Trinkets

When you make your character, you can roll once on the Trinkets table to gain a trinket, a simple item lightly touched by mystery. The DM might also use this table. It can help stock a room in a dungeon or fill a creature’s pockets.

d100 Trinket
01 A mummified goblin hand
02 A piece of crystal that faintly glows in the moonlight
03 A gold coin minted in an unknown land
04 A diary written in a language you don’t know
05 A brass ring that never tarnishes
06 An old chess piece made from glass
07 A pair of knucklebone dice, each with a skull symbol on the side that would normally show six pips
08 A small idol depicting a nightmarish creature that gives you unsettling dreams when you sleep near it
09 A rope necklace from which dangles four mummified fingers
10 The deed for a parcel of land in a realm unknown to you
11 A 1-ounce block made from an unknown material
12 A small cloth doll skewered with needles
13 A tooth from an unknown beast
14 An enormous scale, perhaps from a dragon
15 A bright green feather
16 An old divination card bearing your likeness
17 A glass orb filled with moving smoke
18 A 1-pound egg with a bright red shell
19 A pipe that blows bubbles
20 A glass jar containing a weird bit of flesh floating in pickling fluid
21 A tiny gnome-crafted music box that plays a song you dimly remember from your childhood
22 A small wooden statuette ofa smug halfling
23 A brass orb etched with strange runes
24 A multicolored stone disk
25 A tiny silver icon of a raven
26 A bag containing forty-seven humanoid teeth, one of which is rotten
27 A shard of obsidian that always feels warm to the touch
28 A dragon’s bony talon hanging from a plain leather necklace
29 A pair of old socks
30 A blank book whose pages refuse to hold ink, chalk, graphite, or any other substance or marking
31 A silver badge in the shape ofa five-pointed star
32 A knife that belonged to a relative
33 A glass vial filled with nail clippings
34 A rectangular metal device with two tiny metal cups on one end that throws sparks when wet
35 A white, sequined glove sized for a human
36 A vest with one hundred tiny pockets
37 A small, weightless stone block
38 A tiny sketch portrait ofa goblin
39 An empty glass vial that smells of perfume when opened
40 A gemstone that looks like a lump of coal when examined by anyone but you
41 A scrap of cloth from an old banner
42 A rank insignia from a lost legionnaire
43 A tiny silver bell without a clapper
44 A mechanical canary inside a gnomish lamp
45 A tiny chest carved to look like it has numerous feet on the bottom
46 A dead sprite inside a clear glass bottle
47 A metal can that has no opening but sounds as if it is filled with liquid, sand, spiders, or broken glass (your choice)
48 A glass orb filled with water, in which swims a clockwork goldfish
49 A silver spoon with an M engraved on the handle
50 A whistle made from gold-colored wood
51 A dead scarab beetle the size of your hand
52 Two toy soldiers, one with a missing head
53 A small box filled with different-sized buttons
54 A candle that can’t be lit
55 A tiny cage with no door
56 An old key
57 An indecipherable treasure map
58 A hilt from a broken sword
59 A rabbit’s foot
60 A glass eye
61 A cameo carved in the likeness ofa hideous person
62 A silver skull the size ofa coin
63 An alabaster mask
64 A pyramid of sticky black incense that smells very bad
65 A nightcap that, when worn, gives you pleasant dreams
66 A single caltrop made from bone
67 A gold monocle frame without the lens
68 A 1-inch cube, each side painted a different color
69 A crystal knob from a door
70 A small packet filled with pink dust
71 A fragment of a beautiful song, written as musical notes on two pieces of parchment
72 A silver teardrop earring made from a real teardrop
73 The shell of an egg painted with scenes of human misery in disturbing detail
74 A fan that, when unfolded, shows a sleeping cat
75 A set of bone pipes
76 A four-leaf clover pressed inside a book discussing manners and etiquette
77 A sheet of parchment upon which is drawn a complex mechanical contraption
78 An ornate scabbard that fits no blade you have found so far
79 An invitation to a party where a murder happened
80 A bronze pentacle with an etching of a rat’s head in its center
81 A purple handkerchief embroidered with the name ofa powerful archmage
82 Half of a floorplan for a temple, castle, or some other structure
83 A bit of folded cloth that, when unfolded, turns into a stylish cap
84 A receipt of deposit at a bank in a far-flung city
85 A diary with seven missing pages
86 An empty silver snuffbox bearing an inscription on the surface that says “dreams”
87 An iron holy symbol devoted to an unknown god
88 A book that tells the story ofa legendary hero’s rise and fall, with the last chapter missing
89 A vial of dragon blood
90 An ancient arrow of elven design
91 A needle that never bends
92 An ornate brooch of dwarven design
93 An empty wine bottle bearing a pretty label that says, “The Wizard ofWines Winery, Red Dragon Crush, 331422-W”
94 A mosaic tile with a multicolored, glazed surface
95 A petrified mouse
96 A black pirate flag adorned with a dragon’s skull and crossbones
97 A tiny mechanical crab or spider that moves about when it’s not being observed
98 A glass jar containing lard with a label that reads, “Griffon Grease”
99 A wooden box with a ceramic bottom that holds a living worm with a head on each end of its body
100 A metal urn containing the ashes ofa hero