There are times in Kingdom Come Deliverance where you'll have barely a penny to your name, and this can make life incredibly tough. In this Kingdom Come Deliverance money guide, we'll be walking you through how to earn money quickly in Kingdom Come Deliverance, in case you ever need to earn a few coins.
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Kingdom Come Deliverance Money Guide
Right at the very start of Kingdom Come Deliverance, while you’re out venturing around the town on errands for your father, you can encounter the Gambler, sat outside the local Tavern, waiting to play someone at Dice. It’s incredibly easy to miss this opportunity to be introduced to the Gambling systems of Kingdom Come, and the entire game of Dice is actually a fairly easy way to earn yourself some money.
Money is paramount in Kingdom Come, as you’ll find out in the opening mission of the game, where you’re left short on money to buy some Charcoal. As such, gambling can be a good way to earn yourself some quick money on the side, giving you access to better weapons and armor for Henry, while also letting you stock up on food and drink items, which you’ll need in order to stave off hunger.
Kingdom Come Deliverance Dice Guide
Before you actually play Dice, you’ll need to note what all the numbers on the user interface mean. You’ll note the number ‘2000’ on the left side of the screen, which is the number you need to get to in order to win the game of Dice, before your opponent does. Both players take it in turns to roll six dice, and when it’s your turn, you accumulate points towards that 2000 goal.
To score points when it’s your turn, you need to roll either a 1, which equates to one hundred points, or a 5, which equals fifty points scored. Alternatively, if you roll three of the same number, then you score one hundred times the value of a single one of those three dice rolled. So for example, if you roll three 4’s, then you score four hundred points. It’s a system that’s actually a lot simpler than it at first appears.
But there’s a catch to this scoring system. Once the six dice are rolled at the start of your turn, you need to manually select which dice you want to use to score, setting them aside so they can’t be used again during your turn. For example, if you roll all six dice and you see three 5’s, you’ll set them aside to score, only being able to roll three dice afterwards, since you set the three 5’s aside to score with. Fail to score on a successive roll of the dice, and you forfeit all the points that you’ve gained that turn.
This means that you’ve got to weigh up whether you should bank all your points gained so far and pass, effectively ending your turn, or keep going, rolling less and less dice each time, and increasing the risk of not scoring and losing all your accumulated points. But, since it’s up to you which dice you actually score with, you should always choose as few dice as possible with which to score. Say for example you’ve rolled one 5, and three 3’s, you should always score with the sole 5, since you can then roll again with five dice remaining, instead of scoring with the 3’s and then only rolling with three remaining dice.
At the end of the game of Dice, you’ll win double your money if you beat your opponent, but you’ll be left with nothing gained if your opponent makes it to the score of 2000 before you.
How to Earn Money Quickly in Kingdom Come Deliverance
Gambling through playing Dice might be one major way to earn some Groschen quickly in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, but there are other ways you can earn yourself some easy money. After you’ve left Talmberg for the first time, you should make sure to loot all the unfortunate corpses scattered along the road on your way. They don’t hold many items, but what little you can accrue can go a long way when you finally encounter a merchant.
This rule of looting all corpses when no one’s around in Kingdom Come is a pretty good plan, especially when you get the chance to raid bandit camps once you’re set free in the open world. You can head north or northeast from Rattay to reach some bandit camps, and we’d always recommend clearing your inventory of any disposable goods before you venture out from a town, as your inventory weight is going to become paramount once you start hoarding items from slain enemies to sell.