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GM's Maps #2: Monastery

GM's Maps #2: Monastery

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Map making can be time consuming and sometimes frustrating for GMs, especially GMs with limited time to begin with. In our new 'GM's Maps' range we will be providing a range of pre-made maps for you to use in your games.

The maps will be provided in PNG, JPEG and PDF file format.
They are ready for you to populate with fiendish traps and monsters as you see fit.

The second map in the range, the Monastery 

 is home to a religious order of monks or similar devotees. The lower floor contains work areas, the large chapel, the cloister at the centre and various other rooms for the GM to populate or flesh out.

Like many European monasteries of the time this one lacks independent cells for the monks of the order, instead the monks of lowest standing sleep communally in dormitories on the upper floor while only the most senior of Monks, usually those with special duties, are given private rooms of their own.

Typically these would also be quite Spartan.

Scriptoriums and libraries would also be common in such monasteries and the towers may be good places to place such chambers.

Balconies on the upper floors overlook the main chapel/temple areas on the ground floor and two bridges span the ceremonial areas connecting these balconies.

The Monastery also has extensive basements, usually with a low ceiling that can generate a claustrophobic feeling in those accustomed to wide open spaces. Exactly what lies in those claustrophobic, dark cellars is up to the GM but store rooms, wine presses or breweries along with wine or beer cellars are likely – among other things. Perhaps a tomb or two or perhaps some more sinister secrets of the GM's own devising.

 
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