I Loot the Wizard’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.

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Enter I Loot the Wizard’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 Wizard’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

Beyond their coinage, wizards often carry odds and ends as well as minor pieces of small equipment in their pouches. Use this table, to generate such contents.

  1. A half finished crossword puzzle in a foreign language.
  2. A hatpin with a tiny singing bird on the end.
  3. A book of quotations from one of the greatest wizards of all time.
  4. A partially knit striped sock. It is still on the knitting needles.
  5. An elaborately decorated flask etched with symbols blurred by time.
  6. A fortune-teller’s deck of cards. The images and symbols are unique to this deck.
  7. Dried cooking mushrooms.
  8. A well used hair ribbon that evokes a feeling of loss when held.
  9. The tiny nest of a hummingbird made of glass.
  10. A small bouquet of fresh flowers.
  11. A music box that only plays a single haunting, forlorn song.
  12. A small metal box of ashes. They are still warm.
  13. A quill and ink. The oversized feather comes from an ostrich.
  14. A live, ill-tempered hedgehog.
  15. A sealed tin of Dr. Boznell’s Beard Balm.
  16. An invitation to a wedding that was three weeks ago.
  17. A depleted wand, empty spell component pouch and a spellbook damaged beyond usefulness.
  18. An ice cube that never melts.
  19. A map of the local region. It is mostly incorrect.
  20. A pair of eyeglasses. They make everything look upside-down.

Extract: The Wizard’s Outfit

Wizards often wear distinctive outfits. Use this table, to generate details of such outfits.

  1. These tattered and faded robes are threadbare with age. Their style is from an empire that fell a thousand years ago.
  2. These plain, stone coloured robes are the typical dress of a local group of ascetic wizards.
  3. Grass and vines grow out of this “living” cloak.
  4. These light brown robes are covered in what appear to be random jagged lines. When the robe is removed and laid flat, they depict a map.
  5. It is impossible to tell what colour these robes are, as they are covered in swarming bees.
  6. These flowing midnight blue robes have wide hems and sleeves. They seem to be cut to make spellcasting look more dramatic.
  7. These imperious robes of purple silk are cut on the same lines as regular wizard robes, but made of stiff silk and trimmed with ermine.
  8. These heavy robes are sewn from colourful, geometric carpet material.
  9. The orange and red abstract patterns of these robes seem to flicker and shift like flames.
  10. These ostentatious robes are covered in a peacock’s feathers.
  11. These robes may have been white once, but are now stained with tobacco, ink and grime.
  12. These robes are much too long for this wizard and the wear patterns indicate they once belonged to someone else. While they are old, they are well maintained.
  13. These voluminous robes have many concealed pockets.
  14. These flowing robes are made from emerald green damask. The repeating pattern depicts a collection of monsters.
  15. These heavy white robes are trimmed with cloth of gold at the cuffs, neck and hem.
  16. These tropical robes are woven from wide grass and large leaves of variegated green and brown.
  17. The thin black leather of these sleeveless robes moves with the fluidity of fabric and do not impede spellcasting.
  18. These iridescent robes seem to be made from the hide of numerous cuttlefish. They occasionally still blink and flash.
  19. These flowing white silk robes were all the rage four years ago.
  20. These robes are impeccably tailored of fine green silk and perfectly fit the wizard.

Extract: Bonded Object

Many wizards possess objects of esoteric appearance to help channel their power. Use this table, to generate the details of such trinkets.

  1. This wand is a bouquet of wild flowers tied with a ribbon. It never loses its scent.
  2. This ring is made from intricately braided and knotted thread.
  3. This wooden ring is carved as a spiral around the finger rather than a closed loop.
  4. This necklace is made of animal skulls. The eyes of the largest skull glow with arcane power.
  5. On first glance, this silver ring seems to feature an enormous ruby. It is however, just red glass.
  6. This wand is a wooden cook’s spoon.
  7. This amulet is a heart-shaped locket with a tiny portrait inside.
  8. This silver ring is set with a tiger eye gem. It occasionally blinks.
  9. This amulet is a small leather pouch.
  10. This ring is a braided loop of green silk.
  11. The tiny gems encrusted into the thick band of this ring are in the formation of a constellation.
  12. This wand is iridescent and seems to be covered in scales. When activated it emits the sounds and smells of the sea.
  13. This amulet contains a single, green eye that blinks and moves as if surveying its surroundings.
  14. This staff seems to be nothing but a common miniature broom.
  15. This amulet is a delicate silver cord, strung with many tiny bells.
  16. This staff has a ram’s skull on the top which dispenses platitudes in a soothing voice.
  17. This gold ring has an inscription on the inside of the band. It reads “S love S”.
  18. This amulet is a necklace of dried raptor feet.
  19. This wand is an incense stick and emits smoke and scent when activated.
  20. This amulet is a crystal ampoule containing an ounce of blood, strung on a red silk cord.

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Praise for I Loot the Wizard’s Body

“Kat Evans’ take on wizard apparel to be found on the deceased practitioners of the arcane arts is certainly a fun dressing file – particularly the table on bonded objects is pretty inspiring, not only for GMs, but also for players looking for a different flavor for their bonded objects…”

–Endzeitgeist (five stars)


Loot_WizardBody_220A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Kat Evans

Released 25 January 2016; Pages 10

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  1. I love Raging Swan Press’ work, and have long looked forward to 5E compatible and truly system material becoming a priority. However, part of the attraction was always the beautiful black-and-white aesthetic – which is totally overturned by that repulsive, radioactive yellow cover. I am surprised at myself, but can’t bring myself to pick this up until they re-think the cover. Please try differentiating it by a new logo rather than hideous colour scheme (your readers will be smart enough to spot the difference), and I’ll be quickly won back.

    • Thanks for the comments, Anne. I’m very much feeling my way with our new System Neutral Editions so any comments are welcome! I’m sorry you don’t like the cover colour scheme. My intent was to differentiate them from our normal Pathfinder products as much as possible.

      Have no fear, though, the guts of the books retain our normal layout so actual use of the books shouldn’t be affected.

      In regards to changing the covers back, I’ll certainly consider it–particularly if more people chime in and say they hate the new colour!