A Japanese Village

A modest hamlet that has sprung up to cater for the travellers who frequent this road.


Japanese Village RPG Map, Banner

 

Right now I am in Japan once more, exploring the country and expanding my visual library. This village is a slightly more fantastical version of some of the old farm houses I have encountered.

In my mind, it serves as a rest stop between two major cities, where weary travellers stop to drink sake and rest their oxen. First an inn was built to cater for them, then stables, an onsen / bath house, a mercantile shrine, a bell tower – before long there was a small economy bent on serving travellers (such as your party)!

As with any small town isolated in an RPG wilderness, the townsfolk are always in need of fighting men, whether to chase off yokai, track down an oni, or hunt the nearby man-eating nekomata.

Leave your ideas in the comments – Japanese folklore is especially welcome!

 

 

 

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Luke-russell01

I am planning a Feudal Japan campaign using a few of your maps, and one of the quests I had planned involves the players going into a cursed well and having a sort of “Survival Horror” experience involving a Yurei. The “Forgotten Crypt” with a few “Shrine Essentials” works really well for it!

Loving the Japanese themed maps and extras!

    Runeblogger

    Hi Luke! I’m currently running a feudal Japan campaign! If you’d like to exchange ideas for adventures and such, please send me an email. BTW, I love this tiny kawaii village Ross has drawn. So far, I’ve set two adventures in small villages like this. One involved Japanese monsters posing as humans and the other a ninja who had infiltrated the village as a peasant.

    I really hope Ross does more Japanese maps! I’d buy a Japanese castle map or a Buddhist temple map from him!

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