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Newbiespud 19th Sep 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Can't tell you how pleased I am that there was a comment or two on the previous page drifting along the same lines as Rarity's thinking here.

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Jannard 19th Sep 2017, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
Further proof that this kind of messed up isn't that special... eehh... sadly?
Digo Dragon 19th Sep 2017, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Hey, if you can't beat them, join them. Then murder them under the guise of an accident, inherent their wealth, and go cruising the world with money an minions. Seems like a pretty solid plan, and it's not like "being a hero" comes with an hourly pay rate or medical benefits. ;)
offroader 19th Sep 2017, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
Yeah. Because if you are A HERO everyone expects you to do the right thing free because it's the RIGHT thing.
Winged Cat 19th Sep 2017, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Which is a lot easier to do if you are rich enough you need not worry about money ever again. (Unless and until you somehow manage to spend it all, so there are still some limits, but adventuring is easier to do without needing a 9-to-5 Mon-to-Fri job to pay the rent.)

And if you can get that way by removing a threat to the world, hey, bonus.
Digo Dragon 19th Sep 2017, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I dunno. I think if I was rich, I'd get too lazy to adventure. You'd have headlines that read "BBEG takes over city because Deeg busy enjoying swim in money vault." XD
The Old One 20th Sep 2017, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, but loot tables being what they are, "heroes" tend to amass considerable wealth by 2nd level (in comparison to most mortals, 1000 gp is enough to retire on) and are as potentially wealthy as many towns by 10th.

And yet they keep on adventuring, because they also spend that wealth on, or find/liberate material goods to make them more powerful so they can take on greater threats for even more loot.

I had an evil character in a good campaign, who was adventuring because he'd had a revelation. Adventurers are beloved by the people even though they treat everybody like dirt, while he treated everybody like dirt (spoiled noble) and folks hated him.

He figured that if he took up adventuring he could amass all the wealth he needed to live comfortably, and people would love him for it. And since he specialized in ranged attacks, his personal risk was minimised

Damn shame that game only went a few sessions
Jennifer 19th Sep 2017, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
If Equestria is anything like the UK, however, Blueblood's assets don't belong to him but to the state - or at least to Celestia. And if she has anything to say about it, Rarity wouldn't inherit anyway. Her only real chance is to *actually* loot the Treasury.