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All That Glitters is Palladium


A short (24-page) zine about the history of Palladium Books!

  • Founded in 1981, Palladium Books is one of the weirdest tabletop RPG publishers, which is really saying something.
  • Coverage of 15 different Palladium RPGs and the entire Palladium Books Megaverse!
  • 5 humorous lists of amusing elements of Palladium’s games.
  • A detailed explanation of the Megaversal RPG system and its general strangeness.
  • A discussion of Palladium’s production values, including parental warnings, formatting, writing style, and art!
  • A detailed discussion of Rifts!
  • The Robotech RPG Tactics Debacle!
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Jeremy F January 12, 2019 11:30 pm UTC
I saw the cover flash by my homepage and I instantly thought that only Kevin Simbieda would have someone write a fluff piece about Palladium Games. I'm pleasantly surprised that isn't the case. Please turn your attention to their co-conspirators from Robotech Tactics - Ninja Division next.
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Ewen C January 15, 2019 5:09 pm UTC
Oh yeah, I _used_ to be huge into Palladium (I even got an article published in the Rifter), but I soured on it in a big way years ago. This zine isn't solely criticism--there are SOME things about Palladium I respect and admire--but it is very, very critical. I don't think I know nearly enough about Ninja Division to write about them myself, but I'd definitely like to see the results of someone doing so.
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