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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.
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Reward Exchange Update – Max is Gone

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First, we want to express our appreciation to the many who have chosen to participate in the RRT Rewards Exchange Program, where you can get Wave One Rewards for your remaining Wave Two reward value. We are pleased to offer you this refund-in-kind, and welcome others to take advantage of it. (See Kickstarter Updates #217 and 218 for details and #220 for answers to some frequently asked questions.)

If you have not gotten a reply from us, you will.

The biggest flood of emails regarding the RRT Exchange offer was in the first few days, so we are still working through the multitude of Kickstarter messages and getting back to you as quick as we can on a first come, first served basis.

We will get to everyone. Here is the process we’ve been going through:

First, we have to read through the emails.

Second, most of you need us to provide you the amount for your remaining Wave Two pledge. That requires us to look up your account and send you an email with the amount. Please watch for that email and respond as soon as possible.

When we get your Reward Exchange Request, we completely pull, pack, and weigh your reward selections, determine the shipping cost, and then send you the shipping cost via Kickstarter message/email. At that point, it is all in your hands. Your request is already boxed and waiting to be shipped to you as soon as Palladium receives your payment for the shipping!

The most expedient and secure way is to use PayPal: paypal@palladiumbooks.com

Or call the Palladium office with your credit card information at 734-721-2903. We will charge your card and ship right away! Depending on the time of day, your Reward Exchange may ship that same day or the next.

Note: As you might expect, we are swamped. If you get the automated voice mail, please leave your name, backer number if you have it, your phone number and a brief message. Someone will get back to you. Maybe not right away, but as soon as we can. If you get someone on the phone, please have your information handy.

Does even a small package cost $18-$35 in the USA?

ANSWER: No, of course not. Many packages are much less. And, of course, some are more. That’s why we are packing and weighing each request, and sending each backer a specific amount for his/her individual exchange. Cost depends entirely on the size, weight and destination of the package. The estimated costs presented in Update #218 were provided to give you a rough idea of cost. Note: We pack, weigh and get the exact cost for each package, and try to keep the cost as low as we can. As soon as Palladium receives your payment to cover shipping, your package is shipped.

What does the March 20, 2018 deadline mean?

It means we need to have your RRT Rewards Exchange requests in to Palladium Books by that date – even if we are continuing to pack and ship after that date – so we can satisfy the conditions of our contractual obligations with the Licensor and get you your Reward Exchange.

Once Palladium is confident it can do so while still being able to satisfy those of you who want to participate in the Exchange offer, we will start putting Robotech®/RRT product on sale to everyone and begin liquidating remaining inventory at an accelerated pace.

That’s why we need Kickstarter backers who want to participate in the Rewards Exchange Program to contact us now through March 20, 2018, so we can try to get you everything you might want, before product is gone. Note: Any Robotech® RPG and RRT product that has not been shipped as part of the Reward Exchange Program, or liquidated, MUST BE DESTROYED. This is usually the case with any license agreement. PLEASE get us your Reward Exchange requests AND send us the shipping so we can accommodate your Exchange Requests before the deadline. Thank you.

Because of this tight deadline and our sincere desire to accommodate EVERYONE who contacts Palladium for the Rewards Exchange – please send Palladium the shipping payment after you hear from us so we can send out your package immediately. Thank you.

Reminder, all RRT rewards are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST on a first come, first served basis. If you have been contacted with shipping cost before March 14, 2018, YOU were among the first and may have rewards no longer available, please send payment for shipping to get the rewards you want in the Exchange.

For those of you who may want to purchase more rewards or whose reward selection exceeds your Remaining Reward Value, we are allowing backers to pay the difference.

Due to the large number of backers who have responded, we are now OUT of the following rewards:

  • UEDF Token Pack
  • Max Sterling’s Valkyrie Convention Exclusive

If you have not received a shipping cost yet for your Reward Exchange request and have either of these rewards on your list, please send an amended list ASAP so that we can pull your most recent reward list and avoid sending you an email later on requesting you to do so, which only delays your Reward Exchange.

