After a busy week, we come to Friday, when a goodly portion of the blogosphere decides to pack it in. But here at RPG Blog 2, we keep the fires burning into the weekend with something called Friday Discussion. Nothing too heavy, nothing too serious, just gamers talking about the hobby they love.
Today’s question is burning a hole in my pocket:
What currency system do you use in your game? The normal 100 coppers=10 silver=1 gold piece? Or do you go for something more exotic? Perhaps you only use something like Resource or Wealth levels?
A couple of campaigns ago, I did the 100 coppers=1 silver=1 gold exchange rate, but with a basic twist: TradeCoin, coinage minted in the north of the land, was worth approximately twice as much as SouthCoin, due to southern coins being debased somewhat. Players had to check whether the coin in question was TradeCoin or SouthCoin, as it definitely made a difference during haggling—and not agreeing to a deal in a certain kind of currency could see you shortchanged! It was a quick way to add some diversity to the coinage system without worrying too much about math and memorization.
I’m curious how everyone else treats coinage in their home campaigns! Have a great weekend, and Fight On!