Questions tagged [food-and-drink]

This tag is for questions primarily about food and drink in-game in the context of RPGs. Creating, finding, paying for, requirements of, and the effects of food and drink in-game should all use this tag. Questions about magic potions should use the [potions] tag instead. (Questions about real-world food and drink are off-topic for this tag.)

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How to season a character?

Granny Bells, the Night Hag, has captured a PC (half-elf bard) and plans to eat her, as hags are wont to do. Granny Bells has a preference for sour and bitter food and an extensive array of monster ...
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Can the Purify Food and Water spell fix water impacted/poisoned by the presence of a black dragon?

Can the purify food and water spell fix water impacted/poisoned by the presence of a black dragon? I assume the power of the black dragon would overpower the spell, but I'm not totally sure.
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What is the mechanical difference between the Spectator's Create Food and Water action and the Banshee's Undead Nature Trait?

Inspired by What is the lore-based reason that the Spectator has the Create Food and Water trait, instead of simply not requiring food and water? The Spectator has the Create Food and Water action (...
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Can Ogre clerics use Purify Food and Drink on humanoid characters?

Can Ogre clerics use Purify Food and Drink on humanoid characters to cure them as humanoid creatures are regarded as food in Ogre culture? Similarly, can Ogre clerics use Create Food and Water to ...
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What are the effects of eating many berries from the Goodberry spell per day?

I wonder the kind of effect that eating many Goodberry in one day can do to a character. The spell description states: [...] the berry provides enough nourishment to sustain a creature for one day....
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How do I rule on a character who cooks food? [closed]

I have a player who's character wants to preserve and enhance the dwarven culture by learning new cooking techniques and ingredients. As such she has taken Profession (Cooking) as a skill (she's a 1st-...
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Can the DM override racial traits?

In our two-week old campaign, the DM is trying to say I need food or water, or otherwise I'll suffer from exhaustion. But I am a Warforged Juggernaut, and the Warforged Resilience trait says I don't ...
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Are there any consumables that function as addictive (psychedelic) drugs?

Long story short Today, in a homebrew campaign that I DM, a player tried out a natural drug that he found and heard about: Flashberries. In my world it's believed to be a psychedelic drug and those ...
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What is the lore-based reason that the Spectator has the Create Food and Water trait, instead of simply not requiring food and water?

The Spectator has the Create Food and Water action (Monster Manual, p. 31): Create Food and Water. The spectator magically creates enough food and water to sustain itself for 24 hours. I don't ...
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Would the spell Purify Food and Drink remove physical hazards like bone shards from otherwise normal food?

In a session of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure, our characters were sitting down to a campsite meal provided by the chuck wagon. Being aware that they were being hunted/stalked, the cleric of ...
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Is Fabricated food hot?

If a wizard uses the spell fabricate to prepare a feast, would that food be hot? Assumptions are that there is plenty of raw produce available. The wizard is proficient in cooking tools (has ...
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How many people can be fed with the Create Food and Water spell?

The spell Create Food and Water says: You create 45 pounds of food and 30 gallons of water on the ground or in containers within range, enough to sustain up to fifteen humanoids or five steeds for ...
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How can I prevent food from spoiling?

Is there a way to remove air from a container via a spell or other means? My DM is starting a new campaign with heavy survival elements, including food spoilage. He agrees that if I could seal spoil-...
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Is it possible to eat an object affected by Allfood while in combat? If so, how is the damage handled?

I realize this is a very strange and seemingly useless question, but hear me out on this. I've recently been assessing more creative uses of spells that seem useless in combat but may be made useful ...
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How long can I go without exhaustion on 10 days' rations? [duplicate]

The rules for exhaustion from starvation are given in the basic rules (and PHB) as: A character needs one pound of food per day and can make food last longer by subsisting on half rations. Eating ...
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Does a fluid substance (a beer), created with Minor Conjuration, disappear from one's body after drinking it when this class feature is used again?

Context In our game my wizard frequently casts Minor Conjuration to create a beer (in a mug) for our dwarf barbarian, as a friendly gesture. Every six seconds I would do the same thing, and he would ...
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How do we feed a character whose mouth is magically sewn shut?

My party has gotten themselves into quite a pickle and one of our characters has gotten his mouth sewn shut by magical thread, which we can't cut. He is unable to eat and our GM has determined that he ...
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How do dwarves get their food?

The Basic Rules says, "Dwarven kingdoms stretch deep beneath the mountains", and various other sources give a similar picture, of dwarves living in subterranean communities. Does the 5E source ...
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What's the best option to magically sustain a desert caravan?

I'm working on a game set in a desert, with trade between cities handled by caravans. I know there's a lot of spells that help provide food or water for a small party, which could be very useful for ...
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Can “Minor Conjuration” be used to create food?

Let's say a wizard of second level has gotten themselves out in the middle of nowhere with no sources of food. Could they use minor conjuration to summon a loaf of bread, or a cookie? Or would taking ...
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Is Grease or Web edible?

Here is an odd situation. Our party is in a highly trapped dungeon and, based on the DMs request we record food and water before entering, are highly concerned we may get trapped for a month or two in ...
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Can create food & drink make soda pop? [closed]

Would create the create food and drink spell create soda pop if the caster actually drank such a item once or do you need to make it via alchemy?
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Player Character Urog Diet

I have a few questions regarding the diets of urog player characters. The book (Alien Archive, page 116-117) does not list any unusual dietary requirements under the Racial Traits block, but their ...
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How great is the purifying power of Purify Food and Drink?

I had a game in which there was temple for a local god. One of the practices of the temple was to make sure that the river that flowed through the town was clean. They managed this by doing what the ...
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Can you die of starvation while in a catatonic state as a result of magic jar?