Thank you.

Reward Exchange Update

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Due to the incredible response to Palladium’s RRT Reward Exchange Program, it is taking us a bit of time to respond to all of you. Please do not worry. We will get to you as quickly as we can, though it may take a few days with the volume we have received.

Regarding concerns about product availability: The availability of Robotech® products is limited, and we may find it necessary to limit certain items as time goes on in order to give as many of you as possible a chance of getting what you want. That said, we have a good supply of the core RRT products, including Cat. No. 55100, the Robotech® RPG Tactics Box Set and expansion packs.

Convention Exclusive Note: If you are choosing to exchange part of your Remaining Rewards Value for RRT Convention Exclusives, please do not exceed more than your maximum Exclusive allowance based on your remaining reward value. Requests that exceed your allowance for Exclusives will delay the processing of your request, because we will need to exchange messages with you to clarify.

  • Backers with up to $99 of Remaining Rewards Value may select any ONE Convention Exclusive. Not one of each, just one total.
  • Backers with $100-199 of RRV may select any TWO Convention Exclusives. Again, not two of each, just two total.
  • Backers with $200-299 of RRV may select any THREE.
  • Backers with $300-399 of RRV may select any FOUR.
  • Backers with $400-499 of RRV may select any FIVE.
  • Backers with $500-599 of RRV may select any SIX.
  • Backers with $600-699 of RRV may select any SEVEN.
  • Backers with $700-799 of RRV may select any EIGHT.
  • Backers with $800-899 of RRV may select any NINE.
  • Backers with $900-999 of RRV may select any TEN.
  • Backers with $1,000 or more of Remaining Rewards Value may select ELEVEN total Convention Exclusives. Not eleven of each, just eleven total.

Even with these restrictions, Convention Exclusives are going fast. If you hope to receive any Exclusives as part of your rewards exchange, please send us your selections quickly.

Updated Reward Availability List

  • Robotech® RPG Tactics Core Game Box – Rewards Value: $80.00
  • UEDF Decals – Rewards Value: $5.00
  • Zentraedi Decals – Rewards Value: $5.00
  • UEDF Dice Pack – Rewards Value: $12.00
  • Zentraedi Dice Pack – Rewards Value: $12.00
  • UEDF Tokens & Template packs are GONE!
  • Zentraedi Tokens & Template will probably be gone when we have processed all the requests that we have already received. Rewards Value: $10.00 (Extremely limited quantity!)
  • Combined Token & Template Pack – Rewards Value: $15.00
  • RRT Rulebook – Rewards Value: $20.00
  • UEDF Valkyrie Wing – Rewards Value: $25.00
  • UEDF Tomahawk/Defender Destroids – Rewards Value: $20.00
  • UEDF Spartan/Phalanx Destroids – Rewards Value: $20.00
  • Zentraedi Regult Battlepods – Rewards Value: $25.00
  • Zentraedi Artillery Battlepods – Rewards Value: $20.00
  • Zentraedi Glaug Command – Rewards Value: $20.00
  • Convention Exclusive: Max Sterling's Valkyrie are very limited and going fast, and may be gone when we have processed all the requests that we have already received. Rewards Value: $22.00 (Limit 1 of any Convention Exclusive per backer, plus 1 per $100 in Remaining Rewards Value, up to maximum of 11 total. So as many backers who want them can get some.)
  • Convention Exclusive: Miriya Sterling's Super Valkyrie – Rewards Value: $22.00 (Limit 1 of any Convention Exclusive per backer, plus 1 per $100 in Remaining Rewards Value, up to maximum of 11 total. So as many backers who want them can get some.)
  • Convention Exclusive: Breetai in Combat Armor – Rewards Value: $22.00 (Limit 1 of any Convention Exclusive per backer, plus 1 per $100 in Remaining Rewards Value, up to maximum of 11 total. So as many backers who want them can get some.)
  • Convention Exclusive: Grell in Male Power Armor – Rewards Value: $22.00 (Limit 1 of any Convention Exclusive per backer, plus 1 per $100 in Remaining Rewards Value, up to maximum of 11 total. So as many backers who want them can get some.)
  • Battle Cry Wave 1 Extras Bag – Rewards Value: $120.00 (Very limited quantity available!)
  • Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game (Manga size) – Rewards Value: $16.95
  • Robotech® The Macross® Saga Sourcebook – Rewards Value: $16.95
  • Robotech® The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook – Rewards Value: $20.95
  • PDF - Robotech® RPG – Rewards Value: $10.49
  • PDF - Robotech® RDF Manual – Rewards Value: $8.49
  • PDF - Robotech® The Zentraedi – Rewards Value: $8.49
  • PDF - Robotech® Southern Cross – Rewards Value: $10.49
  • PDF - Robotech® Ghost Ship – Rewards Value: $8.49
  • PDF - Robotech® ATP – Rewards Value: $8.49
  • PDF - Robotech® Invid Invasion – Rewards Value: $10.49
  • PDF - Robotech® Return of the Masters – Rewards Value: $10.49
  • PDF - Robotech® Lancers Rockers – Rewards Value: $8.49
  • PDF - Robotech® Zentraedi Breakout – Rewards Value: $8.49
  • PDF - Robotech® New World Order – Rewards Value: $10.49
  • PDF - Robotech® Strike Force – Rewards Value: $10.49

