Sunday, April 21, 2013

Palladium Books Does a Kickstarter - Robotech® RPG Tactics™

I don't know if many of you recall, but on April 1st I posted about a fictitious Palladium Books Kickstarter. Three weeks later, I find an actual Palladium Books Kickstarter - go figure.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™- as an aside, is Kevin claiming a trademark on the word "Tactics"?

I was never a huge Robotech fan. I had a friend who got a vanity plate that said Veritech, so the shit was popular in my gaming group back in the day, I just never was into it.

The miniatures look cool, but I still don't see the appeal. Every Palladium Books RPG I have ever owned has had great setting material wrapping a broken system that even Kevin himself houserules into something that barely resembles the original. I don't have high hopes as to how the system will play, but the minis sure do look pretty.

It's doing amazingly well as a Kickstarter - the goal of $70k has been surpassed and currently stands at over $240k - and it just started on April 18th.

I guess Robotech still has a strong following.

Me, I won't be backing this one. I don't have the nostalgic love the the property and minis wargames do little for me these days.


  1. I'm hit with the nostalgia bug on this one actually. But at the same time I'm also worried about how many projects Palladium has announced, took pre-orders on, and not delivered over there years. Lots of vapor ware to their name.

    Not only did I really enjoy Robotech years ago but I also see some potential in using some of the mini's for Battletech. Especially considering the original mini's for BT were rip offs of the Robotech designs that Harmony Gold had to tell them to stop using.

    So I'm on the fence as to actually backing this.

  2. I'd prefer they just do a line of miniatures rather than a game with minis. That said, I'm not sure I trust Palladium to pull the project off. I'll wait until the regular product hits the market then jump in and buy.

  3. I'd love to get this, but only once the physical product is out there on the shelves. The odds this will see the light of day within the even the next five years, based on Palladium's track record, is tiny.


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