There was a couple of sloppy errors in the table, those are fixed now. Also, the divide-by ten entries have been restructured for faster rolling that’s close enough to the original.
Link in the previous post has been updated, but here‘s a duplicate anyway.
I’ve always disliked the traditional gold standard of D&D – having five different types coinage is fiddly and the granularity of it tends to be more trouble than it’s worth. Also, it has a ridiculously low value for gold, and it’s nice to have treasures of the stuff to actually mean something.
So, instead of 100 coppers to 10 silver to 2 electrum to 1 gold to fifth of a platinum, I use Raggi’s Lamentations of the Flame Princess silver standard of 500 coppers to 50 silver to 1 gold, with silver being the thing that converts to experience on a 1:1 basis. As a bonus of doing that (in addition to value of the money making sense) there is no need for exotic bullshit currency for handling and hauling around high-value possessions.
The problem with this is that the B/X treasure type listings aren’t usable without going through several steps of conversion – so here’s a pre-converted table for simple silver-standard. (see link in caption.)
I might be redoing this with cleaner entries and maybe inclusion of trade goods/art objects etc. later, but I guess that a direct translation might be of use while you wait.
So, Jeff already posted this Vaults of Vyzor infographic I made and it’s probably going to get far more hits there, but fuck it. I should host my own content.
Take a look.
What do you think – should I be making this sort of thing periodically?
Feels like I should actually get this blogging thing off the ground instead of just sitting on an unused domain for one more year, so here goes.
Maybe introductions might be in order? I’m Perttu, and I’m here to talk tabletop games and stuff tangentially related to them. Mostly playing things that have been written when the Soviet Union still existed, or at least more modern re-imaginings of those.
Current active, long-running campaigns are played with OSR (Lamentations of the Flame Princess and BECMI hacked into an unrecognizable mess) and Traveller, but I try out some artsy storygames occasionally.
Expect D&D-related posts mostly. Some house rule orientation coming soon, to help you make any sense of the things I’m about to write on.