I Loot the Rogue’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 Arthur Rackham

 

Enter I Loot the Rogue’s Body. Within, find three tables packed full of trinkets, minor pieces of jewellery and other adornments along with the random things found in a wizard’s pouch. Use them to enliven the looting in your campaign today!


 

I Loot the Rogue’s Body is available in both Pathfinder compatible and System Neutral Edition versions. Scroll to the bottom of the page, to learn more.

 


Extract: Pouch Contents

  1. An ancient piece of green glass, its edges rounded by time.
  2. A small black opal with a hole drilled through it which may have been part of a necklace.
  3. A single dose of an anti-nauseant in a brown glass vial.
  4. A heavily used pewter spoon, bearing a strange coat of arms on its handle.
  5. A preserved rabbit’s foot, the fur on one side is nearly completely worn off.
  6. A locket with a broken loop that once held a necklace contains the image of a stunningly beautiful gnome.
  7. A black knight from a cheap wooden chess set; a nail has been added to its forehead as a crude horn.
  8. The jack of diamonds from a set of marked cards.
  9. A bone carving of a dolphin, one of the fins has broken loose, but is also present.
  10. A startlingly large number of fingernail clippings, some of which bear nail polish.
  11. A collection of bottle caps, each bearing a distinctive brewery’s design.
  12. A used bandage with signs of infection present in the blood.
  13. A burnt fragment of a silk handkerchief bearing the initials E.W.H. in red.
  14. A beautifully coloured conch shell wrapped in white linen.
  15. A small pepper mill.
  16. A selection of short leather strips; one has a single hair snagged on it.
  17. A small pouch of powdered silver.
  18. A cork stained at one end with a particularly fine and fragrant red wine.
  19. A spare brass button, though seemingly not missing off the outfit.
  20. A blue silk ribbon, slightly damp to the touch.

Rogue’s Tools of the Trade

  1. A single, long needle-like implement, suitable for use as a lock pick.
  2. A pouch of marbles—nine are black and one has a blood red cat’s eye.
  3. A small sack contains a handful of triangular pyramids with strange markings on each face, suitable for use as caltrops.
  4. A loosely-wrapped bundle of flour leaks slightly; if thrown it would easily burst on impact.
  5. A splayed eagle talon crafted from steel, designed to be used as a grappling hook.
  6. A tiny knife, ill-suited to combat for a human, but easy to conceal.
  7. A bushy false beard, mostly red with flecks of grey cunningly woven in to lend it a more realistic colouration.
  8. A small box of wax designed to take an imprint of a key, amulet or similar small item.
  9. A surprisingly large key, though some of its teeth appear to have been modified with a file.
  10. A delicate hammer and jeweller’s chisels, along with a few cheap practice gems.
  11. A cleverly reinforced leather gauntlet with a few shards of glass embedded in the back of the hand.
  12. A small vial of black, oil-based paint, with a small brush serving as an applicator.
  13. A deck of carefully marked cards; the jack of diamonds is missing.
  14. A double-sided coin, each side bearing the face of some long-lost monarch. One side is winking.
  15. A small mirror on the end of a long, slim steel pole, obviously intended to be slipped under a closed door.
  16. A few cast-off, bent and damaged lock picks, barely usable for their intended purpose.
  17. An elaborate cosmetic kit, though most of it is nearly depleted, leaving only 1d2 uses.
  18. A heavily worn whetstone, grooved almost clean through with use.
  19. An empty vial that smells faintly of almonds, likely once containing poison.
  20. A small bottle of viscous oil.

Extract: Rogue’s Outfit

  1. A jester’s motley, with striped stockings, a chequerboard gingham tunic and red and green cap, complete with jangling bells.
  2. Form-fitting black, long-sleeved shirt and matching, slightly different black trousers. A black mask completes the ensemble.
  3. Most of the outfit is composed of sturdy leather, dyed alternately in greens and browns, but a distinctive red bandana tops the head.
  4. Oddly, only a single strip of cloth is wrapped around the body, starting at the shoulder and wrapping down around the waist.
  5. A glorious pair of gilded sandals distracts from the fact the body wears little else besides its armour and equipment.
  6. An immaculate pair of elbow-length black gloves completes an otherwise unremarkable outfit.
  7. This form-fitted set of sturdy leathers is dyed an outlandish blue, seemingly to help camouflage the wearer against a clear sky.
  8. A sturdy, wide-brimmed hat tops this set of chaps and fringed vest, along with well-worn riding boots.
  9. A leather vest worn over this hooded tunic provides a distinctly different look from the typical killer for hire.
  10. A loose-fitting black shirt, black trousers, black hat and mask complete this swashbuckler’s outfit. A short black cape has been recently discarded.
  11. A pair of ragged eyeholes transform a black bandana into a makeshift mask to top this sleeveless black vest and leather trousers ensemble.
  12. The inside of this oversized tunic is lined with a plethora of pockets, containing a handkerchief, a deck of playing cards and other legerdemain trinkets.
  13. Accenting this otherwise nondescript outfit is an outlandish eight-foot-long scarf striped with every colour of the rainbow.
  14. Odd, purple, elbow-length gloves stand out from this long leather coat, wide-brimmed hat and knee-high boots.
  15. The inside of this dull grey dock worker’s clothing reveals a brilliant green courtier’s outfit, elegantly designed to simply be inverted to provide an emergency disguise.
  16. A forged noble insignia dominates the vest of this well-made outfit. An abundance of costume jewellery adds to the disguise.
  17. Wide, loose-fitted ‘trousers tied with a brightly coloured sash and a vest with no shirt comprise this desert-dweller’s attire. A tightly wrapped turban completes the look.
  18. The “armour” of this figure falls away, nothing more than a cheaply made concoction that looks like plate, but is made up of thin costume pieces.
  19. A long, hooded cloak over loose robes resembles something more appropriate to a demonic cult than a simple enforcer.
  20. A finely made purple suit with hideous green tie would seem almost comical on another person, but its cut seems more sinister on this figure.

Praise for I Loot the Rogue’s Body

“Eric Hindley’s collection of dressings for the deceased rogues is, in one sentence, a fun, inexpensive and versatile list of tables that enhances the game…”

–Endzeitgeist (five stars)


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