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pathfinder APs a bit low on money?


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Does any one else find pathfinder APs abit low on cash?

even in a 4 PC party they always seem a little... below the recomended cash per level.

I know that expendables like potions and scrolls should be accounted for but I am wondering if this is just a genral norm for pathfinder APs or if I am doing something wrong.


It's enough, I find.

The authors probably also know that it's easier to add more, as a DM, than it is to remove anything.


Actually, I have found that Council of Thieves has way too much treasure in the early modules.

don't read this if you are playing in CoT:

There was a luckstone analog given out in the 3rd module at a point when the players hit level 7. That alone is way too much for a single item but combined with everything else handed out it was really too much.

However, after tweaking the treasure to be more in line with what should be given out I have found CoT to be great.

- Gauss

Scarab Sages

Most of the modules expect that the DM will be adding in the occasional random encounter.

When running a published module, a DM must always monitor the treasure distribution.


Some of the earlier ones (Rise of the Runelords in particular) have tons of treasure. I learned the other day that the party wizard was walking around with 15,000 gp in his pockets.

However some of the later AP's (I'm looking at you kingmaker) do seem a little light on treasure.


Ferahgo89 wrote:

Some of the earlier ones (Rise of the Runelords in particular) have tons of treasure. I learned the other day that the party wizard was walking around with 15,000 gp in his pockets.

However some of the later AP's (I'm looking at you kingmaker) do seem a little light on treasure.

Kingmaker is a bit light on the money but I believe it's to take into account withdraws from the Treasury as well as selling the magic items during the kingdom running stage.

If your group didn't do that, however, I can understand feeling a bit slighted for treasure.

Grand Lodge

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blue_the_wolf wrote:

Does any one else find pathfinder APs abit low on cash?

even in a 4 PC party they always seem a little... below the recomended cash per level.

I know that expendables like potions and scrolls should be accounted for but I am wondering if this is just a genral norm for pathfinder APs or if I am doing something wrong.

the WBL is for the theorectical average campaign.

PFS wealth is it's own table formula and I see no sign that it's a problem.

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