Clark Peterson wrote:
Maybe it is that tiny voice in the back of my head saying go ahead...just ask...but on formatting, I used the beta release PDF, according to the rules and they also had the magic items web enhancement PDF. But one thing confused me on the formatting and I didn't know which PDF to follow in formatting.
Web items enhancement PDF used the word CREATION instead of CONSTRUCTION which was used in the Beta PDF. Are either of these words acceptable? Maybe it was intended like that because the Magic Items Web PDF examples were items that were made from others. So that might be the difference. I followed the full blown PDF for formatting but was always curious if you wanted CREATION or CONSTRUCTION?
Captain Sir Hexen Ineptus wrote:
The good thing about Villains and monsters, they are never overpowered, there is always someone bigger and better. Just have to watch at what encounter level range you want your villain to be in so he is not going to wipe everything off of the realms in the suggested lvl range hehe.
But when we play we don't really follow closely to ECL and encounter levels, because honestly, realistically speaking, a character could run into very weak creatures or even EPIC characters. So tell me this, do you really want to start a fight with that lone human in the dark corner of the bar? HEHE
woops my bad, yeah your too late if you haven't submitted yet hehe, today was DDAY, 20th the finalists are announced.
The way Piazo reads,Multiple Similar Abilities: For items with multiple
similar abilities that don’t take up space on a character’s
body, use the following formula: Calculate the price of the
single most costly ability, then add 75% of the value of the
next most costly ability, plus one-half the value of any other
Since these take up the face slot you can't reduce by 75% and 50%. Here is my calculations breaking up many different ways to try to come up with price close enough...All and all my point is, find an item that is close to the price and use that price...IE ADHOC.
Doom clr 1 1min/lvl use activated- 1*11*2000 = 22000 (CL 2nd 1*2*2000= 4000) (CL 7 1*7*2000= 14,000)
With all the spells in Paizo, SRD and other OGL publications, you have practically any spell you need to do whatever you need in a wondrous item, and as a DM and hoping soon to be published :), there is always the catch all for lesser and greater abilities you cant find...IE Limited Wish and Wish. If your looking for a Divine item and in your God's favor a Miracle works quite nicely too.
Captain Sir Hexen Ineptus wrote:
Most of the items in 3.5 SRD or Paizo Beta PDF follow exactly what Jason has stated. The only items never in questions are ability, enchancement and skills, you can take those straight from the chart, what gets confusing is if you start adding abilities, what I do, is find a similiar item of build or effect and then look at what spell may be close to duplicating the effect, if your spell is higher then the example item, then up the price a bit, if you follow chart to the tee, your item will always priced at least 2x higher. Like everyone has said, its not really written in stone but more of an art to get an item that fits yet isn't unreasonable when being purchased.
Something I used in my campaign for a troublesome Paladin :-)
Goggles O good (ie See no evil, hear no evil)
Aura Faint illusion; CL 5th
These rather mundane eyeglasses look like any other normal pair of goggles except for they have no lenses. When donning the eyeglasses the character must make a will save DC 15 or be affected by a simple yet effective illusion. A failed will save causes the user to see only the good in people. Everything observed by the character is peaceful, quiet and serene. The goggles are best used by evil clergy for their Paladin friends. Once worn, the only way to remove these goggles is with a successful remove curse or break enchantment spell.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, major image, silence; Cost 15000 gp
All I can say about the math for wondrous items is:
IMO, best bet is find an item close and go with that price with a little adjusting. The "math" can be figured so many different ways depending on the person that is trying to figure out what you did, hehe.
I have re-worked hundreds of items over the years since 3.5 came out and well except for the really simple in plain english items that conform to a rule in the chart exactly, I have never been able to re-create the cost the item was actually priced at. So long story short, have fun with the chart, if it makes sense to you, your probably not too far off. Just read the rules and bring a calculator.
Gary Teter wrote:
Thanks man, I had to resubmit, for some reason it didn't take the first time. But it's all good now.
I submitted my wondrous item, but I didn't get any notification that it was submitted successfully, I don't want to repost the item for fear of more then one entry you get disqualified.
Only thing I seen when I submitted the post is it redirected me back to the submit your entry page. Did anyone that submitted see something other then what I have experienced?