Talk:Bag of holding

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Bags of holding together[edit]

Wizards.com says that bags of holding can go in eachother. This may be a 3rd edition change, since I was pretty sure it was explicitely explosive in 2e [though I have no 2e DMG]: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/rg/20051101a -- 72.145.143.78 20:16, 17 May 2006 (UTC) [vstarre didnt bother logging in]

Theoretically...[edit]

Since bags of holding have infinite capacity, what would happen if one was turned inside-out? You have no proof it was me. 00:21, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Read the rules. It says it stops functioning until it is turned correctly. --zzo38(<font color=#7799FF face=Wingdings>[[User_talk:Zzo38|*]]</font>)[[User:Zzo38/sand|?]] 18:46, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
Read the rules, they DO NOT have infinite capacity! --Wei Xiwu 16:35, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Whatever you do, don't drop a bag of holding into the ocean.

If you happen to find one surrounded by coral and dead fish, don't hang it upside down from a tree in a desert. Unless you really want to, of course. Kredal 22:07, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Can you permanently lose an artifact by putting it in a bag of holding and then use a dagger to cut the bag in half? --zzo38(<font color=#7799FF face=Wingdings>[[User_talk:Zzo38|*]]</font>)[[User:Zzo38/sand|?]] 18:46, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Objects touch each other[edit]

Hi

I removed

Even if the bag is filled to capacity the objects inside never damage or even touch one another, which means that a character could fill a bag of holding full of eggs and rocks, for example, without any fear of breaking the eggs. Block quote

Since this property is nowhere mentioned in the rules as written (RAW) --Wei Xiwu 16:01, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Spoiler?[edit]

This page makes mention of plot elements in a novel (Harry Potter #7) .. should it be marked as containing spoilers? Nuez 03:43, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

You can buy the bag of holding on thinkgeek.com http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/bags/88b9/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.243.253.250 (talk) 22:30, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Added to this section a bag of holding is mentioned in Making Money, Terry Pratchett's latst Discworld novel, although i cant find the reference right now it would be worth adding to the trivia section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.238.112.233 (talk) 10:37, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Unilateral Name Change[edit]

Background: User:Zobango unilaterally moved Bag of Holding to Holding Bag. Here is my disagreement, which I posted on his talk page. --KNHaw (talk) 20:33, 22 June 2008 (UTC)


First, I want to be absolutely clear here: I am not out to be argumentative or pick a fight here. I'd like to resolve this in a friendly, courteous manner.

I have to ask, though: Why did you unilaterally move Bag of holding to Holding bag? I take issue with it.

You didn't discuss it on the talk page or give anyone a heads up. I understand if you're not familiar with D&D terminology, but "Bag of Holding" is its formal name in D&D and has been for nearly thirty years. That is the name everyone uses in the game and the name that's cited in all the manuals and publications. Your change is the equivalent of moving Eiffel Tower to "Eiffel's Tower" or "The Tower of Eiffel."

Now, if you want to argue that the concept that a bag bigger on the inside than outside goes beyond D&D and want to rewrite the whole thing with that in mind, you should bring up on the talk page and see if a consensus can be reached. Then you can consider renaming it. But just saying "it doesn't make sense" is POV.

Please discuss your view on this, either on the talk page or your talk page. If I don't hear a solid justification for this move, I'm going to move it back in the next few days.

Thank you for your time.

--KNHaw (talk) 20:33, 22 June 2008 (UTC)


i felt that, although this may be what it is called, itdid not make grammatica; sense, so i changed the title, and included the original name in the article, albeit with minor changes —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zobango (talkcontribs) 22:50, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

It really should be moved back to Bag of holding - this is how it is referred to within the game, and I'm not aware of any instance where the bag is referred to as a "holding bag", regardless of what makes grammatical sense. BOZ (talk) 15:52, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
OK, it looks like we're not getting any real voting here but what we have is 2 to 1. Unless I see otherwise, I'm going to change it back by next Wed. (July 30, 2008).

--KNHaw (talk) 16:52, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Agree with reversion. It is, and always has been Bag of Holding. Wikipedia is not the place to reform the language, but merely to record its usage. rewinn (talk) 04:39, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
I have reverted the name. Pls note "Holding Bag" will redirect to Bag of Holding in case anyone goes looking under that name. In the future, please avoid renaming articles without a discussion on Talk. rewinn (talk) 04:47, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
To nitpick, it should probably be holding with a small-h, but good work on the bold reversion all the same.  :) BOZ (talk) 16:47, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
rewinn, thank you for the change. --KNHaw (talk) 23:33, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
Heh. Thanks for the kind words. BOZ is right about capitalization, feel free to fix my error there! I'm not as smart as I look ;-) rewinn (talk) 03:28, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Real-life Bag of Holding[edit]

I'm not sure if this is of great importance/relevance to the article, but ThinkGeek manufactures a messenger bag under the name "Bag of Holding Messenger Bag" (link here.)

Edit-- My apologies. I entirely missed the fact that someone had already posted with this information.