JJ C responded to yesterday’s email with a question: “Do you have a guide for D&D economies at the village, city, etc levels?”
Short answer: Nope! I honestly usually wing stuff like what you can buy where.
Long answer: If you’re running a published adventure, this gets a lot easier. The shops in the town sell what you’d be able to buy at those shops. If it’s not there, you can’t buy it.
If you’re doing a homebrew thing, you most likely have some idea of what kind of merchants are at each place your characters visit. Or at least you should have at least something fleshed out.
Use that as your guide, along with common sense mixed with a dash of good story. If the players want a flibbergidget and it’s about time to introduce another story thread, maybe nobody in this town sells flibbergidgets. But the next town over might. Or maybe it used to before something happened. See what I mean?
Rule of thumb Goldilocks answer: I took a pass through the PHB equipment section, and here’s a general rule of thumb guide:
- If something costs more than 10gp you can only get it in a city
- 10gp or under you can get in a small town
- Teeny village? If it has “gp” after it, good luck. Unless there’s a specific reason why you would be able to.
Hopefully that helps! And if you ever have questions for me, I’d be more than happy to answer them!
Now get out there and tell a story (and if you need one to tell, check out my work on DMsGuild)!