In a lot of ways, the Collected Magic of Palladium is a time capsule. It came out sporadically from 1988 to 1991. We’ve reproduced them exactly as they originally appeared (minus the color), including the old advertisements, press releases and everything. The end result is a look back at what we were saying, doing and planning TEN YEARS AGO! Heck, Palladium was still at the Lonyo address in Detroit, the TMNT® RPG and Robotech® were Palladium’s hottest sellers, and I was still developing Rifts® in 1988 & 1989. Issue #5 has the first mention of Rifts® and MOP #6 the first advertisement for it. By MOP #7 & #8, Rifts® and Vampire Kingdoms™ were out, hotter than hot, and new stuff in the works.
Man oh man, those were exciting times. I hope MOP reflects that. I say I hope, because I’m too afraid to look back and re-read those issues to know for certain. (Why do I let Maryann and Steve talk me into doing things like this?) I do recall having fun with them though, and I seem to remember a lot of pretty cool stuff in some of them. Please note that although The Magic of Palladium Books was my idea, and I contributed to each issue, I did not edit or put them together (except for #7-8), I was only a contributor. Tony Falzon and Jeff Gomez handled the editing and gathering of material to appear in most issues. Anyway, here they are for your perusal and enjoyment.
Warning. All the old advertisements are over 10 years old and no longer any good. Please do not write to these addresses or ask for these products. Some advertisers may even be out of business or have moved (like Palladium Books) to a new address. And no, Palladium does NOT have the Robotech Videocassettes for sale any more.