Lifestyle costs include basic clothing and cover minor expenses for things
like drinks at bars and restaurants and so forth, always bearing
in mind the level. For example, a Middle-Class lifestyle has
some work clothes, but no haute-couture, and covers a few
drinks in the local bar now and then, but not dining out
Armour and haute-couture are always excluded, as are drugs and the like.
Black Market Currency
Credsticks are nice and all, but for really untraceable you need cash.
Every region has some sort of black market currency, often
sponsored by the local crime syndicate or a consortium of
local small businesses. Sometimes governments are even
Often the amounts in circulation are small and used for minor transactions,
and counterfeiting is looked down on by nearly everyone. The Mafia and
the local Gangbangers will work together to take out someone passing bad
scrip since it interferes with their business on the one hand and
fun on the other.
In Port Alexander, in Commerce City at least, the scrip is pretty standard
issue and provided by the Russian mob - the Mevdev family to be
specific. They will do straight scrip-to-credstick conversions
and vice-versa. Their scrip is hard to fake, and the last guys
that tried were found crucified on the goalposts at the CommerceDome -
which forced a game cancellation and annoyed the whole neighborhood.
- Extendable Sword
- Similar to the extendable baton (Cannon Companion,p. 9), this slightly
oversized hilt contains a telescoping blade that locks into a sword
configuration. It is not quite as sturdy as a regular sword, but much
easier to conceal. Dikote (Man&Machine, p.111) is a popular mod to the