One hundred items your players can find aboard a derelict and ruined ship in the dark recesses of space.
|Medical Supplies: Even though this medical supplies has been here for a long time, it's still usable. It looks like someone tried to open it before, but didn't have the strength.
|A Stowaway: There is someone hiding out on this spaceship! Are they the reason why it is currently abandoned?
|Illegal Substances: In their haste to escape, the previous owners didn't bother locking the smuggler's compartment that was built into the ship. When the players discover it, it is filled with illegal drugs.
|Corpse: It looks like one of the original crew members of this ship stayed alive for a few weeks by themselves but didn't make it. Upon closer inspection, you can see that they attempted to create an SOS beacon with the supplies they had, but sadly perished before it was complete.
|Ammunition: Bullets and cartridges litter the floor of this abandoned spacecraft. Were the original owners trying to kill something before they fled?
|Personal log/diary from a previous crew member: A personal log or diary written by a previous crew member detailing the ship's history, their experiences, and any problems they encountered before the ship was abandoned.
|Broken or malfunctioning equipment: Equipment on the ship that is broken or malfunctioning, such as a damaged navigation console, a broken life support system, or a malfunctioning weapon system.
|Maps or navigation charts of nearby systems: Maps or navigation charts of nearby systems that could be used to plan a new course or discover new planets or resources.
|Food stores, either spoiled or still edible: Food stores that may have spoiled over time or that are still edible.
|Spare parts for ship repairs: Spare parts that can be used to repair the players' ship.
|Communications equipment: Communications equipment that could be used to contact other ships or bases. This could include radios, transmitters, or other communications devices.
|Currency or other valuables: Currency or other valuables such as jewelry or precious metals that could be used to trade or purchase supplies.
|Fuel: Fuel or other power sources such as batteries or generators that can be used to power the players' ship.
|Clothing: Clothing belonging to the previous crew, which could give players insight into their lives and experiences.
|A stressed out companion robot: the only survivor of a disaster that killed all the biologicals on board, this once dutiful companion droid is now wandering the long halls of the ship calling out sadly for its former handler.
|An unexpected science lab with some weird experiments going on. Some vaguely greenish unknown liquid suspends hunks of flesh in a large tube. Could be human? Hard to tell without reaching in and extracting a piece...
|An amorphous blob in stasis: It's floating in a seemingly denser liquid allowing it to retain its shape.
|A bin full of human hands of all shapes, sizes and colors and all of them are remarkably preserved and in near perfect condition. Some of them have perforations where the cut is.
|A robotic teddy bear that looks like a regular teddy bear. Until it tries to kill you that is.
|Passengers who are camping out in their staterooms, waiting for a rescue mission.
|Crate of survival rations: These food packets are the only food that hasn't spoiled.
|Cryogenic pods: There is a row of cryogenic sleep pods (1-3 empty, 4-6 occupied by a known species, 5-6 occupied by an unknown species).
|Pictures: Several pictures can be found in the crew's quarters (1. crew members, 2. friends or loved ones, 3. pets, 4. ships, 5. planets they've been to, 6. space stations they've been to).
|Ship Ordinance: The ships magazines still have some ammo left. PCs might be able to reload their own ships weapons or rig some kind of bomb with it.
|Smaller Craft: In the hanger or cargo bay there is (1. a shuttle craft, 2. a maintenance pod, 3. a fighter craft, 4. an escape craft).
|The black box: It gives details on the last events that led the ship to its current state.
|A repair bot that is still trying to fix the ship. In another 30 years it might even get it operational.
|An automated defense turret: It fires stun rounds that won't breach the hull. If the power is still functioning, it will fire on any unauthorized intruders.
|A dissected alien creature in a lab or medical bay: There is a data pad on the table next to it that contains the doctor's research notes.
|A core sample from a mineral rich asteroid. It might be worth finding out what asteroid it was taken from.
|A Starboy 3000-Z: Not the latest video game console version, but a true classic for entertainment.
|A boxed land vehicle: This could be useful for travel on a planet.
|A Severed Auxiliary Docking Collar: Every ship has one, an airlock, and short extending tunnel, in case they need to dock with another vessel while underway or away from space-dock, there's also hard-points on the exterior bulk-heads nearby to secure to for emergency towing.. those are severed too. Seems like the ship docked with something and that something left in a hurry, leaving half of itself behind. Maybe it's good for parts, who knows?
