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Mar 20, 2018
Solare Flare Games has announced Robotech: Force of Arms will be released to retail July 2018.
Take on the role of either the brave Robotech Defense Forces (RDF) or the warrior Zentraedi.
You and your opponent maneuver your warships and deploy your forces endeavoring to gain supremacy. With fearless heroes and commands, you can turn the tide of the battle in your favor.
Will you defend the Earth as the valiant RDF? Or will you attempt to destroy the Earth, capture the SDF-1, and recover the secrets of Protoculture as the giant Zentraedi?
Players are trying to destroy their opponent’s ships while also successfully defending their own ships in this sector of space. Players take turns tactically moving ships around. Strategically placing their attack and defense fighter cards to defend their own ships and destroy those of their enemy and using their hero and command cards to win the day. The player with the most combined points in defended and successfully destroyed ships wins.
- 52 Cards:
- 12 RDF Fighter Cards
- 12 Zentraedi Fighter Cards
- 8 Human Command/Hero Cards
- 8 Zentraedi Command/Hero Cards
- 4 RDF Fleet Ship Cards
- 4 Zentraedi Fleet Ship Cards
- 1 Alternate Art SDF-1 Cards
- 2 Cheat Sheet Cards
- 39 Punch-Out Tokens
- 15 Attack Tokens
- 12 Defense Tokens
- 4 Spy Tokens (2 RDF / 2 Zentraedi)
- 4 Fight/Ship Lock (2 RDF / 2 Zentraedi)
- 4 Protoculture Tokens (2 RDF / 2 Zentraedi)
- Rule Book
Mar 2, 2018
In case you haven’t heard yet, Kevin Siembieda, President of Palladium Books, posted a public update to the Robotech RPG Tactics Kickstarter stating they will not be able to produce the Robotech RPG Tactics Wave Two rewards following the expiration of the Robotech license; and backers are downright furious!
The campaign for the Robotech RPG Tactics game raised nearly $1.45 million in 2013 to produce a miniature wargame based on the version of the Robotech anime owned by Harmony Gold USA. The license, which was held by Palladium for thirty years, has expired and is not being renewed.
As part of the loss of license, Palladium is liquidating all Robotech products, including their roleplaying game book line and all pdfs of the original game line’s material on DriveThruRPG.
Siembieda writes about the many delays and the unseen costs Palladium encountered while attempting to fulfill the project: recreating 3d sculpts that were incompatible with the manufacturer’s production process and increased shipping costs. In January of 2014, the company decided to split the numerous sculpts and rewards into two waves of project. After having delivered the planned first wave, “the Kickstarter money was gone.” Palladium Books estimated that producing the second wave of rewards would have cost them up to $625,000.
The company is offering to substitute already-produced product in place of the second wave rewards they did not create, but say backers would have to pay for shipping. “We estimate shipping to all 5,000+ backers around the world will cost $120,000-$160,000; and, at this point, Palladium Books just does not have the resources to cover that expense.” This exchange is offered only while supplies last or March 20, 2018, whichever comes sooner.
In an earlier update to the campaign, Palladium wrote “By Kickstarter’s terms of service, we are obligated to deliver on the rewards we have promised, and we will do that…. If the time should ever come that Palladium Books cannot fulfill the terms of our Kickstarter project, we will of course offer refunds, as we would be required to do by Kickstarter.”
January 7th, 2015
With the release of Robotech RPG Tactics game Burn In Designs are pleased to announce their first set of add on kits for the game.
These kits are designed with improving your game experience without breaking the bank. From new clear bases to tokens and templates we have all sorts of kits to expand your game.
Transparent Bases – Every model needs a good place to stand. We offer transparent standard and flying bases to allow your models to fit in perfectly no matter the environment you place then in. From the depths of space, to the rubble strewn cities or the dense jungle these bases will blend in perfectly with their surroundings. The bases are all acrylic and include large front facing and 180 degree markings. Flight bases come in pairs with 2 different locations for 1/8″ magnets*. The bases are available in your choice of numbered or blank for easy identification of similar models. Custom engraving is also available for named characters or unit markings as shown below.
Action Tokens and Blast Templates – No matter how many you have you, like dice you always need more. These are a great replacement for the ones that ship with the boxed set. The action tokens are .75″, 19mm diameter rather than the .5″ ones that ship in the box. This makes them more visible on the table top and less likely to get left behind. They are available in all sorts of colors and can be custom engraved as needed. The examples shown have the 2 most common engravings but we have dozens of other designs available. The tokens are sold in packs of 20 or 150 and in several different colors including mirrored options
August 1st, 2013
Palladium Books and Ninja Division’s massively successful Kickstarter campaign for Robotech RPG tactics may be done but the game will be coming to retailers at the end of the year!
If you’re a Robotech® fan, this is the game you’ve wanted for decades, with beautifully sculpted, in scale, game pieces and the fast action of Robotech®.
Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast-paced, tabletop combat game that captures the action and adventure of the Robotech® anime. Two or more players can engage in small squad skirmishes or scale up to massive battles. Relive the clashes of the First Robotech War, engage in stand-alone tactical games or use the dynamic game pieces to enhance your Robotech® RPG experience. Or simply collect your favorite mecha from an expanding range of top notch game pieces.
Mecha vs Mecha. Take command of the fighting forces of the United Earth Defense Force (UEDF) valiantly defending Earth from alien annihilation. Or lead the massive clone armies of the Zentraedi Armada to recover an alien artifact of immense power and enslave humankind.
May 1st, 2013
Palladium and Ninja Division have added a rules preview for their Robotech RPG Tactics on Kickstarter.
People are clamoring for more rules info, so we had our trusty rules scribe, David Freeman write up a rules overview for you.
Please note that these are NOT complete rules. It is an overview that only reflects where the rules are in their current stage of development. Things can and will change.
Nonetheless, feel free to post your thoughts in the comments section of the update. We probably can’t answer all of your questions at this stage, but we’ll definitely be reading.