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Rifts® Ultimate Edition RPG

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Rifts® Role-Playing Game, Ultimate Edition

300 years in the future, our shattered Earth is recovering from the Great Cataclysm. An event that wiped out human civilization, brought about the return of magic, and has made Earth into something both familiar and alien. Humans transform and augment their bodies with bionics, robot exoskeletons, psionic-inducing brain implants, chemicals and magic to survive.

Tears in space and time – the Rifts – are doorways to anywhere. Open one and step through it to travel anywhere on the planet in a matter of seconds. Alien and supernatural beings use them to travel across the Megaverse® to arrive on Earth. You are one of the champions, the heroes of mankind, or an explorer or truth-seeker who braves the savage wilderness and dares to face the demons, dragons, aliens and weird creatures from the Rifts.

  • More than 30 unique player characters, including mutants, dragons, Crazies, Juicers, Glitter Boys, Cyber-Knights, Ley Line Walkers, Bursters, Psi-Stalkers, Mind Melters and more.
  • Select super-science, psionic powers or magic as your weapons of choice.
  • Magic, psionics, power armor, giant robots, and human augmentation.
  • Explore a world as weird and unique as any 50 alien planets.
  • Open a Rift to anywhere.
  • Infinite possibilities, limited only by your imagination.™
  • A complete role-playing game of science fiction and adventure.
  • 376 pages of wonder.
 
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Jeremy H June 30, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
It would be nice to see this as POD with a cardstock cover (like the 1st edition books).
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William R May 08, 2016 8:14 pm UTC
Are there plans to offer print edition?
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Charles L May 10, 2016 3:15 am UTC
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If you're looking specifically for a POD version, I doubt that'll happen any time soon, if ever; however, this version of Rifts has been in print since August of 2005 as a hardcover book. You can purchase the print book on the Palladium Books Inc. official web site: https://palladium-store.com/1001/product/800HC-Rifts-Ultimate-Edition.html
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William S May 02, 2016 8:49 pm UTC
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Is it bookmarked?
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Charles L May 05, 2016 3:21 am UTC
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No, not really. Every page has a bookmark, and the ads in the back have their own separate bookmark. For example, the first page after the cover is bookmarked as "Rifts Ultimate 001" where 001 equates to the "Warning!" page (page 1). The bookmark numbers continue to 002, 003, 004, etc. all the way up to 376, which is just after the "Final Thoughts" page.

My hope is I'll be able to add my own bookmarks (one for every chapter and relevant section) unless there are plans from Palladium to add this functionality.

However, it is text searchable.
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Julius M May 06, 2016 10:06 pm UTC
Thanks for that information. That is a clear against this .pdf
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William S May 07, 2016 5:10 am UTC
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That is unfortunate. I guess I'll have to bookmark it myself, but I wish they would do it for me.
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William S May 07, 2016 5:18 am UTC
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I hate to ask this but are you sure you are looking at the bookmarks and not the page marks?
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Charles L May 08, 2016 3:17 pm UTC
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Not a problem man, that's an understandable concern.

Yep, I'm looking at the bookmarks (on my Samsung Chromebook 2, on my PC using Adobe Acrobat Pro, and on my Nexus 5 using ezPDF Reader).
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Jeremy H May 02, 2016 4:52 pm UTC
Can anyone confirm they fixed the text flow problems?
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Brion L March 20, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
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I'm looking at my copy right now, and I don't see any text flow problems.
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Jeremy H March 21, 2017 4:12 am UTC
If I remember correctly, it's in the Borg section. If you read through the Class Features(?) the left and right columns have reversed flow. For example, points 12, 13 and 14 on the left and 9, 10 and 11 on the right.
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Jeffrey K May 15, 2017 9:12 am UTC
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Are you talking about the section on the Combat Cyborg O.C.C.? So far, I don't see what you're talking about. Can you point to a page number?
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Jeremy H May 15, 2017 10:34 am UTC
Yep. That's the area I'm referring to. A cool illustration of a Borg with a chainsaw sword and a mini-gun on his wrist. I can't cite the specific page though.
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Jeffrey K May 15, 2017 10:59 am UTC
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Yes, I see the illustration you mentioned. I do not see any text flow issues in that section (I have the pdf only--not a hard copy).
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Jeremy H May 19, 2017 5:11 am UTC
Sorry if I sound silly, but did you read the whole Combat Borg section completely, or just browse through it? :^)
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May 19, 2017 7:12 am UTC
The points are in numerical order, not with the higher-numbered points in the left column and the lower-numbered points in the right column, which is the problem you described. There are no flow issues when reading from one column to the next. All the columns in this section are continuations from the previous column. They are not reversed. The problem you described is not in the Borg section of this pdf (but the picture you described is).
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Silver seller
Rule System(s)
Pages
384
ISBN
1-57457-150-8
Publisher Stock #
800HC
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47.26 MB
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