Atomic Floozy wrote:...You guys can crunch numbers, I like THW's and Pathfinder's monthly cost of living expense mechanism for the day to day expenses.
I have been toying with an abstract light book-keeping economic systems based on the Increasing/Decreasing REP system. See below. Originally designed for Fringe Space, it didn't make the final edit in the book.
Basically you take the concept of your "Fame" points or accumulated REP as your "wealth" level. Within your wealth level you are assumed to have access to stuff -- a certain type of home, vehicle, weapons, etc. If you want something more than your level allows, you make a REP based test to see if you can acquire it and if that costs you a REP/wealth level.
Your wealth level changes based on events - upkeep for your Group, for your ship, losing people/casualties, damage cost wealth. Completing contracts, salvage etc increase wealth based on increasing/decreasing REP d6.
This could easily be swapped out using accumulated Talos, etc., and modified for the Talomir setting. Different type of units could have a wealth maintenence cost, cost to acquire, etc. You could also use a "Carousing" or "Employment" type Encounter to find and recruit units into your mercenary band.
Let me know if someone wants to collaborate on this and make a "Black Company" type merc adventure book for Talomir.