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Questions tagged [pricing]

For questions related to determining the value or cost of a good or service in-game.

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Does making an item slotless increase its price?

In misreading Fering's question I thought he was asking if making his item slotless would increase the price. I thought that was worthy of its own question. When crafting a magic item with the craft ...
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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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Is there a place to find the pricing for things not mentioned in the PHB? (non-magical)

Though I know that with how vast imagination can take this question, the most common answer would be "ask the DM", though I am looking for common items that should be listed somewhere... Specifically,...
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How to calculate the cost of an armor enchant

For some enchants it list +x bonus where x is some number between 1 and 5 and others it list a value in gold pieces For example Improved slick is listed under +4 special ability's with a base price ...
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Are expensive material component costs too specific?

Reality Revision requires a crystal worth 25,000 gp. Wish requires a diamond worth 25,000 gp. "Grand Jewels" in the treasure tables peak at 5,000 gp. Perhaps there is a work around for Reality ...
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How would a player character pay for an item that costs less than 1cp?

For reasons too complex and stupid to go into, I've recently been looking at item values and the 5e currency system. As I understand it, 1pp = 10gp = 20ep = 100sp = 1000cp, which places 1cp as the ...
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Where can I find prices for alcohol?

I want my PFS character to spend some gold on drinking and tempt others to do it. However, the rules that I have found lack actual price listing of different alcohol beverages. Where can I find ...
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What would be a reasonable price to have a lawyer on retainer? [closed]

My players have several times run afoul of the law in their game and have recently been wanting to hire a lawyer. One player was arrested and is awaiting charges for sedition. How would a lawyer ...
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How much is unrefined gold ore worth?

We're a new group with a DM that's relatively new. In a recent session the party visited a mine and found a cart full of unrefined ore. We pushed it all the way back to town and are now trying to cash ...
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How much is an arrow with drow poison worth to sell?

My character has some arrows with drow poison on them. I would like to know how much could I sell them for to someone?
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Spellcasting services profit for a PC with healing spells on different caster levels

One of my player is playing a Healer (a class similar to cleric, but based mainly on healing spells from Miniatures Handbook) and he would like to run a business selling spellcasting services. He ...
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How much should you pay a wizard for casting your Wish spell scroll for you?

I have a human fighter who possessed a wish spell scroll. He had an NPC wizard use the wish spell scroll to undo a nasty spell-like effect on one of the other characters. The wizard wants just ...
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What's a good price for this custom Ring of Nereid's Grace?

I know that when creating items that have continuous spell effects you are supposed to look at existing examples to price them, but should special requirements reduce the cost as well? And what's a ...
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What is the cost of Wild Dragonhide Agile Breastplate?

Agile Breastplate: 400 Masterwork: 150 Dragonhide: 550 (double cost) Wild: 9000 (+3) Total: 11000 Is my math right? What about for fullplate? Fullplate : 1500 Masterwork: 150 Dragonhide: 3300 (...
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Are the inn prices listed in the rules per room or per person?

The Food, Drink, and Lodging table in the Expenses section of the rulebook lists the prices for a single night's inn stay. These prices are normally included in the lifestyle expenses, but since I ...
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Pricing a homebrew magical item allowing the use of a random spell

Most of my players are magic users, so I created a homebrew wondrous magic item that I hope they will find slightly useful and mostly enjoyable for many game sessions to come (they are mostly level 6 ...
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How much does Plate Armor of Gleaming cost?

I know that 5e magic items are supposed to be very rare and not for sale, yet both the DMG and XGtE list magic item prices based on rarity. We're going to be doing a series of one-shots with the same ...
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Where are the rules for crafting Skill Enchantment bonus items?

I have been looking at guides for dramatically boosting a character's potential with a single skill. In addition to toolkits, I have found mention of Competence bonuses and Enchantment bonuses (or “...
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Are there official prices for all common magic items in Eberron?

The default list of common magic items is very short (and the PHB effectively has prices for 3 of the 4). My assumption has been that these are actually purchasable, unlike anything of a higher tier. ...
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Are there any prices given for the Tomes of Clear Thought, Leadership, and Influence?

The source 'Sane Magical Prices' by Saidoro lists prices for many of the magic items found in the DMG, but the Tomes are inexplicably omitted. The suggested prices for a 'Very Rare' item in the DMG ...
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Can you enchant a shield for defense and offense?

Can I enchant a Light Spiked Steel Shield with +1 for AC and ACP, and another +1 for Attack and Damage Rolls? What would the price be, and how would that be calculated? Two separate +1’s or would ...
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What is the cost of a +1 Mithral Heavy Steel Shield?

I need a breakdown of the item costs: Base price Mithral +1 Enchantment I’ve read that there have been conflicting prices between the Core Rulebook and Ultimate Equipment.
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What is the monetary worth of a captured spellbook? [closed]

In my last game, the players defeated two wizards, and captured their spellbooks. The party wizard crowdsourced gold from the other players and copied the spells he wanted onto his own spellbook. ...
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What makes a spellcasting component worth x gp?

Let's just pick on identify as a concrete example, but this applies to any spell with a material component with a cost. So identify requires a pearl worth 100gp. What makes a pearl worth 100gp? Is it ...
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How much would firearms cost?

