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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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Can a Ioun Stone be made cracked?

Can you craft the cracked version of an Ioun Stone voluntarily, or are those just a mishap?
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By how much is a wand's price raised if unicorn horn is added during its creation?

My character is making a wand of lesser vigor (Spell Compendium 229). The spell has the same level as cure light wounds so I'd expect such a wand to sell for 750 gp eventually. However, I am using a ...
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Skill checks for Magic Item Creation

Let us say I want to create a Ring of Sustenance. The DC is 5 + CL (in this case 5). Since I am a Wizard and do not know the spell 'Create food and water' and want to do it in half the time I put +10 ...
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Can mundane alterations be made to magical items without damaging them?

I'm playing D&D 5e, and I'm wondering if I can safely make changes to magical items. What does making alterations to magical items do to them? Examples are silver plating a magical weapon, ...
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What schools are there that can make a good weaponsmith/armorsmith?

What schools are there that can make a good weaponsmith/armorsmith? In past editions there were specific weapon/armorsmith classes. So far I have only found the Shiba Artisan and the Kakita Artisan ...
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Is the +10 increase to Craft DCs of the Accelerated Crafting rules be applied several times for the same item to craft?

Can the voluntary +10 increase to the Craft DC of an item to finish it earlier be applied multiple times, effectively adding a multiple of 10 ?
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What would be the worth of diamond dust made by fabricate from a 100gp diamond?

Casters at higher levels often have the problem that they need different costly material components. Two of those are diamonds and diamond dust. If one only has whole diamonds the spell fabricate ...
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What is the source of the Manuals of Golems, and can they be replicated?

The book disappears after successfully crafting a golem using it, and the entry in the DMG gives no details as to where the book came from, nor how many are in existence. Can one be created by arcane ...
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Combining both Magic and Psionics in the same Craft feat

So, let's say we've got a character with a Craft Wondrous Item or Craft Universal Item feat, and said character for some reason can both cast spells and manifest powers. So, said character crafts ...
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How do I price command-word activated items?

I am interested in creating a magical item that has a 3x/day use of mage armor on command word. Mage armor is a level 1 spell, and the command word example pricing says spell level (1) x caster level ...
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Is there a price reduction for a magic item with a cooldown?

A cooldown is present in some existing supernatural or spell-like abilities (e.g. many dragons' breath weapons). That is, after the ability's used, the user must wait some time (either set or rolled) ...
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Can a machinesmith take Scribe Scroll?

The third-party base class machinesmith can make prototypes, which basically function like spells. The prerequisite for the feat Scribe Scroll is having a caster level of 1. Every single magical thing ...
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Are Casting Foci Magic Items?

By "casting foci", I am referring to arcane focus, druidic focus, and holy symbol, because they're all just different fluff for the same thing, just keynamed for class restrictions. When I say magic ...
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Cost to upgrade an enchanted whip to a mighty whip-dagger?

What would be an appropriate amount for a DM to charge a PC to upgrade a magical whip into a mighty whip dagger (Arms and Equipment Guide p 10), maintaining the same properties as the original weapon, ...
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For crafting an item do you need to be proficient with the tools?

According to the PHB Crafting can only be done if you are proficient with the tools You can craft nonmagical objects, including adventuring equipment and works of art. You must be proficient ...
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How much do multiple weapon enchantments cost?

If I were to enchant a composite longbow with two +1 enchantments, how much would it cost? I have a masterwork longsword (315gp). I want to add the magic enchantments Keen and Bane to it. Both of ...
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Can a character inlay a +1 wand into a weapon and still gain its casting benefit?

I've been playing 5e for about a year now and recently started my own campaign DMing for a group of people that have never played before. They took to it immediately! Things have been going pretty ...
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Are there any rules for PCs to create intelligent items?

Intelligent Items [SRD] & DMG 3.5 mention: "In general, less than 1% of magic items have intelligence." Like artifacts, intelligent items are never encountered as random treasure [d%] AFAIK. ...
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Magic Item Creation and round usages rules instead of duration

How does one go about creating a magic item with a usage of rounds per day like boots of speed? I haven't been able to locate any magic item creation rules which talks about this, but it makes me ...
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Can the skill Craft (cooking) influence magical effects?

Can a cleric use the skill Craft (cooking) when casting create food and water to attempt to create better tasting food and water? Similarly, can a wizard use the skill Craft (cooking) when casting ...
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Making changes to the base weapon of a magic weapon

How able are you to modify a weapon after it has been created? When it comes to magical abilities that use up the enhancement bonus, you are only able to ADD to the existing item. You are unable to ...
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Stacking the skill ranks from multiple headbands of vast intelligence

I have been researching magic item creation and headbands of vast intelligence. There is a specific property of the headband which interests me. A headband of vast intelligence has one skill ...
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Cost of custom crafted item with multiple enhancements spells?

Google-fu has thus failed me. I've been researching and learning the 3.5 crafting system for my upcoming artificer and I seem to have hit a snag in the pricing system. I am aware that it is only ...
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How many times would you need to take master craftsman for both weapons and armor?

I have been looking into making magical items with a non-magical character. Naturally this brings up the feat master craftsman. I get the part about the ranks count as your caster level for creating ...
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Order of cost reduction application? [duplicate]

Ive read through the cost reduction handbook and a few other locations on reducing the cost of an item during item creation. Using my currently available cost reductions 25% extraordinary Artisan ...
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How does Phantasmal Arms work?

