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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Can tinker's tools be used to make Gunslinger firearms before 3rd level?

One of my players is planning on playing Matt Mercer's Gunslinger fighter archetype. If their character gets proficiency in tinker's tools before 3rd level (such as from the Guild Artisan background, ...
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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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Armor Craft Skill - modifying magical armor to fit 3 armed characters.

I am creating an Alchemist in Pathfinder and want to take the Tentacle Discovery - This grants my character an extra "arm" in the form of a tentacle. My DM told me that, with this extra "arm", any ...
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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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On-the-Fly Crafting

I do not believe there are any 5e rules for this, so this is as much asking for potential houserules as anything else. If there is an official rule somewhere, by all means, please point it out. Let's ...
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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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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....
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Can magic weapons, armor, and shields be created without spells?

Is there any way to create magic weapons, magic armor, or magic shields without using spells? I'm not asking for wondrous items or anything, just, like, a +2 flaming sword or a +3 ghost touch ...
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What is the use for an alchemist's lab?

If the alchemist's lab (500gp) provides +2 circumstance bonus on craft(alchemy) checks, what use is there for it if a masterwork artisan's tools (55gp) already provides the same bonus on ANY craft ...
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If I want to craft a set of mithral half plate, what is its cost?

According to the PHB, half plate is 750 gp to buy. However, magic items of uncommon rarity cost less. If I was to craft a mithral set of half plate (a magic item), RAW, what amount would I pay?
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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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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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Is there a way to create linked 'vanishing cabinets', or an effective alternative, without homebrew? [duplicate]

I'm about to start running a homebrew seafaring campaign in which my PC's will spend the vast majority of the narrative travelling on a boat, far from the mainland, on a diplomatic mission to explore ...
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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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Is there a way I can turn bone into metal?

I am playing a campaign that starts us off as commoners who have no adventuring experience. My character is a town drunk who has never gotten into a fight in his life. In our second session our party ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there crafting rules for incorporating or embedding magic items into other objects?

Are there any rules regarding the possibility of a character who wants to embed, for instance, an immovable rod into the handle of a spear? What about other magic items—something like the Rod of the ...
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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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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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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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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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Can magic items have permanent enchantments added to them?

If you find a magic item (+1, low power spells, etc) can you then use that item as your basis for crafting a magic item and add new enchantments to it? Like say if I find a +1 sword can I use the same ...
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Does an accidentally cursed magic item lose all other magic except the curse?

On Magic Item Creation says that At the end of this process, the spellcaster must make a single skill check (usually Spellcraft, but sometimes another skill) to finish the item. ... Failing this ...
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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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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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Conjuring Armor via Thaumaturgy and Craft item in Dresden Files Rpg

Is it possible to conjure a full body armor via crafting enchanted item using an 8 shift complexity but having it work using Thaumaturgy rules (lasting until next sunrise) as an actual armor instead ...
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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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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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Looking for cost to make a very specific weapon in D&D 3.5e

I have no idea how to properly factor the total cost of an Enchanted Weapon, and I'd like help doing so. I've read so many things and it gets confusing when I begin to read parts on how I "multiply by ...
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Is it possible to have many people using aid another use craft to earn a lot per week?

One of my players is trying to find loopholes to make lots of money without having to work. His latest idea is as follows: Get a ton of low-to-mid-level NPCs willing (or "willing") to waste a lot of ...
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Can you make items with a “misc” or “unnamed” bonus to an ability score?

Back when I was learning about how to craft magic items in 3.5, I was told by the GM that in order to get around enhancement bonuses not stacking, you could make an item with a "misc" bonus, or an "...
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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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Crafting on ten coppers a day

Using the 3.5 crafting rules, how would you optimize for the cheapest magic item crafting possible, and how cheap would it be? By default, crafting is 1/2 the base price, or 50% + materials. Lowering ...
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Do rules exist for creating artefacts?

Are there any hard rules aside from the few examples given and "use your imagination" to build your own artefacts?
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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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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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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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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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Can multiple individuals contribute non-spell prerequisites during item creation?

Robert, a 3rd level human druid possessing the feat Craft Wondrous Item, desires to make Boots of Striding and Springing (DMG p.251). However, he lacks the necessary 5 ranks in Jump called for in the ...
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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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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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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 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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Crafting Equipment in Fate Core

It seems only fair that a person with a good Crafts score in the right setting should be allowed to craft armor for themselves or allies. Let's say the characters are taking some downtime and the ...
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Making a Belt of Negative Dexterity

So in my group there is a PC who has a questionable background and therefore we don't exactly trust him. I am looking for a way to set up a contingency in case he ever betrays us, and I think I know ...
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Which artisan's tools would be used to create Restorative Ointment?

I'm playing D&D 5e. I'm trying to figure out which artisan's tools - and respective proficiency - would be used in making Restorative Ointment (also known as Keoghtom's Ointment; DMG, p. 179). I ...