Can I have two castings of minor illusion active at the same time?

I had made a new half-elf sorcerer who will soon be a rogue multi-class. His spells are based off of what a rogue would choose them to be, such as fog cloud, mage hand, and minor illusion. In addition, I chose prestidigitation in the hopes of combining with minor illusion, using one for sound and one for an image.

Yet it was never clear to me if I could just use minor illusion twice, as it is a cantrip. This will free up a cantrip spot for a more offensive spell, seeing as all of my other spells are more ability than offense. We are playing D&D 5E.

Can I have two castings of minor illusion active at the same time?

Can the School of Conjuration wizard’s Minor Conjuration feature be used to summon rare, expensive, and/or consumable spell components?

Can the School of Conjuration wizard’s Minor Conjuration feature (PHB, p. 116) be used to summon rare, expensive, and/or consumable spell components?

It seems to fit within the scope of the feature in a rules-as-written manner, and I am inclined to allow it – but not having fully experienced the dynamics of higher level play where it might come more strongly into play, I have some uncertainty.

Do Illusionist’s Bracers actually allow you to cast two minor illusions?

The description of the Illusionist’s Bracers (GGR p. 178) states:

flavour:

A powerful illusionist of House Dimir originally developed these bracers, which enabled her to create multiple minor illusions at once. The bracers’ power, though, extends far beyond illusions.

effect:

While wearing the bracers, whenever you cast a cantrip, you can use a bonus action on the same turn to cast that cantrip a second time.

However to me it would seem that the effect provided would not actually allow one to cast multiple minor illusions at once because the description of the spell minor illusion states:

The illusion also ends if you dismiss it as an action or cast this spell again.

Am I missing something or does this magic item not actually allow one to do what its flavour text suggests?

Can minor illusion or prestidigitation create a spyglasss that works?

Can I create a lens that will function as a magnifying glass or spyglass with Minor Illusion Using the illusion as a focus to warp or bend light as a lens might.

Alternatively, can Prestidigitation Create a spyglass or magnifying glass?

You create a nonmagical trinket or an illusory image that can fit in your hand and that lasts until the end of your next turn.

Can Minor Illusion be used to replicate non-physical attacks?

Recently as a player my party fought against a creature that could paralyze you if you looked at it. Since my rogue has now seen it, would it be possible to replicate this using Minor Illusion by creating a image of the creature, and would it work the same way or be less effective? Could this also be used to replicate the attack the creature used that could kill if you failed the saving throw?

Can I Minor Illusion a 5ft box around myself to write notes when I know I am being scryed on?

My party is being scryed on by an enemy. We are all low level and don’t have access to second level spells yet. Can I get out paper and quill, cast minor illusion around myself as a 5ft cube of hollow stone, and write down sensitive information. Then pass the folded up paper to a party member and cast the illusion around them so they can read it? My theory is that because the scrying sensor is always 10ft away from the target they would just see a block of stone.

From Scrying:

On a failed save, the spell creates an invisible sensor within 10 feet of the target. You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there. The sensor moves with the target, remaining within 10 feet of it for the duration.

Limitations on the Conjurer’s Minor Conjuration ability

There are some clearly defined limitations already on the Wizard School of Conjuration’s Minor Conjuration feature, however…

Does normal “wear and tear” count as damage? (e.g. I’m in a fight without a weapon, and create, say, a dagger or club. Will it hold up through the fight?). How about a bottle of ink? Does dipping my pen into it and writing a quick note “damage” the ink?

Is it one piece? ( e.g., can I use it to make a temporary replacement for a set of Thieves’ Tools (which is ‘an item’ on the equipment list) or is it limited to one contiguous item, such as a skillet, or a coil of rope?)

Can a Minor Illusion block light?

The Minor Illusion spell say:

If you create an image of an object – such as a chair, muddy footprints, or a small chest – it must be no larger than a 5-foot cube. The image can’t create sound, light, smell, or any other sensory effect. Physical interaction with the object reveals it to be an illusion, because things can pass through it.

Can the illusory object block light? And if not, what would a creature see?

For example, could a vampire mage use the Minor Illusion cantrip to protect himself from the light of a sun blade? Could a wizard create an illusory box around a torch to “turn off the lights”?

How do NPC’s of a faction know one of the party members is a member of their faction? (careful: minor spoilers in question)

I’m currently running LMoP for 4 players. One of them has already joined the Lords’ Alliance, and I expect another to join the Emerald Enclave in the near future.

I’m planning to run SKT next, and have already started reading the book. The factions are mentioned quite often, and usually in a way that if one is a member of the faction they can get free lodgings/special items/a special quest.

I wonder though… how would they know they are part of their faction?

  • Would they be wearing a symbol on their clothes (such as a pin)?
  • Would they have to explicitly state to the NPC that they are a part of this faction?
  • Or would the NPCs simply be already informed about the new member and his/her appearance?

Any other possibilities?

Can I use Minor Illusion to create a wall, hide behind it, and attack with advantage?

Minor Illusion allows the creation of a 5-foot illusory object: can I hide behind this object (wall/crate/anything) and gain advantage vs. creatures who can’t see past the illusion?

If so, given that examining the illusion requires an action, am I guaranteed to have advantage at least until their turn arrives?