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Wealth and Money

Adventures can quickly gain wealth and money by looting dungeons and downed enemies, or completing various quests around the local town. 

COINS (Wealth and Money)

Wealth and Money
Salomon Koninck (1609-1656) Title : De goudweger
 —–Exchange Value —-
 Copper piece (cp)Silver piece (sp)Gold piece (gp)Platinum piece (pp)
Copper piece (cp) =11/101/1001/1,000
Silver piece (sp) =1011/101/100
Gold piece (gp) =1001011/10
Platinum piece (pp) =1,000100101

The most common coin is the gold piece (gp). A gold piece is worth 10 silver pieces. Each silver piece is worth 10 copper pieces (cp). In addition to copper, silver, and gold coins, there are also platinum pieces (pp), which are each worth 10 gp. The standard coin weighs about a third of an ounce (fifty to the pound).

EQUIPMENT (Wealth and Money)

Assume a character owns at least one outfit of normal clothes. Pick any one of the following clothing outfits: artisan’s outfit, entertainer’s outfit, explorer’s outfit, monk’s outfit, peasant’s outfit, pickpocket’s outfit, scholar’s outfit, or traveler’s outfit.


Merchants commonly exchange trade goods without using currency. As a means of comparison, some trade goods are detailed below.

Trade Goods
1 cpOne pound of wheat
2 cpOne pound of flour, or one chicken
1 spOne pound of iron
5 spOne pound of tobacco or copper
1 gpOne pound of cinnamon, or one goat
2 gpOne pound of ginger or pepper, or one sheep
3 gpOne pig
4 gpOne square yard of linen
5 gpOne pound  of salt or silver
10 gpOne square yard of silk, or one cow
15 gpOne pound of saffron or cloves, or one ox
50 gpOne pound of gold
500 gpOne pound of platinum
Wealth and Money
Artist Evert Collier (circa 1640–1708) Title A Vanitas

SELLING LOOT (Wealth and Money)

In general, a character can sell something for half its listed price.

Trade goods are the exception to the half-price rule. A trade good, in this sense, is a valuable good that can be easily exchanged almost as if it were cash itself.

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