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Questions tagged [treasure]

Valuable items, particularly coin, gems, jewelry, and rare objects.

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How are large amounts of money expected to be made during the early parts of the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure?

I'm currently running the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure, and want to stay in the book's materials. There's an opportunity for How can the party fund this relatively enormous expense, as a party ...
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Are there rules for disassembling a slain creature?

I haven't played D&D for a while though recently I have started playing it with my kids. The group is made out of five. So far they have acted with wisdom and they have been lucky which allowed ...
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Is the character wealth/level table to be taken “per character”?

Does the Character Wealth per Level table, as presented on page 135 of the DMG, reflect the wealth that should be owned by a single PC on each level, or by the party as a whole? Example: there is a ...
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How can I ensure that my players are not receiving excessive treasure and magic items for their level?

I am running a home brew 5e game. My group has recently levelled up to 2 and is about to come to the end of a dungeon. I rolled on the loot chart, and the results seemed quite generous for a party of ...
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Should I give my larger-than-expected party more total gold/treasure to compensate?

I am currently DMing the Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path and the party just hit level 4. For several reasons, we ended up with a party of 6+DM, while the AP states to be best balanced for ...
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How big is a gemstone in the DMG gemstone table?

Context The DMG treasure tables (DMG p134) describe six categories of gemstone: 10gp, 50gp, 100gp, 500gp, 1000gp, and 5000gp. What does this mean? An agate can be worth anywhere between 10gp and ...
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How much should PCs earn as guards?

If a merchant hires the PCs as guards, how much should the PCs earn?
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How to determine treasure for characters who aren't materialistic?

I am putting together a campaign for my daughters - late high school / early college age - using the SW5e ruleset. Effectively, this is a total conversion of the standard D&D 5e rules into the ...
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Kingmaker Kobold treasure question (Spoilers)

Spoilers for Kingmaker. Are they supposed to get the treasure at all?
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What rules are there for deciding what specific items to award when the loot table is unclear?

I'm currently creating my first completely homebrew campaign and I'm planning on using the the DMG treasure tables (p.136 - 149) to generate treasure in my campaign. I want the world to feel organic ...
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Does a wizard need to find and copy spells into spellbook to remain relevant?

I plan to use a wizard in a low magic campaign. The DM told me that magic users are few, so scrolls and spellbooks are very rare. He frankly told me that we might only be able to find one or two ...
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How do I work out Treasure for Multiple creatures?

I am running a group soon, and I am doing up some treasure for my players. One of my encounters is 2 Chimera who have a Treasure of Standard. Each of them is a CR7 creature, but combined they are ...
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How do I deal with a loot hungry PC?

I am new to the DM role and I have come across a player that maybe some of you have experience with. His main drive is loot. So much so that he has started pick pocketing and searching enemies IN ...
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What can one do with a captured spellbook? [closed]

My players captured two spellbooks. What is the monetary worth of a captured spellbook? The other question addresses the market value of a captured spellbook. Now, assuming the books were captured ...
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What is the monetary worth of a captured spellbook? [closed]

In my last game, the players defeated two wizards, and captured their spellbooks. The party wizard crowdsourced gold from the other players and copied the spells he wanted onto his own spellbook. ...
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What kind of check/action is looting from unconscious creatures?

My ally and I are in combat, he is unconscious and (per an agreement made before passing out) wants me to pick up his most valuable things (a pearl, some gold, ink, his spellbook and a spell scroll). ...
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Is it common practice in 3.5/Pathfinder to give players loot they can use as gear?

I just saw this question about loot division and it struck me as a very odd question to even have to ask, because in every game I've ever played or run (with the notable exception of some artifacts in ...
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My group seems to keep forgetting to give my character gear, what can I do?

I recently joined a Pathfinder group with some good friends of mine, and it's been going pretty well except for one little problem. The problem is that almost every time our party finds loot or gear, ...
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How do I encourage players to take plot hooks and accept quest rewards?

I messed up at the beginning of the campaign by introducing an element of urgency to the plot, and the party was recently split. All that's on their minds now is getting the party back together, even ...
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How to handle loot disputes as the DM?

Context Most of the time, Loot distribution is Players' and PCs' problem. From my point of view, I'm responsible for putting the chest with X loot in the dungeon. The PCs being able to find it and ...
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Random Dungeon Generation: How Individual Treasure or Horde Treasure [closed]

So I've got a dungeon I've mapped out using the DMG's random Dungeon Tables. I've fleshed it out save for the treasure. There are times I have "Monster" or "Monster with treasure." There's a ...
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Guidelines for speeding up looting process for player characters?

Introduction As a relatively new DM I've adopted players rolling Investigation when attempting to loot corpses and chests, because I see other Dungeon Masters doing that as well. But since I roll for ...
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Does changing the reward from Cragmaw Cave unbalance LMoP?

So, the context is pretty simple: After defeating Klarg, the bugbear, in Cragmaw Cave in the first chapter of Lost Mine of Phandelver, the players are given: Honestly, I feel like the description of ...
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Should I stop PCs looting from their dead friends/dead last PC?

A character in a D&D 5e game dies, and stays dead. They had some nice magic items, treasure, etcetera earned from their time adventuring. What reasons could I give for the rest of the party not ...
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How to Handle Plot Based Party Divisions [closed]

I'm participating in a Pathfinder campaign that started with four characters: A, a utility mage arcanist (played by myself) that will eventually take item creation feats B, a tanky melee fighter that ...
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How can I determine how much of the loot the PCs find?

