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Can clothes be enchanted to change their form?

My question is simple: Can an item (clothes, rings, anything really) be enchanted to change the form of the clothes a person is wearing into other clothes of their decision? I'm new to D&D and ...
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Can a weapon be a holy symbol?

So I'm being part of a DnD campaign soon, and I'm making a tempest cleric that worships Thor. Since Thor's weapon is a Warhammmer, and I also use a Warhammer, could the hammer count as a holy symbol ...
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Can minor illusion or prestidigitation create a spyglasss that works?

Can I create a lens that will function as a magnifying glass or spyglass with Minor Illusion by using the illusion as a focus to warp or bend light as a lens might. Alternatively, can Prestidigitation ...
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Are Darts sold separately?

This might sound like a silly question, but it seems oddly placed in the PHB. Looking simply on what characters get regarding starting equipment, every item listed, regardless of class, seems to ...
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Does a PC with the Noble background need to supply equipment for their retainers?

Looking at the Noble Variant feature "Retainer": You have the service of three retainers loyal to your family. These retainers can be attendants or messengers, and one might be a majordomo. ...
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Is it redundant that a vampire's Regeneration is stopped by damage from holy water, since holy water already does radiant damage to undead?

Vampires and vampire spawn have the Regeneration trait (MM 297-298), but: If the vampire takes radiant damage or damage from holy water, this trait doesn't function at the start of the vampire's next ...
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What appropriate boats exist between row and keel?

The SRD (as well as the PHB and Saltmarsh) offers the following low-end water vehicles: Rowboat, a 10 foot vessel for 50gp. Keelboat, a 60 foot vessel for 3000gp. There's a ridiculous gap between ...
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If you have the Climber's Kit, are the rope, hammer, and pitons in the Burglar's and Dungeoneer's Packs superfluous?

The Burglar's Pack and Dungeoneer's Pack both include a 50-foot hempen rope, a hammer, and 10 pitons (among other things). You might expect that these would be enough to safely climb something. ...
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Does Alchemist's Fire damage get rolled once, or every turn?

Alchemist's Fire does things quite differently from other items, being an improvised weapon that must always use ranged attacks, and deals its damage on subsequent turns, not when thrown. And Jeremy ...
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Can a Centaur wear and benefit from magical boots, slippers, and other non-horseshoe footwear?

It seems agreed upon that Centaur player characters (from Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica & Mythic Odysseys of Theros) can wear, and benefit from, the magic items horseshoes of speed and horseshoes ...
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Does the limitation on the Cave Fisher's Filament action include the weight of carried equipment?

The Cave Fisher from Volo's Guide to Monsters (pg. 130) has an action called Filament, which says, in part (emphasis mine): One creature grappled by the cave fisher’s adhesive filament must make a ...
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Are there any published guidelines on how much PCs' expensive/magical gear affects the EL of which challenges are appropriate for them?

Page 40 of the DMG suggests that a large quantity of CR 1 enemies has the potential to challenge a 10th-level party that had lost their equipment. That's an interesting idea, but written kind of ...
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What is the point of tool proficiencies [closed]

I play an artificer who has a bunch of tool proficiency's, but it seems that every one can do the same things with normal skills. So is there a point to even having these tools?
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In this situation, what are the best tactical uses for at-will major creation? [closed]

The party is about to face in battle a beholderkin, an overseer (Lord of Madness 139–40) and its allies: a beholder (Monster Manual 25–7) 2 directors (LoM 137–8) 7 spectators (LoM 140–1) 8 gauths (MM ...
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Does a Staff of the Magi Fireball penetrate Globe of Invulnerability?

Globe of Invulnerability reads, in part (emphasis mine): Any spell of 5th level or lower cast from outside the barrier can't affect creatures or objects within it, even if the spell is cast using ...
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If a Cleric uses “a sprinkling of holy water” in a spell, does the flask eventually get used up?

e.g. the Bless spell calls for "a sprinkling of holy water" Is the flask essentially unlimited for Bless, or is there a conversion of X sprinklings in 1 flask?
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What's the point/advantage of a steel mirror?

5e D&D lists a number of mostly mundane items in the PHB on page 150. One of them is a "Mirror, steel" (5gp, 1/2lb). Initially I thought it to be a steel framed mirror, but I think this is ...
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Does casting the Polymorph spell on a creature break an active Warding Bond spell affecting that creature?

We had a recent event in our campaign where our Warlock cast the Polymorph spell (PHB, p. 266) to change another player into a Giant Ape. I had the Warding Bond spell (PHB p. 287) cast on the player ...
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Can you voluntarily suppress the effect of a continuous magic item you are wearing?

I would like to ask my DM if it is possible to craft a Continuous Cloud of Knives (Player's Handbook II) Ring, but it could be a little awkward in certain situations, a swarm of knives orbiting around ...
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Do Cobbler's Tools work on Horseshoes?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything greatly expands on the use of tools. Here are parts of the section on Cobbler's Tools (p. 80): Although the cobbler’s trade might seem too humble for an adventurer, a ...
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Do Large (and larger) creatures drop equipment suitable for their size?

I noticed there isn't an indication of size on the equipment of Large (and larger) creatures. I'd assume they would drop weapons and armor corresponding with their own size, but the illustrations of ...
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Can you recover (any) ball bearings after using them?

(My question is inspired by this one: How many ball bearings are used when you take an action to cover an area?) If I use a bag of 1000 ball bearings before combat, can I recover them (or a number of ...
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How many ball bearings are used when you take an action to cover an area?

It doesn't quite specify in the Adventuring Gear section how many ball bearings you use up, though it does say one bag is 1000 ball bearings. How many ball bearings are used when you take an action ...
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Can Equipment be removed without a Hero Point for the Complication?

In a recent discussion on Reddit, a few of us asserted that Equipment, unlike Powers and Devices, can be removed without warning by the GM, whether it's a temporary removal (the gun jams, or runs out ...
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Can a Wizard write spells in something other than a spellbook? [duplicate]

So basically I have a bard that I am about to multiclass into a wizard. I’d like to know if it’s possible to not need a grimoire specifically, but be able to say write my spells by writing them on or ...
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Can a naked Changeling use its Shapechanger feature to duplicate the appearance of clothing?

Can a naked Changeling use its Shapechanger feature to duplicate the appearance of clothing or equipment, similarly to Mystique from the X-Men? As an action, you can change your appearance and your ...
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Polymorph and equipment. How does it work?

What does happen when you polymorph into a creature that has a specific-weapon and uses it to attack? I am not referring to natural weapons. As Alter Self says: You acquire the physical qualities of ...
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Is there a rule in DnD 5e when buying starting equipement at higher level (lvl5 and higher) [duplicate]

is there some rules about the gold you can use when buying starting equipement at higher level. My character just died and i have to create a new one at level five. My Game master is fairly new to ...
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Sources for Benchmarks of Prices in the Star Wars Universe

I am planning to run a Star Wars campaign, and I would like to get a better feel for the setting's economical 'realities', such as approximate relative prices of things and services. I understand that ...
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Can Destroyed Mundane Objects Be Repaired?

I am no doubt being overly pedantic, but the text of the Mending cantrip states: This spell repairs damaged objects, restoring 1d4 hit points to the object. If the object has the broken condition, ...
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Is re-skinning equipment a balanced approach for concept diversity?

Sometimes, it is quite difficult to make that one concept you want for your character. My group quite often ends up in the situation that the concept one of them have in mind for their character ...
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How do Aarakocra fly with a backpack?

Imagine there is an Aarakocra PC who has an Adventurer’s Pack for starter equipment. It includes a backpack to store all the character’s stuff. Also Aarakocra have a fly speed. How should such ...
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What happens to items worn when stepping into the Ethereal Plane using the “Etherealness” spell?

Etherealness reads: You step into the border regions of the Ethereal Plane, in the area where it overlaps with your current plane (PHB, page 238) This never specifies whether worn items become ...
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How do tinker's tools interact with the ability to disarm traps?

Similar to this question, I am curious about what tinker's tools can do, and how it interacts specifically with thieves' tools. In Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 84), there is this image, of ...
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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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