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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Help Save Palladium Books

Kevin Siembieda:

At a time when Palladium Books’ future has never looked more promising, we have been dealt a crippling blow.

For legal reasons, I cannot go into details about exactly what happened. Suffice it to say that betrayal of trust, theft, and embezzlement has inflicted what we estimate to be $850,000 to 1.3 million dollars in damages to Palladium.

It is a blow from which Palladium cannot recover. At least, not without YOUR help.
-- Please Help Save Palladium from Going Under (digg it)

Palladium is an old school paper and pen publisher of such RPG greats as Robotech, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Rifts. Outside of TSR, I'd say only Steve Jackson's crew occupied as much of my time, and that's probably a pretty tight contest between all three. The Brother and I had a two man Robotech campaign which lasted quite a long time and we managed to get our tabletop crowd into Rifts for a short while as well. The games were technically and artistically well done.

They aren't looking for simple handouts. Instead, Kevin is asking people to consider the purchase of his limited edition Megaverse Heroes print, a "a special, pencil drawing with key characters from our entire game line to be made into a simple, black and white, toned piece of artwork, 11 x 14 inches, printed on a good quality paper." The cost is $50.

Palladium had just taken a step to CRPGs with an N-Gage Rifts title, which honestly looked promising were it not on a doomed platform. That alone is a reason I'd like to see them get a second chance.



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1 comment:

Jason "Botswana" Cox said...

Man, that is horrible news. Palladium was my favorite RPG system back in the day when I still did pen & pencil.