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2011 Aug 3 12:50 PM

Stone coins

I know some of you like to play with currency in your milieux — silver standard rather than gold, etc. — so you might find something of interest in this history of what happened when an outsider expoited the giant stone coin-based economy of the island Yap.

huge stone coin standing in jungle


4 comments:

JDJarvis, August 3, 2011 at 4:38 PM

I can really imagine the looks on my players faces when their PCs find a vast store of stone pieces.

Paul, August 3, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Me too. Especially GIANT heavy stone coins.

richard, August 5, 2011 at 9:36 AM

That article is the most fun reading I’ve done all week. Thank you. I had no idea.

In recompense, did you know about the White Rajas of Sarawak?

Delightfully batty collection of CoC type handouts allegedly culled from a novel.

Paul, August 5, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Thanks, Richard. Brooke seems to figure in one the Flashman novels I haven’t read yet. I’ll have to pick it up.

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