Anyone want to critique my currency? I mostly want to know if the front faces need anything else added to them; they seem kinda bland to me. Any other criticism is welcome.
It looks good. Nothing wrong with it. Maybe add more to the history like how people try to countfeit it
As @Stroylia-Knight said, they’re pretty cool. There are, however, a few things that I’d like to critique.
- How do they stack together? Gems aren’t flat, and even the slightest angle in a cut gem’s surface could leave an entire stack lopsided.
- Your writing seems like that which would be in bullet points, yet there aren’t any. I’d suggest fixing the punctuation or putting it in bullet points like I said, your choice.
- Since this is presumably a fantasy world, why not add your own type of metal? Brilstone or Ikscar or something like that.
- How do the coin pouches work? Do these even fit into stacks, or do your characters have some other way of sorting them?
Other than that, they’re great! I really like the concept, and your sense of history with Kingsley’s redesign of them and all is really neat. The cracked gem is also a cool addition to the lore. :)
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@Tidermelon thanks for the advice :)
I do want the coins to stack, I’m thinking of making the gems cut flat in the coins. My worlds inhabitants have worked with gems for a very long time, so I think they would have created some kind of technology that allows them to cut gems precisely flat. That way I could make the crack detail some sort of holographic detail inside the gem as a kind of anti counterfeit thing.
Thanks for the idea of creating my own metal! That just opened up so many new possibility's!
I imagine the coin pouches would work as a normal coin purse, where the coins would just sit in there and you’d have to dig a little to get the ones you’re looking for. When they’re not in pouches though I imagined they’d be kept in trays that have special slots for each coin type (think like the kind of trays you find in biscuit packages where they’re all lined up).