Talk:Book of Skill (3.5e Equipment)

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This seems very broken to me. It seems broken because one could read this book a hundred times in one day and then get a +200 to a skill. That seems broken. In my opinion the book should either disappear after it is read or it should not be able to be opened except once a week or somesuch. Just my thoughts. --Green Dragon 09:39, 16 February 2008 (MST)

If it disappears after being read, I don't see how it could be a "mundane" item. This seems like a magical skill booster to me... =/ --Othtim
What is the price? -- Eiji 04:51, 21 March 2008 (MDT)
It should add a circumstance bonus to skill checks like a masterwork skill kit. No +200 to skills that way... --Aarnott 06:09, 21 March 2008 (MDT)


Book of Skill

These well written books are usually 10-12 pages long. Reading this book grants a +2 circumstance bonus to the skill about which the book is written for a 24 hour period. The next 24 hour period after it is read the bonus lowers to +1; after the second 24 hour period the bonus disappears. The bonus may be regained by rereading the book and the book may be used as often as desired (though the bonus does not stack). It takes approximately five minutes to read a book. --Calidore Chase 10:54, 21 March 2008 (MDT)

There is no requirement to mention that the bonuses don't stack. Like bonuses do not stack anyways. I would set these books at 50-100 gp and have them non-magic, as a skill kit, and used for knowledge skills. You can enhance your skill at history substantially with a history book. You cannot enhance your skill at tumbling by much by just reading a gymnastics book. I can't read a book in five minutes by the way -- can you? Maybe it should be able to be read once (8 hours) and brushed up on with 5 minutes. --Aarnott 11:50, 21 March 2008 (MDT)
If the book is only 10-12 pages long, then yes, I can read it in 5 minutes or so. I could actually probably do it in about 2 minutes. I envision these as magic books hence the bonus to any skill and the 400 gp price. --Calidore Chase 22:29, 22 March 2008 (MDT)
Okay keep it as a circumstance bonus then -- as written I like your rewrite as a magic item. --Aarnott 11:05, 23 March 2008 (MDT)


I propose a price of 400gp. Taken from creating a magic item with a +2 competence bonus. --Calidore Chase 10:57, 21 March 2008 (MDT)

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