Silver Standard Treasure Tables

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.


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