Bomb Under Coins

The chest is full of a variety of coins.

Mechanical Trap


At the bottom of the chest is a bomb. The weight of the coins is holding the trigger in.

There are 2,000 coins of various types. When 500 of them have been removed, the target may make a DC 14 Wisdom (Perception) check. On a success, a foreign object is detected on the bottom.

This item can be safely examined with a DC 14 Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check. Failure causes the bomb to go off. Once examined, a DC 14 Intelligence (Investigation) check identifies the object as a bomb with a pressure trigger that is being held in by the coins. It can be removed, and then disarmed with a DC 14 Dexterity check with thieves’ tools. Failure on this check causes it to explode as well.

Once 750 coins are removed, the bomb goes off. All targets within 30′ of the bomb take 4d6 fire damage and 4d6 bludgeoning damage, with a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw halving all damage.

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