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If this is for a tabletop RPG, then the appropriate amounts of gold should be determined by game balance. If you want the game to continue afterwards, then X and Y should be enough to be a reward which allows the players to buy a couple nice magical items or resolve a plot point, but not so much that it makes the players so wealthy that the rest of the game ...


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Many trips down the mine There's no reason a given condemned person can only go in once. After all, this is their life we're talking about here. Meanwhile, the deterrent effect has to be as big as the deterrent effect of capital punishment, while at the same time encouraging prisoners to try their luck instead of giving up. Maybe one in three prisoners ...


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Our Intrepid Victim Looter is Severely Limited Let's say the gold piece is the size of the U.S. Washington Dollar coin. According to good old Wikipedia, the coin is 26.5mm in diamter and 2mm thick. Volume: 1,103 mm3. Gold weighs 0.019 g/mm3 so the coin weighs 21 grams. Now, there's some subjective parts to this. I'm going to assume that X and Y depend ...


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X and Y vary in relation to the crime for which a death sentence has been earned. If the would-be dragon slayer is a murderer and a days wage is 1 silver piece, then their victim's life value can be calculated as... 300 silvers per year (assuming a six day work week) times 50 years of productive work (exaggerated but possible) equals 15,000 silver or 1,...


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