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Monday Maps #1


It’s been my experience that a GM can never have too many maps, so I plan to post #MondayMaps every week from now on until I run out of images to share.

They will come from various sources, both old and comparatively modern. Some of the newer ones – old-looking designs for 20th-century houses – will include rooms that are not in period for a medieval fantasy game, but the basic layouts can still be useful. A few caption changes, and you’re off.

If you are like me and can’t draw anything beyond a bath, a curtain, and a conclusion, I hope you will find these useful. And if you have any great sources of RPG-friendly mappage that you’re willing to share with the rest of us, please post in the Comments section below.

This is the first one that caught my eye, probably because the style of the elevation drawing looks so much like one from the WFRP 1st edition rulebook. It could work for the home of a merchant or other well-to-do burgher in a small town or village, where there is enough space for its sprawling layout. It might also become an inn, with the great hall serving as a tap-room, a snug bar off the entryway, and the upstairs bedrooms rented out to guests.

I would probably add a dividing wall between the kitchen and the great hall, because medieval-level cooking was a smoky and smelly business. The bathrooms could become additional bedrooms – especially in an inn – and/or storage rooms.

Anyway – enjoy,and let me know whether you would like to see more maps like this.

Original image is 1280 x 1743. To enlarge, right-click and open in a new tab.

  1. Maarten Beel
    January 21, 2020 at 12:41 am

    Hi Graeme I’d love to see more maps.

  2. Will
    January 21, 2020 at 5:27 am

    Very welcome (will be useful for gaming, modelmaking, etc) – thanks !

  3. Will
    January 21, 2020 at 5:46 am

    Very welcome, thanks! (useful for model building, too)

  4. Zeb
    January 21, 2020 at 6:24 am

    This sounds fantastic. I hope there are many Mondays to come before you run out of maps to share! This particular one is really nice; very evocative. Thanks for doing this!

  5. Vinicius de Lima Alvim
    January 21, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Excellent! 😀
    Keep them coming! ^^
    And please, do post the medieval ones in the FB Warhammer community! 🙂

  6. gblucher
    January 21, 2020 at 8:40 am

    This is a great idea. Old floor plans are a very useful resource. That artist there is a real talent, too.

    P.S. Also, I’m a huge fan of your work, Mr. Davis! You are also a real talent.

    • January 21, 2020 at 8:57 am

      Aww, thanks! I think you’ll like what’s coming next #secretprojects

  7. Pariah
    January 22, 2020 at 1:33 am

    The Library of Congress has a very huge collection of surveys and projects of historical buildings:
    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/
    Nearly every drawing by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc can usefull in a fantasy RPG, or the axonometries of medieval buildings by Francesco Corni (for a more realistic approach).

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