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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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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? [closed]

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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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 ...
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Does an item need to be +1 enchanted before adding an enchant with fixed cost? (called full plate)

RPG.SE has some good answers on magic items, Confusion about magic weapon pricing being a great one. But I wondered how this works on enchantments with a fixed cost. I know the cost for say a keen ...
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What's the price, weight, and capacity of a Large creature's gear?

I'm struggling to determine the prices, weights, and capacities of my Large PC's gear. For example, weapons seem to cost the same, but armor costs more. Most other items like clothing don't mention ...
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What is the maintenance cost of a starship?

In every edition of Traveller I've seen, a noteworthy part of the maintenance cost of a starship is... Well, the maintenence cost of a starship: Bills must be paid to keep all the parts in the right ...
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Price Break Down & Limits on Amulet of Mighty Fist?

Alright so I somehow mad a goof up in my group playing pathfinder. I bought an Agile Amulet of Mighty Fist +1 for 4k. I had seen that price listing someplace but when shown the page for the item today ...
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How much does adventuring gear made for very small and very large creatures weigh and cost?

I'm trying to make a full chart of item sizes and I find something is lacking in the Player's Handbook (or I'm just blind). See the following chart: (Excel file here) How much does special-sized ...
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What is the correct price of cold iron?

DMG states on page 284: Weapons made of cold iron cost twice as much to make as their normal counterparts. Also, any magical enhancements cost an additional 2,000 gp. The Magic Item Compendium ...
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Are partially charged wands generally purchasable?

In the D&D 3.5 DMG rules are given for the pricing of partially charged wands, which one may explicitly purchase during character creation or sell during play. So long as the wand's final ...
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What is the real price of a Druid's Vestment?

A Druid's Vestment doesn't take up a body slot and grants one Wild shape more per day. The tables with the wondrous items in the DMG say its price is 3750 gp while the item description says 10000 gp. ...
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Confusion about magic weapon pricing

So, a friend of mine is trying his hand at GMing and is planning out a campaign that will start us out at level 5 with a 5000gp starting budget. My Elven Swashbuckler will be bringing along a +1 Keen ...
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Change an item with a daily use into intervals per day

Some magic items say something like, "This effect lasts for 10 rounds. You can activate this ability once per day." Others do this: "This effect lasts for 10 rounds each day, divided up as you so ...
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How can market price of magic items be calculated from crafting price?

How would you calculate the market price of a magic item when only the crafting price is given? Some books like Magic Item Compendium give market prices, I know, but other books still have magic items ...
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What does crewing and maintaining a ship cost?

Where can I find the rules for hiring/upgrading a crew for a ship? And where I can find maintenance fees?
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How much do people pay to have their miniatures painted? [closed]

I've been painting miniatures for a short while now and was wondering how much people usually pay to have their minis painted. After researching a bit I've narrowed my options down. I've decided ...

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