At least cows and hens give milk/eggs. From this document from Oklahoma's Department of Agriculture, I learned that a full-grown pig will be about 250 lbs and will yield about 150 lbs of meat. 231k 38 38 gold badges 741 741 silver badges 1000 1000 bronze badges. Then, from the DND 3.5e PHB (5e doesn't provide the weight of a meat chunk) I learned that a pound of meat is valued at 6sp. Now, my question is how much different animals would cost, such as a hunting dog, or a parrot. Cookies enable you to enjoy certain features, social sharing functionality, and tailor message and display ads to your interests on our site and others. of cotton cloth: 1 gp : 1 lb.

But to be sure, I checked the Trade Goods list, where I found that one living pig is valued at... 2gp.Holy woah. Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Update. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Armor Class 10 (natural armour) Hit Points 22 (3d10 + 6) Speed 40 ft. STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA; 16 (+3) 8 (-1) 14 (+2) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 6 (-2) Senses passive Perception 10 Languages — Challenge 1/4 (50 XP) Charge. GPPK GPPK. He would instead have them butchered and sell the meat. of salt: 1 sp: 1 lb. of coal 5 cp: 1 lb. You'll need salt (pretty fucking expensive) to store the meat, and so forth. This makes the value of a full-grown pig about 90gp. The value of the "chunk of meat" is probably for cooked or cured meat, marked up by the farmer, then the butcher, then the meat seller or tavern. Update your cookie preferences.

Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. An ordinary parrot I'd say 2gp, a talking one 5gp. I was looking at the PHB equipment tables earlier, and flipped the page to find prices for livestock, such as pigs, goats, and cows. Because 1 copper piece is approximately 1 dollar, that's the pricing you should be looking at. An animal carcass is actually worth very little until it is slaughtered. Jump to: navigation, search. Ended up doing the math off of the pig value in the PHB compared to real life prices. Our way of saying thanks!

I understand that a single pig shouldn't be a gold mine, but this is severely understating the value of its meat. From this, we can conclude that the only class worth playing is the butcher, because they obviously are the most lucrative business in town.TLDR: The creators of this game did not take into account how absurdly low is the value of a living animal. The most complex financial instrument is interest, plain and simple. Which places a parakeet, talking or otherwise, at about 2cp. A farmer letting go of a full grown hog for 2 gp seems insane to me. I've worked in a butcher shop, using modern tools, we get a lot of meat from our genetically selected meatmountains of pigs. As in everyone has a swarm of pigs.

And if you want a bit of a lightweight version, check out The Three Economies of D&D. yd. If you compare the price of a real life pig from a pig farm and the price of 150 lbs of meat at a restaurant, it won't seem so crazy. The problem was looking to 3.5 for prices. of linen: 10 gp: 1 sq. I always worked on the assumption that the pig you buy as a trade good type animal was not fully grown. Casual research shows price of a live pig somewhere in the range of $5-$70 at auction ( http://littlepigfarm.com/how-much-is-a-pig/ ), compared to a cost of about $675 for a slaughtered pig, and around $895 for it to be processed ( http://sugarmtnfarm.com/products/pork/ ). As a trade good it needs to be small, and easily transportable. You do realize that you can't just kill a pig and then hack it to pieces, right? of flour or one chicken: 5 cp: 1 lb. Buying a pig for 2 gp might represent the riskless value of a baby swine or a runt at best. Use this table to supplement the trade goods in the Player's Handbook (p. 157). Now, my question is how much different animals would cost, such as a hunting dog, or a parrot. SevenSidedDie . Roll20 Reserve is live with monthly perks for Pro Subscribers. When I have it ready, I might link it on the subreddit so it can be less scary or others to deal with! On top of the fact that you need to feed and care for the pig before slaughter, you also need a trained butcher, and then someone who can cook the meat. A mastiff is the DnD hunting dog (25gp). of copper or 1 sq. Therefore, the animals listed in the trade goods section are more likely to be young animals.

Pre-order Tasha's Cauldron of Everything now! of fungi: 1 lb. Then, from the DND 3.5e PHB (5e doesn't provide the weight of a meat chunk) I learned that a pound of meat is valued at 6sp. Feel free to list fair prices for any animal, really, I just have 12gp I need to lose. Gold is a lot more valuable in D&D 5e. My baseline for figuring out relative wealth is that an unskilled day laborer makes about 1 silver piece a day, as shown on PHB 143. Roll20 uses cookies to improve your experience on our site.
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A place to discuss the latest version of Dungeons and Dragons, the fifth edition, known during the playtest as D&D Next. It's worth 3sp in both versions. To deal with this issue, today I went and started working on a table to help find the real value of any given carcass, using the pig as the base for meat since they should be common plate-material.

share | improve this question | follow | edited Jan 19 '18 at 17:04. They cover your accommodations, food and drink, and all your other necessities. 1 lb. http://littlepigfarm.com/how-much-is-a-pig/. yd. Also, that 150lb of usable meat is both a figure from modern genetically-engineered pigs and using modern meat-harvesting tools. Maybe without a commodities market the actual price of a pig is way lower/higher than its true value?

If you want a nice economic system, Grain to Gold does a pretty good job of breaking everything down for you.

I agree with the "piglet" theory. So, the value of the meat comes more from the work of slaughtering it than from the carcass itself. The other day, I was DMing 5e. yd. 150 lbs sounds more like a fully grown wild hog, the type that nobles hunt for sport because it'll fucking kill anyone that gets to close. of copper or 1 sq. This makes the value of a full-grown pig about 90gp. I only used 3.5 to check the weight of the meat chunk. Who knows how much good meat you can get out of a DnD pig in edible chunks, or how much you lose to waste in the process. 5th ed is a lot better than previous editions though, since you don't have that nonsense gold curve to get the magic items you need. Butchery is job that takes skill and practice. of cheese One salted herring : One goose 1 sp: 1 lb. I was looking at the PHB equipment tables earlier, and flipped the page to find prices for livestock, such as pigs, goats, and cows. A subreddit dedicated to the various iterations of Dungeons & Dragons, from its First Edition roots to its Fifth Edition future.

Exactly. of beef or mutton 1 lb. I've read a fair amount of D&D source material from novels to core rulebooks etc and not once did I ever see an inn take out an insurance policy to provide some protection from catching fire -- something that happens all the damn time. hide. Chickens, funnily enough, come out to about 2cp, their listed price, when compared to pig prices, which makes me feel like I'm not the first one doing this math. yd. I'd probably make all small birds just use the chicken price (2 cp), but for an exotic, talking bird like a parrot, maybe something like 5 gp. Not to mention, that prepared food meat chunk cost is customer price; no business is going to give you that. Buying animals in 5e? But to be sure, I checked the Trade Goods list, where I found that one living pig is valued at... 2gp. of ginger or one goat: 2 gp: 1 lb. This is why I love this game. report.