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EN World Review – Review of They Shall Be Paid In Coin of the Realm by Taurus Twelve

coin of realm coverHappy Humpday, fellow gamers!  We’re halfway to the weekend, and this week cannot get over soon enough to please me.  I’ve got not only my regular local Friday night game this week, but also my bi-monthly D&D campaign down in Toledo!  So I’ve got two nights of D&D in a row this weekend, plus a free dinner at my buddy’s house for driving to Toledo to run the game, so that is what I like to think of as a win-win kinda weekend!

Remember this, gamers: It is never a bad thing to feed your DM… you might just survive the sceanario!

As it is also Wednesday, I have a new EN World Review this week, featuring a fantasy role-laying supplement from Taurus Twelve.  This product is designed to create coinage and rare coin treasures for use in any fantasy role-playing game system, with emphasis on use with Pathfinder and D&D 4E.

To find out all the details about this product, click on the link below and head over to EN World to read the complete review:


Review of They Shall Be Paid In Coin of the Realm by Taurus Twelve

Regretfully, this product is fairly lackluster, and a bit of a disappointment, as you’ll read in the review.  While I like to support any 3rd Party Publisher attempting to make products under the GSL and OGL, one always hopes to see something new and innovative, rather than derivative and poorly put together.  I have seen some good things from Taurus Twelve in the past, and I hope that this product is more of an aberration, rather than a new trend.

After all, you can, at least you can slay an aberration… or force it back into the Far Realms where it belongs!

So until next blog… I wish you Happy Gaming!


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Michael is an Adept of a Secret Order of Dungeon Masters, and dwells in a hidden realm with his two evil cat-familiars, deep within the Vale of Wolverines, called by some "Michigan". He has been esoterically conjuring D&D Campaigns for nearly a Third of a Century, and has been known to cast ritual blogs concerning Dungeons & Dragons every few days with some regularity. Michael has freelanced for Wizards of the Coast, and writes reviews of D&D and other Role-Playing Game products on EN World News.

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2 Responses to “EN World Review – Review of They Shall Be Paid In Coin of the Realm by Taurus Twelve”

  1. Dave says:

    Heh, I used to have all kinds of different coins in my campaigns to add an “elf” or “dwarf” flavor, etc. And like you said, the players didn’t care. Money was just a piece of equipment that did someting in the game but hadn’t been converted from a number yet.

    The exception being Telrini coins. What they look like exactly never mattered. Players would occasionally ask if coins found on dead enemies was Telrini or not because Telrini is our evil empire. The original source of the money was a plot point that could point at Imperial involvement in yet another nefarious plot.

    Plus once in a while when I was feeling mean I would hand out a huge cache of Tilrini gold coins. No one will accept them, so I’d make the players lose value by paying to have them melted into gold bars. Yeah, i could have just handed out 10% fewer gp – but the anguish on their faces as they calculate the loss from what was “their money” is priceless.

    Dave

  2. @Dave – I did something similar in my Forgotten Realms D&D campaign, where a villainous used Thayan platinum pieces to pay for assassins to kill the party. When the characters tracked the assassins back to their lair, and found a stash of coins, they became a clue in finding their way back to the one who was out to kill them. Unless the coins are a MacGuffin, players don’t want to deal with bizarre denominations. That said, the idea of using rare coins as art objects was pretty nifty, but sadly the idea was lost amidst pages of tables most DMs would never care to use.

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