|Metric Tons of Dehydrated Emergency Meal Replacement Powder exposed to hard-vacuum for who knows how long. Tastes terrible; lasts forever, may or may not be colloquially referred to as "corpse starch" (and may or may not be wholly or partially made from decomposed people). Likely originally destined for some lonely colony outpost somewhere to be stored forever and then forgotten about... or maybe it was meant to feed some poor Space Soldiers out in the middle of nowhere.
|Graffiti: slogans on the corridor walls suggest the crew’s resentment toward leadership.
|Shrine: a makeshift religious altar to an extraplanetary object.
|An atrium full of enormous floating blobs of water. After the gravity failed, the fountain in the center of the room kept pumping. Some of the blobs are full of detritus or very disoriented fish.
|Skin of various animals and creatures, including of similar species to the player characters.
|Books. Books about everything. More books than anyone can read in 20 lifetimes.
|Music recorded on disks. They are all the same 10 songs on every one of them. Nine of them are found on the bridge.
|Chips. Computer chips. Probably water chips, all meant to keep the water purification system going for thousands of years.
|Rubber balls. Their purpose is unclear, but there are at least a couple million of them.
|Seeds. Sorted and classified. As if this ship was on its way to colonize a barren planet.
|An enormous statue in an intimidating, dictator-like stance.
|Art. This hull of this ship is filled with paintings of various styles.
|Alien flora that has overgrown the ship turning it into a little closed in environment.
|Refugees desperately begging for rescue.
|Raw Materials- Iron or Steel bars. Gold, Zinc, Nickel, or Cobalt. Lumber, fiber, or cloth. Raw materials are worth a lot to the right person.
|Mannequins. Loads and loads and loads of mannequins.
|Satellites, probe equipment, and enough machinery to start terraforming a small planet.
|Empty Cryo-pods. No signs of the crew [or creatures] supposed to be inside.
|The corpse of a massive, alien creature held into a science lab and the mummified remains of a single scientist sitting not far away. Where did this specimen come from? Where is the crew?
|A series of shuttles, smaller spacecraft, and short ranged space fighters. All left abandoned and they appear fully fueled.
|A couple of Matrix chairs and the rest of the starship are just rows and rows and rows of the largest server network anyone has ever known.
|Seemingly endless rows of filing cabinets filled with paper records written in a language the crew cannot read. No pictures are included.
|Lost treasure linked to a well known heist several years / decades ago.
|Records, Tapes, Cassettes. Loads of music saved in media lost to time.
|Ancient Earth satellites were sent into deep space many centuries ago, all meticulously collected, cataloged, and stored in display cases.
|A generator / machine that after some investigation is found to be a black-hole generator.
|The galaxy's largest library. Corridors, massive chambers..... filled with wall to wall bookshelves filled with an exhaustive collection of novels, books, pamphlets, and scrolls.
|A complete recreation of an ancient earth land, complete with buildings, live plants, art, and noises / weather. The only thing missing is whoever was living here up to a few moments ago.
|A new form of warhead, being shipped by covert means.
|The captain, just trying to get the parts to fix his ship so he can call his crew back. The escape pods and shuttles are missing.
|Tiny vials of genetic samples form 100s of worlds and a cloning machine. Many of the samples represent species that have gone extinct or species that are completely alien to the PCs.
|An insane AI with abandonment and loneliness issues.
|A killer robot. It's likely what killed the original crew. It's low on power but still functional and trying to do its job.
|Cargo crates from other ships. Space pirates are using the derelict as a cache.
|Intelligent rats that have escaped from one of the science labs on the ship. They have colonized the derelict. They are also smart enough to realize their home is running out of supplies.
|A small herd of fluffy bovines: Luckily their cargo bay had auto-feeders set up, although their waste is ankle-deep now.
|A ship’s cat: they’re supposed to be good luck, but if so, what happened to this cat’s crew?
|A holographic display: it’s playing what appears to be alien pornography on a loop. You’ve seen enough hentai to know where this is going.
|A statuette of an alien god: it’s carved from some kind of magenta gemstone that glows faintly in the dark. You swear it moves when you’re not looking.
|The skeletons of the former crew: two weird things, first: they’re all sitting in a circle in the engine room, second, the ship was only reported lost last week.
