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 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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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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Crafting a higher level scroll

I am a wizard who can cast 2nd level arcane spells. I want to create a scroll of a 3rd level arcane spell. Would this even be possible? Under the creating magic item rules The DC to create a magic ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why are raining arrows listed under alchemy?

I was looking at the pathfinder craft alchemy skill and I have to ask, why are arrow, raining (or raining arrows) listed there? Their loaded with holy water which to my knowledge isnt an alchemy ...
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Does the “Changeling” property count as an enhancement bonus?

The changeling property in the Magic Item Compendium p.31 names a flat price of 2000 gp. It does not say that it counts or costs as much as a +1 enhancement. Does that mean that the property doesn't ...
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How to provide XP for item creation?

I read in an answer that you can provide the XP cost of an item that the party Wizard creates for you. Unfortunately no details are given, and the link is dead. How can I cover the Wizard's XP ...
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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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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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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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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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Can other PCs use Alchemical Weapons?

I wanted to get some clarity on something. My character is an alchemist for reference. If I craft Alchemical Weapons like those listed in the Alchemists Manual, can my other party members use them? ...
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Can caster level increases meet the caster level prerequisites for specific magic items?

Some magic items have a caster level prerequisite. For example, the adamantine golem notes that "the creator must be caster level 20th." Is it possible for the creator of such a magic item to inflate ...
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What does “lower item cost ” in magic item creation cost mean?

In Creating Magic Items in the table "Estimating Magic Item Gold Piece Values" under "Base Price Adjustments" it says for multiple different abilites that the price adjustment is to "multiply the ...
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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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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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How does a Dedicated Wright carry the process of item creation through to completion?

A Dedicated Wright (Eberron Campaign Setting, p. 285) has the following supernatural ability: Item Creation (Su): A dedicated wright can perform the daily tasks related to item creation on behalf ...
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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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Is there a set of mechanics for Craft (Mechanic) in d20 Modern beyond those in the core books?

I've been having a hard time judging what to make the proper DC for Craft (Mechanic) checks in d20 Modern. The core books provide a few examples of things that are Simple all the way up to Advanced, ...
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Hand of the Mage with +2 Wisdom

Ok, I haven't been in touch with magic item creation in a while. So what would a hand of the mage further enchanted with +2 Wisdom cost? Assuming I have an enchanter capable and willing to do the ...
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Create a scroll with higher than default DC

When a scroll is crafted the DC for the effect is always set to the lowest possibly ability score. $$ \begin{array}{l|l|l} \text{Spell Level} & \text{Lowest Ability Score} & \text{Final DC} \\...
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How do I make a spellcasting item that doesn't require a mage or a sleepless person to maintain it?

So let's say I want to make an Infinite Bag, for carrying all the stuff in. My GM has ruled that I cannot give an item ZR (and thus I cannot use the "Spellcasting Item" table, as that requires ...
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When crafting a magic item, do I need to be able to cast spells at the same level as the requirements? [duplicate]

This may be common knowledge but it seems unclear to me. When crafting a magic item, do I need to be able to cast spells at the same level as the requirements, or is that a requirement I can ...
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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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Would this custom prestige class be balanced? (arcane battlesmith that cannot cast) [closed]

I've been a DM for a year now. lately, one of my players asked me if there was a way to make magical weapons/armor without being able to use magic... as far as i know, you can't. Craft Magic Arms and ...
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Feedback for a Point Buy System for Spellcreation/Research [closed]

I'm working on an RPG as a class project that uses 3.5e rules, and as a experiment I created a point buy system for spell creation rules. Its a very rough second draft that seems to come out roughly ...
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Is it possible to create sulfur grenades? [closed]

My group is playing Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. I have a Warlock of the Fiend who lives in the attic of Trollskull Manor. He has the Devil's Sight Invocation. He barred up the windows so it was pitch ...
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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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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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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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Major and minor creation as crafting materials

Can you use major and minor creation as components to craft items, and if you can what happens to the components used? Do they disappear while part of said crafted item? E.g.: I conjure up a black ...
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Actual cost of magic items where the spell has costly material component?

When crafting magic items, one of the perks is that you get to save 50% of market price. From the crafting magic items rules Magic supplies for items are always half of the base price in gp. For ...
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Can you craft a magic item without meeting its caster level requirement? [duplicate]

For example, the Belt of Giant Strength is an item with caster level 8. Can you craft a magic item without meeting its caster level requirement? Is it treated like all other requirements, increasing ...
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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 ...
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Is there a discrepancy between the strength of aura when detect magic is cast comparing a ring of protection to a weapon with an enhancement bonus?

In the SRD it states: Protection This ring offers continual magical protection in the form of a deflection bonus of +1 to +5 to AC. Faint abjuration; CL 5th; Forge Ring, shield of faith, ...
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Magic Item Creation and Requirements

Per 3.5 item Magic Item Creation rules progress on crafting a Magic item is 1,000gp a day minimum 1 day. The item creation rules or magic weapons list “the weapon or parts of the weapon” as material ...
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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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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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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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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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Can a wondrous item be used to make a scroll?

Since some magic items (scrolls, wands, potions) require the spell must be provided in order to be made but its less picky about how the spell is provided, for example could boots of speed be used to ...
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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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Can I wear more than one enchanted piece of armor? [duplicate]

For example; a +5 chest piece, +5 gloves, etc. I don't have a 5e book to use anymore, I do have a 3.5 but I don't know if the rules have changed.

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