This is the Shop and Bargain Simulator for generic role playing games set in Medieval Fantasy. It is a tool with several uses. On the one hand it shows narrative descriptions of stores of different types that can serve the Game Master for any role-playing system. From the name of the shopkeeper to the quality and provenance of her wares. These are qualitative descriptions that will help improve the immersion in your games. In addition, a Trading and Bargaining Simulator has been added.
The Trade Simulator is a tool that speeds up the games, giving a role-playing touch to the moments when the players interact with stores but without giving too much weight to the action. This Simulator helps to make dealing with merchants more enjoyable and impartial. In the next point we will talk about how it works. If instead of needing a qualitative module like this one you want a quantitative module you can use Shop Generator from D&D 5e Category. This module complements very well with this simulator, giving descriptions to the stores but also showing a list with all the exact items that the merchant has in stock.
Part of the database used for these shops is the intellectual property of Ben (Orkish Blade). We thank him for his express permission for this project. If you want to know all the credits of this post with the thanks for his authorisations and inspirational content click Here.
This module is divided into two parts. The first is a narrative description of a randomly generated store. Depending on the selection you have made in "Store type" it will generate either a store, a market stall or an illicit black market vendor. Just click on the "Simulate" button to display the entire content.
The second part is a trading simulator. How does it work?
Stores and market stalls are legal businesses, so they will be wary of buying items with dubious provenance (as it can get them in trouble with the law if they turn out to be stolen, counterfeit or looted). If players want to access a market where they will not be asked questions, they will have to look for black market agents. This simulator allows this illegal buying and selling network to be selected as the type of trade, however, the risks are much higher. Similarly, if a player is looking for everyday items or items that "look good", they can search for them in stores. On the other hand, if they are looking for materials for a dark ritual, drugs, forbidden objects or restricted magical weapons, they will have to access the black market, or else they may be investigated and get into trouble with the law.