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Old 08-12-2023, 01:24 PM   #11
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Default Re: Independent Income at later TL stages

Originally Posted by whswhs View Post
In the case of a TL0 society without money, I'd say that the $ in monthly income represent, not money, but a certain amount of credit with other people for some kind of material aid.
This also works to represent high-tech/ultratech UBI. A low level of Independent Income might represent "credits" of various types or access to subsidized goods or services. The idea isn't to provide wealth with no work, but instead to boost monthly income to the point that someone who would otherwise be at Dead Broke or Poor moves up to Struggling status. Add a Quirk level Duty or Vow to model social pressures to not just live off of UBI alone.
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