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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Dec. 20, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Happy holidays to everyone! Christmas is nearly upon us and Kwanzaa is Wednesday. We send all of you who celebrate these holidays the warmest wishes and hope your celebration is joyful and filled with love.

I have been delighted to see so many gamers from outside the USA taking advantage of the Christmas Surprise Package offer. As I have noted, it is a great way to mitigate the shipping cost. I mean, if you are getting roughly $100 worth of product for $46, the high cost of shipping (typically $50-$65 outside the USA) is mostly negated. It’s like buying the books at retail plus a little extra for shipping. Can’t speak to VAT or Customs fees, but it’s a big help. We have been seeing a lot of orders from Australia, Canada, England, Finland, France and Germany as well as other European countries. And of course, tons of Surprise Packages for our fellow Americans. Smart, because these Grab Bags are a great deal and a way to get signed books. I’m also pleased to see many new customers joining the ranks of Palladium gamers and a large number of gamers coming back into the fold! Awesome, we welcome you all. Keep those orders coming because the Surprise Package offer will be continued for a few more weeks.

Palladium is extending the Christmas Surprise Package offer for a few weeks AFTER Christmas. This extension has become part of the Grab Bag tradition as much as the Surprise Packages themselves. And do not miss the new DriveThruRPG.com Sale of Rifts® PDFs titles including Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® core books, Rifts® World Books, Rifts® Sourcebooks, Rifts® Adventure Sourcebooks, and the Coalition Wars® Siege on Tolkeen™ Sourcebook series. Remember, it’s not too late to send a Rifts® PDF Holiday gift or a Gift Certificate in time for the holidays! More details below.

Christmas Grab Bags

Christmas Surprise Package Offer – EXTENDED to January 14, 2019

This is absolutely your last chance to snag a 2018 Surprise Package as a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day (it will be here before you know it), graduation, or a treat for yourself. A Surprise Package is an inexpensive way to try new games, new settings, fill holes in your collection, get caught up on The Rifter®, or replace battered old books. Whatever the reason, order soon, because this offer is almost over.

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

The extension is also for you Johnny Come-Latelies who are so caught up in the holiday frenzy, work and life that somehow you miss placing your order for the Christmas Surprise Package before the offer ends. It is also for those of you who wish you had ordered one (or another one) but forgot. Lastly, it is our way to carry that holiday good cheer into the New Year. So get your post-holiday Surprise Package and enjoy. Please note that this offer will not be extended further. This is your last chance. And please spread the word to let people know the offer is extended for a short time. Happy Holidays.

Get RPG books for the price of PDFs – via the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package

What is a Christmas Surprise Package? A way to get $95-$100 or more worth of physical gaming product (not PDFs) for the price of PDFs! For ONLY $46 (plus shipping and handling), get gifts for others or for yourself. And each book is signed if you should want autographs. It is our way of saying thank you to our many fans for their support. You are appreciated more than you may realize.

The best deal of the holidays! You are likely to pay $50 or more for just a single core rule book, but for $46 plus shipping, you can get 4-6 books in a Palladium Surprise Package, depending on their retail value. Or you can get that core rule book and 2-4 sourcebooks. And we will sign the books if you request it. How do you beat that? It simply is the best deal in gaming! Our way of giving back to the fans and making the holidays special for you. A 20 year tradition of which gamers cannot get enough.

  • Palladium Surprise Packages make the perfect holiday gifts for the gamers in your life. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion that falls between now and March, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs, and you look like you spent a fortune.
  • Fill holes in your own collection.
  • Try new game settings – Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers®, Nightbane®, Dead Reign®, Beyond the Supernatural™, Rifts® Chaos Earth®, After the Bomb® (mutant animals), Ninjas & Superspies™, RECON® and all the rest.
  • Get cool stuff (miniatures, bookmarks, maps, prints, greeting cards, T-shirts, etc.).
  • Request autographs and Kevin and available Palladium staff and freelancers will sign every book.
  • Get something for your fellow gamers or favorite Game Master, husband, wife, brother, sister, child, etc.
  • Be surprised when the package arrives.

Please spread the word to gamers everywhere. People only learn about the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package offer by word of mouth, The Rifter® and our website, so please post and spread the word everywhere.

Click here to get all the details or to place a Surprise Package order.

Holiday PDF Sales from Palladium Books®

It’s not too late to send a Rifts® PDF Holiday gift in time for the holidays. Or to get that little something for yourself.

We are celebrating the arrival of Christmas and Kwanzaa by offering different sales of PDF titles on DriveThruRPG.com through Christmas and into the new Year.

Every few days, one PDF game sale will come to an end and another will start. This sale offers the Rifts® core books, World Books, Sourcebooks, and more! It all takes place on DriveThruRPG.com – enjoy.

DriveThru Christmas Sale #4 – Rifts® RPG, World Books AND Sourcebooks – Weekend of December 20-23, 2018.

The following PDF titles are all on sale for a very limited time:

  • Rifts® Ultimate Edition
  • Rifts® G.M. Guide™
  • Rifts® Book of Magic™
  • Rifts® Adventure Guide™
  • All Rifts® World Books™
  • All Rifts® Sourcebooks
  • All Rifts® Adventure Sourcebooks
  • Coalition Wars® Siege on Tolkeen Sourcebooks
  • A clue about the next sale: Explore the Megaverse®.

Merry Christmas and Warm Wishes from All of Us at Palladium Books

In the joyful spirit of Christmas, the rest of this Update is limited to comments from just some of the many fans who leave us brief comments in their Surprise Package orders. We love reading them and seeing people’s favorite books, and appreciate the kinds words, holiday well wishes and constructive suggestions. I read every single Grab Bag order and select the items that go into each one. I try to make each one special and tailored to your wishes and wants.

I also like posting some of the comments in these Weekly Updates so you can see what other gamers are saying and playing. It also enables me to give a little shout out to some of you to show our appreciation. Even though we only indicate the person’s initials and the city and state where they live, we hope you know who you are. Of course, we appreciate each and every one of you, and wish you ALL a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a joyful Kwanzaa and Winter Solstice, and a wondrous New Year that is filled with good health, prosperity and joy.

– Santa Kevin and his Palladium Elves

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] when applicable.

W.B. in Glenalta, South Australia, writes: Thank you for continuing to do this each year. I really appreciate the incredible work you have all done over the years. Merry Christmas and Blessings on you and your families.

[Thank you so much W.B., your Christmas greeting and warm wishes are very appreciated. I intend to keep the Surprise Package tradition going for many years to come, as well as continuing to knock out games and sourcebooks to fire up your imagination. – KS]

M.L. in Narvik, Norway, writes: The one stress-free purchase of the season! Thank you and warmth and lights for all!

[Same to you M.L., glad we can help during this busy time of year. Enjoy. – KS]

W.S. in Pasadena, Maryland, writes, in part: I love Palladium’s products. I have been playing your RPGs since I was 16 years old! I grew up on your products. All I want to say, and I hope this makes it to Mr. Siembieda, is thank you for all your spectacular, fantastical hard work. My life is better because of the outlet for my creativity that you have provided. Well done to you and everyone who has ever contributed no matter how small to your Megaverse®.

[I am humbled by your heartfelt words, W.S. Thank you. I’ve said many times before, we love what we do and love our fans. I could not have asked for a more magical life. Sure we’ve had our troubles and tribulations. Life is hard. But it becomes so much less difficult and so worthwhile when you are writing and designing for people like you and so many Palladium fans. I hope to continue to do so for another 2-3 decades. Keep that imagination burning bright and thank you so much for your kind words. They mean a lot to all of us.

T.T. in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, writes: Favorites: Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, and Rifts®. My 12 year old son has been gaming Palladium since he was seven years old. He is now spreading his wings and Game Mastering.

[That’s very cool, T.T., I’m sure he’ll be good at it. I’m tickled to hear about so many youngsters getting into our games thanks to their gaming parents. Happy holidays. – KS]

C.H. in Ellendale, North Dakota, writes: We love all the books! We have moved, but our small group still gets together once a week. Our two daughters are as interested as ever. The six year old is asking to join the table.

[Nice, C.H., soon game night will be a family affair. Thank you for the kind words and game on. – KS]

J.T. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, writes, in part: After the Bomb® were probably my first [gaming] books. I love Heroes Unlimited™, also Beyond the Supernatural™ is great, with average humans fighting great evil. I just want to thank all of you for going to Anime North and talking to me, even about movies and signing my stuff. It was a pleasure meeting you all. I am an old gamer and I think your system is the best and most creative out there. Thanks again to all the staff and freelancers. Take care all of you.

