A Cluster of Questions
Hello folks. I'm getting ready to create my first muster, but first I have a few questions.
I understand how treasure on chronicle sheets and the GP limit based on fame works, but if any GMs with more experience running PFS scenarios could clarify a few things, I would appreciate it.
A.) After an encounter, the section entitled rewards usually states "Upon successful completion of this encounter, award each PC X gp." When, exactly, do the characters receive this gold? Immediately? At the conclusion of the scenario? Can the characters immediately spend it if they are in a sizable civilized locale?
B.) Aside from the gp rewards, many encounters have a section labeled treasure. Some of the items listed in these entries, typically magic items, are later found on the adventure's chronicle sheet. But what of mundane treasure? Are scattered coins, weapons, alchemical items, etc., all calculated as part of the above gp reward? Can the PCs use mundane items they find? If they find a MW silver dagger, for instance, can a PC take it, or is it liquidated into the generic gp reward? Do they get to use the item(s) until the end of the scenario, like recovered magical treasure? I ask because these mundane items do not seem to show up in chronicle sheets (because they can be purchased by any character, of course, but I'm more concerned about the otherwise 'free' ones found during scenarios).
C.) Oh, and how does NPC gear factor into this? Some NPCs have coins on them, or mundane equipment. Again, how does this work with PC gp rewards? The answer(s) to B will likely cover this as well.