The Necropolis

As well as running (trying to run) the Masks of Nyarlathotep scenerio, I recently ran the free Call of Cthulhu scenerio ‘The Necropolis’ by Leigh Carr. Theres a map of the tomb included and I wanted to cut it up and then lay out pieces as the group moved through the tomb.

Now I don’t like to use maps in RPG sessions, the players often fuss over their position and facing, but thought it would be useful this time. The problem with the one in the pdf is there is writing all over the walls. There are also hints to things hidden in places that would be obvious, so I warmed up Illustrator and redrew it.

HERE BE SPOILERS

If you haven’t played ‘The Necropolis’, its available (at time of writing) via the Cult of Chaos from Chaosium, find a Keeper and get them to run it as its great short scenerio that gets used as an introduction to Call of Cthulhu at conventions, but also makes a nice short scenerio to kill an afternoon.

Theres a playthrough with some of the How We Roll Podcast team and 1/3 of the Good Friends of Jackson Elias which is a good example of how it can play out.

I’d also advise you not to look at any of these maps, as they will contain spoilers to the scenerio. If you’re a keeper, feel free to download and use as you see fit, I hope they’re useful to you.

After I finished them I did share them on the Chaosium Basic Roleplay forum but recently realised, that was the only place I’d put them. I thought I’d share on here, it makes it easier for me to find as well if I need them again.

Map with text

Map without text

If you want to edit the map in anyway, theres lots of links below.


This is the AI file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vhxbbhN29HSM9IWHiXmwG9KPcnVsdrA5/view?usp=sharing

The paper texture the ai file links to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lwbaICTNw8IT9tT38fRjYKiq1S0ISfX6/view?usp=sharing

You will need a free font called Warm Showers which is here: https://www.dafont.com/warmshowers.font

I’ve run this scenerio twice now and its a fun one to play. If you do use the maps in anyway, let me know if they work for you.

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