The Old Cemetery

By on 9 October 2012
DramaScape

The Old CemeteryGame Masters need quality maps for their miniatures. DramaScape™ is committed to bringing Game Masters the maps they need.

The entrance to the cemetery is the lych-gate at the bottom center of the map.

Stonewalls completely surround the cemetery except for the eastern wall and the southern lych-gate.

The eastern wall is the remains of an old Abbey, whose high glassless windows, overlook the cemetery. Two of these pillars have gargoyles resting atop them, with a third gargoyle statue in the north center of the map.

The grounds are no longer well maintained, with the paths through the cemetery a mix of stone, gravel, and dirt intermixed with wilted grass and weeds choking out the paths and giving the grounds a chaotic and uneven appearance.

The many trees and bushes have long since died, but have been brought back to a strange sort of life by the hundreds of spider webs that now cover them.

Multiple rows of gravestones are in the western and eastern parts of the map and some surrounding the main center path in the south leading to the mausoleum on a hill in the middle of the map.

Large rocks, two stone statues watching the path, and a wilted tree line the path from the lych-gate to the mausoleum. The four corners of the map have larger crypts and tombs, some cracked and in poor condition. A gazebo with moss growing on the top is also in the southwest.

The old cemetery makes a great location for a necromancer to find corpses to raise from the dead. The fact that mourners rarely visit the place is another plus, meaning it keeps their activities away from the public and prying eyes.

This makes the old cemetery the perfect spot for a zombie or ghoul infestation to fight off. We’ve included some zombies and ghouls for just this use.

Perhaps there are powerful creatures buried in the mausoleum such as vampires or mummies. They leave the mausoleum at night to feed on the living, always needing to return to the mausoleum before the sun rises. A rash of night killings could occur in the local village, with victims drained of life energy and having a shriveled appearance when found. The Player Characters investigate and find out about the old cemetery, entering during the day to put a stop to the killings and needing to fight off vampires or life stealing mummies.

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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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