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NOVA: UMBRAL is a new supplement for Spencer's Campbell NOVA. It delves deep into the explorable zone called the Umbral.

Content you will find in this supplement:

  • Bits of lore and tables to inspire your own version of the Umbral.
  • A new Enemy  faction of Undead machines known as D.E.A.T.H.
  • A new Spark, the Tenebre, which can literally control the battlefield, distorting distances, locking enemies down and supporting allies, all while managing a corruption mechanic called Decay.
  • A new type of enemy: Bosses! Giant enemies more dangerous than any other,  with various Body Parts to hit and multiple battle Phases. 
    • This supplement presents 5 different Bosses,  each one with unique mechanics,  tactics and patterns.

NOVA: UMBRAL is a product of Defy Ananke and was written and designed by Rafael Seabra in 2022 as an entry for the NOVA Jam, and is based on NOVA RPG, a product of GILA RPGs authored by Spencer Campbell. This product is in no way endorsed by nor affiliated with Spencer Campbell or Gila RPGs.

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CategoryPhysical game
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AuthorDefy Ananke
TagsBoss battle, lumen, Mechs, nova, Tabletop role-playing game


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In order to download this supplement you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

NOVA Umbral Pages.pdf 8 MB
NOVA Umbral Spreads.pdf 8 MB

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Hello! Got a copy of UMBRAL and I find it fascinating! It adds so much to the region :)

I do have a couple of questions regarding some enemy keywords that are not defined, such as SHIFT, PACIFY, VULNERABLE, PROTECTION.

I was wondering if you could answer to what they mean?

Thank you :D

Hey! First off, thank you for downloading and reading my product! 🙏

The keywords SURVIVE, PACIFY, VULNERABLE, and SHIFT are presented and explained on page 07 of the book.

PROTECTION was supposed to be PROTECT, which is a keyword included in the base NOVA game. This mistake will be corrected in the next revised version of the supplement.

Thank you again. If you have any other questions or problems, please get in touch again!

Ahhhhh I see it now xD somehow missed it!

Thanks for the help! Again, love the supplement and look forward to the revised version :)