No progress on my dragon class for months, and now I finally have an idea for handling the dragon’s hoard.
It could be a “gold sink”, useful for attracting minions and hirelings (read: kobolds). How does that sound? The greater your hoard, the more kobolds you attract?
Kobolds would be used for minions (read: utterly expendable hirelings) that can follow you around, expand your lair (during your adventuring).