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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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Does the Magic Initiate feat allow one to craft magic items?

Let's use Fighter McFighterson as our test case. As a level 1 variant human, McFighterson takes the Magic Initiate feat. Mage Armor is his choice, let's say (alongside two, inconsequential, cantrips)....
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Upgrading existing magic weapons in 3.5 with my character

Thanks for anyone who can answer me this. I have a 12th level Cleric with the craft magic arms and armor feat who would like to upgrade his Flametongue. Now, the question is, can I even do that? The ...
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Total time to copy a spell from a spellbook?

In order to copy a spell into a spellbook the PHB states: A wizard can also add a spell to her book whenever she encounters one on a magic scroll or in another wizard’s spellbook. No matter what ...
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How can I make a Deck of Many Things?

I'm wanting to make a Deck of Many Things but I can't figure it out. I'm playing 5e and my GM said if I can figure it out they would let me do it. I know my character has to be 17th level to even ...
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How to make gunpowder ignite on a hand grenade [closed]

I'm trying to create a hand grenade that doesn't require a fuse. My idea is small metallic oval container, gunpowder inside and a vial of some hind of liquid that when I throw it, would break the ...
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Is a partly-upgraded magic item usable?

Frank The Fighter has a set of +2 full plate. He's on a long journey with Cathy The Crafter and wants her to upgrade his armor to +3, using the rules for crafting while adventuring. The cost ...
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Calculating the gold cost of crafting a Magic Staff

I'm guiding a player with making a personal magic staff and would like feedback on how to properly price the item, as there are several methods that it could be done. Note, this is for 3.5e, not ...
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Can I improve a suit of Adamantine Armor I've found to have a +2 AC magic bonus?

Is it possible to add extra AC onto "Adamantine Armor" that we find as treasure? As the Adamantine is uncommon, I would assume that the highest magical increase could be +2, making it Legendary. I ...
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Basic Project imbalance?

The Crafting rules in Exalted are wonky at times, and some crafts in particular seem to be made to farm silver XP from making Basic ProjectsExalted 3rd Ed. core book [Ex3] p.239. One such example is ...
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How can I adjudicate the dismantling of monsters for parts?

I'm planning a GURPS 4e game in a scenario that uses monster parts as material for weapons and armors. After searching my books, however, I couldn't find a proper way to dismantle monsters (or even ...
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Crafting a Lich's Phylactery

The cost to craft a Lich's Phylactery is 120,000 gold and the caster level is the level of the crafter at time of creation. To craft wondrous items you use an amount of gold equal to half the item's ...
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Does Crafter's Fortune affect the spellcraft check for crafting magic items?

When crafting magic items you make a spellcraft check to see if you are successful. Does the Crafter's Fortune spell effect this check, or does it only apply to skills like Craft(Alchemy)?
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Is Ceremony required to make holy water?

Under the item description for Holy Water, we see the following: A cleric or paladin may create holy water by performing a special ritual. The ritual takes 1 hour to perform, uses 25 gp worth of ...
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What is the rarity of a Shield Guardian?

Shield Guardian says : Wizards and other spellcasters create shield guardians for protection. So I want to craft a Shield Guardian for my Wizard. The description of shield guardians seems like ...
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How do I craft nonmagical items?

I made a 1st level ranger that wants to make his own bow and arrows. If I buy a rank in craft bow my bonus is 6, 1 from the rank 2 from stat bonus and 3 from being trained arrows have a DC of 12 and ...
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Playing a crafting focused character in Dragon Age RPG

I am going to run a DA RPG game using Green Ronin Rule soon for a group of friends. One of them expressed a desire to play a crafter focus character, an enchanter type like the dwarf guy whose name I ...
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When creating an item with artisan's tools, are there any additional requirements?

it Xanathar's Guide to Everything, it states that when crafting an item: "...a character needs to be proficient with the tools needed to craft an item and have access to the appropriate equipment." ...
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Is there any reference material for brewing alcohol in D&D 3.5?

I'm making a character who lives in a large desert city. He's a brewer of ales and wines by day and a ninja by night. I'm trying to find a more in depth explanation on how making alcohol would work in ...
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Can Glowing Ink be used for Tattoos?

So I know that a concentrated form of Fire Ink can be used to produce a tattoo that glows and flickers as a flame and won't fade. Can Glowing Ink be used for a similar purpose, and does it have to ...
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How does elves' trance affect time spent for XGE's long rest crafting rules?

XGE gave us the option of having tool proficiencies (e.g., alchemist's supplies) enable a character to craft an item "as part of a long rest." For races that need 8 hours for a long rest but only 6 ...
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I want to burn my foes like ants!

Inspired by this image… …I'd like my PC to create a similar mundane contraption that turns sunlight into a weapon. Are there mechanics somewhere in 3.5 that make such a device possible?
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Ladle of candle making cost? [closed]

The ladle of candle making can make 10 non-magical candles a day & grants the user +10 to Craft (Candles) rolls. What would be the cost of making a ladle of candle making? I must admit that I’m ...
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Can a breastplate be crafted with non-metal materials in Adventurers League?

According to Adventurer's League rules, is it legal to have a nonmagical breastplate crafted for a character which is not made from metal? This breastplate should have the same characteristics as the ...
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What is the effective enhancement bonus increase for unlabelled special abilities?

I'm building out a magic weapon for a level 20 campaign, so I'm capped by the +10 maximum enhancement bonus. I'd like to add Transformative to it, but I'm not sure what enhancement bonus it's counted ...
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How to make bullets in D20 Modern (Apocalypse)

For some context, I'm planning on running a D20 Modern game, using the D20 Apocalypse supplement. One of my players wants to play a bullet merchant, so they'd be crafting and selling bullets. I've ...
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Do the rules speak to buying partially charged wands, one way or another? [duplicate]

The SRD has a 1st level wand with 50 charges costing 750gp. Does anything address the question of whether you can buy wands with less than 50 charges? I'm looking for anything which will be a useful ...
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Is it possible to craft items that dominate their users when they are activated?

