News Delivery/Postal Service (5e Equipment)

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Cost: 400gp per tier and 50gp monthly expenses per tier

This business allows for the distribution of newspapers or letters/messages. The startup cost for either a burgeoning gazetteer or pony express is 400gp for each. There are 3 tiers of upgrades for either the newspaper or postal side of the business. Benefits of such businesses is that you can spread news of your exploits easily and manipulate the truth to your liking giving you advantage on persuasion checks in places within your sphere of influence etc. on the other hand running postal means more of the local community/nobility will begin to rely on your business to get packages and messages to each other over long distances and may give you special treatment for offering such a service. You gain a base passive income of 15gp + cha mod + prof bonus + public trust each month at tier 0 this does not include newspaper sales. This business will make use of the owner's Charisma mod + proficiency bonus as a score called public trust this is how much the people of the realm trust your ability to deliver packages on time and give truthful stories from around the region it will factor in other things.

  • Tier zero

You own about a small printing press and a few guys with good legs and a shed at the outskirts of town while your reporters are just gossipers who write down anything they hear on paper giving you 0 additional public trust. You have a delivery range of 10 x Cha mod + prof bonus miles, your base delivery time is 10 - public trust days for a package and newspapers to arrive at a location, your paper sells for 5 + public trust gp per week.

  • Tier One

The first tier which allows for a medium printing press and a few horses along with a nice shack to operate out of. Your reporters are intern bards who seem to actually care about what they put into the paper giving you 2 additional public trust. You have a delivery range of 20 x Cha mod + prof bonus miles, your base delivery time is 15 - prof bonus + public trust days for a package and newspapers to arrive at a location, your paper sells for 10 + public trust gp per week. your base income grows from 15 to 30.

  • Tier Two

The second tier affords you a large printing press and a medium fleet of carts to haul loads across the realm you operate out of a medium building. Your reporters are actual damn reporters who do some pretty good work giving you 4 additional public trust. You have a delivery range of 100 x Cha mod or + prof bonus miles, your base delivery time is 30 - prof bonus + public trust + Owner level, your paper sells for 20 + public trust gp per week and people relatively trust it. your base income grows from 30 to 60.

  • Tier Three

The final tier affords you multiple large printing presses to produce your paper at record speeds while you've gained a large fleet of caravans to take the largest of packages to the farthest realms, your reporters are the finest authors out there providing such great works as ask grognar the barbarian and marmahulk giving you 8 additional public trust. you have a delivery range of 1000 x Cha mod + prof bonus miles, your base delivery time is 60 - prof bonus + public trust + Owner level, your paper sells for 30 + public trust gp per week and people put good stock into it. your base income grows from 60 to 120.

  • Upgrades

Outposts:Costs 250gp and 25gp per month this little hut or waystation is used in your operations as a point for deliverers to take a rest and let another take up the route. this gives you a + 100 miles to your delivery range and -2 days to your delivery time while netting you a plus 20gp to base income this can be built multiple times

Bribery:Costs 1500gp you splurge a little on your authors salary saying whoever puts you in the best light gets a raise, you are regarded as being in a positive light wherever your paper is sold and count as a celebrity, you may add public trust to your charisma rolls.

Exotic Steeds:Costs 700gp you traded in your old horse-based fleet for a menagerie of other animals to help out, you gain access to beasts of CR = owner level you may take a creature as a mount at half the usual cost, this halfs your delivery time if it hits the negatives then it takes only 24 + the negative delivery time, hours for a delivery

Sending Stone Infrastructure:Costs 1000gp you've implemented sending stone technology into your everyday business allowing for faster and better communication, you gain -5 to your delivery time and + 10gp to your base income.

Famous Columnists:Costs 300gp You've got the best authors around and nothing is gonna keep them down, you gain +owner level to public trust and +prof bonus to paper sales.

Advertising:Costs 100gp You have started to sell paper space to local businesses and companies this increases your newspaper sales +45gp.

Warehousing:Costs 1000gp You've started investing into large scale housing for goods, Increase base income by +100gp

Demons&Devils at Law :Costs 500gp You've gained some mutual friends from the outer circles to handle your legal trouble for you and increase efficiency by cutting your monthly costs by half. The owner learns abyssal and infernal. If you're ever in a contract negotiation you can consult your demonic legal team.

Celestial Resources:Costs 2000gp You got in contact with some celestials when one of your reporters got rewarded by a god for excellent journalism, your public trust goes up by double your prof bonus, you may call upon a celestial to handle any negotiations when you think its beginning to break down.

Air Jordans:Costs 1500gp, Thanks to new innovations in shoe technology your couriers can go twice the distance, double your delivery range.

Noble Blackmail:Costs 2500gp, you've been around the block and the rich need someone to handle all their dirty laundry you fit the bill, you gain double your public trust and gain a passive persuasion of 10 + persuasion + public trust.

Merchant Fleet:Costs 3000gp, you've come into possession of a discount fleet of mercantile ships that will cross the oceans blue to deliver your newspaper and goods, you triple your delivery range and gain +200 gp to your base income and +50 gp to your newspaper sales.

Flying Fleet:Costs 4000gp, you've slapped some nice old wings and engines onto your merchant fleet, you quadruple your delivery range and gain +300 gp to your base income and +100 gp to your newspaper sales.

Centralization: Costs 10000 gp, You centralize the operation of all your other businesses. You half all your other businesses monthly costs

  • Employee Upgrades

Thugs:Costs 50gp and 10gp monthly, you got a bunch of lads and lasses to protect your assets, you gain +5gp to base income.

Rouges:Costs 60gp and 20gp monthly, you got yourself some smarter more silent ruffians to start doing more of your dirty work, you gain +25gp to your base income and whenever you're in a city or town within delivery range you count as already having a contact you know there.

Spies:Costs 70gp and 30gp monthly, espionage is something you might need a hand with, good thing you know guy who might know a guy, you gain +35gp to your base income, you always know the rumors and gossip in the town or city you're in, you also gain advantage on checks to gather information.

The Mafia:Costs 500gp, at first it was just you then you got the thugs then the rouges after that the spies you made a family out of some small-time business, you half the monthly costs of all employee upgrades, you increase your base income by +45gp.

Assassins:Costs 800gp and 80gp monthly, well sometimes you need to kill a guy but you wanna keep your hands clean that's what these guys are for. You can put out a mark on a person, the DM may roll a d20 + your prof bonus + tier against their CR. You can pay to have a higher chance of success, 100gp per +1 to the roll.

Guards:Costs 60gp and 20gp monthly, yup some standard mooks to keep your place of business safe and make ya look like an actual establishment. You gain a group of guards equal to 10 + owner level + public trust x tier to patrol your headquarters, you also gain +3 public trust.

  • Futuristic Upgrades

Radio:Costs 500 gp and 25 gp monthly, you got a basic radio station setup and now those who don't even know how to read can hear your message and keep up with current events, you gain +50 gp to your newspaper sales and gain +10 public trust.

Televison:Costs 1000 gp and 50 gp monthly, get with the times you got some even better equipment to spread messages across the world, no matter where you are people know who you are, double your public trust and newspaper sales.

Satellite Brodcasting:Costs 10,000 gp and 100 gp monthly. You did through technological advances you managed to launch a satellite network allowing people no matter where they are to gain access to your services and newspaper. Your delivery range encompasses the whole world and you gain +1000 gp to your base income and +200 gp to your newspaper sales.

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