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Why is the mass of the wizard's kit less than the sum of its parts? [duplicate]

I am reading PZO1123 Ultimate Equipment and note the following: The mass of the wizard's kit is 21 lbs. It includes a backpack (2 lbs), a bedroll (5 lbs), torches (10 × 1 lb each), trail rations (5 × ...
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Do wizards' spells gained per level just appear in their spellbook?

I understand that a wizard gains 2 free spells to add into their Spellbook when they gain a level (pg. 178). What isn't clear is if they have to pay to inscribe the spell or take the time to put the ...
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Is there a way of having Expertise with the Poisoner's Kit?

Is there any way to attain Expertise (i.e. a doubled proficiency bonus) with a Poisoner's Kit? My character is a Rogue, so I have the proficiency already, but I want to have Expertise with this tool ...
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In Out of the Abyss, one character requires an item yet starts with it confiscated. What should I do?

I am running Out of the Abyss, and there is a cleric in my campaign. This cleric requires his holy symbol to really do anything. However, you do not start with any items in this. I don't know what I ...
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Are Characters in 5e allowed to buy Items with their Background Gold? [duplicate]

Assuming I have a new character that chooses starting equipment instead of rolling for gold and buying items. Can I exchange some of the gold I got from the background for additional gear from the "...
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Can I benefit from a magic shield while holding it without my hands?

Would it be acceptable to hold a shield without using your hands? For example use it as an adornment, chinese hat, tied back as a backpack, etc. *Just hold without "donning" it? I'm asking because I ...
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Do Dimensional Shackles share any of the properties of Manacles?

The Dimensional Shackles state: You can use an action to place these shackles on an incapacitated creature. The shackles adjust to fit a creature of Small to Large size. In addition to serving as ...
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Using the Catapult spell with a flask of alchemist's fire, can you deliver both 3d8 bludgeoning damage as well as the alchemist's fire damage?

Using the Catapult spell with a flask of alchemist's fire, can you deliver both 3d8 bludgeoning damage as well as the alchemist's fire damage?
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If I drop a bag containing 15 flasks of alchemist's fire on a giant and it hits, will it take 15d4 fire damage and so on?

While flying over a giant, I drop a bag containing 15 flasks of alchemist's fire and hit them. Will the giant take 15d4 fire damage and so on? Will the damage also be 15d4 for the following round?
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How should you adjust Encounter Levels for underequipped PCs?

In two campaigns I play our PCs are equipped far below the guidelines given in the DMG, p. 135 ("Character Wealth by Level"). We keep getting into trouble and are overwhelmed with situations we should ...
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What exactly are you getting when you buy an Emblem Holy Symbol?

The description for the Emblem Holy Symbol is as follows (PHB, p. 151): Holy Symbol. A holy symbol is a representation of a god or pantheon. It might an amulet depicting a symbol representing a ...
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How much is warpstone worth?

Simply owning warpstone is, of course, punishable by death in the Empire. But how much money should players receive if they managed to sell a piece weighing a few kg on the black market?
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What is the purpose of the engineering book?

One of my players on Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play create an Engineer. He get an engineering book (trapping) and ask me if there is any utility for this item (role-play aside). I didn't find ...
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Creating a Vehicle of Unusual Size (Medium)

Specific Questions Are there any mechanics for custom vehicles in Paizo's Pathfinder rules? Are there any vehicles of Medium or smaller size in Paizo's Pathfinder rules? Are there any enhanced rules ...
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Where are the NPC mages' spellbooks in the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure?

In Lost Mine of Phandelver, the party comes across (and presumably defeats) multiple mages. These are not specifically described as Wizards, but their spellcasting is Intelligence-based, and they know ...
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Do purchased weapons come with a sheath?

A sheath, found in the adventure gear table on pg.288 of the core rules, cost 1cp. It is described on pg.291: A sheath or scabbard lets you easily carry a weapon on your person Many of the Class ...
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How should a GM handle PCs picking up NPC weapons?

In Blades, most gear is abstracted. PCs can gain access to new gear using downtime activities such as Acquire Asset and Crafting. How are stolen items (which aren't immediately sold or handed over ...
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Is it possible to create a divine spellbook?

The mnemonic vestment says this: If the wearer is a spontaneous caster, once per day she may use a spell slot to cast a spell from a written source (such as a scroll or spellbook) as if she knew ...
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Do the Hags in Curse of Strahd have a Heartstone?

The Night Hags in Chapter 6 of Curse of Strahd need a Heartstone to use their Etherealness action. The module doesn't list this as part of their description. Do the hags each have a Heartstone?
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What kind of tools would be used to carve bone?

Related question: Is it balanced to replace a musical instrument proficiency from my character's background with an artisan's tool proficiency instead? I'm designing a Wood Elf Outlander ...
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Can you improvise a suit of half plate from a suit of plate armor? [closed]

If you have a suit of full plate armor, can you improvise or remove some of the armored leg portions to functionally approximate half-plate? Plate armor: Plate consists of shaped, interlocking ...
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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 ...