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Old 08-17-2022, 07:54 AM   #92
Join Date: Jun 2005
Default Re: Costs in GURPS dollars

Originally Posted by maximara View Post
The only problem with doing that is you are effectively hitting everyone with a quasi-disadvantage of 'less than average wealth'.
It's a funny thing, but that's more or less what inflation does in the primary world. At least the part of wealth that involves cash balances.

There's not necessarily anything wrong with that. After all, if someone gets in a fight and suffers permanent crippling, they may end up with One Eye or One Hand or Bad Leg, each of which is an actual (not quasi-) disadvantage.

On the other hand, you're perfectly free to assume that the economy has an unlimited capacity to absorb monetary shocks. This is a fantasy campaign, right? One of the basic assumptions of fantasy thinking is that gold IS wealth . . .
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