Story Gold

Dan came up with a cool idea for how to gain extra story gold to buy fun, non-combat related items. Your adventures decided to take a week off of dungeon crawling to pursue other interests, so this is the perfect time to make a little coin for yourselves. Gustavus found an evening job where he can use his skills as an acrobat to earn some money. Faydark is helping poor people to negotiate better housing. In order to determine how much gold your characters make Dan and I came up with a (somewhat confusing) spreadsheet.

Here’s the basics: You can spend six hours using one of your skills to make money. It’s up to you to determine how you apply your skill. You make a skill check to see how well you do at that job. The skill check is at your level, so you would find your level on the spreadsheet. Most of you are level 3, so I’ll use level 3 as an example check.

If you pass an easy check (10) you earn 9 story gold.

If you pass a moderate check (13) you earn 18 story gold.

If you pass a hard check (21) you earn 54 story gold.

If you fail to get even an easy check, you don’t make any money.

This story gold can be used to buy stuff for your new tower apartment, pay back some old debts, bribe your way into a social circle, buy fancy clothes, etc. Basically you can do anything but buy equipment for your character. The amount of story gold you earn increases with your level in proportion to the price of a magic item of that level. The spreadsheet already did the math, so you can ignore the magic item column.

You can attempt to do up to three jobs per day. Each job takes six hours to perform. Let me know how many checks you want to make and I’ll use Obsidian Portal’s dice-o-matic to see how much gold you make. Remember, if you want your character to do something besides work you need to work fewer than three jobs per day. For example, Gustavus is investigating mysterious mysteries in addition to working for 12 hours per day. If you don’t want to do anything, that’s fine too. This is meant to allow people to role-play a bit outside of the main game session if they so choose.

See the table below for story gold values:

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LevelEasy DCModerate DCHard DCItem of LevelGold ModGold HardGold EasyGold Less than Easy

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181219360103050

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291320520144270

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391321680185490

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41014218402266110

.

510152210002678130

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611152318004714123.50

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7111623260068204340

.

812162434008926744.50

.

91217254200110330550

.

10131826500013139365.50

.

1113192790002367081180

.

12142028130003411023170.50

.

131420291700044613382230

.

14152129210005511653275.50

.

151522302500065619683280

.

161622314500011813543590.50

Story Gold

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