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Is there a value limit on the objects True Polymorph creates?

True Polymorph has the option to transform a creature into an object that cannot be larger than the creature. What about the object's value? Wish has a limit of 25,000 gp for on-label use. Could True ...
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How can I best reward players for finding secrets without breaking game balance?

So I'm still fairly new to GMing and Pathfinder 2E, but one thing I like to include is secrets in my dungeons for my players to find. Finding secrets is fun, and getting rewards for doing so is even ...
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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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Can the sapphire crushed as part of the Drawmij's Instant Summons spell be mended and sold for the original price?

The spell Drawmij's instant summons states (emphasis mine): [...] Components: V, S, M (a sapphire worth 1,000 gp) Duration: Until dispelled You touch an object weighing 10 pounds or less whose ...
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What are Astral Diamonds made of?

In any edition of Dungeons and Dragons, or in any related fiction in any campaign setting, is there official word for what Astral Diamonds actually are? Lacking that, any hints or clues in any ...
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Are there any abilities, features, or magic items that can increase gold gain, or multiply currency in a permanent way?

I have an idea for an avaricious (but not evil) busker bard character, whose motivation to obtain money is similar in magnitude to Scrooge McDuck (complete with Swimming Pool of Coins stretch goal). ...
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How does one balance massive resources in large battles/scenes to the party?

This is mainly for Starfinder. My players are L4. So, my players have set up a successful political party on the moon of Europa, which is currently in revolt against the Soviet Union. One of the PCs ...
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What loot has the highest value to weight ratio in D&D?

Reading "What are Astral Diamonds Made of?" made me wonder: what is the most valuable treasure in the game per pound? I mean, treasure that actually does have a price, have a weight, and is ...
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How much gold should a character gain per level?

I DM a group of 5 level 2 PCs, and currently they each have approximately 150gp each. I was just wondering if there's an average or recommended amount of gp that a PC should gain per level?
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How rare are magic items and how many should I be handing out?

What is the baseline distribution of magical treasure and at what level should a given character expect to have received or have a potential of getting a specific rarity of item? Example: Rare lvl 10+...
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Should players be able to buy striking weapons before level 4?

We're playing Agents of Edgewatch which takes place in Absalom and we're wondering if it's okay to buy striking weapons at their price before we're level 4. A striking weapon adds an extra damage die ...
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Where does the idea of selling dragon parts come from?

I recently played in an adventure with a new group, and after killing a dragon, the rest of the group started talking about butchering the dragon, harvesting its scales, blood, eyes, fangs, etc., ...
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What's the RAW most efficient way to mine for diamonds?

I have a level 20 Wizard. I'd like to mine for diamonds, but I don't want to spend literally years doing it, even if it's timeskipped. We're sort of colonists for a new country in this world (it's ...
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Combat Gear versus Other Gear versus Treasure

I am having trouble understanding what treasure my players should get when they kill a creature. The stat blocks list "combat gear" and "other gear," and sometimes a published adventure will have a ...
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How to help my players track gold in multiple currencies?

In my current game I have implemented a faction system where the relationships with and between the various factions have a direct impact on how the game plays out. One of the factors it impacts is ...
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How to put a price on the Captain's Stockings of Treasure Finding?

Our group is playing a 15th-level adventure. I usually allow them to create custom magic items that are within reason, and so far that had been fine with the regular Wealth-by-Level (WBL) rules. ...
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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 how ...
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How to deal with incredibly rich PCs messing with combat balance

One of my PCs are ludicrously rich: on the order of 100000 platinum pieces. I don't want to say "You're poor now, too bad", so what is a fast way to deprive them of their wealth so it doesn'...
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How to balance spellbooks looted from enemy wizards?

I'm running a campaign in Faerun, with Red Wizards as one of the main antagonists. My party includes a wizard. Every time the party kills one of said Red Wizards, they expect to find a spellbook, and ...
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How can a party move 10,000 pounds of gold?

The party has found the Vault of Dragons from the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist module. They've managed to play two of the BBEGs against each other and have neutralized the 'enemy' factor of the module, ...
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How might a character transport hundreds of thousands of gold inconspicuously?

Caveat is that it must be in a manner that draws no attention, so there can't be an armed guard, any carriages, or multiple people. Is there anything that holds more than the bag of holding, as it ...
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Without a magic item economy, what is gold for?

PHB page 144, Equipment, Wealth, Selling Treasure Magic Items. Selling magic items is problematic. Finding someone to buy a potion or a scroll isn’t too hard, but other items are out of the realm ...
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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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Seeking a maths formula to determine the number of coins in a treasure hoard, given hoard value

Lots of online generators will gladly spit out hoards that are heavily inclined toward higher-denomination coins, gems, and other, highly-concentrated instruments of wealth; I want to go heavily into ...
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What would be the effects of giving out ten times the expected gold?

Given the treasure tables and advice in the Dungeon Master's Guide and Xanathar's Guide to Everything, characters have an implied wealth per level. An approximation of this is shown below, copied from ...
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Do magic items have any inherent monetary value outside of what they do?

