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Can someone help me out with an idea of what a cash and assets table for credit rating would look like in the gaslight era?

I’ve got Cthulhu Throughout the Ages but the table in there seems very out of whack with a CR 10 1890’s character having a yearly income of £100 (equivalent to $500) which is more than the annual income of a character with a CR of 89 in the 1920’s ($445).

Is there anything else out there?

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I found a website that tracks buying power of $100 from 1887. It says that the slight deflation from 1887 went on for about 10 years before slight inflation returned such that the buying value of $100 in 1887 was about the same as it was in 1908. By 1919 the buying value of $100 was about halved (so $50) for the 1920’s until the end of that decade when due to deflation again it went up to maybe $75 in the early 30’s taking until mid 40’s to go back again to about half.

All this means I’ll use the core rulebook credit rating table and just divide by 2 to show 1890’s and then 5 to show pounds. Meaning a quite convenient divide the given numbers by 10 to reflect value in pounds. 

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On 1/15/2023 at 6:19 AM, werecorpse said:

I found a website that tracks buying power of $100 from 1887. It says that the slight deflation from 1887 went on for about 10 years before slight inflation returned such that the buying value of $100 in 1887 was about the same as it was in 1908. By 1919 the buying value of $100 was about halved (so $50) for the 1920’s until the end of that decade when due to deflation again it went up to maybe $75 in the early 30’s taking until mid 40’s to go back again to about half.

All this means I’ll use the core rulebook credit rating table and just divide by 2 to show 1890’s and then 5 to show pounds. Meaning a quite convenient divide the given numbers by 10 to reflect value in pounds. 

Awesome info.  Any way you can post a link?

 

Edit: Nevermind, I found it 🙂

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