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Inspired by Let's Make A Dungeon Together and Let's Make a Derelict Together, I have created this so we can make a Haunted House Together.


https://www.rpggeek.com/wiki/page/Lets_Make_A_Haunted_House/

https://rpggeek.com/geeklist/231014/lets-make-haunted-house-...


I have permission from Daniel James Hanley to use his "Highdark Hall" maps for the project only (not yet for Rpgnow or any other official publishing). I'm inviting the RPGGeek community to claim rooms in this mansion and create a haunted house.



This is not a haunted house for entertaining children, but more a self-contained mini-megadungeon of occult horrors and mischief inspired by horror films and literature. I've never created such a dungeon before. From dark Cthulian themes to slasher movies or exorcisms, to lighthearted humor like stuff from Ghostbusters, you may find it here.

It's impossible to avoid gore and at least allusions to sex in horror (disemboweled bodies, teenage lovers getting killed) I will suggest that you may wish to keep in mind that a variety of people may wish to partake in playing this.

There is a long list of rooms. If your room is small, I suggest claiming an adjacent room. There will be unclaimed rooms, and that is fine. It will leave space for PCs to rest, or for Game Masters to populate as they see fit.

Any unnamed stairs can be populated/trapped by the person editing the room. eg "The stars up are covered in slime" Something like "Secret Passage to Hellfire Chapel" has a name and you can edit that as its own place.

Assume the top of the map is North.




The list of rooms will be in the second post.

This is a large project. Let's see what we can accomplish by October 31. We can extend it to November 2 if need be as that is a full month from the date this is posted.

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Introduction LordDillon

Outside Environment

Random Events ThroughTheDeckGlass



BASEMENT

Kitchen Staff Dormitory
Maid's Dressing Room adularia25
Lady's Maids - West room adularia25
Lady's Maids - East room adularia25
Jewelry Stash adularia25
Maid's Dormitory adularia25
Cleaning Storage ctimmins
Preparation Room
Hellfire Chapel downeymb
Buried Bodies
Lumber Storage ctimmins
Cave of the Ancient and Hungry One - Red Wine Pie
Dairy - Red Wine Pie
Larder RedWinePie
Goblin's Grotto (pool) Siren
Weapons Stash ctimmins
Furniture Storage Rebuscarnival
Meat Kitchen Siren
Root Cellar Siren
Cesspit ctimmins
Porter's Laborers, & Coachmen's Dormatory ctimmins
Lower Kitchen Storage ctimmins
Wine Cellar ctimmins
Tool Storage ctimmins
Poison Stash ThroughTheDeckGlass
cook's Room ThroughTheDeckGlass
Firewood / Coal ctimmins
Candle & Lamp Storage ctimmins
Footmen's & Valets' Dormitory ctimmins

GROUND FLOOR

Dining room - carlc
Gun Room carlc
Secret Passage to Hellfire Chapel carlc
Billiards Room sdonohue
Yellow Library rebus carnival
Rocaille Room - carlc
Gaming Room - pdzoch
Music Room downeymb
Red Library adularia25
Trophy Room carlc
Lord Gerald's Courtyard ThroughTheDeckGlass
Breakfast Room
Lunar Ballroom karkared
Starry Salon karkared
Central Hall ctimmins
Grand Vestibule LordDillon
Vegetable Kitchen/Baking
Kitchen Courtyard karkared
Housekeeper's Quarters ctimmins
Scullery
Kitchen Storage
Servant's Hall LordDillon
Wardrobe ThroughTheDeckGlass
Bread Pantry
Pantry adularia25
Butlery adularia25
Butler's Quarters
Servant's Corridor
Joyous Corridor sdonohue

SECOND STORY
Lord's Bedchamber Mulligans
Cabinet of Curiosities Mulligans
Mistress's Bedroom & Secret Passage to Attic Laboratory ctimmins
Heir's Cabinet ctimmins
Grey Drawing Room adularia25
Foundling's Bedroom ThroughthedeckGlass
Heir's Drawing Room ctimmins
Heir's Bedroom Ctimmins
Lord's Dressing Room ctimmins
Lord's Office ctimmins
Upper Salon and Balcony sdonohue
Secret Spy Passage ctimmins
Portrait Hall ctimmins
Sewing Room ctimmins
Lady's Dressing Room
Nursery ctimmins
Blue Drawing Room ctimmins
Puce Bedroom ctimmins
Lady's Boudoir
Governess's Bedroom ctimmins
Daughter's Boudoir ctimmins
Lover's Secret Passage adularia25
Linens adularia25
Lady's Bedchamber
Lady's Corridor

