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Treasure in prison?

JohnnFour

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I am wondering how to get treasure into a giant prison dungeoncrawl (World's Largest Dungeon).

PCs earn XP from gold.

WLD has basically no treasure in it. So I need to drop a bunch throughout.

Any ideas on how to logically sprinkle more treasure into a prison so that PC raids will bear fruit?
 

BenS

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How about confiscated contraband?

Additionally or alternatively, you could introduce a famous/powerful/rich prisoner (think Al Capone, Pablo Escobar, El Chapo...), who was either able to bring a lot of his wealth into prison or was even managing his gang business from prison. This could lead to indirect treasure like information or hints on certain secrets.

Finally, prisons are very well secured both to get out as well as in. Therefore, what about making it a hidden safe? What if the warden is wealthy and doesn't trust regular banks anymore, as he basically owns his own giant high security safe? What if he rents these services also to other parties?
 
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JohnnFour

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Thanks Ben!
 

JohnnFour

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I think I'm also going to have the guards operate a black market. They'll bring "treasure" into the prison on behalf of various factions and concerns and exchange it for information and services.
 

TealdragonUK

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Drones are a thing these days to get stuff into prisons so you might have wizard familiars, mage hand, telekinesis, trained hawks and such bringing things in for inmates. Tapping into that or intercepting 'shipments' might prove fruitful (and annoy inmates/important people). There is also the classic laundry route. You could also have the store of the items removed from people when they are incarcerated, might be some interesting personal belongings. If there is any work done by inmates for the outside world there would be trade profits and materials for what they are making.
 
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