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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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Creatures Considered Items?

So interesting question... creatures vs. items. What are the differences? The Player Handbook (pg. 157) has some mounts listed as "items." This includes a pony, elephant, camel, etc. A ...
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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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Does banishment banish carried or worn equiment?

Spells is that spells only do what they say they do, nothing more. Shocking grasp does not electrify water, fireball does not evaporate it (well, in my game it does, but not by rules as written). So a ...
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Cost of integrated tools in Dark Heresy

I'm creating a character in Dark Heresy 1e, and I've managed to find the cost of Integrated Weapons, the tool(s) I want, as well as the requirements I need for them, but I can't find any guidelines ...
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What bonuses can be obtained during a ritual?

Beside the circumstance bonus given by a secondary caster's critical success (or alternatively by the Ritualist Dedication) and permanent magic items the primary caster might have, what are the ...
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Can Mage Hand be used to apply a healer's kit in order to stabilize another character?

The description for Mage Hand is: A spectral, floating hand appears at a point you choose within range. The hand lasts for the duration or until you dismiss it as an action. The hand vanishes if it ...
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When does an object count as a magic item?

There are many items that can produce effects similar to magic, from fire damage to poison damage, and there are also many objects that are elemental in the process of casting spells such as spell ...
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Which Action is required to throw Alchemist's Fire?

The Alchemist's Fire item description states the following (PHB, p. 148): This sticky, adhesive fluid ignites when exposed to air. As an action, you can throw this flask up to 20 feet, shattering it ...
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Would an item that provided an extra attunement slot be unbalanced?

I am PC in a extremely high magic campaign. I am a level five character, and I have already used up all three of my attunement slots. My DM is fine with homebrew. My question is would a magic item ...
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Are there any items that give you an extra attack?

Are there any items that give you an extra attack?
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Can one wizard prepare a spell that a second wizard wrote in the first wizard's spellbook?

The rules for a wizard are that they can prepare spells that are in their spellbook, and cast ritual spells from their spellbook without preparing them. There is also the cost and time spent to copy a ...
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Can a tortle become proficient with thieves’ tools if they have large fingers and long claws?

I'm a new DM and I'm helping two members of my party create their first characters. One wants to be a tortle druid. Their chosen background is Far Traveler but they also want to be proficient with ...
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How much does a Bag of Holding weigh when it is infused by an artificer from a normal backpack (using the Replicate Magic Item infusion)?

I searched for an answer to this question, but could not find one. The "Infusing an Item" section of the artificer's Infuse Item feature description states: Whenever you finish a long rest, ...
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If the Feign Death spell is cast on a warlock, what happens to their Pact Boon item? Does it matter whether their patron is "tricked" by Feign Death?

When a warlock dies, if they have a Pact Boon item from their Pact Boon class feature (e.g. a Book of Shadows from Pact of the Tome; or a talisman from Pact of the Talisman), it crumbles to ash. ...
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The One Ring 2nd Edition says players should choose "their favoured selection of armour" as starting equipment, what does it mean by this?

So, on page 47 of the 2nd edition core rules book, the rules for starting war gear state: Starting heroes can choose one weapon for each Combat Proficiency for which they have a rating, and their ...
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What can I make with Alchemist's Supplies? [duplicate]

The page on D&D Beyond for Alchemist's Supplies doesn't specify what if anything you can make. Other tool are more obvious in what they're for, like the Forgery Kit is for making forgeries: This ...
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Can a familiar use a vial of acid?

Can a familiar use a vial of acid or similar items? I'm wondering if they're able to since I am making a warlock with proficiency in Alchemist’s Supplies.
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How can you improve your skill checks in Starfinder?

I am currently in the campaign with two other players. Our party consists of an Operative, a Soldier, and a Solarian. Due to the way skill points are distributed in this game, the Operative is ...
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In fallout the role-playing game, can supermutants make their own non-raider armor

In fallout the role-playing game by Modiphus, on page 53 under super mutant, it says "you can only wear armor which has been made to fit a super mutant". In the same book, under raider armor ...
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Do other sources of invisibility make worn or carried items invisible?

The spell Invisibility makes the target invisible as well as making their worn/carried items invisible, but there are many abilities in the game (for instance, the monk's 18th level ability Empty Body)...
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Does interacting with things inside the area of an Alarm spell trigger it?

