Mountain Caves / Forest Gully (Encounter Board)
Author: mrsisk
Status: Complete
TaleSpire Version: EA - Chimera
Genre: Fantasy
Created On: December 8th, 2022
Last Updated: December 8th, 2022

This is a conglomerate of two excellent boards by other creators, augmented by myself. The two boards are these:

Mountain Cave by Fast

Forest Gully by Baldrax

I banged the two together, capped the Mountain Caves with full-cover terrain, and added a second cave system, which I call the Den. There’s also an added room above the ladder section of the original Mountain Cave map. Three GM blocks are included for setting different atmosphere settings: two in the southeast corner of the map to set the time of day to a clear, moonlit night or full daylight; and one GM block inside the entrance of the Mountain Cave to set a nice interior atmosphere when players are exploring. This makes a great stage upon which to set multiple encounters. In my own campaign, I had the party enter from the southeast and then engage in an encounter with a mysterious stranger in the gully. This led to another encounter with some fox-like humanoids who were occupying the Den. The fox creatures then enlisted the party to assault the Mountain Cave, from which the fox creatures had been expelled by flying bat-like humanoids. Kudos to both Fast and Baldrax for making excellent boards with lots of organic elevation changes, nooks and crannies to hide bad guys, and very useable spaces complete with loop-backs from which to launch ambushes. All-in-all, these are two great boards, mashed together here into one larger arena.

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