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Belongings and Starting Wealth


Each character has a certain amount of starting wealth, either in cash or in belongings. The amount varies depending on the circumstances of the character and his or her history.

Wealth is rarely all cash. Much of the wealth is in the form of clothes, tools, weapons and equipment




If you are an escaped Transported criminal or Runaway servant, unskilled laborer or escaped slave $75

The clothes on your back

$50 cash

a small belt knife

Belt pouch with 2 days of food

Quart water bottle





If you are a lower class commoner who is a voluntary emigrant, or a released indentured servant, with a Trade or skill. $500 starting value.

The clothes on your back plus 1 change of 'good' clothes

$100 cash

Tools of your Trade Value = $200

a small belt knife

Snaplock pocket pistol = $50

Small powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Assorted personal property of $125 value


Tools of the Trades

Carpenter, Cooper, Wain wright = Asorted wood working tools, saws, hammers, chisels etc

Cobbler, leather worker, seamstress, tailor = Assorted needles, scissors, awls, punches, thimbles etc.

Gunsmith, silversmith, blacksmith = Assorted hammers, files, tongs, chisels, wrenches etc

Mason, stonecutter = assorted hammers, chisels wedges etc




Unemployed Seaman $500

The clothes on your back plus 1 change of 'good' clothes

$200 cash

a small belt knife

2 Snaplock Belt pistols = $120

Small powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Sea Chest with assorted personal property of $150 value




Unemployed, down on his luck, Pirate. The character has drunk and partied away all his or her money. $500

The clothes on your back

$20 cash

large knife

2 Snaplock Belt pistols = $120

Small powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Cutlass

Duffel with assorted personal property of $75 value




Ex Infantry Soldier $500

The clothes on your back plus 1 change of 'good' clothes

$120 cash

belt knife

Doglock military musket = $170

powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Duffel and leather pack with assorted personal property of $200 value




Ex Cavalry Soldier $500

The clothes on your back plus 1 change of 'good' clothes

$100 cash

belt knife

2 Doglock Horse Pistols = $190

powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Duffel and leather pack with assorted personal property of $200 value




Ex Artillery Soldier $500

The clothes on your back plus 1 change of 'good' clothes

$130 cash

belt knife

2 Doglock Belt Pistols = $160

powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Duffel and leather pack with assorted personal property of $200 value








Upper Class


You are a voluntary emigrant or professional either seeking employment in your career or with an established employment prospect awaiting you. $1,000


The clothes on your back plus 1 extra set and 1 change of 'good' clothes

$200 cash

Tools of your Profession Value = $400

a small belt knife

Brace of flintlock pocket pistols = $130

Small powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Chest and Valise with assorted personal property of $250 value


Tools of the Profession

Doctor or Surgeon = Scalpels, knives, drugs, tonics, elixers, bandages, instruments, sutures, clamps, bullet extractors, saws, medical books etc

Naturalist = Books, note and sketch pads, drawing supplies, sample cases, microscope, telescope, etc

Engineer = Transit, surveying gear, books, notepads, writing materials, compass, square, drafting gear etc.

Lawyer = Books and more books, portable desk, writing materials



Ex Officer, Infantry $1000

The clothes on your back plus 1 change of 'good' clothes

$200 cash

belt knife

2 Doglock Belt Pistols = $160

powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Saber or Mortuary sword or Rapier

Small Telescope

Chest and leather pack with assorted personal property of $200 value



Ex Officer, Cavalry $1000

The clothes on your back plus 1 change of 'good' clothes

$200 cash

belt knife

2 Doglock Horse Pistols = $190

powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Saber

Chest and leather pack with assorted personal property of $230 value



Ex Officer, Artillery $1000

The clothes on your back plus 1 change of 'good' clothes

$200 cash

belt knife

2 Doglock Belt Pistols = $160

powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Saber or Mortuary sword or Rapier

Small Telescope

Chest and leather pack with assorted personal property of $200 value




Ex Naval Officer $1000.

The clothes on your back plus 1 change of 'good' clothes

$200 cash

a small belt knife

2 Doglock Naval pistols = $170

Cutlass or Saber

Small powder flask, gun kit and a dozen balls

Sextant and telescope

Sea Chest with assorted personal property of $150 value


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