Armor Repairing and Labor Costs
akoponen at MOSQUITONET.COM
Sun Jan 25 10:35:03 CET 2004
http://abroere.xs4all.nl/pnp/armor_repairing.htm says "The cost to have
your armor repaired by an armorer is 1GC per day".
That seems a bit high to me when a specialist can be hired for 2 GC per
month and a magician for 4+ GC per month. Indeed an EL80 armorer can be
hired for 80CC a week as an instructor, see Rule 2.211.
Perhaps (EL/7)CC (or roughly1SC) a day would be more appropriate for
The above is based on the economic factors in the rules. If the economic
factors are rewritten then the amount would change.
Note: The labor costs for constructing various types of armor presuming an
EL70 armorer being paid 1SC per day are:
AV Days Labor Pay Listed Price Armor
1 9 9SC 8CC/1SC/10SC
2 16 16SC 20SC/30SC/40SC 2SC
3 25 25SC 160SC
4 36 36SC 450SC/2500SC* --
5 49 49SC
*requires Artist skill, probably takes extra time (perhaps days x 2).
Careful analysis reveals these numbers are NOT very realistic for quilted
or leather armor.
Let me try again using the minimum EL required for making a particular AV
of armor with pay being ELCCs per week.
AV Days Min. EL Labor Pay Listed Price Helmet
1 9 1 0.13SC 0.8SC/1SC/10SC 4CC
2 16 11 2.51SC 20SC/30SC/40SC 2SC
3 25 21 7.5SC 160SC
4 36 31 15.94SC 450SC/2500SC* --
5 49 41 28.7SC
This works better. Presumably the higher AVs would also require more
I think that higher ELs should reduce the time needed to make an item.
Perhaps success rolls should be required (which would effectively make
higher ELs faster on average).
Any suggestions on consequences of success rolls?
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