[Hey, J.T., it was nice meeting you as well. We love Anime North and are happy to attend whenever they are kind enough to invite us, our schedule permitting. As for chatting with you about all kinds of stuff, we’re just fan boy nerds like you who love RPGs, movies, comic books and so on. Thanks for your kind words. Game on! – KS]

C.C. in Thomasville, North Carolina, writes: Favorites: Palladium Fantasy®, Dead Reign®, Beyond the Supernatural™, Ninjas & Superspies™, Weapon Compendiums™ and The Rifter®. Looking to rebuild my Nightbane® collection. Also wanting to catch up on The Rifter®.

[I’m glad you enjoy our games so much, C.C. I think you’ll enjoy your Grab Bag. Ho, ho, ho. – KS]

N.O. in Mankato, Minnesota, writes: Thank you so much for putting out such amazing material. I have been so happy to be able to get back into games after being away for a few years. I have been lucky to have enough local friends to play with and I have had a lot of fun introducing them to Palladium games! I look forward to opening my Grab Bag from Kevin!

[Welcome back to Palladium gaming, N.O., and thank you for your kind words. I hope you liked the Surprise Package and continue to have fun gaming away. Please keep that imagination burning bright. – KS]

B.C. in Ajax, Ontario, Canada, writes: I figured this [the Grab Bag] was the best way to complete my Palladium Fantasy collection. Merry Christmas to all of you and God Bless.

[The same to you, B.C. May you and your family be blessed and enjoy a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year. And you are right, the Surprise Package is a great way to fill collections and get more bang for your buck. – KS]

R.K. in Hixson, Tennessee, writes: A major thank you and Merry Christmas to you and all your staff. You guys have given me and my friends countless hours of fun fiction and fantasy just by doing what you guys and gals do. So again Merry Christmas and a blessed New Years.

[Thank you, R.K., for your support and warm regards. My you enjoy a joyful Christmas and a blessed New Year as well. – KS]

P.G. in Melrose Park, Illinois, writes: Thanks again for many years of adventure.

[You are welcome, P.G., may there be many more to come. – KS]

W.K. in New York, New York, writes: In the process of replacing some of my well-used books.

[This is the way to do that, W.K. Game on. – KS]

M.Q. in Fort Knox, Kentucky, writes: I have been playing Rifts® since the very first edition was released. I am glad that I can introduce a brand new generation of up and coming gamers to your games.

[Much appreciated, M.Q. Thanks for the years of support. I hope the new generation likes it as much as you do. Happy Holidays. – KS]

C.O. in Chicago, Illinois, writes, in part: Been playing Rifts® since 1994. Still play the same hatchling Great Horned Dragon in one of my three campaigns... If you ever do make a book dedicated to dragons ... KS]

[Hmmm, funny you should mention a book dedicated to dragons. In the meantime, C.O., you might want to check out Dragons and Gods™ for Palladium Fantasy® with Rifts® conversion notes, if you haven’t already.

E.V. in Webster Groves, Missouri, writes, in part: Autographs not necessary, but nice ... thank you for still being around after all these years! I even still have my 1st Edition copies of Beyond the Supernatural™, Robotech® and TMNT®, lol. You guys are such a part of my life, I hope for many more years to come. Keep up the amazing work.

[I hope so too, E.V.! We have ideas for a million books and some truly epic story arcs. We love what we do and the people, like you, who we do it all for. I think our passion and respect for our audience shows through in our work. Thanks for appreciating that. Btw, happy to sign books. – KS]

M.W. in North Grafton, Massachusetts, writes: My gaming group and I loved meeting you all at Gen Con and we hope to see you again next year! I personally cannot wait for the Rifts® Bestiary.

[We’ll be at Gen Con next year, M.W., so please swing on by the booth. I can’t wait for the Rifts® Bestiary to come out either. Volume One, coming soon. I’m afraid the holiday season put a crimp in getting it done sooner. Funny how we forget, every year, how much time the Surprise Packages take, but they are worth every minute. Lots of great stuff coming in 2019. – KS]

C.H. in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada, writes, in part: My husband has loved Rifts® since he found this community as a teenager ... He has passed on his love of the game, the creativity, and the camaraderie to our two daughters, 10 and 16, as a family game... Thanks.

