Sixth Gun in game prices?

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Sixth Gun in game prices?

#1 Postby Shenron » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:47 pm

This may be a really random question but how accurate are the in game prices for goods and services in Sixth Gun as in relates to historic prices in the 18xx Western/frontier era?
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Re: Sixth Gun in game prices?

#2 Postby SavageGamerGirl » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:38 pm

If they're like a typical Savage Setting, the price is balanced to the system, and do not necessarily reflect real-world pricing.

If you like real-world prices, you can order old Sears Catalogs from Amazon. Back in the day you could order just about anything from a Sears Catalog, from clothes to appliances to even wagons and horse supplies. A good old-school catalog can be a several hundred page long equipment list! :D
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Re: Sixth Gun in game prices?

#3 Postby fanchergw » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:03 am

SavageGamerGirl wrote:If you like real-world prices, you can order old Sears Catalogs from Amazon. Back in the day you could order just about anything from a Sears Catalog, from clothes to appliances to even wagons and horse supplies. A good old-school catalog can be a several hundred page long equipment list! :D

When I was a kid half a century ago, the Sears Christmas catalog was amazing! It was at least two inches thick, with color pictures of everything printed on thin glossy paper. The toys and games section was a kid's dream world, but it also had an incredible selection of just about everything anyone could think of to want.

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Re: Sixth Gun in game prices?

#4 Postby Shenron » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:06 am

SavageGamerGirl wrote:If they're like a typical Savage Setting, the price is balanced to the system, and do not necessarily reflect real-world pricing.

If you like real-world prices, you can order old Sears Catalogs from Amazon. Back in the day you could order just about anything from a Sears Catalog, from clothes to appliances to even wagons and horse supplies. A good old-school catalog can be a several hundred page long equipment list! :D


Ya, you are probably right. I was looking up prices for that era and the ones in the book seemed to be in the ballpark.
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Re: Sixth Gun in game prices?

#5 Postby SavageGamerGirl » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:43 pm

I have an 1895 Sears catalog, and if your're running something Victorian it's awesome. $1 back then was worth *about* $20 in today's money (give or take, that's a good round number to use), so converting Savage Worlds money "real world" money usually just means dividing by 20.
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Re: Sixth Gun in game prices?

#6 Postby Shenron » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:37 pm

SavageGamerGirl wrote:I have an 1895 Sears catalog, and if your're running something Victorian it's awesome. $1 back then was worth *about* $20 in today's money (give or take, that's a good round number to use), so converting Savage Worlds money "real world" money usually just means dividing by 20.


This is pretty awesome. I wonder if I could find one from like 1870
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Re: Sixth Gun in game prices?

#7 Postby SeeleyOne » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:53 am

Sears catalogs claimed to have low prices, so they might be lower than normal.
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Re: Sixth Gun in game prices?

#8 Postby SavageGamerGirl » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:07 pm

Well, for game purposes, it's probably good enough.
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