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 10-01-2018, 05:39 PM #11 JLV     Join Date: Nov 2010 Location: Far northern California Re: Metric system in TFT? This was all part of the debate at the time; I don't intend to relitigate the arguments here -- especially since that's exactly the point I made at the time. I'm merely reporting the consensus/Steve's "ruling" on the topic.
 10-01-2018, 06:28 PM #12 Andrew Hackard Munchkin Line Editor     Join Date: Aug 2004 Location: Austin, TX Re: Money in TFT FYI: I split this off the metric discussion as it was largely disjoint and covers a new topic. __________________ Andrew Hackard || Munchkin Line Editor, Steve Jackson Games Twitter: @SJGames || Facebook: SJ Games and Munchkin Medium: @SJGames || Kickstarter: Steve Jackson Games Instagram: @stevejacksongames || YouTube: Steve Jackson Games New Munchkin player? Visit our Munchkin 101 forum!
10-01-2018, 06:39 PM   #13
chrisbender

Join Date: Sep 2018
Re: Metric system in TFT?

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 Originally Posted by Terquem I once had a waitress ask me if I wanted my pizza cut into six slices or eight slices. I told her to cut it into six slices because I didn't think I could eat eight slices.
That's a good one. Did she laugh?

10-01-2018, 07:14 PM   #14
Chris Goodwin

Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Re: Money in TFT

Terquem makes a good point in the metric thread, before the money thread got split off from it. The same can apply here, so I'll quote that post:

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 Originally Posted by Terquem I think there is supposed to be a real separation from the units of weight and measure used in the rules, and those that are used in the settings I'm sure in the game setting you choose the weights and measures can be whatever you want them to be. The rules need to be standardized to try and avoid contradictions or confusion.
I think \$ works well as the unit of purchasing power used in the rules, and Cidri is certainly a big enough place with its own diverse areas (and units of measure) that a silver quatloo might be \$37 while a zorkmid is \$45... and neither of the countries that use them has any traffic nor commerce with the other except thirdhand via at least a half-dozen gate hops.
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 10-01-2018, 07:26 PM #15 Shadekeep     Join Date: Aug 2018 Location: Aerlith Re: Money in TFT For me the crucial money question on Cidri is - is the currency native value, or is it scrip? By which I mean, is money made of precious metals or other intrinsically valuable things and thus is worth what it weighs, or is it an issued promissory note backed by asset value? If the latter then it could very difficult to exchange currencies across nation-state borders, so I'm guessing the former is what holds across the world. Though even then there are likely to be appreciation/depreciation rates in lands where some materials are scarce or abundant. Not enough of a factor though that GMs need to worry about it, unless they want to add a further degree of realism to the banking and job market aspects of the game.
 10-01-2018, 11:36 PM #17 JohnPaulB     Join Date: Jan 2018 Location: Portland, Maine Re: Money in TFT I think its just a matter of symbols. Someone brought this up and I thought it worked out great: Silver Coin = \$ or S with a line through it. Copper Coin = ¢ or c with a line through it. These are on the keys of most keyboards, though you may have to go through some searching to find the cent symbol. There isn't one for Gold Coin but perhaps G would work. __________________ - Hail Melee
10-02-2018, 11:13 AM   #18
Skarg

Join Date: May 2015
Re: Money in TFT

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 Originally Posted by JohnPaulB I think its just a matter of symbols. Someone brought this up and I thought it worked out great: Silver Coin = \$ or S with a line through it. Copper Coin = ¢ or c with a line through it. These are on the keys of most keyboards, though you may have to go through some searching to find the cent symbol. There isn't one for Gold Coin but perhaps G would work.
Ya that was I: we used ￠, \$, and ₲

(As shown, there actually is at least one unicode character with a G with a line through it, and that ￠is more visible than the ¢.)

You can copy the symbols to a file you can copy & paste from, or possibly make keyboard shortcuts/macros.

We also sometimes used cp, sp ang gp, or C.P., S.P., or G.P..

 10-02-2018, 12:53 PM #19 platimus   Join Date: Dec 2017 Location: behind you Re: Money in TFT The great thing about the symbols is that you can easily assign whatever meaning you want to them. \$ can mean gold or silver or copper or whatever you wish. If a player asks "how much is a dagger?" you can say "10 gold pieces" or "10 silver pieces" or "10 quatloos". I don't think it was intended to say "10 dollars" unless that's what you want to say. As far as 10 silver pieces not being equal to 1 gold pieces in reality, Mr. Conely's exposition illustrates that it could - depending on how much silver or gold is valued and the size and weight of the coins but I doubt most people want to get this nitty-gritty with their gaming.
 10-02-2018, 01:18 PM #20 Chris Goodwin   Join Date: Aug 2004 Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA Re: Money in TFT Canonically, a \$ is equal to a silver piece, per the glossary on ITL p. 11 and subsequently expanded upon on ITL p. 56. __________________ Chris Goodwin I've started a subreddit for discussion of INWO and Illuminati. Check it out!

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