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2007-12-04, 12:40 PM
Has anyone ever seen a price (in any d20 book) for an astrolabe?

I'm looking for suggestions on a price tag and it's benefit (maybe it's just a masterwork artisan's tool?).

Mr. Friendly
2007-12-04, 12:55 PM
I would say Masterwork Artisan's Tool, gives a +2 to Survival checks to avoid getting lost, +2 on Profession (Astronomer or Astrologer) checks and +2 on any other applicable check. (i.e. related to the stars for astrological, navigational or astronomical purposes)

2007-12-04, 02:00 PM
It's a precision mechanical device, but does not require magic to make, only intelligence, patience, and hardened tools to carefully trim the wheels.

I would make a bronze astrolabe cost 100 gp, and make it give a +2 on Survival checks to determine location and astronomy or related checks.

2007-12-04, 02:02 PM
I'd grant a +2 to Knowledge (arcana) checks related to the stars, planets, or moons. I've seen a magic item astrolabe that 1/week, when used to analyze the heavens, grants a bonus to a save or initiative check as if it were astrological prediction. Can't recall what book that was in.