|An alien child: they’ve drawn disturbing images on the bulkheads, cling to your leg, and chatter away in a language you don’t understand.
|A battle simulation being run on an empty bridge: it’s a simulation of an attack on your specific ship, with comm chatter of your crew’s voices.
|An overloading reactor: someone disabled all the safety controls, and it is minutes away from turning the whole ship into a miniature star for a few seconds.
|A ship’s AI: it is grieving the loss of its crew and wants you to help it avenge them.
|A star map archive: when you compare it to your ship’s charts, it has three extra star systems.
|Computer Data: The ship may be a wreck but the computers still contain valuable data (1. advanced computer programs, 2. blackmail, 3. intercepted communications, 4. intel on a faction, 5. military intel, 6. planetary surveys, 7. research data, 8. sensor data, 9. star charts, 10. translation of a language, etc).
|Salvage Bots: Several salvage bots were placed here by (an authorized company, illegal salvagers). They are slowly cutting up the ship into manageable pieces and separating it into groups of materials.
|Terraformer Equipment: If placed on a planet within a solar system's goldilocks zone, this machine will slowly terraform it into a habitable world. The process takes several decades.
|Tools: A full set of tools used for (1. electronics, 2. mining, 3. scientific research, 4. salvage ops, 5. ship repair, 6. surgery).
|Unusual Minerals: The ship appears to have been hit by a meteor storm. Several meteors containing unusual minerals can still be found in the breached sections.
|Upgrade: A piece of undamaged equipment that is both better than what the characters have and is compatible with their ship. If the characters possess the know-how and the tools, they can upgrade their ship. If not, then they can salvage the equipment and have someone else perform the upgrade.
|A giant human hand: This would look like an unambiguously human hand, were it not for its size. At a visible level, it looks as normal as a 2 meter long human hand can look. Probably some sort of genetic experiment? A DNA or microscope analysis might shed light on its origin and purpose.
|Robot "brains": Many large crates, all of them filled to the brim with partially assembled quantum-processor motherboards. Their small size suggests they are meant to be the processing unit of an humanoid-sized robot. Maybe someone the party knows can analyze or recognize what model they are and what kind of robot are they meant for?
|Anacronic relic: a very primitive, but clearly artificial object encrusted in a piece of rock. It seems like a part of a primitive computer. What planet does it come from, and how old is it exactly? There seemed to be an archeologist on board, maybe his research can still be found somewhere else?
|Forbidden lore book: A makeshift book, in the pre-computer age style, with an account of historical or religious history; except it contradicts a well-known narrative that every citizen in the galaxy knows about. It's too long to read in a day or two, but it clearly has to be some sort of heresy or historical fiction, right? Right?
|Legendary object's copy: is it the long lost (insert item important to your plot here)? Well of course not, it's just a wooden or plastic replica of the real thing. However, it is so detailed it has to be the creation of someone interested in the legend. Was someone in the crew looking for the real thing?
|An advertisement poster for a job on another colony/ship. Maybe one passenger was looking to transfer jobs?
|Booby traps: Someone has left tripwires attached to improvised explosive devices. They may be all around the ship or they may be concentrated in one area.
|The black boxes of several different starships. Several salvaged flight recorders are assembled on a table. Diagrams on the walls show that someone was attempting to construct a sequence of events involving all the ships.
|A reprogrammed and self-aware cleaning robot that is determined to evade capture.
|Handwritten pages of some of the best jokes ever written on the subject of isolation madness. The material is funny, but very dark, and it stays with you for a long time.
|A still from a security video, printed, framed, and hanging on the wall, with the words “Good Riddance” inscribed below. The image is of a person wearing a Captain’s insignia being choked by an unseen assailant.
|A self-contained, low power silk moth habitat. Some of the creatures are still alive.
|An ancient sword lies in its sheath on the bed of one bunk.
|One depressurized section is filled with papers, trash, and a dozen dead cats.
|A memorial wall for the destruction of the settlement you just visited before coming across the derelict ship. Pictures of a city/town in ruins and of colonists who are dead or missing. Only the pictures and memorial are yellowed with age even though the city was fine when you were there and you met some of the people in the pictures.
|Hidden within a secret compartment of the cargo bay is a fully armed weapon of mass destruction. It seems that whomever ambushed this ship overlooked this hidden location. Be VERY careful!