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TABLE 3 - BASE STATISTICS

Size Category

Str

Dex

Con

Int

Wis

Cha

Diminutive

1

18

--

--

10

6

Tiny

3

16

--

--

10

6

Small

7

14

--

--

10

6

Medium

11

12

--

--

10

6

Large

21

10

--

--

10

6

STEP 2: CHOOSE MATERIAL

The second step involves choosing which material the construct will be made out of. Some materials have an innate hardness rating that will benefit the construct. At the same time, some materials are very compact, so that a small construct made of iron will weigh five times as much as a small construct made out of flesh – and this extra weight affects the total price.

SINGLE-MATERIAL CONSTRUCTION

It is possible to make a construct entirely out of one material. First, decide which size the construct should be. Then look up how much a construct of that size normally weighs in Table 5. This will be given as a weight range; Tiny constructs normally weigh 1 – 8 lbs., for instance. Next, look at Table 4 and choose a material to make the construct out of. If the material has a weight modifier, then constructs made from that material naturally weigh more (or less) than normal. Multiply the weight modifier into the weight range that was found in Table 5. This will give a new weight range for the construct. In order to make a construct of the desired size enough material has to be purchased so that it falls within the new weight range.

Example: Tiny constructs normally weigh 1-8 pounds when they are made out of common materials like clay or wood. When made out of stone, Tiny constructs weigh four times more than normal (stone has a weight modifier of x4). A Tiny stone construct will weigh anywhere from 4 to 32 pounds. At least 4 pounds of stone has to be purchased to make a Tiny stone construct at all, but it can weigh as much as 32 pounds. 4 pounds of stone for construction will cost 8 gold pieces, while 32 pounds of stone will cost 64 gold pieces.

Making a construct out of wood would be much cheaper, since wood has no weight modifier and is priced at a lower rate. A Tiny wooden construct would cost 1 cp – 8 cp to make. Wood only has a hardness of 5, however, and is fairly vulnerable to fire, whereas stone has a hardness of 8 and resists fire more effectively.

TABLE 4 – MATERIALS WITH HARDNESS, COST, and WEIGHT MODIFIERS

Material

Hardness

Cost

Weight Modifier*

Adamantine

20

500 gp / 1 lb

x 3

Bone (animal)

3

1 sp / 1 lb

x 0.7

Bone (humanoid)

3

6 gp / 1 lb

x 0.7

Brass

4

1.5 gp / 1 lb

x 2

Bronze

4

3 gp / 1 lb

x 2

Chitine

4

10 gp / 1 lb

x 0.7

Clay (enchanted)

--

1.5 gp / 1 lb

--

Copper

4

5 sp / 1 lb

x 2

Crystal

12

3,000 / 1 lb

x 4

Darkwood

5

10 gp / 1 lb

x 0.5

Flesh (animal)

--

6 sp / 1 lb

--

Flesh (humanoid)

--

6 gp / 1 lb

--

Glass

1

2 gp / 1 lb

--

Gold

4

50 gp / 1 lb

x 2

Iron

10

1 sp / 1 lb

x 5

Lead

4

2 cp / 1 lb

x 4

Marble

8

20 gp / 1 lb

x 4

Mithral

15

250 gp / 1 lb

x 2

Mud (enchanted)

--

1 gp / 1 lb

--

Obsidian

9

50 gp / 1 lb

--

Onyx

8

5 gp / 1 lb

--

Pewter

6

1 gp / 1 lb

x 2

Platinum

4

500 gp / 1 lb

x 2

Silver

4

5 gp / 1 lb

x 2

Steel

12

1 gp / 1 lb

x 3

Stone

8

2 gp / 1 lb

x 4

Wood

5

1 cp / 1 lb

--

* The modifier in this column should be multiplied into the standard weight for a construct of the chosen size. This is how many pounds will have to be purchased to create a construct of that size.

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