I wrote this guide to the best of my knowledge. Opinions and valuations in it stem from my own subjective experience of the game. The strategies mentioned are based on my own formulations and tests. I hope everyone will enjoy reading this and find it helpful.
Many players might ask, how do you get denarii easy and fast. The answer is:Faber est suae quisque fortunae!
One prefers this, another something completely different. As in real life, this is the same in Remanum. In the following, I will give you an insight into my own personal strategies and hope that at least some of them will be of some use for you.
1. Surplus value
2. The auction house
3. Goldmine: Legions
4. Private trade
This strategy in its different forms is used by beginners who still try to find their way around in the game and who are in need of denarii. However, experienced players also employ this strategy. How it works? Let me explain both variants.
For beginners: On your estate, you can find the emporium. Its appearance depends on the level the building has been upgraded to, in this case level 15.
On the left, you can select whether you want to sell or buy goods.
The default setting is "sell". Using the selector, you can pick a resource or good to trade. So far, so good!
Before you can sell goods, you need to select a price. All available goods have a price span, e.g. 1-5 denarii for lumber. Once that was done, you have to wait until either another player accepts your offer or someone stumples upon your offer and buys the goods. Next to your offer, you can see the time frame in which all goods will be sold. This time frame is variable, since cheaper goods will be bought quicker and also the lower the amount of goods on offer, the faster they will be sold out! It also makes a difference if you have just one labourer employed at the emporium or, let's say, 3 masters!
This ain't rocket science!
The advantage of this strategy is that you can gain denarii without muss hassle and that it doesn't matter what you are selling. One of the disadvantages however is that you have to wait for quite some time if you offer goods for a very high price and of course that if you offer them for a very low price, they are sold quickly, but bring you less denarii. From my own experience, it is still the best method for beginners!
For advanced players:
In principle this works the same way as the beginners' strategy, but with some fine differences. An example: Player A produces jewellry, because it is rare in their city and player B has built a salt mine for his leather production, has now however switched to producing parchments instead.
The best way for A would be to offer their jewellry for the highest price, since there is a high demand for it. They should now increase their working places and employ craftsmen to increase overall production. So... within a few hours, this player can sell all his produce to other players, or after a bit more time, to the city itself, and they can do so with a very high profit!
B is in a similar position: They produce lots of goods, so each offer slot at the emporium should have a high capacity! So this player increases the capacity of their offers by 500, using the same workplace upgrade which player A also used.
Now player C comes into play. They are looking for bargains, in small amounts. They should increase their emporium size. This will open up more slots for offers to be put up at the same time, which is important since C has small amounts of many goods. Time won't be a concern. If player C puts up the offers before they go to bed, most goods will be sold when they next log in!
I have to say, you can also make great profits if you combine all these methods. This just depends on the amount of time you have to play the game or how much time you like to invest!
What I do is the following: I scan the emporium for goods that aren't offered for the highest price. In case there are cheap goods, such as clay, which are offered for a very low price, I will buy them up. After that, I offer the clay again at the emporium, but for the highest possible price.
I do the same thing with price spans. In case 100 goods are offered for 70 denarii each, with a price span of 40-100 denarii, you can make a total of 3000 denarii profit with these. This works as a second income to the products I produce on my estate.
The auction house is very similar to eBay! You create a set offer, including a buy-it-now price if you like. Other players then have 24 hours to place a bid on that offer or buy it instantly if available. After the auction is over, the highest bidder will receive the goods. In case noone has made a bid, the goods will be sold to the city for the minimum price.
(The differences of auction house and emporium: a must-read for beginners!)
The advantage for the buyer here is that they might be able to get a good bargain, in case no toher player bids on an goods on offer. The auction house is vital for the city, since it offers goods, which may not be produced by any player in that particular city (especially important at the start of a game round).
For the seller: Unlike the emporium, a player does not need to upgrade the auction house. It's therefore posible relatively quickly to have 23 offers with 7000 goods each. Another advantage is that in any case, the player will receive their denarii at the latest 24 hours after they started the auction. You are also able to offer goods for members of your guild only. This will allow a guild to trade at guild-internal prices and help each other out.
However, there are also a few disadvantages: For a player, higher profits may be achieved when offering goods at the emporium instead, as they can set the price themselves. Buyers also might not like to purchase the whole amount of goods on offer, but rather a smaller amount. This can not be done at the auction house and only at the emporium.
Many players use this feature of the barracks. It sends a legion on a campaign once a week. In case a player has used goods for the maintenance of the barracks, they will receive a personal share of the legion's bounty. They will then be able to sell these usually very expensive goods at either emporium or auction house and increase their profits.
The legion will also put up the majority of the bounty at the emporium. Some of these offers have a buy-it-now price, so can be purchased immediately, while most of them are offered as normal auctions with a running time of 24 hours.
A couple of days into your game, you should look and ask around in the various chats to find out which goods are popular at the time. That might give you the option to serve other players' demands. The big advantage here is that you don't need to worry about a constant influx of denarii or long selling times at the emporium. Also, the city's wealth will be increased, if only by a little.
It is very important to me to make you aware that ultimately everyone forges their own destiny in the game. My strategies are more a "test report", which does in no way replace your personal preferences! I would like to thank you for reading my guide. Parts of it might be a bit confusing, simply because I have tried here to explain and document a wide range of thoughts and decisions that need to be made in the game.