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How light is light enough to be affected significantly by the "sensory puff of wind" effect of Druidcraft?

If I was 4 lbs and then I cast enlarge/reduce on myself to become 1/8 of my previous weight, becoming .5 lbs, would that be light enough to be significantly more affected by the sensory puff of wind ...
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Further explanation on shape water [closed]

After reading shape water I have questions since I know the DM will refer to sage's advice. With shape water it says you have 125 ft so does that mean the 8.3 lb per gallon would apply if you decided ...
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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 do several pieces of parchment or paper weigh?

Okay, similar question to my previous one. The equipment and weight table in adventuring gear says: Item Cost Weight Paper(one sheet) 2 sp - Parchment(one sheet) 1 sp - It has nothing about ...
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How much does string weigh?

I'm creating a rogue character and I've looked through all the equipment I can get with my class and decided to get the burglar's pack. Within this, I get 10 feet of string. I'm calculating my ...
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If a College of Creation bard created 829 tons of iron on top of a guard shack, how much damage would it to do to people inside?

In D&D 5e, RAW states that fall damage is 1d6 per 10 feet fallen, both to the object and to what it falls on. In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, the College of Creation bard, at 3rd level, can ...
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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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How much would a door weigh?

I'm planning on playing a Paladin murder zealot. I just got an idea to use a door as a weapon/shield for an awesome battle style, like so: ...But I don't know if they can be wielded with the door's ...
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Does Mage Hand measure weight as mass or as force?

In physics, weight means the force of gravity on an object (given by acceleration due to gravity times the mass of that object). In common usage, weight can be either the gravitational force or the ...
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Are there any rules pertaining to using extremely heavy weapons, either standard or improvised?

I haven't found any rules related to this subject. Nothing about weight changing the damage of any weapon was seen anywhere, and neither was there anything on the improvised weapon. Have anyone seen ...
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Is it possible in D&D 5E to create what is essentially a floating disk powered flying machine that is steerable via moving along a ring? [duplicate]

Would it be possible to create a spoke like (think old cart wheels) structure with a 21 foot radius with a small chamber in the middle for a floating disk, that will hold itself together and is light ...
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How many Joules does strength values ten through twenty estimate to? [closed]

D&D is not a science based or physics based game. Yet certain inquiring players apparently want to know. Thus, how many Joules does strength values ten through twenty estimate to? Based on lift ...
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Can the spell immovable object be used to carry very heavy things?

The spell immovable object from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount (pg. 187) says: You touch an object that weighs no more than 10 pounds and cause it to become magically fixed in place. You and the ...
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What is Strahd von Zarovich's weight in bat form?

This question concerns D&D 5e. The relevant ability, with my emphasis, is as follows: While in bat or wolf form, Strahd can't speak. In bat form, his walking speed is 5 feet, and he has a flying ...
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How much can a rat drag/carry?

I'm in a campaign where it's just me and my boyfriend, my boyfriend being the DM. He's very literal with D&D rules and has argued that a rat can carry 15lbs. Rats have a strength score of 2. ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip drag more weight than it can carry?

I have been watching/listening to Chance's D&D Spellbook, which highlights a potential 'loophole' in that the spell doesn't list how much the hand can drag, say if attached via a rope that weighs ...
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Does the limitation on the Cave Fisher's Filament action include the weight of carried equipment?

The Cave Fisher from Volo's Guide to Monsters (pg. 130) has an action called Filament, which says, in part (emphasis mine): One creature grappled by the cave fisher’s adhesive filament must make a ...
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Why does an explorer's pack come with more things than can fit in it?

The Explorer's pack comes with a backpack and a bunch of stuff that (I assume) goes inside. A Backpack can fit 30lbs in it. But the stuff - a bedroll (7), a mess kit (1), a tinderbox (1), 10 torches (...
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What is the weight of the web created by the Web spell?

So my friends and I were playing a campaign. We were at 3rd level, and I was playing a sorcerer. There was a flying creature that we wanted to get down, so I tried to catch it with the spell Web. ...
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Are Half-Elves supposed to have a slender build like Elves, or are they supposed to have a build that's intermediate between Humans and Elves?

The Player's Handbook's weight descriptions for Half-Elves are inconsistent. The Half-Elf section in Chapter 2 (pg. 38) says: They range from under 5 feet to about 6 feet tall, and from 100 to 180 ...
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By what factor does the weight of a melee weapon change if created for a creature with a size class other than Medium?

So it's safe to assume that a Small creature will have a lighter weapon than a Medium creature, and a Large creature will have a heavier weapon than a Medium creature, since the amount of material ...
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Does the weight of a character count against their carrying capacity?

Imagine dwarf Alice (200 pounds) and gnome Bob (40 pounds). Both characters have a Strength score of 10. So, as the PHB says, both of them are able to carry 10 × 15 = 150 pounds. Does it mean that ...
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How do I use the Random Height and Weight table in the Player's Handbook to determine a creature's weight?

I was reading through the Player's Handbook today to make a character when I saw the Random Height and Weight tables. Looking at that, I saw that the weight, for a Tiefling, was 110 lbs * (2d4). ...
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How Much Does a Petrified Character Weigh?

This came up in a session this weekend. One of my players was turned to stone (petrified) during combat. After combat, the rest of the party wanted to drag the statue around the rest of the dungeon, ...
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What are the specifics for a Block of Incense?

This never really occurred to me, but I never noticed that the Block of Incense was missing from the Player's Handbook, where it should have been in the adventuring gear list. (Dungeons and Dragons, ...
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Does the bulk value of items in my backpack count against my limit?