[That’s wonderful, C.H. I am always thrilled to see our love for role-playing games passed on to new generations. I hope the Surprise Package was a hit with your family. Keep that imagination burning bright and happy holidays. – KS]

J.W. in Vancouver, Washington, writes: Thank you for once again providing this wonderful opportunity [the Surprise Package offer] during the holidays. I greatly appreciate the chance to complete my After the Bomb® and Heroes Unlimited™ book collection at a fantastic price! Likewise, the ability to check out new areas of the Palladium multiverse that have long intrigued me is just the motivation I needed to take the plunge. Last year was my first time taking advantage of this awesome offer. I was extremely happy with what I received. Best wishes to you all during this festive season and the year to follow.

[Happy to do it J.W., for exactly the reasons you outlined so wonderfully in your comments. I have made sure you’ll enjoy this Grab Bag just as much as the last. Merry Christmas and happy New Year. May it be a great one for us all. We will certainly try to bring you a lot of new products to fuel your imagination. – KS]

D.T. in San Antonio, Texas, writes: Kevin, you deliver imagination and adventure to us all year. I hope that you and your game making geniuses enjoy the holidays as much as you have entertained us all.

[Awww, how nice. Thank you, D.T. We have a lot of new books to finish and get into everyone’s hands, so time off is minimal. That said, we are enjoying the holidays and this time of giving very, very much, Thank you. – KS]

Rifts Soft Touch Ballpoint Pen with Stylus

NEW: Rifts® Pen – available now

A high quality, soft touch Rifts® pen with stylus is now available. The pen fits very comfortably in the hand, has a nice, black ink and writes smooth and evenly every time. I have been using the sample pen for a month and love it. Everyone here loves this pen and you will too. Will be considered as a Surprise Package request.

  • Rifts® Soft Touch Pen with Stylus.
  • Comfortable, “soft touch” finish.
  • Dark blue exterior with silver tip and clip.
  • Black ink.
  • Capacitive stylus for use with smartphones and tablets.
  • $5.00 retail – Cat. No. 2586 – Available now.

Palladium Gift Certificates

Palladium Gift Certificates now available

You asked for them, so due to popular request, you can now purchase Palladium Gift Certificates for your gaming friends and loved ones. The prompts should be pretty self-explanatory. You purchase the desired amount, fill out the email info of that person along with an optional gift message, and that individual gets an email with info on how to redeem the Gift Certificate and you get a confirmation email. Simple.

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Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Dec. 13, 2018

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By Kevin Siembieda

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

Only 12 days till Christmas and 13 till Kwanzaa, but this is your last weekend to order to guarantee delivery in time for those holidays within the contiguous United States.

We are happily pulling, packing and shipping Christmas Surprise Packages like crazy. As noted above, this is the last weekend to order and be guaranteed delivery before Christmas without having to pay for expedited service, so please get those orders in, especially Surprise Packages. We will be pulling and packing orders and Surprise Packages ALL weekend to make sure all orders submitted over the weekend ship out from the Palladium warehouse on Monday. Know that we’ve got your back and will do everything we can to get your orders out fast. Use our new digital Palladium Catalog to make it easier to choose the items for your Grab Bag’s Wish List. And please make sure we get 10-15 items per EACH Surprise Package you order, and do not count on getting artwork as it is very limited; donated by our awesome artists.

NEW – DriveThruRPG Holiday PDF Sales started Tuesday evening with After the Bomb® titles (still available today), and the Heroes Unlimited and Chaos Earth PDF sale starts Friday and runs through the weekend. When one PDF sale ends on DriveThru, a new sale begins, so a different sale will start on Monday. Enjoy.

Please note that a quality Rifts® pen is now available in our online store. Otherwise, when not consumed with the holiday packing and shipping, I am working away on books.

Current PDF Catalog of Palladium Books®

Please use the up-to-date Catalog of Palladium Books PDF available online to help make your order selections. Somehow having a catalog with condensed descriptions and covers at your fingertips makes it easier to review and select product, especially for Surprise Package Wish Lists. The Catalog of Palladium Books® PDF is available here on the Palladium Website and on DriveThruRPG.com.

