I Loot the Body (PFRPG) PDF

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Josh Vogt

Adventurers are always looting the bodies of their vanquished foes. Often the GM simply reads off the villain’s equipment list and the players move on. In this situation, beyond armour, weapons, magic items and some coin most foes never seem to carry anything of minor interest. This doesn’t help the GM diligently trying to breathe life and verisimilitude into his campaign.

Enter I Loot the Body. Within, find three tables packed full of trinkets, minor pieces of jewellery and other adornments along with the random things found in a villain’s pouch. Use them to enliven the looting in your campaign today!

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This little pdf clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page ToC/editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content!

So, we've all been there: The PCs kill a foe...and then, they try to loot the foe. It happens all the time. What do you do first? You run down the magic items and armor, describe them, then the magic jewelry...and this is where things become problematic: You describe a ring? Suddenly it may be of importance. That weird figurine? hmmm...may be more worth, right? This is pretty annoying, at least to me - it makes smuggling unique and relevant items into PC possession rather difficult...and more diversity is ultimately GM-creativity better spent on making unique dungeons and encounters...and stories.

Enter this exceedingly useful little pdf: Basically, this book provides ample of dressing for loot to be found among foes - the first 100-entry-strong table spanning the gamut from fur-lined gloves to strange theatrical masks that are pale white, crying blood. What about strange rocks that supposedly purify water they're dipping into or weird tomes containing all blank pages? In case you're not familiar with items like this: Yes, they can enhance player speculation and provide room for you to gather your wits, providing blank slates you can later fill out.

My rambling above regarding magical jewelry similarly was a set-up - the second table provides 100 entries of odd jewelry - from miniature butterfly wings to polished jawbones and chunks of pink crystal, there is a staggering amount of diversity going on here - more so than in most regular magic items section, reaching a point where the dressings here practically demand to be used instead of the bland descriptions that so often plague magic items. And yes, there is humor to be found here: When a big hunk of wood attached to a rope reads "I am a witless dullard", that is a hook for the wearer on its own...after all, why did the unfortunate receive such a strange adornment?

The pdf features even more, namely a massive third table of 100 trinkets that range from dolls studded with needles, pieces of string snapped multiple times and then re-combined, disembodied moustaches (!!!), obsidian shaped into the form of a cow's head...or what about a silver bell sans clapper sporting the initials H.P.L.? (+2 Nerd-creds if you got that allusion!) A map of a city labeled "Middle of Nowhere" also breathes ample hook-potential and what about this odd book that's smaller than a thumbnail?


Editing and formatting are top-notch, I noticed no glitches. Layout adheres to Raging Swan Press' elegant 2-column b/w-standard and the pdf comes fully bookmarked for your convenience and features nice b/w-art. The pdf comes in two versions, with one optimized for screen-use and one optimized for the printer.

Josh Vogt's humble little pdf may not reinvent the wheel - but it is all you'd expect from such a small, humble dressing pdf you can ask for: The entries are inspired and run the gamut from the common to the weird, sporting a significant array of utterly unique options for the beleaguered GM. This pdf is absolutely awesome and well worth its fair asking price. My final verdict will clock in at 5 stars + seal of approval.

Endzeitgeist out.

A TriangularRoom Review


The title of I Loot the Body immediately caught my attention, as these are words so often heard at gaming tables. The premise of this PDF is simple: characters in your RPG game world are likely to carry items beyond their combat equipment. This might include jewelry, trinkets or keepsakes: those little touches that make them seem like real people living in a real world.

I Loot the Body presents three tables with 100 entries each. First is 'Pouch Contents', an assortment of a hundred different items that a person might have in their possession, from "a set of blank parchments sandwiched between polished wooden covers and tied together with red string" to "a small, battered spyglass, which has all its glass missing" and just about anything you can think of in between.

Next there is a table of jewelry and adornments, which lists a hundred decorative items that a person might wear, from "a head sash formed entirely of dried and preserved woven seaweed" to "chunks of pink crystal threaded along with black beads onto a leather bracelet" and all manner of other jewelry and decorations. Finally, there is a table of trinkets, which range from "an invitation to a party going on that evening" to "a chunk of obsidian shaped into a cow’s head".

Many of these items could be found on a body, though some of them could also work well in a dwelling that the players are exploring to add some flavour. While most items are mundane, there are a few with apparent magical properties, and a handful that might lead the heroes to pause for thought, and perhaps even investigate further.

The items presented in I Loot the Body are entirely system-independent. making this a great product for any game master who wants to add some flavour and realism to their world.

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Reviewed first on endzeitgeist.com, then submitted to Nerdtrek and GMS magazine and posted here, on OBS and d20pfsrd.com's shop.

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Thanks so much for the super review, Endezeitgeist. I'm delighted you enough the book so much!

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This already saw you use in my Sunday game. Thank you and nice work!

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