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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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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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Is Goliath weight range reasonable?

While this may be opinion-based, this question is specific enough to produce well-argued and specific answers. The weight range for Goliaths is 280-340 lbs, or 127-154kg. Their height is between 7 ...
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How might the weight of a falling object affect the damage it causes?

Fall damage is 1d6 per 10 feet. What adjustments if any should I make for objects falling on a player character? (e.g. a bear) Assuming the objects are meaningful threats but not instant character ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How much do scrolls and potions weigh?

The physical description for potions: Physical Description: A typical potion or oil consists of 1 ounce of liquid held in a ceramic or glass vial fitted with a tight stopper. The stoppered ...
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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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How much does a large monstrous spider weigh?

The first spider shape an Arachnomancer gets will be a small, medium, and large monstrous spider. Let's just talk about large size for the sake of argument. According to a National Geographic ...
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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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How much can you carry using the Fly spell?

A caster casts fly on himself. How much weight can he carry? The spell doesn't say. I am hoping for some rules-based guidance, but what has worked for you would be useful as well.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is equipment that merges into the Druid's Wild Shape form weightless?

Given that you have three option to merge any equipment on you into your Wild Shape form: You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there an "anchor" or "weight" spell?

My campaign calls for a spell that makes an object either immovable or immensely heavy. I haven't found one yet. Is there a spell in the Core Rules or any of the Unearthed Arcana or other expansions ...
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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 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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How much does a potion weigh?

I'm considering having my players find a big cache of alchemical items as part of an upcoming adventure. I feel like dozens of bottles of liquid should weigh something, but I don't see a weight listed ...
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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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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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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 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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What is the weight of diamond dust?

I am in a game where the DM likes us to track the weight of everything. I even have every single coin tracked. As a cleric I am going to be carrying around diamond dust for some spells, but I cant ...
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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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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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Tracking items weight that are part of kits

I am trying to figure out a solution for my equipment weight issue. I am low level and low str, so every pound matters, and I cant afford extra dimensional carrying items or people/animals to carry ...
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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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