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Updated City Map: Crossroads

Crossroads detail
                    Crossroads: Detail

I have started tarting this map up. I had plans to add more islands, roads and stuff outside the city proper but to be honest I started to get bored with it – drawing all those buildings did my head in. Here is what it looks like now. I might come back to it when I get some more inspiration.

The observant may find the estate of Senio the Necromancer just out of town.

Ataria - City of Crossroads

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Fantasy RPG City: Crossroads

I found an old flash drive with some RPG material I have done over the years and have been having fun trawling through it. This city was the location of many adventures I ran using Hero System and Harnmaster.  I had hoped I would find the base map that I worked on – I remember I originally saved it as a BMP file in MS Paint but couldn’t find the full sized version – just this small copy.  Will have a go at redoing it next week if I cannot find the original.

Crossroads is a city of canals and bridges.  My mate Mark (Markdoc on the Hero Games forums) did a neat picture of a big bridge covered in houses and towers for a city in his fabulous Gothick Empires setting.  I stole it and plonked a close copy of it in the middle of my own version of Venice as The Great Bridge.  I just have to find it – I know I have it saved somewhere.

Ataria - City of Crossroads (Districts)

Senio’s Estate: A FRPG resource.

reduc_Senio's Estate

A map of a walled estate for your Fantasy Roleplaying games. In my FRPG this was the home of Senio, a necromancer. I started drawing this years ago and lost it. I found an old flash drive and found a whole pile of role-playing resources for a short lived game I ran in 2011.  So I have decided to tidy the map up and post it – who knows – someone may get some use out of it. This building could be used in a town or as a country estate.

Aerial View

The main building has a tower that rises four stories. There is a guard barracks (by the gate), stables and a small house garden.  To the right of the gate is a small entry box for the gatekeeper.

Senio's Estate 1 Aerial View

Basement Level

A trapdoor from the kitchen leads to the storage cellar.  The basement level of the tower contains cells, an ‘inquiry area’, storage and a small crypt. There is a secret room in the south wall.

Senio's Estate 0 Basement Level

Ground Level

To the left of the gates is a guard room and the bunkroom for up to four guards. A small sentry box stands to the right of the gate.  In the paved courtyard there is a well and a water trough. A shed containing a wagon and a four stall stable are opposite the main house.  Behind the stables is a small kitchen garden. The outdoor privy sits against the back wall. Double doors lead into the main house/tower.  This level contains the kitchen, servants sleeping area and storage, a cloakroom and the main dining room.

Senio's Estate 2 Ground Level

First Floor

This level contains bedrooms, studies and lounges.  A set of double doors open onto a small balcony (above the main entrance).  Lots of elaborate hangings and comfortable beds. Who said a necromancer can’t be a good host?

Senio's Estate 3 Level One

Second Floor

The Tower contains Senio’s main workspace and laboratory. The two other spaces are attics accessed by trapdoors from the rooms below them.

Senio's Estate 4 Level TwoThird and Fourth Floors

The third level contains two rooms currently unused.  I am sure that you can find a use for them.  The fourth floor is an attic space accessed by trapdoor from level three.

Senio's Estate 5 Level Three

Fantasy World Maps

I have always enjoyed map making. I have decided to get back to work on my fantasy world that has been kicking around in one form or another – mostly on paper – for decades. I am sure every GM has one or two of these tucked away in a folder.

First off the blank that I will use for all subsequent maps.  Maps drawn with MS-Paint and PAINT.net.

Fantasy World 2

 

A map showing basic topography and labels.

Fantasy World 1