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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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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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What would be an appropriate cost for a Dexterity enhancement bonus on a sword?

My fighter has a sword that gives him +2 to dexterity as long as it is wielded or sheathed. What would an appropriate amount be to value that bonus at? The magic items creation rules say an ability ...
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Is this homebrew magical Cape of Defense balanced?

This is basically a dialed down version of the Bracers of Defense: Cape of Defense Wondrous Item, uncommon (requires attunement) While wearing this cape, you gain a +1 bonus to AC if you ...
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How is the Cost of armour affected by the armour's attributes such as AC and type?

The 'Armor and Shields' section of the Player's Handbook lists the AC and Cost of armour and shields. The top end of each armour type (Light, Medium, Heavy) is substantially more expensive than the ...
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Appropriate cost for this custom magic item - Bracelets of Loyal Vermin?

This item is templated off of the Amber Amulet of Vermin from MIC (pg 68). Bracelets of Loyal Vermin Body slot: Arm Effect 1: 1/day - Summon a Giant Wasp that appears and obeys your ...
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What would be the approximate price to modify the DC on “Goggles of the Golden Sun” from the Magic Item Compendium?

Goggles of the Golden Sun (MIC p. 205) allow a caster to use one of their spell slots to cast fireball. It provides a flat save DC of 14, which is kind of lame. They normally cost 4000 gp. How much ...
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How much gold is this DM-created Mask of Three Faces magic item worth?

Here's the DM-created magic item in question: Mask of Three Faces When worn, the mask attaches to the wearer's face and cannot be removed by normal means. At next sundown, the mask falls ...
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Is it possible to reduce the cost of brewing potions?

The cost of brewing a potion is 25 \$\times\$ caster level \$\times\$ spell level. Is it somehow possible to reduce this cost by collecting rare herbs or in some other way?
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What is the most expensive material in the world that could be used to create Pun-Pun's lute?

I want to create a magic item that would be basically a lute left by the almighty Pun-Pun. I highly doubt that he would lower his standards to use pitiful materials like adamantium or platinum. I am ...
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Roughly how much would it cost to hire a team of dwarves to build a home into a mountainside?

Since I began playing D&D I have had the idea to hire dwarven miners to build a home into a cliff face. I am not expecting it to be huge and extravagant, but it needs to be big enough for 4 people,...
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How much sealing wax is a unit of sealing wax?

It says you can buy it for 5 sp but doesn't list a weight. All it does is give a description" "When you press a signet ring into warm sealing wax, you leave an identifying mark." So how would I buy a ...
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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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How does the Bargain skill interact with Wealth levels in BRP 4th Edition?

Recently I got my hands on a copy of Chaosium's Basic Roleplaying, 4th Edition book and am going through it. On page 237, the first of the chapter on "Equipment", under the heading "money", we have ...
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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 ...