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GM's Maps #47: Ski Lodge

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Map making can be time-consuming and sometimes frustrating for GMs, especially GMs with limited time to begin with. In our new 'GM's Maps' range, we will be providing a range of pre-made maps for you to use in your games.

Ski lodges are a type of hotel or large chalet used by parties of skiers as a base of operations – a place to eat, sleep and rest between hurtling down a snow-covered mountain with two planks strapped to their feet. In more recent years, of course, skiing resorts and lodges have also seen a rise in snowboarders and people practising other, related, snow sports.

Using A Ski Lodge in Your Scenarios and Campaigns

As with most of our GM's maps range, the ski lodge is ideal for horror or mystery scenarios. Not only could I be haunted or the scene of a murder, theft or other mystery but the location and nature of a ski lodge means it can be easily isolated. A sense of isolation can lend tension to a scenario, especially useful in horror games or murder mysteries where the killer may strike again.

As mentioned in the previous section, ski lodges in the US tend to standalone while those in Europe tend to located in small towns or ski resorts. Even in the latter case, it is not difficult to isolate the town. A snowstorm can cut the town off from outside help.

In a post-apocalyptic setting, the isolation may actually be quite desirable. What better place to hide out from raiders or zombie hordes than a resort in the middle of nowhere?

Perhaps the party are trying to get to someone in the ski lodge, a guest who they are trying to kidnap, assassinate or rob or perhaps they are there to stop just such a thing from happening.

Publisher's Licence

Publishers wishing to use this map in their own products may do so subject to the following restrictions;

You may use the map in your own adventures or supplements provided you add your own content.

This map may not be resold as part of a product that is intended primarily as a map or collection of maps.

If you use this map please credit the author B F Irving and Gethsemane Games and include the line “Map created with Campaign Cartographer 3 by Profantasy Software”

 
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