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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 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 should a “button of Cure Light Wounds” cost (should it be available at all?)

My fellow players would like to have a command-word or use-activated "button" of Cure Light Wounds at will, i.e. unlimited uses/day. How much should this cost (if it should be available at all?) ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Are there price lists for magic items, such as the Bag of Holding?

We are playing Hoard of the Dragon Queen. My PC's are only at level 3. They stumbled into a magic shop and asked for a Bag of Holding. I made the asker roll to beat a 15 and if he did I said that ...
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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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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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How much does it cost to build or rent a building?

A player playing a Paladin in my current D&D campaign has asked how much it would cost to build or rent a building to house his followers from the Leadership feat. It would only be a small ...
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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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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 much does mandrake root cost?

I'm interested in making a homunculus, but they require mandrake root to make them, and I can't find the price of it anywhere, so does anyone have any idea of how much it costs?
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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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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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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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How much would it cost to hire mercenaries for a couple days?

My team has been tasked with defending a high value target on a lightning rail train. They're fairly certain that the train will be hit hard and are considering hiring mercenaries to flesh out the ...
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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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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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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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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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Pathfinder Mithral Breastplate Costs

What is the price and armor check penalty of a Mithral Breastplate?
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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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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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How much should NPCs charge to identify magic items?

I'm GMing for a party that has no casters with spellcraft (crazy I know), and needs to pay NPCs to identify magic items for them. Especially potions, which they find en masse. I was surprised that I ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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 ...