The musty tombs and forgotten treasure troves of the world are filled with useful items. The Fighters can find a sharp new sword or the Thief might stumble across a deadly poison. Most items are mundane; not magical or intrinsically unique in any way. Any item that is magical or one-of-a-kind is not mundane for the purposes of moves. The Fighter's signature weapon is never mundane.

Weapons don't kill monsters, people do. That's why weapons don't have damage listed. A weapon is useful primarily for its tags which describe what the weapon is useful for. A dagger is not useful because it does more or less damage than some other blade. It's useful because its small and easy to strike with at close distance. A dagger in the hands of a Wizard is not nearly so dangerous as one in the hands of a skilled Fighter.

The stats below are for typical items. There are, of course, variations. A dull long sword might be -1 damage instead while a masterwork dagger could be +1 damage. Consider the following to be stats for a typical weapon of that type—a specific weapon could have different tags to represent its features.

Tag Glossary

n Ammo: It counts as n ammo for appropriate ranged weapons.

Applied: It's only useful when carefully applied to a person or something they eat or drink.

n Armor: It protects you from harm and absorbs damage. When you take damage, subtract your armor from the total. If you have more than one item with n-armor, only the highest value counts.

+n Armor: It protects you and stacks with other armor. Add its value to your total armor.

Awkward: It's unwieldy and tough to use.

+Bonus: It modifies your effectiveness in some particular situation. It might be "+1 forward to Spout Lore" or "-1 ongoing to Hack and Slash."

Clumsy: It's tough to move around with. -1 ongoing while using it.

n coins: How much it costs to buy, normally. If the cost includes "-Charisma" a little negotiation subtracts the haggler's Charisma score (not modifier) from the price.

+n Damage: It is particularly harmful to your enemies. When you deal damage, you add n to it.

Dangerous: It's easy to get in trouble with it. If you interact with it without proper precautions the GM may freely invoke the consequences of your foolish actions.

Forceful: It can knock someone back a pace, maybe even off their feet.

Ignores Armor: Don't subtract armor from the damage taken.

Messy: It does damage in a particularly destructive way, ripping people and things apart.

n Piercing: It goes right through armor. When you deal damage with n piercing, you subtract n from the enemy's armor for that attack.

Precise: It rewards careful strikes. You use Dex to Hack and Slash with this weapon, not Str.

Ration: It's edible, more or less.

Reload: After you attack with it, it takes more than a moment to reset for another attack.

Requires: It's only useful to certain people. If you don't meet the requirements it works weakly, if at all.

Slow: It takes minutes or more to use.

Thrown: Throw it at someone to hurt them. If you Volley with this weapon, you can't choose to mark off ammo on a 7–9. Once you throw it, it's lost until you can recover it.

Touch: It's used by touching it to the target's skin.

Two-handed: It takes two hands to use it effectively.

Stun: When you attack with it, it does stun damage instead of normal damage.

n Uses: It can only be used n times.

n Weight: Count the listed amount against your Load. Something with no listed weight isn't designed to be carried. 100 coins in standard denominations is 1 weight. The same value in gems or fine art may be lighter or heavier.

Worn: To use it, you have to be wearing it.

Range Tags (From Closest to Furthest)

Hand: It's useful for attacking something within your reach, no further.

Close: It's useful for attacking something at arm's reach plus a foot or two.

Reach: It's useful for attacking something that's several feet away—maybe as far as ten.

Near: It's useful for attacking if you can see the whites of their eyes.

Far: It's useful for attacking something in shouting distance.


Ragged Bow Near, 15 coins, 2 Weight

Fine Bow Near, Far, 60 coins, 2 Weight

Hunter's Bow Near, Far, 100 coins, 1 Weight

Crossbow Near, +1 damage, Reload, 35 coins, 3 Weight

Bundle of Arrows 3 Ammo, 1 coin, 1 Weight

Elven Arrows 4 Ammo, 20 coins, 1 Weight

Club, Shillelagh Close, 1 coins, 2 Weight

Staff Close, Two-handed, 1 coins, 1 Weight

Dagger, Shiv, Knife Hand, 2 coins, 1 Weight

Throwing Dagger Thrown, Near, 1 coin, 0 Weight

Short Sword, Axe, Warhammer, Mace Close, 8 coins, 1 Weight

Spear Reach, Thrown, Near, 5 coins, 1 Weight

Long Sword, Battle Axe, Flail Close, +1 damage, 15 coins, 2 Weight

Halberd Reach, +1 damage, Two-handed, 9 coins, 2 Weight

Rapier Close, Precise, 25 coins, 1 Weight

Dueling Rapier Close, 1 piercing, Precise, 50 coins, 2 Weight


Leather, Chainmail 1 Armor, Worn, 10 coins, 1 Weight

Scale Mail 2 Armor, Worn, Clumsy, 50 coins, 3 Weight

Plate 3 Armor, Worn, Clumsy, 350 coins, 4 Weight

Shield +1 Armor, 15 coins, 2 Weight

Dungeon Gear

Adventuring Gear 5 Uses, 20 coins, 1 Weight

Adventuring gear is a collection of useful mundane items such as chalk, poles, spikes, ropes, etc. When you rummage through your adventuring gear for some useful mundane item, you find what you need and mark off a Use.

