I was cleaning today, and for some reason thought of D&D currency. Now, I couldn’t exactly let the question stand unanswered. Without further ado, my quick calculations:
In 5th edition D&D, 50 gold pieces is one pound. This makes each coin roughly 0.02 of a pound, or around 9 grams.
If we assume a gold piece is made entirely of gold (which is unlikely), we can find the gram price and calculate it. I’m working under the assumption that gold coins would be made with a less expensive karat of gold, like 9k (rather than 24k). While typically, coins that were made with gold used 22k gold, it was used in very small amounts. A coin made entirely of gold would be a lower karat.
By this calculation, with current prices, one gold piece would be worth, £108 / $136
Let me check my math.
The PHB states that a donkey costs 8gp, which would be $1088 using the above math. Because this is in the equipment for adventurers section, I’m going to say that the PHB’s donkey is probably a trail donkey. Doing a bit of research, it seems like trail donkeys tend to go for around £796 / $1,000. Score! It seems like it might actually be accurate.
Which means that I might be able to safely say the following:
One copper piece is £1 / $1.36
A silver piece is £10 / $13.6
Now, this isn’t meant to be scientific or exactly accurate. For one, gold coins probably aren’t entirely gold, and a magical world most likely had far different economics and inflation levels. This was just a few of my observations on the topic.
Spring comes into Quebec from the west. It is the warm Japan Current that brings the change of season to the east coast of Canada, and then the West Wind picks it up. It comes across the prairies in the breath of the Chinook, waking up the grain and caves of bears. It flows over Ontario like a dream of legislation, and it sneaks into Quebec, into our villages, between our birch trees. In Montreal the cafes, like a bed of tulip bulbs, sprout from their cellars in a display of awnings and chairs. In Montreal spring is like an autopsy. Everyone wants to see the inside of the frozen mammoth. Girls rip off their sleeves and the flesh is sweet and white, like wood under green bark. From the streets a sexual manifesto rises like an inflating tire, “The winter has not killed us again!”
Is it possible that JK was the one who asked for the pap pics? I mean Jared volunteered to be questioned so JK probably knew the news was going to come out sooner or later so it could be damage control for JK's image. JK knows that Karlie is probably the most positive part of his image right now which is why he is putting so much effort into the contract lately and Karlie's doing nothing except her obligatory requirements.
Yep. Jared was also announced as ‘director and guru of innovation’ or some such shit he has no qualifications for today. Maybe they were hoping to capitalise on that? Maybe that’s all jerk told Karlie about? IDK. But hard to believe this was totally unexpected and they were blindsided.
Jerk always has been and always will be only out for himself. Allegedly.