Random Low Value Useful Loot Table

Recently I started a brand new Demon Lord campaign using Tales of the Pirate Isles. The first adventure in that book is a level-0 adventure where the characters are shipwrecked with no equipment on what appears to be a deserted island. One of the ways characters can find gear is by spending an hour searching through wreckage from the ship. The text of the adventure suggests rolling a d6, with the result of a 1 finding no loot, a 2 finding 1 ss worth of loot, a 3 finding 2 ss worth of loot, and so on.

It would have been easy enough to assign treasure found on the fly, but since the characters were starting with nothing I didn’t want to influence them by deciding what gear I thought they might want, and instead wanted a random chart to roll on for when they found gear. For some reason I thought it would take me 10 minutes to write a random table with d20 entries for each of the d6-1 results, but instead it took me a couple of hours. Hopefully the time I spent is useful to someone else out there.

I admit not everything on the chart corresponds to the proper coin value. Also my players rolled some hard leather armor that no one had high enough strength to wear.  Fun!

I broke the table into five separate entries below so it would fit nicely on the WordPress blog, but if you want my original Open Office spreadsheet copy you can download it here: Random low value loot

 

2 (approximately 1 ss)
1 Block and tackle
2 Net
3 Good bottle of wine
4 Garrote
5 Lockpicks
6 Flask of oil
7 Sling
8 Cloak
9 Manacles
10 1/2 size Soft Leather Armor
11 Pipe, and pipe tobacco
12 Scroll – Beast Within (Primal)
13 Scroll – Project Voice (Song)
14 Scroll – Shock (Storm)
15 Scroll – Flame Missile (Fire)
16 Scroll – Wall of Darkness (Shadow)
17 Scroll – Arcane Armor (Arcana)
18 Rope, 20 yards
19 Map of the Region
20 Adventurer’s Pack
3 (approximately 2 ss)
1 Trousers, fine
2 Opium (4 doses)
3 Bottle of liquor
4 Knuckledusters
5 Pack of 10 Darts
6 Torturer’s Tools
7 Axe
8 Blowgun and 5 needles
9 Sickle
10 Tent, 2-person
11 Small shield
12 Soft Leather armor
13 Soft Leather armor
14 Soft Leather armor
15 Lantern w/ a flask of oil
16 Shoes, fine
17 Rope w/ grapnel
18 Tinderbox
19 Navigator’s Instruments
20 Potion of Healing
4 (approximately 3 ss)
1 Barrel of Beer
2 Jewelry
3 1/2 size Hard Leather armor
4 1/2 size Brigandine armor
5 3 Throwing Knives
6 3 Spears
7 3 Hatches
8 3 Javelins
9 Flute
10 Cheese wheel
11 Large shield
12 Bag of caltrops
13 A dead halfling
14 Crutches
15 3 Scrolls – Magic Dart (Arcana)
16 3 Scrolls – Minor Healing (Life)
17 A parrot
18 A crystal ball
19 Magnifying glass
20 Holy Water
5 (approximately 4 ss)
1 Barrel of Ale
2 Clothing, courtier’s
3 Hard Leather armor
4 Brigandine armor
5 Mirror, small silver
6 Short sword
7 Mace
8 Flail
9 Morning star
10 Dress, fancy
11 Small shield + Large shield
12 Watertight box of rations
13 A dead human
14 Bag of mail
15 Spotlight lantern w/ oil
16 Climbing gear
17 Kettledrum
18 Antivenom
19 A dog
20 Two Potions of Healing
6 (approximately 5 ss)
1 Wine, fine
2 Whip
3 Hard Leather armor + small shield
4 Brigandine armor + small shield
5 Pike
6 Sword
7 Battleaxe
8 Bow and 3 arrows
9 Bohemian ear spoon (as pike)
10 Trident
11 Cutlass
12 Scroll – Obedience (Forbidden)
13 Scroll – Thimblerig (Illusion)
14 Scroll – Dissolve (Destruction)
15 Scroll – Unerring Darts (Arcana)
16 Scroll – Healing Berries (Nature)
17 Scroll – Stone Armor (Earth)
18 Poison
19 Healer’s Kit
20 Potion of Growth