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=Proposed Canon=
The Shmucker is the primary currency of [[Erfworld]].  To date, the only other unit of currency that has been mentioned is the [[Rand]]; no exchange rate has been indicated, assuming one is even possible.
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The Shmucker is the primary currency of [[Erfworld]].  To date, the only other unit of currency that has been mentioned is the [[Rand]]; no exchange rate has been indicated.
  
Shmuckers that belong to a [[side]] are stored in the side's [[treasury]]. Shmuckers that belong to a [[warlord]] or [[caster]] are stored in a personal [[purse]]. It is implied that in both cases Shmuckers are not stored as physical objects (e.g. [[coin]]s), but rather as symbolical means of exchange.
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Shmuckers that belong to a [[Side]] are stored in the Side's [[treasury]]. Shmuckers that belong to a [[Warlord]] or [[Caster]] are stored in a personal [[purse]]. It is implied that in both cases Shmuckers are not stored as physical objects (e.g. [[coin]]s), but rather as symbolical means of exchange.
  
 
==Value==
 
==Value==
 
What follows is a list of prices and values that have been mentioned in the comic, ordered by value:
 
What follows is a list of prices and values that have been mentioned in the comic, ordered by value:
  
* The spell to summon [[Parson]] cost a total of 500,000{{erf|1|005}} Shmuckers; 150,000 for the casting and support plan, 350,000 (which is all that [[Stanley]] would pay) for the spell itself.  Stanley considered this an outrageous sum, and the larger figure was literally [[Gobwin Knob]]'s entire [[treasury]]{{erf|1|006}} at the start of the comic.
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* The [[Spell]] to [[Summon Perfect Warlord Spell|summon]] [[Parson]] cost a total of 500,000{{erf|1|005}} Shmuckers; 150,000 for the casting and support plan, 350,000 (which is all that [[Stanley]] would pay) for the [[Scroll]] itself.  Stanley considered this an outrageous sum, and the larger figure was literally [[Gobwin Knob]]'s entire [[treasury]]{{erf|1|006}} at the start of the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]].
 
* [[Charlie]] tried to charge [[Don King]] 250,000 per turn to ally himself with [[Transylvito]] in order to ambush [[Stanley]] on his way to [[Faq]].{{erf|1|107}} The price was high, and designed to make Don King reluctant to pay.
 
* [[Charlie]] tried to charge [[Don King]] 250,000 per turn to ally himself with [[Transylvito]] in order to ambush [[Stanley]] on his way to [[Faq]].{{erf|1|107}} The price was high, and designed to make Don King reluctant to pay.
 
* [[Jillian]] argues that 2,500 Shmuckers for [[Charlie]]'s [[Thinkagram]]{{erf|1|051}} service is far from a "nominal" fee as advertised by one of the [[Archon]]s. [[Webinar]] mentions that the fee is "for two-way".  A presumably one-way Thinkagram to [[Ansom]] cost her 1700 Shmuckers, which was almost her entire [[purse]].{{erf|1|083}}
 
* [[Jillian]] argues that 2,500 Shmuckers for [[Charlie]]'s [[Thinkagram]]{{erf|1|051}} service is far from a "nominal" fee as advertised by one of the [[Archon]]s. [[Webinar]] mentions that the fee is "for two-way".  A presumably one-way Thinkagram to [[Ansom]] cost her 1700 Shmuckers, which was almost her entire [[purse]].{{erf|1|083}}

Revision as of 23:38, 13 May 2009

Proposed Canon

The Shmucker is the primary currency of Erfworld. To date, the only other unit of currency that has been mentioned is the Rand; no exchange rate has been indicated.

Shmuckers that belong to a Side are stored in the Side's treasury. Shmuckers that belong to a Warlord or Caster are stored in a personal purse. It is implied that in both cases Shmuckers are not stored as physical objects (e.g. coins), but rather as symbolical means of exchange.

Value

What follows is a list of prices and values that have been mentioned in the comic, ordered by value: