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Sanvean

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« on: November 12, 2005, 03:11:21 PM »
Ideas for seasonings for any culture or location are welcome.  The submission should include:
NPC that should sell the item
The item
The seasoning messages

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Sanvean

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2005, 08:36:49 PM »
Haven't received any of these.

Sanvean

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2005, 01:25:29 PM »
Gotten two from Amoeba; the first one's in, I'll see if I can get the other in as well.

Anael

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2005, 12:53:15 PM »
I just had to share this lil idea:

Code: [Select]
Keywords:
small silver dyed copperdust vial

Short desc:
a small, silver-dyed vial

Long desc:
A glint of silver attracts attention to a small vial.

Description:
A piece of well-treated mekillot bone is what has been used to craft this intricately carved vial. Thin slashes of silver, metallic dye decorate its sides and the tiny stopper is shaped into the likeness of a human skull.

Weight:
0.1 stones

Cost:
extremly rare

Flavor name:
copperdust

# of uses:
4

Flavor:
Tiny bits of metal cut your tongue and a metallic taste

Odor:
<none>

Enhances:
<none>

Ruins:
meat, bread, fruit, horta, ginka, petoch, dried fruit, mush, sweet, snack, soup, tuber, burned, rotten, cheese, pepper, sour, vegetable, honey, melon, grub, ant, and insect

Description of seasoning:
a pinch of copper flakes

Seller:
Unknown

Notes:
For nobles only. Every -true- noble will swear that this is the most delicate seasoning ever.
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Cale_Knight

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2005, 01:34:17 PM »
That is an awesome idea. I think it should be implemented immediately.
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Sanvean

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2005, 03:34:52 PM »
Ha, I like that a lot.  I'm getting a little swamped with stuff at the moment, I'll put it in when I get the chance.

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2005, 07:53:28 PM »
Bravo. *claps*  The irony delights me.

But could I make a suggestion for something that jumped out at me? Change:

Quote
Tiny bits of metal cut your tongue and a metallic taste


to

Quote
Tiny bits of metal cut your tongue with a metallic taste.


?
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Mar

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2005, 08:05:27 PM »
Quote from: "LauraMars"
Change: Tiny bits of metal cut your tongue and a metallic taste

to

Tiny bits of metal cut your tongue with a metallic taste.?



Hmm, now I am unsure, but isn't that sentence about flavor continuing once coded? "Tiny bits of metal cut your tongue and a metallic taste (and the rest is added by the code)"?

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2005, 10:34:44 PM »
Well I'm sure I don't know.  If that's the case the first would be appropriate!  Sorry. :)
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Rindan

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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2005, 12:03:59 AM »
Any chance we could get an example of how the seasoning would look in game?

What does it look like if I eat something with a seasoning that ruins the food?  What does it look like if I eat something with a seasoning that enhances the food?

Anael

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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2005, 01:24:47 AM »
It'd give something like this:

Tiny bits of metal cut your tongue and a metallic taste (ruins the food/mingles with it neutrally/enhances the flavor)
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rishenko

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2005, 10:31:39 AM »
Feel free to point out any mistakes.

--Changes made per Rindan's observations.

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Keywords:
scrab bits pouch dried greasy leather

Short desc:
a slightly greasy leather pouch

Long desc:
A greasy little pouch smells of scrab meat.

Description:
A tanned leather cord draws shut a small, puffy, leather pouch.  The stained
leather feels greasy to the touch and exudes a potent scent of scrab meat.

Weight:
0.1 stones

Cost:
Low-Medium

Flavor name:
scrab bits

# of uses:
4

Flavor:
Dried, finely ground bits of scrab meat salt your tongue

Odor:
scrab

Enhances:
bread, mush, soup, vegetable, meat, grub, ant, and insect

Ruins:
fruit, horta, ginka, petoch, dried fruit, sweet, snack, sour, honey, and melon

Description of seasoning:
a dash of scrab bits

Seller:
unknown

Notes:
Mainly used by commoners to enhance vegetables and other meats, though some swear by it, sprinkling it on everything.


Zalanthan Bacon Bits, anybody?

Rindan

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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2005, 11:49:13 AM »
The scrab bits are a good idea, but I probably wouldn't have it make everything taste better.  I am not sure scrab bits on my cookies, melons, or in my honey would really enhance much.

I would suggest it enhances bread, mush, soup, vegetable, meat, grub, ant, and insect.

I would suggest it ruins fruit, horta, ginka, petoch, dried fruit, sweet, snack, sour, honey, and melon

The rest I would suggest a neutral.

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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2005, 05:18:29 PM »
Are these seasonings ever going to be craftable, or are they going to be mainly restricted by who sells them?  Just curious.

It would be kinda neat to be able to make up some scrab bits for my gruel (for example).
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Sanvean

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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2005, 05:28:47 PM »
I know there's one craftable one, I'll see what I can do.

Sanvean

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« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2005, 06:45:57 PM »
Added this in: http://www.armageddon.org/general/seasonings.html

I still have a number to add in, and will update this page as I do so.