And the information on such a standard of living explicitly states they do not have the resources for adventuring equipment. In other words the rules around the replacement of lost war gear infer that the items lost are of a person's culture, therefore representative of a culture's standard of living, and therefore can be replaced without any need for the LM to adjudicate (as they are within the 'purchasing power' of such cultures). That's what the rules are getting at when they state war gear can be automatically replaced if lost. As there are no cultures with a Poor standard of living this does not apply as such a standard of living cannot obtain such gear and therefore cannot replace such items.
I know you're not (trying to make trouble) but the opposing view to yours is not "very wrong"; and that's really the problem right there. It's a valid interpretation of the rules as I've just shown in previous statements. The inability to replace missing gear is not being applied to existing cultures just to the exceptional times when a PC is reduced to being Poor. A Poor person doesn't have the resources to acquire adventuring gear so how does he get replacements? If he has some gear and loses it then how does he acquire other gear when such a standard of living cannot resource them? The rules about automatically replacing lost gear refer to player Cultures, all of which have a living standard higher than poor and can therefore replace their (cultural) war gear without issue. Poor isn't a cultural living standard so it doesn't make any sense to apply those same rules, particularly when the book states such a living standard cannot fund the purchase of such gear.Otaku-sempai wrote: ↑Mon May 22, 2017 12:32 pmWell, I'm not trying to make any trouble. I do feel strongly about a new Loremaster asking a question and getting advice that seems very wrong to me. I do not wish to offend, and I had no intention of engaging in such a prolonged discussion on this subject.
Thinking this through I'd now state that my interpretation (and Stormcrow's - again, don't want to speak on his behalf) is a perfectly valid application of the RAW and doesn't contradict it. It also, critically, stands up to common sense scrutiny. I don't think I need to state anything more on this matter as my above and previous statements are there to see and I really can't add to them.