Oh... is the multiple currency option to cover truly different currencies like American money vs. Japanese money? Or is to cover different denominations within the same currency?
I'm not sure how one would handle truly different currencies. However, if we're talking about multiple denominations of a single currency, then I think that's probably doable.
Start with your lowest denomination and work your way up. Let's use the current version of D&D for ease of explaining.
On a separate tab of the Loot section, you would define the denominations as follows. Only one denomination can be the default.
Amount, Denomination, Default
1, Copper, N
10, Silver, N
100, Gold, Y
1000, Platinum, N
100000, Unobtainium, N
On the Loot page, your cash will roll up into your default denomination the way it currently does. However, you'll be able to click on the word "Cash" and the details will be revealed. Each of your denominations can have a value depending on if you specified a value for that denomination when entering cash.
When you go to enter cash, you choose the denomination from a dropdown. Your default denomination will be the first thing you see. After choosing the denomination, you enter the amount and choose the person or party it belongs to.
For quick entry, you can enter decimals. When decimals are entered, the loot page will automatically convert the appropriate amounts into the appropriate denominations. For example, if my default denomination is gold and I enter 10.15, it will enter 10 gold, 1 silver, 5 copper. If I want it to be 10 gold and 15 copper, I would need to enter the 10 and 15 separately.
Anyway, just a rough idea for denominations. If we're talking separate currencies entirely, then you could build on this to make multiple currencies, but it would definitely be a bit tough.
Posted on January 24, 2012 14:01