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Scrasamax
February 6, 2016
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Freemium Economy    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Specific)

The basic economy of the Atlantic Federation

Scrasamax
February 9, 2014
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National Corporatism    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Defining)

One of the current political paradigms of the Cosmic Era.

meteorit
December 19, 2012
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The Maritime Bank of Martinesse    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Historical)

Captain Blackthorn grimaced against the salt air that sandblasted his face. His men were weary, his ship was falling apart and the hold was replete with treasures beyond counting. It was time to head home and enjoy the bounty that years at sea had brought them. As he braced himself against the pressing squall he considered the conundrum of converting said bounty into a transferable asset that could easily be spent without arousing suspicion of the local militia or the jealousy of rival pirates. If only large amounts of wealth could be represented on something as light and unobtrusive as a piece of paper. But then Blackthorn had a idea:

"I know what we'll do! We'll bury it!…"

Scrasamax
August 9, 2012
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Cloning in the Cosmic Era    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Specific)

Following the conclusion of the Human Genome Project, and the 2nd Human Genome project, it was just a matter of time and funding before human cloning not only became possible, but a profitable

EmilioV
August 3, 2012
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Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Kingdom Property    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Defining)

Because, after a while, even the oldest adventurer will need a place to settle as he grows tired.

Scrasamax
October 16, 2006
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Falhathian Currency    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Specific)

Be it salt, wheat, silk or gold, money is money lad.

Strolen
November 20, 2002
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Tablets of Passage    Systems  (Mercantile)   (General)

Golden tablets with the seal of the ruler that issued the pass and the seal and name of who it was issued to. About the size of your palm of solid intricately etched gold. The holder of the tablet is backed by the authority of the king to make any required purchases on credit or enter any place they deem necessary. A very powerful token indeed.

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Fear the Gods

       By: manfred

Culture/Religion: based on fear and respect. Gods are very dangerous creatures, sometimes friendly, often not. Temples are the way to make contact with them... if not easier, then at least more concentrated in one place. Were it not for the temples, gods could be running amok among the people. Therefore, mortals have to keep the gods close to temples, entertained and worshipped. It doesn't make the bad ones any friendlier, though (and is no guarantee some won't go on trips now and then). Still, there have to be priests that are hardy men, able to survive the rigours of their position, get a sufficient number of worshippers to make the gods feel important enough, and mediate the contact between mortals and immortals.

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