Last week I kicked off my random table experiment with a random table of odors one might smell in the dungeon. Some folks noted the table could be used in other situations as well – odors in town, NPC smells, and such. There are several uses for the dungeon odor table during your game session or during prep.
This week I post a table of treasure chest descriptions. These can be used on the fly if your players start asking for more details about a treasure chest they have found. Or you can use them during session prep to spark some ideas of your own. Just what would be in a metal, perforated treasure chest?
Have suggestions for next week’s table? Feel free to leave some ideas in the comments of this post or over on Google+!
|Roll (d20)||Treasure Chest Description|
|1||wood, appears to have suffered water damage, some warping, though chest still appears functional|
|2||dark, lacquered wood, iron bound corners|
|3||copper, stained green, reinforced wooden corners|
|4||made of cedar wood, the smell of cedar still emanates from the chest|
|5||light colored maple wood, carvings of leaves and twisting vines on each side|
|6||sides and lid made of thick vines woven together, flexible vines form the hinges|
|7||steel fabrication, embossed with gold leafing, two oversized hinges and two padlocks on the front|
|8||carved from a block of stone, even the hinges are crafted of stone, covered in various geometric patterns|
|9||wooden chest of thick planking, painted all white|
|10||scorched oak wood, rusted iron-plated corners, with oversized padlock|
|11||metal construction, coated in quartz for a “glittery” effect, corners reinforced with painted white metal plates|
|12||entire chest is fabricated of perforated metal|
|13||sides and lid made of black marble with white swirls, appears without seams|
|14||crafted entirely of obsidian the sides are melded together at the corners, silver trim along each edge|
|15||wooden chest, painted red and edged in painted black iron corner pieces|
|16||crafted of iron, turned rust red with age and moisture, three hinges on the back with a single large latch on the front|
|17||crafted of oak, trapezoidal in shape with blocks making chest legs|
|18||made of reinforced glass, tinted to obscure the contents|
|19||steel box, one corner and lid significantly dented in|
|20||dark wooden lid appears mismatched to a lighter chest proper, steel banding does not match, intricate lock|