Comments on: The Next D&D Homebrew: Fixing the 4E Financial Crisis http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/next-dnd-homebrew-fixing-the-4e-financial-crisis A D&D 4e Blog Dedicated to Dungeonmasters & Players Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:25:35 -0400 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: Marco http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/next-dnd-homebrew-fixing-the-4e-financial-crisis/comment-page-1#comment-71935 Marco Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:05:04 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7531#comment-71935 Our group has been using that for a long time, but I'm glad someone finally put it out for everyone to see. Good stuff! Our group has been using that for a long time, but I’m glad someone finally put it out for everyone to see. Good stuff!

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By: Editor-in-Chief http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/next-dnd-homebrew-fixing-the-4e-financial-crisis/comment-page-1#comment-71879 Editor-in-Chief Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:48:30 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7531#comment-71879 @Martjin - Crud, I knew something looked wrong with my spelling - thanks for catching it - and fixed! I'm fairly certain that widening the gap is a good thing in that items which currently cost silver and copper (turned to copper and brass in my system) are fairly minor items, and are what one would expect a peasant to be able to pay. For instance, the common meal and pitcher of beer I mentioned at 4 sp in the PHB is now 4 cp under the silver-replacement system. I think it's easier to imagine a commoner NPC paying 4 coppers for his lunch, which is 1/25 of a silver, as opposed to 4 sp which was 40% of a gold! @Jack - Yup, we really need a baseline for a commoner, and I'm working on that now. Unless the research gets long, I'll likely amend this post with a post-script about commoner wages and prices in medieval society. @Martjin – Crud, I knew something looked wrong with my spelling – thanks for catching it – and fixed! I’m fairly certain that widening the gap is a good thing in that items which currently cost silver and copper (turned to copper and brass in my system) are fairly minor items, and are what one would expect a peasant to be able to pay. For instance, the common meal and pitcher of beer I mentioned at 4 sp in the PHB is now 4 cp under the silver-replacement system. I think it’s easier to imagine a commoner NPC paying 4 coppers for his lunch, which is 1/25 of a silver, as opposed to 4 sp which was 40% of a gold!

@Jack – Yup, we really need a baseline for a commoner, and I’m working on that now. Unless the research gets long, I’ll likely amend this post with a post-script about commoner wages and prices in medieval society.

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By: Martijn http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/next-dnd-homebrew-fixing-the-4e-financial-crisis/comment-page-1#comment-71870 Martijn Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:19:29 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7531#comment-71870 A horde is a large number of barbarians. A hoard is a large number of coins. Other than that nitpick, I've been thinking along similar lines. My only worry: do you need a lot of recalculating of prices of common items (some of which are in sp or cp), or would widening the gap in prices by simply replacing sp with cp and cp with bp be a good thing? A horde is a large number of barbarians. A hoard is a large number of coins.

Other than that nitpick, I’ve been thinking along similar lines. My only worry: do you need a lot of recalculating of prices of common items (some of which are in sp or cp), or would widening the gap in prices by simply replacing sp with cp and cp with bp be a good thing?

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By: Jack http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/next-dnd-homebrew-fixing-the-4e-financial-crisis/comment-page-1#comment-71862 Jack Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:12:45 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7531#comment-71862 I like it, I think. I usually try to make sense of the game economy by converting the price of goods to real-world equivalents, since most people I play with understand $15 better than they understand medieval currency. I think my most recent kludge for Pathfinder was 1 gp = $50, 1 sp = $5, and 1cp = $0.50. The numbers come up reasonable if for things like horses and meals, <i>I think</i>, but I haven't done any real work to figure out what reasonable living expenses for a commoner would be (and that's really the baseline we need to have). I like it, I think. I usually try to make sense of the game economy by converting the price of goods to real-world equivalents, since most people I play with understand $15 better than they understand medieval currency. I think my most recent kludge for Pathfinder was 1 gp = $50, 1 sp = $5, and 1cp = $0.50. The numbers come up reasonable if for things like horses and meals, I think, but I haven’t done any real work to figure out what reasonable living expenses for a commoner would be (and that’s really the baseline we need to have).

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By: Yong Kyosunim http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/next-dnd-homebrew-fixing-the-4e-financial-crisis/comment-page-1#comment-71802 Yong Kyosunim Tue, 04 Sep 2012 03:47:25 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7531#comment-71802 Yeah, I always thought 3e's economy was wonky, but 4e took the cake. 3,250,000 for a magic item just was insane. At least with your system, it's now a manageable 325 pp. I should adopt something like this for Pathfinder when I get back to playing again. Yeah, I always thought 3e’s economy was wonky, but 4e took the cake. 3,250,000 for a magic item just was insane. At least with your system, it’s now a manageable 325 pp. I should adopt something like this for Pathfinder when I get back to playing again.

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