[Map] The Ice thing

A strange structure was found buried in ice and snow. What lies inside this weird structure?

The inspiration for this map I got from the movie The Thing (kinda obvious, I guess 🙂 ), but it was actually meant for a science fantasy RPG, Astraterra, I play with my kids.

The map was based on following events in our adventure:

  • A recognized archeologist has found a strange creature buried in ice.  They have taken the frozen creature into a shed and the rest of the expedition is celebrating the discovery in the cabin.
  • The celebrations are interrupted as someone barges into the cabin and shouts that the creature is gone.
  • Soon they notice that there is a hole melted or buried in the ice that goes even deeper from the excavation site.
  • Time to explore where the icy tunnel leads…
  • The creature manages to start the engines of the ship, and even if it’s defeated, the ship will take of with the PCs on board. Where the ship’s auto-pilot will take them remains still to be seen.
Plain version of the map, with grid for the ship’s interior.



This “remastered” #mapvember map was previously published on Patreon in December 2015.

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