[DramaScape] Ambush Road

By on 18 June 2017
[DramaScape] Ambush Road DramaScape

This product is a 48 x 30 inch,Battlemap of a Roadway near ruins, it has Hex, Square and No Overlays, it also includes the VTT files for online play.

“Taking the mountain road is indeed faster, but bandits live in the ruins near the caldera. Only take the road if you must reach your destination quickly. It will take weeks to circumnavigate the mountains staying on the lowlands, but it’s much safer.’”

—Post-Apocalyptic Survivor

 Ambush Road includes a single level exterior map of a winding canyon road carved out of the surrounding mountains. There are mountains to the north and south of the road, with a water-filled caldera to the north center and a circular ruin to the northeast.

 Ambush Road can be utilized in modern, post-apocalyptic, or horror games. It could also be used in fantasy games with the ruins from an ancient fallen culture. It can also be an interesting track in a straightaway course or drag racing kind of game.

 Adventure hook for use with this map:

Canyon Run:  Bandits have entrenched themselves in the nearby mountains and taken over a key canyon road that acts as a short cut over a large mountain range. The lowland villagers warn the group of making a run through the canyon and advise going around the mountain range the long way. But the long way around costs vital gasoline; the canyon road is the fastest route to cut through the mountains.

If the group goes up to the canyon pass, they have to survive a gauntlet of bandits and traps along the road to get through. The bandits have made their camp in the ruins of an old circular structure, perhaps a lighthouse that stood before the apocalypse. The bandits seem to be excavating the ruins, digging for old food in cans and lantern oil for light at night. The caldera lake is their water source. They also ambush travelers driving through the pass to rob them of their supplies. If the player characters can defeat the bandits, they’ll find a cache of food, oil, ammo, and enough water to fill their canteens to get over the mountains easily from the lake.

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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 has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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