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Collection of Curiosities: Inside the Toy Chest

Collection of Curiosities: Inside the Toy Chest

Harley MS 3736, f. 20Kids find all kinds of things to put into their respective stashes of toys. You can roll randomly for a result below, or use the handy number provided with each entry to figure out your result on a d12. You can also pick the one that works for the area in which your characters currently linger.

d12. Curiosity

  1. Three slugs are in a glass jar. Each one has a different colored ribbon around it.
  2. Someone decapitated all the tin soldiers in this chest. A note left on top says, “Stay out of my stuff or next time it’ll be YOUR head, dear brother.”
  3. The life cycles and botanical studies of, well, everything you can think of with regards to plants, molds, and fungi have been illustrated and stashed in this chest. You can tell that the artist improved from child-style drawing to adult. Tucked away in a hidey-hole at the bottom of these illustrations is a strange little bouncing mushroom that greets you with a cloud of spores that makes you feel completely content.
  4. Someone replaced doll hands with claws and gouged out the eyes of the dolls. Otherwise, they’re in good condition.
  5. A family of silver-furred mice have taken up residence in this chest, which contains a mix of broken and used wooden toys and games. They try to interest you in a game.
  6. Little balls of fur fill this chest. No eyes. No mouths. Just balls of fur. They’re warm and fuzzy and just about any color you can imagine. They like to bounce around, too.
  7. The marionette in this chest stands up and attempts to dance away from you, laughing maniacally. It looks like it “killed” all the other toys in this chest.
  8. All you see in this chest is a spiraling shape. You’re not sure what’s going on here, but you feel both murderous and tired at the same time.
  9. The seemingly endless stream of dull brown moths that are streaming from this open chest is startling and disconcerting. Where are they coming from?
  10. The chest contains clear water with a single purple fish within it. It leaps out of the water for a moment and sings, “Where is my beloved?” Then, when immersed again, it swims around frantically.
  11. Someone used animal fur to make a bunch of shapes, such as a circle, a square, a pentagon, and so on. You’re not sure how many sides the voidlike black one has, though. Your brain keeps slipping way every time you try to count them.
  12. A sketchbook with portraits within it is the only thing in this chest other than a range of other art supplies. You think the one of you is eerily accurate. Did it just blink at you?

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