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100 Oddities for a Treasure Hoard
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Monica G. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 10/17/2018 21:42:55

100 Oddities for Treasure Hordes is basically a table of 100 random treasure items that game masters can use to generate random loot. The items in this book are quite unique, and range from mundane to powerful magic artifacts. All of the items are described in very general terms, and some with supplemental variant options, with some background lore provided for powerful magic items. The descriptions of these oddities are all very general, and don't have any specific rules tied to them. Game masters are meant to fill in the gaps of how the items described fit into their game, from any rules for special properties or effects, to the sale price of the loot. This means that this book can be used with any fantasy setting, and would work well with games such as Pathfinder, Dungeons and Dragons, or Runequest, and would even be appropriate for futuristic fantasy settings, such as Shadowrun and Starfinder.

Some of the items included in this book are simply mundane loot that are typically just a valuable curiosity. Things such as the fur mantle with a gold chain (#25) or tulips preserved in amber (#80) could exist in the real world, and could potentially bring an adventurer some coin. Other items, however, offer some clever magical effects. Some of them are harmless and interesting, such as the silver spoon that bestows benefits on newborn babies (#39). There are others are very magical items of great power, such as fresh peaches that never seem to rot (#21), or the mysterious bejeweled demonic idol (#31). (You'll have to get the book to see what they do.) There are some items that can alter the course of the game, such as coins that gleam with magic, and whenever they touch, they transport all in the vicinity to another dimension. Some items can introduce dark mysteries, such as the death shroud covering the body of possibly one of the players (#54)?

Overall, this is a very cleverly-written book. It has a lot of great ideas that can definitely make your game more interesting. As a game master, it's probably best to do a bit of prep work and read over the book before rolling up random items that could cause issues. However, you may even read through and find something that is a must-have for your players, or even something build an entire campaign or adventure arc around.

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100 Oddities for a Treasure Hoard
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Alex U. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/01/2018 10:15:36

A great add to the GM's toolbox! This d100 chart allows a bit of curiosity and whimsy to be added to any treasure. I like that many of the netires can become plot hooks if desired, and if not they are just curiosities. 10 of 10



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100 Oddities for a Treasure Hoard
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Jason A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/14/2017 23:40:06

I really enjoy these as seeds for full adventures or side-quests, especially given the additional roles determining the ture nature of a piece of treasure. You can throw gems and coin at your players, but giving them options, or tempting them into a trap by a statue that might possess them, a chest that might lead to another plane, or a target being put on their heads for just having the loot in their bag, I love that kind of color added to a dungeon delve. As usual, really fun art that also leads to some ideas and a barfing whale....



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100 Oddities for a Treasure Hoard
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Richard P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/14/2017 08:08:33

Another superb entry into the oddity series. The usual creative smorgesbord is here with ideas aplenty. Legend checks add a layer of extra depth, giving lore and plot hooks to some extra special items. I think my favourite is 31, a golden Idol with a very familiar sounding name. At the back of the list are some tables to generate random coinage which I particularly like.

Buy it! It's dirt cheap but worth its weight in gold.



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100 Oddities for a Treasure Hoard
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Wilfredo M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/13/2017 20:32:37

You might think: another one of these? Aren't treasure lists a dime a dozen? Ah, but Skirmisher's are more than just a collection of coins and items. They provide plot hooks- intended to give the GM ideas for events within the game.

This particular Oddities book offers more possibilities than ever. That's because some of the d100 results require further rolls for description- meaning you have more than a hundred possible oddities! Add to it the new Legend Check feature- which gives specific rather than generic story backgrounds to certain items on a succesful spell or skill check- and you could build a campaign on the findings of your treasure hoards alone!

Also included is a Coin Generator that allows GMs to create unique coin types for his or her setting if desired.

As usual, the book is whimsically yet exactingly illustrated by William. T. Trasher.

Overall, 100 Oddities for a Treasure Hoard is probably the most useful volume in the series yet.



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100 Oddities for a Treasure Hoard
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Tom H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/13/2017 20:26:06

Another great entry in the 100 Oddities series. The ever sought after treasure hoard and loot is too often treated as a casual tally or inventory list that is handed out after a challenge is completed or a monster defeated. This GM supplement turns a treasure room into a series of potential plot hooks, dangers or just "odd" gems to entertain and engage players. Counting coins and valuables was never quite so strange... Recommended along with all the other Oddities supplements.



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100 Oddities for a Treasure Hoard
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Ford F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/13/2017 10:56:21

The players have found the treasure! Or have they? This supplement is an invaluable tool for any GM in any game. Rewards come with a price.



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100 Oddities for a Treasure Hoard
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Christopher C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/12/2017 22:02:24

As with the other "100 Oddities..." titles, this product is designed to help GM's create more unique encounters. "100 Oddities for a Treasure Horde" is chock full of great items. Items that are much more than just a pile of coins and a handful of gemstones. This product is great for GM's in a hurry or need a special item in a pinch. This lets the GM create fun treasure hordes, great or small, that are as interesting as the players.

Another great set of random tables from Skirmisher Publishing and well worth the price.



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