Excerpts from Enlarge Person:

This spell causes instant growth of a humanoid creature, doubling its height and multiplying its weight by 8...

...All equipment worn or carried by a creature is similarly enlarged by the spell...

...Other magical properties are not affected by this spell. Any enlarged item that leaves an enlarged creature’s possession (including a projectile or thrown weapon) instantly returns to its normal size. This means that thrown and projectile weapons deal their normal damage. Magical properties of enlarged items are not increased by this spell.

A standard Broom of Flying can carry up to 400 lbs. Enlarge Person octuples the target's weight. Assuming a Medium sized humanoid is riding the broom, and said humanoid weighs more than 50 lbs, would casting Enlarge Person (or a similar spell) on them make them plummet out of the air, despite their broom getting enlarged alongside them?


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A bigger broom doesn't automatically carry more weight

The rules are inflexible on this point. The broom of flying can carry at most 400 pounds before falling out of the air. Additional magic on the broom that changes the broom's size will not give it more carrying capacity. I don't even know of a spell that will directly increase the carrying capacity of an item.

Try lowering your weight for enlarge person. Core material like the spell lighten object and the third-party spell alter weight might help, too.


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