Maps for a Mad Scientist’s Lair (Cliff Manor / Xavier Mansion) – Inspired by Doctor X (1932) – For Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition – Miskatonic Repository

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Maps for a Mad Scientist’s Lair (Cliff Manor / Xavier Mansion) – Inspired by Doctor X (1932) – For Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition – Miskatonic Repository

Publisher: ChaosiumMaps for a Mad Scientist’s Lair (Cliff Manor / Xavier Mansion) – Inspired by Doctor X (1932) – For Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition – Miskatonic Repository

(Cover image highlights the ground level of Xavier Mansion, or Cliff Manor, but maps for the floor above are included.)
This is a set of two maps suitable for virtual tabletop or printing.
Gamemasters, use these maps for your adventure if you need a two-level mad scientist lair / mansion with many mysteries to discover! While the maps lean toward the Classic Era of Call of Cthulhu, most of the technology details are ambiguous and conjure the sense of weird science and steampunk. You might embellish the maps with modern elements if needed.
As a fan of old horror movies I was delighted to discover a classic, Doctor X (1932) from Warner Bros. I recommend it! It stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, and Lee Tracy and is directed by Michael Curtiz, well known for later giving us Casablanca. The first time I watched the film, it activated my Call of Cthulhu Keeper sensibilities. I saw that the film could be translated into a great, but self-contained adventure that my players would enjoy. I made notes for myself of the film and converted them into a format I could use for running a scenario. It went smashingly. But! I needed at least one map for one location. And so that’s what you see here.
In the film, there are several locations – the Mott Street Morgue, a brothel, the offices of The Daily World, the Academy for Surgical Research, and the Xavier family home within New York City.  The place I thought I could best conduct the adventure was the ancestral Xavier mansion, called Cliff Manor, at Blackstone Shoals on Long Island, New York.
This map is one gamemaster’s interpretation of what Xavier mansion might look like, but it’s certainly not based on any real floor plan. It is merely functional art.

The map pack includes the first and second floors in version with and without moody lighting and with and without the map decoration (my copyright). There are no grids on any of the maps. All maps are 1750×1750 pixels in JPG format. Any previews that appear here are only 25% their actual size.

Rooms on the first floor:

Kitchen

Dining room

Sitting room

Parlor

Foyer

Library

Billiard Lounge

Dr. Xavier’s Office

Dr. Xavier’s surgery

Dr. Xavier’s lab

An observation / control room

A storage closet with anatomy samples and skeletons

A restroom

Rooms on the second floor:

The doctor’s master bedroom

Joanne’s master bedroom

A shared dining parlor

Six guest rooms

Two bathrooms

Two closets

An atrium that overlooks the foyer

I hope you enjoy using these maps for any mad scientist adventure you may run!

Acknowledgements
This is a SanityFree Adventure map.
Special thanks to my players for their indulgence.
All rights for Doctor X and the characters within belong to Warner Bros. I am grateful to them for the inspiration!Price: $2.00
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