THIRD STORY

Rear Sealed Bedroom LordDillon
Rear Cabinet ctimmins
Bedroom (west side of Corridor of Screams) ctimmins
Front Cabinet - Bombadillo
Wood Drawing Room adularia25
Bedroom (east side of Corridor of Screams) - Bombadillo
Egyptian Room -Bombaldillo
Sealed Library -Bombadillo
Roman Drawing room
Empty Office -Bombadillo
State Dining Room
State Antechamber
Balcony
Front State Salon
Grand Balcony ThroughTheDeckGlass
Cavalier Drawing Room - pdzoch
Green Drawing Room Ctimmins
Rear State Bedroom ctimmins
Sword Room -pdzoch
Rose Bedroom ctimmins
White Drawing room
Guest Bedroom Ctimmins
State Linens adularia25
State Bath Room
Front State Bedroom ctimmins
Grand Corridor

ATTIC

Occult Library sjeng
Laboratory cosine
Pornographic Library siren
Monster Confinement (north end) cosine
Monster Confinement (south end) cosine
Abandonded Wing ctimmons
Madwomen's Confinement Ctimmins

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I would add that I will edit the room list when RPG Geek users claim rooms. I will get on twice a day to check it. There is a Wiki that can be edited.
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I'll take the Gaming Room on the ground floor and the Cavalier Drawing Room and adjacent Sword Room on the third floor.

(and working designs on microbadge already)
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Any suggestions on a tech level? There is a gun room, so this would be at least black powder era. In my imagination, I'm thinking late 19th to early 20th century (perhaps pre-world war 1?)
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Purplebroccoli wrote:
Any suggestions on a tech level? There is a gun room, so this would be at least black powder era. In my imagination, I'm thinking late 19th to early 20th century (perhaps pre-world war 1?)


I was thinking Victorian era.
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Draft MB:



Not sure if the black hand is clear in the left corner (making the haunted house)
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pdzoch wrote:
Draft MB:



Not sure if the black hand is clear in the left corner (making the haunted house)


I think it's cute.
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pdzoch wrote:
Purplebroccoli wrote:
Any suggestions on a tech level? There is a gun room, so this would be at least black powder era. In my imagination, I'm thinking late 19th to early 20th century (perhaps pre-world war 1?)


I was thinking Victorian era.


Excellent. Let's go with that.
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I'm getting a taste for these so count me in!

I'm going to regret this but...I'm taking the Southern half of the Sealed Wing, third floor: Front Cabinet, Egyptian Room, Sealed Library, Empty Office.

Thank you for taking care of the project!
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Let me take the Cave of the Ancient and Hungry One
and the Dairy, please.
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Hello,

I think I'm going to make an Egyptian sarcophagus the source of the haunting happening on the third floor: the mummy it held inside (an Egyptian princess who killed herself for love, you know the stuff people in the 19th century went crazy for) is now used in the unholy rites that take place in the house, probably the Chapel in the underground.

Whenever this happens, her sobbing ghost appears and, turned away from her body, it comes back to what it regards as her safe place, the sarcophagus and and surroundings.

I would be thankful to anyone who...incorporates her mummy in one of the sujtable locations.

The rooms I'm detailing (third floor South) are also available for including items or documents you need to conceal somewhere.
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I'll take the dining room, rocaille room, trophy room, gun room (including secret door and secret passage to hellfire chapel), all are on the ground floor except the passage which travels down to the basement.

If whoever takes the Hellfire chapel really wants the secret passage just let me know.

ETA: Props to Daniel for the use of his excellent house floor plan.
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I would like the pornographic library.
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Music Room and Hellfire Chapel for me!
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And thanks for organizing and running this! This is great!
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downeymb wrote:
Music Room and Hellfire Chapel for me!


Are you okay with me having the secret staircase to the Chapel or do you want it?
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Yay!! More collaborative projects!!

Oh my goodness, there are so many great rooms here!

Are we allowed to take many? Because I would like:

BASEMENT
Lady's Maids - East room - Finished.
Jewelry Stash - Finished.

GROUND FLOOR
Pantry
Butlery

SECOND STORY
Grey Drawing Room - Finished.
Linens

THIRD STORY
State Linens
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I would love to take the SECOND FLOOR NURSERY.
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Purplebroccoli wrote:
Introduction


I would really like it if I was not the one to write this this time. I wrote the last two. It would be good to have others take a turn.
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Purplebroccoli wrote:

ATTIC

Laboratory
Monster Confinement (north end)
Monster Confinement (south end)


If it is not too much to ask, could I have these 3 if still available?

Notes to myself;

* The only access is "Mistress's Bedroom & Secret Passage to Attic Laboratory"
* "Monster Confinement (south end)" is over "The Empty Office"
* "Monster Confinement (north end)" is over "The Roman Drawing Room"
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I'd like to take the Lunar Ballroom, the Upper Salon, and the Balcony.
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I would like to take the left-slot of the attic, if that's OK:

Occult Library
Laboratory
Pornographic Library


I would like to take the right-slot of the attic, if that's OK. The "Abandoned Wing".
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Siren wrote:
I would like the pornographic library.

Naturally
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ctimmins wrote:
I would like to take the right-slot of the attic, if that's OK. The "Abandoned Wing".


I think that would include unlisted room Madwoman's Confinement and unnamed adjoining areas, no? It's good I think to take connected sections to help thematic integrity.
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