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The old mansion has gone by many names over the years – originally Tudor Mansion, it has also gone by Tudor Close, Tudor Hall, Arlington Grange, Boddy Manor, & Boddy Mansion depending on the owners and era. But regardless of the name, the owner is dead and laying at the bottom of the stairs… and one of the guests at the party is the murderer!
The manor itself is a very strange design, with passages and corridors between each room on the ground floor. The main entrance hall leads almost immediately to the stairs – a grand staircase leading up to the upper floor with a smaller staircase leading down to the basement (both of which will be detailed in a future release). Clockwise around the manor starting with the entrance hall we have the Lounge, Dinning Room, Kitchen, Ball Room, Conservatory, Billiard / Game Room, Library, and Study.
Interestingly, four of the rooms include secret doors that lead to passages in the basement that don’t actually access the basement, but come up at the opposite corner of the mansion.
Yes. It is the Cluedo / Clue mansion. Yes, I’m planning on working out an upstairs and basement that match the design and thematics.
The 1200 dpi version of the map was drawn at a scale of 300 pixels per square and is 9,600 pixels (32squares) wide. To use this with a VTT you would need to resize the squares to either 70 pixels (for 5′ squares) or 140 pixels (for 10′ squares) – so resizing it to either 2,240 pixels wide or 4,480 pixels wide, respectively.
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Cool. Too late for the scenario I wrote by about five years, but originally I was going to use the Clue board in it.
Simon Landmine said:
LOVE this! Thanks DL. Looking forward to the other levels.
C’est Moi said:
That’s great. I wonder why the designer/builder added those short distance portals?
Scipio Garling said:
The original design in the patent has a starting place at the end of each corridor for up to eight players. The company simplified the game for fewer player but never did anything about the fact that the board retains a number of vestigial features of the original design.
Bruce Gray said:
Since you did this one, are you planning on doing one for the “Clue Master Detective” game board? I have a really good picture of this if you need it…..
Dyson Logos said:
Not at this point… I still need to do the other two floors of the mansion first.
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We played TSR’s Top Secret on the Clue board in the 1980’s. This reminded me of a very fun game that I had forgotten.