WayneO42 wrote:With the move to Caldonia maybe we as GM staff can institute a coin system there if thats what the player base wants
You know, it would be interesting with the Caldonia move. Is Caldonia stable enough to HAVE a monitary system? Or is it still barter and services? If they have a monitary system, then a change to "make a living" could come from services rendered for "money" or getting personal supplies acquired by working a living from the land (or stealing?)
(WARNING! The following is by no means well thought out or even useful! It is just my ramblings without much foresight and just a raw idea!)
John, the Alchemist can make 5 coins, or 3 supplies or 1 brewed liquid. He can then sell/trade in-game for what he needs. OR, he can work with a group and organize. For each 5 people in their group that makes the same thing, they increase their outcome by 10%.
Bill the Warrior decides to work with 5 other warriors. They decide to work for the King as a group and make 6 coins each because of their grups combined efforts to work together.
Or maybe each person has to offer 50% of their "production points" to the shared item, but can use the other 50% of their "Production points" to produce something on their own. Bob decides that he's going to help his fellow sheppards with their Wool part of the time and thus adds half of his points to Cloth, but also produces Food on the side. His points aid the Cloth union with their increased numbers, but he also knows that at least he won't be starving this month.
Okay, LOTS of holes, lots of issues, I know... but it creates more control for the players as to what they produce, and encourages groups to work together for the same outcome. You can still factor in the "problems that the characters encounter" during the down-time (but I highly suggest letting the members know that they didn't produce the amount of Food they expected because um... their farms were burned or whatever the reason is.)
Hey? Why don't we have any food? Did anyone work on MAKING food? I guess we'll have to trade in our Steel we worked so hard to mine in order to feed ourselves.. what's the exchange rate? Why is YOUR food more expensive than theirs?