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A Collection of Riddles For Your D&D Game



What is greater than Bahamut.

Meaner than a horned devil.

The poor have it the Nobels need it.

Eat it and you shall die.


Answer: Nothing



A thousand guards protect this golden hoard,

Each one is armed with a single sword;

There's just one door, so you need be discreet,

But the reward - oh the reward - will be ever so sweet.


Answer: Honey



"I don’t have eyes,

But once I did see.

I once had thoughts,

Now white and empty."


Answer: A Skull



A handful of the future and a handful of the past

Share a narrow door through which they clasp

One gives of itself and the other takes it all

And the turns of fate bring about their fall


Answer: An Hourglass



What room has no walls, doors, ceiling, windows, or floors?


Answer: A Mushroom



Bright as diamonds,

Loud as thunder,

Never still,

A thing of wonder.


Answer: A Waterfall



What always runs but never walks.

Often murmurs, never talks.

Has a bed but never sleeps.

An open mouth that never eats?


Answer: A River



My life is measured in hours,

I only serve to be devoured.

Slim, I am quick.

Fat, I am slow.

A wicked wind my foe.


Answer: A Candle



Let me fall, I'm sure to crack,

Smile and I'll smile back.


Answer: A Mirror



Having father and mother,

Yet no one's son,

A sibling, perhaps,

but brother to none.


Answer: A Daughter



I am born in fear,

raised in truth,

and I come to my own in deed.

When comes a time that I’m called forth,

I come to serve the cause of need.


Answer: Courage



Often held but never touched,

always wet but never rusts,

often bites but seldom bit,

to use me well you must have wit.


Answer: Tongue



Man walks over, man drifts under,

in times of war he burns asunder.


Answer: A Bridge



You saw me where I never was and where I could not be.

And yet within that very place, my face you often see.


Answer: Your Reflection



Clad in mail and never clinking,

Never thirsty, ever drinking,

Alive without a single breath,

Catch me, I am cold as death.


Answer: Fish



The more you take,

The more you leave behind.


Answer: Footsteps



It has six legs but walks on only four.


Answer: A horse and rider.





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