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    Lore and setting, obvious magic in a modern world

    Most games involving magic take place in medieval settings, the few modern ones magic is hidden from the world for some reason. In futuristic settings it's generally post apocalyptic or in star wars case, a force used by few. How do you think a world would be if it was both high magic and...
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    Where would I find a Trading simulator?

    I just realized that I have never seen in an RPG anything pertaining to the boring state of affairs called trading. Has anyone done anything interesting in that regard or is this a thing that should be devolved into a skill check?
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    Common Wages for regular people in DnD - What do people earn in Gold and Silver?

    How much do regular people, from poor to rich, earn in gold, silver and copper? How much are weekly or monthly wages for non-adventurers in dnd? Does it vary from edition to edition and setting to setting?
  4. wheloc

    [Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire] Economy of Westros

    The economy of Westros makes no sense to me, and this bugs me more than it should. - Martin drones on and on about what the characters, but gives very little thought to how food is produced or distributed. This is a world where winter can last for years, and we all know winter is coming, yet...
  5. DisgruntleFairy

    Cyberpunk Economies? How do they work?

    Ok, I've been reading Shadowrun [1] recently and something about the setting troubles me. So how does the economy work? You have a setting that is strictly divided between the haves and the have not's. There seems to be nothing like healthcare for the masses. Nothing like education for the...
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    Economics as a RPG Adventure Hook?

    A long time ago we played in a Rolemaster game where mithril was unspeakably rare. Upon raiding the horde of a long-dead king, we came away with a mundane horde and a single mithril coin. The next several adventures were powered by our attempts at liquidating this coin, leading to a variety of...
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    Exalted: Devaluing the Dinar

    A major theme in Exalted is that many exalted HATE the guild, and yet, sadly, most are forced to suffer its existence, even to do business with it. Is this a Hack, or a legitimate strategy? Wyld shape up Resources 5 in Silver Dinars, with Guild markings a dozen or so times, put the coins into...
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    [Historical] Any sources on historical commodity prices?

    I’m intending a historical game (300BC in the Mediterranean somewhere) where money matters. A lot, because the PCs will be building armies, cities and empires along the way. Without money, none of this is possible. I’ve got a pretty good handle on the money itself – silver is the standard but...
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    Martial, social, economic implications of flying ships

    What are the martial/socioeconomic implications for a world that looks kind of like ours circa 10 AD, except with the addition of occasional flying ships? Assume that these ships are similar in size to ships used in the period, and that they're not very common (if a family owns a flying ship...
  10. Nahualt

    Fantasy RPGs with reasonable economies?

    So what fantasy rpgs have a working reasonable economy? I mean reasonable price lists of food vs armor and weapons? Reasonable wages for a blacksmith or a hedge wizard?
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    Bronze Age: Gold to Cattle Exchange Rate

    I'm working on a game set in the Bronze Age (in Asia) and am thinking of representing wealth in terms of gold and cattle. I've been doing some searches for historical exchange rates between gold coins and cattle and not coming up with much. I know this sort of thing would vary with the health...
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    Demon economics: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha to be adapted into an anime

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-27/maoyu-maoyusha-fantasy-novels-inspire-tv-anime It would be awesome if they get Fukuyama Jun (Lawrence) and Koshimizu Ami (Horo) to do the voice acting, since they're already the VA's for the drama CDs.
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    [Exalted] Compass of Celestial Directions Vol. 6 - Autochthonia!

    The first part (with Chapter 1, covering the overall setting culture, and Chapter 2 covering the nations of Claslat and Yugash) is out! http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=91452 (and for those who JUST want to buy the first part, rather than the discounted subscription...
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    [WFRP] Skaven Currency

    I am sure this is in Children of the Horned Rat somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. I know Skaven have Warp Tokens, but those would be quite valuable right? (I had it in my head that Warp Tokens were currency backed by warpstone, not actual warpstone, but apparently that's not correct)...
  15. Rand Brittain

    [Nobilis] Noble Economics

    So, I was discussing some monetary Anchors when I was reminded that I don't really understand the currencies that are mentioned in the third edition manual. There's the udi, and the izikel, and the buddhitanka, and a number of other things. Some are deflationary, and some are inflationary. Some...
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    The economics of Westerns

    Thanks to Fallout: New Vegas I'm on a bit of a Western kick, and am currently watching Unforgiven for the first time. No, I'm not ignoring the movie to post here - I paused it. But this movie is bugging me, although not as bad as A Fistful of Dollars, because it seems to take place in a world...
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    [GURPS]Why Is Places of Mystery So Expensive?

    As the subject line says, why is GURPS: Places of Mystery so expensive compared to its contemporaries? Is it just that it's so good that nobody wants to sell their copy, leading demand to seriously outstrip supply? Was it recalled/pulped? Does it contain an accurate map to the Holy Grail? I've...
  18. SJE

    Is the RPG market counter-cyclical?

    In the same way that movie audiences boom during recessions (as people cheer themselves up with low cost luxuries whilst cutting back on their big ticket item purchases) I wonder if there was any data or studies beyond the purely anecdotal which might show that RPG sales or participation was...
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    Why Don't Companies Print More Core Books

    This question has been bugging me for a while. One of my FLGS has a larg sellection of out of print or hard to find game books. But many of the books for sell have no core rule book. For example: they are stuck with a bunch of old Vampire: the Masquarade books and no core rule books. So...
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    How does Amazon sell games so cheap? How do FLGS compete?

    I was just pricing out Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd edition. Retails for $99.95. Amazon has it for sale with free shipping for $62.77. WTF? How do FLGS's compete with that? jh
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