Penumbra Recently Javier Custa, a Spanish game designer, contacted me and let me know about his post-apocalyptic gothic roleplaying game called “Penumbra”.

The game itself is available as a free PDF but the author also accepts donations. I haven’t had the time to give it a closer look yet and I have to admit that I am not too fond of the gothic aesthetics of the book, but there’s nothing wrong with a free RPG, isn’t it?

The author is also looking for feedback and some help with spreading the word. If you find any issues with either the rules of the translation feel free to send your feedback to

If you like the gothic style and post-apocalyptic settings you might have a look.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

2 thoughts on “Penumbra”

  1. ‘post-apocalyptic goth’ ?

    Who’s going to have time for their make-up after the apocalypse?

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