Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Leather Worker's Shop
At last, a new table. Sorry it isn't spectacularly interesting, it is only the leather worker's shop, but there are some things here that are some very old D&D standards. For example, the different between a low soft and a high hard boot. Or how much a bear skin would fetch if a player bothered to skin one. I should say the cost here is for a brown bear ... that should be in the description, which I'll be sure to add (but it isn't worth updated the table just for that).
Also, what is a wineskin made from? How big, precisely, are things like backpacks, saddle bags, pouches and so on? Which reminds me about coins.
The coins in my world are a LOT smaller than standard D&D. A typical gold coin is only 7 grams, a typical silver coin is only 10 grams, and a typical copper coin is about 16 to 20 grams. Yes, historically coins were made that were much larger, but I can remember from my time working in a numismatics museum at university that the coins were generally quite small. Obviously, this means that 250 copper coins are much larger in volume than 250 gold coins, but this is the sort of thing which for playability's sake I am prepared to overlook where it comes to deciding how many can fit into a back pack. Some ages ago I did some math on the volume of coins and measured it against the described volumes in the above containers ... but that math might be wrong and someone else might get different figures. If anyone wants to show me math that shows the average number of 10 gram coins that will fit into a square inch, I'm prepared to update the figures. For now I'm not unhappy with them.
Last thing; it should be obvious that leatherworking is common in East Transylvania.