Category Archives: Fantasy

[Map] The Old Mine

 

This is a small mine, that can be functional or abandoned, but I wanted to add two points of interest there.

First place is a larger cave with some mining equipment. Here the characters might even find some raw valuables originally mined from the tunnels and some tools that are still usable.

Roll d12:
1: Gems (2d10 x 50 gp)
2: Gold (worth 3d6 x 10 gp)
3: Silver (worth 3d8 x 10 sp)
4: Copper (worth 3d10 x 10 cp)
5: A pickaxe
6: A shovel
7: A hooded lantern + oil
8: A sledge hammer
9: A rope
10: 1d6 torches
11: A vial of acid
12: A birdcage with an undead bird

The second location is another large cavern with a small pool of water at the center of it. Here the miners started to dig a tunnel, but found something buried deep underground. A sarcophagus or a coffin of sorts. The coffin is empty at the moment, but there is a sword covered in black dirt lying next to it. If the sword is examined closer and cleaned, it is actually a masterfully forged sword (Blade of Light. magical +1, can Turn Undead as a 5th level Cleric with WIS 12 once a day, evil or undead characters who touch the sword suffer 1d4 Radiant damage per turn).

As the characters investigate the coffin and/or the blade, something crawls at them from the shadows…

Roll d6*:
1: Skeletons
2: Zombies
3: Ghouls
4: Shadows
5: Spectres
6: Vampire Spawns

*re-roll if not appropriate. Use any number or creatures necessary to give the characters a fight.

In addition to these locations, you can add what ever little extra encounters and treasure your adventure and/or party needs.

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in January 2017.

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[Map] The Guardian Monastery

 

I saw Rogue One when it came to the movies. So far I’ve seen it twice, and I really liked the gritty feel in the movie. I especially liked how the planet of Jeddah looked. That inspired me to draw a forsaken or hidden monastery somewhere deep in the wilderness.

Maybe this monastery has already been raided by the forces of the tyrannical empire and they have left some droids to guard the site in case someone still wanders there. Or perhaps there are still some brave space knights hiding in the monastery (perhaps they have even started to lose their sanity for some reason?) and guarding the last pieces of the valued crystals and old archives that were not destroyed in the Great Purge.

 

For high-resolution and different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.


This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in December 2016.

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[Map] The Region of Walkia-Caisla

 

Here is a little regional map that I made for our adventures in our homebrewn D&D 5e campaign setting. I added a few locations to give some places to visit and add some adventure hooks to.

I’m planning to make more detailed maps of these locations on the map as our adventure progresses or when I get an inspiration.

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in December 2016.

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[Map] The Tainted Mausoleum

 

At first look the The Tainted Mausoleum doesn’t look like much. It is a building made out of stone and its outer walls are mostly covered in vines and moss. Behind those the walls are decorated with statues and engravings that depict various human-like figures in stoic poses and below these figures, behind the thick grass and bushes that go around the building, there are other figures lying down at the feet of the standing figures and these have clearly human features. Their facial expressions are distorted by anquish and pain. Some of them look dead.

The interior of the building looks  unassuming and mirthless. The floors and walls are made out of stone. The stonework is good, but the air smells damp and moldy and everything is covered in dust or mold. In some corners  there are small patches of strange looking fungi growing out of the cracks in the walls and floor tiling.

But the building is not as empty and uninhabited as it might look like. There are stairs leading downstairs into two different locations…

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in December 2016.

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[Map] The Mountain Lair

 

There are rumors of a horrible creature that lives in a cave hidden on the cliffsides of a mist covered mountain. It is told that ages ago some kind of cult held its unholy ceremonies in those caves and as a result of their rites the creature was born.

As I added the annotations on the map, I tried to give some adventure hooks, while keeping them still generic enough, so this map would work with modern occult or fantasy settings alike.

I hope you find the map inspiring and fun to play.

For high-resolution and different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.


This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in December 2016.

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[Map] The Ruined City

 

The Ruined City a.k.a. The City of Ruins was requested by one of my $5 patrons who wanted to have a map of a part of a gigantic ancient city that lies now in ruins. Because of the deadline, I got a little help from my colleague, who did a quick sketch of the city layout on computer and I drew over it and added the details and shading. It was actually a very interesting mixed technique to work with. I might try that in the future again.

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in November 2016.

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[Map] The Hangman’s Bailey

 

The Hangman’s Bailey is an encounter map with a single bailey with a hanging platform and it is designed to be a part of a larger castle structure.

When I started working on this I thought that a map depicted straight  from top would look a bit boring, so I decided to try this approach instead. For this map I also had to study a bit how are the medieval castles actually built and structured.  To be honest I had never really thought about it before. Of course I had seen pictures of castles and even visited a few, but I did not understand why they were built like they are.  Anyway, this map was good practice overall.

 


For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in November 2016.

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[Map] The Hidden Tomb of the Last Master

 

The forbidden scriptures that were saved from the destruction of the temple’s library had crucial information about the location of Master Noc’dur hidden tomb.  Master Noc’dur was one of the last Guardians who was able to fold space by manipulating the Light. 

The tomb was built inside a mountain to protect it from uninvited guests and terrible storms and hurricanes that are common in the area. The main entrance to the tomb collapsed hundreds of years ago in an unusually strong earthquake, but a secret entrance – or a backdoor – should be still accessible through the caverns inside the mountain.  

The Dark Brotherhood has recently learned about Master Noc’dur’s tomb and they have sent their best Seekers to find it. They must be after the Master Noc’dur’s Codex of Light that was buried in the tomb with him. The codex must be found before the Brotherhood finds it. If they do, they could learn to master the forgotten techniques it holds and none of the remaining exile Guardians would be safe anymore. 

 

 


For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in October 2016.

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[Map] The Fallen Keep

 

The Fallen Keep lies on the edge of the Veles Bamjar or the Spider Forest. It once were an Volodorian outpost guarding the trade routes that went through the deep forest from the coast to the capitol of Volodor in the shadows of the White Mountains, but for three hundred years it has been abandoned and after that it has been a home to a many kinds of creatures.

During its almost three hundred years of abandonment the keep has crumbled into a ruin. Its curtain walls shattered by many winters and the tower has collapsed into a stump of what it used to be. The dungeons and cellars beneath the tower have remained in better condition, but at some point goblins, ankhegs or whatever darkness dwelling creatures have burrowed a tunnel breaking into the lower cellar level of the tower.


For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in October 2016.

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[Map] The Dune Bandit Lords Palace

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The Dune Bandits rule the great Plains of Rust. They have taken over an abandoned monastery deep in the wasteland. The bandits call it the Palace and it is also the den of their lord.  An evil and savage tyrant of the wastelands who will feed all who oppose him to his vile beasts.

 


For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in September 2016.

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This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.