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Are Alchemy tools expendable or not?

BWGR, p. 254: Alchemy is the distillation of materials in order to divine their essence. Also, alchemists can create mixtures of arcane substances to generate a specific effect. ... Tools: Yes. ...
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Do handcuffs prevent you from casting spells with somatic components?

Is a handcuffed spellcaster still capable of executing the somatic components of spells? I'm asking about rulings in the official rulebooks, not "This is how I'd do this" responses.
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Have different types of normal clothes ever done anything in DND?

In 5e there are common clothes, travellers clothes and fine clothes, but I don't think they actually have any rules around them. I have found there isn't much in the way of clothing materials on older ...
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What is the price for a non-empty spellbook?

One of the NPCs in the campaign I run doesn't have enough time to teach their spells to adventurers, but they have most of their spells carefully written into books they are ready to rent. Their ...
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Does a Bullseye Lantern require a hand?

A Fighter PC without Darkvision who has donned a shield in their left hand and wishes to attack with a sword in their right hand. Their ally, a Gloomstalker Ranger, bought them a Bullseye Lantern so ...
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What NPC skill or ability should be used to oppose a PC's Intelligence check made when using the Disguise Kit?

The Player's Handbook states that "The DM might call for an Intelligence check when you try to accomplish tasks like [...] Pull together a disguise to pass as a city guard." However, it's ...
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How do the items and sizes rules apply to consumables

A tiny character, such as a Sprite, can have their weapon and armor adjusted to their size. When the adventuring party now loots Healing Potions, I assume they are regular sized potions. They will be ...
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What happens when a sniper picks up a bigger gun in Mutants and Masterminds?

In Mutants and Masterminds 3rd edition, on page 25 of the Hero's Handbook, the rule for balancing attack bonus and effect rank is as follows; Attack & Effect: The total of your hero's attack ...
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Is there a price list for goods outside of the core book?

Rokugan is a very varied place, and characters might want to acquire a lot of things that are not covered in the core book. Like, recently I came into the pickle that a painting samurai wanted to ...
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How long does it take to set up a Hunting Trap? How does it work?

Can you affix the heavy chain to an immobile object when you use your action to set a Hunting Trap (PHB p. 152), or is it just the opening of the teeth that takes an action? The text says: When you ...
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Would Spell Storing (weapon) be a superior option than Spell Storing, Minor (ring) for self buffing?

In DND 3.5e, both can contain up to 3 levels of spells in total. Spell Storing, Minor (ring) costs 18000GP. On the other hand, Spell Storing (Weapon) costs +1 bonus, which makes the minimum cost ...
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Is the price of a waterskin mentioned anywhere?

In the book for the The Witcher Pen & Paper RPG, there is a list of suggested items for Witchers to buy when they create their character. In this list, "a waterskin" is one of the ...
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Does proficiency with a Poisoner's Kit protect you from exposure while Harvesting Poison?

The Dungeon Master's Guide (p. 258) describes a risk if you badly fail to harvest poison from a creature: A character can … attempt to harvest poison from a poisonous creature … The creature must be ...
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Is there a standard way to add equipment to the monster stat block?

Let's suppose that I want to create a homebrew monster with some equipment, like magic items such as necklaces, potions, etc. My question is: is there a standard way to add equipment to the monster ...
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Where can I find the hit points of armors?

I see an ability like this in monster manual: Rend Armor (Ex): If a bebilith hits with both claw attacks, it pulls apart any armor worn by its foe. This attack deals 4d6+18 points of damage to the ...
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The Enlarge spell only affects one creature or object. What happens to a creature's armor or clothing if it grows?

In AD&D 1e Player's Handbook, the Enlarge spell description specifically states: It can be cast upon only a single creature or object. It makes a differentiation between living and non-living ...
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Can a level 1 character start with a magic item?

I was wondering if it would be possible for a level 1 character to start with a magic item if it wasn't a campaign requirement. I am the DM. Is it possible?
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Is there a way to temporarily gain tool proficiencies?

Is it possible for my character to gain proficiency with a tool temporarily? I'm playing an Artificer, so I can create the tools I need using The Right Tool for the Job, but that doesn't give ...
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What's the difference between silk rope and hempen rope besides price and weight?

We know that only the sailor background in D&D 5e is given silk rope. Any pack made for adventuring provides hempen rope. Based on the weight and cost of silk rope and the use in the sailor ...
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What are all of the armors and shields that are legal in 3.5e?

I want a complete list of every 3.5e-legal type of armor and shield published by Wizards of the Coast, or in Dragon or Dungeon magazine. (To be clear, I mean base type of armor or shield, not every ...
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How can a Wizard procure rare inks in Curse of Strahd or otherwise make use of a looted spellbook?

For information specific to the Curse of Strahd campaign, please use spoiler tags because I am a player and not the GM. Two notes first: We are playing the Curse of Strahd, but I don't know what ...
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How much do several pieces of parchment or paper weigh?

Okay, similar question to my previous one. The equipment and weight table in adventuring gear says: Item Cost Weight Paper(one sheet) 2 sp - Parchment(one sheet) 1 sp - It has nothing about ...
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How much does string weigh?

I'm creating a rogue character and I've looked through all the equipment I can get with my class and decided to get the burglar's pack. Within this, I get 10 feet of string. I'm calculating my ...
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What's the best way to handle new objects placed inside a permanent shrink item chest?

A caster has Leomond's secret chest and casts shrink item to carry it around (while it's not on the ethereal plane) regularly enough to warrant spending the experience points to cast permanency on it. ...
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How heavy are ingots?