Somebody who has cast Alarm is sleeping inside the area (they didn't choose the window or door option) of the spell, which is "[...] no larger than a 20-foot cube.", and the spell also ...
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Can I throw dynamite from inside the effects of sanctuary?

If not dynamite, then something similar like a bomb from the DMG. Both have a similar rules text: As an action, a creature can light a [stick of dynamite/bomb] and throw it at a point up to 60 feet ...
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How would you rule the impact force of weapon/tool into the weight limit of items like Tenser's Floating disk or an Immovable Rod? [closed]

As a DM, how would you rule the interaction between spells that specify how much weight they can support and the force of impact of a hammer or a sword? While it's obvious what happens if you apply a ...
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Can I operate a drone without connecting to the Matrix using an RCC?

I'm not sure if I got this right from the book, but seems that I need to be, at least, connected with my drones at the AR level, right? Can I operate it without connecting to the Matrix using an RCC?
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Does a wizard need to attune to the magical spellbooks in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything in order to use them as spellbooks?

The wizard at my table does not have any available attunement slots and just discovered an Alchemical Compendium. We are trying to determine if he could use the spellbook only for the spells contained ...
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RAW, does an animal need saddle bags or a pack saddle to carry gear?

I have always assumed that Pathfinder's level of abstraction was kinda high, and most adventuring gear like soap or a mess kit exists for fluff reasons. Pathfinder never lists items' volume, only ...
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Do magic items that are horseshoes only work with creatures that have four hooves?

Horseshoes of a Zephyr for example states: These iron horseshoes come in a set of four. While all four shoes are affixed to the hooves of a horse or similar creature, they allow the creature to move ...
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Does a creature retain the benefits of equipment while affected by the Gaseous Form spell?

The gaseous form spell's description has the following relevant text: You transform a willing creature you touch, along with everything it's wearing and carrying, into a misty cloud for the duration. ...
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How can blankets, tents, campfires, etc. help a party survive sleeping in cold weather?

In Pathfinder, I know there are things like Cold Weather Outfits and Heatstones to minimize the effects of cold weather exposure. If a party is forced to sleep outside in below-freezing temperatures, ...
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Does anything in the Area or Removable rules indicate that held/worn objects are not subject to Area attacks?

I have this vague memory that in 2E M&M, it was specifically indicated that, in an Area Attack, Devices and Equipment were not affected, but rather had to be targeted specifically. I can't find ...
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Why are ball bearings so common in the Forgotten Realms?

A standard starting item in some packs is "a bag of 1000 ball bearings." Now, I am still a D&D newbie, but it seems to me that the cart is way before the horse here. Heavy-load-bearing ...
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Can you get the benefits from tool proficiency to make ability checks, even if you don't have/own the tool?

I'm sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, but all the related questions I found asked the opposite scenario (using the tool you own without having proficiency), and the PHB is pretty poor in ...
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What is the cost of making a custom armor Celestial?

I'm trying to reverse engineer the Celestial part of the Celestial Armor in the Dungeon Master's Guide (page 220). Celestial Armor: This bright silver or gold +3 chainmail is so fine and light that ...
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What is the cost of making non-combat items out of adamantine?

What does it cost per pound to make non-combat items out of adamantine? I can't find any specific number anywhere. Mithral has a price per pound but adamantine does not. The closest I've been able to ...
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What proficiencies do you need to craft Serpent Scale Armor?

What proficiencies do you need to craft Serpent Scale Armor? My DM said I need both Smith's Tools and Leatherworker's Tools because there's both metal and serpent scales needed to craft it. If it's ...
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When you are granted a tool proficiency, which type of tools can you choose?

At various places in the books it is mentioned that you gain proficiency in: a type of tool (eg. Skilled feat; p.170 PHB) and a type of artisan's tool (eg. Folk Hero background; p.131 PHB) Which ...
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Can contact with Green Slime destroy worn or carried items?

The Green Slime hazard (DMG p. 105) can cause damage to equipment and items: This acidic slime devours flesh , organic material, and metal on contact. Bright green, wet, and sticky, it clings to ...
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How would closing borders and supply routes affect local market prices? [closed]

I'm developing a world where governments are freaking out over a perceived threat (not a virus). The stars have disappeared and the gods have seemingly abandoned them. Many leaders have ordered their ...

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