This is going to be a post for theorizing applications and if a player using these kind of strategies would be OP. This is not a ruling or asking to break an existing DM rule this is just for fun.
So in the upcoming playtest5 Nets will be changed from ranged weapons to adventure gear. Instead of a ranged attack roll at disadvantage it will now be considered item usage with a DC8 + proficiency + Dex.
Familiars that can use items (flying monkey stealing the show here) would then be able to throw or otherwise fly over creatures and drop a net on them.
Creatures that are restrained have Dis on Dex checks and attacks and attacks and actions made against them are at Adv.
With no current ruling about tying up already restrained creatures other then Dex checks, a player could use hempen rope on a netted creature.
So when all of this is combined will players be able to.
Ready their familiars action.
Walk up to a creature within 15ft.
Familiar throws their net. Restraining the creature on a failed save.
Then the player takes their action to use their hempen/silk/manacles/chains.
Tying up the creature further, effectively shutting them down until they pass the DC Str to break the rope.
As a DM do you consider this creative usage of action economy? Is this something you would allow, based off a check or contest? Let's discuss.
Yes or no
Yes, I would allow it
No, it's too oppressive
Other, please leave a comment with your thoughts.