[PnP] Re: Weapon and Armor making

Scott Adams longshot at darktech.org
Wed Oct 4 02:29:26 CEST 2006

At 04:14 PM 10/2/06, Alex Koponen wrote:
>Years ago I put some thought into this subject and came up with
>Hope it helps.
>In 2004 or 2005 Scott and I had a discussion about costs for iron as raw material. Most of the discussion was in icq. Perhaps he has better records than I. We came to a conclusion about costs for iron ore, pig iron and quality iron - but I forget what that conclusion was.

Unfournately that was long ago and I forgot much of those details.  I could go through ICQ logs but it would take some time to do so.

I do know we both had major talks on a simple concept called Anchors.  Based on historical data from about 8 websites and the books I read I argued over the costs for a simple 1 pound anchor.  Finally came up with the pnp price.  I expanded on it based on even weights of various tiers.  The seagear article I just posted has the anchor costs which could be more or less used as a price for ore in some ways.  

Problem again comes down to smelting and getting the good stuff out of the ore and not all cultures can do that.

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