I'm currently trying to shake my players out of the city and get them back into creepy, dangerous dungeons. But I've made it hard because the city has been interesting with unexpected events all the time. I've known for a long time I need a way to drain off their money, to drive them to look for treasure. So I finally sat down and worked out a chart for costs of living. I based it on blog posts I saw here and here.
I'm horrible about pricing stuff but as I was messing with the prices I noticed they were close to a pattern so I made them one to aid remembering. Of course this immediately brings to mind how much it would be just to buy property to avoid all this. And that is a whole other can of worms. Although, I suppose even owning property the comfort level in regards to food and clothing could still be comparable.
I originally had a chance of having something stolen while you sleep a drawback of sleeping in common rooms, but my players weren't having any of that. They didn't like it being something they couldn't prevent (taking their agency). So I switched that to other people being robbed, yelling about it, and ruining your sleep.
My players requested safe item storage as a perk for the Fine/Rich levels. I'm torn, because I'd want that too, but can nothing ever be stolen from them?
The food, lodging, and clothes columns aren't mechanically important
right now and I thought about collapsing them all into a little blurb
about that level of living, but it might aid me in describing how
disheveled they (and npcs) are so I'll leave it for now.
I'd like a disease/affliction chart with lice and bedbugs and all kinds of filthy stuff to amusingly tell them they've been afflicted with.
I don't have anything fleshed out for the rumors or connections items either. I might be able to use a chart I've for dreams that foretell the future, or for family drama for rumors, but I don't know. Rumors seem to be usually DM generated adventure hooks and I' never that prepared in advance to have multiple rumors ready.
Anyway, if you've got ideas or more examples of similar charts, let me know.