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12th Mar '17 4:31:25 PM nombretomado
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* In TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}, the universal currency is actually blood, due to how useful it is for the typical mad-science-related goings-on. They even have [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/hemogobble.htm a monster created to hold and dispense it]].


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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'', the universal currency is actually blood, due to how useful it is for the typical mad-science-related goings-on. They even have [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/hemogobble.htm a monster created to hold and dispense it]].
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11th Mar '17 6:11:58 PM TheDocCC
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* The game Witch Hunter: the Invisible World throws its hands up in the air and decides tales of terror in its setting of late 17th century alternate earth don't need to be bogged down in how many ounces of gold to the guilder and whether the colony of Virginia has bank notes yet. The universal currency, "Resources," assumes that during downtime, a Witch Hunter is taking care of such trivial matters as exchanging currencies, bartering with his or her neighbors, and so on.
19th Feb '17 9:20:52 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Covenant have their own universal currency, the gekz. Its worth has dropped since the fall of the Covenant (to the point where some people no longer accept them), but it's still implied to be the most widely used currency in ex-Covenant space.

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** The multi-species Covenant have their has its own universal currency, the gekz. Its worth has dropped since the fall of the Covenant (to the point where some people no longer accept them), but it's still implied to be the most widely used currency in ex-Covenant space.
19th Feb '17 9:20:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Credits (abbreviated as cR) are standard currency on human worlds, and it's implied that they're becoming increasingly accepted on ex-Covenant worlds in the post-war era.
** The Covenant have their own universal currency, the gekz. Its worth has dropped since the fall of the Covenant (to the point where some people no longer accept them), but it's still implied to be the most widely used currency in ex-Covenant space.
7th Jan '17 6:19:18 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', when Ringo is looking at a new Ketafan city for the first time, he reports that they're using the same money as that in Baravada, despite there apparently being two different governments. George immediately questions why this is possible; the two just chalk it up to “everything being crazy.”
12th Dec '16 12:38:25 AM BattleMaster
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** On a far grander level, there is the Comstar Bill, or C-Bill, which is issued by the secretive and [[MachineWorship technophilic]] Comstar, redeemable for one second of transmission time on their [[SubspaceAnsible hyperpulse generators]]. The ubiquity of Comstar, their [=HPGs=], and the necessity for rapid interstellar communication means that C-Bills are distinctly favored over the aforementioned House Bills and are accepted by practically everyone involved in some sort of trade. The number of sourcebooks printing equipment, service, and [[HumongousMecha Battlemech]] costs in C-Bills should say something about the currency's influence in the setting. House Bills, by contrast, are given an exchange rate with C-Bills and each other in only a handful of the sourcebooks.

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** On a far grander level, there is the Comstar Bill, or C-Bill, which is issued by the secretive and [[MachineWorship technophilic]] Comstar, redeemable for one second of transmission time on their [[SubspaceAnsible hyperpulse generators]]. The ubiquity of Comstar, their [=HPGs=], and the necessity for rapid interstellar communication means that C-Bills are distinctly favored over the aforementioned House Bills and are accepted by practically everyone involved in some sort of trade. The number of sourcebooks printing equipment, service, and [[HumongousMecha Battlemech]] costs in C-Bills should say something about the currency's influence in the setting. House Bills, by contrast, are given an exchange rate with C-Bills and each other in only a handful of the sourcebooks. Eventually subverted, as the HPG network collapsed for unknown reasons in 3132 and C-Bills became nearly useless as a result. The resulting chaos caused massive economic flux across the Inner Sphere and by 3145 the closest thing to a universal currency that exists is ammunition, as autocannon rounds and missiles remain consistently useful.
22nd Nov '16 10:57:01 PM MadCat221
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*** The casinos however will accept and pay out NCR and legion money, though at lower rates than the 1:1 for caps. Since these are fixed rates and the casinos don't run out of chips this can be useful for characters with low barter to launder faction money into caps.

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*** The casinos however will accept and pay out NCR and legion money, though at lower rates than the 1:1 for caps. Since these are fixed rates and the casinos don't run out of chips this can be useful for characters with low barter to launder faction money into caps. Pillaging legion denarii and then going on a gambling spree with casino chips bought with them is a delicious irony since the Legion detests such "profligacy".
16th Nov '16 6:36:53 AM Dimensio
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* Downplayed in ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', but only very slightly: you will come across multiple currency types in containers and on corpses, but upon collection they are all converted to the game's single currency used by all merchants.
* Used in ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'' where the universal currency is scrap metal (or just "scrap") both in the Arizona wasteland and in the remains of Los Angeles despite the two regions being completely isolated from one another.
5th Nov '16 3:44:07 PM FordPrefect
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** Proponents of a [[{{UsefulNotes/Islam}} Caliphate]] supports the gold-based currency to be used in trades involving Islamic countries. The gold-base is actually enforced by the Sharia law: under most interpretations of Sharia economics, you simply can't issue money without it being backed by a gold reserve. This prevents the global economy from being effed up by financial manipulators (Google 'derivative crisis').

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** Proponents of a [[{{UsefulNotes/Islam}} Caliphate]] supports support the gold-based currency to be used in trades involving Islamic countries. The gold-base is actually enforced by the Sharia law: under most interpretations of Sharia economics, you simply can't issue money without it being backed by a gold reserve. This prevents the global economy from being effed up by financial manipulators (Google 'derivative crisis').
5th Nov '16 3:41:20 PM FordPrefect
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* The ''Star Ace'' game featured a not-all-the-way-to-war between the Empire and the Alliance (It's a game from the 80s, so just think original ''Franchise/StarWars''). Both use the same currency. Granted, this is a game setting where all money is solid metal coins, so as long as everyone agrees on how valuable the metal is...

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* The ''Star Ace'' game featured a not-all-the-way-to-war between the Empire and the Alliance (It's (it's a game from the 80s, so just think original ''Franchise/StarWars''). Both use the same currency. Granted, this is a game setting where all money is solid metal coins, so as long as everyone agrees on how valuable the metal is...



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', jade[[note]]Not actually the same jade as RealLife.[[/note]] have the RealLife economic properties of gold. [[TheEmpire The Realm]] has its reserve of jade and prints money with it as the backing. You never actually buy things with physical jade, unless you're embargoed by the Realm. Jade is accepted nearly everywhere in Creation, even in areas fully independent from Realm's iron-grip. Other currencies ''do'' exist (salt, seashells), and they can be converted to Realm's money, generally at a rate that will never allow them to truly prosper.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', jade[[note]]Not actually the same jade as RealLife.[[/note]] have has the RealLife economic properties of gold. [[TheEmpire The Realm]] has its reserve of jade and prints money with it as the backing. You never actually buy things with physical jade, unless you're embargoed by the Realm. Jade is accepted nearly everywhere in Creation, even in areas fully independent from Realm's iron-grip. Other currencies ''do'' exist (salt, seashells), and they can be converted to Realm's money, generally at a rate that will never allow them to truly prosper.
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