Basically, if a magic item does something that is by all accounts useless, or even mundane, does the item still have a higher gp value due to the fact that it is magical? My party has a small rock. ...
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Should I be worried about a Tier-one party looting plate armour? [duplicate]

I've got a party of 5 level three players. In an upcoming session, they might be facing a monster with plate armour. The (humanoid) monster's CR is one, but RAW his plate armor is worth 1,500 gp. I'm ...
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How do I make sure magic item distribution feels fair when there aren't enough items to go around?

I'm preparing a treasure hoard for a group of four level-two PCs (Cleric, Monk, Fighter, and Wizard). I decided to roll on the Treasure Hoard Table for CR 0-4, and take either the average result or my ...
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Is there an issue with simplifying wealth rewards like this?

I've been playing for some years now, and with nearly all of my groups, keeping track of resources is always a hassle. To make things efficient, we basically eliminated all the multiple wealth levels ...
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Dragon Heist: What is in Dalakhar's pouch?

I'm running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and early in chapter 3 there is a paragraph about Urstul fleeing the scene and that the players have a chance to pickpocket him. It also specifically says that the ...
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What level Curse does Lycanthropy count as?

I'm reworking some of my older campaigns in Pathfinder 1e and transferring them into Pathfinder 2e. One of the custom items I had in an original dungeon was a supposed "Wand of Wish" that ...
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Where is the treasure generation table mentioned in Buffalo Castle?

I have 7th edition of Tunnels and Trolls (30th anniversary edition) and I am playing the "Buffalo Castle" solo adventure. I defeated a wandering monster and rolled for treasure, which the ...
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How can we determine the cost of ruby dust?

There are spells like Continual Flame which require ruby dust as a material component. The rules explicitly require "ruby dust worth X gp", not "ruby dust made from rubies worth X gp&...
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What is a 500gp Ruby useful for?

After looting a body, we recently received a 750gp necklace, and were specifically told that it consisted of 250gp of gold, and a 500gp Ruby set into that gold. That seems remarkably specific, and our ...
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Are there any official guidelines for Shadowrun payouts?

I'm trying to figure out how much to pay Shadowrunners for a job, and how to balance the NPCs. I couldn't find anything in SR4A (though I could've missed something). I've only played in a couple of ...
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How do I calculate the volume of a given quantity of coins?

Question A rectangular chest is filled to the brim with 1,000 unevenly piled gold coins, each weighing one third of an ounce. How big is that chest? Is there a formula I can use for routinely ...
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How does looting treasures worth legend points work?

Earthdawn rewards player when they best an opponent with legend points. It also rewards them legend points when they loot "treasures" (e.g., Crackbill necks). Am I right that they won't ...
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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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Guidelines for setting haggle test difficulty when using the tracking money option?

I have been running a game of WFRP 4e and my players haven't really been enjoying tracking money much so I was thinking of switching to the optional tracking money rule on page 290 of the rule book. ...
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Are enemy weapons and armour up for grabs as loot?

I am running the Starter Set Adventure (Lost Mine of Phelvander), and the majority of enemies have weapons and armour. For example every goblin has a scimitar, a shortbow, and leather armour. When ...
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How much loot (in GP) Should I be giving my players?

I'm very new to DMing. So I wan't to get to a good start with the loot I give my players. We usually play in 2 hour sessions at college. This usually ends up being 1 days worth of in-game time. In ...
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For spells that require non-consumed gold, do you need the actual gold? [duplicate]

If a spell says it has a gold requirement but doesn't say it consumes the gold, do you still need the gold? I have been told that regardless if the spell has a gold requirement, that your focus can't ...
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Handling a dragon lair's treasure consistently with treasure parcels

It's my first time as the DM of a D&D campaign and I'm planning an encounter against a dragon in his lair. Since dragons hoard large amount of treasure, I would like to know how you deal with all ...
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Looking For Historically Accurate Ordinary Items Database For Dungeon-Stocking [closed]

I swear I had found in the comments of one of Matthew Colville's videos a link to an enormous database of accurate lists of ordinary items that list REAL items that could be found in any room, no ...
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How can I handle players taking more than their fair share of loot?

In a couple of different groups that I've played with, there is one player who takes more than their fair share of loot. Is there a good way to deal with this? Group 1 is a homebrew campaign that is ...
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How can I move a one-ton gem out of Undermountain?

Looking for some ideas on a particular conundrum my party is faced with. We're in the depths of a dungeon in Undermountain and have come across a literally one-ton gem. We're all 9th level and are a ...
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How big is a 50 gp diamond? [duplicate]

The material requirement for the spell chromatic orb is a diamond worth at least 50 gp, but in the Dungeon Master's Guide a diamond is listed under the 500 gp gem list. How small would a diamond be ...
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Are listed gem values the buy or sell price?

Is the value listed for a gem its buying price, selling price, or something else? Gems are listed with a value in the DM Guide as treasure. In this context, it would imply the gem could be sold for ...
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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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How should I stat very powerful artifacts that the party acquires too early?

A few weeks ago I started DMing a campaign that involves five divine artifacts that all of the gods' powers are filtered through. I planned on the paragon level quest being collecting these in order ...

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