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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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 ...
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Are there proficiencies for Goldsmithing and creating Jewelry?

There is the jeweler secondary skill, but that is another set of rules. Are there any proficiencies for working gold and creating jewelry?
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Is a bound elemental or elemental construct a valid target for psionic mind-swapping?

In a similar vein as this question, can an elemental bound item, such as would be created by the Bind Elemental Feat or other related concept, such as a Nimblewright (a construct possessed by an ...
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Are UPBs reusable?

Are UPBs (universal polymer bases) reusable? In my mind, I'm envisioning a versatile and creative Android mechanic using his integrated custom rig for not only item creation from UPBs but disassembly,...
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Can you usefully have two Boots of Speed enchantments on the same item?

In Pathfinder, the wondrous item crafting rules say that you can put additional effects onto a single item of a particular item slot at an additional 50% cost. I've also heard it said that weapons can ...
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Magic Item Creation, Use Table 15-29 estimate magic item gold piece values

For our campaign I am trying to understand the Pathfinder crafting rules, for my alchemist tinkerer ratfolk. skills to enable magic crafting: master craftsman craft magic arms and armor craft ...
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Mythic Archmage Crafting Mastery

The Archmage Mythic path has an ability called Crafting Mastery. The wording says Crafting Mastery (Ex): You can craft any magic item as if you had the necessary item creation feats. If you ...
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Cooperative Crafting and Amazing Tools of Manufacture

I have a crafting based character with the Valet Familiar archetype meaning I always craft with a cooperative crafting buddy. A friend who also has a crafting character has started using Amazing ...
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How do the following item crafting speedups stack?

So, let's say we've got a level 10 dwarf, Rodney, who first took a level in wizard, making it his favored class. At that point in time, he chose a Valet Familiar. Then he took 5 levels in Cleric, as ...
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Can I create Assistant Constructs?

I've always been a fan of crafting in games. I especially liked the Atelier series of games. But for this question I'd like to focus on the Homs in the games. Homs are intelligent homonculus(though ...
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How is magical ink made in Golarion?

To add a spell to his spellbook, a wizard has to pay a fee depending on the level of the spell. I remember seeing somewhere that this is because of the need to use magical ink though I am not certain ...
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When making an item, is it allowed to salvage other items to reduce the cost?

Say I am an artificer (base class) and I am crafting a magic item for which I need 600 GP worth of raw materials. It doesn't state what these materials need to be- Just that it should be worth 600 GP. ...
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Can I craft an Arcane Focus Shield?

In building a Cleric/Wizard, is there a mechanism by which I could buy or craft a shield that is an arcane focus with a holy symbol emblazoned on it?
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How do you figure out a mechanical trap's craft cost?

I was curious about the cost of traps. The cost of a mechanical trap is 1,000 gp × the trap’s Challenge Rating. Is this the crafted cost, or the marketed price to hire someone to build the trap. Is ...
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What items are needed for the Craft skill?

Aside from Artisans' Tools, what other equipment do I need to use a Craft skill? More specifically, the Craft Armor and Craft Weapons skills. I bought a hammer as I can also use it as a weapon, but do ...
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Can I use a spell-like ability which is similar but not equal a certain spell to fulfil magic item creation requisites?

The SRD rules to create an magic item are not clear about the possibility of using spell-like abilities to fulfil the spell requisites when creating a magic item. It only says that "access through ...
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Would crafting magical items from a single scroll be balanced?

Disclaimer: prompted by Sorcerer with item crafting of a warlock?. In D&D, crafting a magical item generally requires a specific spell (or several), which must be cast every day the crafting ...
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Sorcerer with item crafting of a warlock?

Can a sorcerer forego the spell requirement in crafting items the way a warlock can? If not, would it be imbalanced if I allowed it, since the only arcane caster in my group is a sorcerer and I like ...
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Can I really craft an Arrow of Total Destruction by RAW?

Can I craft something like this, and use it, based solely on the RAW? (With the obvious difference that, in 5e, it wouldn't “destroy an entire 10-foot radius sphere around the point of impact”, just ...
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Does receiving a crafted contingent spell break Vow of Poverty?

Would receiving a crafted contingent spell break a vow of poverty from the Book of Exalted Deeds? For example, if the players are tasked with helping a monastery in the mountains repel some sort of ...
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What is the minimum craft DC for a wand?

I'm GMing a group of mostly new players and one of the players has expressed intent in taking the craft wand feat. They had been asking questions about what they would need to do and the craft DC. I'm ...
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What would I need to adjust to make a Medium Glass Golem?

Craft Construct allows a PC to build a construct, allowing a 10th level crafty-type wizard to make a Large Glass Golem using reasonably simple rules. In the options, and for a clearly understood ...
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When crafting, what combination of “Other Considerations” can I apply to reduce crafting costs?

My question is this: Can I apply a skill requirement (-10%), an alignment requirement (-30%), and a class requirement (-30%) for a total of -70% crafting cost? The DMG lists options available to ...
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How much money can I make up with class features?

So, recently I've started RPing a Pathfinder Gunslinger in a city (we're running Curse of the Blood Throne with early firearms). According to the Gunsmithing feat, I can produce 1.000GP worth of ...
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Can you make intelligent items?

