Friday, April 23, 2010

D&D money - silver standard

I was reading the Delta's D&D Hotspot's post On Money and I was curious if anyone had switched to a silver standard for their games, and if so did they simply make everything that is listed in N gold pieces now cost N silver pieces?  The equipment list in the Rules Cyclopedia looks like it would handle that conversion pretty well.  Also I like Delta's idea of making 4 copper pieces to 1 silver, as opposed to the 10:1 ratio that it usually is.  I can't count the number of times that a huge pile of copper is left behind simply because it isn't worth carrying. 


  1. I'm definately for the silver standard in my game. I like having gold be a something a bit rare.

  2. *raises hand*

    I've long ground my teeth at the idea of silver being little more than chump change in fantasy.

    Silver standard IMGs; gold is the big score.

  3. My campaigns as well. I want characters to go "Wow, they are willing to pay in gold!"

  4. The silver standard looks pretty appealing.