Today I tried out something a little different. Not only by drawing a tree which, as anyone who has dabbled in art can tell you, is a trial by itself, I shifted the perspective quite drastically.

It’s not the most sensical perspective for a battlemap, but for this particular concept I thought it the best way to highlight the old oak tree in the center. I’m happy with how it turned out, and hopefully a few people will get some mileage out of it!

I recommend it as a random encounter on a forested road. As the players travel, they hear an ominous whistling. If they follow it, they find the anchor stones are causing the strange sound as the wind whistles through them. In the center is the chained up oak tree, and I’ll let your imagination write the rest!


The Cursed Oak is a free map available as of now:

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