Boy I was psyked as I´ve seen the carousing activities. I made a Cyberpunk RPG once, where I wanted to simulate 1) that money is especially important and 2) where the players blow their riches between adventures. So I tied many positive effects to money spent between adventures. As I have seen that Conan does this as well, in this get-rich-and-spent-everything-to-to-get-rich-again-universe, I knew I was in love. But I think there could be vastly more of them. As I may be an experienced GM, but not an experienced 2d20 GM, I would be grateful if you could look at these carousing events and give feedback (costs, usefulness, like/dislike). If you have more ideas, just post them here, maybe we can collect quite a list of new carousing events. So, here are my first ideas, what do you think:
New Carousing Activities
Whores, Song and Wine
The character blows his money away for the joys of life without looking back.
He can pay 1 gold per momentum that goes directly into the momentum pool. Maximum is 6 and one of them normally fades away after every scene.
He can pay 2 gold per personal momentum. Personal momentum does not fade away and can only be used by that character it belongs to, maximum of personal momentum per character is 6. When the character wants to spent momentum out of the pool, he MUST draw from his personal pool before he may draw from the group pool.
The character spends his wealth for soft beds, good food and warm baths. He may pay 3 gold for every fortune point he starts in addition to his starting value up to his personal maximum.
Staying in shape
The character spends his wealth to train and to pay for instruction and advices. He may spend 2 Gold per 50 XP, 200XP is the maximum he can get in this carousing phase.
Taking a tour
The character can pay 3 Gold to get to know the region the next adventure will be start in, as long as it is a civilized region (such as a city) and the character has several days to explore it before the adventure starts. For the rest of the adventure, the character rolls 1 additional D20 when making tests concerning orientation or public knowledge about this region.
EDIT: Lowered the “personal momentum cost” to 2 Gold.