Clarifications and RRT Backer Reward Exchange Update

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Hi all,  

Many people have noted the lack of great detail in the announcement from Kevin Siembieda a few days ago. As Kevin stated, that announcement was not meant to get into great detail, but to provide the broad strokes of the past and current status of RRT. It has always been our intention to provide pertinent additional information.  

I have spent the past few days reading every single comment from the backers on Kevin’s announcement as well as the two updates after it. I’ve also been reading comments from other sources as well. Below are answers to some of the most common questions being asked. Please remember, this is a business and we are constrained in what we say by contracts and Non-Disclosure Agreements. If you don’t see your question, it may be either, a) we cannot talk about it, b) we are still getting the answer, or c) it was answered in Kevin’s announcement or the subsequent updates.

1. Why doesn’t the dollar amounts that Kevin talked about in the announcement equal the amount raised in the Kickstarter - what happened to the rest of the money?

ANSWER: Many people have been asking this or variants of this question. While we are bound by contractual agreements to not discuss specific dollar amounts spent in some areas, other areas we can freely share that information. For instance, Kevin could tell you how much was spent on tooling and 3D file corrections.  

In order to give people a better idea of the overall costs of RRT - and without violating any contracts or NDAs - we provided a pie chart that gave the full cost of producing Wave One and broke it down by percentages where funds went. Due to the way that the graphic shows in the announcement (it is narrow and difficult to read unless specifically clicked on) there have been many who have assumed that it only refers to the dollar amounts quoted by Kevin. To help clear up any confusion, here in text are the numbers as presented in the chart.  

Project Expenses to Produce and Ship Wave One = $1,583,451.03

Percentages Breakdown:  

• 38% Manufacturing (3D Corrections, Prototypes, Molds, Manufacturing, Battle Foam Bags)  

• 23% Design (Artwork, 3D Sculpting, 3D Prints, Rules, Ninja Division Participation)  

• 14% Shipping (Import from China, Shipping to US & International Backers)  

• 10% Licensing  

• 7% Kickstarter and Amazon Fees  

• 3% Project Manager  

• 3% Advertising and Promotion  

• 2% Pledge Manager Fees

2. Should backers who wish to exchange Wave Two pledges for Wave One rewards submit their credit card info through Kickstarter messaging?

ANSWER: No! In the interest of security, please do not include your Credit Card information in an email or Kickstarter Message. After we have sent you your exact shipping cost, please either call our office at 734-721-2903, or send us a PayPal payment at paypal@palladiumbooks.com.  