My Pathfinder 2e character has a bulk limit of 7. I've purchased an adventurer's pack, which costs 2 bulk but includes a backpack, which can carry up to 4 bulk. The description of the backpack (Core ...
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Do saddles made for Small or smaller riders weigh less?

Do saddles made for Small or smaller riders weigh less? Likewise, do saddles made for Large or larger creatures weigh more? It seems to me that they would be adjusted as armor would, but I can't find ...
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Do the Astral Suits from the Aegis ability have weight that affects encumbrance, armor check penalties, and speed penalties?

Does the armor created by the Aegis ability Astral Suits have weight that contributes to encumbrance, along with armor check penalties and speed penalties, like normal armor?
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Can a Giant Wolf Spider climb upside down while being mounted?

Imagine a beastmaster ranger halfling who mounts his giant wolf spider beast. The giant wolf spider has the spider climb feature, which allows them to climb difficult surfaces, including upside down ...
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Does PC weight have a mechanical effect?

I noticed that weight is mentioned in race profiles and was wondering if that’s just fluff in the official materials or if it actually matters. I might ask my DM if I can write up a system for his ...
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Is there a canonical behavior for the behavior of an object that would have its weight/mass reduced below 0?

There is a level 10 spell in the Path of Air that "reduces the weight of an object by 60 pounds" (+20 lbs per added effect). What happens (or should happen) if you cast this spell on an object that ...
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What if the Levitate spell's load is exceeded after it's cast?

What happens if you are a spellcaster and you use the levitate spell to float up somewhere, but your load suddenly increases over the levitate spell's weight limit? Such as by grabbing onto another ...
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Since you can store a Bag Holding or Handy Haversack in a Pathfinder Pouch, how the do these containers' weights factor in?

Since you can store a Bag Holding or Handy Haversack in a Pathfinder Pouch, how the do these containers' weights factor in? A Pathfinder Pouch has vol cap of 2 cubic feet & weight cap of 10 ...
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How can I adjudicate one character attemping to jump off a party member's shield at the enemy?

Last session, two of the members from my table attempted to make a combo together! I love when people contribute to the story, especially if it's going to be something epic like this situation, but I ...
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Can the Levitate spell carry a whole party on a platform?

In D&D 5e, can you use the spell Levitate to levitate a platform then make everyone in the party go on it? The platform would be under 500 weight but the party weighs more than that. Unlike ...
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How much does a Warforged weigh?

The Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron states in the description of the warforged's size: Weight and build are affected by subrace. However, I am unable to find any mention of how subrace affects weight ...
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What do I roll to throw a heavy, iron door at someone?

If I were to throw a 30-40 pound iron door at someone, what dice would I roll, and what modifiers would apply? Would someone be at disadvantage? Let's say that I have 20 strength, 13 dexterity, and ...
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What is the weight of an iron defender in Eberron?

What would be the approx weight of a basic Iron Defender construct in Eberron? Our party stumbled upon a few of these, and managed to deactivate them without damaging. I am thinking of taking one ...
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For the Catapult spell, is a 1/2-pound container holding 3 pounds of materials considered a valid target?

The catapult spell description (EEPC, p. 15; XGtE, p. 150) states: Choose one object weighing 1 to 5 pounds A 0.5-pound container alone isn't eligible to be catapulted because it's too light. If ...
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How much can I hold without any containers? [closed]

How much gear can you hold with out a backpack or any container? If your a fighter and pick leather armor, longbow, twenty arrows, rapier, shield, two handaxe, and an explore's pack. wear the armor ...
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Can the Catapult spell interact with Melf's Minute Meteors?

Basically, if I were to summon some meteors using Melf's Minute Meteors, could someone else use the Catapult spell to launch them at the big bad? It seems to me like a really inventive interaction ...
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How to check if a dice set is correctly weighted? [duplicate]

So let me give you a bit of backstory, I went to a friend's place to play DnD and I decided to put my solar powered dice to charge on top of my friend's standing lamp with the plastic box practically ...
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Weight of common jewelry (rings and necklaces)

Does D&D 5e contain official weights for jewelry? Where can I read up on this? For example, I can't find in the books what an ordinary silver ring or golden necklace weighs. Until now I'm using ...
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Web spell clarifications [closed]

My Halfling Monk/Sorcerer recently acquired a Cloak of Arachnida. He is heavily invested in being a utility character. In order to take full advantage of his new gear, I wanted to find out some ...
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How much does an Earth Elemental weigh?

This may seem like an odd request, but one of my players has an earth elemental summon while another has an immovable rod. The stats for the immovable rod specify that it can hold up to 8,000 pounds ...
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How much does Otiluke's Resilient Sphere weigh when it has a creature in it?

For the purposes of moving ORS, when it says: The sphere is weightless and just large enough to contain the creature or object inside Does it mean that the creature and the sphere becomes ...
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Can my familiar fly with a small person?

The rulebook states that carrying capacity is the strength score times 15 (lbs). Find familiar allows me to get a hawk, which has a strength score of 5. This results in a carrying capacity of 75 lbs. ...
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Searching for adjectives about weights [closed]

I'm making a small RPG game and I'd like to not put the precise weight up for display, at least for non identified objects. The problem is I know of only two words, light and heavy, that describe ...
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Where do PCs store treasure & gold that they are not carrying with them?

I’m looking for any guidance (especially from the rules and handbooks themselves) regarding storing treasure. I understand the encumbrance dynamic and that 50 coins weigh one pound (PHB 143) and all ...
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What does water cost and weigh per gallon?

In the Player's Handbook it states only that a waterskin costs 2 silver pieces, and a barrel 2 gold pieces. With some research I learned that a waterskin can hold 1/2 a gallon and a barrel can hold 40 ...
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