Can you die of starvation while in a catatonic state as a result of magic jar? If yes, in how many days? Is it possible force-feed someone while they're in this catatonic state?
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Can the spell Create Food and Water create meat?

Our party recently "acquired" wyvern mounts and our DM informed us that wyverns require regular meals of straight meat. As a cleric, my character has access to the Create Food and Water spell and I'...
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Can Goodberry be used on horses?

In my compaign my friend Cleric started leveling up in the Ranger class. He learned two Ranger spells and one of them is Goodberry. This spell states: Up to ten berries appear in your hand and are ...
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Can you use Druidcraft to grow edible food for an herbivorous animal?

One of the effects of the druidcraft cantrip is the following: You instantly make a flower blossom, a seed pod open, or a leaf bud bloom. I am wondering whether you could use that effect to grow ...
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Cooking and Morale Bonus [duplicate]

One of my players took craft cooking,craft spices and knowledge nature to be able to cook delicious food in the wilderness. Does he get any morale bonuses for eating delicious food everyday?
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What is the availability of Maztica Imported Food in the Realms?

To celebrate 20 years of campaign, my wife's party is holding a party ingame (its a feast to celebrate the founding of the adventuring party) and a party in real life (because why not). So they are ...
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Is Goodberry enough for nourishment in Chult?

In Tomb of Annihilation you have the mechanic in the game where you have to drink more water than normal. Since you can't really rely on the rain catcher all the time would a good subsitute be the ...
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What do a minotaur's rations consist of, and can a dragonborn eat them?

I'm playing a game of 5e, and our dragonborn lost all of his rations from a magical key. He was given rations by our minotaur. What do those rations consist of? Would the dragonborn face any issues ...
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How does the rain catcher from Tomb of Annihilation work mechanically?

The rain catcher item states: "[The rain catcher] can catch 2 gallons of drinking water per inch of rainfall and hold up to 8 gallons" My question is: How do I calculate how much rain has fallen ...
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How do I use the DMG Foraging system in Chult?

The DMG lays out rules for foraging, and lists the DCs as such: \begin{array}{ll} \textbf{DC} & \textbf{Food and Water Availability}\\ 10 & \text{Abundant food and water sources}\\ 15 & \...
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What do Devils eat, and how do they get it?

When a monster in the Monster Manual doesn't need food, drink, sleep, or air, it's specified by a [X] Nature. For example, a zombie has an Undead Nature: Undead Nature. A zombie doesn't require air,...
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Does a petrified creature need to eat or drink?

Petrification does not state the creature "no longer needs to eat/drink (or sleep)"[1]: Petrified A petrified creature is transformed, along with any nonmagical object it is wearing or ...
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Do familiars cast from Find Familiar need to eat and sleep?

The spell find familiar conjures a celestial, fey, or fiend spirit that takes the form of a beast. Do these special beings need food, drink, and sleep? If so, how much of it?
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Do PCs need to carry a gallon of water per person per day of travel?

A PC needs one gallon of water per day. He can take half that amount but risks an exhaustion level if he fails a con save. Any less water is an automatic level of exhaustion. The equipment chapter ...
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Food and adventuring gear for creatures of unusual sizes

Currently preparing a Pathfinder campaign, and the party has a Large monstrous humanoid and a Tiny fey (created races). As a part of the campaign will be set far from civilization, everyone will need ...
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How many rations can a barrel hold?

Myself and a few other players in our campaign are trying to set up some wagons for a long haul for a campaign quest that will take us away from civilization for over a year. We are looking at the ...
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How to create a living character that no longer needs food?

I want to replicate a character I made in a different campaign. I want my character to not be a construct or undead. The only mechanic I truly need for this character is the ability to fast endlessly ...
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How can my character avoid having to breathe, eat, drink, or sleep?

How can a character not have to breathe, eat, drink, or sleep? Undead Nature and Undying Nature seem nice, but becoming undead for Undead Nature seems to have a lot of negative consequences for one's ...
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How exactly would one use the Profession (Cook) skill?

For one of the campaigns I'm going to be starting soon, most of our time will be spent out of 'civilization,' so our GM ruled that we would have to either acquire our own food from the wilderness (...
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In Out of the Abyss, is there an alternative to rolling foraging checks every day?

In Out of the Abyss, PCs are equipmentless and travelling in a dangerous and hostile environment where food and water is scarce. To top it all off, they are actively being hunted down by an ...
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What types of food are typically grown in the Underdark?

I'm currently working on a story arc where a bunch of Drow have just had their major food supply threatened by a demon of the Underdark, and as a consequence they are rising to the surface and ...
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Can Goodberry be used to summon watermelons?

The description of the Goodberry spell states: Up to ten berries appear in your hand and are infused with magic for the duration. A creature can use its action to eat one berry. According to ...
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Does a dead pixie count as nonmagical food for the purpose of Purify Food and Drink?

There is a dead pixie that the PCs have been carrying around for a couple of days, and based on an unsubstantiated story they were told* they want to feed it to a PC's giant goat companion. Because it'...
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What is food for?

I have just purchased and run through the beginning mission of the age of the rebellion. I am running another group tonight and I can't find an answer to a question that arose with the first group: ...
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How much does a day's ration really weigh, one or two pounds?

In the PHB, the equipment list says that a day's ration weighs 2 pounds (p. 150), however, page 185 says that only 1 pound of food is required per day: A character needs one pound of food per day ...
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What are the consequences of starving?

My Dungeon World party is now two weeks out from civilized lands. They've had the usual amount of foul luck, and lost more rations than they planned due to bad rolls. Mostly due to picking up some ...