Over 100,000 copies sold!
Sometime in Earth's future, after an age of peace and technological
advancement, global war plunged the world into fire and madness.
Billions of people died, sending immeasurable amounts of psychic energy into
the world's mystic ley lines - lines of invisible supernatural energy that
crisscross the planet. The ley lines flared to life with unstoppable waves of
energy creating storms, earthquakes, and dimensional anomalies. Where two ley
lines crossed, the very fabric of space and time were torn asunder creating
dimensional Rifts to other worlds. All manner of creatures and magic spilled forth
from the Rifts onto the dying Earth, inadvertently transforming it into an alien
It is approximately 300 years later (nobody knows for sure). Human beings are
emerging out of a dark age to reclaim the planet. A strange and alien Earth
inhabited by unimaginable, and sometimes terrible, creatures.
Thus, the Earth has become a place of contradiction and infinite possibilities.
Alien and supernatural beings trod the planet. Ancient gods, creatures of legend,
vampires, faeries, dragons and alien monstrosities co-exist with human cyborgs,
androids, giant robots, high-tech mercenaries and dimensional raiders. Creatures
of legend, demons, and faeries use technology to bolster there already
formidable powers, while humans augment themselves with implants, bionics,
power armor, chemicals, magic and alien technologies.
Beyond Rifts Earth is the entire Megaverse® - infinite worlds accessible through
the dimensional Rifts!
Rifts® is a multi-genre role-playing game that captures the elements of magic
and the supernatural along with science fiction and high technology. It spans
countless dimensions making anything and everything possible. Players are
limited only by their imaginations!
Rifts® is a complete, role-playing game that can stand alone or be combined
with characters and elements from the entire Palladium Megaverse®. Players
can easily bring in characters from Heroes Unlimited™, Robotech®,
Nightbane™, RECON®, Mystic China, The Palladium Fantasy RPG, or any of
• Nearly 30 unique Occupational and Racial Character Classes
including Cyber-Knights, Borgs, Glitter Boys, Psi-Stalkers, Dog Pack
(mutant humanoid dogs), Juicers, Crazies, Techno-Wizards, Line
Walkers, and many others.
• Supernatural creatures. Some, like the dragon, are actually player
characters,other are horrifying menaces from the Rifts.
• Bionics and cybernetics, offer a vast range of mechanical
• Psionics include the Burster and Mind Melter O.C.C.s, plus new
• Magic! In addition to the more traditional wizard types, we introduce
Techno-Wizardry, the true synthesis of magic and technology with
some fabulous results, as well as the Ley Line Walkers and Shifters.
• Super-technology with Mega-Damage™ body armor, energy
weapons, rail guns, power armor, and human augmentation.
• The Coalition States. Humankind's salvation or its own demonic
• Written by Kevin Siembieda. Three years in the making!
• Cover by Keith Parkinson! Interior art by Kevin Long!
• 16 pages of interior color paintings by Kevin Long, Keith Parkinson,
Kevin Siembieda, and others.
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