Monday, January 16, 2012

Maps of Places to Escape From

Or maybe, to break into.  You and your players can decide.

First, a small island named for the pelicans that (presumably) once nested there.  Of course, Alcatraz is more famous for the Federal prison that was located there:


Here's a floorplan of the prison itself:


Next, here's the truly sprawling High Royds Hospital in Menston, England, part of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

12 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

These are good for all types of gaming especially zombie or horror related....

Needles said...

Very cool stuff especially for a Gamma World Style adventure! The Mines of Alchetrez or some such! Nice find man!

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Don't think I'll be visiting a lunatic asylum any time soon... not by my own free will, anyway, heh.

garrisonjames said...

That last map might come in handy...

Trey said...

@Mike - hey, man--better safe than sorry.

@Garrisonjames - Indeed. ;)

Gavin said...

What about New York?

Trey said...

I never said these were all the places you could escape from.

richard said...

these are great - those turn-of-the-century asylums are huge. I visited the one in Buffalo NY and you could get half the population of the city in there. It's really too big to be maintained, alas.

Trey said...

The complex here in South Carolina (now mostly empty) that grew from the end of the 18th to the middle of the 20th century once housed over 2000 residents.

richard said...

I wonder how many staff they had. It's comparable with a cruise liner.

richard said...

...the number of residents, I mean. Posting on a phone: sorry for the drop in clarity.

Trey said...

That's a good question. I would tend to suspect a lower ratio of patient to staff than today as regulations have increased over time, but then again it was the hayday of funding for such things, so you never know.