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A question about arrow breaking and crafting: pathfinder 1e

A question about arrow breaking and crafting pathfinder 1e Assuming when your arrow break from normal use you recover the arrowhead, how much time would it take to craft and arrow it: 1- You already ...
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How does the Cloak of Resistance's caster level requirement function if a crafter does not meet its prerequisites?

How does not meeting the prerequisite in order to craft a cloak of resistance function? I have a 7th-level wizard with craft wondrous item. He can do a +2 version no problem, not missing requirements. ...
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Potions crafting - homebrew ideas [closed]

I am not satisfied entirely with DnD 5e potions crafting. I am considering to implement simple system, which doesn't take so much time of downtime activity to craft, but needs specific ingredients. ...
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Can a warlock who has 5th level spell slots make spell scrolls of level 1 following XGE scroll making rules?

So, following XGE spell casters can make scrolls in their downtime. Now if a warlock has 5th level slots does he have to make spell scrolls of 5th level? Like for example a 5th level hex scroll. The ...
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Is the Arch Psion's Psionic Energy Discharge sufficiently similar to the Warlock's Eldritch Blast for item creation purposes?

3.5 Item creation rules specifically call out Eldritch Blast a having no psionic analog, and thus psionic characters cannot create or assist in creating items that use that class feature as a ...
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Is Daern’s Instant Fortress considered an extra-dimensional space?

Some context: myself, and another dungeon master were discussing Daern's instant fortress and its interactions with a bag of holding. My stance was that the instant fortress is essentially utilizing ...
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Find Familiar magical item [closed]

I want help to create a magic item. I am a Bard 1/Sorcerer 2 with a (Faerie Dragon) pet. I would like to make an item in-game. I'm not quite sure how to proceed. I want an item (or a set? Like when ...
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How many uses does a scroll scribed by a player character have?

How many uses does a scroll created by a player character have? During random scroll generation, DM is called to roll a die that represents the uses the scroll has. Is it the same case for a player ...
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Acquiring Formulas to Enable Scrounger Archetype

The second paragraph of the Scrounger Dedication states: You can Craft temporary items out of anything, anywhere, with whatever materials happen to be on hand, spending only 10 minutes to perform the ...
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What happens with multiple Replicate Magic Item infusions of Spellwrought Tattoo?

The RAW states that an Artificer's infusion can only be applied to one item at a time using bag of holding as an example so we all know it applies to replicated magical items. With Spellwrought tattoo ...
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Item Bonus From Ancestral Geometry

The second level tattoo Ancestral Geometry reads as follows: Geometric precision and perfect angles signify that an artist with exemplary knowledge of dwarven tattooing traditions created this body ...
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Rules for crafting magic items or spells in Middle Earth Roleplaying System (MERP)?

For example, can I play an Elven character who specializes in crafting magic rings and apprenticed with Celebrimbor? I haven't seen specific rules in the MERP rule books, perhaps there are supplements ...
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What is the definition of an "item" in 5e?

When it comes to the word "item" in D&D it can be quite confusing. Foe example, for a vial of acid, there are 3 potential items to consider: Is the 4 ounces of acid the item? Is the ...
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Thaumaturge : Do temporary scrolls cost anything to make?

A Thamumaturge with the scroll esoterica feat chain gets to make temporary scrolls daily. A: Do you need to pay the usual GP cost to do so, under crafting scrolls . Considering the effects are to ...
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Which skill feat is necessary to craft Gadgets?

Craft as a Downtime activity specifies that you need specific skill feats for different types of items: You need the Alchemical Crafting skill feat to create alchemical items, the Magical Crafting ...
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Where do the alternate or expanded crafting rules hide?

In the group I am a player in, I at times do some craft rolls with my samurai. Generally, it's stuff like painting a nice picture for a gift, as that's the one craft I got. However, we got a late ...
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How does an Artificer obtain mundane objects for infusion/replication?

I've been trying to figure out how to go about 'creating' the non-magical items needed so you can tinker them into trinkets, or infuse them into a replication of a magic item. Things like Needles that ...
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How does the Chameleon's Arcane/Divine focus interact with magic item crafting?

I'm doing more theory crafting / deep dive into the Chameleon prestige class and I could use some help clarifying how the Chameleon interacts with item creation feats. It is well established that a ...
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Does a creature with Ability Focus produce poison crafting materials with a higher DC than normal?

If you have ready access to the main ingredients of a poison (such as a trained creature that knows the "bestow poison" trick), you only have to pay 1/6 of the market price when crafting it instead of ...
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Legendary items pool of power

When a magical item became a Legendary Item and then became a major Artifact, gains it gains the suite of base legendary abilities and can have up to three additional legendary abilities. By ...
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When multiple Smiths work together to create items, can one apply feat to reduce the total cost?

If multiple characters are working together to meet the prerequisites for crafting an item and only one of the characters has a feat to reduce the cost, are they allowed to apply it? For instance if ...
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What portion of the crafting time for a magic item does an artificer need to meet the minimum caster level?

The artificer class has multiple abilities related to emulating spell casting abilities for crafting items and meeting the caster level requirements for crafting items. First, they have an ability to ...
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How do you create a new formula?

One of my players is an Inventor, and has come up with some ideas for brand-new magical and mundane items. I've found guidance on how to homebrew magical items, and I feel pretty confident on our ...
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How could an Artificer craft and infuse a laser pistol?

Let's say a futuristic artificer finds themselves in the 15th-century Sword Coast and wants to build a laser pistol. If they found "generic" +1 weapon formulas, which allows you to craft a &...
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What is the record for the greatest discount to item creation costs?

What is the record for the greatest discount to item creation costs? Basically, just how low can the price go? Open to psionics and magic methods. (For DM reference regarding a possible upcoming ...
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How much does it cost to manufacture a conductor stone?