I will provide a set-up situation and then ask how it works. I have a Chronicles of Darkness 1e character within the Mage: the Awakening source. He has Intelligence 4, Crafts 3, and Prime 4. He casts ...
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What exactly can you do with the product of Major Creation?

Let's assume a caster able to cast the spell Major Creation. What he is trying to do is exploit this to be able to avoid having to pay for certain things. As explained in this question, what is ...
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What are the mechanics for special-trigger magic items?

I'm running a campaign in the Eberron campaign setting using the Pathfinder rule system. I'm confused about the mechanisms for crafting wondrous magic items that activate upon certain conditions ...
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How much does a shield that is also a magic weapon cost?

How would a shield that is both a magic armor and a magic weapon be costed? For example, I want a shield with +5 to AC and +5 to Attack. Does it cost the same as a +10 shield? Or does it cost the same ...
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Can a shield that has both armor and attack enhancements exceed +10 total enhancement?

A shield can receive enhancement bonuses to both AC and Attack. Do both types of enhancements count against the maximum possible bonus (+5)? For example, can I have a shield that has +5 to AC, the ...
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What's the difference between Tech-Use and Trade(Armourer) in terms of crafting/assembling equipment from parts?

When acquiring materials for crafting, determine the item’s Availability and then decrease it by one level (i.e., Average items become Common, Common items become Plentiful, etc.). The character ...
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Can an Alchemist's Bomb be used as a trap component?

Ok, this will be a tricky question. This is an idea I got recently when creating a character specialized in explosives. I looked for ways to mimic a proximity mine with non-advanced technology. My ...
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Can I use fabricate to turn gold coins into ingots worth three times as much gold?

I was reading through some spells and I came across Fabricate. This gave me a solid moment of pause. Particularily, "Material Component: The original material, which costs the same amount as the raw ...
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Where do I find the DC to craft a magic item?

Playing a 3.5 campaign I'm a 3rd level Warforged Artificer and I've just really started to get the money to look into seriously crafting stuff and have unlocked Craft Wondrous Items as a 3rd level ...
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Can you create a scroll by using a spell cast from a magical item?

In the DMG it says The character must also be a spellcaster with spell slots and must be able to cast any spells that the item can produce. Many magic items let users cast spells. For example ...
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Creating magic items with random triggers (e.g. burst weapon)

I'd like to create set of Fascinating Daggers that will have a chance of casting Hypnotic Pattern or Hypnotism, something around once every 10 hits (I'd like it to tie it to the attack roll but not ...
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How can a character create a Spell Scroll?

How can a character create a Spell Scroll? I've read through the DMG, and the section "Creating a Magic Item" on p.284 is about creating the design of a magic item "type", rather than create an ...
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Do the magic item creation rules allow for feats to be added to items?

I have a player (yeah, that guy) who would like to craft an item that allows Weapon Focus (several actually) to an item they would like to craft. Having read the Paizo website several times, I'm ...
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Can I make a continuous, togglable, deactivatable belt of enlarge/reduce person?

If you are using a magic item, say a belt of enlarge person, is it possible to deactivate it without taking it off or using dispel magic? The only kind of ruling that seems to come close is for ...
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Alternative Crafting

I'm using the Alternative Crafting rules for a game that I'm in as an Alchemist. This introduces a number of uncertainties with regards to things that affect crafting speed. Skill Unlocks 5 Ranks: ...
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How are the costs for creating Communal Scrolls figured in Pathfinder?

In a thread on the Paizo forums someone asked a question about scroll costs, and what are some of the best scrolls to scribe versus not scribing; and communal scrolls were mentioned. However another ...
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Does Accelerated magic item crafting increase the daily cap?

Magic Creation rules The creator also needs a fairly quiet, comfortable, and well-lit place in which to work. Any place suitable for preparing spells is suitable for making items. Creating an item ...
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How much would it cost to create a ring of continous Shield?

I would like to craft a ring continuously giving it the effect of the level 1 spell shield. Is it possible? How much would it cost?
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Final Caster level of a crafted magical item with multiple abilities

I've been trying to fully understand how Magic Item Creation works, specifically an item with multiple abilities, but there's still one thing that I don't understand: How do you determine that final ...
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Can a character craft expensive material components?

One example of a spell that has a material component of non-negligible cost is True Seeing. Basically, this can be read as the spell costing 250 gp a pop. However, a player could suggest that they can ...
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What is the required caster level to make a Sunblade?

Per the magic item creation rules: Creating a magic weapon has a special prerequisite: The creator's caster level must be at least three times the enhancement bonus of the weapon. If an item has ...
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How can I convert the Pathfinder construct crafting rules for my D&D 5E game? [closed]

I want to adapt the Pathfinder rules for crafting constructs to D&D 5e. (I'm a player and a DM.) I'm looking specifically at their iron cobras, shield guardian design, and extra golem variants, in ...
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What are the correct cost mathematics for “Animate Object”?

I have a character (alchemist with Promethean Disciple) who has the Craft Construct feat. I would like to make some Animated Objects. The page on the SRD gives me a formula for the cost on the ...
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What is the dispel CL of a crafted Pearl of Power?

I asked something similar and didn't get the clarity I was seeking, so I will be more concise. If I craft a 1st level Pearl of Power at CL 1, and it gets hit with a targeted Dispel Magic, what is it's ...
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Which are the most imperative Craft and Tools in DnD E5? [closed]

Sleeping and eating are inevitable parts of every adventurer's life, whether you are doing a mission or you are on downtime. But there are some other essential needs to be taken care of, like mending ...