My DM said my party could place our cart in the bag of holding, since it only weighs around 200 lbs, whereas the capacity of the bag is 500 lbs and 64 cubic feet. I have my doubts, since the cart just seems too big to fit in the bag's opening. According to the official rules, is it possible to fit a cart in the bag of holding?


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From the description of a bag of holding:

This bag has an interior space considerably larger than its outside dimensions, roughly 2 feet in diameter at the mouth and 4 feet deep

So you're going to have some issues trying to fit a cart through the opening.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'd also note that 64 cubic feet is just a 4x4x4ft space (as the space in the bag is 4 feet deep, it follows that it's probably about 4 feet across as well) - even if the diameter of the opening was not an issue, the cart is almost certainly too large for the interior dimensions. \$\endgroup\$
    – Carcer
    Commented Apr 6, 2020 at 22:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ They also sell axes which will solve the problem. Regardless, rule 0, DM said it fits so it does. \$\endgroup\$
    – Fering
    Commented Apr 6, 2020 at 23:25
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    \$\begingroup\$ Portable hole would be a better garage. \$\endgroup\$
    – Slagmoth
    Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 12:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Carcer No interior shape is listed for the bag, just a volume, so it isn't limited to just 4 feet deep. The opening is still a problem. \$\endgroup\$
    – Journer
    Commented Jun 2, 2023 at 2:39

You'd need to take it apart

The cart is too large to fit trough the opening, which is defined as

roughly 2 feet in diameter at the mouth

so you cannot put it in in one piece. You could however disassemble it, as the individual pieces could fit. It may be a tad tricky to put the wheels back together, but a lot of medieval woodworking used connections like dovetails, not nails. Some types of medieval carts had weels of solid wood, and those could be rather small (here is an antique one, with about 2 feet diameter). You'd then need to re-assemble it after taking it out. Proficiency in Carpenter's tools might come handy.

Here's a good Q&A on what a typical cart would have looked like. That one has spoke wheels, and would not work as well.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, I am writing answers to questions with no accepted answer, where I think there is another relevant answer. Isn't that what the site is about? \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 17 at 12:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ThomasMarkov Absolutely. But I think your message is also a good reminder that I may have been spending too much time around here again. I'll try to lay off a bit, and look at other things that life has to offer. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 17 at 13:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ No, don't stop! It's like a guided tour through various subjects. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jack
    Commented May 17 at 13:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think you've missed the spirit of the question slightly, though. The OP said their DM says it fits. And while they then asked if it's RAW, maybe it's worth noting. For instance, perhaps the solution to the puzzle is that the DM ruled that this particular BOH, or maybe all BOH's in their game, have openings much larger than 2 feet. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jack
    Commented May 17 at 13:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ Worth a view: the medieval handcart \$\endgroup\$
    – Kirt
    Commented May 17 at 14:25

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