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19th Jan '17 3:15:57 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Parodied on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] is serving Stumpy and Quack Quack at a restaurant. Stumpy pays him money, but he refuses and tells Stumpy that he only accepts ducks as payment. He then cuts [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]] in half and takes one half as payment.
3rd Jan '17 9:02:27 PM Twiddler
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'', the currency used among the Mayview Middle School student body is Starchman Stars, gold stars handed out by the English teacher Mr. Starchman.
26th Dec '16 4:44:08 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Milhouse claims that in juvenile hall, kids like him are used as currency.
13th Dec '16 11:49:14 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Zombidle}}'' uses skulls as currency. Skulls are obtained when [[VillainProtagonist Bob the Necromancer]] and his undead horde destroy houses, or kill any burning villagers that escape said destroyed houses.
13th Dec '16 10:24:54 PM jormis29
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** In {{VideoGame/Wasteland2}}, a close relation to the Fallout series, currency as you used to know it has vanished entirely. People now use 'scrap', which is exactly what it sounds like, since the picture for scrap is... a pile of scrap. You'll buy weapons, armour and medicine (and food and drink and drugs) with scrap. You'll sell your junk and weapon parts for scrap. You'll ''bribe'' and ''pay your taxes'' in scrap. Never mind bottle-caps; people are just looking for raw materials.

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** In {{VideoGame/Wasteland2}}, ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'', a close relation to the Fallout series, currency as you used to know it has vanished entirely. People now use 'scrap', which is exactly what it sounds like, since the picture for scrap is... a pile of scrap. You'll buy weapons, armour and medicine (and food and drink and drugs) with scrap. You'll sell your junk and weapon parts for scrap. You'll ''bribe'' and ''pay your taxes'' in scrap. Never mind bottle-caps; people are just looking for raw materials.
13th Dec '16 5:08:31 PM Tightwire
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** In {{VideoGame/Wasteland2}}, a close relation to the Fallout series, currency as you used to know it has vanished entirely. People now use 'scrap', which is exactly what it sounds like, since the picture for scrap is... a pile of scrap. You'll buy weapons, armour and medicine (and food and drink and drugs) with scrap. You'll sell your junk and weapon parts for scrap. You'll ''bribe'' and ''pay your taxes'' in scrap. Never mind bottle-caps; people are just looking for raw materials.



** ''{{Alacrity}}'' has bones
** ''{{Khimeros}}'' has beads
** ''VideoGame/{{Wajas}}'' uses leaves

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** ''{{Alacrity}}'' has bones
bones.
** ''{{Khimeros}}'' has beads
beads.
** ''VideoGame/{{Wajas}}'' uses leavesleaves.
9th Dec '16 8:52:18 PM ienjoypaste
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* In Canada there's a chain of tire and auto part stores called Canadian Tire. They issue coupons that look like currency (kind of) called Canadian Tire Money at a rate of 0.4% of what you spent (or 4% if you have a Canadian Tire credit card). Those coupons can be used like cash in the store. Pretty mundane, right? Well, people use Canadian Tire Money like ''regular'' currency in the areas where the chain is located - including at other local businesses.
5th Dec '16 5:13:34 PM Nentuaby
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* ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' uses pristine pre-war 5.45x39mm cartridges (as opposed to the homemade and less effective ones normally used for combat) as currency. The ammo can still be fired and does extra damage than common 5.45mm cartridges, but you're literally destroying your cash.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' uses pristine pre-war 5.45x39mm cartridges (as opposed to the homemade and less effective ones normally used for combat) as currency. The ammo can still be fired fired-- and indeed, does extra considerably more damage than common 5.45mm cartridges, cartridges-- but [[CastFromMoney you're literally destroying your cash.blowing up cash with every shot]].
28th Nov '16 7:12:09 AM Ifreann
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** Spin-off game ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'' primarily uses echoes as currency, but some stores only accept payment in the form of zee stories, secrets, extraordinary implications, and so on.
29th Oct '16 9:36:22 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheGoonShow'' often uses weird substitutes for money, such as 3,000 pounds in bent NAAFI spoons, gramophone records of clinking coins, photographs of five-pound notes, or even piles of bricks (to be paid into any building society[[note]]UK equivalent of Savings & Loan banks. They all mutated into real banks sometime in the 80s or 90s.[[/note]]). RuleOfFunny, obviously.

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* ''TheGoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' often uses weird substitutes for money, such as 3,000 pounds in bent NAAFI spoons, gramophone records of clinking coins, photographs of five-pound notes, or even piles of bricks (to be paid into any building society[[note]]UK equivalent of Savings & Loan banks. They all mutated into real banks sometime in the 80s or 90s.[[/note]]). RuleOfFunny, obviously.
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