Scribe scroll - how many per day - definitive answer?


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Scarab Sages

Searched through other threads and it either broke down into 1 scroll per day no matter the cost, but then someone brought up you could put 3 or 6 spell on a scroll. My question is, which is it? 1 scroll which contains 1 spell per day or 1 scroll with multiple spells, or multiple scrolls/spells per day?


Page 552,

"Scribing a scroll requires 1 day per 1,000 gp of the base price.
Although an individual scroll might contain more than one
spell, each spell must be scribed as a separate effort, meaning
that no more than 1 spell can be scribed in a day."

However, I think that is just silly. I usually cut that time down to partials and don't make a limit on per day, but per hour instead.


Kohl McClash wrote:

Searched through other threads and it either broke down into 1 scroll per day no matter the cost, but then someone brought up you could put 3 or 6 spell on a scroll. My question is, which is it? 1 scroll which contains 1 spell per day or 1 scroll with multiple spells, or multiple scrolls/spells per day?

From the PRD

Scribing a scroll requires 1 day per 1,000 gp of the base price. Although an individual scroll might contain more than one spell, each spell must be scribed as a separate effort, meaning that no more than 1 spell can be scribed in a day.

ninja'd


If you're going to go about allowing partial times, I don't see a need to limit the number you can do per hour.

You already have a built-in limit that stops you churning out dozens of Magic Missile scrolls a day - the fact that you need to spend a spell slot for each scroll you scribe.


Ah, but there is more:

Pathfinder Core Rules, Creating Magic Items, page 549 wrote:
Potions and scrolls are an exception to this rule; they can take as little as 2 hours to create (if their base price is 250 gp or less). Scrolls and potions whose base price is more than 250 gp, but less than 1,000 gp, take 8 hours to create, just like any other magic item.

So if you make a really cheap one, you can do it in two hours. This basically only applies to level 0 or 1 spells, by the time your spell is level 2 the base price is too high.


DM_Blake wrote:
by the time your spell is level 2 the base price is too high.

2nd level spell, CL 3:

25 * 2 * 3 = 150gp base price


Jabor wrote:
DM_Blake wrote:
by the time your spell is level 2 the base price is too high.

2nd level spell, CL 3:

25 * 2 * 3 = 150gp base price

Nope, that's the material cost, not the base price. The base price is double the material cost, so the base price of that potion is 300 gp.

The rule specifically states base price and specifically defines base price as (usually) double the material cost, so the two are not the same.


25x is the base price.

Materials cost for a first level scroll, CL 1 is 12 and 5.

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Jabor's talking about scrolls, Blake's talking about potions, both are correct.

Except that Blake led off with a quote listing "potions and scrolls" a few posts back. ;)

Liberty's Edge

PRD wrote:
Scribe Scroll Feat: You can create a scroll of any spell that you know. Scribing a scroll takes 2 hours if its base price is 250 gp or less, otherwise scribing a scroll takes 1 day for each 1,000 gp in its base price. To scribe a scroll, you must use up raw materials costing half of this base price.

According to the Scribe Scroll feat you can create a scroll in 2 hours if the price is 250gp or less. So multiple scroll creation for 1st and 2nd level spell scrolls at least. Odd that the feat and the scroll creations section don't explicitly coincide.

Scarab Sages

Many thanks for the replies and clarifications.


Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
neceros wrote:
However, I think that is just silly. I usually cut that time down to partials and don't make a limit on per day, but per hour instead.

/agree

If you are scribing scrolls the minimum time would be one day. But if you have a stack of low level scrolls who's total cost is 1000gp or less then you should be able to crank them all out in a day.

This is my interpretation but it is against the letter of the rules.

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