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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: DnD 5e Currency Converted to USD

    Quote Originally Posted by JackPhoenix View Post
    This is explicitly the case: "The expenses and lifestyles described here assume that you are spending your time between adventures in town, availing yourself of whatever services you can afford—paying for food and shelter, paying townspeople to sharpen your sword and repair your armor, and so on."
    unskilled labouers don't need people to sharpen their swords, because they don't have any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    unskilled labouers don't need people to sharpen their swords, because they don't have any.
    Which means their lifestyle expense is less than 2sp adventurers pay to maintain poor living standards. Which is exactly the point.
    It's Eberron, not ebberon.
    It's not high magic, it's wide magic.
    And it's definitely not steampunk. The only time steam gets involved is when the fire and water elementals get loose.

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    Orc in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: DnD 5e Currency Converted to USD

    My take on the subject is in this thread. Going on the basis of a pseudo-Medieval design. I approached the issue from the standpoint of the actual value of gold on the 14th Century and wages and costs in the same time period. My results are generally the same.

    Lessons learned from my little exercise:
    -Poverty rots.
    -Poverty was incredibly widespread.
    -Most people seem to have lived on the razors edge of financial security. Even a master craftsman could be destitute after a couple of weeks without work.

    While I didn't adopt all my findings wholesale it certainly informed some of my world-building decisions.

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    Barbarian in the Playground
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    Default Re: DnD 5e Currency Converted to USD

    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    unskilled labouers don't need people to sharpen their swords, because they don't have any.
    They still need to sharpen their Kitchen Knife at 20 degree angle.
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