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I came across this question answering this question. Per R.A.W.:

Characters are assumed to be "lower middle class" within their caste; the character has enough to get by - a steady job, clothes his back [sic] and simple tools to ply his trade (i.e., starting equipment) - and a disposable income of 10 coins per year. The Wealth perk boosts one's lifestyle. Spending 1 OP places you comfortably in the middle class.

This is followed by a few paragraphs of examples and clarification, as well as a chart. The rules question comes from the discrepancy between the rules text and the explanation text, which imply three different starting wealth levels:

  • Wealth 0: Per the Fuzion core rules, and the rules on page 115, you have no rank in any perk unless you purchase it - Wealth 0, effectively. However, that creates an error R.A.W., since Sengoku requires an entry on the Wealth table to get money during character creation.
  • Wealth 1: Per the Template rules on page 122, which says all characters have a default level 1 of Wealth. However, the Template rules are also designed around pre-spending OP for simplicity, so it could be that the Template rules automatically sink one OP into Wealth.
  • Wealth 2: The explanation text for the Wealth perk (p. 116) states that by default, you have a "disposable income of 10 coins per year" - that matches up with the wealth table's Level 2.

The simplest explanation I can think of would be that there's a misprint in the Wealth table on page 117 and that it's supposed to be 0-indexed, not 1-indexed... but that still wouldn't solve the discrepancies, and still wouldn't set a set rule.

I tried to search on the GRG forums, only to find they seem to have been deleted.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Is this from the revised edition or the first one? \$\endgroup\$ – Sardathrion - against SE abuse Aug 3 '17 at 7:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sardathrion: Revised, as stated in the linked question that gave rise to this question. \$\endgroup\$ – sgfit Aug 3 '17 at 11:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ There are some glaring inconsistencies in the wealth category. \$\endgroup\$ – lightcat Mar 3 '19 at 2:10

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