Building cost?




+ Log in or register to post
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Building cost?

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Novice (Lvl 1)

    poilbrun's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Anderlues, Belgium
    Posts
    494
    I Defended The Walls!

    Ignore poilbrun
    My communities:

    Building cost?

    Hi there!

    In the campaign I'm playing, we'll soon have some downtime. As such, each and every one of us wants to settle and we are looking for building costs. We saw the costs for houses in the DMG (p. 151) from which we'll be able to extrapolate the cost for the houses we want. However, the fighter would like to also have a blacksmith shop, and we can't seem to find the cost for this sort of "special" buildings anywhere. Does such information exists? If so, where? I haven't seen anything the like in WotC's stuff, but I may well have overlooked it. Alternatively, how much do you think it would cost?

    Thanks for any help...

    PS : I don't know if such a post belongs here, but I don't think it really fits any other forums precisely... The mods may feel free to move this if they do not agree (as if they would ask me anyway )
    The power of love cannot compete with the love of power. - M. Burns

 

  • #2
    Registered User
    Novice (Lvl 1)

    poilbrun's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Anderlues, Belgium
    Posts
    494
    I Defended The Walls!

    Ignore poilbrun
    My communities:

    Just trying to save this thread from the abyss of the forums... No one has a clue?
    The power of love cannot compete with the love of power. - M. Burns

  • #3
    CreativeMountainGames.com COPPER SUBSCRIBER
    Lama (Lvl 13)

    Mark's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Mt Prospect, IL
    Posts
    15,724

    Ignore Mark
    My communities:

    I haven't seen published rules that are that detailed. Maybe if this were moved to house rules you might get more of a response. *shrug*

    Who's the DM (you)? Maybe if it isn't you, the DM might have some thoughts on it.

    Sorry I'm not much help but I hate to see a thread die when you'd think there would be some sort of finite response to the question. I'm guessing that someone has put some thought into this somewhere, but I'm not that fellow...
    Check out 30 Things Can Happen! A System-Free Sourcebook for Fantasy RPGs.

    Follow on CMG Google Group, Facebook, Twitter @MarkCMG, and the Creative Mountain Games website, the Grymvald Gazetteer (Campaign Setting) website, and

    "Griffins & Grottos" - MF WARS (Medieval Fantasy Wargame and Roleplaying System) & "Surcoat" - MF CMG (Medieval Fantasy Combat Miniatures Game) website.

  • #4
    WotC's Book of Strongholds is due out in May. Sorry that doesn't help you now though.
    Last edited by Moulin Rogue; Wednesday, 3rd April, 2002 at 06:49 AM.

  • #5
    Registered User
    Novice (Lvl 1)

    LcKedovan's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    The Freezing North (.ca)
    Posts
    988

    Ignore LcKedovan
    Well, the way I would handle it in the meantime is fairly simple. You can extrapolate the cost of the house based on size. Then it just comes down to furnishing the place. Artisan's tools are all you need for Craft (5g), plus if you look at the cost for an Alchemist's lab (500gp) you could probably come up with a reasonable estimate for a forge. I'd say 1400-1500gp wouldn't be an unreasonable price for a outfitted forge, with living accomodations above and perhaps even a "storefront".

    Just my 2cents.

    -Will
    "Traveller has always referred to the GM, DM, Keeper, Project Director, Stoyteller
    or whatever other names you want to give this person - "Evil Sadist" is quite common -
    as the Referee..." - T20 Handbook

    "Better the heartfelt devotion of a free soul than the grudging obedience of a slave."
    -- Githzerai saying.

    a.k.a. Nkarkkh, Githzerai Planewalker and Adventurer

  • #6
    The Quintessential Fighter and Sword & Fist both have stronghold building costs.

  • #7
    Registered User
    Novice (Lvl 1)

    LcKedovan's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    The Freezing North (.ca)
    Posts
    988

    Ignore LcKedovan
    Don't have the Q. Fighter, but the stronghold stuff in S&F is fairly vague. It does have some costs for specific Fortresses, but not much that would help in this case I don't think.

    -Will
    "Traveller has always referred to the GM, DM, Keeper, Project Director, Stoyteller
    or whatever other names you want to give this person - "Evil Sadist" is quite common -
    as the Referee..." - T20 Handbook

    "Better the heartfelt devotion of a free soul than the grudging obedience of a slave."
    -- Githzerai saying.

    a.k.a. Nkarkkh, Githzerai Planewalker and Adventurer

  • #8
    Registered User
    Novice (Lvl 1)

    poilbrun's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Anderlues, Belgium
    Posts
    494
    I Defended The Walls!

    Ignore poilbrun
    My communities:

    Originally posted by Kaptain_Kantrip
    The Quintessential Fighter and Sword & Fist both have stronghold building costs.
    None of these two books really helps in this matter, and they are quite too generic to create a stronghold IMO (even if the QF goes in a bit more depth than S&F). We'll have to wait the release of the Stronghold Builder's Handbook.

    Originally posted by LcKedovan
    Well, the way I would handle it in the meantime is fairly simple. You can extrapolate the cost of the house based on size. Then it just comes down to furnishing the place. Artisan's tools are all you need for Craft (5g), plus if you look at the cost for an Alchemist's lab (500gp) you could probably come up with a reasonable estimate for a forge. I'd say 1400-1500gp wouldn't be an unreasonable price for a outfitted forge, with living accomodations above and perhaps even a "storefront".
    That's more or less the conclusion to which I had arrived too...

    Originally posted by Mark
    Who's the DM (you)? Maybe if it isn't you, the DM might have some thoughts on it.
    Unfortunately, I'm the DM, and the player asked me this, and quite sincerely, I had not idea of the cost myself without extrapolating from the building's costs...

    Thanks guys!
    The power of love cannot compete with the love of power. - M. Burns

  • #9

    While we're on this subject...

    I also had a question about building costs while we're on the subject. For one, I didn't realize there was an actual part of the DMG that has house costs. LOL that could have helped me a lot last session. We're in a similar situation, downtime and the party has land to settle. Now, the gnome in the party wants to build a stone fortified house, not unlike the Border Keep in the S&F. The only difference was that it wasn't going to be 3 floors above ground and would be about half the dimensions. So, I figured it would be about half what it costs to build it normally. But then I had another thought: does building costs cover the expenses for the materials or does it also pay the wages of the workers? And how many workers does this entail? For instance, right now, that gnome character is having a 40 dwarf team build that house....so what i'm really asking is this: does the building costs cover wages and if not, where in the DMG can i get a list of wages for laborers?

  • + Log in or register to post

    Similar Threads

    1. How much do they cost.
      By jason_gosse in forum Older D&D Editions and OSR Gaming
      Replies: 17
      Last Post: Friday, 16th February, 2007, 09:46 PM
    2. Formally Building a Raft now building a canoe
      By DonTadow in forum General RPG Discussion
      Replies: 26
      Last Post: Tuesday, 30th August, 2005, 07:25 AM
    3. How much does Art cost?
      By The Ninja in forum General RPG Discussion
      Replies: 11
      Last Post: Tuesday, 11th May, 2004, 08:42 AM
    4. Increased xp cost for giving an item magical abilities without any gold cost?
      By Carnifex in forum Older D&D Editions and OSR Gaming
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: Sunday, 26th October, 2003, 06:12 PM
    5. "Base cost", retail, wholesale or manufacture cost?
      By Gizzard in forum Older D&D Editions and OSR Gaming
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: Monday, 27th May, 2002, 04:46 PM

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •