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27th Sep '16 4:53:40 PM Psychadelico
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* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', you'll commonly be spending bolts to buy infobots that give you coordinates to new planets, as well as to buy some of the gadgets. This has mostly phased out of the franchise, however, with the recent games making you earn them instead.
** Lampshaded in the second game.
->'''Ratchet:''' What? Even the ''computers'' are charging us now? That's it, this place blows.

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* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', you'll commonly be spending bolts to buy infobots that give you coordinates to new planets, as well as to buy some of the gadgets. This has mostly phased out of the franchise, however, with the recent games making you earn them instead.
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instead. Lampshaded in the second game.
->'''Ratchet:''' -->'''Ratchet:''' What? Even the ''computers'' are charging us now? That's it, this place blows.
27th Sep '16 4:50:37 PM Psychadelico
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**Lampshaded in the second game.
->'''Ratchet:''' What? Even the ''computers'' are charging us now? That's it, this place blows.
9th Sep '16 7:59:54 AM LadyNorbert
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', you need to gather 50 sovereigns to finance Bartrand Tethras' expedition to the Deep Roads, which finishes Act I. This money is returned to you at the start of Act II. Interestingly, you can ''fail'' at this. Since there is only a finite amount of money to be had in Act 1 (~80 gold), if you finish all the side quests but come up short because you bought too much stuff, an [[LoanShark honest dwarf investor]] will offer to make up the difference. In Act II, he tries to extort you for more money, so you get to kill him.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', you need to gather 50 sovereigns to finance Bartrand Tethras' expedition to the Deep Roads, which finishes Act I. This money is returned to you at the start of Act II. Interestingly, you can ''fail'' at this. Since there is only a finite amount of money to be had in Act 1 (~80 gold), gold, unless using Runes of Fortune or other exploits), if you finish all the side quests but come up short because you bought too much stuff, an [[LoanShark honest dwarf investor]] will offer to make up the difference. In Act II, he tries to extort you for more money, so you get to kill him.



** To advance in the early thieves guild quests you must earn money though thefts (i.e. case an NPC or house, rob them and sell their stuff to the guild's fence). As with the mercentile example above, this is just to prove yourself and they don't take any money from you.

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** To advance in the early thieves guild quests you must earn money though thefts (i.e. case an NPC or house, rob them and sell their stuff to the guild's fence). As with the mercentile mercantile example above, this is just to prove yourself and they don't take any money from you.



** Several of the quests in ''Skyrim'' can only progress if you fork over a considerable sum of money. Sold the scroll to Urag at the end of the main quest? Gotta pay up almost 50% more than what he gave you to get it back for ''Dawnguard''. Want the title of Thane? Gotta buy some property (usually starting in the thousands). The side quest ones will likely hinder you for the majority of the game, but once you've reached a high enough level, flawless gems and dragon bones will pave your way, since they sell for thousands and are very common at higher levels.
** In the ''Dragonborn'' add-on, there's a quest called Unearthed that's essentially a series of these under the guise of funding the excavation of a Nordic crypt. Finance the dig, kill the Draugr that the miners have disturbed, and repeat for about 3 or 4 times, with each sum of gold being somewhat more costly than the last.

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** Several of the quests in ''Skyrim'' can only progress if you fork over a considerable sum of money. Sold the scroll to Urag at the end of the main quest? Gotta pay up almost 50% more than what he gave you to get it back for ''Dawnguard''. [[note]]If you are Arch-Mage, however, you can insist that he sell it back for the same amount.[[/note]] Want the title of Thane? Gotta buy some property (usually starting in the thousands). The side quest ones will likely hinder you for the majority of the game, but once you've reached a high enough level, flawless gems and dragon bones will pave your way, since they sell for thousands and are very common at higher levels.
** In the ''Dragonborn'' add-on, there's a quest called Unearthed "Unearthed" that's essentially a series of these under the guise of funding the excavation of a Nordic crypt. Finance the dig, kill the Draugr that the miners have disturbed, and repeat for about 3 or 4 times, with each required sum of gold being somewhat more costly than the last.
8th Sep '16 7:17:37 AM tdf4638
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* A large part of ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns'': ''Dragonfall'' is spent earning enough money to purchase vital information about the BigBad from the local KnowledgeBroker.
24th Jun '16 6:51:00 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''Olympia Rising'', you need to defeat enemies to collect enough coins for Charon to allow you to progress to the next stage. If you don't have enough by the time you meet him, he takes all of your coins anyway and forces you to start the level over.
15th May '16 8:57:04 AM totoofze47
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', you may not proceed to the final dungeon until you have paid exactly 3184 rupees to Tingle for him to decipher the charts showing where to find the sunken [[spoiler:Triforce pieces]].

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', you may not proceed to the final dungeon until you have paid exactly 3184 rupees to Tingle for him to decipher the charts showing where to find the sunken [[spoiler:Triforce pieces]]. The HD remake considerably lessens that amount, as there are fewer charts to decipher.
9th Mar '16 11:31:56 AM MegaMarioMan
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* This is the main purpose of the aptly named Moneybags in the ''SpyroTheDragon'' series. At least it is up until ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'', where he's there to sell you items.

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* This is the main purpose of the aptly named Moneybags in the ''SpyroTheDragon'' ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' series. At least it is up until ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'', where he's there to sell you items.items.
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', you'll commonly be spending bolts to buy infobots that give you coordinates to new planets, as well as to buy some of the gadgets. This has mostly phased out of the franchise, however, with the recent games making you earn them instead.
9th Mar '16 9:52:22 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Two examples in ''{{DROD}}:RPG''. Greckle gates (greckles being the in-game currency) take a ''small'' amount of money, and their purpose is usually just to make the player decide about small trade-offs (e.g. 10 greckles versus fighting one monster). Closer to the usual trope are scripted merchants who may offer keys, stat boosts or useful items for much larger sums.

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* Two examples in ''{{DROD}}:RPG''.''[[VideoGame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath DROD]]: RPG''. Greckle gates (greckles being the in-game currency) take a ''small'' amount of money, and their purpose is usually just to make the player decide about small trade-offs (e.g. 10 greckles versus fighting one monster). Closer to the usual trope are scripted merchants who may offer keys, stat boosts or useful items for much larger sums.
9th Mar '16 12:21:57 AM ZombieAladdin
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* The pinball machine for ''Pinball/{{Congo}}'' has Diamonds as its central mechanic. You earn Diamonds for a variety of different things, and in doing so, gain access to more modes, including its WizardMode.
18th Jul '15 6:06:13 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Shadows of Amn'', you have to collect 20,000 gold pieces to pay [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves (or vampires)]] for breaking Imoen out of Spellhold. It gets reduced to 15,000 when [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves]] realize that you have a competing offer. [[AntiFrustrationFeature Curiously]], this happens the very moment you ''have'' 15 grand on your person for the first time.

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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'', you have to collect 20,000 gold pieces to pay [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves (or vampires)]] for breaking Imoen out of Spellhold. It gets reduced to 15,000 when [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves]] realize that you have a competing offer. [[AntiFrustrationFeature Curiously]], this happens the very moment you ''have'' 15 grand on your person for the first time.
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