Questions tagged [crafting]

For questions about the process of creating items within the game fiction or mechanics. This may include various types of smithing, alchemy, magic item creation, and other durable or consumable goods, depending on the game.

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How do Pathfinder Unchained's special raw materials work?

How does Pathfinder Unchained's special raw materials work? I can't seem to get them; I could be misunderstanding but it always seems like something is off to me. For example, say I wanted to craft ...
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What defines the quality of your craftsmanship?

There's been a bit of text in the PHB that's been bothering me as of late regarding the artisan trade that's found on page 143 in the Coinage passage (Emphasis mine): With one gold piece, a ...
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Can I wear more than one enchanted piece of armor? [duplicate]

For example; a +5 chest piece, +5 gloves, etc. I don't have a 5e book to use anymore, I do have a 3.5 but I don't know if the rules have changed.
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What is a reliable source of Adamantine?

What is a reliable source of Adamantine for PC's with a level range of 13-16? I am finding it difficult to locate appropriate Lore on adamantine, specifically where it comes from, where to find it, ...
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How can I maintain game balance while allowing my player to craft genuinely useful items?

One of my players (a Forge Cleric - though I'm not sure that it matters) wants to be able to craft useful magical items, as the campaign goes on, rather than merely mundane equipment that's easily ...
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Can you stack the effect of the Crafter's Fortune spell by drinking potions of it?

If you were to craft potions of crafter's fortune, could you stack the effect by drinking multiple potions to get a +10 or +15 or your next Craft check? The description of crafter's fortune states ...
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How creative should the DM let an artificer be in terms of what they can build?

Just how creative should the DM let the Artificer be? One of my players is a guy who thinks way too hard on how to solve problems he's not meant to 'Solve' as a player. For example, I have a little ...
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Can other PCs use Alchemical Weapons?

I wanted to get some clarity on something. My character is an alchemist for reference. If I craft Alchemical Weapons like those listed in the Alchemists Manual, can my other party members use them? ...
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Are there any Armor Enchantments that are specifically good against Outsiders?

My DM would like to create magical items that are specifically designed to fight angels and demons. For weapons, we are using the "Bane" template, using a custom category of "Outsiders (Angels and ...
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What Cannot be Nanofabricated From CHON?

Context My campaign's party is situated on an habitable oceanic world (specifically Droplet), but away from civilisation. They have a Nautiloid variant, with the usual internal nanofabricator and an ...
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Can caster level increases meet the caster level prerequisites for specific magic items?

Some magic items have a caster level prerequisite. For example, the adamantine golem notes that "the creator must be caster level 20th." Is it possible for the creator of such a magic item to inflate ...
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Do Mass versions of spells count as the base spell for magic item creation?

Certain magic items require that the crafter know certain spells. From the rules on magic item creation These prerequisites must be met for the item to be created. Most of the time, they take the ...
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How would crafting a Spell Scroll of Guiding Bolt work for a multiclassed (2019) UA Archivist artificer / Forge cleric?

I'm playing an Archivist Artificer (8) / Forge Cleric (2) in a short campaign. I was trying to figure out how or whether it is possible to create a spell scroll of guiding bolt (or any other spell ...
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Can I craft only a few bullets with Gunsmithing?

Crafting ammunition using the Gunsmithing feat always requires a minimum of one day of work: Crafting bullets, black powder, or cartridges takes 1 day of work for every 1,000 gp of ammunition (...
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Can you craft a magic item without meeting its caster level requirement? [duplicate]

For example, the Belt of Giant Strength is an item with caster level 8. Can you craft a magic item without meeting its caster level requirement? Is it treated like all other requirements, increasing ...
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Is it possible to reduce the cost of brewing potions?

The cost of brewing a potion is 25 \$\times\$ caster level \$\times\$ spell level. Is it somehow possible to reduce this cost by collecting rare herbs or in some other way?
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Can a caster help another one to make a craft contingent spell?

