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Can a Wizard cast a spell as a ritual without physically accessing a spellbook?

Part of the answer to this question what can a wizard do without a spellbook got me wondering. It states that you, as a wizard, can't cast a ritual spell without your spellbook. And I can't help ...
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How much does adventuring gear made for very small and very large creatures weigh and cost?

I'm trying to make a full chart of item sizes and I find something is lacking in the Player's Handbook (or I'm just blind). See the following chart: (Excel file here) How much does special-sized ...
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Are there official items for incompletely mitigating light sensitivity?

Are there official items for incompletely mitigating light sensitivity? The reason I ask is that I do not want to get rid of the disadvantage completely, but given there are mundane, historic ...
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How much damage do you take when traversing an area filled with Burning oil in multiple squares?

Suppose there is a creature standing in the centre of a 3x3 grid on which oil has been poured: ...
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What is an orb of dragon's breath?

My players have just started Rise of Tiamat and are likely to encounter a Dragonsoul in their next session. The Dragonsoul NPC in Rise of Tiamat has an Action called "Orb of Dragon's Breath" ...
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Does the word Doff work with the Command spell? If so does it last the full duration?

The Command Spell says: You speak a one-word command to a creature you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or follow the command on its next turn. The definition ...
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Can you create poisons/effects with a Herbalism Kit proficiency?

I am curious as to how far herbalism kits can be pushed. In the PHB (p. 153), it says about the herbalism kit: This kit contains a variety of instruments such as clippers, mortar and pestle, ...
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Are purchasable animals overpowered?

I have recently discovered that you can buy a large variety of rather strong creatures for very cheap amounts. A character that is moderately specialized in handle animal can easily get a +15 by level ...
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Are potions and breakable things carried by a character broken or damaged when a character falls?

I'm referring to damage from falling from a height, but also from when a character falls on their face when they become unconscious. Does a saving throw or other mechanism exist to handle equipment ...
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Can you temporarily extinguish a non-magical light source to conserve it?

A lamp and two lanterns are described on page 152 of the Player's Handbook as follows: Lamp. A lamp casts bright light in a 15-foot radius and dim light for an additional 30 feet. Once lit, it burns ...
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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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Does casting invisibility on someone with an Animated Shield make the shield invisible?

I'm trying to build an 11th level gunslinger as per this guide: This is going to be part of an encounter the PCs face against some pirates. Since I am using PC classes for NPCs here to give the PCs a ...
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Can a Wizard use two spell books? [duplicate]

So lets say I am playing a level 12 Wizard, and I am in a dungeon when I find a spell book. So something similar happened in a quest I was playing and then the my DM said something along the lines of &...
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Can a wizard use an acquired spellbook, or must they first copy its contents into their own spellbook? [duplicate]

The rules for copying spells from other spellbooks are rather clear: you need time and money. However, in case you acquire a new spellbook, things are more fogged. Can a wizard use two spellbooks at ...
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Do caltrop penalties stack?

As an action, caltrops can be spread 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 and take 1 piercing damage. Until ...
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Can a wizard dual wield spellbooks and still use somatics while gaining the spellbooks “held” abilities?

I'm playing a wizard who has come across two magical spellbooks. Both spellbooks have abilities/effects that I may choose to activate if I hold them, as well as functioning as spell foci. In the PHB/...
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What are all the ways to get custom incorporeal equipment?

Ghost Syrup is a powerful Necrotoxin that makes the victim permanently incorporeal. This is obviously useful for many spellcasting characters and affordable by level 6 (judging by the rule that PCs ...
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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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What is the volume of one Alchemist's Fire?

After a heated argument about the size of a flask of alchemist's fire with my DM, we've reached the ruling that any and all alchemical splash weapons are one ounce vials because he's sure he read that ...
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How does wearing a locked gauntlet interact with failing a disarm check?

In 3.5, wearing a locked gauntlet provides a +10 bonus against being disarmed. If you attempt to disarm an opponent and fail, your opponent can attempt to disarm you in response. So locking your ...
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Reliable Control Options for High-Level Occultist (No saves, no SR; scrolls and wands acceptable)

I'm currently playing a high-level (15th, about to hit 16) silksworn occultist, and am effectively the party's pseudo-full-caster. For the past few levels, I've been running into the twin issues that ...
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Is the Healer feat overpowered?

A healer's kit has 10 uses, weighs 3 lb. and costs 5 gp; therefore, each use weighs 0.3 lb. and costs 5 sp. Normally, it allows a player to do the following: As an action, you can expend one use of ...
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Can the arcane/druidic focus staff double as quarterstaff?

Does the staff version of an arcane or druidic focus also work as a quarterstaff? At least at character creation can you say that for example your druids quarterstaff and druid focus staff is one and ...
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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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Do pocket watches exist, and how much do they cost in D&D in the worlds of classic fantasy?

Do pocket watches exist, how much do they cost and how much do they weigh in D&D in the worlds of classic fantasy such as Faerûn, Dragonlance(Krynn), or Greyhawk? I am interested in the "in-...
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Is there some mechanic that prevents multiple copies of a spell in a ritual book when you have Ritual Caster?

