All items are listed in USD ($) prices. To buy a fantasy item that is listed in gold pieces; count one USD to be equivalent to one silver piece. This isn’t a perfect conversion, but a simple way to easily convert fantasy to a modern currency system.
Example: If a player wishes to buy a javelin of lightning, the fantasy cost is: 1500 gp, the modern cost is $15,000
A character’s starting wealth is $100. In addition, for each rank (including any bonus) in any Profession skill, the character rolls 1d6 x $100. This is to be used as the character’s spending money at character creation.
Example: A character took the trait “Emergency Services” with a +2 bonus to his Profession skill of his choice and the class skill Profession (firefighter). This gives a total Wealth roll bonus of +6 (+1 rank in Profession (firefighter) +3 class skill bonus +2 Emergency Services trait bonus).” If Skill Focus (Profession (firefighter) is also taken, he has a total +9 Wealth Roll bonus. At 5th level he gains a +1 wealth bonus for a total of +10
At the end of each adventure, the character can make one “Day Job” check based on his Profession skill for additional funds.
Optional: If you wish to use the old MSRD Wealth system, your ranks and bonuses in a Profession skill are equivalent to your MSRD Wealth Bonus.
A quick and rough conversion for a Wealth DC based on gold pieces is:
DC is 10 + 1 per 1000 gp (round up)
Example: a javelin of lightning is 1500 gp, so the DC would be 12.
A character can use his fame and prestige to purchase difficult or restricted items that only his faction would be able to acquire. These are training, services and/or gear not normally available for sale to the general public. The character will still need the cash to purchase the item, the minimum Fame score and spend the Prestige Points cost (usually 1 or 2 points).