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Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:44 am
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LittleLee says...



That does sound cool, but... Is it practical? Blaze is a good shot, but there's a 90% chance his bolt will pierce John's hand.

Also, what's the currency in this world/galaxy?
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Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:01 pm
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IamI says...



You're right, it isn't particularly realistic, I'll change it to him having a knife on hand instead and then having the drawer he's going for have some kind of firearm in it.

As to the currency, maybe just some some system like the one Star Wars has, where I think we're supposed to assume that each credit is worth roughly one U.S. dollar (don't ask me how I came up with this. It's just an arbitrary conclusion). I had an idea that all money was digitized and controlled by banks, and while that gives some interesting potential for plots it would over-complicate the pirates' raiding to a point where I don't think its worth the trouble.

In other words: I don't really have any idea that would work, other than using some system that is roughly analogous to our money system, and really we just need to know enough about it for the reader to know when amounts of money are big and when they aren't.

I'm open to ideas.
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Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:55 pm
HarryHardy says...



It would be simplest then to use the US system and slap on a random name to it instead of dollars.
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Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:00 pm
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IamI says...



Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
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Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:12 pm
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LittleLee says...



We can make an entirely new system, just slap some names around and we'll be good.
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Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:23 am
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HGsomeone says...



Here’s a few suggestions if you need some (I just threw some random letters together),

Chip, Mart, Ban, Zirk, Hapag, Josk, Naz, Cag, Quot, Lug...

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Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:36 am
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IamI says...



I kinda like chip.
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Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:39 am
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LittleLee says...



Chip and quot sound good to me. They have that sci-fi-ish feel.
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Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:14 pm
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I agree.
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Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:55 am
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HGsomeone says...



Cool,
so maybe a Chip is equivalent to a dollar and quots are cents?
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LittleLee says...



I don't know the US system, but sure.
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HGsomeone says...



how about just run with it as a decimal currency?

100 quots = 1 Chip
  





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Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:54 pm
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That sounds good to me.
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Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:06 am
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HarryHardy says...



*pokes*

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Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:29 am
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IamI says...



Good, it’s taking longer than expected, but I’m almost at the end. School can be quite annoying.
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