|Taja the Barbarian|
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My rogue is about to hit level 5 and I'm considering an investment in Crafting:
- Use one of my 5th level stat boosts to increase my Int from 10 to 12
- Take 'Crafting' as my additional trained skill from my Intelligence bonus
- Upgrade 'Crafting' to Expert with my level 5 skill upgrade, and
- Take Assurance(Crafting) as my level 5 skill feat.
This should give me an automatic 19 on crafting checks, which should be enough for level 4 items. This is significant because the party has a number of Level 4 Striking Runes we're going to want to transfer.
The DC of the Crafting check to transfer a rune is determined by the item level of the rune being transferred, and the Price of the transfer is 10% of the rune’s Price, unless transferring from a runestone, which is free. If you’re swapping, use the higher level and higher Price between the two runes to determine these values. It takes 1 day (instead of the 4 days usually needed to Craft) to transfer a rune or swap a pair of runes, and you can continue to work over additional days to get a discount, as usual with Craft.
Our Striking Runes are 65g each, so the transfer price should be 6.5g and the base time to complete is 1 day, and I can work for additional days to reduce the cost. So far, seems simple enough.Trained Action: Craft
You must supply raw materials worth at least half the item’s Price. You always expend at least that amount of raw materials when you Craft successfully. If you’re in a settlement, you can usually spend currency to get the amount of raw materials you need, except in the case of rarer precious materials....
If your attempt to create the item is successful, you expend the raw materials you supplied. You can pay the remaining portion of the item’s Price in materials to complete the item immediately, or you can spend additional downtime days working on it. For each additional day you spend, reduce the value of the materials you need to expend to complete the item. This amount is determined using Table 4–2: Income Earned (page 236), based on your proficiency rank in Crafting and using your own level instead of a task level. After any of these downtime days, you can complete the item by spending the remaining portion of its Price in materials.
So, do I have the following correct?If I want to transfer a rune, I need to spend 50% of the Transfer Price or 3.25g of materials right away.
Once I make my (hopefully automatic) check, I can either:
- a) Spend the remaining amount of the Price, or
- b) Spend another day crafting to reduce the remaining amount by 1g (based on being a level 5 expert).
Financially, my options are:
- One day of work and 6.5g,
- Two days of work and 5.5g,
- Three days of work and 4.5g, or
- Four days of work and 3.25g.