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Palladium Books has released a new sourcebook for their Splicers RPG. It's called I Am Legion, and it's got all sorts of new options for players and GMs. There's new Great Houses, Armors, Bio-Weapons, and much, much more.
Palladium Books and their Robotech RPG Tactics game has been one of the long-drawn-out dramas of the gaming industry for several years now. The game was one of the first really huge successes on Kickstarter. Unfortunately, it's become also the campaign that's now looked upon as "the one that really went wrong." Palladium has posted two updates to the Kickstarter campaign. The long and the short is that Palladium will not be sending out Wave 2 releases. People can substitute Wave 1 items for Wave 2 items, but will need to pay for shipping. Also, Palladium is losing the Robotech license after 30 years.
In my opinion, there's never too many options that you can have for your RPG. Everything is just another way to personalize your character and really make them unique and memorable. Palladium is helping with that for those of you out there playing Dark Designs. They have a new Nightbane sourcebook out that gives both players and GMs alike options for your game.
If there's a game that lets you go just about anywhere and do just about anything, it's Rifts from Palladium. It's well-known that players can dimension-hop all over everywhere. With such an open ability to travel, there's countless potential destinations. One such is the Mythical Lost City of Atlanta.... err, I mean, Atlantis. (That just raises further questions!)
Palladium has a new sourcebook talking all about this race of sub-mariners.
Aw, Hell.
Two demonic factions are looking to overthrow America (please, no political jokes :P ). It's up to the Men-at-Arms to turn the tide and keep the Earth from being annexed into Hell, itself. Because if America falls, the rest of the world is likely to follow. Thankfully, there's all sorts of new gear for them to use in the fight. And it's just that sort of thing that's covered in Heroes of Humanity, a new sourcebook for Rifts from Palladium Books.
Welcome once again to another TGN Saturday Edition where we round up all the reviews we've found over the week and put them into our Review Roundup (and around and around... and it comes out here).

This week we've got reviews of: Builders of Blankenburg, Robotech RPG Tactics, Brew Crafters, Diner, Kahuna, Lanterns, and 7 Wonders: Babel.

Pinnacle Entertainment Group has announced that they're bringing the world of Rifts to their Savage Worlds RPG system. Rifts, the post-apocalyptic setting, combines elements from just about everything, from fantasy and sci-fi to mythology and horror. Now players of the Savage World systems can have their characters take part in the epic adventures. The core rulebook is scheduled for release around Christmas.

From the announcement:
Hey everyone. Here's another batch of news snippets for you.
Remember, snippets aren't "leftovers" or "scraps" or anything like that. They're news like everything else. They're just... smaller. There's good stuff in here and we want you to know about it. It's just that the story's shorter, but no less important!

So what do we have in this round? Well, there's a new punk green from Slow Death Games, an announcement from ThunderChild Miniatures about a new Kickstarter, a new release from Hitech Miniatures, a new adventure for Fantasy8s, new Pulp Alley templates from Sally 4th, a notice about the final days of the Rise of the Kage pre-order, some new goblin nurses from Kromlech, a Squadron Strike: Traveller Preview, an announcement about the Death Saves Anthology release, and some new accessories for Robotech from Burn In Designs.

Gamers on Games has posted episode 185.5 of their vidcast up online for your viewing pleasure.


In this episode:

Another extensive look at the miniatures in ROBOTECH RPG TACTICS by Eric The Battletech Engineer.
This video allows you to see what you can expect from the models in the main box-set which started shipping today.

Gamers on Games gives us a look inside the Robotech RPG Tactics box with these unboxing videos.


From the post:

Eric the Battletech Engineer managed to score a boxed set at Gen Con 2014! Enjoy the first half of the unboxing! Be sure to check it out and subscribe!

Eric The BattleTech Engineer has posted up an unboxing video of the Robotech RPG Tactics box set.


From the post:

Unboxing video of the RRT core game (no addons).

Gamers on Games had a chat with Kevin Siembieda while in Indianapolis for GenCon 2013. They taped it and figured you all would like to see it.


From the interview:

Gamers on Games (Matthias Bonnici) talks with Kevin Siembieda of Palladium Books about ROBOTECH RPG TACTICS, Macross, RIFTS, TMNT, and so much more!
Check out this amazing interview!

Robotech RPG Tactics is in their final day over on Kickstarter and has made it over $1m over the weekend.

From the latest update:

Wow, you've been busy in just the couple of hours that we took to recharge! The Ghost Drone Purchase Add-on has now been increased to 4x Ghost Drones.

Robotech RPG Tactics has been busy unlocking new stretch goals over on Kickstarter. Here's the latest.

From the update:

Nearly as tall as a veritech, the heavy armored Serau-Ger Infantry are a deadly threat, their massed fire power capable of bringing down even the most powerful mecha. The Serau-Ger Heavy infantry are fielded in Squadrons of 12 for 35 points.

Robotech RPG Tactics passed $500k over on Kickstarter with just a little under 2 weeks still to go.

From the update:

3x Regult Battlepods are now added to all pledges of Battle Cry and above.

Palladium and Ninja Division have posted up the preview rules for Robotech RPG Tactics over on Kickstarter.

From the update:

People are clamoring for more rules info, so we had our trusty rules scribe, David Freeman write up a rules overview for you.

Please note that these are NOT complete rules. It is an overview that only reflects where the rules are in their current stage of development. Things can and will change.

Nonetheless, feel free to post your thoughts in the comments section of the update. We probably can't answer all of your questions at this stage, but we'll definitely be reading.

Robotech RPG Tactics has unlocked new Zentraedi dice over in their Kickstarter campaign. There's no such thing as too many dice.

