## Wondrous Item Cost Calculations

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• The calculations on custom wondrous items appears to be off. According to the Item Creation rules, an item with 2 different effects, for example AC and Saving
Message 1 of 2 , May 4, 2013
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The calculations on custom wondrous items appears to be off. According to the Item Creation rules, an item with 2 different effects, for example AC and Saving Throw, that occupies a slot, should have the cost of the second effect increased by 50%. However, PCGen is increasing this price by significantly more. For example, a +1 Insight bonus to AC would cost 2500. A stand-alone +1 Insight bonus to a Saving Throw would cost 1000. Combined on the same item, it should be 2500 for the AC + 1000 for the Save, +500 for the 50% penalty for 2 different bonuses on the same slot, totalling 4000. PCGen prices this item at 6500. I'm not sure what it is doing to get this value, because even if it brought both prices to +50% it would be 5250. If it doubled them both it would be 7000. It appears to have doubled the cost of the AC AND applied a 50% increase to the Save. Is my reading of the magic item creation incorrect?
• Hi, I think we have a JIRA for this... I ll bring in James on this as the item customizer is a beast to figure out for me. (Complex calculations) ... -- Andrew
Message 2 of 2 , May 14, 2013
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Hi,

I think we have a JIRA for this... I'll bring in James on this as the item customizer is a beast to
figure out for me. (Complex calculations)

On 5/4/2013 5:46 PM, jon.catron wrote:
> The calculations on custom wondrous items appears to be off. According to the Item Creation rules, an item with 2 different effects, for example AC and Saving Throw, that occupies a slot, should have the cost of the second effect increased by 50%. However, PCGen is increasing this price by significantly more. For example, a +1 Insight bonus to AC would cost 2500. A stand-alone +1 Insight bonus to a Saving Throw would cost 1000. Combined on the same item, it should be 2500 for the AC + 1000 for the Save, +500 for the 50% penalty for 2 different bonuses on the same slot, totalling 4000. PCGen prices this item at 6500. I'm not sure what it is doing to get this value, because even if it brought both prices to +50% it would be 5250. If it doubled them both it would be 7000. It appears to have doubled the cost of the AC AND applied a 50% increase to the Save. Is my reading of the magic item creation incorrect?
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