Referring to the firearms listing on page 268 of the DMG and assuming this is a world where these types of firearms are common, how much would the firearms cost? To clarify, in a world where the "...
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How much should NPCs charge for cantrips cast as services to PCs?

I've read through some of the other threads and came across an official (kind of) formula for calculating the cost of spells found in How much should NPCs charge for spells cast as services to PCs?: $...
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Calculating the gold cost of crafting a Magic Staff

I'm guiding a player with making a personal magic staff and would like feedback on how to properly price the item, as there are several methods that it could be done. Note, this is for 3.5e, not ...
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In a wilderness campaign, are unusual mounts free?

In a campaign focused on wilderness treks, should PCs be awarded (either on-screen or off-screen but always for free) mounts appropriate to the PCs' levels? Or am I misreading the Dungeon Master's ...
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Is this custom Bracers, Longarm correctly priced?

The original magic item Bracers, Longarm is based on the spell Alter Self: Three times per day, as a swift action, the wearer can stretch her arms beyond their limits, increasing her reach by 5 ...
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Ladle of candle making cost? [closed]

The ladle of candle making can make 10 non-magical candles a day & grants the user +10 to Craft (Candles) rolls. What would be the cost of making a ladle of candle making? I must admit that I’m ...
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Why is the Clone spell so cheap to hire?

From what I can see, other than a level difference and longer "casting" duration, clone works the same way as resurrection but for a fraction of the cost. Clone costs 1500gp to cast and, if another ...
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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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What's the price of this magic armor and this magic weapon and why?

No matter how many times I go over it, I never fully understand the prices of this stuff. I want a +1 spell storing chain shirt and a +1 corrosive burst greataxe. What are their prices? How are these ...
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What is the cost of a bandanna enchanted with Continual Flame?

I am creating a new level 8 human character for a new campaign. It is a two-handed melee class, with no spellcasting. Her primary weapon is a two-handed weapon, so holding a plain torch or everburning ...
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Determining artifact treasure value

Major and minor artifacts are listed in several D&D books, but how does one determine their worth? Obviously they are worth something to an adventurer much like a magical location; magical ...
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How do I determine the value of spellbooks placed as treasure?

I am trying to develop treasure for my players and figure out how much a spellbook is worth based on the level and number of spells held in it. For example, how much is a spellbook that contains one ...
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Is the cost of magic arrows per each or per quiverful?

Is the cost of magic arrows for a quiver of 20 or for a single arrow? Looking at the fountainhead arrow and trying to determine if it costs 306gp per arrow or for a quiver.
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How much do sheep cost?

How much does it cost to buy a sheep? I can't find this information anywhere. I've looked at the equipment tables in the PHB don't see any sheep.
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How much should this homebrew ioun stone cost?

I want one of my NPCs to have a custom Ioun stone: Ioun stone, dark galena Aura moderate evocation; CL 12th Slot none; Weight —. With a command word, the user may activate or de-...
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Can someone explain why brewing low level potions at higher levels is so costly?

Can someone explain why brewing low level potions at higher levels is so costly rules wise? I get the math part. Potion Brewing cost = 25 × spell level (0-3rd) × level of the caster as stated in ...
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What is the cost of magic armor for large creatures?

armor does not resize and mundane armor cost 2x if bought for a creature of large size. Does this multiplayer apply to the cost of magical armor as well? Say a suit of armor cost 50 go (full plate)...
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How much should NPCs charge for spells cast as services to PCs?

As the title suggests, I need to know how to compute the appropriate cost for spells that NPCs provide as services (components included) to the party. My search has come up with the following: ...
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How much does equipment cost?

How can I find out what amount of money gear costs? For example, "Hide Armor costs 50 gp." How much would Potions and Tools cost?
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What level is used in Metamagic magic item cost calculations?

How are the cost calculated for an item which has a metamagic spell in it? Example: Jump is a level 1 wizard spell and can be cast by a level 1 wizard. The metamagic feat quicken says "A quickened ...
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Cost of adding magic weapon abilities

So I'm starting in a campaign at 6th level, and I used some of my starting money to buy a +1 adamantine nodachi for around 4,000gp (we had a party member with craft magic arms and armor) I want to put ...
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How do I fairly price a slotless held magic item with many powers? [closed]

I'm playing a character with a fancy, plot-relevant lyre. I intend to take the Ancestral Relic feat and imbue the harp with powers relating to healing, protection, and growth. I intend to add a lot of ...
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What is the fair market price of a Tressym in Forgotten Realms?

In Forgotten Realms there is this ultimate cat-lover pet, the Tressym. It is an intelligent winged cat. It is described in the Storm King's Thunder book. I probably will need a new familiar: What ...
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Reasonable Price/Value for gear-buffing, consumable items? [closed]

In a homebrew campaign I'm running for my seven players, I was looking to introduce a limited amount of consumable weapon buff items that add elemental damage, not unlike the Pine Resins from the Dark ...
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Why is buying starting items so expensive?

Instead of taking the gear given to you by your class and background, you can purchase your starting equipment. You have a number of gold pieces (gp) to spend based on your class, as shown in ...
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How much should a weapon property akin to the armor property Wild cost?

I am building a druid who will be focusing on wild shaping into elemental body forms and using weapons instead of natural attacks. Because of this I want a way to have my weapons NOT meld with me when ...