In the DMG, it says that some items are sentient (p. 214). Some magic items possess sentience and personality. Such an item might be possessed, haunted by the spirit of a previous owner, or self-...
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Can players enchant items?

I know that the DM can give you enchanted items, but can players spend gold and downtime to enchant their own?
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Can items grant both enhancement and competence bonuses to skills?

According to the DMG, items grant competence bonuses to skills, but the guidelines for epic-level items only refer to maximum enhancement bonuses to skills. Are the epic guidelines in error, or is it ...
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Are there caster level requirements given anywhere for creating new +skill items?

There are base gold costs for constant skill-granting items (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/magicItems/creatingMagicItems.htm), but I cannot find anywhere what the caster level requirements should be for ...
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Must a magic item's spells/spell effects all have the same CL, and be priced accordingly?

If I am creating a custom magic item in Pathfinder which uses certain spell effects, is it required that all of the spells use the same CL, and should therefore be priced accordingly in a custom item? ...
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Is my description & pricing for this custom armor correct?

I was playing around with the magic item crafting rules and wanted to make an interesting piece of armor. I haven't designed custom armor before. The math: +2 Breastplate: 4,350gp Continuous spell ...
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Valet Familiar and Crafting Scrolls and Potions

The feats for Crafting both Scrolls and Potions both state Scribing a scroll takes 2 hours if its base price is 250 gp or less, otherwise scribing a scroll takes 1 day for each 1,000 gp in its ...
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How do I figure out magic weapon creation costs? [duplicate]

I'm sure this has been asked numerous times, but I'm brand new to all of this and I can barely make sense of it. Say I want to create a longsword that catches fire when used. From what I've looked ...
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When crafting an item does the check need to exceed the cost before or after paying 1/3 materials?

Sorry for the complicated question title, it was very difficult to phrase. According to PFSRD, when crafting an item you first must pay 1/3 of the raw material cost. Following that, you must make a ...
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5e Item Creation [closed]

I'm looking to have a magic item built. I require an eighth level spell to be constantly cast through a belt. I don't know the current requirements for Fifth edition but I do know what I'm after. I ...
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How are Animated Objects created?

How might Animated Objects are created? These are the named monsters in the Monster Manual rather than the items in the spell Animate Object? Golems are called out as needing to be created via a ...
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During magic item creation, do expended spell components add to the cost of the item?

In the DMG on page 129 regarding the crafting of a magic item: If a spell will be produced by the item being created, the creator must expend one spell slot of the spell's level for each day of the ...
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How long does it take to silver a weapon?

PHB 148 on silvered weapons: You can silver a single weapon or ten pieces of ammunition for 100gp. This cost represents not only the price of the silver, but the time and expertise needed to add ...
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Allowing players to create or upgrade their weapons [duplicate]

I'm DMing a Pathfinder game with all new characters and I'm not very experienced as well. We are all learning a lot each session and the players are happy to change things when we learn we've been ...
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What does one charge for raw materials? (Ore, metal bars, alchemical ingredients, etc.)

Is there a chart or something with prices you charge for raw materials? Most importantly for blacksmith materials, such as ore or metal bars or what-have-you.
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Is there a way to create a magic item at less than its absolute minimum caster level?

Without using psionics, is there a way to reduce the absolute lowball minimum caster level of a spell completion magic item or spell trigger magic item? Likewise, is there a way to brew a potion at a ...
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Can a player character create a cursed magic item on purpose?

In the DMG on pages 128–129 are rules on magic item crafting by player characters. However, there isn't really a way to create cursed magic items given. Are there any official sources for player ...
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What are the details surrounding the brass brazier required for the Find Familiar spell?

In our campaign, I play a warlock and brass braziers are hard to come by. I want to carry a brass brazier in case my familiar dies and I need to again cast find familiar. How bulky is a small brass ...
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Is there any way to craft “masterwork” upgrade for weapons?

I'm playing a Pathfinder campaign, playing a level 3 Magus (Soul Forger archetype) in a Open-World mostly Sandbox game. My plan is to make him a professional crafter. I've already bought Mastercraft ...
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What are the rules for upgrading existing magic item?

This question comes from the comments on my previous question. In short, if I have for example a Belt of Incredible Dexterity +2 (4,000 gp), and I want a Belt of Incredible Dexterity +4 (16,000 gp), ...
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What's the difference between making magic items with Permanency and with crafting?

In Pathfinder, there are two mechanisms for making a wondrous item have a continuous effect: Creating the item in conjunction with the Permanency spell Creating the item to have a use-activated or ...
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Can you craft a magic item that's both a staff and a magic weapon?

I'm looking a lot into the rules of magic item creation for a Pathfinder campaign. One of my friends playing in the campaign is a big D&D aficionado who remembers some rules about combining ...
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Are magic item caster levels prerequisites?

Every magic item has a listed caster level, which is generally listed alongside its prerequisites. Is this listed caster level the minimum caster level required to craft the item? For example, the ...
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What is the cheapest way to get permanent flying for a party lower than level 11?

Since I do not want to spend all my spell slots for flying to make my party able to fly in fights I am looking for a way to grant them flying permanent or for a long time. Actually I wanted to make ...
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PC created magic items and how to scale charges

If a player is to create a magic item that can cast spells but because they do not have the specific spell they want to use a spell they already have. However, I am not sure how to scale this properly....