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Welcome to the 224 page Double Issue of The Rifter® #71 & #72, packed with source material from across the Megaverse®. There are adventure settings, monsters of Japan, ninjas, superspies, the Town of Semjaw, the floating haven called the Pearl, Game Master tips, and a short story that is a prelude to the Disavowed, two full adventures and adventure ideas, plus news and coming attractions.

Every issue of The Rifter® is an idea factory for players and Game Masters to generate new ideas, and find new avenues of adventure. It provides useful, ready to go, source material you can just drop into your ongoing games. A doorway to new possibilities and numerous Palladium role-playing worlds.

The Rifter® Number 71-72 Double Issue includes:

  • Splicers® – I am Legion™ – “Official” adventure and source material by Chris Kluge and Charles Walton II. A sprawling adventure with epic consequences, new threats, mad schemes and more.
  • Beyond the Supernatural™ and Rifts® – Yokai of Japan by Shawn Merrow and Siembieda. 10 monsters inspired by Japanese myth. ‘Nuff said.
  • Rifts® – The Town of Semjaw™ by Brett Caron. A community sitting on the bones of pre-Rifts ruins.
  • Dead Reign® – Adventure setting & ideas by Eric Sturm. A floating safe haven and source of adventure to get your own ideas going.
  • Ninjas & Superspies™ – “Official” adventure by Paul Herbert. A complete adventure of espionage and martial arts, with non-player characters galore.
  • Rifts® – Reaper Cell™ short story by Dan Frederick. A sort of prelude to the upcoming Rifts® sourcebook, The Disavowed.
  • All game settings – “Official” G.M. tips on taking advantage of the Palladium Megaverse®, by Kevin Siembieda.
  • All game settings – “Official” G.M. tips on Adventuring in the Megaverse®, by Julius Rosenstein. How to bring multi-genre characters and blend powers and gear from several, diverse game worlds into a single setting. Conversion tips and more.
  • All game settings – “Official” G.M. tips on improving adventures and storytelling for role-playing games, by Glen Evans and Siembieda. Personal experiences, observations, tips and suggestions on how to improvise entire adventures.
  • News, coming attractions, product descriptions and more.

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Chaos Earth® Scrap Zombie
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This issue’s Page Six Art is a mechanized Scrap Zombie from Chaos Earth® Resurrection – zombies

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From the Desk of Kevin Siembieda
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News

Publisher Kevin Siembieda talks a bit about this issue, being thankful and the approaching holidays.

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Palladium News
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This issue’s news section starts off reminding you that it is Palladium Christmas Surprise Package

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Coming Attractions
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See what’s out and learn what new books are coming your way.

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Infinite Possibilities – Gaming Across the Palladium Megaverse
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Author and game designer, Kevin Siembieda, talks about why he created a game system that can accommodate every

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Thoughts on Megaversal Adventures – If you can conceive of it, you can put it together – Official Game Master Tips
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Julius Rosenstein writes about his experiences, approach and conversions for running groups of characters that are

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An Evening at the Improv Table – Official Game Master Tips
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Writer and G.M. Glen Evans (with asides and comments from Kevin Siembieda) offers insight and advice about

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Yokai of Japan – Optional material for Beyond the Supernatural
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Writer and G.M., Shawn Merrow, presents a host of monsters (yokai) of Japan for the modern day setting of Beyond

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Aboard the Pearl – Optional setting & adventure ideas for Dead Reign
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Eric Sturm returns with a setting of hope during the Zombie Apocalypse.

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On a Wing and a Prayer – An Official adventure for Ninjas & Superspies
Adventure

The indomitable Paul Herbert presents an adventure full of intrigue, spies, secrets, martial arts and

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I Am Legion – Official adventure & source material for Splicers
Adventure

Chris Kluge and Charles Walton II team up to present an episodic adventure ushering in a new rogue Nexus

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The Town of Semjaw™ – Optional location and adventure ideas for Rifts
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Brett Caron returns to present a town struggling to survive in the wilderness of Canada.

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Reaper Cell – A short story for Rifts
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Dan Frederick spins a yarn about Coalition black ops, treachery, secret missions and fighting fire with

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Bonus Maps by Will Erwin
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This was part of artist Will Erwin’s Christmas gift to Palladium Books and our fans.

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