AD&D 1E had Plate armor for 400gp. No price for cheese is given.
2E has cheese at 4sp. No quantity given, but it's under "daily food", so it's more likely a serving than a bulk purchase.
2E has Plate mail for 600gp, field plate for 2000gp & full plate for 4000-10000gp. Plate mail is described as "a combination of chain or brigandine with metal plates (curiass, epaulettes, elbow guards, gauntlets, tassets and greaves) covering vital areas. Field plate is "shaped and fitted metal plates riveted and interlocked to cover the entire body". Full plate "is the impressive, high Gothic-style armor of the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance".
Looks to me like Plate mail is what PF calls half-plate & field is what PF calls full.
Dunno how much that helps.
It definitely helps, thanks.
Not sure if I'm correct, but 2E seems to have 2 editions?
The price tag with items seems to change a lot.
4000 / 10 (assuming it's still priced at this)= 400 cows
10000 / 10 = 1000 cows
There seems to be more deflation with cows in this edition!
With cheese I'll have to guess with 1 day of servings = 3 meal (though medieval people usually have 2 meals, rich got 3 or more and adventurers belong to the 1% rich)
1 serving = 1.5 ounce x 3 = 4.5 = 0.28125 lbs = 4 silver
1lbs = 14.222 silver
2 ounce x 3 = 6 = 0.375 lbs = 4 silver
1lbs = 10.666 silver
Seems cheese become overpirced in AD&D..
Does this still use the vigesimal system?