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Money Tips

Fable 2 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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Fable 2 Guide - Money Tips

The game, as with the real world, revolves around money. You earn gold for completing quests, but you can also find it buried, in chests and acquire it by other means. Taking part in the Crucible (see the quest guides) earns you a pretty good sum, and you can also buy property in the game. You can actually purchase any building you see in Albion, from shacks to mansions, stalls to huge shops, all earning rent or profit from sales. Buy enough and you become King of Albion! Money from property comes in to you regularly while playing, and if you leave the game for a few days a healthy stash builds up! There are a number of jobs on offer, including Blacksmith, Bartender and Woodcutter, with Bartender the easiest and most profitable. You get promoted after a certain amount of gold and then can earn more with each passing second. You can also bet on pub games either in the taverns or from travelling game masters.

Earning Money Tips 

There are many ways to earn money in Fable 2, both on the good side of the moral coin and the bad side. Below are some tips for getting a pile of money flooding in every time you boot up your console.

There are many jobs you can take on, with the primary three being bartender, blacksmith and woodcutter. Following that order, the bartender is by far the best. It is worth getting your promotions are early as possible as you can get great chains going earning 75 gold for each beer poured with a little patience. This is the easiest way to earn money, though they take the most time.

You are also able to bet on the various pub games in the inns and available from the travelling game masters in Fable II. These include Fortune's Tower, Keystone and Spinnerbox. Additional jobs include work as a bounty hunter, seeking out criminals from the guards in Bowerstone Market. You can fast travel to the area and these quests are unlimited, meaning you can repeat them as much as you like. The Assassination Society gives out warrants which can pay gold into the thousands throughout the game too, but your morality will take a serious knock. Similarly, Civilian Displacement requires you to lead civilians out into the wilderness to slave camps, again paying a lot of gold but costing morality points. Work with the archaeologist is available very early on and is also very lucrative. You can fast travel to any of the locations you are sent on a job, so they don't even take that long to complete.  

Buy stalls and shops as soon as you can afford them. Ensure you take on specific quests in order to get access to the more lucrative properties such as the Rookridge Inn after completing the Something Rotten quest for just 2,500 gold!

Make use of the economic climate by stealing in an area to reduce house prices, intimidating or flirting with shop owners to get better prices for buying and selling goods, and of course remember to sell anything you find while on quests – you can always buy them back again later! While quests don't frequently reward you with cash, you can sell any trophy you receive as a reward for gold well into the low thousands if you're not especially sentimental about them. The Thag's Head trophy is worth 1,000 gold, with values then ranging from there up to The Crucible trophy and the Shard Shard at 5,000 each – generally the value is based on the difficulty of the quest.

Any house, building or stall in the game can be purchased. Simply walk up to the note pinned next to the door and you can get information on the price to buy the property. You can then either live in it, or rent it out, earning you money for every five real-minutes. You even earn the money with your console off, though at a reduced rate. Set prices higher to get more cash, but you suffer a corruption hit as a result. Particularly good places to buy early on include The Silk Moon in Bowestone Market for just 3600 gold, the weapon stall in the Old Town, Luminous Cottage in Oakfield for 4,800 gold, any of the caravans in the game,

Before heading to the Spire try to buy as many properties as you can. These will then give you considerable rent on your return.

You can alter the clock on your Xbox 360 by as much as a month (this is the maximum amount of gold you can earn at once) to get a nice payload when you turn it back on. Do this repeatedly for heaps of cash. You must be offline to do this as Xbox Live will alter the clock otherwise.

Buy the weapon stall in the Old Town of Bowerstone. This allows you to get a significant discount, so you can now buy weapons from here, then sell them to the blacksmith's shop in Bowerstone Market for a profit. Similarly, sell the weapons on to the travelling traders in Fairfax Garden where you will get even bigger profits. Both these options increase the value of your stall in the Old Town too! This technique also works with jewellers, particularly when selling on the items to general traders.