Rifts Soft Touch Ballpoint Pen with Stylus

NEW: Rifts® Pen – available now

A high quality, soft touch Rifts® pen with stylus is now available. The pen fits very comfortably in the hand, has a nice, black ink and writes smooth and evenly every time. I have been using the sample pen for a month and love it. Everyone here loves this pen and you will too. Will be considered as a Surprise Package request.

  • Rifts® Soft Touch Pen with Stylus.
  • Comfortable, “soft touch” finish.
  • Dark blue exterior with silver tip and clip.
  • Black ink.
  • Capacitive stylus for use with smartphones and tablets.
  • $5.00 retail – Cat. No. 2586 – Available now.

Palladium Gift Certificates now available

You asked for them, so due to popular request, you can now purchase Palladium Gift Certificates for your gaming friends and loved ones. The prompts should be pretty self-explanatory. You purchase the desired amount, fill out the email info of that person along with an optional gift message, and that individual gets an email with info on how to redeem the Gift Certificate and you get a confirmation email. Simple.

Christmas Grab Bags

LAST Weekend to order and get your Palladium Christmas Surprise Package “guaranteed” in time for Christmas!

– Less than 12 Days till Christmas – half that in shipping days, so place your orders now

What is a Palladium Christmas Surprise Package? A way to get $95-$100 or more worth of gaming product for ONLY $46 (plus shipping and handling) as gifts for others or for yourself. And each book signed if you should want autographs. It is our way of saying thank you to our many fans for their support. You are appreciated more than you may realize.

The best deal of the holidays! You are likely to pay $50 or more for a for just a single core rule book, but for $45 plus shipping, you can get 4-6 books in a Palladium Surprise Package, depending on their retail value. Or you can get that core rule book and 2-4 sourcebooks. And we will sign the books if you request it. How do you beat that? It simply is the best deal in gaming! Our way of giving back to the fans and making the holidays special for you. A 20 year tradition of which gamers cannot get enough.

  • Palladium Surprise Packages make the perfect holiday gifts for the gamers in your life. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or you’re looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion that falls between now and March, a Surprise Package may be the ideal way to go. You get a ton of stuff on the cheap, you can get a bunch of autographs, and you look like you spent a fortune.
  • Fill holes in your own collection.
  • Try new game settings – Rifts®, Palladium Fantasy®, Heroes Unlimited™, Splicers®, Nightbane®, Dead Reign®, Beyond the Supernatural™, Rifts® Chaos Earth®, After the Bomb® (mutant animals), Ninjas & Superspies™, RECON® and all the rest.
  • Get cool stuff (miniatures, bookmarks, maps, prints, greeting cards, T-shirts, etc.).
  • Request autographs and Kevin and available Palladium staff and freelancers will sign every book.
  • Get something for your fellow gamers or favorite Game Master, husband, wife, brother, sister, child, etc.
  • Be surprised when the package arrives.
  • All items personally selected and comments read by Santa Kevin, himself. Ho, ho, ho!

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

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

Please spread the word to gamers everywhere. People only learn about the Palladium Christmas Surprise Package offer by word of mouth, The Rifter® and our website, so please post and spread the word everywhere.

To those of you outside the USA, the X-Mas Surprise Package is a way to get books and circumvent the damn high cost of shipping from the United States. Since you are getting $90-$100 worth of product and only paying $46 plus a small handling charge, shipping via Priority Mail International (required for packages weighing more than four pounds) to most locations in Europe, Canada and many other countries is around $50-$60 US dollars. HOWEVER, because the cost of the product is so low, that’s the equivalent of paying retail for the products and only $0-$30 for shipping. A very good deal. Plus you get autographs if you want them! X-Mas Surprise Packages are the way to go for those of you outside the USA. Please take advantage of it to get all those products you’ve wished you could get except the shipping was too prohibitive. We feel your pain.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The X-Mas Surprise Package is a Grab Bag. As such, while we always try to send you items from your Wish List, you may NOT get everything you ask for and you are likely to get one or more items NOT on your list, like The Rifter®, or other item(s) we think you should enjoy. PLEASE give us a long Wish List and fill out other questions (favorite Palladium games, would like to try X, and so on) because it helps us to make your Surprise Package special. If you need or want specific items, do NOT use the Surprise Package; place a regular order at full retail to guarantee you get the books you want. Offer ends December 24, 2018. Also note: There are no Digital Surprise Packages this year.

Click here to get all the details or to place a Surprise Package order.

