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What happens to equipment of a Wild Shape form when Wild Shape ends?

When a druid Wild Shapes, we know that equipment either: falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. However, what if a beast shape equips something (say ...
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Can a Druid Wild Shaped as a horse use Horseshoes of Speed?

This would probably work better when the Druid has the option to stay indefinitely in Wild Shape form (usually starting around level 16-18, when a single use of Wild Shape lasts 8-9 hours). In any ...
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What are the specifics for a Block of Incense?

This never really occurred to me, but I never noticed that the Block of Incense was missing from the Player's Handbook, where it should have been in the adventuring gear list. (Dungeons and Dragons, ...
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How do you make a Bicycle in Mutants and Masterminds?

Hopefully the last time I have to ask someone a question about M&M 3e, but here it goes. I've been experimenting with a character that has a Blast Affliction that has the quirk of activating, ...
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Can a vial of holy water be used as a weapon?

In the Player’s Handbook the section for holy water states (emphasis mine): As an action, you can splash the contents of this flask onto a creature within 5 feet of you or throw it up to 20 feet, ...
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How long does the additional fire damage of an oil flask last?

Here's the description of an oil flask: Oil usually comes in a clay flask that holds 1 pint. As an action, you can splash the oil in this flask onto a creature within 5 feet of you or throw it up ...
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Does the bulk value of items in my backpack count against my limit?

My Pathfinder 2e character has a bulk limit of 7. I've purchased an adventurer's pack, which costs 2 bulk but includes a backpack, which can carry up to 4 bulk. The description of the backpack (Core ...
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Are there any rules on using a grappling hook in combat?

I came up with the idea of a "grappling hook" (just a 30-foot length of rope, and a hook on the end - not sharp, just to hook onto things), and was wondering about its use in combat. The tricky part ...
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How much damage does a coffin do?

I've been looking through various supplies to buy for my campaign as a Bloodrager/Fighter and I found that coffins are a thing. So I'm wondering how much damage would it do? would it be like a ...
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Is this homebrew “Faerie Fire Grenade” unbalanced?

I am playing a druid in my friend's Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. He is allowing me to do some things with exotic plants that I found in the wilds. One of those plants was one that shed a yellow ...
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Do manacles provide any sort of in-game mechanical effect or condition?

Reading the description of manacles, they don't seem to actually do anything rules-wise mechanically when used. Am I missing something or am I just being too literal? Do the manacles actually ...
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Does throwing a non-weapon item take an action?

Say that I know the spell pyrotechnics and am carrying a lit torch. There's a cluster of enemies a short distance from me that I want to blind, so my goal is to throw the torch onto a square within 10 ...
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How to handle inventory and story of a player leaving

A player left my group recently. It was mutual and not-unexpected, and during the last session, the character left for an unspecified purpose. The character (lawful-good wizard) who left had a few ...
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Can non-wizards decipher a wizard's spellbook?

In the wizard's class description, it says that When you find a wizard spell of 1st level or higher, you can add it to your spellbook if it is of a spell level you can prepare and if you can ...
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Could a spellbook be destroyed/emptied by being viewed by someone else?

In my first ever game of D&D (this was many years ago), I joined an existing game, and at the table, I was sitting beside a player playing a wizard (or "Magic User" to use the parlance of the time)...
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Can more than one wizard copy a spell from a spellbook?

In the PLAYER'S HANDBOOK you can copy a spell into your own spellbook. In the DMG (p200) if a spell is copied from a scroll, the scroll is destroyed. If a spell is copied from a spellbook however, ...
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What ability do tools use?

In the player's handbook there is an example in the Dexterity category of Thieves' tools, so I know that Dex is the ability that is used for ability checks with thieves' tools, but I hadn't found the ...
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Can a Simulacrum of a wizard use the wizard's spellbook?

Suppose a wizard casts Simulacrum on their self, creating a duplicate who has all the same spells prepared and has all the same spell slots (minus the 7th level slot used to cast Simulacrum, of course)...
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How does a ghost hunter use the screwdriver and string in the “gost [sic] hunting kit?”

Using a pre-generated character — Maximilian Hirst, parapsychologist — I have a ghost hunting kit consisting of a thermometer, string, screwdriver, and bible. Neither the GM (nor I) could come up with ...
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Which ability applies to cooking meals with Cook's Utensils?

Which ability applies to cooking meals with cook's utensils? I've been looking through the PHB Chapter "Using Each Ability", and I checked the section on cook's utensils in Xanathar's Guide to ...
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How do ball bearings and difficult terrain stack?

There is already this Q/A on whether difficult terrains stack (they do not). And this Q/A on whether ball bearings and caltrops stack (they do not). But when looking at the description for ball ...
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Can I see due to the mundane light source that I carry while I'm invisible?

(I found a similar question about seeing with magical light while invisible, but I have a question about mundane light, based on a scenario that came up in today's session.) I'm a human (and so I don'...
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Can you use the starting money from your background to buy items before the campaign starts? [duplicate]

I'm playing my first campaign soon. While making my character, I noticed that you get money from your background. I was wondering if you can use this money to buy basic shop items before the campaign ...
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Can you drop a weapon/item when it is not your turn?

Thought of while contemplating this question on whether you can drop prone off your turn, I am wondering if you can drop a weapon/item. This Q/A claims that dropping a weapon is a free action, but I ...
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Can the Forge Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Artisan's Blessing be used to copy spellbooks?

Can the Forge Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Artisan's Blessing be used to copy spellbooks? Presumably, the high costs of spells would likely restrict this to low-level spellbooks - but if a ...
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Do thrown breakable items (like oil flasks) do damage when they hit?

