Zeppelin Economy System May 8, 2021 22:49:05 GMT -5
Post by Hell Hound on May 8, 2021 22:49:05 GMT -5
Here at End of the Road we have a system for determining the wealth of your character. Once your character appears in Zeppelin City they lose both their active phone privileges and credit card usage. Phones from the outside can still work, but they must be transferred to Zeppelin’s mobile service which of course will cost money. Of course a character will also stay at what is referred to as the “Main House” or elsewhere if they are creative, until they have enough money to stay somewhere else. The house will supply all of their food and personal needs, but they can’t be too picky. The house is magical so it restocks itself on food and there are supply closets with towels, soaps, and other needed personal products.
The system is fairly easy to follow, depending on the job will determine whether they have a high or low income. There are 5 levels of income a character can have - Scarce, Low, Medium, High, and Extravagant. Scarce to High income is determined on a scale of 1 - 10, with Extravagant being 11 and higher.
Low: 2 - 4
Medium: 5 - 7
High: 8 - 10
Each job within Zeppelin City will fall somewhere into this ranking, as each was given a number to how much we believe they would earn. As you may see, there are multiple numbers for each category aside from Scarce and that is because some jobs though in the same grouping may earn more or less than others. An example being the difference between police officers and the chief of police. Both of these jobs fall into the “High Income” category but while officers are placed there at 8, the chief of police position is placed at 10.
In order to show the difference between each category we have created the ‘+’ system. So following what was said earlier a police officer would be “High Income” while the chief of police would be at “High Income++”. Every time a + is added to the end of the amount earned, it stands for the next level with the max number of +'s being capped at 2.
The usage of this system will not be strictly watched, as we assume members will use common sense. The system is mostly put in place to see who can afford apartments, the size of apartments, and how comfortably they can live there. If your apartment costs High Income and you only have High Income, then you’d be able to live there pretty comfortably. Basically meaning that you have just enough to live there and enjoy life a little but you can’t be crazy with money. Now, if you have “High Income+ or High Income++” then you are able to live there extremely comfortable with the more money they make. Meaning your character can splurge more and more. That means they can spend more money buying things or doing fun activities that cost money.
Scarce Income: 1
Low Income: 2
Low Income+: 3
Low Income++: 4
Medium Income: 5
Medium Income+: 6
Medium Income++: 7
High Income: 8
High Income+: 9
High Income++: 10
Extravagant Income: 11+
Thankfully a law was passed within Zeppelin that grants financial assistance to anyone new in the area. Once they have appeared in Zeppelin, they can apply for assistance for a total of 6 months(from the date the character was fully approved) - which hopefully by then they will have some kind of job. In order to apply they must fill out a form at Town Hall and conduct an interview with a case worker. This assistance only brings them to the Scarce income level which would give them enough to have a phone and a little bit of spending money per month.
In order to have your character get a job, you will DM me your interest in what job you want them to get. Each job will have different requirements and it will depend on the character’s skill set. This just means someone without a background of being a doctor wouldn’t just get hired to be one, they will be put in schooling for it and the more complex the job the more training/schooling will be required. Most jobs will be easy to get. That being said, if there are too many of one job position then no more may be accepted at the time, that way we don’t get a hundred police officers or idk, grocery clerks.
It’s understandable if this is hard to understand or not your forte. So if you have any questions, concerns, or need help then feel free to contact myself or Cherry Pie and we will help you the best we can.