I'm running a 5e Eberron campaign. My players are about to discover that Lhesh Haruuc is secretly building a lightning rail line from Rhukaan Draal towards Sterngate, aided by a rogue scion of House ...
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Are there any classes across the d20 systems with really good crafting abilities? [closed]

Long story short, my DM is giving us access to class abilities outside of D20 modern/future and D&D 3.5. Are there any other systems with futuristic tech crafting abilities that would mesh well ...
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How to put a price on the Captain's Stockings of Treasure Finding?

Our group is playing a 15th-level adventure. I usually allow them to create custom magic items that are within reason, and so far that had been fine with the regular Wealth-by-Level (WBL) rules. ...
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Can PCs cause thunder damage or a related condition with simple purpose-built non-magic items?

I would like one of my player characters (I am the player, and I will collaborate with my DM on this) in D&D 5e to craft (or possibly buy) a device that is intended to cause damage or a harmful ...
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How many HP is repaired by Crafter's Eyepiece?

The description of the Crafter's Eyepiece item says (emphasis mine): When you Repair an item, increase the Hit Points restored by 15 per proficiency rank instead of 10. However, the description of ...
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Can you make a giant sized weapon using 'Creation'?

I want to create a weapon out of thin air to be used temporarily. My idea would be, As a 14th-level bard, to cast tenser's transformation into a glyph. Then polymorph into a Giant Ape (a Huge creature)...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

How much knowledge do NPC sellers of magic items have about the magic items that exist in the world? Let's make it more specific and talk only about wondrous items sellers. More info: Players creating ...
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Creators Level Requirement for Gloves of Dexterity [duplicate]

Is there any requirement on the creators level for, say, creating Gloves of Dexterity? IE if you can create Gloves of Dexterity +2 can you also create +6 as well?
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How can I have my luggage do the laundry?

We know how to have our luggage box follow us: we need True Polymorph on a chest of pearwood, in which we have fixed a portable hole to some kind of tongue appendage, so it has space to stow ...
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Can you use Fabricate on 13 Adamantine crossbow bolts to make a short sword?

Can you use the Fabricate spell on 13 adamantine crossbow bolts to make a short sword? The average crossbow bolt is 15-22 inch long and avg. diameter of 0.003 inch – about 0.14 pounds each, coming to ...
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What are you actually doing while you make a spell scroll?

I am newish to D&D and I have been wondering about how spell scrolls are created. I know how to make a spell scroll mechanically, but I want to know what my character would actually be doing ...
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An epic weapon with non epic special abilities

According to the SRD a weapon with a weapon enhancement bonus of +6 is an epic weapon and has a market price of 720,000 gp. Supposing a non epic special ability is added to the weapon, say for example ...
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Construct modification cost

When using the modifications listed under Building and Modifying Constructs, are the costs of the modifications, the price you pay to craft it, or to purchase it? IE: Construct armor has a cost of ...
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Price for creating a Robe of Protection from Evil

I have a player that wants to have a Robe of Protection from Evil made. Using just the continuous spell cost seems more than a bit low, as I explain below. What would be a more reasonable way to price ...
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Crafting magic arrows

I'm looking at allowing my party's artificer to craft some +2 arrows, and in reading over the crafting rules in Xanathar's Guide, it seems like something is missing -- or else I'm missing something. ...
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What skill(s) to use to craft and place explosives?

What skill(s) to use to craft and place explosives? Is that a new intelligence - Knowledge skill I would need to create or is it an existing one?
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What can I make with Alchemist's Supplies? [duplicate]

The page on D&D Beyond for Alchemist's Supplies doesn't specify what if anything you can make. Other tool are more obvious in what they're for, like the Forgery Kit is for making forgeries: This ...
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What historical information is there for Wish being used to create magic items?

In the description for the Wish spell, one of the examples given is You create one object of up to 25,000 gp in value that isn't a magic item. The object can be no more than 300 feet in any dimension,...
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When crafting using special materials do you use the base item price or the actual price

Going by only the DnD 3.5 SRD (I don't have my books handy)... Find the item’s price. Put the price in silver pieces (1 gp = 10 sp). (SRD Crafting page) So, Chainmail is medium armor and costs 150 ...
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How do things like charges or uses per day affect the requirements of crafting magic items, & are there any source rules governing this?

Our party just defeated a Duergar that had a Cloaker. As soon as combat was over Mulland, a 12th lvl Wizard, went up to the Cloaker, cast Gentle Repose on it, picked it up and started wearing it as ...
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5e What artisan skills or proficiencies would a character use to fletch arrows?

My characters were running low on arrows during a battle. They wanted to make more arrows in the field. Did not see anything specific in the PHB. What kind of proficiencies or artisan tools would a ...
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What monster should I fight to craft an Immovable Rod? [closed]

I’m looking to craft the classic Immovable Rod, which is an Uncommon magic item. Per Xanathar's Guide to Everything(XGtE), I should expect the target monster to be between CR 4 and CR 8 based on the ...
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What proficiencies do you need to craft Serpent Scale Armor?

What proficiencies do you need to craft Serpent Scale Armor? My DM said I need both Smith's Tools and Leatherworker's Tools because there's both metal and serpent scales needed to craft it. If it's ...
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How can I limit crafting and material-searching without limiting player agency?

I'm a new GM. Several of my PCs really enjoy crafting/potion-making/resource-farming and have builds that are well-suited to it. In the past I wanted to reward their enthusiasm for searching for new ...
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Can you make armor with multiple elemental resistances using only wool and copper? And how much time and money would it cost?

For context One of my players is playing for the first time and has some problems with magic and how versatile it is, therefore he is attempting to make an armor to resist fire, lightning, acid and ...
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