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Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast paced strategy battle game that expands on the popular Palladium role playing game.
Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast paced strategy battle game that expands on the popular Palladium role playing game.
5,342 backers pledged $1,442,312 to help bring this project to life.

$1.44 Million!

I think it's only fitting that we start with a note of thanks from Kevin Siembieda.

Our heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters, not only those who backed this project, but also those who helped spread the word. We couldn't have done this without you. Thank you so very much. Now it's up to us, Palladium Books and Ninja Division, to make this game everything we all want it to be.

With Appreciation,
Kevin Siembieda

What a ride! It still hasn't really sunk in yet here. Has it for you?

Ninja Division and the rest of Palladium Books would like to echo Kevin's thanks for your tremendous support. Now, because of your efforts, Robotech RPG Tactics is not just a reality, it's on the path to being an absolutely incredible success.

You've already created the foundation of a strong community. We were fortunate to have one of the best comment sections we've ever seen. You were informative, helpful, and most of all passionate about Robotech, and the potential of the game to come. We encourage you all to continue what you have started, and we are committed to helping you. Our goal is nothing less than to have an amazing player base the moment the game launches. Give yourselves a round of applause, earned it!

So, what's next?

That's the big question isn't it? We've been working feverishly behind the scenes all through the Kickstarter and we're not about to stop now.

First off we'll be sending out the Kickstarter Survey to get an initial round of pledge information from you. After that we will send out information on the pledge manager.

It's going to take us a bit of time to get everything set up, so don't be surprised if you don't receive the survey for a couple of weeks.

After that it's the long wait, but it won't be empty. We'll be providing you with constant updates as we progress along the final stages of making the game.

The Kickstarter may be over, but strap yourself in because the long road back to Earth has just begun!

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      Scot Pope Donalson on May 24, 2013

      Thanks for the info. I was getting a bit worried I would not be able to get any of the rewards at all. thanks agai! Scot Pope Donalson

    2. brentil on May 23, 2013

      My phone went off early this morning to alert me to a large transaction coming across my account. Woo-Hoo, they took all my money! :D

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      Alucard on May 22, 2013

      Just remember not to expect it by the December 2013 date it will be closer to June 2014. While I will be happy if I get it before January and love Soda Pop's sculpts I expect that the shear size of the success will overwhelm production facilities. Relic Knight's Kickstarter was due to be delivered by May but will not be sent until November at the earliest so I will be adding 6 months on to the due date myself.

    4. RobotechX on May 22, 2013

      also make sure to follow and
      will keep updating stuff that comes out. and get better at playing. Possible Tournament and scenery design of the miniatures for the Robotech 30th Anniversary in 2015.
      yeah, it's a long way, but already doing some planning. Will have more info by San Diego Comic Con.

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      Paul Brown on May 21, 2013

      @Scot Pope - I think they're gonna send out a survey in a few weeks asking what you want to get. Also I think there's gonna be an optional pledge manager so people can increase their pledge if they want to get some of those unlocked add-ons?

      Don't quote me on both of those things though.

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      Scot Pope Donalson on May 21, 2013

      I have been trying since the 19th to access the "manage update" area but cannot see said icon on your kickstarter to get the extras that can be purchased. This has been getting me a little overwrought as I now see that the kickstarter program has finished. How can I access the 'manage update' to order these add-ons?

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      Squigglysquid on May 21, 2013

      I should also add my thanks to the end there. You guys did a nice job with the updates and project as a whole. Appreciated! Thanks to everyone else who parted with the cash to make this as sweet as it is.

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      Squigglysquid on May 21, 2013

      Well, that was a pretty crazy ride, but exciting. Shame we couldn't make it to the last stretch goals, but the Ninjas have already been hella generous and I'm excited to see these. Now the long wait begins... (^_^)

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      Chris on May 21, 2013

      Ninjas, could there be any way to get the Experimental MPA even though we didn't hit the price? Even if it's like $5 for the upgrade sprue or something I'd still be willing to do it because they look pretty awesome.

    10. Thulsa Doom on May 21, 2013

      Cough...(climbs out of wreckage)

      I survived micronians! And the SDF-1 has been destroyed!

      (Raises clenched fist into the air)


      Cadice survived too? Blast it!

