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30 Vagrants
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Nuchiha101's comment on 2010-08-21 12:32 AM
This is probably the most useful 30, or according to me it is. Go to Comment
30 Vagrants
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Dossta's comment on 2013-04-03 03:50 PM

31. The Obsessed Artist

This silent woman is possessed of a stunning natural gift for drawing, and is as likely to spend her meager earnings on colored chalk as she is food.  During the summer, she creates fantastic murals on the walls of businesses, the undersides of bridges, and even in a clear area of the market square if she can get there before the vendors.  Though the authorities dislike her flagrant "vandalism", she is a favorite among the common folk.  She survives the winter by creating portraits with chalk and paper for a few coppers apiece.

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30 Vagrants
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Dossta's comment on 2013-04-03 03:51 PM
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Falhathian Currency
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Strolen's comment on 2014-02-09 11:28 AM
Great idea to put this all together!

I think it would benefit from a nice tidy table putting all the discussion together in something instantly readable but it is a nice, concise discussion that can be used to create a set of values for any campaign. Go to Comment
Falhathian Currency
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manfred's comment on 2006-10-16 05:35 PM
Great exploration of a topic that most would care little about, but it defines the an important part of your game world. I definitively like it, including to the development between silver and gold. Great work! Go to Comment
Falhathian Currency
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-10-18 03:20 PM
A most excellent post on the subject. Money and wealth is a quirky thing, and this submission expresses that well. Details like this help flesh out things that occur in the background of most games. However, if your character weasel their way into power or are hired by one who is, it will impact them. Go to Comment
Falhathian Currency
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-10-17 04:20 AM
i came up with the gold standard after reading a rather lengthy and in the end completely whack job explanation of why there are precisely 50 coins to the pound of gold.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~jamesstarlight/CoinsandMetals.html

It is quite long and eye-crossing as he details mass, metal densities and even the thickness of coins in metrics. I cheated, I went and talked to a coin collector. guess who got more relevant, and interesting information? Go to Comment
Falhathian Currency
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-10-16 06:46 PM
Thank you for writing this. Go to Comment
Falhathian Currency
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Pariah's comment on 2006-10-18 10:28 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-10-16 05:54 PM
I wouldnt have fun writing a sub like this, but its fun reading. Adds a nice verisimilitude to the world. Nice work! Go to Comment
Falhathian Currency
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valadaar's comment on 2014-02-19 03:42 PM
The tying of the coin to concrete, usable commodities which should generally be universal may be a way for various things on Strolens to have suggested values which span game systems.
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Falhathian Currency
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Wulfhere's comment on 2006-10-16 07:52 PM
Every land should have some quirks about its currency, it's just to much fun to resist.

Good job! (and Huzzah!) Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-01-15 08:37 PM


 A nice touch of background to the most common item in any fantasy setting, good for adding a bit of extra detail next time someone takes some coinage to get exchanged.

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Falhathian Currency
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Nafar's comment on 2011-05-26 03:21 AM
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Ramhir's comment on 2011-01-15 01:24 PM


Interesting sub. In way more detail than most would need, but useful background material.


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Dame Lais Farthingale
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Artistic/Performance)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-10-18 12:56 PM
I admit, I have a weakness for proper legendary and story worthy figures. This one works for me. It is one of those color characters that fill out a cultural ethos. Sure your average adventurer will not be impacted by this, many would say, "who cares". It is characters and stories like this that help round out a setting. And by having these kinds of legends pre-made, saves you the stress of having to make one up on the spot. Go to Comment
Dame Lais Farthingale
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-10-16 06:35 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Dame Lais Farthingale
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Pariah's comment on 2006-10-18 10:17 PM
What Moon said. I like the background stuff, it really makes a setting seem real, even if it doesn't effect the players too much. Go to Comment
Dame Lais Farthingale
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Murometz's comment on 2006-10-18 11:43 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Dame Lais Farthingale
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valadaar's comment on 2006-10-19 01:33 PM
Nice NPC. Me like :) Go to Comment
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       By: hopfrog16

One thing you must realise is that there is no such thing as pure iron/steel these days. Iron/steel isn't nearly as strong now as it was in medieval times. However, with that said, iron in early medieval times was so soft you could hack right through a helm with a sword and leave a nice lil mark on the skull (depending on the grade of iron used on the sword and the helm, ofcaurse). After many hundreds of years of fine tuning, however, the only use the sword had was to puncture the plate. That was very difficult, however, since the grade of steel was so hard... only blunt instruments and weighted axes had any use against plate armor in later medieval times. Makes me wonder why rapiers were so popular then and why less people wore plate (Other than it's obsene costs... a nice suit of armor would cost as much as a nice lexus does now... and a kings suit would be as much as a rols royce).

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