I Loot the Minion’s Body

Adventurers are always looting the bodies of their vanquished foes. Often the GM simply reads off the villain’s equipment list and the players move on. In this situation, beyond armour, weapons, magic items and some coin most foes never seem to carry anything of minor interest. This doesn’t help the GM diligently trying to breathe life and verisimilitude into his campaign.

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)

 

Enter I Loot the Minion’s Body. Within, find three tables packed full of the random things found in a minion’s possession. Use them to enliven the looting in your campaign today!

I Loot the Minion’s Body is available in both Pathfinder compatible and System Neutral Edition; scroll down for more details!

Extract: Keepsakes

  1. A tiny ship in a bottle. It is a replica of the boat that brought the minion to this land.
  2. A lock of black hair, from the owner’s betrothed. It is over two-foot long.
  3. An embroidered scarf that reads “Home is Where the Stew is”
  4. A single gold cuff link, shaped like a skull with tiny red gems for eyes.
  5. A small collection of nondescript rocks.
  6. A portrait of a beautiful half-orc fills this locket.
  7. A creased and worn picture of the minion’s deity. It was given in childhood and the owner feels it offers divine protection.
  8. A large human tooth smashed into four pieces.
  9. Four metal arrow heads; each is a different design.
  10. Six dried crows’ feet tied together with coarse twine.
  11. This lock’s mechanism is damaged beyond repair.
  12. A crumpled and faded receipt for the purchase of flowers.
  13. A pair of identical pieces of smooth, blue sea glass.
  14. A bronze ring etched with geometric designs, as used to adorn a dwarf’s beard.
  15. A terrible love poem written in beautiful calligraphy.
  16. A life-sized stone cat. This was the constant companion of the minion, before a basilisk attack.
  17. A necklace with a large animal tooth. It is carved with intricate spiral patterns.
  18. A small clockwork man. He is missing one leg.
  19. A broken ostrich eggshell. There are not enough pieces to make a complete egg.
  20. An acceptance letter to a local academy, to start in a few months.

Extract: Backpack or Chest

  1. A collection of parchments detailing a recent crime spree.
  2. A very fine fur blanket from a snow leopard.
  3. A detailed military notebook. It contains maps, timelines, supply lists and plans.
  4. A large rusty bear trap. It creaks loudly when opened into position.
  5. A salacious novel. It is well worn with deep cracks in the spine.
  6. Three different sets of clothes. They appear to fit the same person, but look like they belongs to a beggar, a merchant and an aristocrat.
  7. A fisherman’s net. It is slightly damp and smells of the sea.
  8. An old, dented pewter tankard engraved with songbirds and flowers.
  9. A saddle and bridle for a riding dog. The saddle is etched with scenes of battle.
  10. An extensive selection of emergency supplies: extra rations, boot laces, patch cloth, socks, flint and steel and oil.
  11. An elegant wide-brimmed hat, with an ostentatious emerald green feather.
  12. A giant wheel of pungent orange cheese.
  13. A leather bound ledger containing the details of financial transactions.
  14. A fine wooden abacus. Each bead is painted to look like a planet.
  15. Two extra pairs of greaves.
  16. A bundle of very dull correspondence. The letters contain encrypted espionage reports.
  17. A ship’s log book and quill. It is stained and smudged.
  18. An old rusty set of medical tools. They look like they would do more harm than good.
  19. The accoutrements to set up a small portable shine to the local harvest deity, including a cloth, a ritual knife, candles and a holy symbol.
  20. A small cage containing a live but cramped salamander.

Extract: Pouch Contents

  1. A handful of sweet and sour sweets. They are stuck to the other items in the pouch.
  2. A crudely made talisman of bones and hair believed by the local population to ward off curses.
  3. A set of elaborately ornamented brass keys on a ring shaped like a snake.
  4. A small tin pillbox, containing three white pills.
  5. A set of loaded ivory dice with tiny gemstones for pips.
  6. Two coins pressed with the image of an unknown monarch.
  7. Meat jerky of some unknown origin.
  8. A red metal religious symbol associated with a local demonic cult.
  9. A crudely drawn, but accurate, map of a nearby cave system.
  10. Thick smoke emits from this green leather pouch.
  11. Half a sandwich on mouldy bread.
  12. All the pieces of a torn up and crumpled letter of conscription.
  13. A small sachet of dried herbs.
  14. A collection of dungeon guano samples. Each one is meticulously described and catalogued.
  15. A pair of giant’s gloves. They are so big they barely fit in the pouch.
  16. A pair of glasses with dark lavender lenses.
  17. A full set of fortune telling cards. No two seem to come from the same deck.
  18. A tiny diamond earring.
  19. A worn, blackened two headed coin.
  20. Three teeth. They look like they were knocked out some time ago.

Praise for I Loot the Minion’s Body


“Kat Evans delivers big time in this cool, evocative supplement – which is difficult: After all, minions are pretty much defined by being the faceless legions. Any pdf managing to add depth to them with the roll of but a single die deserves applause in my book…”

–Endzeitgeist (five stars)


Loot_MinionsBody_220A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Kat Evans

Released 22 August 2016; Pages 10

PDF ($2.45) d20pfsrd, DriveThruRPG, Paizo, RPGNow, Warehouse 23 or sign up to Raging Swan’s Patreon campaign before 18 August and get it for $2!

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T&T_Loot_cover_220A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Kat Evans

Released 22 August 2016; Pages 10

PDF ($2.45) DriveThruRPG, RPGNow

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