Oddities for a Hung Stocking

William T. Thrasher
These oddities are hung with care.

Don't let the short and slightly dirty name of this new series of oddities fool you, the holiday season is upon us, and there's no reason why the heroes in your campaign shouldn't get in on the action. Why not roll up a few treats for your heroes using the ever growing, ever evolving table below? But beware, as Santa has been known to leave coal for some, and the Krampus is feared for secreting nastier surprises in the stockings of nice and naughty adventurer's alike. Roll one to three times per stocking.

1. 1d6 sweets. Roll a second d6 to determine flavor (1-butterscotch, 2-caramel, 3-chocolate, 4-coconut, 5-peppermint, 6-sour quince)

2. A windup toy soldier, When wound it marches, performs a rifle drill, and salutes. There is a 50% chance the toy is "alive" but only animates when wound.

3. 1d6 lumps of coal.

4. A pocket-sized bottle of sweet liquor.

5. An I.O.U. from your uncle Leo.

6. 1d6 silver coins

7. A candycane.

8. A four-sided top with a symbol on each side. The symbols translate as "nothing", "half", "all", and "put in".

9. A soiled viper ready to strike, compliments of the Krampus.

10. A hole in the bottom of the stocking.

And that's only the beginning. We'll continue to add to this table for the duration of the holidays. Feel free to add you own, and as always, our goal is to create a table of 100 original oddities!