Dogs in the Junkyard
Things worth 1-barter
THINGS WORTH 1-BARTER
• a month’s living expenses, if your tastes aren’t too grand.
• any one weapon, gear or fashion not valuable or hi-tech.
• a year’s tribute to a warlord.
• a month’s maintenance and repairs for a hi-performance vehicle
• bribes, fees and gifts sufficient to get you into almost anyone’s
• successful resuscitation by an angel (plus material costs).
• a week’s full around-the-clock care from an angel (plus material
• a month’s employment of an angel on call.
• 2-stock for an angel kit.
• an act of murder, extortion, threat or violence executed by a
battlebabe, chopper or gunlugger.
• a week’s employment of a battlebabe or gunlugger as bodyguard,
gang leader, or thug-on-hand.
• a successful deep brain scan by a brainer.
• a brainer’s in-brain puppet command, upon its execution.
• a week’s employment of a kept brainer.
• a raiding expedition carried out by a chopper.
• a convoy led through hostile territory by a chopper or driver.
• a week’s employment of a gang as thugs and enforcers.
• a message or valuable delivered by a driver.
• a month’s employment of a personal driver.
• a circumstance foretold and revealed by a hocus, if it comes true.
• a month’s employment of a hocus as auger, advisor, or ceremonist.
• a piece of hi-tech gear repaired by a savvyhead.
• a week’s maintenance by a savvyhead of finicky and delicate tech.
• a month’s employment of a savvyhead as technician on call.
• the intimate companionship of a skinner for one night.
• the employment of a skinner as entertainment for a group
(without touching) for an evening or a weekend.
• the casual employment of a skinner as an enlivening presence for a
• a working crew’s cut of a couple three four profitable gigs.
• a month’s hospitality, including a place to live and meals in
common with others.
For better stuff, (so say the playbooks), you should expect to
make particular arrangements. You can’t just wander around
the commons of some hardhold with oddments ajangle and
expect to find hi-tech or luxe eternal.