I am getting wondrous item creation feat and i wanted to know if i could make trapped items that give me control of those who loot my items upon being activated by tying dominate person spell to the ...
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Does anyone know where I can find a list of wonderous items by caster level?

I'm starting a new game as a fifth level artificer (and fifth level wizard so I had WBL for a level 10) and was trying to figure out what magic items I might want to spend my WBL on. However since ...
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Is there any information available on crafting a Gith Silver Sword?

Is there any information on what material a Silver Sword (as described in many entries on the Githyanki) is made of, or how to craft one of these? I want to add some lore around these items for my ...
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How long is it to craft a painting and how do I determine its value?

How long does it take a character to make a painting and how is the painting's price determined?
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What would happen if I attached Alchemists Fire to an Arrow? Could I Assassinate with it?

Alchemist's Fire is a kind of Adventuring Gear which you can throw to deal 1D4 points of Damage to a creature and set it on-fire, dealing 1D4 damage at the start of each of its turns. From Roll20 (and ...
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How can I make a Cloak of Invisibility in Tomb of Annihilation

Making a legendary item would take way too long for this campaign. Is there any rule that states how crafting something like a Cloak of Invisibility could be pulled off by a player or NPC in a much ...
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How can I price this magic crossbow? [duplicate]

My plan is to have a Masterwork Darkwood Heavy Crossbow 430 gp, Quick Loading+1, Distance+1, Splitting Weapon+3, so that I can have a very long-range weapon. How much would that cost? There's a table ...
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Can a wand be crafted so that its spell is affected by special abilities?

A level 10 creator can use the feat Craft Wand to create a wand of snowball modified by the metamagic feats Intensified Spell and Empower Spell. Normally, the price of such a wand is 30,000 gp ([1 (...
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How do we get improved (+1, etc) Armor?

I've seen there exists some kind of improved armor (for example see Leather Armor +3). But I am unable to find anything about this in the DM guide or PH. Is that official or common homebrew stuff? ...
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Does the Gunsmithing feat let you make a gun without Crafting it?

Gunsmithing says: Benefit: If you have access to a gunsmith’s kit, you can create and restore firearms, craft bullets, and mix black powder for all types of firearms. You do not need to make a ...
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What would be required in order for a character to craft Potions of Invisibility?

I am DMing the D&D 5e Starter Set campaign, Lost Mine of Phandelver, for a group of my friends. They recently searched the Redbrand Hideout in Tresendar Manor in Phandalin, and searched through ...
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Should a Divine Soul Sorcerer be able to create Holy Water using the same ritual as Clerics and Paladins?

Clerics and paladins, with a 1 hour ritual and 25gp worth of silver powder [source : Player's Handbook, Chapter 5 - Equipment], can create a dose of Holy Water, which can be very useful against fiends ...
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Making bottles of gold!

I asked a question on how many gold coins it would take to craft a golden bottle for a gift. How would I go about making the bottle? I have no proficiency in it, and about how much would it cost me to ...
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How to learn new potion's formula?

I am currently a player - druid lvl 5 with Nature, Medical and Survival skill proficiencies and I have proficiency with the Herbalism kit - and we had such a discussion with our GM, and we don't have ...
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How many gold coins would you have to smelt to make a bottle out of them? [closed]

I've been tasked by a party member to make a bottle out of gold. I have no ingots, but I have a mold, and gold currency. If I wanted to make a standard canteen sized bottle how many gold coins would ...
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Can Magical Artisan apply to Extraordinary Artisan to reduce further all item creation costs?

The feat Magical Artisan (Player's Guide to Faerûn 41) in its description says, "You have mastered the method of creating a certain kind of magic item," and its benefit says, "Choose one item creation ...
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Can you increase the amount of potions made per day with the following?

A character is also allowed to create up to four potions in a single day (if they cost up to 250 gp or less), rather than the usual one magic item per day, usually limited to one day per 1000 gp limit....
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How many doses does brewing potions create?

How many doses does brewing potions create? I know there is a similar question floating around that dealt with poisons. I ask cause one potion dosage may differ depending of its use (alchemically, ...
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Can someone explain why brewing low level potions at higher levels is so costly?

Can someone explain why brewing low level potions at higher levels is so costly rules wise? I get the math part. Potion Brewing cost = 25 × spell level (0-3rd) × level of the caster as stated in ...
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Determining item ability scores for an intelligent item from the book of Eldritch Might

The book states: Does this mean that if you spend 50gp all ability scores the item has increase by 1? And if you spend 400gp all abilities increase by +4? etc. To me this seems far too cheap and I ...
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Can you shape a wand or rod like a gun?

Can you shape a wand or rod like a pistol or rifle without unbalancing anything, like in this YouTube clip? “[Knight's & Magic] The Gunlike Rod !!” I know that in that anime a wand is used more ...
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Do alchemy-created alloys confer bonuses to weapons?

Is there a specific bonus to weapons created using alloys created with someone that has three dots in alchemy path? One of my players asked a blacksmith to make a sword out of alloys he made and I'm ...
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Making dumb “smart” bullets

Welcome to the Sons of Ether JPL, the playgrounds for Matter mages. And there is a whole coven living in them, and when they work together, well, you know how that turns out: Flying cars, Autonomous ...
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How close to spells are infusions?

The Eberron Campaign Setting on Infusions says that infusions "function just like spells and follow all the rules for spells" (31). However, it also says, "An artificer cannot automatically use a ...