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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...