The Dungeoneer’s Pack

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One of the most remarkable things that Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition gave me was the idea of the Dungeoneer’s Pack. While this may seem pretty prosaic to some, the shorthand provided by this innovation was very useful for speeding up character creation and getting players into a game quickly. This is especially useful for anyone running an Open Table.

Let’s check out the contents of the Dungeoneer’s Pack:

Dungeoneer’s Pack (12 gp). Includes a backpack, a crowbar, a hammer, 10 pitons, 10 torches, a tinderbox, 10 days of rations, and a waterskin. The pack also has 50 feet of hempen rope strapped to the side of it.

D&D Basic Rules Version 1.0 (2018), page 51

This simple piece of text has saved me hours of time with newbie players at the gaming table.

We all know that giving players a big list of equipment and some gold pieces to…

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