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Why would anyone buy a Pony over a Mule?

Here are the statistics from the Mounts and Other Animals Table in the DMG: Item Cost Speed Carrying Capacity Pony 30 gp 40 ft. 225 lb. Donkey or mule 8 gp 40 ft. 420 lb. The pony costs 30 gp, ...
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How to put a price on the Captain's Stockings of Treasure Finding?

Our group is playing a 15th-level adventure. I usually allow them to create custom magic items that are within reason, and so far that had been fine with the regular Wealth-by-Level (WBL) rules. ...
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Are there any ways to reduce the market price of magic items?

By RAW the only thing I know of that reduces the market price of magic items is the 10% or 30% discount item restrictions in the creating magic items section of the Dungeon Master's Guide page 282. ...
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Is the necklace of fireballs underpriced in the Sane Magic Items pdf?

I gave my third-level party 900gp and told them they could buy start equipment from the Sane Magic Items pdf. One of my characters bought a two-bead Necklace of Fireballs and personally demolished two ...
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Are there published guidelines for pricing magic items based on class abilities?

There are a handful of items that emulate (Ring of Evasion) and/or augment (Monk's Robe) class abilities. However, "class ability" isn't one of the effects on the estimating magic item ...
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Construct modification cost

When using the modifications listed under Building and Modifying Constructs, are the costs of the modifications, the price you pay to craft it, or to purchase it? IE: Construct armor has a cost of ...
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Price for creating a Robe of Protection from Evil

I have a player that wants to have a Robe of Protection from Evil made. Using just the continuous spell cost seems more than a bit low, as I explain below. What would be a more reasonable way to price ...
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Is there a precedent for cost of non-firearm ammunition cost in the Umerica variant?

In Dungeon Crawl Classics, the core rules are clear that the cost of arrows is 5g for 20 and the cost for sling stones is 1g for 30 (p72). However, as far as I see the Umerica variant has no cost for ...
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How to balance magic item that utilizes gems? [closed]

I have a really cool idea for a magic item but I am trying to figure out how to balance it. The premise of it is that it is a hilt that changes form when a gem is inserted in the pommel. The type of ...
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How can I determine the price for buying/hiring monsters?

I want the players in my compaign have the ability to "buy" monsters in any Bestiary as mercenary to fight for them. But I can't figure out how to determine the price for it. I had looked up ...
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Are there mistakes on the power armor table in fallout: the role-playing game core rulebook

In Fallout The Role-playing Game, by Modiphius Entertainment, on page 137, it describes power armor and there is a table. I noticed that none of the costs make much sense (really, only 150 caps for ...
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How much would a weapon cost that grants advantage on damage rolls?

Given the answers to these questions: Advantage on damage rolls - is it still balanced? 'Advantage' or 'Disadvantage' on damage rolls What should a weapon cost that grants advantage on damage rolls, ...
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Price of Volo's Guide to Monsters?

A character goes to a bookseller and wants to buy Volo's guide to Monsters. With support from your expert opinion, how would you price the book? The bookseller has the book in stock, somewhere in the ...
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What is the cost of making non-combat items out of adamantine?

What does it cost per pound to make non-combat items out of adamantine? I can't find any specific number anywhere. Mithral has a price per pound but adamantine does not. The closest I've been able to ...
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Can the sapphire crushed as part of the Drawmij's Instant Summons spell be mended and sold for the original price?

The spell Drawmij's instant summons states (emphasis mine): [...] Components: V, S, M (a sapphire worth 1,000 gp) Duration: Until dispelled You touch an object weighing 10 pounds or less whose ...
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Price for an item that lets you assume a single fixed disguise, as disguise self

The player of a kobold PC wants a magic item that lets them disguise as a gnome for convenience's sake. I figure this should be a slotted magic item that works using disguise self. With no limitations,...
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How much does it cost to identify a magic item?

AFAIK the only way to identify magic items in PF2 is the Identify Magic action, there's no spell or alternative method like in other editions or games. So, how much should a NPC charge the party to ...
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How much profit can a low-level caster make by offering Mending as a service during downtime?

How much profit can a low-level caster make by offering Mending as a service during downtime? A low-level spellcaster without tool proficiencies would like to earn some money in downtime. How much ...
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Why don’t magic items seem to match their prices?

As an example, a ring of Animal Friendship costs 10,800 gp, while right below it the ring of Blinking costs 27,000 gp, and yet while they're nearly identical as far as function, they don’t scale the ...
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How much gold and how much time does fitted mithril or adamantine armor cost?

I'm looking for the most widely accepted rules for buying mithril and adamantine armor, including chain, splint, half and full plate. How much gold and how much time, baseline, does it cost a merchant ...
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How big is a 5000 gp diamond? [duplicate]

I play a teleportation and extra dimensional sorcerer in my group and I'm getting close to obtaining the spell Gate which requires "a diamond worth at least 5,000 gp". How big would a ...
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How much does Antivenom cost in Pathfinder?

Antivenom is a very potent substance very much worth carrying around if you think that a possibility of encountering a certain monster is real and can get your hands on a vial or two. For example, I'd ...
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Pricing with flat gp cost abilities?

