[Palladium] Megaverse Insider crowdfunder for Rifts Bestiary, Vol. 2 is Live

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Megaverse® Insider Update – Palladium Books – March 5, 2020




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By Kevin Siembieda


The response to the Rifts® Bestiary, Volume 2 “Megaverse® Insider” offer that launched last Friday has been tremendous. The top category of Ultimate Benefactor sold within seconds of going live! The Monstrous Benefactor (help design a Chimera-monster) sold out in four days, and historically, the Benefactor categories always sells out, so get it while you can! All the Insider categories are being met with excitement. We appreciate your enthusiasm and support for it and all our existing and upcoming book releases. Two weeks left to go for this Megaverse® Insider offer. Ends March 20, 2020. Palladium Books® Inc. - Creators of Amazing Books


What is a Megaverse® Insider Offer? A way to pre-order fun and unique special Rifts® Bestiary Volume Two related products available ONLY during the limited three weeks that the Megaverse® Insider is available. When it ends, these special items are no longer available, which is what makes you an “Insider.” Only those of you who participate are guaranteed these special collector items at “Insider” prices. And most of the offers automatically get your name published in the credits pages of the book as one of our Insiders.


Bestiary, Vol. 2 “Megaverse® Insider” offers include such opportunities as a PDF of the book months before the PDF is made available to the public, signed and limited edition collector’s hardcovers, limited edition signed prints, sneak previews, original concept art, your name woven into the book as an unstatted character, help to build a chimera, create a creature, and more! But you need to do it fast because you have only 3 weeks before this deal ends. Please note that the super-limited bundles are sold on a first come, first served basis and often sell out quickly. Available only from Palladium Books. We hope you are as pumped about this as we are. See full details elsewhere at Palladiumooks.com.



Megaverse® Insider Opportunities for Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two


Inside Help: $5 – Cat. No. 12041


Inside Help gets your name listed under “Inside Help” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book. The Purchaser can list his or her own name or submit the name of a fellow player, Game Master, friend, child, sibling, spouse, parent, or loved one he or she would like to acknowledge. EACH name is a separate purchase and costs $5. Real names only, and it must be the first and last name, e.g. John Smith. Note: You do not get a copy of the book with this purchase. The book is a separate purchase. All listings of Insider names shall remain in print for the life of the book, including reprints, for at least as long as Kevin Siembieda is the owner and publisher of Palladium Books. (Which we anticipate to be decades.) There is no shipping cost for this item.


In Memoriam: $5 – Cat. No. 12042


You get to list the name of a loved one who has passed away recently or long ago, but whom you’d like to acknowledge. This can be a fallen friend, Game Master, player, parent, sibling or other loved one. Their name gets listed under “In Memoriam” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.


As an Insider, we trust that you will respect the sanctity of this category and not list the living nor submit the name of fictitious characters as a practical joke. It is impossible for Palladium to verify the truth of this submission, so we are trusting the sincerity and truthfulness of the purchaser. Do not list the name of characters you wish were dead. Offenders will be banned from future purchases of ANY Insider Offers. Note: You do not get a copy of the book with this purchase. The book is a separate purchase. There is no shipping cost for this item.


A “Real” Character Tribute: $10 – Cat. No. 12043


The name says it all. You can list the name of one of YOUR favorite fictional RPG characters (not a literary character from a book, comic or film – but a fictional game character) you have played or one of your fellow gamers has played that you’d like acknowledged. Your character’s name will get listed under “A Real Character Tribute” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book. Note: You do not get a copy of the book with this purchase. The book is a separate purchase. There is no shipping cost for this item.



Cyber-Insider Volume TWO (PDF of book only): $16 – Cat. No. 12044


You get your name listed under “Cyber-Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the printed Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume TWO and a PDF copy (not the print copy) around the time that the physical book will ship from the Palladium warehouse. There is no shipping cost for this item.


ONLY INSIDERS have the opportunity to get this bookmarked PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume TWO around the same time the printed book ships! This is the only way to get a PDF of this new release from Palladium for six months after its release, and the offer is only available for a limited period of time as part of the Megaverse Insider offer. It will NOT be made available as a PDF by any other means, nor elsewhere, for at least six months after the book is released. And it will cost a couple bucks more when it does become available. Note: This is one of the things that makes you an “Insider” – you have the opportunity to get stuff not available to the average gamer, during a limited window of time while we are raising funds.


Please, we ask that you do NOT share, distribute or post the Insider PDF anywhere, as it defeats the whole purpose of being a Megaverse® Insider and it can hurt, rather than help, Palladium. Thank you so much for your support!



