I have a player who wants to buy masterwork tools as opposed to buying magic items that boost his skills.
The reason being, masterwork tools grant a +2 bonus to a skill and cost 50gp.
Magic items that grant bonuses to skills cost (bonus) squared x 100, meaning a +2 magic item costs 400gp.
So i guess my question is.... what is the difference between a masterwork tool and a magic item that grants the same bonus? Are there certain skills you cannot have tools for? Was that the intent?