Really quickly before I dive into this, I want to say that this is how *I* made money to start out. It may not work for you, but it certainly did for me.
There are several different ways to make money on hybrid. It all depends on what you feel like doing. Here is what I did.
#1 Made a character with 50 mining/50 swords
#2 Started in Britain so it would be easy to get a gate to Delucia.
#3 Arrived in Delucia and bought pickaxes.
#4 I proceeded to mine and mine and mine and mine. Its really easy to get up 1000 ingots doing this. Also, when the ore is all tapped out, I just went and killed cows and bulls outside of town for the leather. About two hours worth of work in delucia can get you about 1500-2000 ingots, and about 2000 pieces of leather.
Ingots sell for about 7-8gp a piece here and leather used to sell for around the same. I haven’t really sold anything recently so I’m not sure on the prices.
But when it was all said and done I had about 23k in gold for about an hour or two of work. 23k may not seem like a large amount, but it will catapult you into the next step.
#5 Use your cash to buy a pack horse and continue to mine for a good while. Once you have your first 100k you can stop mining and move onto the next step.
#6 This part is tricky and some luck is involved but find yourself a poker table and sit down. Start with the low roller table. (Why didn’t I just tell you to play poker from the beginning? Heres why. Because 1000 in poker is not enough money to risk enough to reap a reward.) ONLY put in 25k of your money. Play smart, and play to win.
#7 It ends at 6, but here is why it worked for me…. Because I only risked 25% of what I was worth. If I got below 75k, I always ALWAYS would stop, earn the money back, and go play again. When I was UP I would always cash out and put the money aside until I doubled my total worth. So If I had 100k i would buy in with 25k, then when I won lets say 50k, I would cash out and rebuy in with my 25k until I reached 200k at which point I would buy in with 50k. And so forth, and so on……
I know this may sound silly and I won’t go into detail about how much money I have or made doing this but lets just say, if I really wanted to play my character, I would never have to worry about money or supplies.
But since I only really log into my GM it dosen’t matter.
I hope this offers some insight into alternative methods to making money on hybrid, and NO I won’t give you any gold. Kthx