Rifts Ultimate Edition: RPG

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  • ISBN-13: 9781574571509
  • Publisher: Palladium Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/25/2005
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 581,963
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2008

    The best RPG world ever

    I was a hhardcare fan of this series (and all of palladiums amazing titles) at the age of 14 in 1993, since then there have been almost 30 world books, many dimension books, compendiums, just everything you could possibly want, there somewhere near 75ish books in the rifts game now and counting. This rewrite of the original is very gook, I bought the gold edition hardcover, numbered of 1,500 made and signed by kevin and others at palladium. Kevin Siembieda is without a doubt one the the most creative people on this planet. he is a brilliant writer and has weaved stories we all will remember our entire lives. This series in particular has a place in my heart that will always be there. I just hope to god that a video game developer or publisher realizes what a gold mine this game is soon. Trust me, buy this book! Essp if you don't have the original, you will NOT be disappointed. Even if you don't like to play p&p role playing games, just reading about this amazing universe is so much fun... buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    Limited only by imagination

    A great starting point for the Rifts series. Allows you to play in the Rifts world and uncover your own creativity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2008

    An excellent rewrite

    This is a much needed update of the original Rifts RPG core book, and it does great justice to the series. While there were several minor errata of note in earlier editions, they are generally easily fixed, and only apparent in the first place to those highly dedicated to the details of the series. The new additions to the book were fresh and original, and add contribute well to the game world. This is an absolute must 'probably the only absolute must' for anyone interested in the Rifts RPG. An additional note: those criticisms that might be found considering the rule set too complicated are exagerated and should not be a deterrant for those interested in the book I personally was able to pick them up very comfortably within a few days when I was only twelve and a half years old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    I was hoping, when I first saw this title, that the game would have received a much needed revamp. I was, however, disappointed. There was far too little new material, and what was new was vastly underwhelming. The most important update I was hoping to see was a streamlining of the rules. No such luck, the unnecessarily complicated rules set is ridiculously out of date, and needs to be brought into this century. It is at this point, that I will be putting RIFTS down (again) until there is a new edition that reduces the amount of cumbersome rules, and makes play more enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006

    Long overdue update to a great RPG!

    Rifts has been around since about 1990 and has had a major influence on the RPG world. The game is so named because of tears in the fabric of space-time to other dimensions are common and dangerous. It combines the ideas and elements of fantasy, psychic powers, sci-fi and the supernatural into a game world environment where they all interact and clash in a post-apocalyptic future 400 years from now. All of Palladium Books other game characters and creatures can be played in Rifts since one set of rules applies to all. Magic is very powerful but so is the level of technology available to the common man. The shear number of different races to play & choose from is staggering but not included in this book, requiring the purchase of additional World & Dimension books. Included is a detailed overview of Ritfs Earth and a very useful section about how to run and play RPGs. The skill, magic, equipment, weapons and psionic lists are large and varied. Color and B&W artwork throughout depict the many persons, places, and vehicles in the game. Step by step instructions guide you through the character creation process. Each of the game's original character classes have been given a fresh update in this new edition. The only thing missing are character sheets. For those interested in RPGs and/or wanting refreshing break from the D&D games and D20 system, take a look at Rifts. You will be amazed.

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