Even before you play the first session in your campaign, you can use money as
a tool in creating your game world. The form and shape money takes is by no
means standardized. The simple monetary system given in the Player's Handbook is just that--a simplified system for coinage. It is not absolutely true to
the real, historical world and is not even an accurate reflection of most
fantasy worlds you find in books. It's just one way to approach money.
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