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Discerning Merchant's Price Guide

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The Discerning Merchant's Price Guide is a free organizational tool for magic items & pricing. It provides categorical tables for magical items: all the weapons are together, all the staffs are together, and so on, similar to how items were laid out in 3.5 by slot. As a DM, if I need to quickly find a sword to award a player, I want to know exactly where to look and what my options are. Reference numbers to items' descriptions in various books are also included, along with rarity and my own favorite feature: suggested item costs. Gone are costs that range from 5,000gp all the way to 50,000gp; you've now got a concrete number to start with that you can quickly adjust to suit the economy of the area at hand. 

Updates for Version 3 include the addition of 37 items from Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica, and a couple items that were earlier omitted from Lost Mine of Phandelver. Additionally, a few prices or categorizations have been corrected, and spell gems are now separated out into their own list. 

Previous updates for Version 2 included the addition of items from Xanathar's Guide to Everything, along with items from the official campaign books, as well as a few price fixes, links, bookmarks, and a general redesign of the document. 

More tools & homebrew for D&D Fifth Edition are available at feyrunelabs.com.

 
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Pia P November 28, 2019 9:38 am UTC
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Thank you for this, it certainly makes my job as DM much easier (and I am one of those who let the player's buy or order things to be made, so I definitely need this).
I am curious as to the price of the Sun Blade though - only 2000 gp when a normal +2 weapon is 2500 gp? Is it really the attunement that makes it cheaper (it does do extra dmg to undead after all)?
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David E December 28, 2019 4:47 am UTC
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Glad you've found the guide useful! It's been long enough since this was created that I couldn't tell you the exact reasoning for that specific price, but attunement is definitely a heavy price to pay for an item, and damage vs undead is only a situational advantage.
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Noble B November 27, 2019 8:05 pm UTC
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Firstly, I love your product. Thank you so much for making it. Second do you have plans to continue making prices for more magic items and is there any place where we can get updates from you? Like a discord server, twitter account, etc.
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David E December 28, 2019 4:46 am UTC
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Hi! Thanks for the compliments - glad you've found the guide useful! Updates will probably happen at some point; it's just a question of priorities. We're on Twitter @FeyRuneLabs.
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Noble B December 28, 2019 4:48 am UTC
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You're very welcome, and thank you for the reply. :) I've found the product very useful (currently running a 5e Eberron campaign so it's all but required). If I get a twitter you'll be one of the first I follow, promise.
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Vis S November 22, 2019 6:58 am UTC
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Thanks for this, by the way.

It says you last updated the document in November 2018. Are you planning to update it to includes items from Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, Ghosts of Saltmarsh, Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus, Acquisitions Incorporated, and/or Eberron: Rising From The Last War?

(Also, Curse of Strahd is misspelled as "Curst" in the key on page 2.)
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Noble B November 27, 2019 8:02 pm UTC
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I would also love to know that.
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David E December 28, 2019 4:44 am UTC
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Hi! There are no current plans to update the doc, which is not to say that they've been ruled out - it will probably happen at some point; it's just a question of priorities. Glad you've found it useful!
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Vis S December 28, 2019 8:22 pm UTC
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Fair enough, thanks for the info! Hope you are able to get around to it eventually :)
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Jay R July 05, 2019 4:27 pm UTC
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Thanks for doing the hard work to create this useful supplement. I don't sell many magic items to my players, but our campaign is in a city. It's terribly helpful to have this document on hand.
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Jay D May 26, 2019 4:34 am UTC
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Potion of Flying costing 10x more than the broom is all sorts of wrong. Probably a few others need tweaking but it is usually the first comparison I make with these price lists.

