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    BardGuy

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    Default General PC Shopping List

    In conjuction with my Black Market List, this thread is created as a supplement to players, aimed to introduce them to the goods and services commonly available in 5th edition. As a DM you could print this list and keep it on your table during sessions.
    This list assumes that daily exchanges such as food, mundane items etc are included in a character's lifestyle. Modest lifestyle already states that a character can maintain his equipment, so I assume that many of these smaller services are included. You can handwave a lot of smaller exchanges this way, having it be 'free' for players of a certain lifestyle or higher.

    Lifestyles
    0gp: Wretched lifestyle for a month
    3gp: Squalid lifestyle for a month
    6gp: Poor lifestyle for a month
    30gp: Modest lifestyle for a month
    60gp: Comfortable lifestyle for a month
    120gp: Wealthy lifestyle for a month.
    300+gp: Aristocratic lifestyle for a month

    Services
    6gp: Unskilled hireling for a month
    60gp: Skilled hireling for a month

    Goods
    1gp: Rope
    1gp: Bag of Caltrops
    2gp: Grappling Hook
    2gp: Manacles
    5gp: Healer's Kit
    5gp: Hunting Trap
    8gp: Mule

    25gp: Holy Water
    25gp: Acid
    30gp: Hire a spellcaster to cast a 1st level spell
    Goodberry (Druid)
    Identify (Wizard)
    Mage Armor (Wizard)
    45gp: Studded Leather

    50gp: Hire a spellcaster to cast a second level spell
    Aid (Cleric)
    Arcane Lock (Wizard)
    Continual Flame (Cleric, Wizard)
    Darkvision (Druid, Wizard)
    Gentle Repose (Cleric, Wizard)
    50gp: Healing Potion
    50gp: Antitoxin
    50gp: Alchemist's Fire
    75gp: Riding Horse
    50-100: Common magic item

    200gp: Greater Healing Potion
    200gp: Splint Armor
    400gp: Warhorse
    400gp: Breastplate
    101-500gp: Uncommon magic items
    +1 Shield
    +1 Weapon

    750gp: Half-Plate
    1.500gp: Plate

    2.000gp: Superior Healing Potion
    3.000gp: Riverboat
    500-5.000: Rare magic items
    +1 Armor

    10.000gp+: Ship
    20.000: Supreme Healing Potion
    List compiled using DnDBeyond

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    ElfRangerGuy

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    Default Re: PC Wealth Milestones

    I love the idea of having the party find a chest with a single gold coin in it and a note saying haha bet ya. They take the coin and add it to their coin bag. Nek minute coin bag is empty save a single coin. Coin of Greed?

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    Default Re: PC Wealth Milestones

    I'm working on a tiered wealth rank system. Meaning that player's don't count coins, but can support a certain kind of lifestyle and have either free or limited access to items of certain values based on their 'Wealth Rank'. Knowing what the milestones are is very important to make this system feel right. Any additional purchases or uses of money are greatly appreciated.

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    Kobold

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    Default Re: PC Wealth Milestones

    Quote Originally Posted by KyleG View Post
    I love the idea of having the party find a chest with a single gold coin in it and a note saying haha bet ya. They take the coin and add it to their coin bag. Nek minute coin bag is empty save a single coin. Coin of Greed?
    And what happens if they take the chest and leave the coin inside?

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    ElfRangerGuy

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    Default Re: PC Wealth Milestones

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Kurageous View Post
    And what happens if they take the chest and leave the coin inside?
    They have a chest with a coin inside.

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    Default Re: PC Shopping List / Wealth Milestones

    Modified lifestyles and hirelings to be represented as expenses over a tenday, which I feel is a more reasonable use of these services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarkmundur View Post
    Modified lifestyles and hirelings to be represented as expenses over a tenday, which I feel is a more reasonable use of these services.
    I usually think of lifestyle costs in "per month" terms, or 30 days. That's how most of us think in modern life anyway, i.e. rent and bills. And especially for what you're trying to do here, that seems like the appropriate benchmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanarii View Post
    I usually think of lifestyle costs in "per month" terms, or 30 days. That's how most of us think in modern life anyway, i.e. rent and bills. And especially for what you're trying to do here, that seems like the appropriate benchmark.
    How often do you have PCs that are in one place for more than one month at a time where this applies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickl_2000 View Post
    How often do you have PCs that are in one place for more than one month at a time where this applies?
    Each campaign session day now has 5 downtime days. If a player only play a given character once a week, thats going to be 35 downtime days.

    (T1 characters played significantly less than that usually need to working for a living to defray cost of living expenses. T2 characters often retire to business as well.)

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    I think to display the lifestyle expenses as monthly expenses make sense if only for the relative position they now have in the list. Look at it this way, if you're hireing cooks to make your food or an accountant to take care of your band of mercenaries financials, you're probably living at least a comfortable lifestyle. I might tweak the time period a bit further, just to give players a better sense of budgets (as in, if it's within my budget to pay an esteemed cleric with magical abilities to cast spell on four strangers, I must be rich enough to afford X)

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    Default Re: PC Shopping List / Wealth Milestones

    Added healing Potions. Can't believe we didn't realise they were missing.
    Decided I like the ten-day lifestyle listing better. If you imagine a player going down the list and buying everything, I think you'll first invest in a modest lifestyle before buying things like flask of acid etc. So this order makes more sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleG View Post
    They have a chest with a coin inside.
    Take the coin to an evil warlord. Throw it in with a bag of gems. The evil warlord throws it into his valt of pillaged gold. All the gold disappears...he cannot pay for his army, and is stuck with a bag of gems worth a couple hundred gold.
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    Default Re: General PC Shopping List

    I really felt the poisons were cluttering the list. Seeing how they aren't even regularly available at markets, I've moved them to here.

    I've added the +1 armor, weapons and shields, as well as some spell suggestions (discussed here). I mean to use these lists as a sort of a "Purchase Cheat Sheet" for my players, so having these here helps with giving them a feel for the economy of 5e.

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