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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:35 am Post subject:
Personally, I'd allow a double door to be affected by a single wizard lock. If you think about a mechanical lock, a double door still only needs one lock rather than a lock for each door involved so I'd apply the same logic to the spell.
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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:30 am Post subject:
I know it's been a minute since you asked ...
But, I would treat them as a single door.
Just as it is a pair of pants, I would say that this is a pair of doors.
It's a single vestibule in a single frame. There's only a single lock in the middle holding them together.
I think that any DM that said it takes two is being a little overly pedantic. There's no reason that it would be ... once one door is open, that doorway is open. I might suggest that in a strict reading, the intent of "a door, a chest, or portal" is to make it clear that it's one opening that is being locked.
There is nothing in the description that would lead one to believe that it's for only a single object that resembles a flat, upright, or hinged mechanism, or that it even has to have a locking mechanism. It could just be a rock pile thrust into a cave opening, within given size parameters.
Because it's the portal being sealed magically, not the object closing it.
I would even go further that the reading of "portal" should use a definition meaning "doorway" to make it even more clear, so that it's synonymous with "portal". _________________ Gallery of Artwork - take a look at my published illustrations.
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