The Craft contingent spell feat description says Craft Contingent Spell Type: Item Creation Sources: Complete Arcane Unapproachable East You know how to attach semipermanent spells to a ...
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How long is a “whole day” for work purposes?

In Table 7 on page 15 of the Prometheum Exxet, there is an entry for "one whole day". I know that if I spend a week crafting each item, it takes an 8-hour period per day to do. How much, though, is "...
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What are the options for player characters to create traps?

The ranger and rogue in my game were asking about setting traps in preparation for a battle that was coming. Another player is convinced rogues can make traps because he saw it happen in D&D ...
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Does the “Changeling” property count as an enhancement bonus?

The changeling property in the Magic Item Compendium p.31 names a flat price of 2000 gp. It does not say that it counts or costs as much as a +1 enhancement. Does that mean that the property doesn't ...
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How much sealing wax is a unit of sealing wax?

It says you can buy it for 5 sp but doesn't list a weight. All it does is give a description" "When you press a signet ring into warm sealing wax, you leave an identifying mark." So how would I buy a ...
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Is it possible to build a custom weapon, and if so, how will my character be able to use it? [closed]

I plan to make a multiclass character with a Rogue and a Ranger. Since I want to stay at a distance when attacking, I want to use a shortbow (with the proficiency from Rogue), but I also want to use a ...
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To craft a Javelin of Lightning, you need to be able to cast Lightning Bolt; can I use a Wand of Lightning Bolt to meet this requirement?

So to craft a javelin of lightning, you need to be able to cast lightning bolt. My druid can't do this, but if he bought a wand of lightning bolt, could he use this to meet the requirements?
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How to provide XP for item creation?

I read in an answer that you can provide the XP cost of an item that the party Wizard creates for you. Unfortunately no details are given, and the link is dead. How can I cover the Wizard's XP ...
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Is there a rule to create flawed magical items?

For various reasons, I would need to emulate an effect from a famous magic item: the Helm of Brilliance If a creature wearing the helm is damaged by magical fire (after the fire protection is taken ...
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Magic Item Creation and Requirements

Per 3.5 item Magic Item Creation rules progress on crafting a Magic item is 1,000gp a day minimum 1 day. The item creation rules or magic weapons list “the weapon or parts of the weapon” as material ...
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How does a Dedicated Wright carry the process of item creation through to completion?

A Dedicated Wright (Eberron Campaign Setting, p. 285) has the following supernatural ability: Item Creation (Su): A dedicated wright can perform the daily tasks related to item creation on behalf ...
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Does making an item slotless increase its price?

In misreading Fering's question I thought he was asking if making his item slotless would increase the price. I thought that was worthy of its own question. When crafting a magic item with the craft ...
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Pricing a custom Robe of Bones

I am trying to deconstruct the Robe of Bones(RoB) magic item so that I can construct a personalized version for my necromancer. Why use the default undead in it when I could instead have one with my ...
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How do caster level prerequisites for item creation work for multiclassed characters?

In order to qualify for certain item creation feats you have to have a certain caster level. For example: Forge Ring [Item Creation] Prerequisite: Caster level 12th. Benefit You ...
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Prometheum Exxet: What happens when you want to apply a level 1 power to ammunition?

When creating magical ammunition using the Prometheum Exxet, the cost of powers is supposed to be reduced by one level. What happens if that level is 1? Specifically, in a sidebar on page 21, the ...
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How do I make a spellcasting item that doesn't require a mage or a sleepless person to maintain it?

So let's say I want to make an Infinite Bag, for carrying all the stuff in. My GM has ruled that I cannot give an item ZR (and thus I cannot use the "Spellcasting Item" table, as that requires ...
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Prometheum Exxet: Do any of the Spellcaster item powers grant the item Zeon regen?

My GM and I have a definite disagreement over the text of the Stored Energy modifier in particular - the text in English is as follows. If the object is itself has stored energy (via Zeon Container)...
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How long is a day to a mundane crafter?

