W E A L T H

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W E A L T H
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:37:52 AM »
Is it a spam word, as I have written 2 posts that have disappeared...

Re: W E A L T H
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 02:53:45 PM »
As this one appears to have stayed up...

I want an abstract w e a l t h system for a hack I'm working on, so came up with this:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nUsg7XOE2aRITicwRIcoyq__uPftz6x_1HlNcZT0el4/edit

Thoughts, comments?


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Re: W E A L T H
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 08:02:54 PM »
Heya!
Tony originally continued the abstract wealth system from AW into Apoc D&D, and later I had a crack at it too, and still use it to this day.

http://apocalypse-world.com/forums/index.php?topic=1183.0

Don't forget though, that the current ruleset is an abstraction too. Admittedly it scales far more than -1 to +3, but its a simple abstraction of a far more complex fantasy setting mercantile reality.

All that said, I really like your ideas! There is obviously a want in some DW players for the more abstract barter economy of AW in a fantasy setting, and the logical connection to a Steading's prosperity and ability to procure stuff. I think that there are some wonderfully satisfying merchantile stories to be told revolving around a steading's bustling plazas, grimy ports and seedy black markets.

I think you've hit apon the power of tags in this system too. Once you take away all the monetary 'amounts', adjectival descriptors carry far more narrative weight. Priceless to the right buyer and shabby are far more evocative than a simple value.

Re: W E A L T H
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 07:29:01 AM »
Thanks do the link noofy, might have to "steal" some of it! :)