The BIG news is RobotechÂ® The Shadow ChroniclesÂ® RPG shipped to distributors Thursday, March 20, and should be hitting store shelves around April third. We had so many mail orders (several hundred) that it took us two days to ship them all. A hundred or so went out Thursday, with the rest, a few hundred more, shipping out Friday. Seven of us, including the Palladium crew, intern, Margaret Hailey, and pal, Josh Hilden, in town to help with the prep for Palladiumâ€™s big move, boxed and packed books till 8:30 Thursday night so we could get everyoneâ€™s books out to them as quickly as possible.
Those of you who ordered books via UPS and Priority Mail will get them next week. Those of you who ordered via Media Mail will need to remain patient. Media Mail is extremely unreliable and may take a few days to arrive for some and as long as three weeks for others. Hopefully, most of you will get it in only a week or two.
So whatâ€™s the initial reaction? Folks are loving it. Comments have included things such as. â€œWow, it looks fantastic.â€ â€œI didnâ€™t think Iâ€™d like the small size, but I do. Itâ€™s comfortable.â€ â€œI love the cover and interior art.â€ â€œI canâ€™t believe how much new material is present, but you keep the RobotechÂ® feel I remember.â€ â€œWhen are sourcebooks coming out? I want more!â€
Those are exactly the reactions we were all hoping for, and we think most of you will agree. Please let us know what you think.
The RobotechÂ® The Shadow ChroniclesÂ® Role-Playing Game picks up where the DVD movie begins. The return of the United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF), the separation of the SDF-3 from the rest of the fleet, the battle of Reflex Point, space combat, treachery and everything else that is part of RobotechÂ® The Shadow ChroniclesÂ®.
RobotechÂ® The Shadow ChroniclesÂ® is a NEW role-playing game, not a rehashed, retooled printing of the original RPG from the 1980s. Furthermore, the release of the RobotechÂ® The Shadow ChroniclesÂ® DVD Movie, the release of the Deluxe DVD, Shadow ChroniclesÂ® Art Book, and the announcement of a RobotechÂ® Movie in development at Warner Bros. Pictures has ramped up interest and excitement for RobotechÂ®.