Forger’s Kit

  • RAW Cost: 15gp
  • RAW Weight: 5lbs
  • Example Items: Papers and parchments, pens and inks, seals and sealing wax, gold and silver leaf, and other supplies necessary to create convincing forgeries of physical documents.
  • Crafting Restrictions: Need something to forge.
  • Mundane Item Crafting: Creation of paperwork that looks correct and officials.
  • Magic Item Crafting: None.
  • Artwork Creation: None.
  • QA Artwork Bonus: N/A.
  • Structure Building: N/A.
  • Adventuring Utility: Creation of papers necessary for the completion of a quest or mission.

Skill Usage

  • Arcana: A forgery kit can be used in conjunction with the Arcana skill to determine if a magic item is real or fake.
  • Deception: A well-crafted forgery, such as papers proclaiming you to be a noble or a writ that grants you safe passage, can lend credence to a lie.
  • History: A forgery kit combined with your knowledge of history improves your ability to create fake historical documents or to tell if an old document is authentic.
  • Investigation: When you examine objects, proficiency with a forgery kit is useful for determining how an object was made and whether it is genuine.
  • Other Tools: Knowledge of other tools makes your forgeries that much more believable. For example, you could combine proficiency with a forgery kit and proficiency with cartographer’s tools to make a fake map.
  • Quick Fake: As part of a short rest, you can produce a forged document no more than one page in length. As part of a long rest, you can produce a document that is up to four pages long. Your Intelligence check using a forgery kit determines the DC for someone else’s Intelligence (Investigation) check to spot the fake.

Forgery Kit Basic Skill Use Difficulty Table

Mimic handwriting15
Duplicate a wax seal20


For much of the crafting for this skill set and tools, just use the Mundane Crafting rules unless there is something specific that the character wishes to create outside of the normal things.