Both Slashdot and GamingReport: Palladium Books—creator of Rifts?—makes a worldwide call to RPG fans to support and help Palladium stay alive. It is about to close its doors if an influx of money doesn’t make it in the next weeks. Palladium president and owner Kevin Siembieda explains in his forum what has caused Palladium to reach this stage and how you can help.
“Purchase the limited edition print ?A Megaverse? United?
– I, Kevin Siembieda, will draw a special, pencil drawing with key characters from our entire game line to be made into a simple, black and white, toned piece of artwork, 11 x 14 inches, printed on a good quality paper.
– Each print will be hand signed by me. I?ll indicate which number that print is (i.e. #1, 2, 100, 1000, 2010, etc.). I don?t know how many there will be in the end; I pray for thousands!
– EVERYONE who purchases the print will see their names appear in the back pages of a major book listed as ?Heroes of the Megaverse?!?
– The print will sell for $50.00 plus shipping and materials (envelope, protective cardboard, etc.), probably about $2.00-$5.00 by regular first class mail.
– We need those sales NOW!!! If 4,000 or 5,000 people all order that darn print within a month or two, it should give us the money we need to get back on our feet! Without a shot in the arm of some big cash, and fast, I fear Palladium is gone. That kind of jump start should carry us through the year and should enable us to do the other things we need to do to keep the company going for years to come!”
I know this has nothing to do with Blizzard Entertainment, but I also know many of you are Roleplayers and possibly Palladium Books fans. To find out more of what is going on you can read the following links:
- Help Palladium Call
- Official Press Release & Palladium?s Revised 2006 Product Schedule
- What is Rifts?? & Movie Plans – Walt Disney Pictures to have Jerry Bruckheimer Films (Pirates of the Carribean)