Equip augments such as Gold Burden (though this reduces your attack and defence – try using it with another augment to counteract these effects!), or the better Golden Touch, or preferably both, to earn cash while fighting. Equipping these and then taking on the Crucible is a sure way to improve your bank balance.

OK, that's the basics covered, now onto the walkthrough...


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Nov 14th 2015 Guest AvatarGuest
Where do you sell trophies!!!!
ID #625172
Mar 11th 2014 Guest AvatarGuest
If u buy all of that property u don't get corrupt unless u make the $ go up and get pure by lowering it
ID #363247
Jul 10th 2013 Guest AvatarGuest
I have every sliver key but one and I cant get it because my Xbox freezes. I also have every lengdary weapon but one(excluding Hals sword and the wreckinger), I have completed every quest, found every gargoyle have over 3,000,000 in gold and obtained all expressions, Gotten all items from the box of secrets, opened every single painstakingly demon door have all male clothes there is to find and lastly found all knothole island vol. except for three.
ID #296542
May 29th 2013 Guest AvatarGuest
you could always have a set of paupers gear and nobles gear. that way you can buy cheap switch clothing and sell for a bit of profit.
ID #286245
Dec 5th 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
i usually set my clock about 3 years ahead at a time and that works the best for making gold
ID #215354
Jul 24th 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
The easiest way to make money is to simply buy shops and stalls and houses. For example, start with cheap stalls, and try to work up to buy all of the carivans in the Gypsy village. Just sort of work your way up to owning as much as you can, and it pays in the end. It takes a while, but it's well worth it. Every 5 minutes or so, it pays you. It even pays you while the console is off. It helps to do jobs too after owning a couple stalls. It quickens the money process. Like woodcutting.
ID #168186
Jun 1st 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
Better method than my last comment, buy the bowerstone blacksmith, buy up all stock at a discount, sell at a high mark-up to the rich weapons traders in fairfax gardens. same thing with jewels to the gift traders but less effective. but anywhere you can get weapons at a discount (like right through the crucible) buy them all and ditch them at fairfax. cash monies yo.
ID #147617
Jun 1st 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
Another thing I found is a decent way to get a couple grand is to rock up to the skill guy, what's his name the jerk with guns or whatever, go to his mansion in bloodstone and steal whatever you can, that guy is loaded and it replenishes over time.
ID #147586
May 22nd 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
One thing you didn't mention is sales and shortages. If you make an effort to pay attention to them and take advantage of them, you can make some serious profit.
For example, if the weapons stall in Oakfield is having a shortage, buy every weapon you can afford (starting with the most expensive ones for maximum profit) from other shops, preferably those with sales going on. Then fast travel to Oakfield (and be very mindful of the days left in the sale, and the time it takes to travel to the shop), and sell all possible wares for big profit.
ID #144371
Apr 20th 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
People dont know how to use this stuff
ID #135202
Mar 21st 2012 jziglar61 Avatar jziglar61
whats up with my furniture store every time i go there she doesn't have any furniture to sell
ID #124932
Jan 22nd 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
If you're connected to Xbox Live when you start up Fable 2 the clock changing trick doesn't work because Live resets your clock every time you sign in. You have to disconnect your Xbox from the net to get it to work though you don't make millions of dollars like you used to. I set my clock from 1/1/2005 then jumped back on after resetting it to 12/31/2025 and it only gave me 12,000 gold(I was only making 120 Gold every 5 minutes then). Apparently it cuts off after 100 minutes now...
ID #108265
Nov 16th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
Do not buy the weapon shop in Bowerstone old Town. Instead, at the beginning of the game, give the Arrest Warrants to the Guard. You'll get 50% discount on top of the standard markdowns for making the trader love AND fear you.

