Specific forms are addressed by background or by Aspects
Indicates personal resources, income, whether you job is “steady” or not.
If using an organization’s Resources, roll using their score…
Trapping: Buying Things
See table below for relative cost of things
You can buy a reasonable quantity of anything that’s two steps or more lower than your Resources without rolling.
Otherwise, roll vs. Cost level to see if you can afford
Make only one Resources roll per scene
A candy bar, cigarettes, a movie ticket, a paperback novel, a cheap meal, a quick cab ride, over-the-counter drugs
A night in a cheap hotel, a basic cellular phone, most common hand tools, basic first aid kit, common prescription medications, decent cloths, backpack, common hand weapons (knives, batons, baseball bats, etc.), alarm clock, a good flashlight, cab ride across town
Nice clothes, a good cellular phone, one night in a good hotel, a very comprehensive first aid kit, 4-man tent, a digital camera, most prescription medications, most shop tools, uncommon hand weapons (swords, axes, maces), discount plane tickets
Fancy clothes, rental of an office or small apartment for a month, bicycle, basic professional toolkit (for a plumber, electrician, or the like), most handguns and shotguns, a very basic personal computer, video game console, a nice pair of binoculars, most plane tickets
Most hunting rifles and carbines, nice apartment for a month, basic laptop computer, decent personal computer, decent LCD television, an ATV or dirt bike
Military gear (body armor, assault rifles, full-auto submachineguns), a cheap scooter or moped, a tricked-out laptop or personal computer, a large plasma television, a semester at a state college (in-state).
A compact car, a motorcycle, basic surgical procedures, a small motorboat, a semester at a state college (out-of-state)
A small and/or rural house, a luxury car or sports car, a personal yacht, a motor home
Under $1 million
A private jet, a small mansion or nice urban house, a local business
Under $10 million
A small corporation, an office building
Money is no object
A personal island, a large corporation
You are assumed to have all the tools normally needed to do your job.
You are assumed to live in accordance with your means.
Generally, if something costs two steps below your Resources rating, you probably have one already (assuming it makes sense)
Trapping: Money Talks
If knowledge of your wealth affects a situation, Resources could modify the actual Skill being used
Resources may be the primary skill if an offer of money is on the table..
Workspaces are environments where you can perform a certain type of work.
Owning a world-class library, workshop, or arcane laboratory requires a certain amount of Resources
Your home may have, for free, a single library, lab, workshop, or arcane sanctum of a quality equal to two steps lower than your Resouces
Quality of workspace may determine difficulty of Scholarship or Lore research
Quality of workspace = highest difficulty of question that can be answered
If you want a specialized workspace (such as a Gunsmithing shop), you may have one for a quality of one (1) below your Resources.
Higher quality may be constructed with Resources rolls at a difficulty equal to quality+2 (or +1 for specialized) and are not immediately available at time of purchase (though shifts will speed this up a bit).