Starting money is calculated in the usual manner, regardless of a character’s social class. You may want to read a bit more about Victorian Money.
The industrial revolution has made certain items much less expensive. Most archaic (traditional D&D) arms and armor are about the same, since they are not mass-produced these days. Following is a list of sale prices for other items, with those prices that differ in Victorian times listed in bold.
|Barrel (empty)||L1||30 lb|
|Basket (empty)||4s||1 lb|
|Blanket, winter||5s||3 lb|
|Block and tackle||L3||1 lb|
|Bottle, wine, glass||L1||1 lb|
|Bucket (empty)||3s||2 lb|
|Canvas (sq. yd.)||5d||1 lb||Case, map or scroll||L1||1/2 lb||Chain (10 ft.)||L8||2 lb||Chalk, 1 piece||1d||—|
|Chest (empty)||L2||25 lb|
|Firewood (per day)||1d||20 lb|
|Flask (empty)||3d||1 1/2 lb|
|Flint and Steel||L1||—|
|Grappling hook||L1||4 lb|
|Ink (1 oz. vial)||5s||—|
|Jug, clay||3d||9 lb|
|Ladder, 10 foot||5d||20 lb|
|Lamp, common||1s||3 lb|
|Lantern, bullseye||L6||3 lb|
|Lantern, hooded||L3||2 lb|
|Lock, very simple||L1||1 lb|
|Lock, average||L4||1 lb|
|Lock, good||L20||1 lb|
|Lock, amazing||L150||1 lb|
|Manacles, masterwork||L50||2 lb|
|Mirror, handheld||5s||1/2 lb|
|Mug/tankard, clay||2d||1 lb|
|Oil (1-pint flask)||5d||1 lb|
|Paper, 20 sheets||1d||—|
|Pick, miner’s||L1||10 lb|
|Pitcher, clay||2d||5 lb|
|Pole, 10 foot||2s||8 lb|
|Pot, iron||5s||10 lb|
|Ram, portable||L10||20 lb|
|Rations, trail (per day)||5s||1 lb|
|Rope, hemp (50 feet)||5s||10 lb|
|Rope, silk (50 feet)||L8||5 lb|
|Sack (empty)||1s||1/2 lb|
|Sealing wax||5s||1 lb|
|Soap (per lb)||2s||1 lb|
|Spade or shovel||5s||8 lb|
|Vial, ink or potion||L1||—|
Class Tools and Skill Kits
|Chemist’s lab||L200||40 lb|
|Artisan’s tools||L5||5 lb|
|Artisan’s tools, masterwork||L55||5 lb|
|Climber’s kit||L50||5 lb|
|Disguise kit||L25||8 lb|
|Doctor’s kit||L35||1 lb|
|Holly & Mistletoe||—||—|
|Holy symbol, wooden||L1||—|
|Holy symbol, silver||L25||1 lb|
|Magnifying glass||L10||1 lb|
|Musical instrument||L5||3 lb|
|Musical instrument, masterwork||L100||3 lb|
|Scale, merchant’s||L2||1 lb|
|Spell component pouch||L5||3 lb|
|Spellbook, wizard’s (blank)||L15||3 lb|
|Thieves’ tools||L20||1 lb|
|Thieves’ tools, masterwork||L100||2 lb|
Victorian clothing is markedly different from traditional D&D garb. The following outfits are the most common items that might prove handy for an adventurer.
|Academic’s robes||L8||6 lb|
|Acrobat’s outfit||L4||2 lb|
|Explorer’s outfit||L25||10 lb|
|Heavy coat, formal||L4||3 lb|
|Heavy coat, laborer’s||L2||3 lb|
|Lower class outfit||5s||4 lb|
|Middle class outfit||L20||10 lb|
|Top quality evening wear||L100||15 lb|
|Traveler’s outfit||L1||5 lb|
|Upper class outfit||L65||10 lb|
|Votary’s vestments||L5||6 lb|
|Waterproof layer||L1||2 lb|
Academic’s robes: These are the traditional robes worn by university professors. University graduates in wizardry also prefer these robes when practicing magic, due to their ease of movement.
Acrobat’s outfit: Acrobats are fantastically popular in Victorian times, and such clothing as leotards were first developed in this age to accommodate these performers. Although most pugilists strip to the waist when boxing, those of a more modest nature, or those who might perform before a mixed crowd, may choose to wear one of these outfits. This outfit alone is inappropriate for streetwear, but can comfortably be worn under regular clothes.
Explorer’s outfit: Those who travel to distant lands must be prepared for anything. This outfit is respectable enough for a middle- or even upper-class adventurer to wear when ordinary street clothes are completely impractical. It includes sturdy boots, many pockets, layering for varied climates, and of course a pith helmet.
Heavy coat, formal: This coat can be worn with middle- or upper-class attire, provided it has never been worn by someone while taking damage in battle, and gives a +1 against environmental cold.
Heavy coat, laborer’s: This plain but effective coat gives +1 against environmental cold.
Lower class outfit: This is the outfit to wear if you want to blend in among the working class. Although it includes shoes, they are thin and not much good for long marches.
Middle class outfit: These clothes can be worn by anyone who needs to appear respectable. They are useful for blending in among clerks other respectable businessmen.
Top quality evening wear: When you are going to a society ball and you must look as if money is no object, this is what you need. Such an outfit should be custom made to the wearer’s measurements, which requires a week’s notice unless you want to pay more for a rush job.
Traveler’s outfit: These clothes are simpler than the explorer’s outfit, involving little more than a basic lower-class outfit with sturdy fabrics and decent shoes.
Upper class outfit: These top-quality clothes are custom-made from the finest fabrics. Such an outfit should be tailored to the wearer’s measurements, requiring a week’s notice unless you want to pay more for a rush job.
Votary’s vestments: These clothes are not worn by all votaries. Primarily they are worn by official members of the clergy, but nurses have lately adopted a similar habit.
Waterproof layer: This overcoat is stiff and unfashionable, but it does keep the rain off. It also smells so strongly that people can smell one from across the street, even in the stink of London.
Bicycle 10 gp 40 lb
Book, paperback 1 sp 1 lb
Book, 3 vol. hardcover 3 gp 3 lb
Coal 1 cp 1 lb
Gun cleaning kit 5 gp 4 lb
Matches (box of 50) 5 sp —
Newspaper 1 cp —
Pocket watch 30 gp —
Table clock 30 gp 3 lb
Grandfather clock 400 gp 100 lb
Syringe 1 gp —