How do I calculate the cost of upgrading a piece of equipment with a flat gp cost ability? It costs the same amount to add, for example, the Expeditious ability to a set of +1 armor as it would to add ...
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What are the costs of a Mechanic's services?

In an Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars RPG Campaign: For various reasons I want to pay a random NPC mechanic to perform an attachment modification check on my weapon instead of my character doing it ...
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What would be the gold value of a Polymorph Blade?

We usually follow this homebrew guide for magical item prices, and my players have recently played through the Lost Laboratory of Kwalish adventure. In it, they obtained a cursed longsword, a ...
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What would be the gold value of a Blade of the Medusa?

We usually follow this homebrew guide for magical item prices, and my players have recently played through the Lost Laboratory of Kwalish adventure. In it, they obtained a cursed longsword, a Blade of ...
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How do you determine specifications of scrolls/potions in prewritten adventures?

I'm currently GMing the Hell's Rebels campaign as my first dive into the system. I'm currently unsure how scrolls and potions found in the adventure have to be specified. The source material does ...
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How much would it cost to craft a wand of scorching ray?

I am planning to craft a wand of scorching ray for my imp familiar. Currently, I am a level 3 warlock//rogue. Since by the book this is not an item that exists, I wanted to get the accurate price for ...
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What is the "value" of an item for the purposes of Artisan's Blessing?

The subject of this question is the Forge Cleric's debatably useful Channel Divinity ability, "Artisan's Blessing" You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must ...
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Can you upgrade a +2 item to a +1 item with a +2 ability?

Let's say I have a regular +2 weapon, but I want it to have Flaming Burst, which is a +2 equivalent ability. Could I pay the 10000gp difference to have it be upgraded to a +1 Flaming Burst weapon, or ...
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How much is warpstone worth?

Simply owning warpstone is, of course, punishable by death in the Empire. But how much money should players receive if they managed to sell a piece weighing a few kg on the black market?
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What would be the price of Adamantine Plate armor?

I'm already aware, as per Are there price lists for magic items, such as the Bag of Holding?, that 5e was designed with the assumption that magic items are not to be bought or sold willy-nilly. This ...
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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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What is the cost of magic armor over the cost of mundane armor? [closed]

In my current campaign the DM is allowing us to use a pricing chart to buy magic items. The cost of a +1 Armor is listed as 1,500gp. For example, plate armor in the PHB is listed as 1,500gp. In order ...
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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 many ...
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Cost of adding non-"+" special ability to enhanced gear

My current set of armour is +2 glamour mithral half-plate. I would like to add Restful to the gear but I cannot figure out if I pay the Price +4,500 gp or if it costs more to add on as I cannot see ...
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What are the specifics for a Block of Incense?

This never really occurred to me, but I never noticed that the Block of Incense was missing from the Player's Handbook, where it should have been in the adventuring gear list. (Dungeons and Dragons, ...
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How much does a road cost? How about town walls?

My campaign has just finished Hoard of the Dragon Queen, and the players want some downtime activities. I'd like to give them the option of renovating the Hunting Lodge they captured from Talis, and ...
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How to price items based on machinery?

I'm running a setting where my PCs want some kind of machinery. Mechanical canaries, clockwork, guns, etc... are just a few examples. I have heard that D&D has a list of machinery cost/price but I ...
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Am I pricing this equivalent of Efficient Quiver correctly?

So, I'm going to be playing a Wizard in a friend's pathfinder game soon. I wanted to make a custom magic item, similar to the Efficient Quiver. At the time I had only skimmed the Efficient Quivers ...
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What is the price of a printing press?

What is the price of a printing press? Trying to be a writer, a printing press will help make multiple copies of adventure tales to sell at various towns, but the price isn't listed.
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How much does passage on a ship or river boat cost?

I've got some prices of buying boats in D&D games, but no prices for booking passage down a river or across a sea. A range of high and low would help.
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How much do silver weapons cost?

Silver weapons are clearly a thing, as many monster stat blocks claim they can be hit with silver weapons. But I don’t see how much they cost. So, how much does a silver weapon cost?
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What are the Costs of Offensive Drugs and Poisons?

What are the costs of offensive drugs and poisons in Cyberpunk 2020? That is, the various types of drugs and poison set out in the Friday Night Firefight section that can be delivered via airgun, ...
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How much will studying magic in an academy cost?

Here is why I ask this question: I want to create a wizard character that goes to the best magic school in the Eberron settings (which I will also be playing in): the Arcanix. But, I want to say in ...
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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 does it cost to buy a tavern?

Suppose an adventurer retires and wants to buy a tavern. Is there an official gold piece figure in D&D 5e for how much it would cost to buy a tavern or similar property in a town or city? If not, ...
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How much should it cost to repair damaged, but not broken, magical equipment?

We have a +1 short sword that has 15 hitpoints. It has taken 10 damage. How much should it cost to repair that damage?
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How should I balance having Magic Shops in my world?

I want to give my world the presence of magic shops that can be used by players. From this other question: Default 5e assumes that "magic shops" pretty much won't exist, and even goes on to ...
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Will doubling the price & damage of grenades make them balanced compared to other weapons?

Context: I'm running a group through the Dead Suns adventure path. This is the first time any of us have used Starfinder. One of the party members is an ysoki envoy who would like to focus on grenades ...
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