Well, obviously 24 hours :-) but how does it work with crafting? I came across this while calculating crafting times for various mundane items. If the result × the DC equals double or triple the ...
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What is considered “artwork” when it comes to selling crafted merchandise?

In the 5e PHB, p. 144 under Selling Treasure: Gems, Jewelry, and Art Objects, it says: These items retain their full value in the marketplace, and you can usually trade them in for coin, or use ...
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Can you enchant trinkets the same way to create spell scrolls?

In short, I was thinking of an idea for two enchanted statues to be crafted and sold: A Fire/Light elemental statue polished with phosphorescent moss that's imbued with the spell "Light" to make a ...
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Can you 'upgrade' leather armor to studded leather armor without purchasing the new armor directly?

I've been combing through the things in my Player's Handbook that I normally gloss over and realized that there's not much distinction between studded leather armor and leather armor. The 5e manual ...
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Can you make spell trigger items at a caster level lower than your own?

Let's take a scroll as an example, but this would apply to wands and the like as well. The SRD says the following about scribing scrolls: The base price of a scroll is its spell level × its caster ...
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Are components harvested off a dragon inherently magical?

After our party slew a frost dragon, my character harvested a few dragon teeth off of the corpse. I now want to have someone craft weapons out of those teeth (DM does allow crafting of magical items.) ...
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Does repairing the gnome's clockwork device require no materials and make it functional for another 24 hours?

I am thinking about roleplaying a Rock Gnome, and was wondering whether my interpretation of the Tinker trait was correct. The rock gnome's tinker Trait (PHB pg. 37) says: Using those [tinker's] ...
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Do you need to learn recipes first to use Craft (Alchemy)?

A character in my group, now at Level 2, put Ranks in Craft (Alchemy). He has not actually used it yet, but plans to do so. My question is: Which alchemical items is he at least theoretically able ...
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Adventurers League: Brewing Potions of Healing vs. Purchasing Them

The Adventurers League Player's Guide v8.2 states that characters may purchase potions of healing for 50 gp, potions of greater healing for 100 gp, potions of superior healing for 500 gp, and potions ...
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New Player joining with Craft Magic Arms and Armor

I'm GMing a Pathfinder game that's been going on for awhile now and wanted some advice. We have a new player that's joining a game in progress. The rest of the party is level 8. He's coming in at ...
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Do clubs of different materials have different stats?

In an upcoming campaign I’m playing a Lizardfolk barbarian, and one of the lizardfolk features is Cunning Artisan which means I can harvest any creature, plant, etc to create a club, javelin, blowgun ...
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How long does it take for a mind flayer to create a Mind Blade or similar magic item?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters, on page 81, the following section is included under the Mind Flayer sub-chapter: Mind Flayer Magic Items Some mind flayer colonies have developed the ability to ...
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How do you make cursed items as a PC?

Can PCs make cursed items in D&D? The magic item creation rules do not discuss PC creation of cursed items. They appear to have assumed that only the GM would create them, and those are created ...
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What would be the crafting DC to create cursed weapons or weapons with minuses?

One of my characters (the rogue tactician) has been asking what he could do to create cursed items or items at minuses (like a -2 sword to it would have bad to-hit and bad damage). But I wasn't sure ...
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Can an alchemist create magic items using its formula?

I playing two characters in an adventure path and one of them it's the brawler that I have been asking about and the other is an alchemist. They are both 6th level now. My question is can an ...
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How do I rebuild a broken Eberron construct?

I’m playing a Warforged monk who has an affinity for small, cute things. So, On a mission, we came across a halfling automaton. Its programming was too ingrained and we had to break it. I may have ...
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What does “lower item cost ” in magic item creation cost mean?

In Creating Magic Items in the table "Estimating Magic Item Gold Piece Values" under "Base Price Adjustments" it says for multiple different abilites that the price adjustment is to "multiply the ...