Monday, October 19, 2015
Map Monday 1 - A Humble temple
For #mapmonday here is a simple map of a humble temple of Ioun, goddess of knowledge, prophecy and skill. This temple is not vast or especially grand. The long brown blocks represent shelves jammed full of tomes, scrolls and other recorded history, knowledge and magic. The Green rectangles are couches, benches, overstuffed chairs and the like.
Up the spiral stairs are three office spaces with desks, (this is starting to sound like a real estate listing). More shelves hold more tomes and ancient, unreadable texts that Ioun's followers study to attempt to divine their true meaning.
The stairs down descend to a crypt where Ioun's revered are buried - valiant and loyal clerics, priests, and paladins who have served their mistress well.
I ran this map last week, and it worked out really well - the alcoves with the sarcophagi in them provided excellent cover for both my casters and the party's rogue who made good use of hiding. Thanks to 5th Edition's allowance of mixing up your move with your attack, it made for a great fantasy "gun battle."
Feel free to use this map in your campaigns or plainly rip it off and improve on its design - it is my own work and may be used for any purpose, although I'd appreciate some attribution ;)
I plan to do the occasional #mapmonday post just because maps are so cool and useful. Its always good to horde a stack of maps, you never know when one might be just what you're looking for.
Posted by criticaleyerpg at 6:30 PM