Tuesday, 8 May 2018

What’s in that Container? part 1 Common Things



In my various dungeon zones each favours certain containers. Gothic has grave urns and crypts and coffins but redbrick has barrels and crates. Desert tombs have jars. Glaciers might have carved ice or stones. A forest might have hollow logs or treestumps. This is a bit of a video game aproach to loot perhaps. the distinctive feature of redbrick is the construction site and modern mass produced vibe and functionalism as a barracks for monsters.

So I have done Several tables of this stuff but trying to do a table of wetgood really broke me. Took two days to not quite do what normally takes two hours and not satisfied. G+ readers tried to help. So this rewrite i'm going to divide differently. (I didn't really want 60 gallon barrels of sodium or modern industrial materials players could destroy a city with). Anyway I abandoned my idea to sort by liquid or dry goods.

I'm trying Foodstuff, Hardware and then another table later for expensive stuff sold by the ounce like mercury, medecine, perfume and even potions. Darklands the PC game did a great job of this. I ca still have odd video game barrels with bombs or skeletons or poor terrified flumphs inside (it is scared and releases a stench and players kill it before discovering it is lawful good and sentient - good times).

Obviously liquids are better in barrels than wooden crates
Acid possibly best not kept in a barrel
A 60 gallon bottle of potions would serve a army and be worth a fortune


d20 Type of containers
1 Medicine Bottle 2 ounces
2 Clay or glass bottle half gallon
3 Clay jar 1-4 gallons
4 Jug possibly with lid 1-2 gallon
5 Bucket possibly with a lid 5 gallon
6 Mug or stein with lid 1 gallon7 Demijohn bottle 5 gallons
8 Cooking pot with lid 1-4 gallons9  Amphora 12 gallons
10 Cauldron 1-10 gallons
11 Small keg 8 gallons
12 Wine barrel 60 gallons
13 Small Box under half a cubic foot
14 Small Chest two cubic foot
15 Medium Chest 6 cubic foot
16 Large chest 12 cubic foot
17 Huge chest  40 cubic foot
18 Small crate cubic foot
19 Medium crate cubic yard (27 cubic foot)
20 Large crate two yard cube (216 cubic foot)


d100 Common Dungeon Food Stuff
01 Beer d6+2%
02 Prison Brew 6+d6%
03 Cheap wine 6+d6%
04 Horehound d6+2%
05 Cider, apple or pear d6+2%
06 Herbal wine 6+d6%
07 Berry Wine 6+d6%
08 Fruit Wine 6+d6%
09 Fine Wine 6+d6%
10 Stout  6+d6%
11 Lemonade - fermented fizzy pop d6%
12 Ginger Beer - fermented fizzy pop d6%
13 Wood alcohol - poison, good for embalming, paint thinner, usually watered down to 40%
14 Rotgut grog  6+2d6%
15 Applejack - ice distilled cider 6+2d6%
16 Gin distilled grog flavoured with berries
17 Whiskey distilled barley malt 40%
18 Brandy distilled wine 40%
19 Rum distilled sugar byproducts 40%
20 Vodka distilled grain or potatoes 40%
21 Mead 4d6%
22 Liqueur (various flavours) 40%
23 Ginger wine 6+d6%
24 Port 20%
25 Advocaat 10+2d6%
26 Hashish Wine 
27 Kumis fermented mares milk d3%
28 Kvas d2%
29 Absinthe 40+4d6%
30 Arrack distilled palm Wine 40+4d6%
31 Spring water
32 Stale water
33 Distilled water
34 Fouled water
35 Fouled beer
36 Fouled wine
37 Vinegar
38 Milk
39 Off milk
40 Brine
41 Mouldy water
42 Algae filled water
43 Fruit in brandy
44 Honey 
45 Salt
46 Fruit in syrup
47 Jam
48 Molasys
49 Malt
50 Palm syrup
51 Herrings

52 Pickled eggs
53 Pickled cucumbers
54 Sauerkraut
55 Pickled Worms
56 Pickled crab 1in6 rotten and explosive
57 Mustard pickles
58 Pickled hog feet
59 Pickled hog snouts
60 Pickled mushrooms
61 Fish oil
62 Whale oil
63 Seed oil
64 Lard (probably set solid)
65 Olive oil
66 Nut oil
67 Linseed oil
68 Hashish oil
69 Mustard oil
70 Sesame oil
71 Apple sauce

72 Mustard
73 Horse Raddish
74 Acorn paste
75 Fish sauce 1in6 rotten and explosive
76 Salted fish
77 Salted lemons
78 Acorns
79 Nuts  
80 Dried fruit
81 Olives in brine
82 Acorns in water
83 Beer brewing
84 Beer mash
85 Yeast
86 Crackers
87 Hide biscuits
88 Salted pork
89 Bread (possibly stale or dry)
90 Cheese possibly in balls or wheels or in brine or oil
91 Oats
92 Wheat
93 Beans

94 Rye
95 Barley
96 Flour
97 Dried sausages
98 Rice
99 Garlic or onion bulbs
100 Chickpeas


d100 Industrial Materials
01 Urine
02 Liquid sewerage
03 Fermented urine
04 Tar or pitch
05 Ink
06 Dye
07 Paint
08 Candles
09 Beeswax
10 Soap
11 Lamp oil
12 Whale oil
13 Mineral oil
14 Terpentine
15 Glue
16 Paste
17 Resin
18 Varnish
19 Tannin 
20 Formaldehyde
21 Sewerage
22 Manure
23 Blood and bone
24 Calcium
25 Rat Poison
26 Lime
27 Lye
28 Cedar oil
29 Bricks
30 Nails
31 Pulleys
32 Rope
33 Fire wood
34 Lumber
35 Vinigar
36 Gravel
37 Sand
38 Potash
39 Charcoal
40 Ash
41 Clay
42 Glaze
43 Broken glass
44 Broken ceramic
45 Rags
46 Pig iron 
47 Bronze bars
48 Rusty scrap metal
49 Roof tiles
50 Wool in spindles
51 String or twine in balls

52 Fishing net
53 Buoy or floats
54 Rubble
55 Wire in spools
56 Glass ingots
57 Copper ore
58 Iron ore
59 Lead
60 Salt
61 Beads
62 Broken rusty old tools
63 Wood shavings
64 Turned wooden chair and table legs
65 Old door lknobs
66 Fish bones
67 Seashells
68 River stones (slings?)
69 Chunks of granite
70 Bundles of cut brush
71 Leather hide

72 Old lamps
73 Bitumen 
74 Sheets and scraps of tin
75 Corroded copper sheets
76 Torches in bundles
77 Iron bars
78 Arrow shafts
79 Feathers
80 Baking tins
81 Old pots and pans
82 Old brushes
83 Hair or bristles probably from animals  (?)
84 Hooves from animals
85 Horns from animals (?)
86 Bones from animals  (?)
87 Teeth from animals  (?)
88 Wooden poles
89 Bundles of reeds
90 Guts in fermented urine
91 Bleach
92 Wooden stakes
93 Iron spikes

94 Chaff
95 Hay
96 Nut shells or pine cones
97 Dirt
98 Lead weights or shot or slugs
99  Rusty common weapons (small axes, maces, swords)
100 Arrows or crossbow bolts

1 comment:

  1. Great, now I have the urge to create a d100 containers list...

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