Originally Posted by Carnevil9
I can see that spinning out all the various details and numerical possibilities would be fun for some geeky, D&D types. But.... the average reader is going to get bored trying to absorb all that stuff! KISS would be a good guiding principle, unless you are extremely skilled at making complex exposition sound interesting.
The story needn't detail and explain the value system, merely show its effects. The fun cums [sic] from wildly fuctuating [sic] values so one never know what costs to expect.
I worked with the saintly wife of guitarist Bolo Sete. She told of his experience with Brazilian hyperinflation. Work the morning; at noon, be paid with a wheelbarrow-full of paper money; spend it immediately on anything; repeat at day's end. Tomorrow, it's two wheelbarrow loads of paper, two or three times.
So, hyperinflation hits the sexual economy. What cost one BJ today costs two tomorrow, four the next day, seven the next day, etc. Hilarity ensues?