The Darkness Between Stars
The interstellar trade and the rebirth of Lir have led to a new golden age. Many fantastic items are now available to characters and of good quality. Magic items you purchase at character creation should still be based on powers and effects. We use the inherent bonuses to avoid the need to create magic item wish lists. No magic item above common can be purchased.
Other initial equipment can be purchased, so long as it is regular mundane items. They are purchased at normal costs. Though costs will flux from location to location depending on trade routes and how remote the location may be.
I still think sunrods are cheesy … so no sunrods.