Bandages 3 Uses, Slow, 5 coins, 0 Weight

When you have a few minutes to bandage someone else's wounds, heal them of 4 damage and expend a use.

Poultices and Herbs 2 Uses, Slow, 10 coins, 1 Weight

When you carefully treat someone's wounds with poultices and herbs, heal them of 7 damage and expend a use.

Healing Potion 50 coins

When you drink an entire healing potion, heal yourself of 10 damage or remove one debility, your choice.

Keg of Dwarven Stout 10 coins, 4 Weight

When you open a keg of dwarven stout and let everyone drink freely, take +1 to your Carouse roll. If you drink a whole keg yourself, you are very very drunk.

Bag of Books 5 Uses, 10 coins, 2 Weight

When your bag of books contains just the right book for the subject you're Spouting Lore on, consult the book, mark off a use, and take +1 to your roll.

Antitoxin 10 coins

When you drink antitoxin, you're cured of one poison affecting you.

Dungeon Rations Ration, 5 Uses, 3 coins, 1 Weight

Not tasty, but not bad either.

Personal Feast Ration, 1 Use, 10 coins, 1 Weight

Ostentatious to say the least.

Dwarven Hardtack Requires Dwarf, Ration, 7 Uses, 3 coins, 1 Weight

Dwarves say it tastes like home. Everyone else says it tastes like home, on fire, in a hog farm.

Elven Bread Ration, 7 Uses, 10 coins, 1 Weight

Only the greatest of elf-friends are treated to this rare delicacy.

Halfling Pipeleaf 5 Uses, 5 coins, 1 Weight

When you share halfling pipeleaf with someone, expend two uses and take +1 forward to Parley with them.


Oil of Tagit Dangerous, Applied, 15 coins, 0 Weight

The target falls into a light sleep

Bloodweed Dangerous, Touch, 12 coins, 0 Weight

The target deals -1d4 damage ongoing until cured

Goldenroot Dangerous, Applied, 20 coins, 0 Weight

The target treats the next creature they see as a trusted ally, until proved otherwise

Serpent's Tears Dangerous, Touch, 10 coins, 0 Weight

Anyone dealing damage against the target rolls twice and takes the better result.


A week's stay at a peasant inn 14-Charisma coins

A week's stay at a civilized inn 30-Charisma coins

A week's stay at the fanciest inn in town 43-Charisma coins

A week's unskilled mundane labor 10 coins

A month's pay for enlistment in an army 30 coins

A custom item from a blacksmith Base Item + 50 coins

A night's "companionship" 20-Charisma coins

An evening of song and dance 18-Charisma coins

Escort for a day along a bandit-infested road 20 coins

Escort for a day along a monster-infested road 54 coins

A run-of-the-mill killing 5 coins

An assassination 120 coins

Healing from a Churgeon 5 coins

A month's prayers for the departed 1 coins

Repairs to a mundane item 25% of the item's cost


A hearty meal for one 1 coins

A poor meal for a family 1 coins

A feast 15 coins per person


Cart and Donkey 50 coins, Load 20

This donkey is sworn to carry your burdens.

Horse 75 coins, Load 10

Warhorse 400 coins, Load 12

Wagon 150 coins, Load 40

Barge 50 coins, Load 15

River boat 150 coins, Load 20

Merchant Ship 5,000 coins, Load 200

War Ship 20,000 coins, Load 100

Passage on a safe route 1 coins

Passage on a tough route 10 coins

Passage on a dangerous route 100 coins

Land and Buildings

A hovel 20 coins

A cottage 500 coins

A house 2,500 coins

A mansion 50,000 coins

A keep 75,000 coins

A castle 250,000 coins

A grand castle 1,000,000 coins

A month's upkeep 1% of the cost


A peasant dowery 20-Charisma coins

"Protection" for a small business 100-Charisma coins

A government bribe 50-Charisma coins

A compelling bribe 80-Charisma coins

An offer you can't refuse 500-Charisma coins

Gifts and Finery

A peasant gift 1 coins

A fine gift 55 coins

A noble gift 200 coins

A ring or cameo 75 coins

Finery 105 coins

A fine tapestry 350+ coins

A crown fit for a king 5,000 coins


A goblin's stash 2 coins

A lizardman's trinkets 5 coins

A priceless sword 80 coins

An orc warchief's tribute 250 coins

A dragon's mound of coins and gems 130,000 coins

Magic Items

There are stranger things in the world than swords and leather. Magic items are the non-mundane, items that have intrinsic power.

Magic items are for you to make for your game. Players can make magic items through the Wizard's ritual and similar moves. The GM can introduce magic items in the spoils of battle or the bounty of reward. This list provides some ideas, but magic items are ultimately for you to decide.

When making your own magic items keep in mind that magic items are magical. +1 damage is the realm of the mundane, magic items should provide more interesting bonuses.

