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The Maritime Bank of Martinesse
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Dozus's comment on 2012-12-19 05:40 PM
Very clever! An actually practical methodology for the burial and retrieval of pirate treasure. It's simple, straightforward, and quite employable in any setting.

Well done, sir. Hope to see more like this from you. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2012-12-20 12:42 PM
A wonderfully clever and simple idea with instant usability. Well done! Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-12-19 05:47 PM
Every economic idea has its day. But more than the idea, which is fun and fantastic, I enjoyed the style of writing, there is a story! with a conflict, an arc and humor that goes along with this idea. Not only is it a fun and nicely satirical idea, it is an amusing story as well. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2012-12-27 09:05 AM
Most excellent sub, first sub or otherwise! Welcome aboard and I hope to see more from you. The added images are great :)
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sverigesson's comment on 2012-12-22 01:45 PM
I like this, but I am partial to pirate stuff on here. Building a nautical themed world with this as a major cornerstone would be fantastic fun. Go to Comment
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Dossta's comment on 2012-12-27 10:59 AM
After reading this, I was very glad I logged in today. This is absolutely brilliant -- funny and well-written, and immediately usable. Allowing the creation of nine copies of a single note is a good quip at modern banking practice, which commonly loans out ten times the money that a bank actually possesses. If I ever run a pirate game, this is making an appearance. Great first sub, and I look forward to seeing more from you! Go to Comment
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MysticMoon's comment on 2012-12-20 08:14 AM
This is a really excellent first sub. Congrats! I agree with what the others said. This is entertaining and creative.

My only quibble here is that these are pirates... people who make a life out of taking from others despite the risk of execution if caught. I'd expect to see numerous attempts at gaming the system. Go to Comment
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MysticMoon's comment on 2012-12-20 08:49 AM
A case could be made that the difference between our banking system and the Maritime Bank is that the pirates are more honest about their intentions ;)

I think that would make an excellent plot hook. Perhaps an enterprising individual believes himself far too clever to get caught and tries to rope the PCs into his scheme. Go to Comment
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meteorit's comment on 2012-12-20 04:15 AM
@Dozus:

Yes, the Bank notes are the result of a couple of days in Photoshop Go to Comment
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meteorit's comment on 2012-12-20 08:39 AM
@MysticMoon:

The pirates realize (as stated by Peersquint) that confidence in the system is paramount. If the system is gamed the notes start to be devalued until they are as worthless as the fraudulent maps that went before. Hence the draconian Code of Conduct.

Also, I found it ironic that a Banking system similar to our own might be based on the machinations of a Pirate Guild.

But pirates are pirates and I guess that attempts would be made… and might even be the basis of a plot hook! Go to Comment
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meteorit's comment on 2012-12-20 09:04 AM
Or, the Maritime Bank may suspect that a scheme is afoot that would undermine confidence in the currency and hires the PCs to identify the perpetrators and bring them to 'justice'. Lots of moral dilemmas about helping pirates — even if they're semi-respectable. Go to Comment
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meteorit's comment on 2012-12-27 09:39 AM
Thanks, Valadaar. I'm one of those DMs who likes props. Even in my posts! Go to Comment
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meteorit's comment on 2012-12-28 05:52 AM
I am so glad somebody spotted the comparison with modern banking practice.

The notes themselves could be used as a means of your players moving their ill-gotten wealth across the planet even if the pirates don't make an appearance in your game.

Thanks for the kind comments. Go to Comment
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