The currency of Elemental

By on March 21, 2010 4:49:36 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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It’s time to name the currency in Elemental.

The Random House team has come up with rigma which we like a lot.

An alternative would be gildars.

But if someone has a really cool name we’ll consider it.

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March 21, 2010 5:02:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

How about one name for each faction, and the option to call it whatever you want if you design your own?

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March 21, 2010 5:07:45 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Gildar is lokks like gil. In FF. I don't like it.

Rigma is ok.

 

Why not some name related to elemental fluff ? Is there some word for "shard" in elemental lore ?

Shardii ? Risharda ?

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March 21, 2010 5:24:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Rigma? Sounds weird to be honest...

Quoting vieuxchat,
Gildar is lokks like gil. In FF. I don't like it.
Shardii ? Risharda ?

Sounds arabic or something like that.

Gildar sounds ok for a fantasy game imo.

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March 21, 2010 5:31:05 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Rigma sounds like something you would find in a sci-fi game like GalCiv. Gildars sounds a lot more fantasy.

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March 21, 2010 5:34:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I like the Rigma, but I thought you swore you weren't going to have a named currency.  Is the plural of Rigma Rigmar? 

For example, The value of the Rigma fell against the Euro today. Now one Euro is worth sixty Rigmar.

 

 

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March 21, 2010 5:35:30 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Did my post make it?

EDIT: Yes it did, but that was a serious delay.

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March 21, 2010 5:38:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Zorkmids!  No, seriously...

How about aurum?  It's latin for gold....

Idk, I'd be happy with plain ol' gold personally.

Rubar?  Uhm.. that's all I've got.

 

 

 

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March 21, 2010 5:40:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Unfortunately, Gildar is also very close to Gilder, a dutch coin (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gilder).  How about reversing them for Amgir or Redlig?

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March 21, 2010 5:42:07 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Gildar great! Just like our old dutch currency the guilder!

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March 21, 2010 5:42:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I would like to throw out the idea of a Spinto or Spintos.  I like Rigma as well.

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March 21, 2010 5:58:06 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Does the spinto burst into flames when you flip one?

 

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March 21, 2010 5:59:12 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Take a page from Toejam N Earl just call it "Munny"

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March 21, 2010 6:01:07 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Kroner?

 

or

 

Crowns?

 

or

 

Thaler ??

 

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March 21, 2010 6:02:11 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Rigma makes me think of magma.

Not that it's a bad thing ...

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March 21, 2010 6:15:09 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Klute.  Plural would be Klutes.

 

[edit]  I agree with the point that it makes more sense for different nations to have different currencies, at least for the fiction of the game.  From the programming/gaming aspect, a single currency is definitely the way to go, unless of course, you want to add currency trading to the economy part of the game (a bad idea, IMO).

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March 21, 2010 6:15:48 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I really don't like rigma, better go with Gildar or Thaler or Ducats. Better suited for a fantasy game in my opinion. Agree with Vessol there, Rigma sounds more futuristic/Sci-Fi.

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March 21, 2010 6:20:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Gold or shardust.

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March 21, 2010 6:28:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I really don't like rigma. It just sounds wrong. Gildars sounds good though.

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March 21, 2010 6:30:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting vieuxchat,
Why not some name related to elemental fluff ? Is there some word for "shard" in elemental lore ?

Ort is a synonym for shard, with the meaning of "a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal" (middle age -- 1400s, possibly Dutch).

Not saying I like it, but it's not reminiscent of a rl monetary unit (that I could find), has a medieval origin, a shard tie-in, and the food tie-in -- a monetary unit name derived from something as important as food is logical.

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March 21, 2010 6:33:06 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

If we're considering Gildars, we should also consider Florins.  (Both were Dutch currencies, and both were also used for the names of kingdoms in The Princess Bride. )

 

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March 21, 2010 6:41:29 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

While Gildar does bring flashes of Gil and Guilders to mind, it certainly does fit a fantasy setting better than Rigma.  Rigma is a good, creative, otherwise unnassociated name - but it doesn't roll of the tongue the way we've come to expect from fantasy games.  I think that's part of where the sci-fi association is coming from - at least for me.

 

Of the two, I vote Gildar. 

 

Other ideas:

bit(s), venale(s), aurum(i), auric(s)

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March 21, 2010 7:26:14 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

What's wrong with Copper, Silver, Gold, Platinium etc?

 

Most people who plays RPGs can relate to those. While most of the fanboys here will claim it's not original,  I'd like to point out that, giving it some bizarre name gives the game no extra value at all. Players dont care, so most companies stick with what people are familiar with. I think you should too.

 

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March 21, 2010 7:28:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Elinium?

Otherwise the fact "Rigma" is two syllables and only five letters, is a good thing to me. Ironically, I just contradicted my outlook with my suggestion hehe.

I think we could find something equal or better sounding and meaningful than Rigma, but Random House made a good choice. If we can't find another name, keep Rigma.

I do agree with AmericanPianist though, Gildar flows better thna Rigma. I'd rather not associate anything from Final Fantasy with Elemental just for bounadries sake mentioning it, but its a great name. Rigma though feels like it is far more relevant to the title Elemental than Gildar. Gildar sounds more medieval and renassiance-esque to me.

 

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March 21, 2010 7:31:01 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Double post, tehehehe.

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March 21, 2010 7:41:14 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Some suggestions:

  • Sovereigns
  • Royals
  • Regals
  • Crowns
  • Niggles
  • Galds
  • Coins
  • Currencies
  • Pieces
  • Bits
  • Ends
  • Grains
  • Diyahs
  • Commons
  • Mucks
  • Wisps
  • Sets
  • Lamnias
  • Imperiums
  • Evertos
  • Sordes
  • Humii
  • Argents
  • Fragmas
  • Caputs
  • Germens
  • Ducos
  • Summas
  • Peras
  • Crumens

 

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