It’s a truth universally acknowledged that player characters in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a shopping spree.
Left to their own devices, my table (and many others, I think) will spend an entire session just buying stuff.
Why is that?
Think for a second about what shopping is: a way for players to customize their characters.
Sometimes it’s mechanical stuff (a new shield or boots), other times it’s new options in combat (scrolls and potions), other times it’s pure window dressing and cool trinkets (cloak of billowing, anyone?).
All of it is a way to be different from what’s on the vanilla page.
So as a DM, use that to your advantage. Give players opportunities to express their individual characters that range beyond just shopping in town. Anything from flavoring a critical hit to naming a horse is a chance to mold a character—the main reason many players play D&D to begin with.
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Now get out there and tell a story!