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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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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Non-Master Technocrat Minion Creation?

So, one of the main "aesthetic points" of the Technocratic Union is their wide use of minions that they create through superscience, ranging from the relatively expendable Men in Black clones to the ...
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Pricing a custom Robe of Bones

I am trying to deconstruct the Robe of Bones(RoB) magic item so that I can construct a personalized version for my necromancer. Why use the default undead in it when I could instead have one with my ...
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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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Do you need to cast spells every day you are working on a construct?

Crafting magic items takes one day for every 1,000 gold pieces of its value and spells have to be cast every day. Although it takes one day for every 1,000 gold pieces to craft a construct as well, I ...
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How can a weapon of legacy be resized?

Can a Craft skill check or other mundane or magical means resize a weapon of legacy? For example, the +1 silver Small shortsword Full Moon's Trick, a weapon of legacy, is acquired by a Medium ...
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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 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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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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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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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 it possible to craft an item that provides a skill bonus to Spellcraft?

In Pathfinder, is it possible to create an item using the Craft Wondrous Item feat, that provides a skill bonus to Spellcraft for creating magic items? What would be the most appropriate item and ...
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What are reasonable additional statistics for modern and futuristic weapons?

In Chapter 5: Campaigns in the section Building a Different World on pages 145-6 of the Dungeon Master's Guide there's the subsection Modern and Future Technology. I'm designing a prestige class that'...
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Can a Warmage make his own spells?

This might just be DM's discretion, but are there any actual rules about Warmages crafting/learning their own spells? i.e. is a Warmage capable of crafting his own spell, and if so, would he need to ...
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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 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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How do you remake a spellbook?

My wizard's spellbook was destroyed! How can I acquire/create a new one?
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Can you stack the effect of the Crafter's Fortune spell by drinking potions of it?

If you were to craft potions of crafter's fortune, could you stack the effect by drinking multiple potions to get a +10 or +15 or your next Craft check? The description of crafter's fortune states ...
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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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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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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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Is crafting permanent items supposed to take this long?

One of my players in an upcoming game came up to me and noted that crafting items takes a ridiculously long time and/or is not much cheaper than just buying the item. This got me to look into the ...
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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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In Donjon's dynamic magic item creation process, what does “Meet all the item's prerequisites” mean?

While looking at Donjon.bin.sh's dynamic magic item creation system for 5e, converted from a similar Pathfinder system, I got a bit confused about the "Complete the item" challenge. One of the ...
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Can a Gloom Blade be enchanted, and if so, what would its base enchantment level be?

I've been working on my two-weapon fighting Rogue, and I just got a set of Gloom Blades. I'm wondering: can they be enchanted, and if so, what base enchantment level would I count the blade as? A +1 ...
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Can temporary bonuses be used for magic item crafting checks?

In pathfinder, the rules for magic item creation state that one must make a skill check at the end of the crafting process: At the end of this process, the spellcaster must make a single skill ...
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How long is a day to a mundane crafter?

Well, obviously 24 hours :-) but how does it work with crafting? I came across this while calculating crafting times for various mundane items. If the result × the DC equals double or triple the ...
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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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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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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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Can you craft magic items using Wish instead of the required spell?

Say you're a wizard or sorcerer who wants to make a Ring of Protection. You can't prepare/know Shield of Faith, but you can use Limited Wish. Does this satisfy the requirement, or do you HAVE to have ...
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What Cannot be Nanofabricated From CHON?

Context My campaign's party is situated on an habitable oceanic world (specifically Droplet), but away from civilisation. They have a Nautiloid variant, with the usual internal nanofabricator and an ...
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How long does it take for a mind flayer to create a Mind Blade or similar magic item?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters, on page 81, the following section is included under the Mind Flayer sub-chapter: Mind Flayer Magic Items Some mind flayer colonies have developed the ability to ...
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Can an alchemist create magic items using its formula?

I playing two characters in an adventure path and one of them it's the brawler that I have been asking about and the other is an alchemist. They are both 6th level now. My question is can an ...
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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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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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How does time elapse during crafting?

I understand that in order to craft something I convert its worth into silver, multiply the dc by your roll, and subtract that number from it's worth in silver to determine your progress. This ...
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How do I create the economy behind a simple crafting system?

I have several campaigns' worth of experience GMing for a fairly rules-light d20 system called Roleplaying is Magic, and I'm taking my group in a different direction for the next campaign: a superhero ...
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Does the Craft Anything Feat mean you do not need a formula?

In Pathfinder 2e we have the Feat called Craft Anything. Which states, in part, that As long as you have the appropriate Crafting skill feat (such as Magical Crafting for magic items) and meet ...
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How long is a “whole day” for work purposes?

In Table 7 on page 15 of the Prometheum Exxet, there is an entry for "one whole day". I know that if I spend a week crafting each item, it takes an 8-hour period per day to do. How much, though, is "...
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How can I make flying arbalester constructs with my artificer?

I am playing level 2 artificer and looking to create some Arbalester constructs. I am looking for a way to give them the ability to fly, and I'd like to be able to give them flying by level 4 at the ...
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Craft Wondrous Item with Ceremony effect

I am trying to work out the cost and mechanics of a wondrous item. I personally have not found an item of similar effect, therefore, I am using the magic item gold piece table as a guide. Gloves of ...
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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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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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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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Can I use exotic materials to make armor? [duplicate]

Can I use other materials for making armor instead of metal, bone, wood or leather? Specifically, can I use spider exo-skeleton? If so, what are the rules and cost?
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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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Can you enchant trinkets the same way to create spell scrolls?

In short, I was thinking of an idea for two enchanted statues to be crafted and sold: A Fire/Light elemental statue polished with phosphorescent moss that's imbued with the spell "Light" to make a ...
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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 ...