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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:09 pm 
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Maybe you can link this with the resources thread Harley. Marv?


I've been using this chart in addition to the zero level equipment since a time (circa 2010) when zero level characters were not even guaranteed a weapon. That's right, early on before the beta version of the game your butcher might have been naive enough to enter The Portal Under The Stars without even taking his cleaver along. What could go wrong?

It is all fairly mundane stuff. Rolls mostly generate things only useful to players with creativity. To an actual adventurer with real equipment much of this may seem useless. It originally appeared here :http://dougkovacs.com/dkblog/?p=652 but I'm sure many people missed it. I have found it can also supplement minor treasure when players ask "is there anything else" DM: "Sure.. roll d100.... there is also a spiked belt." In some instances the friendly cat might also be a dead friendly cat.

The one divergence from the mundane is #99 ; The Eyes of the Overworld. If you have read the Jack Vance book of the same name and feel confident in doing some seat of your pants DMing you should go for it. Maybe make the character realize they have been under a spell all along to return the the eyes to Iucounu the laughing Magician. If not, make it a shovel or a can of beans or something else, then read The eyes of the Overworld . If you are already running DCC RPG , you won't regret it

Random Stuff Chart

1. Bramble Staff
2 . Friendly Cat
3. Backpack
4 Rusty Dagger
5 Old Helm
6. Poodle
7. Chicken
8. Spade
9. 3 Gallon Iron Pot
10. Wineskin
11 Bag of Klartesh
12. Small cage with three blind mice
13 Book, Ink. Pen
14 Holy Symbol
15 Skeleton Key
16 Crowbar
17 Longsword
18 Mustard Jar
19 Bag of Marbles
20 10ft Rope
21 20ft Rope
22 Spiked belt
23 Strong Wire ball
24 cleats
25 Pony
26 White flag
27 Potion of what?
28 Spear
29 Bugle
30 step ladder
31 cookies wrapped in paper
32 Rusty Manacles but NO key
33 Wheel Barrow
34 Bag of broken glass
35 Telescope
36 Basket of Eggs
37 Pipe and Tobacco
38 Ceramic Spoon
39 Compass
40 Boar Spear
41 Book of Monster identification
42 Silk Spider Sniper Scarf
43 Giraffe skull
44 Ornate Club
45 Ornate chair leg
46 Shield
47 Rattle
48 10 foot chain
49 wooden short sword
50 6 torches in hemp bag
51 Bear trap
52 Bag of Cotton
53 3d4 cp
54 1d 30 sp
55 Goat
56 Needle and thread
57 Hourglass
58 3 legged dog
59 fighting rock
60 collection of sharpened sticks
61 scrawny cur
62 small trinket
63 meat cleaver
64 pitch fork
65 fishing net
66 cudgel
67 rope (3d6 x10 ft)
68 canvas sack filled with alien rocks
69 steak knife & great fork
70 wooden shield
71 holy symbol
72 skull cap
73 leather apron
74 hatchet
75 sling
76 extra large banded leather
77 lantern
78 smithing hammer
79 stout staff
80 sack of yams
81 leather braziers
82 girdle of matrimony
83 mule
84 stretcher or thimble
85 roll twice or roll three times for someone else
86 snare supplies
87 heavy insulated mats
88 face scarf
89 push broom
90 dagger
91 torch
92 spiked glove
93 wheat thresher
94 scythe
95 bamboo spear
96 grandma’s ring
97 flask of bad wine
98 backpack

99 eyes of the overworld
100 small flawed garnet

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 Post subject: Re: Random Stuff Chart
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:48 pm 
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I'll definitely be making use of this for room dressing. Much thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Random Stuff Chart
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:32 pm 
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Cool. You are welcome.

If you ever roll "82 girdle of matrimony" let me know what that means. I haven't had anyone get that in a game yet, but it begs for mayhem.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:57 am 
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I dig charts like this and will use this for sure.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:25 am 
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Doug Kovacs wrote:
Cool. You are welcome.

If you ever roll "82 girdle of matrimony" let me know what that means. I haven't had anyone get that in a game yet, but it begs for mayhem.

At the very least, it could start a fight among the ladies that see your character strolling into town with his "cool new belt," as they tear at each other tooth and nail trying to reach you first, each more crazed than the last with desire to pry the belt from your waist and thus claim you as husband.


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Three things:

(1) Excellent chart,

(2) I have read Eyes of the Overworld and want my own duck-footed car, and

(3) Yoink!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:11 am 
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Doug Kovacs wrote:
Maybe you can link this with the resources thread Harley. Marv?
I could slide these posts in with the other thread, but I kind of like having this its own thread. I'm afraid that this would get lost in the middle of another thread, but it gets top billing here. 8)

Your call, however. If you want it moved I can move it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:43 am 
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Doug Kovacs wrote:

Maybe you can link this with the resources thread Harley. Marv?


Done. I put the link under the Judge's Tools heading on the Resource thread.

viewtopic.php?p=41531#p41531

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:40 pm 
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I used this today when the party cut open the giant shark they'd just killed (yeah, like in Jaws) to see what odd or unusual things it might've swallowed.

They found a spear, a bundle of sharp sticks, a leather apron, a holy symbol, a white flag, a skeleton key and a flask of bad wine.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:30 pm 
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I think I might have had you guys use the chart at the game we played at Origins....didn't I?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Doug Kovacs wrote:
I think I might have had you guys use the chart at the game we played at Origins....didn't I?


Yeah; I got a bag of Klartesh :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Random Stuff Chart
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:34 am 
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Doug Kovacs wrote:
I think I might have had you guys use the chart at the game we played at Origins....didn't I?

I think this is the same table we used at the pickup game with my kids last GaryCon....right?

If so..it gets three thumbs up and the Skach Seal of Approval! :)

Seriously..the kids love that kind of stuff. They loved rolling and getting odd things and then later perusing the list fascinated them.

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Jim: Yes. I've been using it with every game involving zero level characters for the past couple years.

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Great table, I used it tonight with very interresting results! "A Compass ??? What should I do with a compass???" the beekeeper said.
And I had to stat "klartesh" on the spot: I made it a magic powder/drug that gives +1 Str/-1 Int to your character for 1d5 rounds.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:27 pm 
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What couldn't you do with a compass? It could either help you draw circles or show you which way is north. Come on beekeeper you'll never become a proper adventurer with that attitude.

Klartesh has been my default illegal substance in games for many many years. It is defiantly not wine or beer. I think I might have stole it from the Thieves World series edited by Robert Asprin, but somebody can tell me if that is true.

I like the idea that exactly what Klartesh is remains kind of ambiguous. As a DM I like to let it be what the players want it to be.

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I have found that the Hackmaster GM's screen has some great tables for describing objects and conditions of rooms in a dungeon. A good portion of the tables are system generic and there are sections for dungeons, wilderness, towns, etc.


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