Sometimes the best inspiration for a plot, item, or location can come from the most unexpected of places, and Starfall Manor is a perfect example of that. This wonderful two-story manor house with a cellar level is based on an abandoned Danish home built in 1877…
Earlier this month, I happened to be casually browsing around on YouTube when I ran across a video featuring the exploration of an old 1.5-story farm house in Denmark. Even though the house is in rather bad condition now, it immediately caught my attention and heart, and I could easily imagine what it may have looked like once upon a time. Needless to say, I knew that I wanted to map it out and find a place for it in one of my campaigns!
The end result is larger in size than the original and has been modified to have a bit of a prestigious “aura” about it. I chose to leave the rooms clear of any furnishings so that they can be filled in as needed or desired by DMs/GMs. The manor’s name is directly taken from the starfall-style patterns embedded in the upper portion of all the manor’s windows.
Note: Download links for the maps are at the bottom of the article along with the embedded exploration video of the Danish house that inspired the manor.
Starfall Manor – Ground Level
The ground level comes with plenty of entrances with laid stone pads for each, an abundance of windows to keep it “light and airy” looking inside, stone tile floors, and a nice shed (laid stone floor) with a hidden trap door for a secret tunnel behind it that leads into the cellar area.
Starfall Manor – Upper Level
As with the ground level, the upper story has plenty of windows to keep it “light and airy” looking, polished wood floors, and shows the clay tile roofs extending out over the ground level’s laid stone pads at each of the entrances. The two clay tile roofs on the front part of the manor were purposely made three feet shorter than the pads so that the ends would be easily washed off each time it rains.
Starfall Manor – Underground Level Version #1
I decided to create two versions of the cellar level for Starfall Manor. The first one keeps it basic with plenty of room to store provisions for the home along with providing a secret way out of the manor in an emergency.
Starfall Manor – Underground Level Version #2
I decided to add a tie-in to some caves for the second version in case anyone using the maps wanted to add a touch of mystery/intrigue to the manor’s occupants.
Map Download Links
All four maps are in png format and 1650*1275 pixels in size. The scale for the maps is 3 feet per square.
- Starfall Manor (Ground Level)
- Starfall Manor (Upper Level)
- Starfall Manor (Underground Level – Plain)
- Starfall Manor (Underground Level – Caves)
Here is the video that started it all…
For those who are curious about the software I used to create these maps, it was Paint.NET and can be downloaded here:
I would love to hear from you if you found the maps of Starfall Manor useful and how you used them in your campaigns!