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    Default Help Pricing Figurine of Wonderous Power

    Hey yíall!
    Iím making a character for funsies, and often times I want to make custom Figurines of Wonderous Power
    But Iím not sure how to price them!

    I want to make a Figurine similar to Drizztís Onyx Panther I guess
    But using a Pteranodon as the animal instead.
    I like the 12 hours every 2 days thing sheís got going on.

    The price for Gwen according to a site I saw (if you google Drizzt Stats youíll find it) is 28,500 gp
    Using Plane Shift as the spell to craft the magic item

    Other things Iíve been looking at
    Pteranodon is essentially just a better Hippogriff,
    And the Bronze Hippogriff is 10,000 gp for 2 uses/week. 6 hours at a time. Using Animate Objects as the spell.

    I would prefer to use Plane Shift, A.) Because itís cooler, B.) Because itís cheaper anyway with Clerics and Summoners casting Plane Shift as a 5th level spell, as opposed to Animate Objects 6th level spell.

    Any thoughts friends? <3

    TLDR; Help me price a Pteranodon Figurine of Wonderous Power :)
    At either 12 hours every two days
    Or
    6 hours every day (might be preferable?)

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    Default Re: Help Pricing Figurine of Wonderous Power

    The Bronze Hippogryph seems roughly comparable; switching from 2/week to 1/day would roughly increase the price by a factor of 3.5 intuitively. There's an additional downgrade in that 7/week is more flexible than 1/day, but the pteranodon is somewhat tougher than the hippogriph; I roughly eyeball it at 30k gp; it's got roughly the combined utility of the golden lions figurines and a broom of flying.
    My one piece of homebrew: The Shaman. A Druid replacement with more powerlevel control.
    The bargain bin- malfunctioning, missing, and broken magic items.
    Spirit Barbarian: The Barbarian, with heavy elements from the Shaman. Complete up to level 17.
    The Priest: A cleric reword which ran out of steam. Still a fun prestige class suitable for E6.
    The Coward: Not every hero can fight.

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    Default Re: Help Pricing Figurine of Wonderous Power

    30 K is what I was ballparking it at too all things considered :)


    Could you explain the idea behind the uses per week affecting the price a little more for me? I think I understand but itís a little fuzzy.

    Could you give me some examples of prices for usages? Is it usually priced Per Hour or Per Day?
    How do the two ratios work together?

    And thank you for the response! Youíve already helped a lot c:

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    Default Re: Help Pricing Figurine of Wonderous Power

    In general, ability uses are priced in uses per day, and things like duration (which is usually based on caster level), etc. are linear scaling factors on price.
    2 uses per week -> 7 uses per week as a 3.5x multiplier: Linear. This is about the same as buying 3.5 figurines of the hippogryph.
    7 uses per week -> 1 use per day: Doesn't make a huge difference, given the massive duration it has, but this is a real downgrade in flexibility, so I take 15% off the price or so. It's fuzzy.
    Last edited by aimlessPolymath; 2020-08-28 at 12:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Help Pricing Figurine of Wonderous Power

    Makes sense to me! Thank you for all the help aimlessPolymath!
    One more question, when you calculated this, did you use Animate Objects as the base spell? Or Plane Shift?

    I think I'll go with Lavender Chalcedony for the Gem base c:
    Just because it's pretty :)

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    Default Re: Help Pricing Figurine of Wonderous Power

    I didn't look at any 'base spell' at all, I just benchmarked against similar items. You could justify using either one as part of crafting if you wanted.
    My one piece of homebrew: The Shaman. A Druid replacement with more powerlevel control.
    The bargain bin- malfunctioning, missing, and broken magic items.
    Spirit Barbarian: The Barbarian, with heavy elements from the Shaman. Complete up to level 17.
    The Priest: A cleric reword which ran out of steam. Still a fun prestige class suitable for E6.
    The Coward: Not every hero can fight.

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    Alrighty! That's what I thought but I figured I would double check :)

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