Palladium Books have a success on their hands with the Kickstarter for Robotech RPG Tactics. The pitch asked for $70,000. At the time of posting, there are 23 days left on the clock and the project has attracted over 2,100 backers and raised $385,820. That’s a pile of money for the RIFTS publisher.
Robotech has been an evergreen title for Palladium with plenty of loyal fans. The smallest pledge is $15 (144 backers currently) and offers a special edition Rick Hunter Veritech. It’s the First Contact pledge level where the game unlocks; the full colour, 90+ page, softcover rulebook, 12 Zentraedi faction dice, 12 UEDF faction dice, 40 colour game cards and 30 game pieces. The early bird pledge for this slot is now full so First Contact beings at $80.
This looks like one of those Kickstarters when a tactic pledge to secure as much of the unlocking and unfolding stretch goals will make sense. At the same time, Palladium have a challenge on their hands to keep feeding the beast without stretching their workload too far.
Are you a backer? What’s kept you loyal to Robotech over the years?