Retro-Cyber-Insider Volume ONE: $16 – Cat. No. 12034


If you did not get a PDF copy of Volume ONE, but wish you had, here is your chance! And you get your name listed under “Retro-Cyber-Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the printed book. Your PDF copy (not the print copy) of Volume One will be sent a few days after you place your order. There is no shipping cost for this item.


ONLY INSIDERS have the opportunity to get this bookmarked PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume ONE at this time. HOWEVER, we intend to make it available on DriveThruRPG.com a few days after this offer ends, but at a bit HIGHER cost when it does become available. Note: Hey, you are an Insider, so you get a price break during this limited window of time. Please, we ask that you do NOT share, distribute or post the Insider PDF anywhere, as it defeats the whole purpose of being a Megaverse® Insider and it can hurt, rather than help, Palladium. Thank you so much for your support!


Palladium Insider – Hardcover: $50 (Signed, Limited Hardcover Edition – Color Cover) – Cat. No. 12045


1. You get your name listed under “Palladium Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the published book.

2. The $50 Collector’s, Super-Limited, Hardcover (color cover): This handsome hardcover edition has the same interior pages and same color cover art as the softcover, but a different color logo to set it apart, and it is a sturdy hardcover. It is likely to ship 2-4 weeks after the softcover as it takes longer to get hardcover editions printed and bound. Note: This book is NOT signed or numbered.


What makes this hardcover edition truly special is that we print only what you order (plus a few dozen extra for staff and promotion). That means if we get 218 orders, we only print 218 copies of this book (plus 48 additional for Palladium staff, friends and special promotions). If the number is 102 we print 102 (plus 48 additional). It is hard to get much more LIMITED and special than this. And you own one of the very few in existence, because you are a Megaverse® Insider. This book is only available via this Megaverse Insider offer. When the offer ends after March 20, 2020, no new ones will be printed.


Imperial Purple Beast Insider – Hardcover: $75 (Signed and Numbered – Purple Foil Collector’s Hardcover Edition) – Cat. No. 12046


You get the following:


1. Your name listed under “Imperial Purple Beast Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the published book.

2. The Signed and Numbered Imperial Purple Beast Super-Limited Collector’s Hardcover: A black leatherette with “imperial purple” foil printing on the front cover and spine (think gold edition printed in purple foil instead of gold), and it is signed and numbered by the available Palladium staff. Otherwise, the book has the exact same interior as the softcover. It is likely to ship 2-4 weeks AFTER the softcover as it takes longer to get hardcover editions printed and bound.


Only Insiders who pay $75 or more get this book, which should keep the number printed low (in the past, under 400 copies). Also, we print only what you order (plus a few dozen additional for staff, friends and special promotions). That means if we get 270 orders, we only print 270 copies of this book (+48 for Palladium staff, friends and special promotions). If the number is 65, we print 65 (+48 extra). It doesn’t get more LIMITED than this. And you own one of the very, very few signed and numbered Imperial Purple Beast Editions in existence because you are a Megaverse Insider. This book is available only via this Megaverse® Insider offer. The Imperial Purple Edition will NEVER be reprinted. This is it. Note: This book is numbered and signed by available Palladium staff.



Enhanced Imperial Purple Beast Insider: $90 (Imperial Purple Beast Edition + PDF) – Cat. No. 12047


You get the following:


1. Your name listed under “Enhanced Imperial Purple Beast Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.

2. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two.

3. The Rare, Signed and Numbered, and Super-Limited “Imperial Purple” Hardcover, SAME AS ABOVE. A black leatherette with “imperial purple” foil printing on the front cover and spine (think gold edition printed in purple foil instead of gold), and it is numbered and signed by available Palladium staff. Otherwise, the book has the exact same interior as the softcover and hardcover with the color cover. It is likely to ship 2-4 weeks AFTER the softcover as it takes longer to get hardcover editions printed and bound. This book is available only via this Megaverse® Insider offer. The Imperial Purple Edition will NEVER be reprinted. This is it. Note: This book is numbered and signed by available Palladium staff.



Top Insider: $145 (Both hardcover books, signed, PDF, dragon head sketch, print) – Cat. No. 12048


You get the following:


1. Your name listed under “Top Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.

2. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary Vol. Two.

3. The $50 Super-Limited Edition Hardcover with the color cover, as described under Palladium Insider, above, except it will be signed by Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff.

4. The $75 Signed and Numbered Super-Limited Edition “Imperial Purple Beast” Collector’s Hardcover, as described under Imperial Purple Beast Insider, above.

5. BOTH hardcover books are autographed by Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff (and possibly a few freelancers).

6. Kevin Siembieda will draw a small, dragon head sketch on the credits page of your Imperial Purple Beast Hardcover.

7. A signed, limited edition print of the cover by artist Chuck Walton, signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size.



Ultimate Insider: $200 – Cat. No. 12049 – (Both hardcover books signed, B2 PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in foil hardcover, 5 prints)


You get the following:


1. Your name listed under “Ultimate Insider” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.

2. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Vol. Two.

3. The Super-Limited Edition Hardcover with the color cover. Signed.

4. The Super-Limited Edition “Imperial Purple Beast” Collector’s Hardcover. Numbered and signed.

5. Both hardcover books are signed by Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff (and possibly a few freelancers).

6. Kevin Siembieda will draw a large dragon head sketch (black and white) inside your Imperial Purple Edition Hardcover.

7. Chuck Walton will draw a small creature sketch on the credits page of your Imperial Purple Edition.

8. A signed, limited edition print of the cover by artist Chuck Walton, signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size.

9. Four prints of as yet “unseen” artwork from one or more upcoming Palladium releases signed by Publisher Kevin Siembieda. May be reproductions of finished illustrations or concept art.

10. A signed “Raw Preview” of the upcoming Rifts® Lazlo World Book. Signed by Kevin Siembieda and available staff.



Benefactor: $500 (Limited to a total of 12 Benefactors) – Cat. No. 12050 — (Both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, something Top Secret, 10 prints, your name as an unstatted character in the book, AND an original concept art sketch)


You get the following:


1. Your name listed under “Benefactor” in the Insider Acknowledgment section of the book.

2. The PDF of Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume TWO.

3. The Super-Limited Edition Hardcover with the color cover, signed.

4. The Super-Limited Edition “Imperial Purple Beast” Hardcover of the book, signed.

5. BOTH hardcover books are signed by Kevin Siembieda and available Palladium staff (and possibly a few freelancers).

6. Kevin Siembieda will draw a large dragon head sketch in both hardcover editions.

7. Chuck Walton will draw a creature sketch on the credits page of your Imperial Purple Beast Hardcover.

8. Two signed, limited edition prints of the cover, one color and one black and white of the pencil drawing, both by artist Charles “Chuck” Walton, both signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda; 8½ x 11 inch size.

9. Eight prints of as yet “unseen” artwork from one or more upcoming Palladium releases, each signed by Publisher Kevin Siembieda (may be reproductions of concept art or actual art slated for publication).

10. Top Secret – For Your Eyes Only: An unfinished, unedited, advance excerpt from an upcoming release – may be something not even yet announced.

11. YOUR NAME as an unstatted character in the book. This would be something like “Coalition Scientist Kerry Wilkinson theorizes that monster X is ...” or “First reported by Wilderness Scout Eric Smith ...”

12. Benefactor Bonus: One original, preliminary sketch or concept drawing (original art) of a creature that appears in Rifts® Bestiary™ Volume Two or Volume Three. The original art is by Charles “Chuck” Walton. The “sketch” is a cool, one-of-a-kind piece of original art, but is NOT the finished drawing as it appears in the book. Signed by Chuck Walton and Kevin Siembieda.

13. A signed “Raw Preview” of the upcoming Rifts® Lazlo World Book. Signed by Kevin Siembieda and available staff.



SOLD OUT! Monstrous Benefactor – Be a Chimera-Builder (limited to 5 people) – $500.00 – Cat. No. MB-5 – (Both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, something Top Secret, 10 prints, your name as an unstatted character in the book, AND MOST IMPORTANT you help us build a Chimera-Beast, get credit for helping conceive the creature and get a signed print of the Chuck Walton illustration)


Be one of as many as five contributors who help us build a Chimera monster! A creature with five different animal heads. Each head with a different set of abilities. You can even offer a name for the multi-headed creature for our consideration, but it must fit within the alphabet between letters “G-R.” Limited to FIVE Chimera Builders! Already SOLD and GONE. Thank you for your support.



SOLD OUT! Ultimate Benefactor: $1,500 (Limited to ONE!) – Cat. No. RB-UB2 – (Both hardcover books signed, PDF, Siembieda dragon head sketch, Walton monster sketch in book, something Top Secret, 10 prints, your name as an unstatted character in the book, 2 original concept art sketches – the original pencil art featuring you (your face) in the illustration of the creature YOU help us create for Rifts® Bestiary Two!)


There can be only one! Which means you get all of the items in the Benefactor’s package, PLUS your face (or a person of your choice) as a character standing with a creature conceived by YOU for inclusion in Rifts® Bestiary Two. AND you get the finished original artwork of you with the NEW creature YOU helped us to design and name. AND MORE! Note: Sorry, the Ultimate Benefactor is already SOLD and GONE. Thank you for your support.




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