Ready-to-use locations for any fantasy campaign

Backdrops at a Glance

  • Thirteen ready-to-use locations for any fantasy campaign.
  • New items, maps, and story ideas help stimulate a variety of plot ideas.
  • Build a campaign around your favorite location or drop one into your existing game as needed.

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Places to Go: More about Backdrops

Make your OGL gaming a bit easier with this Penumbra supplement. Backdrops provides a variety of locations to help stimulate plot and get you to the table faster. Drop a location into your existing game as needed, or build a new campaign around one of them. All you need is your favorite d20 system to play.

In Backdrops, you’ll find information on thirteen different locations. Each one has a map, flavor text, new items or things to explore, and plot and mechanics suggestions to help stimulate plot ideas. With a wide variety of locations to explore, this supplement offers suggestions to fit in any fantasy game.

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Backdrops: Contents

This sourcebook contains the following locations:

  • A bazaar
  • An athenaeum
  • A ship
  • A wharf
  • A stable
  • A smithy
  • A toll bridge
  • A temple
  • A caravanserai
  • A tavern
  • An alleyway
  • A merchant’s district
  • A city dungeon

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  • 2002 ENnie Award Nominee – Best Cartography.
  • 2002 ENnie Award Honorable Mention – Best Graphic Design & Layout.
  • 2002 ENnie Award Nominee – Best Aid or Accessory.

Vital Stats

Author: Will Hindmarch
Cover Artist: Steven Sanders
MSRP: $8.95 (out of print), $4.95 (PDF)
Atlas Stock #: AG3210
Barcode: 1-58978-009-4
Format: 32 pages, soft cover and PDF
Release Date: January 2002