Lamp v. Torch

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chrlpolk
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Lamp v. Torch

Post by chrlpolk » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:41 pm

Does anyone know the stats on these items? I always assumed the order is candle<torch<lamp. However, I notice that in the first items shop (only open at night), the cost is 4 gold for 1 torch, and 14 gold for 5 lamps (2.8 gold each). That makes the lamps cheaper than torches, which makes me question my assumption that lamps are better than torches.

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Re: Lamp v. Torch

Post by Visstar » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:54 pm

I thought the only difference was the number of uses. Don't they all just cast "magic flame"?
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Re: Lamp v. Torch

Post by chrlpolk » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:06 pm

Ah. Perhaps the duration of “magic flame” increases with level? Nevertheless. So then, torches are equal to candles (which, I believe, is a starting item and has no purchase price.). My RPG reconciliation (that more expensive = better) was going to be that it’s 4 gold for a presoaked torch, and that the party owns a lamp and what you’re buying is just the oil, 14 gold for 5 ounces of lamp oil.

Now give me some time so I can figure out how to overcomplicate some other simple game mechanic! ;)

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Re: Lamp v. Torch

Post by Visstar » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:28 pm

You may be just the tiniest bit obsessed. :)

Me, I've always gotten a smile picturing my team "sneaking" around a dungeon with the daylight spell active and old MacLeod wailing away on his bagpipes.
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Re: Lamp v. Torch

Post by icetear » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:42 pm

The Tarnak Guild of Wood Tar Makers (GoWTM) is actually in a dispute with the Alchemists Guild (GoA). Besides many other implications this raised the price for torches (made from wood + wood tar) to new unknown heights. Which in return pleases the Lamp Makers Guild (GoLM) for they now record a remarkable increase in Lamp sales.

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P.S. I already petitioned the Tarnak Guild Overseer Office (TGOO) in Annsharbour to release a proper paper about this issue to the public. Should be available soon at your local quest/announcement tree.

P.P.S. Bring a bard to translate the officialese....
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Re: Lamp v. Torch

Post by chrlpolk » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:00 pm

And where do the candle makers fit into all this? That's what I'd like to know!

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Re: Lamp v. Torch

Post by icetear » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:03 pm

Sorry, I cannot spoil any part of Silversword's (real) Main Questline...

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Re: Lamp v. Torch

Post by Visstar » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:03 pm

They're in league with the butchers and bakers. ;)
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Re: Lamp v. Torch

Post by chrlpolk » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:08 pm

Visstar wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:03 pm
They're in league with the butchers and bakers. ;)
Well played.
Visstar wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Me, I've always gotten a smile picturing my team "sneaking" around a dungeon with the daylight spell active and old MacLeod wailing away on his bagpipes.
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Re: Lamp v. Torch

Post by icetear » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:11 pm

*hums* "Dub a dub dub"...
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