Cost / Time to build a Light Catapult....


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I am not an expert on the crafting rules by any stretch of the imagination. I would like to build some light catapults.

By the book, a light catapult costs 550GP to purchase.

What would be the cost to construct and how much time would it take assuming my character has the Engineering skill? Is there a DC associated?

On a related note, if I fire Alchemist Fire how long would it burn after it lands?

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Scrogz wrote:

I am not an expert on the crafting rules by any stretch of the imagination. I would like to build some light catapults.

By the book, a light catapult costs 550GP to purchase.

What would be the cost to construct and how much time would it take assuming my character has the Engineering skill? Is there a DC associated?

On a related note, if I fire Alchemist Fire how long would it burn after it lands?

Scrogz wrote:

I am not an expert on the crafting rules by any stretch of the imagination. I would like to build some light catapults.

By the book, a light catapult costs 550GP to purchase.

What would be the cost to construct and how much time would it take assuming my character has the Engineering skill? Is there a DC associated?

On a related note, if I fire Alchemist Fire how long would it burn after it lands?

So, per the book, you would convert the price of the item into silver (5500 sp). Then per week you make a craft skill roll. If the result X the DC (which I would put as a martial weapon, DC 15) equals the price in silver, then you have finished the catapult. You would also pay 1/3rd of the price in raw materials. For the catapult that is about 183 gp.

So, if you have a character with a total to craft as 15, and take 10, it would take you about 15 weeks to complete yourself (craft of 15 + 10 * Dc of 15 = 375 silver per week, 14 2/3's weeks to finish). You could shorten that by having others help with each making their own rolls and adding to the total value worked. For example, another worker of the same level, could lower the time to about 7 weeks.

At least this is my understanding of RAW.


Holy Buckets.... That's a long time

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