Many things can be found stored, hidden or forgotten in a mine cart deep within an abandoned and/or haunted mine.
Use the table below, to determine what the PCs find:
- Rocks fill this cart.
- Half full of rocks, water dripping down from the ceiling has filled the balance of the cart.
- This cart is empty, but for a pair of pickaxes.
- The white bones of a dead miner clad in dusty, torn clothes lies in the bottom of this mine cart.
- A half-dozen sturdy piece of lumber—pit props—stick out of this cart, nearly touching the ceiling.
- Filled with a mix of mining equipment, this cart contains two small lanterns, four flasks of oil and a broken pick.
- A huge slab of rock fills this cart; the miners discovered a small silver deposit in the rock, but this lies in the rock’s underside and isn’t visible unless the rock is tipped out of the cart.
- The traces for a pit pony are still attached to this cart, but of the pony there is no sign.
- Gravel fills this cart, to the brim.
- A fine lair of cobwebs cling to the wheels of this cart, indicating it has not moved for quite some time.
- A smear of dried blood coats the front of this cart.
- The white rock filling this cart is of a different type to that found in most of the mine; the deposit from whence it came lies far away.
- A tarpaulin covers this cart. Within, lie mouldering food stuffs as well as a supply of torches and candles.
- As #13, but water dripping from above has rendered the torches and candles useless until dried.
- A large bag of nails, along with various lengths of thick wood fill this cart. Atop the wood, lie several large hammers.
- Used as a bin, this cart holds a dozen or so broken picks, shovels and so on.
- A precarious pile of rocks fills this cart; if the cart is moved some tumble out with a loud clatter.
- This rusty cart lies on its side; the bottom falls out if any appreciable weight is placed inside.
- This upside down cart is missing one of its wheels.
- A bizarre mishmash of bones fills this cart; they don’t seem to have come from a humanoid.
This article appears in 20 Things #5: Subterranean Mine, which is available in August 2016.
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