[DramaScape] Modern Bistro

By on 24 February 2016
[DramaScape] Modern Bistro DramaScape

This is a 24 x 20 inch Battlemap of a Modern Bistro , it has Hex, Square and No Overlays, it also includes the VTT files for online play.

“Haunted? I don’t think so sir. Cups don’t move and empty on their own. I think you may have had too much liqueur in your coffee.”
—Bistro Server

Modern Bistro is a single level interior map of a coffee shop and restaurant. There is a bit of the exterior sidewalk shown on the map.

Modern Bistro is intended for use in modern games.

Adventure hook for use with this map

Espressogeist: A poltergeist haunts the local bistro. The locals tell tales of strange flickering lights at the bistro when it is closed, the sounds of machines turning on and the slamming of doors being opened and shut. During store hours, some patrons swear that they see their cups moved and the contents of their cups emptied. It never seems to happen to the tea drinkers who visit the bistro.

The poltergeist is the ghost of a former owner of the bistro who hates the modernization of his antique bistro and is trying to drive customers away. Unfortunately for the poltergeist, not only does the place serve the best coffee in town, the latest owner has smartly hired four of the prettiest women in town to be the baristas and as a result it’s more popular than ever. The poltergeist is also still obsessed with coffee and rages at night when there is no one there to make it (as he has no idea how to work the espresso machine) and steals sips during the day.

The poltergeist goes away if the modern machines are all removed and they go back to the old ways of making coffee and preparing food.

The player characters can get involved by this being a place they stop by to relax. While there one of them notices their cup moving and the coffee being sucked upward and then vanishing in midair. They might want to investigate the strange happenings further. Perhaps they try to sneak into the place in the middle of the night after observing the flickering lights and noises inside the place when it is closed. They could also be ghost hunters here to capture the poltergeist for the owners or ghost chasers trying to get the poltergeist on camera for proof.

You can buy this product from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He blogs at dave.mcalister.org.uk.

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