Welcome to the very first crypto-campaign setting... CHA'ALT!!!
Since they're numbered and finite, the gorgeous hardcover books for both Cha'alt and Cha'alt: Fuchsia Malaise are already unique, non-fungible tokens [NFTs] on a Blockchain. Basically, collector items that will appreciate in value over time.
But instead of opening up an Ethereum wallet in the real world, I've decided to create a highly lucrative cryptocurrency storage facility in the eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic world of Cha'alt. Cryptocurrency, such as Ethereum, was introduced into Cha'alt's economy by the Federation. Specifically, Federation outlaws and criminal organizations.
Ethereum is traded throughout Cha'alt, above and below ground. Currently, a signed and numbered hardcover Cha'alt book (either one) is worth 100 Ethereum or 100e. At the moment, a single unit of Ethereum on Cha'alt is worth 93 talons (equal to 31 gold pieces or credits). That's already a substantial amount, which is no surprise as the precious tomes have received their fair share of praise.
As the supply of books diminish, the value of Ethereum will increase - that's just basic economics. The valuation formula is not open to the public, but investors can ask me about it privately: Venger.Satanis@yahoo.com
What can you do with the money? Ethereum can be used to buy goods or services, like regular currency, not only on Cha'alt but all Federation controlled space. Ethereum is tied to a real world individual (you), not Player-Characters. That should be of particular interest to investors.
As a player, you can distribute Ethereum to one or more characters as you see fit via access crystal. You receive 3 complimentary access crystals upon opening up your Ethereum account, which has automatically processed. If you already own a hardcover Cha'alt book, then congratulations - you're already an investor!
Ethereum is recorded at the Cryptocurrency Storage Facility in A'agrybah (I've heard rumors that a subterranean branch has already been approved in the dark-elf city Ba'al-Tan). Your Ethereum is accessible in-game with an access crystal. If an access crystal is lost or stolen, even if the character who owns the access crystal dies, your Ethereum is safe. The amount of Ethereum you own fluctuates when authorized individuals make in-game purchases with the cryptocurrency.
Purchases made with Ethereum are protected transdimensionally. Let's say, you save up enough Ethereum to buy a starship so you can tool around the galaxy. Even if that starship is blown-up in the campaign run by your current Game Master, the starship still exists somewhere in an alternate universe. Given that there are nearly infinite dimensions, your starship should still be somewhere, even if finding its location may be a pain in the ass.
Of course, the number of hardcover Cha'alt books owned also changes the amount of Ethereum in your account. FYI, another Kickstarter, Cha'alt After Dark, is coming June 10th, followed by a Kickstarter for book III, Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows, in January 2022.
As stated, the value of Ethereum can fluctuate. On the 1st of every month, I'll make a blog post reflecting Ethereum's current value. Generally speaking, the more books sold, the higher its value. Does that mean the remaining few books will increase in price? Well, if a single tweet or abstract digital drawing can be auctioned off for millions of dollars, anything's possible.
Months from now, I have no idea if the last dozen or so books will be sold for thousands of dollars or not, but the chances are good that prices could skyrocket, especially if the predicted hyperinflation comes to pass.
Last but not least, how do you order Cha'alt books? Details right over here!
Happy speculating, hoss!!!
Venger As'Nas Satanis
High Priest of Kort'thalis Publishing