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I’m trying different ideas for a pared-down set of treasure tables, to make it as easy and direct as possible to generate treasure. My goal is to fit it all onto one 5.5″ x 8.5″ page, but it will likely end up spread out over two pages. For me it’s important to include a wide variety of “stuff” in addition to raw coinage — trade goods, furs, spices, art objects, etc. That part I can handle. The challenge is figuring how to scale things properly without bogging down the process (with calculations, too many rolls, etc.), while maintaining the level of “simulation” that already exists in Freebooters.
I’m researching how others have done this kind of thing, so I would love to hear about treasure generation systems that you have used on the fly, and what about them really works for you.