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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 correct price of mithral?

When looking at the rules, mithral costs 500 gp/lb. Heavy armor needs another 9000 gp to the base price to be made of mithral. A Fullplate weights 50 lbs. The rules state that one has to multiply the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Costs of magic arrows

Ammunition +3 and Arrow of Slaying are both classified as Very Rare in the DMG, which according to the Magic Item Rarity table means their value is approximately 5,001-50,000gp. This means that the ...
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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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How much should I charge for a trinket of Instant Weapon?

I like psionics. I really do. A first level Soulknife can manifest an appropriately sized weapon that he is always proficient with, no matter the form, using a move action; but it can't have weapon ...
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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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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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How much does a house cost?

I'm running my players through the Lost Mines of Phandelver starter campaign and the fighter character with an aversion to low standard living arrangements is interested in buying a local home that ...
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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 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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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 ...
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Wages and economy in Rolemaster/MERP

We have been playing MERP (Middle Earth Role Playing game) for some years. Essentially all the old Editions by ICE (Iron Crown Enterprises), that use/extend Rolemaster. There are some lists of prices ...
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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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Quiver of Ammunition

I am working on a custom magic item whose purpose is to provide an archer with unlimited arrows. Yes I am aware that such a property already exists for weapons called endless Ammunition +2. I however ...
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Most game-consistent way to price creating magic weapons and armor from spells? [closed]

Magic weapons and armor are one of the bases of the game. While there are many wonderful properties that are already available, sometimes there is a particular spell effect that you simply must have. ...
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Scroll Creation Pricing

Now, I've read several threads that sound similar to this one, but none of them really touch on the question I have and I can't find a proper response to it. I am a Magus, using Spell-Scars to make "...
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Is there a good way to determine the value of magic items in 5e?

In 5e, magic items aren't as common or as varied like in older editions, but that also means it is hard to place prices on them. As DM, NPC's can't really sell a magic item because we don't know the ...
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How do curse-like effects influence magic item gold piece value?

I have created a Ring of Honest Dungeoneering, which grants the wearer +2 competence bonuses on multiple skills, but once a week it allows anyone within a 20′ radius to command-word-trigger a Zone of ...
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Why is a sniper rifle wealth 4 in open legend rpg?

Open legend, an open source rpg uses a wealth level system for equipment. It states that a sniper rifle requires wealth level 4. However, at the end of the same chapter it discusses how to price a ...
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How much do illegal explosives cost?

My players are trying to get their hands on some powerful explosives in Stars Without Number. Enough to wreck a car or two. The planet they're on has fairly loose laws, but the thing they're trying to ...
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How much does a barrel of gunpowder cost?

The Old World Armoury for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (second edition) says that gunpowder is sold in "small kegs" and costs 3s per shot, but how many shots are in a keg? I can't find the answer ...
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How do I price command-word activated items?

I am interested in creating a magical item that has a 3x/day use of mage armor on command word. Mage armor is a level 1 spell, and the command word example pricing says spell level (1) x caster level ...
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What is the price to deliberately create a cracked Ioun Stone?

As a follow-up to Can a Ioun Stone be made cracked?, if an Ioun Stone can be made "cracked" on purpose, what would its creation price be? I am thinking specifically of the orange prism: it has a ...
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How much does a hat of disguise cost exactly?

I can find two different prices for making a Hat of Disguise. Does it just cost half the material cost if all spells are accounted for or what?
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Is this Cloak of Unearthly Grace pricing fair?

In an upcoming mythic campaign one of my players asked whether he can craft/purchase a Cloak of Unearthly Grace, as the Nymph's supernatural ability: Unearthly Grace (Su) A nymph adds her Charisma ...
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What does a club of size Large or bigger cost?

I'm working on a Master of Many Forms. Given that not all forms you can turn into creatures with high strength but not too spectacular natural attacks (Giants and such), I want to arm him with a ...
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What are the prices for Permanency when you don't know the spell yourself?

I want to make an item, say a sword, permanently invisible and I am a little unsure as to the pricing required for this. The price of the item doesn't need to be figured out. Having an NPC cast a ...
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Pathfinder Mithral Breastplate Costs

What is the price and armor check penalty of a Mithral Breastplate?
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How do I stat custom wondrous items?

I've been looking at the rules for making magic items. I am not sure how to stat a wondrous item, or further more, what counts as a wondrous item. Let's say I want to add a spell effect to a helmet ...