In May 2015 we offered our Penumbra Bundle, an all-star collection of tabletop roleplaying game supplements from Atlas Games suitable for any fantasy campaign using OGL-based systems such as Pathfinder and D&D 3.x. The Penumbra line presented many of the earliest and best books from the D20 boom, written by star designers like Robin D. Laws (Feng Shui, Hillfolk), John Scott Tynes (Delta Green, Unknown Armies), and Matt Forbeck (Brave New World), among many others. This well-rounded collection gives you sourcebooks, cities, strongholds, characters, adventures — all ready to drop into your campaign at a moment’s notice.
Our Starter Collection included four titles (retail value $42) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Penumbra Fantasy Bestiary (retail $20): A 368-page collection of over 200 strikingly original monsters.
- Uncommon Character (retail $12): Three dozen personalities who work both as NPCs and as ready-made player characters.
- Backdrops (retail $5): Will Hindmarch’s book of 14 ready-to-run locations.
- Three Days to Kill (retail $5): A landmark introductory adventure by John Scott Tynes — the first book ever published under the Open Gaming License, and still one of the best.
- Dynasties and Demagogues (retail $15): One of the best-regarded Penumbra books, a masterful treatment of medieval power politics and political adventures.
- Crime and Punishment (retail $15): Keith Baker (Eberron, Gloom) wrote this comprehensive sourcebook about medieval law and its use in your game.
- Seven Cities (retail $15): Matt Forbeck packs this 142-page book with communities from a village to a metropolis, plus solid information to bring your cities to life.
- Seven Strongholds (retail $10): From Robin D. Laws, a versatile and highly original selection of fortifications you can place anywhere on your campaign’s frontier.
- En Route (retail $12): An inventive collection of encounters on the way from Points A to B.
- Beyond the Veil (retail $6): Monte Cook’s high-level adventure against a black dragon and its misshapen progeny.
- In the Belly of the Beast (retail $5): A tense, character-driven adventure (levels 2-4) by Mike Mearls, later the lead designer for D&D5.
- The Last Dance (retail $5): An unearthly journey (for levels 4-6) into a time-forgotten woods warped by magic.