I am looking for a method that allows me to determine how much of the predetermined loot in an area the party is able to actually find/get. Say the party is looting some bodies in a hurry before the ...
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I created a magic item for one character and another character took it

I'm DMing for a group of friends, and they rolled really high stats… except for the dragonborn warlock who ended up with a Constitution of 6 (-2). (We did use 4d6 drop lowest… the warlock was just ...
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What are Tier appropriate gold awards for Adventurers League adventures?

How can I get my adventure published as an Adventurer's League official module? describes the process for submitting adventures from conventions to Adventurers League to become certified “legal” ...
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How do I determine the value of spellbooks placed as treasure?

I am trying to develop treasure for my players and figure out how much a spellbook is worth based on the level and number of spells held in it. For example, how much is a spellbook that contains one ...
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What AL Treasure Tier is a trained mount or an exotic pet beast?

We are writing a CCC Convention Adventure for Adventurers League that grants animals as part of the treasure blocks. Adventurers League generally restricts the frequency and commonality of the magic ...
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What is Tier appropriate treasure for Adventurers League adventures?

This SE question describes the process for submitting adventures from conventions to Adventurers League to become certified “legal” CCC-AL adventures. Adventurers League generally restricts the ...
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How do I make treasure stashes rewarding in a very small party?

I'm running a D&D 5e game for two players. How can I make the contents of a treasure stash exciting without overpowering my players or just giving them lots of busywork? Newish DM here - I'm ...
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What does “standard including equipment” mean for a monster's treasure entry?

Looking at the Harpy Archer treasure description it reads Standard including equipment Does this mean that the treasure includes the +3 studded leather, +1 frost composite longbow (+1 Str bonus), ...
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Is there a system agnostic treasure table? [closed]

Many of the existing treasure generators are very tied into a campaign. They would include very specific treasures like "Wand of Ghoul Touch" or "1,500 gp". Even the gold pieces amount isn't very ...
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Bounty Boards: How to make them fair and make sense

So I wanted to create a new adventure hook I could use over many campaigns and figured, "Hmm, most medieval settings would have bounty boards set up in towns, offer prices for people willing to go out ...
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Is there a condensed treasure generation table?

The Rolemaster FRP Treasure Companion (ICE 5811) provides a pretty good treasure generation method, but I was wondering if there is an alternate condensed version with similar results. Maybe in ...
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Is it safe to assume most weapons come with respective scabbards unless otherwise stated?

A lot of the campaigns, usually the DM tells us that we find swords or something, but never said anything about finding the scabbard that would fit the blade of those swords. Is it safe for us to ...
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S&W Treasure Hoard

Looking for a little clarification on Treasure Hoards. In the Swords & Wizardry Complete section "Generating a Random Treasure Hoard" (p120) you determine total XP value of the monsters in the ...
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How to measure property awarded as treasure

I want to award property and land as a reward for a set of adventures. I'm creating a campaign in 5th Edition, and I want to follow the treasure per level guidelines. I know I can measure the building'...
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What do primitive NPCs do with treasure and gold?

A goblin tribe struck a deal with my players to team up against a powerful common enemy. In exchange, they split a hoard of treasure between them 50/50. However, when it came time to decide what to ...
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What types of plants can be used as treasure? [closed]

I know there's amber, some rare woods for making armor and weapons, leaf armor, etc... but what other types of plants could be used as treasure?
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What is the fineness (purity) of gold coins in D&D? [closed]

Preface: I am not tagging this for a specific edition, because the subject is very narrow. I believe it has not changed much through the editions. If the reviewers find that an edition is required, ...
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Steal the Gold: Wait, does it even exist, what is it? [closed]

Having more gold in Dungeons and Dragons allows a player to add things to their character sheet, and effects the actions they can take in a combat round. But what is gold in terms of game mechanics ...
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What DDAL adventure has Cape of the Mountebank as treasure?

I'm trying to get some order in my D&D 5th edition DDAL character and writing down his adventures in order, as opposed to written on various notes tucked in random locations of my folder. However,...
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How do I give the right amount of treasure without going overboard, like my last DM did?

I am trying to find a good model for how much treasure and money to give my players in order not to make items too difficult to buy, or too cheap to buy. In my last game, which ran for 6 months, our ...
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What are the suggested character levels for gaining a magic weapon of a certain enhancement bonus?

Some magical items, like weapons, have a bonus to-hit and possibly a special ability that is rated in terms of an enhancement bonus. Combining these two together can give an estimate of the item's ...
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What happens to vampire possessions when he's destroyed in mist form?

The party fought a vampire, got him down and he turned to mist. As the mist was trying to escape, we finally succeeded on a turn, and he was destroyed (still in mist form). Now the question is: what ...
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How can a cleric transport 500,000 gold inconspicuously by himself?

I am retiring a character, and the DM has given me permission to carry out the following actions, so long as I can physically "carry" them. The cleric is attempting to withdraw 500,000 gp from a ...
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How will this much GP impact our game? [closed]

So, a few sessions back, my DM allowed us to fill our Portable Hole completely with gold coins and various other valuable trinkets and loot from a treasure room we discovered. We have yet to set out ...
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Is there a table that includes all of the magic items sorted by rarity? [duplicate]

This might be a 'read the rules' to me question, but I haven't been able to find it. I need to select a magic item based on it's rarity (specifically Uncommon if it's relevant). I'm looking for a ...