Modern Ruins 4

By on 27 February 2014

This is a 40 x 40 inch Battlemap of a Modern Ruin, it has Hex, Square and No Overlays, it also includes the VTT files for online play.

“I’m gonna fix this apartment if it’s the last thing I do.”

Modern Ruins 4 is a one-piece map of a ruined city block. Four roads surround the center city block. The center building has no roof allowing full view of the rooms inside. This allows the map to be used as both an exterior and interior map.

Modern Ruins 4 is intended for use in modern post-apocalyptic or horror games.

Adventure hook for use with this product

The Super Queen: Tara had been hired to fix the apartment by its owner and make the property profitable. It seemed like every time she almost had it fixed enough to be habitable, something terrible happened. A fire, an earthquake, etc. But she kept working at it. When she thought she had it perfect, on the day of the unveiling, that was when the bomb dropped.

The ensuing radiation slowly changed Tara into an ant queen. She lairs in the basement of the building or the subway station. She controls a colony of ants that she directs in trying to “rebuild” the building. Mostly she has directed them to bring a bunch of dirt and sand to shore up the west side of the building. Her worker ants have placed concrete barriers and orange traffic cones around the building as warnings that the building is under construction. Her soldier ants ruthlessly defend the building from anybody trying to move into the building before its perfect again.

The player characters can get involved when the soldier ants attack them as they intrude on their territory. Or survivors who want the ants and their queen removed permanently hire them. With the ants finally gone, the basement of the building and subway can be explored and scoured for supplies.

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 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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