      (Detonates unexploded reflex warhead strapped to Grel's corpse and disappears in mushroom cloud)

    11. Robotek19 on May 21, 2013

      I didn't have the money. Otherwise I would've been crazy enough. However, they did give me a blueprint to slowly building it :D

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      Paul Brown on May 21, 2013

      No crazy people bought the SDF-1 compliment. Oh well. Might've been fun to see one of those go

    13. Maelstrom on May 21, 2013

      Other places to post comments about this game and the company [Palladium Books]

    14. Lorindor on May 21, 2013

      One of the best things with this Kickstarter was the community in the comment section! Don’t let it die now, stay connected!

    15. Robert Oakes on May 21, 2013

      And the Award for best posts in character goes to....... "LORD KHYRON"
      and the Award for more Aliases goes to....... NINJA DEKE"!

      with and honorable mention to Jorel for being the most consistant and repetitve Robotech Palladium Fan.

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      Wong Kum Yew on May 21, 2013

      ..and also +1 to the idea of having the Experimental MPA in the upcoming pledge manager.

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      Wong Kum Yew on May 21, 2013

      Kickstarter "veteran" here but this was definitely one of the best. Feels like I've earned back the international shipping cost in terms of the enjoyment and excitement that I've experienced. :)

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      Alan Sowle on May 21, 2013

      I`m £242 lighty today, but with a happy heart. This kickstarter has brought my hidden passion for robotech to the front again. Im 44 and love it still. Just got the battlecry xbox game and so wished for a 360 new robotech game oneday... fingers crossed.
      I saw macross zero the other day... cgi battles really got me wanting this so more. Not mant wargames have cartoons and great music linked to them. When the tabletop battles start to happen, we all by humming the tunes.....I have showdown..!!! thats like 180+ figures.....

    19. Alex Clarke on May 21, 2013

      Dont forget to register at

      stay connected guys!

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      Dean Sherman on May 21, 2013

      Wow this is the first kickstarted that i have ever backed and its been amazing to see all of the stuff getting unlocked. Im a massive robotech fan and I cant wait to get my Rick Hunter Veritech. Will also have to get the game when it comes out.

    21. RobotechX on May 21, 2013

      I read all the comments. sad its good buy to all your crazy post and pitch ideas. people from everywhere coming together for Robotech. Thank you kevin and the great Ninjas. you brought us back again to something wonderful. Took a long time but its ok. It was done right. Now to look for locals here in south cali to champion against. ....hmmm.. not bad idea. Tournaments anyone?

    22. Shaggy on May 21, 2013

      This was my 1st ever Kickstarter and I'm so excited to have been a part of it!

      Now I can't wait till December to get all of my shiny new toys :)

      Thank you Ninja Division and Palladium

    23. Terence Lee on May 21, 2013

      Thanks Gear, that helped!

    24. Glen Maddock on May 21, 2013

      Awesome job thankyou all

    25. Terence Lee on May 21, 2013

      I backed this at the Battle Cry level. It'd be nice to see at a quick glance what we don't get so I can see if there's something that I want to add to my pledge like SDF-1.

    26. Rand Chua TL on May 21, 2013

      If one or two month from now the Pledge Manager goes live, the backers all start to add on suff and the amt collected hit 2 millions do let us backers all know.

    27. Robert H. Mitchell Jr.
      on May 21, 2013

      I'll second Maou_Mint's comment.

      Since we were making such a strong push...and I'm certain given another 30min-1hr we would have had it, how about an option to purchase the Experimental Nousjadeul-Ger Kit during the post-Kickstarter Pledge Survey. It's such an amazing looking concept that it would be a shame for it to be left out.

    28. Psi Cop on May 21, 2013

      @Palladium Thanks so much for the great KS and all the bonuses and rewards! This is only my second KS but I've appreciated what I've seen. December can't come soon enough for me.

      When I saw this KS, I was instantly taken back to some of my earliest days of building models. I lived in a little Podunk town on the Oregon coast, but had an awesome toy store with all kinds of rare models. Several of my earliest models were of the various Valkyries in their different configs. I even had the original launch bay model with them. This just brings me back to being that 11-year old boy.

      @Robert Thanks to you too for keeping that Pledge Calculator up-to-date. It was a big help for me to get my pledge level right with the add-ons!

    29. Steven Remington on May 21, 2013

      This is the first Kickstarter I've ever funded that a friend also got in on. We both can't wait for December and the games that will follow!

    30. Maou_Mint on May 20, 2013

      Not sure how big a crowd I'm in but I'm really happy about the experimental units and hope the male power armour versions show up during the pledge manager phase.

    31. jose lanzaorellana on May 20, 2013

      Awesome! Can't wait to start painting! I just hope they make a paint set available with all the right colors as TV series. great day for Robotech fans. :)

    32. Robert J. Finamore on May 20, 2013

      The final Unofficial Reward Summary and Pledge Calculator has been uploaded. I will leave it up at the links below until at least we go through the surveys so you can play with your pledge. Let me know if you find any errors via the e-mail address listed at the bottom of the spreadsheet. I will likely not be checking comments on the KS page.

      Dropbox (Excel 2007):

      Google Spreadsheet (now editable):…

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      Kevin Riddle on May 20, 2013

      so close to that final goal
      great kickstarter
      I'm so excited about this one!!

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      Cristian Bayer on May 20, 2013

      Fantastic job to all the people behind the scenes that worked so hard to put this together. We're all looking forward to enjoying the fruits of your labors and ideas for a long time.

    35. Pedwidge on May 20, 2013

      Congratulations! Amazing work Ninjas and Palladium! The models look amazing and the game sounds like what I have been waiting 20, plus some more, years to play. Honestly, looking at what I will be getting with my Showdown pledge, plus some more, I feel like a thief in the night. I can't wait to get these models are start playing.

    36. Keith Chamberlain on May 20, 2013

      Well done PB and ND looking forward to the updates!

    37. Kid Kyoto on May 20, 2013

      Just so we all remember why we spent the money we did - Macross 2012 (Pachinko game animation)…

    38. Robert H. Mitchell Jr.
      on May 20, 2013

      Awesome job Ninja Division and Palladium Books! Many thanks! You've rekindled a childhood favorite and given it a form and a medium that I thought I'd never see. This is my "gotta have it" game of the year!

      Congrats! Now bring on RRT...I'm ready to roll some dice! ;^)

    39. Brian Brenner on May 20, 2013

      @ninja Deke, I should have known... Your sneaky ways did remind me of the Relic Knights KS. Now you've got my money twice!

    40. Nerd4life on May 20, 2013

      40 years old this year but was giggling like a school boy reading all the great posts. Can't wait for Christmas! Thank you ND and thank you Kevin for all my past and future adventures.

    41. Battle Damage on May 20, 2013

      30 years I've been wanting this to be a reality. The wait until december is going to feel just as long! Congrats ND. I hope this game is everything you and us want it to be.

    42. Ray "AcroRay" Miller on May 20, 2013

      Astounding. I am so looking forward to my army of MACROSS mecha toys - and even a game to play with them with! :-D

    43. Brian Ledbetter on May 20, 2013

      I'm happy to say that we all did a great job donating. I'm sad to say I feel this thing went out with a whimper instead of a bang. By placing those non-canon experimental units as the final updates, I feel the fans simply didn't care enough about them to finish them off. I know there wasn't much left to explore but there were a few things still. Like Commanchero Assault Helicopters, the battle mace and GU-11 gun pod upgrades for the Spartans, Strike Veritech options for the fast packs (I know it's Macross, but so is the VEF), or a special Khyron MPA sculpt. I just feel it peetered out at the end there instead of exploding like Dolza's command ship at the End of Force of Arms. Good job overall, just better luck next time.

    44. Monty Maxwell on May 20, 2013

      I am very happy about the game and the models. I loved the show as a kid, and as an adult wargamer I'm extremely excited that this could become a reality. We are going to have a lot of fun with this! :)

    45. Luther Chip Harris on May 20, 2013

      WE DID IT !!!!! 1.44 Million $$$ raised for the game !!! After 20 years you guys did it !!!! I can't wait to get my hands on this !!! This takes me back to 1993 when I used to play RIFTS and ROBOTECH almost every Friday night at my childhood home. AWSOME!!! I can't wait to get this game.

    46. Christopher Castro on May 20, 2013

      Great stuff! Thanks, guys!

    47. James Lofshult ((Solav))
      on May 20, 2013

      Now that we kickstarted this one, I would LOVE to see someday the Invid Invasion! <3 I still have my treasured rpg book of the 1989 print of your Book Five: Invid Invasion. That was given to me when I was young.

    48. Khyron's Eye on May 20, 2013

      Is there any particular Web site or forum to visit to see updates on the game's development and maybe contribute ideas?

    49. Andrew McKay on May 20, 2013

      @Jordan-don't worry, you'll be able to adjust it after the fact. The Kickstarter pledge manager is indeed locked and will not open ever again. However, ND will input our information into a third-party pledge management system that operates outside the Kickstarter system. We'll get emails asking if we want to adjust/increase our pledge and instructions on how to do so. If you decide to increase you will have payment options, likely including PayPal.