From the update:

Prepare for invasion! ALL boxed games will have twelve dice upgraded to Zentraedi Faction dice.

For our fellow dice fanatics the Zentraedi dice are available for $12 for 12 dice.

Next up at $375,000 the Gnerl Fighter add-on will be upgraded to 3x Gnerl Fighters.

Palladium and Ninja Division have posted up a game play video for the upcoming Robotech RPG Tactics game.

From the update:

During Adepticon we took time out to shoot a Game Play Demo Video. This video will give you a brief overview of the basic mechanics of Robotech RPG Tactics.

The rules are still undergoing playtesting and development, and this is just demo using a few pieces, so some details about the rules are subject to change.

Special thanks to Wreck-Age for allowing us to use one of their excellent game boards for the demo.

Palladium and Ninja Division has launched their Kickstarter project for Robotech RPG Tactics. it's already made it's goal, and then some, and so it's stretch goals for the next 31 days.

From the campaign:

Prepare for invasion! Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast paced strategy battle game that expands on the popular Palladium role playing game. Take command of the brave men and women of the United Earth Defense Force to valiantly defend Earth from annihilation. Or, command the alien armies of the Zentraedi Armada to recover an alien artifact of immense power and enslave humankind. Collect your forces from an expanding range of world class game pieces. Relive the massive battles on your tabletop at home to enhance your Robotech® RPG adventures or as a stand-alone game.

Craven Games recently talked with Kevin Siembieda about the upcoming Robotech RPG Tactics from Palladium and Ninja Division.

From the interview:

On Monday, April 15 I called and interviewed Kevin Siembieda over the phone about the upcoming Robotech RPG Tactics Kickstarter. While other legendary RPG designers have worked on multiple game systems over the years, Siembieda has spent the last three decades delving deep into his own Palladium rules system producing titles at Palladium Books like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Beyond the Supernatural, Ninjas & Superspies, Heroes Unlimited, and of course, RIFTS and Robotech. As of April 18, the Kickstarter from Ninja Division is LIVE and seeking to raise $70,000 in 32 days, but he had a lot to say on Monday about his playtest experience with Robotech RPG Tactics, the newer post-2005 edition of the Palladium Robotech RPG, his experience wargaming, Kickstarter, and RIFTS.

Ninja Division previously just gave us a silhouette of this guy. Now see the actual model in their latest preview.

From the preview:

Ninja Division is showing off it's first Zentraedi model for the upcoming Robotech Tactical Miniatures game. Fear the might of the Zentraedi Armada!

Palladium and Ninja Division are showing another silhouette preview for their upcoming Robotech releases.

From the preview:

..the skies overhead darken...

Ninja Division posted up some more previews. This time we get some weapons!

From the preview:

GU-11 55mm Triple Barreled Rotary Cannon

The GU-11 is a hydraulically driven, triple barreled rotary cannon configured as a rifle. It fires 55mm High Explosive Armor piercing
(HEAP) rounds from an internal, stock mounted helical magazine at the rate of 750 rounds per minute. This weapon is durable, performs well in atmosphere and vacuum, and has excellent range and penetration. The
GU-11 is carried by hand in both Guardian and Battloid modes of all variants of the VF series Valkyrie variable fighter, as well as some non-variable UEDF forces.

Primary Purpose: Anti-Mecha and Assault
Weight: 350 pounds (157.5 kg) loaded
Range: 4000 feet (1,219 m)

Palladium Books is teaming up with Ninja Division to bring you Robotech RPG Tactics, a new strategy battle game.

From the announcement:

Prepare for invasion! Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast paced strategy battle game that brings the epic combat of Robotech to your tabletop. Take command of the fighting forces of the United Earth Defence Force valiantly defending Earth from alien annihilation, or lead the massive clone armies of the Zentradi Empire to recover an alien artifact of immense power and enslave mankind.

Robotech®RPG Tactics™ is designed in partnership with the makers of the popular Robotech®RPG, Palladium Games, and Ninja Division. Ninja Division brings together the design talents of Soda Pop Miniatures and Cipher Studios, makers of Super Dungeon™ Explore, Relic Knights™, Helldorado™, and Anima Tactics™.

Ninja Division is developing an all new, streamlined rules system that allows you to relive the massive battles on your tabletop at home as a stand-alone game or to enhance your Robotech®RPG adventures. This fast-paced, action oriented system is being developed by lead designers: David Freeman designer of the popular Ultimate Fighting System CCG™ and developer on the Lord of the Rings TMG™; and renowned game designer Alessio Cavatore former designer of the Warhammer™ and Warhammer 40k™ systems by Games Workshop, designer of Kings of War™ by Mantic Games, and owner of River Horse Game Studio.

In addition, Ninja Division is bringing their years of miniature design and manufacturing experience to produce an expansive and dynamic range of plastic game pieces, sure to please fans of Robotech and serious collectors alike.

Robotech Battles is in talks with Palladium Games to produce new minis game.
See more pictures on their Facebook Page.

From the copy:

We are talking with Palladium Books about the project. We need their Help to get our much needed foot in the door for the Licensing of the project. Both Jon and I believe a solid Robotech Miniatures game is long over due and would get a lot of notice if we can get the word out. We've always wanted to see Robotech on the Tabletop and we hope you have also. All we are asking is that you take a minute and show your support for getting A Robotech Tabletop Miniatures game and a line of amazing miniatures produced; Let Kevin at Palladium know that your interested in seeing this happen. So please make sure to go on their forums and on facebook and leave them a comment saying: yes I want a game and those minis!