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    Lute of Serene Light
    This lute appears to be made from a strange wood which slowly changes colour. This lute has six thin strings made of solidified colour. The lute is perfectly crafted can grants a +2 circumstance bonus on all Perform check involving its use. In addition to this, the person holding the Lute can, as a standard action, pluck one of the strings to activate its magical energy.

    When used in this way the user may select one of the strings, the spell attuned to that string is then cast as if cast by a level 1 bard.

    Blue String: Ray of Frost
    Green String: Acid Splash
    Purple String: Shocking Grasp
    Red String: Flare
    White String: Mage Hand
    Yellow String: Dancing Lights

    Each string can only be used three times per day. The uses of this item aren't recharged at the end of the day. Instead it's uses are recharged when touched by sunlight for the first time in a day.

    Faint Transmutation; CL 1; Craft Wondrous Item, Ray of Frost, Acid Splash, Shocking Grasp, Flare, Mage Hand, Dancing Lights; Price 3880 gp. Weight 2lb.

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    Default Re: The Sound of Light [3.5e Item]

    Quite cheap for the effects by the normal pricing rules, although the fact that the spells are so weak and each costs a standard action probably makes it ok.
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    Default Re: The Sound of Light [3.5e Item]

    Quote Originally Posted by Yitzi View Post
    Quite cheap for the effects by the normal pricing rules, although the fact that the spells are so weak and each costs a standard action probably makes it ok.
    100gp (Lute Cost) + (6,000 gp (User activated Spells)/1.6666666666666666666666666666667 (3 charges)) = 100 + 3599.9999999999999999999999999999

    Or 3699.999999999999999999999999999
    or 3700 gp.
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    Eh, I'd go about pricing it similarly to a staff. Double cost for not needing the spell on your list, multiply the cost by 2000/750 to make it use-activated instead of charged, then multiply for uses/day.

    750gp (first level spell) + (3/4)*750*1*(1/2)gp (zeroth-level spell) + 4*(1/2)*750*(1/2) (remaining zeroth-level spells) comes out to 1781.25gp, all the multipliers above put it at 5900gp in all. Add your 100gp lute and that makes 6000 even.

    Regardless of what its price would be by the formulas, I think it's fairly priced as it is, and I especially like the idea behind it. I could see this being a line of items, with higher-level ones being things like prismatic guitars.
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    Default Re: The Sound of Light [3.5e Item]

    Aura is faint not weak; it should be Perform (stringed instrument) check, Wondrous has no "e" and it should weigh 2 lbs. Sirene is a type of cheese. Do you mean serene perhaps?

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    Default Re: The Sound of Light [3.5e Item]

    Quote Originally Posted by Debihuman View Post
    Aura is faint not weak; it should be Perform (stringed instrument) check, Wondrous has no "e" and it should weigh 2 lbs. Sirene is a type of cheese. Do you mean serene perhaps?

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    Fixed the Aura and Wondrous. The perform check was copy and pasted from Masterwork Musical intrument which this item is.
    As for the Sirene, thanks I away mix up the spelling for Serene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milo v3 View Post
    100gp (Lute Cost) + (6,000 gp (User activated Spells)/1.6666666666666666666666666666667 (3 charges)) = 100 + 3599.9999999999999999999999999999

    Or 3699.999999999999999999999999999
    or 3700 gp.
    How do you get 6000? A single use-activated spell is 2000, not 1000. I'd treat them as 1800 (since it's working more like a command word item, needing a standard action to activate), but even so multiplying by 6 gives way more than 6000.
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    Default Re: The Sound of Light [3.5e Item]

    Quote Originally Posted by Yitzi View Post
    How do you get 6000? A single use-activated spell is 2000, not 1000. I'd treat them as 1800 (since it's working more like a command word item, needing a standard action to activate), but even so multiplying by 6 gives way more than 6000.
    Actually each of the spells are level 0 so:
    Spell Level: A 0-level spell is half the value of a 1st-level spell for determining price.
    So it is 1000 not 2000.

    But it think I might change it to command word.
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    Default Re: The Sound of Light [3.5e Item]

    Actually each of the spells are level 0 so:
    Isn't Shocking Grasp a 1st level wizard / sorcerer spell?

    I really love this item though. It sounds like an awesome quest item for a low-level musician, or even a gift to a bard who just graduated from bard camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milo v3 View Post
    Actually each of the spells are level 0
    Not Shocking Grasp. But yes, treating them as level 0 will make a big difference.
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    Default Re: The Sound of Light [3.5e Item]

    Quote Originally Posted by Steward View Post
    Isn't Shocking Grasp a 1st level wizard / sorcerer spell?

    I really love this item though. It sounds like an awesome quest item for a low-level musician, or even a gift to a bard who just graduated from bard camp.
    That is what I get for not checking I suppose...

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    Not Shocking Grasp. But yes, treating them as level 0 will make a big difference.
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