Pathfinder 2's Travel Guide set prices for multiple trade goods including ingots of different metals (iron, copper...). Is there an indication somewhere of how much bulk would each of those ingots ...
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What happens to gear and clothing when you use the Kitsune’s Change Shape ability? (Or other polymorph effects in general)

I was trying to search on the Archives of Nethys for what happens to a character's clothing/gear when they use change shape . I couldn't find anything on the specific ability or even polymorph rules ...
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Looking for a DM solution to a Squishy group

I've been playing tabletop RPGs for a while off and on, only a little as a DM, but I get the basics of it. I've convinced some of my immediate and extended family (most of whom are NOT gamers, let ...
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Are there no RAW effects of a saddle, bit, or bridle?

The players recently acquired a figurine of wondrous power (elephant) and are considering using it as a combat platform in an upcoming boss fight (rather than just commanding it to attack). I noted ...
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Is this armor the best my character can get?

I have an epic character in a game where epic armors and shields can go up to a +20 effective bonus and up to a +10 enhancement bonus at most, with enough money to buy a +20 armor and eventually a +20 ...
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Can you use Alchemist Supplies to make infinite money?

So just for the sake of this question, I'm going to assume you have proficiency and the kit itself. In the description of Alchemist Supplies it states the following: Alchemical Crafting. You can use ...
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What prevents enemies from speaking command words to turn off your magic items?

The Magic Items section of the PFSRD says this about command words (emphasis mine): Command Word: If the activation is on command or if no activation method is suggested either in the magic item ...
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What happens to the equipment of Phantom Steed when the spell ends?

The spell Phantom Steed lets you summon a horse-like creature. It says: You decide the creature's appearance, but it is equipped with a saddle, bit, and bridle. Any of the equipment created by the ...
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Would it be possible for a Multiclass Order of scribes wizard/sorcerer to put sorcerer spells into their spell book [duplicate]

The Multiclassing rules state that you determine the spells you are able to prepare and cast independently, but it does not seem to apply to spells a wizard is able to transcribe into their spellbook. ...
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What bonuses are expected to be applied to armor class?

I found this list of bonus types: "Ability", "Armor", "Circumstance", "Insight", "Luck", "Morale", "Natural Armor", "Profane&...
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Are there any writing implements cheaper than an inkpen and cleaner than charcoal?

I have a first-level character who would like to keep a journal, but is on a very tight budget, and I am dissatisfied with the idea of using charcoal, given how easily it smudges and smears in real ...
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Unarmed strike with brass knuckles, gauntlets, or bare fists

One of my players wants to buy a set of brass knuckles to keep on him as a low-profile weapon in case he can't bring his giant axe with him into a situation and feels the need to engage in fisticuffs. ...
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How does a Slowed creature move through caltrops? [duplicate]

Moving through difficult terrain seems to negate the need to make a saving throw for ball bearings and by extension, caltrops. Because You move at half speed in difficult terrain— moving 1 foot in ...
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Can a mind smith's materialized weapon be of large size?

Would materializing a large-sized axe - for a giant instinct barbarian to use - be legal? For reference the mind smith dedication says that: The overall shape and design of your mind weapon can be of ...
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Can I spam caltrops by dropping a basket full of them from altitude?

Caltrops reads: As an Action, you can spread a single bag of caltrops to cover a 5-foot-square area. Any creature that enters the area must succeed on a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or stop moving ...
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How does a magnifying glass benefit a player?

The Investigator background grants the player a magnifying glass in their starting equipment. The item's details mention starting a fire in broad daylight, and have the following added: A magnifying ...
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Is there a spell for storing items or objects similar to a Find Familiar?

I remember somewhere I watch a spellcaster bamf an item they had in their hand and make it reappear in their hand at will, explaining it's stored in a small plane that only they can access. But I can'...
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If a level 7 Beast Master Ranger equips their Primal Companion with chainmail barding what is the new AC?

If a level 7 Beast Master Ranger were to give their Beast of the Land Primal Companion barding armor, what is the new Armor Class? For example let's use chainmail barding. It seems that the new AC ...
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Are some creatures considered "items"?

So interesting question... creatures vs. items. What are the differences? The Player Handbook (pg. 157) lists some mounts as "items." This includes a pony, elephant, camel, etc. A College of ...
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Multiclassing mid-dungeon into Wizard. Where's my spellbook? When do I prepare my spells?

In one of my campaigns I have a character that just leveled up. I've been planning for a while to multi-class into Wizard, but never really had the character RP prepare for the event, since I didn't ...
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What is the correct Artisan's Tools to use for statuary?

In the Player's Handbook there's a list of about 20 "Artisan's Tools" that player characters might have proficiency with, and what those tool kits contain and can do is expanded on in ...
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Herbalism Kit Activity: Identify Poison - Applicability

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything near the bottom of the first column on page 82 is a table for Herbalism Kit Activities. One of the Activities is named "Identify poison" and requires a DC ...
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What would be a good 'fantasy' disinfectant/antiseptic? Is it necessary? [closed]

I have been consuming a lot of LARP, bushcraft, and military survival content lately, but I've noticed something about material hygiene and cooking that's got me thinking about fantasy cooking/...
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Herbalism Kit: Identify Poison (Potion?) - XGE Typo?

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything near the bottom of the first column on page 82 is a table for Herbalism Kit Activities. One of the Activities is "Identify poison", but I suspect it may be ...
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Could a smuggler/criminal steal arcane ink?

I am building a Warlock and realized that the gold cost of transcribing a spell into your Book of Ancients (4,500 gp to get them all) is completely in the ink used. So, I was wondering if there was a ...
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Ring of Mind Shielding and telepathic communication with the new wearer

Alice dies wearing a Ring of Mind Shielding and their soul enters the ring. Bob finds the ring and puts it on, but does not attune to the ring. Can Alice communicate with Bob? From the description of ...
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