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Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Harroghty » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:33 pm

Share your thoughts about trade bars.
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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Alitar » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:39 pm

Trade bars are good.
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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Benorf » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:20 pm

They're good. They're good FOR you.

Just like cornbread.
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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Vaemar » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:12 am

Add exchange places also to Skullport and Westgate, please. :P

No, seriously, the idea is great and I really like it, in fact I expressed support since the moment Grenwyn announced his idea.

It also holds great roleplay potential because it can even open the door to use different high-value currencies among characters.

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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Harroghty » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:20 am

There definitely will be more exchange places, but I would rather fine tune the idea then copy it rather than later edit code in a million different places.. :)

Some things I considered:

- making these regional (maybe Waterdeep will take your bar from Zhentil Keep, but someone else will not?)
- making these capable of being used in some NPC transactions in a very limited way
- adding some weight to some of these
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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Lirith » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:48 pm

When you exchange the bar for coins, there’s no echo to confirm the merchant gives coins back (he counts them then they appear in your inventory). I’d prefer that it’s made obvious, but it still works as is.
I’m also undecided about whether having 500 gold coins returned is an inconvenience or not (I like the flavour for 10 pounds to be roughly 500 gold). Most people are likely to carry 100 plat instead of 500 gold, but the banker is standing right there anyway. I could see it being an annoyance if someone wanted to exchange 5 or 10 ten-pound bars for coins in one go.

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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Amira » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:15 pm

Late to the party, but this just came up on the Discord.

I love the idea!! Coins are a pain to store and this looks like a good way to deal with that.
However, I second the call for other exchanges in places for evils. Not everybody can/should walk around in Waterdeep ;)

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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Kinal » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:44 am

Curious how coded storage would work for these.

Ideas:

-Special trade-bar only "banks"
-Increase bank balance maximums, allow for withdrawals/deposits/conversions in bar form.
-No exchange fee for bank users with balance over X.
-Bars withdrawn from banks in large cities are stamped with that city's logo
-Bars cannot be withdrawn from banks in small towns (only ZK, SP, WD, SM, WG, maybe SD)

Also curious if bars would be coded as currency, and could be used to purchase from shopkeepers.
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Re: Trade Bar Discussion

Post by Althasizor » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:01 am

They can be stored on carts, they aren't heavy.
I'm a big fan of these, should def roll it out in more places.
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