The PHB lists many sets of tools and supplies for several crafts and trades:
- Alchemist’s supplies 50 gp 8 lb.
- Brewer’s supplies 20 gp 9 lb.
- Smith’s tools 20 gp 8 lb.
- Tinker’s tools 50 gp 10 lb.
- Weaver’s tools 1 gp 5 lb.
Some of those are pretty self-explanatory. Woodcarver, leatherworker, mason, those are all regular professions from real life. However, what are the exact uses of Alchemist's Supplies and Tinker’s Tools?
I've read that Alchemy can be used to make Healing Potions, but Alchemy is used by Wizards to turn wood into metal and things like that. The gnome's tinker can create Clockwork Toy, Fire Starter, Music Box, and is that all?
What if some of players ask to build a bomb with a tinker's kit? Or turn a rock into gold with Alchemy? Can anyone provide a concise explanation of how these two specific sets of tools are used in D&D?