Keep buying his weapons and then go to Fairfax Castle, where you can sell them to the wandering traders who have a 32% mark up on the goods. If you are lucky the traders in bowerstone will also give you a 25% discount scroll. I can buy diamonds for 2500-3800 and sell them in Fairfax for over 7000. I buy weapons for 10,000 and sell them for up to 15,000 etc. You can quickly and easily ramp your gold up. I went to Oakfield when the weapon merchant had a shortage, sold him 30,000 gold worth of weapons, making about 150,000 back. He then had a sale, so got them at 19% discount + another 6% off due to him fearing me + 10-15% off due to the poor economy + the 25% off due to the sale.. I bought em all back off of him and sold them in Fairfax castle. I know this game is now 2 odd years old, but people are still playing it, I've come across many new players and have told them this too. In 30 minutes I turned 30,000 gold into 570,000 gold. This is my 6th character and he owns all of Bowerstone minus the blacksmith, the jewerly stalls and the weapon stall (for the above purposes), all of Oakfield and all of the Gypsy Camp. I am running around with 1 Master Axe (2 augments pre-installed), steel weapons and nearly all the clothing in the game and I'm only part way to getting Garth, not even done the crucible yet.

About the only thing I'll be able to do with my money is slowly upgrade all the furniture for every home, which I doubt I'll bother to do.
ID #87857
Nov 15th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
well you become duh prostitute and you use lot of feeling. you get duh into a feeling BALL and......... you put ut up your ass and say "ooh i git a feelin'!"
ID #87614
Nov 7th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
Thanks for all your help im trying to buy a castle so im going to try them now wish me luck :-)
ID #85787
Sep 25th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
Where do u sell trophies
ID #76484
Sep 11th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
Trading weapons is much more profitable and faster than jewelry. I was making over 100K in 1 trip Old Town/Fairfax garden. Was always wondering where all those street traders get money from...
ID #74030
Apr 25th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
personally, i thought making gold was very simple in fable 2. also, i believe the blacksmith is the easiest and most profitable job in the game. you can make tons of gold if you are very patient and let the bar go all the way across and hit a on the way back. if you took the time to buy the jewellery stall and do what kristyferrier said, and instead blacksmithed for the same amount of time, youd have way more gold
ID #39679
Apr 24th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
the clock cheat thing does work,i do it all the time i have just recently done it.all u got to do is just change ur clock, my x-box allows me to set it back to as early as 1/1/05 and as late as 12/31/25.all u have to do is set ur clock to 1/1/05,got to ur fable character and save.then quit and go back to the clock and set it to ur highest time(again mine was 12/31/25) when u log back into ur fable character u will get a nice lump of cash(make about 5million every time,own all of bowerstone and bloodstone)
ID #39523
Mar 31st 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
After you buy the Bowerstone gift/jewler stall (and make her love you) you will get a discount on all the products. You might also try the same thing with the Gift stall in Old Town because you can get a bigger discount only you may not have as large of a selection. You can then go to a general trader stall and buy it. mark up the prices to 100% so that anything you sell to the genral goods trader you get paid more for. then buy things from the jewler such as dimond rubys or anything else that is expencive and sell it to the general goods dealer and you can make a pofit of up to 1000 gold. Now you wont get rich off of this but its a good way to make a quick buck.
ID #34979
Jan 15th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
It is impossible for them to "fix" it in an update, as it is impossible for the game to detect how much time has actually passed, because the xbox 360 does not have a internal clock battery, and cannot tell how much time has passed.

The only way they could "fix" is if microsoft weren't cheapskates.
ID #25540
Oct 9th 2010 kristyferrier Avatar kristyferrier
[b][/b] If you buy the Jewler in bowerstone and buy all her stock then wait a day a buy all her stock and keep doing that for a few days, then sell the jewler and sell all the items back you make a lot of money. You can keep doing this over and over again. I have made so much money. Its time consuming to do but it works.
ID #14811
Oct 3rd 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
[spoiler][/spoiler] well if you buy everything it can also affect how pure and corrupt you are[spoiler][/spoiler] [strike][/strike]
ID #14295
Jul 11th 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
I dont think you can change the clock and get heeps of money anymore...
I think they fixed that in the update... im just wondering if this is correct or not?
ID #4020