All other communication should be via Kickstarter Message if possible.

3. With 3D printing so prevalent now, will PB release the STL files for Wave 2 so that people can print the items themselves?  

ANSWER: A lot of people have asked us this. Unfortunately, no we cannot. Robotech® is a licensed property. Palladium does not own the rights to exploit the characters, images and I.P.s of Robotech® in any way.

4. Can backers get physical Robotech® books as part of their rewards substitution for Wave 2?  

ANSWER: Backers can request select physical copies of Robotech® RPG books that we have an ample number of. Those available include:  

● Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game (Manga size) – $16.95 value

● Robotech® The Macross® Saga Sourcebook – $16.95 value  

 ● Robotech® The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook – $20.95 value

5. Can backers get PDFs of the old Robotech® game as part of their rewards substitution for Wave 2?  

ANSWER: Yes, backers can request PDFs of any of the original Robotech® RPG and sourcebooks currently available on DriveThruRPG.com in exchange for part of their Wave Two rewards. We will need confirmation from you about which e-mail address your DriveThroughRPG account is under.

6. The Con Exclusive limit of 1 per backer plus 1 per $100 – does this mean only one type of figure or can backers get multiple models?  

ANSWER: You can order any combination of Convention Exclusives that you want, up to the limit as described. For example, backers with up to $99 in RRV can get one Exclusive of their choice; $100-199 can get any two of the same type or two different ones, but just two total; $200-299 can get any three, etc., up to 11 total Exclusives for those with $1,000 or more in RRV. The reason there are any limitations is that these items are more limited in quantity than most others, and we want to let as many backers as possible who want them to be able to get some. We hope you understand.

7. Can backers pick up their Wave 1 substitutes at the office?  

ANSWER: Backers who would like to pick up their rewards at the Palladium office can do so. HOWEVER, please do NOT just show up out of the blue. We need you to submit your reward exchange list so we have time to confirm your identity and information, and have it all picked, packed and waiting for you at the door. A few backers already have done this.

8. Can backers pick up their Wave 1 substitutes at the Open House (after the grace period is over)?  

ANSWER: Backers who are attending the Palladium Open House can pick up their substitutes at the POH if that is what they would like to do. HOWEVER, if you are NOT attending the event, you should pick up your rewards BEFORE the actual POH - we can hold them for a few weeks after the grace period. In any case, the same rule as above applies, you must send us your selections in advance so that we can have them ready for you.

9. Can a backer give their remaining balance to another person.  

ANSWER: Yes – BUT – the Backer must put in the request for the specific rewards he wants to send to ONE alternative individual AND provide Palladium with one “ship to” name and address if different from his own. After confirmation Palladium will ship the rewards to the designated alternate person/beneficiary. Please note, that the shipping cost calculation will be based on the actual “ship to” address.  

10. Why has there been no announcement about Wave 2 on our website or our Facebook page?  

ANSWER: We wanted to announce this first on the Kickstarter page to the people who are directly affected by this sad turn of events.  

Final Thoughts  

Just as I’ve been reading the comments on Kevin’s announcement and the updates since, I will continue to do so. Thank you to everyone who has been in contact with us.  

Scott Gibbons

Reward Exchange – Important Credit Card Note

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In the interest of security, please do not include your Credit Card information in an email or Kickstarter Message. After we have sent you your exact shipping cost, please either call our office at 734-721-2903, or send us a PayPal payment at paypal@palladiumbooks.com.

All other communication should be via Kickstarter Message if possible.

Thank you.

Get Wave One Items for your Wave Two Rewards – but you need to do it fast

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If you missed the previous Update, read this first!

You can get Wave One rewards in exchange for the unrealized Wave Two rewards – but you will have to pay for shipping. We estimate shipping to all 5,000+ backers around the world will cost $120,000-$160,000. We’re sorry, but Palladium Books just does not have the resources to cover that expense, so if you would like to get Wave One rewards in exchange for the Wave Two rewards, we must ask you to pay for the shipping.

