I was looking through some Victorian paintings at the Victorian British Painting blog (not just a clever name), and came across this one by Benjamin Walter Spiers.
One heck of a horde, but fantasy gaming standards. No coins, of course, but in terms of other items … well, here’s my thumbnail inventory:
Pan pipes (1)
Powder horn (1)
Stained glass (1)
255 items by my count, and that’s just items visible to me. I’m sure I missed a few, and of course there would be items obscured from view.
I can well imagine a scene like this in a wizard’s cramped study or in the castle of a lord, and certainly an ancient wyrm should have as many items collected. But how to do this in a game without it just being a huge headache? I admit that I don’t know.
Still, it’s a really wonderful painting.
And speaking of dragon hordes …
Always one of my favorites. By Denis Beauvais, of course.