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Dark Streets & Darker Secrets - Weird Items

I came up with a different rule for this game, inspired by how DCC RPG makes use of those Zero Level Items that no one knows how to use.

Weird Items


Each character begins the game with a weird item that seems ordinary but hides some extraordinary propriety. What this strange power might be is up to the player and the Referee. Referees should allow and reward creative and fun ideas about these objects, but their usability should still be limited. In order to work, a player must make a Luck Roll to make use of the strange propriety of these Weird Items.

Below is a random table of items that can be used to determine what these items are. What they actually do we will only find out during the game. A rusty dagger might vibrate when ghosts are nearby. A broken watch might freeze time for 1d6 rounds. A broken mirror might allow the user to see in the Shadow World.

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Weird Item
1
Melted amulet
2
Ancient arrowhead
3
Beaten backpack
4
Discolored bag
5
Small metallic ball
6
Smelly bandana
7
Blood stained bedroll
8
Dented beer mug
9
Petrified bone
10
Handbound book
11
Dirt covered boots
12
Decorated Ivory Box
13
Leather Bracelet
14
Ash covered brazier
15
Small siver cage
16
Deep scarlet candle
17
Blood colored chalk
18
Rusted Chisel
19
Ragged grey cloak
20
Coal statue
21
Scratched coin
22
Dusty woode comb
23
Miniature crib
24
Spartan iron crown
25
Rune inscribed cube
26
Dented cuirass
27
Split golden cup
28
Rusty bronze dagger
29
Illustrated deck of cards
30
Set of polyhedral dice
31
Polished dirk
32
Faceless porcelain doll
33
Miniature iron door
34
Blank old sketchbook
35
Stained drums
36
Exotic earings
37
Large petrified egg
38
Colorful feather
39
Wooden flute
40
Opaque Gem
41
Silky gloves
42
Rusty grappling hook
43
Large stone hammer
44
Out of tune harp
45
Bloody stained harpoon
46
Fancy hat
47
Bone hatchet
48
Rusty hook
49
Crystal hourglass
50
Shrunken human head
51
Foul smelling incense
52
Vial of ink
53
Painted jar
54
Ancient jewel
55
Large bronze key
56
Bright colored kite
57
Bone knife
58
Broken ladder
59
Old oil lamp
60
Malfunctioning flashlight
61
Sturdy lock
62
Old iron manacles
63
Painted mask
64
Broken mirror
65
Oil tainted mitten
66
Beaten musical instrument
67
Snapped necklace
68
Sharp needle
69
Silver net
70
Iridescent oil
71
Discolored painting
72
Ragged pair of jeans
73
Uncomfortable old pillow
74
Metal pin
75
Worn off pocket knife
76
Vial of poison
77
Sweat stained pouch
78
Preserved organ
79
Small stone pyramid
80
Shattered quartz
81
Flea ridden quilt
82
Torned ribbon
83
Worn off iron ring
84
Perfumed robe
85
Sea smelling rope
86
Broken saber
87
Leather satchel
88
Forbidden scabbard
89
Silver scythe
90
Great seashell
91
Ancient bronze shield
92
Polished leather shoes
93
Rusty shovel
94
Perfumed soap
95
Colored glass sphere
96
Golden spoon
97
Stone sundial
98
Wooden totem
99
Unknown machinery
100
Silver whistle

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