Magic Item of the Month: Bag o’ Bones

Each month, we’ll give you a new magic item to use in your 5e game. This month, in the spirit of Halloween, we’re giving you an extra spooky magic item, the bag o’ bones.

Bag o’ Bones
Wondrous Item, Uncommon

This magic bag is just a bag of holding. However, some cruel necromancer filled the bag with 20 skeletons. See the Monster Manual for the skeletons’ statistics. An identify spell reveals this item to be a bag of holding.

When a creature uses their action to put something into or pull something out of the bag, one skeleton climbs out of the bag and attacks the nearest creature (usually whoever opened the bag). On each following round on the skeletons’ initiative count, another skeleton emerges from the bag and attacks the nearest creature. A creature can use their action to close and latch the bag. This prevents any more skeletons from emerging until the bag is opened again.

Once a skeleton comes out of the bag, the total number of skeletons remaining in the bag is reduced. After all 20 skeletons have climbed out, the bag is a regular bag of holding that can be used as normal.