Steve: One of the sweetest things about Rifts and Palladium games in general is that they totally let you make whatever sort of character you want.
Zack: I want to make a giant dog with vibro teeth!
Steve: There are like 500 different character classes in the Rifts Core book and almost every source book includes more. Each character can choose from dozens of skills and hundreds of equipment options. You can play a juvenile dragon, a juicer, a Ley Line Walker, a psychic, or a wasteland vagabond. There are some really interesting character classes.
Zack: But no giant dog with vibro teeth?
Steve: No, but you could be a dog man and get a cybernetic gun put in your mouth.
Zack: Alright, impose your order on me, but I'm not wearing your little dress up doll clothes. Modesty is an invention of humans!
Steve: You're becoming your worst nightmare, bro.
Zack: I am! I am and I hate it! Make it stop!
Steve: Forget about the dog men. I picked out some other character classes that might interest you.
‘Toad coin?’ wondered the traveler as he examined the pebble. It did not look all that different from any other pebble, and certainly nothing like a coin. ‘What manner of coin has no head or tail, and bears no seal or flag? Who backs this toad coin, the toad bank? The toad treasury!?’ The traveler laughed, but the toads croaked sternly back at him.
Spending $10-15 a day on perishable organic dog food is not a sign of a decadent culture in terminal decline, it's actually real good and worth it.
No lifeguard on duty. Maze run at your own risk.
Zack Parsons, Steve "Malak" Sumner, and friends tackle bizarre role playing game products that make them wonder, "What the fuck!?" From the early days of Gygax to contemporary role playing games, none will be spared.