The Feat Ritual Caster doesn't seem to prohibit copying spells multiple times into the ritual book. Is there some other mechanic at play that would prevent multiple copies of the same spell from being ...
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Is there an official way to effectively carry a holy symbol without breaking Vow of Poverty?

A cleric who takes Vow of Poverty (Book of Exalted Deeds) can't carry a holy symbol. This is both true under the rules-as-written (he is allowed no material possessions except simple weapons, simple ...
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Can animated undead wear armor and use weapons?

A wizard has just killed a group of heavily armored fighters with great weapons. He uses Animate Dead on the bodies. The spell reads as: This spell creates an undead servant. Choose a pile of bones ...
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With starting equipment, do crossbow bolts come with a case, like arrows come with a quiver?

I have been creating a warlock character, and I noticed that the list of starting equipment states (emphasis my own): You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by ...
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How much weight can the standard 50' rope hold?

If I'm climbing down a rope, and get near the bottom, how much would I have to be carrying to break the rope? What is the strength of a standard 50 foot rope from the equipment list?
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Is the clothing listed in your equipment intended to be the clothes you're wearing or extra clothes that you've packed?

Every background provides you with clothes appropriate for your character. Because it's listed as "equipment" and because the Adventuring Gear table provides weights for several types of ...
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Inquisitors Kit, why does it have a spell component pouch?

As divine casters (with domains), inquisitors should require a divine focus suitable to their god or worship in order to cast their spells. So why does the inquisitors kit come with both a spell ...
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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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How do I handle shops in Pathfinder?

I have a question about how to do shops. How do I handle them in Pathfinder? What do I make available for my players to buy? I know there are prices for items in the manual, but I don't think they ...
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What happens if a vial of acid falls from the sky?

There are various methods that a vial of acid could fall from the sky. Perhaps a familiar is carrying it. Perhaps it is carried by Mage Hand. Perhaps an animal has been trained to pick things up. Then,...
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Do paper books exist in the 5th ed. of D&D?

In the PHB a Spellbook is described as a leather-bound tome with 100 blank vellum pages The way PHB describes a Forgery Kit is: This small box contains a variety of papers and parchments The word &...
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Item slots for mounts

Are there restrictions for how many items a mount can carry? There is only 1 slot on the character builder for mounts. I don't understand why I can't have an enchanted saddle, and shoes. They're on ...
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What are the details surrounding the brass brazier required for the Find Familiar spell?

In our campaign, I play a warlock and brass braziers are hard to come by. I want to carry a brass brazier in case my familiar dies and I need to again cast find familiar. How bulky is a small brass ...
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Do items which add to some ability affect your skill modifier? [duplicate]

I just received armor which adds +2 to my charisma. Does it also affect my skills like performance and persuasion? If possible, could you link some source in your answer? I searched and didn't find ...
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What benefits does a tent give a character?

In my campaign (me being DM) one of my players entered an adventuring gear supplier, and they wanted to buy something. They asked “What does a tent do?” And the only thing I could think of was that it ...
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Does the bard's Jack of All Trades feature make them proficient with thieves’ tools?

The PHB and basic rules describe the bard's Jack of All Trades feature as follows: [...] you can add half your proficiency bonus, rounded down, to any ability check you make that doesn’t already ...
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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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could I use something like a magic amulet while it's not on my neck? [duplicate]

What is defined as 'worn'? Does an amulet or ring have to be on my neck or finger specifically or do I just have to be carrying it somewhere on my body or even in my backpack? For instance, if I had a ...
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Difference between masterwork tools and skill boost item?

I have a player who wants to buy masterwork tools as opposed to buying magic items that boost his skills. The reason being, masterwork tools grant a +2 bonus to a skill and cost 50gp. Magic items ...
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Sleet Storm: do crampons stop you from falling prone?

The 3rd level spell Sleet Storm has the following effect: The ground in the area is covered with slick ice, making it difficult terrain. When a creature enters the spell’s area for the first time on ...
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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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Will reducing the cost of Holy Water or improving its effectiveness break things

My L3 LMoP group are planning on picking up some holy water to help with zombies as they’ve heard to tales of undead (old owl well, and thunder tree), but I think they’re going to be very disappointed ...
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How many hit points does a bedroll have?

The PCs are battling a bat swarm, and lit a bedroll on fire and are trying to chase the swarm away by floating the burning bedroll at the swarm with mage hand. The bedroll will take 1d6 fire damage ...
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Does a buckler stack with the AC from the feat Shielded Gauntlet Master?

The biggest advantage of a buckler is that its strapped to your arm keeping a hand free while still gaining a shield bonus. You are also able to wear a gauntlet (normal, locked, or spiked) while ...
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Does a force field absorb hit point damage from an attack that would only deplete stamina points?

In Starfinder, personal force fields grant temporary hit points to the user and fast heal those temporary hit points every round for a finite number of rounds. My question is whether the force field ...

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