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Offline Grinnen Baeritt

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« on: January 16, 2005, 03:53:30 PM »
I've being toying with the idea for several years of producing a non-system specific resource for dealing with catering, food and drink within fantasy RPG's.

I wanted to be able to provide/create a list of items/menu available when a group of adventurers enter a tavern (or for the more gastronomically inclined characters when cooking for themselves...).  This may include herbs as well as other ingredients plus methods of production/preparation, shelf life etc.

I wanted to steer away from the most esoteric ingredients and those of a blatent magical nature...

The nearest I've come is the "and a 10' pole" which has a good selection to start with..

So... let's start a thread of Fanatasy Food and Drink !  :P

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2005, 04:20:36 PM »
Well you've just started it.

Never thought about it too much, but it makes sence, a simple list with prices and regions etc may add a bit more 'flavour' to a game ;)
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2005, 08:22:39 PM »
Yes..nothing more boring than asking a barman for ale...

If you've ever read any of Brian Jacques' "Redwall" series hardly a page goes by without food being mentioned. I've had quite a few characters who have had culinary skills..and hate seeing character sheets with "Iron Rations" on them.

Ok... lets start the ball rolling with ideas for stuff you might find used in "Iron Rations"...

Beef Jerky, Hard Tack (complete with the occasional maggot for taste), Dried Tomatoes, Waybread (of elven manufacture obviously..)


Any other ideas?

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2005, 08:34:09 PM »
Salted and Smoked Herrings
Mealy Biscuits (ships biscuits)
Curred Hams and salamis of many discriptions
Jam and Honey
Pickled things : eggs, onions, gurkins, cabbage.

Extra pack horse, to carry food, then when that runs out, to be the food.


I take it your going to be comiling a list of things, if so I'll help put it together if you like, as page layout/design etc is what I do for a living.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2005, 12:43:39 AM »
Food and drink? Oh, this is going to be so much fun!! <hugs Grin> You are so smart! I will get out ALL of my resources and come up with as much as I can.

I know that adventurers like quiche....
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2005, 01:38:12 AM »
From Fred the Troll:

Woodland Quiche

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cooked elf, diced
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers, garnish

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DIRECTIONS:
In medium bowl, toss 4 teaspoons flour with the grated cheese. Sprinkle mixture into the pie shell. On top of cheese, sprinkle 1/2 cup of diced elf.
In medium bowl, combine eggs, milk or cream, and then add salt and mustard powder. Beat until smooth and pour over cheese and elf.
Put piece of plastic wrap large enough to overlap sides over top of quiche, then a piece of foil, and seal well around the edges. (plastic keeps the foil from sticking to the food). Place prepared quiche in freezer.
When ready to prepare, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C.) Remove foil and plastic wrap. Put foil around edge of crust to protect it.
Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until filling is set and crust is golden brown. Garnish with parsley and pimento if desired

Editor's Note: This is pretty darned good, but I personally substitute ham for elf. [/color]
« Last Edit: January 17, 2005, 01:39:13 AM by Sorloc »

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2005, 09:28:21 PM »
I was wondering if this thread should be moved to development, as the whole concept would make a great GM resource?
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2005, 11:20:19 PM »
That would be fine with me...

Perhaps with a seperate threads within the section for covering complete recipes, fruit/veg, herbs/spices, wines/drinks, Magical Food/drink.

To make it really useful, include average prices, weights/measures, location/frequency and non-magical effects etc...much like poisons/herbs in normal Rolemaster.

Then every once in a while we could compile it and start again, using the compiled list as a resource document..(After all you offered Ictus  :P )

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2005, 11:32:36 PM »
Man I put in an awesome recipe and no one says anything?  Dang.  I assure you it's a real recipe and tastes good. :)

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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2005, 11:35:43 PM »
Dunno bout you....but I ain't into a elfy diet  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2005, 11:51:51 PM »
It's an old dwarven recipe, not bad, but could do with a few chillis as Elf is a bit bland as meets go.

I'll sort something out over the development of this idea.
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2005, 08:46:36 AM »
Just for an FYI, there are already compliations of things mentioned on the net already.  Herbs, poisons, and etc but it may mean more to have a list generated by our members


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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2005, 07:56:30 PM »
I've moved this to development, as I personally feel the idea of creating a food resource for adventuring is excelent, and would make a great book.

It could be generic, or system specific, though I think the stats should follow the 10' Pole model which is quite generic, with a few refs on how to use it with other systems.

There is just so much scope it is hard to decide where to begin, real recepies with a twist or too, food lists by culture, status and need, this could if handled correctly become a realy useful tool for and GM.

The idea is Grinnens, so what we do with the outcome is down to him, a Guild article, a saeable PDF book, a free resource, whatever, though if done well enough a paid for PDF would be a feasable option.

I want to devote some time to this, but i have little so Grinnen, you move it along, and when the dust settles, I'll design the book.
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2005, 02:04:46 AM »
I like the idea of a free resource.

I will get down some ideas when I get back after my convention trip!

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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2005, 08:23:11 PM »
-Blackroot

-Turnips yeah!

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2005, 01:14:57 PM »
First off we need a simple format to stick to, so it makes my calating job easier.
The way things are layed out in 10' pole works for me, with a bigger description.
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2005, 03:11:03 PM »
So how about:

NAME
(Nickname)
Classification: (Fruit/Vegtable/Meat/Cheese/Meal/Herb/Spice/Drink)
Source: (Environment it is found or generally served in)
Rarity:
Preparation Difficulty:
Base Cost: (Use RM coinage)
Wgt: (per serving, per item etc)

Background, Prepartion and Other Uses:
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2005, 06:47:03 PM »
NAME: Blackloaf
(Blackcake)
Classification: Bread
Source: Arabic
Rarity: Uncommon
Preparation Difficulty: Medium
Base Cost: 2 bp
Wgt: 1.25 lb (per loaf, 20 Slices)

Background, Prepartion and Other Uses:

A blackish sweet bread more akin to a cake than bread, although served primarily in the same fashion. Primary ingredients include molasses, prunes and other dried fruits. When sliced the crust betrays a softer, moister bread than might be expected from it's dark brown (almost black) crust. Generally served with honey or sickly heavily spiced sweetmeats.

(Original Source: Sainsburys, Tescos and other good retailers)
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2005, 07:16:51 PM »
Common Fruit

Okay none of these are original, but for completeness, I'll include these, and edit the list when I find some more...

Apple
Apricot
Banana
Berry (Black)
Berry (Red)
Berry (Blue)
Cherry
Crabapple
Date
Fig
Grape (Black)
Grape (White)
Grapefruit
Lemon
Lime
Melon
Olive
Orange
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Plum
Raspberry
Strawberry
Watermelon

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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2005, 01:07:02 AM »
Ahh perhaps you gentle folk would appreciate the years of dedicated scribing that the highly respected Stefan has compiled on his Florlegium.  I assure you, there are days and days of resources to ponder here!

http://www.florilegium.org/

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