding armies of cyborg soldiers, high-tech remnants of the Soviet Empire, and magical supernatural creatures. During a border war, villages are not heard from and the characters seek out why and what the rumors of a dark figure in the backwoods are about. G.M.: Addison Vigil.
Number of Players: Up to 6 players.
Duration: 4 hours.

6. Rifts® Mexican Cargo Run: Muluc Miasma, RPG Event – 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Description: RPG Medium Tourney. Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalypse. Pre-approved player-made characters are welcome. The adventures of a cargo convoy run to Mexico & the party will be split into two teams for a repair mission and a convoy mission. Two G.M.s will be running this event. Music & soundboard provided. This is a role-play tournament. Players will vote for the best role-play (not roll-play). G.M.: Cameron Cleveland. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/715851765210549/
Number of Players: Up to 16 players.
Duration: 8 hours. Starts at 2:00 PM.

7. Robotech® RPG Tactics™: Robotech® Boot Camp – 9:00 AM, Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Event Type: Miniatures Demo.
Description: Go through the rough and tough Robotech® training to learn how to operate your Mecha in combat against the Zentraedi horde! Advance your training and complete your first mission! All materials provided, no experience necessary. G.M.: David Dunn.
Number of Players: Unlimited/Any.
Duration: 5 hours.

8. Rifts® Atlantis Reemerging, RPG Event – 9:00 AM, Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Description: An RPG Event. Savage Rifts®. Local heroes from a fishing village along the Texas coast are invited by Lemurians to search for a lost Atlantean artifact. Vote on who did the best in character role-play (not roll-play) for the session. G.M.: Juan Shoemake.
Number of Players: Up to 6 players.
Duration: 4 hours.

9. Rifts® The Black Warlord, RPG Event – 9:00 AM, Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Description: An RPG Event. Palladium Rifts®. 300 years in the future, Eastern Europe is a permafrost wasteland filled with Warlords commanding armies of cyborg soldiers, high-tech remnants of the Soviet Empire, and magical supernatural creatures. During a border war, villages are not heard from and the characters seek out why and what the rumors of a dark figure in the backwoods are about. G.M.: Addison Vigil.
Number of Players: Up to 6 players.
Duration: 4 hours.

10. Rifts® Mexican Cargo Run: Muluc Miasma, RPG Event – 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Description: RPG Medium Tourney. Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalypse. Pre-approved player-made characters are welcome. The adventures of a cargo convoy run to Mexico & the party will be split into two teams for a repair mission and a convoy mission. Two G.M.s will be running this event. Music & soundboard provided. This is a role-play tournament. Players will vote for the best role-play (not roll-play). G.M.: Cameron Cleveland. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/715851765210549/
Number of Players: Up to 16 players.
Duration: 8 hours. Starts at 2:00 PM.

Coming to DriveThruRPG.com – Library of Bletherad for the Palladium Fantasy RPG® and The Rifter® #76 will post next week

Available now: FREE Rifts® Sovietski™ Sneak Preview, Nightbane®, Fantasy, Heroes Unlimited™, Rifts®, Splicers® and much more.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 24, 2018

Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 18, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

A lot is going on. Before I forget, let me mention that Charles Walton II (artist), Apollo Okamura (artist), Greg Diaczyk (writer), Kent Burles (artist), and myself, and maybe a few other Palladium creators, will be at Anime North in Toronto, Canada next weekend (Memorial Day weekend in the US). Likewise, Game Master Cameron Cleveland has orchestrated 10 big events at StrategiCon in Los Angeles, California, also Memorial Day weekend.

At Palladium we are putting into place our plans to fast track a number of upcoming new Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy RPG®, and Dead Reign® sourcebooks, as well as new projects to follow. That involves a lot of coordination, assessment and scheduling. We have something like 14 books, plus The Rifter®, in the pipeline and several others in development for the future. These planning sessions include new approaches and methods of hitting release schedules, and a number of projects that we think will surprise and delight our fans.

Writer Matthew Clements returns to Palladium

We are in talks with writer Matthew Clements (Rifts® Northern Gun 1 & 2, among other titles) to bring him back to write new books and help us get out the books in the pipeline.

In addition, Taylor White recently turned in a Chaos Earth® manuscript, and we are having a real-life first responder and writer take a look at Chaos Earth® First Responders for feedback and additions to this long awaited book. Meanwhile, writers Glen Evans, Carl Gleba, Steve Dawes, Greg Diaczyk and others are busy plotting their next project or two.

PDF only titles – coming soon

The collected Splicers®: I am Legion Mega-Adventure Sourcebook and Champions of Palladium: The Lopanic Games (tentative title; for the Palladium Fantasy RPG®) are likely to be the first two PDF books released by Palladium via DriveThruRPG. The Lopanic Games by Paul Herbert will make a nice companion to Glen Evans’ upcoming Lopan sourcebook. A couple other DriveThru projects are also in the works.

New Raw Preview Editions of books coming soon

A number of people at the Palladium Open House asked that we release more Raw Preview Editions. These are the unedited, “raw” manuscripts before rewrites and additional material is added to the book. There is no artwork, just the untouched manuscript text. Raw Editions are usually limited to 120 or 150 advance copies and fans love them. Since so many people have been inquiring, I will see about releasing 2-4 soon.

Back in Stock Reminder

The following titles are back in stock and available now.

The Rifter® #80

Getting caught up on issues of The Rifter® is a top priority. Both The Rifter® #80 and #81 are in the works. Nick Bradshaw cover for one.

UPDATE: Rifts® Bestiary: North America, Vol. One and Two

The Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume 1 and Volume 2 are the next two books. Probably summer releases. Both books gather and format the existing beasts from the current World Books and Sourcebooks, PLUS a good number of fun, new creatures and monsters to spice up your games, plus maps and more.

UPDATE: Dead Reign®: In the Face of Death

I am looking forward to this sourcebook about life and survival in the big cities during the Zombie Apocalypse. Rooftop living and more.

Strategicon GAMEX 2018 – Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28, 2018

http://www.strategicon.net

Eight Rifts® game events set across the globe (the New West/Southwest, Atlantis, Mexico, and Europe/Sovietski), plus two Robotech® games. Don’t miss the fun.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – May 18, 2018

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