Some items, specifically acid vials, alchemist's fire, holy water, and oil flasks, allow you to throw them at enemies for various effects. To do this, you make a ranged attack, treating the object as ...
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Which of these two feats best supports my Cleric / Druid multiclass character? [closed]

I have a character that I have created with DnDBeyond. The Character is currently a level 3 circle of the moon Druid and Level 1 disciple of life Cleric. I'm our party's healer so I have tried to ...
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Does a multiclassed wizard start with a spellbook?

If I multiclass into Wizard, do I automatically begin with a spellbook? I'm looking for support within the written rules. Designer intent is a consideration, but their intent should be well supported ...
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Will letting my players take enemy weapons cause balance issues?

My players are very much of the "kill a monster and take their stuff" mentality. They have acquired a veritable collection of daggers, javelins, short swords, and so on, from all the monsters they've ...
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If you kill a Solar Angel can you use its Slaying Longbow?

Solars have the following weapon attack on their stat block: Slaying Longbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, range 150/600 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) piercing damage plus 27 (6d8) ...
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Can I use Alchemist's fire to turn my sword into a virtual Flame Blade?

Alchemist's Fire never burns out, according to this: How long does Alchemist's Fire burn? Does that mean I can put it on my sword to make a virtual Flame Blade? According to the rules it does 1d4 ...
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Are Bombs (DMG 267) legal in AL play?

Are Bombs (DMG 267) legal in AL play? Also relevant: Are Explosives (DMG 267-268) legal in AL play? Explosives A campaign might include explosives from the Renaissance or the modern world (...
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What are all the published objects that require the Use an Object action?

I am looking for an exhaustive list of all objects that can be used with the Use an Object action. RAW, official printed material only. Depending on what falls in under the Use an Object action, the ...
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Can I wear more than one enchanted piece of armor? [duplicate]

For example; a +5 chest piece, +5 gloves, etc. I don't have a 5e book to use anymore, I do have a 3.5 but I don't know if the rules have changed.
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How can a warlock learn from a spellbook?

I'm playing a 6th-level Tiefling Warlock in D&D 5e. On a recent journey, I acquired a spell book that has something to do with a slithering trapper. How do I add this to my list of spells?
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How could you gain a ritual book for the Ritual Caster feat, from a storytelling perspective?

I wanted to add the Ritual Caster feat to my character. I talked about this with my DM and they said that I would need a way to acquire a ritual book in order to make use of the feat. I suggested that ...
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Can a character learn spells from someone else's spellbook and then sell it?

Can a character learn spells from someone else's spellbook and then sell it? The character is a 3rd level Warlock - spellcaster - and he decided to visit a library in the town they're currently ...
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What is the volume of a suspended cauldron?

DMG p. 255 provides the stats for siege equipment, and lists suspended cauldrons among them: A cauldron is an iron pot suspended so that it can be tipped easily, spilling its contents. Once emptied,...
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Do marked cards or loaded dice have any mechanical benefit?

Do items such as marked cards or loaded dice have any mechanical benefit? What is the purpose of these items if they do not provide such bonuses? Lastly, is there any advice in handling these items if ...
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Does a component pouch automatically contain components?

Are there any written rules on whether or not component pouches, when purchased, contain components or if users have to find the components and put them in? If it's automatic, does it auto-fill when ...
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Can a component pouch be emptied of its materials?

Since the component pouch has materials in it, would you be able to empty the pouch for its materials? Say for example you need something to light a fire; could you pull a piece of coal from your ...
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Can a Wizard gain more spell slots by having multiple spell books?

Can a Wizard gain more spell slots by having multiple spell books? If I had two or more spell books each with different spells, does that increase the spell limit?
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Equipping the dagger vs the shield [closed]

I want to figure out what is the better option, straight up damage or a chance to deflect in a game. I have two options, the first is to equip another dagger for 10% more damage. However, this ...
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What are the requirements for a wizard to successfully copy a spell from a scroll into their spellbook?

What are the requirements for a wizard to successfully copy a spell from a scroll into their spellbook? First, I’m thinking that copying a spell from a scroll is similar to copying a spell from my ...
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Are alchemical weapons treated like weapons or alchemical items?

I have seen conflicting answers to this question online, so I'd like some help nailing down a somewhat more definitive answer. For characters with 1 BAB or higher, are alchemical weapons (tanglefoot ...
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Are there any potential problems with this home-brew “Dueling Cape” as a substitute for a shield?

I play a swashbuckling rapier-wielding warblade named Vesuvio Monteverdi. He refuses to use a shield, as there is no honor in that. With DM permission, are there any potential mechanical and ...
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Tracking Might Cost for Wearing Armor

In Numenera, wearing armor with which you aren't trained causes you to spend Might points (pg.81 Core Rulebook) each hour. While all glaives start with abilities that mitigate part of this cost, ...
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Can PCs use nonmagical armor and weapons looted from monsters?

According to the PHB/basic rules, Weapons and armor used by monsters are rarely in good enough condition to sell. Are nonmagical weapons and armor used by monsters in good enough condition for ...
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Can a Skeleton created by Animate Dead use different equipment? [duplicate]

The description of the Animate Dead spell states: The target becomes a skeleton if you chose bones or a zombie if you chose a corpse (the DM has the creature’s game statistics). Assuming this ...
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How many spears or javelins can a hero reasonably carry unencumbered?

As an example, let's say that the hero is a Half Orc with a strength score of 20. They are wearing Chainmail armor, their main weapon is a two-handed glaive, and on their back they can carry spears or ...