Adventurers love few things more than treasure. But, truthfully, if every chest they opened and every corpse's pocket they rifled through yielded a +4 mace, it would take away some of the thrill of those magic items, right? On the other hand, if it's always "1 gold piece" here and "10 silver pieces" there, that would get real boring, real fast. The Search Cards present an alternative - a large variety of realistic, mostly non-magical items to discover. Some are useful, some are valuable, all are interesting.