Some would say Robotech represents the original “giant robot/mecha invasion” into Western pop culture, and with good reason. Although purists rail against how much the original source was adapted by Harmony Gold, the truth is they did a pretty good job of mixing the three separate Japanese series in a way that Western (and especially American) audiences could grasp and embrace.
One of the great coups accomplished by Palladium Books was nailing down the license to translate the Robotech material into an RPG experience, and more of that is cropping up in PDF form for both gaming and anime fans alike.
Robotech® Invid Invasion Sourcebook, 1988 Edition
The Third Robotech War begins with a surprise attack by the Invid, an enemy the Earth Defenders knew nothing about! Bombardment from space followed by swarms of Invid mecha leaves human civilization shattered. There is no city left unscathed. World governments fall and so do their armies. Human survivors can be divided into three camps: the enslaved, freedom fighters, and enemy sympathizers. The Invid rule the planet, but they are not all powerful. Their tyranny is challenged by heroes and resistance fighters who harass the enemy and struggle to free Earth from the claws of its inhuman oppressors. They are helped by the arrival of REF fleets sent by Admiral Rick Hunter.
Characters have access to the most powerful mecha ever created by humans, including the Cyclone Veritech transformable motorcycle, the Veritech Alpha and Beta Fighters, the Vindicator and a variety of other war machines.
- The mecha, armor and weapons of the REF: Cyclones, the Alpha and Beta Fighters, Shadow Fighter, Synchro-Cannon and much more.
- The weapons and equipment of the Robotech Expeditionary Force.
- A new Robotech® Character Sheet and Mecha Combat Log.
- Invid mecha and weapons; Enforcer, Simulagents and more.
- Invid Hives described and statted with floor plans.
- Global Summary, circa 2038, Genesis Pits, key characters & more.
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