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55 minutes ago, Norgrath said:

I'm looking through the pdf and I can't actually see one. How many bu or zeni is a koku worth? How many koku will an average heimin earn over the course of their life? As someone just coming in to the world this is important stuff.

I was thinking this exact thought earlier today.

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All editions have (1 Koku = 5 Ichibukin or “Bu” = 50 Zeni). Ichibukin is the formal name of the silver coin but Bu is the common name.

I would go with the above.

One slight correction: The Rokugan book for the D&D Oriental Adventures had 100 Zeni per Koku instead of 50.

 

Edited by Torg Smith
Added correction.

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6 hours ago, Torg Smith said:

All editions have (1 Koku = 5 Ichibukin or “Bu” = 50 Zeni). Ichibukin is the formal name of the silver coin but Bu is the common name.

I would go with the above.

One slight correction: The Rokugan book for the D&D Oriental Adventures had 100 Zeni per Koku instead of 50.

 

Thanks for letting us know. Still needs to be in the rulebook though.

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On 10/7/2017 at 6:15 AM, Torg Smith said:

All editions have (1 Koku = 5 Ichibukin or “Bu” = 50 Zeni). Ichibukin is the formal name of the silver coin but Bu is the common name.

I would go with the above.

One slight correction: The Rokugan book for the D&D Oriental Adventures had 100 Zeni per Koku instead of 50.

 

It would be nice for it to match some historic period's coinage.

I honestly prefer the idea that the standard gold coins is a ryō worth 2 koku, just to match the pre-shogunate and tokugawa era 1:10:100 Gold:Silver:Silver+Bronze coins... with the silver Bu being the Ichibuban and being set worth a bushel of rice...

I'll note that prices of 20 zeni arepossibly indicative of a different rate - perhaps a 25 or 50 zeni to the bu, or heaven forbid, a historic brass coin worth about 1/500 to 1/1000 of a koku...
 

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