Bag of Holding 0 Weight

A bag of holding is larger on the inside than the outside, it can contain an infinite number of items, and its weight never increases. When you try to retrieve an item from a bag of holding, roll+Wis. On a 10+, it's right there. On a 7-9, choose one:

No matter how many items it contains, a bag of holding is always 0 weight.

The Burning Wheel 2 Weight

This wagon wheel with several shattered spokes is constantly wreathed in flames. A gift from the gods, it takes a strong soul to carry the wheel. It does not provide any bonus to swimming.

When you pick up The Burning Wheel and speak a god's name, roll+Con. On a 7+, the god you name takes notice and grants you an audience. An audience with a god is not without a price: on a 10+, you choose one of your stats and reduce it to the next lowest modifier (for example, a 14 is +1, so it would be reduced to 11, a +0). On a 7-9, the GM chooses which stat to reduce.

Candle of Truth 0 Weight

So long as this candle burns, no one can willingly lie within its light.

Common Scroll 1 Use, 0 Weight

A common scroll has a spell inscribed on it. The spell must be castable by you or on your class's spell list for you to be able to cast it. When you cast a spell from a scroll, the spell has effect, simple as that.

Cornucopia 1 Weight

This horn of plenty converts magic into sustenance. When you cast a spell into a cornucopia, it produces food enough for a number of people equal to the spell's level.

Crystal Ball 1 Weight

When you look into a crystal ball, name a location and roll+Wis. On a hit, you get a clear vision of the location so long as you stare into the crystal ball. On a 7-9, someone or something else also observes you through the crystal ball.

Demonsbane 1 Use, 0 Weight

A weapon bathed in Demonsbane causes great pain to demons. It's touch will drive them back.

Flask of Breath 0 Weight

This flask contains an everlasting supply of air. It is useful for breathing underwater or on the far planes.

Holy Avenger Close, 2 Weight

This sword is revered among paladins. It is considered a sign of divine favor to wield one. When wielded by a paladin, the paladin is granted a mark of divinity and the eyes of the gods are always on them (for good or ill). For anyone else, it's just a sword.

Immovable Rod 0 Weight

When you press the small button on the end of the immovable rod, it freezes in place and cannot be moved. When you press the button again, it becomes movable again.

Infinite Book 1 Weight

This book contains an infinite number of pages in a finite space. With no limit to the pages, everything that ever was, is, or will be is contained somewhere in the book. Luckily the index is great.

When you Spout Lore while consulting the book you gain an extra clause. On a 12+ the GM will give a solution to a problem or situation you're in.

Inspectacles 0 Weight

A pair of rough-hewn glass lenses in shabby frames, they somehow allow the wearer to see much more than is actually present. When you Discern Realities while wearing the glasses, you have an extra clause. On a roll of 12+ you may ask any three questions about the person, situation or area you are observing, not just those on the list.

Living Arrows 1 Ammo, 1 Weight

These arrows know how to find their target. When you Volley, you may choose to deplete your smart arrow ammo to automatically succeed before you roll.

Lodestone Shield 1 Weight

Emblazoned with a roaring lion, this shield has the power to attract blades and arrows to it. When you Defend with a Lodestone Shield, when you spend hold against an enemy wielding a metallic weapon you may spend one more hold to also disarm them.

Mental Wax 1 Use, 0 Weight

When you drip mental wax into someone's ear, you get 3 Hold. You may spend hold to ask the player of the target one question which they must answer truthfully.

Rope of Tricks 1 Weight

This rope responds to its wielder's every wish, tying itself into knots, grabbing on to items (or enemies), coiling tightly. It acts as if it was an intelligent creature, like a smart snake of rope. Every rogue wants one.

Teleportation Room Slow

It requires an entire stone room to contain these powerful teleportation magics. When you enter the teleportation room and name a location, roll. On a 10+, you arrive exactly where you intended. On a 7-9, the GM chooses a safe location nearby. On a 6-, you end up someplace nearby, but it surely isn't safe.

Timunn's Armor Armor 2, 1 Weight

This suit of armor appears as many things to many people. Its wearer always looks impeccably dressed to everyone who sees them. The aura of the armor makes everyone more likely to see it the wearer's way.

When you Parley with someone they see you as who they want you to be, you have a new clause for this move. On a roll of 12+ the target becomes hopelessly devoted to you. Tell the GM to stop making moves with this character, from now on they will only act in your best interest. (GM, don't mess with this. Really, best interests.)

Vellius's Gauntlets 1 Weight

Bearing the insignia of Saint Vellius, these gloves shine with the power of their wearer. When you hold something with the gloves, you cannot be forced to drop what you hold through force.

Vorpal Sword 3 Piercing, 2 Weight

When you deal damage with the Vorpal Sword, your enemy must choose something (an item, an advantage, a limb) and lose it, permanently.

Wax Wings 1 Weight

Crafted to resemble great eagle wings, this contraption is worn via a complex harness. When you take to the air with wax wings, roll+Dex. On a 10+ your flight is controlled and you may stay aloft as long as you like. On a 7-9, you make it aloft but your flight is short or erratic and unpredictable, your choice. On a 6- you make it aloft, but the rest is up to the GM.