Simplified Shipping Time Table for Christmas delivery – place orders now thru the weekend for best results

If you do NOT need an order in time for Christmas, any shipping method is suitable and we would recommend UPS Ground or Media Mail. There is no reason for you to read these guidelines.

  • UPS Ground in the USA is still viable: All orders placed by December 16 and shipping to the contiguous United States, will ship from Palladium on Monday, and arrive in time for Christmas. Orders placed up to December 18 “should” arrive to locations east of the Mississippi River in time, but no guarantee. Note: UPS Ground in the USA is 3-5 days delivery to almost all US locations other than Alaska, Hawaii and the Territory of Puerto Rico.
  • Priority Mail in the USA is still viable: Orders placed today, December 13, will arrive before Christmas. Priority Mail orders placed as late as December 16 “should” arrive in time for Christmas, but we can NOT guarantee it.
  • Media Mail: There is NO GUARANTEED delivery in time for Christmas when you use Media Mail from this point forward. If you NEED your order in time for Christmas, DO NOT use Media Mail. You might get it in time, but probably not. If you do not need it in time for Christmas, Media Mail is the least expensive, but also the slowest and least reliable method of shipping via the US Post Office. You “should” get your package in 4-7 days. HOWEVER, we have found it can sometimes take 8-21 days for delivery during the holiday season, regardless of what the US Postal Service may tell you. Use Media Mail at your own risk. YOU accept ALL risk when you use Media Mail, and Palladium Books will NOT replace any order shipped by Media Mail that may go missing or is damaged during the holiday season.

After December 16 – if you MUST HAVE YOUR ORDER in time for CHRISTMAS “guaranteed” – please consider the following shipping methods:

  • UPS 3-Day Select in the USA – Place your order by December 17 for guaranteed Christmas delivery. Orders placed December 18 “should” also arrive in time for Christmas but may NOT.
  • UPS 2nd Day Air in the USA – Place your order by December 19.
  • UPS Next Day Air in the USA – Place your order by December 20 to receive the package on Saturday or Monday (Christmas Eve).
  • Express Mail 2nd Day Air in the USA – Place your order by December 18.
  • Express Mail Next Day Air in the USA – Place your order by December 20.
  • Any Canadian or Overseas Package shipped from this point forward is not likely to arrive in time for Christmas even via Express Mail. Sorry, we CANNOT guarantee a Christmas delivery, but if you order no later than December 17, you might get it in time.

REMINDER: IF YOU ABSOLUTELY WANT YOUR ORDER IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS without paying extra for shipping – You NEED TO place your order OVER THE NEXT 4 DAYS! For most of you in the USA, placing an order by December 16 and shipping via UPS Ground or Priority Mail means you will get your order in time for Christmas, barring unexpected delays via the shipping service. Note: Palladium Books has NO control over the shipping once the package leaves our warehouse, nor over the cost of shipping/postage. If you do NOT need your order in time for Christmas, any shipping method is suitable and we would recommend UPS Ground or Media Mail. Game on.

Systems Failure RPG Shadows of Light Boxed Nightmares

AVAILABLE NOW – Just for the Holidays – Back in stock for the first time in decades!

  • Systems Failure™ RPG – Yep, the complete, whacked out game of survival and alien invasion. 144 pages – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 650. Available now.
  • Shadows of Light™ – A Nightbane® sourcebook – 160 pages – $22.99 retail – Cat. No. 734. Available now.
  • Boxed Nightmares™ – A sourcebook for Beyond the Supernatural™ 1st Edition rules, but easily adapted to BTS, 2nd Edition. Mostly adventures and adventure ideas. 112 pages – $17.99 retail – Cat. No. 701. Available now.

Just for the holidays, Palladium is doing a limited short-run of three out-of-print titles that have been out of print for years. Two of them have been out of print for decades! We are printing enough that they should be available now thru December, and probably into January – available only while supplies last – so order ‘em while you can. All are available in Palladium’s online store and will be considered as requests in Christmas Surprise Packages while supplies last. We expect to print enough to get us through the holiday season. Enjoy. Ho, ho, ho.

