Saturday, January 26, 2013

More updates

The girls got the cool weapons...
Hello everyone,
This is a bit of a Palladium Books fanboy post.

I have been doing alot of website trolling, research and keeping tabs on the status of how people are feeling about the game and miniatures. Also I have been talking to the people who are running the project. I know what is happening with the project and the status of things. In my travels and during the life of the project, there has been alot of unnecessary negativity towards Palladium. The expectations of  the miniatures to be released were that they would be sub-standard and they would look like miniatures created 20 years ago. Soon test models were shown and prototypes were created at a time when the project was still fresh and there were very few people involved. People started to look at the project a bit more and interest was at an all time high. Palladium took the leap of faith, (something they did not have to do) and followed through with the idea to create a miniatures game to launch a line of Robotech Miniatures. Persons associated with the project were either kept on with the project or asked to stand aside for the good of the project. At this point the trolls came forth and started the anti-palladium rants and raves about how the project was doomed to failure and that they couldn't deliver a quality game let alone miniatures! I did alot of legwork to keep the project viable and introductions were made with "the right people". (I'm under strict confidence to keep those involved a secret). I personally know Kevin Siembieda, and Kevin  is no dummy! He saw that this was a project that he couldn't handle himself. He is a RPG guy, not a miniatures guy! Agreements were made and contracts signed and here we are today. There is a design team, sculpters, artists and many others putting together everything that's involved in a top quality game. Harmony Gold is very excited about the project as well!
     I'm trying to keep everyone informed as much as I can. Palladium is handling the project very well and is dealing with Harmony Gold and third parties in creating a superb game and expertly crafted miniatures. There are alot of secondary industries interested in the project that want to see it succeed, such as terrain makers and army builder file designers.. This is not going to be a small project. Never would Palladium treat this project as a small undertaking. These miniatures are going to be as good or better than whats ever been produced before.. The technology to create the finest miniatures in the business is being used and the preliminary sculpts are showing  it.
     You will be surprised when you hear the quality and experience of the people running the design project.. The design team is from all parts of the world and there is alot of brainpower going into the design of the game. I'm impressed by the names on the design team, and I am so lucky to be a part of this process.

The luckiest people will be those of you who will be playing the game by the end of the year.. (deadlines and  permitting)..  There is a big push to see a big presence at Gen-Con this year..

on with the Palladium Books weekly update from January 25th, 2013.

UPDATE: Robotech® RPG Tactics™

There has been a lot of activity on Robotech® RPG Tactics™: Defense of Macross Island™ as it is in full-scale development. Rules for fast-paced combat and other elements to capture the action of the TV show and role-playing game are being worked on right now. Likewise, sculptors are busy working on 3D rendered game pieces and artists are drawing up a slew of concept art. In fact, we saw the first of the sculpts: A Valkyrie in Fighter mode yesterday and a Zentraedi Gnerl Fighter today. Both are gorgeous!

I know there has been a lot of speculation about Palladium’s Robotech® RPG Tactics™ and the level of quality for the game and the game pieces. While I cannot yet reveal many details, you need to understand that all the key people involved on this project are, themselves, Robotech® fans.

As such, the goal of EVERYONE involved is to create a game and beautiful, accurate and detailed game pieces that will thrill Robotech® fans of every stripe. I know that’s a tall order, but that’s our goal. It also means bringing in some of the best people in the business to create what we hope will be a true masterpiece. And for those of you into miniatures, when you hear some of the names of the people involved, you are going to be very, very pleased. I also think the scope and scale of our plans are going to blow you away and delight Robotech® fans and gamers alike. This will be an “A-list” quality game line. Robotech® RPG Tactics™: Defense of Macross Island™ will launch a line of Tactical RPG boxed games and 1/285th scale game pieces for all eras of Robotech® mecha and spaceships. When it’s time to release more details, YOU will be the first to know. Meanwhile, spread word about this game. We want Robotech® fans everywhere to know about it.

1 comment:

Dan said...

I grew up with Robotech, own all the original RPG books, all the McKinney novels, and all kinds of other paraphernalia. I also own a huge GW minis collection, and I for one, CANNOT WAIT to see Robotech RPG Tactics launch. I am optimistic for the quality, and I plan to own a pretty massive collection of these minis.