We will do our best to ship as inexpensively as possible, and we will only pass along our actual costs – with Palladium covering the cost of labor – but Palladium does not enjoy the steep shipping discounts of mega-corps like Amazon. Moreover, our overseas backers will have to contend with Customs fees, taxes and other costs.

Individual costs may vary substantially depending on the volume you are receiving and where it is shipping to. The size or weight of the package will also have an impact on cost. Shipping costs should not be too bad for most backers in the USA, probably averaging around $20-$35, but shipping to Canada is easily double that amount, and triple or more for overseas thanks to the nightmare that is dimensional weight.

$18-$35 in the USA is our rough estimate for most typical packages shipping within the contiguous United States of America. More to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Of course, some will be much less and some much more depending on how much you are receiving. We will pack up your rewards, weigh it all, and let you know the shipping cost BEFORE we charge your credit card and ship.

$40-$70 to Canada is our very rough estimate.

$60-$100 or more to overseas/EU/Australia is our very rough estimate.

Note: The lower numbers above are based on a 9 pound (4 kg) package consisting of one core game and one of each of the six add-on packages. The second, higher price is based on 2 core box games and one of each expansion pack; 13 pounds (just under 6 kg). We think most backers should fall in this range. Obviously, fewer items will mean a lower shipping cost. More will increase the cost.

We know this isn’t what you hoped for. And again, we are very sorry, but it is all we can offer.

Reward Exchange Details

If you want to receive Wave One rewards for Wave Two – and pay the shipping cost – this is what to do:

1. Send us a Kickstarter Message to request reward exchange.

Your absolute best method for contacting Palladium to request Wave One rewards for your Wave Two Remaining Rewards Value (RRV) is via Kickstarter Message. This not only makes it easier for us to keep track of your specific reward selections, it also lets us easily verify your identity as a backer of this project. Once we receive your message, we will provide you with your Remaining Rewards Value so that you can select the Wave One items of your choice at the RRT Kickstarter campaign values, not their current retail prices.

If for some reason you cannot send us a message through Kickstarter itself, you can email us at kickstarter@palladiumbooks.com, but it will take us extra time to verify that you are a backer, and you might need to provide additional information (e.g. your Backer Number, BackerKit Pledge Number, pledge amount, etc.) to help us do so.

If you cannot send us a Kickstarter Message or an email, you can call the office order line, 734-721-2903. However, to help eliminate confusion and ensure that we send you the correct rewards, please refrain from calling unnecessarily, except to send us your credit card information to cover shipping.

To save yourself time and to get put at the front of the line for selecting rewards that are very limited in quantity, include your reward exchange selections in your first Kickstarter Message. Calculate your own Remaining Rewards Value as follows:

Blitzkrieg Wave Two components: $23.78
Battle Cry Wave Two components: $31.76
Showdown Wave Two components: $52.94
Reckless Wave Two components: $105.88

Rick Hunter: $15.00
Roy Fokker: $15.00
Armored Valkyries: $20.00
Experimental Battloid: $20.00
SF-3A Lancer II: $20.00
QF-3000 Ghost Drone: $20.00
YF-4 Veritechs: $30.00
VEF-1/VF-1D Valkyrie Pack: $30.00
Super Valkyrie Wing: $35.00
Mk.II Monster: $40.00
Daedalus Attack Wave Two components: $112.50

Khyron Glaug Battlepod: $15.00
Miriya Queadluun-Rau Female Power Armor: $15.00
Gnerl Fighters: $15.00
Zentraedi Male Power Armor Pack: $20.00
Zentraedi Infantry: $30.00
Queadluun-Rau: $30.00
Glaug Eldare: $30.00
Glaug Eldare Squadron: $80.00

Objective Pack 1: $15.00
Objective Pack 2: $15.00
SDF-1 Resin Bases: $20.00
SDF-1: $20.00

2. Consult the list of reward exchange items below to select a number of Wave One rewards worth your Remaining Rewards Value. Any RRV left unused will be lost.

