November 28, 2017
I’ve been preparing for a new campaign recently and so broke out a bunch of my old notebooks to harvest ideas that went unused in old campaigns. Here’s a list of 32 interesting pieces of treasure that can be dropped into any campaign. Slap your own price sticker on them.
- Polished obsidian mask. Face appears to be laughing at night and crying during the day.
- Bone hair clip with gold inlays. Resembles the jaw of a large rat.
- Hand-carved ebony cabinet with silver clasps and handles. It is twice as big on the inside as it is on the outside.
- Shimmering prismatic silk room divider. Erotic scenes depicted in the weave.
- Delicate table made of reclaimed ship’s wood. Incredibly light to carry, incredibly easy to break.
- Mastodon-leather belt. Ancient iron buckle. Is fitted to hold potions and vials.
- Marble throne with intricate bas relief history of the forgotten Anduliman empire.
- Brass basin revered by local tribe of Indikki Women. Rhinoceros engraving.
- Rudimentary animated trinket which plays a repeating scene of chariot warriors chasing each other across a bronze disc.
- Golden scythe which is twice as valuable to the Followers of the Secret Moon.
- Bejeweled collapsible telescope whose interchangeable lenses can see across different light spectrum.
- Iron boots with custom leather lining. Extremely comfortable and hardy.
- Glittery satchel made from stitched gossamer wings. Objects that fit inside weigh nothing.
- Alchemist’s desk with complex hidden drawers. Formulae engraved across the panels.
- Jade neckpiece with interlocking humanoid forms. Their features are contorted. Glows in the presence of suffering.
- Deep red ring. The longer it is worn, the brighter the veins on the wearer’s arm glow. After a week it cannot be removed.
- Poison-tipped finger-ring shaped like a striking falcon.
- Pen and inkwell. The pen punctures the writer’s palm and writes in blood. Nib is made of tooth.
- Torture helmet which peels off eyelids when worn.
- Ancient ledger from the famous Army of the Gilded Coin. Hidden in the complex arithmetic is the true owner of the Leper Kingdom.
- Eggshell white box filled with questions written on small pieces of vellum.
- The Emperor’s Chamber Pot engraved with the faces of defeated enemies begging for their lives.
- Five dimensional piece of rock which wizards use as a cool paper weight.
- Dehydrated fruit from an extinct tree. If planted, it will grow 2d20 plantmen warriors in 5d20 days.
- Mummified insect queen larva. Hibernating. Bejeweled.
- Problematic corpse of St. Templeton who is largely believed to have ascended without leaving behind his body.
- Flag of the Fallen. Black design on black cloth. Never not soaked and dripping blood.
- Diamond war game in a golden collapsible box. The game houses the spirit of an ancient warlord who plays against you.
- Dueling glove streaked with crushed rubies in a blood-splatter pattern.
- Glowing end table which dims when its owner falls asleep.
- Brass music box which learns songs that you hum to it.
- Crystal candle holder which refracts scenes from your dreams when a candle is lit inside.
Popeye was more legit than I remembered.
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