[DramaScape] Village on the Lake

By on 28 April 2015
Village on the Lake

This Product is a 40 x 40 inch, full color battlemap of a Village on a Lake.

The Product comes with the Square, Hex and No Overlay versions and the Virtual Tabletop Maps (VTT).

“Just an unimportant fishing village? Ha! Its very isolation makes the village an inviting area for smugglers and fugitives alike.  I want that village searched.”—Chief Constable Gerald

Village on the Lake is a single exterior map of a village situated on top of a body of water by means of a multi-tiered wooden platform surrounded by a flotilla of small ships. The interiors of the village buildings are also displayed.

Village on the Lake is intended for use in fantasy settings, but may also be of use in modern settings for a society still using primitive wooden ships. Its isolated nature makes it an ideal location for horror settings as well.

Adventure hook for use with this map

Fleeing from Justice: Chief Constable Gerald’s reputation for capturing every criminal he hunts precedes him. Recently, a man went mad and slaughtered his entire family in a small village along the coast of a lake. After having questioned the gate guards, he deduces he did not flee by land. The constable suspects that the murderer has fled to an isolated village on the lake via ship to avoid pursuit.

The Player Characters may be constables working for Gerald, own a ship willing to travel to the village on the lake to take Gerald there, or may be hired as mercenaries for additional security by Gerald.

The village on the lake is purported to be more than a mere fishing village. There are rumours of the place being a den of smugglers, pirates, and even criminals that have fled the mainland rather than simple fishermen.

For Gerald to get his suspect the group might have to fight their way through pirates on the way to the island (or back to the coast with the fugitive), not to mention negotiate with the deeply xenophobic villagers to enter the village let alone search their houses. Why do these people dislike foreigners so much and what do they have to hide?

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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