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Old 05-19-2020, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default Stone Flesh Ring calculation

Here's my calculation on the production costs.

Weekly costs:
IQ 18 wizard $200 (ITL 59) + $50 (cost of living) = $250
6 Apprentices at $50 each = $300
Lab rental $150
Supplies $50
Total / week = $750

The IQ 18 wizard will be around DX 12 so it takes 5/74.07% or around seven weeks to produce one ring so total production cost is $5063

Applying a minimal markup for management, facilities and sales gives a sales price of at least $6000. Taking that as the rock bottom "Very friendly" result from ITL 166 gives a flat doubling of the listed magic item prices for common items. Weapon/Armor enchantment is easier and so doesn't need the doubling.
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Old 05-19-2020, 09:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Stone Flesh Ring calculation

So your point is the price of $4000 for a Stone Flesh ring is too low.

Also consider profit. Working on something for 7 weeks, you'd expect more of a mark up. Doubling the starting price on a Stone Flesh ring is more reasonable than the current $4000 which is below cost.
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Old 05-19-2020, 09:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: Stone Flesh Ring calculation

I have a very simple solution to this significant problem: When a player raises the subject of buying a magic item on the open market I give a wry laugh and immediately draw four octopus cards for them to fight.

Seriously, the magic item level in TFT naturally sets itself quite low if you make people personally create the items they want. It is one thing to calculate the modest cost of creating a stone flesh ring; it is another to make a character capable and willing to do it.
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