Welcome back friends! Today NPC is joined by retuirning guest host Just Jacob to talk more about Palladium’s metal-as-heck Fantasy RPG, focusing solely on what made the first edition rulebook so dang great. Matthew will be sitting things out for a while after a bad car accident. Jacob has agreed to join as interim host while Matthew recovers, and if you want to donate to Matthew’s recovery fund, please do so via the tip jar link further below.
The Mechanoids are back! ARCHIE-3 dun goofed and now our favorite villains from the Megaverse are invading Rifts Earth! That’s right, we’re looking at what I think may be the first big cross-over event in the Megaverse publication history: Rifts Sourcebook 2. Is this one as awesome as it sounds? Give us a listen, and then join us on Discord to share your thoughts!
Our Rifter look-back series continues with issue #7! Give us a listen, then join us on Discord to let us know your favorite parts of this issue!
Today we talk about one of Palladium’s more unexpectedly popular game titles, Dead Reign. Both of us somehow missed out on this game when it launched, so we had to grab copies to see what all the excitement was about. There is a lot of good stuff here!
Our dive into the long-running Rifter periodical continues with a look at Rifter #6. This one is packed with goodies, including the first of a short series of comics by Palladium great, Ramon Perez! Give us a listen and then share your thoughts on our Discord server!
Continuing our slow march through the Rifts books, we’re now at World Book 3: England. Give us a listen to find out what this book is all about, and how it might fit into your collection. And join us on Discord to discuss your own stories from it!
Join us for a look into the innards of Palladium’s oft-forgotten Y2K-themed apocalypse game, Systems Failure. I can’t help but assume that if you are a Palladium fan, then you probably know of and even remember Y2K, but for those new to the concept, just know that the tech world collectively lost its shit in the late 1990s thanks to some short-sighted date formatting in the computers of Early Man. This game takes that to the next level!
Following on the theme of our last episode, this time we’re looking at the Revised edition of Rifts Sourcebook One. This one adds some delicious new game fodder to the mix, including factions and toys that bridge the connection with Palladium’s companion Chaos Earth RPG. Which version of the first Sourcebook is your favorite? Write us and let us know!
In this review episode, we take a look at the first ever expansion book for the original butts edition of Rifts. That’s right, it’s time for the Rifts Sourcebook, and everyone’s favorite joke-named psychopath, James T! This is the book where ARCHIE-3 really came into his full glory for the first time. It’s got adventure, it’s got new bad guys, it’s got new gear, and a whole lot more. For this episode we’re focusing on the original version – the revised edition is coming soon.
Moving forward with our time capsule review of the long-running Rifter magazine, we now look at the contents of issue #5. This one’s got a little something for almost all the major Palladium systems save for Beyond the Supernatural. Give us a listen then drop by our Discord server to let us know your favorite parts of this issue!