The Rifter Number 82

UPDATE: The Rifter® #82 – Available now

This 112 page issue of The Rifter® #82 shipped at the end of November and should be in stores now. Of course, it is also available right now from Palladium Books. Snag yourself a copy along with one of the re-releases (Boxed Nightmares™, Nightbane® Shadows of Light™ and Systems Failure™ RPG). This is a great issue, packed with source material plus Erick Wujcik remembered.

The Rifter® #82 is epic. Most of it is “official” source material and fun as can be: the reprinted Wujcik gaming advice, the Pyromancer O.C.C., the 50+ Pyromancy spells, the HU2 and Nightbane material, the preview monsters from Rifts® Bestiary, it’s all top-notch and fodder for adventure. Numerous people who have seen the proofreader’s copy have said the Erick Wujcik Remembrance is wonderful. Some said part of it brought tears to their eyes, while other parts made them chuckle and smile. All of it is a celebration of life and imagination. So I highly recommend The Rifter® #82 to everyone. The preview is up and available on DriveThruRPG.

The Rifter® #82 contains official source material for the Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume One (a sneak preview of just a few old and new monsters and animals), official source material for Rifts® Chaos Earth® (Pyromancer, 50+ Pyromancer spells, the Zone Twister, notable characters, and adventure ideas), official source material for Nightbane® (age modifiers and tables for selecting skills based on a Nightbane’s age, and more), an expanded revisit of the Physical Training character for Heroes Unlimited™, gaming advice from Erick Wujcik, a historically significant, fun and touching Remembrance of Erick Wujcik, 10 years after his death, some cool photos too, plus news and more.

  • 112 pages – $14.99 retail – Cat. No. 182. Available now. See the full, updated description elsewhere in this Update.

In Production ...

The Rifts® Bestiary Volume One, In the Face of Death™ for Dead Reign®, The Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two, Garden of the Gods™, Chaos Earth® Psychic Scream™, Rifts® Antarctica, The Rifter® #83 and #84, The Disavowed and much more is in the pipeline and being worked on. Plus a couple of surprises.

New on DriveThruRPG.com – A wave of 5 sales and 200+ Palladium products available as PDFs

Right now – Sale #1: After the Bomb® Mutants and Mayhem (ending tonight), Sale #2: Heroes Unlimited and Chaos Earth®, starts Friday and ends Sunday night. Sale #3 starts on Monday. All on DriveThruRPG.com. Enjoy.

Recent PDF additions include Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Three: Zombies, Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume Two: Civilians and Dead Reign® Paper Miniatures Volume One: Survivors. There are also paper miniatures for Heroes Unlimited™, Palladium Fantasy® and Rifts®. A new, up-to-date, PDF Palladium Books Catalog. Nightbane® Dark Designs™ sourcebook with 60 new Common Talents, 38 new Elite Talents, 18 new Morphus Tables, all other Morphus Tables collected and more. Systems Failure™ RPG, a 160 page RPG that deals with alien invasion and a post-apocalypse setting that is fun and dynamic. Civilization is on the verge of collapse when the so-called “bugs” invade and turn humans into zombie-like slaves. Monsters, heroes and fun. A complete RPG and setting. Rifts® World Book 34: Northern Gun™ Two: 256 pages of technology and fun. 30+ power armors, 30+ body armors, 15 combat vehicles, 45 vehicles (hovercycles, etc.), 10 robot haulers, the Robodome and more. Bizantium and the Northern Islands™: the northernmost part of the Known World, the Cold Born, Necromancy ships made from dead sea serpents, 15 creatures, Random Sea Monster Generator, and more. Rifts® Northern Gun™ One. This fan favorite might be thought of as the big book of giant robots – an in-depth look at Northern Gun, 70+ weapons, 27 robots, NG O.C.C.s, key people and places, and much more. Mysteries of Magic™ Book One: The Heart of Magic™ with Wizards, their Apprentices, nearly 60 new magic spells and remember, magic and monsters in the Fantasy RPG are easily adapted to Rifts®, Chaos Earth®, HU2 and other settings. Wolfen Empire™ Fantasy sourcebook, the Great Northern Wilderness and Killer Winters, 12 Wolfen Tribes, Wolfen military and society, 15+ creatures, 5 full adventures, 101 adventure ideas, random encounter tables, notable people, places, plus FREE Sneak Previews of The Rifter® #80, The Rifter® #81, The Rifter® #82, and more on DriveThruRPG.com.

Read more: Palladium Books® Weekly Update – Dec. 13, 2018

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