Treasures & Trinkets: Treasure Hoards #1 (5e)

Your PCs are deep in the dungeon and have just defeated a terrifying dragon! As they bandage their wounds, and ready their fallen friend’s bodies for return to the surface, they look around and ask “So what treasure’s in the dragon’s hoard, anyway?” At that point, unless the GM has prepared a detailed list of treasure, the PCs get (possibly) literally tons of coins and some generic magic items. (After all, most GMs have better things to do with their prep time than generate descriptions for stuff the PCs will likely sell).

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)


Treasures & Trinkets: Treasure Hoards #1 banishes these problems by providing a veritable hoard of 25 pre-generated, richly detailed treasure hoards for challenges 0-4 ready to insert into almost any GM’s campaign.

Treasures & Trinkets: Treasure Hoards #1 is designed for use with the 5th edition of the world’s most popular roleplaying game.

Sample Treasure Hoard

  • Coinage: 2,115 cp, 924 sp, 99 gp.
  • Banded Agate (8): These translucent striped blue stones are smooth and worn (each worth 10 gp; DC 10 Intelligence check identifies and values).
  • Small Mirror Set in a Painted Wooden Frame: A simple mirror set within a pale blue frame; the paint is chipping and peeling (worth 25 gp; DC 10 Intelligence check values).
  • Nobleman’s Portrait: A small painting of a nobleman done by a second-rate artist. The man’s face is set in a sneer of disdain (worth 25 gp; DC 10 Intelligence check values).
  • Matching Opal Ring: A medium-sized opal set into a silver band. The gem is black with veins of red, giving it a somewhat fiendish appearance (worth 25 gp; DC 10 Intelligence check values). It matches the necklace, below.
  • Matching Opal Necklace: A silver necklace made to appear as a fiendish face, complete with horns and fangs. Three black and red opals are set into it as the fiend’s eyes (worth 50 gp; DC 15 Intelligence check values). It matches the ring, detailed above.
  • Black Velvet Mask: This mask—held in place by two thin leather straps—resembles a fiendish face and is stitched with silver thread (worth 25 gp; DC 10 Intelligence check values).
  • Potion of Resistance: This iron vial contains water flecked with silver.
  • Potion of Animal Friendship: This plain pottery vial is rough and crudely crafted; it is tightly stoppered with a slightly over-sized cork.

Praise for Treasure Hoards #1


“This is just a neat way of ensuring that whenever the party stops to loot, there’s something interesting for them to find. The way it’s set up, you could refer to it mid-game if they want to search and steal in an unexpected place, too.”

–Megan R (four stars)


T&T1_cover_220A 5e Compatible GM’s Resource by Ronald Calbick, Thomas King and Chad Perrin

Released 1 September 2016; Pages 10

PDF ($2.45) DriveThruRPG, RPGNow

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