Looks much more well-thought out than Sane Magical Item Prices
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Shekinah Glory K May 14, 2019 1:10 pm UTC
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I've been using your guide and it helped a ton! Just curious, have you considered of publishing one for non-magical items?
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David E May 16, 2019 12:26 am UTC
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Could you clarify? Most mundane items in D&D already come with listed prices. Do you mean an expanded list of prices for common things that aren't already in the PHB or elsewhere?
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Vis S December 28, 2019 8:27 pm UTC
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Shekinah could also mean something like adjusted prices for mundane items to make their prices more logical? (I know of others who have tried to do something similar in the past... The D&D economy is pretty nonsensical at times, and sometimes clearly focused on pricing some mundane/trade goods as they relate to adventurers' purchasing capabilities rather than what makes sense for the NPCs in-universe.)
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greg G March 13, 2019 11:21 pm UTC
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just found this and so far i find it to be far more reasonable than sane magic prices, which at times confuses me on how they came to their prices. but i must ask, are you going to add the random magic items from the adventures? like in hoard of the dragon queen there is a chalice that can fill itself with ale 3 times a day or in water-deep: dungeon of the made mage there is a chest that stops organic material from ageing. i'm aware that there isn't a true rarity associated to these items but they appear to be common or uncommon most of the time in my mind. mainly asking because i believe these things might get looked over more often than not.
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Ellenor F March 04, 2019 12:00 pm UTC
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Thank you for this. It saved me hours of work!
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john Z January 25, 2019 6:14 pm UTC
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I agree with Greg W. It would be amazing to have this in a spreadsheet.
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Greg W December 12, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
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Is this available in a spreadsheet? pdf's are evil
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Tuukka K November 12, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
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Otherwise good, but the abbreviations don't follow the same notation as Wizards of the Coast uses.
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Foo B August 25, 2018 12:29 am UTC
Spell Gems are vastly more valuable than Spell Scrolls. They're reusable, they're harder to make, and they're gems.
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David E November 11, 2018 5:15 am UTC
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You (and others) were right to point this out; they've been corrected for version 3, which is now available.
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Carlos Eduardo G June 07, 2018 8:27 pm UTC
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This is a great resource, but on page 3 it lists the Potion of Hill Giant Strength as being common, while DMG page 187 lists it as an uncommon item.
Then it lists the Potion of Frost/Stone Giant Strength as being uncommon, while the DMG lists them as rare.
Was this an oversight or a deliberate change?
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David E November 11, 2018 5:15 am UTC
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Thanks for pointing this out - now corrected in version 3.
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Randy G May 25, 2018 12:35 am UTC
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The only thing that lost me was the listing for some of the items source material as 'FMR 13'. That's not in the glossary of terms and a quick google search wasn't much help.
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Rob. G June 19, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
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the same for me? in which book appears the Aegis of the Crusader (breastplate)? says FMR 13, but I do not know what document, book or reference it is.
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Rob. G June 19, 2018 10:08 pm UTC
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https://www.reddit.com/r/dndnext/comments/88jms4/hate_vague_magic_item_price_ranges_we_do_too_the/

ok, It must be ignored, I copy textually: Ah crap, that wasn't supposed to slip in. It refers to Forged in Magic: Reforged, a third-party source by Arcanis. I intend to get permission from them to release a separate version with all their (quite excellent) items listed as well.

TL;DR, refers to third-party source and can be ignored.
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David E November 11, 2018 5:16 am UTC
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As Rob pointed out, the inclusions of those items was in error. They've been removed in the new version.
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Isaac B April 01, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
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This...this is just amazing. Thank you so much for putting this together! I see that you have already answered my first request which is to add all items from all source books. My second request would be to add an identifier on any/all items that require attunement. This could simply be an asterisk after the name of the items, or possibly a new narrow column in the document. This would be so incredibly helpful as I shop personally as a character, and as a DM when looking up items to give to my players. Thank you again for this amazing tool!
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Terry T March 31, 2018 8:26 pm UTC
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Staff of Defense and Spiderstaff from The Lost Mines of Phandalver needs to be added
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David E March 31, 2018 11:37 pm UTC
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Oh yeah, LMoP is a thing. Thanks for pointing out that omission!
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