3. Send us a Kickstarter Message with your reward exchange selections. Please also include your current shipping address, just to make sure we have your correct, current address. Make sure to include your Apartment Number.

4. We will pull your reward exchange selections, pack them in a shipping carton, weigh it, and calculate the exact shipping cost. We will then send you a Kickstarter Message to let you know what that cost is.

5. Send us your credit card info (via Kickstarter Message, or by phone at 734-721-2903) and we will charge you for the shipping cost, or send a PayPal payment to paypal@palladiumbooks.com, then let us know you have sent payment.

6. Once we have received payment for shipping, we will ship your rewards, and you will receive an email with a tracking number for the package.

DEADLINE: March 20, 2018

Time is of the essence. We must hear from you as soon as possible and start shipping rewards out. In addition, we have limited inventory, so the sooner you tell us what you want and pay for shipping, the more likely you are to get the exact Wave One rewards you want. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Available Rewards

  • Robotech RPG Tactics Core Game Box – Rewards Value: $80.00
  • UEDF Decals – Rewards Value: $5.00
  • Zentraedi Decals – Rewards Value: $5.00
  • UEDF Dice Pack – Rewards Value: $12.00
  • Zentraedi Dice Pack – Rewards Value: $12.00
  • UEDF Tokens & Template – Rewards Value: $10.00 (Extremely limited quantity available!)
  • Zentraedi Tokens & Template – Rewards Value: $10.00 (Extremely limited quantity available!)
  • Combined Token & Template Pack – Rewards Value: $15.00
  • RRT Rulebook – Rewards Value: $20.00
  • UEDF Valkyrie Wing – Rewards Value: $25.00
  • UEDF Tomahawk/Defender Destroids – Rewards Value: $20.00
  • UEDF Spartan/Phalanx Destroids – Rewards Value: $20.00
  • Zentraedi Regult Battlepods – Rewards Value: $25.00
  • Zentraedi Artillery Battlepods – Rewards Value: $20.00
  • Zentraedi Glaug Command – Rewards Value: $20.00
  • Convention Exclusive: Max Sterling's Valkyrie – Rewards Value: $22.00 (Limit 1 Convention Exclusive per backer, plus 1 per $100 in Remaining Rewards Value, up to maximum of 11. So as many backers who want them can get some.)
  • Convention Exclusive: Miriya Sterling's Super Valkyrie – Rewards Value: $22.00 (Limit 1 Convention Exclusive per backer, plus 1 per $100 in Remaining Rewards Value, up to maximum of 11. So as many backers who want them can get some.)
  • Convention Exclusive: Breetai in Combat Armor – Rewards Value: $22.00 (Limit 1 Convention Exclusive per backer, plus 1 per $100 in Remaining Rewards Value, up to maximum of 11. So as many backers who want them can get some.)
  • Convention Exclusive: Grell in Male Power Armor – Rewards Value: $22.00 (Limit 1 Convention Exclusive per backer, plus 1 per $100 in Remaining Rewards Value, up to maximum of 11. So as many backers who want them can get some.)
  • Battle Cry Wave 1 Extras Bag – Rewards Value: $120.00 (Very limited quantity available!)
  • Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game (Manga size) – Rewards Value: $16.95
  • Robotech® The Macross® Saga Sourcebook – Rewards Value: $16.95
  • Robotech® The Masters Saga™ Sourcebook – Rewards Value: $20.95

All Robotech® products are to be liquidated

Palladium’s license for RRT and the Robotech® RPG book series has ended. That means we will be liquidating ALL Robotech® products, starting with RRT backers who want to receive Wave One items for their Wave Two rewards.

As part of our license agreement, Palladium has a short window (from now until the end of March) to liquidate our stock of Robotech® RPG Tactics (RRT) products, Robotech® Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game books, and the PDFs of the original Robotech® RPG series currently available on DriveThruRPG.com. So you must act quickly.

We will announce specific sales in the days ahead.

– Palladium Books