Palladium Announces New TMNT Kickstarter

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TTRPG is back with new art in a pair of deluxe hardcovers.


Palladium Books has announced the return of the official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles roleplaying game. Out of print for decades, the 1985 game is coming back as a pair of full-colour hardcovers featuring new artwork. It will be hitting Kickstarter on October 31st and will also include miniatures, dice, and more. You can sign up to the pre-launch page here.

Westland, MI – October 13, 2023 – Palladium Books and Paramount Consumer Products have joined forces to reissue the ever-popular role-playing game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness.

The beloved, out-of-print Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles role-playing game and its sourcebooks are sought-after collector items that have enthralled generations since its release in 1985 as one of the first licensed TMNT products. They are returning to print as two deluxe hardcover collections of the RPG and sourcebooks. Each is being completely remastered by industry veteran Sean Owen Roberson and presented in full color, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will also provide a new painted cover.

Bonus material includes an array of new artwork, never before seen behind-the-scenes info and art, plus remembrances and tributes by renowned comic book and RPG creators including Eastman, Peter Laird, Freddie E. Williams II, Steven Cummings, Sophie Campbell, David Petersen and many more.

“This is incredibly exciting! I am 1000% onboard to help bring this historic and original TMNT Role Playing Game series back in a truly deluxe collector’s edition that will thrill original fans and open the door for new ones,” said Eastman. “I've made all my archives available for expanded behind-the-scenes content as well as a few top secret surprises you need to be part of. Stay tuned!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness Kickstarter

The Kickstarter campaign, launching October 31, 2023,
will offer a host of mind-blowing Kickstarter exclusives: TMNT miniatures based on the role-playing game, dice sets, variant book covers, art prints by legacy TMNT creatives, a card deck, and more, including special stretch goals to entice role-playing fans and TMNT fans alike. All products ship in 2024. To be among the first to hear about the entire exciting slate of releases, creators, exclusives and stretch goals to be unlocked with your support, be sure to go to the Kickstarter page and subscribe for updates.

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Yeah, my understanding is that this was a Paramount/Viacom decision. I don't know the specific details, but apparently IDW Comics has some type of exclusivity in relation to PDF's of TMNT material.

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Legion of Myth are one of the Youtube channels Palladium work with a lot for promotional purposes. LoM enjoy ranting about "the woke mob," "the left grooming kids in schools", etc. I also remember when they called Catalyst Game Labs "Cuckalyst Game Labs" because CGL had offended them by being woke.
The rules on their Facebook page tell you everything you need to know about them.

aramis erak

Even Palladium sells all of their products in PDF now, through DTRPG. This is Viacom.
Palladium was one of the earlier second tier companies to go to legit PDFs.

Probably because even without, it was almost as widely pirated as D&D or Pathfinder, despite a tenth (or less) of the market share.

I do wish PB would license all their settings to Pinnacle for Savage Worlds.

aramis erak

I'm not opposed, because I want SW fans to get their fix, but Palladium's house system is easier for me to convert to the systems I use.
I am too lazy and indecisive to convert things myself. (I'm not kidding. It's laziness, and it's hard to decide how to convert what. And not a small dose of my Bipolar ending up in mild depression as the baseline while medicated effectively.)

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