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3rd Feb '18 9:43:23 PM XenMon2
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->''The Khanate merchants grin when they see you coming. An unlicensed foreign captain? They'll pick a price and triple it.''
-->--''VideoGame/SunlessSea''
24th Jan '18 1:09:47 PM CountDorku
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** In fact, Monopoly was originally created as a ''criticism'' of the effect of private rents, as a demonstration of how it leads to mass ownership of land by a single entity. In the very first version of Monopoly, you were then supposed to play a second round with slightly altered rules that limit the ability for one player to take over: but this was quickly dropped when it entered the mass market because it's a game and pretend-bankrupting your friends is fun.

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** In fact, Monopoly was originally created as a ''criticism'' of the effect of private rents, as a demonstration of how it leads to mass ownership of land by a single entity. In the very first version of Monopoly, you were then supposed to play a second round with slightly altered rules that limit the ability for one player to take over: but this was quickly dropped when it entered the mass market because it's a game and pretend-bankrupting your friends is fun.fun, at least to people who enjoy Monopoly.


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** ''VideoGame/StarWarsGalacticBattlegrounds'', which is ''Age of Empires'' where you can play as ''the'' Empire, has much the same system at the Spaceport, just with a find/replace done to replace the resources with ones that sound more sci-fi.
19th Jan '18 2:16:27 PM StrongBrush1
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* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in Telltale's ''VideoGame/SamandMaxFreelancePolice'' with Bosco's Inconvenience store. As the episodes go on, Bosco's hilariously specific (but always needed) [[BambooTechnology "inventions"]] cost more and more money, eventually going into millions of dollars. When Sam [[LampshadeHanging asks why Bosco keeps ramping up his prices,]] Bosco replies with "because you keep buying them!"

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* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in Season One of Telltale's ''VideoGame/SamandMaxFreelancePolice'' ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' with Bosco's Inconvenience store. As the episodes go on, Bosco's hilariously specific (but always needed) [[BambooTechnology "inventions"]] cost more and more money, eventually going into millions hundreds of dollars. When Sam [[LampshadeHanging asks why Bosco keeps ramping billions of dollars.
-->'''Max:''' WHAT?! Oh, you CRAZY, foo'!
-->'''Bosco:''' Listen, all I know is, I keep coming
up his prices,]] Bosco replies with "because the most ridiculous price I can think of, and you two keep buying them!"payin' it! So I ask you, who's the "foo"?
14th Jan '18 11:50:57 AM finalsurvivor1
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei:

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14th Jan '18 11:50:43 AM finalsurvivor1
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** In ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games, sometimes shops and {{Trauma Inn}}s will jack up their prices at higher difficulties. In both ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' and ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', increasing the difficulty to the max will triple prices in every shop in the former, and the Ginza shops selling the {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}s and premium armor sets in the latter. In ''IV'', a single full set of Ginza armor can easily exceed three million Macca in cost, and in ''III'', collecting all Magatamas is heavily hindered by the added cost.

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** In ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games, sometimes Sometimes shops and {{Trauma Inn}}s will jack up their prices at higher difficulties. In both ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' and ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', increasing the difficulty to the max will triple prices in every shop in the former, and the Ginza shops selling the {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}s and premium armor sets in the latter. In ''IV'', a single full set of Ginza armor can easily exceed three million Macca in cost, and in ''III'', collecting all Magatamas is heavily hindered by the added cost.
14th Jan '18 11:49:36 AM finalsurvivor1
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* In ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games, sometimes shops and {{Trauma Inn}}s will jack up their prices at higher difficulties. In both ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' and ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', increasing the difficulty to the max will triple prices in every shop in the former, and the Ginza shops selling the {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}s and premium armor sets in the latter. In ''IV'', a single full set of Ginza armor can easily exceed three million Macca in cost, and in ''III'', collecting all Magatamas is heavily hindered by the added cost.

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In ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games, sometimes shops and {{Trauma Inn}}s will jack up their prices at higher difficulties. In both ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' and ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', increasing the difficulty to the max will triple prices in every shop in the former, and the Ginza shops selling the {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}s and premium armor sets in the latter. In ''IV'', a single full set of Ginza armor can easily exceed three million Macca in cost, and in ''III'', collecting all Magatamas is heavily hindered by the added cost.cost.
** Healing places in most games runs on a justified version of this. Healers generally charge based on how much they're healing, with different rates for HP, MP, statuses, and death. As you go through the game and get more health and magic, the prices will naturally go up for major heals. ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' got rid of this system, instead having full heals in underground towns at a constant, cheap price; ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', however, would introduce a traditional version of this trope. In addition to the bars, there are also healing spots in dungeons. All charge more than the bars, and they get more expensive throughout the game.
7th Dec '17 9:04:49 PM JMQwilleran
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7th Dec '17 9:04:44 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/FairyFencerF'', Lola's prices for fury information go up with each new one, even if it isn't particularly better than the last. And, notably, she continues to charge you [[spoiler:even after she joins your party.]]
1st Oct '17 3:18:05 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', one can invert this by putting points into Bargaining/Barter until you can buy items from [=NPC=]s, sell them back, and make a profit! It's not too hard to get to that point either. ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', however, plays this painfully straight as the markups for items sold and markdowns for items bought has been increased to 150-1122%, forcing the player to rely on the new crafting system in order to get anything for themselves.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', one can invert this by putting points into Bargaining/Barter until you can buy items from [=NPC=]s, sell them back, and make a profit! It's not too hard to get to that point either. either.
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''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', however, plays this painfully straight as the markups for items sold and markdowns for items bought has been increased to 150-1122%, forcing the player to rely on the new crafting system in order to get anything for themselves.themselves even with perks that reduce prices and salespeople who offer discounts! Even then you can't produce your own ammo without downloadable content (be it a ''Workshop'' DLC or by mods) and fining junk requires putting a settler to a scavenging station (and thereby putting them to a job that literally everyone else does in automatically).
23rd Sep '17 4:46:32 AM ZuTheSkunk
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Not to be confused with NoHeroDiscount (which is where storekeepers charge full price even though you're saving their butts). Also not to be confused with Creator/AdamWest, though he may hate your guts too, if only because [[CloudCuckoolander they may contain microscopic bacteria that he saw in a dream once]]. TeaserEquipment looks similar, but is about equipment that's priced so you won't be able to afford it until much later in the game.

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Not to be confused with NoHeroDiscount (which is where storekeepers charge full price even though you're saving their butts). Also not to be confused with Creator/AdamWest, though he may hate your guts too, if only because [[CloudCuckoolander they may contain microscopic bacteria that he saw in a dream once]]. TeaserEquipment looks similar, but is about equipment that's priced so you won't be able to afford it until much later in the game.
game. May involve being ScoldedForNotBuying.
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