Catacombs is an action/dexterity-based adventure board game. One player controls the Overseer, controlling the monsters of the catacombs; the other player(s) control the four heroes who cooperatively try to defeat the monsters and eventually the Catacomb Lord. Each of the heroes has special abilities that must also be used effectively if they are to prevail.
The main mechanism of Catacombs is for the players to flick wooden discs representing the monsters and the heroes. Contact with an opposing piece inflicts damage, but missiles, spells, and other special abilities can cause other effects. When all of the monsters of a room have been cleared, the heroes can move further into the catacomb. Items and equipment upgrades can be purchased from the Merchant with gold taken from fallen monsters. The Catacomb Lord is the final danger that the heroes must defeat to win the game; conversely, the Overseer wins if all of the heroes are defeated. The game is designed for quick set-up and fast play within 30 to 60 minutes.
This is a silly, superfluous room mat / map intended to hold the room cards, depicting the path the heroes follow, and to remind you of the default and random setups. Specific ones like Crypt of Shaurath don't follow the setup depicted here, but can still use this silly, superfluous map.
This is intended to be printed full size on US letter-sized paper. Feel free to tweak your own for A4, or to ask me to do the same.
As usual, here is the [url=https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1u-qD4fO4M7RQnSoL6lbMzH3opIhZkXhowlNvalroY1Q/edit?usp=sharing]Google Doc[/url] for comment, correction, and copying.
The rules for Catacombs are fine if you want to sit and casually read the 24-page rulebook, then remember it all later when you're ready to play, but they're not so good as a reference while playing. Here is a 1-page (2 with setup) summary you can use as a reference while playing.
As usual, here is the [url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wm7MQv8xUQ-OYCYY17BGp8e8MY2o7EZrO-Mq_E3SmFQ/edit?usp=sharing]Google Doc[/url], so you can comment, suggest corrections, or make a copy for your own purposes (credit where it's due, though, please!).
1.3 Finally remembered to add the item permanence icons.